She works well with my father too, so she's a good fit for my team.” • More on her preparation for clay: “She has some exercises that have taught me how to move on clay.She's taught me some things I can use in pressure situations on clay, and what I need to do with the ball.” • The ATP is reportedly cracking down on GIF-making fans: [tweet=https://twitter.com/roobyn VC/status/586454350148440065] • From Kei Nishikori’s current list of sponsors includes: Uniqlo, Nissin, Wilson, Adidas, Weider, Tag Heuer, JACCS, Delta, Jaguar, Asahi, Hisamitsu, IMG Academy, WOWOW and Lixil.How can this list grow even more and boost American companies in Japan? • The French Open prize money will rise to .5 million ( million euros) this year, an increase of million from 2014.
A maximum of four entrants per country is allowed in each singles draw.
Britain's Andy Murray and 21-times grand slam champion Serena Williams will defend their London 2012 singles titles, while American twins Bob and Mike Bryan and sisters Venus and Serena Williams will defend their doubles titles.
Sixty-four players will contest both the men's and women's singles.
Thirty-two teams will contest both the men's and women's doubles. Grand slam winners Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Venus Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Ana Ivanovic, Angelique Kerber and Garbine Muguruza will also be in the singles field.
The withdrawal of top-20 players Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic means that little known John Millman and Thanasi Kokkinakis will be representing Australia at the Games.
"not the favorite for anything.” • From the Telegraph: LTA is set to split with Bob Brett, the British equivalent to the head of player development at the USTA.• Caroline Wozniacki on her new coach Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, translated here by Mark Nixon: "I think it's really great, because Arantxa has herself played at the top level, and we click well together.* Sharapova left out of entry list* Nadal may have to play in July's Davis Cup zonal tie to compete in Rio By Pritha Sarkar LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal, the 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medallist, and former world number one Caroline Wozniacki were among those named in the provisional entry list for the August Rio Games by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Thursday.Nadal and Wozniacki's participation had been in doubt as injury had prevented them from fulfilling the minimum number of Davis and Fed Cup appearances required in a four-year Olympic cycle to qualify for the Games.Both had filed an appeal to be included and the list released by the ITF showed that they would be making the trip to Brazil, although Nadal will have to turn up for Spain's Davis Cup Europe/Africa Group 1, second round tie in Romania from July 15-17 if he wants to make the Rio field. Russia had put Sharapova forward as one of their entrants but the five-times grand slam champion failed to make the cut as she is currently serving a two-year doping ban after returning a positive test for Meldonium at this year's Australian Open.Nadal, currently out with a wrist injury, could also get the green light to compete from the ITF Olympic Committee appeal. Sharapova has appealed against her ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and requested for her hearing to be expedited to July.