LAS VEGAS, Nev., (Sept. 29, 2010) - Alexa Glatch doesn't know if she'll ever play at 100 percent physically again, but she reported on Wednesday that the bulging disk injury in her lower back felt "a thousand times better" than one year ago.

That's good news for Glatch and bad news for her future opponents, including the rest of the Round of 16 singles field remaining at the Lexus of Las Vegas Open where Glatch beat Mashona Washington, 6-3, 6-4, in the first round on Wednesday at the Red Rock Country Club.

Also on Wednesday, Las Vegas' Asia Muhammad, 19, opened up play upsetting No. 5 seeded Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia, 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3. This victory is one of many times Muhammad has beaten top 100 players in the world. Muhammad has wins over Melanie Oudin and a number of top 60, 80 and 90 players in the world. Last year she beat the number 1 player in the world at the US OPEN Junior Grandslam.


By Ryan Wolfington

"Hadrien has an 8 % chance of running again," uttered the Dr. to Hadrien Saperstein's father Mark.

I took a group of children to a national tournament in California. In the middle of the night Hadrien, now ranked top 40 in the United States, was in tremendous pain and shaking. I didn't know if it was from dehydration from that days match or a previous virus he fought a week earlier.

As the night went on, so did the pain. Hadrien called his dad to come get him. By the time Mark drove to pick him up and drove back to the Las Vegas Hospital, Hadrien had no feeling from the waste down, he was paralyzed.

Annual Meeting Date January 18th, 2011@ 6:00pm

USTA-Nevada Offices: 1333 N. Buffalo Drive, Suite 130, Las Vegas, NV 89128

USTA-Nevada invites all USTA members to attend the Annual Meeting January 18th, 2011 at the USTA-Nevada office at 6pm. Please RSVP to Diana at if you plan to attend, so we can get a count. If the response is too large for the USTA-Nevada Offices, a new venue will be selected so please check back the week of January 3, 2011, to confirm the location. The Annual Meeting will include a update on the organization's programs, progress, and vision. It will also include voting in the new Board members. All USTA members are welcome to take part in that process by voting at the meeting or before hand by printing the ballot and mailing it in by the deadline below. The ballot will be posted on the web site no later then December 15, 2010, so please check back, and thanks for being a USTA member.

World No. 1 doubles team, Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, defeated the Indo-Pak Express, Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, 7-6(5), 7-6(4) Friday in New York to win their third US Open crown and ninth major title.
Victory at Flushing Meadows wraps up a dream summer for the Americans, who are on a 14-match winning streak after coming into the US Open with back-to-back titles at Toronto and Cincinnati. Since Wimbledon they are on a torrid 22-2 tear.

The Las Vegas City Council awarded a contract to CJMS Tennis Management Company to operate the Amanda and Stacy Darling Tennis Center. The Darling Tennis Center is one of the finest public tennis venues in the country, but due to the economy, the city was considering closing it to save money. This agreement allows the center to stay open.

"We are extremely pleased with the efforts of Mayor Goodman, Councilman Stavros Anthony and the city council for doing everything possible to keep the Darling Center a world class facility," said USTA-Nevada Executive Director Ryan Wolfington.

By Maggie Yahner

For tennis aficionados and enthusiasts alike the acclaimed International Tennis Hall of Fame, located in Newport, Rhode Island, is a place that should be visited at least once. Home of this summer's Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, the International Tennis Hall of Fame holds its own special grandeur. The setting of beautiful coastal Newport is the perfect backdrop to house the mementos and memories of tennis' greatest legends and moments. Equally as fitting that the tournament be hosted on tennis' most elegant surface, grass. As you walk the grounds, you feel the echoes of the sports' past and the presence of the greats who have been there before. It reminds you that tennis truly is a game to love, teach, compete in, and be celebrated.

Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa
Tivoli Village
Tennis Warehouse

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