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  1. How much does Cincinnati matter?

    Peter Bodo

    The promoters of the Cincinnati Masters are going to be hard put to top the show the ATP and WTA put on in Toronto and Montreal, respectively, last week during the Canadian Open. Each tournament was like a jack-in-the-box; you just never knew when a ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  2. Serena Williams rediscovers passion

    Peter Bodo

    I can think of at least two people who probably gulped and threw the remote across the room when Serena Williams knocked off Marion Bartoli in the Stanford final on Sunday. That would be the promoters of the two big Tier I events coming up in Toronto...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  3. Ricky Hatton-Manny Pacquiao bout signed, sealed, delivered

    Dan Rafael

    The much-anticipated fight, pitting junior welterweight champ Ricky Hatton and pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao, is signed, sealed and delivered, promoters Top Rank and Golden Boy announced.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2009
  4. First unisex event featuring world-ranked men, women set for Aug....

    On Aug. 3, tennis promoter Steve Bellamy will stage what's believed to be the first tournament involving world-ranked men and women going head to head.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2008
  5. It's plug-pulling time

    Peter Bodo,

    If you were the promoter of the Thailand Open right about now, somebody with a bullhorn would be looking up at you on the ledge, pleading with you to step back, think it over, and realize what a good life it really is. That's because Andy Roddick, Ra...

    Blog | Conversation | September 27, 2007
  6. Tennis center reopens following two-year renovation

    The tennis center in Soweto founded by Arthur Ashe 30 years ago was reopened by his widow, Jeanne Ashe, on Saturday after a two-year, $620,000 renovation.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2007
  7. Tennis stars accused of lying in "Battle of Sexes" case

    Attorneys for a pair of promoters suing tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams and their father over a tennis match accused the three of perjury.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2006
  8. Video clip shows father negotiating deal

    Richard Williams falsely represented himself as having authority to commit daughters Venus and Serena to play in a "Battle of the Sexes" match, a promoter suing them all testified.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2006
  9. Williams says promoter contacted her on cell phone

    Serena Williams told a jury Wednesday that she felt "harassed" and "violated" when one promoter of a "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match called her personal cell phone and repeatedly urged her to take part in the event.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2006
  10. Court match between promoters, Williamses begins

    Opening statements began Friday in a lawsuit accusing tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams of reneging on a deal to play in a 2001 "Battle of the Sexes" match.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2006
  11. The trouble with doubles

    Peter Bodo,

    The ATP Championships in Shanghai experienced an interesting glitch yesterday. The tournament promoters put on two doubles matches, back-to-back, starting at 2 p.m. Both matches were hard-fought, tense and entertaining three-setters -- so tense, in f...

    Blog | Conversation | November 16, 2006
  12. Williams sisters ordered to turn over tax returns

    A judge ordered Venus and Serena Williams to turn over tax returns to prosecutors who claim the documents prove the tennis stars lied about their father's involvement in their careers.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2006
  13. Lawsuit against Williams sisters ends in mistrial

    A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in a lawsuit by promoters claiming that Venus and Serena Williams reneged on a deal to play in a proposed 2001 "Battle of the Sexes."

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2005
  14. Entire nation riding Hewitt's run

    Sunday's centenary Australian Open final between local hero Lleyton Hewitt and Russian Marat Safin is more than just a promoter's dream -- it is a classic battle between one man's destiny and another's determination.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2005
  15. Two-time U.S. Open champ to play in AAPT Champs

    Two-time U.S. Open champion Patrick Rafter will end his yearlong retirement next month by playing in a doubles match.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2003
  16. Would join Agassi, face Connors/McEnroe

    Pete Sampras may be retiring from competitive tennis, but promoters are counting on him still to be a draw.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2003