sa watch: us open 2011



Sa Watch: One of our favorite blotters makes its annual appearance as we check in on Andre Sa; he’s in this year’s U.S. Open doubles event with partner Olivier Rochus. The duo lost to Julian Knowle and Horacio Zeballos in the first round. (And in case you missed it, the Bryans were upset by the team of Karlovic and Moser. (Draw: See how the rest of the dubs bracket is stacking up.)

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sa watch: us open 2010



Brazilian doubleist Andre Sa didn’t advance too far in this year’s men’s doubles draw at the 2010 US Open. He and partner Stephen Huss lost 3 and 3 against the team of Rajeev Ram and Bobby Reynolds.

Taking the cake: The winners of course, were the Bryan Brothers who shut down the dream run of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi 7-6 (5) 7-6 (4). Mazel to them.

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sa watch 2010 – wimbledon 2010



Andre Sa and his partner Vera Zvonareva beat hometown faves Jamie Murray and Laura Robson 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of mixed doubles (that’s the way to endear yourself to the Brits, right?).

FYI, he and partner Huss are out of men’s doubles; they lost lost to Aussies Ball and Gooch.

sa watch: pilot pen



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In the latest installment of TSF’s Sa Watch, we drop in on our favorite (active) Brazilian tennis player, who’s doubles partners with Marcelo Melo, as he works on pre-2009 U.S. Open kinks at the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn.

Sa and Melo took care of Brits Stephen Huss and Ross Hutchins 7-5, 6-3 in the first round. They’ll next face the third-seeded team of Czech Frantisek Cermak and Slovak Michal Mertinak, who beat Wesley Moodie/Horia Tecau 7-6 (4), 4-6, 10-7.

Cute headband, no?

(photo by TSF)

sa watch, roland garros edition



The Brazilian doubles team of Marcelo Melo and Andre Sa — seeded 10th at this year’s French Open — lost in the first round to an unseeded pair, Igor Kunitsyn and Dmitry Tursunov. The Russian team fell in the quarters to top seeds Zimonjic and Nestor. And in the finals, Lukas Dlouhy and Leander Paes will face Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman.