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  • Wimbledon Day 13: Djokovic is the Champion, but not of the people

    ATP Backspin by Todd Spiker
    Todd.Spiker
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:34 pm
    [Editor's note: I don't agree with much about Galileo's wrap-up of the final Sunday of Wimbledon. Well, I'm on board with the Hingis stuff, so there's that. But this is his turn on the proverbial soapbox, so I'll let him have his say without volleying back any discent beyond this point, other than to say (since I have the power of the final edit here) that I've stated my opinion on this issue multiple times, and that I'm also happy to direct anyone who agrees with me to Sally Jenkins' great piece in the Washington Post today, as well. Anyway, all for now. - Todd S. ] Hey Y'all. Galileo here.
  • Andy Roddick Imitated Rafael Nadal Last Night In Atlanta [Video]

    The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
    Tom Gainey
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    Andy Roddick does his best Rafael Nadal.
  • Hodgkinson: Why Nadal decided to play in Hamburg

    ESPN.com - TENNIS
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Hodgkinson: Why Nadal decided to play in Hamburg
  • UPDATED: It's ova! Sharapova and Dimitrov break up!

    Women's Tennis Blog
    Marija
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:54 am
    Masha is back on the market. ESPN's sports business reporter Darren Rovell confirmed the information that Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov are no longer an item after more than two years of relationship. Rumors of Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov splitting up have been confirmed — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 23, 2015 Moreover, Bulgarian tabloids are also talking about it, even suggesting that Grigor cheated on Masha with a Bulgarian playmate! It supposedly happened during Wimbledon and the woman in question is Nikoleta Lozanova, wife of a footballer. When Maria learned…
  • Marion Bartoli Says Rafael Nadal Lacks Power In His Game Right Now

    The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
    Tom Gainey
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:04 am
    Is Rafael Nadal's struggles traced back to his lack of power? Marion Bartoli thinks so.
 
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  • Reds-Cardinals Preview

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:48 pm
    John Lackey has been dominant recently but that's been the case at home all season. That could change against red-hot Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds....
  • Yankees-Rangers Preview

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:43 pm
    The New York Yankees are determined to give Masahiro Tanaka extra rest every time they can. The Yankees have won five straight outings by Tanaka entering his first against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night as these teams continue their four-game set in Arlington. New York (57-...
  • Tuesday's Sports In Brief

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:34 pm
    NFL NEW YORK (AP) Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced the decision Tuesday, with Goodell saying that the New England quarterback to...
  • Baseball Capsules

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:28 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) Noah Syndergaard retired his first 18 batters in the rookie's latest overpowering performance, and the New York Mets got two-run homers from Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson to beat the San Diego Padres 4-0 Tuesday night....
  • Godley, Peralta lead Diamondbacks past Mariners, 8-4

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:28 pm
    SEATTLE (AP) Rookie right-hander Zack Godley pitched six strong innings in his second career start, David Peralta had three hits and two RBIs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive victory....
 
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    Tennis Panorama

  • Tuesday in “Hotlanta” Sees Mardy Fish Fall in First Round

    Tennis Panorama News
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:17 pm
    View image | gettyimages.com By Herman Wood (July 28, 2015) ATLANTA, Georgia – Hotlanta indeed!  Following the directions of ushers to take a seat on Tuesday in Atlanta potentially risked a trip to the burn unit!  It certainly was not comfortable, even in the shade once the sun moved a bit at the Atlanta Open.  Action heated up on the courts as well, with a number of young and experienced Americans in action.  Steve Johnson got by Lukas Lacko 6-1, 6-7, 6-2, dropping a second set tiebreak 7-3.  Austin Krajicek fell to Marco Baghdatis 6-4, 6-0, despite some creative engineering of…
  • Taste of Tennis “Week” Returns

    Tennis Panorama News
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
      NEW YORK, NY (July 27, 2015) – AYS, the creators and producers of the Taste of Tennis, announced the lineup of events leading up to this year’s US Open. From Top Chefs battling it out on the Tennis Court, to pro tennis players “serving” incredible cuisine, these exciting events offer something for all tastes! Events include the Celebrity Chef Tennis Challenge on August 26th, the 16th Annual Taste of Tennis Gala on August 27th and Party with The Pros on August 29th.   “Taste of Tennis is among the most recognizable brands in the culinary and tennis communities. Each year,…
  • Paire, Stosur, Thiem, Tsurenko and Tomic Win Tennis Titles This Week

    Tennis Panorama News
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Samantha Stosur (July 26, 2015) Benoit Paire, Samantha Stosur, Dominik Thiem, Lesia Tsurenko and Bernard Tomic were the singles winners on the tennis tour this weekend. France’s Paire joined the winner’s circle for the first time, claiming the ATP World Tour title at the SkiStar Swedish Open in Bastad when he turned back Spain’s Tommy Robredo 7-6(7), 6-3. Paire is the sixth first-time winner on the men’s tour this year. “It’s a perfect week,” Paire said. “The conditions today were not easy, but I’m really happy to win against Tommy. He’s a very good player. To play…
  • The Road to the US Open Begins This Weekend at the BB&T Atlanta Open

    Tennis Panorama News
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:43 pm
    By Herman Wood (July 24, 2015)ATLANTA, Georgia – The road to the US Open starts in Atlanta with the BB&T Atlanta Open this weekend with qualifying.  The BB&T is a ATP World Tour 250 event, with a 28 player singles and 16 player doubles draw.  Total prize money this year is $585,870.00.  The venue is set in downtown Atlanta, amongst the sky scrapers and shopping of Atlantic Station.  Two time champion and former University of Georgia all-time leader in singles and doubles wins, John Isner returns in search of a historic three-peat. Arguably the best doubles team of all time,…
  • Serena Williams Leads 2015 US Open Women’s Field

    Tennis Panorama News
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    From the USTA: White Plains, N.Y., July 22, 2015 – The USTA today announced that world No. 1 and three-time defending champion Serena Williams leads the women’s field for the 2015 US Open Tennis Championships. Williams is joined by 99 of the world’s top 101 women, including world No. 2 and former US Open champion Maria Sharapova, 2014 US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki, two-time US Open champion and world No. 15 Venus Williams, and former US Open champions Samantha Stosur and Svetlana Kuznetsova.   In total, 33 different countries are represented in the women’s field. Eleven…
 
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    Women's Tennis Blog

  • Caroline Wozniacki's outfit for the 2015 US Open

    Marija
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:38 am
    The 2013 was the season of color-blocks in Caroline Wozniacki's fashion, the most memorable, although not the prettiest piece being her US Open dress, and the Dane's designer Stella McCartney seems to be bringing back the contrasts of color-blocks for the boldest tennis fashion stage. Let me stay reserved on this one, as I have no official confirmation that this will actually be Caro's US Open outfit, but when I look at the newly-released Adidas Fall Stella McCartney 2015 Collection, I'm pretty sure that this dress will be Caro's clothing item of choice. This time…
  • Tatiana Golovin gives birth to baby girl

    Marija
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:11 am
    In April 2014 I told you that Tatiana Golovin was dating French rugby player Hugo Bonneval, when their relationship was at least several months old, and about a year later we learned that Tati was expecting a baby. Thanks to Women's Tennis Blog's loyal reader Frank, we now know that a baby girl has arrived this July, actually more than two weeks ago, on July 10th. The happy couple named their daughter Anastasia, the name which resonates well in Russia, Tatiana's country of origin. The blessed dad shared his joy on Instagram with this photo, saying: "Hello the world <3…
  • Michaella Krajicek gets married, many Czech WTA stars attend the ceremony

    Marija
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:39 am
    On Saturday, July 25th, another WTA star joined the world of married women as Dutch Michaella Krajicek said "yes" to the love of her life Martin Emmrich, who had famously proposed to her in front of the crowd at last year's Topshelf Open in June. The two have been an item since 2013. A number of Michaella's WTA colleagues attended the wedding, while the most excited about the marriage seemed to be the recently-divorced Czech Iveta Benesova, who shared several photos on Twitter and Instagram and expressed excitement about her friend tying the knot: It was a beautiful…
  • Ana Ivanovic's Adidas Adizero handprinted dress for the US Open

    Marija
    25 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    The new Adidas Adizero Fall collection has been available for quite some time, I think I saw it already during Wimbledon. Moreover, Sorana Cirstea wore the yellow with silver metallic & midnight indigo separates this month at the Bucharest Open, as well as Daniela Hantuchova at the Istanbul Cup. However, now we have it confirmed that this red version of the Adidas Fall Adizero Dress is what Ana Ivanovic will wear during the US Open Series, which includes the final Grand Slam of the year. What's interesting about this group of clothes is that all prints are done by hand and are…
  • UPDATED: It's ova! Sharapova and Dimitrov break up!

    Marija
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:54 am
    Masha is back on the market. ESPN's sports business reporter Darren Rovell confirmed the information that Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov are no longer an item after more than two years of relationship. Rumors of Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov splitting up have been confirmed — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 23, 2015 Moreover, Bulgarian tabloids are also talking about it, even suggesting that Grigor cheated on Masha with a Bulgarian playmate! It supposedly happened during Wimbledon and the woman in question is Nikoleta Lozanova, wife of a footballer. When Maria learned…
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    Craig Hickman's Tennis Blog

  • THANK YOU CITI OPEN - WINNING (WITH BEAUTIFUL) UGLINESS

    26 Jul 2015 | 12:49 pm
    ...In truth, tactically Gilbert was the Chris Evert of the men's tour, with less talent, and worse results of course - but strategically and tactically, they were mirror images.  Evert never appeared to have physical superiority, or even technical superiority - most of her opponents had more tools in the kit - but Evert's true special talent was the depth of the skills she did possess and her ability to make shallow the skills of her opponents.  The modern game suffers from a kind of fatal narcissism, where players all think their key to their success on the court is their own game.
  • THANK YOU CITI OPEN - RICHARD GASQUET v MICHAEL LLODRA

    20 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    ...The best set of tennis I saw last year won't show up on the AT P's head to head records.  That's because it was a practice set at, hideaway on practice court 2, between Richard Gasquet and Michael Llodra.  And after the initial pleasure of watching an extended 30 minute warmup, I then witnessed one of the best sets of tennis I've ever seen.  Not only because Gasquet has one of the most beautiful backhands in tennis, and Llodra is one of the last bona fide serve and volleyers left in the game.  The set was extraordinary because the spirit of these two players, their…
  • THANK YOU CITI OPEN - YANNICK NOAH 1985/1989

    18 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    Other than my father, I'd never seen a black man playing tennis - and certainly not a black man like Yannick Noah.  At 6'4", wiry muscle, and legs that looked taller than me, I couldn't believe how perfect he looked.  His waist was small, but his shoulders broad.  His thighs scarcely contained the quadriceps that would launch him into the air on his infamous overhead, and the racquet looked more like a ping pong paddle in his hands, such was the efficacy with which he wielded his weapon of choice…. …A childhood hero is a childhood hero, and being six-inches from him was…
  • THANK YOU CITI OPEN - BARRY MACKAY 1990

    16 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am
    This is a piece I did on Barry MacKay, back in July of 2012, upon learning of his passing.  I repost it here as part of my series "Thank You Citi Open" where I recount tales of the personal history I have with one of the premier events on the ATP Tour....I'm sure there's some fellow out there that might have a bad thing to say about Barry Mackay, but I'm just as certain that he has long since forgiven him, such was the kindness and generosity that became as much his hallmark as that endearingly long face, booming voice, and broad shoulders that stood tall for years at tennis courts…
  • THANK YOU CITI OPEN - GUILLERMO VILAS 1984

    15 Jul 2015 | 9:47 am
    Everything about it was blistering hot - the seats, the air, the sidewalk, the parking lot - the kind of heat that makes you want to hide somewhere dark, the kind of heat that makes you feel that one more second of sunlight is going to put you over the edge of your sanity.  It affected everything we did - where we parked, the matches we chose to watch, where we sat in the stadium,  and how long we waited for autographs afterwards.  I had trouble...Read the rest at The Tennis ColumnI've just received word that I have been approved for press credentials at the Citi…
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    Pro Tennis Fan

  • Milos and Genie Let Fans Get Closer in Toronto

    Mike
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:13 am
    By Mike McIntyre What better way to spend a sunny afternoon along the waterfront in Toronto than watching Canada's two tennis stars Milos Raonic and Genie Bouchard conducting a clinic for kids on a makeshift barge sitting on Lake Ontario? Both coming off disappointing results at Wimbledon where injuries limited their effectiveness, the twenty-something King and Queen of Canadian tennis were all smiles while they encouraged the next generation of tennis stars in their home country. Hitting with the kids was something both players seemed to genuinely enjoy and it sure makes one appreciate…
  • Belgium Takes Commanding Lead in Davis Cup Tie Against Canada

    Mike
    17 Jul 2015 | 11:33 am
    By Mike McIntyre No disrespect to Frank Dancevic or Filip Peliwo, but they are no Milos and Vasek. Asking two players ranked 272nd and 491st respectively in the ATP rankings to win against much more talented and consistent opponents was likely never a realistic prospect. With Dancevic nearing the final years of his professional tennis career and Peliwo still just getting his started it was a tough position for both of them to be in today against Belgium. Dancevic used to be Canada's go-to singles player. With a career high ranking of 65th in the world back in 2007, Dancevic's sharp…
  • Djokovic Relentless in Winning Wimbledon

    Mike
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:20 pm
    By Mike McIntyre Novak Djokovic looked every bit like the undisputed number one tennis player in the world on Sunday as he defeated his closest rival Roger Federer in the finals of Wimbledon by a score of 7-6(1), 6-7(10), 6-4, 6-3. Unlike at the French Open last month, Djokovic never waivered in the final match and played at a superior level to Federer throughout the bulk of the encounter. He now owns three Wimbledon titles and has a total of 9 Grand Slam victories to his name. In the first set things started well for Federer as he found himself with a 4-2 lead after breaking Djokovic in the…
  • Federer Into 10th Wimbledon Final With Vintage Performance Against Murray

    Mike
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:10 pm
    By Tia Ko Roger Federer is advancing to his 10th Wimbledon final after beating Britain’s hometown hero, Andy Murray, in straight sets 7-5, 7-5, 6-4. Federer when asked about playing Novak Djokovic in the final on Sunday said, “It’s great to play Novak anywhere these days. He’s a great player; he’s had great success. He’s an unbelievable player. He’s become very match-tough. He always shows up. It’s tough to beat him. Very injury-free. It’s been good for the game. So for me I don’t really think of the [Wimbledon final] we played last year. I just remember it was…
  • Djokovic defeats Gasquet to advance to 4th Wimbledon Final

    Mike
    10 Jul 2015 | 12:38 pm
      By Tia Ko In the first semi-final of the day Novak Djokovic took only two hours and twenty one minutes to beat the 21st seeded Richard Gasquet 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-4 after serving up a 40-love game and hitting a forehand cross court to finish off the Frenchman. During the post-match interview, Djokovic was asked if he thinks he’s living the dream having made it to another Grand Slam final. He responded saying, “Yes, I’m living the dream; being here at Wimbledon, I’m playing on the best tennis court in the world. It’s a great honor and privilege to be out there and I have to keep…
 
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    Tennis Talk, Anyone?

  • The TTA? challenge

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:20 pm
    There's nothing like a challenge to get the old blood flowing and the keys moving, I always say!Let me tell you about one I've just been issued.While figuring out some writing stuff, namely how to do more of it, my wife issued a challenge to me: Do at least four posts a week here up until the U.S. Open. Seeing as how it looks like I've fallen into doing four a year nowadays, I thought that would be kind of tough.But you know what? Who says life is all fun and games? I'm going to take the missus up on her challenge and go for it. It should be doable and there are benefits all around: I get to…
  • Wimbledon picks (from the round of 16 on)

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Would you believe me if I told you I knew Stan Wawrinka and Serena Williams were going to win the French Open a few weeks ago?Yeah, I wouldn't believe me either, especially without any proof in the form of a blog post to back it up.So I figured I'd better get my Wimbledon picks up for documentation!Here you go, for the men, in TTA? patented round-of-16-on fashion:Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Kevin Anderson (14)Marin Cilic (9) vs. Kei Nishikori (5)Stan Wawrinka (5) vs. Marcos BaghdatisRichard Gasquet (21) vs. Milos Raonic (7)Vasek Pospisil vs. Rafael Nadal (10)Gilles Muller vs. Andy Murray (3)Tomas…
  • My call, once again, for American men to hit the dirt in Europe

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:59 am
    I hope I don't sound like too much of a broken record on this one, but I just can't figure out why the top American men don't play a heavier schedule on the red clay in Europe.I know that that's a long way from home base. I know there are finances involved. I know that there's the inclination to save oneself for the faster surfaces. But there's so much potential there to do well on the clay, and pick up points and prize money.Jack Sock just won the U.S. Clay Court Championships and did so in quite impressive fashion, counting among his wins Roberto Bautista Agut—no slouch on the clay at…
  • Miami shaking out OK for Andy Murray

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:48 pm
    It's been an interesting 2015 so far for Andy Murray.There was that Australian Open final. There was that return to the "Big 4." There was that stretch of tournaments without a sniff of a semifinal. There were those convincing defeats at the hands of Novak Djokovic.But I guess you'd have to say the good outweighs the bad, for the most part, especially coming off a season where he was rebounding from back surgery--not really the easiest thing in the world for a professional athlete to deal with.Anyway, the reason I bring up Andy Murray is because of Rafael Nadal and his upset loss to…
  • One of the best top tens in years?

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:03 am
    Over the weekend, Kei Nishikori won his first title of the year in what's essentially become his home court, Memphis. Stan Wawrinka took home his second trophy of the season after winning Rotterdam.Wawrinka beat Tomas Berdych, a fellow member of the top 10, who has been having a very solid season as well.This has got me wondering: Is this one of the best top tens in men's tennis in years?You know Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray are going to get theirs--and have been doing so for years.What makes things different nowadays is that the other guys are showing such a…
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  • All Top 10 ITF Boys and Girls Entered in US Open Juniors; Southern Cal Wins USTA Boys 18 Team Championship; Donaldson, Kudla Advance in Atlanta

    Colette Lewis
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:15 pm
    The acceptances for the US Open Junior Championships were released today, and all players in the ITF top 10, and all but one of the top 15, girls No. 15 Julieta Estable, have entered.Nine US girls have received direct entry: Usue Arconada, Sonya Kenin, Michaela Gordon, Raveena Kingsley, Francesca Di Lorenzo, Ingrid Neel, Claire Liu, CiCi Bellis and Katerina Stewart.  Kayla Day is the first alternate, with an ITF ranking of 56.  Alexandra Sanford and Tornado Alicia Black, the 2013 US girls finalist, are in qualifying Stewart, a semifinalist in New York last year, received entry based…
  • Kalamazoo Seeds

    Colette Lewis
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:42 am
    Boys 18s:1 Frances Tiafoe2 Taylor Fritz3 Stefan Kozlov4 Tommy Paul5 Michael Mmoh6 Reilly Opelka7 Alex Rybakov8 William Blumberg9 Sam Riffice10 Nathan Ponwith11 Oliver Crawford12 Eduardo Nava13 Dennis Uspensky14 William Genesen15 Eric Rutledge16 Zeke Clark17 Nick Stachowiak18 Spencer Furman19 Gianni Ross20 John McNally21 Connor Hance22 Brandon Holt23 Emil Reinberg24 Martin Joyce25 Liam Caruana26 Kalman Boyd27 Andrew Heller28 Vasil Kirkov29 Sameer Kumar30 Nathan Perrone31 Jacob Brumm32 Matthew GambleTop seeds awaiting introductions at 2014 Nats opening night ceremoniesBoys 16s:1…
  • Talking with ITF Junior No. 1 Taylor Fritz; Ayeni Sweeps ITF Grade 4 Titles in Dominican Republic; Donaldson Qualifies for BB&T Open in Atlanta

    Colette Lewis
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:43 pm
    As the No. 1 ranked ITF junior boy, Taylor Fritz was a popular interview subject at Wimbledon this year, and I spoke with him several times during the junior tournament.  Although many of his peers have turned pro this spring and summer, Fritz has not yet made that decision officially. But from this article I put together for The Tennis Recruiting Network based on those interviews, it appears unlikely that he will attend college.All the major sports management agencies are interested in Fritz, so his choice will be a story this summer (he says by the end of the US Open). But it's not as…
  • Mmoh, Herring, Dome and Jones Win Pro Circuit Titles; Bondar and Ymer Claim European Championships; USTA Girls 18 Team Event Underway

    Colette Lewis
    26 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Four Americans collected singles titles today, three in North America and the fourth in Egypt.Julia Jones, a recent Ole Miss graduate, won her first pro title at an $10,000 ITF Pro Circuit event in Egypt, after reaching the finals in singles and doubles the previous week as a qualifier. The unseeded 21-year-old, who received a special exemption into this week's tournament, defeated the No. 1 and No. 4 seeds en route to the final, where she beat unseeded Giada Clerici of Italy 6-3, 6-4.  Jones talks about her victory and her decision to play pro tennis after graduation in this article…
  • Mmoh vs Hiltzik, Daniell vs Herring in Pro Circuit Finals; Bryde and Paul Win Qualifying Matches at BB&T Atlanta Open; USTA Boys 18 Team Event Underway

    Colette Lewis
    25 Jul 2015 | 8:25 pm
    Michael Mmoh has reached his second career Futures final at the $15,000 Pro Circuit event and will face Jared Hiltzik in Sunday's final in Godfrey, Illinois.  Mmoh, the No. 6 seed, beat No. 7 seed Evan King 6-4, 6-3 in Saturday's semifinals, while No. 8 seed Hiltzik, a rising senior at Illinois, defeated Clay Thompson 6-2, 6-3 to reach the first Pro Circuit final of his career.At the $10,000 women's event in Evansville, Andie Daniell reached her first Pro Circuit final, with the 17-year-old incoming Alabama freshman winning a grueling 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-3 decision from No. 7 seed Alexa…
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    Tennis With Attitude

  • So, Wimbledon has been a little entertaining ...

    Naf
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:41 pm
    First, ESPN, thank you for derailing my "workout routine." Now I wake up in the morning and watch every tennis match I want online. If you actually have things to do, this is not as good as it sounds. Who am I kidding. This is awesome!Before I fang some tennis players by picking them to win matches, how about (1) Serena v. Vika, (2) Agz v. Madison and (3) all the doubles anyone could possibly want!! Even though Serena has come back from a set down a lot lately, it is still just jaw-dropping to watch her as she reasserts herself mid-match. It's not a rope-a-dope, it's a tennis player…
  • A testosterone-infused Ladies Day

    Naf
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Kevin Anderson. That would be the guy I gave zero props to in advance of his match with world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Right -- the same guy who is tied at two sets apiece with Djokovic. Anyone know any good crystal-ball repairmen?Anyway, tomorrow is ladies' quarterfinal day at Wimby. Let's run 'em down:1. Maria Sharapova v. Coco Vandeweghe: Coco's another one who got no props from me yesterday. She'd get them today if she were playing almost anyone else. Although I am intrigued by the idea of Sharapova getting outhit by someone who in her press conference makes reference to "making her feel my…
  • Just another Manic Monday ... at Wimbledon

    Naf
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Let's just run down the Wimbledon schedule tomorrow by way of a preview:1. Serena Williams v. Venus Williams: OK, like almost everyone else, I want Venus to win. Here are the cold hard facts that kinda refute that outcome:     a. They are not playing dubs together. Some might consider this a sign that Serena is not in top shape, which is not hard to sell after her French form. But it makes more sense that it's Venus trying to save her energy. She's looked OK during her matches so far, but one thing she has never shaken is this idea that she has to swing for the fences no matter…
  • Shaking off a bad Attitude

    Naf
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:16 pm
    I'm not gonna lie – part of the reason my husband and I decided to uproot our family southbound was so that the kids could be outside more (that's code for “we could be outside more playing tennis!”). We're considerate parents like that. None of us envisioned that when the chance to move finally came, it would be piecemeal. We wouldn't be together, not right away. But even then, I thought it'd be a couple weeks only, not that long. Long enough for a working mom to take a breather from the family that always needed something, am I right? Haha. No. Of course not. Nearly two months ago…
  • Yessssss!! Finally. Some Tennis With Attitude!

    Naf
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:46 pm
    OK, it's been pretty hectic over here lately. Been busy quitting a job, acquiring another job and moving my personal tennis team across (several) state lines. So the blog's been on hold, and although there has been a lot to blog about (Nadal, Davis Cup, Azarenka stealing Serena's hitting partner, Indian Wells, Miami, and how Serena pulled out injured from one and then won the other and does anyone else think that's weird at allll, and NADAL, etc.), there just hasn't been time. BUT. I just saw something that made me realize why I started this blog. And for that, I have to thank Genie Bouchard,…
 
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  • Video: Dimitrov on An Affair to Remember

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:54 am
    World No. 16 opens up about a long-time affair...with his racquet. Grigor Dimitrov's two-year romance with Maria Sharapova came to an end. Now, the world No. 16 opens up about an affair to remember...with his racquet. More: Dimitrov Confirms Split with Sharapova "I think the relationship between a player and racquets, generally, is a pretty close affair, I would say," Dimitrov says in a new video for his racquet manufacturer, Wilson. The 2014 Wimbledon semifinalist has been playing with a blacked-out Wilson frame as he collaborates with the brand creating the ideal racquet for…
  • Venus Talks Dancing, Veganism, and Playing Serena

    27 Jul 2015 | 11:58 pm
    Former No. 1 recently added dancing to her fitness routine. Venus Williams is looking ahead to this year's US Open. But the two-time event winner took time to answer questions about her fitness routine and more in a recent interview with Yahoo! Health. Tweets of The Week: Foot Faults and Handshake Snubs At a boxing class organized by Class Pass and Jamba Juice, Williams talked about adopting veganism after being diagnosed several years ago with an autoimmune disorder. "You have to do whatever you can to be at your best and I want to be at my best all the time. I think (veganism) is a…
  • Top 10 Tennis Comebacks Part 1

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:55 am
    In this week's news, we count down the Top 10 comebacks of the Open Era.
  • Djokovic Attends Umag Final, Meets Croatian President

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:46 am
    The world No. 1 visited Umag and posed for a few pics with the Croatian president on Sunday. [CROATIA OPEN UMAG] Veliki sportski pozdrav s finala ATP turnira u Umagu! Posted by Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović on Sunday, July 26, 2015 World No. 1 Novak Djokovic was in attendance at this weekend’s Croatian Open Umag final, and he did a little bit of hop-nobbing with the president of the country while there. While he was watching and mingling with journalists, the world No. 1 was in the process of accomplishing another milestone. This week marks Djokovic’s 56th consecutive week at No.
  • Video: How Well Do You Know Fernando Verdasco?

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:40 am
    Batman or Superman? Clay or hard courts? The world No. 41 reveals some of his favorite things and more. Fernando Verdasco surprised Rafael Nadal in Miami last spring. The Spanish left-handers square off again in the opening round of Hamburg this week. Before playing the nine-time Roland Garros champion, Verdasco faced the camera for this quick Q & A with his racquet sponsor, Head. Video: Nadal Makes Doubles Return in Hamburg Batman or Superman? Clay courts or hard courts? Some of the 41st-ranked Spaniard's replies may surprise. For more of Fernando's favorites, check out this…
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    Women Who Serve

  • Unsolved mysteries of the WTA

    Diane
    19 Jul 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Do you ever wonder why certain players do the things they do, or don't do the things they "should" do? I do--quite often. These questions become unsolvable puzzles because, obviously, we as fans cannot know all of the variables involved. And I suspect that--even if we did--many of these puzzles would still mystify us.* Ekaterina Makarova: Why can't she get fired up for tournaments that aren't majors? With the exception of the French Open, the tricky lefty-serving Russian is practically a fixture in the second week of a major, but close to nonexistent at other times.Petra Kvitova: Has she…
  • My Wimbledon top 10

    Diane
    12 Jul 2015 | 3:32 pm
    SERENA. HAS. ARRIVED. pic.twitter.com/7qYQb6BcDM— Lindsay Gibbs (@linzsports) July 12, 2015My top 10 Wimbledon occurrences, in ascending order:10. Half a dozen and counting: Yui Kamiji and Jordanne Whiley, who--a couple of years ago--couldn't even speak to one another because of a language barrier--have nevertheless managed to win six major championships. The sixth one came on the last day of the tournament, when the top seeds defeated 2nd seeds Jiske Griffioen and Aniek Van Koot 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.9. Bittersweet CoCo: CoCo Vandeweghe has always appeared to have some threatening potential, and…
  • Perhaps youth will be served, but not at Wimbledon

    Diane
    11 Jul 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis, the 2015 #Wimbledon Ladies' Doubles champions pic.twitter.com/hLZK2UZhgy— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 11, 2015Earlier today, 33-year-old Serena Williams lifted the Wimbledon singles trophy. Never one to be outdone, later in the day, 34-year-old Martina Hingis and partner Sania Mirza lifted the doubles trophy. The number 1 team in the world beat the number 2 team, Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7, 7-6, 7-5.It was a superb match, and the trophy was about to go into the hands of the Russians, who were up 5-2 in the final set. But Hingis and Mirza staged…
  • Serena Williams redefines the term, "Plan B"

    Diane
    11 Jul 2015 | 10:11 am
    Hilarity. #Serena #Wimbledon #SerenaSlam pic.twitter.com/imgmTzPQU5— Jonathan Scott (@jonscott9) July 11, 2015Today's Wimbledon final, featuring world number 1 Serena Williams and 20th Wimbldon seed Garbine Muguruza, turned out to be a microcosm of Williams' entire 2015 Wimbledon experience, which makes Williams' victory all the more amazing.It was an unusually difficult tournament for the top seed. She struggled against the unknown Margarita Gasparyan in the first round. In the third round, Heather Watson, supported by an almost out-of-control British crowd, served for the match, coming…
  • Wimbledon final between Williams and Muguruza of historical interest

    Diane
    10 Jul 2015 | 3:56 pm
    “It’s not going to be an easy match, she's beaten me before" -@SerenaWilliams on Muguruza--> http://t.co/vIinqLgW0R pic.twitter.com/DsqGVg9UKB— WTA (@WTA) July 10, 2015Tomorrow, world number 1 Serena Williams has a chance--a very good chance--to attain her second "Serena Slam." More notable, should she win the 2015 Wimbledon final, she'll be three-quarters of the way toward winning the Grand Slam, one of the few great accomplishments missing from her tennis resume. Also, a win tomorrow would make Williams, 33, the oldest woman to win a major in the Open Era."She knows I can win…
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  • Junior match v St Johns

    24 Jul 2015 | 6:24 am
    Hi bloggersThe juniors had an exciting match away v St Johns at the weekend , and both matches ended in 2-2 draws - first off were the youngsters with Louis and Abigail losing 1-6 and 2-6 , Abigail making her debut , then Harrison and Elliott winning both of their matches 6-3 and 6-3 , having last the previous matches both 0-4 , this was a great performance against a hard team . Result 2-2 .The older groups also had Elliott subbing and doing very well , playing with James making his debut , they lost 1-6 2-6 , whilst Tito played a magnificent game along with Tyler won theirs 6-3 and 6-4 so…
  • Fw: Tennis blog update

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:09 am
    Hi BloggersWinter update - the WL teams are nearing the end of the campaign and have had mixed results . In the mens div1 Ashley has done extremely well to finish around the 3rd place mark with an array of partners after the unfortunate injury of John . Tamas and Graham finish with 12 points and are hoping to retain their position in div1 . Howard/Gary/Nigel/Stevie have been relegated from div 3 , but Kevin/Colin have won promotion from div 4 . Ryland/Andre/Chris have finished mid-table in div 5 . Whilst in the ladies our two teams both in the top division have done well , and Joan/Jill in…
  • Sproughton tennis blog Oct

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Hi Bloggers .Lots of happenings at Sproughton . The juniors had a match v St Johns , and although the youngsters went down 0-4 , they improved greatly , and lost a host of game tie-break points , if they had of won half they would have picked up a few sets . Well done to Harrison and Franky , but especially well done to Louis and Sam who made their debuts and improved greatly .Our older group won their match 4-0 , but like the juniors , the score was closer than it sounds .3 of our juniors competed in the Woodbridge tournament , Oliver doing well , Harrison finishing 4th , and Elliott winning…
  • Successful summer

    25 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    Sproughton Tennis Club has had yet another very successful summer league campaign.   Well done to Mens 2, Mens 3 and Mixed 2 who all got promoted.   Ladies 1 and Mixed 1 did well to stay in their respective divisions which were both tough leagues.   Mens 1 were relegated from a very hard Division 1 but avoided finishing bottom.   Well done to all players, especially those who helped out when needed.   Enjoy your winter tennis!
  • Autumn blog

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    Hi Sproughton bloggers .The junior autumn leagues have started with the youngs being very close . William M looks the favourite in the Premier league ,with 2 wins from his opening matches , but a strong challenge from Harrison and Louis looks likely .In the Championship , Oliver has completed his matches and has 4 wins and a draw , but Bethany M has started well, and also Elliott , there is a lot to play for .The olds 11-18 years old , have also started and Tyler and Edward have won their opening match , Joe leads win 2 wins , but it is too close to call at the moment .Anyone interested in…
 
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  • Wk.29- The Locker Room is a Lonely Place

    Todd.Spiker
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:43 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.The average age of the winners this week was 23. None of these players have been on tour a long time. Paire, at 26, is the most experienced but even he is still young and could still fulfill his potential. Tomic and Thiem still have potential to fulfil and talent to burn. And that is today's introduction topic. Loneliness. There are places renowned for loneliness. Being a main character in a Springsteen song or a Steinbeck novel[la] guarantee loneliness but loneliness does not have to be a negative thing. Sometimes loneliness and solitude can bring great rewards. Da…
  • Wk.28- Davis Cup: Age Before...

    Todd.Spiker
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.Australia were nearly undone by the Kazakhs. And despite the great sense of team unity, the young stars, the ones touted to be great, were not the ones who stood tall. No, Lleyton Hewitt once more showed us why he is the Australian number one. Who will Australia turn to when he retires?Greeted by hugs and jubilation by the team as he sealed the improbable come back from 0-2 down in the tie, Hewitt showed everyone how it's done. He fist-pumped and shouted "come on!" as loud as he could on every important point and some of the less important ones, too. He led from the…
  • Wimbledon Day 13: Djokovic is the Champion, but not of the people

    Todd.Spiker
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:34 pm
    [Editor's note: I don't agree with much about Galileo's wrap-up of the final Sunday of Wimbledon. Well, I'm on board with the Hingis stuff, so there's that. But this is his turn on the proverbial soapbox, so I'll let him have his say without volleying back any discent beyond this point, other than to say (since I have the power of the final edit here) that I've stated my opinion on this issue multiple times, and that I'm also happy to direct anyone who agrees with me to Sally Jenkins' great piece in the Washington Post today, as well. Anyway, all for now. - Todd S. ] Hey Y'all. Galileo here.
  • Wimbledon Final: The Djoker Has Another Last Laugh

    Todd.Spiker
    12 Jul 2015 | 5:28 pm
    He's the Djoker. He's the Wimbledon title smoker. He's a Big 4 debate stoker. But he sure don't want to hurt no one.Djokovic: "For these matches you work all your life...you envision being on Centre Court holding this trophy" pic.twitter.com/wsLWDcsPKU— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 12, 2015There are so many things about Novak Djokovic that he simply can't help, or change. He's not Roger Federer, and he's not Rafa Nadal. He's not even Andy Murray. He'll never be the graceful king of the court who appeared to be incapable of doing wrong and made everything seem ridiculously easy…
  • Wimbledon Day 12: Different Andy, Same Result

    Todd.Spiker
    11 Jul 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.Apologies for being absent a lot during Wimbledon. A virus struck down my computer, but I have fought it off. And before we get to the men's final, let's look back at the semi-finals to see if there is an indicator as to who the winner may be. But first let's reflect on another boring, forgettable slam final. Right now, as I remarked to a friend recently, the WTA is like the Presidential race. Serena is Hillary and the rest of the candidates are, well, the rest of the WTA. They aren't bad, they just look very average next to Serena. Though, of course, Sanders is…
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    The Tennis Times

  • Caroline Wozniacki Sexy Photoshoot Photo

    The Insider
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:31 am
    Caroline Wozniacki posted a very sexy photo of her recent photoshoot. What do you think? Your reading: Caroline Wozniacki Sexy Photoshoot Photo originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Serena Williams Already Made History in 2015

    Sage Anderson
    14 Jul 2015 | 12:46 am
    Even if Serena Williams does not win the US Open later this summer, she will still have pulled off an incredibly rare feat in calendar year 2015. It’s well-known that Serena holds all four Grand Slam titles dating from the 2014 US Open through the 2015 Wimbledon Championships. This is of course her second such “Serena Slam,” the first having been accomplished across the 2002-2003 seasons. However, let’s stop for a moment and look only at Serena’s titles in 2015 for a moment. In professional tennis, it’s actually extremely rare for a player to win three…
  • Martina Hingis Wins Wimbledon 2015 Womens Doubles and Mixed Doubles and Earns Just Less Than a Singles Quarterfinalist

    The Insider
    12 Jul 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Martina Hingis had an amazing Wimbledon 2015 which saw her win both the Womens Doubles and Mixed Doubles. I thought I would see how much prize money she made from the event and how that would equate to a singles result. Prize money: Womens Doubles Winner: £340,000 per pair. Thus, £170,000 for Martina Mixed Doubles Winner: £100,000 per pair. Thus, £50,000 for Martina. Overall Martina made £220,000 in Wimbledon 2015 Prize money. Compared to Singles prize money, which is £127,000 for a Fourth Round Loser or £241,000 for a Quarterfinalist. Thus, Martina Hingis only made £21,000 less than…
  • Novak Djokovic Winning Point and Celebration at Wimbledon 2015

    The Insider
    12 Jul 2015 | 11:33 am
    WATCH @DjokerNole can't hide his delight after defending his #Wimbledon title http://t.co/zlWgwnDJbc — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 12, 2015 Your reading: Novak Djokovic Winning Point and Celebration at Wimbledon 2015 originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Dawn Fraser Racist Comments About Nick Kyrgios

    The Insider
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:47 am
    Throwing a racket, brat. Debating the rules, disrespectful. Frustrated when competing, spoilt. Showing emotion,… Posted by Nick Kyrgios on Monday, July 6, 2015 This is terrible behaviour out of Dawn Fraser! Nick is born and bread in Australia just as much as Dawn is! Yet another terrible comments from an Australian Legend and there has been a lot of them this week! Your reading: Dawn Fraser Racist Comments About Nick Kyrgios originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
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  • Flipkens vs Tsurenko Istanbul Cup 2015 Live Streaming

    Tennis Guru
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:18 pm
    The Flipkens vs Tsurenko Istanbul Cup 2015 Live Streaming is available here. This WTA International event takes place from July 20 - 26, 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey. The event has a total financial commitment of $250,000 and is contested on claycourts. Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams leads the field followed by Elina Svitolina of Ukraine. Watch Flipkens vs Tsurenko Istanbul Cup 2015 Live Streaming Access the LINKS here [Sign Up for Free HERE]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 | Stream 3 Here are the top 8 seeds of the Istanbul Cup 2015: [1] Venus Williams (USA) [2] Elina Svitolina (UKR) [3]…
  • Radwanska vs Rybarikova Istanbul Cup 2015 Live Streaming

    Tennis Guru
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:17 pm
    The Radwanska vs Rybarikova Istanbul Cup 2015 Live Streaming is available here. This WTA International event takes place from July 20 - 26, 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey. The event has a total financial commitment of $250,000 and is contested on claycourts. Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams leads the field followed by Elina Svitolina of Ukraine. Watch Radwanska vs Rybarikova Istanbul Cup 2015 Live Streaming Access the LINKS here [Sign Up for Free HERE]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 | Stream 3 Here are the top 8 seeds of the Istanbul Cup 2015: [1] Venus Williams (USA) [2] Elina Svitolina (UKR)…
  • Errani vs Knapp NÜRNBERGER Gasteinladies 2015 Live Streaming

    Tennis Guru
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:15 pm
    The Errani vs Knapp NÜRNBERGER Gasteinladies 2015 Live Streaming is available here. This WTA International event takes place from July 20 - 26, 2015 in Bad Gastein, Austria. The event has a total financial commitment of $250,000 and is contested on claycourts. Former French Open finalist Sara Errani leads the field followed by Samantha Stosur of Australia. Watch Errani vs Knapp NÜRNBERGER Gasteinladies 2015 Live Streaming Access the LINKS here [Sign Up for Free HERE]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 | Stream 3 Here are the top 8 seeds of the NÜRNBERGER Gasteinladies 2015: [1] Sara Errani (ITA) [2]…
  • Stosur vs Schmiedlova NÜRNBERGER Gasteinladies 2015 Live Streaming

    Tennis Guru
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:14 pm
    The Stosur vs Schmiedlova NÜRNBERGER Gasteinladies 2015 Live Streaming is available here. This WTA International event takes place from July 20 - 26, 2015 in Bad Gastein, Austria. The event has a total financial commitment of $250,000 and is contested on claycourts. Former French Open finalist Sara Errani leads the field followed by Samantha Stosur of Australia. Watch Stosur vs Schmiedlova NÜRNBERGER Gasteinladies 2015 Live Streaming Access the LINKS here [Sign Up for Free HERE]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 | Stream 3 Here are the top 8 seeds of the NÜRNBERGER Gasteinladies 2015: [1] Sara Errani…
  • Sousa vs Bautista Agut Croatia Open Umag 2015 Live Streaming

    Tennis Guru
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:12 pm
    The Sousa vs Bautista Agut Croatia Open Umag 2015 Live Streaming is available here. The Croatia Open Umag is an ATP 250 tournament that takes place from July 20 to 26, 2015 in Umag, Croatia. Frenchman Gael Monfils is making his second appearance in the event and is the tournament's top seed. He reached the semifinals back in 2013 and is aiming to go further this week. The second seed is Roberto Bautista Agut who's making his debut in the tournament. Watch Sousa vs Bautista Agut Croatia Open Umag 2015 Live Streaming Access the LINKS here [Sign Up for Free HERE]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 | Stream 3…
 
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  • Wimbledon Day 4 Order of Play Thursday 2 July 2015

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Wimbledon Day 4 Order of Play Thursday 2 July 2015Centre Court 1:00pmLadies' Singles - Second RoundChristina McHale (USA) v Sabine Lisicki (GER) [18]Gentlemen's Singles - Second RoundSam Querrey (USA) v Roger Federer (SUI) [2]Gentlemen's Singles - Second RoundDustin Brown (GER) v Rafael Nadal (ESP) [10]No.1 Court 1:00pmGentlemen's Singles - Second RoundRobin Haase (NED) v Andy Murray (GBR) [3]Ladies' Singles - Second RoundKurumi Nara (JPN) v Petra Kvitova (CZE) [2]Gentlemen's Singles - Second RoundJo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [13] v Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)No.2 Court 11:30amGentlemen's Singles…
  • Wimbledon Day 3 Results Wednesday 1 July 2015

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Wimbledon Day 3 Results Wednesday 1 July 2015Singles – Second Round[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) d. Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 64 62 63[4] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) d. Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) 63 64 75Santiago Giraldo (COL) d. [5] Kei Nishikori (JPN) W/O (left calf)[7] Milos Raonic (CAN) d. Tommy Haas (GER) 60 62 67(5) 76(4)[9] Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 63 46 76(6) 46 75[11] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) d. Steve Johnson (USA) 76(8) 62 76(2)[14] Kevin Anderson (RSA) d. Marsel Ilhan (TUR) 67(5) 76(6) 64 64[16] David Goffin (BEL) d. Liam Broady (GBR) 76(3) 61 61[17] John Isner (USA) d. Matthew…
  • Wimbledon Day 3 Order of Play Wednesday 1 July 2015

    30 Jun 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Wimbledon Day 3 Order of Play Wednesday 1 July 2015Centre Court 1:00pmGentlemen's Singles - Second RoundNovak Djokovic (SRB) [1] v Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)Gentlemen's Singles - Second RoundSantiago Giraldo (COL) v Kei Nishikori (JPN) [5]Ladies' Singles - Second RoundSerena Williams (USA) [1] v Timea Babos (HUN)No.1 Court 1:00pmGentlemen's Singles - Second RoundTommy Haas (GER) v Milos Raonic (CAN) [7]Ladies' Singles - Second RoundDaniela Hantuchova (SVK) v Heather Watson (GBR)Gentlemen's Singles - Second RoundStan Wawrinka (SUI) [4] v Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM)No.2 Court 11:30amGentlemen's…
  • Wimbledon Day 2 Results Tuesday 30 June 2015

    30 Jun 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Wimbledon Day 2 Results Tuesday 30 June 2015Singles - First Round[2] Roger Federer (SUI) d. Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 61 63 63[3] Andy Murray (GBR) d. Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 64 76(3) 64[6] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. Jeremy Chardy (FRA) To be resumed 62 67(8) 76(3) 65[10] Rafael Nadal (ESP) d. Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 64 62 64[12] Gilles Simon (FRA) d. Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 64 64 75[13] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d. Gilles Muller (LUX) 76(8) 67(3) 64 36 62[15] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) d. Steve Darcis (BEL) 62 76(4) 64[18] Gael Monfils (FRA) d. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 64 64 75[20] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)…
  • Wimbledon Day 2 Order of Play Tuesday 30 June 2015

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:42 pm
    Wimbledon Day 2 Order of Play Tuesday 30 June 2015Centre Court 1:00pmLadies' Singles - First RoundKiki Bertens (NED) v Petra Kvitova (CZE) [2]Gentlemen's Singles - First RoundDamir Dzumhur (BIH) v Roger Federer (SUI) [2]Gentlemen's Singles - First RoundMikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) v Andy Murray (GBR) [3]No.1 Court 1:00pmGentlemen's Singles - First RoundThomaz Bellucci (BRA) v Rafael Nadal (ESP) [10]Ladies' Singles - First RoundJana Cepelova (SVK) v Simona Halep (ROU) [3]Gentlemen's Singles - First RoundTomas Berdych (CZE) [6] v Jeremy Chardy (FRA)No.2 Court 11:30amGentlemen's Singles - First…
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    Tennis Fixation

  • Mixed Doubles Etiquette In Tennis – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 95

    Kim Selzman
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    How do you play mixed doubles? Is it OK to go at the woman every time? Is it better to mix it up? Just what is the etiquette when playing against a man and a woman? In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, I’ll discuss mixed doubles and just how to properly play it so you can win without coming off as a sexist jerk. You can listen to this episode by clicking on the media player above or by listening in with your favorite podcast app. You can also subscribe in iTunes by clicking on this link: tennisfixation.com/itunes. SHOW NOTES AND EDITED TRANSCRIPTS: This week we’re talking about…
  • Keep Your Tossing Arm Up – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 94

    Kim Selzman
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    If the serve is the most important stroke in tennis, then the toss may be the most important part of the toss. But a lot of players struggle with getting their toss just right. In this episode, I talk about the need to keep your tossing arm up as long as possible. This will help you avoid pulling off to one side when you’re serving and will help to move your momentum into the serve. I also tell you how you can practice your toss anywhere, including at home. You can listen to this episode by clicking on the media player above or by listening in with your favorite podcast app. You can…
  • Game, Set and Match Book Review – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 93

    Kim Selzman
    9 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    If only we all had a chance to sit down with the greatest tennis players of all time to ask them just how they do what it is they do. How do they play such incredible tennis? Imagine Pete Sampras telling you how to get a great second serve. Or Andy Murray revealing how to hit a drop shot. Or doubles great Max Mirnyi explaining just how to hit someone at the net and not live to regret it. In his book, Game, Set and Match: Secret Weapons of the World’s Top Tennis Players, tennis journalist Mark Hodginson gives us all of these “secrets” and a whole lot more. You can listen to…
  • Simple Tennis Tip – Down The Middle Solves The Riddle

    Kim Selzman
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Where’s the best place to put the ball in doubles? Placing it down the middle often “solves the riddle” of where the ball should go. By hitting down the middle, you put the ball over the lowest part of the net, you give yourself lots of court to hit into, you often confuse your opponent since they may not be sure who should take the ball, and you take away the angles from them. Remember – down the middle solves the riddle! GET A BETTER SERVE FAST! And if you’re interested in getting a better serve – fast! – get my free ebook, 10 Quick Fixes to Improve…
  • All About The Coman Tiebreak – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 92

    Kim Selzman
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    So you think you know all about tiebreaks? What about the Coman tiebreak? Do you know how to play one of those? In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, you’ll learn exactly what a Coman tiebreak is and you’ll see just how easy it is to play one. And after learning about the Coman tiebreak, you’ll probably want to play one every time you have a tiebreak in a doubles match. You can listen to this episode by clicking on the media player above or by listening in with your favorite podcast app. You can also subscribe in iTunes by clicking on this link: tennisfixation.com/itunes.
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  • Sandvik Construction and Central Queensland Quarries. Building relationships – Creating new business

    Bruce Spring
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:16 am
    http://www.construction.sandvik.com Close working relationship leads to repeat Sandvik business from leading Queensland crushing operation. Sandvik CH430 cone crusher and VSI CV216 at Central Queensland Quarries, Australia. Sandvik Construction and Central Queensland Quarries. Building relationships – Creating new business
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    Bruce Spring
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:44 am
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    Bruce Spring
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
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    Bruce Spring
    25 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
    James’ contnues his descent into the box of “unique” games with Pokemon Channel. Listen to RFN Episode 437 for more! www.ninwr.com RFN New Business Preview: Pokemon Channel
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    Singapore Tennis Lessons for Juniors and Adults|OnCourt Advantage Tennis

  • Tennis Lessons in Singapore information

    Singapore Tennis Lessons
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    How: To book YOUR tennis lessons please email info@OnCourtAdvantage.com or text to +65 9830 2678. Where: at the tennis centres or at your court. Who: These tennis lessons are available to everyone. When: These tennis lessons are offered from 7am to 10pm six days per week (Monday to Saturday). What: Tennis lessons for EVERYONE, at any age and for every standard of...Read More
  • Tennis Lessons in Singapore for 9 Holland Hill condo

    Singapore Tennis Lessons
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Tennis Lessons in Singapore 9 Holland Hill condo To have tennis lessons in Singapore arranged for you if you stay at 9 Holland Hill condo please email info@oncourtadvantage.com or text +65 9830 2678 for further details about booking a professional tennis coach. See Jay Davern’s tennis coaching profile that outlines his extensive qualifications and experience here-> Professional...Read More
  • Tennis Lessons in Singapore at St Wilfred Tennis Centre 

    Singapore Tennis Lessons
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:21 am
    St Wilfred tennis centre lessons To have tennis lessons in Singapore arranged for you at St Wilfred tennis centre please email info@oncourtadvantage.com or text +65 9830 2678. Tennis lessons at St Wilfred tennis centre on the 4 floodlit hard courts are available 7 days a week from 7am to 10pm. The St Wilfred tennis centre address is 3 St Wilfred...Read More
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    Singapore Tennis Lessons
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:02 am
    Farrer Park tennis centre morning lessons are available each day Monday to Friday from 7am through to 12 noon each week. To have an introductory lesson arranged for you at Farrer Park tennis centre in the morning please email to info@oncourtadvantage.com or SMS/WhatsApp +65 9830 2678. For more information on these lessons please click on this link-> tennis lessons...Read More
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    Singapore Tennis Lessons
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:17 am
    Tennis Lessons in Singapore Adam Green condo To have tennis lessons in Singapore arranged for you if you stay at Adam Green condo please email info@oncourtadvantage.com or text +65 9830 2678 for further details about booking a professional tennis coach. See Jay Davern’s tennis coaching profile that outlines his extensive qualifications and experience here-> Professional...Read More
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    Everyball Tennis

  • CHILDS Curious Cows website under maintenance

    Everyball Tennis
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:53 am
    Apologies:The Curious Cows website is having a software upgrade today (29 July).If you are trying to register for the Curious Cow Talk with Jon Bond on Friday 31 July, please follow this link.Thanks for your patience.
  • Drive volley moving back

    Everyball Tennis
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
    Reminder of our excellent day with Sanchez-Casal. Great demonstration of drive volley whilst moving back by Scarlett. Excellent body control and racket work key. Download IMG_1438.MOV
  • Reds and oranges working hard as well

    Everyball Tennis
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:41 am
    Mini Camp and orange ball juniors begin their days! Download IMG_0570.MOV
  • Summer Tennis Camp day 2

    Everyball Tennis
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:31 am
    Warm-up over and tennis begins - control in the service box before developing out into full court. Great concentration all around! Download IMG_0568.MOV
  • Drive volley moving back

    Everyball Tennis
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:05 am
    Reminder of our excellent day with Sanchez-Casal. Great demonstration of drive volley whilst moving back by Scarlett. Excellent body control and racket work key. Download IMG_1438.MOV
 
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  • Roger Federer Tribute Videos Compilation 2015

    Jonathan
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:14 am
    Is it just me or does it feel like a lifetime since those great 13.5 days at Wimbledon? With no Fed until at least the Roger’s Cup in the 2nd week of August it’s a bit of a quiet period on the tennis front but that does have one benefit; the YouTube Federer video makers ... The post Roger Federer Tribute Videos Compilation 2015 appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Roger Federer’s Outfit for the Cincinnati Masters and Rogers Cup 2015

    Jonathan
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:08 am
    Here’s Roger Federer’s outfit for the Cincinnati Masters 2015 and at the Rogers Cup in Montreal should he play there this year. As you can see it’s the exact same style as the Wimbledon Henley just with significantly more colour in the form of a vivid pink and fuchsia combo. The shorts are blue with ... The post Roger Federer’s Outfit for the Cincinnati Masters and Rogers Cup 2015 appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • FedCity The Game – A Tale of 17 Cities

    Murli Pillai
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:37 am
    You are travelling with Fed as he visits 17 cities of past glory; where he has won titles as a Junior, in the Challenger Circuit and as a Senior Pro! Your job is to identify these 17 cities based on the clues gives, so that you know where you are going Answers will be published ... The post FedCity The Game – A Tale of 17 Cities appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Djokovic Too Good for Federer Yet Again in Wimbledon Final

    Jonathan
    12 Jul 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Another Wimbledon draws to a close with the same disappointing result as last year as Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 7-6(1), 6-7(10), 6-4, 6-3 to win his third title at the All England Club. Unfortunately Roger wasn’t able to replicate his semi final form from 2 days previous; in part due to his own game ... The post Djokovic Too Good for Federer Yet Again in Wimbledon Final appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Transcendent Federer Makes 10th Wimbledon Final

    Jonathan
    10 Jul 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Trying hard not to get too excited writing this one as Roger Federer dispatched Andy Murray 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 to make his 10th Wimbledon final at the All England Club. In what must surely be one of his best Grand Slam performances of the last five years the Swiss delivered a stunning display to maintain ... The post Transcendent Federer Makes 10th Wimbledon Final appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
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  • Djokovic & Williams Win 2015 Wimbledon Titles

    Kristina
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:15 am
    Novak Djokovic has won the 2015 Wimbledon title making it his third Wimbledon win. After four grueling sets, the World No. 1 player beat Switzerland’s Roger Federer 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3. Djokovic was asked about his match with Roger and answered graciously, “It’s always a great privilege playing against Roger,” Djokovic said. “He’s done so much for our sport on and off the court and he’s definitely somebody that a lot of the players in my generation were looking up to him and following his lead and it’s a great honor to play here again. “He…
  • Wawrinka and Williams Take Home 2015 French Open Titles

    Kristina
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:13 am
    Swiss tennis player Stanislas Wawrinka stunned world No. 1 player Novak Djokovic at the French Open with a 4-6 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 victory! The win brings him his second Grand Slam single title of his career, the first being the 2014 Australian Open and brings him to the world ranking of No. 3. In the Women’s tennis division, Serena Williams defeated Czech Lucie Safarova in three sets for her 20th major victory in her career. Safarova did leave with a title win though in the doubles final with her partner from the United States, Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
  • Djokovic and Williams Winners of 2015 Miami Open

    Kristina
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    Novak Djokovic has won his fifth Miami Masters title against Andy Murray with a 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-0 victory. The Serb has beaten the Scottish player so far this year at the Australian Open final and at the semi-finals in the Indian Wells Masters in March. Djokovic is currently ranked world No. 1 with Roger Federer in the No. 2 position and Andy Murray at No. 3. Serena Williams earned her eighth Miami Open title against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain with a 6-2, 6-0 win at the Crandon Park in Biscayne. The world No. 1 player celebrated her 700th WTA tour victory, winning the last ten…
  • Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic Win 2015 Australia Open

    Kristina
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:23 pm
    After a great performance on the courts in Melbourne, Australia, Serena Williams defeated her arch-rival, Maria Sharapova, in a final score of 6-3, 7-6(7/5). The win makes it Serena’s sixth Australian Open win and her nineteenth Grand Slam title. Williams victory speech honored her family saying “Growing up I wasn’t the richest, but I had a rich family in spirit and support, and standing here with 19 championships is something I never thought would happen. “I went on the courts with a ball, a racquet and a hope. That’s all I had. So all you guys who want to do…
  • Djokovic & Sharapova Win 2014 China Open

    Kristina
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    Because of a left knee injury, reigning world number one tennis player Serena Williams withdrew from the China Open after winning her third round match. Going into the finals was Russian Maria Sharapova and Czech Petra Kvitova. The title was claimed by Sharapova with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 win. The defeat made it the fifth successive victory over Petra Kvitova. In the Men’s China Open tournament, Serbian world number one player Novak Djokovic crushed Czech player Tomas Berdych to claim his fifth China Open title in only 66 minutes. The final score was 6-0, 6-2. The Serb’s record shows…
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  • Wimbledon Day 4 Order of Play Thursday 2 July 2015

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Wimbledon Day 4 Order of Play Thursday 2 July 2015Centre Court 1:00pmLadies' Singles - Second RoundChristina McHale (USA) v Sabine Lisicki (GER) [18]Gentlemen's Singles - Second RoundSam Querrey (USA) v Roger Federer (SUI) [2]Gentlemen's Singles - Second RoundDustin Brown (GER) v Rafael Nadal (ESP) [10]No.1 Court 1:00pmGentlemen's Singles - Second RoundRobin Haase (NED) v Andy Murray (GBR) [3]Ladies' Singles - Second RoundKurumi Nara (JPN) v Petra Kvitova (CZE) [2]Gentlemen's Singles - Second RoundJo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [13] v Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)No.2 Court 11:30amGentlemen's Singles…
  • Wimbledon Day 3 Order of Play Wednesday 1 July 2015

    30 Jun 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Wimbledon Day 3 Order of Play Wednesday 1 July 2015Centre Court 1:00pmGentlemen's Singles - Second RoundNovak Djokovic (SRB) [1] v Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)Gentlemen's Singles - Second RoundSantiago Giraldo (COL) v Kei Nishikori (JPN) [5]Ladies' Singles - Second RoundSerena Williams (USA) [1] v Timea Babos (HUN)No.1 Court 1:00pmGentlemen's Singles - Second RoundTommy Haas (GER) v Milos Raonic (CAN) [7]Ladies' Singles - Second RoundDaniela Hantuchova (SVK) v Heather Watson (GBR)Gentlemen's Singles - Second RoundStan Wawrinka (SUI) [4] v Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM)No.2 Court 11:30amGentlemen's…
  • Wimbledon Day 2 Order of Play Tuesday 30 June 2015

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:42 pm
    Wimbledon Day 2 Order of Play Tuesday 30 June 2015Centre Court 1:00pmLadies' Singles - First RoundKiki Bertens (NED) v Petra Kvitova (CZE) [2]Gentlemen's Singles - First RoundDamir Dzumhur (BIH) v Roger Federer (SUI) [2]Gentlemen's Singles - First RoundMikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) v Andy Murray (GBR) [3]No.1 Court 1:00pmGentlemen's Singles - First RoundThomaz Bellucci (BRA) v Rafael Nadal (ESP) [10]Ladies' Singles - First RoundJana Cepelova (SVK) v Simona Halep (ROU) [3]Gentlemen's Singles - First RoundTomas Berdych (CZE) [6] v Jeremy Chardy (FRA)No.2 Court 11:30amGentlemen's Singles - First…
  • Wimbledon Day 1 Order of Play Monday 29 June 2015

    28 Jun 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Wimbledon Day 1 Order of Play Monday 29 June 2015Centre Court 1:00pmGentlemen's Singles - First RoundNovak Djokovic (SRB) [1] v Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)Ladies' Singles - First RoundMaria Sharapova (RUS) [4] v Johanna Konta (GBR)Gentlemen's Singles - First RoundStan Wawrinka (SUI) [4] v Joao Sousa (POR)No.1 Court 1:00pmLadies' Singles - First RoundSerena Williams (USA) [1] v Margarita Gasparyan (RUS)Gentlemen's Singles - First RoundSimone Bolelli (ITA) v Kei Nishikori (JPN) [5]Gentlemen's Singles - First RoundGrigor Dimitrov (BUL) [11] v Federico Delbonis (ARG)No.2 Court 11:30amGentlemen's…
  • Topshelf Open Order of Play Monday, June 08, 2015

    8 Jun 2015 | 4:46 am
    Topshelf Open Order of Play Monday, June 08, 2015 Center Court Start 11:00 am[3] CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) v Andreea Mitu (ROU) WTANot Before 12:30 pmBlaz Kavcic (SLO) v [WC] Robin Haase (NED)Not Before 2:30 pm[WC] Oceane Dodin (FRA) v [WC] Michaella Krajicek (NED) WTANot Before 4:30 pm[9] Vasek Pospisil (CAN) v Marinko Matosevic (AUS)Court 1 Start 11:00 amIrina Falconi (USA) v [5] Camila Giorgi (ITA) WTAMarsel Ilhan (TUR) v Gilles Muller (LUX)Kurumi Nara (JPN) v Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) WTA[WC] Marius Copil (ROU) v Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)Court 2 Start 11:00 amMarco Chiudinelli (SUI) v Pierre-Hugues…
 
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  • MARDY FISH LOSES IN FINAL ATLANTA SINGLES MATCH

    Staff
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Mardy Fish will need to wait a little longer to claim his first match win in almost two years after falling in the first round of the BB&T Atlanta Open. The former World No. 7 and two-time Atlanta champion lost 6-4, 6-4 to Israel's Dudi Sela in just his second appearance of the season and first since Indian Wells in March.   Fish, who has announced that he will retire at the end of the US Open, will play a first-round doubles match with close friend and former World No. 1 Andy Roddick Tuesday evening in Atlanta. His next appearance on the ATP World Tour will be at the Western &…
  • LIFE ON THE ROAD FOR DOMINIC THIEM

    Staff
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Umag champ drives eight hours to get to next tournament in Gstaad.   There was little time for celebration for Dominic Thiem after winning his second ATP World Tour title at the Konzum Croatia Open Umag on Sunday evening.   Indeed, after dinner with his family and friends on Sunday night, the 21-year-old Austrian was faced with an eight-hour road trip on Monday from Croatia to Switzerland to drive to his next tournament, the Swiss Open Gstaad, some 785 km away.   Thiem is the third seed at the ATP World Tour 250 clay-court tournament, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary…
  • RAFAEL NADAL BATTLES PAST VERDASCO IN HAMBURG

    Staff
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Top seed Rafael Nadal came from a set deficit to beat Fernando Verdasco 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 at the bet-at-home Open on Tuesday.   “It’s a very important victory,” said Nadal. “For my mentality, it is important to finish the match better than how I started. To be able to make that change during the match was a very positive thing to me. I’m just happy [with] the way I came back.”   In his first appearance in Hamburg since hoisting the trophy in 2008, the Mallorcan improved his FedEx ATP Head2Head record over Verdasco to 14-2.              …
  • EPA PHOTOS FROM HAMBURG AND THE BB&T ATLANTA OPEN, SHARED BY 10SBALLS_COM

    Staff
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Rafael Nadal of Spain in action during his first round match against compatriot Fernando Verdasco at the ATP tennis tournament in Hamburg, Germany, 28 July 2015. EPA/Daniel Bockwoldt                          
  • WORLD TEAM TENNIS WTT WASHINGTON KASTLES MOUNT WILD COMEBACK TO BEAT DREAM TEAM 19-17; THURSDAY IS BIG HOME PLAYOFF MATCH

    Staff
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Kastles Mount Wild Comeback to Beat Dream 19-17   Querrey, Rodionova Rally Washington Back From 10-4 Deficit   Heroes high five as Sam Querrey and Anastasia Rodionova celebrate their comeback win. (Photo by Willis Bretz)   He's only been a Kastle for a week, but Sam Querrey heard loud and clear what happens when you wear red and blue as fans deafened the Smith Center to help the home team defeat the California Dream 19-17 on Monday.   Washington trailed 10-4 after two sets before mounting a rally that Querrey capped by beating Tennys Sandgren 5-2 in front of one of the…
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    The Changeover

  • Post-Wimbledon Reflections

    Changeover Writing Staff
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:17 pm
    By Anusha Rasalingam Time and tennis move fast. Surely, the All England Club is already reseeding the grass for next year’s fortnight. As the tennis season inexorably moves forward, it’s worth considering the questions posed and answers given on the Wimbledon lawns. View image | gettyimages.com 1. Can Novak and Serena be stopped? So far, the answer seems to be no, or at least, not often. Serena has already completed Serena Slam 2.0, and is on the verge of the calendar year Grand Slam. Serena’s only viable opponent is … wait for it … Serena herself. Seeing the…
  • Things We Learned on Days 8, 9, and 10 of Wimbledon 2015

    Lindsay
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:16 pm
    I got a bit behind this week (sorry), so here’s a quick catch-up of the men’s quarterfinals, women’s quarterfinals and women’s semis: 1. Garbine Muguruza is The Real Deal. Man oh man is Muguruza fun to watch. She absolutely steamrolled through the first set against Agnieszka Radwanska, but then when Aga found her game, Muguruza was able to find another gear. She’s a smart player who moves well, and has the power, variety, and fight to become a champion. (Probably not on Saturday, but sooner rather than later.) My favorite part of her run here, which has included…
  • Five Reasons Why Kelsey Anderson Is Our Favorite ATP Player Spouse

    Amy
    9 Jul 2015 | 2:35 am
    A few years ago, I remember stumbling upon Kelsey’s Twitter account. I thought it was really cool that she was sharing a ton of candid stuff about what life was like being married to an ATP player and traveling with the tour. As time goes by, Kelsey has basically become everyone’s favorite player spouse. (Step aside, Mirka!) I really like that she interacts so much with the tennis fan community. She follows a lot of bloggers and tennis fans, and she’s just so incredibly down-to-earth in the way she talks to people on that platform. She will also without fail thank fans for…
  • Things We Learned on Day 7 of Wimbledon 2015

    Lindsay
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:14 pm
    1. Kyrgios has issues. Deadspin chronicles the Great Kyrgios meltdown of July 6, 2015. In his four-set loss to Gasquet, Kyrgios made a Frenchman seem like the steady man. Here are a collection of tweets from the match: Verbal obscenity warning for Kyrgios and he applauds the chair umpire. Because why not? — Sam Davis (@Around_ThePost) July 6, 2015 "Might as well just leave now," Kyrgios says down 0-3 in the second set. That's the spirit. #Wimbledon — Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) July 6, 2015 NK saying he didn't know what the score was as it looked like he was…
  • ATP Talk – Why Do We Care about Wawrinka’s Consistency?

    Amy
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:29 am
    This is a new column I’ll be trying to do 2x per week, one for ATP and the other for WTA. Have a suggestion? Email me at amy@changeovertennis.com View image | gettyimages.com This Week: Don’t Know What You’ve Got Until It’s Gone: In 2013, Rafael Nadal came back from an injury break and played for a long stretch as though he would never lose again. His tremendous season ended with a 75-7 (91.45%) match win record and 10 titles, including two slams. Two years later, his tennis future feels murkier. With an injury-free Nadal racking up a decidedly mediocre 34-12 record this year,…
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    AFRICAN TENNIS

  • Wimbledon 2015: Anderson, Black Advance; Klaasen Out

    Ashley
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:28 pm
    South African Kevin Anderson and Zimbabwean Cara Black are through to the 4th round of Wimbledon 2015 in London after winning their respective matches on Friday, but South African Raven Klaasen‘s day didn’t turn out so good. 14th seed Anderson beat Leonardo Mayer of Argentina in straight sets 6-4, 7-6(6), 6-3. The post Wimbledon 2015: Anderson, Black Advance; Klaasen Out appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Murray Denies Anderson 3rd Title, Raven Conquers Halle

    Ashley
    21 Jun 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Kevin Anderson of South Africa will have to wait for another opportunity to win his 3rd title after a straight sets loss to Andy Murray of Britain at Aegon Championships at the Queens club in London on Sunday. Anderson’s compatriot Raven Klaasen and his doubles partner, Rajeev Ram, won the doubles The post Murray Denies Anderson 3rd Title, Raven Conquers Halle appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Anderson Makes Queens Club Final In London

    Ashley
    20 Jun 2015 | 7:51 pm
    London, England – Africa’s top player Kevin Anderson of South Africa battled past Frenchman Gilles Simon to book his spot in the final of the Aegon Championships at the Queens Club in London. The South African won the match 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3, delivering 34 aces along the way. “I definitely The post Anderson Makes Queens Club Final In London appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Anderson Into London Semis, Klaasen Makes Halle Finals

    Ashley
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:04 pm
    World number 17 Kevin Anderson of South Africa is through to the semifinals at the Queens’s Club in London after his 7-6(7), 7-5 win over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain. The 6’8″ South African fired 18 aces. “It was definitely dominated by serves today, so step one was take care of The post Anderson Into London Semis, Klaasen Makes Halle Finals appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Anderson Beats Wawrinka 4th Time In a Row

    Ashley
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:34 pm
    South African Kevin Anderson has done it again. He beat reigning French Open champ Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in two tight sets 7-6(4), 7-6(11) at the Queens’s Club in London. This is the fourth straight win for the South African against The Swiss champ. Anderson will next play Guillermo Garcia-Lopez The post Anderson Beats Wawrinka 4th Time In a Row appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
 
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  • VIDEO: Nadal vs Verdasco Hamburg Highlights

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:51 am
    Watch the best of the action as Rafael Nadal took on Fernando Verdasco in Hamburg. Video: TennisTVFiled under: Rafael Nadal, Videos Tagged: Fernando Verdasco, Hamburg, highlights, Rafael Nadal, tennis, video
  • Rafa Roundup: Nadal pleased to beat Verdasco in Hamburg

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:56 pm
    ARTICLES: Nadal Powers Past Verdasco in Hamburg Return (via Tennis Now) The sound of rain pelting off the retractable roof and the sight of Fernando Verdasco pounding his forehand into the corners conspired against Rafael Nadal. Down a set and facing three break points, the King of Clay was pushed around like an intruder for […]
  • PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal struggles to win Hamburg opener

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    Rafael Nadal won his first match in Hamburg today, defeating Fernando Verdasco 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in his first match since his second-round loss at Wimbledon. Our champ broke twice in the second and three times in the third set to reach the next round in Hamburg, where he will meet the winner of Jiri Vesely – Andreas Haider-Maurer match. […]
  • Hamburg 2015: An interview with Rafael Nadal [VIDEO]

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Rafael Nadal says he’s working hard and feels good physically. Tomorrow, our champ will face a tough singles opener in Hamburg against fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco. Video: ATP World TourFiled under: Interviews, Rafael Nadal, Videos Tagged: entrevista, Fernando Verdasco, Hamburg, interview, Rafael Nadal, tennis, video
  • Hamburg R1: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Fernando Verdasco?

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:51 am
    Rafael Nadal and 18-year-old, Jaume Munar, have been knocked out of the bet-at-home Open in doubles in the first round. The unseeded pair lost 6–4, 6–2 to the Italian duo of Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli. Rafa’s mission in Hamburg is not over yet because tomorrow he will play against the fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, who beat him earlier this year in Miami. […]
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  • Motivational Monday: THINK Before You Speak

    Karen Fishman
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    Good Monday morning everybody! I hope this day finds you all in good health and good spirits, and having good times! Last week, I posted this phrase on Facebook: Think before you speak. THINK… What does this mean? Watch my video and find out, and use it every day! T-H-I-N-K!!! For more inspirational videos and helpful health and wellness tips, click on Karen’s Korner, or head over to my Facebook page, Karen’s Korner For Tennis Savvy Moms! Have an awesome day, and I hope to see you back here next Monday!     0 0 0 0 Share on Pinterest There are no images. 0 0 0 0…
  • Celebrate National Tequila Day With The Grand Slam Margarita

    Jen
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:58 am
    Today is National Tequila day, and with the US Open just around the corner, what better way to celebrate it that with a US Open inspired margarita recipe that’ll knock your socks off! If you’ve ever been to the US Open (I’ve been 3 times), then no doubt you’ve been to Mojito, the Cuban-inspired restaurant within walking distance of all the hard-court action. And if you haven’t been, put it on your list of MUST GO THERE places! This venue sells plenty of the eponymous”mojito” cocktail mixed with Bacardi rum: a classic version as well as peach,…
  • Spice Up Your Weekend With Our New Zumba Playlist

    POPSUGAR Fitness
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    What is Zumba anyway? It’s getting your groove on to lively Latin tunes by incorporating simple dance moves into a fun cardio workout. This phenomenon actually started as a mistake by Colombian fitness trainer Alberto “Beto” Perez. One day in the mid-90s, Beto forgot to bring his regular aerobics-style music tape to the group exercise class he was teaching. So he raced back to his car and scrounged up a cassette tape (yep, a cassette tape, lol!) of Latin dance music. As the lively beats of Merengue and Rumba played out, Beto used dance moves he learned in Salsa clubs and…
  • Try Our 5-Minute Standing Ab Workout For Your Strongest Core Ever!

    POPSUGAR Fitness
    22 Jul 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Add this 5-minute mini-workout to your regular routine! It targets your core, for better shoulder rotation and more hitting power on the court – and you can do it standing up! Anna Renderer leads you in this five-minute workout which helps tighten your middle while also sculpting definition. Best of all, the moves are all done standing — no crunches needed! Press play, grab a set of weights, and get ready to tone! ANNA RENDERER Passionate about teaching and coaching fitness! Anna has her Bachelor and Master degrees in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Northeastern University. She is…
  • Just What ARE Lifestyle Hacks For Tennis Chicks, Anyway?

    LHFTC
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:58 am
    We’ve been asked many times about the title of our website: “Just what ARE lifestyle hacks for tennis chicks, anyway?” Lifestyle hacks are tricks, shortcuts and strategies that make one’s life easier and more enjoyable. And those posted here on this blog pretty much cover every aspect of a tennis chick’s life, both on and off the court: Tennis tips for players of all levels Tennis fashion and gear reviews Nutrition tips, including recipes aimed at tennis players and athletes Tennis-specific fitness tips and workouts for all fitness levels Fitness fashion and gear…
 
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  • To Be or Not To Be--Colorful

    Ace ArmStrong
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Now that Wimbledon 2015 is in the books, let’s take a moment to talk about color. I don’t object to the tradition and the regal of white, but I do think that maybe they took it to the extreme this year. What do I mean this year? Take for example this picture of Serena holding her trophy after she won her fifth Wimbledon title, in 2012; she accented her white dress with a headband, wristbands and undershorts in magenta. None of which was allowed this year. In fact 2013 winner Marion Bartoli won wearing a beige headband—also not allowed this year. Martina Navratilova, a nine-time…
  • Making it simple for tennis captains

    Ace ArmStrong
    9 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Between my friends and I, we like to joke about matches that are ‘in lights’ and those that are not. Matches that are ‘in lights’ are those we play in league. They are recorded and anyone can follow them on the Internet. Other matches are the ones we schedule and play on our own. No one records the losses or victories—at least not that I know of! ALL of my tennis is for fun and it almost always IS fun. In fact the inspiration for the shirt, No Place I’d Rather Be!, came from my best friend and tennis partner who would tell me when we would play that there was no place she would…
  • Vanilla Bean Tennis Shoes ~ How do you personalize your court shoes?

    Wrist Witherspoon
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Vanilla is good if you’re trying to take the tartness out of real yogurt, it’s great as flecks of bean in ice cream and wonderful as candle fragrance. But to me, vanilla is no good for tennis shoes! Yes, white tennis shoes have been an institution and tradition (and Wimbledon is about to start) but I, along with others, pined for attitude in our shoes on court for decades! Finally, Asics, Nike, Wilson, and Babalot have all answered the tennis players need and craving for color! Recently, I purchased a pair of Nike Ballistic Advantage shoes in ‘Yo!-I-am here’ YELLOW and ‘Punched…
  • Powers Above

    Ace ArmStrong
    15 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s been about four years since I was approached by Janelle and asked to consider turning a ‘little idea written in a journal’ into a real marketable, sellable, accessory sport item. Our partnership has turned into Wristpect Sport and our wristbands unleashed! So much has happened since we sat at my kitchen table and I watched as she presented her idea on how to revolutionize the sweatband for tennis and other sports. In the beginning we both sought to market the idea of turning the white no nonsense and boring sweatband into a fun, fashion savvy, and yet truly functional accessory.
  • Secret Weapons of the Tennis Pros: Game, Set and Match Book Review by Kim Selzman

    Kim Selzman
    11 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    If only we all had a chance to sit down with the greatest tennis players of all time to ask them how it is that they do what they do. Just how do they play such incredible tennis? Imagine Pete Sampras telling you how to get a great second serve. Or Andy Murray revealing how to hit a drop shot. Or doubles great Max Mirnyi explaining just how to hit someone at the net and not live to regret it. In his book, Game, Set and Match: Secret Weapons of the World's Top Tennis Players, tennis journalist Mark Hodginson gives us all of these "secrets" and a whole lot more. The author, tennis journalist…
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    Tisque Tennis Blog

  • The highs and lows of Wimbledon 2015

    20 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    At this point I just want Serena Williams to hit Flushing Meadows later in the year and walk away with the crown again there. Serena Slam done. Calendar year slam done. As a tennis fan I get hugely frustrated with how incredibly unbeatable she is, just because everything looks so routine and predictable and it takes away the excitement of the WTA. At 33 years old now, she looks evergreen, seems to shake off those knocks and bangs and just motors along doing her thing. If she does manage to crown a remarkable year by winning all four Slams, then next season things should all be so different.
  • Serena Williams - what does Wimbledon scare against Watson tell us?

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Had Britain's Heather Watson closed out the deal against world number one Serena Williams at Wimbledon on Friday, then nothing that would have followed over the next week would have mattered. Even if someone like Timea Bacsinszky or even Heather Watson herself went on to lift the women's title, then all the talk would still have been about how Williams had had her 23 Grand Slam match streak snapped. The buzz about her failure to capture the Serena Slam and the Calendar Year Slam would have been churned over and over again. It would have grabbed all attention until the Wimbledon hype this year…
  • Serena to trump Grand Slam field again

    27 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    You can’t of course talk about a Grand Slam without getting into the presence of Serena Williams, owner of the 2015 Australian and French Opens. She has had misfires at Wimbledon over the last two seasons, exiting at the third round last year against Alize Cornet after hammering the French woman 6-1 in the opening set. That followed a round of sixteen exit in 2013 when she was beaten out over three sets by Germany's Sabine Lisicki. Still, with five previous Wimbledon titles under her belt, she knows her way around SW19. What is really at stake for Williams at Wimbledon? This go round it…
  • British interest at Wimbledon likely to extend no further than Murray

    24 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Let's weigh it up. There's Andy Murray and, um, well, that would appear to be the sum of the options for home support when it comes to Wimbledon from a British perspective. Of course, Muzza isn't the only British player in the Wimbledon field, but he is the only one in with an actual genuine chance of winning a title there. That's not an uncommon thing, Australian fans don't have much to cheer about in Melbourne at the start of the year and even the French Open is devoid of a wealth of French title winners. Of course, you have had Serena Williams dominating the US Open, but other than that,…
  • Radwanska and Nadal shed a bit of light on their seasons

    12 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I know that it is post-Grand Slam week, but it has been a decent week of tennis on the WTA nonetheless. It is a confirmation of how much I am actually enjoying the season and also how much more I would have enjoyed it if Serena Williams hadn’t produced somewhat predictable results at the Australian and French Opens this season. I always seem to be picking at Williams, but it's not that I don’t admire Williams and all of her achievements, I just don’t like dominance because it doesn’t equal entertainment. Look what Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have done for the men’s game over the…
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  • Wednesday tennis picks: Opening match for Feliciano

    figliar
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:41 pm
        Fabio Fognini at ATP clay events in 2015 is much more concentrated and focused version of himself from the past years, winning what he’s supposed to win and losing to better players, probably with the last week’s exceptional loss to Joao Sousa, but I wouldn’t rate that as a tragedy. Ramos is not […]
  • Atlanta and Lexington tennis picks: Dancevic on his way back

    figliar
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    Carsten Ball is focusing mainly on doubles competition, played only 12 matches on hard this year (8-4), 3 of them in the quallies a few days ago, beating Whittington, Barrere and Crepaldi, which is very good result for him at the moment. Facing Ryan Sweeting with his 1-6 score this season, he’s the clear favourite […]
  • Tuesday tennis picks

    figliar
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    It’s been a year and a half since Aljaz Bedene lost to underdog in the first round on clay and I think he can prolong this series today. I don’t know what went wrong with Gimeno-Traver but since his easy loss to Ferrer he lost 5 matches in a row, with two latest embarrassing losses […]
  • Atlanta tennis picks: Heaven for huge servers

    figliar
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
    Krajicek – Sugita match is totally open affair for me, but looking at their results this year on hard and grass, I see the following:  23 (overs) -13 (unders) for Sugita and 20 (overs) – 12 (unders) for Krajicek. Pure stats-related bet, but I see it as a must. There must be an end to […]
  • Hamburg tennis picks : Janowicz to continue the clay downfall

    figliar
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:14 am
    Jerzy Janowicz’s clay record in last 2 years is 5-12 and considering his last week’s terrible loss to Darcis after dreadful performance makes me wonder, why there’s such nice odds on Taro Daniel ? He won 2 matches in quallies easily, is the champion in 2 clay challengers this season and has great record on […]
 
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