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  • Going Viral

    Articles by Peter Bodo
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    Never before has a virus had such strange symptoms: Whiffing on a swing at a tennis ball; having trouble bouncing and catching the ball. Double Faults. But that’s just what Serena Williams was doing when we last saw her, at Wimbledon, in the moments before she and sister Venus defaulted their doubles match while down 0-3 to Kristina Barrios and Stefanie Voegele. Serena is back now, and set to begin her quest for the Stanford title tomorrow evening. As always, as soon as La Serena showed up she went viral. Inquisitive minds wanted to know more about her condition, and about the “viral…
  • Andy Roddick Wanted To Play The US Open… But Denied!

    The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
    Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Were Mardy Fish and Andy Roddick really going to play doubles at the US Open?
  • Williams fit for US Open after virus

    BBC Sport - Tennis
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:59 am
    World number one Serena Williams will be fit to defend her US Open title next month after recovering from a virus.
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: For Better or Worse

    Articles by Peter Bodo
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    Well, it’s been a busy if not particularly critical two weeks in tennis, with players scattered far and wide, preparing for the upcoming hard-court events. So let’s see take a closer look at some of the things that happened — for better or worse — these past few weeks. He was truly the “Little Big Man” this week, the same week that the wonderful author of a book of that name, Thomas Berger, left a hole in the literary landscape. I’m talking about Dudi Sela, the 29-year old, 5-foot-9 Israeli dynamo who reached just the second final of his career in Atlanta yesterday and, well,…
  • Pro Tennis Right Now Is Boring – Bring On The U.S. Hard Court Season

    Tennis Grandstand
    Walker
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    By Thaddeus McCarthy   The tennis world at this time seems to be quite boring. Some articles are still coming out concerning Novak Djokovic’s epic win over Federer in the Wimbledon final, which is quite surprising seeing that it was over two weeks ago, an article that recently came out discussed how Boris Becker called Federer the Greatest of All Time (yawn). Another article was out recently concerning how Boris does not call himself a friend of Novak’s. But rather than chattering about supposed coach/player relationships or the monotonous GOAT debate, what I will discuss today is…
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    Articles by Peter Bodo

  • Washington, DC: Nishikori d. Querrey

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Kei Nishikori, playing his first match since he was eliminated in the fourth round of Wimbledon by Milos Raonic, demonstrated that his ability to hang in there and grind out a win is undiminished. Seeded No. 4 in  Washington, DC, Nishikori eliminated Sam Querrey in a second-round match today, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4. It was an artful, one hour and 52 minute match, but less exciting than the scores might suggest for there was a sameness about each set and an ending that veteran Querrey watchers could see coming from a mile away. Nishikori is one of those players who seems to be slowly, inexorably, on…
  • Half a Brace

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    Last week in Atlanta provided a painful but sharp snapshot of the state of things at the elite level of U.S. professional tennis. Sam Querrey, who at 6-foot-6 had nearly a full foot of height advantage on 5-foot-9 Dudi Sela, was beaten comprehensively by the Israeli, 6-2, 6-4. Sela went on to scamper and grind his way to the final. There he ran afoul of the other half of that brace of players that was expected to take over leadership of U.S. tennis from Andy Roddick. That was Querrey’s colleague, John Isner. Sela would kill just one giant that week; Isner beat him comfortably to win the…
  • Going Viral

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    Never before has a virus had such strange symptoms: Whiffing on a swing at a tennis ball; having trouble bouncing and catching the ball. Double Faults. But that’s just what Serena Williams was doing when we last saw her, at Wimbledon, in the moments before she and sister Venus defaulted their doubles match while down 0-3 to Kristina Barrios and Stefanie Voegele. Serena is back now, and set to begin her quest for the Stanford title tomorrow evening. As always, as soon as La Serena showed up she went viral. Inquisitive minds wanted to know more about her condition, and about the “viral…
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: For Better or Worse

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    Well, it’s been a busy if not particularly critical two weeks in tennis, with players scattered far and wide, preparing for the upcoming hard-court events. So let’s see take a closer look at some of the things that happened — for better or worse — these past few weeks. He was truly the “Little Big Man” this week, the same week that the wonderful author of a book of that name, Thomas Berger, left a hole in the literary landscape. I’m talking about Dudi Sela, the 29-year old, 5-foot-9 Israeli dynamo who reached just the second final of his career in Atlanta yesterday and, well,…
  • Billie Jean’s Wonderland

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    In case you haven’t been paying attention, the World TeamTennis finals are on Sunday, featuring the Western Conference champion Springfield Lasers hosting the formidable Washington Kastles in the battle for the King Trophy. Welcome to the alternate tennis universe of World Team Tennis, the league founded by Billie Jean King. It’s the continuation of her nearly lifelong dream to shape tennis into a team game with a reach extending far beyond the country-club crowd that dominated the sport for so long in her formative years. That she’s been partly successful is evident in this detail:…
 
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  • UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:11 am
    LOS ANGELES (AP) The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major...
  • Tuesday's Sports In Brief

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    COLLEGE SPORTS CHICAGO (AP) The NCAA agreed to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go nearly far enough. The deal, filed in U.S. Distri...
  • Ray Guy's long wait for Hall of Fame comes to end

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:24 am
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Ray Guy built a Hall of Fame career of making other people wait. Those anxious seconds for punt returners awaiting his booming kicks were nothing compared to the more than two decades Guy had to endure before finally getting the call that he was elected to the Pro ...
  • Brewers All-Star prospect worries for ill son

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:10 am
    MILWAUKEE (AP) One of the Milwaukee Brewers' top prospects is balancing an All-Star season while worrying for his seriously ill son....
  • Rockies-Cubs Preview

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:27 am
    The Colorado Rockies have struggled offensively during their longest road skid in almost two years, including 15 straight scoreless innings in their latest setback....
 
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  • John Isner loses to Steve Johnson at Washington (Yahoo Sports)

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Speaking to reporters moments after losing his opening match at the Citi Open, John Isner swore, gave clipped answers and complained that he and fellow American Steve Johnson played on a secondary court instead of in the main stadium. Nishikori edged Sam Querrey 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, while Berdych beat qualifier Robby Ginepri 6-1, 6-4.
  • Lepchenko upsets second-seeded Radwanska (Yahoo Sports)

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:37 pm
    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Varvara Lepchenko beat second-seeded Angieszka Radwanska 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 on Wednesday in the Bank of the West Classic to advance to the quarterfinals.
  • US Open would offer Roddick, Fish '15 doubles spot (Yahoo Sports)

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    If Andy Roddick is willing to go through the necessary steps to return to competitive tennis, the U.S. Open would offer him and pal Mardy Fish a doubles wild card next year. Roddick complained on his Fox Sports Live podcast this week that he wanted to play doubles with Fish at Flushing Meadows next month - until finding out that the 2003 U.S. Open champion is not eligible to compete currently. On Wednesday, U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier said the organization would be willing to give Roddick and Fish a wild card for doubles at the 2015 U.S. Open. Roddick, who turns 32 on…
  • Nadal out of 2 tournaments because of right wrist (Yahoo Sports)

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year's last Grand Slam tournament. The second-ranked Nadal plays left-handed, but he uses a two-handed backhand. He said in a statement issued by the Toronto tournament that he injured himself Tuesday. In a posting on Facebook, Nadal said he is ''disappointed'' that he can't play the next two weeks but adds, ''I expect to be well for the U.S. Open.'' Nadal's manager, Benito Perez-Barbadillo, wrote in an emailed release that…
  • Rosol beats Haider-Maurer in Kitzbuehel (Yahoo Sports)

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) -- Lukas Rosol advanced to his fourth quarterfinal of the month by beating Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria 6-3, 7-6 (4) at the Bet-at-Home Cup on Wednesday.
 
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    Tennis Panorama

  • Dominican Journeyman Victor Estrella Burgos Sets Sights on Career High Ranking as he Topples Eighth Seed Feliciano Lopez at Citi Open

    Tennis Panorama News
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:32 pm
    By Dave Gertler   (July 30, 2014) WASHINGTON, DC – Victor Estrella Burgos, the Dominican journeyman who broke into the top 100 for the first time in March, will celebrate his 34th birthday with a new career-high ranking, after claiming the scalp of the Citi Open’s eighth seed, beating Feliciano Lopez 7-6, 6-4 on Wednesday.   With no breaks of serve in the first set, Lopez served three consecutive aces to take it to a tie-break. Estrella – basking in the Washington, DC heat – used his power and whipping topspin from the baseline to gain a vital mini-break at 5-4, and…
  • Rafael Nadal Withdraws from Toronto and Cincinnati with Wrist Injury

    Tennis Panorama News
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
      (July 30, 2014) World No. 2 Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from both the Rogers Cup in Toronto and the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati due to a right wrist injury.   “I’m extremely disappointed that I am unable to defend my Rogers Cup title this year,” said Nadal through a Rogers Cup press release. “I was looking forward to coming there and playing again in Toronto as I have always loved to play in Canada and had great results in the past at a very important event.   “Unfortunately I injured my right wrist yesterday during practice and after the tests I…
  • Isner Among the Top Seeds in Action at Citi Open on Wednesday

    Tennis Panorama News
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    John Isner By Dave Gertler (July 30, 2014) WASHINGTON, DC – The top seeds in the men’s draw at the Citi Open are all in action today, and with defending champion Juan Martin Del Potro still recovering from injury, as well as the pre-tournament withdrawal of would-be No.3 seed Grigor Dimitrov, fifth seeded American John Isner might be sensing the opportunity to finally raise the trophy of the tournament that has meant so much to him during his professional tennis career.   “For me, Washington has always been a special place,” said Isner during a USTA-organized conference call…
  • WTA Results for July 29, 2014

    Tennis Panorama News
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC – STANFORD, USA $ 710,000.00 26 July – Aug 3, 2014 RESULTS – JULY 29, 2014 Women’s Singles – First Round [5] A Ivanovic (SRB) d S Lisicki (GER) 76(2) 61 G Muguruza (ESP) d [6] D Cibulkova (SVK) 62 46 62 M Puig (PUR) d [7] C Suárez Navarro (ESP) 63 75 [Q] C Zhao (CAN) d Y Wickmayer (BEL) 62 10 ret. (viral illness) [WC] V Williams (USA) d [Q] P Kania (POL) 63 62 D Hantuchova (SVK) d P Ormaechea (ARG) 63 64 Women’s Doubles – Quarterfinals [2] A Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A Rodionova (AUS) d M Lucic-Baroni (CRO) / K Pliskova (CZE) 61…
  • Kristina Mladenovic Stuns Citi Open Top Seed Lucie Safarova

    Tennis Panorama News
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Lucie Safarova photo by Christopher Levy @Tennis_Shots By Dave Gertler   (July 29, 2014) WASHINGTON, DC – It’s still only the first round, but the Citi Open women’s draw is now without a defending champion or a No. 1 seed. Top seed at the Washington, D.C. event, Lucie Safarova, has been eliminated in the first round by French world No. 78 Kristina Mladenovic.  This upset came off the back of a straightforward win by No.2 seed Ekaterina Makarova over Magdalena Rybarikova, albeit not an upset other than the fact that the Rybarikova had never lost a match at the event, include…
 
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  • Croats attack Ajla Tomljanovic for changing citizenship to Australian, call her cheap and shameful

    Marija
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic will start representing Australia at the upcoming US Open and her decision to change citizenship caused an outrage in her birth country. Some days after the news had been announced, the world No.55 lost in the first round of this week's Stanford tournament to Andrea Petkovic 6-1 6-4 and the defeat was a great occasion for her enraged nationals to insult and attack her. On her Facebook page Ajla received loads of comments calling her a cheap and shameful person, a traitor, and similar things. Some people said that athletes like her don't even deserve the…
  • Clay Thompson, former #1 collegiate player, joins forces with Own the Zone, becoming first pro to use eco-friendly overgrips on ATP Tour

    Marija
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:50 pm
    This is a guest post of Women's Tennis Blog's long-time partner and very first sponsor, Own the Zone, famous for their innovative tennis products – the colorful OTZ band vibration dampeners made of polymer (upgrade of rubber bands already used by champions such as Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick and Andre Agassi) and EcoGrip, world's first biodegradable overgrip for tennis. Both the cute bow-shaped OTZ dampeners and high-performing EcoGrip can be used to improve your tennis game. Own the Zone is proud to officially announce the partnership with Clay Thompson, who…
  • Venus Williams launches EleVen Fall 2014 collection, what will be her US Open dress?

    Marija
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:34 am
    The US Open is getting closer fast and tennis clothing brands are ready to enter the fashion battle at the final Grand Slam of the season. We have already seen the fall collections of Stella McCartney for Adidas, Nike for Maria Sharapova and the US Open dresses of Serena Williams and Ana Ivanovic, and here's what Venus Williams and her brand EleVen are suggesting for the upcoming months. The Herringbone Collection features a wide variety of items and designs in neutral colors, ranging from darker grey to cerulean blue and white. Venus still hasn't revealed what will be her outfit…
  • Elina Svitolina defends Baku Cup title

    Marija
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    Elina Svitolina has won two WTA titles and both triumphs happened at the Baku Cup, in back-to-back years. The 19-year-old lost just one set all week, in the semifinals against Francesca Schiavone, and in today's title match recorded a 6-1 7-6(2) victory over the 2012 Baku champion Bojana Jovanovski. After racing through the first set in just 22 minutes, Svitolina faced much more resistance from the fifth-seeded Jovanovski in the second set, as all its 12 games were holds of serve, but the Ukrainian took command in the tiebreak, opening with four straight points won, and the $43,000…
  • Former and reigning champion to fight for another Baku title

    Marija
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    What do the 2014 Baku Cup finalists Elina Svitolina and Bojana Jovanovski have in common? They both won their first WTA title at this very tournament. The 37th-ranked Svitolina, who is defending champion this week, boasts a 9-1 record in the capital of Azerbaijan, while Jovanovski, who lifted the trophy in 2012, has a 10-1 win-loss record there. Both players battled for three sets in the semifinals. The fifth-seeded Jovanovski rallied from 4-1 down in the third set to beat Stefanie Voegele 6-2 2-6 6-4, while the second-seeded Svitolina saved as much as eight break points against Francesca…
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    Pro Tennis Fan

  • ProTennisFan Weekly Wrap-Up

    Mike
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:56 pm
    By Mike McIntyre What a week it has been in the world of professional tennis, both on and off the court. There is normally a lull in the middle of July after Wimbledon concludes but for some reason this year there have been plenty of headlines worth noting. While champions have been crowned in Atlanta, Gstaad and Umag, it is news eminating from outside of the lines on the court that have to be addressed first and foremost. From a tennis writers perspective, the shocking admission of plagiarism from one of the sports most recognized writers has lit up social media. Neil Harman, the lead tennis…
  • Around The Corner: Atlanta, Gstaad and Umag

    Mike
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    By Mike McIntyre BB&T Atlanta Open The Emirates Airlines U.S. Open Series officially gets underway with the level 250 event in Atlanta. While the major players will make their first hardcourt swing appearances in two weeks time at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, some smaller (and taller) fish will start accumulating points a bit earlier. When I say taller I am definitely talking about John Isner who heads the field in Atlanta as the number one seed. Isner has become the hardest working player on the ATP Tour in recent summers and this year should be no exception. He has plenty of points to…
  • Dolgopolov In Hot Water Over Instagram Pic

    Mike
    13 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    By Mike McIntyre Wanted: new PR manager for Alexandr Dolgopolov. It seems as though the 19th ranked Ukrainian has made a very poor judgement call with his use of social media. Dolgopolov posted the following picture on his Instagram account. Be warned that the picture is not appropriate to be viewed by children or in ones workplace.  The general consensus on Twitter on the translation of the words beneath the picture is, "childhood is over, bitches." The first thing that crossed my mind when I saw this was that Dolgopolov's Instagram account had to have been hacked. I…
  • Canadians Dominate at Wimbledon

    Mike
    2 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    By Mike McIntyre While the term "dominate" might be a bit of a stretch, Canada can be proud to say that they have representation in the final four at Wimbledon in both the men's and the women's singles draws. Just four years ago John McEnroe told me that, "If tennis was played on ice, Canada would have a top-ten player." Today thanks to victories on grass, not ice, Canada will have two players in the top-ten of professional tennis when the updated rankings come out Monday. With her quater-final victory over Angelique Kerber, 20 year old Canadian starlet Genie…
  • Wawrinka Success Testament to Hard Work

    Mike
    26 Jan 2014 | 7:20 am
    If you were to look up Stanislas Wawrinka on Wikipedia and scroll down to the ‘Playing Style’ section you’d notice that, according to whoever wrote this entry, the Swiss star’s biggest fault is his lack of mental toughness. Having watched him win the Australian Open this week, I believe this line should now be scratched and never entered again. The 28-year-old has, in the past year, shown facets to his game we did not think he had, hanging with and bettering those who had been considered all-round better players by fans of live tennis online. His stunning victory over Novak Djokovic…
 
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  • Girls National 16s and 18s Draws, Seeds; Vickery Reaches Bank of the West Quarterfinals; Southern Wins USTA Girls 18s Team Event

    Colette Lewis
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:17 pm
    The girls 16s and 18s in San Diego have posted their seeds and draws already.  See if you can guess who's missing from the 18s seeding list below:1. Louisa Chirico2. CiCi Bellis3. Katerina Stewart4. Brooke Austin5. Tornado Alicia Black6. Jessie Aney7. Francesca DiLorenzo8. Caroline Lampl9. Kelly Chen10. Katharine Fahey11. Andie Daniell12. Alexis Nelson13. Ena Shibahara14. Sofia Kenin15. Josie Kuhlman16. Ellie Halbauer17. Gabby Andrews17. Usue Arconada17. Caroline Dolehide17. Alexis Franco17. Michaela Gordon17. Emma Higuchi17. Jessica Ho17. Meghan Kelley17. Kaitlyn McCarthy17. Brienne…
  • Midwest Defends Boys 18s National Team Title; Odds and Ends from All Over

    Colette Lewis
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:21 pm
    The finals of the USTA Boys 18s National Team Championships were today at the University of Illinois, with the No. 2 seed Midwest section team defending its title with a 6-1 win over top seed Southern (note: correction made, initially shown as 5-2 final score on TennisLink). Because results are difficult to find on the TennisLink site, I'm including a screenshot of today's results.The girls final is also between Southern and Midwest, but the results will not be available until much later, because it is being played in Claremont California. The TennisLink site is here.Because for most of the…
  • Kalamazoo Qualifying Draws Released; Halys, Sorribes Tormo Claim European Championships; US 14U Teams Head to ITF World Championships; Pro Update

    Colette Lewis
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:20 pm
    The qualifying draws, the first in the Kalamazoo tournament's 72-year history, have been posted at the TennisLink site.  The 64-player draws in both the 16s and 18s divisions will produce eight qualifiers. Two rounds of qualifying are scheduled for Thursday, with the final round of qualifying on Friday morning.  Deiton Baughman, Reilly Opelka and Logan Smith are the top 3 seeds in the 18s qualifying.  Eduardo Nava was the No. 4 seed, but he has already withdrawn and is playing in the main draw at the Decatur Futures this week. Jackson Suh, Brian Cernoch, Sebastian Arcila and…
  • Chen Wins Austin $10K; Gibbs Wins USO Wild Card; Black, Donaldson, Townsend Qualify for Citi Open in Washington, Zhao Reaches Main Draw at Bank of the West Classic

    Colette Lewis
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Fifteen-year-old Kelly Chen went straight from the G18s Clay Courts in Memphis to the qualifying tournament of the $10,000 Pro Circuit event in Austin.  Before she made that trip, Chen had only one main draw victory in a professional-level tournament, but this week she got five, beating 2013 NCAA finalist Mary Weatherholt 6-3, 7-6(7) in Sunday's final. The Cerritos, California resident, who works with former NCAA champion and WTA Top 40 player Debbie Graham, now heads back home to compete in the Girls 18s National Championships, with the main draw in that division beginning next…
  • Teens Get Opportunities During US Open Series; Chen, Weatherholt in Austin $10K Final; Frank and Nguyen Meet for Godfrey Futures Title

    Colette Lewis
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:38 pm
    The US Open Series is underway with the ATP's BB&T Atlanta Open kicking off the five-week lead-in into the US Open. Defending champion and top seed John Isner is in the final for the fourth time in five years after his 7-5, 6-4 win today over Jack Sock. He will play either Germany's Benjamin Becker(Baylor) or Dudi Sela of Israel in Sunday's final. Steve Johnson(USC) and Sam Querrey have reached the doubles final.There are three US Open series events on the schedule for next week. The ATP has a 500-level in Washington DC, with the women sharing the courts in an International level event.
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  • Haas Withdraws from U.S. Open, Baghdatis In

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Tommy Haas's withdrawal from the U.S. Open opens a spot for fan favorite Marcos Baghdatis in the main draw. Tommy Haas officially withdrew from this year’s U.S. Open today, opening up a spot for Marcos Baghdatis to gain direct entry into the draw. More: Petkovic's Comical Twitter Q&A The news does not come as a surprise, as Haas announced in early June that his fourth shoulder surgery would end his 2014 campaign. Surgery went well ...Thanks for all the well wishes.Luckily i have the World Cup and Wimby while stuck in this sling. pic.twitter.com/3cYrMJlPSw — Tommy Haas…
  • Sabine Lisicki Hits Fastest Recorded Serve in WTA History

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Lisicki hit a 131 MPH serve in her loss to Ana Ivanovic in Stanford. Despite losing 7-6(2), 6-1 to Ana Ivanovic in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, Calif. today, Sabine Lisicki goes home with her own slice of WTA history. The big-serving German cracked a first serve in the first set at 131 MPH, which is a new WTA record. The previous record of 129 MPH was set by Venus Williams at the 2007 US Open. Lisicki led by a break for much of the opening set before Ivanovic drew level, and slammed down the serve to hold for 6-5 in the opening…
  • New String Company Hits the Market, Boasts High-Quality Performance Strings

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:24 am
    The newest YTEX string on the market is also one of RSI's highest rated strings for players. If you don't play with the No. 1 rated string by the RSI, allow us to introduce you to YTEX. As the newest company in the string market, YTEX offers exceptional quality in every product. The proof of concept is simple: as of February of 2012 it has the second-best rated string ever tested by RSI - the Quadro Twist string. And there is a reason why YTEX is so excited about those second place honors. That's because the only string that is rated higher is natural gut. Based on the price point…
  • Laura Robson Named SportsAid Ambassador

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:28 am
    The patron of the charity, which works with young athletes in the UK, is the Duchess of Cambridge. Great Britain's Laura Robson has been named for SportsAid, a charity in the UK that looks to help the nation's up-and-coming athletes. SportsAid provides assistance to athletes at the start of their careers to help them meet the cost of training and competing, and also provides mentoring opportunities.  In her role as ambassador, Robson will work directly with many of the charity's female athletes, including those in tennis and wheelchair tennis. She'll…
  • Murray, Mauresmo Take the Cold Plunge Challenge

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    Andy Murray and Amelie Mauresmo are taking their relationship to the next level. Andy Murray was supposedly set to confirm the rumors that he’d be working with new coach Amelie Mauresmo at least through the end of the hard court season, but nothing official has come through the wires. Until this:   Post by Andy Murray.   Post by Andy Murray. Rumor has it that in tennis circles the “Cold Plunge Challenge” is akin to drawing knives, opening wounds in one’s palm, and shaking hands with bloodied palms. At the very least it’s refreshing…
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  • Wrist injury puts Rafael Nadal's U.S. Open defense in jeopardy

    Rich Rodriguez
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the upcoming Masters 1000 tournaments at Toronto and Cincinnati with a right wrist injury. In a statement published by The New York Times, the 14-time Grand Slammer flew to Spain to have an MRI done, and based on his doctor's recommendations, will have to "be out of competition for at least 2-3 weeks." The timing puts his participation at the U.S. Open in jeopardy. During last year's North American hard-court swing, he went 17-0, including winning his second title at Flushing Meadows over Novak Djokovic. Injuries are as common as clay-court titles for Rafa.
  • [UPDATED] VIDEO VAULT: Sabine Lisicki throws downs a 131 mph serve and sets new record

    Rich Rodriguez
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:47 pm
    During her opening round match against Ana Ivanovic in Stanford, Sabine Lisicki served a 131 mph bomb that the WTA tour certified as the fastest recorded woman's serve in history. The former record was 129 mph held Venus Williams.It was certainly a phenomenal consolation prize since Boom Boom ended up losing the match in straight sets.UPDATE: Here's Boom Boom's tweet about the record-setting serve. Even she admits it's a pretty good consolation prize:Well...at least I broke the world record for fastest serve on @WTA ... 😉💪 #131mph #history #record pic.twitter.com/vhWGNtMDHo— Sabine…
  • Will the U.S. Open Series mark a return to form for Andy Murray and Victoria Azarenka?

    Rich Rodriguez
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:54 am
    Andy Murray and Victoria Azarenka aren’t as different as it might seem from the outside. They both own two majors, and won one title in 2012 and another in 2013 (the U.S. Open and Wimbledon for Murray and two Australian Open championships for Azarenka). Both of them prefer the firm footing of a hard court. They can be, eh, vocal when playing - he to his baller box and she to basically anyone who is in earshot of the stadium. And, for the last few weeks these former top-five ballers have been sitting at number ten in their tour’s respective world rankings. With the North American…
  • VIDEO VAULT: Del Potro back hitting backhands, Raonic practicing with Serena and Nestor

    Rich Rodriguez
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:23 pm
    There were a couple of videos that made the rounds today and they were pretty noteworthy. The first one shows Juan Martin del Potro hitting backhands. He's basically pushing the ball to protect his surgically repaired left wrist. It's a start. I, personally, can't wait for the BIG LUG to return. #biglugluv y'all. Milos Raonic was practicing today in Toronto and brought along a couple of friends...Serena Williams and Daniel Nestor.ReRe tweeted about the practice session afterwards: Had a fun hit with Daniel Nestor and @milosraonic today. I tried to hang in there. Hope I did ok! 👍— Serena…
  • (UPDATED) +NETCORDS: Stephens and Annacone split, Neil Harman caught plagiarizing, and Vaidisova practicing again

    Rich Rodriguez
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Busy day in the tennisphere...- Soooooo lookie (up) there. If it isn't our old friend, the ex-Worm loving Czech lady baller who retired at the age of 20, Nicole Vaidisova. She was hugely talented, although I always thought her backhand technique was, er, funky. But Vaida had big wins and was on her way up before calling it quits. Then there was the marriage to Radek Stepanek. Let's not relive that one. Apparently she's back to practicing and feeling good: These last couple weeks Im finally able to serve with less pain then i have in over 3 years, it makes me hopeful and happy to see progress…
 
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  • Kastles win fourth straight WTT title

    Diane
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    The Washington Kastles won their fourth straight World Team Tennis title over the weekend when they defeated the Springfield Lasers 25-13 in the WTT final, which was held in Springfield, Missouri. Martina Hingis was named the final's Most Valuable Player. The Kastles won all five events--women's singles, men's singles, women's doubles, men's doubles, and mixed doubles.San Diego Aviators player Daniela Hantuchova won the Female MVP award for the season, and Texas Wild's Anabel Medina Garrigues won the Female Rookie of the Year award. An especially interesting WTT score is Townsend-1, Huber-0.
  • Women Who Serve now available on Twitter

    Diane
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:57 pm
    For some time now, I've avoided putting Women Who Serve on Twitter for professional reasons, and also because I didn't want to make my blogging life more complicated. Then it occurred to me that not having a Twitter extension was actually making my blogging life a lot harder. Not only was I leaving myself out of a loop of tennis bloggers and journalists I very much like and respect, I was also spending too much time and energy collecting odds and ends and trying to figure out what to do with them.Now, you will see fewer of those "odds and ends" on the blog, but you'll find them on the Women…
  • Catalina Castano retires from professional tennis

    Diane
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:58 am
    Charleston, 2006Columbia's Catalina Costano announced Thursday that she is retiring from professional tennis because she has a diagnosis of breast cancer. Castano is undergoing chemotherapy to treat her illness.The 35-year-old Colombian player reached her highest ranking, number 35 in the world, in 2006. She is the most decorated player in Colombian Fed Cup history, with the most ties played, the most years played, and the most matches won. She played 50 Fed Cup ties in her career."I live day by day because with cancer you never know when everything suddenly ends," Castano said in making the…
  • Svitolina repeats as Baku champion

    Diane
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
    We don't see titles successfully defended that often, but today, Elina Svitolina was the exception, winning her second Baku Cup title in two years. The 19-year-old from Ukraine defeated Bojana Jovanovski 6-1, 7-6 in the final. Winning the doubles title were Alexandra Panova and Heather Watson upst 3rd seeds Raluca Olaru and Shahar Peer 6-2, 7-6.Meanwhile, Peng Shuai moved a step closer to winning a "real" WTA title. She defeated Liu Fangszhou 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in today's Nanchang final. The 18-year-old Liu, ranked number 422 in the world when she entered the tournament, has impressed all week.
  • Sweeping the court

    Diane
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Sloane Stephens has hired Thomas Hosgstedt to be her coach on a trail basis, starting with his appearance at the Citi Open in Washington, DC. Hogstedt, a former coach of Maria Sharapova, also spend some (very little) time coaching Caroline Wozniacki.Nike has unveiled its new headquarters in Shanghai, which includes the Li Na Building. The nod to China's leading player is part of a tradition Nike has of naming buildings after its star athletes.You can now get to know Grace Min.Or, if you happen to live in Romania, thanks to Dedeman and Simona Halep, you can have a great food and house supply…
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  • Wimbledon: Maria Sharapova’s interview

    Nina
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    Maria Sharapova’s interview after her forth round defeat to German Angelique Kerber. (Source: wimbledon.com) Q.  You were the favorite after Serena exited.  Does it make the loss today more difficult to take?MARIA SHARAPOVA:  I always consider myself one of the favorites because I’ve won Grand Slams before; been No. 1 in the world.  It’s absolutely normal for people to have high expectations of me doing well in Grand Slam stages. I certainly do, as well.  Today could have gone either way, and it didn’t go my way. Q.  What do you think the difference was in the…
  • Watch Wimbledon 2014 online: live and free

    Nina
    23 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    It is Wimbledon time. And in certain countries, you don’t get to see it on TV unless you specifically pay for paid sports channels. To watch Wimbledon live online and free, try the following site.
  • Maria Sharapova: the Highest-Paid Female Athlete in the World in 2014

    Nina
    16 Jun 2014 | 2:13 am
    Russia’s Maria Sharapova yet again is the world’s highest paid female athlete in 2014. In recently released list of the highest paid athletes in the world, Forbes ranks Sharapova at No. 34 with earnings  of $24.4 million ($22 million from endorsements). China’s Li Na ranks No. 41 at $23.6 million ($18 million from endorsements).  Serena Williams ranks No. 55 with $22 million in earnings equally divided between prize money and endorsements/appearance fees. (Photo: Forbes Russia 2013)
  • Novak Djokovic to marry in July

    Nina
    15 Jun 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Serbian media site Blic reports that current world number 2 player Novak Djokovic and his fiancée Jelena Ristic have set a wedding date - July 9. The wedding will take place in Montenegro, right after Wimbledon. The rumored guest list includes Viktor Troicki, Janko Tipsarevic, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Andy Murray, and Maria Sharapova. Recently Djokovic also announced on his Facebook and Twitter pages that they are expecting their first child together: “My dear friends, You’ve been with me through many tough and good times in my career. I’ve been blessed to travel the…
  • Maria Kirilenko at Sochi Olympics

    Nina
    13 Feb 2014 | 6:02 am
    Maria Kirilenko was spotted with her ice hockey player fiancé Alexander Ovechkin at Sochi Olympics. The couple was in the stands to watch the figure skating competition.  I am obviously not keeping up with the tennis dating scene, since I was still under the impression that Maria is still dating fellow tennis player Igor Andreev. Aparently the couple broke up in 2011, and ever since she has been dating Ovechkin.
 
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  • Isner Defends His Title in Atlanta

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    John Isner successfully defended his Atlanta Open title, defeating Israeli Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-4. Isner looked comfortable throughout the majority of the match. At 6 foot 10 inches, Isner towered over his 5 foot 9 inch opponent and with the hot conditions also playing in his favor, the American was firing down serves 20mph faster than Sela. Breaking Sela’s first service game of the match was the early deciding factor. The Israeli player struggled to break back (no surprise there!). Isner now moves on to the next tournament in the series, the Citi Open in Washington, DC. Despite losing the…
  • American Players in the US Open Series

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    With the 2014 US Open Series now under way at the Atlanta Open, which US players should tennis fans be looking out for during the series? Without having too much to shout about recently, are there any US players capable of winning a tournament, or even the series? John Isner has opted to enter every event leading up to the US Open, and can probably be considered the biggest hope for the US on the Men’s side of the game. Returning to the Atlanta Open as defending champion, Isner will hope to build on his two other final appearances last year, and make a strong challenge at Flushing…
  • Road to the US Open

    admin
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    The annual US Open Series returns in 2014 with a fantastic line up of events and players that will capture the imagination of US tennis and sports fans everywhere. Spectators can see the world’s best players in action all across the country. Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Andy Roddick are among the men who have captured the Series crown, while the women’s champions include Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Kim Clijsters, Ana Ivanovic and Caroline Wozniacki. Launched in 2004 to bring more attention to tournaments in the US, the series continues to grow…
  • Enjoy Tennis AND Paris: Roland Garros Travel Packages

    admin
    27 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    Each year as May approaches, we are thankful here at Grand Slam Tennis Tours for Roland Garros, or as many refer to it, the French Open. What better excuse to visit Paris than to see all the top players go head-to-head on the “dirt”, or red clay. Held at the end of May into the beginning of June (this year’s dates are May 25 – June 8), Roland Garros is home to some of the most memorable matches the game of tennis has witnessed. Due to the slow playing surface and the lack of a 5th set tiebreak, it is considered to be the most physically demanding major. Who could…
  • Spend Labor Day at the US Open

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    Ready to plan your Labor Day US Open Package? The US Open is the final and, in our opinion, the most exciting Grand Slam of the year (maybe we’re a bit biased since it’s our home slam)! Labor Day Weekend in New York City is buzzing with energy and excitement — much of it in anticipation of the tennis at Flushing Meadows. Whether you’re a newbie or seasoned veteran to the US Open, our Labor Day Weekend Package is for you. Yes, you could plan every minute detail of the trip yourself, but why do that? You won’t get the best tickets, hotels near all the NYC…
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  • Wk.29- Mayer Sails Maiden Voyage into Top 30

    Todd.Spiker
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here. There is a phrase used in sporting circles. It is especially heard in British soccer where certain teams with a long period of dominance used it. It means right now we suck but we have not always stunk and there will again come a time when we will not stink. The Boston Celtics, Pittsburgh Steelers, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Knicks, White Sox and Marlins are all good examples of this adage. This is that saying: There have always been four nations at the heart of tennis. In a nice symmetry, they each got a slam. Yes, they are the four nations who have…
  • Wk.28- Hewitt’s Last Hurrah?

    Todd.Spiker
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here. The World Cup is finished. Congratulations Germany. You guys really were the best team. In fact, you were frighteningly good. Goodbye to Wimbledon, as well, though not the grass. Not yet. Who likes old finals? With a combined age of 68, two very old people took to the court and played young tennis on an old tennis court. It was reminiscent of the good old days. Karlovic, now up to 29 in the world, lost to Hewitt, who has risen to 41st in the world. When was the last time they were both seeded at a slam? 2009 US Open. It could happen again, exactly five years after the…
  • Djokovic Done with Drought, Wins #7

    Todd.Spiker
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.This is my last slam post for a while. Well, it feels like a while, but it will go by oh so quickly. In fact, the US Open is already talking about the women’s dark horses. Too soon, US Open, too soon -- 49 days as I write this. The top seeds played the twelfth seeds in the Wimbledon doubles semifinals, but when those twelfth seeds are Mahut/Llodra the seedings don’t matter. The Bryans, however, decided that it didn’t matter what their pedigree was. They needed 53 minutes to win the opening set in the breaker [7-4] and there were signs it might be a close match.
  • Wimbledon Men's Final: The Survivors

    Todd.Spiker
    6 Jul 2014 | 4:43 pm
    At the end of a Wimbledon that was highlighted by the emergence of a new generation of stars, the men's final featured a continuation of what has been "the norm" over the past decade -- another match-up of two men from a small group of elite players who have dominated the sport's major titles for what seems like ages.Well, if you can call taking 36 of the last 38 slams "dominating" for what seems like "ages." And I think we can.In the men's final, top-seeded Novak Djokovic faced off with seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer, with both men looking for a bit of redemption on a Sunday…
  • Wimbledon: The Final 2

    Todd.Spiker
    5 Jul 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.It is Federer/Djokovic in the final. I am going to talk about three of their previous matches from a position of unbias. Well, I will attempt to. Is "unbias" a word? I am sure it is. The problem with being a Federer fan is that I tend to be irritating. I know we are an annoying bunch. In fact, I can't stand certain Federer fans, but that is by the by. They have not always endured the best relationship. I will let Federer tell you all about it:"I was just upset at him calling the trainer out for no obvious reason against my buddy, Stan, in a five setter," said Federer.
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    The Tennis Times

  • Sabine Lisicki Hits WTA World Record Fastest Serve for a Female| 131mph

    The Insider
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Sabine Lisicki Hits WTA World Record Fastest Serve for a Female| 131mph. She played it so cool.. and didnt even notice! Your reading: Sabine Lisicki Hits WTA World Record Fastest Serve for a Female| 131mph originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Novak Djokovic Back on Court Getting Ready for US Open Series

    The Insider
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:59 am
    Novak Djokovic is back on court getting his fitness levels up and ready for the US Open series. Your reading: Novak Djokovic Back on Court Getting Ready for US Open Series originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Donna Vekic Looking Sexy at the Beach in Her Bikini

    The Insider
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
    Donna Vekic seemed to be having fun at the beach (Cote d’Azure). Showing us her bikini body. Your reading: Donna Vekic Looking Sexy at the Beach in Her Bikini originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Neil Harman Resigns from ITWA After Admitting to Plagiarism

    The Insider
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    In an email to ITWA members on Wednesday, he admitted to plagiarizing material for the official Wimbledon Yearbook, which he was hired to write by the LTA: I am writing to you as co-President to inform you that I have decided to resign from ITWA and do so with a heavy heart but it is clear that I have no alternative. It has been brought to my attention that I have severely compromised my position as a member, having used unattributed material to form part of my writing of the Wimbledon Yearbook. There can be no excuse for such shoddy work, which I deeply regret. I did it without malice…
  • Sabine Lisicki Looking Cute as she walks along the beach

    The Insider
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:59 am
    Sabine Lisicki enjoys a last walk on the beach before tournaments. Shame … cant always have the good life. Dont worry Sabine you can do a lot more of this after you stop playing tennis Your reading: Sabine Lisicki Looking Cute as she walks along the beach originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
 
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  • Rafael Nadal pulls out of Toronto, Cincinnati

    Tennis Guru
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    In a surprising turn of events, world number two Rafael Nadal won’t be competing at the upcoming Rogers Cup in Toronto and Cincinnati Masters due to right wrist injury. Nadal is the defending champion on both Masters 1000 hardcourt events. Nadal last competed at the Wimbledon championships where he lost in the fourth round to [&hellip The post Rafael Nadal pulls out of Toronto, Cincinnati appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga signs up with IMG

    Tennis Guru
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:23 am
    New York, NY (July 30, 2014) – IMG announced today the signing of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France to a worldwide marketing and management representation. Tsonga, currently ranked World No.15 (as of Week of July 28, 2014), has a career high ranking of World No.5, achieved week of February 27, 2012. The Le Mans native finished [&hellip The post Jo-Wilfried Tsonga signs up with IMG appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Raonic v Sock 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream

    Tennis Guru
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:13 am
    The Raonic v Sock 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream is available here. This ATP 500 hardcourt event takes place from July 28 to August 3 in Washington, D.C.. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $1,654,295 and is the second event of the US Open Series 2014 for ATP stars. Three-time winner [&hellip The post Raonic v Sock 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Lopez v Estrella Burgos 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream

    Tennis Guru
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:11 am
    The Lopez v Estrella Burgos 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream is available here. This ATP 500 hardcourt event takes place from July 28 to August 3 in Washington, D.C.. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $1,654,295 and is the second event of the US Open Series 2014 for ATP stars. Three-time [&hellip The post Lopez v Estrella Burgos 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Giraldo v Becker 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream

    Tennis Guru
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:10 am
    The Giraldo v Becker 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream is available here. This ATP 500 hardcourt event takes place from July 28 to August 3 in Washington, D.C.. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $1,654,295 and is the second event of the US Open Series 2014 for ATP stars. Three-time winner [&hellip The post Giraldo v Becker 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
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  • Djokovic wins Wimbledon after beating Federer in an epic five-set final

    7 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
    Djokovic wins Wimbledon after beating Federer in an epic five-set finalNovak Djokovic and Roger Federer battled it out in one of the most historic Wimbledon finals ever.Djokovic took down Federer in a five-set final Sunday that nobody will soon forget.The crazy thing about this Wimbledon final is it looked over early in the fourth set, when Federer found himself down a set and inn a 3-5 hole to a man who was battling injury at times, but seemed to bounce back faster and stronger with each visit from the trainer.Djokovic was serving for the match at 5-3 in the fourth after some loose service…
  • Injuries threaten to ruin Del Potro’s career

    2 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    Injuries threaten to ruin Del Potro’s career One of the disappointments of this year’s Wimbledon has been the absence of Juan Martin del Potro who made it through to the semi-finals 12 months ago, eventually being beaten in a classic by Novak Djokovic. The Argentine has endured more than his fair share of injuries during his career and is currently edging his way back to full fitness following surgery on his left wrist in March. Del Potro had to miss the French Open and was still not fit enough to feature at Wimbledon, a pity as he would have tempted many people to have a put a bet on him…
  • Watch Wimbleon Online free streaming

    30 Jun 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Watch Wimbleon Online free streamingTennis Fans can watch the 2014 Wimbledon championship Live Streaming for free at Bet365 Other sites:FROMSPORTATDHE
  • Wimbledon day 7 results Monday June 30th 2014

    30 Jun 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Wimbledon 2014 day 7 results Monday June 30thWatch the 2014 Wimbledon championship Live Streaming for free at Bet365 Gentlemen's Singles - Third roundStan Wawrinka (SUI) [5] defeats Denis Istomin (UZB) 6-3 6-3 6-4Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [19] defeats John Isner (USA) [9] 6-7(8) 7-6(6) 7-6(3) 7-5Kei Nishikori (JPN) [10] defeats Simone Bolelli (ITA) 3-6 6-3 4-6 7-6(4) 6-4Gentlemen's Singles - Fourth roundAndy Murray (GBR) [3] defeats Kevin Anderson (RSA) [20] 6-4 6-3 7-6(6)Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] defeats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [14] 6-3 6-4 7-6(5)Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [11] defeats Leonardo Mayer…
  • Wimbledon day 6 results Saturday June 28th

    30 Jun 2014 | 5:22 am
    Wimbledon 2014 day 6 results Saturday June 28thWatch the 2014 Wimbledon championship Live Streaming for free at Bet365 Gentlemen's Singles - Third roundRafael Nadal (ESP) [2] defeats Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 6-7(4) 6-1 6-1 6-1Roger Federer (SUI) [4] defeats Santiago Giraldo (COL) 6-3 6-1 6-3Milos Raonic (CAN) [8] defeats Lukasz Kubot (POL) 7-6(2) 7-6(4) 6-2Simone Bolelli (ITA) v Kei Nishikori (JPN) [10] 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-7 3-3 SuspendedNick Kyrgios (AUS) defeats Jiri Vesely (CZE) 3-6 6-3 7-5 6-2Tommy Robredo (ESP) [23] defeats Jerzy Janowicz (POL) [15] 6-2 6-4 6-7(5) 4-6 6-3Boys' Singles - First…
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  • How Many Calories Can You Burn Playing Tennis? Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 48

    Kim
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
    If you haven’t figured it out by now, tennis is my favorite sport. And it’s one of my favorite tennis activities. But is tennis a good way to get into great shape? Can I burn fat just by playing tennis? What I really want to know is, exactly how many calories can I burn playing tennis? In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, we’re going to find out the answer to that “burning” question. 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:…
  • All About Tennis String Gauge – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 47

    Kim
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
    Just when you think you’ve heard everything there is to hear about tennis strings, it turns out there’s even more. In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, you’ll find out about tennis string gauge, what it is and how to pick the one that’s right for you. 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:I bet that, just like me, you’re always looking for any competitive advantage you can get in your…
  • The Surprising Benefits of Playing Tennis – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 46

    Kim
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    You know that playing tennis is a great way to get exercise. And you also know what a wonderful way it is to socialize. But did you know that tennis can save your life? In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, you’ll learn ten surprising benefits you can get to playing tennis.SHOW NOTES:I’ve been playing tennis for a few years now and I’m constantly surprised at how tennis benefits so many aspects of my life. I first started playing because I knew it was good exercise and I also hoped it would be a fun way to socialize with my friends. And, I’m not going to lie, the…
  • How To Serve Into The Sun – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 45

    Kim
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:14 pm
    SHOW NOTES:Of all the weather conditions and elements we tennis players face on court, one of the worst is the sun. Especially when we have to serve into the sun. With the sun in your eyes, your killer serve can quickly move from being a weapon to being a real liability. In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, you’ll learn how to make sure that doesn’t happen with six great tips to deal with the sun in your eyes when you’re serving.So what can you do to overcome the glare when you’re the one serving into the sun? You may need all of these tips or you may need just one.
  • We Have A Giveaway Winner!

    Kim
    24 Jun 2014 | 9:06 am
    We have a winner! Last week, I had a giveaway for a Pure Via Summer Fit Kit, sponsored by Wholesome Sweeteners. And yesterday, I pulled out the name of the random winner – it is Linda R.! Thanks so much to Linda and everyone else who entered this fun giveaway. I have certainly been enjoying my Summer Fit Kit and I know Linda will too.Stay tuned to Tennis Fixation because we’re having all kinds of summer tennis fun here!Happy Tennis!This giveaway was sponsored by Whole Earth Sweetener Company who provided me with a Pure Via Summer Fit Kit and will provide one to the giveaway…
 
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  • Wimbledon 2014 Tournament Review

    Stephen Henderson
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:25 am
    The 2014 Wimbledon Championship concluded on Sunday with an exciting five set match between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, Federer lost his bid to become the all time men's winner at Wimbledon with eight championships, while Djokovic ended his recent streak of finishing second in major tennis championships, to win his second Wimbledon title. On the women's side, 6th ranked Petra Kvitova needed only 55 minutes to claim her second title at Wimbledon, in a dominant two set victory over 13th ranked Eugenie Bouchard on Saturday. The 2014 Wimbledon Championship gave tennis fans an exciting two…
  • US Open Tennis 2013 Review

    Stephen Henderson
    11 Sep 2013 | 6:30 am
    The 2013 U.S Open concluded yesterday with Rafael Nadal defeating the No. 1 ranked Novak Djokovic in a four set match to claim his second U.S. Open championship and 13th Grand Slam championship, and Serena Williams successfully defending her U.S. Open title, and claiming her 17th Grand Slam by defeating 2nd ranked Victoria Azarenka in a three set thriller on Sunday. Djokovic had been the favourite and I had even used www.freebetoffers.net to have a bet on him winning the tournament at odds of 6/4 earlier in the week. The U.S. Open was filled with a lot of excitement, and some surprises. James…
  • Australian Open 2012 – Day 4 Blog

    Krystle Lee
    21 Jan 2012 | 4:56 am
    It’s only the second round of the Australian Open, but somehow the halving of the draw seems to feel like a huge difference in terms of what match options I have to start the day. Today is ANZ Day, where ANZ give out more goodies to their customers, and I was kind of pissed off lining up to see that they were handing out free ground passes to any customers, considering that I had bought mine. The line appeared to be relatively long, but they do quick bag inspections here at the Australian Open. I’m not even sure that they even check them properly, but who cares, I can get into the tennis…
  • Australian Open 2012 – Day 3 Blog

    Krystle Lee
    18 Jan 2012 | 8:18 am
    I’m back now from the Australian Open, procrastinating about writing a blog entry because I’m feeling so crazy, and full of a wide range of emotions. I just got back from watching the five set thriller between David Nalbandian and John Isner. Drama overload. I feel like how Nalbandian must have felt when he threw his racquet in disgust after losing the match that got away from him. I could have thrown a racquet myself to relieve some frustration. I’m going to do things backwards here today. Let’s just get it out of the way, and while the drink I have in my hand is still taking some…
  • Australian Open 2012 – Day 2 Blog

    Krystle Lee
    17 Jan 2012 | 9:06 am
    I don’t really seem to notice much anymore nowadays at Melbourne Park. This year was the first year that I really felt like the surroundings were incredibly familiar, about as close as can be to returning to a second home for me, considering that I don’t really have a second home. I try to look around to see what draws my attention, but nothing does really. I walk to Melbourne Park these days rather than taking the ridiculously crowded tram, and walk through the ANZ queue, where if they happen to be your bank of choice, then you can get in far quicker than anyone else. If you’re an ANZ…
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    The British Pathé Blog

  • Eid Mubarak

    The British Pathé Archive
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    British Pathé wishes a very happy Eid to Muslims worldwide. This vintage newsreel shows English Muslims attending celebrations at Woking Mosque in Surrey in 1926. The lives of Muslims in Britain was well-documented by Pathé News. As well as the above Eid al-Fitr footage, there is news coverage of Ramadan, Eid al-Adha, and the opening of London’s first Mosque. For some reason the cameramen often seemed reluctant to travel further than Woking, but the films are nevertheless interesting and a selection of them can be viewed on the British Pathé website via this link.
  • The Great War on YouTube

    The British Pathé Archive
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:38 am
    World War One changed everything. Through films in the British Pathé collection, we can see back into the past and remember the sacrifices of those who fought or suffered and look at the consequences of that terrible conflict. For the centenary commemorations, we have launched a new YouTube channel dedicated to archive footage from 1914 to 1918. There are also versions of the channel in German, Polish and Turkish. The channel trailers are viewable below. _________________________________________________________________ THE GREAT WAR Every Thursday, our correspondent Indy will present a new…
  • Versailles

    The British Pathé Archive
    27 Jun 2014 | 7:12 am
    This month marks 95 years since the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. British Pathé has footage of the delegates at the conference and of some of the repercussions of the treaty. There is also this later newsreel covering the lead-up to the Second World War: “The tragedy of 1938 was born in 1919 at Versailles”. Some of the key films in the British Pathé archive are viewable below. _________________________________________________________________ 1. TREATY OF VERSAILLES – PART ONE (1919) The first two films in this collection, “Treaty of Versailles Part…
  • Ageless Iraq

    The British Pathé Archive
    22 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
    Basra – The Venice of the Middle East For the last few decades, holidaying in Iraq has, sadly, been almost impossible. The country has been synonymous with war, violence and oppression for such a long time that the idea of visiting seems very fanciful for anyone born after the 1960s. 40 years ago, Iraq was in fact a popular destination for tourists. But for now, we can only travel there through the medium of film. We posted an article, “Iraq Before Saddam“, a few days ago, featuring ten films from the history of Iraq prior to the 2003 invasion. But one of them deserves…
  • Iraq Before Saddam

    The British Pathé Archive
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:18 am
    During this time of turmoil in Iraq, it is interesting to look back at that country and its history prior to Saddam Hussein coming to power. In the British Pathé archive, there are some fascinating stories and images from that beautiful, if troubled, state. This selection of 10 films includes footage of King Feisal, the construction of Iraqi oil fields, and vintage looks at Iraqi culture. For those wanting more recent footage from Iraq’s history, these short overviews by John Humphrys document Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in 1991, Operation Desert Storm, the fall of Iraq during the…
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    Tech Spotlight

  • Health issues in Manila

    Bruce Spring
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:51 pm
    UNICEF Philippines health chief Dr Marinus Gotink has returned from visiting sites in the northern part of metropolitan Manila, where he surveyed the damage caused by the areas most severe rainfall in 40 years. Health issues in Manila
  • Success Express | Jayne Leach – The New Business Brochure & One-to-One Launch

    Bruce Spring
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:29 am
    JAYNE LEACH, Diamond Manager. Diamond Manager Jayne is originally from a farming background and started her Forever business part-time. Since then, together with her partner John, she has achieved a great deal of success with Forever. Success Express | Jayne Leach – The New Business Brochure & One-to-One Launch
  • Zinc Deficiency Diseases Female Issues – Nutrition Tips – Health Tips

    Bruce Spring
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
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  • Mission to Mexico lands new business partner

    Bruce Spring
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:53 am
    Gov. Jerry Brown has been promoting California business in Mexico City, where he is leading a trade delegation actively looking for Mexican companies willing to invest in the state. Subscribe to KCRA on YouTube now for more: http://bit.ly/1kjRAAn Get more Sacremento news: http://kcra.com Like us:http://facebook.com/KCRA3 Follow us: http://twitter.com/kcranews Google+: http://plus.google.com/+kcra Mission to Mexico lands new business partner
  • HEALTH ISSUES! FT. LINK NEAL (Just Shut Up! #4)

    Bruce Spring
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:33 pm
    NEXT EP: http://smo.sh/JSU05 PREVIOUS EP: http://smo.sh/JSU03 SUBSCRIBE: http://smo.sh/SubToShutUp How do you stay healthy when everything is always trying to kill you? Link Neal from Rhett & Link shows up to not explain how. Just Shut Up! is Saturday morning cartoons Smosh-style! Laugh with Andy, Ms. Wendy, and Mr. Squirrel every Saturday at 12PM PST. Executive Producer: Jordan Allen-Dutton Producers/Head Writers: Steve Murphy and Peter Meadows Shut Up! and… Subscribe: http://smo.sh/SubToShutUp Like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/ShutUpCartoons Follow us on Twitter:…
 
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    OnCourt Advantage - Tennis: Live it, Learn it, Love it!

  • Wimbledon 2014 Women’s Singles Final

    OnCourt Advantage
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Who do you think will win the Wimbledon women’s singles final today? The final commences at 9pm Singapore time i.e. 2pm local time in the UK and you can check the odds at allpro. 2011 Wimbledon champion 24-year-old Petra Kvitová takes on No.13 seed Genie Bouchard. Kvitova, the 1.83m left-handed Czech has the edge in both […]
  • Wimbledon Women’s Prize Money Evolution 1963 to 2013

    OnCourt Advantage
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:02 pm
    The evolution of the Wimbledon prize money awarded to the women over the past 50 years i.e. 1963 to 2013, is covered in an interesting info graphic you can see below or in its original full size at this link-> Evolution of Sports. The 2013 Wimbledon prize money for the women’s singles champion was increased […]
  • Wimbledon 2014

    OnCourt Advantage
    19 Jun 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam played on natural grass courts. Wimbledon has been held at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) since 1887. The 2014 edition of The Championships run from the first day of qualifying on Monday 16 June through to Sunday 6 July for the Gentlemen’s Singles Final. I encourage you to “Follow” […]
  • Roland Garros 2014 Men’s Singles Draw

    OnCourt Advantage
    21 May 2014 | 7:55 am
    The 2014 Roland Garros main draw men’s singles matches will begin on Sunday 25 May at 11am local time in Paris, France. Below OnCourt Advantage provides a number of interesting facts about the men’s singles main draw, including when the draw is made, how the draw works, whom all the different types of participants are […]
  • Roland Garros Ranking Points – Men 2014

    OnCourt Advantage
    7 May 2014 | 9:36 pm
    The 2014 Roland Garros men’s singles event provides a great opportunity for players to achieve three of the top handful of most coveted goals in men’s tennis: winning a Grand Slam title, earning more ranking points towards qualifying for the year-end ATP World Tour Finals in London and achieving a career-high ranking. The four Grand Slam […]
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    Everyball Tennis

  • Erika progresses to TeamBath CoMpete 12&U Girls Final

    Everyball Tennis
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:06 am
    Great job to Everyball's Erika Dodridge who progressed yesterday into the finals of the Bath Grade 2 Girls 12&U event putting 3 seeded players to the sword on route. In an excellent showing so far she beat Lillian Mould (4) 6-1, 7-6, Saffron Dowse 6-1 7-6, Connie Simpson (8) 6-4 6-2, Tiegan Aitken (7) 7-6 6-0. Erika will play top seed Sonay Kartal in the final on Saturday, whilst she is joined by Lauren Armstrong on Thursday to begin the 14&U event.
  • Worth watching and/or recording tonight

    Everyball Tennis
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Sir Chris Hoy and The David Rudisha story - on TV tonight, see these links.http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p020v76d  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04bdr54
  • Is it (developing talent) rigid adherence to a set amount of hours training, or.....

    Everyball Tennis
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    ....is it something just in the genes, OR is it something in between, an 'emergent property' of sorts as defined by the R.E.P.S model:Daniel Coyle's thoughts in the following link really strike a cord with us at 'Everyball': http://www.fastcompany.com/3033239/the-future-of-work/weve-been-thinking-about-talent-the-wrong-way-all-along
  • Open v semi

    Everyball Tennis
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:38 pm
    The open stance will choose you on fast, deep, or wide balls. Otherwise look to be proactive with the feet like Robredo here (from practice courts at Wimby this year). Love the way he holds the base still through impact and then allows back foot to pivot through to recover. Download IMG_0810.MOV
  • Moor Park Grade 3 yesterday

    Everyball Tennis
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Some of the everyball gang...some good matches played, Alex Hildreth in particular playing on grass for the first time! Best of luck today to all players competing across the country! A nod to Erika Dodridge making great progress at the Bath Grade 2.
 
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    peRFect Tennis

  • The Weak Era Argument

    Gaurav Sood
    12 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    Allow me to say something blasphemous. Nadal isn’t the greatest clay court player ever to have played the sport. Sacrilege, right? But how could he be the greatest clay court player ever, when his opposition for ten years has included just one grand slam winner on clay? All this serves to indicate is that the ...The post The Weak Era Argument appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Roger Federer’s Outfit for Cincinnati and the Roger’s Cup 2014

    Jonathan
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    Hey guys, here’s Federer’s outfit for the upcoming hard court swing starting at the Roger’s Cup, Toronto, in August. Looks like a winner to me and we’re back to a Polo for the Masters 1000′s which is always good. The colour is officially medium mint with mystic green detailing and I think it looks pretty ...The post Roger Federer’s Outfit for Cincinnati and the Roger’s Cup 2014 appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Djokovic Denies Federer in Standout Wimbledon Final

    Jonathan
    6 Jul 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Hey all, well what a final that was huh? Could have been over in 4 but Roger fought till the very end, took it to 5 sets and was extremely close to coming out on the good side of things. Obviously a disappointing result but I don’t feel too down about it, just one of ...The post Djokovic Denies Federer in Standout Wimbledon Final appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Into 9th Wimbledon Final

    Jonathan
    4 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Excited yet? I know I am as Roger dispatched big serving Milos Raonic 6-4 6-4 6-4 in the second Semi Final on centre court. Much praise was heaped on the Canadian’s serve going into this match but Roger continued his exquisite record against huge serves to brush him aside in another masterclass of court craft ...The post Federer Into 9th Wimbledon Final appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Defeats Wawrinka to Make Semi Finals at Wimbledon

    Jonathan
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    We’re into the business end of the tournament now and Roger once again rose to the challenge defeating Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4 to book his spot in his 35th Grand Slam Semi Final. It looked for a brief moment like Stan the man was about to replicate his Australian Open form but Roger ...The post Federer Defeats Wawrinka to Make Semi Finals at Wimbledon appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
 
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    Tennis Grandstand

  • Pro Tennis Right Now Is Boring – Bring On The U.S. Hard Court Season

    Walker
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    By Thaddeus McCarthy   The tennis world at this time seems to be quite boring. Some articles are still coming out concerning Novak Djokovic’s epic win over Federer in the Wimbledon final, which is quite surprising seeing that it was over two weeks ago, an article that recently came out discussed how Boris Becker called Federer the Greatest of All Time (yawn). Another article was out recently concerning how Boris does not call himself a friend of Novak’s. But rather than chattering about supposed coach/player relationships or the monotonous GOAT debate, what I will discuss today is…
  • Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams Still Lead The Pack For The US Open

    Walker
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:35 pm
    With Wimbledon now complete, the tennis season is now focused in the United States and towards Flushing Meadow with the US Open just several weeks away. The men’s competition is looking likely to be extremely competitive as all three of the dominant figures of men’s tennis have reason to believe that they have a good chance of victory in New York. Although he won the title five years in a row, Roger Federer has not lifted a US Open trophy since 2008. However, Federer will go into the US Open off the back of an impressive Wimbledon, where he  nearly won an eighth Wimbledon title, falling…
  • “The Days of Roger Federer” Book Documents Almost Every Pro Match Played By The Swiss Maestro

    Walker
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:21 pm
    NEW YORK – “The Days of Roger Federer” – a book that documents matches, life events and facts on tennis legend Roger Federer with unique day-by-day summaries – is now available for sale in hard and electronic formats. The book is available for $19.95 where books are sold, including here on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1937559378/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=10D3VB2K77DG8P0DHHEV&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1688200382&pf_rd_i=507846 The book is also available in electronic formats, including on…
  • Wimbledon’s Most Controversial Conclusion Explained In Book

    Walker
    30 Jun 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Wimbledon’s most controversial conclusion from 1931 years ago – as well as fascinating tales featuring some of the greatest Hollywood stars and legends – are featured in the book THE WIMBLEDON FINAL THAT NEVER WAS…AND OTHER TENNIS TALES FROM A BYGONE ERA. The book, published by New Chapter Press, is the posthumously-published memoir of Sidney Wood, the Wimbledon champion from 1931 and member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. THE WIMBLEDON FINAL THAT NEVER WAS ($15.95, New Chapter Press, available here on amazon.com:
  • Can Roger Federer Turn Back the Clock?

    Walker
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:45 am
    The 2014 Wimbledon Championship is underway and the betting market for the third Grand Slam of the season is proving extremely popular at bookmaker Betfair. Novak Djokovic is the current favourite for the men’s title and the Serb will be looking to go one place better than last year, after being beaten in straights sets by Andy Murray in the 2013 final. Andy Murray got his defence off to a successful start with a comfortable victory on Monday over David Goffin. Rafael Nadal will also be popular with tennis punters at Betfair but his recent record at Wimbledon is patchy to say the least. In…
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    TennisTicketNews

  • Petra Kvitova And Novak Djokovic Take Wimbledon Titles

    Kristina
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
    Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova has taken home the women’s title in the 2014 Wimbledon Tennis Tournament with a 6-3, 6-0 win against Eugenie Bouchard of Canada. The win is Kvitova’s second Wimbledon Championship in her career and was the quickest singles final for the women in 31 years with only 55 minutes of play. Kvitova defeated Maria Sharapova in 2011 with a 6-3, 6-4 win which makes her tied with Venus Williams and Serena Williams with each of them winning the Wimbledon Championship twice. The victory brings Petra up to No. 4. In the men’s final, Serbian tennis…
  • The Leading Contenders for the 2014 Wimbledon Championship

    Kristina
    11 Jun 2014 | 3:08 pm
    This year’s Wimbledon Championship is almost upon us and the usual suspects will be lining up to try and capture the men’s title. Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer are the top four seeds for this year’s tournament and they also dominate the betting market at Betfair. The bookmaker have put last year’s runner up Novak Djokovic in as their 7/4 favourite, while last year’s Champion Andy Murray can be backed at odds of 3/1. Nadal is a 4/1 chance, while Federer is a point bigger at 5s. There is then a big jump to the fifth favourite Stanislas Wawrinka who is…
  • Nadal Records 5th Straight French Open Title

    Kristina
    9 Jun 2014 | 11:54 am
    Rafael Nadal has done it again. The Spaniard defeated Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic in a 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 win on Sunday for the French Open Championship title. This makes it the fifth year in a row that Nadal has won the title plus the ninth French Open title in his career breaking his own record. The win makes it Nadal’s fourteenth Grand Slam title overall, behind Roger Federer’s seventeen Grand Slam titles.  Nicknamed ‘The King Of Clay’, Nadal is ranked as the No. 1 world tennis player.
  • Sharapova Defeats Halep For 2nd French Open Title

    Kristina
    9 Jun 2014 | 11:44 am
    Maria Sharapova of Russia defeated Romanian tennis player Simona Halep at the Roland Garros on Saturday for the 2014 French Open title. Maria defeated Simona with a 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4 score. The win makes it Sharapova’s second French Open title in three years and is her fifth Grand Slam win of her career. Sharapova gave everything she could to prove she was a winner and has a never say die attitude in every match she competes in: “I’m not sure if that’s something can you work on, but I think when you’re forced to be in those situations when you’re either not…
  • Annual Citi Open Prepares For Return In Late July

    Kristina
    2 Jun 2014 | 2:24 pm
    The Citi Open will be on it’s way to the nation’s capitol again, and tennis fans will be flocking in to see the world’s best in action. This year, the tournament will be offering approximately $1.6 million in total commitment payoffs and will be held from July 26th through August 3rd at the Fitzgerald Tennis Center. Tickets can be purchased here. Last year’s winner Juan Martin del Potro made it his third Citi Open win in his career with runner up John Isner. The women’s winner was Magdalena Rybarikova, making it her second victory in succession. Runner up for the…
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    Women´s Tennis Blog

  • Petra Kvitova wins Wimbledon 2014 title

    7 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    Petra Kvitova wins Wimbledon 2014 titlePetra Kvitova crushed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-0 to win the Wimbledon championships for the second time.After just 55 mind-blowing minutes, Kvitova was flat on her back in celebration while spectators such as nine-times champion Martina Navratilova stood up to hail a majestic Centre Court performance."After three years to be back here with the trophy is absolutely amazing. It's amazing time for me," a teary-eyed Kvitova told the crowd with a quivering voice after hoisting the Rosewater Dish for the second time in four years."It will be good ... to have a…
  • Wimbledon 2014 day 7 results Monday June 30th

    30 Jun 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Wimbledon 2014 day 7 results Monday June 30thWatch the 2014 Wimbledon championship Live Streaming for free at Bet365 Ladies' Singles - Third roundSabine Lisicki (GER) [19] defeats Ana Ivanovic (SRB) [11] 6-4 3-6 6-1Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) defeats Madison Keys (USA) 7-6(7) 6-6 Ret.Ladies' Singles - Fourth roundEugenie Bouchard (CAN) [13] defeats Alize Cornet (FRA) [25] 7-6(5) 7-5Petra Kvitova (CZE) [6] defeats Shuai Peng (CHN) 6-3 6-2Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) [22] defeats Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [4] 6-3 6-0Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) defeats Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) [16] 6-2 7-5Lucie…
  • Wimbledon 2014 day 6 results Saturday June 28th

    30 Jun 2014 | 5:22 am
    Wimbledon 2014 day 6 results Saturday June 28thWatch the 2014 Wimbledon championship Live Streaming for free at Bet365 Ladies' Singles - Third roundMaria Sharapova (RUS) [5] defeats Alison Riske (USA) 6-3 6-0Alize Cornet (FRA) [25] defeats Serena Williams (USA) [1] 1-6 6-3 6-4Ana Ivanovic (SRB) [11] v Sabine Lisicki (GER) [19] 4-6 1-1 SuspendedEugenie Bouchard (CAN) [13] defeats Andrea Petkovic (GER) [20] 6-3 6-4Simona Halep (ROU) [3] defeats Belinda Bencic (SUI) 6-4 6-1Madison Keys (USA) v Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 6-7 6-6 SuspendedZarina Diyas (KAZ) defeats Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 7-6(1) 3-6…
  • Wimbledon day 5 results Friday June 27th 2014

    30 Jun 2014 | 4:56 am
    Wimbledon 2014 day 5 results Friday June 27thWatch the 2014 Wimbledon championship Live Streaming for free at Bet365 Ladies' Singles - Second roundBelinda Bencic (SUI) defeats Victoria Duval (USA) 6-4 7-5Ladies' Singles - Third roundPetra Kvitova (CZE) [6] defeats Venus Williams (USA) [30] 5-7 7-6(2) 7-5Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) defeats Na Li (CHN) [2] 7-6(5) 7-6(5)Simona Halep (ROU) [3] defeats Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 6-3 4-6 6-4Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [4] defeats Michelle Larcher De Brito (POR) 6-2 6-0Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) [16] defeats Ana Konjuh (CRO) 6-3 6-0Lucie Safarova (CZE)…
  • Watch World Cup 2014 Brazil Free Live Streaming

    27 Jun 2014 | 4:42 am
    Watch World Cup 2014 Brazil Live online and FreeI got many mails asking for a place to watch the soccer World Cup Brazil 2014... Watch 2014 World Cup Live Streaming for free at Bet365 There are some exciting World Cup matches taking place this week as the eagerly anticipated Round of 16 gets underway. Saturday sees two all-South American affairs as tournament hosts Brazil renew rivalries with Chile, who they beat 3-0 in South Africa, and Colombia who are through to the group stage for the first time since 1990, then go head-to-head with Uruguay. On Sunday, 2010 runners-up the Netherlands…
 
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    10sBalls | Tennis can't be Tennis without Balls

  • RAFAEL ” RAFA ” NADAL WITHDRAWS FROM THE WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN COMING UP IN CINCINNATI OHIO , RAFA IS DEFENDING CHAMP HURT HIS RIGHT WRIST

    Staff
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Western & Southern Open defending champion Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the 2014 tournament due to a right wrist injury. Nadal has also withdrawn from the ATP Masters 1000 event in Toronto, which precedes the Western & Southern Open. "Unfortunately I injured my right wrist yesterday during practice and after the tests I have undergone today in Spain, including an MRI, and checking with my doctors, I will have to stay out of competition for at least 2-3 weeks. I am sorry and wish the best to the tournament and thank all of the fans for their support," said Nadal. "I'm extremely…
  • ELENA “BALLY” BALTACHA A SHORT BUT MEANINGFUL TIME ON THIS EARTH BY ALIX RAMSAY

    Staff
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:06 pm
    "RALLY FOR BALLY". PLEASE CONTRIBUTE.   The coverage of Elena Baltacha’s death was remarkable. The British papers were full of the terrible news; the sports pages devoted acres of space to her career and achievements, the news pages ran tributes and pictures and the obituary writers cleared their desks and rang every sportswriter they could think of for information and anecdotes. This was the sort of coverage normally reserved great politicians, film stars and celebrities; Bally was none of the above. Bally’s story, though, touched everyone. As a player, she had worked and fought to…
  • US OPEN SERIES TENNIS @ NEW HAVEN FOR THE CONNECTICUT OPEN / COME WATCH THE GREAT QUALIES

    Staff
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Connecticut Open - Qualifying Entry List       TALENTED AMERICANS, UP AND COMING STARS, AND VETERANS HIGHLIGHT 2014 CONNECTICUT OPEN QUALIFYING FIELD ENTRY LIST   Qualifying Event Set For August 15-17; Tickets Only $7 On Friday & Saturday The qualifying field entry list for the 2014 Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies features several talented American players, up-and-coming stars and veterans, it was announced today by Tournament Director Anne Worcester. The 2014 Connecticut Open, a WTA event, which is part of the US Open Series, will be held August…
  • Nadal out of 2 tournaments because of right wrist (Yahoo Sports)

    Wire Services
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year's last Grand Slam tournament. The second-ranked Nadal plays left-handed, but he uses a two-handed backhand. He said in a statement issued by the Toronto tournament that he injured himself Tuesday. In a posting on Facebook, Nadal said he is ''disappointed'' that he can't play the next two weeks but adds, ''I expect to be well for the U.S. Open.'' Nadal's manager, Benito Perez-Barbadillo, wrote in an emailed release that…
  • DANCEVIC, POLANSKY, KYRGIOS, AND SOCK AWARDED WILD CARDS TO ROGERS CUP PRESENTED BY NATIONAL BANK IN TORONTO

    Staff
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    DANCEVIC, POLANSKY, KYRGIOS, AND SOCK AWARDED WILD CARDS TO ROGERS CUP PRESENTED BY NATIONAL BANK IN TORONTO Canadians Diez, Krainik, Peliwo, and Schnur to receive qualifying wild cards   Tennis Canada announced Wednesday the wild card recipients for the 2014 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto. Canadians Frank Dancevic (Niagara Falls, Ont.) and Peter Polansky (Thornhill, Ont.) will join countrymen Milos Raonic (Thornhill, Ont.) and Vasek Pospisil (Vancouver) to make it four Canadians in the singles draw. Two up-and-coming talents in American Jack Sock and Australian Nick…
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    The Changeover

  • Kids These Days: Teenagers at the Citi Open

    Lindsay
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:32 pm
    The Citi Open holds a special place in my heart. Four years ago, it was the first tennis tournament I ever attended (outside of a night session or two at the U.S. Open). I wasn’t there as media, merely as an active tennis tweeter and fan who wanted to get an up-close look at players. It was pretty magical. I got to sit court-side as Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish played a practice set, and listen to their banter with each other and Larry Stefanki. Not yet credentialed, I was able to cheer and scream for Xavier Malisse as he played in and won the only main-draw match of the day. I took a…
  • D.C. Qualies: Taylor Townsend and Tornado Alicia Black Make Main Draw

    Amy
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Greetings from Washington, D.C! I arrived here on Saturday, along with Jeff, to take in the first few days of qualies. We got in on the late side, and didn’t get to see much on the first day, but I did see 19-year-old Tereza Smitkova cement a win over journeywoman Petra Rampre. After that, I saw Tornado Alicia Black (more on her later) take out Louisa Chirico, and Taylor Townsend win a three-setter against Alexandra Mueller. One of the fun parts about spending time at smaller tournaments is that the players tend to mingle with the crowds more than in the larger tournaments. There…
  • Sam Groth: A Haiku Cycle

    Jeff
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Some fans call Roger Federer “Poetry in Motion.” I feel the same way about big-serving Australian Sam Groth. During his Citi Open qualifying-round match today against Robby Ginepri, I felt it necessary to express my feelings in haiku form.   1. When a service toss flies badly wide of the mark: Sorry. Sorry, mate.   2. THUNK! “Call a medic!” The bravest man on court is the center linesman.   3. Half volleys are hard. When Sam Groth is at the net, still, they can be hard.   4. Backhand winner! Huh? What on earth was he doing back at the baseline?
  • Break Points: Bobby Reynolds Announces His Retirement

    Changeover Writing Staff
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    #452678230 / gettyimages.com Notable Results Atlanta R2: [1] John Isner d. Robby Ginepri 4-6 7-6 7-5 Atlanta R2: Thiemo de Bakker d. Kevin Anderson 6-4 7-5 Atlanta QF: [1] John Isner d. [8] Marinko Matosevic 7-6 6-4 Gstaad QF: [4] Fernando Verdasco d. Viktor Troicki 6-4 6-7 6-1 Gstaad QF: Juan Monaco d. Thomaz Bellucci 7-6 6-1 Baku QF: Francesca Schiavone d. Kristina Mladenovic 6-3 4-6 6-0 Baku QF: [2] Elina Svitolina d. Pauline Parmentier 6-4 6-4 Umag QF: [1] Fabio Fognini d. Borna Coric 5-7 7-6 6-3 Umag QF: [3] Marin Cilic d. [5] Lukas Rosol 6-0 6-2 News & Analysis Bobby Reynolds, the…
  • The 10 Best Parts of Andy Murray’s Facebook Q&A

    Amy
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Andy Murray’s wry sense of humor is great on social media, and he’s done some fun Q&As on Twitter before. Today, he did a Q&A on Facebook, and it did not disappoint. Post by Andy Murray. He was entertained by someone’s comment about the face he was making: Answering the burning question on everyone’s mind: Taking some flack for his untidy surroundings: Flaunting his geographical knowledge: Ask a stupid question … Making a wisecrack: Ribbing his team and his mom: Taking part in a weird Internet tradition: The post The 10 Best Parts of Andy Murray’s…
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    AFRICAN TENNIS

  • Father Of Takanyi Garanganga Pleads For His Son

    Ashley
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Zimbabwean tennis player’s father has made a plea to his nation to help rescue his son’s career. Brad Garanganga, the father of tennis player Takanyi ... The post Father Of Takanyi Garanganga Pleads For His Son appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • South Africa Ready For Junior Challenge Worldwide Finals

    Ashley
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:08 pm
    South Africa is ready to defend the International Club under 16 Junior Challenge Worldwide Finals in London this week from July 28th-August 1st. The team departed for ... The post South Africa Ready For Junior Challenge Worldwide Finals appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • South African Tennis Stalwart De Voest Retires

    Ashley
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Long-time South African tennis stalwart Rik De Voest on Monday announced his retirement from tournament tennis after 16 years on the ATP circuit. “I have ... The post South African Tennis Stalwart De Voest Retires appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Tennis South Africa Announces Major Junior Tourney

    Ashley
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Tennis South Africa (TSA) has announced a replacement event after Nike made an international announcement in March this year that they have discontinued the global Nike junior ... The post Tennis South Africa Announces Major Junior Tourney appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Eloundou Sisters Make Cameroon Proud

    Ashley
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    West African Eloundou sisters are following in the footsteps of American famous tennis siblings, Venus and Serena Williams. Barely 12-year-old sisters, Manuela and Linda Eloundou, ... The post Eloundou Sisters Make Cameroon Proud appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
 
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