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  • Wozniacki brilliantly ousts Sharapova for US Open quarters

    Women's Tennis Blog
    Marija
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    It was an inspiring performance from Caroline Wozniacki, as the Dane showed her marathon skills, footwork and retrieving capacities to send home Maria Sharapova in the fourth round of the US Open. The match displayed women's tennis at its best. After splitting the first two sets, the tenth-seeded Dane recorded a crucial break in the fourth game of the decider to lead 3-1 and solidified the advantage by holding serve afterwards. The fifth-seeded Sharapova then won one game on her own serve, but Wozniacki stayed strong and eventually cut the long match short by breaking Sharapova again…
  • New Toy

    Articles by Peter Bodo
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
    NEW YORK—It’s always exciting when a star is born. In tennis, the moment is that much more electric when it comes at the expense of an older, fading idol. Here is that veteran, suddenly face to face with the mortality of her career. The youngster across the net seems to have boundless energy and won’t be denied. The crowd, to which the aging champion has given so much pleasure over the years, has thrown her overboard with nary a how-dee-do. Tennis can be a cruel sport, as ninth-seeded Jelena Jankovic learned Sunday night when she was beaten in Arthur Ashe Stadium by a recklessly good…
  • A New Old Life

    Articles by Peter Bodo
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:37 pm
    NEW YORK—Everyone loves a good story, and the saga of Victor Estrella Burgos is about as good as it gets in the persistently upscale world of tennis. It’s the tale of a poor boy from the Dominican Republic, which qualifies as one of the game’s backwaters, who worked tirelessly, overcame disadvantage both obvious and unseen, and has lately realized his ambition to become a top-class ATP pro at the age of 34—an age when most of his peers are contemplating a farewell to competition. It’s easy to see why New Yorkers would take Estrella Burgos’ tale and run with it, as they have this…
  • Serena Williams: Women are ready to play Best-of-5

    TennisEarth.com - Tennis News
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Two-time defending US Open champion Serena Williams has insisted that the women are more than willing to play best-of-5 sets at least at the Grand Slams.
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  • New Toy

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
    NEW YORK—It’s always exciting when a star is born. In tennis, the moment is that much more electric when it comes at the expense of an older, fading idol. Here is that veteran, suddenly face to face with the mortality of her career. The youngster across the net seems to have boundless energy and won’t be denied. The crowd, to which the aging champion has given so much pleasure over the years, has thrown her overboard with nary a how-dee-do. Tennis can be a cruel sport, as ninth-seeded Jelena Jankovic learned Sunday night when she was beaten in Arthur Ashe Stadium by a recklessly good…
  • U.S. Open: Simon d. Ferrer

    31 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    “It's different, definitely. I mean, older guys, they are just ten centimeters taller and 15 kilos also more than before. Before it was about the game. Now I feel it's more about the serve, the return. But that's how it is. I just try my best every time to beat the guy I have in front of me.”—Gilles Simon on the state of the game following his 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 third-round upset of No. 4 seed David Ferrer. NEW YORK—It seemed like the assignment from hell, a match with Ferrer, the ultimate grinder, on a day when the mercury zoomed into the 90s with humidity over 50 percent—and that…
  • A New Old Life

    30 Aug 2014 | 4:37 pm
    NEW YORK—Everyone loves a good story, and the saga of Victor Estrella Burgos is about as good as it gets in the persistently upscale world of tennis. It’s the tale of a poor boy from the Dominican Republic, which qualifies as one of the game’s backwaters, who worked tirelessly, overcame disadvantage both obvious and unseen, and has lately realized his ambition to become a top-class ATP pro at the age of 34—an age when most of his peers are contemplating a farewell to competition. It’s easy to see why New Yorkers would take Estrella Burgos’ tale and run with it, as they have this…
  • The Day (4) in Quotes

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    NEW YORK—Players at the U.S. Open deliver a lot of aces. They also bang out a lot of unforced errors, shrieks and grunts, topspin forehands and backhand winners. They also leave a trail of sometimes intriguing, sometimes funny, sometimes insightful, and often bizarre quotes. So let’s look at yesterday, Day 4, through the prism of words. She lost it in the Nike. . . Lacoste. . . Polo . . . Adidas. . .J Crew. . .lights Commenting on the challenges of playing on Arthur Ashe Staiudm, Eugenie Bouchard (who survived a close one with Sorana Cirstea), explained: I was lucky enough to practice on…
  • Kid No More

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    NEW YORK—The unspoken but palpable hope that a 15-year-old, coltish girl from northern California could emerge overnight to help lead U.S. tennis back into the land of milk and honey at a time when its leading lights have either been extinguished or are beginning to fade was gently put to rest Thursday night. Zarina Diyas, a poker-faced 20-year-old from Kazakhstan, ended the Cinderella story being written about CiCi Bellis in a twilight U.S. Open clash on Court 17. The score in the savage, one-hour and 56-minute battle waged almost exclusively from either baseline was 6-3, 0-6, 6-2. A good…
 
 
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  • Djokovic tops Kohlschreiber, reaches US Open QFs (Yahoo Sports)

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Playing mostly mistake-free tennis, top-seeded Novak Djokovic reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open for the eighth year in a row - and 22nd consecutive Grand Slam tournament overall.
  • Serena Williams rolls to US Open quarters (Yahoo Sports)

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kaia Kenepi in the U.S. The top-seeded Williams, who lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open, the second round of the French Open and third round of Wimbledon, said she felt the pressure of getting to the quarters in New York. ''I finally made a quarterfinal this year!'' Williams said in her on-court interview, raising her hands to the cheers of the crowd in Arthur Ashe Stadium. I'm like, 'Can I please make it to a Grand Slam quarters this year?' So glad to do it in New York.'' That…
  • France coach Clement picks Benneteau vs. Czechs (Yahoo Sports)

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    PARIS (AP) -- France captain Arnaud Clement picked Julien Benneteau instead of Gilles Simon on Monday in his team to face two-time defending champion Czech Republic in their Davis Cup semifinal this month.
  • US Open darling CiCi Bellis wins junior opener (Yahoo Sports)

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The darling of the U.S. Open, 15-year-old CiCi Bellis, opened her pursuit of the junior girls' crown with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Mexico's Renata Zarazua.
  • Bryan brothers roll to quarters of US Open doubles (Yahoo Sports)

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:49 am
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans Bob and Mike Bryan advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open doubles Monday, downing countrymen Bradley Klahn and Tim Smyzek 6-3, 7-6 (5).
 
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  • Gilles Simon Stuns No. 4 Seed David Ferrer at US Open

    Tennis Panorama News
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    Gilles Simon (August 31, 2014) No. 4 seed David Ferrer became the first major casualty on the men’s side of the draw at the US Open on Sunday when the Spaniard lost to Frenchman Gilles Simon, the 26th seed 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the third round. “It was tough match today,” Ferrer said. “There is a lot of humidity, very sun, and it was not easy for me. I was not good with my fitness. Nothing else, no? He was better.” Ferrer, known for his steadiness had whopping 52 unforced errors. Ferrer is the only man’s top 10 player no longer in the draw, while, have of the top 10 women are…
  • Sara Errani is the First to Reach the Quarterfinals at US Open

    Tennis Panorama News
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:40 am
    (August 31, 2014) FLUSHING MEADOWS – Sara Errani, fresh off her win over Venus Williams on Friday held off surprise challenger and 1999 Wimbledon semifinalist 32-year-old qualifier Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3, 2-6, 6-0 on Sunday at the US Open. Erran, who is the 13th seed was a 2012 French Open finalist is the first to advance to the quarterfinals of the US Open. The Italian held steady with her baseline game committing only 9 errors to her hard-hitting Croat opponent’s 69. “I knew I was going for too much,” said the Croat. “It was really difficult to play because it was very windy…
  • Serena Williams Advances, Petra Kvitova Upset at US Open

    Tennis Panorama News
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:02 pm
      #454391646 / gettyimages.com (August 30, 2014) FLUSHING MEADOWS – Saturday at the US Open saw two-time defending champion Serena Williams move into the fourth round, while reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was upset. Serena Williams beat countrywoman, No. 52, lefty Varvara Lepchenko 6-3, 6-3 on Arthur Ashe Stadium during day session, the third American in a row she has played at the US Open. Lepchenko, who is sometimes, Williams’ practice partner, has given Williams her biggest challenge during the tournament, along with some swirling winds on center court. “I think…
  • Novak Djokovic Cruises into US Open Fourth Round

    Tennis Panorama News
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    (August 30, 2014) FLUSHING MEADOWS – Novak Djokovic was in cruise on Saturday in defeating American Sam Querrey, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 advancing to the round of 16 for the eighth time in a row. Djokovic had no problems with the big-serving American, breaking him seven times during the match. “This is where I want to play my best tennis,” Djokovic said. “I haven’t done as well as I wanted in leadup tournaments, Toronto and Cincinnati. I didn’t know how emotionally drained I was in a way until I played Tsonga in Canada and played some great match and I didn’t feel I could…
  • USTA Eastern Junior Awards Gala

    Tennis Panorama News
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    By Dave Gertler (August 25, 2014) FLUSHING MEADOWS – The achievements of USTA Eastern juniors in tournaments over the last 12 months, and the dedication of their families, was celebrated at the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center before the first ball was struck at the US Open on Monday, at the 2014 Junior Awards Gala. Future stars of American tennis gathered to hear guest speakers, including former professional player and current Tennis Channel broadcaster Justin Gimelstob, honor the achievements of 30 junior players, as well as present awards to the top three in each age…
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  • Commentary: Novak Djokovic Vs Philipp Kohlschreiber @ US Open, Men Singles R16(Finished)

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Novak Djokovic Vs Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1,7-5,6-4. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic put up a display of exquisite shot-making as he outwit World No. 22 Philipp Kohlschreiber to book a spot in the quarterfinals of the US Open. The Serbian never looked in trouble as he was the one who was quick off the blocks to bag the opening set in just 25 minutes. In the second set, the German tried hard but failed to match the in-form Djokovic in the grueling baseline exchanges . The 2011 champion continued the trend in the third set as well as he completed an easy win on the day in just under two hours. 
  • Federer takes out time for his friends during the US Open

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:49 pm
    17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer, who failed to attend his close friend Anna Wintour's son Charlie Shaffer's wedding in New York in June, managed to take out time for his friend on Sunday.
  • Serena Williams: Women are ready to play Best-of-5

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Two-time defending US Open champion Serena Williams has insisted that the women are more than willing to play best-of-5 sets at least at the Grand Slams.
  • Novak Djokovic transforms a little girl into an overnight celebrity

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
    World No.1 Novak Djokovic invited a young friend, 9-year-old Zia Uehling up on the stage to sing a song during his press conference after his victory over Sam Querrey of the United States in the third round of the US Open.
  • Novak Djokovic sails through to US Open third round

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    Novak Djokovic dropped just four games against Paul-Henri Mathieu as he registered a straight sets win in the second round of the US Open here in New York on Thursday.
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  • Serena in first Slam quarterfinals of season

    ESPN.com news services
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year and defeated Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-3 Monday, keeping alive her hopes for a third straight US Open title.
  • Djokovic into 8th straight US Open quarters

    Associated Press
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Playing mostly mistake-free tennis, top-seeded Novak Djokovic reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open for the eighth year in a row -- and 22nd consecutive Grand Slam tournament overall.
  • France tabs Benneteau vs. Czechs in semis

    Associated Press
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    France captain Arnaud Clement picked Julien Benneteau instead of Gilles Simon on Monday in his team to face two-time defending champion Czech Republic in their Davis Cup semifinal this month.
  • Assael: Peng Shuai brings greater glory to China

    Shaun Assael
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    Quarterfinalist one reason China now pumping billions of dollars into tennis
  • Bryans roll to quarters of US Open doubles

    Associated Press
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    Americans Bob and Mike Bryan advanced to the quarterfinals of the US Open doubles Monday, downing countrymen Bradley Klahn and Tim Smyczek 6-3, 7-6 (5).
 
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  • Wozniacki brilliantly ousts Sharapova for US Open quarters

    Marija
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    It was an inspiring performance from Caroline Wozniacki, as the Dane showed her marathon skills, footwork and retrieving capacities to send home Maria Sharapova in the fourth round of the US Open. The match displayed women's tennis at its best. After splitting the first two sets, the tenth-seeded Dane recorded a crucial break in the fourth game of the decider to lead 3-1 and solidified the advantage by holding serve afterwards. The fifth-seeded Sharapova then won one game on her own serve, but Wozniacki stayed strong and eventually cut the long match short by breaking Sharapova again…
  • WTA fashion statements at the 2014 US Open – blues, nudes, glamorous blacks, polka dots, animal prints

    Marija
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:25 am
    Women's Tennis Blog has the tradition of overviewing clothing at all Grand Slams and the US Open tops the list of all tennis fashionistas – bringing the greatest variety of designs under the glamorous lights of New York City. Nike's Victoria Azarenka is working a modern twist of a classic tennis look with this Fall Premier Sleeveless Polo combining deep royal blue, game royal, midnight navy and ivory; single-color simple shorts and the Belarusian has a perfect combo for a touch of traditional in high-end design. Member of Maria Sharapova's fashion clan Eugenie…
  • Krunic "didn't expect to win" but she did, in straight sets, Kvitova down

    Marija
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    Third seed Petra Kvitova has joined the long list of US Open top name casualties (of the top eight seeds, only three are still alive, No. 1 Serena Williams, No. 5 Maria Sharapova and No. 7 Eugenie Bouchard), falling in the third round to world No.145 Aleksandra Krunic, who said that she didn't even expect to win. The fast-moving qualifier from Serbia eliminated Kvitova and she did it in straight sets, 6-4 6-4. It's actually the first tournament where she has won a set against a Top 30 player and this is the first Grand Slam where she recorded a main draw match…
  • Big names at the US Open like flies hitting glass walls, Halep, V. Williams, Kerber join the exit door

    Marija
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Player of the day – Mirjana Lucic-Baroni First it was Agnieszka Radwanska, then Ana Ivanovic, and today in the third round of the US Open we lost second seed Simona Halep, sixth seed Angelique Kerber and seed No.19 Venus Williams quite simultaneously, one on Grandstand, one on Court 17 and one on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Seeds No. 2, 4, 6, 8 all out! Halep led her opponent, 121st-ranked Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia, 5-2 before allowing her to completely neutralize the deficit and eventually win in straight sets 7-6(6) 6-2, with the Romanian winning just three games since that initial…
  • Eugenie Bouchard as a 12-year-old school girl

    Marija
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:04 am
    You know that "Childhood Photos and Videos of Women's Tennis Players" page is one of my favorite sections of this blog and I can't believe that it's been four months since I last updated it with an old photo of a WTA star. Yesterday, twenty-year-old Eugenie Bouchard, the first Canadian woman to make it to a Grand Slam singles final, reached the third round of the US Open by beating Sorana Cirstea 6-2 6-7(4) 6-4, and browsing the Internet for some information about her I came across this lovely school photo of the tennis beauty. School photo of Eugenie Bouchard at…
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  • Men's U.S. Open Preview 2014

    Mike
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:20 pm
    By Mike McIntyre I've always enjoyed the ups and downs that a year on the ATP Tour can bring us. When you have a season that lasts from January (or even the end of December) until November you are bound to have ebbs and flows and an ever changing wave of momentum that sees players rise and fall at different times in the schedule. Seemingly impervious to these ups and downs in recent years have been Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal who currently sit at number one and two in the Emirates World Rankings. Yet as the final Grand Slam of 2014 is set to begin, both of these steady talents find…
  • Top 5 Things Not To Miss At The U.S. Open

    Mike
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:04 pm
    The 2014 US Open begins on Monday, August 25th and lasts until Monday September 8th. There's plenty to look forward to between the exciting matches, amazing food, luxurious accommodations and gorgeous weather. Let's take a look at what tennis fans should look forward to the most at the 2014 U.S. Open. 1) An Unpredictable Women's Tournament Only one woman, Eugenie Bouchard, has reached the semifinal round at each of 2014's three women's Grand Slam events. The world's number one female player, Serena Williams, has failed to advance beyond the fourth round of this…
  • Western and Southern Open ATP Preview

    Mike
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:39 pm
    By Mike McIntyre A few days removed from a third round loss at the Rogers Cup should help world Number One Novak Djokovic work on a few things in practice and refocus on his U.S. Open preparations. Djokovic receives a first round  bye once again and then opens against the winner between Gilles Simon and Bernard Tomic. The month off after Wimbledon is tough on all players and those in Toronto witnessed that first hand with the high number of upsets that happened there. Expect the top guys to shake off the rust and have a deeper run here in Cincinnati as they get closer to the final Grand…
  • Sunday in Pictures from the Rogers Cup Final

    Mike
    10 Aug 2014 | 9:17 pm
    By Mike McIntyre Photographs by Bob and Mike McIntyre The blockbuster final between Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga did not disappoint today at the Rogers Cup. Despite the match not making it to a decisive third set, both players put on a show for the crowd with plenty of awe-inspiring shots and (if you're a Fed fan) lots of drama as well. Here then is our last instalment of pictures from Toronto that capture the best moments from Sunday. The doubles final was played first in Toronto and saw Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares defend their Rogers Cup title from a year ago. Peya and…
  • Saturday at the Rogers Cup in Pictures

    Mike
    9 Aug 2014 | 9:46 pm
    By Mike McIntyre Photographs by Mike and Bob McIntyre It was semi-final Saturday at the Rogers Cup in Toronto and while the matches may not have offered the same level of drama that fans have grown accustomed to throughout the week, the end results have set-up a dream final between Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Federer will be seeking his 80th career ATP title on Sunday while Tsonga will try to add a 2nd Masters 1000 Championship to the one he achieved in Paris in 2011. Here are some of our best photos from the singles and one of the doubles matches that graced the Rexall Centre…
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  • Six Americans Advance on Hot and Humid First Day of the US Open Junior Championships

    Colette Lewis
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:48 pm
    ©Colette Lewis 2014--Flushing Meadows, NY--The late afternoon thunderstorms arrived as predicted around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, but before rain suspended play, six Americans had posted victories as the first round of the US Open Junior Championships began.One of them, Henrik Wiersholm, may have wished the rain had come early in the day, because although he managed to get through his match with Joao Menezes of Brazil, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, during it, he said "I literally felt like I was dying."Wiersholm had started his day hitting with Giles Simon, who upset No. 4 seed David Ferrer on Louis…
  • Dolehide Joins 35 Other US Juniors in Main Draw of US Open; Ruse, Santillan Sweep Repentigny Grade 1 Titles

    Colette Lewis
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:44 pm
    The US started Saturday with six players hoping to make it to the main draw of the US Open, but only one made it through--15-year-old wild card Caroline Dolehide.Dolehide, the younger sister of UCLA's Courtney Dolehide, had no trouble adjusting to her first visit to the US Open, dropping only ten games in winning both her qualifying matches.On Friday, Dolehide defeated No. 9 seed and 89th-ranked Emily Arbuthnott of Great Britain 6-2, 6-4 and on Saturday she was the first player earn a spot in the main draw, thumping No. 2 seed and 63rd-ranked Lucie Wargnier of France 6-2, 6-2.Dolehide, who…
  • My US Open Junior Preview; Six American Juniors Reach Final Round of Qualifying at US Open; Mmoh and Tiafoe's Week with Pros Comes to End

    Colette Lewis
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:34 pm
    ©Colette Lewis 2014--Flushing Meadows, NY--My preview of the US Open Junior Championships can be found today at the Tennis Recruiting Network.  There's been one late change: wild card Nathan Ponwith suffered an injury and Sameer Kumar was awarded Ponwith's wild card, taking Kumar out of qualifying, where he was the No. 11 seed. Two American boys, both wild cards, and four American girls, two of them wild cards, advanced to Saturday's final round of qualifying.  Gianni Ross defeated No. 3 seed Lloyd George Harris of South Africa 6-3, 6-4 and Kalamazoo 16s finalist Connor Hance…
  • US Open Junior Qualifying Begins Friday; Bellis Falls to Diyas in Three; Gibbs Reaches Third Round; Should Bellis Sue the NCAA?

    Colette Lewis
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:18 pm
    The qualifying draws for the US Open Junior Championships have been posted with eight American boys and nine American girls aiming to join the 34 US juniors already in the main draws, which will get underway on Sunday.The boys in qualifying are Dan Kerznerman(10), Robert Levine, Sameer Kumar(11) and wild cards Gianni Ross, Patrick Kypson, Connor Hance, Sam Riffice and Jacob Brumm.The girls in qualifying are Raquel Pedraza, Johnnise Renaud, Olivia Hauger(5), Madison Bourguignon and wild cards Kayla Day, Caroline Dolehide, Alexandra Sanford, Ryan Peus and Ellie Halbauer.Qualifying begins at 10…
  • Wild Cards Mmoh, Tiafoe Win Opening Round Doubles at US Open; Amritraj Takes Dustin Taylor's National Collegiate Coaching Position at USTA

    Colette Lewis
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:31 pm
    The good news from the US Open for American tennis fans came late Wednesday, after a downright depressing first eight hours. Sloane Stephens, seeded No. 21, went out in the second round to WTA No. 86 Johanna Larsson of Sweden 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, despite leading 3-0 in the second set and 2-0 in the third set.Steve Johnson was up 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, 1-0 against qualifier Tatsuma Ito of Japan when he began cramping, and after taking two game penalties for time violations and losing the next two games, barely able to hold the racquet, he retired.  Johnson discussed in his press conference the…
 
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  • Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams Wanna Be Like Milos

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    Milos Raonic has become quite the ladies man on tour, thanks to his Spiderman arm sleeve... During week one of the US Open, Canada’s Milos Raonic hammered 68 aces to reach the round of 16, where he’ll face Kei Nishikori Monday night. Canadian tennis fans and those who follow the ATP weren’t the only ones taking notice of Raonic, his serve, and, more important, his arm sleeve. More US Open Vids: Djokovic and the Girl | Kimiko and the Bee | Mirjana's Teary-Eyed Presser | Federer Defies Geometry Raonic has been wearing an arm sleeve since March, when he used it to keep a…
  • Video: Federer Defies Geometry vs. Granollers on Day 7

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    The Swiss Maestro showed off his wheels--and his touch--on this improbably angled chip winner on Day 7. This get by Roger Federer absolutely blew our minds on Sunday. Federer was in trouble at the time, and he needed a lift after dropping the first set, so he took matters into his own hands by taking off on a full sprint from well behind the baseline and pulling off this wickedly angled crosscourt re-drop to steal the point from the Spaniard. More US Open Vids: Djokovic and the Girl | Kimiko and the Bee | Mirjana's Teary-Eyed Presser Commentator Jimmy Arias, calling the match for US…
  • Martina Hingis Says Bencic Has Bigger Game than She Had

    30 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    The original Swiss Miss tells reporters that she knew Bencic was good, but didn't expect her success to come so soon. Speaking to reporters after her second-round doubles victory, Martina Hingis fielded more questions about rising 17-year-old Belinda Bencic than she did about her own game. No worries, Hingis has a vested interested in the talented Swiss, and she was more than happy to engage in some conversation about Bencic’s form and her chances at this year’s US Open. Day 6: Qualifier Krunic Causes Major Upset “I have watched all her matches so far in this…
  • Video: Djokovic Brings Nine-Year-old Prodigy to Presser

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    Djokovic brings a friend to his presser, and she sings a little ditty. Tiny Girl, Djoker Hold Concert Speaking after his third-round shellacking of Sam Querrey, Novak Djokovic decided to turn his post-match press conference into a show-and-tell. What was he showing? A nine-year-old prodigy by the name of Zia Euhling. “She's a prodigy, a future star, and this is a very valuable experience for her,” said Djokoic. “So please do ask one question.” After saying that she had written five songs and was working on two books (well, we should hope so, she's nine and why…
  • Video: Fognini’s Double Racquet Smash vs. Mannarino

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    Fabio Fognini didn't stay long at this year's US Open, but he had enough time to make an "impression."Fognini Smash! Adrian Mannarino upset Fabio Fognini in the second-round on Day 5 of the US Open, 6-3 6-4 6-1, to reach the third round at the US Open for the second consecutive year. US Open Vids: Fed's Bum Tweener | Novak Goes Around the Net | Evert Critiques Stephens | Monaco's Running Tweener | Ball Boy's Incredible Snag It was a good day for the Frenchman, but not so much for the Fabulous Fognini, who committed 63 unforced errors, and has now failed to make…
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  • Letter to DtL readers: On the road this week

    Rich Rodriguez
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:53 pm
    We finally embarked on our cross-country trip to our new digs in Los Angeles. I'll miss New York City; it was once a dream of mine to live in the Big Apple and I did. For 16 years. But sometimes life calls for new adventures, and now happens to be one of those times.Obviously the timing isn't ideal with the US Open starting tomorrow. I won't be posting this week, but I'm hoping to be settled enough to write some post towards the end of the tourney. Fingers crossed. Enjoy the matches and coverage, and I'll see you on the West Side![Photo(s) credit: Me, duh]
  • FASHION FIX: Nike and fragment design introduce Nike Court collection

    Rich Rodriguez
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Nike Tennis and Hiroshi Fujiwara’s fragment design label have collaborated on Nike Court, a new capsule collection debuting today during a pre-US Open event in Tribeca, New York. The streetwear designs are inspired by some of Nike's classic tennis styles with modern updates.The Herrington Jacket is constructed from lightweight fabric and features white zips, stitched detailing, and a mock neck.The Polo features blue accents on white cotton, as well as ergonomic seams for ease of movement.The Tennis Classic features a crisp white leather upper and sole is accented with a contrasting heel…
  • VIDEO VAULT: Serena Williams talks and sings while Roger Federer just talks

    Rich Rodriguez
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Serena Williams loves her some karaoke. It's been well-documented, of course. But I still give her props for getting up on stage at the Delta OPEN Mic event last night in front of actual people and doing her rendition of "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend". Jack Sock, Orange Is The New Black’s Uzo Aduba and Laverne Cox, comedian Kathy Griffin, 30 Rock’s Katrina Bowden, Glee’s Darren Criss, and celebrity fitness trainer Shaun T joined the 17-time Grand Slammer at the party. Roger Federer sat down with sponsor Wilson to talk about winning Cincinnati, his new racquet, and a little about…
  • Will Bethanie Mattek-Sands go all Johnny Weir on Tennis Channel?

    Rich Rodriguez
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Brace yourselves, Tennis Channel viewers. The broadcasting company today announced the addition of Bethanie Mattek-Sands to the on-air coverage team for the US Open starting next week. Yes, that BMS. And this one. And the one above. Not a bad way to spend an injury-induced layoff.I think it's an absolutely inspired choice by Tennis Channel and I'm harboring very high expectations for her broadcasts:Dear Bethanie Mattek-Sands: Please go full-on Johnny Weir during your Tennis Channel broadcasts. Because that would be AMAZING.— rich rodriguez (@DTL_Rich) August 20, 2014 She really needs to…
  • FASHION FIX: UNIQLO launches 'Match Wear' collection for Djokovic, Nishikori, and Kunieda

    Rich Rodriguez
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    UNIQLO just announced the release of the 'Match Wear' collection for their tennis ballers and Global Brand Ambassadors, including Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori, and men's wheelchair champion, Shingo Kunieda. Some of these items will be on full display at the US Open beginning next week.According to the company press release, the match shirt for Nole features an eagle motif (click the image above for a closer look at the motif on his sleeve) – the national bird of both his native Serbia and of the United States – while eagle wings on the back are a nod to his style on the court. Of course,…
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    Women Who Serve

  • 2009--the year of Little Miss Upset

    Diane
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    Five years ago today, 17-year-old Melanie Oudin from Marietta, Georgia began her campaign to bring down Russia at the U.S. Open. Her first victory went unrecognized, but it was significant. In the opening round, Oudin defeated her junior nemesis, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the player who had denied Oudin the top ranking throughout their junior careers. I made a mental note of that.In the second round, everyone made a mental note, as Oudin upset 4th seed and 2004 finalist Elena Dementieva. That caused quite a stir, but it was nothing compared with round 3, when the teenager brought down 2006…
  • Wozniacki knocks Sharapova out of U.S. Open

    Diane
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:07 pm
    For some reasonI just wasn't quite as into today's Sharapova vs. Wozniacki match as other people seemed to be. Maybe I was tired, maybe my eyes needed a rest, maybe it just wasn't the kind of tennis that gets me excited, though the final set certainly got my attention.I expected some drama, and I was right about that. Wozniacki wasn't happy about all the time Sharapova was taking before she served, and the Dane complained to chair umpire Marija Cicak. Her complaint was ignored, even though Cicak had already given Sharapova a time violation for taking too long during the heat break. Talk about…
  • U.S. Open--what they said

    Diane
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:21 pm
    What do you do well on these faster courts?I like to run....Sara Errani  Can you remember winning, the last time you won six matches in a row?It's been a little while. It's been a little while. Today I felt like my body just wasn't willing to--it wasn't willing, but it just kind of broke down a little everywhere. I have blisters, tapes, pain everywhere in my body, so I burned out a little bit today.Mirjana Lucic-Baroni  She's competing better than she's playing....Mary Carillo, referring to Maria SharapovaShe's very good at getting a lot of balls back and making you hit another one.
  • Oh, Petra--and other highlights of the day

    Diane
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova continued her not-so-good U.S. Open pattern today, losing in straight sets in the third round to an on-fire Aleksandra Krunic. The Jankovic-like athleticism of Krunic, as well as a steady mindset, kept the young Serbian player going during times when Kvitova was hitting her impossible-to-defend winners. Krunic, whom some of have admired for a while in Fed Cup competition, made less than half the number of unforced errors as her opponent, and that was pretty much the crux of the 6-4, 6-4 story. Oh, Petra.One Russian went out, as Elena Vesnina won only two games…
  • U.S. Open--what they said

    Diane
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:47 pm
    When you have everything, you don't know...what you actually need.Aleksandra KrunicIf not Sharapova, then a relatively unknown will come through to the final.Chanda RubinYou know, for me, I don't feel 25 years old. Sometimes I feel I'm 12 years old. Sometimes I feel I'm 50 years old.Victoria Azarenka Petra Kvitova sailed another forehand, slumped her head, and leaned on the handle of her Wilson racquet like a weary traveler hanging onto a cane during a draining journey.Richard PagliaroIf you’re worried about the sounds Victoria Azarenka is making at the U.S. Open, you need to narrow your…
 
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  • Rogers Cup in Toronto and Montreal

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    This week sees the start of the Rogers Cup in Toronto and Montreal, Canada, featuring both the men’s and women’s game. What was initially looking like a strong line up for each event, both have been hit by some withdrawals, most notably that of Rafael Nadal and Li Na. Two time major winner Na has been forced to pull out of both the Rogers Cup and US Open with Nadal out for two to three weeks, putting his US Open place under threat. However, rather then seeing this as a disappointment, the withdrawals could open the series up completely, making for a close, well fought contest…
  • 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…
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    ATP Backspin by Todd Spiker

  • US Open: None Is the Number

    Todd.Spiker
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.Where black is the color, where none is the numberAnd I'll tell it and speak it and think it and breathe itAnd reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see itThen I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinkin'But I'll know my songs well before I start singin'And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, and it's a hardIt's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.None sure is the number. No American’s have reached the quarterfinals of a slam in singles this year. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Not a one. Only one chance still remains for the Americans. If Williams loses to Kanepi they will…
  • US Open: The NFL Really is Coming

    Todd.Spiker
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.There are certain signs the NFL is coming. American TV starts to go mad. Everyone talks about Brady or Manning. Cowboys and Steelers fans once again get confident and those Dolphins fans pray those Dolphins of '72 remain unbeaten. Browns fans pray for it to be over and the Bengals fans pray desperately for a playoff win. The Ravens and the Giants plot [I am sure they plot] to finish 9-7, sneak into the playoffs, sneak into the Super Bowl and then win. They usually win against a far superior team with a far superior quarterback, too. And nobody will shut up about the…
  • US Open: Whatever Happened to Baby Ryan?

    Todd.Spiker
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.Ryan Harrison and Grigor Dimitrov were the next generation. They were the future. Dimitrov had more flair, yes, and he had more about him, too. But Harrison was just as athletic, perhaps more so, and he had so many great weapons. They were both going somewhere. And Dimitrov is now a slam semifinalist and world number seven. Harrison has never been to a third round. He is ranked 184 though has been as high as 43. Harrison was one cut out of the typical American cardboard -- big serve, great forehand, shaky backhand, movement could be better and the less they get to the…
  • US Open: Wherefore Art Thou, Rafa?

    Todd.Spiker
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here. It still feels early in the slam. It feels strange that Rafa is not here. Wherefore means why not where. In the Shakespeare play which made that line famous, the question posed is, "why did you have to be a Capulet?" The question I pose to the Tennis Gods is, "Why Rafa?" I mean, of course, why did Rafa have to be injured?It is a little odd for a Federer fan to be sad that Nadal is not here due to another injury. It would be like Todd being a Sharapova or Henin fan and being sad that Williams is out due to another injury. Rafael Nadal should be discounted from the…
  • US Open 2014: The First Update

    Todd.Spiker
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here. Kuznetsova just served for the match, got broken, then double faulted match point down in a tie-breaker after playing an awful breaker. Todd and I have cursed her. We are like the witches of Eastwick. The first day of a slam is a glorious day. It is filled with so many hopes and dreams, many of which turn out to be futile. It is a day of blood and glory, a day where one cannot win the title but one can certainly lose it. It is a day to be savored for there are only four like it in any given year. I have changed the format. I know -- I’m playing God. This format…
 
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    The Tennis Times

  • Andy Murray and the curse of Armstrong

    Glenys Furness
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    Andy Murray is at Flushing Meadows for the last grand slam of the year.  He has progressed to the second round of this years tournament, but it has not been an easy road. Whenever Andy has to play on Louis Armstrong court (by his own admission, not one of his favourite courts) he struggles.  In his first round match he was on this court, and got off to the best start by taking the first 2 sets, however it was clear he was beginning to feel unwell and struggle.  Set 3 proved this in that he could barely moved, looked in a lot of pain and hunched up a lot.  He was clearly injured or…
  • Roger Federer Launches His Official Instagram Account

    The Insider
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:49 am
    If you haven’t heard Roger Federer has just launched his official Instagram account – http://instagram.com/rogerfederer Here is his first and only shot: Your reading: Roger Federer Launches His Official Instagram Account originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Ana Ivanovic Team Selfie on the Way to the US Open 2014

    The Insider
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:49 am
    Ana Ivanovic thought she would share a selfie of her team as they were heading to the US Open 2014. Your reading: Ana Ivanovic Team Selfie on the Way to the US Open 2014 originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Head Tennis and (RED) Partner to Help Fight for an AIDS Free Generation

    The Insider
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    Head and (RED) are partnering to help fight for an AIDS free generation. HEAD stars Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, Tomas Berdych, Sloane Stephens, Marin Cilic and Richard Gasquet show their support for the good cause. Your reading: Head Tennis and (RED) Partner to Help Fight for an AIDS Free Generation originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Ana Ivanovic 2014 US Open Dress / Outfit from Adidas

    The Insider
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Adidas announced what Ana Ivanovic would be wearing at the 2014 US Open. Here it is! Your reading: Ana Ivanovic 2014 US Open Dress / Outfit from Adidas originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
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  • Roger Federer to begin 2015 season at Brisbane International

    Tennis Guru
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    World number three Roger Federer has made good to his promise to return at the Brisbane International in 2015. The Swiss tennis superstar will prepare for a chance to win his fifth Australian Open title by taking part at this hardcourt tournament which takes place less than two weeks before the first Grand Slam event [&hellip The post Roger Federer to begin 2015 season at Brisbane International appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Maria Sharapova looks forward to visiting Philippines for IPTL

    Tennis Guru
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Russian tennis superstar Maria Sharapova will be visiting the Philippines for the first time in her career. She will become part of the Manila Mavericks of the newly-created International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) tournament. The IPTL Manila leg will take place from November 28 to 30 at the SM Mall of Asia arena. The sixth-ranked [&hellip The post Maria Sharapova looks forward to visiting Philippines for IPTL appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • 2014 US Open Live Stream | Pennetta vs S Williams

    Tennis Guru
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    The 2014 US Open Live Stream | Pennetta vs S Williams is available here. The US Open 2014 Tennis Championships is the last Grand Slam event of the calendar year and takes place from August 25 to September 8 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. Defending champion Serena Williams is the top seed in the women's field in singles. The American will aim to end a Grand Slam title drought this season wherein she has failed to advanced past the fourth round so far in the first three majors of the season. Watch 2014 US Open Live Stream | Pennetta vs S Williams…
  • 2014 US Open Live Stream | Shuai Peng vs Bencic

    Tennis Guru
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    The 2014 US Open Live Stream | Shuai Peng vs Bencic is available here. The US Open 2014 Tennis Championships is the last Grand Slam event of the calendar year and takes place from August 25 to September 8 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. Defending champion Serena Williams is the top seed in the women's field in singles. The American will aim to end a Grand Slam title drought this season wherein she has failed to advanced past the fourth round so far in the first three majors of the season. Watch 2014 US Open Live Stream | Shuai Peng vs Bencic Access…
  • 2014 US Open Live Stream | Errani vs Wozniacki

    Tennis Guru
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    The 2014 US Open Live Stream | Errani vs Wozniacki is available here. The US Open 2014 Tennis Championships is the last Grand Slam event of the calendar year and takes place from August 25 to September 8 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. Defending champion Serena Williams is the top seed in the women's field in singles. The American will aim to end a Grand Slam title drought this season wherein she has failed to advanced past the fourth round so far in the first three majors of the season. Watch 2014 US Open Live Stream | Errani vs Wozniacki Access the…
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    ATP Men's Tennis

  • US Open Day 2 Results Tuesday August 26th 2014

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    US Open Day 2 Results Tuesday August 26th 2014Watch 2014 US Open Live Streaming for free at Bet365 Men's Singles First Round2-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beatt Marinko Matosevic (Australia) 6-3 6-4 7-6(4). WC-Bernard Tomic (Australia) beat Dustin Brown (Germany) 7-6(2) 6-4 7-6(3). 20-Gael Monfils (France) beatt WC-Jared Donaldson (USA) 6-4 6-2 6-4. Alejandro Gonzalez (Colombia) beat Dmitry Tursunov (Russia) 6-4 6-4 7-5. 17-Roberto Bautista (Spain) beat Andreas Haider-Maurer (Austria) 5-7 7-6(1) 1-6 7-5 6-1. Samuel Groth (Australia) beat Albert Ramos (Spain) 6-3 7-6(5) 6-3Tim Smyczek (US) beat…
  • US Open Day 1 Results Monday August 25th 2014

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    US Open Day 1 Results Monday August 25th 2014Watch 2014 US Open Live Streaming for free at Bet365 Men's Singles First Round1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) 6-1 6-2 6-4. Paul-Henri Mathieu (France) beat Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) 6-7(7) 7-5 7-6(6) 6-7(5) 6-1. Jeremy Chardy (France) beat Alejandro Falla (Columbia) 6-7(5) 6-2 7-5 6-4.wc-Michael Llodra (France) beat Daniel Gimeno (Spain) 6-4 6-3 7-5.Andrey Kuznetsov (Russia) beat Bradley Klahn (USA) 6-4 4-6 6-3 7-5.5-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Q-Taro Daniel (Japan) 6-3 6-2 7-6(1).Blaz Kavcic (Slovenia) beat Donald…
  • Watch US Open Online free streaming

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    Watch US Open Online free streamingTennis Fans can watch the 2014 US Open, staring today, Live Streaming for free at Bet365 Other sites:FROMSPORTATDHE
  • 2014 US Open Draw

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    2014 US Open DrawDJOKOVIC, Novak SRB [1] - SCHWARTZMAN, Diego ARGMULLER, Gilles LUX - MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRAGONZALEZ, Maximo ARG - QUERREY, Sam USALU, Yen-Hsun TPE - GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP [28]KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER [22] - BAGNIS, Facundo ARG (Q)LLODRA, Michael FRA (W) - GIMENO-TRAVER, Daniel ESPKUKUSHKIN, Mikhail KAZ - STRUFF, Jan-Lennard GERGIRON, Marcos USA (W) - ISNER, John USA [13]TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA [9] - MONACO, Juan ARGMCGEE, James IRL (Q) - NEDOVYESOV, Aleksandr KAZCARRENO BUSTA, Pablo ESP - BECK, Andreas GER (Q)PAIRE, Benoit FRA - BENNETEAU, Julien FRA [24]VERDASCO,…
  • Would you bet on Federer to win the 2014 US Open title?

    24 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Would you bet on Federer to win the 2014 US Open title?The US Open tennis championship estarts today in New York City.We all know that Roger Federer, a 5 time champion in NY (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008), has not won a grand slam title since 2012 but we also know that he is the mater of tennis and has been playing amazing tennis this season.The Swiss, who will be the second seed because of Rafa's withdrawal, semifinals in 12 of his last 16 events, won 15 of 23 matches against the top 10 during that span, made it to the finals in Wimbledon and won his sixth title in Cincinnati.His first…
 
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    Tennis Fixation

  • Airing My Dirty Tennis Laundry – WIN High Performance Sports Detergent Review

    Kim
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Do you live in workout clothes? I do. I play tennis, run or do some other kind of physical exercise pretty much everyday. Most days, I put on a tennis or fitness outfit, do my physical activity in the morning, and then spend the whole rest of my day in those sweaty clothes. The result is that, on occasion, well I hate to say it but, I don’t smell so good. Working up a healthy sweat may be great for my body, but not so much for my nose.And, here’s my next big admission I hate to make about my workout gear. Over the years, I’ve thrown away several perfectly good, perfectly…
  • Best Practices for Using Notes on the Tennis Court – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 51

    Kim
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    While you’re not allowed to have on-court coaching during your tennis matches, the USTA’s Rules of Tennis allow you to look at notes on court. That’s pretty clear. But can you look at notes on court in the middle of a game, between points? Can you put your notes in your pocket and then pull them out to review right before you serve? What’s the rule on this? And what’s the best way to make use of notes on the tennis court? In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, we’re once again looking at the rules of tennis. You can read the edited transcript below and you…
  • 10 Ways To Play Better Tennis Without Playing Tennis – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 50

    Kim
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Happy 50th episode of Tennis Quick Tips! I’m so excited to have made it to my official 50th episode of this podcast. And I have a special gift for all of my wonderful listeners that I’m giving away right here in the show notes. So listen in as I celebrate 50 great episodes of Tennis Quick Tips! 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.EDITED TRANSCRIPT AND SHOW NOTES:With this show, I’ve officially made it to 50…
  • How Much Time is Too Much Time on the Tennis Court? Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 49

    Kim
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Time for another rules episode! And I think you’ll like this one because I bet you’ve seen this rule violated in your matches and you’ve wondered if someone is trying to “game” you with it. Yes, today we’re going to talk about just how much time you get to do various things on court during a match and, more importantly, I’ll give you my best tips for what to do when you think your opponent is taking too much time out on the tennis court. You can read the edited transcript of this episode below and you can listen to it by clicking on the media player…
  • Quick and Easy Summer Tennis Fitness

    Kim
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    I don’t know about you, but I do not have time to do everything I need to do to get better at tennis. When I have a match day, like today, it’s hard for me to also fit in a real workout. And I think I need a real workout most days, even on match days, because I just don’t think I get a very good workout by playing tennis. I actually devoted my most recent Tennis Quick Tips podcast episode to this dilemma and you can listen to that here: “How Many Calories Can You Burn Playing Tennis?”).So, to solve my “no-time-to-workout-AND-play-tennis” problem, for…
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    The British Pathé Blog

  • 75 years since WW2 began

    The British Pathé Archive
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    September 2014 marks 75 years since the beginning of the Second World War, triggered by the invasion of the sovereign territory of Poland by the forces of Nazi Germany, in collaboration with the Soviet Union and Slovakia. Two days later, Britain and France declared war on Germany in response. This episode of the series A Day That Shook the World, a BBC / British Pathé co-production narrated by John Humphrys, briefly summarises the invasion. _________________________________________________________________ WWW.BRITISHPATHE.COM WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/BRITISHPATHE Tagged: Anniversary, BBC, britain,…
  • The Liberation of Paris

    The British Pathé Archive
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:20 am
    70 years ago this month: On 25th August 1944, the Battle for Paris was over and the city was free of its German occupiers. There are some excellent films in the archive showing the victory celebrations, the Allied advance through France, and life in Paris during the occupation, including footage of the French resistance. _________________________________________________________________ IT HAPPENED IN PARIS (1944) Pathé Gazette cameraman Gaston Madru conceals a camera and films the streets of Nazi-occupied Paris in 1942. The footage he captured was shown to the public after the liberation…
  • Scotland: The Future’s Past

    The British Pathé Archive
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    On 18th September 2014, the people of Scotland will vote on a matter of great importance – “Should Scotland be an independent country?” It is not a new question and the British Pathé archive contains a few (and unfortunately only a few) films related to Scottish nationalism during the Twentieth Century. A selection of vintage videos can be viewed below. Particularly interesting is the 1951 newsreel, “The Stone Returns”. _________________________________________________________________ SCOTS’ WHA’ HAE’! (1929) Full title reads:…
  • WW1: How It All Began

    The British Pathé Archive
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    In this YouTube video, historian and broadcaster Dan Snow was challenged to answer the question “How did WW1 start?” – and to do so in only two minutes. See how he got on… Today, 4 August 2014, marks the centenary of Britain’s entry into the First World War and the escalation of a horrific conflict which would last more than four years and cost the lives of millions worldwide. _________________________________________________________________ WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/BRITISHPATHE WWW.BRITISHPATHE.COM Tagged: Anniversary, Archive, British Pathe, dan snow, First World War,…
  • 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.
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    Tech Spotlight

  • GTA 5 – HOW TO GET NEW BUSINESS DLC RIGHT NOW! (TUTORIAL)

    Bruce Spring
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
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    Bruce Spring
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:36 pm
    This is another product that had been on my list for quite a while. I had flown the SQ A380 before but only in Coach and heard great things about their Business Class. In case you’re wondering if these seats are really as wide as they look: No – they’re even wider! Singapore Airlines Business Class – New York to Frankfurt – A380 Upper Deck
  • Cathay Pacific NEW BUSINESS CLASS – Bangkok to Hong Kong – TRIP REPORT Flight 750 Boeing 777-300ER

    Bruce Spring
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:44 pm
    For a full trip report visit…. WWW.WHENITRAVELTHEWORLD.COM Cathay Pacific Business Class Business class trip report Bangkok to Hong Kong 4th May 2014 Cathay Pacific Flight 750 Depart : Bangkok (BKK) Arrive : Hong Kong (HKG) Departure time : 11:15am (Actual 11:19am) Arrival Time : 2:48pm (Actual 2:54pm) Boeing 777-300 ER Seat : 17 A Flight Time : 2 Hours 11 Minutes Meal Service : Lunch Cathay Pacific NEW BUSINESS CLASS – Bangkok to Hong Kong – TRIP REPORT Flight 750 Boeing 777-300ER
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    Bruce Spring
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Johns Hopkins University’s new MBA program aims to create modern-day da Vincis. Hopkins’ New Business School
  • 6 BUSINESS IDEAS TO START

    Bruce Spring
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    Everyball Tennis

  • Great job Sebastian Harris!

    Everyball Tennis
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    In winning the Berkshire 14&U County Closed and finishing runner-up in the 16s. A great effort especially in light of the fact that Seb spent the majority of the year unable to train and compete due to injury. A great testimony of your determination and desire to stay in the game Seb! Well done also to Seb's supporting cast during this time, Jane (Mum), Guti (individual coach) and Dom (S&C coach).
  • Oscar Glenister completes Everyball final line-up

    Everyball Tennis
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:24 am
    And last but NOT least, Oscar Glenister plays Michael Shaw in boys 16&U final. Good luck Oscar!
  • Bucks Junior County Closed finals day today

    Everyball Tennis
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:22 am
    Very best to all Everyball Players involved in finals today. Isabelle Marshall (training player) in 14&U and 16&U girls final, Miles Groom and Josh Bright in a local derby in the 10&U boys final, Daniel Dean in the 14U Boys final, Ben Smith in the 12U final, and Jake Williams in the 18U final. Great job Alice Taylor and Alexa Wilson pictured below. Girls 12U doubles winners!
  • Great job Ethan - Bucks County Closed 8&U Champ

    Everyball Tennis
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Well done to Everyball/Halton's Ethan Taank in some great performances that won him the County Closed 8&U event!
  • CC practice this morning

    Everyball Tennis
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:23 pm
    At GM folks
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  • USTA national award for LA based Aceing Autism

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Los Angeles based Aceing Autism is being honored with the USTA National Adaptive Tennis Community Service Award. The USTA announced that Los Angeles-based ACEing Autism has been awarded the 2014 USTA National Adaptive Tennis Community Service...
  • Kylie McKenzie wins Girls 16s singles title in San Diego

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:14 pm
    9th seeded Kylie McKenzie defeats 2nd Seeded Kayla Day, 6-1, 6-4 to win Girls’ 16s singles title at the USTA Girls' 16s & 18s National Championships at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego.It...
  • Former world no. 1 V. Azarenka to join Bryan Bros. at Tennis Fest this Saturday

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Two-time Australian Open champ will reunite with winning 2008 French Open Mixed Doubles partner Bob Bryan at V-Grid Tennis Fest benefitting Bryan Bros. Foundation.Two-time Grand Slam singles champion and former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka will...
  • Aviators defeat Texas Wild to claim first place in Western Conference

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    13 Jul 2014 | 11:18 pm
    San Diego Aviators are 4-2 in its inaugural Mylan World TeamTennis season.In a come-back victory, the San Diego Aviators defeated the Texas Wild in Overtime to win the match, 21-18. This win pushes the Aviators to...
  • Bryan Brothers headline Tennis Fest again at Spanish Hills Country Club July,19

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    12 Jul 2014 | 9:42 pm
    After reaching another Wimbledon Doubles final for the 7th time last week the Bryan Brothers will be in town on Saturday, July 19th, for their gala Tennis Fest at the beautiful Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo.The event is...
 
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  • Federer Hits Back to Beat Granollers at US Open

    Jonathan
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Normal service here as Federer booked his spot in the fourth round with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 win over Marcel Granollers in a rain affected match on Arthur Ashe. A very strange first set from the Swiss but things changed instantly upon resumption and after dropping the first set he hit back, making his ...The post Federer Hits Back to Beat Granollers at US Open appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Downs Groth in New York to Move into Last 32

    Jonathan
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    Another straight sets win for Federer here as he defeated big serving Sam Groth 6-4 6-4 6-4 in one hour and 48 minutes. Not the greatest match from the Swiss but he was comfortably the better player out there, winning 84% of points behind his first serve, out acing his opponent and converting 5 of ...The post Federer Downs Groth in New York to Move into Last 32 appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Makes Winning Start at US Open

    Jonathan
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    Hey all, very solid match for the GOAT here as he opened his US Open campaign with a 6-3 6-4 7-6 (7/4) win over loud mouth Aussie Marinko Matosevic. Not quite the return of Darth Federer we were expecting as Fed took to the court in some white Michael Jordan inspired tennis shoes as part ...The post Federer Makes Winning Start at US Open appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • US Open Draw 2014: Federer Plays Matosevic 1st Round

    Jonathan
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    The draw for the US Open is out and Federer’s landed a good one. In fact on paper it looks peRFect but of course matches aren’t played on paper, they’re played on the court so I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself. All I know is I’m excited for the tournament ahead ...The post US Open Draw 2014: Federer Plays Matosevic 1st Round appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • More Federer Fan Stories from Cincinnati

    Jonathan
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:36 am
    Hey guys, yesterday I posted a Federer Fan story by Shannon Whitaker from Cincinnati that reported from the Federer Monfils match. Little did I know that there was going to be 3 more to post sat in my inbox this morning. They cover the Murray, Raonic and Ferrer matches so here they are! Federer Defeats ...The post More Federer Fan Stories from Cincinnati appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
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  • Roger Federer Keeps On Keeping On

    Walker
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    by Thaddeus McCarthy   Turning 33 earlier this month, Roger Federer passed a milestone. That milestone is that no player has won a Grand Slam at 33 or older since Ken Rosewall won the Australian at 37 in 1972. Andre Agassi won the Australian in 2003 a few months before his 33rd birthday, but other than that there is not a single player who has come within a whisker of emulating Rosewall’s Grand Slam age record. Federer has the chance to come within a four year whisker at the US Open. Whatever happens for Federer at the US Open, he has had a good year. Perhaps though, the one…
  • McEnroe, Courier To Compete At Casa de Campo Resort In The Dominican Republic

    Walker
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    John McEnroe and Jim Courier, two of the greatest American tennis champions over the last 40 years, will compete in a special exhibition match on November 7, 2014 at the Casa de Campo resort in La Romana, Dominican Republic to showcase the resort’s tennis offerings. In addition to their exhibition match, McEnroe and Courier will also participate in special clinics and hitting sessions with patrons and attend a special Casa de Campo tennis cocktail party. Event packages for the clinics, party and exhibition match are for sale and can purchased by emailing res1@ccampo.com.do. Expertly…
  • Novak’s “Djok-hold” on the U.S. Open

    Walker
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    By David Cui   Following his thrilling Wimbledon victory over Roger Federer to clinch his seventh major singles title and return to the No. 1 ATP World Tour ranking, Novak Djokovic undoubtedly has great momentum going into the upcoming U.S. Open. Since 2007, Djokovic has been a consistent powerhouse in the U.S. Open, qualifying for the finals in five of the past seven years and winning it all in 2011. Riding on this current streak, which is paired with his Wimbledon victory, a U.S. Open title for Djokovic seems almost imminent. Furthermore, the U.S. Open is played on a hard surface. Out…
  • 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…
 
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  • Sony Open Gets a New Name: The Miami Open

    Kristina
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    The Sony Open, one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in professional tennis, has changed its name to the Miami Open. The Miami Open is now presented by the largest privately owned bank in Latin America, Itaù. Itaù will be the sponsor of the tournament now to be known as the “Miami Open presented by Itaù” from 2015 through 2019 and is owned and operated by IMG which is a global leader in sports, fashion and media. The tournament will be played from March 23, 2015 through April 5, 2015 at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Fl. The tennis tournament will…
  • Serena & Federer Win 2014 Western And Southern Open

    Kristina
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:37 am
    World number one Serena Williams has won the 2014 Western And Southern Open, making it her first Cincinnati Masters title in her career. Williams defeated Serbian player Ana Ivanovic in a 6-4, 6-1 win crowning her her fifth title of the season with a 5-0 finals record. In the women’s doubles competition, Americans Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears won the trophy when Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic retired after the second set with a final score of 6-1, 2-0. In the men’s competition, Roger Federer was victorious over David Ferrer making it his sixth Western and Southern…
  • 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.
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  • US Open Day 2 Results Tuesday August 26th 2014

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    US Open Day 2 Results Tuesday August 26th 2014Watch 2014 US Open Live Streaming for free at Bet365 Women's Singles First Round1-Serena Williams (USA) beat WC-Taylor Townsend (USA) 6-3 6-1. Q-Aleksandra Krunic (Serbia) beat Katarzyna Piter (Poland) 6-4 6-1. 23-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) beat Teliana Pereira (Brazil) 6-2 6-0. WC-Nicole Gibbs (USA) beat Caroline Garcia (France) 6-2 2-6 6-3. Vania King (USA) beat Francesca Schiavone (Italy) 6-3 3-6 6-3. 15-Carla Suarez (Spain) beat Ajla Tomljanovic (Croatia) 3-6 6-2 6-1. 27-Madison Keys (USA) beat WC-Jarmila Gajdosova (Australia) 6-0 6-3.
  • US Open Day 1 Results Monday August 25th 2014

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:02 am
    US Open Day 1 Results Monday August 25th 2014Women's singles First Round5-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Maria Kirilenko (Russia) 6-4 6-0. 10-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) 6-1 3-6 2-0 ret. 13-Sara Errani (Italy) beat Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) 6-1 7-5. Irina Begu (Romania) beat Silvia Soler (Spain) 7-6(4) 6-3. WC-Madison Brengle (USA) beat Julia Glushko (Ukraine) 6-3 6-2. Alexandra Dulgheru (Romania) beat Kristyna Pliskova (Czechoslovakia) 6-3 6-4. Q-Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Croaita) beat 25-Garbine Muguruza (Spain) 6-3 7-6(4). Q-Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Belarus)…
  • 2014 US Open Draw

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    2014 US Open DrawWILLIAMS, Serena USA [1] - TOWNSEND, Taylor USA (W)SCHIAVONE, Francesca ITA - KING, Vania USALEPCHENKO, Varvara USA - VAN UYTVANCK, Alison BELBARTHEL, Mona GER - ZHANG, Shuai CHN [32]STOSUR, Samantha AUS [24] - DAVIS, Lauren USAPARMENTIER, Pauline FRA - KANEPI, Kaia ESTVANDEWEGHE, Coco USA - VEKIC, Donna CROTOMLJANOVIC, Ajla AUS - SUAREZ NAVARRO, Carla ESP [15]PENNETTA, Flavia ITA [11] - GOERGES, Julia GERROGERS, Shelby USA - ZANEVSKA, Maryna UKR (Q)GIBBS, Nicole USA (W) - GARCIA, Caroline FRAPEREIRA, Teliana BRA - PAVLYUCHENKOVA, Anastasia RUS [23]DELLACQUA, Casey AUS [29] -…
  • Serena Williams wins Cincinnati title

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    Serena Williams wins first Cincinnati titleSerena Williams defated Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-1 to claim her first Cincinnati title.Williams needed just 62 minutes to earn her 62nd career singles crown."It was such a great week," Williams said. "She was playing so hard, hitting so many winners."This also marked Williams' second title in the month of August as she looks to be in fine form heading into the season's final major, the US Open which begins August 25 in New York.Williams, who turns 33 next month, won nine of the last ten games to cruise to the victory over the ninth seeded Serb.Williams…
  • 2014 US Open Qualifying Draw

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    2014 US Open Qualifying DrawWatch the 2014 US Open Live Streaming for free at Bet365 (1)Lara Arruabarrena v Risa OzakiMichaella Krajicek v Vesna DoloncNastja Kolar v Katerina VankovaEvgeniya Rodina v (29)Qiang Wang(2)Luksika Kumkhum v Hiroko KuwataCarina Witthoeft v (wc)Jennifer BradyStephanie Vogt v Anastasiya VasylyevaPolina Vinogradova v (21)Maryna Zanevska(3)Anna-Lena Friedsam v Bibiane WeijersMarta Sirotkina v Renata Voracova(wc)Katerina Stewart v Yuliya BeygelzimerMarina Melnikova v (19)Lesia Tsurenko(4)Michelle Larcher de Brito v Gabriela DabrowskiBarbora Krejcikova v Eri…
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  • US OPEN TO HOST THIRD ANNUAL MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY WITH JOE HUNT TRIBUTE

    Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    The US Open will host the third annual US Open Military Appreciation Day on, Monday, Sept. 1, at the 2014 US Open. The day will be anchored by a tribute to the late 1943 U.S. Nationals champion Lt. Joe Hunt, featuring Vice Admiral Walter “Ted” Carter and members of the Hunt family in Arthur Ashe Stadium. In addition, military support organizations Semper Fi Fund and Freedom Alliance are sponsoring two groups of wounded military service members and veterans, who will be honored during an in-stadium recognition. [ Editor's Note: To read more on Joe Hunt follow any of these three links: +…
  • SEVEN YEARS LATER, THIEM INVOKES U.S. OPEN MEMORIES OF GULBIS BY RICKY DIMON

    Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    The similarities are very real.   In 2007, an 18-turning-19 Ernests Gulbis was playing in his first U.S. Open. In the third round, a day-session match against veteran Spaniard Tommy Robredo was pushed into the night. It was worth the wait for Gulbis, who destroyed the world No. 8 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 in one hour and 29 minutes. For the first time in his career, the Latvian was through to the fourth round of a Grand Slam.   Fast forward seven years and 20-year-old Dominic Thiem, who happens to be Gulbis' best friend on tour, found himself in almost the exact same situation: in the third…
  • WOZNIACKI UPSETS SHARAPOVA, BENCIC ALSO THROUGH TO U.S. OPEN QUARTERFINALS BY RICKY DIMON

    Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    Surprises are starting to come on the men's side at the U.S. Open, with David Ferrer going down to Gilles Simon and unseeded Dominic Thiem booking a spot in the fourth round on Sunday. The women's draw, however, has been in relative shambles the entire way. And the WTA upset trend is showing no signs of stopping.   Mirjana Lucic-Baroni's inspiring run came to an end at the hands of Sara Errani, but fellow unseeded floaters Shuai Peng and Belinda Bencic set up an all-unseeded quarterfinal showdown. Peng ousted No. 14 seed Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4 before Bencic toppled ninth-seeded Jelena…
  • RICKYS LOOK @ MONDAY @ THE U.S. OPEN: MURRAY, TSONGA TO CLASH AT U.S. OPEN, DJOKOVIC SENT TO LOUIS ARMSTRONG

    Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:39 am
    Murray, Tsonga to clash at U.S. Open, Djokovic sent to LOUIS ARMSTRONG   By Ricky Dimon   Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will be facing each other for the second time this summer on American hard courts when they do battle in the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Monday. With CBS owning afternoon TV coverage rights for Labor Day weekend, all of the biggest names are taking the court early in the day--which is why Novak Djokovic is set for a rare appearance in Louis Armstrong stadium.   Let's take a look at Monday's four men's matches:   (1) Novak Djokovic vs. (22)…
  • Federer to play Brisbane International in January (Yahoo Sports)

    Wire Services
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Roger Federer has confirmed he will return to the Brisbane International in January to kick off his preparation for the Australian Open. Federer was beaten in last year's final by local favorite Lleyton Hewitt at the Queensland Tennis Centre and said he expected to be in top form for January's tournament. The world No. 3 said conditions in Brisbane are similar to Melbourne, where the first Grand Slam of the season will be played from Jan. 19 to Feb. 1. Federer will be bidding for his 18th Grand Slam title.
 
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  • US Open tennis fashion: the men

    rosales.anne@gmail.com (Anne Rosales)
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:50 pm
    My last post highlighted a number of female players tennis fashion at the US Open. While men’s tennis fashion is rarely as interesting as women’s, this year shows some innovative patterns and, notably, more bright colors than we typically see in a single tournament. Tennis fashion goes green The most prominent color for men this year is green. Bright green. Neon green. It showed up on Milos Raonic, although I noticed his haircut as much as his shirt color. Milos Raonic, US Open Round 1   Crazy green works for Gael Monfils. Not only does it complement his dark skin, but…
  • US Open tennis fashion: the women

    rosales.anne@gmail.com (Anne Rosales)
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Almost as much fun as watching the matches is checking out the US Open tennis fashion. This year continues a trend towards variety of colors — not only in women’s clothes, but also in their shoes. Here are some ladies tennis fashions I’ve noticed so far during the tournament. Sharapova tennis fashion: Day and Night Maria by day Tennis diva Maria Sharapova is looking glam as usual. Nike has furnished her with a daytime tunic as well as an evening dress.   Maria by night   Serena tennis fashion: the Big Cat Serena by Night: the Snow Leopard Serena always stands…
  • Back to school, back to anxiety

    rosales.anne@gmail.com (Anne Rosales)
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:01 pm
    It’s that time of year again. Yes, it’s exciting to enter a new year at school, meet new friends, learn new things. But many back-to-school experiences are infused with anxiety — both for students and their parents. Student anxiety Students of all ages are nervous as well as excited, whether they’re in elementary, middle, high school, college or beyond. Their questions vary on similar themes: will I get a “good” teacher? How will I find something I like to do and people I like to do it with? How can I make good grades without working too hard? For students moving away to…
  • Messy today, empty tomorrow

    rosales.anne@gmail.com (Anne Rosales)
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Today my house is messy and happy. We just returned from vacation, so there are suitcases everywhere, mounds of laundry, mail spilling off the entry table. Plus the packing activities of my youngest son, who leaves for his second year of college tomorrow morning. And my oldest, who leaves tonight with his bride. My daughter was here for a few weeks, but she left nearly a month ago. Our house reflects a summer of coming and going, living in the moment, not concerning myself with clutter. But tomorrow they’ll be gone. The house will be empty. There will be time to clean, but I will be…
  • Have YouTube don’t need Mom

    rosales.anne@gmail.com (Anne Rosales)
    1 Nov 2013 | 7:58 am
    Say you’re a teenage boy. There’s a girl you have a crush on, and you want to ask her to the school dance. But you can’t begin to tell anyone or get tips on how to act calm when you’re nervous.  Least of all, you can’t discuss it with your mom. She wouldn’t get it, anyway. She’d probably say something dumb and make you feel embarrassed. But that’s okay: lots of other guys have gone before you, and they’ve documented their experiences on YouTube. Or you’re a middle school girl, and you’re itching to dye a pink streak in your…
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  • Those Summer Nights: Lessons from the US Open After Dark

    Changeover Writing Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:47 am
    By Anusha Rasalingam When we think of the US Open night session, the images that inevitably come to mind are those of Pete Sampras vomiting during his five-set win over Alex Corretja in 1996 or Andre Agassi’s multiple Houdini-like marathon wins during his miracle run at his last US Open in 2006. But, the win-loss records of the big stars like the under the lights reflect the more likely outcome of the night sessions on Ashe–easy wins by big stars, while the crowds sometimes spend more time watching the big screens for the more compelling matches from the still-unfinished business of…
  • Things We Learned on Day Seven of the 2014 U.S. Open

    Changeover Writing Staff
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Amy: 1. What a win for Caroline Wozniacki, beating Maria Sharapova in three sets. After Wozniacki took the first set, Sharapova really found her range and was playing some untouchable tennis in the second set, but Wozniacki regrouped and never let Sharapova back in the match after an early break in the third. Wozniacki is never going to be the aggressive player that many want her to be, but at her best, she can stifle her opponents with impeccable defense and an underrated serve. 2. This is the quintessential Dominic Thiem Facebook post: Post by Dominic Thiem. 3. No, Serena. Please don’t…
  • Things We Learned on Day Six of the 2014 US Open

    Changeover Writing Staff
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Amy: 1. This was pretty great: Kohlschreiber was about to serve and all of a sudden a bird comes and lands on top of the net. Gave the crowd a little laugh haha #shortstay — John Smith (@Smith_J1989) August 30, 2014 Is this hindrance @vrcsports pic.twitter.com/HwedD7hm74 — Tony (@tjc05) August 30, 2014 A bird just got more applause for flying away than Andrey Kuznetsov did all match. — Patrick Rourke (@rourkeytennis) August 30, 2014 2. Genie Bouchard’s three-set win over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova wasn’t pretty, but it was the kind of win you want to see from a top…
  • Things We Learned on Day Five of the 2014 U.S. Open

    Changeover Writing Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Amy: 1. I cannot fathom how the Tennis Channel can justify publishing this on their website. Being thrust into the world spotlight as a result of your own ability and achievements has proved too much for a surprising range of champions from Ana Ivanovic, Dinara Safina, Li Na, Petra Kvitova and, in a slightly different context, Amelie Mauresmo and Eugenie Bouchard. The fact that there are not so many examples of male players reeling under the weight of success may have something to do with the fact that the Top 4 have had such a lock down on Grand Slam titles over the past ten years that very…
  • A Simple Guide to Confirmation Bias

    Jeff
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    During today’s Simona Halep-Mirjana Lucic-Baroni match, an ESPN commentator said, “I can’t think of a male player with the yips on their serve,” implying, of course, that we were watching an all-too-typical spell of mental weakness on the part of a female tennis player. There are a staggering number of variants along these lines, untested memes that commentators and pundits mindlessly repeat from one generation to the next. Tennis fans grow up hearing them, and once such a belief is implanted, it’s difficult to get rid of it. There’s a technical term for…
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  • US Open 2014 Results: Sunday 8/31

    Ashley
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:25 pm
    It was business as usual today in New York City as we entered the second week of US Open 2014. South Africans Kevin Anderson and ... The post US Open 2014 Results: Sunday 8/31 appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • US Open 2014 Results: Saturday 8/30

    Ashley
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Today is the last chance for players to secure their spots in the second week of the US Open 2014. Multii-Grand Slam doubles  winner Cara Black ... The post US Open 2014 Results: Saturday 8/30 appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • US Open 2014 Results: Friday 8/29

    Ashley
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    South African men Kevin Anderson and Raven Klaasen continued their US Open 2014 campaigns. Their respective victories kept their dreams alive, guaranteeing them extended stays ... The post US Open 2014 Results: Friday 8/29 appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • US Open 2014 Results: Thursday 8/28

    Ashley
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Zimbabwean Cara Black continued her quest to hoist the US Open 2014 trophy. Today she kicked off her mixed doubles campaign. Mixed Doubles Black and ... The post US Open 2014 Results: Thursday 8/28 appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • US Open 2014 Results: Wednesday 8/27

    Ashley
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:52 pm
    South Africa’s Kevin Anderson and Zimbabwe’s Cara Black kicked off their US Open 2014 campaigns today. While Black and her doubles partner had an easy day ... The post US Open 2014 Results: Wednesday 8/27 appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
 
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    This, That & Tennis Balls™

  • HILARIOUS VIDEO: The Farting Preacher

    The Tennis Chick
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    Sometimes I post non-tennis stuff that I think my readers will like, and OMG – you’re gonna love this! This is a laugh-out-loud-til-you-cry video, peeps… And it’s actual video footage from shows by the shamed television minister Robert Tilton (aka “Pastor Gas”). Seriously, the dubbed sound effects couldn’t be more perfect – or hilarious! You may also like these:Only A Die-Hard Tennis Fan Would Get A Haircut Like ThisHow Well Do You Know Your Favorite Player’s Grunts? Take This Fun Interactive Quiz And Find Out!I’m In Love With…
  • It Was A Hairy Situation For Caroline Wozniacki At The US Open

    The Tennis Chick
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Despite being tangled in her racket, Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, still tried to return this shot from Aliaksandra Sasnovich, of Belarus. Photo courtesy of Kathy Willens/Associated Press. Did you happen to see the match between Caroline Wozniacki and Aliaksandra Sasnovich on Wednesday? Yeah, I know I’m just now writing about this, but I’ve been really busy getting my week tidied up so I can spend an extended weekend in Austin and go to UT’s opening football game. Hook ‘em Horns! Sorry, I started to digress… Back to tennis :-) It was in her second round match…
  • An Interactive Event: DIRECTV’s US Open Experience, August 25 -31

    The Tennis Chick
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Photo courtesy of DIRECTV DIRECTVs US OPEN EXPERIENCE Aug. 25-33 Billie Jean King National Tennis Center – Flushing Meadows, NY The early rounds at the US Open never fail to offer surprising upsets and great tennis – last year 17-year-old Victoria Duval beat former champ Samantha Stosur in round one, Lleyton Hewitt took down Juan Martin del Potro in the second, and 136th ranked Camila Giorgio whipped 6th seed Wozniacki in the third round. As new stars emerge and top seeds fall, fans can catch all the action during the first seven days of the tournament with DIRECTV’s…
  • Sony Brings Its Cutting Edge Technology To Tennis With The Smart Tennis Sensor

    The Tennis Chick
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    Photo courtesy of Getty Images Smart phones, smart TVs, smart cars… Smart tennis rackets? Yep! Sony Corporation partnered with top tennis manufacturer Wilson, as well as Prince and Yonex, and together they came up with the Smart Tennis Sensor, taking player control to a whole new level. Sony is a company which aims to enhance customers’ daily lives by offering products, applications and services which inspire and fulfill their curiosity. Through working with our partners in the tennis racket market, Sony will offer its Smart Tennis Sensor, to all levels of tennis players ranging…
  • VIDEO: Roger Federer Answers Fan Questions Re His Cincinnati Win, His New Pro Staff RF 97 Racket, The US Open And More!

    The Tennis Chick
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    Photo courtesy of Wilson Sporting Goods When inquiring minds want to know… Wilson delivers! On Twitter, Roger’s sponsor, Wilson Sporting Goods took questions from Rogers fans, and then Roger took time out of his busy schedule to answer the best ones – on camera, no less! Pretty cool! He talks about his recent win in Cincinnati, playing with his bad-ass new Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph racket he co-created with Wilson, his overall preparedness for the upcoming US Open – and more! He also gets a little personal in discussing his pre-match routine, a few on-court…
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  • WATCH: Rafael Nadal Attends David Bisbal’s Concert In Mallorca (August 23, 2014)

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Last week Rafael Nadal went to the David Bisbal concert in Felanitx, Mallorca. Check it out! Video: David BisbalFiled under: Rafael Nadal Off Court, Videos Tagged: David Bisbal, Rafael Nadal, Video
  • Rafa Roundup: What is it that fans love about Rafael Nadal?

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    ARTICLES: Requiem for Rafa: Preparing for a US Open Without Nadal (via Rolling Stone) What is it that I love about him? His face. His grunts. His wedgie-picking. I like that he’s coached by his uncle, and that he has a totally unguarded, sweet smile. I like his Facebook page, where he posts pictures of […]
  • ATP List: Rafael Nadal in danger of losing No. 2 ranking to Roger Federer

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    The last Grand Slam of the season starts today, but we are not excited as usual because defending US Open champ won’t be able to defend his title due to a wrist injury. Since Rafa is not able to play in New York City, Roger Federer has a great chance to gain points – if Roger wins the title, he […]
  • Rafa Roundup: Federer and Djokovic hope to see Nadal back on tour soon

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    ARTICLES: Confident Federer sees opportunity in Nadal’s U.S. Open absence (via SI.com) Roger Federer hopes to see his rival Rafael Nadal back on tour soon, but he won’t deny that the Spaniard’s absence from the U.S. Open creates an opportunity. Nadal announced last week that he would not defend his U.S. Open title due to […]
  • PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal soaks up the sun on yacht with his girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:48 am
    Having withdrawn from the US Open, Rafael Nadal has plenty of time for an extended vacation with girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello. Two days ago, the two were spotted having a great time on a yacht in Spain. Photos: celebspix.ruFiled under: Photo Gallery, Rafael Nadal, Rafael Nadal Off Court Tagged: Maria Francisca Perello, novia de Rafa Nadal, Rafael […]
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