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  • Serena Williams Has Difficult Decision to Make on Hitting Partner

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    31 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    The 19-time Grand Slam champion says she is "loyal to a fault." It has been well-documented that Serena Williams was without her longtime hitting partner and confident, Sascha Bajin, in Australia. Bajin remained at home recovering from an injury, which forced Williams to take up with a new hitting partner—whom she referred to simply as “Jonathan.” More: Williams Notches 19th Career Grand Slam Title with Win over Sharapova The “John” in question is actually Jonathan Dasnieres de Veigy, a former world No. 146 who retired in 2013. He was brought in by…
  • Video: Bolelli, Fognini Win Doubles Title and Apology From Officials

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    31 Jan 2015 | 3:26 am
    Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini end Italy's 56-year Grand Slam doubles drought; earn apology for chair umpire's blown call. Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini celebrated a double milestone capturing the Australian Open doubles title. Contesting their ninth Grand Slam tournament together, the Italian duo defeated France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 6-4 in the final. More: Mahut Drills Herbert in Head with Serve It is the first time an Italian team has won a men's Grand Slam doubles title since Nicola Pietrangeli and Orlando Sirola raised the 1959 Roland Garros…
  • VIDEO: Highlights - Williams beats Sharapova

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    31 Jan 2015 | 3:53 am
    Highlights of Serena Williams's pulsating win over Maria Sharapova for a sixth Australian Open and 19th Grand Slam title.
  • Serena Williams Wins 6th Australian Open for 19th Grand Slam Title

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    31 Jan 2015 | 2:50 am
    View image | gettyimages.com   (January 31, 2015) Serena Williams moved up on the all-time list of Grand Slam title holders beating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 7-6 (5) to win her sixth Australian Open title on Saturday night. It’s the 33-year-old’s 19th major, tying her with Helen Wills Moody for third on the all-time list, just behind Steffi Graf (22) and Margaret Court (24). The American passes both Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert with 18 each. “I would love to get to 22,” Williams said. “I mean, 19 was very difficult to get to. Took me 33 years to get here,…
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    31 Jan 2015 | 10:58 pm
    On a night where she surpassed Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with her 19th major crown, Serena Williams has Steffi Graf’s Open Era record of 22 titles within her grasp.
 
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  • Live: Rod Laver Arena (Day 14)

    31 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
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  • Brinson clinches 4-3 UGA win over Clemson

    31 Jan 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Georgia sophomore Caroline Brinson defeated Clemson's Daniela Ruiz 7-6(3), 6-4 in Saturday's final singles match to hand the ninth-ranked Bulldogs (3-1) a dramatic 4-3 road win over the No. 13 Tigers (2-1).
  • Georgia men's tennis beats UCLA 4-2

    31 Jan 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Nick Wood outlasted UCLA's Karue Sell, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, to lift seventh-ranked Georgia to a 4-2 win over No. 4 UCLA Saturday at the Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Facility.
  • Lady Vols fall at No. 15 Michigan

    31 Jan 2015 | 12:29 pm
    The Lady Vols dropped their first match of the weekend and the season to the No. 15 ranked Michigan Wolverines 6-1.
  • Jones takes down No. 10 player, but Rebels fall

    31 Jan 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Ole Miss senior Julia Jones, ranked No. 20 in the nation, took down the No. 10 ranked player in the nation, but the No. 24 ranked Ole Miss women's tennis team suffered its first loss of the season, 6-1 at No. 16 Oklahoma State.
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  • Odell Beckham Jr. named offensive rookie of the year

    31 Jan 2015 | 5:24 pm
    The choice for offensive rookie of the year in the NFL in 2014 was an easy one. Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who shook off an injury-plagued start of the season to become one of the league’s most exciting playmakers, has been named the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year. The award was announced…
  • Video: Rangers’ Moore dangles, scores on beauty end-to-end rush

    31 Jan 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Short-handed, too! *Thumbs up*
  • Jerome Bettis indicates he’s made the Hall of Fame

    31 Jan 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Via his verified Twitter account, former Rams and Steelers tailback Jerome Bettis indicated Saturday evening that he has been selected to the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. Wrote Bettis: “So happy to be amongst the games greatest players!! My Family and I are truly honored and blessed!” Ed Bouchette, the Steelers’ beat writer for…
  • Someone apparently got Jayson Werth’s autograph in jail

    31 Jan 2015 | 5:10 pm
    Jayson Werth signed an inmate handbook for someone during his stay in jail in Fairfax, Virginia.
  • Utah DC target Pendergast reportedly headed to NFL

    31 Jan 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Friday a report surfaced that Clancy Pendergast was the front-runner for the defensive coordinator position at Utah.  A day later, it appears the Pac-12 program will have to look elsewhere. Instead of the Utes coordinator job, it’s being reported by FOXSports.com‘s Alex Marvez that Pendergast will be named as the inside linebacker coach for the…
 
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  • Serena Williams wins 6th Australian, 19th major title (Yahoo Sports)

    31 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title and continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals by extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova. On her third match point, she let her racket go before hearing a let call to what she thought was an ace.
  • What to watch at the Aussie Open Sunday: The Men's Final (Yahoo Sports)

    31 Jan 2015 | 8:23 am
    Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, contesting the Australian Open final on Sunday, are both members of the so-called ''Big Four'' of men's tennis, the group which has dominated Grand Slam titles for most of the past decade led by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The fact we know each other since 11, 12, there is only a week difference between us,'' in age.
  • Fognini, Bolelli win men's doubles at Australian Open (Yahoo Sports)

    31 Jan 2015 | 7:22 am
    Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli became the first all-Italian team to capture a Grand Slam men's doubles title in more than 50 years after beating the French pair of Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-4 in the Australian Open final on Saturday. The last Italians to win a men's doubles title at a major were Nicola Pietrangeli and Orlando Sirola at the 1959 French Open. Fognini and Bolelli had come close before, reaching the semifinals at the 2011 U.S. Open and 2013 Australian Open.
  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Serena raises money with serves (Yahoo Sports)

    31 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    Serena Williams had nothing but love for the fans at Rod Laver Arena after winning her 19th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Saturday. I really do.'' ''This crowd here in Australia is really good to me,'' she said later at her post-match news conference. She got a big cheer when she announced she was increasing her donation for the cause from 100 Australian dollars for every ace she hit in the tournament to $200. The American led the women at the Australian Open with 88 aces.
  • Sharapova humbled but gracious after latest loss to Williams (Yahoo Sports)

    31 Jan 2015 | 6:06 am
    After more than a decade of losses to Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova is getting good at being gracious in defeat. The Australian Open final Saturday demonstrated just how far the gap is between No. 1 and No. 2 following Sharapova's 16th loss in a row to Williams - 6-3, 7-6 (5) at Rod Laver Arena. Five-time Grand Slam winner Sharapova said Williams' serves were so fast, it was hard to even make contact with the ball. ''I've got to congratulate Serena on creating history, on playing some of her best tennis,'' Sharapova said at the trophy ceremony, where she held back tears before stepping up…
 
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  • Serena Williams Wins 6th Australian Open for 19th Grand Slam Title

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    31 Jan 2015 | 2:50 am
    View image | gettyimages.com   (January 31, 2015) Serena Williams moved up on the all-time list of Grand Slam title holders beating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 7-6 (5) to win her sixth Australian Open title on Saturday night. It’s the 33-year-old’s 19th major, tying her with Helen Wills Moody for third on the all-time list, just behind Steffi Graf (22) and Margaret Court (24). The American passes both Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert with 18 each. “I would love to get to 22,” Williams said. “I mean, 19 was very difficult to get to. Took me 33 years to get here,…
  • Tale of the Tape – Novak Djokovic Versus Andy Murray in the Australian Open Final

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    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN DAY 14 MEN’S NOTES Sunday 1 February     Singles Final     1 NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB) v NO. 6 ANDY MURRAY (GBR) At stake for the finalists, in addition to the prestige of the Australian Open title, is the following:   AUD$ ATP Ranking Points Champion 3,100,000 2000 Finalist 1,550,000 1200 Who has the advantage? For 4 out of the past 7 years, the man who played his semifinal second has been the one who won the final, so recent history would suggest that Djokovic has the slight advantage in winning the 2015 Australian Open title. No. 1 v No. 6 This is…
  • Novak Djokovic Reaches Fifth Australian Open Final

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    30 Jan 2015 | 3:20 am
    (January 30, 2015) No. 1 Novak Djokovic avenged last year’s quarterfinal loss to Stan Wawrinka in the Australian Open, besting the Swiss 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 to reach his fifth Melbourne final on Friday. The match which lasted 3 hours, 30 minutes, was by no means epic as it produced a total 118 unforced errors – 49 for Djokovic and 69 for last year’s champion Wawrinka. “I did not play on the level that I intended before the match,” Djokovic said. “There were parts of the match where I stepped in and played a game I needed to play, but parts of the match where I played too…
  • 2015 Australian Open Day 12 Men’s Match Notes and Preview

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    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN DAY 12 MEN’S NOTES Thursday 29 January Semifinals Top Half No. 1 NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB) v NO. 4 STAN WAWRINKA (SUI) Head-to-head: Djokovic leads 16-3 2006     Umag                           Clay (O)            FR        Wawrinka          6-6 ret. (respiratory problems) 2006     Davis Cup (WG-PO)      Hard (I)             R2        Djokovic           64 36 26 76(3) 64 2006     Vienna                          Hard (I)            …
  • Serena Williams Win Sets Up Australian Open Final Against Maria Sharapova

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    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    View image | gettyimages.com (January 29, 2015) For the first time since 2004, the Australian Open women’s final will feature No. 1 versus No. 2. Top seed and five-time Australian Open winner Serena Williams will take on 2008 champion Maria Sharapova for the title on Saturday. Both women won straight set matches on Thursday to advance. Williams won a slugfest of big serves and hard groundstrokes against 19-year-old Madison Keys in a battle between Americans 7-6 (5), 6-2. Williams was pushed by Keys at the very end, needing nine match points to close the contest. Sharapova had a much easier…
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  • Baseline Buzz: Why Djokovic will get his mojo back

    Greg Garber and Matt Wilansky
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:03 am
    Despite semifinal struggle, world No. 1 has owned the Aussie Open and Andy Murray
  • Serena Williams wins 6th Australian Open

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    31 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova in straight sets to win her 19th career Grand Slam title and sixth at the Australian Open.
  • Mattek-Sands, Safarova win Aussie doubles

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    30 Jan 2015 | 7:46 am
    American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic won the Australian Open women's doubles title in their first tournament as a combination, beating Chan Yung-jan of Taiwan and China's Zheng Jie 6-4, 7-6 (5) in Friday's final.
  • Cilic delays return, to skip Zagreb Indoors

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    30 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    Defending champion Marin Cilic says he is withdrawing from the Zagreb Indoors because of the lingering right shoulder injury that also forced him to miss the Brisbane International and Australian Open.
  • Djokovic outlasts Wawrinka in 5 to reach final

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    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Novak Djokovic reached his fifth Australian Open final with a five-set win over defending champion Stan Wawrinka that fell flat compared with their previous encounters at Melbourne Park.
 
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  • Serena gives no room to Sharapova and coughing fits, wins the Australian Open 2015

    Marija
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:39 am
    No illness could stop world No.1 Serena Williams in beating Maria Sharapova for the sixteenth straight time in their careers to win her 19th Grand Slam title and sixth at the Australian Open. From the onset Serena established her dominance, breaking Sharapova in the first game and then extending the lead in the seventh game to 5-2, shortly after a brief rain interruption and a big coughing fit that scared her fans. And even though Sharapova put one break of Serena's serve in her stats, in the eighth game, helped by Serena's two double faults, Serena answered with a love hold and…
  • First tournament together: Bethanie & Lucie go all the way to the Australian Open doubles title

    Marija
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:39 am
    Bethanie Mattek Sands and Lucie Safarova teamed up for the first time at this year's Australian Open and now they're holding their first Grand Slam women's doubles trophy! This is the first time since 2007 that a brand new team has won a title at a major. They were unseeded and during the tournament they took out teams seeded No. 10, 7, 3, 16 and eventually No.14 seeds Chan Yung-Jan and Zheng Jie 6-4 7-6(5) in the final. Congrats to @BMATTEK and @luciesafarova and their team on winning the #AusOpen doubles title pic.twitter.com/gdpBkFgiNr — dannykendall…
  • Australian Open women's singles final: Can Sharapova finally end her free fall against Williams? Let's see what the tennis stats are saying!

    Marija
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Maria Sharapova has 15 straight losses against Serena Williams and that downward spiral started in the semifinals of the 2005 Australian Open. Will the Russian finally stop the epic slump in the Saturday's championship match at Melbourne Park? Let's see what Omair's tennis stats, based on the performance of players so far at this year's edition of the tournament, are suggesting. I am not going into the history of Serena vs. Maria match-ups, as so much has been said about their previous encounters and head-to-head record. Yes, Sharapova's countless losses will…
  • Australian Open 2015 WTA poll: Who's got the best style?

    Marija
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
    Click to view slideshow. While we're waiting to see what Omair's tennis statistics have to say about the upcoming women's final and whether numbers are suggesting that Maria Sharapova can finally end her slump against Serena Williams that actually started at the Australian Open ten years ago, let's see who is winning the tournament in terms of fashion. During the off-season, following my extensive Fashion Retrospections that gave you a pretty good overview of who wore what during 2014, I organized a poll and Ana Ivanovic took the No.1 position as the best dressed player of…
  • WTA Australian Open semifinals preview: Sharapova vs. Makarova, Williams vs. Keys

    Marija
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:52 am
    Visitor numbers are telling me that you enjoyed our quarterfinal previews and, as promised, Omair is continuing his statistical tennis research to help us predict the winner of the upcoming WTA semifinals at the 2015 Australian Open. Enjoy! One thing is certain: the women's singles final at Melbourne Park will be a battle between a Russian and an American. Let's see which American and which Russian are the numbers favoring! The following preview is based on the performance of the players so far at the 2015 Australian Open.  MARIA SHARAPOVA [2] vs. EKATERINA MAKAROVA [10]…
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  • One of those crazy Australian Open thoughts...

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    25 Jan 2015 | 7:25 pm
    So, this seems a little odd for me, chiming in at this point of the year's first Grand Slam when I usually would've had my patented round of 16 predictions all said and done by now, with another post or two in between. But I just had this crazy, nutty, out-of-this-world thought:What if no one from the "Big 4" made it to the semis?Like, suppose Nick Kyrgios continues to play like the fearless teenager that he is and rides the momentum of hometown support, and shocks Andy Murray in the quarters? What if Tomas Berdych decides no one beats him 18 times in a row and takes it to Rafael Nadal in…
  • Federer, Wawrinka Facing Biggest Test of Careers

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    21 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
    It wasn’t so long ago that Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka—two of the top four players in the world—lost a Davis Cup tie that they were overwhelming favorites to win. At home.Indoors on clay.Against the United States.The Swiss team has managed to bounce back against that most ignominious defeat quite nicely and finds itself in the Davis Cup finals for only the second time in the nation’s history. And even though Federer and Wawrinka have had fantastic years, they’re faced with some serious obstacles:Playing indoors on clay.On the road against a veteran French team.Balky health.And…
  • So, what have I missed?

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    14 Nov 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Only a couple Slams, some Masters 1000 events, a year-end championship, a Fed Cup title, a Davis Cup round or two...You get the idea!But let's let all that go and talk about the here and now, now being the ATP World Tour Finals. Not much drama on the singles side with a lot of whuppings going on. Should be some good semifinal matches, though. Kei Nishikori is a gamer, Novak Djokovic is on fire, Roger Federer is playing like it's the late aughts and Stan Wawrinka has been solid. It's a solid efinal four, and one I'll ruminate on post-matchups.And I promise it'll be sooner than my last post!
  • Still going (kinda) strong after all these years!

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    23 Jun 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Happy birthday!Not to you (unless it is your birthday!), not to me (still a month away).Rather to this old blog of mine, Tennis Talk, Anyone? Seven years old today!My, they grow up so fast!I can't even begin to list all the things that have happened tennis-wise over the years, but they've been great and a lot of them due to TTA?.I know I don't get to post as much as I'd like, but I try and vow to try even harder. And if you're still reading this blog, thank you so much! I hope it doesn't let you down.
  • Wimbledon picks for '14 (and as always, from the fourth round on)

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    22 Jun 2014 | 7:12 pm
    I missed it for the French, but in true TTA? fashion—aside from that aforementioned blemish—here's my Slam predictions, from the fourth round on. Enjoy the start of Wimbledon! MENFourth RoundNovak Djokovic (1) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (14)Fernando Verdasco (18) vs. Tomas Berdych (6)Andy Murray (3) vs. Kevin Anderson (20)Grigor Dimitrov (11) vs. Marcos BaghdatisDenis Istomin vs. Feliciano Lopez (19)Lleyton Hewitt vs. Roger Federer (4)Milos Raonic (8) vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber (22)Richard Gasquet (13) vs. Rafael Nadal (2)QuarterfinalsDjokovic vs. BerdychMurray vs. DimitrovLopez vs.
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  • Safiullin, Mihalikova Capture Australian Open Junior Titles; Les Petits As Finals Set; Pro Circuit Update

    Colette Lewis
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:24 pm
    View image | gettyimages.com Tereza MihalikovaRoman Safiullin of Russia and Tereza Mihalikova of Slovakia became the first players from their countries to raise the winners trophies at the Australian Open Junior Championships Saturday in Melbourne.The unseeded Mihalikova defeated No. 14 seed Katie Swan of Great Britain 6-1, 6-4 capping a run that saw her grow in confidence with each win.  After defeating No. 2 seed Jil Teichmann of Switzerland 5-7, 7-5(5), 7-5 in the second round and unseeded Sara Tomic of Australia 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 in the third round, the 16-year-old Slovak played…
  • Swan and Mihalikova in Girls Australian Open Final; Safiullin, Hong to Decide Boys Title; Paul Reaches Futures Semifinal; Americans Out at Les Petits As

    Colette Lewis
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:26 pm
    The finals are set for the Australian Open junior championships, which will be held on Rod Laver Arena Saturday (later tonight in the US). Fifteen-year-old Katie Swan of Great Britain, who lives in Kansas, saved three match points, with the No. 14 seed coming back to defeat No. 5 seed Dalma Galfi of Hungary 0-6, 7-6(5), 7-5. She will face unseeded Tereza Mihalikova of Slovakia, who beat unseeded Greet Minnen of Belgium 6-4, 7-5.  The two finalists have not played before.Swan, who was down 6-0, 4-2, is the first British girl in the final since Laura Robson made back to back appearances in…
  • Junior Semifinals Set at Australian Open; Nanda Defeats Top Seed at Les Petits As; Ross, Kirkov Reach Semifinals in Ecuador Grade 1; Teens Advance to Futures and Challenger Quarterfinals

    Colette Lewis
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:12 pm
    The results from the Australian Open on Thursday were not good for the US juniors, with all three still remaining dropping their matches.No. 3 seed Taylor Fritz lost to No. 7 seed Seong Chan Hong of Korea in a battle neither are likely to forget, with Hong claiming a 6-7(4), 7-6(4), 6-0 victory, his first in three meetings with the 17-year-old Californian.  Hong led 5-1 40-0 in the second set, but Fritz saved eight set points to pull even at 5-5, but dropped the tiebreaker and was unable to recover in the third set.  In the semifinals, Hong will play Australian Akira Santillan, the…
  • Swan Ousts Top Seed Xu, Fritz and Kingsley Reach Australian Junior Quarterfinals; Three Americans Through to Third Round at Les Petits As; Bellis, Tiafoe, Opelka Win Openers in Florida Pro Circuit Events

    Colette Lewis
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:37 pm
    No. 14 seed Katie Swan of Great Britain defeated top seed Shilin Xu of China 6-2, 6-2 Wednesday in the third round of the Australian Open Junior Championships to earn her second appearance in a Grade A quarterfinal against Raveena Kingsley, who will be making her first.   Kingsley, the No. 11 seed, defeated unseeded Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia 6-4, 6-1, in a performance that contrasted with her previous 9-7 in third set win over Vera Lapko of Belarus.  Kingsley saved all seven of the break points against her, while converting three of the four break points Kuzmova gave her.No. 3…
  • Chuck Kriese's Final Push to Retain Traditional Scoring for Division I College Tennis

    Colette Lewis
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    I received this email yesterday from current Citadel and longtime Clemson men's head coach Chuck Kriese regarding format change, which he is not against, and scoring change, which he does object to.  Here is his document, in its entirety. I have included links to the Bloemendaal position paper and the list of NCAA Cabinet member emails addresses at the bottom of the post.  ‘A square peg in a round hole’  January 26, 2015American College Tennis Coaches have been battling about scoring systems and formats for too many years. The Solution might be quite manageable if two…
 
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  • Armchair Line Judge: Aussie thoughts so far

    Naf
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:43 pm
    1. I mean, look at the ass on Rafa Nadal. If anyone should be asked to give a twirl, it should be that sexy bastard. But this is a life lesson we can all apply to ourselves, and not just the young Genie Bouchard: If some random dude asks you to twirl for him in front of a stadium full of people, and he's using a microphone to do this, kindly direct him to the orifice that would house that microphone in the most painful way.2. However, I will give any onsite Aussie Open reporters a dollar if they start asking the male players about their thoughts on "altered balls."3. I freakin' knew Nenad…
  • Armchair Line Judge: My decimated draws before I burn them

    Naf
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Because why not have a good laugh over picking Donna Vekic for the quarterfinals?
  • The Armchair Line Judge's guide to the Aussie Open 2015

    Naf
    18 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    It's mid-January, and only about eight weeks since the year-end championships, so it must be time for another major! This lengthy layover only tends to ensure erratic results, so with that in mind, let's predict what's going to happen!  For this preview, we're gonna do the Armchair Line Judge's call for the Top 10 on both sides for players' chances to advance to the semifinals:The Women1. Serena Williams: In. Yeah, Hopman Cup was kind of a disaster, but she's usually most dangerous right after a bad patch. Hmm, though. Vera Zvonareva looming in round 2. Hmm.2, Maria Sharapova: In. What a…
  • The coaching floodgates are finally open!

    Naf
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
    For as long as I've been a tennis fan, I've wondered why pro players never seem to hire female coaches. It's not like there's no shortage of legendary women players who would fit the bill. Last year, it was a male player, Andy Murray, who hired Amelie Mauresmo on, and naturally, the choice has been under scrutiny ever since, with whispers about her effectiveness. Now, I'm not gonna lie. If I were going to choose a woman coach for a tennis pro, it probably wouldn't be the person who had some moments of mental weak in big moments(coughcoughFRENCHOPENcough), especially if you have had a similar…
  • On-court antics: Season on the brink

    Naf
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:21 am
    Sometimes, you can spend weeks, or even months, talking about something -- something that might or might not happen. But then it happens. And you are so tired of talking about it that now, you're just over it.That's what our playoffs were like for 8.0 mixed. Once our league coordinator decided it wasn't a good idea to restart the season the day after the regular season ended, it was time to get the wheels of inevitability going. Our team made it through the first round last weekend with nary a bump, except that everyone on our court had some form of Ebola swine flu. It wasn't so bad, except…
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  • Should Both Australian Open Men’s Semis be Played on the Same Day? Andy Murray Thinks So

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:19 am
    Andy Murray isn't sure that the extra rest will help him earn his first victory over Novak Djokovic in Sunday's Australian Open final. Speaking in his pre-final press conference at Melbourne Park, Andy Murray says that it would be better if both men’s semifinals were played on the same day. “I do, yeah,” said Murray. “You want the players all to have the same opportunity.” Murray played his semifinal on Thursday night in Melbourne, taking down Tomas Berdych in a tense four-set battle, while Novak Djokovic finished up 24 hours later after his five-set…
  • Serena Williams Has Difficult Decision to Make on Hitting Partner

    31 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    The 19-time Grand Slam champion says she is "loyal to a fault." It has been well-documented that Serena Williams was without her longtime hitting partner and confident, Sascha Bajin, in Australia. Bajin remained at home recovering from an injury, which forced Williams to take up with a new hitting partner—whom she referred to simply as “Jonathan.” More: Williams Notches 19th Career Grand Slam Title with Win over Sharapova The “John” in question is actually Jonathan Dasnieres de Veigy, a former world No. 146 who retired in 2013. He was brought in by…
  • Video: Bolelli, Fognini Win Doubles Title and Apology From Officials

    31 Jan 2015 | 3:26 am
    Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini end Italy's 56-year Grand Slam doubles drought; earn apology for chair umpire's blown call. Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini celebrated a double milestone capturing the Australian Open doubles title. Contesting their ninth Grand Slam tournament together, the Italian duo defeated France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 6-4 in the final. More: Mahut Drills Herbert in Head with Serve It is the first time an Italian team has won a men's Grand Slam doubles title since Nicola Pietrangeli and Orlando Sirola raised the 1959 Roland Garros…
  • Video: Mahut Drills Herbert in Head with Serve During Doubles Final

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:35 pm
    This errant serve by Nicolas Mahut gave his partner a headache. File this under: “HEADACHE.” During the first set of Saturday’s Australian Open men’s doubles final, Nicolas Mahut thumped his partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the noggin with this serve. It is their first tournament as a team, so maybe that will serve as an excuse for Mahut? Herbert shook it off and was fine for the rest of the match, but the French duo fell to the Italian pairing of Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli, 6-4, 6-4.
  • Video: Serena to Rod Laver Crowd: “I Love You Back”

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Serena Tells the Rod Laver Faithful that She Loves them Back in her Heartfelt Victory Speech in Australia.Serena's Championship Speech We already posted about the rave reviews that Maria Sharapova was getting for her dignified runner-up speech, but Serena Williams may have once again outdone the Russian when she took the podium for her champion’s speech. More: Sharapova Says She's Getting Closer to Beating Serena Williams The 19-time Grand Slam champion begins her speech by telling a fan she loves him back, then proceeds to give a heartfelt, soulful and passionate speech. After…
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  • Wilson releases next generation BLADE rackets, includes four new models

    Rich Rodriguez
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:17 pm
    What do Serena Williams, Milos Raonic, David Goffin, Madison Keys, and Gael Monfils have in common? The Wilson Blade is their weapon of choice. The racket maker has announced the next generation of Blades that includes four new models: BLADE 98 16x19, BLADE 98 18x20, BLADE 98S and BLADE 104.The BLADE is the second attacker-focused product to emerge from Wilson’s new PlayerID system. For this system, Wilson categorized three core playing styles in today’s game: Baseliner, Attacker and All Courter. The PlayerID system helps players better select products that speak to their playing style…
  • Andy Murray is officially a brand, logo included!

    Rich Rodriguez
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray are known as the "Big 4" of men's tennis. But after today, they are also now known as the "Big 4" of...personal branding?The Brit baller unveiled his personal logo, designed by Aesop, ahead of the year's first major, the Australian Open, that kicks off next week. It will be showcased on his tennis bag and on his warm-up t-shirts provided by new clothing sponsor, Under Armour. Their 4-year partnership was announced last month.The inspiration behind the logo was the number 77, a reference to the number of years between the last…
  • FASHION FIX: Australian Open Uniqlo kits for Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori, and Shingo Kunieda

    Rich Rodriguez
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:35 am
    Here are some images of the Uniqlo duds No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic, No. 5 seed Kei Nishikori, and men's wheelchair champion, Shingo Kunieda, are said to be wearing at the 2015 Australian Open.There's not much to say about these looks. In typical Uniqlo style, they're pretty basic. It's what we've come to expect from the Japanese retail giant for their ballers.[Photo(s) credit: tt.tennis-warehouse.com/]
  • Kei Nishikori has super human eye-hand coordination and a cool get-up

    Rich Rodriguez
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:46 pm
    If you needed more evidence that the Kei Nishikori brand is blowing up globally, here you go.The U.S. Open finalist is featured on the cover of the January 19 issue of TIME magazine under the headline 'The Way of Kei'. Kei posted on his Facebook page that he is "very honored" to be the magazine's cover star. Nissin Cup Noodle also released their latest commercial featuring their global brand ambassador. In the spot, Kei is outfitted to resemble Miyamoto Musashi, and he brandishes a wooden sword carved from a paddle just as the Japanese sword master was said to have done in his famous battle…
  • FASHION FIX: Fila's kits for the 2015 Australian Open

    Rich Rodriguez
    7 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    Fila has released the gear their ballers will be working at the 2015 Australian Open. The new Platinum collection offers a cohesive range of fashions, marked by fresh new fabrics, design details that showcase a high-end flavor, and stand-out styles. Training pieces were created to complement tennis apparel, for complete looks that can easily be worn on and off-court. As Fila’s most advanced line yet, technology is a crucial component of the Platinum story.Jelena Jankovic, pictured above, will be wearing the Platinum dress ($90) in white and, appropriately, diva pink. Germany's Julia…
 
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  • Champions everywhere

    Diane
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Yesterday, unseeded Tereza Mihalikova of the Slovak Republic won the junior girls' Australian Open title when she defeated 14th seed Katie Swan 6-1, 6-4. Swan, who saved three match points in her semifinal match, was hampered by a leg injury in the final.What may be the most brutal upset of the tournament was pulled off by Jiske Griffioen. Griffiioen, an established wheelchair doubles champion, won her first major in singles by defeating Yui Kamiji 6-3, 7-5 in the final. Had Kamiji won, she would hold all seven major titles. As it is, she'll have to be content with holding just six of…
  • Australian Open--what they said

    Diane
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Did you feel you were in control of the match? You got a bit tight in the second set. Did you still feel on top?I won the first set really I can say easy. But the second set, at the beginning I made a few mistakes. But I still felt like I can win this thing, and I want to win in two sets, not to go to the third, as in first three rounds. When she went to the medical, I sat to the chair. I said, Okay, Tereza, come on; win this in two sets. I started to believe in myself, and I'm happy I did it.Tereza Mihalikova  I didn't expect to be here this long. I was walking down the hall yesterday…
  • Serena Williams wins 6th Australian Open title

    Diane
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:35 am
    World No.1 @SerenaWilliams captures 6th @AustralianOpen title! Def Sharapova 63 76(5) http://t.co/NBg7STWIdm #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/fFlEdQiAcX— WTA (@WTA) January 31, 2015It was a really good match, as a major final should be, despite the fact that it was over in straight sets. Serena Williams, playing in the Australian Open women's final against Maria Sharapova, beat the Russian star for the 16th consecutive time, but she had to seriously compete for the win, especially in the outstanding second set. Sharapova played a better match against Williams than she has in a while, but still…
  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    Diane
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:47 pm
    It's no secret that women's tennis isn't considered "real" tennis by a lot of people, just as women's basketball, football, you name it, isn't considered "real" when (irrationally) compared with men's sports. Commentators struggle to say the "right" things about female athletes because the right things simply do not come natural to them. Female athletes are put down in word and action every day. It's nothing new.Wimbledon has a history of not showing respect to its female competitors, but--not to be outdone--the Australian Open is playing catch-up.First, there's the matter of Vika Azarenka.
  • Unseeded Mattek-Sands and Safarova win Australian Open

    Diane
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    .@BMATTEK & @LucieSafarova capture #AusOpen doubles title! Def Chan/Zheng 64 76(5)--> http://t.co/jAnOPNRUXe #tennis pic.twitter.com/lEoxVi26j2— WTA (@WTA) January 30, 2015Last night, the unseeded team of Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova won the Australian Open doubles title, defeating 14th seeds Chan Yung-Jan and Zheng Jie 6-4, 7-6. The decision to play together was a last-minute thing for Mattek-Sands and Safarova (but certainly a pairing any of us could get behind), and they little time to practice. During their run, they also defeated 3rd seeds Ekaterina Makarova and…
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  • Maria Kirilenko Marries a Russian Mystery Businessman

    Nara
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:57 am
    The tennis fans have been speculating since yesterday. Who is the mystery man that the Russian tennis star Maria Kirilenko secretly married to this Saturday? There isn’t much available online, however, if we believe the reports coming from super.ru, Maria married to an influential Russian businessman named Alexei.  There are even photos showing presumably her with her new husband.  The article claims the wedding took place in an elite village (whatever that means) Usovo, in a restaurant Chalet Beryozka. The pair arrived in a white Rolls-Royce, and their motorcade was heavily guarded.
  • Maria Kirilenko’s wedding photo

    Nara
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:43 pm
    After much anticipation, Maria Kirilenko posted a wedding photo on her Instagram account with a note: “… So, it’s official: now you can congratulate me, it’s the happiest day of my life!” And the fans have already started commenting that she looks pregnant in the photo. She is beautiful. [Update 2:  Maria didn’t marry his sparring partner. Apparently that rumor was wrong. According to super.ru, she got married to an influential Russian businessman named Alexei.] [Update 1: According to a Russian gossip site spletnik.ru, Kirilenko married to her sparring…
  • Maria Kirilenko Getting Married Today

    Nara
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Russian tennis star Maria Kirilenko is getting married today! But to whom? According to Yevgeny Kafelnikov, the Vice-President of the Russian Tennis Federation, Maria’s wedding is today, but he refuses to name the groom. He claims he knows the name, but is not allowed to say it yet (at least, until late evening). For three years, Kirilenko dated and got engaged with Russian hockey star Alexander Ovechkin. However, last July Maria informed her fans that she had ended the engagement. So, who is the mystery man?
  • Photos: Kremlin Cup Players Party

    Nara
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
    Here are some familiar faces partying before the start of the Kremlin Cup. My special “hello” goes to one and only Marat Safin. You may find more photos here. (more…)
  • Russian Tennis Chief Insults Williams Sisters

    Nara
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
    [Update: WTA fines, suspends Shamil Tarpischev for comments about the Williams sisters, that we reported earlier this week.] Russian tennis star Elena Dementieva and Shamil Tarpischev, the head of the Russian Tennis Federation, were the guests of the Evening Urgant show– something similar to the Late-Night Show. During the interview, the host asked, “How it feels to play against one of the…hmmm…? “Williams brothers,” helped Tarpischev. Urgant continued: “Look at our athletes–elegant and beautiful. I have tremendous respect for them [Williams…
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  • Discover Our New & Improved Wimbledon Packages

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:16 am
    Before the New Year, we took a long, hard look at all our 2014 tennis tours. We asked for feedback from our clients and mulled over how we can make our offerings even better in 2015. Out of this came our new and improved Wimbledon packages. We’ve been taking tennis fans all over the world for over two decades, and have hosted over 3,000 people at Wimbledon alone. We’ve tried different hotels, hospitality options, restaurants, etc. Through our vast experience, we think this year we have our best offering yet. A 2015 tour with Grand Slam Tennis Tours includes… Accommodations…
  • The Sooner You Go To The Australian Open, The Better

    admin
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:36 pm
    We get tons of calls at Grand Slam Tennis Tours…. A common thing we hear is, “I want tickets to see (insert either Rafa, Federer, or Djokovic)”. Although we don’t know the day and time they’re playing until closer to the event, one thing we know for sure is that they won’t be playing the Australian Open forever. Roger Federer is 33…. Rafael Nadal is plagued with injuries…. And Novak Djokovic is thriving, but there’s only a certain amount of time in everything. Are you one of the people who want to see Rafa, Fed, and/or Djokovic before they…
  • London or Paris? Plan Your Tennis Holiday

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    London or Paris? Have you started thinking about your summer vacation? With Roland Garros and Wimbledon back to back during the summer months, why not build tennis into a visit to one of the most beautiful cities in the world? But you’re asking yourself; which one would suit me better next year? Below are the highlights of each city so you can decide which one is best for you and your family. Attractions Both cities are renowned for some of the most recognizable tourist landmarks in the world. London boasts the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Parliament, The Shard and the London Eye,…
  • Why You Should Travel to Monte-Carlo to Watch Tennis

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    Why travel to Monte-Carlo? The bigger question; why wouldn’t you? The tennis calendar allows us to see the best tennis in some of the world’s most beautiful cities–and Monte-Carlo is no exception. Located at the base of the Maritime Alps along the French Riviera, the beautiful landscape alone is worth the trip. The average temperature in April is in the mid 70s and the sites, both modern and medieval, will fill your time in between exciting sessions of tennis.           Why go to the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters? This annual ATP 1000 event attracts all…
  • Where Can You Taste Vegemite and Toss a Boomerang?

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    When tennis fans think of the Australian Open, they think of fun. The anticipation of a new tennis year, Melbourne as a popular tourist destination, the summer sun, and the animated, enthusiastic crowds all combine to make a fantastic event. A tour to the Australian Open with Grand Slam Tennis Tours goes beyond that. As an official Australian Open tour operator, our packages feature luxury hotels, the best seats to watch the tennis, amazing hospitality, and so much more. Here’s a sample itinerary of a Grand Slam Tennis Tours package: Day 1: Arrive at the Langham Hotel, a 5-Star property…
 
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  • Australian Open: Semi-finals, Pt.2 - Déjà Vu Déjà Vu

    Todd.Spiker
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.Ill clean up the rest of the events along with the ladies final tomorrow. But for now, let's just finish the semi-finals.=Suicide Pick=Round 1: Venus Williams [D. Torro Flor]; Jerzy Janowicz [d. Moriya] Round 2: Ka Plíšková [D. Dodin]; Lleyton Hewitt [d. Becker] Round 3: Agnieszka Radwanska [D. Lepchenko] Round 4: Eugenie Bouchard [D. Begu] QF: Simona Halep [D. Makaraova] Mixed Round 1: Hingis/Paes [D Jovanovic/Thompson]Mixed Round 2: Dellacqua/Peers [D.Klepac/Guccione]Mixed QF: Mirza/Soares [D. Dellacqua/Peers]Mixed SF: Hsieh/Cuevas [D. Hingis/Paes] And I am done…
  • Australian Open: Semi-finals, Pt.1 - Déjà vu

    Todd.Spiker
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here. So I will basically do the semi-finals one at a time. Then Saturday I will do an even lighter Backspin before I close the tournament with a final post and Todd does his bit. I think Sharapova doesn't get blown away. Remember 2007 when Serena Williams blew her away 6-1, 6-2? That won't happen here. Pova will make it tight and, as much as I want to see her take a set, she goes down 7-6, 6-4. Or something resembling that score line. Serena just hates losing to Maria and she also has that Open era record of slams to gun for. Can she reach 22? I think she has a 75% chance…
  • Australian Open: The One Where Nothing Happened

    Todd.Spiker
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.Sometimes there are just boring days in slams. It happens. The fourth rounds were acceptable. The quarterfinals were a disappointment. No four or five setters. No big upsets. No drama. So I will happily conclude the quarters today and hope for better luck in the semi-finals. Why not watch some of this- this is the kind of stuff we were missing: And in doubles, sixth seeded Rojer/Tecau beat the fourteenth seeded Inglot and Mergea 6-4, 7-6. In the semi-finals they will play Bolelli/ Fognini, who needed a pair of breakers to advance past the also unseeded pairing of…
  • Australian Open: Let That Be a Lesson to You All

    Todd.Spiker
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here."And let that be a lesson to you all, nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row." So said Vitas in 1980 after he finally beat Jimmy Connors. After Tomas Berdych ended Rafa Nadal's 17-match winning streak over him the Australian Open quarterfinals, it's still a fact that nobody has ever beaten anybody 18 times in a row in the Open era at the professional level. As a result, along with Andy Murray's victory, this is the second year in a row the sixth and seventh seeds have made the semi-finals. Berdych may finally have come of age. If he beats Andy Murray then he…
  • Australian Open: The Little Girl Who Grew Up to Be a Starr

    Todd.Spiker
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:57 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.Venus Ebony Starr Williams is the first African-American woman to rise to number one, emulating Arthur Ashe. There are so many reasons to love Venus. I think Serena has caused controversy before, sometimes through her own fault but usually just because the Tennis Gods decided to experiment with a certain set of sisters. I'm going to do a different kind of introduction today. Are you ready?With the early years done, she made her first final and it was at the U.S. Open. In 1998 she made the final of Sydney and then won Oklahoma. Her first major tournament win? It was in…
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    The Tennis Times

  • Australian Open Ball Kids Trolling Rafael Nadal over OCD Water Bottle Placement

    The Insider
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:27 am
    Even the ball kid knows how important the water bottles are for Rafael Nadal. Post by Troll Tennis. Your reading: Australian Open Ball Kids Trolling Rafael Nadal over OCD Water Bottle Placement originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Crazy Rafael Nadal Impersonator on Australian National TV

    The Insider
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Post by TODAY. Good or not? Your reading: Crazy Rafael Nadal Impersonator on Australian National TV originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Heather Watson wins 2nd WTA Title

    Glenys Furness
    18 Jan 2015 | 4:05 am
    Heather Watson British number 1 has made a great start to the 2015 season.  After partnering Andy Murray in the Hopman Cup, she went over to Tasmania and took part in the Hobart tournament.  She had already spoken highly of Murray, and that he gave her advise too about not getting annoyed on court, and just getting on with it if something went against you etc. Her time with Murray at the Hopman Cup certainly seems to have sparked something, as does her off season training.  She progressed through the draw at Hobart without dropping a set in the earlier rounds of the singles (she was also…
  • Andrea Hlavackova Cliff Jumping

    The Insider
    17 Jan 2015 | 7:58 am
    Your reading: Andrea Hlavackova Cliff Jumping originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • James Ward makes the main draw of Australian Open

    Glenys Furness
    10 Jan 2015 | 4:11 pm
    With Marin Cilic officially withdrawing from the Australian Open this morning, this set all the British fans in an excited although muted ( as no one wishes injury on any player, Cilic has withdrawn with a shoulder problem – the latest in a long list of withdrawls) spin.  British Number 2 James Ward who is ranked 101 (or 107 depending on where you look) was the next in line from the alternates to be a replacement.  We had known we needed one more withdrawal to save him having to go through qualifying (although he would have been top seed in that), but we were not sure at this stage if…
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  • Live Stream: Fognini/Bolelli vs Herbert/Mahut Australian Open 2015

    Tennis Guru
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:10 am
    The Live Stream: Fognini/Bolelli vs Herbert/Mahut Australian Open 2015 is available here. The first Grand Slam event of the season - the Australian Open 2015 - takes place in the city of Melbourne from January 19 to February 1, 2015. The defending champion in the men's singles event is Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland. Wawrinka won his maiden Slam title after defeating Rafael Nadal in a four-set thriller. There won't be a defending champion in the women's side as 2014 titlist Li Na has retired from the sport back in September last year. Watch Live Stream: Fognini/Bolelli vs Herbert/Mahut…
  • Live Stream: Safiullin vs Hong Australian Open 2015

    Tennis Guru
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:08 am
    The Live Stream: Safiullin vs Hong Australian Open 2015 is available here. The first Grand Slam event of the season - the Australian Open 2015 - takes place in the city of Melbourne from January 19 to February 1, 2015. The defending champion in the men's singles event is Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland. Wawrinka won his maiden Slam title after defeating Rafael Nadal in a four-set thriller. There won't be a defending champion in the women's side as 2014 titlist Li Na has retired from the sport back in September last year. Watch Live Stream: Safiullin vs Hong Australian Open 2015 Access the…
  • Live Stream: Swan vs Mihalikova Australian Open 2015

    Tennis Guru
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:07 am
    The Live Stream: Swan vs Mihalikova Australian Open 2015 is available here. The first Grand Slam event of the season - the Australian Open 2015 - takes place in the city of Melbourne from January 19 to February 1, 2015. The defending champion in the men's singles event is Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland. Wawrinka won his maiden Slam title after defeating Rafael Nadal in a four-set thriller. There won't be a defending champion in the women's side as 2014 titlist Li Na has retired from the sport back in September last year. Watch Live Stream: Swan vs Mihalikova Australian Open 2015 Access the…
  • Murray vs Djokovic Australian Open 2015 Live Video Stream

    Tennis Guru
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:32 am
    The Australian Open 2015 Live Video Stream is available here. The first Grand Slam event of the season - the Australian Open 2015 - takes place in the city of Melbourne from January 19 to February 1, 2015. The defending champion in the men's singles event is Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland. Wawrinka won his maiden Slam title after defeating Rafael Nadal in a four-set thriller. There won't be a defending champion in the women's side as 2014 titlist Li Na has retired from the sport back in September last year. Watch Murray vs Djokovic Australian Open 2015 Live Video Stream Access the LINKS…
  • Live Stream: Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray Australian Open 2015

    Tennis Guru
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:29 am
    The Live Stream: Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray Australian Open 2015 is available here. The first Grand Slam event of the season - the Australian Open 2015 - takes place in the city of Melbourne from January 19 to February 1, 2015. The defending champion in the men's singles event is Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland. Wawrinka won his maiden Slam title after defeating Rafael Nadal in a four-set thriller. There won't be a defending champion in the women's side as 2014 titlist Li Na has retired from the sport back in September last year. Watch Live Stream: Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray…
 
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  • Watch Djokovic vs Murray Australian Open Final Live Streaming FREE

    31 Jan 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Watch Djokovic vs Murray Australian Open Final Live Streaming FREEThe 2015 Australian Open Final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will be live at BET365 and for FREE.Bet365 will be providing full live streaming coverage of every match from Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia!It will be an amazing tennis final between two of the best players in the world, Nole and Andy know what it takes to win a gran slam and they will give it all. Bet365 is the #1 site for live streaming of all tennis Events!You will get full screen streaming and while you watch you can bet at the same time!
  • Video: Andy Murray press conference (pre-final) - Australian Open 2015

    31 Jan 2015 | 10:40 am
    Video: Andy Murray press conference (pre-final) - Australian Open 2015 Andy Murray talks to the press before the 2015 Australian Open Men's Final.
  • Stan Wawrinka Photos - Australian Open Semifinals

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:59 am
    Stan Wawrinka Photos - Australian Open SemifinalsStan Wawrinka lost 7-6(1) 3-6 6-4 4-6 6-0 to Novak Djokovic in the semifinal of the Australian Open 2015.... Check out some pics from the match....
  • Novak Djokovic Interview Australian Open Semifinal Friday, 30 January, 2015

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:48 am
    Novak Djokovic Interview Australian Open Semifinal Friday, 30 January, 2015Q. Can you go through this match because there were a lot of ups and downs. You came through at the end, but it looked like a huge struggle for you.NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, I did not play on the level that I intended before the match. There were parts of the match where I stepped in and played a game I needed to play, but parts of the match where I played too defensive and allowed him to dictate the play from the baseline. He has great depth in his shots. Once he has control of the rallies it's very difficult to play…
  • Stan Wawrinka Interview Australian Open Semifinal Friday, 30 January, 2015

    30 Jan 2015 | 6:52 am
    Stan Wawrinka Interview Australian Open Semifinal Friday, 30 January, 2015Q. There were a lot of ups and downs in this match. How would you describe it?STAN WAWRINKA: Describe the match? Strange. Not the best, for sure. I think there were a lot of up and down. Beginning conditions weren't too good. It's quite flying a little bit. Balls are not easy to control. Not much. It was not the best match, for sure. I don't know. Next question (smiling).Q. At one point you asked for eye drops.STAN WAWRINKA: Nothing special. Just need it. Didn't work well just after, but it was okay. Nothing special.Q.
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  • Hydration Tips for Tennis Players and Endurance Athletes – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 70

    Kim Selzman
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    What’s one of the quickest ways to get re-energized in the middle of a tennis match?  Drink some water!  Being properly hydrated can keep you energetic and focused when you’re playing a long match.  When you’re dehydrated, you can feel weak, fuzzy-headed, and even worse.  In this episode, I get some great hydration tips from physician and marathon runner Dr. Jennifer Trotter about how endurance athletes, like runners and, of course, tennis players, can stay properly hydrated when engaging in several consecutive hours of exercise.  You can listen to this episode by…
  • How To Use Between Point Rituals – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 69

    Kim Selzman
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Did you know that as much as 80 percent of your time on the court during a tennis match is actually spent NOT hitting the tennis ball? That’s a lot of time. How can you put all this time to good use? In this episode, I’ll tell you about the benefits of using rituals between points. And I’ll give you a quick, easy, non-quirky looking ritual that you can adopt for your own tennis game. 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:…
  • Happy Australian Open 2015!

    Kim Selzman
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Finally! The first Grand Slam tournament of the year is here! The Australian Open officially begins today, January 19, 2015, and goes through the men’s final on February 1. So here are the Top 5 things that I think you need to know about the Australian Open if you want to sound like you’re a true tennis fanatic (which is what I’m aiming for): The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam of the calendar year and is held in Melbourne, Australia (that’s two things actually). Although the first Australian Open was played in 1905, it was not until 1924 that the International…
  • How To Be A Great Tennis Team Captain – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 68

    Kim Selzman
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    So you’ve joined a tennis team, you’ve been a really good tennis team member, and now they’ve asked you to captain the team! Should you take on that job? And if you do, how can you make sure you’re a a great team captain. In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, I’ll give you my best tips for being a great tennis team captain. 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. Once you join a tennis team, it…
  • Simple Tennis Tips – Hit to the Open Court

    Kim Selzman
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    It seems so obvious – just hit into the open court. But when we’re in the middle of a point, we’re often so focused on our opponent that it’s hard to even see the open court. So be sure to stay calm during your matches, look for that opening and hit to the open court. Happy Tennis! © Kim Selzman 2015 All Rights Reserved
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  • Life Updates | 20K | New Hair | New Business Venture

    Bruce Spring
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:26 am
    Hey there! The reason behind this video is because I am always 100% honest with you guys, OBVI! I’m just a girl chasing her dreams… I hope in a way this gives you some motivation to chase yours and be proactive in your life and DO something you WANT! I’m super excited with what 2015 has to bring Thank YOU for everything you have given me and motivating me to keep going, I appreciate it and love it more than you will ever know. Thank you for being understanding. Sometimes I try and commit to certain things and then they end up being late or don’t happen which makes me…
  • How to Get New Business Loans… How to Get Startup Business Loans

    Bruce Spring
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    During this webinar you will discover: Why money is so hard to get at the big banks- you will be SHOCKED to learn what a small percent of business funding even comes from the big banks How to get immediate business financing even with bad credit- uncover 10 funding programs you can get even with credit challenges How to get 0% unsecured financing as a startup business- even if you just opened your doors today you can be approved How to get unsecured business loans that build your business credit also- uncover how to get ,000-0,000 in unsecured financing in 3 weeks or less while establishing…
  • First look at the new Mac sync client & updated iOS app for OneDrive for Business

    Bruce Spring
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
    On today’s show, Reuben Krippner joins Jeremy Chapman to give a first look at the long awaited OneDrive for Business Mac sync client and unified iOS app. Jeremy demonstrates new security, auditing and mobile device management policies coming in the Compliance Center for Office 365 and Reuben talks about the future of OneDrive and OneDrive for Business. First look at the new Mac sync client & updated iOS app for OneDrive for Business
  • The Reseller Wakeup Episode 67 Robert Bagley RB3 Building a New Business

    Bruce Spring
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:41 am
    Today we talk to Robert Bagley aka RB3. Several months ago he quit a 0,000 a year corporate job to sell online full time. He’s going to tell us about his experience building a new business like this, the mistakes he’s learned from and what his plans are going forward. We are a group of resellers and entrepreneurs who get together every morning to talk shop, answer each others questions and give each other advice. Come and see how we do it. @ResaleRonin The Reseller Wakeup: https://www.facebook.com/groups/576059485769528/ https://www.facebook.com/resaleronin Robert Bagley RB3:…
  • PM Modi’s speech at India-US Business Summit

    Bruce Spring
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at India-US Business Summit in New Delhi PM Modi’s speech at India-US Business Summit
 
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    Tennis Coaching Singapore and Tennis Promotion Worldwide

  • Roland Garros 2015 Dates: Men’s Schedule of Play

    OnCourt Advantage
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:12 pm
    The 2015 Roland Garros men’s championships are the 118th time the Roland Garros men’s singles tournament will be held. The dates, what the schedule of play is for every day i.e. what time play commences for each session and which round is being played are listed to make it easier for you to follow, watch and/or attend […]
  • Tennis Aces turn to poker

    OnCourt Advantage
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:44 pm
    The path from the tennis court to the poker table is one that has been followed by a variety of previous world sports stars, choosing to swap the tennis racket for a hand of dealt cards in search of further success. Becker serving up aces Former World No. 1, Boris Becker, has enjoyed much success […]
  • Australian Open 2015 Draw: Men’s Singles

    OnCourt Advantage
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:18 pm
    The 2015 Australian Open main draw men’s singles matches will begin on Monday 19 January at 11am local time in Melbourne. When the draw is made, how the draw works, whom all the different types of participants are and how these are selected are all covered below. The official Australian Open main draw ceremony was […]
  • Farrer Park Tennis Centre

    OnCourt Advantage
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:38 am
    Tennis Lessons at Farrer Park Tennis Centre To have tennis lessons arranged for you at Farrer Park tennis centre you can email to info@oncourtadvantage.com or SMS/WhatsApp +65 9830 2678. Facilities The Farrer Park tennis centre has 8 floodlit hard courts all with lights and two practice walls that are available for hire to the public. […]
  • Brisbane Tennis 2015 Women’s Schedule of Play

    OnCourt Advantage
    29 Dec 2014 | 10:11 pm
    The 2015 Brisbane International women’s championships are the 7th time the women’s singles tournament will be held. The specifics of what the schedule of play is for every day i.e. what time play commences for each session and which round is being played are listed to make it easier for you to follow, watch and/or […]
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    Everyball Tennis

  • Indoors today then!!

    Everyball Tennis
    31 Jan 2015 | 1:39 am
    6 indoor courts and 3 mini indoor courts + 150 kids + 17 coaches + every Saturday morning + snow/rain/hail = vibrant 'tennis for all' programme with Everyball Tennis, Halton UK. Come down and see us - never too late to join a course and pick up a racket!!
  • Everyball juniors take on RAF Men

    Everyball Tennis
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Annual fixture v RAF men select team went the way of youth over experience today. Some great tennis played - well done all.
  • One Sport Athletes | High School Sports Stuff

    Everyball Tennis
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Other sports bound to help your tennis! Keep them going! http://highschoolsportsstuff.areavoices.com/2015/01/20/one-sport-athletes/
  • Early specialisation? Not according to De Villiers

    Everyball Tennis
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Excellent article by Michael Atherton in The Times yesterday:South African AB de Villiers scored the quickest and most brutal one-day international century in history on Sunday.  As a youngster he played tennis, hockey, football, rugby, badminton and swimming as well as cricket of course.  His refusal as a young man to specialise and narrow his horizons is a good lesson for all young sportsmen, their coaches and sporting bodies who demand ever more of their potential charges at even earlier ages.Atherton emphasises the point: 'Many talented young sportsmen are being actively dissuaded from…
  • BBC Sport - Menstrual cycle 'last taboo' for women in sport - Annabel Croft

    Everyball Tennis
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:55 pm
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/30908551
 
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    peRFect Tennis

  • Who Will Be Ranked in the Top 8 at the End of the Year?

    Jonathan
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:47 am
    Hey guys, just before the start of the Australian Open I posted a form to fill in where you could predict the End of Year Top 8 in the Men’s Rankings. The response rate was really high so I’ve collated the data and put together some graphs showing what many of you believe the top ...The post Who Will Be Ranked in the Top 8 at the End of the Year? appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Roger Federer’s Best Points of 2014

    Jonathan
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:46 am
    Hi guys, I’ve tweeted this video a couple of times already so some of you will no doubt have seen it but I thought I would post it here too. It’s a compilation of all Fed’s best points in 2014 expertly put together by blog regular Conal aka @rfswissmaestro on Twitter. It took a lot ...The post Roger Federer’s Best Points of 2014 appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Fed-Word – A Fun Crossword Puzzle for Federer Fans

    Jonathan
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    Hey guys, today I have another fun Federer quiz from Muscat’s Number 1 Quizmaster, Murli Pillai. This time around it’s a crossword and you can play it below. To play hit the start button and you’ll see the crossword pop up, you can click any of the blanks to switch between clues. When one of ...The post Fed-Word – A Fun Crossword Puzzle for Federer Fans appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Slumps to Defeat against Seppi at Australian Open

    Jonathan
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    Bad news for Fed fans here as their Australian Open came to premature end with Federer crashing out in the third round to Andreas Seppi 6-4, 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-6(5) marking the first time since 2004 that the Swiss hasn’t made the semi finals or better in Melbourne. I definitely didn’t see this one coming as ...The post Federer Slumps to Defeat against Seppi at Australian Open appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Overcomes Early Blip to Beat Bolelli in Melbourne

    Jonathan
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:08 am
    Another win for the GOAT here as he overcame a difficult start to defeat Simone Bolelli 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to move into Round 3 at the Australian Open. After looking out of sorts in the loss of first set, even calling on the trainer for a finger problem he hit back to switch momentum ...The post Federer Overcomes Early Blip to Beat Bolelli in Melbourne appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
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    Tennis Grandstand

  • The Top Five Forehands of All Time – Where Does Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Rank?

    Walker
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The forehand is perhaps the most the most destructive weapon in the sport of tennis. Who in the history of the game had – or has – the best forehand of all time? Steve Flink, tennis historian and journalist and author of the book THE GREATEST TENNIS MATCHES OF ALL TIME (available here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Greatest-Tennis-Matches-Time/dp/0942257936/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346763283&sr=8-1&keywords=Greatest+tennis+matches+of+all+time) ranks the top five forehands of all time as part of his book. The list is exclusively excerpted below.   Top Five Forehands of All Time…
  • How To Hit Specialty Shots In Tennis: Book Excerpt From “Tennis Made Easy”

    Walker
    10 Jan 2015 | 6:57 am
    Most tennis players know the fundamentals of how to hit forehands and backhands, but what about specialty shots such as the drop shot, lob or cross-court roller? Kelly Gunterman tells you how in his book TENNIS MADE EASY ($19.95, New Chapter Press, available here: http://www.amazon.com/Tennis-Made-Easy-Essential-Strategies/dp/0942257715/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345144569&sr=8-1&keywords=Tennis+Made+Easy). These shots, especially the drop shot, are seen frequently in pro tennis as one will see in the latter stages of the US Open. The following is the excerpt from Gunterman’s book…
  • When A Wimbledon Champion Did Laundry With Arnold Palmer

    Walker
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:16 am
    The following is an excerpt from the book THE WIMBLEDON FINAL THAT NEVER WAS… AND OTHER TENNIS TALES FROM A BYGONE ERA by 1931 Wimbledon Champion Sidney Wood, available here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0942257847?tag=tennisgrancom-20&camp=14573&creative=327641&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=0942257847&adid=0VKY0ZQHN94S10SJX7C5&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tennisbloggers.com%2F about Wood getting into the laundry business with Arnold Palmer.   In 1939, I thought I’d like to try something where the value of a name in sport could be exploited in a competitive…
  • Book Excerpt: Rick Macci On His First Meeting Richard, Venus and Serena Williams

    Walker
    5 Jan 2015 | 5:25 am
    Rick Macci has been dubbed “the coach of prodigies” by Hall of Fame journalist and personality Bud Collins. His reputation as such started when he worked with a pre-teen Jennifer Capriati in the 1980s, but it was burnished when he worked with Venus and Serena Williams when the future legends were only 9 and 10 years old. In his new book “Macci Magic: Extracting Greatness From Yourself And Others” ($19.95, New Chapter Press, available here on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1937559254/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_vfRvtb1P14M50T4C ), Macci describes his incredible first ever meeting with…
  • John McEnroe Doing His Part To Help American Tennis

    Walker
    5 Jan 2015 | 5:08 am
    By Randy Walker@TennisPublisher   Throughout the 2014 PowerShares Series tennis circuit, John McEnroe commented, when asked by local media, on the state of tennis in the U.S., expressing his concerns on the state of the game. “It’s too expensive and it’s not accessible enough,” said McEnroe of the sport of tennis in a familiar refrain at the PowerShares Series stop in Birmingham, Alabama, as seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp1M8KodEXk But McEnroe is not just talking the talk of what should be done to improve American tennis. He is also walking the walk. On…
 
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    Women´s Tennis Blog

  • Serena Williams Interview Australian Open final

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:54 am
    Serena Williams Interview Australian Open finalQ. How does it feel?SERENA WILLIAMS: It feels really good. It feels really good to be sitting here as the champion. I definitely didn't think I would be here in the beginning of the week or the beginning of the two weeks, but it feels pretty excellent.Q. With how sick you have been this past week, everything you had to go through, is this perhaps one of the toughest wins you've managed to pull off?SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah, definitely I was not feeling great. Every time I didn't feel great I started to feel better, and then the next day I got worse.
  • Maria Sharapova Interview Australian Open Final

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:51 am
    Maria Sharapova Interview Australian Open FinalQ. You played a great match today. Is it easier to get through the disappointment through such a good performance?MARIA SHARAPOVA: Look, it's always tough getting to a final stage of an event where it's down to two players and you end up become the one that's going home with the smaller trophy, there's no doubt about it. No matter how you played, well or not, whatever the scoreline is, it's always tough. But it will be all right.Q. Where do you think you played well tonight and where do you think you fell short in the finish?MARIA SHARAPOVA:…
  • Serena Williams win Australian Open 2015 title

    31 Jan 2015 | 3:16 am
    Serena Williams win Australian Open 2015 titleSerena Williams beat Maria Sharapova 6-3 7-6(5) to win her sixth Australian Open title .Serena at 33 is now the oldest Australian Open champion of the Open era.Only Steffi Graf, with 22 titles, has won more majors since 1968, while the victory saw Williams surpass Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the list of women’s major singles title-winners with now 19.Williams overcame a coughing fit as the roof was closed for rain midway through the first set, returning to win four of the next five games as she outhit and outran the world…
  • Video: Maria Sharapova pre-final interview - Australian Open 2015

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Video: Maria Sharapova pre-final interview - Australian Open 2015 Watch Australian Open liveCheck out what Maria Sharapova said on the eve of her Australian Open 2015 final against fierce rival Serena Williams. Will she finally break her winning drought against Serena?
  • Video: Serena Williams pre-final interview - Australian Open 2015

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Video: Serena Williams pre-final interview - Australian Open 2015 Serena Williams hopes to have shaken her illness in time for her Australian Open 2015 final against Maria Sharapova on Saturday night. Will her immaculate streak continue against the Russian No.2 seed?Watch Australian Open live
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    10sBalls | Tennis can't be Tennis without Balls

  • Italy’s Tennis Stars Fognini-Bolelli win doubles title and American women finish strong in Melbourne

    Staff
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:56 pm
    By Ricky Dimon It's only January, but London can go ahead and starting getting ready for Fabio Fognini. That's right; the volatile Italian is likely heading to the World Tour Finals. The all-Italian pairing of Fognini and Simone Bolelli captured the Australian Open men's doubles title on Saturday night, defeating the French duo of Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-4. "I think we did something amazing," Bolelli reflected. "Maybe we didn't realize what we made today, but maybe tomorrow we're going to realize better. Now I think we're thinking about the ATP Finals is one of our…
  • Serena Williams Defeats Maria Sharapova For Australian Open Title – Closing In On 22

    Global Chick
    31 Jan 2015 | 10:39 am
    Closing in on 22 Could it be possible, is it feasible? No – not whether Maria Sharapova could snap that fast-becoming-Berdych-esque losing streak against Serena Williams, but could she get that to that 22nd Slam title to put her level with Steffi Graf? If you asked us last year, Williams would have already been heading for Bondi beach having suffered another earlier than expected exit in Melbourne but now, with three Slams still outstanding in a year, how would you count against her in this form. Even with a cold, and coughing and spluttering all the way up to the final, she stepped up the…
  • Ricky Dimon’s pick for the 2015 Australian Open Tennis final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray

    Staff
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    The all-important question is which Novak Djokovic is going to show up for Sunday's Australian Open final against Andy Murray. Will it be the one who struck more winners than errors in each of his first five matches (including a combined 80 to 33 in the fourth round and quarterfinals), or will it be the one whose semifinal showing against Stan Wawrinka (27 winners, 49 errors) should have sent him packing from Melbourne? With Murray, on the other hand, you pretty much know what you're going to get. He has been the most impressive player the entire way this fortnight, having been tested to the…
  • Serena Williams Lifts 19th Grand Slam Title To beat Maria Sharapova and Tie Helen Wills Moody In 19 Slams – Australian Open

    Staff
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:27 am
    SERENA WILLIAM'S PLAYS THRU A COLD AND OTHER ISSUES TO HOIST  THE WINNERS TROPHY AGAIN !  IT WAS A HARD FOUGHT BATTLE BY TWO GREAT COMPETITORS. MARIA WAS A VERY GRACIOUS RUNNER UP. Results - Saturday, January 31, 2015 Singles - Final (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 63 76(5) Doubles - Final (played Friday) Mattek-Sands/Safarova (USA/CZE) d. (14) Y.Chan/J.Zheng (TPE/CHN) 64 76(5) Final Tidbits : - Williams wins the 19th Grand Slam title of her career and sixth at the Australian Open; she is now second on the list of Open Era major winners, three behind Graf. - Williams now…
  • Serena Williams wins 6th Australian, 19th major title (Yahoo Sports)

    Wire Services
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title and continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals by extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova. On her third match point, she let her racket go before hearing a let call to what she thought was an ace.
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    The Changeover

  • Things We Learned on Day 12 of the 2015 Australian Open

    Lindsay
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:51 pm
    1. Repeat after me, ladies and gentlemen: Not all five-setters are epics. If anyone ever questions that statement, please, you must just show them the tape of that Stan/Nole semi. (Then run far, far away because they will be very mad that you showed them such a thing.) This is the best write-up of the match I have read–it compares it to Godfather III–and below I have posted some scattered tweets from the match, because it was so awful it needs to be documented: "It was not the best match, for sure," Wawrinka says in press about the quality. "Next question?"…
  • Things We Learned on Day 11 of the 2015 Australian Open

    Changeover Writing Staff
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Lindsay: 1. The first women’s semifinal was nothing but disappointing–I have all the respect in the world for Ekaterina Makarova, and she certainly earned her spot in the final four. But it’s always a bit frustrating when someone makes it that far in the tournament who is completely out of their element, whether due to the stage or the match-up. I just don’t like to see players make the semifinals who don’t believe they can win the whole thing. It happens frequently, on both tours. 2. That being said, keep slaying, Sharapova. The five-time major champ has looked lethal since…
  • 10 Things You Should Know About Dani Vallverdu

    Changeover Writing Staff
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:05 pm
    By Abigail Johnson Andy Murray versus Tomas Berdych. Grand Slam semifinal. Australian Open, 2015. The stage for this Melbourne clash is obviously huge – and yet the way it is so highly anticipated may come as a surprise. We’ve got a rematch of last year’s Djokovic-Wawrinka epic going on in the other half of the draw. So why has this duel generated so much attention? At the end of the day, it’s down to one man, and he won’t even be taking to the court. Tennis fans, how much do you know about Daniel Vallverdu, the coach and hitting partner who spent the last four years…
  • Things We Learned on Day 10 of the 2015 Australian Open

    Changeover Writing Staff
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Amy: View image | gettyimages.com 1. That was a pretty unwatchable three-set quarterfinal between Madison Keys and Venus Williams, but I am so delighted for Keys making her first career Slam semifinal. I get the feeling there will be many more of those for her to look forward to. I am prepared to boldly predict that she’s a future multiple Grand Slam champion. (Before our readers excoriate me for encouraging Sloane-esque hype, I’ll have you know that I never would’ve considered making the same prediction about her.) The Australian Open’s scheduling of having half the women’s…
  • A Lighter Tomas Berdych Takes Off

    Changeover Writing Staff
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:41 pm
    By Anusha Rasalingam View image | gettyimages.com Sometime in 2013, Tomas Berdych apparently decided to enjoy the ride, instead of lamenting his fate as one of the have-nots in the Big Four era. While Stan Wawrinka got his famous tattoo to make peace with his role as a foil for the historic achievements of the Big Four, Berdych did something more low key – he joined Twitter. But, for Berdych, a player known for his short fuse on court and his tendency to pull back in key moments, letting the world in on his goofy sense of humor was a way of acknowledging that he had better start having fun…
 
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    AFRICAN TENNIS

  • Australian Open 2015: Anderson Advances, Klaasen Falls

    Ashley
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:40 am
    Melbourne – 14th seed Kevin Anderson advanced to the 4th round of the Australian Open for the third straight year. The South African fired 18 ... The post Australian Open 2015: Anderson Advances, Klaasen Falls appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Australian Open 2015: Kevin Anderson, Klaasen Book Wins

    Ashley
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:29 am
    Melbourne – South Africans Kevin Anderson and Raven Klaasen had a good day today at the Australian Open. 14th seed Anderson cruised past Ricardas Berankis of Luthuania ... The post Australian Open 2015: Kevin Anderson, Klaasen Book Wins appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Australian Open 2015: Kevin Anderson Into 2nd Round

    Ashley
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:20 am
    Melbourne – South African Kevin Anderson kicked off his Australian Open 2015 campaign in high gear. Fourteenth-seeded Anderson is through to the second around after a ... The post Australian Open 2015: Kevin Anderson Into 2nd Round appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Australian Open 2015: Anderson, Klaasen Lead African Contingent

    Ashley
    18 Jan 2015 | 2:21 am
    The 2015 Australian Open has finally arrived. South Africans Kevin Anderson and Raven Klaasen lead the African contingent as they are set to kick of ... The post Australian Open 2015: Anderson, Klaasen Lead African Contingent appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Heineken Open: Klaasen and Paes Claim Auckland Title

    Ashley
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:17 pm
    Heineken Open: South African Raven Klaasen and his doubles partner, Leander Paes of India, won Heineken Open in Auckland, New Zealand. Klaasen and Paes, who ... The post Heineken Open: Klaasen and Paes Claim Auckland Title appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
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    Rafael Nadal Fans

  • VIDEO: Rafael Nadal returns to Mallorca after Australian Open loss

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:36 am
    Rafael Nadal arrives at Palma de Mallorca airport after flying in from Australia. Welcome back home, Rafa! Video: IB3TVFiled under: Rafael Nadal, Videos Tagged: Australian Open, interview, Rafael Nadal, tennis, video
  • Rafa Roundup: Rafael Nadal will be back

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:46 am
    ARTICLES: Nadal Ready To Play The Patient Game (via ATP World Tour) “‘If’ doesn’t exist in sport,” he told journalists when pressed on whether he would have gone on to beat Tomas Berdych had he sneaked out the third-set tie-break. “If, if, if – never comes. The thing is you have to do it. I didn’t […]
  • Rafael Nadal Reaches 15 Million Facebook Fans

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:14 am
    World No. 3 Rafael Nadal has reached another milestone by registering more than 15,000,000 fans on his official Facebook page. Rafa joined Facebook 5 years ago, on March 30, 2009. On March 10, 2012, he hit the 10 million milestone. Our champ still has a little way to go before he catches up with Maria Sharapova, who has more […]
  • Watch Rafael Nadal’s Hot Shot Against Tomas Berdych – Australian Open 2015

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:48 am
    Rafael Nadal hit a great winner against Tomas Berdych in their quarterfinal at the 2015 Australian Open. Video: Australian Open TVFiled under: Rafael Nadal, Videos Tagged: Australian Open, Hot Shot, Rafael Nadal, tennis, Tomas Berdych, video
  • VIDEO: An Interview With Rafael Nadal – Australian Open 2015

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:54 am
    Rafael Nadal speaks to the press following his loss to Tomas Berdych in the quarter finals at Australian Open. Video: Australian Open TVFiled under: Interviews, Rafael Nadal, Videos Tagged: Australian Open, entrevista, interview, Presser, Rafael Nadal, tennis, Tomas Berdych, video
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    The Tennis Chick™

  • Renown Stylist Julien Farel Reveals Hair Care Secrets Of The Tennis Pros

    The Tennis Chick
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:26 pm
      When I get ready for a tennis match, the LAST thing on my mind is getting my hair done – but that’s probably because I don’t have access to a bad-ass on-site salon. But they do at the US Open, and it’s not just any salon. It’s the Restore Salon & Spa, owned and run by French stylist Julien Farel. Julien has coiffed some of the most well-known celebs like entrepreneur Ivanka Trump, top model Kate Moss, actress Julia Louis Dryfus, actress Catherine Denueve, rock star Rod Stewart, actor Richard Gere, and many more. And every year, for two weeks in…
  • Last Night I Watched A True Tennis Champion In The Making: Madison Keys

    The Tennis Chick
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:52 am
     Photo courtesy of Reuters It’s been years since a newbie on the pro circuit has impressed me the way 19-year old Madison Keys has. And during this year’s Australian Open, she impressed the hell out of me. Matter of fact, I was so impressed that I actually stayed up in order to watch every moment of her semi-final match with Serena Williams live. In all honesty, from what I had seen of her so far, I thought there was a chance that she would win. Yep… I did. Sure she was playing the world’s number 1 women’s singles player. And yeah, this was her first…
  • Nike Wins Best Dressed For The Ladies At The Australian Open

    The Tennis Chick
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:01 am
     Photos courtesy of Getty Images In my opinion (and it means so much, lol!), of all the brands who have outfitted the pros at this year’s Australian Open, Nike has taken the ladies’ on-court fashion to a whole new level. Bright solids paired together, and strappy backs with cutouts. Nice! Serena Williams looks stunning in her vivid yellow, cut out tunic and shorties – an outfit I hope to see in retail stores soon. Nike has something close available now, called the Nike Women’s Slam Tunic, but the back isn’t cut out like it is on hers. Hers just looks so cool…
  • Shrimp On The Barbie With Mango Salsa

    The Tennis Chick
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:05 pm
      In celebration of the Australian Open having started this past weekend, I’m offering up this delicious recipe for “shrimp on the barbie”, with some tasty mango salsa.  Now for the authentic Australian version, these shrimp would be grilled whole, but I can’t have my food staring back at me, so I peel and de-vein mine. Being “naked” also allows the meat to absorb the flavors of spices better – and I love the little flavorful burned bits that form from being over an open flame. I love that mangos are available year round here in Texas (or at…
  • Vegetarian Brown Rice Pilaf

    The Tennis Chick
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
       I make rice pilaf a lot because of its versatility, and well, because it’s just so darned good. But when I became a health conscious pescatarian, I removed it from my culinary repertoire because it was made with chicken stock. I missed my rice pilaf, until one day… I was scouring the pantry for mealtime inspiration, and spotted a container of organic vegetable stock (cue the angelic choir and spotlight shining down from the heavens), and I realized I could use THAT instead of the chicken stock in my rice pilaf! This version is just as flavorful as my other…
 
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    Australian Open 2015 Live Score | Tennis Streaming | Highlights

  • Watch Australian Open 2015 Live Streaming Free Online Tennis Scores Results

    varun reddy
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Hurray!! It’s time for Australian Open!! Tennis tournament held every year over the 2nd half of January in Melbourne, Australia. This year Australian Open is scheduled from 19th January to February 1st. This is 103rd Edition of Australian Open and the first Grand Slam event of the year 2015. According to the scheduled tournament Men’s, Women’s event in singles and doubles and mixed doubles matches will be played. Australian Open is a true festive season for Tennis Lovers all over the world. This tournament will have very high attendance when compared with other three major tennis events…
  • Australian Open 2015 Seeding & Bracket Draw Results

    mounika reddy
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
    Australian Open is starting off on January 19 in Melbourne and the game freaks is about to start. There was matter of slotting the competitors. Li Na the last year champion retired due to the knee problems. This open the opportunity for No 1 seed Serena Williams and No 2 seed Maria Sharapova.On the other hand Men’s side champion last year Stan Wawrinka is in the mix in 2015. He faces heavy competition from Novak Djokovic Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.Also Check: Australian open live streamingMen and Women are more or less predictable for many years and the Australian open 2015 is the one…
  • Australian Open Tennis 2015 Live Score Android App - Streaming Link

    Ganesha
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:20 am
    The Australian Open Tennis 2015 is a tennis tournament played on Outdoor Hard Courts at Melboune, Australia. It was scheduled from January 19 to February 1st and the tournament will feature men’s and women’s events in singles, doubles and mixed doubles.m Stan Wawrinka and Li Na are defending champions of men’s singles and women’s singles respectively.Australian Open Tennis 2015 was 103rd edition of the tournament which will be run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Australian Open tournament will be played in hard courts and this will take place over the series of 16 courts…
  • Today Australian Open 2015 Highlights | Full Match Videos

    Ganesha
    11 Jan 2015 | 1:33 am
    For Hardcore Tennis fans Open Australian 2015 tennistournament, the first grand slam event of the year is going to start within few days. The tournament is played on the outdoor hard courts at the Melbourne part in Melbourne Australia. It is played from January 19th to February 1stand it was featured with men’s, women’s, doubles events and mixed doubles. The tournament also features junior, senior and wheelchair events.Stan Wawrnika and Li Na are defending champions of Australian open 2015 Men’s and Women’s tournaments. Here we presented series of tables for each competition which…
  • Australian Open 2015 Tickets, Ticket Packages and Sale Dates

    mounika reddy
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