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    Women Who Serve
    Diane
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:13 pm
    2006 U.S. Open champion Maria Sharapova faces countrywoman Maria Kirilenko in the first round of the U.S. Open. And while neither Russian Maria has been quite the same lately for various (and maybe, in one case, unknown) reasons, a Kirilenko who is "on" is a dangerous opponent on a hard court. Sharapova has won most of their matches, though Kirilenko pulled a big upset in 2010 when she took Sharapova out of the Australian Open in the first round.Sharapova is in the Simona Halep quarter of the draw, but before she even gets to Halep, she has other potential obstacles in her way, including…
  • The Stars Spell “Roger”

    Articles by Peter Bodo
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    The stars are aligning in a way that suggests that Roger Federer will put a potential capstone on his extraordinary career in some 20 days with a triumph at the U.S. Open. Make what you want of the theory. Dismiss it as outlandish. Call it insulting to his fellow contenders. Characterize it as the delusion of an undeclared Federer partisan. It’s okay by me and irrelevant to the topic anyway. The topic being the fact that Federer is going to win his 18th Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows, and there isn’t a danged thing the haters or his rivals can do about it. If it’s any consolation,…
  • Video: Djokovic Talks Tennis with David Letterman

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    21 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    World No. 1 Novak Djokovic chats with David Letterman about his game, his life, and his flexibility. Ahead of next week’s US Open, world No. 1 made an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday night. The legendary talk show host and the world No. 1 had a long discussion about Djokovic’s game, his upbringing, and of course, playing tennis shirtless. Winston-Salem: Red-Hot Goffin Wins 25th in a Row Watch a few clips of the Djoker’s appearance on the show above and below. Our favorite part (by far) is when Letterman puts up funny Gumby pics of Djokovic and asks…
  • Serena Williams top seed for US Open

    BBC Sport - Tennis
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    World number one and two-time defending champion Serena Williams will be the top women's seed for the US Open.
  • Flipkens No Fluke

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    21 Aug 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Flipkens photo by Cristiano Andujar/Foto Arena By Jack Cunniff (August 21, 2014) NEW HAVEN – Samantha Stosur continued to improve her 2014 form with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 quarterfinal win over Kirsten Flipkens in the Connecticut Open. It was a competitive match throughout, with Stosur pulling ahead at the end by capturing the final three games. But she had her hands full with Flipkens. The 28-year-old Belgian is a rarity on the WTA Tour, a player who relies on change of pace and placement, frequently looking to end points at the net. She has a solid serve, that troubled Stosur most of the…
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  • The Stars Spell “Roger”

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    The stars are aligning in a way that suggests that Roger Federer will put a potential capstone on his extraordinary career in some 20 days with a triumph at the U.S. Open. Make what you want of the theory. Dismiss it as outlandish. Call it insulting to his fellow contenders. Characterize it as the delusion of an undeclared Federer partisan. It’s okay by me and irrelevant to the topic anyway. The topic being the fact that Federer is going to win his 18th Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows, and there isn’t a danged thing the haters or his rivals can do about it. If it’s any consolation,…
  • Welcome to the U.S. Open

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    NEW YORK—Arriving at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center today, it was difficult to imagine that in just about five days time, the site would be a seething, bubbling, cauldron of humanity—or the version that passes for it here in Gotham. During this qualifying week, the turnout by savvy fans is still so sparse that you risk second-degree burns just by plopping down somewhere on the aluminum bleachers that, absent fannies, have been heating up for hours. Entry is free, and if you’re too star-conscious to enjoy matches between lowly qualifiers, you can always hang around the…
  • Prometheus Bound

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    Defending champion Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the U.S. Open because of a lingering right wrist injury. This is disappointing and sad news, yet somehow you can’t help but think that Roger Federer is suppressing the urge to do cartwheels, and Novak Djokovic suddenly may find the motivation that seemed to be lacking in his last two tournaments, the Toronto and Cincinnati Masters. Nadal’s main foes have been, in rough chronological order, Federer, Djokovic, and Andy Murray. But now it seems that his chief enemy is his own body, a body in rebellion against the rigorous, physically grueling…
  • The Reliables

    17 Aug 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Each of them has 17 Grand Slam singles titles, and at their respective peaks, both of them routinely demolished opponents of the highest quality. One of them is already 33 years old, the other fast closing on that age. One of them is an American, the other a Swiss. One is a woman, the other a man, and both can speak with authority on the subject of stylists and hair-care products. I don’t think I need to write their names. But write them I will, for Roger Federer and Serena Williams re-asserted their credentials as champions after a tumultuous few weeks—weeks during which Novak Djokovic…
  • Cincinnati: Sharapova d. Halep

    15 Aug 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Anyone who was expecting a reprise of the outstanding French Open final played a few months ago by Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep had to be stunned by the way their rematch in the Cincinnati quarterfinals unfolded. Sharapova also won this encounter, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, and by the same third-set score. But there the resemblance ended, for this two-hour and 32-minute clash was a disappointing comedy of errors in which each woman was broken eight times, and each one made roughly twice as many unforced errors as winners (Halep had 15 to 23; Sharapova 27 to 53). I’m not sure what Halep, the world…
 
 
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  • Rosol to play Janowicz in Winston-Salem final (Yahoo Sports)

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:41 pm
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic and Jerzy Janowicz of Poland advanced to the Winston-Salem Open final with three-set victories on Friday. The seventh-seeded Rosol edged Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, and Janowicz defeated Sam Querrey 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the final tuneup for next week's U.S. ''I've been trying to get ready for the hard-court season, but the practice matches were no good for me,'' said Rosol, who should crack the top 30 in the world rankings for the first time after Friday's win. I hope I'm not finished yet.'' Rosol took a key service break from…
  • Kvitova, Rybarikova win in Connecticut Open semis (Yahoo Sports)

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached the finals of the Connecticut Open for the third straight year, beating Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-1 on Friday. She will face a close friend, Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, for the title. The 68th-ranked Rybarikova beat Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-2, 6-4 in the first semifinal.
  • US OPEN 2014: Serena chasing major title No. 18 (Yahoo Sports)

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    Serena Williams stopped hiding from history and started making more of it. Open, her next goal is matching two tennis greats for the second-most major titles in the Open era with 18. ''Obviously just getting closer to tying with Chris (Evert) and Martina (Navratilova),'' she said.
  • Injured Isner withdraws from Winston-Salem Open (Yahoo Sports)

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- John Isner's preparations for the U.S. Open hit a setback Thursday when a sprained ankle forced him to withdraw from the Winston-Salem Open hours before his quarterfinal.
  • Kvitova moves into semifinals at Connecticut Open (Yahoo Sports)

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win Thursday over fellow Czech player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. She broke back to tie it at 4, and then broke Zahlavova Strycova again to take the set. Kvitova, who won here in 2012 and lost in the finals last year to Simona Halep, said she's not treating this tournament as a glorified practice for next week's U.S. ''Every match I step on the court, I want to win.'' Her next match is against Australian Samantha Stosur.
 
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  • Familiar Face for the Finals of the Connecticut Open

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    22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Petra Kvitova photo by Jack Cunniff By Jack Cunniff (August 22, 2014) NEW HAVEN – The Connecticut Open has a history of players repeating as finalists, and there’s another name to add to the list. Petra Kvitova, the second seed, defeated Sam Stosur in the semifinals and advanced to her third consecutive final in New Haven. She follows the trend set by Venus Williams (four straight finals between 1999-2002), Lindsay Davenport (five appearances in six finals between 2001-2006), and Caroline Wozniacki (four straight finals between 2008 – 2011)   Kvitova, the reigning Wimbledon…
  • Photos from 2014 Taste of Tennis

    Tennis Panorama News
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    (August 22, 2014) NEW YORK CITY – Thursday night the world’s top tennis players and chefs served up the US Open’s hottest pre-tournament action at the 15th annual Taste of Tennis Gala on Thursday, August 21st at the W New York in midtown Manhattan as part of the first ever Taste of Tennis WeekThis year’s event was headlined by world No. 1 Serena Williams and Chef Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef fame and was hosted by The TODAY Show and MSNBC’s NewsNation’s Tamron Hall.  Guests mixed and mingled with tennis players while sampling an eclectic mix of…
  • Flipkens No Fluke

    Tennis Panorama News
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Flipkens photo by Cristiano Andujar/Foto Arena By Jack Cunniff (August 21, 2014) NEW HAVEN – Samantha Stosur continued to improve her 2014 form with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 quarterfinal win over Kirsten Flipkens in the Connecticut Open. It was a competitive match throughout, with Stosur pulling ahead at the end by capturing the final three games. But she had her hands full with Flipkens. The 28-year-old Belgian is a rarity on the WTA Tour, a player who relies on change of pace and placement, frequently looking to end points at the net. She has a solid serve, that troubled Stosur most of the…
  • A Former Number One Faces an Uphill Climb

    Tennis Panorama News
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    By Jack Cunniff   (August 20, 2014) NEW HAVEN – Caroline Wozniacki lost to Camila Giorgi in the second round of the Connecticut Open, 6-4, 6-2. Giorgi, a hard-hitting Italian player, used a strong serve and aggressive groundstrokes to keep Wozniacki on her heels from the start of the match. Wozniacki dropped serve in the opening game, and failed to convert two break points in the second game, her only break opportunities of the day. Giorgi, who also ushered Wozniacki out of the 2013 U.S. Open, gave no rhythm, going for broke on almost all of her shots. It was a decisive loss for…
  • On Court 17 Youth is Served and Gets Served On Day 2 of the US Open Qualies

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    20 Aug 2014 | 6:22 pm
      Setfan Kozlov, USTA International Spring Championships, Carson, CA (August 20, 2014) Court 17, played host to a combination of veterans, college players and juniors on day two of the US Open qualifying tournament on Wednesday. The day led off with a three-set women’s battle between former world No. 29, Poland’s Urszula Radwanska and last year’s Australian and US Open junior champion, Ana Konjuh of Croatia. The younger sister of Agniezska Radwanska rocketed to a 6-1 first set, but the 16-year old Konjuh rebounded in the second set which consisted of mostly service breaks between…
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  • Roger Federer's Ice Bucket Challenge

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    Roger Federer rarely backs out of any challenge put in front of him, so when Ana Ivanovic challenged him to the Ice Bucket challenge, it was only a matter of time before he accepted.
  • Roger Federerâ??s Ice Bucket Challenge

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:33 am
    Roger Federer rarely backs out of any challenge put in front of him, so when Ana Ivanovic challenged him to the Ice Bucket challenge, it was only a matter of time before he accepted.
  • Can Serena Williams regain her edge at the Majors by winning the US Open?

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    2014 has been a year of rather sub-par performance for Serena Williams. The reigning US Open Champion has been struggling to regain her once feared aura of invincibility at the Majors, which used to be her stomping grounds. However, the American's recent triumph at the Bank of the West Classic Open and the Western & Southern Open gives her a much needed motivation.
  • Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and their Fears

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    Rafael Nadal might be known as the Charging Bull of Tennis and Roger Federer could be the Darth Federer in lieu of Darth Vader, the ruthless cyborg in the Star Wars series akin to Federer's brilliance on court. Stanislas Wawrinka is a Stanimal with his overpowering display on court, keeping him on top of the tennis kingdom. But in reality all of them are very much like us. They live a normal life outside of the tennis court, share the same bond with their parents, relatives, better halves, partners and friends and fear the same things. Well, almostâ?¦
  • Commentary: Jo-wilfried Tsonga Vs Mikhail Youzhny @ Western & Southern Open, Men Singles R64(Finished)

    12 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Jo-wilfried Tsonga Vs Mikhail Youzhny 1-6,4-6. Mikhail Youzhny progresses into the next Round - The World No.25 Mikhail Youzhny was at his absolute best today as he thrashed winners from both sides of the court to wrap up the match in an hour and eight minutes. With accurate serves and stunning ground strokes, the former top tenner simply outplayed his French opponent Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in all the aspects of the game. Statistically speaking, Youzhny hammered 4 aces, 14 winners and made only 14 unforced errors to achieve a straight forward win over her challenger on the day. 
 
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  • Serena Williams grabs Cincinnati title

    Marija
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    World No.1 Serena Williams claimed the biggest title that had eluded her, with a 6-4 6-1 victory over Ana Ivanovic in the final of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Impressively, of 79 finals she played in her career, Williams has won 62. Moreover, Williams is now 5-0 in title matches this year, having previously won Brisbane, Miami, Rome and Stanford. The first player to take the lead was actually Ivanovic, who broke Williams' serve in the opening game and even had three break points in the fifth game to extend the lead to 4-1. But that was not to happen and Williams…
  • Serena, Ivanovic to meet in Cincy final

    Marija
    17 Aug 2014 | 2:36 am
    Women's Tennis Blog has been having a great week since our photographer Omar Boraby is in Cincinnati, but not that much of a great week technically, since some WordPress problems and other work obligations have prevented both Omar and me from bringing you more timely photos and reports. What is important is that our WTA stars created the perfect showdown for us in the semifinals, most notably Ana Ivanovic, who did allow her opponent Maria Sharapova to come back and even serve for the match in the decider, but the Serb miraculously didn't melt away and saved two match points to beat…
  • Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati – WTA Thursday photos

    Omar Boraby
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:07 pm
    The post Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati – WTA Thursday photos appeared first on Women's Tennis Blog.
  • Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati – WTA Wednesday photos

    Marija
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:28 am
    I hope you enjoyed our Tuesday's photo coverage of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Here's the Wednesday's set of our photographer Omar Boraby – I apologize that we are always a day late, as the processing of hundreds of photos is quite time-consuming. Here are Omar's favorite shots of the day, including Ana Ivanovic, Christina McHale, Serena Williams and Svetlana Kuznetsova. The post Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati – WTA Wednesday photos appeared first on Women's Tennis Blog.
  • Iveta Melzer retires from tennis

    Marija
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:32 am
    With an official announcement on her Facebook page, Iveta Melzer (née Benesova) ended her 16-year professional tennis career. The Czech started playing the sport at the age of seven, turned pro when she was 15 and now at 31 she is ready to say goodbye to tennis and welcome a new chapter in her life. Is she maybe planning to become a mother or is she switching to a full-time fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogging career? Here are some highlights from Iveta's retirement statement: So this is the end of my journey as a professional tennis player. This wasn’t an easy decision because…
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  • Western and Southern Open ATP Preview

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

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

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

    Mike
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:46 pm
    By Mike McIntyre Photographs by Bob McIntyre Thursday was without a doubt one of the crazier days in the history of the Rogers Cup. Not only did world Number One Novak Djokovic make an early exit, but favourites such as Stan Wawrinka and Tomas Berdych also crashed out in the third round. Canadian Milos Raonic found a way to perservere in three close sets as did Roger Federer who almost squandered six match points against Marin Cilic before finishing him off in the third. Here are some photos taken by our own Bob McIntyre. Enjoy and keep checking back for more as we head into the final three…
  • Tuesday at the Rogers Cup in Pictures

    Mike
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    By Mike McIntyre There was more rain on day two of the Rogers Cup in Toronto but things eventually cleared up and by the afternoon everything was back on schedule. Roger Federer made his hardcourt summer debut and three Canadians all made an exit from the tournament leaving Milos Raonic as the only Canuck remaining in the draw. Here are some of my favourite shots from around the grounds today. Enjoy! Frank Dancevic practices in the morning despite the rain shower. Philipp Kohlschreiber's shirt might have jinxed the German as he was defeated 6-3, 7-6(3) by Tommy Robredo. The drying…
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  • Opelka Tops Mmoh, Faces Van Rijthoven in ITF Grade 1 Hard Court Finals; Kalinskaya, Ruse Meet for Girls Championshp

    Colette Lewis
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:27 pm
    ©Colette Lewis 2014--College Park MD--Low clouds and gray skies made for a challenging semifinals day at the ITF Grade 1 International Hard Court Championships, with intermittent rain and drizzle eventually forcing the boys semifinals indoors at the Junior Tennis Champions Center.  Unseeded Reilly Opelka took advantage of the opportunity, defeating top seed Michael Mmoh 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, while No. 2 seed Tim Van Rijthoven of the Netherlands outlasted No. 9 seed Jordi Arconada 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.The girls semifinals were completed outdoors after a delay of more than two hours, with top seeds…
  • Jared Donaldson Turns Pro

    Colette Lewis
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    Jared Donaldson has announced he is turning pro.  Here is his statement:"I dreamed of being a professional tennis player my entire life.  I do not play for money or fame.  I play tennis because I love to play the game.  Today, after much thought and deliberation, I made the decision along with my parents and coach to live my dream and pursue professional tennis as my career.  In addition to playing professional tennis, I will complete my high school education and I plan to postpone College for now, and return for a degree once I am finished on the professional…
  • Arconadas Make ITF Grade 1 International Hard Courts Semifinals a Family Affair; Gold Medal Match Set at Youth Olympic Games; Four US Players Reach Final Qualifying Round at US Open, Main Draw Unkind to Wild Cards

    Colette Lewis
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
     N©Colette Lewis 2014--College Park, MD--Playing on side-by-side courts at the Junior Tennis Champions Center where both train, Jordi and Usue Arconada admitted to sneaking a peak at the other's score in Thursday's quarterfinals at the ITF Grade 1 International Hard Court Championships.  Both had to be happy at what they saw, with Jordi, the No. 9 seed, defeating No. 3 seed Seong Chan Hong of Korea 6-4, 6-4, and Usue, the No. 3 seed downing unseeded Ingrid Neel 7-6(3), 6-1."I don't really like playing at the same time as she's playing," said Jordi, who turns 18 next month. "I lose…
  • Top Seeds Reach Quarterfinals at ITF Grade 1 International Hard Courts; Kozlov, Altamirano Among US Open Qualifying Winners

    Colette Lewis
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:23 pm
    ©Colette Lewis 2014--College Park, MD--The exit of seeds that marked the first two days of play at the ITF Grade 1 International Hard Courts slowed in the third round, with only one seeded player losing in each of the draws.Of the two unseeded winners, Reilly Opelka had the easier time, ousting No. 11 seed Alejandro Tabilo of Canada 6-3, 6-4, while Ellyse Hamlin needed three hours to overcome No. 13 seed Siqi Cao of China 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.Opelka said he was serving exceptionally well against the powerful left-hander, who began to show signs of frustration after Opelka won the first set."I…
  • Wild Cards for 2014 US Open Junior Championships

    Colette Lewis
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    MAIN DRAW US OPEN JUNIOR WILD CARDSBOYS:Tommy Paul (clay courts champion)John McNally (16s national champion)Ernesto EscobedoNathan PonwithReilly OpelkaDeiton BaughmanAron HiltzikEduardo NavaGIRLS:Katerina Stewart (clay courts champion)Kylie McKenzie (16s national champion)Claire LiuKelly ChenBrooke AustinIngrid NeelFrancesca Di LorenzoEna ShibaharaUS OPEN JUNIOR QUALIFYING WILD CARDSBOYS:Connor HanceGianni RossPatrick KypsonJacob BrummSam RifficeToshiki Konayashi (Japan HS Champion)GIRLS:Ellie HalbauerCaroline DolehideKayla DayRyan PeusAnna SanfordMayu Okawa (Japan HS Champion)
 
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  • Video: Serena Williams Smashes a Window on David Letterman

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:09 am
    Serena Williams took to the gritty New York streets to smash a window with David Letterman. Last night it was Novak Djokovic making an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. On Thursday night it was Serena Williams’ chance to take a shot at the late night icon. Video: Roger Federer Talks up His New Racquet in Exclusive Interview with Wilson Tennis Well, she did that and more, taking to the streets to have a knock with the tennis enthusiast, then engaging in a little contest, which was wildly entertaining, to say the least. Serena and David played a game of “who can…
  • Video: Federer Talks US Open, New Stick with Wilson Tennis

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:57 pm
    The 17-time Grand Slam champion talks about the process of switching racquets in this exclusive interview with Wilson Tennis Roger Federer had a chat with the folks at Wilson tennis this week, and in it the Swiss maestro talked about how his game is shaping up heading into the US Open, how the new racquet is growing on it, and how he is honored to have an autograph model named after him. US Open: Federer Could Face Dimitrov in Quarterfinals The five-time US Open and 17-time Grand Slam champion said the experience has been surreal, but he is happy to report that on the court the racquet has…
  • Video: Djokovic Talks Tennis with David Letterman

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    World No. 1 Novak Djokovic chats with David Letterman about his game, his life, and his flexibility. Ahead of next week’s US Open, world No. 1 made an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday night. The legendary talk show host and the world No. 1 had a long discussion about Djokovic’s game, his upbringing, and of course, playing tennis shirtless. Winston-Salem: Red-Hot Goffin Wins 25th in a Row Watch a few clips of the Djoker’s appearance on the show above and below. Our favorite part (by far) is when Letterman puts up funny Gumby pics of Djokovic and asks…
  • Federer: “I Have to Remind Myself to Play Like a Junior”

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    In an interview with Jon Wertheim of SI, the 17-time Grand Slam champion dishes about his life on the tour, then and now. Roger Federer says that as he has grown older he’s learned to play the percentages better out of necessity. But that can be boring at times, Federer told SI’s Jon Wertheim in an exclusive interview for Sports Illustrated magazine. Video: Ricochet Roger's Rapid Fire Rally Here's a particularly interesting section from this great interview, where Federer talks about adjusting to life at 33 compared to 23: “The game has evolved. Racket technology and…
  • Maria Sharapova Graces Self Magazine's September Cover

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    The 27-year-old graces the cover of Self Magazine's September issue. Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova poses for the cover of Self Magazine’s September issue and the highest-paid female athlete for ten years running talks about her competitive fire as well as her passion for fashion in the mag. US Open: Nadal Pulls out with Wrist Injury "I have a competitive drive," Maria Sharapova tells the magazine. "It's ferocious and powerful, and it's about winning." Well, that might be news for Self’s readers, but here at Tennis Now we’ve…
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  • FASHION FIX: Nike and fragment design introduce Nike Court collection

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

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

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

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

    Rich Rodriguez
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    Today Rafael Nadal officially withdrew from the US Open with the right wrist injury he sustained in practice at the end of July. He made the announcement via his Facebook page:I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s US Open a tournament on which I’ve played 3 consecutive finals in my last participations. I am sure you understand that it is a very tough moment for me since it is a tournament I love and where I have great memories from fans, the night matches, so many things… Not much more I can do right now, other than accept the situation and, as always in…
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    Women Who Serve

  • I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way

    Diane
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:13 pm
    2006 U.S. Open champion Maria Sharapova faces countrywoman Maria Kirilenko in the first round of the U.S. Open. And while neither Russian Maria has been quite the same lately for various (and maybe, in one case, unknown) reasons, a Kirilenko who is "on" is a dangerous opponent on a hard court. Sharapova has won most of their matches, though Kirilenko pulled a big upset in 2010 when she took Sharapova out of the Australian Open in the first round.Sharapova is in the Simona Halep quarter of the draw, but before she even gets to Halep, she has other potential obstacles in her way, including…
  • Serena Williams wins her first Cincinnati title

    Diane
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Top seed Serena Williams got off to a slow start in today's Cincinnati final against Ana Ivanovic. but then she did what she needed to do early in the first set, which she won 6-4. After that, it appeared that the Serbian star was all but sleep-walking through the match. Williams won the second set 6-1.Despite losing the final, Ivanovic had a good tournament. Her 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 semifinal victory over Maria Sharapova was definitely the highlight of the event, for the drama, if nothing else. Ivanovic led a set and 4-0 when Sharapova made her almost last-minute comeback. A questionable line call…
  • Iveta Melzer retires from professional tennis

    Diane
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    Iveta Melzer, whom we knew mostly as Iveta Benesova (name changes always baffle me), has retired from professional tennis. It's sad to see a lefty Czech player go, but we haven't seen much of Melzer lately, so this announcement isn't a surprise.In singles, the talented Melzer was often frustrating for fans. She had an unusually good serve, and could certainly use it to her advantage, but she also had an especially fragile temperament and was often her own worst enemy on the court.It was in doubles that she really showed her gifts, even though she was most often paired with a player with an…
  • Radwanska wins Rogers Cup

    Diane
    10 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Isn't it just like Aga Radwanska to sneak a big win in just when fans are talking about her 2014 slump? That sneak attack is so very Radwanskian, to borrow a term from WTA Backspin. In today's Rogers Cup final, the world number 5 defeated Venus Williams 6-4, 6-2 to win her 14th title. It was a great week for both players, with Venus beating Serena for the first time in five years, and with the Polish star taking out Sabine Lisicki, Victoria Azarenka and Ekaterina Makarova.It wasn't such a great week for the "all Bouchard all the time" trend network. The Canadian player went out in the second…
  • The Princess Diaries

    Diane
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:32 pm
    July 5, 2014--got my ass kicked, 6-3 6-0 by Kvitova in Wimbledon finalJuly 15, 2014--IMG wants me! July 24, 2014--withdrew from Citi Open with French Open knee injuryAugust 2, 2014--Genie Army lands in Montreal with new song!August 5, 2014--got my ass kicked 6-0, 2-6, 6-0 by Shelby Rogers in Montreal second roundMany years ago, when I was in the public relations business, my business card was somewhat of a collector's item because in small print, on the bottom, were the words Hype Springs Eternal. It does. The hype machine has damaged players before; in fact, Petra Kvitova comes to mind right…
 
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  • Rogers Cup in Toronto and Montreal

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

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

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

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

    admin
    27 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    Each year as May approaches, we are thankful here at Grand Slam Tennis Tours for Roland Garros, or as many refer to it, the French Open. What better excuse to visit Paris than to see all the top players go head-to-head on the “dirt”, or red clay. Held at the end of May into the beginning of June (this year’s dates are May 25 – June 8), Roland Garros is home to some of the most memorable matches the game of tennis has witnessed. Due to the slow playing surface and the lack of a 5th set tiebreak, it is considered to be the most physically demanding major. Who could…
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  • Wk.33- Federer 5 Times a 6-time Winner

    Todd.Spiker
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.Nadal has withdrawn with another injury. The wrist this time. Fedalovic have all qualified for London in November. Federer has done it for the thirteenth consecutive time. It looks as if Federer is going to finish the year ranked number two. If he wins the Open, he will rise to number two. I think we should again go through some statistics. These statistics are all-time statistics. Federer also becomes the only player to win five tournaments at least six times. Nadal is the only player to have won four tournaments at least seven times, but his were all on clay. Federer…
  • Wk.32- Galileo Is Back... and so is Jo

    Todd.Spiker
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:14 am
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here. Tsonga and boxing great Ali [or Cassius Clay, if you will] have had comparisons made between them many a time. Hey, both have big knock-out blows and they are both built like tanks. They have both got serious offensive capabilities and they have both contributed a lot to their sport. Tsonga, however, is always punching above his weight. Tsonga had never won anything before 2008. He had never been to a final. He was unrecognized. Simon was not a force yet, though the name was known. Grosjean was long gone and Santoro was hardly a consistent presence. Chardy was young…
  • Wk.29- Mayer Sails Maiden Voyage into Top 30

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

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

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

  • Caroline Wozniacki is Fit! New York Marathon Has Got Nothing

    The Insider
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:44 am
    The New York marathon is getting very close. Caroline Wozniacki has been training to run the marathon, so after her match today she went for a 10km run. Your reading: Caroline Wozniacki is Fit! New York Marathon Has Got Nothing originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Roger Federer Testing His New Racquet RF97 – Its Bad Ass!

    The Insider
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Roger Federer has just announced he will be using his new racquet at the US Open. Here is the cool intro video. Enjoy. Your reading: Roger Federer Testing His New Racquet RF97 – Its Bad Ass! originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Ana Ivanovic Shopping and Promoting Her Friends Lipstick

    The Insider
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:53 am
    Ana Ivanovic was doing some shopping in the USA yesterday and thought she would stop and take a selfie showing the world her friends lipstick. Very weird. Your reading: Ana Ivanovic Shopping and Promoting Her Friends Lipstick originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Sabine Lisicki Hits WTA World Record Fastest Serve for a Female| 131mph

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

    The Insider
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:59 am
    Novak Djokovic is back on court getting his fitness levels up and ready for the US Open series. Your reading: Novak Djokovic Back on Court Getting Ready for US Open Series originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
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  • Murray/Peers v Cabal/Farah Winston-Salem Open 2014 Wake Forest Live Video

    Tennis Guru
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:50 pm
    The Murray/Peers v Cabal/Farah Winston-Salem Open 2014 Wake Forest Live Video is available here. This ATP 250 hardcourt tournament has a total financial commitment of $ 683,705. United States’ John Isner is back in the tournament as the top seed. Last year’s champion Jurgen Melzer of Austria is also back in the mix but will [&hellip The post Murray/Peers v Cabal/Farah Winston-Salem Open 2014 Wake Forest Live Video appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Rosol vs Janowicz Winston-Salem Open 2014 Wake Forest Live Video

    Tennis Guru
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:49 pm
    The Rosol vs Janowicz Winston-Salem Open 2014 Wake Forest Live Video is available here. This ATP 250 hardcourt tournament has a total financial commitment of $ 683,705. United States’ John Isner is back in the tournament as the top seed. Last year’s champion Jurgen Melzer of Austria is also back in the mix but will [&hellip The post Rosol vs Janowicz Winston-Salem Open 2014 Wake Forest Live Video appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • J Janowicz v L Rosol Winston-Salem Open 2014 Wake Forest Live Video

    Tennis Guru
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:48 pm
    The J Janowicz v L Rosol Winston-Salem Open 2014 Wake Forest Live Video is available here. This ATP 250 hardcourt tournament has a total financial commitment of $ 683,705. United States’ John Isner is back in the tournament as the top seed. Last year’s champion Jurgen Melzer of Austria is also back in the mix [&hellip The post J Janowicz v L Rosol Winston-Salem Open 2014 Wake Forest Live Video appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • M Rybarikova v P Kvitova 2014 Connecticut Open New Haven Live Stream

    Tennis Guru
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:18 pm
    The M Rybarikova v P Kvitova 2014 Connecticut Open New Haven Live Stream is available here. This WTA Premier event has a total financial commitment of $710,000 sponsored by United Technologies. World number two and defending champion Simona Halep leads a star-studded field which includes past champions Petra Kvitova and four-time winner Caroline Wozniacki. The [&hellip The post M Rybarikova v P Kvitova 2014 Connecticut Open New Haven Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Kvitova vs Rybarikova 2014 Connecticut Open New Haven Live Stream

    Tennis Guru
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:16 pm
    The Kvitova vs Rybarikova 2014 Connecticut Open New Haven Live Stream is available here. This WTA Premier event has a total financial commitment of $710,000 sponsored by United Technologies. World number two and defending champion Simona Halep leads a star-studded field which includes past champions Petra Kvitova and four-time winner Caroline Wozniacki. The 2014 Connecticut [&hellip The post Kvitova vs Rybarikova 2014 Connecticut Open New Haven Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
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  • Federer wins Cincinnati Masters

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    Federer wins Cincinnati MastersRoger Federer scored a 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 win over David Ferrer to win the Cincinnati Masters title.Federer claimed his sixth Cincinnati title, hammering six aces and winning an impressive 76 percent of his first serve points in the one hour, 42 minute match.The Swiss nows owns a 16-0 record against Ferrer dating back to their first meeting in Vienna in 2003."I'm very happy about the week," said Federer. "Just overall it went from good to great. Just really pleased that I was able to back up a tough week last week already.""I really thought I was feeling better again…
  • Rafa Nadal out of US Open 2014

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    Rafa Nadal out of US Open 2014It is very sad to write about Rafael Nadal pulling out of the 2014 US Open.The defending champion and great tennis player from Spain won't be able to play in New York this year because of a wrist injury."I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s US Open, a tournament on which I’ve played three consecutive finals in my last participations," the world No. 2 said in a statement. "I am sure you understand that it is a very tough moment for me since it is a tournament I love and where I have great memories from fans, the night matches,…
  • 2014 US Open Qualifying Draw

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    2014 US Open Qualifying DrawWatch the 2014 US Open Live Streaming for free at Bet365 Malek Jaziri (TUN) [1] vs. Chase Buchanan (USA) Marco Chiudinelli (SUI) vs. Sergei Bubka (UKR)Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) vs. Benjamin Mitchell (AUS)Uladzimir Ignatik (BLR) vs. Hiroki Moriya (JPN) [29]Go Soeda (JPN) [2] vs. Oscar Hernandez (ESP)Guido Andreozzi (ARG) vs. Andre Ghem (BRA)Martin Vaisse (FRA) vs. Niels Desein (BEL)Louk Sorensen (IRL) vs. Gastao Elias (POR) [23]Filip Krajinovic (SRB) [3] vs. Daniel Cox (GBR)Jaroslav Pospisil (CZE) vs. Marco Cecchinato (ITA) Marc Gicquel (FRA) vs. Jesse Huta Galung (NED)…
  • Robredo upsets Djokovic in Cincinnati Masters, Federer keeps winning

    15 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    Robredo upsets Djokovic in Cincinnati MastersTommy Robredo beat Novak Djokovic 7-6 (6), 7-5 in the round of 16 at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.Too bad I did not wager on tennis this time as this was only the second time Robredo defeats a top ranked player. It would have been a big gain.Nole dropped the first set after fighting back from a 6-3 deficit in the tiebreaker but Robredo took it with an ace.Robredo failed to convert two match points before completing the victory with a slam on Djokovic's short lob.The Spaniar will next play against David Ferrer, who beat Mikhail Youzhny…
  • Photo: Roger Federer US Open 2014 Outfit by Nike

    13 Aug 2014 | 6:11 am
    Photo: Roger Federer US Open 2014 Outfit by NikeThis is the Nike outfit that Rofer Federer will be wearing at the 2014 US Open....
 
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    Tennis Fixation

  • 10 Ways To Play Better Tennis Without Playing Tennis – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 50

    Kim
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Happy 50th episode of Tennis Quick Tips! I’m so excited to have made it to my official 50th episode of this podcast. And I have a special gift for all of my wonderful listeners that I’m giving away right here in the show notes. So listen in as I celebrate 50 great episodes of Tennis Quick Tips! You can listen to this episode by clicking on the media player above or by listening in with your favorite podcast app. You can also subscribe in iTunes by clicking on this link: tennisfixation.com/itunes.EDITED TRANSCRIPT AND SHOW NOTES:With this show, I’ve officially made it to 50…
  • How Much Time is Too Much Time on the Tennis Court? Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 49

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

    Kim
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    I don’t know about you, but I do not have time to do everything I need to do to get better at tennis. When I have a match day, like today, it’s hard for me to also fit in a real workout. And I think I need a real workout most days, even on match days, because I just don’t think I get a very good workout by playing tennis. I actually devoted my most recent Tennis Quick Tips podcast episode to this dilemma and you can listen to that here: “How Many Calories Can You Burn Playing Tennis?”).So, to solve my “no-time-to-workout-AND-play-tennis” problem, for…
  • How Many Calories Can You Burn Playing Tennis? Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 48

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

    Kim
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
    Just when you think you’ve heard everything there is to hear about tennis strings, it turns out there’s even more. In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, you’ll find out about tennis string gauge, what it is and how to pick the one that’s right for you. You can listen to this episode by clicking on the media player above or by listening in with your favorite podcast app. You can also subscribe in iTunes by clicking on this link: tennisfixation.com/itunes.SHOW NOTES:I bet that, just like me, you’re always looking for any competitive advantage you can get in your…
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    The British Pathé Blog

  • The Liberation of Paris

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

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

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

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

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

  • New Business Models Event, November 14th 2012

    Bruce Spring
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Last November 2012 Business Models Inc. organized a practical seminar in which the books and tools of Business Model Generation, Business Model You, Gamestorming and Visual Meetings were connected. Njoy! New Business Models Event, November 14th 2012
  • Financing a New Business : How to Find Government Small Business Grants

    Bruce Spring
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    Among the many places to find information on small government grants, some include the Small Business Administration Web site and other U.S. Web sites. Locate places to find small business grants through search engines with ideas from a certified public accountant in this free video on new business financing. Expert: Amber Hill Bio: Amber Hill is a certified public accountant and a partner in several small businesses that she started from the ground up. Filmmaker: Carlye Jones Financing a New Business : How to Find Government Small Business Grants
  • New Business Models For Artists (Part #1) – Darker Music Talks London (with Jay Stapley)

    Bruce Spring
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am
    You can find the resources of this talk here: http://www.tommydarker.com/music-talks/archive/jessie-scoullar-releasing-your-album-direct-to-fan This is the full discussion with Jay Stapley, tutor at The Institute, with whom we explored the new business models in music. What the old models were like, how things evolved and what new opportunities exist! Darker Music Talks are sponsored by London Fusion (http://www.londonfusion.org.uk). New Business Models For Artists (Part #1) – Darker Music Talks London (with Jay Stapley)
  • Bigger, Faster, Better: Cessna’s new business jets

    Bruce Spring
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    Bigger, Faster, Better: Cessna’s new business jets—the Citation M2, Citation Ten, Citation Latitude, and Citation Longitude—will revolutionize business aviation for groups of six to 12 passengers with speeds of up to 650 mph and ranges as long as 4,600 miles. Bigger, Faster, Better: Cessna’s new business jets
  • Nyenrode New Business School promo 2014

    Bruce Spring
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    Nyenrode New Business School promo 2014
 
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    Everyball Tennis

  • Great 'inclusive tennis' festival at Halton today!

    Everyball Tennis
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Juniors getting to grips with wheelchair tennis! Amazing job done by organisers, supporters of the programme, coaches and volunteers! On days like this the sport sells itself...brilliant.
  • Additional note to warm-ups (previous blog)

    Everyball Tennis
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    Morning warm-ups also open to players not competing that day or to Halton players competing in Beds, Herts, Berks, Oxon, Middlesex CC’s.
  • Bucks County Closed morning warm-ups

    Everyball Tennis
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:55 am
    Warm-ups for all Halton registered players will be held through this week. 7.55-8.00 am at Halton (if weather poor) and opportunity for mini bus transport to Missenden to save parents waiting, or 8.15-9.15 at Missenden if ok. Please email mike@everyball.net for more details.
  • Way to go Annie!

    Everyball Tennis
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:14 am
    Annie Townsend - runner up Penzance Grade 3 Junior Open 2014. Nice job Annie!!
  • Struggling with ball placement (toss)? - try these tips

    Everyball Tennis
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:05 am
    See Serena here and some key things to focus on: - arm straight - ball resting on relaxed fingers rather than cupped in the hand with fingers curled around ball - release point eye level, eyes ready to track ball up - a sense of weight moving with the toss
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  • USTA national award for LA based Aceing Autism

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

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

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

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

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

  • US Open Draw 2014: Federer Plays Matosevic 1st Round

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

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

    Jonathan
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:54 am
    Here’s Roger Federer’s US Open Outfit for 2014. As usual he’ll have a day session outfit and a night session one which sees the return of Darth Federer! I’m liking both of them really and the blue / turquoise day session one is much better than the Mint Green he wore in Toronto / Cincy. ...The post Roger Federer’s US Open Outfit 2014 appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Fan Story: Cincinnati Masters 2014

    Jonathan
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    Hey guys, time for another fan story on the blog this time Cincinnati. This one comes from Shannon Whitaker who was lucky enough to see Fed play Monfils and one of his practice sessions. We’ve now had fan stories from Toronto, Halle, French Open, Monte Carlo and the Davis Cup tie against Kazakhstan. Hopefully we ...The post Federer Fan Story: Cincinnati Masters 2014 appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Makes it Sixinnati

    Jonathan
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    The peRFect end to he peRFect week as Federer won his sixth Cincinnati crown and 80th career title. By beating Ferrer 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 Roger improved to 6-0 in Cincy Finals and a 16-0 Head to Head advantage against the Spanish Number 2. Of course the final wasn’t without some drama notably Roger doing well ...The post Federer Makes it Sixinnati appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
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  • Roger Federer Keeps On Keeping On

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:43 am
    Photo: Maria Sharapova US Open 2014 Outfit by NikeThis is the outfit that Maria Sharapova will be wearing during the 2014 US Open tennis tournament...
  • Photo: Serena Williams US Open 2014 Outfit by Nike

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
    Photo: Serena Williams US Open 2014 Outfit by NikeCheck out what Serena Willims will be wearing at the 2014 US Open...
  • Photo: Vika Azarenka US Open 2014 Outfit by Nike

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    Photo: Vika Azarenka US Open 2014 Outfit by NikeCheck out what Victoria Azarenka will be wearing at the 2014 US Open...
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  • DIRECT TV US OPEN EXPERIENCE AUG. 25-31 WATCH IT ON A BUNCH OF CHANNELS

    Staff
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Photo by Francisco Resendiz DIRECTVs US OPEN EXPERIENCE Aug. 25-31 Billie Jean King National Tennis Center - Flushing Meadows, NY   The early rounds at the US Open never fail to offer surprising upsets and great tennis – last year 17-year-old Victoria Duval beat former champ Samantha Stosur in round one, Lleyton Hewitt took down Juan Martin del Potro in the second, and 136th ranked Camila Giorgio whipped 6th seed Wozniacki in the third round. As new stars emerge and top seeds fall, fans can catch all the action during the first seven days of the tournament with DIRECTV’s US Open…
  • A PEEK @ THE LADIES US OPEN TENNIS DRAW , LI NA IS MISSING BUT SERENA & SHARAPOVA READY TO MAKE SOME NOISE

    Staff
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    Women's Look Forward: U. S. Open Li Na will be missing this year's U. S. Open. And she took a lot of speculation with her. These days, almost every Slam discussion starts with the question, "Can anyone beat Serena Williams?" That question is particularly relevant at the U. S. Open, which is Serena's favorite. In the absence of Li, there really aren't a lot of obvious alternatives. Simona Halep is clearly the second-best player in the world right now, but she has yet to win a Slam. Petra Kvitova isn't all that fond of hardcourts. Maria Sharapova's serve is too likely to go away, and on a…
  • THE U.S. OPEN TENNIS STARTS MONDAY MINUS RAFA THE DEFENDING CHAMPION

    Staff
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    Men's Look Forward: U. S. Open   It simply isn't going to feel the same. It has been years since a U. S. Open has been so affected by injury. Defending champion Rafael Nadal is out. So is former champion Juan Martin del Potro. Andy Murray is here, but he clearly isn't himself. Even Novak Djokovic seems to be a little bit off. It is clearly a wide-open field. Other potential seeds who are missing include Alexandr Dolgopolov, Nicolas Almagro, and Tommy Haas. That said, most people still find it hard to actually imagine a champion other than Djokovic, Murray, or Federer. Of course, that's…
  • Rosol to play Janowicz in Winston-Salem final (Yahoo Sports)

    Wire Services
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:41 pm
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic and Jerzy Janowicz of Poland advanced to the Winston-Salem Open final with three-set victories on Friday. The seventh-seeded Rosol edged Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, and Janowicz defeated Sam Querrey 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the final tuneup for next week's U.S. ''I've been trying to get ready for the hard-court season, but the practice matches were no good for me,'' said Rosol, who should crack the top 30 in the world rankings for the first time after Friday's win. I hope I'm not finished yet.'' Rosol took a key service break from…
  • Kvitova, Rybarikova win in Connecticut Open semis (Yahoo Sports)

    Wire Services
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached the finals of the Connecticut Open for the third straight year, beating Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-1 on Friday. She will face a close friend, Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, for the title. The 68th-ranked Rybarikova beat Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-2, 6-4 in the first semifinal.
 
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    Second Serve

  • Messy today, empty tomorrow

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

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

    rosales.anne@gmail.com (Anne Rosales)
    16 Oct 2013 | 4:47 pm
    When my eldest child left for college, he chose not to call, text or email us for three weeks. This was his way of separating, but I didn’t like it. My daughter, on the other hand, follows the more typical college student practice of phoning me on her way to class. From a parent’s perspective, neither of these communication styles is particularly desirable. But we take what we can get. Technology may have made communicating with your college student easier. But in fact, modern communication vehicles compound age-old communication issues between parents and our emerging adult…
  • Yoga for TMJ: does it work?

    rosales.anne@gmail.com (Anne Rosales)
    29 Sep 2013 | 4:15 pm
    TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint, or jaw pain and stiffness associated with stress, clenching and grinding the teeth — often while asleep. Over ten million US adults suffer TMJ symptoms, with women experiencing it at twice the rate of men: nearly 7% vs. 3.5%. Dentists often prescribe night guards, soft foods, hot and cold packs — which can help, but they don’t usually cure the problem. Knowing that my own TMJ was related to stress, I sought to resolve the underlying causes through yoga for TMJ. Workshop on Yoga for TMJ Even though my track record with yoga classes is…
  • Two weeks, two graduations, what’s next for me?

    rosales.anne@gmail.com (Anne Rosales)
    30 Jun 2013 | 5:36 pm
    Last month we celebrated. First was college graduation for my eldest on the East Coast, then back home for the last rites of high school with my youngest. There were so many parties and official events that I powered through by focusing on logistics. Now I have time to stop and consider the meaning of it all.     There’s no denying middle age In addition to the festivities, I also underwent that initiation into middle age, the baseline colonoscopy. And recently I’ve spent hours collecting financial documents, as my husband and I worked with an attorney to update our…
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    The Changeover

  • Break Points: Eugenie Bouchard Eats Baby Food

    Amy
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    #453929972 / gettyimages.com Notable Results: New Haven QF: Camila Giorgi d. Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-2 New Haven SF: Magdelena Rybarikova d. Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-4 Winston-Salem QF: Jerzy Janowicz d. David Goffin 6-4, 6-2 Winston-Salem QF: Sam Querrey d. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-4 US Open Qualifying 2R: Maria Sanchez d. Yulia Putintseva, 6-2, 6-4 US Open Qualifying 2R: Borna Coric d. Stefan Kozlov, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 US Open Qualifying 2R: Marsel Ilhan d. Alexander Zverev, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(5) US Open Qualifying 2R: Yoshihito Nishioka d. Thanasi Kokkinakis 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 News and…
  • Break Points: Federer Talks About Life on Tour, Family, and His Career

    Amy
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    #453838282 / gettyimages.com Notable Results: New Haven 2R: Petra Kvitova d. Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-1 New Haven 2R: Magdelena Rybarikova d. Simona Halep, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 New Haven 2R: Camila Giorgi d. Caroline Wozniacki, 6-4, 6-2 Winston-Salem 2R: Sam Querrey d. Steve Johnson, 6-4, 6-3 News and Analysis: The Washington Post has an excellent piece on the dilemma of court scheduling: John Isner was a virtual unknown when he got a wild-card berth in Washington’s summer tennis tournament in 2007 and unexpectedly made the final. Now the highest-ranked American on the ATP Tour at No. 15, Isner…
  • Tennis Last Week: Familiar Faces Win in Cincy

    Changeover Writing Staff
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Amy: 1. If you are a tennis fan thinking of going to a tennis tournament in the States, I highly recommend Cincinnati. There are plenty of excellent tournaments in North America, but Cincinnati might be the best place to go as a tennis fan. The tournament gets all the top players from both tours, but the tournament grounds are easily accessible and traffic is not a problem. Crowds overwhelm other big tennis tournaments, but you rarely have much trouble finding a seat at even the best matches in Cincinnati. It may not match the prestige of the US Open, but it might be the best place to get a…
  • Winston-Salem Open: Jerzy Janowicz Wins, Controversy Follows

    Lindsay
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Live tennis is the absolute best, and don’t ever let anyone tell you differently. But, particularly during the first few days of tournaments, it’s also a bit of a crapshoot. There are so many matches going on at once, even at a small tournament like the Winston-Salem Open, that more often than not you circle a match as a must-see, arrange your day around it, and then it turns out to be a dud. At least, that’s what happens to me 99% of the time. Today, however, I chose correctly. I have arrived for the Jerzy meltdown. Took the first 6-1, just barely avoided going down by a…
  • Break Points: Mardy Fish Opens Up about His Anxiety Disorder

    Amy
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    #453755858 / gettyimages.com Notable Results: New Haven 1R: Caroline Wozniacki d. Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 New Haven 1R: Garbine Muguruza d. Sara Errani 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 New Haven 1R: Andrea Petkovic d. Dominika Cibulkova 7-6(2), 6-3 News and Analysis: The joint tournament in Miami will no longer be called the Sony Open. As of 2015, it will be called the Miami Open presented by Itaú. Mardy Fish talked with Doug Robson about his struggles with anxiety disorder: Fish says the lowest moment of his ordeal came when he withdrew minutes before a match against Roger Federer in the fourth round…
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  • Kenya Lawn Tennis Association Hosts Tennis Clinic

    Ashley
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:13 pm
    The Kenya Lawn Tennis Association held a tennis camp for kids aged 10 & under from August 11th – 16th. The purpose of this clinic was to increase ... The post Kenya Lawn Tennis Association Hosts Tennis Clinic appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Zambia Tennis Association Faces ITF Ban Over Fees

    Ashley
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:43 pm
    The Zambia Tennis Association (ZTA) is facing a ban from the world governing body, the International Tennis Federation (ITF), over K14,000 (US 2,298.85) unpaid affiliation fees. ITF may ... The post Zambia Tennis Association Faces ITF Ban Over Fees appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Courtney Lock Wins Last Tourney As Junior

    Ashley
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Zimbabwean Courtney Lock won his last junior tournament this week. Lock and his doubles partner Gueninle Abdoul Karir Quattara defended their doubles title at Harare Sports ... The post Courtney Lock Wins Last Tourney As Junior appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Is Kevin Anderson Switching Allegiance To US?

    Ashley
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Rumors having been swirling around that South African born Kevin Anderson is switching his will his South African allegiance to United States. Gavin Brooks, the Tennis ... The post Is Kevin Anderson Switching Allegiance To US? appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Kevin Anderson Routs Aussie Open Champ Wawrinka

    Ashley
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    Kevin Anderson of South Africa has reached the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup Masters 1000 after beating reigning Australian Champ Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland. The ... The post Kevin Anderson Routs Aussie Open Champ Wawrinka appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
 
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    This, That & Tennis Balls™

  • An Interactive Event: DIRECTV’s US Open Experience, August 25 -31

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

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

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

    The Tennis Chick
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    The season’s final major, the US Open, is just a week away, and Nike latest Fall designs will be bringing out the animal in Serena Williams! You heard right… Serena will be channeling her inner cheetah in the fierce, hyper-pink Nike Serena Dress. Bold and feminine, and made with Nike’s trademarked Dri-Fit fabric, she’ll be looking hot as she stays cool, all the way through her last point. On anyone else, I think this would be a hard look to pull off, but on Serena, it looks FANTASTIC!! And at night, she’ll be wearing an equally HOT black and white version:  …
  • Wrist Injury Forces Nadal Out Of The 2014 US Open

    The Tennis Chick
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Photo courtesy of ESPN After previously pulling out the Rogers Cup and the Cincinnati Masters 1000 due to a right wrist injury, Rafael Nadal announced on Twitter earlier this morning that he won’t be defending his US Open title: Siento anunciar que no podré participar en el US Open, torneo en el que en los últimos años he tenido muy buenos… http://t.co/ryV4CzWCBh — Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) August 18, 2014 The full statement here (in english): I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s US Open a tournament on which I’ve played 3…
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  • PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal soaks up the sun on yacht with his girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello

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

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:29 am
    Rafael Nadal joined millions on Friday when he took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at his home. Brazilian legend Ronaldo and Spanish swimmer Mireia Belmonte get a nomination, along with Carlos Moya. Video: YouTube/RafaNadalOfficialFiled under: Rafael Nadal, Rafael Nadal Off Court, Videos Tagged: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Carlos Moya, Mireia Belmonte, Rafael Nadal, Video
  • Rafa Roundup: Rafael Nadal does not need surgery on his injured wrist

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:46 am
    ARTICLES: Breaking down Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray’s gravity-defying shotmaking (via USA Today) Nadal often leaves the ground to strike his whipsaw forehand; the accumulation of forces he imparts into the court and through body rotation cause his lift. Exclusive: Borna Coric on Goran, Rafa and US Open (via The Tennis Space) Q. And you […]
  • VIDEO: Welcome to Nike Court

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    Nike has always believed in the concept of future heritage, meaning that you must respect the past to create the future. With this mantra in mind, Nike has created the Court Collection, merging yesterday’s style and attitude with today’s performance technologies. Video: YouTube/TheMillersFanFiled under: Commercials & Sponsors, Rafael Nadal, Videos Tagged: Andre Agassi, Genie Bouchard, […]
  • VIDEOS: Rafael Nadal practices in Mallorca (August 21, 2014)

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Video: YouTube/Satu CanteroFiled under: Rafael Nadal, Videos Tagged: Injury, practice, Rafael Nadal, Tennis, training, Video, wrist injury
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