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  • Serena Williams, Halep Win at WTA Finals; Tues. Schedule

    The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
    Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    "Today I was really fighting all the way," said Serena, whose participation was in doubt after a knee injury earlier in the month. "Ana played so well, I was just trying to fight as hard as I could. I was even losing my voice from shouting 'Come on!' so much."
  • WTA Finals Preview: Serena Williams

    Articles by Peter Bodo
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The WTA Finals—the season-ending championship of women's tennis—begins on Monday, October 20 in Singapore. Throughout eight days, we'll take a closer look at the seasons put forth so far by the eight singles competitors. Serena Williams has had a year filled with dispiriting lows—and one enormous high. She got off on the wrong Grand Slam foot at the Australian Open (losing to Ana Ivanovic in the fourth round) but rebounded to win her 59th WTA title in Miami. Garbine Muguruza eliminated her from the French Open in the second round. When Williams was upset for the second time this year by…
  • PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal and his girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello in Cannes

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    20 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    The UK’s Daily Mail reports that Rafael Nadal was accompanied by his team as he perused the nautical offerings in Cannes, France on Friday. Rafa’s gorgeous girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello was also there. The beautiful couple looked happy and relaxed, and full of good cheer, as they laughed while looking around luxury vessel Blue Ice in the glorious sunshine. Here are some photos.  Source: […]
  • Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener (Yahoo Sports)

    Yahoo Sports - Tennis News
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    SINGAPORE (AP) -- A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official - none of it could stop Serena Williams' winning streak at the WTA Finals.
  • Williams and Halep victorious on Day 1 at the WTA Finals

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    20 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    By Stephanie Neppl (October 20, 2014) SINGAPORE – With the top eight WTA players in the world taking center stage in Singapore at the WTA Finals, there’s no such thing as an easy match. But the tournament certainly started off with a bang as top seed and two-time defending champion Serena Williams took on Ana Ivanovic Monday night. The debut match of the tournament was greeted by a boisterous, enthusiastic crowd. Following an opening ceremony that featured WTA Finals ambassador Li Na serving the ceremonial first serve of the event (donning high heels no less), the crowd roared as Williams…
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  • WTA Finals Preview: Simona Halep

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The WTA Finals—the season-ending championship of women's tennis—begins on Monday, October 20 in Singapore. Throughout eight days, we'll take a closer look at the seasons put forth so far by the eight singles competitors. Simon Halep has come a long way—as demonstrated by the fact that she’s a legitimate choice as “most improved” WTA player—for a second year running. Having finished No. 11 in 2013, this year Halep played her first Grand Slam final (at Roland Garros) and improved her ranking to No. 2. Halep was yet another of Dominika Cibulkova’s victims at the Australian Open…
  • They Said What? Davydenko Dada

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    “Now I'm top 10. She scared about if I start to, with kids, lose tennis and go down, stray. That's was because I start to miss and I want to go home, (not) want to practice. That's what is different.—Nikolay Davydenko, commenting in 2010 on his wife Irina’s fear that if the couple have children he will lose his motivation — and earning potential. Nikolay Davydenko’s English was always a little like one of those bird’s nests you get in a fishing reel; it took a lot of untangling. But that also has been part of Davydenko’s goofy charm. Born in the Ukraine but a Russian citizen…
  • WTA Finals Preview: Serena Williams

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The WTA Finals—the season-ending championship of women's tennis—begins on Monday, October 20 in Singapore. Throughout eight days, we'll take a closer look at the seasons put forth so far by the eight singles competitors. Serena Williams has had a year filled with dispiriting lows—and one enormous high. She got off on the wrong Grand Slam foot at the Australian Open (losing to Ana Ivanovic in the fourth round) but rebounded to win her 59th WTA title in Miami. Garbine Muguruza eliminated her from the French Open in the second round. When Williams was upset for the second time this year by…
  • WTA Finals Preview: Petra Kvitova

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The WTA Finals—the season-ending championship of women's tennis—begins on Monday, October 20 in Singapore. Throughout eight days, we'll take a closer look at the seasons put forth so far by the eight singles competitors. Petra Kvitova stunned the world when she more or less came out of nowhere win Wimbledon in 2011. All you need to know about her adventures since then is that she once again stunned many of the pundits and faithful fans of the game when she won it again, this year. Kvitova, now 24, was gone from the Australian Open in the first round; by the time Miami rolled around she…
  • WTA Finals Preview: Maria Sharapova

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The WTA Finals—the season-ending championship of women's tennis—begins on Monday, October 20 in Singapore. Throughout eight days, we'll take a closer look at the seasons put forth so far by the eight singles competitors. Maria Sharapova got off to a relatively slow start this season. She was upset by Dominika Cibulkova (the eventual losing finalist) at the Australian Open and beaten at the two big hard-court combined events in the U.S.But she dialed in her game again on clay, winning at Madrid and then adding a fifth Grand Slam and second French Open title to her CV. Then, after Angelique…
 
 
 
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  • Williams and Halep victorious on Day 1 at the WTA Finals

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    20 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    By Stephanie Neppl (October 20, 2014) SINGAPORE – With the top eight WTA players in the world taking center stage in Singapore at the WTA Finals, there’s no such thing as an easy match. But the tournament certainly started off with a bang as top seed and two-time defending champion Serena Williams took on Ana Ivanovic Monday night. The debut match of the tournament was greeted by a boisterous, enthusiastic crowd. Following an opening ceremony that featured WTA Finals ambassador Li Na serving the ceremonial first serve of the event (donning high heels no less), the crowd roared as Williams…
  • Murray Wins 30th Title with victory over Ferrer in Vienna

    Tennis Panorama News
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    By Florian Heer (October 19, 2014) VIENNA – In Sunday’s blockbuster final at the Erste Bank Open the tournament’s two top-seeds as well as ATP World Tour Finals contenders, David Ferrer and Andy Murray, faced each other for the title. It was the first time that two wild cards contested an ATP World Tour Final since s’Hertogenbosch in 2004 when Michael Llodra defeated Guillermo Coria. Ferrer advanced to his fourth final of the season defeating Tobias Kamke, Ivo Karlovic and Philipp Kohlschreiber on Saturday in the longest match of the tournament so far. Murray, who made his Vienna…
  • Cilic and Pavlyuchenkova Net Moscow Titles

    Tennis Panorama News
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Marin Cilic (October 19, 2014) U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic won the Kremlin Cup on Sunday in Moscow defeating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 for his 13th ATP World Tour title of his career and his fourth tournament win of the season. “After winning such a big tournament as a Grand Slam you have a lot of emotions and it’s important to bounce back and keep going,” said the big-serving Croat. “I feel this is going to be a really good push for my career. All the titles are special but this one will definitely have an important spot. It is important for my progress. “After…
  • Berdych Rallies Past Dimtrov to Take Stockholm Crown

    Tennis Panorama News
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    Hey baddy lets do selfie!!!#doublebirdy pic.twitter.com/E2ZjV4pKHU — Tomáš Berdych (@tomasberdych) October 19, 2014 (October 19, 2014) Top seed Tomas Berdych kept himself in the ATP World Tour Race to London by defeating defending champion Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Stockholm Open for the second time. Berdych won his 10th career title beating the defending champion. The Czech’s win keeps him on course to qualify for the season-ending ATP finals in London for the fifth straight year. “It’s the first and only tournament I’ve won twice,” Berdych…
  • Notes and Quotes: The WTA Top 8 Meet the Press in Singapore

    Tennis Panorama News
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    Photo taken from the twitter feed of Maria Sharapova   (October 19, 2014) The elite 8 of women’s tennis met the media on Sunday in advance of the WTA Finals which begin on Monday in Singapore. Here are a few notable quotables.   Serena Williams responding to Shamil Tarpischev’s comments: “I think the WTA did a great job of taking initiative and taking immediate action to his comments. I thought they were very insensitive and extremely sexist as well as racist at the same time. I thought they were in a way bullying. “I’ve done the best that I can do, and that’s…
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  • Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener

    Associated Press
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Serena Williams won her opening match at the WTA Finals on Monday, beating Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 in the Red Group for her 16th consecutive victory at the season-ending tournament.
  • Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener

    Associated Press
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Serena Williams won her opening match at the WTA Finals on Monday, beating Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 in the Red Group for her 16th consecutive victory at the season-ending tournament.
  • Center Court: WTA Finals

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    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
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  • Nadal wins Swiss opener after 10-year absence

    Associated Press
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Rafael Nadal marked his return to the Swiss Indoors after a 10-year absence with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Italian qualifier Simone Bolelli in the first round on Monday.
  • IOC wants Tarpischev to explain comments

    Associated Press
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a "full explanation" of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women's tennis tour.
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  • Mandy Minella marries her coach Tim Sommer

    Marija
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    It's always a pleasure to add wedding news to our WTA Players and their Love Partners section. Thanks to Women's Tennis Blog's faithful reader Frank, we have learned that Luxembourg's WTA star Mandy Minella got married to her coach Tim Sommer on 17th October 2014, in her hometown of Esch-sur-Alzette. The world No.148 played the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open, lost in the first round to Mona Barthel and then a few days later tied the knot. What would have happened had the 28-year-old gone further at the tournament? Marriages between women's tennis players and…
  • Singapore kicks off, Serena and Simona earn first points in the Red Group

    Marija
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    The season-ending WTA tournament in Singapore has started and our players are excited. Or are they? Anyways, the elite eight is divided into two groups. THE RED GROUP: Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Eugenie Bouchard, Ana Ivanovic THE WHITE GROUP: Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Caroline Wozniacki The top-seeded Williams opened the tournament, her fight for the prestigious title and a share of the attractive $6,500,000 prize money with a 6-4 6-4 victory over the seed No.7 Ivanovic. The win was not as straightforward as the score suggests. Trailing 4-1, Ivanovic clawed…
  • Pavlyuchenkova victorious in Moscow

    Marija
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
    Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has become the fourth Russian woman to win the Kremlin Cup title, joining Anastasia Myskina, Anna Chakvetadze and Elena Dementieva by ending the landmark week of Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu in the final. The 30th-ranked Pavlyuchenkova raced to a 4-1 lead initially and even though Begu managed to approach her and take her serve several times, the first set went into the Russian's hands. In the less unstable second set, Begu claimed a crucial break in the eleventh game at 5-5 and solidly held serve to take the match to the decider. In the third set it was all…
  • German Annika Beck wins first WTA title in Luxembourg

    Marija
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    Twenty-year-old Annika Beck of Germany has played two WTA finals, both at the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open, and while she lost the last year's one to Caroline Wozniacki, this time she worked her way to the chamion's trophy by beating Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in the title match. The fourth-seeded Zahlavova Strycova's serve was shaky, she won just 49% of points on her first serve, and that reflected in the number of breaks Beck managed to earn — a total of seven. In the first set, the 60th-ranked Beck went a double break up to lead 4-1 and even though she dropped serve…
  • Annika Beck and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova make Luxembourg final

    Marija
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    While the WTA official website is virtually all about the grand Singapore event, we're continuing our coverage of the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open and today's victors in the semifinals are world No.60 Annika Beck and world No.31 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. This week Beck ended her seven-match losing streak and has now repeated her last year's feat of reaching the Luxembourg final. It was a straightforward semifinal victory for the German, who lost just one game against Czech Denisa Allertova, 6-0 6-1. Flying like this on the court, no wonder Beck has made it all the way…
 
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  • First USTA Masters Event Starts Thursday; Kozlov Falls to Klizan in Valencia; Lao Beats Vaidisova in Macon $50K; Texas, Southern Win NJTL 14s Titles

    Colette Lewis
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:27 pm
    The first edition of the new Masters event, part of the 2014 changes to the USTA's junior competition schedule, begins Thursday in Boca Raton. A total of 50 players will participate, four boys and four girls in the 14s, seven boys and seven girls in the 16s and 14 boys and 14 girls in the 18s.  Today's USTA release describes the event this way: The event, developed from the past model of junior national team training camps, in which the top juniors from around the country would converge for match play and training, will feature a “progressive” tournament format combining…
  • Bellis Wins Second Consecutive $25K in South Carolina; Fritz, Pedraza and Horvit Seeded at ITF Grade A Osaka Mayor's Cup; Sell Goes Undefeated, Wins Michigan High School Championship

    Colette Lewis
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Fifteen-year-old CiCi Bellis won her second straight singles title at a $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit event today in Florence, South Carolina. Bellis received a special exemption into the main draw this week based on her inability to play qualifying because she was competing in the final of the Rock Hill tournament. In today's final, Bellis defeated No. 6 seed Ysaline Bonaventure of Belgium 6-2, 6-1, giving her ten straight Pro Circuit victories and 15 wins in a row counting her five at No. 1 singles for the US Junior Fed Cup team late last month. Because Bellis is only 15, she is restricted to…
  • Bellis Reaches Second Straight $25K Final; Wild Card Kozlov Draws Klizan in ATP Valencia Tournament; Jenkins Sweeps Toowoomba Futures; Nominate Your Favorite Tournament Director

    Colette Lewis
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    CiCi Bellis continued her run in South Carolina, with the 15-year-old reaching her second $25,000 Pro Circuit final in as many weeks with a 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 seminial win today over unseeded Petra Rampre in Florence.  Bellis, who received direct entry this week due to reaching the final last week in Rock Hill, went down a break 1-0 in the second set after dropping the first, but won four of the next five games for a 4-2 lead.  She let that slip, but broke Rampre serving at 4-5 to send the match to a third set, which Bellis dominated.  She will play No. 6 seed Ysaline Bonaventure of…
  • Mmoh, Bellis Reach Pro Circuit Semifinals; Division I Regional Championships in Full Swing; Macon's Wild Cards; Dimitrov's Pair of Hot Shots

    Colette Lewis
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Sixteen-year-old Michael Mmoh reached his first semifinal on the Futures circuit today, defeating University of Oklahoma sophomore Andrew Harris 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 at the $15,000 Mansfield Futures in Texas. Mmoh, a wild card who went straight from winning Saturday's final at the ITF Grade B1 Pan American Closed in Tulsa to Mansfield, is the only surprise semifinalist.  Top seed Liam Broady of Great Britain will play No. 3 seed Henrique Cunha(Duke) of Brazil, while Mmoh will take on former Texas All-American Dimitar Kutrovsky of Bulgaria, the No. 4 seed, in the other semifinal Saturday.
  • ITF B1 Pan American Closed Recap, Slideshow, Videos

    Colette Lewis
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    My synopsis of last week's ITF Pan American Closed Championships is available today at the Tennis Recruiting Network. After finishing the tournament on Saturday, champion Michael Mmoh went straight to the $15,000 Mansfield Texas Futures, where, after a win over Jeff Dadamo(Texas A&M) today, he has reached the quarterfinals, his second career quarterfinal at a Futures tournament. In addition to Mmoh, three current college players also have reached the quarterfinals: TCU's Cameron Norrie, who beat Dennis Novikov(UCLA) 7-6(5), 1-6, 6-0; Virginia's Mitchell Frank and Oklahoma's Andrew…
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  • Sharapova Takes Singapore – Federer Gets Pumped – WTA Goes Glam

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    This weekend in tennis news brought us top WTA players glamming it up for the WTA Finals, a goofy Roger Federer promo and some mind-blowing trick shots from Grigor Dimitrov. Plus, check out Maria Sharapova’s off court adventures in Singapore and watch some fun moments from the WTA All-Access Hour.
  • IOC Looking for Explanation of Tarpischev's Comments

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    The fallout from the Russian's "Williams brothers" comment continues. The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev for a "full explanation" of his comments regarding Venus and Serena Williams, as reported by the Associated Press on Monday. The former Fed Cup captain Tarpischev has been an IOC member since 1994. He was fined $25,000 and suspended from the WTA Tour for a year after referring to the Americans as the "Williams brothers" and saying they were "scary" on a Russian talk show that also…
  • Rankings Report: Pavlyuchenkova's Premier Triumph

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    Pavlyuchenkova came out with the trophy, but which WTA player had the biggest week of her career so far in Moscow? .@NastiaPav wins @KremlinCup_ru after def Begu 64 57 61, Pav's 7th career #WTA title-> http://t.co/KKToC9RFkG #tennis pic.twitter.com/rtrKXxL8i5 — WTA (@WTA) October 19, 2014 On the back of her second WTA Premier title of the year, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is also a winner in the WTA rankings this week. The Russian became the first woman to win the Kremlin Cup in Moscow since Elena Dementieva in 2007, defeating Irina-Camelia Begu in…
  • Marin Cilic to Join UAE Royals of the IPTL

    19 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    The US Open champion will feature in the new tennis league this off-season. US Open champion Marin Cilic is the latest in the long line of players to join the International Premier Tennis League, per a release from the league. The Croatian will take his talents to the UAE Royals, the team based in Dubai. Cilic will reportedly travel to compete in the Philippines, Singapore and India before playing at home in Dubai's Hamdan Sports Complex from December 11-13. As of now, joining Cilic on the UAE Royals roster are Novak Djokovic, Eugenie Bouchard, Caroline Wozniacki, his…
  • Wozniacki Won't Hire Outside Coach

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    The Dane, who's had many failed coaching experiments, will stick with her father Piotr.   Loading View on Instagram The Caroline Wozniacki coaching carousel has seen many faces come and go throughout the years. Sven Groeneveld assisted the former World No. 1 through the Adidas Player Development Program, and she also had brief agreements with Ricardo Sanchez and Thomas Johansson. In October 2013, she hired Thomas Högstedt, but the two parted ways in January after barely three months together. She later hired countryman Michael Mortensen but the two ended their agreement in…
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  • Ana Ivanovic to Bella magazine: "I don't meet too many guys."

    Rich Rodriguez
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    A striking Ana Ivanovic is featured on the cover and in a feature story for the Fall Fashion and Travel issue of Bella magazine. The magazine asked the former top lady baller about dating and relationships.I would say, yes - there is always time, if you meet the right person. One of the downsides of the job is that I am travelling so much, and I don't have so much time to go out and socialise, as people who have a more traditional job might do, so it's hard. I don't meet too many guys.Ana was formerly linked to ATP baller Fernando Verdasco and golfer Adam Scott. She was most recently rumored…
  • HOW NOT TO BE A GRACIOUS LOSER--JUST A LOSER--BY FABIO FOGNINI

    Rich Rodriguez
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Here's a story for all of you up-and-coming ballers out there that I'd like you to hear.You're a veteran on the ATP tour (Fabio Fognini) and you come up against a wild card ranked 553 in the world (Wang Chuhan), who is playing his first match on said tour in front of his country people in Shanghai. The match also happens to be the first round of a Masters 1000, a pretty big stage. Shockingly, he beats you 7-6 (5), 6-4 and is understandably ecstatic while you're understandably disappointed. So how do you react to this moment?CHOICE A: Purposefully bump into your conqueror CHOICE B: Flip off…
  • Maria Sharapova got an upgrade in flight and in print

    Rich Rodriguez
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    Remember that time Maria Sharapova eye-spied a fellow passenger reading about her on a flight and tweeted about it? And remember how I was on-the-floor shocked that she, a former world No. 1 and 5-time Grand Slammer, was riding alongside her minions in coach class? Well, the Sugar Queen got an upgrade in more ways than one.Hey buddy, remember me? I got an upgrade and a front page picture. Miss you xoxo #whatadifferenceaweekmakes pic.twitter.com/Syzn4832FB— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) October 6, 2014Winning big titles makes EVERYTHING POSSIBLE.
  • QUOTE OF THE DAY: Tomas Berdych

    Rich Rodriguez
    5 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    "I just said to my coach now that I probably played over 700 matches in my career, and I met guys like Andre, Roger, all those probably in their best times. But I have never, ever experienced anything like that."- A stunned Tomas Berdych after his 6-0, 6-2 drubbing at the hands of Novak Djokovic in the China Open finalHigh praise. The only time they were on the same playing field was right before the first ball was struck. Nole literally raced out to a 6-0, 5-0 lead before finally getting broken by Berd. It was simply an awesome performance against a quality opponent by the 5-time champ, who…
  • PHOTO OP: Grigor Dimitrov feeling flexy

    Rich Rodriguez
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Grigor Dimitrov took out Spain's Pablo Andujar 6-4, 6-4 at the China Open and will try become the first baller to defeat Novak Djokovic in Beijing when they meet in the quarterfinals. The Serb is riding a 21-0 streak at the tourney.Grisha doesn't seem too concerned about the world number one's record:"[Novak] has always played well here. At the same time I like my chances. I've been practising well. I had a good block before the last bit of the season. In a way I'm excited to just come out there and play that match. Of course... I'm going to give my all." I actually give the Bulgarian a…
 
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  • WTA Finals to begin tomorrow in Singapore

    Diane
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:14 pm
    You can look at the excitement gathering around the commencement of the WTA Finals as a sort of Sex and the City romp:What's so funny Aga, Caro & Ana? #WTAFinals draw ceremony PHOTO GALLERY--> http://t.co/YJjsfdeyl9 #tennis pic.twitter.com/aYssrjd9J5— WTA (@WTA) October 18, 2014 Or you can look at it as this:And the pic of the night...:) pic.twitter.com/x9t3ajMTb1— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) October 18, 2014Perhaps it's both.The Red Group consists of Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Eugenie Bouchard, and Ana Ivanovic.Williams has a 49-4 head-to-head record against the…
  • WTA to launch Tournament of Losers

    Diane
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    The WTA announced today that, in the near future, the first annual Tournament of Losers will be added to the tour's calendar. The event, which the WTA's chairwoman, Stacy Allaster, says will be held "somewhere in China," will feature players who make it to finals of tournaments but do not win them. There will be eight spots to fill in the round-robin tournament. "We are excited about this innovation," Allaster said in making the announcement. "As the world leader in women's sports, the WTA wants to make certain that our most promising losers are given an opportunity to show their talents on…
  • Riske tells Bencic "not quite yet"

    Diane
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Alison RiskeIn an odd twist on the "veterans are taking over the tour" theme, 24-year-old Alison Riske won her first WTA title today, and in doing so, denied a first title to 17-year-old Belinda Bencic, one of the brightest of the tour's rising stars. Riske won the inaugural edition of the Tianjing Open, defeating Bencic 6-3, 6-4 in the final.The doubles title was taken by Alla Kudryavtseva and Anastasia Rodionova, who defeated Sorana Cirstea and Andreja Klepac 6-7, 6-2, 10-8. Kudryavtseva and Rodionova got not only a trophy, but also the last availble spot in the WTA Finals draw.In Linz, the…
  • Who is next?

    Diane
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:38 pm
    If you had to answer the question, "Who will be the next player to win her first major?" you'd probably say Genie Bouchard--and you would likely be correct in your prediction. In 2014, Bouchard pulled herself away from any perceived pack of peers, reaching the semifinals of both the Australian Open and the French Open, and the final of Wimbledon. She also won her first WTA title, in Nurnberg, and reached the final in Wuhan.Bouchard injured her knee at the French Open and has continued to have some problems with it. Her last quarter has not been as stellar as the rest of her year, but she has…
  • Sharapova wins China Open and becomes number 2 in the world

    Diane
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Maria Sharapova continued her winning ways against Petra Kvitova in the Beijing final today, defeating the Wuhan champion 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in the final. Whoever won the final was locked in to advance to the world number 2 ranking, so that goes to Sharapova. Andrea Hlavackova and Peng Shuai won the doubles title, defeating Cara Black and Sania Mirza 6-4, 6-4.The Beijing title is Sharapova's fourth of the year, and her 33rd in all. This is her first-ever title in China. Winners of the "big three" Asian swing tournaments were Sharapova, Kvitova and Ana Ivanovic (Tokyo). The eight players headed for…
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  • Photos: Kremlin Cup Players Party

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

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

    Nara
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:32 am
    Oh.. look who is in Kazakhstan taking photos with the President.  The 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal won the exhibition match against the French top player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The initiative is a part of the development of tennis in Kazakhstan and a push for an effort to promote the sport in this Asian country. (Photo: gotennis.ru)
  • Wimbledon: Maria Sharapova’s interview

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

    Nara
    23 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    It is Wimbledon time. And in certain countries, you don’t get to see it on TV unless you specifically pay for paid sports channels. To watch Wimbledon live online and free, try the following site.
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    New Balls, Please

  • Successful summer

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

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

    11 May 2014 | 1:45 am
    Hi Sproughton followers .The new season has started and we have had a few matches . A good 7-2 win for the mixed 2 away at Stowmarket was followed by a loss for the ladies , and a close 5-4 win for mens 2 , while the mixed 1 team had a hard fought 5-4 v RYM 1 with Tamas and Emine starring win a great 2/3 . Next Sunday we have our Open day - everyone is invited to attend at 2pm , all parents and children of any ages can come , and all is free .Anyone interested in joining , please contact the website or 01473-402307 for new members the first year is half-price for everyone . Good tennising…
  • Floodlit mixed champions

    26 Apr 2012 | 12:52 pm
    Hi Bloggers .   Floodlit round up :   What a winter season , decent weather to start with ,then poor . Big congratulations must go to the floodlit mixed for winning the top division this season , a tremendous performance pushing Ipswich SC into 2nd place . The floodlit men unfortunately were relegated from a strong div 1 and will join the 2nd mens team who stayed in div 2 . The 2nd mixed team stayed in 3 and the ladies again did us proud coming 2nd from top in div 1 .   The summer season ( ha ha - have you seen the rain ? ) is approaching and we welcome new members all…
  • Framlingham tournament

    7 Aug 2011 | 12:21 pm
    Hi Bloggers.   Many Sproughton players entered the Fram tournament this year and came away with great credit and a few trophies . George Brobbin entered the junior events and reached the 2nd round of the singles and had a great run in the mixed doubles going all the way to the semi-finals , then losing to the 2nd seeds . Colin Stephenson reached two finals and Joan Hassell reached one . John Tallent won the vets mixed final and lost in the final of the mens vets doubles . Going back to the juniors Toby LD won a round in the singles and finally in the adults Tamas won some rounds in the…
 
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  • Where Can You Taste Vegemite and Toss a Boomerang?

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

  • Wk.41- The Little Frenchman That Could

    Todd.Spiker
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.There are some books we all read as kids. One of these books was called "The Little Engine That Could" and it was written in the 1930's. The French tennis train has broken down. And all the various Frenchmen -- or trains -- are too busy or otherwise distracted to deal with it. But not Gilles Simon. Simon is the little train that could. He is that train that will push the other broken train over that mountain. He is the little train, the overlooked train, the forgotten train. He is the train that is left to its own devices, the train that may sometimes not work…
  • Wk.40- If at First You Don’t Succeed...

    Todd.Spiker
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.Yes, Djokovic has won 26 matches -- or something equally ridiculous number -- in a row in Beijing, but spare a thought for poor Milos Raonic. He has made three consecutive finals in Tokyo and lost them all in three sets. He has lost two of them to the same man. That has got to sting.Raonic has gone 14-5 in the tournament. In 2010 and 2011 he lost to Nadal in the second round but since then he has been one of the strongest performers. He lost to Nishikori in 2012, at love in the third set, Berdych the next year and now Nishikori again. He will try again next year,…
  • Wk.39- Older Faces Make for Newer Looks

    Todd.Spiker
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.Tina did it and so did Elvis. The mighty Red Sox did it in the most famous of AL Championship Series back in 2004. The Colts did from forty points down in last year's NFL, and Grover Cleveland did it, too. The Belgian women did it in tennis just five years ago. Goolagong-Cawley, possibly the most graceful tennis player ever, also did it. Oh Evonne, the Sunshine Supergirl. Yes, I am talking about the good old fashioned comeback. We are gong to encounter some older faces this week, faces we have not seen for a while. What inspires a comeback? Love for the game, perhaps,…
  • Wk.38- Downloading New Goffin Update, version 2.0

    Todd.Spiker
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.There are some famous terms in sports, recognizable by many, even those outside of that sport or those who do not follow sport at all. Touchdown, strike, goal, hole-in-one, ace, backstroke are all terms which can be made relevant to one particular sport or even sports. There are more obscure terms such as foot fault, eagle and the like which are less well known. Tennis can, I think, lay claim to one of the most insulting terms in sport. Not a one off, sometimes referred to insult such as "Fail Mary" but a commonly used standardized term. The term lucky loser. It says…
  • Davis Cup Semifinals Recap

    Todd.Spiker
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here. France and Switzerland are nations with a proud history. France especially have a proud sporting history, having hosted the Olympics, both summer and winter, won the soccer World Cup and also been finalists in the rugby World Cup. America’s sports are usually only played in America. It has always confused me why the MLB calls its finals the World Series. Anyway. France have also had relative success in the world of tennis with recent Davis and Fed Cup victories and finals. They have also had some of the greats of our sports from Lenglen to Mauresmo [world number one…
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    The Tennis Times

  • First Final of the Season

    Glenys Furness
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:02 pm
    He’s done it! Andy Murray has made his first final since that historic Wimbledon 2013 final when he ended our wait for a British Wimbledon Champion.   Since that amazing day he has had an off season, firstly having back surgery and trying to recover from that, losing his coach (Ivan Lendl), appointing a new coach and then making the QF of Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open and the Semi finals of Roland Garros (his best performance for a while on the red dirt – we Brits don’t like red dirt!).  Other than these excellent performances, he has failed to reach any final.  He…
  • Caroline Wozniacki Travelling to Tennis Tournaments in Private Plane – WTA and ATP Prizemoney Structure Needs Changing

    The Insider
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Caroline Wozniacki really knows how to travel! Fly like a G6! Caroline posted this to her Facebook. Just shows top players have a completely different live to players around 100 in the world or below. Time to change the prizemoney structure ATP and WTA Tour! Your reading: Caroline Wozniacki Travelling to Tennis Tournaments in Private Plane – WTA and ATP Prizemoney Structure Needs Changing originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Ana Ivanovic wins the 2014 Tokyo WTA tour title (Photos)

    The Insider
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    Ana Ivanovic wins the 2014 Tokyo WTA tour title. Your reading: Ana Ivanovic wins the 2014 Tokyo WTA tour title (Photos) originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Victoria Azarenka Wont Play Tennis for the Rest of the 2014 Season

    The Insider
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:05 am
    Victoria Azarenka’s statement about the rest of the 2014 season: Hi everyone, I have some news to share…Unfortunately I will not be competing in any tournaments for the remainder of the season. It has been a very tough year for me. I have been trying my best to improve day in and day out by pushing and pushing…but that does not appear to be the best approach for me right now. I will use this time to work on making a full recovery and take care of my body to compete at my best next season. I always believe that everything happens for a reason and everything doesn’t happen the…
  • Samantha Stosur’s Four Go-To Exercises to Build Your Strength

    The Insider
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    Your reading: Samantha Stosur’s Four Go-To Exercises to Build Your Strength originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
 
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  • Live Stream: Goffin vs Thiem Swiss Basel Indoors Tennis 2014

    Tennis Guru
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:49 pm
    The Live Stream: Goffin vs Thiem Swiss Basel Indoors Tennis 2014 is available here. This ATP 500 indoor hardcourt tournament takes place from October 20 to 26 and is a lucrative stop prior to the prestigious year-end ATP World Tour Finals in London. Roger Federer is the top seed of the event. The Swiss tennis superstar has a chance to end the year as world number one with a strong run in the next three tournaments including his home event. Federer, who used to be a ballboy at this ATP 500 event, is a five-time titlist in Basel and has finished runner-up three times including past two years -…
  • Live Stream: Nadal vs Bolelli Swiss Basel Indoors Tennis 2014

    Tennis Guru
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:48 pm
    The Live Stream: Nadal vs Bolelli Swiss Basel Indoors Tennis 2014 is available here. This ATP 500 indoor hardcourt tournament takes place from October 20 to 26 and is a lucrative stop prior to the prestigious year-end ATP World Tour Finals in London. Roger Federer is the top seed of the event. The Swiss tennis superstar has a chance to end the year as world number one with a strong run in the next three tournaments including his home event. Federer, who used to be a ballboy at this ATP 500 event, is a five-time titlist in Basel and has finished runner-up three times including past two years -…
  • Live Stream: Young vs Berlocq Swiss Basel Indoors Tennis 2014

    Tennis Guru
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:47 pm
    The Live Stream: Young vs Berlocq Swiss Basel Indoors Tennis 2014 is available here. This ATP 500 indoor hardcourt tournament takes place from October 20 to 26 and is a lucrative stop prior to the prestigious year-end ATP World Tour Finals in London. Roger Federer is the top seed of the event. The Swiss tennis superstar has a chance to end the year as world number one with a strong run in the next three tournaments including his home event. Federer, who used to be a ballboy at this ATP 500 event, is a five-time titlist in Basel and has finished runner-up three times including past two years -…
  • Live Stream: Granollers vs Carreno Busta Valencia Open Tennis 2014

    Tennis Guru
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:45 pm
    The Live Stream: Granollers vs Carreno Busta Valencia Open Tennis 2014 is available here. This ATP 500 indoor hardcourt tournament takes place from October 20 to 26 and is a lucrative stop prior to the prestigious year-end ATP World Tour Finals in London. David Ferrer is the top seed of this event that he's won three times in the past. He will face tough competition as the second and third seeds - Tomas Berdych and Andy Murray are also seeking a berth for the London event. Murray was fresh from victory in Vienna after defeating Ferrer in a thrilling final and the latter is raring to avenge…
  • Live Stream: Lu vs Garcia-Lopez Valencia Open Tennis 2014

    Tennis Guru
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:43 pm
    The Live Stream: Lu vs Garcia-Lopez Valencia Open Tennis 2014 is available here. This ATP 500 indoor hardcourt tournament takes place from October 20 to 26 and is a lucrative stop prior to the prestigious year-end ATP World Tour Finals in London. David Ferrer is the top seed of this event that he's won three times in the past. He will face tough competition as the second and third seeds - Tomas Berdych and Andy Murray are also seeking a berth for the London event. Murray was fresh from victory in Vienna after defeating Ferrer in a thrilling final and the latter is raring to avenge that defeat…
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  • Video: Grigor Dimitrov double hot shots at If Stockholm Open 2014

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    Video: Grigor Dimitrov double hot shots at If Stockholm Open 2014 Grigor Dimitrov pulled up a double hot shots at If Stockholm Open while playing Jack Sock.... I just love Sock's reaction....
  • WORLD-RENOWNED TENNIS PLAYERS JOIN FORCES TO OVERTURN POVERTY IN HAITI

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    WORLD-RENOWNED TENNIS PLAYERS JOIN FORCES TO OVERTURN POVERTY IN HAITI With the collaboration of professional tennis players, the organization will raise funds to empower families living in povertyin the communities where TECHO works in Haiti. NYC, October 13th – Tennis fans will have the opportunity to play against Boris BeckerFeliciano López,  Santiago Giraldo and other world-renowned tennis players who are donating one-hour matches to the unique Breakpoint online auction. This social initiative open to the public is organized by TECHO, a non-profit organization that mobilizes…
  • Nikolay Davydenko retires from tennis

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    Nikolay Davydenko retires from tennisNikolay Davydenko announced his retirement from tennis at the age of 33. Davydenko, a former world number three, acknowledged his frequent struggles with injuries had forced him to end his playing career after 15 years. “I am 33 years old,” began the Russian. “I won 21 ATP World Tour tournaments, including three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments, and the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London. I don’t have any regrets about not winning a Grand Slam or not being No. 1 in the world. I was in the Top 10 for some years. “Unfortunately, for…
  • Britney Spears to be Murray's New Girlfriend?

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    Britney Spears to be Murray's New Girlfriend?Andy Murray is set to take part in a Channel 4 Stand Up to Cancer fundraiser.A host of stars will appear in a spoof film about his life. Britney Spears and Pharrell Williams have offered their support. “Making this spoof was a lot of fun and it was awesome to be able to get involved with such a great cause,” said Murray. “Make sure that you tune in and watch Stand Up To Cancer on October 17 so you can see the full sketch.”
  • Magic Federer wins Shanghai Masters

    14 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    Magic Federer wins Shanghai MastersRoger Federer defeated Gilles Simon 7-6(6), 7-6(2) to win the Shanghai Rolex Masters title.After claiming this title, Federer returned to World No. 2 in the ATP Rankings.This is his fourth title of the season and his second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown.At the beggining of the week maybe Federer didn't think he was able to pulled it off as he was forced to save five match points against Leonardo Mayer in a dramatic second-round but then he picked up his game and in the semis beat NOvak Djokovic, who was on the run in China."It makes me very happy winning…
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    Tennis Fixation

  • Tennis Travel Tips – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 57

    Kim
    12 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    I just returned from an incredible weekend packed with tennis and I wanted to give you my best tips for traveling for tennis. 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 just got back from Tucson, Arizona where I had a tennis-packed weekend at the 2014 Tennis Congress. The Tennis Congress gives amateur tennis players, like you and me, the chance to play with and learn from some of the absolute top teaching professionals…
  • How to Demo a Tennis Racquet – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 56

    Kim
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:37 pm
    You may recall back in Tennis Quick Tips Episode 43, I talked about my search for a new tennis racquet. Well, after researching racquets and demo-ing quite a few, I finally bought a new racquet. And in this episode, I’m going to tell you my best tips for demo-ing tennis racquets so you’ll know exactly how to pick the racquet that’s just 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: My Search…
  • What’s the Tennis Rule on Double Bounces? Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 55

    Kim
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Once again, we’re going to talk about tennis rules. You know I truly love tennis rules. Because just when you think you know them, something in a match happens that makes you think you don’t. In this week’s episode, we’re talking about the rule on double bounces, or when the ball is “not up.” By the end of this episode, you’ll know what the rule on this is, who makes the double bounce call, and just what a “not up” ball is. You can listen to this episode by clicking on the media player above or by listening in with your favorite podcast…
  • Use This “Retro” Tennis Shot: The Lob Return – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 54

    Kim
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    An important “retro” tennis shot that’s valuable, but often forgotten and certainly underutilized, is the lob return. In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, you’ll learn why this is a great shot to add to your arsenal and you’ll get my best tips for hitting it exactly right so that it actually wins the point 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: The lob return is a…
  • The Inner Game of Tennis Book Review – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 53

    Kim
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    I have a ton of great tennis resources that I turn to again and again to help improve my game. One of these is a book I bought way back when I first took up tennis. It’s called The Inner Game of Tennis, by W. Timothy Gallwey and in this episode, I tell you why I’ve read this book multiple times and how I think it can help you play with more focus and better concentration. 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…
 
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    Tennis Brain

  • Shanghai Masters Tennis 2014 Tournament Review

    Stephen Henderson
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Outside of the four Grand Slams, the Shanghai Masters is one of the most prestigious and rewarding tournaments in the ATP calendar.  This Masters competitions is always an ultra-competitive event and sees the biggest stars in the game compete for a share of the prize fund of almost $4m, and this year was no different. It was Switzerland's Roger Federer who continued to roll back the years last week, with a really determined and at times gritter performance, to overcome Frenchman Giles Simon in the men's final. Although Federer won the match in straight sets, it took two tie breaks to…
  • US Open 2014 Tournament Review

    Stephen Henderson
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    The final Grand Slam of the 2014 professional tennis season is now over, and what a tournament it was. This was the 134th time the event has taken place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and produced huge thrills and spills, especially as far as the men's section of the tournament was concerned. Croatia's Marin Cilic created history by winning his first Grand Slam title and rising to number nine in the tennis world rankings in the process.  Cilic's game has really come on under new coach Goran Ivanisevic, with the Croatian proving that he is now capable of beating the very…
  • Wimbledon 2014 Tournament Review

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

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

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

  • Fallout New Vegas Mods: Bob’s Business – Part 1

    Bruce Spring
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:02 pm
    I sure wish they served burgers here! Bobs Business by BenTuttle90 http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/55096/? FNX 45 Tactical with repaired esp by Eprdox www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/55179/? TOZ-34 by MIllenia – SAM61 – Naky www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/55244/? AK-105 Assault Rifle by MAIBATSU http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/55225/? Fallout New Vegas Mods: Bob’s Business – Part 1
  • Start Your Business in 7 Days

    Bruce Spring
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Speaker(s): James Caan Recorded on 13 March 2012 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building This event celebrates the publication of James Caan’s new book Start Your Business in 7 Days. On Dragons’ Den, James Caan saw over 1,000 budding entrepreneurs pitch their ideas from anything that ranged from the bizarre to the revolutionary. Having spent the past 30 years starting, building and growing businesses, James has become recognised as one of the UK’s most prominent experts on entrepreneurship. His talk will take you through the journey of an entrepreneur, the pathway to…
  • Singapore Airlines new Business Class seat tour

    Bruce Spring
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:32 pm
    While at the recent GBTA business travel convention, I had a chance to experience the new Singapore Airlines Business Class seat, as is featured on their new 777-300ER planes. (http://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/flying-with-us/business-listing/newbusiness/) LIKE & SUBSCRIBE to see more of my videos Check out my luxury travel blog, http://www.luxuryfred.com @Luxury Fred on TWITTER – http://www.twitter.com/luxuryfred @Luxury Fred on INSTAGRAM – http://www.instagram.com/luxuryfred Luxury Fred Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/LuxuryFred/169590046387395 Singapore…
  • A Future In The Whaling Business [1] Siam Civilization 5 Brave New World

    Bruce Spring
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Welcome to Shenryyr2 plays Siam in Sid Meier’s Civilization 5 Brave New World. This campaign is on Emperor (yes I’m terrible) Continents map Standard size and Standard speed. Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLllkIMDdgSNGDxlWlSYaZs60SZPGSZqjF ☑ Viewed? ☐ Liked? ☐ Subscribed? Civilization 5 is © 2010 Firaxis Games and 2K Games Brave New World is © 2013 Firaxis Games and 2K Games Twitter http://www.twitter.com/shenplays Twitch http://www.twitch.tv/shenryyr siam, thailand, sukhothai, thai, emperor, civilization 5, civ5, civ 5, shenplays, shenryyr, shen,…
  • Minecraft – Sjins Farm #84 – Brewing Business

    Bruce Spring
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Minecraft Mod Fun. Lewis and I talk about the finances of the business and Lewis meets the new business manager. Previous episode: http://youtu.be/B02ivSVe2U0 Next episode: Coming Soon! ► The Official Yogscast Store: http://store.yogscast.com/ ◄ Other Yogscast Complete Series: ● Marsquest – Sjin, Lewis, Simon & Duncan – http://yogsca.st/b0a ● Hole Diggers – Lewis, Simon & Duncan – http://yogsca.st/j0n ● Sjins Farm – Lewis & Sjin – http://yogsca.st/q0d ● Galacticraft – Duncan & Kim – http://yogsca.st/d0g ● Dirt…
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    Everyball Tennis

  • Dweck and potential - so what is talent?

    Everyball Tennis
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:08 am
    Dr Carok Dweck's definition of potential: 'the ability to develop skills with effort over time.' Everyball definition of talent then is 'the ability to develop skills with effort over a shorter period of time!' That goes for the talented player and coach. It's still about skills, effort and time!
  • What a crew!

    Everyball Tennis
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:35 am
    Thanks for playing in the pro-am yesterday gang! Represented yourselves very well!
  • Everyball Hard core No.2

    Everyball Tennis
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:21 am
    Beat the bounce of the incoming ball - Kvitova has just completed her set up phase behind the ball prior to its bounce and is beginning the power producing phase driving her weight from the back foot, racket poised to drop below contact. Note practice partner other end making split step to be timed at contact with athletic look (hard core no. 1)
  • Developing mechanics on serve

    Everyball Tennis
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Some good stick work by Miles Download IMG_0117.MOV
  • The smiles say it all!

    Everyball Tennis
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Members of our Thursday 'Promesas' squad pose for a pic! Fun, hard-work and a little Spanish thrown in with Coach Guti!
 
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    peRFect Tennis

  • Basel Draw 2014 – Can Federer Win a 6th Swiss Indoors Title?

    Jonathan
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    Hey guys, the Swiss Indoors draw is out and safe to say it’s looking pretty similar to last years! The good news is Fed is playing, I figured he would but there was some doubt after a few Swiss news websites reported Luthi had hinted he would skip it. That always seemed unlikely consideing it’s ...The post Basel Draw 2014 – Can Federer Win a 6th Swiss Indoors Title? appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Fan Story: SUI vs Serbia Davis Cup 2014

    Jonathan
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    Hey guys, a couple of weeks back I got sent a fan story through from Antonio, a big Federer fan from Macedonia, who was lucky enough to watch Roger play against Serbia in the Davis Cup earlier this year. I didn’t post it immediately as Shanghai was just about to start but here it is, ...The post Federer Fan Story: SUI vs Serbia Davis Cup 2014 appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Takes Down Simon to Win First Shanghai Masters 1000 Title

    Jonathan
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    Hey all, what a week for the GOAT huh? Save 5 match points on Wednesday and then lift the title on Sunday. As if beating Djokovic in sublime style wasn’t enough, Roger topped off his week in Shanghai defeating surprise package Gilles Simon 7-6(6) 7-6(2) to lift his 23rd Masters 1000 title overall and 1st ...The post Federer Takes Down Simon to Win First Shanghai Masters 1000 Title appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Masterclass Breaks Djokovic Win Streak in Shanghai

    Jonathan
    11 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    Boom! Masterclass from Federer here as he snapped the Djokovic 28 match winning streak in Asia with a 6-4 6-4 victory in 1 hour 35 minutes. Both players said they had to play their A game before the encounter but it was Fed who executed the peRFect gameplan. Dominating with his serve + forehand and ...The post Federer Masterclass Breaks Djokovic Win Streak in Shanghai appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Electric Federer Defeats Benneteau in Shanghai

    Jonathan
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    A high quality encounter here as Federer took down an in form Julien Benneteau 7-6(4) 6-0 to book his spot in the Shanghai Semi Finals. Without doubt Roger’s best match of the week and Benneteau threw the kitchen sink at him in the first set but Roger matched him all the way. The tie break ...The post Electric Federer Defeats Benneteau in Shanghai appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
 
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    Tennisidentity.com

  • New H&M design for Berdych

    Brinke at Tennis IDENTITY
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    This is the new H&M look for Tomas Berdych. It was his winning kit over the weekend in Stockholm (see...
  • Björn again

    Brinke at Tennis IDENTITY
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    Did you know there's a Björn Borg sports and casualwear line? (In addition to the underwear line that started the...
  • Grey skies add attitude to activewear at Stella McCartney.

    Karin at Tennis IDENTITY
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    Fall /Winter looks in this artsy video from Stella McCartney don't include much that is specific for tennis. We've already...
  • It was 20 years ago today...

    Brinke at Tennis IDENTITY
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    ...Roger Federer taught the band to play. No, more like 12 years ago. Sports Illustrated.com has a great feature about...
  • Think pink and check those humps for lumps.

    Karin at Tennis IDENTITY
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    It's Breast Cancer Awareness month. Show your support with gear that dishes the cause (and, in some cases, gives back)....
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    Tennis Grandstand

  • “The Secrets of Spanish Tennis” Book Released By New Chapter Press

    Walker
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    “The Secrets of Spanish Tennis,” the book that features the key Spanish methods and philosophies that have propelled Spain to the pinnacle of professional tennis, is now available for sale from New Chapter Press. The book is written by elite New York-based high performance tennis coach Chris Lewit, who spent the last seven years visiting many of the top Spanish academies and studying their teaching methods. The book features results of Lewit’s interviews with some of the leading Spanish coaches, explaining their unique and special training methodology, while also sharing many of their…
  • Andy Murray Already Second Favorite To Win Wimbledon In 2015

    Walker
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    This has been a very difficult season for 2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray as his recovery from a back injury has been a lot more difficult than initially expected. Murray looked to possibly be heading for the world number one spot with continued improvement following his second Grand Slam triumph but instead, the Scot has plummeted down the rankings and now sits in a very disappointing position of 11th in the world, having been as high and number two. Many believe that Andy Murray can show improved form in 2015 and bookmaker Betfair obviously have similar beliefs. The leading online…
  • The Best Backhands of All-Time

    Walker
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:54 pm
      Who has the greatest backhand in the history of tennis? Tennis historian and author Steve Flink throws out his thoughts on the debate ranking the top five men’s and women’s backhands of all time in his new book THE GREATEST TENNIS MATCHES OF ALL TIME, available on Amazon.com here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Greatest-Tennis-Matches-Time/dp/0942257936/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354551927&sr=8-1&keywords=greatest+tennis+matches+of+all+time The except of the best backhands is excerpted below.   Men 1. DON BUDGE When he captured the Grand Slam in 1938—the first player…
  • A Look Back At The Tennis Career of Li Na

    Walker
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    “Li Na has been a fun, powerful, and wonderful player on the WTA tour and, along with her fans, I am sad to hear that she has retired,” said WTA Chairman & CEO Stacey Allaster on the announcement of the retirement of Li Na, the Chinese tennis trailblazer, winner of the 2014 Australian Open and the 2011 French Open. ”In addition to her amazing tennis abilities and her warm and humorous personality, she is a pioneer who opened doors to tennis for hundreds of millions of people throughout China and Asia.  It’s hard to be a household name in a nation with 1.4 billion people,…
  • The Best Moments of the 2014 US Open

    Walker
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
      The 2014 US Open was known for many surprises. While Serena Williams lived up to her reputation and claimed yet another Grand Slam title, over on the men’s side, Marin Cilic surprised us all by going all the way to the top. At just 25 years old, he managed to beat some of the world’s best recognised tennis stars including Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray, and has now cemented himself as an up and comer to rival today’s ‘big four.’ Cilic may have surprised us all, but there were a few other golden moments which will not be forgotten in a hurry. Here’s a…
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    Blacklabel Tennis, a tennis blog

  • Tennis Over All

    V Blacklabel
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    Jason Pinsky, Brendan Evans, Ludovic Walter, Alex Bogomolov, Amer Delic, Brett Joelsen and Jeffrey Appel at STK in Las Vegas (Appel's firm effectuated STK's public listing (symbol: STKS))IspokewithJeffreyAppelviaphoneontheevetheUSTANationalOpenLevelChampionships.Appel,anexecutiveatBroadbandCapital,captainstheteamsponsoredbytheNewYorkAthleticClub(NYAC)whichisrepresentingtheUSTA’sEasternSection.
  • The Unlikely Lass

    V Blacklabel
    7 Sep 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Vegas wouldn't take this bet, Judge Judy would've interrupted and asked the plaintiffs to cut the baloney, Disney wouldn't option this screenplay.It's too much to believe that tennis was blessed with Serena Williams.Chris Evert, the sun-kissed, ponytailed, ice maiden, golden girl daughter of a longtime tennis coach, we'd buy that one.Martina Navratilova, the workhorse who defected from behind the iron curtain and was as responsible as anyone for upping the game's physical ante, we can buy that one too.For as incredible as both those champions were, there stories somehow seem to fit within the…
  • 38 Special

    V Blacklabel
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    Sporting dominance, though acknowledged as it happens, is usually only truly appreciated through the lens of history. Once fans are freed from the throes of week-in, week-out competition; once the hysterical tweets have long faded from the timeline; once the cries of “Not him again!” have long since drifted on the wind. For the last decade, since February 2005 to be exact, every single final played at a major tennis tournament featured either Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal. Let me put this in perspective, for 38 consecutive majors 128 men were in the draw, the best tennis…
  • Dr. 30 Love (Or How I learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Wimbledon Queue)

    V Blacklabel
    20 Jun 2014 | 9:50 am
      First and foremost, I am a tennis fan and nothing if not an extremely lucky one, having been fortunate enough to complete the Career Spectator Slam. Yes, I've swigged a brew in the raucous (by tennis standards) stands in Melbourne, I've quietly munched a baguette alongside the almost Martian red clay of Paris and for years I took week-long staycations, trekking out the 7 Line to the US Open, my hometown major, but it was only a year ago that I could finally cross Wimbledon off my tennis bucket list. What follows is a little bit on why it took so long, how I finally got it done and…
  • Thoughts On Tennis (Channel)

    V Blacklabel
    29 May 2014 | 11:31 am
    My nascent return to the blogsphere commences with my wading into the conversation that's been running over the last couple of days on Twitter about Tennis Channel.  During my self-imposed hiatus, I started and ultimately aborted a post about the network that the recent conversations implored me to dust off and update.Let's start here: for all its faults, the mere existence of a network devoted to tennis is a major win for American fans. As any fan who can tell his 250s from his 500s knows, the tennis season is a 24/7/365 global carnival stretching from Auckland to…
 
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    TennisTicketNews

  • Djokovic & Sharapova Win 2014 China Open

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

    Kristina
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Croatian tennis player Marin Cilic has defeated Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori in the final round of the 2014 US Open. Cilic’s victory of 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 took under two hours at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows. Cilic came into the US Open as the fourteenth seed, but his first Grand Slam title win has brought him to #9. Kei Nishikori came into the match as the tenth seed and is now ranked #8. World #1 Serena Williams has taken home yet another US Open Title against former #1 tennis player Caroline Wozniacki in a 6-3, 6-3 defeat. The win makes it Williams’ sixth US…
  • Seating Guide: Tennis Center At Crandon Park

    Kristina
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Wondering where to sit at this year’s Miami Open? Here are some important things you should know about Key Biscayne’s Tennis Center At Crandon Park before you buy. Level 100 Want to get as close to the tennis players as possible? Then the 100 Level seats are the ones for you which are right off the court. The best seats with the most shade are the west side of the stadium, (104-125) but you will pay a premium for theses seats. The umpire’s chair is located on the east side of the court but generally the sun will be shining in your face during the day sessions. Level 300…
  • Sony Open Gets a New Name: The Miami Open

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

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

  • Sharapova wins China Open title

    6 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    Sharapova wins China Open titleMaria Sharapova outlasted Petra Kvitova 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in a hard-hitting, back-and-forth duel to win the title and return to No. 2 in the rankings.Sharapova overcame 10 double-faults and a number of untimely errors to defeat Kvitova.The Russian had leads of 3-0 and 4-2 in the third set, but made consecutive errors in the seventh game to give Kvitova break point to get back on serve. She saved it with a hard, deep shot to the corner that Kvitova dumped in the net, then tracked down a short ball and hit a sharply angled backhand winner to make it 5-2.After missing…
  • Video: Caroline Wozniacki to run NYC marathon

    6 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    Video: Caroline Wozniacki to run NYC marathonCaroline Wozniacki talks about why she decided to run the NYC Marathon this fall.
  • Kvitova wins Wuhan Open

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    Kvitova wins Wuhan OpenPetra Kvitova defeated Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-4 to capture the inaugural Wuhan Open title on Saturday.It was Kvitova's third title of the year and also secured her spot at the season-ending WTA finals in Singapore, alongside No. 1 Serena Williams, Simona Halep and Maria Sharapova.She's also now a perfect 3-0 over the 20-year-old Bouchard, including her dominant 6-3, 6-0 win in the Wimbledon final that lasted only 55 minutes. It was the fewest games in a women's Wimbledon final since Steffi Graf beat Monica Seles 6-2, 6-1 in 1992."I knew that I have to play a little bit…
  • Victoria Dubal is cancer free

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Victoria Dubal is cancer freeAmazing news everyone.... Victoria Dubal announced she is cancer free and getting healthy :)Duval was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma during Wimbledon and completed her chemotherapy treatment with the great announcement that she is now cancer free.I AM CANCER FREE! So grateful to everyone for the love and support, and counting on your prayers as I… http://t.co/l5dERK2b0P— ϑᎥᑕƘУ Ꭰυϑᗩℓ (@vicky_duval95) septiembre 20, 2014
  • Barty to take tennis break

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    Barty to take tennis breakAshleigh Barty announced she is taking a break from tennis.The 18-year-old says she needs to take time out and offered no timetable for a return or a reason for the layoff.She reached three Grand Slam doubles finals last year with Casey Dellacqua but has had difficulty in singles her ranking is currently 216th.Barty, coached by former Australian player Jason Stoltenberg, says "obviously this has been a very difficult decision ... but after a lot of thought, we feel this is the right decision."
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    10sBalls | Tennis can't be Tennis without Balls

  • Taiwan’s Lu beats Garcia 6-2, 6-3 in Valencia Open (Yahoo Sports)

    Wire Services
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:34 pm
    VALENCIA, Spain (AP) -- Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan eased to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round of the Valencia Open on Monday.
  • RUSSIAN TENNIS OFFICIAL TARPISCHEV HAS CREATED A MAJOR UPROAR , HE CALLED THE WILLIAMS SISTERS THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS

    Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    For the last 30 years, dating back to the days of the Soviet Union and the Cold War, Shamil Tarpischev has not been a man to tangle with. The long standing head of the Russian Tennis Federation is well versed with the corridors of power in the Kremlin and has had the ear of men like Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin. But he will now know not to demean the Williams sisters after a stinging rebuke and $25,000 maximum fine from the WTA.   Tarpischev has also suspended from any involvement with the WTA for the next year after last week making disparaging comments about for questioning Serena…
  • ANDY MURRAY IS WORKING HARD. LONDON BARCLAYS YEAR END CHAMPS ARE ALMOST IN HIS REACH

    Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    Now Getting In London Draw Is Important to Murray   Just a few weeks ago Andy Murray’s chances of qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals seemed minimal but a second title in the space of four weeks, winning the Erste Bank Open in Vienna, has boosted the Scot’s 2014 position to the extent he currently holds eighth place in the Race for London.   Most pertinently Murray beat David Ferrer, his closest rival for that last place in the eight-man elite draw for London, in the Viennese final and with Milos Raonic losing early in Moscow’s Kremlin Cup, the order of merit…
  • Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener (Yahoo Sports)

    Wire Services
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    SINGAPORE (AP) -- With no injuries to slow her down, Serena Williams extended her winning streak at the WTA Finals to 16 straight matches with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Ana Ivanovic on Monday.
  • ROGER FEDERER LOVES TO PLAY @ HOME IN BASEL BY RICKY DIMON & ARE LEO & LENNY FEDERER IDENTICAL TWINS ?

    Staff
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Federer, Nadal headline in Basel, World Tour Finals hopefuls battle for positioning   By Ricky Dimon This is about as good as it gets when it comes to a pair of 500-point tournaments. Roger Federer will play in front of home fans as the No. 1 seed at the Swiss Indoors Basel, where Rafael Nadal’s comeback from a wrist injury and perseverance through appendicitis will continue. Stan Wawrinka, Milos Raonic, and Grigor Dimitrov are also on board. In Valencia, meanwhile, World Tour Finals contenders David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych, and Andy Murray lead the way.   Nadal, seeded second, will…
 
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    The Changeover

  • The Definitive Picture Guide to Del Potro as a Kid, and Hanging Out with Kids

    Amy
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    Juan Martin del Potro can melt your heart in so many different ways, but his peak adorableness comes when he’s hanging out with children. Without further ado, for you to bookmark for when you’re having a bad day (Or a good day. Really, any day.), here is your definitive Delpo-with-kids and Delpo-as-a-kid photo compilation: Delpo with kids: #454237305 / gettyimages.com Ballkid training: #187099262 / gettyimages.com #187099269 / gettyimages.com #187099257 / gettyimages.com Post by Juan Martín del Potro. Post by Juan Martín del Potro. Post by Juan Martín del Potro. Post by Juan…
  • The Changeover’s All-Inclusive Guide to the 2014 WTA Championships in Singapore

    Lindsay
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:41 pm
    YOU GUYS. It’s time. #457421132 / gettyimages.com CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??? And the pic of the night…:) pic.twitter.com/x9t3ajMTb1 — Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) October 18, 2014 That’s right, it’s time for one of my favorite events of the year: The WTA Championships. This is the first year the event is in Singapore, and while Stacey and co. have upped the ante and the field is INCREDIBLE, I must admit that the time difference terrifies me. But I’ll cope. BECAUSE LOOK AT THESE GROUPS: Red Group= Serena, Halep, Bouchard & Ivanovic White Group=…
  • Break Points: Nikolay Davydenko Announces Retirement

    Amy
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:25 pm
    #93480035 / gettyimages.com Notable Results: Moscow 2R: Ricardas Berankis d. Milos Raonic 3-6, 4-6, 6-3 Moscow 2R: Vitalia Diatchenko d. Dominika Cibulkova 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 Stockholm 2R: Adrian Mannarino d. Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4, 6-7(2), 7-6(4) Luxembourg QF: Denisa Allertova d. Varvara Lepchenko 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 News and Analysis: Nikolay Davydenko announced his retirement from professional tennis: “I am 33 years old,” began the Russian, who has won just six tour-level matches this season after struggling to come back from injury. “I won 21 ATP World Tour tournaments, including three ATP…
  • An Interview With Stacey Allaster

    Lindsay
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Back during the first week of the U.S. Open, I had a chance to do a phone interview with Stacey Allaster for Bleacher Report. The point of my call was to talk about the American women for a feature I was writing about American tennis, but she was promoting the WTA Finals in Singapore, so our conversation spanned over a few different topics. Since it’s almost Singapore time (excited!), I decided it was as good of a time as any to share the whole interview. It’s nothing groundbreaking, but it’s always great to get some insight into what she’s thinking. (Keep in mind that…
  • Break Points: Xavier Malisse Teams up with Bernard Tomic

    Lindsay
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:37 pm
    #457108048 / gettyimages.com Notable Results: Shanghai SF: (3) Roger Federer d. (1) Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-4 Shanghai F: (3) Roger Federer d. Gilles Simon 7-6 7-6 Linz F: (7) Karolina Pliskova d. Camila Giorgi 6-7 6-3 7-6 Tianjin F: (6) Alison Riske d. (3) Belinda Bencic 6-3 6-4 Osaka F: (1) Samantha Stosur d. (5) Zarina Diyas 7-6 6-3 News & Results: Yes, in a match made in Changeover purgatory, Xavier Malisse is now coaching Bernard Tomic, at least until the end of the year. So. Yeah. Should be, well, interesting. Roger Federer was just phenomenal in Shanghai. After saving match points…
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    AFRICAN TENNIS

  • Ebola Threatens Nigeria’s Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Tourney

    Ashley
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:58 pm
    This year’s Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis tournament in Nigeria may not happen due to the Ebola virus. The tournament, which attracts players from all over the world, and is ... The post Ebola Threatens Nigeria’s Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Tourney appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Kevin Anderson Advances To 2nd Round At In Tokyo

    Ashley
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    South African Kevin Anderson won his first round match at the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo. He beat Dominic Thiem of Austria 7-6, 6-4. ... The post Kevin Anderson Advances To 2nd Round At In Tokyo appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Zimbabwean Player Seeks Funding For Australian Open 2015

    Ashley
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:33 pm
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2014 Contact: Ashley Ndebele Telephone: 310-746-8787 Email: africantennisnow@gmail.com ZIMBABWEAN PLAYER SEEKS FUNDING FOR  AUSTRALIA OPEN 24-year-old Takanyi Garanganga is a ... The post Zimbabwean Player Seeks Funding For Australian Open 2015 appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Getting To Know Video Series: Takanyi Garanganga

    Ashley
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:19 pm
    AfricanTennisNow.com did an exclusive Skype interview with Zimbabwean number one tennis player, Takanyi Garanganga. The 294-ranked Zimbabwean player is currently touring the challenger circuit. Due to lack ... The post Getting To Know Video Series: Takanyi Garanganga appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • US Open 2014 Results: Thursday 9/4

    Ashley
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Not a great day for Zimbabwean Cara Black. She kissed her US Open 2014 dreams goodbye today after she and her partner lost their doubles semifinal ... The post US Open 2014 Results: Thursday 9/4 appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
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    Rafael Nadal Fans

  • WATCH: Rafael Nadal’s Hot Shot Against Simone Bolelli In Basel

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Second seed Rafael Nadal was quickly into his stride against Italy’s Simone Bolelli, hitting this trademark backhand winner in the first round. Video: ATP World TourFiled under: Rafael Nadal, Videos Tagged: Basel, Hot Shot, Rafael Nadal, Simone Bolelli, Swiss Indoors, Tennis, Video
  • PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Simone Bolelli in Basel opener

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    Rafael Nadal recorded his 47th match win of the season at the Swiss Indoors Basel with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Simone Bolelli. Our champ converted four of seven break points and won in 71 minutes. He awaits the winner between Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Edouard Roger-Vasselin. Photos: EFE, Reuters, AP PhotoFiled under: Photo Gallery, Rafael Nadal Tagged: Basel, Rafael […]
  • VIDEO: An Interview with Rafael Nadal in Basel

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Rafael Nadal talks about his expectations coming into the Swiss Indoors Basel, having recently suffered from appendicitis. Video: ATP World TourFiled under: Interviews, Rafael Nadal Tagged: appendicitis, appendix, Basel, entrevista, Interview, Rafael Nadal, Swiss Indoors, Tennis, Video
  • PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal and his girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello in Cannes

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    The UK’s Daily Mail reports that Rafael Nadal was accompanied by his team as he perused the nautical offerings in Cannes, France on Friday. Rafa’s gorgeous girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello was also there. The beautiful couple looked happy and relaxed, and full of good cheer, as they laughed while looking around luxury vessel Blue Ice in the glorious sunshine. Here are some photos.  Source: […]
  • Rafa Roundup: Nadal nervous ahead of opener in Basel

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:49 am
    ARTICLES: Bated Breath For Nadal In Basel (via ATP World Tour) But you won’t find Nadal bemoaning his misfortune. “If I were annoyed, would it help? If you get negative, you don’t work with the right energy,” the 28 year old told media at the St. Jakobshalle Basel. “So I prefer to be positive and […]
 
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    Palchoice

  • albert einstein quotes:life lessons learned[infographic]

    Santoshh Singh
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    The post albert einstein quotes:life lessons learned[infographic] appeared first on Palchoice. One of the most inspiring persons in the history of mankind is albert einstein. He is my personal favorite and I look up to him for motivation whenever I feel low in life. And what’s a better way than reading albert einstein quotes? So what are best motivational albert einstein quotes? And what are the life [...] The post albert einstein quotes:life lessons learned[infographic] appeared first on Palchoice.
  • project management: why you should use cloud based PM tools

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:27 am
    The post project management: why you should use cloud based PM tools appeared first on Palchoice. How Cloud Based Project Management Enhances Your Company’s Performance ? If you look back even just as little as 10 years ago, few people had ever heard of the cloud.  It was a form of technology that was for the most part exclusive to a very specific group of businesses.  The average small business owner [...] The post project management: why you should use cloud based PM tools appeared first on Palchoice.
  • top 9 motivational hard working quotes

    Santoshh Singh
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    The post top 9 motivational hard working quotes appeared first on Palchoice. we all need motivation in order to keep performing at our best. In my quest to keep myself motivated, i came up with these top 9 motivational hard working quotes. These are not simple quotes to be read and forgotten. These are the pearls that i have chosen over a period of time. I have [...] The post top 9 motivational hard working quotes appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Top 7 evening habits of highly effective people

    Santoshh Singh
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    The post Top 7 evening habits of highly effective people appeared first on Palchoice. Curiosity is at the bottom of all the progress in human society. We always want to know what causes someone to achieve incredible success in life. We constantly search for some kind of secret formula that can make us a success as well. Do you want to know the top 7 evening habits of highly [...] The post Top 7 evening habits of highly effective people appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 609 % increase in website traffic: top 10 learnings

    Santoshh Singh
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The post 609 % increase in website traffic: top 10 learnings appeared first on Palchoice. Yesterday one of my posts has resulted in 609 % increase in website traffic in a single day. After posting it I tried to list down all the things that I did differently that resulted in such a phenomenal increase in my blog traffic. Of course I am trying a number of things to increase [...] The post 609 % increase in website traffic: top 10 learnings appeared first on Palchoice.
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