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  • Serena through after tough battle

    BBC Sport - Tennis
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Serena Williams takes another step towards her first calendar Grand Slam, while Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic also progresses.
  • Roger Federer Says The New Arthur Ashe Roof Will Help The Top Players

    The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
    Tom Gainey
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:21 am
    Roger Federer likes the new Arthurs Ashe stadium.
  • Things We Learned on Day 2 of the 2015 US Open

    The Changeover
    Changeover Writing Staff
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:16 am
    During a day defined by retirements, we kept ourselves energetic and injury free to gather our thoughts on the latest action: Andrew 1. “Your health is important…” Mo Lahyani, annoying as he is, was not wrong when he tried to get Thanasi Kokkinakis to come to his senses. The young Aussie was suffering terrible cramping throughout the second half of the fourth set, having led France’s Richard Gasquet by two sets to one. Although Kokkinakis didn’t heed Lahyani’s words at first, it wasn’t long before he had to call it quits on the match, retiring down…
  • U.S. Open Day 2: Broken Players and Broken Records

    ATP Backspin by Todd Spiker
    Todd.Spiker
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.Ten men and two women retired in the first round. That is the bad news, but the good news is that it broke an era record! That silver lining isn’t great, to be honest, but it does send out a warning signal. Firstly, the signal it sends is that there payers who enter the U.S. Open simply to get a cheque. It happens at every slam. I think there should be a mandatory medical check-up before the slam to weed out those who are denying other the chance at a cheque. But there is a more important issue, which is that the player’s safety comes first and perhaps we aren’t…
  • Charleston event now the Volvo Cars Open

    Women Who Serve
    Diane
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:07 pm
    When players gather next April to compete on Charleston's green clay, they will no longer be competing at the Family Circle Cup, but rather, at the Volvo Cars Open. The Meredith Corporation, which owns and publishes Family Circle, is still very much involved as a sponsor, as you can see from the above logo.The Volvo Cars Open has quite a history, and some of that history involves the Meredith Corporation because it is the longest-running sponsor of a tennis event in history. The partnership began in 1973, and history was made right away: Charleston was the first women's tennis event to be…
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    Articles by Peter Bodo

  • Does Better Start Now?

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Tennis is not just the sport of a lifetime, it’s also the sport of swank watch commercials. So if you’ve tired of watching Roger Federer, dressed in a suit that costs more than your car, gazing at giant, museum-grade pictures of himself in an ad for Rolex, you can now see Victoria Azarenka in heavy rotation for her watch sponsor, Citizen. In that ad, as Azarenka she prepares to walk out onto a stadium court, she tells the viewer, “At this moment all my past accomplishments mean nothing. Better starts now.” Those are ironic words, given the extent to which Azarenka has been spinning…
  • Why Not?

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:59 am
    Shortly after Roger Federer dispatched Feliciano Lopez in the quarterfinals of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, he sat with ESPN’s commentators, talking about the audacious way he had just attacked and overcome one of the better attackers in game. At 34 years of age and fresh off a match in which he had been lunging and darting like a teenager, you might have expected Federer to be icing a wrist or elbow, to wince as he shifted position, or at least to still show beads of perspiration across his forehead. Instead, the 17-time Grand Slam singles champion looked fresh, his hair…
  • Murray's Summer Vacation

    4 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Now that Novak Djokovic appears to have silenced any speculation about who might finish No. 1 in 2015 (before that conversation has even taken wing), maybe we should look at the next most logical question: Who is going to end up No. 2? Alright, it doesn’t have quite the same ring. Still, three men with hard-court chops aplenty are in the hunt and could conceivably bump Roger Federer (9,665 ranking points) from his lofty perch right behind Djokovic (13,845 points): No. 3 Andy Murray (7,840 points), No. 4 Stan Wawrinka (5,790 points), and No. 5 Kei Nishikori (5,525 points). Murray and…
  • Summer of Slam

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:04 am
    Three years ago, Roger Federer established a new record for Grand Slam singles titles. Just a few weeks ago, Serena Williams moved within one Grand Slam singles title of Steffi Graf, who finished her career with 22. Going into this year, Rafael Nadal was 66-1 at the French Open—the major many pundits consider the most demanding—with a preposterous nine titles in 10 years. Then there’s Novak Djokovic. Were it not for Stan Wawrinka playing the match of his life at the moment of his life, Djokovic would share the spotlight with Williams, the pair marching toward the U.S. Open in lockstep…
  • Book Club: Ashe vs. Connors

    24 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    After an extended hiatus, the Book Club returns. Today my TENNIS.com colleague Peter Bodo and I discuss his new book about the epochal 1975 Wimbledon final, "Ashe vs. Connors," which can be purchased at Amazon.com. Pete, It's easy to see why the 1975 Wimbledon final between Arthur Ashe and Jimmy Connors deserves book-length treatment. It stands alone among Open era tennis matches. It was a battle that broke down along racial and generational lines, it was a stunning upset, and, in the dignified 32-year-old’s victory over the young ruffian, it provided one of the great feel-good stories…
 
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  • Germany midfielder Marco Reus breaks toe in left foot

    3 Sep 2015 | 1:36 am
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Marco Reus has been ruled out of Germany's European Championship qualifiers against Poland and Scotland after breaking his big toe in his left foot....
  • Chile rises in top 10 of FIFA rankings led by Argentina

    3 Sep 2015 | 1:29 am
    ZURICH (AP) Copa America winner Chile rises two places to No. 8 in the FIFA rankings still led by Argentina. Chile's swap with No. 10 England is the only top-10 movement after no elite teams played last month. Ranking changes reflect matches played since 2011 reducing in value. ...
  • Chile rises in top 10 of FIFA rankings led by Argentina

    3 Sep 2015 | 1:27 am
    ZURICH (AP) Copa America winner Chile rises two places to No. 8 in the FIFA rankings still led by Argentina. Chile's swap with No. 10 England is the only top-10 movement after no elite teams played last month. Ranking changes reflect matches played since 2011 reducing in value. ...
  • FIFA World Rankings List

    3 Sep 2015 | 1:17 am
    ZURICH (AP) FIFA world rankings published Thursday (August position in parentheses): 1. Argentina (1) 2. Belgium (2) 3. Germany (3) 4. Colombia (4) 5. Brazil (5) 6. Portugal (6) 7. Romania (7) 8. Chile (10) 9. Wales (9) 10....
  • FIFA World Rankings List

    3 Sep 2015 | 1:16 am
    ZURICH (AP) FIFA world rankings published Thursday (August position in parentheses): 1. Argentina (1) 2. Belgium (2) 3. Germany (3) 4. Colombia (4) 5. Brazil (5) 6. Portugal (6) 7. Romania (7) 8. Chile (10) 9. Wales (9) 10....
 
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    Tennis Panorama

  • US Open 2015 – Schedule for Day 4: Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Tennis Panorama News
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:01 pm
    US Open 2015 Schedule for Day 4: Thursday, September 3, 2015   Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM Start Women’s Singles – Round 2 Victoria Azarenka (BLR)[20] vs. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) Not Before: 1:00 PM Women’s Singles – Round 2 Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) vs. Simona Halep (ROU)[2] Men’s Singles – Round 2 Adrian Mannarino (FRA) vs. Andy Murray (GBR)[3] Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM Start Men’s Singles – Round 2 Steve Darcis (BEL) vs. Roger Federer (SUI)[2] Women’s Singles – Round 2 Petra Cetkovska (CZE) vs. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)[4]…
  • Mardy Fish – In His Own Words

    Tennis Panorama News
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:00 pm
    U.S. OPEN Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Mardy Fish Press Conference F. LOPEZ/M. Fish 2-6, 6-3, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 THE MODERATOR: Questions, please. Q. What are the emotions, Mardy? How are you feeling? MARDY FISH: It’s tough to say because I don’t feel that great just from the match. So it takes a little bit away, you know, just — I don’t know. I mean, it will probably sink in a little bit later when I start feeling a little bit better. Q. You got to be proud of the way you fought over five sets considering how many matches you have played over the last few years? MARDY…
  • Serena Williams Rebounds From Slow Start to Advance to Third Round of the US Open

    Tennis Panorama News
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 pm
      (September 2, 2015) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Serena Williams escaped a 0-4 deficit in the first set tiebreak to win her second round match against Kiki Bertens 7-6(5), 6-3 at the US Open on Wednesday. Williams stands five wins away from tennis history – winning the Grand Slam and her 22nd majors which would tie her with Steffi Graf for second on the all-time list. Williams was far from her “A” game on Arthur Ashe Stadium, committing 34 unforced errors and hitting 10 double-faults. “I felt a little tight today,” Williams said. “I think I’ll do things different,…
  • Mardy Fish Ends Pro Career with a Five-Set Loss at the US Open

    Tennis Panorama News
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:08 pm
      (September 2, 2015) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Former Top 10 player Mardy Fish ended his singles tennis career on Wednesday in the second round of the US Open, falling to 18th seed a fellow 33-year-old Feliciano Lopez 2-6, 6-3, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3. Fish had a chance to serve out the match in the fourth set in a match which lasted 3 hours, 11 minutes. Fish began suffering from leg cramps in the fifth set. “I was starting to sort of feel pretty tired and starting to get a couple of twinges in my legs at the end of the fourth set, so I figured that was my opportunity,” Fish said.
  • 2015 US Open: An Upbeat Jamie Loeb Loses to Caroline Wozniacki in Her Pro Debut

    Tennis Panorama News
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:00 pm
    View image | gettyimages.com   (September 1, 2015) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – After all these many years making the commute to Flushing Meadows to watch the US Open with her family, 20-year-old Jamie Loeb made her Grand Slam debut there on Tuesday after recently turning pro. The Ossining, New York resident, who drove to the tournament on Tuesday morning with her family, came into the US Open as a wildcard, given to her as the reigning NCAA Division I champion out of North Carolina. Loeb was ranked No. 1 in the country as a freshman, and she was named the ACC Women’s Tennis Player of…
 
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    Women's Tennis Blog

  • Venus Williams complements her fashion design degree with BSc in Business Administration

    Marija
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:01 am
    Venus Williams is so modest that she didn't even share on Twitter that she had graduated from Indiana University East in mid-August. Only now are we learning it from the WTA and Indy Star websites. The tennis star enrolled in the university's online degree completion program four years ago and last month completed her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. Let me remind you, back in 2007 Venus received her associate’s degree in Fashion Design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and she applies the knowledge extensively in the design of her EleVen clothing.
  • Fila broadens its reach in women's tennis, adds Jamie Loeb to the family

    Marija
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:23 am
    Fila's currently leading WTA names are Jelena Jankovic, Julia Goerges and Yaroslava Shvedova, as you know from my regular fashion updates, and now I'm glad to inform you that the brand's WTA team has welcomed a new player – world No.413 Jamie Loeb of the United States, 2015 NCAA Division 1 Champion. The 20-year-old Loeb, who turned pro after a stellar college career at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and who will continue her training at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in New York, has entered a multi-year partnership with Fila, which will help her…
  • Day 1 of the US Open changed the future of tennis media

    Marija
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:26 am
    Historic moment at the 2015 US Open: first ever mid-match tennis inverview The first day of the US Open was a bumpy ride for big names, as Serbian sisters Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, both former top-ranked players, crashed out, the 2004 singles champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and former junior champion Heather Watson are also out, as well as this year’s US Open Series winner Karolina Pliskova, who was destroyed by Anna Tatishvili. However, even though the opening of the US Open said goodbye to quite a few notable players, there is something else that this day will stay remembered for…
  • Jarmila Gajdosova soon to be Mrs. Wolfe, gives marriage a second chance

    Marija
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:50 am
    Jarmila Gajdosova will soon give marriage another shot. The Slovakian-born Australian announced on Twitter that her wedding day is just a month away, as on November 1st she'll exchange vows with Adam Wolfe. The 28-year-old will adopt her future husband's last name and become Mrs. Wolfe. This will be Gajdosova's second marriage, as from 2009 to 2011 she was married to Australian tennis player Samuel Groth. In recent weeks, Jarmila has shared on social media quite a few photos of blissful moments with her fiancé. The world No.76 is currently in New York with her partner,…
  • Robson's and Bouchard's US Open 2015 clothes

    Marija
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Laura Robson was actually the first player whose US Open apparel Nike showcased this August and the Brit was the first WTA star in the brand's campaign for the final Grand Slam of the season. Having already shown you the dresses prepared for Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova (who has just issued a statement that she's withdrawing from the tournament!), I'd like to look into Nike's separates now, as worn by Laura Robson and Eugenie Bouchard. Robson's new kit includes the Nike Fall Slam Breathe Tank that can be paired with the Nike Fall Victory Breathe…
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    Craig Hickman's Tennis Blog

  • "RAISE THE ROOF...PLEASE!"

    25 Aug 2015 | 7:49 am
    I am of the opinion that roofs at majors are not a good thing - one of the things that make the majors what they are is the consistency of conditions - including the elements.  Rain and wind have no idea what year it is, and if it was good enough for Jimmy Connors, and Rod Laver and Pancho Gonzales and Bill Tilden, it should be good enough for the modern supplicants to their thrones in tennis heaven.  But the US Open could ill afford to fall behind all three majors in this regard, not to mention the atrocious run of luck that saw so many men's finals pushed to Monday over the…
  • A LITTLE PERSPECTIVE ON NICK KYRIGOS...PLEASE

    13 Aug 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Don't get me wrong - he's been a right pain in the arse for a while now, and deserves the derision he's on the wrong end of, but this idea that he should be punished for a stupid locker room dig at Wawrkina strikes me as being more than a bit over the top.  And this got me thinking:  what is the worst thing I've ever heard on a tennis court?  Depends on your definition of "the worst", I suppose.  I've been watching tennis for 30+ years, and I've seen a lot, but that may be one of the cattiest things I've heard from player to player - but is it the…
  • AN OPEN LETTER TO JAMIE HAMPTON

    12 Aug 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Dear Ms. Hampton:as we are certain you have surmised, since the predecessor of tennis was a game of the hands, good hands remain today, the hallmark of what true amateurs (in the Latin sense of the word) truly admire in tennis.  Good hands that can as readily slice a backhand as come over it, flatly drive a forehand up the line, as roll it at an acute angle cross court, as cut it like a judo chop such that it teasingly lands inches from your opponents side of the net.  It is the hands of Riggs, Laver, McEnroe, Federer, Tomic and yes you, Jamie Hampton, that can make game look…
  • CITI OPEN: LAST (BUT NOT LEAST) THOUGHTS

    11 Aug 2015 | 6:33 am
    So what did we learn from the 2015 Citi Open?  A hell of a lot.  With one of the strongest fields in the history of the tournament, including two players ranked in the top 5 for the first time since 1987, and one of the best performance from the collective American entrants, there's much to ponder about the world of tennis in general, and specifically preparations for the US Open in September.  Here are some of the thoughts that I came away with.TOO BIG TO FAIL SUCCEED...There were so many players standing taller than 6'3 in the tournament this year, Mr. Dell may need…
  • 2015 CITI OPEN FINAL: NISHIKORI V ISNER - BLOW BY BLOW

    11 Aug 2015 | 6:31 am
    ...Isner is introduced first to an enormous ovation, as "Bad to the Bone" plays on the stadium speakers. Nishikori also receives a good ovation.  Isner comes out of his chair first, all smiles, bouncing up and down, and shaking hands. Nishikori saunters onto the court in no particular hurry, as is his wont.  Although Nishikori has the better pedigree, this being his 3rd final in DC, Isner appears to be the more relaxed player. I noticed that he humbly moved into the court to retrieve a ball during the warm up, while Nishikori calmly waited for it to be retrieved for him, though…
 
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    Pro Tennis Fan

  • U.S. Open Favourites

    Mike
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:46 pm
    The fourth and the last Grand Slam event of the year is just round the corner, and exciting matches are bound to happen. According to TonyBet bookie some favourites are very clear, but as last year’s U.S. Open has shown, a dark-horse win can always happen. Here’s the top 3 leading players in our opinion – both at men’s and women’s courts – and the extra potential dark horses to watch out for. Men’s Favourites: 1. Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic is firmly at the top of the ATP rankings. The world‘s no. 1 has already triumphed in two Grand Slam events this years – the Australian…
  • U.S. Open Main Draws Revealed

    Mike
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:22 am
    The main draws for the 2015 U.S. Open were released this afternoon for both the ATP and WTA Tour's. Have a look at the links below. We will be posting our annual preview later on today so please be sure to check back with us at ProTennisFan. Men's Singles Draw Women's Singles Draw
  • U.S. Open 2015 Qualifying Draws

    Mike
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:50 pm
    By Mike McIntyre The qualifying draws for the 2015 U.S. Open were released on Monday and will allow 16 players on both the ATP and WTA Tour's access to the main draw. Play begins on Tuesday August 25th at Flushing Meadows with 128 participants on both sides. Players must win three matches in order to advance. Here are the two qualifying draws for you to check out: ATP Qualifying Draw (men's) WTA Qualifying Draw (women's)
  • Simona Halep vs Belinda Bencic in Rogers Cup Final

    Mike
    16 Aug 2015 | 9:54 am
    By Mike McIntyre Even though Serena Williams has not advanced to her third straight Rogers Cup final in Toronto this year, tennis fans should be in for a treat in the match-up between No. 2 seeded Simona Halep of Romanian and 18 year old rising WTA star Belinda Bencic of Switzerland. While Halep leads their career head-to-head by a meager 1-0 margin, I would give each player an even shot of hoisting the trophy here at the Aviva Centre today. That prior encounter was on the grass of Wimbledon a year ago and the conditions today and the events that have led both players to this moment are…
  • Serena Williams Weighs-in on Drake's Tennis Skills

    Mike
    14 Aug 2015 | 6:54 pm
    By Mike McIntyre After Serena Williams' 6-4, 6-3 quarterfinal victory Friday night against Robert Vinci at the Rogers Cup, the world No. 1 seemed to be in a pretty decent mood in her post-match press conference in Toronto. For the second night in-a-row Serena's friend and Canadian superstar Drake was in attendance courtside. After my colleague David Li asked Serena about what his support meant to her I decided to wade in a little further with a playful question about his tennis skills. "Yeah, we actually hit several times," Serena revealed. "He's really a good…
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    Tennis Talk, Anyone?

  • Sloane did it!

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    9 Aug 2015 | 7:33 pm
    I have to admit, I had some serious doubts about Sloane Stephens getting that first final/title anytime in the near future. The past year had its ups and downs as far as results go with losses aplenty and coaching changes.But any kinds of doubts were erased this week in Washington as the young American won her first career title (in her first career final). She beat Sam Stosur in the semis, then turned around and tagged Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. In the last three sets played between those two matches, Stephens dropped only three games.That's some serious ballin' right there.(A side note:…
  • The summer of Sam Stosur?

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    5 Aug 2015 | 1:35 pm
    A funny thing, from a couple of years ago:After Samantha Stosur won the WTA stop in Carlsbad, Calif., in 2013, she immediately went to the top of my favorites list for that year's U.S. Open. I even wrote about it for Bleacher Report and everything. But things weren't meant to be for the '11 Open champ.And that might actually be a bit of an understatement as she fell in the first round of the tournament to American Vicky Duval. Grand Slams have been a bit tricky for Stosur since her breakthrough. She managed a quarter and a semi in 2012, but nothing that deep since. You can almost mark her…
  • The TTA? challenge

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:20 pm
    There's nothing like a challenge to get the old blood flowing and the keys moving, I always say!Let me tell you about one I've just been issued.While figuring out some writing stuff, namely how to do more of it, my wife issued a challenge to me: Do at least four posts a week here up until the U.S. Open. Seeing as how it looks like I've fallen into doing four a year nowadays, I thought that would be kind of tough.But you know what? Who says life is all fun and games? I'm going to take the missus up on her challenge and go for it. It should be doable and there are benefits all around: I get to…
  • Wimbledon picks (from the round of 16 on)

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Would you believe me if I told you I knew Stan Wawrinka and Serena Williams were going to win the French Open a few weeks ago?Yeah, I wouldn't believe me either, especially without any proof in the form of a blog post to back it up.So I figured I'd better get my Wimbledon picks up for documentation!Here you go, for the men, in TTA? patented round-of-16-on fashion:Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Kevin Anderson (14)Marin Cilic (9) vs. Kei Nishikori (5)Stan Wawrinka (5) vs. Marcos BaghdatisRichard Gasquet (21) vs. Milos Raonic (7)Vasek Pospisil vs. Rafael Nadal (10)Gilles Muller vs. Andy Murray (3)Tomas…
  • My call, once again, for American men to hit the dirt in Europe

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:59 am
    I hope I don't sound like too much of a broken record on this one, but I just can't figure out why the top American men don't play a heavier schedule on the red clay in Europe.I know that that's a long way from home base. I know there are finances involved. I know that there's the inclination to save oneself for the faster surfaces. But there's so much potential there to do well on the clay, and pick up points and prize money.Jack Sock just won the U.S. Clay Court Championships and did so in quite impressive fashion, counting among his wins Roberto Bautista Agut—no slouch on the clay at…
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    ZooTennis

  • Five US Women Through to US Open Third Round; Black and Neel Win Doubles Opener; Ross Beats Top Seed in Canadian Open Grade 1

    Colette Lewis
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Five US women claimed victories at today's US Open, propelling them into the round of 32 on Friday. Madison Brengle defeated qualifier Anna Tatishvili 6-3, 6-2, wild card Bethanie Mattek Sands beat CoCo Vandeweghe 6-2, 6-1 and Venus Williams (23) got by Irina Falconi 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-2 in the three all-American matchups.   Top seed Serena Williams defeated qualifier Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 7-6(5), 6-3 and No. 19 seed Madison Keys cruised past Tereza Smitkova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-2.In addition to the three US women's losses above, No. 13 seed Ekaterina Makarova of Russia…
  • International Hard Court Recap; Eight More Americans Advance to Second Round at US Open; Tiafoe, Loeb Lose

    Colette Lewis
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:08 pm
    My recap of last week's ITF Grade 1 International Hard Court Championships, with singles titles for Anna Kalinskaya of Russia and Felix Auger Aliassime of Canada is available today at the Tennis Recruiting Network.Eight US players picked up wins today at the US Open--five men and three women--with 19 the total number into the second round.No. 13 seed John Isner and No. 28 seed Jack Sock posted routine wins, with Donald Young recording an impressive upset, coming from two sets down to defeat No. 11 seed Gilles Simon of France 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.  Wild Card Austin Krajicek, the only…
  • Ten American Women Claim First Round Victories at US Open; Kenin, Paul, Shane Fall in New York Debuts

    Colette Lewis
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:02 pm
    The first day of the US Open saw a slew of upsets, with No. 4 seed Kei Nishikori, last year's finalist, going out to Benoit Paire of France and No. 7 seed Ana Ivanovic falling to Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia. No. 8 seed Karolina Pliskova also lost to US qualifier Anna Tatishvili, with the 25-year-old originally from the country of Georgia getting the 6-2, 6-1 win in less than an hour. Tatishvili was one of ten US women to advance to the second round, with the complete results below:FIRST ROUND WINS US WOMEN:WC Bethanie Mattek-Sands def. Kateryna Kozlova UKR 6-4, 6-3CoCo Vandeweghe def.
  • NCAA Champions Routliffe and Jansen Win US Open Doubles Wildcard; US Open Doubles Draws; Ahn Claims Winnipeg $25K Title; Althea Gibson Biography Debuts on PBS American Masters Friday

    Colette Lewis
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Routliffe and Jansen with head coach Jenny Mainz at 2015 NCAAsThe US Open National Playoffs concluded over the weekend, with all three of the teams earning US Open main draw wild cards having college ties.Reigning NCAA champions Erin Routliffe of Canada and Maya Jansen won the women's title, beating Yasmin Schnack and Katsiaryna Zheltova 6-4, 7-5 in the final. Routliffe and Jansen defending their 2014 title this year in Waco, but knowing from their 2014 experience that they would not receive a wild card as NCAA champions due to Routliffe's Canadian citizenship, they entered the Southern…
  • Kalinskaya Again Sweeps ITF Grade 1 International Hard Court Championships; Auger Aliasimme Takes Boys Title

    Colette Lewis
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:18 pm
    ©Colette Lewis 2015--College Park, Maryland--Top seed Anna Kalinskaya kept intact her perfect record at the ITF Grade 1 International Hard Court Championships Saturday, taking both the singles and doubles titles for the second straight year.  The boys champion is new to Grade 1 success, with 15-year-old Felix Auger Aliassime collecting his first title at that ITF level.Both singles finals, played simultaneously on the courts of the Junior Tennis Champions Center, were contested by friends and doubles partners, and both were tense and often error-strewn affairs, but No. 7 seed Auger…
 
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    Tennis With Attitude

  • U.S. Open preview: The women

    Naf
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:32 am
    Really, the only thing left here to discuss is Serena and predicting if she can pull off a true-life calendar Slam. Obviously, no one can say with any certainty. Who knows? Maybe at this very moment, she and Drake have decided to elope and get married. (Although it is probably not a good idea to marry anyone who was on "Degrassi." Hello, drama!) Or she could get injured, or she could fall at the first hurdle this year, some woman named Vitala Diatchenko. Or even Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Or she could have another end-of-year meltdown (which does always seem to happen at the U.S. Open for her…
  • U.S. Open preview: The fellas

    Naf
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:19 am
    How do I think the U.S. Open's men's draw will play out this year? Well, take a look:A lot of this speaks for itself, but a few things to note:1. Kei Nishikori over Novak Djokovic in the semis? Yeah. I think Nishikori is special. Last year, he made it to the final, and surprisingly did not bring home the title. That stumble might be enough to trigger disbelief for many others, but I think he'll be back. He's got the game to take down Federer in the final. He got Djokovic last year, right? Also, I hope Nishikori v. Monfils is a night match. Pleasepleaseplease2. COME ON TOMMY HAAS3. COME ON…
  • Pre-U.S. Open rant: Telling women what to do

    Naf
    29 Aug 2015 | 11:27 am
    My big takeway from the Serena Williams/Simona Halep Cincinnati final wasn't necessarily Williams' dominance and her continued ability to pull victory from inconsistent play. We already knew about that.More than anything, the match made me realize just how ridiculous on-court coaching is -- on at least three levels. Let's review them now:Level OneSo Darren Cahill is the Adidas player development couch, and he was available to Halep during changeovers for on-court coaching. Cahill is also a commentator for ESPN at times, along with Brad Gilbert and Mary Jo Fernandez. Gilbert says something…
  • So, Wimbledon has been a little entertaining ...

    Naf
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:41 pm
    First, ESPN, thank you for derailing my "workout routine." Now I wake up in the morning and watch every tennis match I want online. If you actually have things to do, this is not as good as it sounds. Who am I kidding. This is awesome!Before I fang some tennis players by picking them to win matches, how about (1) Serena v. Vika, (2) Agz v. Madison and (3) all the doubles anyone could possibly want!! Even though Serena has come back from a set down a lot lately, it is still just jaw-dropping to watch her as she reasserts herself mid-match. It's not a rope-a-dope, it's a tennis player…
  • A testosterone-infused Ladies Day

    Naf
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Kevin Anderson. That would be the guy I gave zero props to in advance of his match with world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Right -- the same guy who is tied at two sets apiece with Djokovic. Anyone know any good crystal-ball repairmen?Anyway, tomorrow is ladies' quarterfinal day at Wimby. Let's run 'em down:1. Maria Sharapova v. Coco Vandeweghe: Coco's another one who got no props from me yesterday. She'd get them today if she were playing almost anyone else. Although I am intrigued by the idea of Sharapova getting outhit by someone who in her press conference makes reference to "making her feel my…
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  • Djokovic Dances Heart out after Winning with Ease

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:59 pm
    After his straight-sets win over Andreas Haider-Maurer, Novak Djokovic got busy on the dance floor. After a breezy straight-sets win over Andreas Haider-Maurer, Novak Djokovic might have still needed a workout. Thanks to a wild and crazy fan, he got it. The genius of Nole. pic.twitter.com/usWrpJR6nQ — Chris Oddo (@TheFanChild) September 3, 2015 While doing his on-court interview with ESPN’s Brad Gilbert, the conversation turned to a dancing fan that has caught Djokovic’s attention for many years. Djokovic praised the fan for his entertaining skills then, lo and behold, the…
  • Bencic Overcomes Emotions and Escapes with Victory over Doi

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Belinda Bencic lost her composure after some difficult moments, but rallied to advance in three sets vs. Misaki Doi. Bencic meltdown - ESPN Video She was down, out and in tears. But somehow 12th-seeded Belinda Bencic found a way to rally for a 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-3 victory over Japan’s Misaki Doi on Wednesday in New York. More: Vandeweghe Gets Props from Mattek-Sands for Epic Racquet Smash “I was really mad,” Bencic admitted to reporters afterwards. “I was just so frustrated today. I think we all have not-so-good days, but I was very frustrated for the line calls and the…
  • Video: CoCo Crushes Racquet in Epic Smash

    2 Sep 2015 | 11:00 am
    CoCo Vandeweghe's most ferocious shot of the second round came when she obliterated her Yonex stick. The changeover is often a time for quiet contemplation. Unless you're CoCo Vandeweghe in which case, the changeover can be a form of stress relief. More: Serena Williams Inches Closer to Grand Slam Frustrated by the 0-5 deficit she faced against compatriot Bethanie Mattek-Sands today, Vandeweghe absolutely obliterated her Yonex racquet in an epic raging racquet spash. Watch CoCo's crushing destruction of her Yonex racquet take on such a spirited attack, the ball kids behind her…
  • Lopez: Rafa Will Rise Again; Spanish Tennis May Not

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:05 am
    "I think (Rafa's) gonna be okay. If not this year then next year," No. 18-seeded Lopez said at US Open. Rafael Nadal will rise again in the rankings, says the last man to beat the King of Clay in tournament play. Feliciano Lopez, who bounced buddy Nadal out Cincinnati, 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (3), with a bold display of attacking tennis last month, believes Nadal will regain his form if not this season, then next. More: Fish Falls to Lopez in US Open Farewell Asked what advice he would give Nadal to help him regain his form, Lopez initially looked a bit taken aback by the question.
  • Milestone Watch: Records Broken Quickly at the U.S. Open

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:43 am
    In just two days of the US Open, we've already seen the longest women's match and a record for retirements in the first round. In just two days, the U.S. Open has seen several records broken. And one of those records was nearly broken again on Tuesday. 1. Longest women's match at US Open Let’s start with the longest women’s match, which was played on Monday in New York, when American Madison Brengle outlasted Saisai Zheng of China, 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 in three hours and twenty minutes, making it the longest women’s match in U.S. Open history. On Tuesday Monica…
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  • Charleston event now the Volvo Cars Open

    Diane
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:07 pm
    When players gather next April to compete on Charleston's green clay, they will no longer be competing at the Family Circle Cup, but rather, at the Volvo Cars Open. The Meredith Corporation, which owns and publishes Family Circle, is still very much involved as a sponsor, as you can see from the above logo.The Volvo Cars Open has quite a history, and some of that history involves the Meredith Corporation because it is the longest-running sponsor of a tennis event in history. The partnership began in 1973, and history was made right away: Charleston was the first women's tennis event to be…
  • Gone, baby, gone

    Diane
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:21 pm
    I tried to warn you about the need for a strong beverage today. The first day of the 2015 U.S. Open was indeed a day of carnage. Here is what happened:A former U.S. Open champion (Svetlana Kuznetsova) and a former Junior U.S. Open champion (Heather Watson) went out in the opening round.Two former world number 1s (the "Serbian Sisters," Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic) went out, too.The 2015 U.S. Open Series winner (Karolina Pliskova) went out. In fact, she won only three games against Anna Tatishvili.10th seed Carla Suarez Navarro is out. Even Daria Gavrilova, who didn't have to face Maria…
  • Accidents waiting to happen

    Diane
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Every major features "popcorn" first rounds, but the 2015 U.S. Open probably requires popcorn, beer and a shot. Here are some of the match-ups to watch:CoCo Vandeweghe vs. Sloane Stephens (29): Stephens is the favorite here, not just by virtue of ranking, but also by virtue of her recent form. Nevertheless, Vandeweghe is somewhat of a slugger, and if the two get into it, it could be entertaining.Kiki Mladenovic vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova: Mladenovic is now officially dangerous on any surface, but Kuznetsova is a former (2004) U.S. Open champion who--when she is in form--is brilliant.Oceane Dodin…
  • If pressure really is a privilege...

    Diane
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:03 pm
    So excited to be in New York for the #usopen! Ready to take on the heat @missionathlete #keepyourcool #onamission pic.twitter.com/1lsRy4d6Bb— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) August 27, 2015 ...then Serena Williams is the most privileged woman in New York right now. The subject of constant commentary, major magazine covers and feature stories, the world number 1 is poised to win the Grand Slam, one of the few achievements in tennis that she's never pulled off. Of course, few have. (Commentators have been cheapening the accomplishment lately by calling it the Calendar Year Grand Slam, but…
  • North American hard court season brings redemption and stardom

    Diane
    23 Aug 2015 | 4:08 pm
    We don't yet know what we'll remember most about the 2015 North American hard court season--the part, that is, that precedes the U.S. Open. But there are already enough stories to make the season memorable.First, Sloane Stephens not only advanced to a final, at long last--she won a title. Stephens' victory at the Citi Open (which began with an impressive draw but thinned out a bit because of injury withdrawals) had to be a huge relief for her, her team and her fans. Stephens, who was unseeded, defeated former U.S. Open champions Svetlana Kuznetsova and Sam Stosur to get to the final, in which…
 
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  • All Eyes On Serena Williams

    Nara
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:24 pm
    The US Open is starting tomorrow. And all eyes are on Serena Williams. This can be huge. Google thinks so too. She is one of the Top News topics in my Google News stream. And she should be. She is a  21-times major champion, who very well can become the first player, among men or women, to capture a seventh US Open championship. Making history Serena is chasing tennis history. 21 grand slam titles and counting. Love her or hate her Serena Williams has had a complex relationship with the American public. The Guardian states that “only in America Serena Williams could happen” but…
  • Paris Is Ready for Roland-Garros 2015

    Nara
    24 May 2015 | 6:27 am
    Roland-Garros, also known as the French Open, starts today. Paris is absolutely ready for it. Our photos tell the story. Paris Metro Station Greeting Roland-Garros Visitors Paris Metro Station. Roland-Garros 2015 You are here for tennis fun? You are in the right place. Roland-Garros Tennis Souvenirs at Roland-Garros! Cute stuff to remember your visit! Nice collection of key-chains and magnets to remember your beautiful tennis-filled day! The courts are ready for intense battles. Roland-Garros 2015! Roland-Garros 2015 Stairs to Heaven. Roland-Garros 2015 You are here for tennis fun? Go this…
  • Chinese Tennis Star Li Na’s Story To Be Made Into Movie

    Nara
    18 May 2015 | 6:35 am
    Asia’s tennis icon Li Na’s life will be made into a movie by a famous Hong Kong director Peter Chan. The movie, which is going to be released in 2016, is based on her autobiography “Li Na: My Life.”  She will be working as a consultant. “I am very humbled by the fact that a director of Peter Chan’s talent is going to direct it. Some of the best movies in China that have come out in the last couple of years have been made by Peter,” said Ms Li. She became a global star and the second-highest paid female athlete in the world after she won the French Open title in…
  • Tennis Stars Congratulate Their Moms on Mothers Day

    Nara
    11 May 2015 | 5:40 am
    In honor of Mother’s Day, many tennis players took to social media to congratulate their moms. We need to mention that not all countries celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May. Novak Djokovic congratulating his mother on Mother’s Day Tennis Canada also made a list of their favorite tennis moms. Check out the photos. The post Tennis Stars Congratulate Their Moms on Mothers Day appeared first on TennisInfoBlog.
  • Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker Expecting First Baby

    Nara
    4 May 2015 | 3:20 am
    American tennis star Andy Roddick’s model wife Brooklyn Decker has posted this beautiful photo on her Instagram page, thus, announcing that the couple is expecting their first child. “So this happened… #the3ofus,” she wrote on the social media site while debuting her pregnant bump in a black dress. People magazine was apparently so excited to report the pregnancy news, that they said it was actually another tennis star, the British Andy Murray was the father. Since both of these players have a great sense of humor, no wonder this mix-up started a string of funny…
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  • U.S. Open Day 3: Doubles Troubles

    Todd.Spiker
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.The women’s draw on the doubles side has descended into chaos. Withdrawals and injuries have knocked out several big names in what is usually one of the more consistent events. And now the top seeds have a pretty easy route to the final. If the fourth seeds crash out they will be the highest seed by a long way. The other half is the loaded one. The Bryans lost in the first round and now may face losing the number one ranking. With no slams won this year, this has been their worst year in that regard since 2004. Johnson/Querrey edged them 7-6[4], 5-7, 6-3 and the loss…
  • U.S. Open Day 2: Broken Players and Broken Records

    Todd.Spiker
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.Ten men and two women retired in the first round. That is the bad news, but the good news is that it broke an era record! That silver lining isn’t great, to be honest, but it does send out a warning signal. Firstly, the signal it sends is that there payers who enter the U.S. Open simply to get a cheque. It happens at every slam. I think there should be a mandatory medical check-up before the slam to weed out those who are denying other the chance at a cheque. But there is a more important issue, which is that the player’s safety comes first and perhaps we aren’t…
  • U.S. Open Day 1: Messages

    Todd.Spiker
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:08 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here. We both know why we’re here, so shall we get on with it? There’s always a lot the first day. QUESTION: The last time a U.S. Open finalist lost on the first day was?*Suicide Picks*MS 1st Rd: Janowicz d. Carreno Busta==WS 1st Rd: I-C Begu [28] d. Govortosova ARTHUR ASHE: DJOKOVIC D SOUZA ...The crowds paid good money to see 71 minutes of the Djokovic show. 6-1, 6-1 and 6-1 tells one everything one needs to know about the match. It wasn’t close. In fact, it was an absolute lesson. But that’s the point of the early rounds for the big seeds. That old phrase about…
  • Wk.34- The Small Opening Before the Open

    Todd.Spiker
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:07 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.Our little tradition of a shorter post before the big event is a nice one. And considering the work that BACKSPIN has put in the last few weeks and the upcoming weeks, this shorter post is a godsend for the BACKSPINNERS. Somebody has to win these pre-slam events and it’s usually one of the top two or three seeds. And Winston-Salem would be no different. Won by a player with serious weapons who is a threat at the U.S. Open, the event was a nice warm-up for the big meal. It was the perfect starter. Kevin Anderson won another title, again on hard courts. The South…
  • U.S. Open Predictions: Bring Balance to the Force

    Todd.Spiker
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.It’s a shorter predictions post today as Todd and I just finished an exceptionally long feature.It is nice to see a balanced draw on the men’s side. Rarely these days do we get a balanced draw, but here at the U.S. we do. Neither Federer nor Djokovic will be happy with their draws, respectively, though Federer may have the slightly wider smile. So by now how this works is obvious. Todd and I do some picks and I blow mine. He doesn’t. Mind you I did pick Kvitova at Wimbledon, which wasn’t totally illogical. So enough from me, as you’ll be seeing oh so much of…
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  • Jamie Loeb Signs with Fila as Clothing Sponsor

    The Insider
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Fila has signed Jamie Loeb, 2015 NCAA Division 1 Champion, as his clothing sponsor. In the multi-year relationship, FILA will financially support Loeb as she chases her dream to play professional tennis. Loeb joins an impressive roster of ATP World Tour and WTA Tour players who have worn FILA on-court. “We are thrilled to welcome Jamie Loeb to the FILA family during this exciting time in her tennis career,” said Jon Epstein, President of FILA USA. “Jamie’s strong character and competitive drive make her primed for great success. We look forward to supporting Jamie as we play a role in…
  • HEAD (RED): Andy Murray and the longest rally (Video)

    The Insider
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Your reading: HEAD (RED): Andy Murray and the longest rally (Video) originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Ana Ivanovic Out of US Open 2015 at the Hand of Dominika Cibulkova

    The Insider
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Ana Ivanovic has been booted out of the US Open 2015 in the first round at the hands of Dominika Cibulkova. It was 6-3 3-6 6-3. Your reading: Ana Ivanovic Out of US Open 2015 at the Hand of Dominika Cibulkova originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • What is it Like to Training at the Bob Brett Tennis Academy in San Remo

    The Insider
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:52 am
    Your reading: What is it Like to Training at the Bob Brett Tennis Academy in San Remo originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Jelena Jankovic is Now Single: Anyone Fancy a Date?

    The Insider
    13 Aug 2015 | 5:49 am
    Jelena Jankovic is now single and she is looking to mingle. Are there any takers? Your reading: Jelena Jankovic is Now Single: Anyone Fancy a Date? originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
 
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  • Live Streaming Dominic Thiem vs Denis Istomin US Open 2015

    Tennis Guru
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:14 am
    The Live Streaming Dominic Thiem vs Denis Istomin US Open 2015 is available here. The US Open Tennis Championships 2015 is the last Grand Slam event of the calendar year and takes place from August 31 to September 13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. World number one Novak Djokovic leads the field and is aiming to win three out of four Grand Slams of the season (finished runner-up at Roland Garros but won Australian Open and Wimbledon). World number two Roger Federer is aiming for that elusive Grand Slam #18. Defending champion Marin Cilic and last…
  • Live Streaming Ivo Karlovic vs Jiri Vesely US Open 2015

    Tennis Guru
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:10 am
    The Live Streaming Ivo Karlovic vs Jiri Vesely US Open 2015 is available here. The US Open Tennis Championships 2015 is the last Grand Slam event of the calendar year and takes place from August 31 to September 13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. World number one Novak Djokovic leads the field and is aiming to win three out of four Grand Slams of the season (finished runner-up at Roland Garros but won Australian Open and Wimbledon). World number two Roger Federer is aiming for that elusive Grand Slam #18. Defending champion Marin Cilic and last year's…
  • Live Streaming Richard Gasquet vs Robin Haase US Open 2015

    Tennis Guru
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:09 am
    The Live Streaming Richard Gasquet vs Robin Haase US Open 2015 is available here. The US Open Tennis Championships 2015 is the last Grand Slam event of the calendar year and takes place from August 31 to September 13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. World number one Novak Djokovic leads the field and is aiming to win three out of four Grand Slams of the season (finished runner-up at Roland Garros but won Australian Open and Wimbledon). World number two Roger Federer is aiming for that elusive Grand Slam #18. Defending champion Marin Cilic and last…
  • Live Streaming Nicolas Mahut vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez US Open 2015

    Tennis Guru
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:05 am
    The Live Streaming Nicolas Mahut vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez US Open 2015 is available here. The US Open Tennis Championships 2015 is the last Grand Slam event of the calendar year and takes place from August 31 to September 13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. World number one Novak Djokovic leads the field and is aiming to win three out of four Grand Slams of the season (finished runner-up at Roland Garros but won Australian Open and Wimbledon). World number two Roger Federer is aiming for that elusive Grand Slam #18. Defending champion Marin Cilic and…
  • Live Streaming Kevin Anderson vs Austin Krajicek US Open 2015

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    3 Sep 2015 | 1:03 am
    The Live Streaming Kevin Anderson vs Austin Krajicek US Open 2015 is available here. The US Open Tennis Championships 2015 is the last Grand Slam event of the calendar year and takes place from August 31 to September 13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. World number one Novak Djokovic leads the field and is aiming to win three out of four Grand Slams of the season (finished runner-up at Roland Garros but won Australian Open and Wimbledon). World number two Roger Federer is aiming for that elusive Grand Slam #18. Defending champion Marin Cilic and last…
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  • US Open Day 3 Results Wednesday, September 2 2015

    3 Sep 2015 | 4:41 am
    US Open Day 3 Results Wednesday, September 2 2015Singles - Second Round[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) d. Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) 64 61 62[7] David Ferrer (ESP) d. Filip Krajinovic (SRB) 75 75 76(4)[8] Rafael Nadal (ESP) d. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 76(5) 63 75[9] Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) 62 63 75[10] Milos Raonic (CAN) d. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 62 64 67(5) 76(1)[14] David Goffin (BEL) d. Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 57 64 36 62 61Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) d. [17] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 63 76(5) 26 46 64[18] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) d. Mardy Fish (USA) 26 63 16 75 63[19] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga…
  • US Open Day 3 Order of Play Wednesday, September 2 2015

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:32 am
    US Open Day 3 Order of Play Wednesday, September 2 2015Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM Women's Singles - Round 2Madison Keys (USA) [19] vs. Tereza Smitkova (CZE) Not Before: 1:00 PM Men's Singles - Round 2Marin Cilic (CRO) [9] vs. Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) Women's Singles - Round 2Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs. Kiki Bertens (NED) Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM Women's Singles - Round 2Irina Falconi (USA) vs. Venus Williams (USA) [23] Men's Singles - Round 2Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs. Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM Men's Singles - Round 2Mardy Fish (USA) vs. Feliciano Lopez…
  • US Open Day 2 Results Tuesday, September 1 2015

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:18 am
    US Open Day 2 Results Tuesday, September 1 2015Singles - First Round[2] Roger Federer (SUI) d. Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 61 62 62[3] Andy Murray (GBR) d. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 75 63 46 61 [5] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) d. Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 75 64 76(6)[6] Tomas Berdych (CZE) d. Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) 63 62 64Donald Young (USA) d. [11] Gilles Simon (FRA) 26 46 64 64 64[12] Richard Gasquet (FRA) d. Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 46 61 46 63 20 ret.[13] John Isner (USA) d. Malek Jaziri (TUN) 62 63 64[15] Kevin Anderson (RSA) d. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 76(1) 67(5) 75 63[20] Dominic Thiem (AUT) d. Daniel…
  • US Open Day 2 Order of Play Tuesday, September 1 2015

    1 Sep 2015 | 3:58 am
    US Open Day 2 Order of Play Tuesday, September 1 2015Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM Women's Singles - Round 1Marina Erakovic (NZL) vs. Simona Halep (ROU) [2] Not Before: 1:00 PM Women's Singles - Round 1Jamie Loeb (USA) vs. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) [4] Men's Singles - Round 1Leonardo Mayer (ARG) vs. Roger Federer (SUI) [2] Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM Men's Singles - Round 1Nick Kyrgios (AUS) vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [3] Women's Singles - Round 1Petra Kvitova (CZE) [5] vs. Laura Siegemund (GER) Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM Women's Singles - Round 1Lucie Safarova (CZE) [6] vs. Lesia Tsurenko…
  • US Open Day 1 Results Monday, August 31 2015

    1 Sep 2015 | 3:51 am
    US Open Day 1 Results Monday, August 31 2015Singles - First RoundNovak Djokovic (SRB) [1] d. Joao Souza (BRA) 61 61 61Benoit Paire (FRA) d. Kei Nishikori (JPN) [4] 64 36 46 76(6) 64 - saved 2 MPDavid Ferrer (ESP) [7] d. Radu Albot (MDA) 46 75 61 60Rafael Nadal (ESP) [8] d. Borna Coric (CRO) 63 62 46 64Marin Cilic (CRO) [9] d. Guido Pella (ARG) 63 76(3) 76(3)Milos Raonic (CAN) [10] d. Tim Smyczek (USA) 64 76(8) 61David Goffin (BEL) [14] d. Simone Bolelli (ITA) 64 61 62Illya Marchenko (UKR) d. Gael Monfils (FRA) [16] 26 64 50 ret.Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [17] d. Matthew Ebden (AUS) 64 62…
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  • Happy US Open!

    Kim Selzman
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:22 pm
    The US Open is here! Hooray! The 2015 US Open officially starts today, Monday, August 31, and continues through September 13. I know I say that every Slam is my favorite Slam, but really, the US open is my favorite Slam. And this year that’s true for a number of reasons. First of all, Serena Williams just might complete a calendar year Grand Slam this year. The last woman to win a calendar year Grand Slam was Steffi Graf in 1988 so I’m pulling for Serena to do it this year. Second, I am so hoping that this is Roger Federer’s year to win another Slam. I just know he has at…
  • How to Follow Through When Hitting the Tennis Ball – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 100

    Kim Selzman
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Let’s talk about your follow through in tennis. What is it? Why is it important? And how do you do it? In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, I’ll tell you why your follow through is so important to hitting great shots in 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: When you think about the mechanics of your strokes in tennis, you may spend a lot of time thinking about your grip, your racquet position,…
  • Who Can Return In Tennis Doubles? Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 99

    Kim Selzman
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s time for another tennis rules episode (hooray!). This week, I’m answering the question of a Tennis Fixation follower who asks about where doubles partners can stand when returning the ball. This is a pretty interesting episode as it turns out the answer is not just about what the rules allow, but also what the best court positioning may be for the returning doubles team. 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.
  • Top Tips for Getting League and Tournament Ready – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 98

    Kim Selzman
    13 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Fall tennis league is just around the corner and I am preparing so that I don’t show up at that first league match, when it counts, as the person who hasn’t picked up a racquet in the last two months. If you also don’t want to be that person, be sure and follow my top tips for getting league and tournament ready. 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’ve been playing tennis, mostly doing…
  • Winning the Warm-Up – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 97

    Kim Selzman
    6 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Have you ever played against someone who wants to win the warm-up? They angle their volleys off for winners. They smash their overheads back at you, or maybe back at your partner who is not even paying attention to your opponent. Some people play the warm-up as if its some kind of mini-match that they need to win before the real match even begins. In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, I’ll talk about how to really “win” the warm-up, how to make the most of those 5 to 10 minutes before the match begins to get yourself physically and mentally ready to play. You can listen to…
 
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  • RFN New Business Preview: Tube Slider

    Bruce Spring
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:27 pm
    At this point, it feels like self-parody. James has another “classic” title for RFN’s New Business in the Summer of Too Hot for Games 2015 – perpetual joke title Tube Slider! You can hear more about this and other games on Radio Free Nitendo at www.ninwr.com RFN New Business Preview: Tube Slider
  • Aling Siony and Juan Tamad venture into a new business | Juan Tamad

    Bruce Spring
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:16 am
    Juan decided to stop from schooling, that’s why her mother used their money to start a new business. But they discovered that the business was a scam! Aired: August 30, 2015 Airs every Sunday, 4:45 PM on GMA Network! Aling Siony and Juan Tamad venture into a new business | Juan Tamad
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    Bruce Spring
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:42 am
    ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs As Myanmar emerges from decades of economic isolation, some are betting on the country’s growth and starting up new businesses. The FT meets two entrepreneurs in Yangon. ► FT World News: http://bit.ly/1Exp0iJ ► FT Business: http://bit.ly/1KUK08s For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes Myanmar’s new business entrepreneurs | FT Business
  • KLM *NEW* World Business Class Boeing 747 UpperDeck

    Bruce Spring
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Chicago to Amsterdam and return. Filmed December 2014/January 2015. Video includes footage of Chicago and Amsterdam airport lounges, boarding process, aircraft interior, in-flight meal service, takeoff and landing. KLM *NEW* World Business Class Boeing 747 UpperDeck
  • New World Global Network Business Opportunity Video

    Bruce Spring
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:56 am
    Benefits of being in early…. The World Global Network Space Computer. You can’t get it from any computer outlet… just here. For more info go to www.worldgn.ca New World Global Network Business Opportunity Video
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    Singapore Tennis Lessons for Juniors and Adults|OnCourt Advantage Tennis

  • Tennis Lessons in Singapore information

    Singapore Tennis Lessons
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:55 am
    How: To book YOUR tennis lessons please email info@OnCourtAdvantage.com or text to +65 9830 2678. Where: at the tennis centres or at your court. Who: These tennis lessons are available to everyone. When: These tennis lessons are offered from 7am to 10pm six days per week (Monday to Saturday). What: Tennis lessons for EVERYONE, at any age and for every standard of...Read More
  • Bedok Tennis Centre Singapore Tennis Lessons

    Singapore Tennis Lessons
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:25 am
    To have tennis lessons at the Bedok tennis centre in Singapore arranged for you please email info@oncourtadvantage.com or text +65 9830 2678. Tennis lessons at Bedok tennis centre on the 4 floodlit hard courts are available 7 days a week from 7am to 10pm each day. The Bedok tennis centre address is 3 Bedok North Street 2, 469643....Read More
  • Yio Chu Kang Tennis Centre Singapore Tennis Lessons

    Singapore Tennis Lessons
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:19 am
    To have tennis lessons at the Yio Chu Kang tennis centre in Singapore arranged for you please email info@oncourtadvantage.com or text +65 9830 2678. Tennis lessons at Yio Chu Kang tennis centre on the 9 floodlit hard courts are available 7 days a week from 7am to 10pm each day. The Yio Chu Kang tennis centre address is...Read More
  • MOE Evans Road Tennis Centre Singapore Tennis Lessons

    Singapore Tennis Lessons
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:56 pm
    To have tennis lessons at the MOE Evans Road tennis centre in Singapore arranged for you please email info@oncourtadvantage.com or text +65 9830 2678. Tennis lessons at CCAB MOE Evans Road tennis centre on the 5 floodlit hard courts are available 7 days a week but only outside the times reserved to the school’s usage. On the...Read More
  • Kallang Tennis Centre Singapore Tennis Lessons

    Singapore Tennis Lessons
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:35 pm
    To have tennis lessons at Kallang tennis centre in Singapore arranged for you please email info@oncourtadvantage.com or text +65 9830 2678. Tennis lessons at Kallang tennis centre on the 14 floodlit hard courts are available 7 days a week from 7am to 10pm. The Kallang tennis centre address is 52 Stadium Road, 397724. Tennis Lessons in Singapore You...Read More
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    Everyball Tennis

  • Loughborough colours!

    Everyball Tennis
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:49 am
    This will wake you up on an early morning session Gavin McKinlay!!
  • New 'FREE' fast-track beginners course beginning soon!

    Everyball Tennis
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:22 pm
    New to tennis?  Been a long time since you've had a racket in hand.  Well, we'll get you going on the second of our free fast-track courses!  Sign up via this link and tell your friends! Let's Play! http://www.ourbigdata.co.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=387
  • County closed finals

    Everyball Tennis
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:41 am
    16/22 finalists today at the Bucks closed and two at Herts hail from Everyball. Great job all!
  • Ball basket...

    Everyball Tennis
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:58 pm
  • County closed warm-up Friday

    Everyball Tennis
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:54 pm
    8-9 am at Missenden for those Everyballers wishing pre-match warm-up. See blog 7.15am if rain.
 
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    peRFect Tennis

  • Federer Makes Light Work of Mayer at US Open

    Jonathan
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:03 pm
    One of the toughest first round matches Federer had ever faced in his career supposedly but this one was over in a mere 1 hour and 17 minutes as the Swiss dispatched Leonardo Mayer 6-1 6-2 6-2 to make serene progress into Round 2. Based on their Shanghai meeting last year, where Roger saved 5 ... The post Federer Makes Light Work of Mayer at US Open appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • US Open Draw 2015

    Jonathan
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    It’s US Open time already and the draw ceremony took place yesterday evening with Federer in there as the Number 2 seed. As usual all eyes were on where Nadal might land and there’s no chance of an early Fedal encounter as Novak Djokovic landed in his quarter. Federer on the other hand is in ... The post US Open Draw 2015 appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • US Open Musings

    Murli Pillai
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:23 am
    September 13th, 1992 – Midnight, Mumbai It was a very anticipated night. The 1992 US Open Men’s finals. My hero Edberg was up against Pete Sampras. Two great champions. I remembered how Edberg had demolished Courier in the 1991 final. 6-2, 6-4, 6-0. Back in India, the matches would start nearing midnight and the next ... The post US Open Musings appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Roger Federer’s US Open Outfit 2015

    Jonathan
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:21 am
    Hey guys, here’s Roger Federer’s Outfit for the US Open 2015. As usual there’s a day session and night session outfit and the only thing I’m missing are the night session trainers (which are probably limited edition). I’ll add them in once I find suitable pictures. Nike have reverted back to the Polo for this ... The post Roger Federer’s US Open Outfit 2015 appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Solid Federer Defeats Djokovic to Take Home 7th Cincinnati Title

    Jonathan
    23 Aug 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Whoopa, welcome to Sevennati Roger Federer 😀 . Nice win here for the GOAT as he defeated Novak Djokovic 7-6(1) 6-3 to win his 87th ATP title and 24th Masters 1000 trophy. The win also sees him return to #2 in the Rankings, beat Seeds #1 and #2 en route to a title for the ... The post Solid Federer Defeats Djokovic to Take Home 7th Cincinnati Title appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
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    Tennis Grandstand

  • Retirements Plague the US Open Men’s Draw

    Walker
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:22 am
    by Kevin Craig @Kcraig_Tennis   The first round of the 2015 US Open has produced some history. An Open Era record 10 retirements occurred in the first round, including big names like Gael Monfils, Alex Dolgopolov, Marcos Baghdatis, and Ernests Gulbis. Seeing a player get hurt is never a good thing, especially at this tournament as it is what many players have worked for all year long. Florian Mayer and Radek Stepanek were two of the players forced to retire on the first day of play, which may not come as a surprise to many due to their histories with injuries as Mayer and Stepanek have…
  • Bright Lights – Serena Seeking The Slam

    Walker
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:16 am
    The new roof structure couldn’t keep the biggest star from shining into Arthur Ashe Stadium last night, as Serena Williams launched her final leg of pursuing tennis’ first Grand Slam in nearly three decades. She made the first step look easy, dispatching an injured Vitalia Diatchenko 6-0, 2-0, ret. The win is her 29th straight in Grand Slam singles draws, dating back to the first round of the 2014 US Open. Photo: Chris Nicholson, www.PhotographingTennis.com Arthur Ashe Stadium – Opening Night, 2015
  • US Open Seeds Bite The Dust In Serena’s Half of the Draw

    Walker
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:30 pm
    by Kevin Craig @KCraig_Tennis   The US Open has only been going on for a day and many top players have already packed their bags. Ana Ivanovic, Karolina Pliskova, Carla Suarez Navarro, Jelena Jankovic, Sloane Stephens, and Svetlana Kuznetsova all bit the dust on Day 1 in New York, massively opening up the top half of the draw for Serena Williams, who now will not have to face a Top 10 player if she reached the final. Ivanovic was coming off a good summer in which she made the quarterfinals in Toronto and Cincinnati, each time losing to the player that would go on to win the…
  • Seven Matches To Remember From 2014 U.S. Open

    Walker
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:49 am
    By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   The 2014 U.S. Open will best be remembered for Serena Williams winning her 18th major title – tying fellow American legends Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert on the all-time list – and for Marin Cilic’s surprise victory, beating another long-shot finalist Kei Nishikori in the final. However, there were other standout matches that defined the event, as outlined below and as seen in the updated mobile app “This Day In Tennis” available at www.TennisHistoryApp.com   August 26, 2014 – Cici Bellis, 15, becomes the youngest player to win a…
  • Roger Federer’s Win Over Novak Djokovic In Cincinnati Boosts US Open Chances

    Walker
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:43 am
    Roger Federer spelled out revenge for his Wimbledon final loss in July to world number one Novak Djokovic, as he stormed to a 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 straight sets win in the Cincinnati Masters Final on Sunday. Federer’s path to the final involved a semi-final victory over British number one, and new world number two, Andy Murray, whilst Djokovic defeated Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov in his semi, in a two sets to one win. Federer, who claimed his seventh Cincinnati Masters title and 87th tour-level title, claimed the ever-tight battle every time the two take to the court has heated up even more in…
 
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    TennisTicketNews

  • Federer & Williams win 2015 Western & Southern Open

    Kristina
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:22 pm
    World No. 3 tennis pro Roger Federer took home the Western & Southern Open title on Sunday, August 23, 2015. Federer beat Novak Djokovic in a 7-6 (7/1), 6-3 win making it Federer’s seventh Cincinnati Masters title of his career. The 17-time Serbian Grand Slam winner defended his 87th career ATP title and claimed his 24th trophy in an ATP Masters 1000 event. In the women’s tennis tournament, Serena Williams defeated Romanian Pro Player Simona Halep in a 6-3, 7-6(5) win. The victory is Williams second Cincinnati Masters title in a row, winning the Rookwood trophy. The World No.
  • Djokovic & Williams Win 2015 Wimbledon Titles

    Kristina
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:15 am
    Novak Djokovic has won the 2015 Wimbledon title making it his third Wimbledon win. After four grueling sets, the World No. 1 player beat Switzerland’s Roger Federer 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3. Djokovic was asked about his match with Roger and answered graciously, “It’s always a great privilege playing against Roger,” Djokovic said. “He’s done so much for our sport on and off the court and he’s definitely somebody that a lot of the players in my generation were looking up to him and following his lead and it’s a great honor to play here again. “He…
  • Wawrinka and Williams Take Home 2015 French Open Titles

    Kristina
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:13 am
    Swiss tennis player Stanislas Wawrinka stunned world No. 1 player Novak Djokovic at the French Open with a 4-6 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 victory! The win brings him his second Grand Slam single title of his career, the first being the 2014 Australian Open and brings him to the world ranking of No. 3. In the Women’s tennis division, Serena Williams defeated Czech Lucie Safarova in three sets for her 20th major victory in her career. Safarova did leave with a title win though in the doubles final with her partner from the United States, Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
  • Djokovic and Williams Winners of 2015 Miami Open

    Kristina
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    Novak Djokovic has won his fifth Miami Masters title against Andy Murray with a 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-0 victory. The Serb has beaten the Scottish player so far this year at the Australian Open final and at the semi-finals in the Indian Wells Masters in March. Djokovic is currently ranked world No. 1 with Roger Federer in the No. 2 position and Andy Murray at No. 3. Serena Williams earned her eighth Miami Open title against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain with a 6-2, 6-0 win at the Crandon Park in Biscayne. The world No. 1 player celebrated her 700th WTA tour victory, winning the last ten…
  • Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic Win 2015 Australia Open

    Kristina
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:23 pm
    After a great performance on the courts in Melbourne, Australia, Serena Williams defeated her arch-rival, Maria Sharapova, in a final score of 6-3, 7-6(7/5). The win makes it Serena’s sixth Australian Open win and her nineteenth Grand Slam title. Williams victory speech honored her family saying “Growing up I wasn’t the richest, but I had a rich family in spirit and support, and standing here with 19 championships is something I never thought would happen. “I went on the courts with a ball, a racquet and a hope. That’s all I had. So all you guys who want to do…
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    Women´s Tennis Blog

  • US Open Day 3 Order of Play Wednesday, September 2 2015

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:33 am
    US Open Day 3 Order of Play Wednesday, September 2 2015Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM Women's Singles - Round 2Madison Keys (USA) [19] vs. Tereza Smitkova (CZE) Not Before: 1:00 PM Men's Singles - Round 2Marin Cilic (CRO) [9] vs. Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) Women's Singles - Round 2Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs. Kiki Bertens (NED) Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM Women's Singles - Round 2Irina Falconi (USA) vs. Venus Williams (USA) [23] Men's Singles - Round 2Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs. Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM Men's Singles - Round 2Mardy Fish (USA) vs. Feliciano Lopez…
  • US Open Day 2 Order of Play Tuesday, September 1 2015

    1 Sep 2015 | 3:59 am
    US Open Day 2 Order of Play Tuesday, September 1 2015Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM Women's Singles - Round 1Marina Erakovic (NZL) vs. Simona Halep (ROU) [2] Not Before: 1:00 PM Women's Singles - Round 1Jamie Loeb (USA) vs. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) [4] Men's Singles - Round 1Leonardo Mayer (ARG) vs. Roger Federer (SUI) [2] Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM Men's Singles - Round 1Nick Kyrgios (AUS) vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [3] Women's Singles - Round 1Petra Kvitova (CZE) [5] vs. Laura Siegemund (GER) Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM Women's Singles - Round 1Lucie Safarova (CZE) [6] vs. Lesia Tsurenko…
  • US Open Day 1 Order of Play Monday, August 31 2015

    31 Aug 2015 | 4:43 am
    US Open Day 1 Order of Play Monday, August 31 2015Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM Women's Singles - Round 1Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) vs. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) [7] Not Before: 1:00 PM Women's Singles - Round 1Monica Puig (PUR) vs. Venus Williams (USA) [23] Men's Singles - Round 1Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs. Joao Souza (BRA) Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM 2015 US OPEN OPENING CEREMONY Women's Singles - Round 1Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs. Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS) Men's Singles - Round 1Borna Coric (CRO) vs. Rafael Nadal (ESP) [8] Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM Men's Singles - Round 1Kei Nishikori (JPN)…
  • US Open 2015 Main Draw

    28 Aug 2015 | 10:34 am
    US Open 2015 Main DrawS.Williams(1)-DiatchenkoQ-Lucic-BaroniQ-Mattek-Sands(WC)Vandeweghe-Stephens(29)Keys(19)-KoukalovaSmitkova-MituLinette-U.RadwanskaSiniakova-A.Radwanska(15)Bencic(12)-KaratantchevaHantuchova-DoiFalconi-Crawford(WC)Puig-V.WIlliams(23)Pavlyuchenkova(31)-RybarikovaQ-DellacquaSS.Zheng-BrengleQ-Ka.Pliskova(8)Sharapova(3)-GavrilovaKonjuh-MariaArruabarrena-JovanovskiMladenovic-Kuznetsova(30)Svitolina(17)-QFriedsam-KanepiDavis-WatsonPereira-Makarova(13)Suarez Navarro(10)-AllertovaKing-VinciKenin(WC)-Duque-MarinoDodin(WC)-Jankovic(21)Bouchard(25)-RiskeHercog-DiyasQ-Van…
  • US Open 2015 Qualy Draw

    26 Aug 2015 | 6:08 am
    US Open 2015 Qualy Draw(1)Margarita Gasparyan v Marina MelnikovaShuko Aoyama v (wc)Jessica PegulaElitsa Kostova v Melanie OudinUlrikke Eikeri v (24)Yafan Wang(2)Yaroslava Shvedova v Virginie RazzanoKai-Lin Zhang v Amandine HesseTereza Mrdeza v Kristina Kucova(wc)Raveena Kingsley v (30)Andrea Hlavackova(3)Johanna Konta v Reka-Luca JaniNaomi Osaka v Katerina StewartZhaoxuan Yang v Gabriela CeTamira Paszek v (28)Shahar Peer(4)An-Sophie Mestach v Junri NamigataMaria Sakkari v Anastasija Sevastova(wc)Jennifer Elie v Shuai ZhangFlorencia Molinero v (32)Petra Martic(5)Ying-Ying Duan v Mathilde…
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    10sBalls | Tennis can't be Tennis without Balls

  • DRAWS & TOMORROW’S SCHEDULE FOR THE 2015 U.S. OPEN TENNIS

    Staff
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:34 pm
    Printable Draws   Men's singles: click here Men's doubles: click here   Ladies' singles: click here Ladies' doubles: click here   Mixed Draws: click here Order of Play: click here
  • Beware Of “Neils” by Mark Winters

    Staff
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:09 pm
    Photo Above: Gerry Weber Open Tournament Press Officer, Frank Hofen and Dr. Stephan Kaußen. Photo Mark Winters   In April of 2014, Neil Harman, the long-time Tennis Correspondent for The Times, a British newspaper, was accused of “borrowing” from an array of publications such as The New York Times and Sports Illustrated, as well as publications in his country like the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian. Thievery of any sort, in the media world (or any world for that matter), is despicable, but in the case of this Englishman, it was even more scandalous. After all, he had, during his…
  • ANDY MURRAY BEATS BAD BOY NICK KYRGIOS IN 4 SETS AT THE U.S. OPEN – HERE’S 10SBALLS_COM FAVORITE NICK SHOTS OF THE NIGHT INCLUDING SNOOZE TIME

    Staff
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:35 am
    Nick Kyrgios of Australia hits a return to Andy Murray of Great Britain during their match on the second day of the 2015 US Open Tennis Championship at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York, USA, 01 September 2015. The US Open runs through 13 September, which is a return to a 14-day schedule. EPA/ANDREW GOMBERT                      
  • ROGER FEDERER’S FEARS ALLAYED AGAINST MAYER

    Staff
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:57 am
    World No. 2 Roger Federer dismissed Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in a US Open first-round clash he had been very wary of since the draw was made.   The Swiss recalled his battle with Mayer from the Shanghai Rolex Masters last year, where Mayer had five match points, as one of the “luckiest” matches he has ever won, and feared a difficult contest with the Argentine at Flushing Meadows.   But Federer was untroubled against Mayer in the final match of the Arthur Ashe Stadium day session, cruising into the second round in just 77 minutes. The right-hander hit 29 winners to just 13…
  • STAN WAWRINKA AND ANDY MURRAY FEND OFF LATE SURGES TO REACH THE SECOND ROUND

    Staff
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:43 am
    Fifth seed Stan Wawrinka has shaken off a third-set wobble to claim a second-round berth at the US Open on Tuesday, with a 7-5, 6-4, 7-6(6) victory over Albert Ramos-Vinolas. The two-hour, 14-minute win takes the 30-year-old Swiss native’s FedEx Head2Head against the Spaniard to a perfect 5-0. He clocked 53 winners to the 27 year old’s 25, breaking on five of his 12 opportunities.   Wawrinka, a two-time Grand Slam champion after this year’s French Open triumph, reached the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows in 2013 and quarter-finals last year. He is 16-2 in Grand Slam play this…
 
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    The Changeover

  • Things We Learned on Day 3 of the 2015 US Open

    Changeover Writing Staff
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Amy: I didn’t get to watch much today so I won’t make a list, but I did pay attention to Mardy Fish’s final match vs. Feliciano Lopez. I was rooting pretty hard for Fish’s career to last a few more days, but at least he went out with a good fight. During his late-career renaissance, Mardy Fish was by far the most exciting American male player to watch. In 2011, which was when I started obsessively following little tournaments online and began blogging, he was playing some truly excellent tennis. Whenever he played, I was glued to my computer screen or my iPhone, sometimes rooting for…
  • Things We Learned on Day 2 of the 2015 US Open

    Changeover Writing Staff
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:16 am
    During a day defined by retirements, we kept ourselves energetic and injury free to gather our thoughts on the latest action: Andrew 1. “Your health is important…” Mo Lahyani, annoying as he is, was not wrong when he tried to get Thanasi Kokkinakis to come to his senses. The young Aussie was suffering terrible cramping throughout the second half of the fourth set, having led France’s Richard Gasquet by two sets to one. Although Kokkinakis didn’t heed Lahyani’s words at first, it wasn’t long before he had to call it quits on the match, retiring down…
  • Tour Wife Tales with Kelsey Anderson: What Makes A Great Tournament?

    Kelsey Anderson
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:46 am
    View image | gettyimages.com After coming off an unbelievable week for Team Anderson, I would like to take this opportunity to sing the praises of an event that, in my option, epitomizes what every ATP tournament should strive to become. The Winston-Salem Open, after just three years in existence, has become easily one of my favorite stops on tour. While I was telling one of my volunteer drivers this evening how much I really love this event, he stopped to ask me, “Why?” Although it was a relatively unassuming question, I realized that there is no simple answer. I could easily rattle…
  • Things We Learned on Day 1 of the 2015 US Open

    Changeover Writing Staff
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:59 am
    The scene is set for a great tournament in New York – we’ll be here to guide you through our favorite moments from the action each day. Andrew 1. Maybe don’t underestimate Benoit Paire Kei Nishikori, who had a whole host of points to defend as the 2014 runner-up, is OUT of the tournament after a 5 set loss to France’s Benoit Paire. The most surprising thing was the speed with which the fifth set went awry for Kei – his record in deciding sets is phenomenal, so to see him mentally capitulate was quite a shock. That’s perhaps not giving enough credit to Paire, who…
  • Taking a Bite of the Big Apple: What to Eat During the U.S. Open

    Anusha Rasalingam
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:41 pm
    During the next two weeks, those who are lucky enough to attend the U.S. Open in person will not only be able to witness amazing tennis, but they will find themselves in one of the best dining cities in the world. From four star dining in Manhattan, to amazing pizza at corner storefront windows in the wee hours, there is something to suit every palate and budget. While those who are at the tennis all day (and night) may stick to the much improved options on-site, it is well worth the effort to venture out to try some of the amazing food right in the neighborhood if you can. Even for those of…
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    AFRICAN TENNIS

  • US Open: Anderson Survives 1stR Scare

    Ashley
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:07 pm
    US Open: South African Kevin Anderson survived 1st round scare from very talented teenager, Andrey Rublev of Russia. Anderson was pushed to 4 sets 7-6(1), 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the US Open in New York City. 15th seed Anderson will next meet Austin Krajicek of United States. The South African leads […] The post US Open: Anderson Survives 1stR Scare appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Anderson, Klaasen Into R2 In Cincinatti

    Ashley
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Kevin Anderson of South Africa is through to the second round of the Western & Southern Open after a tough three-setter against Leonardo Mayer of Argentina. After dropping the second set, Anderson roared back to win the match 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-1. The 15 seed South African next meets the in-form Jack Sock of United States. The […] The post Anderson, Klaasen Into R2 In Cincinatti appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Coach Urges Nigeria To Promote Tennis

    Ashley
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Lagos, Nigeria – In a phone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN),  Seyi Stephen, a tennis coach with the Lagos State Sports Council, last week urged Nigeria to promote tennis. “All sports should be given equal attention, especially in our schools; a sport like tennis is very good because any child that engages in it […] The post Coach Urges Nigeria To Promote Tennis appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Wimbledon 2015: Anderson, Black Advance; Klaasen Out

    Ashley
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:28 pm
    South African Kevin Anderson and Zimbabwean Cara Black are through to the 4th round of Wimbledon 2015 in London after winning their respective matches on Friday, but South African Raven Klaasen‘s day didn’t turn out so good. 14th seed Anderson beat Leonardo Mayer of Argentina in straight sets 6-4, 7-6(6), 6-3. The hard-hitting South African was […] The post Wimbledon 2015: Anderson, Black Advance; Klaasen Out appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Murray Denies Anderson 3rd Title, Raven Conquers Halle

    Ashley
    21 Jun 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Kevin Anderson of South Africa will have to wait for another opportunity to win his 3rd title after a straight sets loss to Andy Murray of Britain at Aegon Championships at the Queens club in London on Sunday. Anderson’s compatriot Raven Klaasen and his doubles partner, Rajeev Ram, won the doubles final in Halle, Germany. Murray, […] The post Murray Denies Anderson 3rd Title, Raven Conquers Halle appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
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    Rafael Nadal Fans

  • US Open R2: An Interview With Rafael Nadal (September 2, 2015)

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Q. How much kidding have your fellow players given you about the Tommy Hilfiger brand you’re endorsing? RAFAEL NADAL: I haven’t talk much. Somebody told me few things, but that’s it. Q. It’s gotten some attention. RAFAEL NADAL: Yeah. You like it? (Smiling.) Q. How would you describe your level of play and whether you’re […]
  • PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Diego Schwartzman to reach US Open third round

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:22 pm
    (AP) Rafael Nadal got past the second round at US Open. He was pushed by 74th-ranked Diego Schwartzman but was able to pull out the victory in straight sets on a humid day. Our champ won 7-6 (5), 6-3, 7-5 in 2 hours, 41 minutes. Rafa trailed 5-3 in the first-set tiebreaker but won the last four points. “To […]
  • Rafael Nadal – Sport & Style L’Equipe Magazine Photoshoot

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Here are the photos from Rafael Nadal’s cover shoot for L’Equipe’s Sport & Style magazine.Filed under: Off Court, Rafael Nadal Tagged: L’Equipe, photos, Rafael Nadal, tennis
  • US Open R2: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Diego Schwartzman?

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:20 pm
    After a good first round match against Croatian teen Borna Coric, Rafael Nadal goes on to face 74th-ranked Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the second round in New York City. Date: September 2, 2015 (Wednesday) Time: Approximately 3.30 pm EDT – New York, Montreal / 8.30 pm BST – United Kingdom / 9.30 pm CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / September 3 – 5.30 am AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your […]
  • Rafa Roundup: Nadal beaten by teenage girl – how did it happen?

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:15 pm
    ARTICLES: Nadal is back in the New York groove (via US Open) “I played a very high level in the first two sets,” Nadal told ESPN’s Darren Cahill on court after the win. “I get tired a little bit in the third set; in these conditions I [suffered], but in the fourth I served well […]
 
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    Lifestyle Hacks For Tennis Chicks™

  • Buy And Sell Gently Worn Tennis Apparel Via The Tennis Clothing Exchange

    Jen
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Tennis styles change all the time, and sometimes, so do our waist sizes. This usually results in lots of gently worn tennis apparel hanging in closets, or taking up space in drawers. Other than taking them to a re-sale shop (where they take half the profit), or selling them yourself on eBay (there are still seller and shipping fees), what can you do to recoup at least some of your hard earned money? Fellow tennis chick Allison Carbonneau came up with a brilliant solution, and it involves the most popular social media network in the world – Facebook! That’s right! Allison started…
  • Serena Williams Unveils Her Nike “Greatness Collection” Which She’ll Wear At The US Open

    Jen
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Photo courtesy of Nike Over the years, Serena Williams has wowed us with her bold fashion sense, and lately, she’s been collaborating with the chief designers at Nike, designing her outfits herself. For the US Open, she’ll be wearing her signature Greatness Collection. Photo courtesy of Nike Photo courtesy of Nike In true Serena style, her collection pairs solid and exotic printed fabrics, and has muscle-defining cut outs in back. There are two dresses  (one for day play, the other for night matches), 3 pairs of matching shoes, and a bomber jacket that features an inspirational…
  • Motivational Monday: Believe In Yourself!

    Karen Fishman
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:42 am
    Happy Mo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-tivational Monday! In today’s video, I’d like to talk about something I posted last week, and what it means to me: I am who I am. Your approval is not required. Watch my video, and let it inspire you! And be sure to check out my other motivational and wellness posts at Karen’s Korner.  And if there is anything I can do for you personally, I invite you to please contact me here, or through my Facebook page – Karen’s Korner For Tennis Savvy Moms. 0 2 0 0 Share on Pinterest There are no images. 0 0 0 0 0 Share with your friends Your…
  • 8 Tips To Keep Opponents From Attacking A Weak Backhand

    Jen
    16 Aug 2015 | 7:21 pm
    All tennis players have a weaker side (even the pros have a slightly weaker side), and it’s usually the backhand side. This is especially true for recreational league players and weekend warriors. And once opponents figure that out, they will attack without mercy. But there’s no need to throw in the towel – there are plenty of things you can do to keep your opponents from attacking your weakness – and win! Here are some great tips which will help you disguise and strengthen your backhand – and win you more matches! Accept It Your backhand is weak, so admit it…
  • 5 Ingredients That Combat Brain Aging

    Karen Fishman
    14 Aug 2015 | 12:07 pm
    When most people think of aging, they think of gray hairs and wrinkles. Because we live in a society so obsessed with the visible signs of age, we tend to forget that we age on the inside, as well. Take the brain, for instance. As we age, the brain undergoes physical changes in size and composition, resulting in slower cognition, impaired memory, decreased ability to learn, and weakened sensory perception. But the way your brain ages isn’t necessarily tied to chronological years, as your lifestyle plays a key role, too. Physical activity, a healthy diet, and low-to-moderate alcohol intake…
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    Wristpect Sport! - Sweat Chronicles

  • Throwback or Reenactment?

    Ace ArmStrong
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    My favorite subject in school was always recess or gym. I spent many happy moments doing what kids do best—playing. Sometimes a tough decision had to be made and I used the tried and true method of decision making I learned on the playground of, “Eenie meenie minie moe, catch a tiger by the toe…” Now for such decisions I spin my racquet for “up or down”. But you will still find me on my grown up playground aka the tennis court. The tennis court is where I meet up with my friends to play. Not always just tennis either! In 2013 while playing a for fun tennis match with what we call…
  • This is NO BULL!

    Wrist Witherspoon
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    I mean NO BULL with this article! I started thinking of Rafael Nadal recently (A.K.A. ‘The—Spaniard--Bull’) and his trademark ever constant movement during a pre-match coin toss; along with his overt high step running and jumping as he changes sides of the court during match play. From a 3 set whoopin’ he may hand another to a 5 set nail biter (win or lose), Rafa’s energy is constant. I see Rafa’s use of energy as one thing and one thing only, genuine intentional self -motivation. Most would say, Bull! They would argue that Rafa is a master of intentional psychological warfare…
  • To Be or Not To Be--Colorful

    Ace ArmStrong
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Now that Wimbledon 2015 is in the books, let’s take a moment to talk about color. I don’t object to the tradition and the regal of white, but I do think that maybe they took it to the extreme this year. What do I mean this year? Take for example this picture of Serena holding her trophy after she won her fifth Wimbledon title, in 2012; she accented her white dress with a headband, wristbands and undershorts in magenta. None of which was allowed this year. In fact 2013 winner Marion Bartoli won wearing a beige headband—also not allowed this year. Martina Navratilova, a nine-time…
  • Making it simple for tennis captains

    Ace ArmStrong
    9 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Between my friends and I, we like to joke about matches that are ‘in lights’ and those that are not. Matches that are ‘in lights’ are those we play in league. They are recorded and anyone can follow them on the Internet. Other matches are the ones we schedule and play on our own. No one records the losses or victories—at least not that I know of! ALL of my tennis is for fun and it almost always IS fun. In fact the inspiration for the shirt, No Place I’d Rather Be!, came from my best friend and tennis partner who would tell me when we would play that there was no place she would…
  • Vanilla Bean Tennis Shoes ~ How do you personalize your court shoes?

    Wrist Witherspoon
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Vanilla is good if you’re trying to take the tartness out of real yogurt, it’s great as flecks of bean in ice cream and wonderful as candle fragrance. But to me, vanilla is no good for tennis shoes! Yes, white tennis shoes have been an institution and tradition (and Wimbledon is about to start) but I, along with others, pined for attitude in our shoes on court for decades! Finally, Asics, Nike, Wilson, and Babalot have all answered the tennis players need and craving for color! Recently, I purchased a pair of Nike Ballistic Advantage shoes in ‘Yo!-I-am here’ YELLOW and ‘Punched…
 
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    US Open 2015 Live Streaming

  • US Open 2015 All Rounds Results for Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles

    Harshit Tandon
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:32 pm
    US Open 2015 All Rounds Results : Men's Singles Result, Ladies Singles Result , Men's Doubles Qualifying results, Ladies Doubles Qualifying results, Mixed Doubled Qualifying rounds Results.US Open 2015 All Rounds Results are over which took place place from Monday 22 June 2015 to Thursday 25 June 2015 at the Bank of England Sports Grounds in Roehampton. The results of the Qualifying round are given here.US Open 2015 All Rounds Results and WinnersThe final Briton went down 7-6 (8/6) 6-2 7-5 to Japan's Yuichi Sugita in the final round of the US Open 2015 Results.Yuichi Sugita…
  • US Open 2015 Men's Singles First Round Live Streaming

    Rahul Bhatia
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    US Open 2015 Men's Singles round schedule order of play for first round has been announced yesterday. Now you can watch Men' Single First Round Live Streaming Online for free from 29th June, 2015 Wimbledon Championship.You can use below resources to watch US Open 2015 Gentlemen’s Singles first round Live Streaming for Free on your Desktop or Laptop or iPhone or iPad or Android or Blackberry or Windows Phone.Gentlemen’s Singles first round Schedule:First Monday (June 29, 2015)From 11.30am on outside courts, 1pm on Centre and No.1 CourtFirst Tuesday (June 30, 2015)From 11.30am on…
  • How to Watch US Open 2015 Live Stream, Preview Odds and Predictions

    Rahul Bhatia
    28 Jun 2015 | 2:58 am
    With the Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova are defending their Title which they won in 2014 US Open Championships, the 2015 US Open Championship is getting so heat in this summer at All England Club that people are feeling hotter in UK.Here are all the details listed below to Watch US Open 2015 Live Stream, Preview Odds and Predictions: Where to Watch Live US Open Tennis Live:As always, the BBC will be providing full live telecast of Wimbledon through a variety of different channels from Monday, June 29Viewers can follow the action of the 3rd Grand Slam of tennis this year at…
  • US Open 2015 Draw First Round Schedule and Fixtures

    Harshit Tandon
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:02 pm
    The Draw for US Open 2015 First Round has been out after the US Open 2015 Schedule. Full US Open 2015 Schedule and US Open Fixtures are listed as day by day and match wise schedule is being asked by the audience. You can also download the Wimbledon 2015 Schedule in PDF.   We will update the first round, second round, 3rd round matches draw whenever it is announced.  This draw contain the seeds of Men's Singles, Ladies Singles, Men's & Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Andy Murray, the second seed and the third favorite,…
  • US Open Prize Money 2015 Breakdown

    harshit tandan
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:52 pm
    US Open Prize Money 2015 Breakdown in US Dollars/INR/Euros | US Open 2015 Prize Money - How US Open 2015 Prize Money is distributed.A total of 26.75 million pounds will be rewarded in US Open tennis championships 2015 eliminated in first round singles can have £ 29,000 each in US Open 2015 championship. The next round also called as the Round of 64 will surely won 74000$ prize money.  The next round qualifiers can be assured of $ 121 million in their pockets. Round of 16 will be making up 200,041 USD and then reaches the Quarter finals. The quarter…
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    Tisque Tennis Blog

  • Anyone? Anyone?

    29 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The 2015 US Open. What to say about the women’s draw that hasn’t been gone over time and time again already? Yes, Serena Williams is looking for a clean sweep of Slam titles this season and after her Cincinnati title recently it’s hard to see her letting this one slip. Frankly I hope she does win it because you have step back and simply admire an athlete when they take things to a whole new level and write a piece of tennis history that will forever be remembered. That is what Serena Williams has in front of her as she goes for her 22nd Grand Slam title and her seventh at Flushing…
  • The Djoker’s form no laughing matter ahead of Flushing Meadows

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Novak Djokovic, what is going on? That's three losses his last four appearances in tournament finals for the Serbian! Holy tennis shocker Batman, the Djoker is potentially looking as if he could get sucker punched (with a big comic-captioned "Pow!") out of the US Open 2015 title given his irregular lapses recently in showcase matches. What's going on? It's hard to knock a player who has been to the final of each of his last ten tournaments entered this season. It's been remarkable form from Djokovic for pretty much the entire season, sweeping his way to four ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles…
  • Slams becoming easier for Williams than Premier events?

    16 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    So Belinda Bencic. What a fantastic run it was from the young Swiss star as she claimed the WTA Rogers Cup, beating four of the top five seeds in Toronto to lift the crown. There was guts and glory all through her run, which ended when Simona Halep retired in the final, clearly under some struggles with her leg in the third set. As much of a crowning moment taking the WTA Premier title was for Bencic, it probably won't have matched the win which she took in three sets over Serena Williams in the semifinal. That was the second trophy from three finals for Bencic this season after beating…
  • Rogers Cup Preview

    9 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I saw a pre-Toronto headline somewhere over the weekend, asking “How good is Serena Williams?” It seemed a bit of pointless, redundant question given all that she has achieved in her career and having won three Grand Slams so far this season alone. Like a fine wine, she’s getting better with age perhaps, so why bother asking the question? Then I realized that the headline was posing the question of how good Serena Williams is in Toronto at the Rogers Cup which gets underway this week. Then I realized that the question was still frankly redundant in that respect as well. Serena Williams…
  • Pragmatically excited by Nadal at Rogers Cup

    9 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Admittedly I am a little bit excited about Rafael Nadal’s appearance at the Rogers Cup this week in the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event. It’s excitement tempered with a bit of realism that he’s probably not going to win the title, though. It’s been a season of a lack of shine from Nadal, but he returns this week to a tournament which he has won three times before in the past. He is one of the all-time greats who is suffering a huge slump, and it is a slump which has been severe enough to knock him back heavily in the world rankings as well as in the intimidation levels when another…
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  • US open day 4: Easy victories expected

    figliar
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:29 am
    Yesterday’s US Open day 3 picks brought 2 succcessful and 2 not so successful results. Mardy Fish pulled off an extraordinary performance, was very close to victory, even served for the match against Feliciano Lopez, but then choked, lost the fourth set and cramps got him in the fifth. Very decent last match of his career. Evgeny Donskoy wasn’t able to fulfill my expectations and was only close to winning the third set, the first two were dominated by Cilic. Verdasco pushed Raonic to 4 sets as expected, the Canadian got medical treatment for his back, indicating he’s…
  • US Open day 3 : Tougher time for the defending champion

    figliar
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:27 am
    Feliciano Lopez denied all possible doubts about his performance by sweeping Basilashvili off the court in straight sets and is meeting Mardy Fish now. Fish is not as bad as I thought he would be, but I’m afraid  beating Troicki and Cecchinato is something different than beating in-form Lopez. Feliciano had nice run in Cincinnati where he beat Raonic, Seppi and Nadal before losing to eventual champoion Federer and like I said, he had no issues with qualifier Basilashvili. He’s able to win in 3 today, but I’m a bit cautious here, as there might be one or two tiebreakers and…
  • US Open day 2

    figliar
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:07 am
    I’ll be extremely busy today, so I’m just posting the picks without the analysis : Giraldo + Vesely @1.69 Pinnacle Gulbis (-3 games) – Bedene @1.93 Pinnacle Zverev (+4 games) – Kohlschreiber @1.85 Pinnacle Rosol (-3.5 games) – Donaldson @1.81 Pinnacle Garcia-Lopez (-3.5 games) – Tipsarevic @1.83 Pinnacle  
  • US Open day 1 : Will Monfils surprise us ?

    figliar
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:07 am
    Teymuraz Gabashvili did well in the pre – US Open tournaments, beating Andy Murray and Kokkinakis, losing to Jaziri in Winston Salem though, but I believe this might have something to do with the upcoming US Open and preparation for it. I said a few times this is his best season, he’s lacking some bigger result at the Grand Slam event this year though and the first round opponent is very acceptable for him. He was able to beat Pablo Andujar 3 times, the last matchup being this year in Miami and Andujar’s got only 1 win out of 4 matches, losing the last one to Diego…
  • Friday tennis picks: Hardcourters to dominate the claylovers

    figliar
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:22 am
    We finished yesterday (Thursday tennis picks) with a plus, which is good, however I’m quite disappointed with what Przysieszny did. Losing first set 2:6 and then being up 5:3 in the second and later servig for the set in the tiebreak and wasting it all is definitely how I expected his performance. Nicolas Kicker neede dto hold his serve one more time at 4:5 in the first set and the bet would have landed in. On the other hand, Donskoy and Edmund confirmed my expectations, they are strong and heading towards US Open main draw. Klein had no problems with Lamasine, but we were quite lucky…
 
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