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  • Tears for Li

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    Marija
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    Players gathered tonight at the China Open in Beijing to pay tribute to Li Na's illustrious career and it quickly turned into an emotionally-packed ceremony. The first to honor the great Chinese was Stacey Allaster, the Chairsperson and CEO of the Women's Tennis Association, but it was just an official warm-up before the heartfelt speech of Petra Kvitova, whose address, on behalf of the WTA players, quickly wet the eyes of the crowd at the Diamond Court, as well as of players like Jelena Jankovic, Caroline Wozniacki, Sabine Lisicki, Carla Suarez Navarro, and others.   From…
  • Li Na’s Retirement Ceremony in Around the Grounds Beijing Photo Gallery

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    Tennis Panorama News
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    (September 30, 2014) BEIJING – Photos by Natalie Ho from around the grounds to the main interview room on Tuesday of the China Open including Li Na’s retirement ceremony. Abigail Hinto and Natalie Ho are in Beijing, China covering the China Open for Tennis Panorama News. Follow their twitter updates on @TennisNewsTPN.
  • Federer Fan Story: Simon in Geneva for Switzerland vs. Italy

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    Simon
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    Hey all! Had a couple of people asking me to do a guest post about the Davis Cup in Geneva, so here it is, admittedly a little late! First of all, the stadium was REALLY impressive. You don’t usually see 18 500 people in one place, let alone everyone sporting the same red and white ...The post Federer Fan Story: Simon in Geneva for Switzerland vs. Italy appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • How to Start a Business with No Money

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    Bruce Spring
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    http://goo.gl/m6fDg I have been running my own businesses now for over 13 years, and during that time I have been approached by countless people all asking me pretty much the same thing, and that is, “how do I become successful in business?” If you ask 100 people that question, you are going to get 100 different answers. This is because most of the people you ask are going to talk to you about a specific business model, sales idea, or marketing tactic, etc… In my opinion, the answer is simpler than that; however, I can’t actually take credit for the simplicity of my…
  • Andy Murray and adidas reportedly set to split at season's end

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    Rich Rodriguez
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:59 pm
    There's a good chance Andy Murray will be leaving adidas when his contract expires at the end of the season, according to The Telegraph's Simon Briggs:Andy Murray's long-standing partnership with his clothing sponsor Adidas is unlikely to be renewed at the end of the season, according to sources within the equipment industry, as the Scot goes in search of one last big kit deal to cover the final five years of his career.Murray, who beat Jerzy Janowicz yesterday in his first match at the China Open, will finish with close to £15 million – including performance-related bonuses – from the…
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  • Lost in the Food Chain

    23 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    Nick Kyrgios is one of the most exciting young players to break out of the ATP pack in a long time. Nick Kyrgios is also the first exciting new player to call a timeout and withdraw from tour play just when his momentum has him poised to break through to the elite level. Kyrgios, the 19-year-old Australian who upset Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of Wimbledon, was the No. 8 seed this week in Kuala Lumpur. Word is that he went to play there merely to please his Malaysian mother, Nill. It wasn’t particularly good motivation, for Kyrgios was upset by his fellow countryman, Marinko Matosevic.
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: September 15-21

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    This has been an extraordinary two weeks for the WTA. The organization lost one of its most important and influential players, Li Na, who retired due to knee injuries. It also lost one of its top young stars, recent No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, who pulled the plug on a year in which she played just 22 matches (14-8). That was counter-balanced by the return, albeit at the entry level, of a former Grand Slam semifinalist, Nicole Vaidisova. See what I mean? Things were kind of gnarly in the ATP, too—so much so that I’m finding it difficult to come up with enough legitimate thumbs-up accolades to…
  • With Two Hands on History

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    “The amazing moment in Australia was filled with joy, happiness and extraordinary sense of accomplishment. The task of finally making a decision to hang up my racquet felt a lot more difficult than winning seven matches in a row in the Australian heat. It took me several agonizing months to finally come to the decision that my chronic (knee) injuries will never again let me be the tennis player that I can be. Walking away from the sport, effective immediately, is the right decision for me and my family.”—Li Na, the two-time Chinese Grand Slam champion, on her victory in Melbourne Park…
  • Putting the “Special” in Kei

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    When Dante Bottini was an aspiring tennis pro, he left his native Argentina and relocated in Europe, hoping that the increased opportunity to play Challenger tournaments and other sub-tour events, and greater proximity to them, would help him realize his ambition to become an ATP pro. It was a gamble. Bottini, now 35, traveled in and lived out of a camper. Money was scarce. He would end up getting into the singles main draw at just two Futures events, but he did earn some ranking points. He attained his career-high singles ranking of No. 827 in September 1997; he did better in doubles,…
  • Magic, 16 Years in the Making

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:56 am
    Every Grand Slam event begins with 256 stories, evenly divided between the men’s and women’s singles players. Some of those stories are stock material—the overnight sensation, the local hero—while others are more subtle and still others are overlooked, or don’t command the attention they deserve. Talking to Tracy Austin on the phone about a different subject the other day, I was reminded of one of those stories, one that lasted the entire first week of the U.S. Open, but that I had somehow never gotten around to absorbing or thinking about in my rush to take care of other things.
 
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  • Man body-slammed by Ohio State coach loses scholarship

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    For those of you who read the latest edition of the Fifth Quarter, you may have noticed we mentioned an Ohio State assistant coach and former Buckeyes linebacker, Anthony Schlegel, “taking care” of a student with a “Night Train Necktie” who had run onto the field during the pregame warmups for the Cincinnati game. As…
  • Jeter launches site to connect athletes to fans

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    NEW YORK (AP) Derek Jeter was one of the world's most covered athletes in media during his 20-season career with the New York Yankees. Now, he's joining media with a new website devoted to delivering athletes' "unfiltered" views to the fans....
  • Steinem: Domestic violence discussion a positive

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    LOS ANGELES (AP) Feminism pioneer Gloria Steinem says that if anything good has come from the NFL's domestic violence scandal, it's that we're actually talking about domestic violence....
  • Packers CEO says hope was Mueller investigation done soon

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    The NFL appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller to lend some credibility and provide a thorough investigation into the handling of the Ray Rice case. They apparently wanted a quick one, too. During a discussion at Marquette Law School yesterday, Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy said the outcome of the investigation could help the league…
  • Report: No change in status for Josh McCown

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Earlier this week, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith declined to say whether or not Mike Glennon would start at quarterback in Week Five if Josh McCown got the green light to return to the playing field after suffering a right thumb injury in Week Three. He may be able to keep things close to his vest…
 
 
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  • Li Na’s Retirement Ceremony in Around the Grounds Beijing Photo Gallery

    Tennis Panorama News
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    (September 30, 2014) BEIJING – Photos by Natalie Ho from around the grounds to the main interview room on Tuesday of the China Open including Li Na’s retirement ceremony. Abigail Hinto and Natalie Ho are in Beijing, China covering the China Open for Tennis Panorama News. Follow their twitter updates on @TennisNewsTPN.
  • Final Push to London Starts in Asia

    Tennis Panorama News
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    Tomas Berdych By Abigail Hinto (September 30, 2014) BEIJING, CHINA – It’s a tight race to the season-ending World Tour Finals in London with 3 more slots remaining (Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic are almost guaranteed in as grand slam champions and are 4th and 5th in the race respectively) and 6 players with a little over 500 race points separating No. 6 Kei Nishikori to No. 11 Grigor Dimotrov.  This week, with Tokyo and Beijing offering 500 points to the winner, could boost a player’s chances of qualifying to the prestigious season-ending event.  And here at the China…
  • Rafael Nadal Returns with a Win in Beijing

    Tennis Panorama News
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:11 am
      By Abigail Hinto (September 30, 2014) BEIJING – What rust?  Rafael Nadal didn’t show any rust in his first singles match back to the competition after being sidelined with a right wrist injury for three months.  In a comfortable 6-4, 6-0 win over Richard Gasquet. Nadal was playing aggressively off both his forehand and backhand, hitting winners all over the court.  Once Gasquet was pushed off the court with Nadal dictating play, and there was nothing more the Frenchman could do to get back in to the point.  His only other option was to be as aggressive as Nadal, which…
  • Marin Cilic is Still Getting Used to being a Grand Slam Champion

    Tennis Panorama News
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    Marin Cilic (September 29, 2014) US Open champion Marin Cilic of Croatia opened his quest for the China open in Beijing on Monday with a struggled with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Chinese wild card, world No. 462 Bai Yan. Cilic who is three weeks removed form capturing his first major title said that he still getting used to being a Grand Slam winner. “Most of the guys at the top are dealing with that already for few years,” he said. “It’s a bit new thing for me, so I’m learning day to day. “It’s going to be a process for me, for sure, on all the tournaments to keep my level…
  • Serena Williams Escapes A Bagel Set to Win Opening Round in Beijing

    Tennis Panorama News
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    (September 29, 2014) No. 1 Serena Williams escaped a bagel set against her by Spanish qualifier Silvia Soler-Espinosa when she trailed 0-5 in the first set but then reeled off 13 of the next 15 games to win her first round match at the China Open on Monday 7-5, 6-2. The holder of 18 major titles lost her serve three times in the first 15 minutes of the match to trail 5-0. “I just didn’t want to lose ‑‑ I didn’t want to lose 6‑Love,” Williams said. “I just started fighting. I was like, Just let me at least try to break here.” The last player to dish out 6-0 set…
 
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  • Tears for Li

    Marija
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    Players gathered tonight at the China Open in Beijing to pay tribute to Li Na's illustrious career and it quickly turned into an emotionally-packed ceremony. The first to honor the great Chinese was Stacey Allaster, the Chairsperson and CEO of the Women's Tennis Association, but it was just an official warm-up before the heartfelt speech of Petra Kvitova, whose address, on behalf of the WTA players, quickly wet the eyes of the crowd at the Diamond Court, as well as of players like Jelena Jankovic, Caroline Wozniacki, Sabine Lisicki, Carla Suarez Navarro, and others.   From…
  • Radwanska slumps after Beijing Players' Party fun

    Marija
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    Fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska lost in the second round of the China Open to world No.44 Roberta Vinci 6-4 6-4, giving away five service games. This defeat comes after Aga's last week's loss of an opener at the Wuhan Open, actually, the Pole hasn't advanced past the quarterfinals in five tournaments, since winning the Rogers Cup in August. In the first round Aga managed to get past Coco Vandeweghe 6-4 6-3 and, wearing a black dress with weird shoulder cutouts, went satisfied to the Players' Party at the InterContinental hotel on Monday with Caroline Wozniacki and…
  • Serena Williams flirts with bagel before dominant win

    Marija
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    The busy Asian swing is continuing with the China Open and Serena Williams followed her last week’s disappointing retirement from the Wuhan Open with a 7-5 6-2 victory over Silvia Soler-Espinosa in the first round of the $5,427,105 tournament in Beijing. The top-seeded Williams needed quite some time to warm up, almost suffering a bagel in the first set. The defending champion was three breaks down after 15 minutes of the match, 5-0 40-15, but then she won 13 of the next 15 games to make safe progress. Next up for Williams is qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova, who advanced with a 6-4 6-1 victory…
  • Kvitova crowned in Wuhan

    Marija
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    In a repeat of this year's Wimbledon final, Petra Kvitova had no trouble dispatching Eugenie Bouchard to win the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open title and a spot in the WTA Championships in Singapore. The third-seeded Kvitova handily took the first set by virtue of a single break, while in the second set she was a double break up, 5-2, and the seed No.6 Bouchard merely extended the contest by converting her first and only of eight break points before falling to the Czech 6-3 6-4. Earlier this week in Li Na's hometown Kvitova defeated Karine Knapp, Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Garcia and…
  • Who's the tennis baby? Hint: it's her birthday today!

    Marija
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    Childhood Photos of WTA Players is one of the most visited sections of Women's Tennis Blog and today is a perfect occasion to share with you a baby pic of a tennis legend. Who's the baby lying next to her big sis? Of course, it's easy… it's Serena Williams, before she could even walk, cared by her big sister Venus. Thirty-three years ago, on this very day, Serena Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan, USA, as the youngest of five sisters, Lyndrea, Isha, Yetunde and Venus. The little sis joined the tennis world at age five at public courts in Compton, California,…
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  • Blowout Tennis Sale at ATR Sports in Etobicoke

    Mike
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:58 am
    ATR Sports is having a blowout sale at their location in Etobicoke from now until September 21st. Located at 821 The Queenway and operated by the knowledgeable and friendly Mohamed Merali, the sale promises tennis enthusiasts a great chance to grab some quality gear before the end of the tennis season arrives. In particular ATR Sports is offering all clothing up to 75% off including: - All 2013 Asics running shoes at 50- 75% off - All Wilson Tennis shoes 50% off - All junior footwear (tennis, indoor, running) 50% off   Head in while supplies last!   Any questions can be…
  • Men's U.S. Open Preview 2014

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

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

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

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

    Colette Lewis
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:36 pm
    On Wednesday, seven players who made their way through pre qualifying at the St. Francis Health System ITA All American Championships in Tulsa will have a chance to make the main draw with one more win.  Four of them, all freshmen, have won six matches in the past four days: AJ Catanzariti of Texas A&M, Logan Staggs of Northwestern, Robert Kelly of North Carolina and Aleks Vukic of Illinois.  The other three pre qualifiers were seeded in pre qualifying, so played "only" three matches Saturday and Sunday: Jack Murray of North Carolina, Jonathan Ho of Wake Forest and Tomas…
  • Kozlov Defeats Harrison for First Challenger Win; Qualifying Underway at ITA All-American Championships

    Colette Lewis
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Sixteen-year-old Stefan Kozlov received a wild card into the main draw of the $100,000 Sacramento Challenger, and he made the most of it, defeating Ryan Harrison 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a first round match today.  Kozlov had won a qualifying match this year at the US Open, beating Mitchell Frank of Virginia in the first round, and he had won a qualifying match at the Lexington Challenger this summer, but he had not posted a main draw win above the Futures level in his career until today. Harrison, who lost to 17-year-old Jared Donaldson last week, is in a terrible slump, having won only…
  • US Teams Sweep Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup Titles; Neel Wins Amelia Island $10K; Nevolo Claims Irvine Futures Title

    Colette Lewis
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Sweeping both titles at the Junior Davis and Junior Fed Cup competitions is a rare occurrence. Prior to today, it had only happened four times since the 16-and-under competitions began in 1985.  In 2008, the United States won both, and matched that today, with the girls defeating unseeded Slovakia 3-0 and the boys taking out No. 4 seed Korea by the same score.The 2008 teams--Christina McHale, Kristie Ahn and Sloane Stephens, seeded No. 1; Evan King, Denis Kudla and Raymond Sarmiento, seeded No. 3--didn't lose a match the entire tournament, which features three round robin matches to…
  • McKenzie, Storrie Win Waco ITF Titles; Neel into Amelia Island $10K Final; Nevolo and Sarkissian Meet for Irvine Futures Title

    Colette Lewis
    27 Sep 2014 | 7:03 pm
    The ITF Grade 5 in Waco, Texas wrapped up today, with Kylie McKenzie and Ryan Storrie winning titles. The 15-year-old McKenzie, the current National 16s champion, was seeded No. 14, but she lost only one set in her six victories, and in the semifinals and final, dropped only two games total.  In today's final, the Arizona resident defeated No. 6 seed Abigail Desiatnikov, a wild card entry, 6-2, 6-0, claiming her second ITF singles title. The 16-year-old Storrie, who is from Great Britain but trains in Southern California, was seeded 15th, but he too lost only one set en route to his…
  • My Conversation with Nicole Gibbs; USA Teams Reach Junior Davis and Fed Cup Finals; Donaldson into Napa Challenger Semifinals

    Colette Lewis
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:59 pm
    I hadn't spoken to Nicole Gibbs since she won the NCAA singles title back in 2013, so I made sure not to miss the opportunity to catch up with her at this year's US Open, where she made the third round as a wild card.  Although she was obviously disappointed to have lost her match to Flavia Pennetta an hour or so earlier, she gave her usual thoughtful and candid answers to my series of questions about her first 15 months on the WTA tour.  She also had some strong words against the format changes proposed in Division I tennis.  The full interview is available today at the Tennis…
 
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  • Players Say Farewell to Li Na in Beijing

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    Chinese pioneer took part in an emotional farewell ceremony in Beijing. Li Na, winner of two Grand Slam singles titles, took part in an emotional farewell ceremony at the China Open in Beijing. The 32-year-old Li, who recently announced her retirement due to knee injuries, received adulation and support not only from the fans but a large group of WTA players. Petra Kvitova, a long-time friend, spoke for many players by saying, "Thank you for being our opponent, our inspiration, and our friend." Rafael Nadal, accompanied by Li's husband, also attended the ceremony to pay his…
  • Ross Hutchins Named Vice President of ATP Player Relations

    30 Sep 2014 | 3:13 am
    The Brit, who retired earlier this month, takes on a leadership role in the ATP.  Ross Hutchins, who announced his retirement earlier this month, will take the position at Vice President of Player Relations as announced by the ATP World Tour on Tuesday. As a player, Hutchins won five ATP World Tour titles in doubles and reached two quarterfinals at Grand Slams. He missed the entire 2013 season after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, but made a return to competition this year. Shortly before announcing his retirement, he reached the mixed doubles semifinals at the US Open with…
  • Roger Federer’s Funniest Moments

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    While he may be best known for his incomparable skill on the tennis court, Roger Federer also has a solid sense of humor. We compiled some of his greatest hits (and giggles) for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
  • Rankings Report: Surprise Packages Make Moves

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    Last week's title winners weren't the big movers in the rankings. The ATP and WTA tours continued their roads through Asia last week, and while three champions were crowned, their rankings have little to show for it. Wuhan champion Petra Kvitova remains static at No. 3, while Shenzhen champion Andy Murray also remains at No. 11; finally, Kuala Lumpur champion Kei Nishikori moves up just one spot to No. 7. If the champions aren't making moves, than who is?  Timea Bacsinszky is the biggest mover in the WTA rankings this week, as the Swiss…
  • Federer Photoshopped – Rafa Returns – Serena’s Magic Toilet

    26 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    This week in tennis news brought us Roger Federer cyber-touring India, Rafa Nadal’s return to the tennis court and one of the best tennis bloopers of all time. Plus, see Caroline Wozniacki’s boxing skills, Maria Sharapova’s stalking skills and Justin Bieber’s tennis lesson.
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  • Andy Murray and adidas reportedly set to split at season's end

    Rich Rodriguez
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:59 pm
    There's a good chance Andy Murray will be leaving adidas when his contract expires at the end of the season, according to The Telegraph's Simon Briggs:Andy Murray's long-standing partnership with his clothing sponsor Adidas is unlikely to be renewed at the end of the season, according to sources within the equipment industry, as the Scot goes in search of one last big kit deal to cover the final five years of his career.Murray, who beat Jerzy Janowicz yesterday in his first match at the China Open, will finish with close to £15 million – including performance-related bonuses – from the…
  • PHOTO OP: The 2014 China Open Player Party

    Rich Rodriguez
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:37 pm
    The China Open Player Party has come a long way. So long traditional garb, hello sometimes questionable fashion choices. But I have to say, for the most part [SPOILER ALERT] these looks aren't screaming, "Wait, what the hell were you, or your stylist, thinking?!"It's safe to say our ballers have come a long way, too.THE GUYSNovak Djokovic. The Serb usually goes for relatively safe, classic looks for these events and this outfit is no exception. First of all, I love the blue, but Nole's bordering ever so slightly on game show host here. Rafael Nadal. I wasn't kidding when I said they've come a…
  • Roger Federer is going to be VERY busy in India

    Rich Rodriguez
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Roger Federer needed some help. So he did what any self-respecting, social-media savvy tennis baller does these days who's in a dilemma (let me throw a little alliteration at you). He went straight to his fans. And he has many. Like, more than 2.2 million and growing.What's the dilemma? As you may have heard, Fed is stepping in for Rafael Nadal in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League, and he'll be heading to Delhi, India, in December to lead the Indian Aces. Here's what he tweeted this past Monday:I need some help from my supporters in India. I'm only in Delhi for a few days, so…
  • Maria Sharapova flies coach and tweets about it #reallynotreally

    Rich Rodriguez
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Hey buddy, I'm right behind you... :) pic.twitter.com/deVaMfetzr— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) September 25, 2014Forget the funny-haha, I-saw-you-looking-at-me part of this tweet from Maria Sharapova. Does anyone really believe the Sugar Queen is flying coach? MARIA SHARAPOVA. SHE'S NOT LIKE US. AT ALL. REALLY NOT.
  • Rafael Nadal: "I feel much better...I'm in good shape."

    Rich Rodriguez
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    Rafael Nadal returned to action today after almost three months away to play an exhibition match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Astana, Khazakhstan. He defeated the Frenchie 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-4.After injuring his right wrist in practice, he skipped the entire North American hard-court season, including the US Open, to rehabilitate it. He hasn't played a competitive match since falling to Australian Nick Kyrgios in the Wimbledon fourth round.Prior to the match, Rafa and Jo-Willy met with the country's president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, and gave him an autographed tennis racquet case."I feel much…
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  • Kvitova wins Wuhan, qualifies for Singapore

    Diane
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Li Na couldn't be on the court to win the Wuhan Open, but she must have been pretty pleased that her friend, Petra Kvitova, could get the job done. Kvitova defeated Genie Bouchard 6-3, 6-4. Kvitova had to serve for the match twice, after Bouchard won a tense game when the Czech star served at 6-3, 5-3. In winning the brand new Wuhan title, Kvitova also became the fourth player to qualify for the WTA Finals in Singapore.Speaking of Li, Kvitova said: "... I know everybody wished to have Li Na here standing with us, but we will remember her with this trophy. I'm just glad she's happy now; I hope…
  • A message from Nike

    Diane
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Just do it. #LiNa #LoveLi pic.twitter.com/emYWNRDLGy— Nike Tennis (@NikeTennis) September 19, 2014
  • Asian swing already filled with drama

    Diane
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    The Asian swing of the WTA tour has begun, and who knew that this post-U.S. Open period was going to be so filled with big news? The biggest news, of course, is the retirement of Li Na, which came right as the tournament in her home city, Wuhan, made its debut.When something like the retirement of Li Na occurs, it's easy to forget that anything else is going on. I certainly haven't thought about much else, tennis-wise. But there is more news:Victoria Azarenka withdrew from Wuhan and announced that her season is over. Azarenka missed much of this season because of foot and knee injuries, and…
  • The bird that sticks out has flown: Li Na retires from tennis

    Diane
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    Global #tennis icon Li Na officially announces retirement--> http://t.co/RjUd1IFGMD #WTA pic.twitter.com/vTL6sHkbwc— WTA (@WTA) September 19, 2014The Chinese proverb is a warning to all about the consequences of not conforming: The bird that sticks out always gets shot. "Be the bird that sticks out," Li Na countered, and she was--and is--the bird that sticks out, spreads its wings and soars above the dreary expectations and phony restrictions below her. In a world--and not just a sports world--where there are so few role models for girls, Li--throughout her career--has demonstrated…
  • Respect your elders

    Diane
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:06 pm
    What began as a trend on the WTA tour is now a theme: The "veterans" are still around and they're kicking your ass. And in the recent case of Mirjana Lucic-Baroni and Venus Williams, they're kicking each other's asses. Lucic-Baroni is the latest of the "whatever happened to?" players who has played her way into the spotlight, starting with her U.S. Open run to the round of 16.The 32-year-old Lucic-Baroni won the Australian Open title with Martina Hingis in 1998, when she was just 15 years old. The year before, the Croatian player had won the first WTA tournament she had ever entered, the…
 
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  • Rafael Nadal in Kazakhstan

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

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

    Nara
    23 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    It is Wimbledon time. And in certain countries, you don’t get to see it on TV unless you specifically pay for paid sports channels. To watch Wimbledon live online and free, try the following site.
  • Maria Sharapova: the Highest-Paid Female Athlete in the World in 2014

    Nara
    16 Jun 2014 | 2:13 am
    Russia’s Maria Sharapova yet again is the world’s highest paid female athlete in 2014. In recently released list of the highest paid athletes in the world, Forbes ranks Sharapova at No. 34 with earnings  of $24.4 million ($22 million from endorsements). China’s Li Na ranks No. 41 at $23.6 million ($18 million from endorsements).  Serena Williams ranks No. 55 with $22 million in earnings equally divided between prize money and endorsements/appearance fees. (Photo: Forbes Russia 2013)
  • Novak Djokovic to marry in July

    Nara
    15 Jun 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Serbian media site Blic reports that current world number 2 player Novak Djokovic and his fiancée Jelena Ristic have set a wedding date - July 9. The wedding will take place in Montenegro, right after Wimbledon. The rumored guest list includes Viktor Troicki, Janko Tipsarevic, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Andy Murray, and Maria Sharapova. Recently Djokovic also announced on his Facebook and Twitter pages that they are expecting their first child together: “My dear friends, You’ve been with me through many tough and good times in my career. I’ve been blessed to travel the…
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    New Balls, Please

  • Successful summer

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

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

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

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

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

  • Wk.39- Older Faces Make for Newer Looks

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

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

    Todd.Spiker
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here. France and Switzerland are nations with a proud history. France especially have a proud sporting history, having hosted the Olympics, both summer and winter, won the soccer World Cup and also been finalists in the rugby World Cup. America’s sports are usually only played in America. It has always confused me why the MLB calls its finals the World Series. Anyway. France have also had relative success in the world of tennis with recent Davis and Fed Cup victories and finals. They have also had some of the greats of our sports from Lenglen to Mauresmo [world number one…
  • Big Four No More: What Caused Andy Murray’s Disastrous 2014 Season?

    Todd.Spiker
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    [ ATP Backspin guest blogger ]In maritime law it is a criminal offense for a captain to abandon his ship no matter how dire the circumstances. His job is to stay with his vessel, even if it is sure to go down, and ensure that all passengers and crew members safely, and quite literally, jump ship. It goes without saying, it doesn't usually end well for the captain. This dichotomy exists in many facets of life where responsibility falls squarely on someone’s shoulders while the others “jump ship” in hopes of saving face. Whether one can do it in time is another matter. In the case of Ivan…
  • US Open: Look Behind You

    Todd.Spiker
    6 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.The U.S. Open quarterfinals are special. There have been so many classics on both sides, but since men’s tennis is the focus here, it is time to look behind you. Yes, there and there and also over there. The year is 1974 and the month is September. The number one is "(You're) Having My Baby" by Paul Anka. And Arthur Ashe was due to play John Newcombe, the Australian great. In those days talent was rife, in a way it simply isn’t these days. After a four set classic in 1970 they played each other once more. Newcombe would triumph in the most dramatic of styles in a…
 
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    The Tennis Times

  • First Final of the Season

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

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

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

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

    The Insider
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    Your reading: Samantha Stosur’s Four Go-To Exercises to Build Your Strength originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
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    Tennis GuruTennis Guru

  • WTA Finals 2014 Road to Singapore as of September 29 standings

    Tennis Guru
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Here are the latest calendar-year WTA Finals 2014 Road to Singapore as of September 29 standings. The top eight players at the end of the season will qualify for the WTA Finals 2014 which will take place in Singapore. [1] Serena Williams (USA) – 6,932 [2] Maria Sharapova (RUS) – 5,680 [3] Simona Halep (ROU) [&hellip The post WTA Finals 2014 Road to Singapore as of September 29 standings appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • ATP World Tour Finals 2014 Race to London as of September 29 standings

    Tennis Guru
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Here are the latest calendar-year ATP World Tour Finals 2014 Race to London standings as of September 29. The top eight players at the end of the season will qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals 2014 which will take place at The O2 in London, Great Britain. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) – 8,150 [&hellip The post ATP World Tour Finals 2014 Race to London as of September 29 standings appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • WTA Tour Prize Money Leaders 2014 as of September 29

    Tennis Guru
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Here’s the list of Top 10 WTA Tour Prize Money Leaders 2014 as of September 29 [1] Serena Williams (USA) – $6,710,598 [2] Maria Sharapova (RUS) – $4,221,357 [3] Petra Kvitova (CZE) – $4,102,236 [4] Simona Halep (ROU) – $3,433,489 [5] Na Li (CHN) – $3,409,885 [6] Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) – $3,052,059 [7] Caroline Wozniacki [&hellip The post WTA Tour Prize Money Leaders 2014 as of September 29 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • ATP World Tour Prize Money Leaders 2014 as of September 29

    Tennis Guru
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Here’s the list of Top 10 ATP World Tour Prize Money Leaders 2014 as of September 29 [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) – $8,014,900 [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) – $6,071,366 [3] Roger Federer (SUI) – $5,609,288 [4] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) – $4,391,938 [5] Marin Cilic (CRO) – $4,363,523 [6] Kei Nishikori (JPN) – $3,468,999 [7] Tomas [&hellip The post ATP World Tour Prize Money Leaders 2014 as of September 29 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • WTA Tour Rankings 2014 as of September 29

    Tennis Guru
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Here’s the WTA Tour Rankings 2014 as of September 29 [1] Serena Williams (USA) – 9,430 [2] Simona Halep (ROU) – 6,036 [3] Petra Kvitova (CZE) – 5,926 [4] Maria Sharapova (RUS) – 5,680 [5] Li Na (CHN) – 5,270 [6] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) – 5,035 [7] Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) – 4,793 [8] Caroline Wozniacki [&hellip The post WTA Tour Rankings 2014 as of September 29 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
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    ATP Men's Tennis

  • Rafa returns at China Open

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    Rafa returns at China Open Rafael Nadal's right wrist is healthy enough to allow him to compete again, the Spaniard said as he prepares for a tough first-round match against Frenchman Richard Gasquet at the China Open.Nadal hasn't played a match since losing in the fourth round of Wimbledon to Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios. He injured his wrist while practicing on his home island of Mallorca in late July and was forced to drop out of the U.S. Open, where he was the defending champion."The injury in my wrist, as I said before, I cannot say 100 percent because I still feel something when I…
  • Murray champion at Shenzhen Open

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    Murray champion at Shenzhen Open Andy Murray beat Tommy Robredo 5-7, 7-6 (9), 6-1 to win the Shenzhen Open.Murray saved five match points as he ended a 15-month title drought while improving his chances of qualifying for the ATP Finals in London in November."I got lucky, basically, at the end of the second set," Murray said. "I fought hard, tried my best and thankfully managed to turn it round."Murray trailed 2-6 in the second set tiebreaker against Robredo, but the Spaniard squandered five match points."I tried to get as many balls back in play as I could,"Murray said of those match points.
  • Nishikori wins Malaysian Open

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    Nishikori wins Malaysian Open Kei Nishikori won the Malaysian Open after beating Julien Benneteau 7-6 (7/4), 6-4. He is now the first Asian to win the Malaysia tournament.The showdown at a packed Putra Stadium in Kuala Lumpur got off to a cracking start.Benneteau took an early hold of the tie to lead 3-1, but Nishikori showed resilience, powering back to draw level before going on to clinch the first set 7-6 (7/4), including two sublime back-hand volley winners at full stretch.A single break in the second set proved enough for the world number eight to seal the match, boosting his chances of…
  • Marin Cilic wins US Open title

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    Marin Cilic wins US Open title Marin Cilic scored a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over Kei Nishikori to win the 2914 US Open title, his first grand slam title.Cilic fell to the ground and held his hands together, looking up to the sky. Moments later, he looked to the stands, seemingly stunned. He shook Nishikori's hand at the net, then ran up to his player's box to hug family and friends. Compared to the veteran champions, he seemed unsure what to do once he sat back in his chair. There, he picked up his phone and tried to call his family in Croatia. Only his younger brother, who recently started college…
  • Watch US Open Online free streaming

    5 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
    Watch US Open Online free streamingTennis Fans can watch the 2014 US Open, staring today, Live Streaming for free at Bet365 Other sites:FROMSPORTATDHE
 
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    Tennis Fixation

  • What’s the Tennis Rule on Double Bounces? Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 55

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

    Kim
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    An important “retro” tennis shot that’s valuable, but often forgotten and certainly underutilized, is the lob return. In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, you’ll learn why this is a great shot to add to your arsenal and you’ll get my best tips for hitting it exactly right so that it actually wins the point for you. You can listen to this episode by clicking on the media player above or by listening in with your favorite podcast app. You can also subscribe in iTunes by clicking on this link: tennisfixation.com/itunes. SHOW NOTES: The lob return is a…
  • The Inner Game of Tennis Book Review – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 53

    Kim
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    I have a ton of great tennis resources that I turn to again and again to help improve my game. One of these is a book I bought way back when I first took up tennis. It’s called The Inner Game of Tennis, by W. Timothy Gallwey and in this episode, I tell you why I’ve read this book multiple times and how I think it can help you play with more focus and better concentration. You can listen to this episode by clicking on the media player above or by listening in with your favorite podcast app. You can also subscribe in iTunes by clicking on this link: tennisfixation.com/itunes. SHOW…
  • Best Tips for Playing Tennis in the Wind – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 52

    Kim
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    What’s the worst weather to play tennis in? The blistering heat? The bone-chilling cold? Well, the weather condition I most hate for tennis is wind. So in this week’s episode, I give you my very best tips of overcoming the wind in your next tennis match. 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: Before I get going, I want to be sure you know that I have a very special announcement at the end of this episode…
  • Airing My Dirty Tennis Laundry – WIN High Performance Sports Detergent Review

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

  • US Open 2014 Tournament Review

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

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

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

    Krystle Lee
    21 Jan 2012 | 4:56 am
    It’s only the second round of the Australian Open, but somehow the halving of the draw seems to feel like a huge difference in terms of what match options I have to start the day. Today is ANZ Day, where ANZ give out more goodies to their customers, and I was kind of pissed off lining up to see that they were handing out free ground passes to any customers, considering that I had bought mine. The line appeared to be relatively long, but they do quick bag inspections here at the Australian Open. I’m not even sure that they even check them properly, but who cares, I can get into the tennis…
  • Australian Open 2012 – Day 3 Blog

    Krystle Lee
    18 Jan 2012 | 8:18 am
    I’m back now from the Australian Open, procrastinating about writing a blog entry because I’m feeling so crazy, and full of a wide range of emotions. I just got back from watching the five set thriller between David Nalbandian and John Isner. Drama overload. I feel like how Nalbandian must have felt when he threw his racquet in disgust after losing the match that got away from him. I could have thrown a racquet myself to relieve some frustration. I’m going to do things backwards here today. Let’s just get it out of the way, and while the drink I have in my hand is still taking some…
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    The British Pathé Blog

  • Crime of the Century

    The British Pathé Archive
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:46 am
    It is 80 years since the arrest of Bruno Richard Hauptmann for the “Crime of the Century” – the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindberg’s baby son. Pathé News covered the story from beginning to end, and key films from the archive are presented below. The crime remains shocking even eight decades later. _________________________________________________________________ BABY ‘LINDY’ KIDNAPPED (1932) Views of Charles Lindbergh’s home – just after his baby son was kidnapped – from a British Pathé newsreel released in cinemas on 14 March 1932.
  • Celebrate Scotland

    The British Pathé Archive
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    In a previous post, we looked at a selection of films related to Scottish Independence. Now, with the referendum date looming, we’ve dived into our entire Scottish archive. We’ve compiled a sample of some of the finest 20th century reporting on Scotland and, as with our First World War centenary collection, organised them by topic. The films are presented on a single navigable page for the first time. You’ll find coverage of North Sea oil, NATO and nuclear power, as well as terrific celebrations of Scottish culture. You’ll even catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness…
  • Invented in World War One

    The British Pathé Archive
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In two new videos from Indy (our man in cyberspace), British Pathé presents some inventions that were rather surprisingly developed for the First World War – all of which we still use today! View the videos below. _________________________________________________________________ WWW.BRITISHPATHE.COM WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/BRITISHPATHE Tagged: British Pathe, First World War, Great War, Inventions, Technology, World War 1, World War One, WW1
  • Britain Joins WW2

    The British Pathé Archive
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    75 years ago this month: On 3rd September 1939, Britain declared war on Germany. This collection of vintage films from the British Pathé archive shows the preparations being made for war. The selection also includes a speech by President Roosevelt on his hope that the United States will not get involved. _________________________________________________________________ KING’S WAR SPEECH (1939) Sound only material (no picture). A speech by King George VI on the outbreak of World War II. He talks about trying to find peace but that it is necessary to fight now that war has come. He…
  • 75 years since WW2 began

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

  • New Business Ideas 2015

    Bruce Spring
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
    New Business Ideas 2015 http://www.makeamillionintheimniche.com Jeep Parks Beside Corvette Red Robin. http://newbusinessideas2015.org/ New Business Ideas 2015
  • State slumping in new business report

    Bruce Spring
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    State slumping in new business report State slumping in new business report
  • How to Start a Business with No Money

    Bruce Spring
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    http://goo.gl/m6fDg I have been running my own businesses now for over 13 years, and during that time I have been approached by countless people all asking me pretty much the same thing, and that is, “how do I become successful in business?” If you ask 100 people that question, you are going to get 100 different answers. This is because most of the people you ask are going to talk to you about a specific business model, sales idea, or marketing tactic, etc… In my opinion, the answer is simpler than that; however, I can’t actually take credit for the simplicity of my…
  • Take the plunge, Starting a New Business

    Bruce Spring
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    Bob Jennings Talks about starting a new business at Royal Gorge Take the plunge, Starting a New Business
  • New business models in a digital world with Roston Seaward | London Business School

    Bruce Spring
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Royston Seaward, Partner and Head of Deloitte Digital, Deloitte UK, talks to London Business School about digital innovation in business. He addresses how digital technology is effecting changes in areas such as branding, commerce, and employee satisfaction. He proposes that for this rapidly evolving business environment, traditional business strategies will need to be remodelled to become more easily adaptive. Learn why innovation is critical for business survival and how to apply it across all areas of your organisation:…
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    OnCourt Advantage - Tennis: Live it, Learn it, Love it!

  • Sharapova, Williams and Wawrinka advance at US Open

    OnCourt Advantage
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Venus Williams silenced her critics last week as she beat Timea Bacsinsky in the US Open second round. The older Williams sister took a 6-1, 6-4 victory over her Swiss rival, and celebrated as she enjoyed one of her best seasons for a while. After making it through to the final in Montreal earlier this […]
  • Wimbledon 2014 Women’s Singles Final

    OnCourt Advantage
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Who do you think will win the Wimbledon women’s singles final today? The final commences at 9pm Singapore time i.e. 2pm local time in the UK and you can check the odds at allpro. 2011 Wimbledon champion 24-year-old Petra Kvitová takes on No.13 seed Genie Bouchard. Kvitova, the 1.83m left-handed Czech has the edge in both […]
  • Wimbledon Women’s Prize Money Evolution 1963 to 2013

    OnCourt Advantage
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:02 pm
    The evolution of the Wimbledon prize money awarded to the women over the past 50 years i.e. 1963 to 2013, is covered in an interesting info graphic you can see below or in its original full size at this link-> Evolution of Sports. The 2013 Wimbledon prize money for the women’s singles champion was increased […]
  • Wimbledon 2014

    OnCourt Advantage
    19 Jun 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam played on natural grass courts. Wimbledon has been held at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) since 1887. The 2014 edition of The Championships run from the first day of qualifying on Monday 16 June through to Sunday 6 July for the Gentlemen’s Singles Final. I encourage you to “Follow” […]
  • Roland Garros 2014 Men’s Singles Draw

    OnCourt Advantage
    21 May 2014 | 7:55 am
    The 2014 Roland Garros main draw men’s singles matches will begin on Sunday 25 May at 11am local time in Paris, France. Below OnCourt Advantage provides a number of interesting facts about the men’s singles main draw, including when the draw is made, how the draw works, whom all the different types of participants are […]
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    Everyball Tennis

  • Love what you do!

    Everyball Tennis
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:10 pm
    'Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle.' Steve Jobs in his famous commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005.
  • A goodie via Coach Pete Thorne today....

    Everyball Tennis
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    ‘F-E-A-R’ has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything and Rise.’ The choice is yours. Nice one Pete…
  • A few interesting questions....

    Everyball Tennis
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:07 pm
    For us as coaches (and perhaps also in the parenting arena), and in turn the athletes we work with, to consider: 1. Are your athletes practicing/training unsupervised? 2. Doing pre-hab and re-hab unsupervised? 3. Competing unsupervised? 4. Are your athletes relying on you (the coach) to correct them on elements your have covered in the past? 5. Are your athletes relying on you to continually correct them on elements they will have to sort out on their own in a competitive environment? 6. Are your athletes relying on you to get them motivated or to maintain commitment during training sessions?
  • Everyball for everyone!

    Everyball Tennis
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:19 am
    Everyball Tennis - far more than high performance! Toddlers & minis, junior and adult beginner and rusty rackets, organised play and competitions. Year round indoor tennis, great social environment for both adults and juniors at great 'value for money' prices!
  • Quote for today

    Everyball Tennis
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:32 pm
    'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how they made you feel.' Unknown 
 
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  • Dennis Nevolo wins 19at Annual Claremont Club Pro Classic

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Top-seeded Dennis Nevolo beats Italian alvatore Caruso to win the 19th Annual Claremont Club Pro Classic.Dennis Nevolo sure picked a great time to play some of the best tennis of his career.The 24-year-old former Illinois...
  • Costa Mesa holds wildcard shootout for Pro Classic Thursday

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Qualifying begins Friday; Main draw Tuesday, Sept. 16The last slot before qualifying begins in the $10,000 Costa Mesa Pro Classic, a United States Tennis Association Pro Circuit event, will be filled Thursday, when the Costa Mesa Pro Classic hosts...
  • USTA Claremont Club Pro Classic Sep 8-14

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    19th ANNUAL USTA CLAREMONT CLUB PRO CLASSIC TO TAKE PLACE NEXT WEEKThe Claremont USTA Pro Classic returns to Claremont for the 19th consecutive year, and once again will feature some of the rising stars in pro tennis.The first...
  • Free Tennis Play event in Los Angeles Sep 27

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Los Angeles to host USTA Free Tennis Play EVENT IN CELEBRATION OF NICKELODEON’S WORLDWIDE DAY OF PLay During National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September, the USTA and the tennis industry are hosting more than a thousand...
  • Professional tennis returns to Costa Mesa Sept 12-21

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    7 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    $10,000 Costa Mesa Pro Classic looks to build on successful 2013 tournaments.The United States Tennis Association’s Pro Circuit returns to Costa Mesa beginning Sept. 12 at the Costa Mesa Tennis Center. The developmental tour...
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    peRFect Tennis

  • Federer Fan Story: Simon in Geneva for Switzerland vs. Italy

    Simon
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    Hey all! Had a couple of people asking me to do a guest post about the Davis Cup in Geneva, so here it is, admittedly a little late! First of all, the stadium was REALLY impressive. You don’t usually see 18 500 people in one place, let alone everyone sporting the same red and white ...The post Federer Fan Story: Simon in Geneva for Switzerland vs. Italy appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Roger Federer – A Fan’s Perspective Ebook

    Gaurav Sood
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    Since there’s still a while to go before the Asian swing (where there’s a good chance Fed might not show up), I asked Jonathan if I could use his blog in the downtime to share something that I have been working on over the last two years- a book that describes Roger Federer from a ...The post Roger Federer – A Fan’s Perspective Ebook appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Defeats Fognini as Swiss Make Davis Cup Final

    Jonathan
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    Hey all, thought I’d do a quick write up on the Switzerland vs Italy Davis Cup tie which took place at the Palexpo arena in Geneva this weekend. I haven’t had much time to watch it but I did catch some of Federer vs. Bolleli and the last 2 sets of the doubles yesterday. Unfortunately ...The post Federer Defeats Fognini as Swiss Make Davis Cup Final appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Fan Story: Dippy at the US Open

    Jonathan
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:41 am
    Trying to catch Roger Federer match at GS tournament is similar to striking lottery – one has zero control on draw and scheduling. All you can do is pray for your good fortune and weather. Decidedly I bought tickets for both day and night session leaving to fate that I might be able to watch ...The post Federer Fan Story: Dippy at the US Open appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Cilic Overpowers Federer to Make US Open Final

    Jonathan
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    There’s going to be a new Grand Slam Champion on Monday at the US Open as Marin Cilic crushed Roger in straight sets to book his spot in his first ever Grand Slam Final where he’ll play Kei Nishikori who upset Djokovic in 4 sets. This one was a hugely one sided semi with Cilic ...The post Cilic Overpowers Federer to Make US Open Final appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
 
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    Tennisidentity.com

  • #PhotoshopRF - Roger Federer's virtual adventures in India.

    Brinke at Tennis IDENTITY
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Roger Federer is heading to India in December to play in the International Premier Tennis League (memo to self: the...
  • Crowdfunding a tennis career.

    Karin at Tennis IDENTITY
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    Making it in tennis requires big money and Takanyi Garanganga, a 24 year old Zimbabwean tennis player, has turned to...
  • 5 emerging trends in tennis fashion.

    Karin at Tennis IDENTITY
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Below are 5 tennis fashion trends we expect to see more of in 2015: Designer specials. Spring 2014 saw the...
  • Laura Robson says hello to Nike.

    Karin at Tennis IDENTITY
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Today Laura Robson tweeted this image of herself in a Nike tech jacket. Time off from tennis has not meant...
  • WCT: The Road to Open Tennis

    Brinke at Tennis IDENTITY
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    Professional tennis wasn't always structured the way it is now - far, far from it. On Saturday, October 11, the...
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    Tennis Grandstand

  • The Best Backhands of All-Time

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tennis Over All

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

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

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

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

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

  • Marin Cilic and Serena Williams Win 2014 US Open

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kvitova wins Wuhan Open

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

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

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    Barty to take tennis breakAshleigh Barty announced she is taking a break from tennis.The 18-year-old says she needs to take time out and offered no timetable for a return or a reason for the layoff.She reached three Grand Slam doubles finals last year with Casey Dellacqua but has had difficulty in singles her ranking is currently 216th.Barty, coached by former Australian player Jason Stoltenberg, says "obviously this has been a very difficult decision ... but after a lot of thought, we feel this is the right decision."
  • Video: WTA players say goodbye to Li Na

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    Video: WTA players say goodbye to Li NaLi Na just announced her retirement and the WTA stars said farewell to her.
  • Li Na retires from tennis

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    Li Na retires from tennisToday, Li Na announced her retirement from tennis....Friday, September 19, 2014My dear friends,For close to fifteen years, we've been a part of each other's lives. As a tennis player representing China on the global stage, I've trekked around the world playing hundreds of matches on the WTA tour, for China's Fed Cup team, at the National Games and at several Olympic Games. You've always been there for me, supporting me, cheering me on, and encouraging me to reach my potential.Representing China on the tennis court was an extraordinary privilege and a true honour.
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    10sBalls | Tennis can't be Tennis without Balls

  • Serena Williams headlines Hopman Cup field (Yahoo Sports)

    Wire Services
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:32 pm
    PERTH, Australia (AP) -- Top-ranked Serena Williams will combine with Wimbledon doubles champion Jack Sock in the United States team which will compete in a star-studded Hopman Cup tournament in January.
  • ROSS HUTCHINS JOINS THE ATP & QUEEN’S NAMES STEPHEN FARROW AS THE NEW TOURNEY DIRECTOR AEGON CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:24 pm
    AEGON CHAMPIONSHIPS ( its been a 250 for 2015 It Will be A 500 WOW ! ) THE QUEEN’S CLUB 15 - 21 JUNE, 2015   Stephen Farrow has been appointed Tournament Director of the Aegon Championships with Ross Hutchins joining the ATP as their Vice President of Player Relations.   Farrow, the Managing Director of the Aegon Championships since December 2013, worked closely with the ATP’s Executive Chairman and President Chris Kermode during his time at the tournament, and alongside Hutchins this year. He and Hutchins, who served as Tournament Director at The Queen’s Club in 2014, will…
  • WOMEN’S TENNIS UPDATE FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

    Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    WOMEN'S TENNIS UPDATE FROM AROUND THE GLOBE   TIDBITS   * Bouchard, Radwanska lose in Beijing but should still qualify for Singapore * Pennetta out to Suarez Navarro, loses even theoretical chance for Championships (in singles; still alive in doubles chase) * Kerber, only real Singapore contender left, crushes Diyas to keep hopes alive -- but Ivanovic raises the bar by topping Oprandi * Sharapova crushes Svitolina, who again falls short of Top Thirty * Pironkova's anti-Venus magic doesn't work on Serena; Pironkova remains below Top Forty as Serena cruises into third round; Venus…
  • NEIL HARMAN BRITISH JOURNALIST SEEMED TO SWIPE WHOLE PASSAGES FREQUENTLY , SAD CAUSE HE COULD WRITE

    Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    British Journalist Is Penalized   More than two months after Neil Harman, the long standing Tennis Correspondent of The Times of London was suspended on charges of plagiarism, Daily Tennis News understands his employment with the newspaper has been formally terminated.   Harman is believed to have been informed of the decision but has been advised by his legal representatives to make no comment on the outcome of the protracted internal investigation into his work.   According to sources within News UK, owners of The Times, there is no evidence of Harman ever committing…
  • The Journey of Liberal Arts, Journalism and Ben Rothenberg, Tennis Writer New York Times.

    Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    (August 14 from Fan Tails - Exclusive permission granted to reprint, publish and distribute to 10sBalls.com) Have you ever wondered what kind of writer you could be? What it is like to interview fascinating and notable people privately? What it is like writing from Paris, London, Melbourne, Perth, the Olympics? What it’s like to publish unique stories filling hundreds of inches of print? Have you felt the pride of being published in a National Sunday paper? Meet Ben Rothenberg, age 27, a New York Times tennis writer. Was Ben top of his class at the Columbia School of Journalism? No. He…
 
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    Second Serve

  • Five MORE ways to return to exercise

    rosales.anne@gmail.com (Anne Rosales)
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    How’s your return to exercise going? I’m gradually resuming my prior activity level, although I’ll admit I’m aching more than I was before I stopped working out to go on vacation. Not sure why this is going on, but I’ll hope it has to do with using muscles I had ignored, and not with getting older! Today I’m adding to the tips in my last post with five more “do’s” and “don’ts” to consider when you return to exercise. 1. Do try something new Trying a new sport or activity can stimulate your mind at the same time as you’re exercising your body. There…
  • How to start exercising again

    rosales.anne@gmail.com (Anne Rosales)
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    Why is it so hard to start exercising again? I took off two weeks in August, and resuming my fitness routine has made September tiring, as well as frustrating. It’s not that I work out super hard anyway. But this month I feel stiff and sore, fat and out of shape. Spin class and tennis practice — things that I generally enjoy doing — have challenged me just to complete the workouts. So I’ve been reviewing my own tips for how to start exercising after a break — whether that break is a week or several years long. Here are some “do’s” and…
  • Travel to developing countries?

    rosales.anne@gmail.com (Anne Rosales)
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    My last post explored impressions from a recent family trip to Guatemala. I talked about confronting my experience of travel at midlife, as well as external factors that contributed to a sense I probably won’t return to this beautiful country. Although I loved traveling there with my younger son and husband, I nevertheless felt discouraged about the enormity of the issues that Guatemala and Central America overall are facing. In general, I wonder how much more travel to developing countries I will do. Busy marketplace in Chichicastenango, Guatemala My reaction to Guatemala’s economic…
  • Last vacation in Guatemala

    rosales.anne@gmail.com (Anne Rosales)
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    We vacationed in Guatemala this year. It was my second trip to the country — our entire family had visited in 2005. While I enjoyed both trips a great deal, this time was likely my last visit to Guatemala. At least it was my last visit for the purpose of vacation — perhaps I’ll have an opportunity to do community service there, but I’ve realized I’m nearing an end to my long-held interest in travel to developing countries where they speak Spanish. With my husband at Lago de Atitlán, a volcano-rimmed lake Why? In large part, my tastes have changed as I’ve grown older. It…
  • US Open tennis fashion: the men

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

  • Break Points: Rafa Returns, Bagels Gasquet

    Amy
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    #456380068 / gettyimages.com Notable Results: Beijing R1: Pablo Andujar d. Julien Benneteau 6-4, 6-1 Beijing R1: Andy Murray d. Jerzy Janowicz 7-6(9), 6-4, 6-2 Beijing R1: Rafael Nadal d. Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 Beijing R2: Roberta Vinci d. Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-4 Beijing R2: Sabine Lisicki d. Genie Bouchard 6-2, 6-4 Beijing R2: Andrea Petkovic d. Madison Keys 6-2, 6-3 Tokyo R1: Tatsuma Ito d. Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 6-2 Tokyo R1: Michal Przysiezny 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(9) News and Analysis: Neil Harman, who admitted to plagiarizing other tennis writers’ work, has been fired from The Times,…
  • Test Your Knowledge of Chinese Nicknames for Tennis Players

    Changeover Writing Staff
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    By James Pham Changeover contributor James Pham is on site as the tournament’s in-house writer, writing website posts, press releases, doing player interviews and whatever else needs editorial support for the week. He shares some behind-the-scenes notes with The Changeover. *** In press conferences this week at the Shenzhen Open, I’ve been hearing about Chinese nicknames for the players, like in this priceless exchange: Reporter to Richard Gasquet: Do you know your nickname in China? We call you “Dau Phu”. Do you know what that means? Gasquet: What? Reporter: Tofu. Chinese…
  • Asian Swing Roundtable: What to Expect, Who’ll Score Big, and The Future of Asian Tennis

    Changeover Writing Staff
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:05 pm
    #456090216 / gettyimages.com With tennis’ Asian Swing getting underway, Asian ATP fans are primed to enjoy three weeks of non-stop action spread across China, Malaysia and Japan. For the first time, China plays host to tournaments all three weeks, including the inaugural Shenzhen Open, featuring marquee players, the likes of Ferrer, Murray, Gasquet and Robredo. Ben Rothenberg of The New York Times, Lindsay Gibbs of The Changeover and James Pham of the Shenzhen Open discuss what to look out for during the Asian Swing.   Asian Swing: Great opportunity to pick up points or a…
  • Shenzen Open Adventures: Klizan’s Retirement, Gasquet’s Nickname, and More

    Changeover Writing Staff
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    By James Pham It’s Thursday of the Shenzhen Open, the brand new 250-level ATP tournament replacing the Thailand Open, in the first of three weeks making up the men’s Asian Swing. Changeover contributor James Pham is on site as the tournament’s in-house writer, writing website posts, press releases, doing player interviews and whatever else needs editorial support for the week. He shares some behind-the-scenes notes with The Changeover… The Practice Courts The first thing I do when I arrive on site every morning is walk past the 10 or so practice courts in this huge…
  • Li Na: The Bird That Sticks Out

    Changeover Writing Staff
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    By Abigail Johnson Many other British residents besides me would be straight onto the internet the instant their eyes were open. Their big question would be whether Scotland had chosen to separate themselves from the United Kingdom. But that wasn’t my question. My heart uneasy, I was inching closer and closer to finding out whether the awful rumors of the past few days were really true. Whether it was for real that Li Na, the champion of China, and one of my all-time favorite players, was hanging up her racquet. No one wanted to believe it. Who would want to lose Li Na, the diamond of…
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    AFRICAN TENNIS

  • Kevin Anderson Advances To 2nd Round At In Tokyo

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

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

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

    Ashley
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Not a great day for Zimbabwean Cara Black. She kissed her US Open 2014 dreams goodbye today after she and her partner lost their doubles semifinal ... The post US Open 2014 Results: Thursday 9/4 appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • US Open 2014 Results: Tuesday 9/2

    Ashley
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    South Africa’s Raven Klaasen‘s bid for the piece of the US Open 2014 pie is over but Zimbabwe’s Cara Black‘s chances just got greater. Men’s ... The post US Open 2014 Results: Tuesday 9/2 appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
 
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    The Tennis Chick™

  • Congrats To Serena Williams For Her 6th US Open And Her 18th Grand Slam!

    The Tennis Chick
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Photo courtesy of the Associated Press Long-time Wilson player Serena Williams won her 6th U.S. Open and 18th Grand Slam title this past Sunday, tying Wilson’s Chris Evert for third most Grand Slam titles of all-time.  Williams relied heavily on her signature attack style of play (she uses the Wilson Blade Racket) en route to defeating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 in the final. She dominated the field throughout the tournament with her hard-hitting serve and baseline game, never dropping a set. Her six U.S. Open singles titles also ties Evert for the most all-time. Williams’ first US…
  • Kei Nishikori Makes Tennis History In The US Open Finals

    The Tennis Chick
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Photo courtesy of the Associated Press Wilson has never been so fabulously represented than when Kei Nishikori made tennis history at the US Open by becoming the first Asian-born male EVER to compete in a Grand Slam final. Nishikori’s historic run to the finals is attributed to his powerful and precise ground strokes (he uses the Wilson Steam Racket) which helped him dictate points as he won back-to-back four-hour matches in the 4th round and quarterfinals against the No. 5 and No. 3 seeds respectively. Two days later, he came back to take down the current world No. 1 seed to reach the…
  • To Play (Injured) Or Not To Play. That Is The Question.

    The Tennis Chick
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
    If you play competitive or league tennis, it will happen more than once in your lifetime that you suffer an injury. Most common are muscle pulls and tears, tendonitis and sprains. Some injuries you can play through, and some are so painful that you can barely stand. But maybe your team is at risk of moving down a level, and can’t afford to forfeit a line. Maybe your team wants to move up a level and needs the points. Do you play tennis any way? The obvious answer is that if you want to recover from a tennis injury, you need to rest your body and take time off from playing. However,…
  • Martina Navratilova Surprises Longtime Girlfriend With The Most Romantic Marriage Proposal. EVER

    The Tennis Chick
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Earlier today, 18-time former Grand Slam champion, Martina Navratilova surprised the US Open crowd with a public, very romantic proposal to her long-time girlfriend Julia Lemigova. The crowd in the Arthur Ashe Stadium was watching on the big Jumbotrons as Martina was pretending to be interviewed by Ken Solomon in the Tennis Channel suite. Then she made her big move. She turned to Julia and told her that she would be asking the questions now. And with those words, she got down on one knee and held up an engagement ring, and popped the question. We’ve been…
  • Get Off On The Wrong Foot – And Win!

    The Tennis Chick
    6 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    Photo courtesy of EPA/Christophe Karaba Have you just drawn your opponent off of the court with a blistering cross-court shot? Are they struggling like hell to recover? Well then, the seemingly logical choice would be to hit the ball into the open area of the court that you have just created. But think for a minute. This is where your opponent is trying to recover TO. In most cases, the better option is to wrong-foot your opponent by hitting behind them, into the same area you have just previously sent the ball. They’ll be moving (and facing) the opposite direction and more…
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    Rafael Nadal Fans

  • Beijing R2: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Peter Gojowczyk?

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Rafael Nadal has been drawn against qualifier Peter Gojowczyk in the second round of this year’s competition. Right-handed Peter is currently ranked number 122 in the world. He defeated Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 in the opening round. The second-round tie between the two takes place on Thursday. Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014 TIME: Not before 2:30 pm local […]
  • WATCH: Rafael Nadal’s Hot Shot Against Richard Gasquet in Beijing

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    Rafael Nadal nearly pushes Richard Gasquet out the picture with this baseline barrage in Beijing.  Video: ATP World TourFiled under: Rafael Nadal, Videos Tagged: Beijing, China Open, Hot Shot, Rafael Nadal, Richard Gasquet, Tennis, Video
  • PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal attends Li Na’s retirement ceremony in Beijing

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
    It was a fitting goodbye for China’s biggest tennis star, complete with hugs from her former competitors, cheers from Chinese fans, and a bouquet of flowers from Rafael Nadal. Li Na received a touching send-off at the China Open on Tuesday, more than a week after she announced her retirement from the sport, citing recurring […]
  • VIDEO: Interview with Rafael Nadal – China Open 2014 – Round 1

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    Rafael Nadal reflects on his comeback win at the China Open in Beijing. Video: ATP World TourFiled under: Interviews, Rafael Nadal, Videos Tagged: Beijing, China Open, entrevista, Interview, Rafael Nadal, Richard Gasquet, Tennis, Video
  • PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal makes winning comeback at the China Open

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    Rafael Nadal made a winning return from injury by beating Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-0 in the first round of the China Open. He will face the German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk in the second round after the world No. 122 defeated big serving Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 2-6, 7-5. “In general I have to be happy the way […]
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    Palchoice

  • Rules for simple living

    Santoshh Singh
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    The post Rules for simple living appeared first on Palchoice. In today’s complex world it’s very difficult to live a simple life, even if you want to do so. But why simplicity is required in life? Are there any rules for simple living? Complexity of today’s world has resulted in tremendous amount of stress and tension in our life. That’s why it always a good [...] The post Rules for simple living appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Success habits: only fools will avoid these

    Santoshh Singh
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:33 pm
    The post Success habits: only fools will avoid these appeared first on Palchoice. What is the one thing that every person desire in life? It is the desire to achieve success in life. It doesn’t matter whether you are young or old, male or female, big or small, black or white: you want to succeed in life. But why only a few achieve success in life? You must [...] The post Success habits: only fools will avoid these appeared first on Palchoice.
  • How to motivate yourself to start working

    Santoshh Singh
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    The post How to motivate yourself to start working appeared first on Palchoice. We all are working to achieve our goal in life. Some people love what they are doing while others are doing it to sustain themselves. So whether we like it or not we all have to work. So how you can motivate yourself to start working? When you like your work, then this question is [...] The post How to motivate yourself to start working appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 5 things that successful people hate

    Santoshh Singh
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    The post 5 things that successful people hate appeared first on Palchoice. Do you want to know what are the 5 things that successful people hate? In fact they hate these things so much that they avoid it like a plague. And because they do this they are so successful in life. Every single person on this earth possesses these 5 things. But the best part is [...] The post 5 things that successful people hate appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Best free wordpress plugin to boost traffic

    Santoshh Singh
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:13 am
    The post Best free wordpress plugin to boost traffic appeared first on Palchoice.   It is a dream of every blogger to attract millions of visitors to his blog. Obviously more visitor means more money and a successful blog. But most blogger struggle to attract sufficient traffic to their blog. Not getting enough traffic is an extremely frustrating and heart breaking experience. Lack of traffic can kill your [...] The post Best free wordpress plugin to boost traffic appeared first on Palchoice.
 
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