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  • Maria Sharapova Boxed?

    TennisEarth.com - Tennis News
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    After successfully turning into an entrepreneur with her candy brand Sugarpova, Maria Sharapova could be planning to venture into a new business - possibly turning into a home movers and packers business.
  • Fedal Wars: Who’ll Finish Higher Ranked In 2014, Roger Federer Or Rafael Nadal? [Poll]

    The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
    Sean Randall
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    Another Fedal installment. Be afraid.
  • Murray set to keep Mauresmo as coach

    BBC Sport - Tennis
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Andy Murray is set to continue working with Amelie Mauresmo after his early Wimbledon exit as she joins his training camp in Miami.
  • Wozniacki and Barthel win tournaments

    Women Who Serve
    Diane
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, who took a wild card into the Istanbul Cup, won the event today when she defeated 2nd seed Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1. This is Wozniacki's 22nd WTA singles title, and her first of the 2014 season. The doubles title was won by Misaki Doi and Elena Svitolina. Doi and Svitolina defeated Oksana Kalashnikova and Paula Kania 6-4, 6-0. Both teams were unseeded.Mona Barthel won her third WTA title in Bastad, also today, when she defeated Chanelle Scheepers 6-3, 7-6 in the final. None of the seeded players made it to the quarterfinals, something that had not happened on the…
  • Bizarre Moment During WTT Match Leaves Taylor Townsend Playing Doubles by Herself

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    24 Jul 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Taylor Townsend went to a tennis match and a bizarro game of Canadian doubles broke out. Colorful courts, cheerleaders, let cords in play on serves—it’s all in a day’s work for World Team Tennis. But what happened on Thursday night during the league’s Eastern Conference Finals between the Washington Kastles and the Philadelphia Freedoms was strange even for World Team Tennis. More: Dimitrov Dishes During Twitter Q&A During the women’s doubles portion of Thursday’s match, Taylor Townsend was forced to play doubles all by her lonesome against Martina…
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  • Little Big Men

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    Every once in a while, you get a match or a pairing that demonstrates that the human factor in tennis can trump any trend, theory, or body of conventional wisdom. There’s a point at which you can throw everything we know—or think we know—about the game right out the window, and surrender to the fact that the sport is buffeted daily by inchoate, shaping influences that resist easy analysis. Wednesday was just such a day at the Atlanta ATP 250, where Dudi Sela took a sharp axe to the trunk of 6’6” Sam Querrey and chopped him down. Today, in the quarterfinals, Sela faces another giant,…
  • Southern-Fried Tennis

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    When the headline reads, “Ginepri, Isner To Face Off,” you know it’s midsummer. You’re in North America. You can bet the heat is torrid and the air feels like a damp Kleenex against your cheek. And somewhere near the courts, a baffled player from France or Peru is asking, “What is a corn dog?” The headline may be puzzling to some; it would be roughly like being afoot in the Czech Republic and coming across the headline, “Zahlavova Strycova to Face Krejcikova.” But while the Czechs may have the better players, the U.S. has a tennis infrastructure so well established and endowed…
  • Hard Times for the Hard Cases

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:38 pm
    For a few decades, Jimmy Connors made a living going around declaring how pitiful it was that the evil lords of tennis had taken all the “personality” out of the game. Some took notice of his complaint; some even agreed. But the story died a quiet death, basically because nobody cared. Or, more likely, everyone much prefers it the way things are now. It’s a bad time to be an anti-hero in tennis. It isn’t that long since those halcyon days of the “tennis boom,” when Ilie Nastase would flip off chair umpires and, after making an uncharacteristically ugly error, mince around on the…
  • A Series of Sufferings

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    This admittedly isn’t the best of times for U.S. tennis. It seems like the bad news outweighs the good news time and again, at least on the men’s side of the ledger. Given how mired down the nation is in mediocrity, even an idea that once looked like a sure winner—the U.S. Open Series—seems increasingly irrelevant. It does, however, provide an awfully nice paycheck to some lucky winners of this linkage between American hard-court events. The Series consists of nine total events, including two ATP Masters 1000 tournaments and two WTA Premier 5 tournaments (Canada and Cincinnati). It…
  • Gentleman’s Disagreement

    17 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    One of the most memorable moments in sports occurred in 1989 at the French Open, when Michael Chang—exhausted, cramping, hobbling—had the temerity to hit an underhand serve at a critical juncture in his fourth-round clash with heavily favored and highly seeded Ivan Lendl. A collective gasp issued from the spectators as well as the legions assembled on sofas and armchairs around the world. This remains the most celebrated—or is it notorious?—application of the most overlooked shot in tennis. But others have done it, usually under comparable duress. Martina Hingis, in the next most…
 
 
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  • Defending champ Svitolina makes Baku semis (Yahoo Sports)

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) -- Elina Svitolina of Ukraine moved her Baku Cup title defense into the semifinals by dispatching Pauline Parmentier of France 6-4, 6-4 on Friday.
  • Haase beats defending champ Youzhny at Swiss Open (Yahoo Sports)

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) -- Robin Haase advanced to the semifinals of the Swiss Open by beating defending champion Mikhail Youzhny 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Friday in a rematch of last year's final.
  • Top-seeded John Isner advances in Atlanta Open (Yahoo Sports)

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Top-seeded John Isner avoided an upset in his Atlanta Open title defense Thursday night, rallying for a 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory over wild-card entry Robby Ginepri in the second round. The former University of Georgia star had his only service break of the match to go up 6-5 before firing the last four of his 30 aces to close out Ginepri, an Atlanta resident ranked 281st. Isner's history of tight early matches in Atlanta continued. I honestly didn't want to play Robby because he's a good friend, and I knew one of us was going to lose.'' Earlier, Thiemo De Bakker pulled off the upset that…
  • Wimbledon runner-up Bouchard WDs from Citi Open (Yahoo Sports)

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:52 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard withdrew Thursday from the Citi Open next week.
  • Qualifier Cuevas upsets Seppi in Umag 2nd round (Yahoo Sports)

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay upset sixth-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-3, 6-1 on Thursday to become the first qualifier to reach the Croatia Open quarterfinals in seven years. Also, a local wild card, Borna Coric, last year's Junior U.S. Open champion, beat qualifier Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 7-6 (4), 6-3 to join Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals, the first time since 2002 two Croats have gone so far in Umag. In another upset, fourth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal, who lost to Cuevas in the Bastad final two weeks ago, fell to Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.
 
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  • John Isner Saves Two Match Points in Win over Robby Ginepri

    Tennis Panorama News
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:59 pm
    By Herman Wood (July 24, 2014) ATLANTA – It was a showdown of Americans with local ties tonight at the BB&T Atlanta Open.  Former University of Georgia standout, top ranked American, and number one seed John Isner took on local Robby Ginepri, from just up I-75 in Marietta, now Kennesaw.  It was their fourth meeting, with Isner holding the edge, 2-1. Ginepri, currently ranked 281, though as high as 15, was in the tournament as a wild card.  As expected in any John Isner match, things started with an ace.  Ginepri returned the favor with his very first serve and had a very easy…
  • Lucky Loser Thiemo de Bakker Knocks Out Second Seed Kevin Anderson in Atlanta

    Tennis Panorama News
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Thiemo de Bakker By Herman Wood (July 24, 2014) ATLANTA – Play began on Thursday at 4 PM in Atlanta, just ahead of the usually scheduled afternoon summer thunderstorms.  Thiemo de Bakker and Kevin Anderson were on court holding serve through 3-all until the stadium got a bit loud- thunder and distant lightning.  De Bakker took heed and stepped up his returns to get a break for 4-3.  With a quick hold, he was looking to close out the set on Anderson’s serve.  It wasn’t before the rains came, as it was Anderson 30-15 when play was suspended. Two hours later, it did not…
  • Washington Kastles Clinch Fourth Straight Mylan WTT Eastern Conference Championship

    Tennis Panorama News
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:46 pm
    From World TeamTennis -WASHINGTON (July 24, 2014) – The Washington Kastles claimed their fourth consecutive Mylan World TeamTennis Eastern Conference Championship on Thursday, defeating the Philadelphia Freedoms 21-16. Washington now seeks a record-tying fourth straight King Trophy and travels to the winner of the Mylan WTT Western Conference Championship between the San Diego Aviators and Springfield Lasers for Sunday’s Mylan WTT Finals.   Coming into the clash, the Kastles and Freedoms had split their season series 2-2, with the Freedoms prevailing just 24 hours ago in Philadelphia…
  • Madison Clarke and Matt Kuhar Win New Balance/USTA High School Tennis Championship

    Tennis Panorama News
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    (July 24, 2014) Madison Clarke of Phoenix, Arizona and Matt Kuhar of Smithfield, RI became the girls’ and boys’ singles champions at the inaugural New Balance High School Tennis Championship presented by the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Clarke and Kuhar will each receive a wildcard spot in an International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior event held prior to the 2014 US Open Junior Championships.   In her match against Jenna Moustafa of Los Angeles, CA, Clarke, a rising senior, dropped the first set but came back to win the second and third for a final score of 4-6, 6-2,…
  • Tennis Results Round-Up for July 24, 2014

    Tennis Panorama News
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
      ATP – Atlanta Open RESULTS – THURSDAY, 24 JULY 2014 Singles – Second Round [1] J Isner (USA) d [WC] R Ginepri (USA) 46 76(5) 75 [LL] T de Bakker (NED) d [2] K Anderson (RSA) 64 75 B Becker (GER) d [7] Y Lu (TPE) 64 63 [8] M Matosevic (AUS) d T Smyczek (USA) 64 75 Doubles – Quarter-finals [1] V Pospisil (CAN) / J Sock (USA) d B Becker (GER) / F Moser (GER) 64 61 SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 25 JULY 2014 STADIUM start 12:00 noon [3] C Guccione (AUS) / J Smith (AUS) vs N Barrientos (COL) / V Estrella Burgos (DOM) S Johnson (USA) / S Querrey (USA) vs [2] S Gonzalez (MEX) /…
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  • Maria Sharapova Boxed?

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    After successfully turning into an entrepreneur with her candy brand Sugarpova, Maria Sharapova could be planning to venture into a new business - possibly turning into a home movers and packers business.
  • Coric enters quarter-final in Umag

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    Borna Coric of Croatia produced yet another confident performance on Thursday as he thrashed Argentine qualifier Horacio Zeballos with a 7-6(4), 6-3 scorecard to enter the quarter-final stage of the Vegeta Crotia Open Umag.
  • Roger Federer tests IQ of his fans

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:59 am
    17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is known to be a man who is highly knowledgeable about the rich history of Tennis and is also known to be a bit of a prankster. The Great Man showed that side of his personality once more on Thursday when he decided to test the IQ of his fans by asking a question to them on Twitter.
  • Serena Williams to return to action in Stanford

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:49 am
    World No. 1 Serena Williams will make a comeback on the WTA tour with Stanford Tournament.
  • Commentary: Novak Djokovic Vs Roger Federer @ Wimbledon, Men Singles Final(Finished)

    11 Jul 2014 | 2:10 am
    Novak Djokovic Vs Roger Federer 6-7,6-4,7-6,5-7,6-4.null
 
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  • Cilic, Cuevas reach semis of Croatia Open

    Associated Press
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    Third-seeded Marin Cilic defeated Czech Lukas Rosol 6-0, 6-2 Friday to reach the semifinals of the Croatia Open.
  • Defending champ Svitolina makes Baku semis

    Associated Press
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    Elina Svitolina of Ukraine moved her Baku Cup title defense into the semifinals by dispatching Pauline Parmentier of France 6-4, 6-4 on Friday.
  • Isaacson: 10 questions for Serena Williams

    Melissa Isaacson
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Ball's in your court, Serena Williams. Before the world No. 1 takes the court next week for the first time since her bizarre withdrawal from a Wimbledon doubles match, we have 10 questions we need answered.
  • Isner avoids upset bid by Ginepri in Atlanta

    Associated Press
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Top-seeded John Isner avoided an upset in his Atlanta Open title defense Thursday night, rallying for a 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory over wild-card entry Robby Ginepri in the second round.
  • Canadian Bouchard withdraws from Citi Open

    Associated Press
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard withdrew Thursday from the Citi Open next week.
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  • Top seed Cirstea humbled in the second round of Baku Cup

    Marija
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    World No.29 Sorana Cirstea was the top seed at this week's $250,000 Baku Cup, but after defeating wildcard Ons Jabeur in the opener, the Romanian got brushed aside in the second round by world No. 72 Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland, 6-1 6-1. It was a match that lasted just 49 minutes and Cirstea saved zero of six break points. Last year was Cirstea's best year and it reflected on her ranking as she reached her highest-ever No.21, but this season she made only two quarterfinals and due to a shoulder injury Baku was only her second tournament in two months. When it comes to fashion,…
  • Surprise! Vaidisova wants to serve a comeback!

    Marija
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    Five and a half months ago we read that Nicole Vaidisova had absolutely no plans of making a comeback and didn't even own a racquet, but the Czech tennis phenomenon is proving the reports false! Just hours ago, the 25-year-old Vaidisova posted on Instagram a video of herself practicing serve on the tennis court and accompanied the footage with the following statement: These last couple weeks I'm finally able to serve with less pain than I have in over 3 years, it makes me hopeful and happy to see progress after struggling the last couple years with repeated surgeries, rehabs and…
  • Adidas reveals official photo of Ana Ivanovic's US Open outfit

    Marija
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:31 am
    As early as a month ago, we saw Ana Ivanovic's Adidas dress for the 2014 US Open and it was already available for purchase at Tennis Warehouse Europe. Finally, the brand revealed an official promotional photo, although in this image the dress looks brown/olive, while the item we have been seeing in online shops exists in black and pink. Strange! But it must be the same dress… Isn't it? It has the same sparkle at the chest area. The outfit is officially called Adidas Women's Fall Adizero and now you can get it at the price of $90. Here's how it looks from the…
  • Kirilenko on Ovechkin: "I have decided to terminate the engagement. There are many reasons, but I do not want to go into details."

    Marija
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    Maria and Alex at the Sochi Olympics in February 2014 More than two and a half years after the start of their relationship and more than a year and a half after their engagement, Russian tennis star Maria Kirilenko and Russian ice hockey player Alex Ovechkin are officially not together any more. It's another shock in the off-court tennis news! Here's what the 27-year-old Kirilenko told R-Sport: I have decided to terminate the engagement. There are many reasons, but I do not want to go into details. I’ll say one thing: our relationship completed, but I respect Sasha as a person…
  • Ana Ivanovic hires Dejan Petrovic as a new coach

    Marija
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:08 am
    After leaving the tennis world confused by not continuing her partnership with Nemanja Kontic, Ana Ivanovic announced a new coach, Dejan Petrovic, who is now on a trial period with the Serbian tennis star. The 36-year-old will accompany Ivanovic during the North American swing and their first tournament together will be the Bank of the West Classic which starts in a week. According to the photo Ivanovic posted on Instagram yesterday, the two gave a powerful kick start to their cooperation. Petrovic, who used to coach Novak Djokovic and Jelena Jankovic about ten years ago, was born in…
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  • Around The Corner: Atlanta, Gstaad and Umag

    Mike
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    By Mike McIntyre BB&T Atlanta Open The Emirates Airlines U.S. Open Series officially gets underway with the level 250 event in Atlanta. While the major players will make their first hardcourt swing appearances in two weeks time at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, some smaller (and taller) fish will start accumulating points a bit earlier. When I say taller I am definitely talking about John Isner who heads the field in Atlanta as the number one seed. Isner has become the hardest working player on the ATP Tour in recent summers and this year should be no exception. He has plenty of points to…
  • Dolgopolov In Hot Water Over Instagram Pic

    Mike
    13 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    By Mike McIntyre Wanted: new PR manager for Alexandr Dolgopolov. It seems as though the 19th ranked Ukrainian has made a very poor judgement call with his use of social media. Dolgopolov posted the following picture on his Instagram account. Be warned that the picture is not appropriate to be viewed by children or in ones workplace.  The general consensus on Twitter on the translation of the words beneath the picture is, "childhood is over, bitches." The first thing that crossed my mind when I saw this was that Dolgopolov's Instagram account had to have been hacked. I…
  • Canadians Dominate at Wimbledon

    Mike
    2 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    By Mike McIntyre While the term "dominate" might be a bit of a stretch, Canada can be proud to say that they have representation in the final four at Wimbledon in both the men's and the women's singles draws. Just four years ago John McEnroe told me that, "If tennis was played on ice, Canada would have a top-ten player." Today thanks to victories on grass, not ice, Canada will have two players in the top-ten of professional tennis when the updated rankings come out Monday. With her quater-final victory over Angelique Kerber, 20 year old Canadian starlet Genie…
  • Wawrinka Success Testament to Hard Work

    Mike
    26 Jan 2014 | 7:20 am
    If you were to look up Stanislas Wawrinka on Wikipedia and scroll down to the ‘Playing Style’ section you’d notice that, according to whoever wrote this entry, the Swiss star’s biggest fault is his lack of mental toughness. Having watched him win the Australian Open this week, I believe this line should now be scratched and never entered again. The 28-year-old has, in the past year, shown facets to his game we did not think he had, hanging with and bettering those who had been considered all-round better players by fans of live tennis online. His stunning victory over Novak Djokovic…
  • ATP Wrap Up: Brisbane, Chennai and Doha

    Mike
    5 Jan 2014 | 9:34 am
    By Mike McIntyre It was more of the same for the start of the 2014 season on the ATP World Tour. World number one Rafael Nadal hoisted the trophy in Doha continuing his impressive return to the game following an eight month injury break that lasted from June of 2012 until February of 2013. In the 18 tournaments he has played since then, Rafa has won an astounding 11 and lost in the finals of 4 others. In Doha, Nadal overcame his 2012 Wimbledon nemesis Lukas Rosol in the opening round, defeated a tricky Ernests Gulbis in the third round, survived a stiff challenge from Peter Gojowczyk in the…
 
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  • Girls 18 USTA Clay Courts Recap, Slideshow and Videos

    Colette Lewis
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
    In less than a week, qualifying for the Boys and Girls 16s and 18s National Championships will begin, but before we start anticipating that, it's time to take a final look back at last week's USTA Clay Court championships. My review of the Girls 18s in Memphis is up this afternoon on the Tennis Recruiting Network, but make sure you read all eight articles on one of the three individual gold ball events remaining in the USTA junior tournament structure. Links to all eight articles can be found at the bottom of my recap at TR Net.A slideshow of the top performers in Memphis and videos of…
  • Clarke, Kuhar Win New Balance National High School Championships; Coric Advances to Quarterfinals at ATP's Umag; Papa, Chen, Arconada Reach Futures Quarterfinals

    Colette Lewis
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:21 pm
    The first annual New Balance High School Tennis Championships were completed today in Cambridge, Mass, with No. 2 seeds in both the boys and girls draws winning the title. Madison Clarke, a rising senior from Phoenix, won the girls championship, defeating No. 5 seed Jenna Moustafa of Los Angeles, a rising sophomore, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the final. The boys final was also a three-setters, with Matt Kuhar of Rhode Island, who will be competing for Bryant University this fall, defeating No. 7 seed Maxwell Cancilla, a rising junior from Huntington Beach, Calif., 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.  For complete…
  • Quinzi, Ymer, Donaldson and Rubin Enter US Open Juniors; Round of 16 Set at European Championships; Cal's Men's Tennis on Mythbusters

    Colette Lewis
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:41 pm
    The acceptance lists for the US Open Junior Championships are out. fIn the boys draw, not only are the top three boys in the ITF junior rankings entered, but several of the best young players who haven't been competing regularly on the ITF junior circuit, but rather in the lower levels of the professional tour.Elias Ymer of Sweden, whose current ATP ranking of 286 will have him seeded third in the US Open Juniors should he keep that top 350 ATP ranking, has entered, as has Italy's Gianluigi Quinzi (ATP ranking 312, also assuring a top 4 seed in USO Juniors), and Jared Donaldson of the US (ATP…
  • Taylor to Leave USTA, Join Virginia as Men's Assistant; Other College News; Clay Court Recaps at Tennis Recruiting Network

    Colette Lewis
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Dustin Taylor, who early in 2013 became the USTA's National Coach for Collegiate Tennis, will be leaving that position to join the Virginia men's program as assistant coach beginning on September 1st.  Andres Pedroso, who was Brian Boland's assistant for five (correction: four) years, is returning to South Florida, where he grew up, and will be doing private coaching there.Taylor, who has been with the USTA since 2010, as professional players before accepting the new Collegiate Tennis position, told me his young family and the appeal of less travel led him to consider the possibility of…
  • New Balance High School Tournament Underway; Sarkissian Wins Futures in Canada; Teens Making Inroads; Pasha Receives ATP Atlanta Wild Card

    Colette Lewis
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:42 pm
    The inaugural New Balance High School tournament began today in Cambridge, Mass., with Grant Solomon and Stephanie Schrage the top seeds.  So far, the seeding, which I understand was done with the help of the Universal Tennis Rating system, has held up well, with only 4 seeds--2 boys and 2 girls--losing in today's first round of the 64-player draw. The complete draws can be found at the TennisLink site.Scott Gerber of OhioTennisZone.com compiled a review of this week's fields, using the Tennis Recruiting Network as a basis for his analysis.  Some of the players have since dropped…
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  • Bizarre Moment During WTT Match Leaves Taylor Townsend Playing Doubles by Herself

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Taylor Townsend went to a tennis match and a bizarro game of Canadian doubles broke out. Colorful courts, cheerleaders, let cords in play on serves—it’s all in a day’s work for World Team Tennis. But what happened on Thursday night during the league’s Eastern Conference Finals between the Washington Kastles and the Philadelphia Freedoms was strange even for World Team Tennis. More: Dimitrov Dishes During Twitter Q&A During the women’s doubles portion of Thursday’s match, Taylor Townsend was forced to play doubles all by her lonesome against Martina…
  • Video: Juan Martin del Potro Back Hitting Backhands

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    The Argentine's most recent video update is quite encouraging. Four months after undergoing wrist surgery, Juan Martin del Potro is back hitting backhands. The Argentine has posted numerous videos on social media of himself on the practice court since undergoing left wrist surgery in March, but his most recent update is quite encouraging. In previous updates, Del Potro has just been hitting one-handed backhands in an effort to protect his surgically-repaired left wrist. Today, with his surgeon looking on, he began hitting the shot using two. "I have great news to share!
  • Ajla Tomljanovic Reportedly Switching Nationalities to Australia

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:51 am
    A report by Linda Pearce in the Sydney Morning Herald states that the Croatian No. 1 will play for Australia at the US Open. Ajla Tomljanovic, the Croatian No. 1, will reportedly be switching nationalities to Australia according to Linda Pearce of the Sydney Morning Herald. The 21-year-old Tomljanovic, who came to the United States at the age of 13 to further her tennis career, joined forces with Sam Stosur's former coach, David Taylor, in December. Her tennis skills were honed on the grounds of the Evert Academy in Boca Raton, Fla.  Tomljanovic, who…
  • John Tomic Refutes Former Sports Agency Dumped Son

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:13 am
    Bernard Tomic's father says he and his son tried to get out of management agreement earlier. John Tomic, the controversial father of Australian tennis star Bernard Tomic, is once again in the news. This time though to refute headlines involving his son. ATP: Four Reasons Roger Federer Can Win the US Open Speaking to Australian media, Tomic denied that IMG, the sports management company that had represented his son since before age 13, dropped the younger Tomic last week. According to the elder Tomic, the family had sought an early exit from their contract during the last 18 months.
  • Nicole Vaidisova: A Return for Real?

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    The former World No. 7 posted a video on her Instagram account that sparked yet another round of comeback rumors. Since her premature retirement from the game at the age of 20, rumors have consistently swirled regarding if (or when) Nicole Vaidisova would make a comeback to to professional tennis. The 25-year-old was a teenaged prodigy on the WTA Tour, but retired four years ago saying she had "lost her love" for the sport.   After telling Matt Cronin of Tennis.com as recently as February that she "no longer owns a tennis racket" and had no…
 
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  • VIDEO VAULT: Del Potro back hitting backhands, Raonic practicing with Serena and Nestor

    Rich Rodriguez
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:23 pm
    There were a couple of videos that made the rounds today and they were pretty noteworthy. The first one shows Juan Martin del Potro hitting backhands. He's basically pushing the ball to protect his surgically repaired left wrist. It's a start. I, personally, can't wait for the BIG LUG to return. #biglugluv y'all. Milos Raonic was practicing today in Toronto and brought along a couple of friends...Serena Williams and Daniel Nestor.ReRe tweeted about the practice session afterwards: Had a fun hit with Daniel Nestor and @milosraonic today. I tried to hang in there. Hope I did ok! 👍— Serena…
  • (UPDATED) +NETCORDS: Stephens and Annacone split, Neil Harman caught plagiarizing, and Vaidisova practicing again

    Rich Rodriguez
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Busy day in the tennisphere...- Soooooo lookie (up) there. If it isn't our old friend, the ex-Worm loving Czech lady baller who retired at the age of 20, Nicole Vaidisova. She was hugely talented, although I always thought her backhand technique was, er, funky. But Vaida had big wins and was on her way up before calling it quits. Then there was the marriage to Radek Stepanek. Let's not relive that one. Apparently she's back to practicing and feeling good: These last couple weeks Im finally able to serve with less pain then i have in over 3 years, it makes me hopeful and happy to see progress…
  • (UPDATED) THE LOW DOWN: Did Maria Kirilenko end it with Alex Ovechkin over this Instagram photo?

    Rich Rodriguez
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:46 am
    Is this photo the reason why Maria Kirilenko called off her engagement and ended her relationship with Alex Ovechkin? According to Sports Illustrated, this picture of Ovechkin with gymnast Karolina Sevastianova taken by the hockey star's friend, Russian basketballer Russian basketballer Vitaly Fridzonon, and posted on his Instagram feed led to the breakup.In the statement released to Russia's R-Sport by Kiri, she said there were "a lot of reasons" for the breakup but did not go into detail. It may look harmless, but there's probably more going on there than meets the eye if the reports are…
  • FASHION FIX: Betterer isn't just for Federer anymore

    Rich Rodriguez
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Now you can be Betterer, too. This Nike RF V-Neck tee ($40) is also available in heather grey. Git it. [Photo(s) credit: Tennis Warehouse]
  • VIDEO VAULT: The year was 1997 and the music was ________.

    Rich Rodriguez
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    All the talk last week was focused on a 17-year old, Alexander Zverev, and a 16-year old, Ana Konju, who will turn 17 in December.Just to prove what an old you are (yeah, and me, too) compared to these fresh-faced wunderkinds, here are the Top 10 songs from the year they were born (according to Billboard). And that year would be, ahem, 1997...10. Wannabe - The Spice Girls 9. How Do I Live Without You - LeAnn Rimes 8. Return of the Mack - Mark Morrison 7. Don't Let Go (Love) - En Vogue 6. I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly 5. Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - Puff Daddy ft. Mase 4. Un-Break My Heart -…
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  • Wozniacki and Barthel win tournaments

    Diane
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, who took a wild card into the Istanbul Cup, won the event today when she defeated 2nd seed Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1. This is Wozniacki's 22nd WTA singles title, and her first of the 2014 season. The doubles title was won by Misaki Doi and Elena Svitolina. Doi and Svitolina defeated Oksana Kalashnikova and Paula Kania 6-4, 6-0. Both teams were unseeded.Mona Barthel won her third WTA title in Bastad, also today, when she defeated Chanelle Scheepers 6-3, 7-6 in the final. None of the seeded players made it to the quarterfinals, something that had not happened on the…
  • Sweeping the court

    Diane
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:37 pm
    "Normal Petra" thanks everyone for our support, and talks about her sleep problems and her celebrations.Coach Patrick Mouratoglou says that Serena Williams is in "a difficult phase."Five of the top ten favorite female athletes in a Harris survey (I'm assuming this means in the U.S.) are tennis players. The number 1 favorite is Serena Williams.Maria Sharapova has won the 2014 ESPY award for Best Female Tennis Player. This is the fifth time that Sharapova has won the award.Here is Serena's 2014 U.S. Open dress from Nike.Doesn't this remind you of some sisters from Ukraine?
  • Wozniacki reaches quarterfinals in Istanbul

    Diane
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Top seed Caroline Wozniacki reached the quarterfinals in Istanbul yesterday when she defeated Karin Knapp in the second round. Perhaps of more interest, however, was Wozniacki's first round match against Beleinda Bencic, which she won 6-0, 6-0. Sometimes, being a teen phenom is difficult, but if you happen to be one and you're looking for perspective, then you might get what you need.Sometimes, if you're the top seed, you can get a surprise, too. Alize Cornet, seeded 1st in Bastad, went out in straight sets in the first round to qualifier Anett Kontaveit. Cornet was given a wild card into the…
  • Sweeping the court

    Diane
    13 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    Police have arrested a man who made threats toward Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova. Apparently, he was angry about Kvitova and others who move out of the country (Kvitova lives in Monaco) in order to avoid Czech Republic taxes.Lindsay Davenport has been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Davenport, who won three majors (the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open) has long been considered one of the best ball-strikers in the history of women's tennis. The former world number 1 (in singles and doubles) was also the winner of an Olympic gold medal. Davenport won 55…
  • Halep and Petkovic win Bucharest and Bad Gastein

    Diane
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
    Top seed Simona Halep won the inaugural Bucharest Open today when she defeated Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-3. This is Halep's second title for the year; she also won in Doha. The Romanian star is now just eleven points behind leader Maria Sharapova on the Road To Singapore.Wild cards Elena Bogdan and Alexandra Cadantu won the doubles title. The Romanian pair won the final by defeating Cagla Bayukakcay and Andreja Klepac.Meanwhile, in Bad Gastein, 4th seed Andrea Petkovic also picked up her second title of the year, defeating qualifier Shelby Rogers 6-3, 6-3. The doubles title was taken by 2nd seeds…
 
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    Tennisinfoblog.com

  • Wimbledon: Maria Sharapova’s interview

    Nina
    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

    Nina
    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

    Nina
    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

    Nina
    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…
  • Maria Kirilenko at Sochi Olympics

    Nina
    13 Feb 2014 | 6:02 am
    Maria Kirilenko was spotted with her ice hockey player fiancé Alexander Ovechkin at Sochi Olympics. The couple was in the stands to watch the figure skating competition.  I am obviously not keeping up with the tennis dating scene, since I was still under the impression that Maria is still dating fellow tennis player Igor Andreev. Aparently the couple broke up in 2011, and ever since she has been dating Ovechkin.
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  • American Players in the US Open Series

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

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

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

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    Ready to plan your Labor Day US Open Package? The US Open is the final and, in our opinion, the most exciting Grand Slam of the year (maybe we’re a bit biased since it’s our home slam)! Labor Day Weekend in New York City is buzzing with energy and excitement — much of it in anticipation of the tennis at Flushing Meadows. Whether you’re a newbie or seasoned veteran to the US Open, our Labor Day Weekend Package is for you. Yes, you could plan every minute detail of the trip yourself, but why do that? You won’t get the best tickets, hotels near all the NYC…
  • Show Doubles Some Love– Win a Trip to the US Open!

    admin
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    Most of you watch professional singles, but play more doubles. The only colorful doubles team getting any publicity is the Bryan Brothers, but now it’s your turn. Submit a picture of you and your doubles partner on a tennis court dressed as your favorite “duo” or “pair.” Get creative, and think beyond tennis. Whether you dress up as Bonnie and Clyde or John Lennon and Yoko Ono, let’s see you put a tennis spin on something otherwise unrelated. The submission that gets the most votes will win a trip for two on a signature Grand Slam Tennis Tours luxury travel package to the US Open…
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  • Wk.29- Mayer Sails Maiden Voyage into Top 30

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

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

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

    Todd.Spiker
    6 Jul 2014 | 4:43 pm
    At the end of a Wimbledon that was highlighted by the emergence of a new generation of stars, the men's final featured a continuation of what has been "the norm" over the past decade -- another match-up of two men from a small group of elite players who have dominated the sport's major titles for what seems like ages.Well, if you can call taking 36 of the last 38 slams "dominating" for what seems like "ages." And I think we can.In the men's final, top-seeded Novak Djokovic faced off with seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer, with both men looking for a bit of redemption on a Sunday…
  • Wimbledon: The Final 2

    Todd.Spiker
    5 Jul 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.It is Federer/Djokovic in the final. I am going to talk about three of their previous matches from a position of unbias. Well, I will attempt to. Is "unbias" a word? I am sure it is. The problem with being a Federer fan is that I tend to be irritating. I know we are an annoying bunch. In fact, I can't stand certain Federer fans, but that is by the by. They have not always endured the best relationship. I will let Federer tell you all about it:"I was just upset at him calling the trainer out for no obvious reason against my buddy, Stan, in a five setter," said Federer.
 
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    The Tennis Times

  • Daniela Hantuchova Showing Off Her Sexy Abs

    The Insider
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:12 am
    Daniela Hantuchova though it would be a good idea to promote a sports drink on her Facebook page, but we didnt care about that. Its all about the sexy photo and those abs! Your reading: Daniela Hantuchova Showing Off Her Sexy Abs originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Petra Kvitova driving around Prostejov like a Boss

    The Insider
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:10 am
    Petra Kvitova just relaxing in Prostejov a week before she has to leave for the US Open Series. Your reading: Petra Kvitova driving around Prostejov like a Boss originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Petra Kvitova meets the czech republic president

    The Insider
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
    Petra Kvitova meets the czech republic president. It must have been an amazing experience, but obviously not as good as winning Wimbledon. Your reading: Petra Kvitova meets the czech republic president originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Ana Ivanovic looking sexy at dinner with friends

    The Insider
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:04 am
    Ana Ivanovic looking sexy at dinner with friends. Your reading: Ana Ivanovic looking sexy at dinner with friends originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • IMG Has Dropped Bernard Tomic – Termination of Contract Due to Off Court Behaviour

    The Insider
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:35 am
    It has been confirmed that IMG has terminated their contract with Bernard Tomic. Tomic first signed with IMG as a 12-year-old, spawning marketing deals potentially worth millions of dollars with the likes of Nike, Yonex, Optus and Qantas. It has been understood that Tomic’s off-court behavior has been behind the termination as he is no longer as marketable. Your reading: IMG Has Dropped Bernard Tomic – Termination of Contract Due to Off Court Behaviour originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
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  • Verdasco vs Troicki 2014 Suisse Open Gstaad Live Video Stream

    Tennis Guru
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    The Verdasco vs Troicki 2014 Suisse Open Gstaad Live Video Stream is available here. This ATP 250 claycourt event takes place from July 21 – 27 in Gstaad, Switzerland. The event has a total financial commitment of € 485,760. Defending champion Mikhail Youzhny of Russia is back and is the event’s top seed followed by [&hellip The post Verdasco vs Troicki 2014 Suisse Open Gstaad Live Video Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Nike unveils the “Li Na” building in Shanghai

    Tennis Guru
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    SHANGHAI, CHINA (July 25, 2014) – Today, Nike unveiled its new headquarters in Shanghai, China, as well as a brand new building bearing the name of one of China’s greatest sports icons – two time Grand Slam Champion Li Na. The naming of the building after one of its athletes is Nike’s longstanding tradition. Buildings on the campus of the Nike’s global headquarters in Beaverton, OR have been named after some of the best athletes in history, including tennis greats John McEnroe and Pete Sampras, basketball legend Michael Jordan, Olympic gold medalist Mia Hamm and many others. "It…
  • Becker vs de Bakker 2014 Atlanta Open Live Video Stream

    Tennis Guru
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:17 pm
    The Becker vs de Bakker 2014 Atlanta Open Live Video Stream is available here. This ATP 250 hardcourt event takes place from July 21 to 27 in Atlanta, Georgia. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $647,675 and signals that start of the US Open Series 2014. Last year’s champion John Isner is back [&hellip The post Becker vs de Bakker 2014 Atlanta Open Live Video Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Pospisil vs Sela 2014 Atlanta Open Live Video Stream

    Tennis Guru
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:15 pm
    The Pospisil vs Sela 2014 Atlanta Open Live Video Stream is available here. This ATP 250 hardcourt event takes place from July 21 to 27 in Atlanta, Georgia. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $647,675 and signals that start of the US Open Series 2014. Last year’s champion John Isner is back as [&hellip The post Pospisil vs Sela 2014 Atlanta Open Live Video Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Sock vs Lacko 2014 Atlanta Open Live Video Stream

    Tennis Guru
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:13 pm
    The Sock vs Lacko 2014 Atlanta Open Live Video Stream is available here. This ATP 250 hardcourt event takes place from July 21 to 27 in Atlanta, Georgia. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $647,675 and signals that start of the US Open Series 2014. Last year’s champion John Isner is back as [&hellip The post Sock vs Lacko 2014 Atlanta Open Live Video Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
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  • Djokovic wins Wimbledon after beating Federer in an epic five-set final

    7 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
    Djokovic wins Wimbledon after beating Federer in an epic five-set finalNovak Djokovic and Roger Federer battled it out in one of the most historic Wimbledon finals ever.Djokovic took down Federer in a five-set final Sunday that nobody will soon forget.The crazy thing about this Wimbledon final is it looked over early in the fourth set, when Federer found himself down a set and inn a 3-5 hole to a man who was battling injury at times, but seemed to bounce back faster and stronger with each visit from the trainer.Djokovic was serving for the match at 5-3 in the fourth after some loose service…
  • Injuries threaten to ruin Del Potro’s career

    2 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    Injuries threaten to ruin Del Potro’s career One of the disappointments of this year’s Wimbledon has been the absence of Juan Martin del Potro who made it through to the semi-finals 12 months ago, eventually being beaten in a classic by Novak Djokovic. The Argentine has endured more than his fair share of injuries during his career and is currently edging his way back to full fitness following surgery on his left wrist in March. Del Potro had to miss the French Open and was still not fit enough to feature at Wimbledon, a pity as he would have tempted many people to have a put a bet on him…
  • Watch Wimbleon Online free streaming

    30 Jun 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Watch Wimbleon Online free streamingTennis Fans can watch the 2014 Wimbledon championship Live Streaming for free at Bet365 Other sites:FROMSPORTATDHE
  • Wimbledon day 7 results Monday June 30th 2014

    30 Jun 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Wimbledon 2014 day 7 results Monday June 30thWatch the 2014 Wimbledon championship Live Streaming for free at Bet365 Gentlemen's Singles - Third roundStan Wawrinka (SUI) [5] defeats Denis Istomin (UZB) 6-3 6-3 6-4Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [19] defeats John Isner (USA) [9] 6-7(8) 7-6(6) 7-6(3) 7-5Kei Nishikori (JPN) [10] defeats Simone Bolelli (ITA) 3-6 6-3 4-6 7-6(4) 6-4Gentlemen's Singles - Fourth roundAndy Murray (GBR) [3] defeats Kevin Anderson (RSA) [20] 6-4 6-3 7-6(6)Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] defeats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [14] 6-3 6-4 7-6(5)Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [11] defeats Leonardo Mayer…
  • Wimbledon day 6 results Saturday June 28th

    30 Jun 2014 | 5:22 am
    Wimbledon 2014 day 6 results Saturday June 28thWatch the 2014 Wimbledon championship Live Streaming for free at Bet365 Gentlemen's Singles - Third roundRafael Nadal (ESP) [2] defeats Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 6-7(4) 6-1 6-1 6-1Roger Federer (SUI) [4] defeats Santiago Giraldo (COL) 6-3 6-1 6-3Milos Raonic (CAN) [8] defeats Lukasz Kubot (POL) 7-6(2) 7-6(4) 6-2Simone Bolelli (ITA) v Kei Nishikori (JPN) [10] 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-7 3-3 SuspendedNick Kyrgios (AUS) defeats Jiri Vesely (CZE) 3-6 6-3 7-5 6-2Tommy Robredo (ESP) [23] defeats Jerzy Janowicz (POL) [15] 6-2 6-4 6-7(5) 4-6 6-3Boys' Singles - First…
 
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  • All About Tennis String Gauge – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 47

    Kim
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
    Just when you think you’ve heard everything there is to hear about tennis strings, it turns out there’s even more. In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, you’ll find out about tennis string gauge, what it is and how to pick the one that’s right for you. You can listen to this episode by clicking on the media player above or by listening in with your favorite podcast app. You can also subscribe in iTunes by clicking on this link: tennisfixation.com/itunes.SHOW NOTES:I bet that, just like me, you’re always looking for any competitive advantage you can get in your…
  • The Surprising Benefits of Playing Tennis – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 46

    Kim
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    You know that playing tennis is a great way to get exercise. And you also know what a wonderful way it is to socialize. But did you know that tennis can save your life? In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, you’ll learn ten surprising benefits you can get to playing tennis.SHOW NOTES:I’ve been playing tennis for a few years now and I’m constantly surprised at how tennis benefits so many aspects of my life. I first started playing because I knew it was good exercise and I also hoped it would be a fun way to socialize with my friends. And, I’m not going to lie, the…
  • How To Serve Into The Sun – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 45

    Kim
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:14 pm
    SHOW NOTES:Of all the weather conditions and elements we tennis players face on court, one of the worst is the sun. Especially when we have to serve into the sun. With the sun in your eyes, your killer serve can quickly move from being a weapon to being a real liability. In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, you’ll learn how to make sure that doesn’t happen with six great tips to deal with the sun in your eyes when you’re serving.So what can you do to overcome the glare when you’re the one serving into the sun? You may need all of these tips or you may need just one.
  • We Have A Giveaway Winner!

    Kim
    24 Jun 2014 | 9:06 am
    We have a winner! Last week, I had a giveaway for a Pure Via Summer Fit Kit, sponsored by Wholesome Sweeteners. And yesterday, I pulled out the name of the random winner – it is Linda R.! Thanks so much to Linda and everyone else who entered this fun giveaway. I have certainly been enjoying my Summer Fit Kit and I know Linda will too.Stay tuned to Tennis Fixation because we’re having all kinds of summer tennis fun here!Happy Tennis!This giveaway was sponsored by Whole Earth Sweetener Company who provided me with a Pure Via Summer Fit Kit and will provide one to the giveaway…
  • How To Not Lose Your Tennis Match – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 44

    Kim
    23 Jun 2014 | 10:50 am
    What’s the difference between winning a tennis match and not losing a match?  And how can you make sure you’re doing the right one of those things the next time you hit the courts?  In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, I’ll explain the difference between winning and not losing, talk about how the pros do it vs. how we regular tennis players do it, and give you my best tips for not losing your next tennis match.  You can listen to this episode by clicking on the media player above, by downloading to your computer or device, or by listening in with your favorite podcast…
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    Tennis Brain

  • 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…
  • Australian Open 2012 – Day 2 Blog

    Krystle Lee
    17 Jan 2012 | 9:06 am
    I don’t really seem to notice much anymore nowadays at Melbourne Park. This year was the first year that I really felt like the surroundings were incredibly familiar, about as close as can be to returning to a second home for me, considering that I don’t really have a second home. I try to look around to see what draws my attention, but nothing does really. I walk to Melbourne Park these days rather than taking the ridiculously crowded tram, and walk through the ANZ queue, where if they happen to be your bank of choice, then you can get in far quicker than anyone else. If you’re an ANZ…
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    The British Pathé Blog

  • The Great War on YouTube

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

    The British Pathé Archive
    27 Jun 2014 | 7:12 am
    This month marks 95 years since the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. British Pathé has footage of the delegates at the conference and of some of the repercussions of the treaty. There is also this later newsreel covering the lead-up to the Second World War: “The tragedy of 1938 was born in 1919 at Versailles”. Some of the key films in the British Pathé archive are viewable below. _________________________________________________________________ 1. TREATY OF VERSAILLES – PART ONE (1919) The first two films in this collection, “Treaty of Versailles Part…
  • Ageless Iraq

    The British Pathé Archive
    22 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
    Basra – The Venice of the Middle East For the last few decades, holidaying in Iraq has, sadly, been almost impossible. The country has been synonymous with war, violence and oppression for such a long time that the idea of visiting seems very fanciful for anyone born after the 1960s. 40 years ago, Iraq was in fact a popular destination for tourists. But for now, we can only travel there through the medium of film. We posted an article, “Iraq Before Saddam“, a few days ago, featuring ten films from the history of Iraq prior to the 2003 invasion. But one of them deserves…
  • Iraq Before Saddam

    The British Pathé Archive
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:18 am
    During this time of turmoil in Iraq, it is interesting to look back at that country and its history prior to Saddam Hussein coming to power. In the British Pathé archive, there are some fascinating stories and images from that beautiful, if troubled, state. This selection of 10 films includes footage of King Feisal, the construction of Iraqi oil fields, and vintage looks at Iraqi culture. For those wanting more recent footage from Iraq’s history, these short overviews by John Humphrys document Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in 1991, Operation Desert Storm, the fall of Iraq during the…
  • The Pathé World Cup Archives

    The British Pathé Archive
    12 Jun 2014 | 4:32 am
    The 2014 FIFA World Cup is underway in Brazil. At Pathé, some of us are football crazy – others less so! But whether you like your footie or not, there are some stories in the Pathé archive of interest to all. So, if you love football or just don’t want to feel left out of the conversation, here are some essential videos from Pathé’s vintage World Cup coverage. _________________________________________________________________  MIGHTY ENGLAND – 1966 British Pathé has excellent coverage of the 1966 World Cup in fabulous Technicolor. The match, between England and…
 
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    Tech Spotlight

  • HUGHIE FURY DISCUSSES RECENT HEALTH ISSUES & TELLS US WHATS BEEN HAPPENING WITH HIS TREATMENT

    Bruce Spring
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    HUGHIE FURY DISCUSSES RECENT HEALTH ISSUES & TELLS US WHATS BEEN HAPPENING WITH HIS TREATMENT – INTERVIEW BY JAMES HELDER HUGHIE FURY DISCUSSES RECENT HEALTH ISSUES & TELLS US WHATS BEEN HAPPENING WITH HIS TREATMENT
  • Creating new business models

    Bruce Spring
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Watson Foundations, an IBM Big Data & Analytics Platform, presents Creating New Business Models with nViso, a marketing intelligence company who uses predictive analytics to interpret customers’ facial expressions the moment they occur. So nViso can help business know what consumers want because it is written all over their faces. Creating new business models
  • George Carlin’s Funny Interview about His Wacky Health Problems: Johnny Carson 11/26/86

    Bruce Spring
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    George Carlin’s interview with Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show in 1986. George Carlin discusses his showering habits, heart attack, strange health issues, his 11 kids sowing their wild oats and breaking the law, and bad investments like professional javelin throwing. Very funny video. JOHNNY CARSON PLAYLISTS Animals http://bit.ly/carson_animals Bloopers http://bit.ly/carson_bloopers Carnac http://bit.ly/carson_carnac Celebrities http://bit.ly/carson_celebrities Christmas http://bit.ly/carson_christmas Comedians http://bit.ly/carson_comedians Episodes http://bit.ly/carson_episodes…
  • GTA V | Business Update | Vestra new plane preview

    Bruce Spring
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:16 pm
    UPDATE : The Vestra is 0,000 in game credits, and is a two seater. This video features the Vestra, it’s the new plane from the GTA Business update. I was surprised at how small it was! – it handles very well though, and will be great to have a few friends all flying them around Los Santos! I hope you enjoyed all of the previews, and I will see you all in game tomorrow! Fingers crossed everything’s reasonably priced! Links and Information =============== Website = http://www.mkausgamer.com Twitter = http://www.twitter.com/masterkizz Twitch = http://www.twitch.tv/masterkizz…
  • Does my pet have mental health issues?

    Bruce Spring
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:53 am
    The Australian Veterinary Association’s Polite Pets Month in 2014 is focussing on how to recognise and treat anxiety, fear and phobias in our companion animals. Does my pet have mental health issues?
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    OnCourt Advantage - Tennis: Live it, Learn it, Love it!

  • 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 […]
  • Roland Garros Ranking Points – Men 2014

    OnCourt Advantage
    7 May 2014 | 9:36 pm
    The 2014 Roland Garros men’s singles event provides a great opportunity for players to achieve three of the top handful of most coveted goals in men’s tennis: winning a Grand Slam title, earning more ranking points towards qualifying for the year-end ATP World Tour Finals in London and achieving a career-high ranking. The four Grand Slam […]
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    Everyball Tennis

  • Erika progresses to TeamBath CoMpete 12&U Girls Final

    Everyball Tennis
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:06 am
    Great job to Everyball's Erika Dodridge who progressed yesterday into the finals of the Bath Grade 2 Girls 12&U event putting 3 seeded players to the sword on route. In an excellent showing so far she beat Lillian Mould (4) 6-1, 7-6, Saffron Dowse 6-1 7-6, Connie Simpson (8) 6-4 6-2, Tiegan Aitken (7) 7-6 6-0. Erika will play top seed Sonay Kartal in the final on Saturday, whilst she is joined by Lauren Armstrong on Thursday to begin the 14&U event.
  • Worth watching and/or recording tonight

    Everyball Tennis
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Sir Chris Hoy and The David Rudisha story - on TV tonight, see these links.http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p020v76d  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04bdr54
  • Is it (developing talent) rigid adherence to a set amount of hours training, or.....

    Everyball Tennis
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    ....is it something just in the genes, OR is it something in between, an 'emergent property' of sorts as defined by the R.E.P.S model:Daniel Coyle's thoughts in the following link really strike a cord with us at 'Everyball': http://www.fastcompany.com/3033239/the-future-of-work/weve-been-thinking-about-talent-the-wrong-way-all-along
  • Open v semi

    Everyball Tennis
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:38 pm
    The open stance will choose you on fast, deep, or wide balls. Otherwise look to be proactive with the feet like Robredo here (from practice courts at Wimby this year). Love the way he holds the base still through impact and then allows back foot to pivot through to recover. Download IMG_0810.MOV
  • Moor Park Grade 3 yesterday

    Everyball Tennis
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Some of the everyball gang...some good matches played, Alex Hildreth in particular playing on grass for the first time! Best of luck today to all players competing across the country! A nod to Erika Dodridge making great progress at the Bath Grade 2.
 
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    peRFect Tennis

  • The Weak Era Argument

    Gaurav Sood
    12 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    Allow me to say something blasphemous. Nadal isn’t the greatest clay court player ever to have played the sport. Sacrilege, right? But how could he be the greatest clay court player ever, when his opposition for ten years has included just one grand slam winner on clay? All this serves to indicate is that the ...The post The Weak Era Argument appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Roger Federer’s Outfit for Cincinnati and the Roger’s Cup 2014

    Jonathan
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    Hey guys, here’s Federer’s outfit for the upcoming hard court swing starting at the Roger’s Cup, Toronto, in August. Looks like a winner to me and we’re back to a Polo for the Masters 1000′s which is always good. The colour is officially medium mint with mystic green detailing and I think it looks pretty ...The post Roger Federer’s Outfit for Cincinnati and the Roger’s Cup 2014 appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Djokovic Denies Federer in Standout Wimbledon Final

    Jonathan
    6 Jul 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Hey all, well what a final that was huh? Could have been over in 4 but Roger fought till the very end, took it to 5 sets and was extremely close to coming out on the good side of things. Obviously a disappointing result but I don’t feel too down about it, just one of ...The post Djokovic Denies Federer in Standout Wimbledon Final appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Into 9th Wimbledon Final

    Jonathan
    4 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Excited yet? I know I am as Roger dispatched big serving Milos Raonic 6-4 6-4 6-4 in the second Semi Final on centre court. Much praise was heaped on the Canadian’s serve going into this match but Roger continued his exquisite record against huge serves to brush him aside in another masterclass of court craft ...The post Federer Into 9th Wimbledon Final appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Defeats Wawrinka to Make Semi Finals at Wimbledon

    Jonathan
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    We’re into the business end of the tournament now and Roger once again rose to the challenge defeating Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4 to book his spot in his 35th Grand Slam Semi Final. It looked for a brief moment like Stan the man was about to replicate his Australian Open form but Roger ...The post Federer Defeats Wawrinka to Make Semi Finals at Wimbledon appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
 
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    Tennis Grandstand

  • Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams Still Lead The Pack For The US Open

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

    Walker
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:21 pm
    NEW YORK – “The Days of Roger Federer” – a book that documents matches, life events and facts on tennis legend Roger Federer with unique day-by-day summaries – is now available for sale in hard and electronic formats. The book is available for $19.95 where books are sold, including here on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1937559378/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=10D3VB2K77DG8P0DHHEV&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1688200382&pf_rd_i=507846 The book is also available in electronic formats, including on…
  • Wimbledon’s Most Controversial Conclusion Explained In Book

    Walker
    30 Jun 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Wimbledon’s most controversial conclusion from 1931 years ago – as well as fascinating tales featuring some of the greatest Hollywood stars and legends – are featured in the book THE WIMBLEDON FINAL THAT NEVER WAS…AND OTHER TENNIS TALES FROM A BYGONE ERA. The book, published by New Chapter Press, is the posthumously-published memoir of Sidney Wood, the Wimbledon champion from 1931 and member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. THE WIMBLEDON FINAL THAT NEVER WAS ($15.95, New Chapter Press, available here on amazon.com:
  • Can Roger Federer Turn Back the Clock?

    Walker
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:45 am
    The 2014 Wimbledon Championship is underway and the betting market for the third Grand Slam of the season is proving extremely popular at bookmaker Betfair. Novak Djokovic is the current favourite for the men’s title and the Serb will be looking to go one place better than last year, after being beaten in straights sets by Andy Murray in the 2013 final. Andy Murray got his defence off to a successful start with a comfortable victory on Monday over David Goffin. Rafael Nadal will also be popular with tennis punters at Betfair but his recent record at Wimbledon is patchy to say the least. In…
  • A Look Back At The Playing Career of Amelie Mauresmo

    Walker
    22 Jun 2014 | 8:46 am
    With much of the Wimbledon hype surrounding Amelie Mauresmo’s coaching role with Andy Murray, we look back at the playing career of the Frenchwoman, courtesy of tennis historian Bud Collins. The following is the bio of Mauresmo from his famous book “The Bud Collins History of Tennis” set for an updated re-release later this year.   The only French woman to win Wimbledon other than Suzanne Lenglen (1919–23, 25) and the fifth woman of her nation to win a major, Amelie won two majors in 2006—the Australian over Justin Henin (BEL), 6-1, 2-0, ret. and Wimbledon over Henin, 2-6, 6-3,…
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    TennisTicketNews

  • Petra Kvitova And Novak Djokovic Take Wimbledon Titles

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

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

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

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

    Kristina
    2 Jun 2014 | 2:24 pm
    The Citi Open will be on it’s way to the nation’s capitol again, and tennis fans will be flocking in to see the world’s best in action. This year, the tournament will be offering approximately $1.6 million in total commitment payoffs and will be held from July 26th through August 3rd at the Fitzgerald Tennis Center. Tickets can be purchased here. Last year’s winner Juan Martin del Potro made it his third Citi Open win in his career with runner up John Isner. The women’s winner was Magdalena Rybarikova, making it her second victory in succession. Runner up for the…
 
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    Women´s Tennis Blog

  • Petra Kvitova wins Wimbledon 2014 title

    7 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    Petra Kvitova wins Wimbledon 2014 titlePetra Kvitova crushed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-0 to win the Wimbledon championships for the second time.After just 55 mind-blowing minutes, Kvitova was flat on her back in celebration while spectators such as nine-times champion Martina Navratilova stood up to hail a majestic Centre Court performance."After three years to be back here with the trophy is absolutely amazing. It's amazing time for me," a teary-eyed Kvitova told the crowd with a quivering voice after hoisting the Rosewater Dish for the second time in four years."It will be good ... to have a…
  • Wimbledon 2014 day 7 results Monday June 30th

    30 Jun 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Wimbledon 2014 day 7 results Monday June 30thWatch the 2014 Wimbledon championship Live Streaming for free at Bet365 Ladies' Singles - Third roundSabine Lisicki (GER) [19] defeats Ana Ivanovic (SRB) [11] 6-4 3-6 6-1Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) defeats Madison Keys (USA) 7-6(7) 6-6 Ret.Ladies' Singles - Fourth roundEugenie Bouchard (CAN) [13] defeats Alize Cornet (FRA) [25] 7-6(5) 7-5Petra Kvitova (CZE) [6] defeats Shuai Peng (CHN) 6-3 6-2Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) [22] defeats Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [4] 6-3 6-0Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) defeats Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) [16] 6-2 7-5Lucie…
  • Wimbledon 2014 day 6 results Saturday June 28th

    30 Jun 2014 | 5:22 am
    Wimbledon 2014 day 6 results Saturday June 28thWatch the 2014 Wimbledon championship Live Streaming for free at Bet365 Ladies' Singles - Third roundMaria Sharapova (RUS) [5] defeats Alison Riske (USA) 6-3 6-0Alize Cornet (FRA) [25] defeats Serena Williams (USA) [1] 1-6 6-3 6-4Ana Ivanovic (SRB) [11] v Sabine Lisicki (GER) [19] 4-6 1-1 SuspendedEugenie Bouchard (CAN) [13] defeats Andrea Petkovic (GER) [20] 6-3 6-4Simona Halep (ROU) [3] defeats Belinda Bencic (SUI) 6-4 6-1Madison Keys (USA) v Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 6-7 6-6 SuspendedZarina Diyas (KAZ) defeats Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 7-6(1) 3-6…
  • Wimbledon day 5 results Friday June 27th 2014

    30 Jun 2014 | 4:56 am
    Wimbledon 2014 day 5 results Friday June 27thWatch the 2014 Wimbledon championship Live Streaming for free at Bet365 Ladies' Singles - Second roundBelinda Bencic (SUI) defeats Victoria Duval (USA) 6-4 7-5Ladies' Singles - Third roundPetra Kvitova (CZE) [6] defeats Venus Williams (USA) [30] 5-7 7-6(2) 7-5Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) defeats Na Li (CHN) [2] 7-6(5) 7-6(5)Simona Halep (ROU) [3] defeats Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 6-3 4-6 6-4Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [4] defeats Michelle Larcher De Brito (POR) 6-2 6-0Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) [16] defeats Ana Konjuh (CRO) 6-3 6-0Lucie Safarova (CZE)…
  • Watch World Cup 2014 Brazil Free Live Streaming

    27 Jun 2014 | 4:42 am
    Watch World Cup 2014 Brazil Live online and FreeI got many mails asking for a place to watch the soccer World Cup Brazil 2014... Watch 2014 World Cup Live Streaming for free at Bet365 There are some exciting World Cup matches taking place this week as the eagerly anticipated Round of 16 gets underway. Saturday sees two all-South American affairs as tournament hosts Brazil renew rivalries with Chile, who they beat 3-0 in South Africa, and Colombia who are through to the group stage for the first time since 1990, then go head-to-head with Uruguay. On Sunday, 2010 runners-up the Netherlands…
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    10sBalls | Tennis can't be Tennis without Balls

  • FEDERER , NADAL , MURRAY , & “THE BOUNCER” NOVAK DJOKOVIC

    Tennischiro
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    The Big Four: Part 1 - How Good Are They? I decided to try to write an article on how important the tournaments are the next 3 weeks and really the next 6 weeks including the US Open, but I felt the best way to illustrate that was to show how important these events have been to the Big Four: Federer, Djokovic, Nadal and Murray. Yes, Murray is down to 10 in the world, but once you see the data I will outline here, I think you will understand why it is legitimate to continue to include him in this elite quartet. (He did, after all, have back surgery last fall.) So, first of all, are they really…
  • WORLD TEAM TENNIS IS SO #AMAZEBALLS ! EVERY GAME DECIDES THE OUTCOME , IT’S A GREAT FORMAT FOR ALL TENNIS FANS

    Staff
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    SPRINGFIELD UPSETS SAN DIEGO TO WIN MYLAN WTT WESTERN CONFERENCE TITLE, ADVANCE TO FINALS   – A season that started with three straight losses and season-ending injuries to three of their four roster players is ending in an improbable trip to the 2014 Mylan WTT Finals after the Springfield Lasers upset the San Diego Aviators 22-17 on Thursday night to win the Mylan WTT Western Conference title.   The Lasers will host the defending Mylan WTT Champion Washington Kastles on Sunday, July 27 at 4:00p.m. Central at Mediacom Stadium at Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield, Mo. The…
  • WASHINGTON KASTLES WIN MYLAN WTT EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 21-16 VICTORY OVER PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS

    Staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Washington Kastles Clinch Fourth Straight Mylan WTT Eastern Conference Championship   WASHINGTON (July 24, 2014) – The Washington Kastles claimed their fourth consecutive Mylan World TeamTennis Eastern Conference Championship on Thursday, defeating the Philadelphia Freedoms 21-16. Washington now seeks a record-tying fourth straight King Trophy and travels to the winner of the Mylan WTT Western Conference Championship between the San Diego Aviators and Springfield Lasers for Sunday’s Mylan WTT Finals.   Coming into the clash, the Kastles and Freedoms had split their season series…
  • Top-seeded John Isner advances in Atlanta Open (Yahoo Sports)

    Wire Services
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:26 pm
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Top-seeded John Isner avoided an upset in his Atlanta Open title defense Thursday night, rallying for a 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory over wild-card entry Robby Ginepri in the second round.
  • FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS BECOMES PLATINUM SPONSOR OF CONNECTICUT OPEN HELD @ THE YALE CAMPUS IN NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT

    Staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) proudly announces it's a Platinum Sponsor of the Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies, to be held August 15-23, 2014 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, Tournament Director Anne Worcester announced today. The tournament is a Women's Tennis Association (WTA) event that is part of the U.S. Open Series.   “Adding Frontier Communications as a Platinum Sponsor for 2014 is fantastic news for the Connecticut Open and we look forward to growing the relationship for many years to come,” said Worcester. “Frontier’s…
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    The Changeover

  • The 10 Best Parts of Andy Murray’s Facebook Q&A

    Amy
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Andy Murray’s wry sense of humor is great on social media, and he’s done some fun Q&As on Twitter before. Today, he did a Q&A on Facebook, and it did not disappoint. Post by Andy Murray. He was entertained by someone’s comment about the face he was making: Answering the burning question on everyone’s mind: Taking some flack for his untidy surroundings: Flaunting his geographical knowledge: Ask a stupid question … Making a wisecrack: Ribbing his team and his mom: Taking part in a weird Internet tradition: The post The 10 Best Parts of Andy Murray’s…
  • Break Points: Yann Marti Wins Marathon Match, Highlights Slow News Week

    Changeover Writing Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:06 pm
    #450820062 / gettyimages.com Notable results: Baku R32: Sorana Cirstea d. Ons Jabeur, 6-3 6-3 Baku R32: Kristina Mladenovic d. Heather Watson, 6-2 3-6 6-0 Gstaad R32: Yann Marti d. Daniel Gimeno-Traver, 5-7 7-6(7) 7-6(5) Umag R32: Borna Coric d. Edouard Roger-Vasselin, 6-2 6-4 News and links: Earlier today, The Changeover released Neil Harman’s email resigning from the ITWA. At Slate, Ben Rothenberg detailed the years of plagiarism that led to Harman’s admission. Wimbledon doesn’t come out of this looking very good, either: Despite Harman’s removal from his post as the…
  • Neil Harman Resigns from ITWA, Admits to Plagiarism

    Changeover Writing Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    According to a source, London Times tennis correspondent Neil Harman has resigned from the International Tennis Writers Association. In an email to ITWA members on Wednesday, he admitted to plagiarizing material for the official Wimbledon Yearbook, which he was hired to write by the LTA: I am writing to you as co-President to inform you that I have decided to resign from ITWA and do so with a heavy heart but it is clear that I have no alternative. It has been brought to my attention that I have severely compromised my position as a member, having used unattributed material to form part of…
  • No Holds Barred: Our Five Favorite Boris Becker Posts

    Changeover Writing Staff
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:16 pm
    By Anusha Rasalingam Retirement in tennis isn’t an easy thing. It’s hard to go from being the best in the world to being just another wealthy 30-something (sometimes even 20-something) retiree who needs to occupy his or her time. There are countless tales of woe among the recently retired, from Bjorn Borg’s financial woes, to the embarrassing Agassi-Sampras squabble during a Hit for Haiti exhibition. And, until recently, aside from those who were fortunate enough to find jobs as commentators, few of the game’s greats stuck around the tennis scene post-career. But, with…
  • Break Points: Kirilenko Calls Off Engagement to Ovechkin

    Changeover Writing Staff
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    #452477978 / gettyimages.com Notable Results: Bogota F: Bernard Tomic d. Ivo Karlovic 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(4) Hamburg F: Leonardo Mayer d. David Ferrer 6-7(3), 6-1, 7-6(4) Bastad F: Mona Barthel d. Chanelle Scheepers 6-3, 7-6(3) Istanbul F: Caroline Wozniacki d. Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 Gstaad R1: Viktor Troicki d. Dominic Thiem 7-6(4), 6-4 News and Analysis: Viktor Troicki is back, and for some reason believes that the ITF has a personal vendetta against him: “I will always feel that,” he says. “Of course. The ITF tried to destroy my career and I will never forget what happened. In the court…
 
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    AFRICAN TENNIS

  • Tennis South Africa Announces Major Junior Tourney

    Ashley
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Tennis South Africa (TSA) has announced a replacement event after Nike made an international announcement in March this year that they have discontinued the global Nike junior Tour. The new tournament will be called TSA Junior Masters. TSA is still working on securing a sponsor for the event. President of TSA, Gavin ... The post Tennis South Africa Announces Major Junior Tourney appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Eloundou Sisters Make Cameroon Proud

    Ashley
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    West African Eloundou sisters are following in the footsteps of American famous tennis siblings, Venus and Serena Williams. Barely 12-year-old sisters, Manuela and Linda Eloundou, from Cameroon won gold and silver respectively at the just ended African Junior Tennis Championships in Senegal. Manuela beat her sister, Linda, in the finals of the U-14 ... The post Eloundou Sisters Make Cameroon Proud appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Three Tanzanian Junior Tennis Players For Africa Circuit

    Ashley
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Three Tanzanian junior tennis players will be sent to compete at this year’s edition of African Circuit scheduled to be held from July 9-16 at Cercle Sportif de in Kigali. Tanzania Tennis Association (TTA) spokesperson, who is also national team junior Coach, Kiango Kipingu said the trio is expected to leave ... The post Three Tanzanian Junior Tennis Players For Africa Circuit appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • South African Tennis Trio Presented With Award

    Ashley
    5 Jul 2014 | 12:08 am
    A trio of former South African tennis stars and Davis Cup legends, including two former champions, have been presented with their Commitment Awards. Cliff Drysdale, Wayne Ferreira and Frew McMillan were given their awards, which go to players who have competed in 20 Davis Cup home or away ties during ... The post South African Tennis Trio Presented With Award appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Africans At Wimbledon 2014: Monday 6/30 Results

    Ashley
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:48 pm
    It wasn’t a good day today for Africans at Wimbledon 2014.  20th seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa’s campaign was thwarted after a 4th round loss to 3rd seed Andy Murray of Great Britain. Gentlemen’s Singles 4th Round Anderson was sent home today by defending champ Andy Murray of Great ... The post Africans At Wimbledon 2014: Monday 6/30 Results appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
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