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  • Serena Williams Was The Lady In Red At The 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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    The Tennis Chick
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Photos courtesy of Getty Images Serena Williams is a fashion icon both on and off the courts! And this past Sunday, she was spotted honobbing with the stars this past Sunday at Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party in Beverly Hills. She was the “lady in red”, wearing a gorgeous, one of a kind Ines Di Santo scarlet-red gown, with a sexy slit up her thigh, and a beaded illusion back. Check out the larger photos below. Is that a tattoo on her left shoulder? I’ve never noticed that before! Photo courtesy of Getty Images Photo courtesy of Getty Images
  • Wilansky: Looking beyond Serena at Indian Wells - Tennis
    Matt Wilansky
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:48 pm
    All eyes on world No. 1's return, but other storylines could make for exciting event
  • Federer, Wawrinka Facing Biggest Test of Careers

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
    It wasn’t so long ago that Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka—two of the top four players in the world—lost a Davis Cup tie that they were overwhelming favorites to win. At home.Indoors on clay.Against the United States.The Swiss team has managed to bounce back against that most ignominious defeat quite nicely and finds itself in the Davis Cup finals for only the second time in the nation’s history. And even though Federer and Wawrinka have had fantastic years, they’re faced with some serious obstacles:Playing indoors on clay.On the road against a veteran French team.Balky health.And…
  • Murray relishing return to Glasgow

    BBC Sport - Tennis
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Andy Murray relishes playing in Scotland for the first time in four years as Great Britain face the US in the Davis Cup.
  • Caroline Wozniacki's Best Idea Ever (Yes, It Includes Serena)

    ESPN Feed: tennis
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:02 am
    Imagine Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams teaming up on "The Amazing Race." The Danish tennis star is.
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  • Timeless

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Age. It's the bane of every athlete's existence, the true Grim Reaper for the body of people who make a living running and jumping, swinging bats and racquets. If you're lucky, you still have half a life (or more) to live when it gets you, but it probably won't be a life as poignant, bittersweet, challenging, or rewarding as your first. Lately, tennis players have been winning the war with age. Roger Federer, 17-time major champion, is still spry and competitive at age 33. A few weeks ago, 33-year-old Serena Williams surpassed Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with her 19th Grand Slam…
  • Nole More Questions

    11 Feb 2015 | 8:21 am
    Bitterly disappointed a few weeks ago after having lost yet another Australian Open final—the fourth of his career—Andy Murray implied that Novak Djokovic had engaged in a bit of distracting gamesmanship during their clash for the championship. After the two split a pair of tiebreakers, Djokovic looked physically wobbly, but he rebounded magnificently to win the third set, and he pulled away impressively to sweep 12 of the final 13 games in a four-set victory. When Murray was asked if he thought Djokovic was deliberately misrepresenting his state, the Scot told the reporters assembled for…
  • 2015's Burning Questions

    6 Feb 2015 | 1:44 pm
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  • Roberto Martinez: Relegation zone poses 'huge concern'

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Everton manager Roberto Martinez discusses the club's struggles over the last two weeks, which have left Everton just six points outside of the relegation zone in the Barclays Premier League.
  • Hosmer, Morales, Rios power Royals to 13-2 win over Rangers

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Eric Hosmer joined Royals newcomers Kendrys Morales and Alex Rios in hitting consecutive first-inning homers, and AL champion Kansas City routed the Texas Rangers 13-2 on Wednesday in the spring training opener for both teams....
  • Bills' additions and Jefferson Award have Jackson upbeat

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:03 pm
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Fred Jackson had even more reason to be upbeat on Wednesday. While the Buffalo Bills running back traveled to New York City to be presented with the Jefferson Award for Public Service, Jackson's team was busy stocking up on talent. "Oh yeah," Jackson told The ...
  • California-Arizona Preview

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Arizona isn't worried about its NCAA tournament seed yet with a chance to wrap up the outright Pac-12 regular-season title Thursday night....
  • Heat off Pellegrini as Man City beats Leicester 2-0 in EPL

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:02 pm
    MANCHESTER, England (AP) David Silva and James Milner struck late in each half as champion Manchester City grabbed a scrappy but much-needed 2-0 win over Leicester in the Premier League on Wednesday....
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  • 2nd-seeded Errani advances to Monterrey Open quarterfinals (Yahoo Sports)

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:55 pm
    MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- Second-seeded Sara Errani of Italy advanced to the quarterfinals in the Monterrey Open on Wednesday night, beating Timea Babos of Hungary 6-3, 6-3.
  • Murray defends commitment to Britain before Davis Cup match (Yahoo Sports)

    4 Mar 2015 | 11:59 am
    Andy Murray has represented British teams since he was 12 and was playing for the country when he won Olympic gold at the 2012 London Games. Yet, he has found himself having to defend his commitment to the British cause ahead of this week's Davis Cup match against the United States in Glasgow. The former Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion will be playing for Britain for the first time since he sent a Twitter post in support of Scottish independence on the day of the historic vote in his native country in September. ''I don't think any differently about Great Britain after what has happened,''…
  • 6th-seeded Nara beats Linette in 3 sets at Malaysian Open (Yahoo Sports)

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Sixth-seeded Kurumi Nara reached the quarterfinals of the Malaysian Open by beating Polish qualifier Magda Linette 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (6) Wednesday.
  • Top seed Wozniacki wins opener in Malaysia (Yahoo Sports)

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki avoided a repeat of her last appearance at the Malaysian Open - a first-round loss - by dispatching Chinese qualifier Wang Yafan 6-3, 6-1 on Tuesday.
  • Nadal beats Monaco to win 1st title in nearly 9 months (Yahoo Sports)

    1 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Rafael Nadal won his first title in nearly nine months Sunday after defeating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard hadn't reached a final since winning at Roland Garros last year. It was Nadal's 46th title on clay, moving him within three of the record set by Argentine Guillermo Vilas when he played in the 1970s and early 1980s. Nadal broke Monaco's serve late in the first set to take a 1-0 lead against the 60th-ranked Argentine, then dominated the second to close out the match in 1 hour, 26 minutes.
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  • Davis Cup in Glasgow – Can the US overturn Britain’s home advantage?

    Tennis Panorama News
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:41 pm
    View image | (March 4, 2015) GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – The pre-draw news conference was really a tale of two confident captains and cautious players, as the teams readied themselves for the Davis Cup World Group first round, as Great Britain plays host to the USA.   British Team Captain Leon Smith did a lot of the talking, between dispensing with any discussion about the possible ramifications of Andy Murray’s support for the Scottish Referendum, Yes vote at the eleventh hour, preferring to concentrate on the tennis, but Courier was quick to acknowledge that they were…
  • Juan Martin del Potro Leads List of Wildcards into BNP Paribas Open

    Tennis Panorama News
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
      INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 4, 2015 – Former World No. 4 and Grand Slam Champion Juan Martin del Potro, Americans Tim Smyczek, Ryan Harrison, Denis Kudla, Austin Krajicek, Nicole Gibbs, Taylor Townsend, Grace Min, Louisa Chirico, Sachia Vickery and Bethanie Mattek-Sands; and teenage rising star Donna Vekic were all granted wildcards into the main draws of the BNP Paribas Open, to be held March 9-22 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, it was announced today by Tournament Director Steve Simon.     Argentina’s del Potro, who won the 2009 US Open, reached the quarterfinals of…
  • USTA Announces Sixth Annual US Open National Playoffs

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    4 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
  • 126th Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship – March 5-8, 2015

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    4 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    (March 4, 2015) La Jolla, Calif. Tournament officials have announced the seeds and main draw for the 126th Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles  Championship, which is scheduled for  Thursday, March 5 through Sunday, March 8 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, 2000 Spindrift Dr, La Jolla, Calif., 92037. The Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship features top collegiate tennis players from across the country as well as a strong field of independent competitors, which includes teaching professionals, top junior players, college coaches and former tour players. The tournament, which…
  • Rafael Nadal wins Argentina Open to Move Up to Fifth Place on All-time Open Era Titles List

    Tennis Panorama News
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    View image | (March 1, 2015) Rafael Nadal won his first title since 2014 Roland Garros to claim his first Argentina Open trophy with a 6-4, 6-1 win over friend and doubles partner this week, Argentine Juan Monaco in Buenos Aires. World No. 4 Nadal claimed his 46th clay court tournament victory, just three titles behind the record of 49, held by tennis hall of famer, Argentina’s Guillermo Vilas, who was in the stadium watching the match. It’s also Nadal’s 65th ATP trophy for his career moving past Pete Sampras and Bjorn Borg at 64 for sole possession of fifth place on the…
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  • Fila goes "Ready, Set, Glow!" for Indian Wells and Miami

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Fila is ready for big action at Indian Wells and Miami,havinglaunched the Ready, Set, Glow! collection to be debuted by their athletes at the upcoming tournaments in the United States. The brand is staying true to their signature silhouettes, welcoming the spring 2015 awakening with knockout pink, green gecko and navy heather hues. An upbeat boost is provided by bright contrast stitching and surprising pops of color. World No.21 Jelena Jankovic, the company's top WTA representative, will work the pink version of the Fila Spring Glow Dress which features sleek racerback straps for…
  • Tennis Central app – learn to play tennis from the best coaches

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:15 am
    Smartphones have infiltrated into every aspect of our lives and we are always on the lookout for new applications to enhance our work and leisure activities, including the time we spend playing tennis. Women’s Tennis Blog’s new partner Tennis Central, company founded by internationally decorated tennis expert/coach and online tennis instructor Yann Auzoux, created a phone/tablet application, which provides adult players with an all-encompassing tool to learn from the world's best coaches and experts and to be exposed to the largest variety of tennis players and styles available. The…
  • Nicole Vaidisova makes first WTA main draw since comeback, to face Ana Ivanovic in Monterrey

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Nicole Vaidisova used to be one of the most promising young players, but then while still on the rise she retired and got married in 2010. In 2013 she separated from her husband, fellow tennis player Radek Stepanek, then found a new beau, started making a comeback and now at the Abierto Monterrey Afirme in Mexico we have big news — the 25-year-old Czech has made her first WTA main draw since returning to tennis. Has there been something in the stars for the Czech Republic lately? This week they have four names in the Top 20 and now Vaidisova is also making a breakthrough! The…
  • Monterrey hosts WTA players' party to remember

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    I missed to report about the fun Abierto Monterrey Afirme players' party right away, but even though I'm featuring the story about it with a two-day delay, it seems that I'm not that much late since the event is still being talked about! Last year the WTA stars turned into zombies, while this time around we got superheroes and supervillains. Ana Ivanovic, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Kristina Mladenovic, Jovana Jaksic The party took place on Sunday night at the VIP Lounge of Club Sonoma. Players had arrived all dressed up, as usual for these parties, before transforming into…
  • Wedding bells: Anne Keothavong becomes Mrs. Bretherton

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:11 am
    Anne Keothavong, retired former British No.1 WTA player, tied the knot on Saturday, February 28th, 2015, describing it as "really the best day ever". The 31-year-old got engaged last September and at the time we didn't know the name of the lucky guy, but now we know: he's Andrew Bretherton. Andy Murray's mother Judy was in a very good mood and shared on Twitter this photo booth collage from the wedding. Fellow British tennis players Laura Robson and Heather Watson congratulated Anne on the social networking site, while Anne herself tweeted: It's official!
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  • One of the best top tens in years?

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:03 am
    Over the weekend, Kei Nishikori won his first title of the year in what's essentially become his home court, Memphis. Stan Wawrinka took home his second trophy of the season after winning Rotterdam.Wawrinka beat Tomas Berdych, a fellow member of the top 10, who has been having a very solid season as well.This has got me wondering: Is this one of the best top tens in men's tennis in years?You know Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray are going to get theirs--and have been doing so for years.What makes things different nowadays is that the other guys are showing such a…
  • One of those crazy Australian Open thoughts...

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:25 pm
    So, this seems a little odd for me, chiming in at this point of the year's first Grand Slam when I usually would've had my patented round of 16 predictions all said and done by now, with another post or two in between. But I just had this crazy, nutty, out-of-this-world thought:What if no one from the "Big 4" made it to the semis?Like, suppose Nick Kyrgios continues to play like the fearless teenager that he is and rides the momentum of hometown support, and shocks Andy Murray in the quarters? What if Tomas Berdych decides no one beats him 18 times in a row and takes it to Rafael Nadal in…
  • Federer, Wawrinka Facing Biggest Test of Careers

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
    It wasn’t so long ago that Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka—two of the top four players in the world—lost a Davis Cup tie that they were overwhelming favorites to win. At home.Indoors on clay.Against the United States.The Swiss team has managed to bounce back against that most ignominious defeat quite nicely and finds itself in the Davis Cup finals for only the second time in the nation’s history. And even though Federer and Wawrinka have had fantastic years, they’re faced with some serious obstacles:Playing indoors on clay.On the road against a veteran French team.Balky health.And…
  • So, what have I missed?

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Only a couple Slams, some Masters 1000 events, a year-end championship, a Fed Cup title, a Davis Cup round or two...You get the idea!But let's let all that go and talk about the here and now, now being the ATP World Tour Finals. Not much drama on the singles side with a lot of whuppings going on. Should be some good semifinal matches, though. Kei Nishikori is a gamer, Novak Djokovic is on fire, Roger Federer is playing like it's the late aughts and Stan Wawrinka has been solid. It's a solid efinal four, and one I'll ruminate on post-matchups.And I promise it'll be sooner than my last post!
  • Still going (kinda) strong after all these years!

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    23 Jun 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Happy birthday!Not to you (unless it is your birthday!), not to me (still a month away).Rather to this old blog of mine, Tennis Talk, Anyone? Seven years old today!My, they grow up so fast!I can't even begin to list all the things that have happened tennis-wise over the years, but they've been great and a lot of them due to TTA?.I know I don't get to post as much as I'd like, but I try and vow to try even harder. And if you're still reading this blog, thank you so much! I hope it doesn't let you down.
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  • Whaa? Serena's doing what where now?

    5 Feb 2015 | 6:33 am
    Considering the occasional theatrics of Richard Williams, I'd admit that there was a time I thought he blew the incident at Indian Wells in 2001 out of proportion. Not that he was lying, but maybe that it wasn't as bad as it seemed. There are a lot of people who might have thought that no one actually says those types of racist things "anymore." Over the years, I've realized that people do say those things, and they probably did that day at that tournament. So Serena Williams' decision to go back there makes her a lot stronger than I already thought she was.Of course, at first, I was like,…
  • The Armchair Line Judge's return to a normal sleep pattern

    2 Feb 2015 | 5:56 am
    I am sorry, but it's difficult to be a tennis fan during the Aussie Open and a normally functioning adult. I mean, here's Madison Keys mixing it up with Venus Williams, and my kid needs a new diaper. Come on! Change yourself, kid! And then there's the finals happening at 3 a.m. my time. And then my boss wants me at work before 1 p.m.! Outrageous!As it turns out, I'm still employed and my kids and spouse are still around (I think). What's left? Coupla thoughts:1. It took this tournament for me to figure out why I root for Venus Williams. She was at the helm of women's tennis when I first…
  • Armchair Line Judge: Aussie thoughts so far

    22 Jan 2015 | 7:43 pm
    1. I mean, look at the ass on Rafa Nadal. If anyone should be asked to give a twirl, it should be that sexy bastard. But this is a life lesson we can all apply to ourselves, and not just the young Genie Bouchard: If some random dude asks you to twirl for him in front of a stadium full of people, and he's using a microphone to do this, kindly direct him to the orifice that would house that microphone in the most painful way.2. However, I will give any onsite Aussie Open reporters a dollar if they start asking the male players about their thoughts on "altered balls."3. I freakin' knew Nenad…
  • Armchair Line Judge: My decimated draws before I burn them

    22 Jan 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Because why not have a good laugh over picking Donna Vekic for the quarterfinals?
  • The Armchair Line Judge's guide to the Aussie Open 2015

    18 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    It's mid-January, and only about eight weeks since the year-end championships, so it must be time for another major! This lengthy layover only tends to ensure erratic results, so with that in mind, let's predict what's going to happen!  For this preview, we're gonna do the Armchair Line Judge's call for the Top 10 on both sides for players' chances to advance to the semifinals:The Women1. Serena Williams: In. Yeah, Hopman Cup was kind of a disaster, but she's usually most dangerous right after a bad patch. Hmm, though. Vera Zvonareva looming in round 2. Hmm.2, Maria Sharapova: In. What a…
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  • Parting Shots: Serena Splits with Hitting Partner Sascha Bajin

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Tweets indicate Serena's former hitting partner, Sascha Bajin, now working with Victoria Azarenka.Big Sascha is no longer part of Team Serena. Serena Williams' eight-year working relationship with hitting partner Sascha Bajin has apparently come to an end. The man Serena affectionately calls "Big Sascha" referenced the split in a tweet today thanking the world No. 1 for their time together. Bajin is now working with Williams' friend, former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka. Thank you @serenawilliams you know @vika7 and me won't be having any fun. Lol! Thank you for 8…
  • Suiting Up: Davis Cup Dinner Parties

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    Dinner before the duel is a Davis Cup tradition. We go behind the scenes at this week's Davis Cup dinner parties. Breaking bread comes before break point in Davis Cup. Before the 16 World Group nations square off in this weekend's Davis Cup opening round, players came together to celebrate the spirit of the longest-running annual international team competition in sports. Founding Davis Cup nations will face off in Glasgow as Great Britain hosts the United States in the second straight opening-round clash between the two nations. Germany's Benjamin Becker, Philipp Kohlschreiber,…
  • Bear With Me: Ana Ivanovic's Wild Week in Monterrey

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Ana Ivanovic arrived in Monterrey as Catwoman, rocked the city as a street drummer, then got a bear hug from this furry friend after her first-round win.Ana Ivanovic is having fun with role play in Monterrey. The top seed launched her Monterrey title defense Tuesday night with a 6-1, 7-6(4) triumph over former world No. 7 Nicole Vaidisova in a hard-hitting opener. Comeback Time: Nicole Vaidisova Qualifies for Monterrey An imposing Ivanovic won nine of the first 10 games to take a commanding 6-1, 3-0 advantage. But Vaidisova began to find her range and stormed back to force the tie break.
  • Agassi: Murray Will Win Again Despite Himself

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Andre Agassi tells UK Guardian that Andy Murray's best is still yet to come. Andre Agassi sees similarities between himself and two-time major champion Andy Murray, and the American legend tells Simon Cambers of the UK Guardian that Murray will likely find himself hauling in Grand Slam hardware again in the future. Video Update: Ivanovic, Pavlyuchenkova as Super Heroes, Eva Longoria as Super Fan “I think it’s likely [he will capture more majors] because he’s one of two or three people that should win,” Agassi said, according to Cambers. “It’s likely he…
  • Nicole Vaidisova Qualifies for Monterrey

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:51 am
    Former world No. 7 qualifies for first WTA main draw since 2010; Vaidisova will face top-seeded Ana Ivanovic in today's opener.Nicole Vaidisova took a major step forward on the comeback trail qualifying for the main draw in Monterrey today. The former world No. 7 defeated Australian Arina Rodionova, 6-3, 6-2, in a 49-minute final round of qualifying to advance to her first WTA main draw since 2010. A familiar face will be awaiting her in today's opener. Vaidisova, who took a wild card into qualifying, will face top-seeded Ana Ivanovic. It will be Vaidisova's first WTA main-draw…
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  • Look who's wearing the sombrero!

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    werk that sombrero RT @AbiertoTelcel: La campeona del #AMT2015, Timea Bacsinszky:— Victoria Chiesa (@vrcsports) March 1, 2015Friends Caroline Garcia and Timea Bacsinszky played each other for the first time today, in the Acapulco final, and Bacsinszky emerged the champion with a decisive win of 6-3, 6-0 over Garcia. The Swiss player, whose career has been significantly hampered by injury over the last several years, will be ranked number 31 in the world when the rankings are published tomorrow.This is Bacsinszky's second WTA singles title.The doubles final was an…
  • Lucie in the sky with sparkles

    28 Feb 2015 | 3:13 pm
    "I'm so happy to win the title. It's been a long time. I'm happy at the way season has progressed." @luciesafarova— Tennis (@tennis_photos) February 28, 2015At the conclusion of today's Doha final, there was a fireworks display that occurred as part of the trophy ceremony. The smiling face of Lucie Safarova, surrounded by shimmering streaks of fireworks, stood out against the sky. Safarova was not the lefty Czech who was top-seeded; rather, she was the lefty Czech who was unseeded.In the course of her Doha run, Safarova defeated Sam Stosur, Ekaterina Makarova,…
  • Si-mo-na!

    22 Feb 2015 | 1:34 pm
    .@Simona_Halep captures 1st @DDFTennis title! Battles past Pliskova 64 76(4)--> #WTA #tennis— WTA (@WTA) February 21, 2015Halepmania reigned in Dubai this past week, as crowds of spectators loudly and frequently screamed the Romanian player's name throughout her matches. Halep, the top seed in Dubai, won the title--her tenth--when she defeated a red-hot Karolina Pliskova in the final yesterday. The win didn't come easily for Halep, who had to serve for the match three times, while holding match points in her first two attempts. All credit…
  • Petkovic wins Diamond Games

    15 Feb 2015 | 3:04 pm
    #trophyselfie no.1/2015— Andrea Petkovic (@andreapetkovic) February 15, 2015Yesterday, I tweeted that I wished the Petko vs. BZS match in Antwerp were the final. Well, that's exactly what it turned out to be. Andrea Petkovic won the Diamond Games today when her opponent in the final, Carla Suarez Navarro, withdrew because of neck pain.This, of course, isn't how anyone wanted it to be--not the fans, not the WTA, not the tournament staff, not Petkovic, and certainly not Suarez Navarro. Petko had to play her heart out in the semifinals against Barbora Zahlavova…
  • Amelie Mauresmo, Fed Cup genius

    8 Feb 2015 | 1:21 pm
    #FedCup @AmeMauresmo @KikiMladenovic et @CaroGarcia reviennent sur un dimanche fou.— FFT (@FFTennis) February 8, 2015Last April, France had to play a better-than average USA team in the Fed Cup semifnals, but things didn't go as planned for the French. Kiki Mladenovic, the team's doubles wonder, had to pull out of the competition because of an arm injury. And on the first day of competition, France's top-ranked player, Alize Cornet, sustained a leg injury and had to be replaced by Virginie Razzano.The two teams went into the second day tied…
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  • Fw: Tennis blog update

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:09 am
    On Sunday, 1 March 2015, 22:01, John Tallent <> wrote: Hi BloggersWinter update - the WL teams are nearing the end of the campaign and have had mixed results . In the mens div1 Ashley has done extremely well to finish around the 3rd place mark with an array of partners after the unfortunate injury of John . Tamas and Graham finish with 12 points and are hoping to retain their position in div1 . Howard/Gary/Nigel/Stevie have been relegated from div 3 , but Kevin/Colin have won promotion from div 4 . Ryland/Andre/Chris have finished mid-table in div 5 . Whilst in the…
  • Sproughton tennis blog Oct

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Hi Bloggers .Lots of happenings at Sproughton . The juniors had a match v St Johns , and although the youngsters went down 0-4 , they improved greatly , and lost a host of game tie-break points , if they had of won half they would have picked up a few sets . Well done to Harrison and Franky , but especially well done to Louis and Sam who made their debuts and improved greatly .Our older group won their match 4-0 , but like the juniors , the score was closer than it sounds .3 of our juniors competed in the Woodbridge tournament , Oliver doing well , Harrison finishing 4th , and Elliott winning…
  • 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…
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  • BNP Paribas Packages – Last Chance

    16 Feb 2015 | 11:51 am
    Our phones have been ringing off the hook for last minute BNP Paribas packages. And we get it… Who wouldn’t want to head to the California desert in March to the hottest tournament on the tennis calendar? All the top players (including Serena this year!) compete at this event, and the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is home to the second largest stadium in the world, several topnotch dining options, beautifully landscaped grounds, and state-of-the-art practice courts that offer unparalleled access to the players. The BNP Paribas Open is the premier destination for tennis fans. Due to…
  • Your Solution To Relaxing: A Tennis Vacation at Curtain Bluff

    16 Feb 2015 | 11:47 am
    Do you have trouble relaxing? Is the line between your professional and personal life nonexistent? If you answered “yes” to either (or both) questions, you aren’t alone. If fact, most people suffer from the inability to relax. This isn’t surprising since the demands of everyday life are intense and never ending. We all know that relaxation helps reduce stress and anxiety, improving your overall health and mental well being. Yet we still don’t award ourselves the opportunity to turn off and find our “happy place”. Maybe you feel guilty about doing…
  • Discover Our New & Improved Wimbledon Packages

    23 Jan 2015 | 8:16 am
    Before the New Year, we took a long, hard look at all our 2014 tennis tours. We asked for feedback from our clients and mulled over how we can make our offerings even better in 2015. Out of this came our new and improved Wimbledon packages. We’ve been taking tennis fans all over the world for over two decades, and have hosted over 3,000 people at Wimbledon alone. We’ve tried different hotels, hospitality options, restaurants, etc. Through our vast experience, we think this year we have our best offering yet. A 2015 tour with Grand Slam Tennis Tours includes… Accommodations…
  • The Sooner You Go To The Australian Open, The Better

    7 Jan 2015 | 1:36 pm
    We get tons of calls at Grand Slam Tennis Tours…. A common thing we hear is, “I want tickets to see (insert either Rafa, Federer, or Djokovic)”. Although we don’t know the day and time they’re playing until closer to the event, one thing we know for sure is that they won’t be playing the Australian Open forever. Roger Federer is 33…. Rafael Nadal is plagued with injuries…. And Novak Djokovic is thriving, but there’s only a certain amount of time in everything. Are you one of the people who want to see Rafa, Fed, and/or Djokovic before they…
  • London or Paris? Plan Your French Open or Wimbledon Package

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    London or Paris? Have you started thinking about your summer vacation? With Roland Garros and Wimbledon back to back during the summer months, why not build tennis into a visit to one of the most beautiful cities in the world? But you’re asking yourself; which one would suit me better next year? Below are the highlights of each city so you can decide which one is best for you and your family. Attractions Both cities are renowned for some of the most recognizable tourist landmarks in the world. London boasts the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Parliament, The Shard and the London Eye,…
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    ATP Backspin by Todd Spiker

  • Wk.8- It's Bonjour, Hello, Ahoj, Сәлем, Hola, Здраво, Hello and Bonjour to the Davis Cup

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:32 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.Roger Federer will not be competing in the Davis this year, calling it a burden. He said he won it for the boys and now he has "ticked it off" and he no longer feels the need. With Stan Wawrinka also not in attendance, the outlook for the Swiss is poor. They could do with the Swiss star who hit his 9000th ace this week. Roddick (9074 aces), Karlovic (9322) and Ivanisevic (10183) lead the Swiss supermegastar. Federer will take Roddick but he won't catch either of the other two. Federer also becomes the only man to make at least nine finals in five different events.
  • Wk.7- Empires Inevitably Fall

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.Empires inevitably fall, and when they do, history judges them for the legacies they leave behind. So said Noah Feldman. Rafa has several things in common with the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire existed for an impossibly long time, ruling over a huge number of people and civilizations such as the Egyptians and Greeks. Rafa has dominated his own clay empire since 2005, which is also an impossibly long time.* - He has won 99 per cent of French Open matches * - He won 81 clay matches in a row * - He is 45-7 in clay finals. * - Djokovic and Federer [representing Egypt and…
  • Wk.6- Vanni, Veni, Vidi, Vici

    16 Feb 2015 | 8:54 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.Most people get fifteen minutes of fame. Fifteen minutes where they are known and renowned, albeit briefly. Perfect example? Monica Lewinsky. Famous for something I can't talk about here, her name is still relatively household only due to the fact Monica Lewinsky jokes are still made, though I can't tell any of them here. She had her brief moment of fame and she milked it dry. Ahem."That’s the end of my two minutes of glory" said Tathiana Garbin after she defeated Justine Henin in the 2004 French Open. Henin had won the Australian Open and was the defending champion,…
  • Wk.5- No Matter How Long It Takes

    9 Feb 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.You can't hurry loveNo, you'll just have to waitJust trust in a good timeNo matter how long it takesI always preferred the Supremes version to the Phil Collins version, but then again I'm a sucker for Motown and most anything sung from that period. I see you there, Roy Orbison. Anyway, Phil sung that in the early eighties and it was at its biggest in January 1983. Collins was top of the charts the last time an all-New Zealand pair won a tournament and it was , rather fittingly, at Auckland. It was Chris Lewis/Russell Simpson [who lost in straight sets in the final]…
  • Australian Open: Closing Ceremony

    3 Feb 2015 | 10:07 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.We're almost at a close. Melbourne is becoming to Djokovic what Paris is to Nadal, but Nadal might lose two sets in a tournament. Also, if you combine Djokovic's total slam haul with Murray's they just overtake Nadal's French Open total. Yeah -- that fact is scarier than Stephen King in a clown mask holding a big scary knife on the Kingda Ka, the tallest rollercoaster in the world. Now the mixed doubles has been decided. It took Hingis and Paes an hour and 120 seconds to come through against third seeded Mladenovic/Nestor, the Wimbledon winners from 2013 and defending…
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    Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru

  • Tennisviewer: ATP & WTA Rankings 2015 [March 2 – 8]

    Nathaniel Boni Aserios
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:49 pm
    ATP Tour 2015 Rankings [March 2 – 8] Here’s the ATP Tour 2015 Rankings [March 2 – 8] [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) – 13,165 [2] Roger Federer (SUI) – 9,205 [3] Rafael Nadal (ESP) – 5,675 [4] Kei Nishikori (JPN) – 5,415 [5] Andy Murray (GBR) – 5,370 [6] Milos Raonic (CAN) – 4,980 [7] [&hellip The post Tennisviewer: ATP & WTA Rankings 2015 [March 2 – 8] appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennisviewer: ATP & WTA Rankings 2015 [February 23 – March 1]

    Nathaniel Boni Aserios
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:39 pm
    ATP Tour 2015 Rankings [February 23 – March 1] Here’s the ATP Tour 2015 Rankings [February 23 – March 1] [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) – 13,045 [2] Roger Federer (SUI) – 9,205 [3] Andy Murray (GBR) – 5,460 [4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) – 5,425 [5] Kei Nishikori (JPN) – 5,205 [6] Milos Raonic (CAN) – [&hellip The post Tennisviewer: ATP & WTA Rankings 2015 [February 23 – March 1] appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Live Stream: WTA Monterrey Mexico 2015

    Tennis Guru
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:46 pm
    The Live Stream: WTA Monterrey Mexico 2015 is available here. This WTA International event takes place from March 2 to March 8, 2015 in Monterrey, Mexico. The event has a total financial commitment of $500,000. Serbia's Ana Ivanovic is the tournament's top seed followed by Sara Errani of Italy. Watch Live Stream: WTA Monterrey Mexico 2015 Access the LINKS here [FREE Registration required]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 | Stream 3 | Stream 4 Here are the top 8 seeds of the WTA Monterrey Mexico 2015: [1] Ana Ivanovic (SRB) [2] Sara Errani (ITA) [3] Caroline Garcia (FRA) [4] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) [5]…
  • Live Stream: WTA Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Open

    Tennis Guru
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:38 pm
    The Live Stream: WTA Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Open is available here. This WTA International event takes place from February 28 to March 8, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event has a total financial commitment of $250,000. Caroline Wozniacki, the world number five, is the tournament's top seed followed by Sabine Lisicki of Germany and Casey Dellacqua. Last year's champion was Donna Vekic of Croatia. Watch Live Stream: WTA Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Open Access the LINKS here [FREE Registration required]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 | Stream 3 | Stream 4 Here are the top 8 seeds of the WTA Kuala Lumpur…
  • Live Stream: Monaco vs Nadal ATP Buenos Aires 2015

    Tennis Guru
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:26 pm
    The Live Stream: Monaco vs Nadal ATP Buenos Aires 2015 is available here. The Argentina Open 2015 is an ATP 250 claycourt tournament that takes place from February 23 to March 1, 2015. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $ 573,750. World number three Rafael Nadal leads a stellar field which includes past champion Tommy Robredo who is the tournament's second seed. This marks Nadal's first appearance in Buenos Aires in 10 years. The last time was during his debut in 2005 where he lost in the quarterfinals to Gaston Gaudio. Watch Live Stream: Monaco vs Nadal ATP Buenos Aires 2015…
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    ATP Men's Tennis

  • Ferrer wins Acapulco 2015 title

    1 Mar 2015 | 3:50 am
    Ferrer wins Acapulco 2015 titleDavid Ferrer continued beat Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-5 to take the Abierto Mexicano Telcel title.He $343,000 in prize money and 500 Ranking points. Nishikori received $154,620 in prize money along with 300 Ranking points.Ferrer took a 3-1 lead in the first set and, after trading breaks with Nishikori, served out the first set at love. Continuing momentum, the Spaniard quickly raced to a 3-0 lead in the second set. Kei was able to get one of the breaks back and later fired a forehand to level the set at 4-all.David earned a crucial break for 5-4 and a chance to serve…
  • Federer Wins Seventh Dubai Title

    1 Mar 2015 | 3:43 am
    Federer Wins Seventh Dubai TitleRoger Federer defeated Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-5 to win the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2015 title.The Swiss hit ace number 9000 when he fired down a service winner at the start of the sixth game of the second set.After saving two break points earlier in the contest, Federer broke Djokovic in the eighth game and went on to serve out the opener. Top seed Djokovic had his chances to push the match to a third set. He had Federer at 15/40 on serve in the eighth game and then again in the 10th game – eliciting two set points – but could not convert.
  • Video: Rafael Nadal's Risky Courtside Short Change

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:25 am
    Video: Rafael Nadal's Risky Courtside Short Change Rafael Nadal is forced into an emergency wardrobe change courtside in Rio.....
  • Video: Grigor Dimitrov Cliff Dive Acapulco 2015

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:20 am
    Video: Grigor Dimitrov Cliff Dive Acapulco 2015 Watch Grigor Dimitrov take on his most fearsome foe to date when he takes a dive from the famous cliffs of Acapulco.
  • Nadal Moves into the Rio Open Semifinals after Beating Cuevas

    23 Feb 2015 | 2:22 am
    Nadal Moves into the Rio Open Semifinals after Beating CuevasRafael Nadal has moved one step closer towards defending the Rio Open title that he won last year by moving into the semi-finals after a convincing victory over Pablo Cuevas. The Uruguayan was the sixth seed in the tournament and he threatened to spring a surprise by winning the opening set 4-6. This served as a major warning for the 14 time grand slam champion, who responded with style to win the remaining two sets and progress to the semi-finals. The match ended as a 4-6, 7-5, 6-0 victory for Nadal. Betfair places Nadal at 2/5 to…
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    Tennis Fixation

  • Simple Endurance Training For Tennis – The Mini-Course Is Now Open!

    Kim Selzman
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s finally here! I’ve been talking about my first tennis mini-course for weeks – here on Tennis Fixation and in the Tennis Quick Tips podcast. So I’m excited to say – my first mini-course is finally here and ready for you to join! The course is called Simple Endurance Training for Tennis and is a is now open and ready for you to join! Just click on the link below and you’ll go to the page where you can get all of the information: This is my very first time to offer an on-line course and I’m really proud that I was…
  • Simple Tennis Tip – Keep Your Eye On The Ball

    Kim Selzman
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    You know you should keep your eye on the ball but when so much is happening on court – your opponent is running around, you’re trying to judge where you’re moving on the court – it can be hard to just watch that ball. But, by focusing on the ball, you can keep up with everything else through your peripheral vision. Remember – in tennis, the most important stuff is happening right around the ball. So keep your eye on the ball. GET A BETTER SERVE FAST! And if you’re interested in getting a better serve – fast! – get my free ebook, 10 Quick Fixes…
  • Mental Checklist For Your Best Tennis Doubles – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 73

    Kim Selzman
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:44 am
    If tennis is 50% mental and 50% physical, then doubles is more like 75% mental and 25% physical. You’re not only trying to figure how to best play your game, you’re also trying to figure out how to work with your partner. So, in this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, I’m giving you a quick mental checklist for tennis doubles. These are the things you need to be sure and think about every time you step on court for a doubles 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…
  • How to Play a Tiebreak in Tennis – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 72

    Kim Selzman
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:02 pm
    I’m always surprised by how many tennis players don’t know how to play a tiebreak. This is one of those areas where you really need to know what the rules are and make sure that they’re followed. So, in this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, we’ll quickly go through how to play a tiebreak in tennis and I’ll give you some tips for remembering the rules on this so you always play them correctly. 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…
  • Simple Endurance Training for Tennis Mini-Course – It’s Coming!

    Kim Selzman
    10 Feb 2015 | 11:06 am
    Well, here’s the next big think I’m working on . . . I’m putting together my first ever tennis mini-course. It’s called Simple Endurance Training for Tennis and I could not be more excited about this! So, here’s the back story on this. Believe it or not (and I think you will believe it), I’m a pretty average tennis player. I know I have this whole Tennis Fixation thing going on. I know I have a tennis tips book that’s available on Amazon. I know I have my weekly Tennis Quick Tips podcast (which I LOVE doing and which I hope you’ve listened to).
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    Tennis Brain

  • 2015 Australian Open Tennis Review

    Stephen Henderson
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:44 am
    The 2015 Australian Open reached a dramatic conclusion this past Sunday, as Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray went head to head in the final of the Men’s tournament.  This turned out to be a fitting climax to the first Grand Slam of the new tennis season, with a titanic battle between the two men who have dominated the Australian Open in recent years. Djokovic took the first set by seven games to six, but was made to work hard by his Scottish opponent and it was Murray who secured the second set by the same score line.  The 2013 Wimbledon champion then went a break up in the third set, and…
  • ATP World Tour Finals Tennis 2014 Review

    Stephen Henderson
    24 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The 2014 ATP World Tour finals gave tennis fans two weeks of top class action and although the end of the event was somewhat anti-climactic, it was still a superb way to end the season.  As was the case in both 2012 and 2013, world number one Novak Djokovic was once again crowned champion at London's O2 Arena. The Serbian did have some tricky matches en route to the final, but was able to come through the round robin stage with a perfect record, before making it to the semi final stage, where he would face Japan's Kei Nishikori.  After taking the first set 6-1, Djokovic let Nishikori get…
  • Shanghai Masters Tennis 2014 Tournament Review

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

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

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

  • 2015 Miami Open Player Field Announced
    11 Feb 2015 | 1:37 pm
    The 2015 Miami Open is set to take place from March 23 – April 5. Today, the tournament announced the field of players that will be taking to the courts at the Crandon Park Tennis Center. Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will both be returning to Miami to defend their titles from 2014. From the ATP, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Juan Martin del Potro are also on the acceptance list. From the WTA, Maria Sharapova is still looking to claim her first Miami title. Victoria Azarenka and Petra Kvitova are also on the roster. A complete rundown of the acceptance list is…
  • Djokovic Captures Year End Championship by Default

    16 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    The much anticipated tussle for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals trophy between the world’s top two players, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, was scrubbed due to injury. Djokovic took home a third consecutive title, his fourth overall, as Federer forfeited the match. Approximately an hour prior to start time, a packed arena listened to Federer apologizing for his decision not to take the court. The six time year end championship titlist was forced to pull out of today’s contest because of a back problem which surfaced in the semifinals. This was only the third time since turning pro in…
  • Djokovic downs Nadal for fourth Sony Open title in Miami
    30 Mar 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Miami, Ricky Dimon The fourth time was not the charm for Rafael Nadal. Novak Djokovic, on the other hand, made his fourth time look easy. Djokovic captured his fourth title at the Sony Open Tennis tournament and dropped Nadal to 0-4 for his career in Miami finals with a 6-3, 6-3 rout on Sunday afternoon. The Serb saved the only break point he faced the entire way in the very first game of the match before cruising in one hour and 23 minutes. After missing his chance at 30-40 in the opening game, Nadal was rarely competitive. He dropped serve at 2-3 in the first set and Djokovic was off to…
  • Serena captures a record-setting seventh Sony Open title
    29 Mar 2014 | 3:31 pm
    (March 29, 2014) Serena Williams came back from a 2-5 deficit in the first set to win 11 of the next 12 game to close out Li Na 7-5, 6-1 to claim a record-setting seventh Sony Open title on Saturday. This marks Williams’ 59th title of her career, 14 more than any other currently active player on the WTA Tour and the seventh most in history. Williams came out sluggish in the first set going down two breaks to Li to trail 2-5. Li served for the set twice and had one set point which Williams overcame. “I don’t think I was play(ing) bad,” Li said. “Maybe she just start a little bit…
  • Nadal overcomes Raonic, joins Berdych in Sony Open semifinals
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:54 am
    Miami, Ricky Dimon Rafael Nadal passed his first real test of the Sony Open Tennis tournament with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Milos Raonic during semifinal action on Thursday night. Nadal held his last nine service games and won 20 of 24 service points in the third set before advancing in two hours and 35 minutes. Raonic had never taken a set off Nadal in four previous meetings and the underdog was going up against an opponent who had dropped a mere nine games in his first three Miami matches. Still, Raonic showed plenty of belief. The 6’5” Canadian saved all three of the break…
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    The Old British Pathé Blog

  • Goodbye from British Pathé

    British Pathé
    6 Feb 2015 | 6:26 am
    Friends and loyal followers, It has been terrific sharing our collection with you over the last five years. We do hope you’ve enjoyed these blog posts (if you haven’t, we can only apologise) and that you’ll follow us to our new home. Our blog is leaving WordPress and will now be hosted on the main British Pathé website. You’ll find our favourite past blog posts up there too. And, just like with WordPress, you can enter your email address to continue getting new posts sent straight to your inbox. Click here to visit the new British Pathé blog. Do let us know what you…
  • Churchill: A Life on Film

    British Pathé
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:42 am
    24 January 2015 marks 50 years since the death of a man who dominated 20th century politics like no other – British Prime Minister and international statesman Sir Winston Churchill. Throughout his life, British Pathé’s cameras provided the world with a unique, visual insight into his character. The company documented his career from the Sidney Street Siege in 1911 to his state funeral and has archive of many of his speeches. In 2002, Churchill was named the greatest Briton of all time. In honour of this anniversary, British Pathé has curated a definitive, visual archive of…
  • New YouTube Welcome Video

    British Pathé
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    Check out our new YouTube welcome video! We’ve gone for Dramatic with a capital D. What do you think? We’ve appreciated your feedback since uploading our entire archive onto YouTube just a few months ago, and you’ll notice we’ve started making a few changes to our channel. We hope to take it forward while keeping the best of what’s been done before. Do let us know in the comments section below of the sorts of things you want to see on our channel. Subscribe now to the largest archive of history on YouTube. Follow us through the 20th Century and dive into the…
  • New Web Series – NOW & THEN

    British Pathé
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:50 am
    We’ve launched a new series on the British Pathé YouTube channel in which we will compare life in the present to life in the past. It’s called Did You Know – Now & Then. The first episode covers the topic of smoking and the change in the perception of cigarettes over time. It takes you from the introduction of cigarettes in the Western world to smoking’s apotheosis as a social phenomenon, and to its fall in popularity in recent years. Our second episode, on obesity, will be released shortly. Don’t forget to subscribe and to let us know your thoughts on…
  • Centenary of the Rohilla Tragedy

    British Pathé
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    It is 100 years since the WW1 hospital ship HMHS Rohilla sank off the coast of Whitby. The passenger steamer was part of the British Indian Steam Navigation Company fleet and was called up for service at the outbreak of the war. It ran aground in stormy seas a short time later with the loss of 83 lives. The British Pathé archive has footage of the sinking and the rescue effort. Amazingly, Titanic survivor Mary Kezia Roberts was also aboard and survived the disaster. British Pathé also has coverage of Titanic survivors arriving in New York aboard the Carpathia. Titanic’s sister ship…
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    Tech Spotlight

  • The Big Bang Theory – New Business (season 8/subtitulado)

    Bruce Spring
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Los chicos planean traer de vuelta la tienda de cómics de Stuart. Episodio “The Hook-up Reverberation”. Temporada 8, episodio 4. Únete: The Big Bang Theory – New Business (season 8/subtitulado)
  • Mobility and new business opportunities for Service Providers – discussion with a customer at MWC15

    Bruce Spring
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Pierre Mirlesse talks to a customer about latest Mobility trends and challenges and explore the new business of the network. For more information go to: Mobility and new business opportunities for Service Providers – discussion with a customer at MWC15
  • Singapore Airlines BUSINESS CLASS | 1080 [HD] Flight Experience | Inflightexpert

    Bruce Spring
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    **NEW** Can Business Class be as good as FIRST CLASS? Yes, but only on Singapore Airlines. As you are about to see, I have been flying a lot with SQ lately…. This video is an ‘Extended Preview’ of various SQ journeys that I will upload in the weeks + months ahead. By popular request, I have also included bits and pieces of my time on the ground in both Singapore and Bangkok too. I absolutely LOVE to fly with this airline and they are often my first choice because they are consistently outstanding. The SQ long haul business product must be amongst the very best available,…
  • NewsLife: New business-lifestyle program to be aired on PTV in April || Feb. 27, 2015

    Bruce Spring
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    For more news, visit: ► Subscribe to our youtube account: ► Like our facebook page: ►PTV: ►Good Morning Boss: ►NEWS@1: ►NEWS@6: ►NEWSLIFE: ►PTV SPORTS: Follow us at Twitter: ► Follow our livestream at ► Ustream: ► Watch…
  • Minecraft: Cube SMP S2 – Episode 37 – Business Partner

    Bruce Spring
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
    Welcome to the thirty seventh episode of Cube SMP Season 2! Today we check out some work done around spawn, make a deal with Mr. Apple sauce and create a new business with a new business partner! Cube SMP is hosted by and is a private whitelisted server! Cube Reddit: People in the episode: Grape: Bee: Follow me: Twitter: Instagram: Twitch: PO Box: StrauberryJam PO Box 146 Brunswick…
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    Foot Fault

  • Venus Williams Goes into 2nd round

    20 Feb 2015 | 4:06 am
    Venus Williams Goes into 2nd round At the Dubai Tennis Championships the defending championship Venus Williams beat 17 year old Belinda Bencic of Switzerland. Williams beat her on Monday with 6-1, 6-2. Despite the age difference between these two, the 34 year old Williams looked physically fitter than her opponent and dominated throughout to earn her 16th straight win in Dubai. Williams said that at 34 she is hitting a little bit harder than most people and is playing some offense on the run and hitting the ball just as hard. She also said that at 17 she wasn’t thinking…
  • Melanie Oudin Needs Heart and Eye Procedures

    7 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    Melanie Oudin Needs Heart and Eye Procedures Melanie Oudin who is a professional American tennis player will have to have a procedure for a heart condition and then afterwards a surgery for an eye problem.FILE – In this Sept. 3, 2009, file photo, Melanie Oudin, of the United States, returns to Elena Dementieva, of Russia, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. American tennis pro Melanie Oudin says she will have a procedure Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 for a heart condition, and surgery later this month for an eye problem. Oudin who is 23 years…
  • Audible Obscenity: The Legend of Sesil Karatantcheva

    17 Jul 2013 | 1:24 pm
      As night fell in Bulgaria’s capital, a sickly sinister haze swept across its streets, swooping and swirling as it stole into every home, indiscriminately engulfing each inhabitant in turn and dragging them under some deathly trance. The clouds rapidly assembled with military efficiency, and before long were unleashing a torrent of showers; the rain drops seeking out every last millimetre of the city, leaving no spot untouched. The freezing night air carried with it the sound of rustling and scuttling and hooting and hawing as the deadly creatures of the night furiously rose at once.
  • But Just How Successful Was Maria Sharapova Under Thomas Hogstedt?

    12 Jul 2013 | 4:07 pm
      By Wimbledon, the desperation had escalated. Maria Sharapova had successfully completed her conquest of The Rest, arriving at The Championships on a 31-match winning streak against all but one player. She had imposed her majestic superiority over every last serf to wearily cross her path. With two victories across two surfaces, she had even seemingly ousted the omnipresent irritant Victoria Azarenka, a player who – at least in Sharapova’s eyes – had ripped-off her entire approach to the game, tainted it with her typically unsporting antics and laughable injuries, then had the…
  • A Dirtballing Hell – By Lourdes Dominguez Lino and Alexandra Dulgheru

    10 Jul 2013 | 3:53 am
    If the crusty, flickering and static security camera that provided the pictures for this monumental matchup didn’t, in itself, shrilly scream out “DO NOT ENTER” to those who attempted to watch; then the placement of this match-up on an inglorious court Z, a court inherently opposed to the mere notion of spectators by way of its lack of seating was warning enough. Only a handful of crazed onlookers – probably of some relation to the competitors – braved the match from pillar to post. The rest of the spectating was accomplished – and it was an accomplishment…
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    Tennis Coaching Singapore and Tennis Promotion Worldwide

  • Roland Garros 2015 Dates: Women’s Schedule of Play

    OnCourt Advantage
    11 Feb 2015 | 1:38 am
    The 2015 Roland Garros women’s championships are the 112th time the Roland Garros women’s singles tournament will be held. The dates, what the schedule of play is for every day i.e. what time play commences for each session and which round is being played are listed to make it easier for you to follow, watch […]
  • Wimbledon 2015 Schedule of Play: Men

    OnCourt Advantage
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:57 pm
    The 2015 Wimbledon men’s championships are the 130th time the Wimbledon men’s singles tournament will be held. The dates, what the schedule of play is for every day i.e. what time play commences for each session and which round is being played are listed to make it easier for you to follow, watch and/or attend this tournament. […]
  • Tennis Lessons at Farrer Park Tennis Centre, Singapore

    OnCourt Advantage
    8 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
     To have tennis lessons arranged for you at Farrer Park tennis centre please email to or SMS/WhatsApp to +65 9830 2678. Tennis lessons at Farrer Park tennis centre on the 8 floodlit hard courts are available 7 days a week from 7am to 10pm. The Farrer Park tennis centre address is 1 Rutland Road and the postcode is […]
  • Australian Open 2015 Andy Murray: Men’s Singles Final

    OnCourt Advantage
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:17 am
    The Australian Open 2015 Men’s Singles Final sees No.6 seed Andy Murray in better form than ever on route to another Grand Slam final rematch against World No.1 Novak Djokovic. The defensively inclined Murray is firing on all cylinders. A victory would make him one slam short of a career Grand Slam. The taller and […]
  • Australian Open 2015 Novak Djokovic: Men’s Singles Final

    OnCourt Advantage
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:46 pm
    The Australian Open 2015 Men’s Singles Final sees No.1 seed Novak Djokovic pitted against dual Grand Slam champion and Olympic Singles Gold Medallist, Andy Murray (No.6 seed). This is the 24th head-to-head meeting between these two. Djokovic holds the upper hand with a 15-8 record and goes in with a 49-6 record at Melbourne Park. Djokovic drew […]
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    Everyball Tennis

  • 12 Reasons Why You Should Never Play Tennis

    Everyball Tennis
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:40 am
  • Fognini v Ferrer Rio Final

    Everyball Tennis
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Great to watch. Need more characters like the Fog! Ferrer just so committed to Everyball is marching now through this, although faces break points at 6-2 5-1 up! Just a delay I think till he wraps it up, or is that a case of famous last words as the Italian has it in him for sure to make the comeback, though suspect he’s a little short on reserves after Nadal victory.
  • BBC Sport - Andy Murray's motivational notes reveals 'try your best' tactic

    Everyball Tennis
    21 Feb 2015 | 1:10 pm Interesting notes. Simplicity and just shows that there are no great secrets out there. Choice of language interesting as well - repeated use of the word 'try'. Use of this word can elicit doubt. Better (in my opinion) to eliminate 'try' from your vocabulary. How about: 'give your best' 'Dictate the points' 'Keep him at the baseline make him move' Far more intentional even if it doesn't happen all the time!
  • Everyball and Halton Tennis grow the game!

    Everyball Tennis
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:43 am
    50 children on Everyball ‘tasters’ through this half term with great conversion onto courses. 37 ‘everyball’ mini red players competing this coming weekend in various internal and county league events. Everyball for everyone - growing the game! We make it incredibly easy and fun to learn to play the game, to get involved in our super sport.
  • Go the Girls!

    Everyball Tennis
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:04 pm
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  • Get match tough at Warner Tennis Center in Woodland Hills

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:56 pm
    After years of uncertainty about the future of Warner Tennis Center in Woodland Hills, a once thriving tennis club that had 26 courts in its heydays, and ended up with 12 courts on top of a parking garage under LA...
  • Stan Smith to be honored at the 2015 Ojai tennis tournament

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Tickets are now on sale for the Friday night wine reception with former world no. 1 who burst onto the tennis scene more than 50 years ago.One of The Ojai’s greatest champions will return to the picturesque...
  • Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach - 40 years of tennis excellece

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:51 am
    Palisades Tennis Club was founded in 1974 with 6 tennis courts and quickly expanded to 16, attracting the cream of Orange County's tennis players to its ranks. Dubbed the John Wayne Tennis Club, it was purchased in 1995...
  • USTA Foundation awards $10,000 program grant to Aceing Autism in West Hollywood

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:16 pm
    USTA Foundation, the national charitable organization of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), today announced it has awarded ACEing Autism in West Hollywood, Calif., a $10,000 program grant. The foundation concluded its 2014 grant funding...
  • My new HEAD Graphene Speed MP A tennis racquet

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:20 pm
    For the last 10 years I was pretty much a dedicated Völkl fan. You know, like a Hippie driving a Volkswagen Bus or a Beetle. The Austrian product was as close as I could get to a European racquet...
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    peRFect Tennis

  • Timeless Federer Defeats Djokovic to Win 7th Dubai Title

    28 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Seventh heaven for the GOAT as he defeated Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 to successfully defend his title and win a seventh Dubai crown in a high quality final at the Aviation Club. The win also saw him break the 9000 aces barrier when he fired down his 5th of the night in the sixth game ... The post Timeless Federer Defeats Djokovic to Win 7th Dubai Title appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Dispatches Coric to Make Dubai Final

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:11 am
    Another Dubai final for the GOAT awaits as he saw off Lucky Loser Borna Coric 6-2, 6-1 in 57 minutes. This will be his 9th final at the Aviation Club and he’ll be bidding for a 7th title. In his way stands Novak Djokovic who took down Berdych in 3 sets. Coric had scored some ... The post Federer Dispatches Coric to Make Dubai Final appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer into Dubai Semi Finals After Gasquet Retires

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:46 am
    Well guys Roger’s one step closer to defending his Dubai crown after a 6-1 victory against Richard Gasquet who had to retire with back troubles immediately after dropping the first set. Not much else to say to be honest as it was a blink and you’ll miss it type affair. Roger dominated the early exchanges ... The post Federer into Dubai Semi Finals After Gasquet Retires appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Brushes Aside Verdasco to Make Dubai Quarters

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:21 am
    Another night session victory in Dubai for the GOAT as he defeated Fernando Verdasco 6-4 6-3 in exactly 1 hour to book his spot in the quarter finals where he’ll meet Richard Gasquet. Not vintage Federer in the opening exchanges as Verdasco had a 4-1 lead in the first set but Federer regrouped winning 20 ... The post Federer Brushes Aside Verdasco to Make Dubai Quarters appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Kicks Off Dubai Defence With Win Over Youzhny

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:07 am
    Roger Federer made a winning return to the ATP Tour after his 4 week hiatus defeating Mikhail Youzhny for the sixteenth time in a row 6-3, 6-1 in the 1st round at the Dubai Duty Free Championships. After the loss to Seppi at the Australian Open Roger hasn’t played a competitive match so his form ... The post Federer Kicks Off Dubai Defence With Win Over Youzhny appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
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  • Order of play Monday, February 16, 2015: Dubai and Rio Open

    16 Feb 2015 | 4:55 am
    Order of play Monday, February 16, 2015: Dubai and Rio OpenCentre CourtTime Round Match Scores12:00 First round [16] Shuai Peng (CHN) d Elena Vesnina (RUS) 14:00 First round Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) d Heather Watson (GBR) 16:00 - [17] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) V Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 19:00 - Mona Barthel (GER) V Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 21:00 - [8] Venus Williams (USA) V Belinda Bencic (SUI) Court 112:00 First round Garbine Muguruza (ESP) d Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 14:00 First round Camila Giorgi (ITA) d Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 16:00 First round Elina Svitolina (UKR) d CoCo Vandeweghe (USA)…
  • Rio Open 2015 Main Draw

    16 Feb 2015 | 4:52 am
    Rio Open 2015 Main Draw(1)Errani vs PereiraDomínguez Lino vs (Q)González(WC)Haddad Maia vs (Q)Irigoyen(7)Hercog vs Mestach(4)Brengle vs (Q)A.BogdanPfizenmaier vs (Q)Cabeza CandelaParmentier vs (WC)Cé(5)Larsson vs Torró Flor(6)Schmiedlova vs Van UytvanckOrmaechea vs (Q)Sorribes Tormo(WC)Gonçalves vs (Q)Cepede Royg(3)Vinci vs Hradecka(8)Scheepers vs MinMitu vs GlushkoMattek-Sands vs Kovinic(2)Begu vs Rogowska
  • WTA Rio Open 2015 Qualy Draw

    14 Feb 2015 | 10:06 am
    Rio Open 2015 Qualy Draw(1)Martic vs Cabeza Candela(8)Botto vs (WC)Alves(2)Cepede Royg vs (WC)Gamarra Martins(11)Peterson vs Allgurin(3)Vogt vs Sanesi(9)Sorribes Tormo vs Gámiz(4)Kostova vs González(12)García Vidagany vs Lizarazo(5)Irigoyen vs Sakkari(10)Molinero vs (WC)Piai(6)A.Bogdan vs C-Y.Hsu(7)Bonaventure vs (WC)Pigossi
  • WTA Dubai 2015 Main Draw - Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    14 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    WTA Dubai 2015 Main Draw - Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Just a quick note.... Dominika Cibulkova just announced on twitter that she is injured and won't me able to play... We will see who gets in now....[1] Halep vs. BYEBarthel vs. HantuchovaPironkova vs. KoukalovaQualifier vs. [16] Peng[9] Petkovic vs. BYE/Next InDiyas vs. BeckWatson vs. Qualifier[6] Makarova vs. BYE[3] Wozniacki vs. BYEQualifier vs. StosurQualifier vs. [WC] Buyukakcay[15] Cornet vs. Flipkens[10/WC] Pennetta vs. QualifierQualifier vs. NaraKanepi vs. Kuznetsova[7] Kerber vs. BYE[8] V. Williams vs. BYEBencic vs.
  • WTA Dubai 2015 Qualy Draw - Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

    14 Feb 2015 | 10:03 am
    WTA Dubai 2015 Qualy Draw - Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (1)Gajdosova v PeerEguchi v (11)Voegele(2)Lucic-Baroni v (alt)Kops-JonesPutintseva v (12)Dulgheru(3)Smitkova v (wc)Ar.Rodionova(wc)An.Rodionova v (alt)Rosolska(4)Zhang v Beygelzimer(wc)Naydenova v (15)Doi(5)Goerges v MinellaDabrowski v (16)Kudryavtseva(6)Vesnina v (alt)SpearsKozlova v (14)Konjuh(7)Siniakova v BychkovaPanova v (10)Babos(17)Rodina v (wc)Al NabhaniKucova v (13)Wang
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    4 Mar 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Border battles abound in round one of the 2015 Davis Cup with Germany taking on France, Brazil traveling to Argentina and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Serbia facing Croatia. Elsewhere, the United States takes on Great Britain in a rematch of last year and Japan and Canada get set for a thrilling clash:   Serbia vs. Croatia   World No. 1 Novak Djokovic leads Viktor Troicki, Nenad Zimonjic and Filip Krajinovic as 2010 champion Team Serbia hosts Croatia on the indoor hard court of Kraljevo Sports Centre. Young gun Borna Coric will be at the helm of Team Croatia, which includes Mate…

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Americans Tim Smyczek, Ryan Harrison, Denis Kudla, Austin Krajicek, Nicole Gibbs, Taylor Townsend, Grace Min, Louisa Chirico, Sachia Vickery And Bethanie Mattek-Sands Also Awarded Wildcards; Croatian Teenager Donna Vekic Gains Entry; World No. 1 Serena Williams Previously Accepted Wildcard Into Tournament Qualifying Wildcards Distributed To Americans Mackenzie McDonald, Taylor Fritz, Julia Boserup, Maria Sanchez, Tornado Black And Allie Kiick; Along With Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei And Germany’s Yannick Hanfmann   Former World No. 4 and Grand Slam Champion Juan Martin del Potro, Americans…
  • Murray defends commitment to Britain before Davis Cup match (Yahoo Sports)

    Wire Services
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:59 am
    Andy Murray has represented British teams since he was 12 and was playing for the country when he won Olympic gold at the 2012 London Games. Yet, he has found himself having to defend his commitment to the British cause ahead of this week's Davis Cup match against the United States in Glasgow. The former Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion will be playing for Britain for the first time since he sent a Twitter post in support of Scottish independence on the day of the historic vote in his native country in September. ''I don't think any differently about Great Britain after what has happened,''…

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:38 pm
    In the 2014 Davis Cup first round, the United States had the benefit of home-court advantage against Great Britain. It was all right there for the Americans to advance, having put the visitors out of their comfort zone on a clay surface.   Unfortunately for Team USA, it is similarly uncomfortable on the slow stuff and it was also without an injured John Isner. Try as they might, Sam Querrey, Donald Young, and the Bryan brothers went down to the British side 3-1.   After Andy Murray kicked things off by beating Young 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, the truly decisive match came in the form of James…

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:06 am
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    3 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am
    BNP Paribas Open Coming to Indian Wells March 9th - 22nd ByJawadBisharat www.1stserveace.blogspot.comHaveyoueverwantedtogotoaGrandSlamtennistournament,butfoundittooinconvenient?WellhereisyourchancetogetthatGrandSlamexperience in Indian Wells, Ca. Just 80 miles east of Los…
  • Novak Has Routine Win in Dubai

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Novak Djokovic has routine win in Dubai Duty Free Tennis ChampionshipsBy Jawad Bisharat          2/25/15As easily predicted Novak Djokovic dismantled Andrey Golubev 6-1, 6-2 in just over an hour at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships today.Djokovic increased his first serve percentage to 61% from 50% just a day prior. However he only hit 1 ace in his routine win and quest for 5th Dubai title.“Having one match under my belt before today's encounter helped me to feel a bit more comfortable to move around on the court quicker, and I tried to take away…
  • Today's tennis match schedule

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:13 am
    DUBAI DUTY FREE        Wednesday, February 25, 2015Previous DayCENTRE COURT Start 2:00 pmJoao Sousa (POR)v[3] Andy Murray (GBR)H2HNot Before 4:00 pm[4] Tomas Berdych (CZE)vSimone Bolelli (ITA)H2HNot Before 7:00 pm[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB)vAndrey Golubev (KAZ)H2HFernando Verdasco (ESP)v[2] Roger Federer (SUI)H2HCOURT 1 Start 3:00 pm[7] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)vRichard Gasquet (FRA)H2H[Q] Jamie Murray (GBR)John Peers (AUS)vRaven Klaasen (RSA)Leander…
  • Djokovic Overcomes Pospisil in Dubai

    24 Feb 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Djokovic Overcomes Pospisil in Dubai Duty Free Tennis ChampionshipsBy Jawad Bisharat  2/24/15 Number 1 player in the world Novak Djokovic has a standard 6-4 6-4 victory over Vasek Pospisil in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship. Although Novak served at only 50% first serve percentage he won 78% of those points and 60% of second serve points which proved to be enough to secure the match. Pospisil was only able to win 33% of his second serve points. This puts a lot of pressure on your service game and and against the best returner in the world you have a slim chance of…
  • Serena ends boycott of Indian Wells Tournament

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Serena Williams ends boycott of BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.By Jawad BisharatI guess time can heal old wounds. After over 13 years Serena Williams will once again play at the BNPParibas Open, formally Pacific Life Open at Indian Wells, Ca. Serena has boycotted the tournament since 2001after she was booed during her championship match against Kim Clisters after her sister Venus had pulled out of their head to head match just 4 minutes before the start. Richard Williams wanted to play the race card but every tennis fan knew the truth. Venus pulling out of the semi-final match against…
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    The Changeover

  • The WTA Carousel Continues: Sascha Bajin Joins Team Vika

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Well, folks, I didn’t think it was possible, but the WTA has just gotten more incestuous and intriguing. Thank you @serenawilliams you know @vika7 and me won't be having any fun. Lol! Thank you for 8 unforgettable years, what a ride it was…. — sascha Bajin (@BigSascha) March 4, 2015 That’s right. It looks like Serena’s long-time hitting partner Sascha Bajin, who was noticeably absent from her team in January at the Australian Open, is now working with Victoria Azarenka. Wow. For some context, Serena once said this about Bajin: “He’s much more than…
  • Sam Querrey is Going to be on Millionaire Matchmaker

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    Well, you guys, all of your dreams that you didn’t even know you had are coming true. Sam Querrey is going to be on the next episode of Millionaire Matchmaker. Here is the official episode description. (He’s sharing the episode with Sheree Whitfield, a former cast member of Real Housewives of Atlanta.) Professional tennis player Sam Querrey is only 27, and ranked one of the best in the world. But his life is spent on the touring circuit, not in the dating pool. Can Patti find him that “All-American Girl Next Door” he can’t seem to meet on the road? If…
  • Juan Monaco Lashes Out at Juan Martin del Potro over Davis Cup

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Apparently, Juan Monaco has some serious beef with Juan Martin del Potro. (h/t to @unmoroenlacosta for the info, and @janie5jones for the translation.) New ARG DC captain (who's friendly w/DelPo) leaves a struggling Pico off the squad. Pico is upset, lashes out at DelPo. #drama — Joanna (@Janie5Jones) February 24, 2015 Pico Monaco about DelPo: "My relationship with him is zero, I don't speak to him anymore." (via @unmoroenlacosta) — Joanna (@Janie5Jones) February 24, 2015 Pico about DelPo: "The other guys talk to him, incl the DC captain, but not me.
  • 12 Oscar Nominees If They Were Tennis Players

    Andrew Eccles
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:41 am
    Happy Oscar Sunday, everyone! To celebrate the festivities, I’ve taken a look at the list of nominees and tried to find their ATP or WTA equivalent. So, let’s get straight on with the tennis Academy Awards… 1. Julianne Moore (Best Actress, Still Alice) = Maria Sharapova Always strong contenders, Moore and Sharapova have proved their worth over a long body of work that is universally respected. For all their strengths, they are often noted for their icy demeanour – Moore uninterested in playing the likeable hollywood star in favour of making far more interesting acting…
  • Simona Halep strengthens 2015 campaign with second title

    Andrew Eccles
    21 Feb 2015 | 12:44 pm
    It’s not been a bad start to 2015 for Simona Halep. She opened the year with a victory as the no. 1 seed in Shenzhen, dropping her only set of the tournament in the first round, before progressing with 10 sets in a row to be crowned champion. Halep followed that up by equaling her 2014 appearance at the Australian Open, reaching the quarter-final without dropping a set before being knocked out by an in-form Makarova 6-4 6-0. Her performance in the second set of that encounter was lamentable, and Halep has since admitted she didn’t fully fight for the match, but a QF stretch is by…
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  • Anderson Defeats Troiki At Abierto Mexicano Telcel

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Acapulco, Mexico – World number 15 Kevin Anderson of South Africa is through to the semis of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel Open after a tough three-setter. The South African tennis ace defeated Viktor Troicki of Serbia 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. 4th seed Anderson will next face either top seed Kei Nishikoro of Japan or 5th The post Anderson Defeats Troiki At Abierto Mexicano Telcel appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Bryan Brothers Top Klaasen & Paes In Delray Beach

    22 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Delray Beach, FL. – Americans Bob and Mike Bryan topped Raven Klaasen of South Africa and Leander Paes of India 6-3, 3-6, 10-6 in the doubles final at the Delray Beach Open. This was the Byran Brothers’ first title of the year. “It’s nice to win a title so close to The post Bryan Brothers Top Klaasen & Paes In Delray Beach appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Anderson Out, Klaasen & Paes Win

    19 Feb 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Delray Beach, FL – Top seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa is out of Delray Beach Open but his compatriot Raven Klaasen and his doubles partner Leander Paes of India are through to the semis. Anderson was ousted by Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei in the second round 7-6(6), 6-3. “I The post Anderson Out, Klaasen & Paes Win appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Kevin Anderson Wins Opener At Delray Beach Open

    17 Feb 2015 | 7:18 pm
    Delray Beach, Fl. — Top Seed Kevin Anderson won his opening match 6-3, 6-3at the Delray Open against qualifier John-Patrick Smith of Australia. “Outdoors and warm weather have been conditions I enjoy playing in. It definitely helps when you have a good feeling in a city, especially the last couple years with The post Kevin Anderson Wins Opener At Delray Beach Open appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Nishikori Too Good For Anderson At Memphis Open Final

    15 Feb 2015 | 4:40 pm
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It was the battle of the top two seeds. No. 2 seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa’s 12 aces weren’t enough to stop two-time defending champion, top seed Kei Nishikori of Japan at the Memphis Open final. The Japanese ace won the match 6-4,6-4, breaking Anderson three times during The post Nishikori Too Good For Anderson At Memphis Open Final appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
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  • PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal On Holiday In Costa Rica

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:08 am
    After winning the title in Buenos Aires, Rafael Nadal took some much-needed some time off ahead of Indian Wells and Miami. He decided to spend four days in sunny Costa Rica. Have a good time, Rafa! :)Filed under: Photo Gallery, Rafael Nadal, Rafael Nadal Off Court Tagged: Costa Rica, holidays, Rafael Nadal, tennis, vacaciones
  • VIDEO: Rafael Nadal, Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi in new Movistar commercial

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Video: Movistar EspañaFiled under: Commercials & Sponsors, Rafael Nadal, Videos Tagged: Jorge Lorenzo, Movistar, Rafael Nadal, Valentino Rossi, video
  • Rafa Roundup: Nadal honoured to be compared to Sampras and Borg

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:57 pm
    ARTICLES: Rafa is back: Closes in on long-standing record with Buenos Aires title romp (via CNN) Rafael Nadal lifted his first trophy since last year’s French Open and for good measure closed in on a long-standing ATP Tour record Sunday by claiming the Argentina Open crown. Argentina legend Guillermo Vilas led the way with 49 […]
  • VIDEO: Rafael Nadal Stars In New Mapfre Ad

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    Rafael Nadal’s new ad for Mapfre, a Spanish insurance company, has been released today. Watch: Video: segurosmapfreFiled under: Commercials & Sponsors, Rafael Nadal, Videos Tagged: horizontes, Mapfre, Rafael Nadal, video
  • Rafael Nadal is back to No.3 in the ATP Rankings

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:16 am
    The new Emirates ATP rankings are out, and after winning the 2015 Argentina Open, Rafael Nadal is again ranked third player in the world. Top 10 players in Singles Rankings: Rafa will next play in Indian Wells. The ATP World Tour 1000 tournament starts on March 9. VAMOS RAFA!Filed under: Rafael Nadal, Rankings Tagged: Andy Murray, ATP World […]
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  • What You Need To Know About The I-Formation In Doubles Tennis

    The Tennis Chick
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:31 am
    Mark Lopez serving behind Rafael Nadal in I-formation. If you play doubles tennis, then you need to know about the I-formation. The I-formation changes the look of the court, and creates opportunities to dictate play by limiting the other team’s ability to take control of the point. I recommend this as a first serve, as second serves are usually with less pace and can be more easily attacked. However, if you’ve got a decent second serve, go for it and aim it down the T, especially on the ad side for righties, and from the deuce court for lefties. My partner and I love messing with…
  • Motivational Monday: Handling Challenges!

    Karen's Korner
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:25 am
    Today I want to talk about challenges. We all have them, in every aspect of our lives, and more often than not, we don’t handle them as well as we would like. And on top of that, we could end up feeling guilty about handling it badly, and maybe get depressed, and before we know it, we’ve polish off an entire pint of Ben & Jerry’s Everything But The Kitchen Sink. But it doesn’t have to be this way!! You’ve heard the phrase, “Every cloud has a silver lining”, right? Well, it’s true! Every challenge, every problem has an upside, but it’s…
  • Delicious Jalapeno Lime Tilapia

    The Tennis Chick
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    If you live in Texas, then you know that we Texans like japapenos and lime with everything! And it’s a bonus if the dish is a healthy one. This tilapia dish is a shining example of being both Texan-y and healthy. A 6 oz. filet has 34 grams of protein and under 3 grams of fat. Winning (yikes, still on the Charlie Sheen…)! It’s baked without any oils, sprays, or anything. Just tilapia in citrus juices and a pepper, onion, and jalapeno mixture. I like to drizzle mine with a little bit of Cholula Chili Lime Hot Sauce because it adds an awesome punch of flavor with nearly a 0…
  • What Are Electrolytes And Why Are They So Important?

    Karen's Korner
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:37 am
    Have you ever been chugging your favorite sports drink and wondered, “Just what ARE electrolytes, anyway?” and “Why are they so important?” During any type of physical activity, you sweat, losing both water and vital electrolytes and causing dehydration. Electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, are electrically charged minerals that travel through the blood and extracellular fluid. They regulate the body’s hydration, blood pH, blood pressure, recovery of damaged tissues, and nerve and muscle function – all of which are important to an athlete’s…
  • Serena Williams Was The Lady In Red At The 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

    The Tennis Chick
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Photos courtesy of Getty Images Serena Williams is a fashion icon both on and off the courts! And this past Sunday, she was spotted honobbing with the stars this past Sunday at Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party in Beverly Hills. She was the “lady in red”, wearing a gorgeous, one of a kind Ines Di Santo scarlet-red gown, with a sexy slit up her thigh, and a beaded illusion back. Check out the larger photos below. Is that a tattoo on her left shoulder? I’ve never noticed that before! Photo courtesy of Getty Images Photo courtesy of Getty Images
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