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  • ROGER FEDERER IS BETTERER THAN GRIGOR DIMITROV TODAY , RAFA NADAL’S YEAR ENDS WITH HIS APPENDIX WINNING THE STAND OFF , REPORT FROM BASEL / LOOK @ PARIS

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    24 Oct 2014 | 5:55 pm
    PRO TOUR NEWS - MEN   TIDBITS   * Ferrer boosts Race chances and records career win #600 at Valencia * Will face tired Murray * Raonic shocked by Goffin in Basel; Race hopes hit * Nadal loses to Coric, bails out of Paris, prepares for surgery   BASEL UPDATE   Singles - Quarterfinal: (1) R Federer def. (5) G Dimitrov 7-6(7-4) 6-2 This should have been Grigor Dimitrov's big chance; the draw here had emptied out by the time these two took the court, and Roger Federer had had a very long match the day before. None of it mattered. Federer looked just fine. Dimitrov remains #11…
  • The Bouchard Blues

    Articles by Peter Bodo
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    “Why did I even play this tournament?”—Eugenie Bouchard, to her coach Nick Saviano after losing the first set of her second round-robin match at the WTA Finals to Ana Ivanovic, 6-1. Ivanovic’s 6-1, 6-3 win over Bouchard today in Singapore provided a vivid commentary on just how far the Serb has come in her rebuilt career—and perhaps just how far Bouchard will have to go to become comparably poised, professional, and comfortable with herself. Ivanovic once walked—okay, ran—in more or less the same shoes Bouchard wears today. A 20-year-old from Francophone Quebec, Bouchard has…
  • Serena Williams Clinches The 2014 No. 1 Ranking, Goes To A Mariah Carey Concert With Wozniacki

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    Tom Gainey
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Serena Williams will finish No. 1 for a fourth time in her career.
  • Shanghai Masters Tennis 2014 Tournament Review

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    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…
  • Serena Williams Receives Written Apology from Russia’s Tennis Chief

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    23 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    (October 23, 2014) Serena Williams told media in Singapore at the WTA Finals on Thursday that she has received a written apology from Russian Tennis President Shamil Tarpischev. During her post-match news conference after dismantling Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 said: “Yes, I have received ‑‑ he has reached out to apologize to both myself and my sister.” “It was written. No, I did not speak to him,” Williams added. The WTA fined and suspended Tarpischev for offensive comments made during his appearance on a Russian TV show including referring to the Williams sisters as the…
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  • The Bouchard Blues

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    “Why did I even play this tournament?”—Eugenie Bouchard, to her coach Nick Saviano after losing the first set of her second round-robin match at the WTA Finals to Ana Ivanovic, 6-1. Ivanovic’s 6-1, 6-3 win over Bouchard today in Singapore provided a vivid commentary on just how far the Serb has come in her rebuilt career—and perhaps just how far Bouchard will have to go to become comparably poised, professional, and comfortable with herself. Ivanovic once walked—okay, ran—in more or less the same shoes Bouchard wears today. A 20-year-old from Francophone Quebec, Bouchard has…
  • Lights Out!

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The question for the WTA as the WTA Finals get underway in its new home of Singapore is:  What could be done to keep the tournament from degenerating into a Singabore? After all, world No. 1 Serena Williams has dominated this event, winning 26 of the 31 matches she’s played in the season-ending, round-robin shootout. She’s won the title four times and is the two-time defending champion. The next best record going in belonged to Maria Sharapova, at 17-8. She’s won the title once. If you appreciate irony, you may remember that she accomplished that feat with what would be her “most…
  • WTA Finals Preview: Simona Halep

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

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

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

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    Serena Williams will get a chance to avenge a humiliating loss against Simona Halep after they both advanced to the championship match of the season-ending WTA Finals with victories in contrasting style on Saturday. Williams beat Caroline Wozniacki in a thrilling contest 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) to remain on course for a third-straight title, while Halep swept aside Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-2 to put herself in a position for the biggest title of her career. Halep beat Williams 6-0, 6-2 in the group stage, inflicting the American's heaviest loss in 16 years, and the Romanian has been the form…
  • WTA plans World Cup teams event (Yahoo Sports)

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    SINGAPORE (AP) -- The WTA is considering setting up its own World Cup team event, separate from the existing Fed Cup organized by the ITF.
  • Coric upsets Nadal to reach Swiss Indoors semis (Yahoo Sports)

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Teenager Borna Coric upset second-seeded Rafael Nadal in straight sets Friday to reach the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors and announce himself as one of the rising stars of tennis. There was no such slip-up for Roger Federer as the top-seeded Swiss remained on course for his sixth title in Basel after beating fifth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (4), 6-2. Nadal, who announced after the match he will have season-ending appendicitis surgery and was playing just his third tournament since Wimbledon due to a wrist injury, looked nowhere near his best while Coric was in sparkling form to win 6-2, 7-6…
  • Nadal to have season-ending appendicitis surgery (Yahoo Sports)

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Rafael Nadal will have season-ending appendicitis surgery next month, ruling him out of the upcoming Paris Masters and the ATP finals in London. Nadal announced the decision Friday after losing to 17-year-old Borna Coric in a sub-par performance in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors in Basel. ''It's the day to say goodbye to the season,'' Nadal said. I need to fix all the things in my body first.'' Paris Masters organizers had earlier said Nadal pulled out of the tournament next week for ''personal reasons.'' The Spaniard needed treatment for appendicitis this month in Shanghai.
  • Ferrer gets 600th win to reach Valencia semis (Yahoo Sports)

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Top-seeded David Ferrer earned his 600th career win by beating Thomaz Bellucci 6-1, 6-2 Friday to set up a semifinal against Andy Murray at the Valencia Open. Ferrer, a three-time champion in Valencia, became the fourth active player to reach the milestone, joining Roger Federer (986 wins), Rafael Nadal (706) and Lleyton Hewitt (611). ''There have been important tournaments that I've won, and that I've been proud of, but what I'm most proud of is to have been able to maintain this stability for all these years.'' Murray fought back to beat seventh-seeded South African Kevin Anderson 6-7 (3),…
 
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  • Ferrer Nets 600th Win to Advance to Valencia Semis Along with Murray

    Tennis Panorama News
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:03 pm
    By Florian Heer (October 24, 2014) VALENCIA – The first and third seeds headlined the action on Day 5 at the Valencia Open. Three-time Valencia champion David Ferrer defeated Tomaz Bellucci in only 67 minutes winning 6-1, 6-2. It was the 600th career win for the Spaniard, who has become the fourth active player to accomplish the feat after Roger Federer (987), Rafael Nadal (706) and Lleyton Hewitt (611). Ferrer was congratulated with a celebratory cake on Centre Court by his nephew and Tournament Director, Juan Carlos Ferrero. “It’s great to achieve this victory here at home in…
  • Semifinals set at WTA Finals while Serena Williams clinches year-end No. 1

    Tennis Panorama News
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
      #457772362 / gettyimages.com By Stephanie Neppl   (October 24, 2014) SINGAPORE – Semifinal berths and the year-end WTA No. 1 ranking were on the line as the last round of WTA Finals round-robin play began on Friday.   Many scenarios existed to see who would be playing in Saturday’s semifinals, with just Simona Halep having already secured her spot. In the end, Caroline Wozniacki, Agnieszka Radwanska and Serena Williams would complete the semifinal line-up.   Here’s how the day’s matches unfolded: [2] Maria Sharapova (Russia) vs [6] Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland)…
  • Ferrer and Murray Reach Quarterfinals of Valencia Open

    Tennis Panorama News
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    By Florian Heer (October 23, 2014) VALENCIA – After their meeting in Vienna’s final last Sunday, David Ferrer and Andy Murray continue their pursuit of valuable points for the ATP Race to London on Day 4 at the Valencia Open 500. The Spanish top-seed, who started his bid for a fourth title crown in Valencia with a straight set victory over Andreas Seppi, went up against his compatriot Fernando Verdasco for the 17th time. Ferrer emerged victorious from all of the last five meetings and was also in command in Thursday’s encounter. The world No. 5 advanced to the quarterfinal after 67…
  • Serena Williams Receives Written Apology from Russia’s Tennis Chief

    Tennis Panorama News
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    (October 23, 2014) Serena Williams told media in Singapore at the WTA Finals on Thursday that she has received a written apology from Russian Tennis President Shamil Tarpischev. During her post-match news conference after dismantling Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 said: “Yes, I have received ‑‑ he has reached out to apologize to both myself and my sister.” “It was written. No, I did not speak to him,” Williams added. The WTA fined and suspended Tarpischev for offensive comments made during his appearance on a Russian TV show including referring to the Williams sisters as the…
  • WTA Finals race to the semifinals heats up; Halep first through

    Tennis Panorama News
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    #457700842 / gettyimages.com By Stephanie Neppl (October 23, 2014) SINGAPORE – With three round robin singles matches on tap for Thursday, it was a full-day of at action at the 2014 WTA Finals in Singapore. [6] Agniezska Radwanska (Poland) vs [8] Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) Wozniacki battled her good friend Radwanska and ended on the good side of a hard-fought 7-5, 6-3 match. Radwanska struck early, going up 2-0, but the pair traded breaks back and forth in the first set, and the crowd was treated to many long rallies and crafty play, especially by Radwanska. The Pole led 3-1, but…
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  • Serena beats Wozniacki, sets up Halep rematch

    Associated Press
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:56 am
    Serena Williams will get a chance to avenge a humiliating loss against Simona Halep after they both advanced to the championship match of the season-ending WTA Finals with victories in contrasting style on Saturday.
  • WTA eyes team event separate from Fed Cup

    Associated Press
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    The WTA is considering setting up its own World Cup team event, separate from the existing Fed Cup organized by the ITF.
  • Nadal to have season-ending appendectomy

    Associated Press
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Rafael Nadal will have season-ending appendicitis surgery next month, ruling him out of the upcoming Paris Masters and the ATP finals in London.
  • Nadal to have season-ending appendectomy

    Associated Press
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Rafael Nadal will have season-ending appendicitis surgery next month, ruling him out of the upcoming Paris Masters and the ATP finals in London.
  • Ferrer's 600th win lands him in Valencia semis

    Associated Press
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Top-seeded David Ferrer earned his 600th career win by beating Thomaz Bellucci 6-1, 6-2 Friday to set up a semifinal against Andy Murray at the Valencia Open.
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  • Serena scrapes past Wozniacki in Singapore semifinals

    Marija
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    I hope you enjoyed the coverage of my blogging friend James of Moo's Tennis Blog in the past four days while I was away on a business trip. I came back just in time for the semifinals of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global and Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki treated me to a world-class welcome. In a match-up of good friends, one a world No.1 and the other one the best-performed player of this year's edition of the tournament, we got an entertainment special of two hours and 13 minutes in which the American prevailed 2-6 6-3 7-6(6). The eighth-seeded…
  • Singapore Day 5: Wozniacki, Radwanska and Williams qualify for Singapore semi-finals

    James Peeling
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    The round robin stage of the 2014 WTA Championships concluded on Friday as Caroline Wozniacki, Agnieszka Radwanska and Serena Williams joined Simona Halep in qualifying for the semi-finals in Singapore.  In the first match of the day, Maria Sharapova edged Agnieszka Radwanska, 7-5 6-7(4) 6-2 in a topsy-turvy encounter that featured a wild second set.  This was Sharapova's second match of the week that went past the three hour mark.  After winning a tight opening set, Sharapova looked in complete control as she led 4-0 and 5-1 in the second set.  She had three match points, but was…
  • Singapore Day 4: White group still wide open, Halep qualifies for semi-finals

    James Peeling
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    Another busy day in Singapore saw the second set of matches completed in the white group with all four players still in the running ahead of the final group matches on Friday.  In the first of Thursday's matches, Caroline Wozniacki maintained her unbeaten record in Singapore with a 7-5 6-3 victory over Agnieszka Radwanska.  It was a very entertaining match featuring plenty of lengthy rallies.  Radwanska had the ascendancy in the first set, twice going up a break.  She was playing some delightful tennis, hitting one magnificent volley in the seventh game.  Wozniacki though, is…
  • Singapore Day 3: Simona closes in on Singapore semi-finals, beats Serena 6-0 6-2!

    James Peeling
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    The attention switched back to the red group on Wednesday with the two winners from Monday's matches, Serena Williams and Simona Halep playing each other for the first time in 2014.  The match produced one of the most surprising scorelines of the entire year as Halep defeated Williams, 6-0 6-2 in 65 minutes.  It was a fabulous result and performance by Halep and her first ever win over a top 2 player… on the other hand, it certainly raises a series of questions surrounding Serena, who played a poor match. Halep secured the 6-0 bagel set in just 20 minutes of play.  Serena won…
  • Singapore Day 2: Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova, Radwanska also victorious

    James Peeling
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    This is James of Moo's Tennis Blog taking over Women's Tennis Blog for the next four days! The WTA Finals in Singapore kicked off on Monday with victories for Serena Williams and Simona Halep.  Tuesday saw the first set of matches from the white group.  The first one was dramatic to say the least.  Caroline Wozniacki outlasted Maria Sharapova in an absolute epic, 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 6-2 in three hours and 13 minutes. In a tight opening set, Sharapova was unable to serve it out at *5-4 as Wozniacki came from behind in the tiebreak to take it, 7-6(4).  Caroline had gone up an early…
 
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  • Coric Defeats Nadal in Basel; Mmoh vs Baughman in Brownsville Semis; Finals Set in 16s at USTA Masters

    Colette Lewis
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Seventeen-year-old Borna Coric defeated Rafael Nadal today in Basel 6-2, 7-6(4), assuring himself a place in the ATP Top 100 next week.  Coric has put together a great year--reaching two ATP quarterfinals, qualifying and winning a round at the US Open, taking a big Challenger title last month--but with this win he has put himself in a rare place.  Just how rare Jeff Sackmann of Tennis Abstract details in his tweets this afternoon.After the match Nadal, who admittedly played poorly, particularly in the opening set and in the last few points of the tiebreaker, announced he would not…
  • Gabby Andrews' Commitment to UCLA; Mmoh, Baughman Reach Quarterfinals in Brownsville; Coric to Face Nadal; Six US Women in Macon Quarterfinals

    Colette Lewis
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:46 pm
    My contribution to the Tennis Recruiting Network's Fall Signing coverage this month is a piece on Gabby Andrews, who decided ten months ago that she would attend UCLA.  I spoke with her about the process and her decision this summer, and for all the the matches I've seen her play since she was 14, I learned much that I didn't know, particularly how she ended up choosing tennis. Great fun to talk to, Andrews is also obviously a phenomenal doubles partner; her coach Barry Friedman told me what makes her so outstanding, although I didn't need any convincing after watching her win so many…
  • ITF Top-ranked Juniors Rublev, Bellis Lead Entries to Mexican Grade A; Coric Defeats Gulbis; Zverev Feature; Former Collegians on Wall Street

    Colette Lewis
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm
    The acceptance lists for the ITF Grade A Abierto Juvenil Mexicano, which moved from January to November and onto clay were released today and both No. 1s--CiCi Bellis and Andrey Rublev of Russia--have entered.The tournament in Mexico City, which begins Nov. 17, is the first of four consecutive weeks of major clay court events on the ITF junior circuit, with the Grade 1 Yucatan Cup, the Grade 1 Eddie Herr and the Grade A Orange Bowl following it. With the Orange Bowl, the last tournament of the year, ending on December 14th and the first Grade 1 of 2015 not until January 5th, this actually…
  • Singles and Doubles Finals Results from USTA/ITA Men's and Women's Regional Championships

    Colette Lewis
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:14 pm
    The USTA/ITA Regional Championships ended today, with the 12 men's and 12 women's singles and doubles champions guaranteeing themselves spots in November's USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.  The remainder of the places in the tournament (32-draw in singles, 20-draw in doubles), will be filled by the ITA All-American consolation winners and men's singles quarterfinalists* and women's singles semifinalists,**, All-American doubles finalists, at-large selections, the small college super bowl champions and wild cards. Those will be announced later on the ITA website.Freshmen…
  • First USTA Masters Event Starts Thursday; Kozlov Falls to Klizan in Valencia; Lao Beats Vaidisova in Macon $50K; Texas, Southern Win NJTL 14s Titles

    Colette Lewis
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:27 pm
    The first edition of the new Masters event, part of the 2014 changes to the USTA's junior competition schedule, begins Thursday in Boca Raton. A total of 50 players will participate, four boys and four girls in the 14s, seven boys and seven girls in the 16s and 14 boys and 14 girls in the 18s.  Today's USTA release describes the event this way:The event, developed from the past model of junior national team training camps, in which the top juniors from around the country would converge for match play and training, will feature a “progressive” tournament format combining 18-and-under,…
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  • Farewell, Li Na

    Naf
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    The reason I really liked Li Na is the same reason I really liked Mary Pierce. I can't remember who she was playing (Conchita Martinez?) the year she won the French Open, but Pierce was serving, and the camera zoomed in on her. As part of her serve motion preparation, Pierce held the ball closer to her face as she surveyed her opponent, and her hand was shaking. That's it. That's why I liked her – because she showed that even as she was en route to doing something huge in her career, she was nervous. Just like I would be, or anyone else. You never saw the shakes in Li Na – not like that.
  • Here come the boys!

    Naf
    6 Jun 2013 | 10:31 pm
    First, let me say this: Why didn't anyone stop that assault on Chatrier today? Don't they have tournament organizers out there? Just because she's Serena Williams doesn't mean she gets to just bludgeon nice people like Sara Errani like that. Heavens. I know I said Errani had no chance, but I didn't mean she didn't have a chance at winning more than one game. I am sure Maria Sharapova is really liking her chances now because she has had no luck against Serena already. I need a sarcasm font. I'm going to go out on a limb and say Serena wins in two, and that Sharapova will hold serve exactly…
  • The main course ... is coming

    Naf
    6 Jun 2013 | 2:02 am
    You have to hope that Sara Errani doesn't read her own press. Here she is, in the semifinals of the French Open, the tournament in which she made the final last year. And not one person in the know, or out of the know, is picking her to win today's match against Serena Williams, even though the world No. 1 looked a bit spotty in her quarterfinal match. (Basically, she took a set and a half off from her match against Svetlana Kuznetsova and still won.) And even if she herself is brimming with confidence, it is true that it would take a truly unusual event for Errani to win even a set in this…
  • Your guessz is as good as mine. Nay, better!

    Naf
    27 May 2013 | 5:30 pm
    This year was supposed to be my year. I was going to win a Racquet Bracket draw and win a trip to a Grand Slam. And I learned some things from the travesty that was my NCAA bracket. This time, no research. No looking up head-to-heads. No checking records on clay. None of that. The plan was to fill out each match with no more than ten seconds of thought. Couldn't do any worse, right? Ri-ight. It all started with Venus Williams. Now I'm not blind. I certainly wasn't picking her to go very far in this tournament (or in her career, but more on that later) -- I figured she'd go down to Agnieszka…
  • I'm just saying ...

    Naf
    17 Feb 2013 | 1:00 pm
    1. If you're the Tennis Channel and you're going to insist on hiring Ashley Harkleroad to do your match commentary, don't put her with someone equally weak, like Brett Haber. It's bad enough I have to watch Victoria Azarenka win another title, but I have to also have to do it to the soundtrack of those two tennis-gossiping like Sophia and Dorothy from The Golden Girls. And let's just say it. What on earth does Ashley Harkleroad know about top-level women's tennis competition? I'm being serious. Basically, her claim to fame (besides Playboy, which is another diatribe entirely) is almost…
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  • Baby Djokovic Mania – Wozniacki’s Meltdown – Nadal’s Surgery

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    This week in tennis news brought us the birth of the anticipated Djokovic baby, drama from the WTA Finals and some bestie action from Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams. Plus, find out why Rafael Nadal has decided to shut down his 2014 season.
  • Nadal Withdraws from Paris

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The world No. 1 withdraws from the year's final Masters event, citing personal reasons. Hours prior to his semifinal in Basel, Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week’s Paris Masters event for personal reasons. Nadal (personal reasons), Cilic (right arm) and Gulbis (right shoulder) replaced in Paris by Andujar, Janowicz and Pospisil — Drew Lilley (@DrewLilley) October 24, 2014 Nadal, who has been battling appendicitis, did not say whether or not he plans to have the surgery, which he has said is pending, immediately. More: Nadal Pledges to Play through Appendicitis There was…
  • Serena Williams Secures Year-End No. 1 Ranking

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:38 pm
    The 18-time Grand Slam champion has locked up the WTA's year-end No. 1 ranking in back-to-back years for the first time. Serena Williams secured the WTA’s No. 1 ranking for a fourth time on Friday, when Maria Sharapova was eliminated from the WTA Finals in Singapore. The American has secured the year-end ranking in consecutive years for the first time in her career, and Williams is also the first player to hold the No. 1 ranking for the duration of a full season in 18 years. Steffi Graf was the last player to achieve the feat in 1996. Serena is also first player to go wire-to-wire…
  • Video: Another Resplendent “Hot Dog” from Dimitrov

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Hot dog, showboat, miracle -- whatever you want to call it, this tweener-backhand combo was superb. We don’t know about the commentator's use of the word “hot dog” because this tweener lob-backhand winner combo from Grigor Dimitrov was more like a bowl of salted caramel ice cream to us—absolutely sweet with a little bit of gourmet thrown in. More Hot Shots: Radwanska Goes Ninja on Kvitova in Singapore But whatever you want to call it—hot dog, human highlight film, showboat, artistry, showtime—the fact remains that Dimitrov really had no other choice but…
  • Borna, Again: Coric Sets QF Clash with Nadal in Basel

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    The 17-year-old cracks a few milestones and sets up a tilt with one of his heroes, all in one match. 17-year-old Borna Coric reached his second ATP quarterfinal of 2014 with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Andrey Golubev on Thursday in Basel, setting up a quarterfinal clash with 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal. See Coric's Hot Shot from Basel Here “He's an unbelievable tennis player,” Coric said, according to the ATP. “It's a privilege to play against him. I hope I can play as best as I can and we'll see what happens.” With his victory on Thursday,…
 
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  • Ana Ivanovic to Bella magazine: "I don't meet too many guys."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Floodlit mixed champions

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

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

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    This week sees the start of the Rogers Cup in Toronto and Montreal, Canada, featuring both the men’s and women’s game. What was initially looking like a strong line up for each event, both have been hit by some withdrawals, most notably that of Rafael Nadal and Li Na. Two time major winner Na has been forced to pull out of both the Rogers Cup and US Open with Nadal out for two to three weeks, putting his US Open place under threat. However, rather then seeing this as a disappointment, the withdrawals could open the series up completely, making for a close, well fought contest…
  • Isner Defends His Title in Atlanta

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    John Isner successfully defended his Atlanta Open title, defeating Israeli Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-4. Isner looked comfortable throughout the majority of the match. At 6 foot 10 inches, Isner towered over his 5 foot 9 inch opponent and with the hot conditions also playing in his favor, the American was firing down serves 20mph faster than Sela. Breaking Sela’s first service game of the match was the early deciding factor. The Israeli player struggled to break back (no surprise there!). Isner now moves on to the next tournament in the series, the Citi Open in Washington, DC. Despite losing the…
  • American Players in the US Open Series

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

    admin
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    The annual US Open Series returns in 2014 with a fantastic line up of events and players that will capture the imagination of US tennis and sports fans everywhere. Spectators can see the world’s best players in action all across the country. Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Andy Roddick are among the men who have captured the Series crown, while the women’s champions include Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Kim Clijsters, Ana Ivanovic and Caroline Wozniacki. Launched in 2004 to bring more attention to tournaments in the US, the series continues to grow…
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  • Wk.42- Six Degrees of Davydenko

    Todd.Spiker
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here. "He's very fast. He plays like PlayStation," Del Potro said. "He runs to everywhere. It's very difficult to make winners."Yes I am talking about the mighty Davydenko. A four time semi-finalist [twice at the French and US] and a winner of the WTF, Davydenko cracked the Top 10 in 2005 and stayed there all the way until he was derailed by injury in 2010. He reached world number three in November of 2006 and won 21 titles overall, with several Masters thrown in there, too. Nikolay played for prize money but he also played because he enjoyed it, because he was the best. He…
  • Wk.41- The Little Frenchman That Could

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

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

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

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

  • Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic have welcomed a new baby boy to their family

    The Insider
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic have welcomed a new baby boy to their family. Congratulations to the couple! Mother and child are said to be feeling quite well after a delivery without complications. Djokovic’s parents, Srdjan and Diana, apparently organized a “modest” celebration at the restaurant Novak, named for their son, in New Belgrade, a municipality in the Serbian capital of Belgrade. Ristic’s parents, Miomir and Vera, are thought to be with their daughter and the main men in her life in Nice, France, where she gave birth. Your reading: Novak Djokovic and…
  • Joining an elite and exclusive group, 30 titles and counting

    Glenys Furness
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    At the start of today, there was a small elite and exclusive group of 4 currently active ATP players who hold 30 or more ATP titles.  These 4 were Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadel and Lleyton Hewitt (now, did that last name surprise you?)  By titles we mean main tour 250, 500, 1000, olympic medals  and Grand Slams. Novak Djokovic holds 46 titles his “best” year (to date) was 2011 when he won 10 titles that year including 3 of the 4 grand slams (only Roland Garros was missing from the collection), 2013 was his next best year with 7 titles with one grand slam title…
  • Shenzhen Champion 2014

    Glenys Furness
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    The Inaugural Shenzhen Open took place 28th September 2014.  In the final 2 players desperate for a win but for very different reasons.  The top seed left in the competition was Andy Murray, who had taken a Wild Card to even play this event.  His opponent was Tommy Robredo from Spain, both men hungry for the title.  Andy was seeking his first title since Wimbledon 2013, having landed in his first final since that historic day at this very tournament.  Tommy was also seeking his first title of 2014, but this was his 2nd final of the year.  This looked like it could be down to whoever…
  • First Final of the Season

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

    The Insider
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Caroline Wozniacki really knows how to travel! Fly like a G6! Caroline posted this to her Facebook. Just shows top players have a completely different live to players around 100 in the world or below. Time to change the prizemoney structure ATP and WTA Tour! Your reading: Caroline Wozniacki Travelling to Tennis Tournaments in Private Plane – WTA and ATP Prizemoney Structure Needs Changing originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
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  • Live Stream: Ivo Karlovic vs Roger Federer Swiss Basel Indoors Tennis 2014

    Tennis Guru
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:32 pm
    The Live Stream: Ivo Karlovic vs Roger Federer Swiss Basel Indoors Tennis 2014 is available here. This ATP 500 indoor hardcourt tournament takes place from October 20 to 26 and is a lucrative stop prior to the prestigious year-end ATP World Tour Finals in London. Roger Federer is the top seed of the event. The Swiss tennis superstar has a chance to end the year as world number one with a strong run in the next three tournaments including his home event. Federer, who used to be a ballboy at this ATP 500 event, is a five-time titlist in Basel and has finished runner-up three times including…
  • Live Stream: Federer vs Karlovic Swiss Basel Indoors Tennis 2014

    Tennis Guru
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:31 pm
    The Live Stream: Federer vs Karlovic Swiss Basel Indoors Tennis 2014 is available here. This ATP 500 indoor hardcourt tournament takes place from October 20 to 26 and is a lucrative stop prior to the prestigious year-end ATP World Tour Finals in London. Roger Federer is the top seed of the event. The Swiss tennis superstar has a chance to end the year as world number one with a strong run in the next three tournaments including his home event. Federer, who used to be a ballboy at this ATP 500 event, is a five-time titlist in Basel and has finished runner-up three times including past two…
  • Live Stream: Borna Coric vs David Goffin Swiss Basel Indoors Tennis 2014

    Tennis Guru
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    The Live Stream: Borna Coric vs David Goffin Swiss Basel Indoors Tennis 2014 is available here. This ATP 500 indoor hardcourt tournament takes place from October 20 to 26 and is a lucrative stop prior to the prestigious year-end ATP World Tour Finals in London. Roger Federer is the top seed of the event. The Swiss tennis superstar has a chance to end the year as world number one with a strong run in the next three tournaments including his home event. Federer, who used to be a ballboy at this ATP 500 event, is a five-time titlist in Basel and has finished runner-up three times including past…
  • Live Stream: Goffin vs Coric Swiss Basel Indoors Tennis 2014

    Tennis Guru
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:29 pm
    The Live Stream: Goffin vs Coric Swiss Basel Indoors Tennis 2014 is available here. This ATP 500 indoor hardcourt tournament takes place from October 20 to 26 and is a lucrative stop prior to the prestigious year-end ATP World Tour Finals in London. Roger Federer is the top seed of the event. The Swiss tennis superstar has a chance to end the year as world number one with a strong run in the next three tournaments including his home event. Federer, who used to be a ballboy at this ATP 500 event, is a five-time titlist in Basel and has finished runner-up three times including past two years -…
  • Live Stream: Inglot/Mergea vs Pospisil/Zimonjic Swiss Basel Indoors Tennis 2014

    Tennis Guru
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:28 pm
    The Live Stream: Inglot/Mergea vs Pospisil/Zimonjic Swiss Basel Indoors Tennis 2014 is available here. This ATP 500 indoor hardcourt tournament takes place from October 20 to 26 and is a lucrative stop prior to the prestigious year-end ATP World Tour Finals in London. Roger Federer is the top seed of the event. The Swiss tennis superstar has a chance to end the year as world number one with a strong run in the next three tournaments including his home event. Federer, who used to be a ballboy at this ATP 500 event, is a five-time titlist in Basel and has finished runner-up three times…
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  • Ferrer vs Murray in Valenci semis

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:39 am
    Ferrer vs Murray in Valenci semisFollow all the action and watch matches online at Bet365David Ferrer beat Thomaz Bellucci 6-1, 6-2 to reach the Valencia semi-finals where he will face Andy Murray.With this win, Ferrer joins Roger Federer (986 wins), Rafael Nadal (706) and Lleyton Hewitt (611) in the modern era 600-win club."I’m most proud of all the years that I’ve been able to stay among the best players in the world," said Ferrer."There have been important tournaments that I’ve won, and that I’ve been proud of, but what I’m most proud of is to have been able to maintain this…
  • Coric upsets Nadal in Basel

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:19 am
    Coric upsets Nadal in Basel Borna Coric upset Rafael Nadal 62 76 to reach the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors in Basel.Coric next plays David Goffin, who beat beat Milos Raonic 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-4.Nadal, who announced after the match he will have season-ending appendicitis surgery and was playing just his third tournament since Wimbledon due to a wrist injury, looked nowhere near his best while Coric was in sparkling form."It was difficult in the whole match, in the whole tournament," Nadal said. "Every day I felt more tired, I tried to practice, to get fit but it was not possible. The past…
  • Murray and Ferrer into Valencia's quarterfinals

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Murray and Ferrer into Valencia's quarterfinalsAndy Murray added another win to his name after beating Fabio Fognini 62 64.Murray, who is bidding to qualify for the season finale for the seventh year in a row, will next play against, will next play Kevin Anderson.David Ferrer, who can also qualify to the finals in London like Murray, defeates Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-2.Ferrer held serve through all nine of his service games and broke Verdasco thrice. "The first set was very important," said Ferrer. "I played very well in the first games - when he was hitting the ball very hard - and it wasn't…
  • Murray wins in Valencia keeps hopes alive to qualify to London

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Murray wins in Valencia keeps hopes alive to qualify to LondonMurray beat Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-3 in Valencia and keeps his chances to qualify to London.The Brit could rise to No. 5 in the race if he wins the title. Murray served 10 aces and won 80 per cent of the points on his first serve as he wrapped up the win in an hour and 20 minutes. He will face Fabio Fognini in the second round.Tomas Berdych, who is number 7 in the race, lost to Pablo Andujar 6-3, 6-2. Berdych is just 220 points ahead of No. 8-ranked Andy Murray in the race to the final master event of the season ."I am very happy,"…
  • Federer wins Basel opener

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Federer wins Basel openerRoger Federer beat Gilles Muller 6-2, 6-1 in just 47 minutes in his opening match at the Swiss Indoors Basel.Federer hit 12 winners, including five aces in the 24-minute opener and did not lose any of his service points in the second set. "I am very happy with how the first round went here," said Federer. "It was totally different to Shanghai, when I saved five match points [versus Leonardo Mayer]. This time around, I was really in control from the get-go. I hope I can keep this level up."Atr this win, the Swiss stands 945 points behind No. 1-ranked Novak…
 
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  • The Many Benefits Of Mini Tennis – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 58

    Kim Selzman
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    How do you feel about mini tennis? Most people want to rush through this preliminary warm-up or skip it altogether. But mini tennis can be a very helpful drill and players at all levels – including the pros – use mini tennis to improve their game. In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, I’ll tell you exactly how mini tennis can help you play better tennis. You can listen to this episode by clicking on the media player above or by listening in with your favorite podcast app. You can also subscribe in iTunes by clicking on this link: tennisfixation.com/itunes. SHOW NOTES: Around…
  • Tennis Travel Tips – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 57

    Kim Selzman
    12 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    I just returned from an incredible weekend packed with tennis and I wanted to give you my best tips for traveling for tennis. You can listen to this episode by clicking on the media player above or by listening in with your favorite podcast app. You can also subscribe in iTunes by clicking on this link: tennisfixation.com/itunes. SHOW NOTES: I just got back from Tucson, Arizona where I had a tennis-packed weekend at the 2014 Tennis Congress. The Tennis Congress gives amateur tennis players, like you and me, the chance to play with and learn from some of the absolute top teaching professionals…
  • How to Demo a Tennis Racquet – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 56

    Kim Selzman
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:37 pm
    You may recall back in Tennis Quick Tips Episode 43, I talked about my search for a new tennis racquet. Well, after researching racquets and demo-ing quite a few, I finally bought a new racquet. And in this episode, I’m going to tell you my best tips for demo-ing tennis racquets so you’ll know exactly how to pick the racquet that’s just right for you. You can listen to this episode by clicking on the media player above or by listening in with your favorite podcast app. You can also subscribe in iTunes by clicking on this link: tennisfixation.com/itunes. SHOW NOTES: My Search…
  • What’s the Tennis Rule on Double Bounces? Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 55

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

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

  • Shanghai Masters Tennis 2014 Tournament Review

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pure Street Skating in New York City – Red Bull Coastal Business

    Bruce Spring
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    Check out the full story from their trip: http://win.gs/1oyzEVu Vladik Scholz heads to one of skateboarding’s major playgrounds, New York City, to remind us what pure street skateboarding looks like. Backside overcrooks on a totaled car, and ninja-like technical skills on sketchy ledges that most skaters wouldn’t even notice, make for an epic street skating session through one of the most bustling cities in the world. Have a watch, you won’t be disappointed. _ Experience the world of Red Bull like you have never seen it before. With the best action sports clips on the web…
  • New business incubator hatching entrepreneurs

    Bruce Spring
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    TEC Garage, a new business incubator, held a grand opening today at their center in downtown St. Pete. It’s a place where innovators and entrepreneurs get help after launching their ideas. New business incubator hatching entrepreneurs
  • Air New Zealand Business Class: AKL to MEL, Boeing 777-200ER, 1080 [HD] Experience

    Bruce Spring
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Join me on an early morning flight across the Tasman from Auckland (NZ) to Melbourne (AUS) onboard Air New Zealand’s Boeing 777-200ER. My video includes the lounge facilities in the Koru Lounge (in both Auckland and Queenstown) as well as an overview of the inflight product and service you can expect on this aircraft type. Air New Zealand is still one of my most favourite airlines – and is my preferred carrier across the pacific to LAX/SFO/YVR and LHR. Be sure to take a look at my other Air New Zealand video which profiles the 777-300ER Business Premier product + service.
  • Small Business Ideas – New Business Ideas – Make $583Day Guaranteed

    Bruce Spring
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Small Business Ideas – New Business Ideas Get it here!- http://smartearningonline.com/make-money Please do not watch this video if you are a waste of life. Do you believe that an idea can change your life. Yes I believe and the small business idea I shared in this video has changed my life. Finding a small business ideas that you can make money from home is literally tough. Actually the starting part is tough. Once you will learn to do it then it becomes you easy. I am using a system that is the best home based business ideas that changed my life. Yes I am doing online business. You can…
  • Fallout New Vegas Mods: Bob’s Business – Part 1

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

  • Space and the illusion of space

    Everyball Tennis
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:49 am
    Space and the illusion of space is a good concept for players and coaches to work with. Develops perception skills, shot selection, recovery and anticipation. Simply, there is ‘space’ when opponent has not recovered from their last shot sufficiently. There is an ‘illusion of space’ when a player has initially created space by moving opponent out of position but opponent recovers well (with choice of shot and by beating bounce of outgoing shot) and closes that space down. WTA World Championships in Istanbul, Men in Valencia and Basel - plenty of opportunity to see this in action over…
  • Lights Out! - TENNIS.com

    Everyball Tennis
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    http://m.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/10/sharapova-wozniacki-wta-finals-serena-williams-no-1-ranking/53092/#.VEbO7VMgVBM.mailto
  • Evening squads today at Halton - going ahead, unless winds pick up further

    Everyball Tennis
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    Hi all, Just a quick note to say that we are planning on running evening squads as normal later today although if winds pick up further we will make any necessary last minute notification informing you otherwise at 4pm. Thanks a lot, Mike and TEAM
  • Dweck and potential - so what is talent?

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

    Everyball Tennis
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:35 am
    Thanks for playing in the pro-am yesterday gang! Represented yourselves very well!
 
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    peRFect Tennis

  • Paris Masters Draw 2014: Nadal & Cilic Withdraw

    Jonathan
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    Basel is still in full swing for Federer but with Paris starting Monday the draw is now out. The big news pre tournament is that Nadal and Cilic have both pulled out. Nadal has shut down until next season now and is having his appendix out in the next couple of weeks. Another weird decision ...The post Paris Masters Draw 2014: Nadal & Cilic Withdraw appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Too Good For Dimitrov in Basel

    Jonathan
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:42 am
    Too good from the GOAT here as he once again got the better of Grigor Dimitrov in Basel defeating the Bulgarian 7-6(4) 6-2 in 1 hour 29 minutes. A high quality encounter throughout we saw some top quality serving from Dimitrov but some all round genius from the Swiss as he saved 4 set points ...The post Federer Too Good For Dimitrov in Basel appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Sees Off Istomin Challenge in Basel

    Jonathan
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Action replay from last years encounter against Istomin here as Federer had to come from a set down to defeat the Uzbekistani 3-6 6-3 6-4. Not the most clinical display from Fed but he shook off an error strewn first set to play much cleaner tennis which eventually wore Istomin out. Istomin was coming in ...The post Federer Sees Off Istomin Challenge in Basel appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Impressive Federer Crushes Muller in Basel

    Jonathan
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    Exhibition stuff from the GOAT here as he dismantled Gilles Muller 6-2 6-1 to make swift progress into the last 16 in Basel. To be honest there’s not much to say other than it was a demolition job from Fed somewhat aided and abetted by his Luxembourgian opponent who played slow, predictable Tennis and looked ...The post Impressive Federer Crushes Muller in Basel appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Basel Draw 2014 – Can Federer Win a 6th Swiss Indoors Title?

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

  • You know the name: do you know the frame?

    Brinke at Tennis IDENTITY
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Longtime tennis fans know the name Austin. Most prominently associated with two-time US Open singles winner Tracy Austin, the name...
  • Butterfly fly.

    Karin at Tennis IDENTITY
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    Aga Radwanska's fly new tennis dress is third in Lotto's Maddy series of ltd ed. ultra feminine print tennis apparel....
  • Fall into Fila

    Brinke at Tennis IDENTITY
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    Here at the Tennis Identity Northern California Bureau (didn't know there was such a thing, did you) it's finally..FINALLY getting...
  • 30Fifteen brings its UK tennis fashion house to the US.

    Karin at Tennis IDENTITY
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    30Fifteen has announced the launch of an online store in the US. We wrote up the fun-loving UK based brand...
  • New H&M design for Berdych

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

  • Roger Federer Continues To Chase Career Milestones

    Walker
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    By Michael Lemort   Could Federer win the Davis Cup for the first time of his career and be No. 1 again by the end of the season? After his success in Shanghai, his 23rd Masters 1000 title, with a victory over world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semifinal, Roger Federer became No. 2 at the race, overtaking Rafael Nadal. After a very solid year, even though he didnt win a major title, the Swiss player could manage to finish the year ranked No. 1 if he obtains better results than Djokovic in the last tournaments left this year. He is playing Basle, his home tournament (where he reached the…
  • “The Secrets of Spanish Tennis” Book Released By New Chapter Press

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

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

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

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

  • Tennis Over All

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

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

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

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

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

  • Djokovic & Sharapova Win 2014 China Open

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sharapova wins China Open title

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

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

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

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

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

  • LADIES’ EPA PHOTO GALLERY FROM SINGAPORE, ALEJANDRO’S PICKS

    Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Ana Ivanovic of Serbia reacts after her win against Simona Halep of Romania during their singles Round Robin match of the BNP Paribus WTA Finals 2014 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, 24 October 2014. EPA/WALLACE WOON                                                                                                            …
  • ROGER FEDERER IS BETTERER THAN GRIGOR DIMITROV TODAY , RAFA NADAL’S YEAR ENDS WITH HIS APPENDIX WINNING THE STAND OFF , REPORT FROM BASEL / LOOK @ PARIS

    Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:55 pm
    PRO TOUR NEWS - MEN   TIDBITS   * Ferrer boosts Race chances and records career win #600 at Valencia * Will face tired Murray * Raonic shocked by Goffin in Basel; Race hopes hit * Nadal loses to Coric, bails out of Paris, prepares for surgery   BASEL UPDATE   Singles - Quarterfinal: (1) R Federer def. (5) G Dimitrov 7-6(7-4) 6-2 This should have been Grigor Dimitrov's big chance; the draw here had emptied out by the time these two took the court, and Roger Federer had had a very long match the day before. None of it mattered. Federer looked just fine. Dimitrov remains #11…
  • MEN’S TENNIS FROM BASEL: RAFA & DIMITROV BOTH LOSE, EPA PHOTO GALLERY CHOSEN BY ALEJANDRO

    Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov returns a ball to Switzerland's Roger Federer during their quarter final match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, 24 October 2014. EPA/GEORGIOS KEFALAS                                                                                                          …
  • WTA WOMEN’S TENNIS IN SINGAPORE UPDATES / SERENA WILLIAMS FINISHES YEAR NUMBER ONE

    Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:59 pm
    NOTE FROM 10sballs: Maria was up a set and 5-1 on Aggie Radwanska & Had 3 MATCH POINTS. All we can say is ouch & Choke. We've All Been There...Just not in the year end championship.... Mine was in the ORANGE BOWL & score was similar & it was the semis ....     TIDBITS   * Sharapova finally wins a match -- but won't make Singapore semifinal; Serena to be year-end #1 * Wozniacki crushes Kvitova to go 3-0 in White Group; Radwanska ends up second * Ivanovic beats Halep but loses semifinal tiebreak * Errani/Vinci quit doubles after three games   TODAY'S NEWS…
  • DAVID FERRER AND ANDY MURRAY MAINTAIN PACE FOR LONDON, & GET HELP FROM DAVID GOFFIN BY RICKY DIMON

    Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    It was an ideal Friday afternoon for David Ferrer and Andy Murray. The two World Tour Finals hopefuls won their respective quarterfinal matches at the Valencia Open and also saw fellow London contender Milos Raonic lose to David Goffin in Basel. Ferrer and Murray are now set to face each other on Saturday in a match that will have significant London implications.   Murray began the day with a hard-fought 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-4 victory over Kevin Anderson. The 10th-ranked Scot started slow but broke Anderson twice in the second set and faced no break points on his own serve in the third.  …
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    The Changeover

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ashley
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Not a great day for Zimbabwean Cara Black. She kissed her US Open 2014 dreams goodbye today after she and her partner lost their doubles semifinal ... The post US Open 2014 Results: Thursday 9/4 appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
 
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  • Rafa Roundup: “The only way to be better is to work on my health,” says Nadal

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
    ARTICLES: Nadal To Miss Remainder Of 2014 Season (via ATP World Tour) Nadal confirmed after a 6-2, 7-6(4) loss to 17-year-old Croat Borna Coric Friday at the Swiss Indoors that he would not play again this season. “I have maximum respect for both tournaments. I love the city of Paris and the people who work there. […]
  • VIDEO: Borna Coric’s Hot Shot Against Rafael Nadal In Basel

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Croatian teenager Borna Coric stunned second seed Rafael Nadal with a series of incredible shots to win this rally during their quarter-final in Basel. Video: ATP World TourFiled under: Rafael Nadal, Videos Tagged: Basel, Borna Coric, Hot Shot, Rafael Nadal, Swiss Indoors, Tennis, Video
  • PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal loses to 17-year-old Borna Coric in Basel

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    World No. 3 Rafael Nadal lost in the quarterfinals of Swiss Indoors Basel to 17-year-old Borna Coric of Croatia 6-2, 7-6(4). This season is now over for our champ since he has confirmed that he will not play in Paris and London. “I’m not going to play Paris and London, I’m not enough competitive. I’m going to have the […]
  • Swiss Indoors Quarterfinals: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Borna Coric in Basel?

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    17-year-old Borna Coric, also known as Baby Rafa, set a quarter-final clash with childhood idol Rafael Nadal at the Swiss Indoors Basel. This is the first time Rafa and Borna will meet on the professional tour. Date: Friday, October 24, 2014 TIME: Not before 6 pm local time, 6 pm CET (Spain, France, Germany, Italy) 5 pm BST (United Kingdom) 12 […]
  • ATP World Tour Uncovered: Rafael Nadal reflects on early career

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    In season six, episode 42, ATP World Tour Uncovered profiles Rafael Nadal, including his early tennis beginnings and what motivated him to reach No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings. Video: ATP World TourFiled under: Interviews, Rafael Nadal, Videos Tagged: ATP World Tour, ATP World Tour Uncovered, Interview, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Tennis, Video, World […]
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    Palchoice

  • How to overcome terrific dip in motivation

    Santoshh Singh
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    The post How to overcome terrific dip in motivation appeared first on Palchoice. We sometimes get stuck half way in the project. Everything seems to go downhill. It seems like we can’t stand or survive anymore. We want to give up our work or project when it became harder to go on. Giving up the work seems the easiest way out. Is not it? I know many of [...] The post How to overcome terrific dip in motivation appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Sentences that successful people never use

    Santoshh Singh
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    The post Sentences that successful people never use appeared first on Palchoice.   Thoughts play a very important role in our life. We are at a place today where our thoughts have taken us. They shape our destination as they are the reasons we do something in life. That’s why words we choose play such an significant role in our life. We all keep on communicating with [...] The post Sentences that successful people never use appeared first on Palchoice.
  • albert einstein quotes:life lessons learned[infographic]

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

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

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