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  • Serena Williams wins U.S. Open in style

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    Diane
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Something about Serena Williams' leopard print Nike dress said "I'm not messing around here" from the onset of this year's U.S. Open. There was just a feeling in the air (and--from my standpoint--way too much Katy Perry in the air). Williams hadn't gotten past the round of 16 in the three other majors held this year and it was hard to imagine her doing her version of "crashing out" in the last one.Serena Williams wins third straight #USOpen, 18th Grand Slam singles title: http://t.co/wsFFA5xUgF pic.twitter.com/p2yDcn6o4R— TENNIS.com (@Tennis) September 7, 2014And as great as Williams was in…
  • Serves them right: Serena Williams, Marin Cilic, and their US Open titles

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    Rich Rodriguez
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    It’s great to finally be settling into our new digs in LA! The cross-country road trip to get here was spectacular. If you ever get the chance to do it, I highly recommend taking the trip. There are some really mind-numbing spots along the way (I MEAN ALL THAT CORN THOUGH), but overall it's an unforgettable experience.The varied landscapes that make up America are truly breathtaking. From lush forests and the Great Plains, to high deserts and bustling metropolises, you really get a new appreciation for the US after a trip like this one. The sunrises and sunsets in the Midwest and Southwest…
  • Nicole Vaidisova is back! And winning!

    Women's Tennis Blog
    Marija
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    Remember when two months ago I told you that Nicole Vaidisova was going to make a comeback? The once unbelievable development has actualized now and the Czech’s start is a winning one, as she defeated Sesil Karatantcheva 6-3 6-4 in the first round of an ITF Women's Circuit event in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 25-year-old Vaidisova was in tears after the victory and called it surreal and nerve-wracking. She hadn’t played for almost four and a half years, which included a marriage and divorce to fellow tennis pro Radek Stepanek and multiple shoulder surgeries. Only these past months…
  • Seppi retires at Moselle Open (Yahoo Sports)

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    16 Sep 2014 | 3:05 pm
    METZ, France (AP) -- Igor Sijsling advanced to the second round of the Open de Moselle on Tuesday after Andreas Seppi retired with a lower back pain.
  • [UPDATED] Nicole Vaidisova posts a win in her return to tennis - is Jennifer Capriati next?

    Down the Line: raw + uncut
    Rich Rodriguez
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Did anyone else catch the return of Nicole Vaidisova today at the ColemanVision Tennis Championships today?Yup, she made her official return at the ITF Challenger in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and took on another former up-and-comer (although not as decorated), Sesil Karantantcheva. It’s been almost four-and-a-half years since the former world number seven played a pro match and so much had happened in between, including a marriage and divorce from Radek Stepanek and a couple of shoulder surgeries. But she had been teasing the return for weeks and then spelled it out on her Instagram feed:Hey…
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  • Magic, 16 Years in the Making

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

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    One of the less appreciated aspects of Davis Cup is that the September semifinals weekend is always loaded. In fact, it’s just about as critical and action-packed as the first round, when the 16 teams in the World Group face off. That’s because semifinals weekend is also when the World Group Play-offs—eight ties featuring the first-round World Group losers butting heads with nations that survived Group I play—are contested. With a random draw, it’s hardly inconceivable for generally elite nations to stumble out in the first round of World Group play—Spain, Serbia, and the United…
  • Hopp To It!

    12 Sep 2014 | 1:03 pm
    It was a pure, extended Davis Cup moment, the kind that a fan of the competition would point to as an embodiment of all that is unique, and unrivaled, about the world’s second most popular international team competition. Roger Fed—er, make that Switzerland, represented by Roger Federer, was a set and 5-4 up on Italy, which had elected to send Simone Bolelli forth as its No. 2 singles player. Now it was 30-all, and the chant of “Hopp Suisse” resounded throughout the Palexpo arena in Geneva. Customarily undemonstrative, the Swiss were chanting, blowing horns, ringing cowbells and…
  • 14 Thoughts from the 2014 U.S. Open

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    NEW YORK—It’s kind of hard to leave the U.S. Open after being pre-occupied with it for 15 days and nights. But before I go, I’m going to try to capture a sense of what transpired this past fortnight-plus by publishing 14 thoughts on the just-completed tournament. These are in no particular order of importance: 1. Be careful what you wish for if you’re one of those fans just dying to see the long-predicted “changing of the guard” in men’s tennis. The mens’ finalists were not culled from the usual “long-shot” suspects like Tomas Berdych, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, or David Ferrer,…
  • They Said What? U.S. Open Champions Edition

    9 Sep 2014 | 10:27 pm
    NEW YORK—Volumes and volumes of words are spoken during a Grand Slam tournament, and it would be a Herculean task to sift through them all to find the most intriguing. So let’s just take the most interesting or thought-provoking things said by the champions in their respective final press conferences, and toast the feats they just completed:  “Yes, absolutely. I might be too motivated. I train really hard and I never want to stop. Then sometimes I ask Patrick (Mouratoglou, her coach), ‘Is this normal?’ He says, ‘No, it's not normal.’ Because I didn't think so. ‘Tell me I'm…
 
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  • Some teams think exempt list isn’t being used as intended

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:50 pm
    The Vikings and Panthers both were able to take the heat out of the proverbial kitchen, thanks to the little-used Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list.  It allowed the teams to nudge off the roster a couple of key players with pending legal issues, without having to cut or trade them. Cutting Adrian Peterson or Greg Hardy would…
  • Lewis, Thompson gladly back at Alabama course

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) Stacy Lewis and Lexi Thompson have good reason to celebrate the LPGA Tour's return to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Capitol Hill complex....
  • Kenzadargent wins Belmont feature

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) Kenzadargent, the 2-5 favorite, easily won the $78,400 allowance feature for fillies and mares at Belmont Park on Wednesday....
  • It's time to buy low on Cordarrelle Patterson

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Rotoworld: Adam Levitan joins Jenna Corrado to discuss players that could be available in your league at a cheap price. Levitan thinks Cordarrelle Patterson's value is going to shoot up without Adrian Peterson.
  • Lewis, Thompson gladly back at Alabama course

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) Stacy Lewis and Lexi Thompson have good reason to celebrate the LPGA Tour's return to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Capitol Hill complex....
 
 
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  • Davis Cup Results for September 14, 2014

    Tennis Panorama News
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:08 pm
      (September 14, 2014) France will be at home to Switzerland in the 2014 World Group Final on 21-23 November, with details of the venue confirmed later this month.   Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia and USA all won their World Group play-off ties to qualify for the 2015 World Group. The World Group play-off losers, Colombia, Israel, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine and Uzbekistan will contest their respective Zone Group I competitions in 2015.   The World Group play-off tie between India and Serbia in Bangalore has been suspended overnight due to rain…
  • DAVIS CUP: U.S. SHUTS OUT SLOVAKIA – Isner, Querrey victories give Americans a 5-0 win in the World Group Play-off

    Tennis Panorama News
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    DAVIS CUP: U.S. SHUTS OUT SLOVAKIA Isner, Querrey victories give Americans a 5-0 win in the World Group Play-off By Junior Williams (September 14, 2014) HOFFMAN ESTATES, Illinois – John Isner and Sam Querrey closed out the Davis Cup World-Group Play-off by winning their respective matches, giving the United States a 5-0 victory over Slovakia at Sears Center Arena in suburban Chicago. Both matches were dead rubbers, since the U.S. clinched a spot in the World Group for 2015 courtesy of Bob and Mike Bryan’s doubles victory on Saturday. In the first match, Isner – the No. 1…
  • Mirjana Lucic-Baroni Beats Venus Williams to Win Quebec City

    Tennis Panorama News
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    #454440180 / gettyimages.com (September 14, 2014) Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni won her first WTA title since 1998, beating former world No.1 Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3 to win the Quebec City tennis tournament in 83 minutes. In the battle between 30-somethings, Lucic-Baroni 32 and Williams 34, the Croatian had last been in a final in 1998. Lucic-Baroni reached the Wimbledon semifinals back in 1999. After a hiatus off the tour, she came back in 2007 and at the US Open reached the fourth round. “It was so long ago, I don’t even remember what it’s like to hold a trophy in…
  • France to Host Switzerland in Davis Cup Final

    Tennis Panorama News
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
      #455424406 / gettyimages.com (September 14, 2014) For the first time in 22 years, Switzerland is in the Davis Cup final. No. 1 singles player from Switzerland, Roger Federer clinched the tie versus Italy on Sunday, defeating Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (4) for an unassailable 3-1 lead in Geneva. France will play host to Switzerland in the Davis Cup final November 21-23. France clinched their berth in the final on Saturday, winning the doubles rubber to take a 3-0 lead. They completed the tie on Sunday 4-1 over the Czech Republic at Roland Garros, site of the French Open.
  • Sabine Lisicki Wins First Title Since 2011 at Hong Kong Open

    Tennis Panorama News
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    (September 14, 2014) For the first time since 2011 Sabine Lisicki has won a title. The German beat Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. Lisicki came back from a 1-5 deficit in the first set to win the next six games. Lisicki last won a WTA title in Dallas in 2011. She has won 4 titles in her WTA career. “After being in three finals last year and losing them closely, this is a big step forward for me. I’ve won titles in doubles but obviously the main goal is to play well in singles and get these trophies,” Lisicki said. “And I’m even…
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  • Maria Sharapova returns to top-4, qualifies for Singapore

    10 Sep 2014 | 12:11 am
    Reigning French Open champion Maria Sharapova has qualified for the season ending BNP Paribas WTA Finals, scheduled to be staged at the Singapore Sports Hub in October.
  • Commentary: Kei Nishikori Vs Marin Cilic @ US Open, Men Singles Final(Finished)

    8 Sep 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Kei Nishikori Vs Marin Cilic 3-6,3-6,3-6. Emotional Cilic steps up and says:“I think this is all hard work in these last several years, and especially this past year. I think my team has brought something really special to me in this past year.”“You never know when the nerves are going to kick in. I think both of us were pretty nervous in the first set...everything I was working for and dreaming came today...”
  • Ana Ivanovic Reunited with Brother

    5 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    Former World No.1 Ana Ivanovic is making sure she spends some family time ahead of the US Open
  • Novak Djokovic - Expecting tough fight from Nishikori

    4 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    World No.1 Novak Djokovic was barred from partying into the night by coach Boris Becker after his superb win over rival Andy Murray.
  • Roger Federer is the greatest ever: Gael Monfils

    4 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Gael Monfils has entered the round of 16 of the US Open for the second time in his career after he knocked out Grigor Dimitrov in the 4th round in New York on Wednesday. Gael looked in an impressive touch and played some exquisite shots against the Bulgarian to register his first victory in the main Arthur Ashe Stadium.
 
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  • Nicole Vaidisova is back! And winning!

    Marija
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    Remember when two months ago I told you that Nicole Vaidisova was going to make a comeback? The once unbelievable development has actualized now and the Czech’s start is a winning one, as she defeated Sesil Karatantcheva 6-3 6-4 in the first round of an ITF Women's Circuit event in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 25-year-old Vaidisova was in tears after the victory and called it surreal and nerve-wracking. She hadn’t played for almost four and a half years, which included a marriage and divorce to fellow tennis pro Radek Stepanek and multiple shoulder surgeries. Only these past months…
  • Never say never. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni wins first title in 16 years

    Marija
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Good things come to those who wait. By defeating top seed Venus Williams in the final of the Coupe Banque Nationale in Quebec City 6-4 6-3, Mirjana Lucic-Baroni has become the WTA personification of this proverb, having won her second WTA title as much as 16 years and four months after her first one. That’s a record gap between WTA titles in women’s tennis. I'm finally playing the great tennis I always knew I could play, but it had been so long that I kind of lost a little bit of the belief in myself. But now after starting with my new coach Julian Alonso, winning matches and really…
  • Sabine Lisicki grabs Hong Kong trophy

    Marija
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:32 am
    Sabine Lisicki entered the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open thanks to a wildcard and as the top seed she ran all the way to the title, beating third seed Karolina Pliskova in the final. The German earned her fourth career title and her first since 2011 by winning six straight games to take the first set after being 5-1 down and hanging in there in the second set after almost giving away a 4-1 lead as her 36th-ranked opponent brought things back on serve. Final score: 7-5 6-3. It's Pliskova's third loss of a final in 2014. The world No.31 Lisicki earned $43,000 as the champion.
  • Lisicki, Pliskova make Hong Kong finals

    Marija
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    Sabine dancing in the rain in Hong Kong Top seed Sabine Lisicki hit 12 aces and used up 70% of break opportunities to her opponent Francesca Schiavone's mere 28%, thus reaching the final of the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open. The German won the entertaining encounter, featuring long rallies and fun points, including a tweener, with the score 6-3 3-6 6-2. Her opponent in the final of the $250,000 tournament will be third-seeded Karolina Pliskova, who stopped the run of Alison Van Uytvanck 6-1 4-6 6-4 in the semis. Pliskova has also reached the doubles final with her twin sister…
  • The final four women that withstood the Hong Kong heat (and rain!)

    Marija
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    I hope you have enjoyed our photo coverage of the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open, as our photographer Jimmie48 handled the sauna conditions to bring us wonderful action shots on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tournament organizers appreciated his work and even shared his photos on their official Facebook page. Hong Kong tournament setting The ambiance of the tournament sure is stunning, as you can see, but weather conditions not as much. Imagine when veteran Daniela Hantuchova said that she played in the most challenging heat of her entire career. It wasn't easy being a…
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  • Blowout Tennis Sale at ATR Sports in Etobicoke

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

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

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

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

    Mike
    10 Aug 2014 | 9:17 pm
    By Mike McIntyre Photographs by Bob and Mike McIntyre The blockbuster final between Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga did not disappoint today at the Rogers Cup. Despite the match not making it to a decisive third set, both players put on a show for the crowd with plenty of awe-inspiring shots and (if you're a Fed fan) lots of drama as well. Here then is our last instalment of pictures from Toronto that capture the best moments from Sunday. The doubles final was played first in Toronto and saw Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares defend their Rogers Cup title from a year ago. Peya and…
 
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  • Where Should USTA Player Development Go From Here? My Thoughts

    Colette Lewis
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    There are two significant questions related to USTA Player Development that I'm going to skip over in this post. The first is the governing structure of the USTA itself, which I discussed last week.  The second is whether the position of General Manager of Player Development is one that needs to exist at all.  But assuming it is going to be filled and the new hire in the position will be reporting to the new president and board of directors, I'll proceed with what I think has been accomplished in McEnroe's six years at Player Development, what needs to change to improve its…
  • ITA Operating Committee Votes to Play No-Ad this Fall; ITF Junior Update

    Colette Lewis
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Although I haven't received the confirmation I've requested from the ITA, I have heard today's operating committee conference call resulted in a decision to continue to play the no-ad format throughout the fall, including at both ITA majors.  My understanding is that there were three votes taken: for no-ad in doubles (same format as ITF, ATP, WTA) and regular scoring for singles; no-ad in some situations, but not all; and no-ad as originally approved, for both singles and doubles. When I hear back from the ITA, who has characterized this process as open and transparent one, I will…
  • Brady, Nevolo Sweep Pro Circuit Events; US Stays in Davis Cup World Group with Sweep of Slovakia

    Colette Lewis
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:24 pm
    UCLA sophomore Jennifer Brady is taking the fall off to play Pro Circuit tournaments (according to this New York Times article, at the behest of the USTA) and she got off to an excellent start by winning the singles and doubles titles at the $25,000 tournament in Redding, Calif. The unseeded 19-year-old, who didn't lose a set in her five victories, beat top seed Mayo Hibi in the quarterfinals and No. 3 seed Zuzana Zlochova of Slovakia in the semifinals.  She met doubles partner Lauren Embree, the former Gator star, in the final today, handily winning that match 6-2, 6-1.When I spoke to…
  • Top College Players Give Their Thoughts on No-Ad Format

    Colette Lewis
    13 Sep 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Whether no-ad will return to college tennis or not is now an open question, given the NCAA Division I Championships Cabinet's recent decision to table the proposed format change that included it.I spoke to all 16 participants in last week's inaugural American Collegiate Invitational at the US Open about no-ad, and the responses varied, primarily along gender lines. (It should be noted that my solicitation of the players' thoughts and their responses were made under the assumption that no-ad would be the format for the 2014-15 season, which is now far from certain).  The women had much…
  • US Open Junior Championships Recap; Slideshow

    Colette Lewis
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    My recap of last week's US Open Junior Championships is up today at the Tennis Recruiting Network. If you couldn't follow my daily coverage here on ZooTennis, you can get the condensed version there.As I try to do for every US Open Junior Championships, I have compiled a slideshow including every US player who played in the singles main draw, with the round they lost noted on the caption.  Along with the 39 of them, the slideshow also features the singles quarterfinalists and doubles semifinalists. Due to restrictions imposed by the US Open, there is no video for this tournament.
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  • Infographic: Halep's Road to Singapore

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    Get a detailed look at Halep's 2014 season in this fun infographic. Simona Halep became the third woman to qualify for the WTA Finals in Singapore. The 22-year-old will be making her first trip to the year-end championships. Check out all the details of her 2014 season in this fun infographic.  
  • Nicole Vaidisova Makes Winning Return to Tennis

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Nicole Vaidisova won her first professional match in nearly five years. Former World No. 7 Nicole Vaidisova, 25, made a winning return to professional tennis on Tuesday, beating Sesil Karatantcheva in the first round of a $75,000 ITF Women's Circuit event in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Broken only once, Vaidisova broke the Kazak's serve three times en route to a 6-3, 6-4 win over Karatantcheva, who had just reached the quarterfinals last week in Quebec City. The Czech announced that she'd be returning to professional tennis earlier this year on her Instagram account; her last…
  • ATP Announces Charity Event During World Tour Finals

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:11 pm
    The ATP has announced that the 2014 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals will kick off with an event in support of the male cancer awareness charity, One For The Boys. The 2014 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals will kick off on Friday, Sept. 7 with an event to benefit One for the Boys, a charity in support of male cancer awareness. The ATP announced the evening Tuesday, and The Official Launch will kick off the final ATP event of the year. Sponsored by Moët & Chandon, it will feature all eight singles players and doubles teams plus a who's who list of celebrities.  The charity is led by…
  • Review: YTEX Quadro Twist String

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    Relatively new to the world of tennis string, Quadro Twist from YTEX has our attention. The string market is becoming increasingly crowded. With so many options available, a string has to stand out to get noticed. Quadro Twist from YTEX has our attention. In addition to being named the official string of the Orange Bowl, the Racquet Stringing Institute rated it No. 1 in spin production and No. 2 overall. Needless to say, I was excited to hit the court with Quadro Twist. Here are my thoughts on its performance: Comfort/Feel:  I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the feel and comfort…
  • Federer’s Joyride – Nadal Sighting – Tsonga Sings

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    This week in tennis news brought us Roger Federer’s celebratory shoulder ride, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s singing voice and yet another insane tweener from Gael Monfils. Plus, get the scoop on Ana Ivanovic’s new boyfriend and see video of Rafael Nadal playing a sport other than tennis.
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  • PHOTO OP: I'll see your Wheaties box...and raise you Cup Noodles

    Rich Rodriguez
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:23 pm
    US Open finalist Kei Nishikori is being honored by Nissin with his likeness on Cup Noodles for being the first man from Asia to reach a major final. [Via: For the Win, photo: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP]
  • [UPDATED] Nicole Vaidisova posts a win in her return to tennis - is Jennifer Capriati next?

    Rich Rodriguez
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Did anyone else catch the return of Nicole Vaidisova today at the ColemanVision Tennis Championships today?Yup, she made her official return at the ITF Challenger in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and took on another former up-and-comer (although not as decorated), Sesil Karantantcheva. It’s been almost four-and-a-half years since the former world number seven played a pro match and so much had happened in between, including a marriage and divorce from Radek Stepanek and a couple of shoulder surgeries. But she had been teasing the return for weeks and then spelled it out on her Instagram feed:Hey…
  • VIDEO VAULT: Roger Federer clinches, cries, and takes a ride

    Rich Rodriguez
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    This is what happens when you clinch your country's first appearance in the Davis Cup final in 22 years. Or you happen to be Roger Federer. Or both. Weeeeeee! The Swiss team will hit the road to take on France at home for the Davis Cup crown from November 21st to the 23rd. Find the rest of the results here.[Via TennisNow.com]
  • Serves them right: Serena Williams, Marin Cilic, and their US Open titles

    Rich Rodriguez
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    It’s great to finally be settling into our new digs in LA! The cross-country road trip to get here was spectacular. If you ever get the chance to do it, I highly recommend taking the trip. There are some really mind-numbing spots along the way (I MEAN ALL THAT CORN THOUGH), but overall it's an unforgettable experience.The varied landscapes that make up America are truly breathtaking. From lush forests and the Great Plains, to high deserts and bustling metropolises, you really get a new appreciation for the US after a trip like this one. The sunrises and sunsets in the Midwest and Southwest…
  • Letter to DtL readers: On the road this week

    Rich Rodriguez
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:53 pm
    We finally embarked on our cross-country trip to our new digs in Los Angeles. I'll miss New York City; it was once a dream of mine to live in the Big Apple and I did. For 16 years. But sometimes life calls for new adventures, and now happens to be one of those times.Obviously the timing isn't ideal with the US Open starting tomorrow. I won't be posting this week, but I'm hoping to be settled enough to write some post towards the end of the tourney. Fingers crossed. Enjoy the matches and coverage, and I'll see you on the West Side![Photo(s) credit: Me, duh]
 
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  • Respect your elders

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

    Diane
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, who had an emotional showing at the U.S. Open, beat top seed VenusWilliams 6-4, 6-3 today in Quebec City to win the title. This is Lucic-Baroni's first title in 16 years. She and partner Lucie Hradecka also won the doubles title. In the final, they defeated Hradecka's former partner, Andrea Hlavackova, and Julia Goerges.In Hong Kong, top seed Sabine Lisicki won the title when she defeated 3rd seed Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3. However, Karolina and her sister, Kristyna, won the doubles title.And in Tashkent, Karin Knapp won her first WTA singles title. Knapp defeated top…
  • My U.S. Open top 10

    Diane
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:46 pm
    New York Public Library LionHere, in ascending order, are my top 10 U.S. Open occurrences:10. Are we in Melbourne?: It doesn't generally happen at the U.S. Open, but the heat rule had to be applied on several occasions, making play difficult for everyone, and causing semifinalist Peng Shuai to endure what appeared to be a pretty scary heat illness incident.9. Swiss Miss just misses: Martina Hingis, who--with Jana Novotna--won the U.S. Open doubles title 16 years ago, came very close to winning it again. She and Flavia Pennetta made it all the way to the final, in which they were defeated by…
  • U.S. Open--what they said

    Diane
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:31 pm
    You're an inspiration to me on and off the court.Caroline Wozniacki, to SerenaI train really hard and I never want to stop. Then sometimes I ask Patrick, Is this normal? He says, No, it's not normal. Because I didn't think so. Tell me I'm not crazy. He's like, You are.Serena WilliamsHow will you celebrate tonight? I don't know yet. I haven't thought of it yet, but I think we will go to the Fifth Avenue. Maybe go shopping.Marie Bouzkova You know, today I went out there and I was a little nervous. I had a game plan in mind, but it was kind of difficult at the start. I tried to push her…
  • Serena Williams wins U.S. Open in style

    Diane
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Something about Serena Williams' leopard print Nike dress said "I'm not messing around here" from the onset of this year's U.S. Open. There was just a feeling in the air (and--from my standpoint--way too much Katy Perry in the air). Williams hadn't gotten past the round of 16 in the three other majors held this year and it was hard to imagine her doing her version of "crashing out" in the last one.Serena Williams wins third straight #USOpen, 18th Grand Slam singles title: http://t.co/wsFFA5xUgF pic.twitter.com/p2yDcn6o4R— TENNIS.com (@Tennis) September 7, 2014And as great as Williams was in…
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    New Balls, Please

  • Autumn blog

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

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

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

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

    28 Jun 2011 | 2:28 pm
    Hi Bloggers .   The junior singles ( olds ) has just finished and the runaway winner in the singles was again George Brobbin , - well done George you have improved tremendously throughout the year . But the big battle was for 2nd place , with 3 players gaining exactly the same amount of points . A play off ensued with Toby Lister-Draper gaining the important silver medal and James Kerrison winning bronze , the unfortunate player in 4th place was Alistair Gravett-Curl , mentions also to Henry and William who finished in their highest places ever . Well done to all those who took part .
 
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  • Davis Cup Semifinals Recap

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

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

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

    Todd.Spiker
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here. Murray and Djokovic have a rivalry -- a good one -- though they are very good friends and occasional doubles partners. Born just a week apart, the two have similar games. Djokovic leads the head-to-head by about two matches but it really doesn’t matter in a match like the one on Wednesday night. It is not important in a rivalry like this what has happened before. In the big matches it has gone either way. Murray has not had the stellar career his opponent has. Murray does not quite have the champion’s factor that Djokovic has. He is also more susceptible to upsets…
  • US Open: Thiem, a New Antique?

    Todd.Spiker
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.As you know, I love the one-handed backhand. I love the one-handed backhand because it is fluid, it is beautiful. And it looks so much better when hit properly. I’ll let Robbie K guide you through this. And then you have power, as well as finesse. And if that wasn’t enough, check out this defense with the use of the one-hander:And yet it is falling out of use. It is a beautiful thing but, much like the running back and the book, it is starting to be used less. It is starting to be usurped by different technologies and tactics. The two-hander is less ‘flimsy’…
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    The Tennis Times

  • ATP Race for London WTF Finals – Andy Murray

    Glenys Furness
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    So we are into the Asian swing, the last part of the tennis year, where the big names can gain any extra points they need to try and qualify for the World Tour Finals in London.  Andy Murray is currently WR 11 and quite low in the race, however, he was out for the last part of last year having gone through back surgery.  This means that he has no points to defend in his general rankings and can make up points on other people in the Asian swing.  It was known he was going to play Shanghai as that is an ATP 1000 masters event and a mandatory event.  His fans have been worrying about his…
  • Martina Navratilova Proposed to Her Long Time Girlfriend During US Open 2014

    The Insider
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:05 am
    #TennisChannel's @Martina Navratilova proposing in the TC @usopen suite! Congrats!! #shesaidyes #happilyeverafter pic.twitter.com/bDfdCVfDAD — TennisChannelPR (@TennisChannelPR) September 6, 2014 Your reading: Martina Navratilova Proposed to Her Long Time Girlfriend During US Open 2014 originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Andy Murray and the curse of Armstrong

    Glenys Furness
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    Andy Murray is at Flushing Meadows for the last grand slam of the year.  He has progressed to the second round of this years tournament, but it has not been an easy road. Whenever Andy has to play on Louis Armstrong court (by his own admission, not one of his favourite courts) he struggles.  In his first round match he was on this court, and got off to the best start by taking the first 2 sets, however it was clear he was beginning to feel unwell and struggle.  Set 3 proved this in that he could barely moved, looked in a lot of pain and hunched up a lot.  He was clearly injured or…
  • Roger Federer Launches His Official Instagram Account

    The Insider
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:49 am
    If you haven’t heard Roger Federer has just launched his official Instagram account – http://instagram.com/rogerfederer Here is his first and only shot: Your reading: Roger Federer Launches His Official Instagram Account originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Ana Ivanovic Team Selfie on the Way to the US Open 2014

    The Insider
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:49 am
    Ana Ivanovic thought she would share a selfie of her team as they were heading to the US Open 2014. Your reading: Ana Ivanovic Team Selfie on the Way to the US Open 2014 originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
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  • Climb Poker at bet365’s Premium Money Ladder before time runs out

    Tennis Guru
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    Get on Poker at bet365’s Premium Money Ladder now! With not long left to go, there’s still at least €1,000 in cash on offer. You can be rewarded for play on cash tables or in Sit & Gos. Play on the exclusive Premium Tables now to climb the ladder twice as fast and get a [&hellip The post Climb Poker at bet365’s Premium Money Ladder before time runs out appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Win a share of over £3,000 with Casino at bet365’s Roulette Rewards

    Tennis Guru
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    Play Roulette in the Casino at bet365 on 27th September for your chance to win a share of more than £3,000 in the fantastic Roulette Rewards tournament. This exciting event gives you the chance to claim two great bonuses. First of all, every player who earns at least 400 Comp Points will be rewarded with [&hellip The post Win a share of over £3,000 with Casino at bet365’s Roulette Rewards appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Premier League Soccer Offers At bet365

    Tennis Guru
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    There’s some exciting Soccer coming up this week with two full rounds of Allsvenskan fixtures to look forward to. On Wednesday, Halmstad play host to high-flying Malmö, AIK travel to Blekinge to take on struggling Mjällby and Elfsborg entertain Gefle. The Borås side are back in action on Sunday in the pick of the weekend [&hellip The post Premier League Soccer Offers At bet365 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Bet In-Play on the Ryder Cup with bet365

    Tennis Guru
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    One of the most highly anticipated events in Golf returns this year, as Europe and the United States lock horns in the Ryder Cup. The action gets underway on Friday 26th September at Gleneagles and bet365 will bring you an extensive range of betting opportunities throughout the three-day spectacle. If you’re a new customer you [&hellip The post Bet In-Play on the Ryder Cup with bet365 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Malaysian Open 2014 main draw wildcards complete

    Tennis Guru
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    The 2014 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur is all set for what promises to be the tournament’s best year. Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil, September 20 to 28, 2014 will be playing host to the strongest line-up in the events’ six year history. The stars including US Open finalist Kei Nishikori, world top tenner Milos Raonic both [&hellip The post Malaysian Open 2014 main draw wildcards complete appeared first on Tennis Guru.
 
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  • Marin Cilic wins US Open title

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

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

    5 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    Federer survives Monfils at US Open Roger Federer needed exactly one minute to win the first game. It seemed an indication of how the night would go: Surely, he'd march through this quarterfinal meeting with the ever-athletic but spacey Gael Monfils.The crowd expected this narrative. Many journalists had been predicting it all day. With a 7-2 advantage in previous meetings, Federer seemed confident. But if that was how it was supposed to go, no one told Monfils. Monfils brought everything he could muster, pushing Federer to the brink before losing in a thrilling five-set match. Monfils won…
  • US Open Day 2 Results Tuesday August 26th 2014

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    US Open Day 2 Results Tuesday August 26th 2014Watch 2014 US Open Live Streaming for free at Bet365 Men's Singles First Round2-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beatt Marinko Matosevic (Australia) 6-3 6-4 7-6(4). WC-Bernard Tomic (Australia) beat Dustin Brown (Germany) 7-6(2) 6-4 7-6(3). 20-Gael Monfils (France) beatt WC-Jared Donaldson (USA) 6-4 6-2 6-4. Alejandro Gonzalez (Colombia) beat Dmitry Tursunov (Russia) 6-4 6-4 7-5. 17-Roberto Bautista (Spain) beat Andreas Haider-Maurer (Austria) 5-7 7-6(1) 1-6 7-5 6-1. Samuel Groth (Australia) beat Albert Ramos (Spain) 6-3 7-6(5) 6-3Tim Smyczek (US) beat…
  • US Open Day 1 Results Monday August 25th 2014

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    US Open Day 1 Results Monday August 25th 2014Watch 2014 US Open Live Streaming for free at Bet365 Men's Singles First Round1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) 6-1 6-2 6-4. Paul-Henri Mathieu (France) beat Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) 6-7(7) 7-5 7-6(6) 6-7(5) 6-1. Jeremy Chardy (France) beat Alejandro Falla (Columbia) 6-7(5) 6-2 7-5 6-4.wc-Michael Llodra (France) beat Daniel Gimeno (Spain) 6-4 6-3 7-5.Andrey Kuznetsov (Russia) beat Bradley Klahn (USA) 6-4 4-6 6-3 7-5.5-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Q-Taro Daniel (Japan) 6-3 6-2 7-6(1).Blaz Kavcic (Slovenia) beat Donald…
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    Tennis Fixation

  • Use This “Retro” Tennis Shot: The Lob Return – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 54

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

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

    Kim
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    What’s the worst weather to play tennis in? The blistering heat? The bone-chilling cold? Well, the weather condition I most hate for tennis is wind. So in this week’s episode, I give you my very best tips of overcoming the wind in your next tennis match. You can listen to this episode by clicking on the media player above or by listening in with your favorite podcast app. You can also subscribe in iTunes by clicking on this link: tennisfixation.com/itunes.SHOW NOTES:Before I get going, I want to be sure you know that I have a very special announcement at the end of this episode…
  • Airing My Dirty Tennis Laundry – WIN High Performance Sports Detergent Review

    Kim
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Do you live in workout clothes? I do. I play tennis, run or do some other kind of physical exercise pretty much everyday. Most days, I put on a tennis or fitness outfit, do my physical activity in the morning, and then spend the whole rest of my day in those sweaty clothes. The result is that, on occasion, well I hate to say it but, I don’t smell so good. Working up a healthy sweat may be great for my body, but not so much for my nose.And, here’s my next big admission I hate to make about my workout gear. Over the years, I’ve thrown away several perfectly good, perfectly…
  • Best Practices for Using Notes on the Tennis Court – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 51

    Kim
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    While you’re not allowed to have on-court coaching during your tennis matches, the USTA’s Rules of Tennis allow you to look at notes on court. That’s pretty clear. But can you look at notes on court in the middle of a game, between points? Can you put your notes in your pocket and then pull them out to review right before you serve? What’s the rule on this? And what’s the best way to make use of notes on the tennis court? In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, we’re once again looking at the rules of tennis. You can read the edited transcript below and you…
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    Tennis Brain

  • US Open 2014 Tournament Review

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

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

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

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

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

  • Celebrate Scotland

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

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

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

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

    The British Pathé Archive
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:20 am
    70 years ago this month: On 25th August 1944, the Battle for Paris was over and the city was free of its German occupiers. There are some excellent films in the archive showing the victory celebrations, the Allied advance through France, and life in Paris during the occupation, including footage of the French resistance. _________________________________________________________________ IT HAPPENED IN PARIS (1944) Pathé Gazette cameraman Gaston Madru conceals a camera and films the streets of Nazi-occupied Paris in 1942. The footage he captured was shown to the public after the liberation…
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    Tech Spotlight

  • Air New Zealand Business Class: Melbourne to Auckland, 777-300ER – 1080 [HD] Experience

    Bruce Spring
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Whoever said that ‘getting there is half the fun’ must have been travelling in Air New Zealand’s Business Premier cabin. This is my most favourite business class product + service and it is always my first choice across the pacific to the USA (followed very closely by Virgin Australia). The flat bed is the most comfortable I have experienced and the special kiwi service is second to none. I have profiled Air New Zealand Business Class previously (AKL – LAX), though the last time I did it, I didn’t have a 1080HD camera. With that, I decided to do it again (and…
  • Business Class London City to New York on British Airways

    Bruce Spring
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    A trip report covering a flight on the British Airways all-business class service from London City Airport to New York Kennedy, via Shannon. We travel aboard a specially-configured Airbus A318 with 32 flat bed seats. The report covers departing from London City, onboard service, the pit-stop for refuelling and US Immigration in Shannon, and arrival into New York Filmed with an iPhone 5, edited with iMovie Business Class London City to New York on British Airways
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    15 Sep 2014 | 2:44 pm
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    13 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
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    OnCourt Advantage - Tennis: Live it, Learn it, Love it!

  • Sharapova, Williams and Wawrinka advance at US Open

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

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

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

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

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

  • Girls busy getting better during this morning's academy session

    Everyball Tennis
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:16 am
  • Ball toss in front!!

    Everyball Tennis
    7 Sep 2014 | 2:28 am
    Nice example of Serena getting that ball toss out in front!
  • Club Champs 2014

    Everyball Tennis
    7 Sep 2014 | 1:57 am
    A great day of tennis down at Halton yesterday. Superb junior event in the morning and 21 adult finals played in the afternoon with some incredibly close and exciting matches. Perfect weather, new clay courts got a great run-out and pig roast and dancing in the evening. Well done all!
  • Halton junior club champs !

    Everyball Tennis
    6 Sep 2014 | 1:24 am
    Just kicked off at 9am. Adults from 1 pm - come down, support, play, socialise. Halton - a great place to be and as we say at Everyball 'become'!
  • Great job Sebastian Harris!

    Everyball Tennis
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    In winning the Berkshire 14&U County Closed and finishing runner-up in the 16s. A great effort especially in light of the fact that Seb spent the majority of the year unable to train and compete due to injury. A great testimony of your determination and desire to stay in the game Seb! Well done also to Seb's supporting cast during this time, Jane (Mum), Guti (individual coach) and Dom (S&C coach).
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  • Dennis Nevolo wins 19at Annual Claremont Club Pro Classic

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

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

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

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

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

  • Federer Defeats Fognini as Swiss Make Davis Cup Final

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

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

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

    Jonathan
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Boom! Another match adding to the Federer legacy here as he fought back from 2 sets to love down for the ninth time in his career defeating Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in the US Open Quarter Finals. What’s even more impressive is that he saved 2 match points in the fourth set, ...The post Federer Fights Back to Defeat Monfils at US Open appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Makes Swift Progress into US Open Quarter Final

    Jonathan
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:26 am
    Hi guys, another match under the lights in New York for the GOAT and yet another impressive display as he dispatched Roberto Bautista-Agut 6-4, 6-3 6-2 to book his spot in the Quarter Finals where he’ll face enigmatic Frenchman Gael Monfils. It was the first time these two had met on tour so it wasn’t ...The post Federer Makes Swift Progress into US Open Quarter Final appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
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    Blacklabel Tennis, a tennis blog

  • 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…
  • Where I've Been

    V Blacklabel
    28 May 2014 | 8:08 pm
    That deep blue on beneath the horizon is the Sea of CortezFirst off, it's immensely flattering that I've had a few people ask me where I've (or more to the point, Blackabel Tennis) been has over the past year or so.  To quote Serena Williams, it all comes down to this thing called "life."Let me be clear, there's been nothing horrific that's happened, thank every potential higher power ( a guy's gotta hedge his bets, no?); but I do have different demands on my time than I did when I opened this space. That's left my blog silent more often than not as of late.  I'm still…
 
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  • Marin Cilic and Serena Williams Win 2014 US Open

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

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

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

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

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

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Vaidisova returns to tennis with win in AlbuquerqueAfter more than four years away from the tennis world, Nicole Vaidisova made her return to the circuit today at an ITF Women's Circuit event in Albuquerque.Vaidisova, who retired in 2010 married Radek stepanek and then got divorced, is now back on the courts and on her first match who scored a a 6-3, 6-4 win over, another women who was a big promise when she was younger, Sesil Karatantcheva.Vaidisova, who was in tears afterwards, was asked what her first match back felt like."Surreal, nerve-wracking!" she said. "I am so glad I got to…
  • Ana Ivanovic is datting Bastian Schweinsteiger?

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Ana Ivanovic is datting Bastian Schweinsteiger?It looks like Ana Ivanovic has a new love ... she was spotted walking in New York with Bastian Schweinsteiger, a german soccer player who recetly won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.Schweinsteiger just broke up with his long time girlfriend, Sarah Brandner (they were together for 7 years) but it seems he already find her a replacement.Rumors says they met thanks to Andrea Petkovic who is a good friend of both sport personalities.Good luck to ana in her new relashionship :)
  • Serena Williams wins US Open 2014 title

    8 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    Serena Williams wins US Open 2014 titleFor the third year in a row, Serena Williams is the U.S. Open champion. Her 6-3, 6-3 win over 10th-seeded Caroline Wozniacki makes her the second woman to win this title six times, and the second to complete a three-peat. She also moves into second place on the all-time wins list, joining Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert with 18 Slam titles. Only one woman, Steffi Graf, has more.Wearing a black and white leopard print outfit with a hot pink headband, Williams didn't seem bothered by the pressure of winning title No. 18. "Whatever happens, I'm just…
  • US Open Day 2 Results Tuesday August 26th 2014

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    US Open Day 2 Results Tuesday August 26th 2014Watch 2014 US Open Live Streaming for free at Bet365 Women's Singles First Round1-Serena Williams (USA) beat WC-Taylor Townsend (USA) 6-3 6-1. Q-Aleksandra Krunic (Serbia) beat Katarzyna Piter (Poland) 6-4 6-1. 23-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) beat Teliana Pereira (Brazil) 6-2 6-0. WC-Nicole Gibbs (USA) beat Caroline Garcia (France) 6-2 2-6 6-3. Vania King (USA) beat Francesca Schiavone (Italy) 6-3 3-6 6-3. 15-Carla Suarez (Spain) beat Ajla Tomljanovic (Croatia) 3-6 6-2 6-1. 27-Madison Keys (USA) beat WC-Jarmila Gajdosova (Australia) 6-0 6-3.
  • US Open Day 1 Results Monday August 25th 2014

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:02 am
    US Open Day 1 Results Monday August 25th 2014Women's singles First Round5-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Maria Kirilenko (Russia) 6-4 6-0. 10-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) 6-1 3-6 2-0 ret. 13-Sara Errani (Italy) beat Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) 6-1 7-5. Irina Begu (Romania) beat Silvia Soler (Spain) 7-6(4) 6-3. WC-Madison Brengle (USA) beat Julia Glushko (Ukraine) 6-3 6-2. Alexandra Dulgheru (Romania) beat Kristyna Pliskova (Czechoslovakia) 6-3 6-4. Q-Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Croaita) beat 25-Garbine Muguruza (Spain) 6-3 7-6(4). Q-Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Belarus)…
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  • FLIPKENS & TORRO FLOR GET WILD CARDS FOR THE 2014 DONGFENG MOTOR WUHAN OPEN

    Staff
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:23 pm
    2014 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open announces final two main draw Wild Cards   The Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open has awarded its final two main draw Wild Cards to Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens and Spain’s Maria-Teresa Torro Flor just days before the WTA Premier 5 event is due to begin in China.   Flipkens and Torro Flor join the star-studded main draw in one of the strongest fields ever assembled at a WTA event.   The inaugural event, being held from September 21 to 27 in the central Chinese city of Wuhan features all of the World’s Top 20 players, including Li Na, Serena Williams,…
  • STATOIL MASTERS – ANDY RODDICK JOINS TIM HENMAN & GREG RUSEDSKI & THE GREAT BAHRAMI

    Staff
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    STATOIL MASTERS TENNIS THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR 3-7 DECEMBER LONDON   STATOIL MASTERS TENNIS - RODDICK TO RETURN TO LONDON FOR ROYAL ALBERT HALL DEBUT   Three-time Wimbledon runner-up Andy Roddick is to return to London to make his debut at the Statoil Masters Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall, 3-7 December.   Roddick, who won the hearts of British tennis fans when he lost a heart-breaking 16-14 final set to Roger Federer at Wimbledon in 2009, is excited to return.   “I love London, I love playing in front of British fans, and I’m really looking forward…
  • Vitas Gerulaitis by Richard Evans

    Staff
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:11 am
    Editors Note : Brett Connors brought it to our attention that today would have been a big birthday for Vitas, he would be 60 years old. "Geezer" our favorite old timer around here played same eastern section tennis and is the same age as Vitas. We heard all about how one year Vitas and a local talented New Yorker Steve Geller played the opening Exo @Madison Square Garden. I think they were 16. Vitas basically arrived big time then and there and never looked back. The life of the party. The best buddy. The guy who always had a smile. A kind word. A joke. Some even clean. But rarely. Vitas was…
  • Seppi retires at Moselle Open (Yahoo Sports)

    Wire Services
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:05 pm
    METZ, France (AP) -- Igor Sijsling advanced to the second round of the Open de Moselle on Tuesday after Andreas Seppi retired with a lower back pain.
  • GIRLS GONE WILD, “BESTIES” Caroline Wozniaki & Serena Williams Footloose & Fancy Free by Disco Dottie

    Staff
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Girls gone wild ? We think so. We still can't figure out what possibly was wrong with Serena on the ladies dubs @Wimby with Big Sis and Goddess Venus when she couldn't bounce the ball. Catch the ball. Pick up the ball. Or serve a ball up to the net ? Only Jill Smoller knows and she isn't saying. ( Just saying ) Serena Williams slept through American morning television appearances this week, leaving several morning chat shows high and dry after partying until the small hours in New York with losing finalist and good friend Caroline Wozniacki. The New York Post reported that Williams and Woz…
 
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  • Five MORE ways to return to exercise

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

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

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

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

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

  • Break Points: Nicole Vaidisova Wins first Match Since 2010

    Amy
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:15 pm
    #455522044 / gettyimages.com Notable Results: Albuquerque ITF 75K 1R: Nicole Vaidisova d. Sesil Karatantcheva 6-3, 6-4 Costa Mesa ITF 10K 1R: Tennys Sandgren d. Alexander Sarkissian 7-5, 7-6 Tokyo 1R: Victoria Azarenka d. Kimiko Date-Krumm 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 Tokyo 1R: Marina Erakovic d. Sara Errani 6-4, 6-1 Tokyo 1R: Casey Dellacqua d. Sabine Lisicki 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-2 Guangzhou 1R: Yafan Wang d. Sam Stosur 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 Guangzhou 1R: Silvia Soler-Espinosa d. Sloane Stephens 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 Seoul 1R: Maria Kirilenko d. Donna Vekic 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 News and Analysis: If you missed Nicole Vaidisova’s…
  • Break Points: Thomaz Bellucci, Davis Cup Hero

    Lindsay
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:24 pm
    #455454114 / gettyimages.com Notable Results: Hong Kong F: (1) Sabine Lisicki d. (3) Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 Quebec City F: Mirjana Lucic-Baroni d. (1) Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3 Tashkent F: (3) Karin Knapp d. (1) Bojana Jovanovski 6-2, 7-6 Davis Cup SF: France d. Czech Republic 4-1 Davis Cup SF: Switzerland d. Italy 3-2 Davis Cup WGP: Brazil d. Spain 3-1 Davis Cup WGP: Argentina d. Israel 3-2 Davis Cup WGP: Canada d. Colombia 3-2 Davis Cup WGP: USA d. Slovakia 5-0 Davis Cup WGP: Australia d. Uzbekistan 5-0 Davis Cup WGP: Croatia d. Netherlands 3-2 Davis Gup WGP: Belgium d. Ukraine 3-2 News…
  • Reflecting on the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly From the 2014 U.S. Open

    Lindsay
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Five days after the U.S. Open officially ended, I just couldn’t get the fortnight out of my mind. So I invited Changeover contributor Andrew Eccles to come and help me rehash all of the events. Apparently we had a lot to say. How soon until the Australian Open? Favorite Upset (Men): Andrew: It has to be Kei Nishikori’s against-all-odds victory over Novak Djokovic. It wasn’t so much the match itself that was impressive–I didn’t think Djokovic played it well at all, and I think on that day there are several players who could have beaten him. What was impressive was the very…
  • Break Points: Reset Your Delpo Countdowns

    Jeff
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Don't be sad, Twitter. Let Delpo comfort you. pic.twitter.com/oo9fGWJ8Eq — Hannah Wilks (@newballsplease) September 10, 2014 Notable results: Hong Kong R32: Sabine Lisicki d. Monica Niculescu, 3-6 7-6(3) 6-1 Tashkent R16: Lesia Tsurenko d. Irina-Camelia Begu, 3-6 6-1 7-6(3) Istanbul CH R16: Jimmy Wang d. Alexander Zverev, 6-4 4-6 6-3 Seville CH R16: David Vega Hernandez d. Lorenzo Giustino, 7-6(4) 6-7(7) 7-6(4) News and links: With the US Open in the books, tennis fans had only one highlight of 2014 to look forward to: the return of Juan Martin del Potro. He was planning a return in…
  • Time Capsule: What We’ll Remember from the 2014 US Open

    Changeover Writing Staff
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    #454997990 / gettyimages.com By Anusha Rasalingam As the crowds enter the Billie Jean National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Park, most walk over a plaque in the ground without giving it a second look. For those who pause to read the inscription, they would learn that they are walking past the time capsules from the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs held at the grounds that now house the US Open. In a time before widespread travel, satellite TV, or instantaneous worldwide connections over the internet, the World’s Fairs were a way to bring people and cultures together, and for each country…
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  • Getting To Know Video Series: Takanyi Garanganga

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

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

    Ashley
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    South Africa’s Raven Klaasen‘s bid for the piece of the US Open 2014 pie is over but Zimbabwe’s Cara Black‘s chances just got greater. Men’s ... The post US Open 2014 Results: Tuesday 9/2 appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • US Open 2014 Results: Sunday 8/31

    Ashley
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:25 pm
    It was business as usual today in New York City as we entered the second week of US Open 2014. South Africans Kevin Anderson and ... The post US Open 2014 Results: Sunday 8/31 appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • US Open 2014 Results: Saturday 8/30

    Ashley
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Today is the last chance for players to secure their spots in the second week of the US Open 2014. Multii-Grand Slam doubles  winner Cara Black ... The post US Open 2014 Results: Saturday 8/30 appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
 
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  • Congrats To Serena Williams For Her 6th US Open And Her 18th Grand Slam!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Rafa Roundup: Toni Nadal says Rafa’s wrist isn’t fully healed

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    ARTICLES: Why Rafael Nadal is the GOAT (via sportpulse.com) Golden Career Grand Slam holder Rafael Nadal is already seen by many as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, and as years have gone by the case for Nadal being the GOAT has gathered real momentum. Tennis legends John McEnroe and Andre Agassi […]
  • Rafa Roundup: Where does Rafael Nadal play next?

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    Good news! Toni #Nadal: "Rafa's backhand is on 80%. He will be ready for Astana, Beijing and Shanghai". #ForaDeJoc @Canal4televisio — Pau Ferragut (@PauFerragut) September 15, 2014 ARTICLES: The unthinkable becomes reality for Spain (via daviscup.com) Rafael Nadal turned on his television at home in Mallorca on Sunday for the final day of Spain’s Davis […]
  • WATCH: Rafael Nadal practices in Mallorca

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    Video: Michał ŚwitajFiled under: Rafael Nadal, Videos Tagged: Injury, Rafael Nadal, Tennis, Video, wrist injury
  • Rafa Roundup: Will Rafael Nadal Play In An Exhibition Match In Kazakhstan?

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    ARTICLES: 14 Thoughts from the 2014 U.S. Open (via tennis.com) The game needs Rafael Nadal is one tempting conclusion to arrive at in the wake of this tournament. It seems that the absence of the defending champion didn’t motivate any of the usual suspects to leap through the window of opportunity. It seemed to make […]
  • Rafa Roundup: “Nadal is not here, so that opened the gate a little bit for everybody else”

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    ARTICLES: Bautista to lead depleted Spain in Davis Cup playoff (via Reuters) Captain Carlos Moya has named a depleted team led by 19th-ranked Roberto Bautista for Spain’s Davis Cup World Group playoff against Brazil this month. The top three Spaniards – injured world number two Rafa Nadal, number five David Ferrer and 18th-ranked Tommy Robredo […]
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    Palchoice

  • Best free wordpress plugin to boost traffic

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

    Santoshh Singh
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    The post How to prevent relationship from going sour appeared first on Palchoice. We all want to prevent relationship from going sour with our loved ones? When two people are living together then there is every possibility that sometimes they will lock horns with each other. Everyone is different and hence their thinking is also different.  Your thinking and your parents thinking may be entirely different. There is [...] The post How to prevent relationship from going sour appeared first on Palchoice.
  • How to stop worrying

    Santoshh Singh
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    The post How to stop worrying appeared first on Palchoice. Every now and then you must have thought in your mind how we can stop worrying? We all worry about so many things in our life. Some people are worried about money; some for job, marriage, children, promotion and the list goes on. To worry a bit is natural. But if you worry excessively about [...] The post How to stop worrying appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Best comment plugin for unlimited traffic

    Santoshh Singh
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The post Best comment plugin for unlimited traffic appeared first on Palchoice. Do you know which is the best comment plugin that can attract tons of traffic to your blog? My friend there is none… But wait there is a way… We should understand that crowd of every blog is different and so do their behavior. Nobody can give you a secret. A secret once told never [...] The post Best comment plugin for unlimited traffic appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Avoid following others:It rocks to be yourself

    Santoshh Singh
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    The post Avoid following others:It rocks to be yourself appeared first on Palchoice. Why it rocks to be yourself? It is a basic human nature to follow others. There are more number of followers and imitators than the leaders. Our ancestors from prehistoric times consider safety in numbers and hence this nature has inbuilt in us from generations. If somebody does things differently they are labeled as rule [...] The post Avoid following others:It rocks to be yourself appeared first on Palchoice.
 
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