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  • Seven or eight on Murray's coach list

    BBC Sport - Tennis
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is considering "seven or eight" candidates in his search for a new coach.
  • Ana Ivanovic wants a better travel companion

    TennisEarth.com - Tennis News
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:12 am
    Former World No.1 Ana Ivanovic is annoyed with her team for sleeping off while she travelled with them to Stuttgart for the ongoing Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.
  • Wawrinka Defeats Federer to Win Monte Carlo

    peRFect Tennis
    Jonathan
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:12 am
    Not the fairytale end Fed fans wanted as Wawrinka cemented his place as the Swiss Number 1 with a convincing 4-6 7-6(5) 6-2 victory at the Monte Carlo Masters. I expected Fed to win this one comfortably but in a subdued final he made too many errors and looked flat throughout. Stan took full advantage ...The post Wawrinka Defeats Federer to Win Monte Carlo appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Murray breaks down in tears at Scottish ceremony (Yahoo Sports)

    Yahoo Sports - Tennis News
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    His victory speech at Wimbledon was easy compared to this. Andy Murray broke into tears Wednesday as he accepted a civic honor in his Scottish hometown of Dunblane. Murray, who was granted ''the freedom of Stirling'' from the local council, stopped to compose himself and wipe his eyes several times during the ceremony at Dunblane High School.
  • Tennis Fashion Fix: Martina Hingis & Tonic & Me

    Tennis Fixation
    Kim
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:23 am
    One of the great things about my complete fixation with tennis is how many tennis pros I’ve gotten to meet. They are almost always super nice and completely accessible. And Martina Hingis is both of these things.This week, I was lucky enough to meet her at an event held at Tennis Express featuring a new line of tennis wear that Martina wears and helped design for fitness apparel manufacturer Tonic. If you’re not familiar with Tonic, I wasn’t either. They’re based in Canada and, up to now, had been putting out some fairly beautiful yoga wear.  But Martina approached…
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  • Wow-rinka

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:33 pm
    One of the least remarked upon features of Stanislas Wawrinka’s victory at the Australian Open is that he was 28 years and 304 days old when he accomplished that feat. That makes him the third-oldest first-time Grand Slam champion among Open era players, if you exclude Petr Korda, who won the 1998 Australian Open at 30 but was later busted as a doper.  Only Goran Ivanisevic—who won Wimbledon in 2001 at 29—and the granddaddy of them all, Andres Gomez, “lead” Wawrinka on the list. The Ecuadorian with the atomic left-handed forehand won the 1990 French Open when he was three months…
  • Stuttgart: Sharapova d. Safarova

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:28 pm
    The young lady who once described herself trying to play on clay as a “cow in ice” skated—okay, lurched and bulled—her way to the 100th clay-court win of her career as she set out to defend her Stuttgart title for the second year in a row. In this first-round match, sixth-seeded Maria Sharapova defeated world No. 26 Lucie Safarova, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2). This was one of the most entertaining if not necessarily artistic WTA matches of the year, with the two women at each others’ throats for three hours and 23 minutes. This started off as a match of high quality and ended in…
  • The Week in Preview: Stuttgart & Barcelona

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:02 am
    Castles built of sand are easily washed away by high tide, but what of castles made of that much more durable substance, clay? That’s the intriguing question that looms as Barcelona and, to a lesser extent, Stuttgart, get underway. So let’s take closer look at what the week holds in store on the two tours at these two prestigious tournaments. Porsche Tennis Grand Prix Stuttgart, Germany $710,000; Premier Indoor red clay Draw is here Nobody ever confused Maria Sharapova with Rafael Nadal, but in her own way she’s built a modest fortress of clay in recent years. Her record at this…
  • Clay-Court Preview: Men Up

    11 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    I have to admit it: A part of me is going to take pleasure out of seeing all those Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic partisans go apoplectic when they scroll down this page and see the name “Rafael Nadal” endlessly repeated after the words “defending champion.” Why shouldn’t Nadalistas enjoy an unassailable moment in the sun? Nadal is the most extraordinary clay-court player this world has ever seen. People don’t even bother to trot out Bjorn Borg comparisons any more; that ship has sailed. Nitpicking or sniping at Nadal between April and early June is like finding fault with the…
  • Clay-Court Preview: Ladies First

    10 Apr 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Spring is a time of renewal, of fresh starts. Apparently the WTA takes this theme very seriously. Just ask deposed and sometimes besieged former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic, or hard-luck case Andrea Petkovic. Both women got back on the fast track last week with tournament wins as the WTA clay-court season got underway. Ivanovic’s win was on Plexipave in Monterrey, Mexico, so officially it was more like the epilogue to the hard-court swing. But it boosted the Serb’s ranking back up to the threshold of the Top 10, at No. 12. Given that Ivanovic is a former French Open champion who loves playing on…
 
 
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  • Stevie Johnson: The goal is the playoffs, and that’s it

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:20 am
    The Bills still haven’t made the postseason in the 21st Century, having last reached the playoffs at the end of the 1999 season, when they lost in the Music City Miracle. But Bills receiver Stevie Johnson thinks this is the season it can happen. Johnson told the Buffalo News that he doesn’t have any personal…
  • F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone rejects bribery charges

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:20 am
    MUNICH (AP) Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone rejected accusations of bribery when he went on trial Thursday in a case that could threaten his grip on the sport, telling a Munich court that a German banker who received a disputed $44 million payment didn't tell the truth....
  • Announcer relishes role as voice of Kentucky Derby

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:11 am
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) From his perch with a panoramic view of the world's most famous racetrack, the new voice of Churchill Downs will sit out one of the most anticipated moments of the tradition-soaked Kentucky Derby....
  • Wednesday's Sports In Brief

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:01 am
    BASEBALL BOSTON (AP) Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected for using pine tar less than two weeks after appearing to get away with using a foreign substance in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on Wednesday night. The right-hander was thrown out...
  • Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:41 am
    BOSTON (AP) The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble. He got both. The Yankees' right-hander spoke quietly after being ejected in the second inning of the Red Sox' 5-1 win over New York on Wednesday night. And less than two weeks a...
 
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  • Kvitova beaten in 1st major upset at Stuttgart (Yahoo Sports)

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:41 pm
    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- Alisa Kleybanova defeated third-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-2, 7-6 (3) to provide the first major upset at the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday.
  • Hantuchova, Peng reach quarters in Morocco (Yahoo Sports)

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:13 pm
    MARRAKESH, Morocco (AP) -- Top-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia beat last year's runner-up Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix SAR.
  • Bucharest defending champ Rosol reaches quarters (Yahoo Sports)

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:04 pm
    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Defending champion Lukas Rosol reached the Nastase Tiriac Trophy quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over eighth-seeded Jarkko Nieminen of Finland on Wednesday.
  • Murray breaks down in tears at Scottish ceremony (Yahoo Sports)

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    His victory speech at Wimbledon was easy compared to this. Andy Murray broke into tears Wednesday as he accepted a civic honor in his Scottish hometown of Dunblane. Murray, who was granted ''the freedom of Stirling'' from the local council, stopped to compose himself and wipe his eyes several times during the ceremony at Dunblane High School.
  • Ferrer ousted, Nadal wins at Barcelona Open (Yahoo Sports)

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:18 am
    Second-seeded David Ferrer was ousted from the Barcelona Open by a Russian opponent for the second straight year and defending champion Rafael Nadal labored to victory on Wednesday. Ferrer was unable to find his rhythm in losing 6-4, 6-2 to Teymuraz Gabashvili in his opening match while Nadal struggled past fellow Spanish player Albert Ramos 7-6 (2), 6-4. Nadal eventually overcame his 103rd-ranked opponent to reach the third round, rebounding from a surprise loss to Ferrer in the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals. ''After losing in the Monte Carlo I wanted to raise my game here,'' Nadal said.
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  • Tennis – WTA and ATP Results and Schedules

    Tennis Panorama News
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell Barcelona, Spain » View Tournament Profile RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 23 APRIL 2014 Singles – Second Round [1] R Nadal (ESP) d A Ramos (ESP) 76(2) 64 T Gabashvili (RUS) d [2] D Ferrer (ESP) 64 62 S Giraldo (COL) d [3] F Fognini (ITA) 60 40 ret. (right leg) [6] N Almagro (ESP) d M Klizan (SVK) 75 76(4) J Melzer (AUT) d [7] J Janowicz (POL) 64 76(1) A Montanes (ESP) d [8] A Dolgopolov (UKR) 76(5) 63 [11] F Verdasco (ESP) d K De Schepper (FRA) 64 63 [12] M Cilic (CRO) d [Q] A Kuznetsov (RUS) 61 76(2) I Dodig (CRO) d [13] F Lopez (ESP) 61 64 Doubles –…
  • Entry Deadline for USTA National Senior Women’s Hard Court Tennis Championships is April 27

    Tennis Panorama News
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:18 am
    La Jolla, Calif. – (April 23, 2014)The entry deadline for the upcoming United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Senior Women’s Hard Court Tennis Championships is scheduled for Sunday, April 27, 2014. The national senior women’s tennis championships, which attract the best players from across the United States, will take place Monday, May 12 through Sunday, May 18 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, Calif. The tournament will feature singles and doubles events in the 50 and over, 60 and over, 70 and over, 80 and over, and 90 and over age…
  • Redfoo To Compete in Men’s Pro Singles Open Qualifying Tuesday at 114th Ojai Tennis Tournament

    Tennis Panorama News
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Victoria Azarenka and Redfoo (April 21, 2013) Pop star Redfoo of LMFAO has never been shy sharing with the world his love for tennis. Local Southern California fans will get to see Stefan Gordy, a.k.a Redfoo, in action on the courts at one of the oldest and largest tennis tournaments in the country as he takes on Weil Academy junior Zhang Liang to kick off the 114th annual Ojai Tennis Tournament. Redfoo is the son of Motown Records founder Barry Gordy and is currently dating WTA world-ranked No. 4 tennis player Victoria Azarenka. He is most known for his hit songs “Party Rock Anthem” and…
  • Tennis – WTA and ATP Results and Schedules

    Tennis Panorama News
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell Barcelona, Spain » View Tournament Profile RESULTS – MONDAY, 21 APRIL 2014 Singles – First Round K De Schepper (FRA) d [Q] M Ilhan (TUR) 63 75 S Giraldo (COL) d I Sijsling (NED) 64 62 [Q] D Thiem (AUT) d R Stepanek (CZE) 64 64 E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d [Q] A Beck (GER) 62 62 M Matosevic (AUS) d J Sousa (POR) 63 62 [Q] A Kuznetsov (RUS) d P Carreno Busta (ESP) 26 61 62 A Golubev (KAZ) d [Q] M Viola (ITA) 64 63 R Bautista Agut (ESP) d L Kubot (POL) 61 60 A Montanes (ESP) d [Q] M Lopez (ESP) 76(4) 62 [WC] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) d [WC] R Carballes Baena…
  • Tennis – WTA and ATP Schedules for April 21, 2014

    Tennis Panorama News
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell Barcelona, Spain SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 21 APRIL 2014 PISTA CENTRAL start 11:00 am [WC] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs [WC] R Carballes Baena (ESP) Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell Barcelona, Spain SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 21 APRIL 2014 Not Before 13:30 [Q] A Kuznetsov (RUS) vs P Carreno Busta (ESP) L Kubot (POL) vs R Bautista Agut (ESP) A Montanes (ESP) vs [Q] M Lopez (ESP) PISTA 1 start 11:00 am S Giraldo (COL) vs I Sijsling (NED) [WC] I Cervantes (ESP) vs O Nedovyesov (KAZ) R Stepanek (CZE) vs [Q] D Thiem (AUT) J Sousa (POR) vs M Matosevic (AUS) PISTA 2 start 11:00 am…
 
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  • No. 3 seed Kvitova eliminated in Stuttgart

    Associated Press
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Alisa Kleybanova defeated third-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-2, 7-6 (3) to provide the first major upset at the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday.
  • Hantuchova, Peng advance to SAR quarters

    Associated Press
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Top-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia beat last year's runner-up Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix SAR.
  • Tandon: No clear dirt front-runners in 2014

    Kamakshi Tandon
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Despite being a slight French Open favorite, Serena Williams still vulnerable
  • Defender Rosol reaches quarters in Bucharest

    Associated Press
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Defending champion Lukas Rosol reached the Nastase Tiriac Trophy quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over eighth-seeded Jarkko Nieminen of Finland on Wednesday.
  • Nadal tested, Ferrer upset at Barcelona Open

    Associated Press
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
    Second-seeded David Ferrer was ousted from the Barcelona Open by a Russian opponent for the second straight year and defending champion Rafael Nadal labored to victory on Wednesday.
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  • Mixed Luck For Germans in Stuttgart – Highlights

    Jimmie48 Tennis Photography
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:17 pm
    After yesterday's epic Sharapova match, all the focus was on the Germans today at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix as three of the highest ranked German WTA players kicked off their Stuttgart campaign. Despite being jet-lagged and lacking proper preparation after the long Fed Cup travel from Australia, Julia Görges got past Romanian Sorana Cirstea in two sets. Photos by: Jimmie48 Afterwards, the German was particularly pleased with her first-set performance, her commanding style of play during parts of the match resembled her impressive 2011 Stuttgart run that ended with Görges lifting…
  • Elena Dementieva gives birth to her first child

    Marija
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:59 pm
    In July 2011 Elena Dementieva married her long-time boyfriend, Russian ice-hockey player Maxim Afinogenov,and a couple of days ago the retired Russian tennis star gave birth to a baby girl Veronika, her first child. It's too early to have photos of the baby, but even her pregnancy was away from the public eye, unlike in the cases of Kim Clijsters, Gisela Dulko, Tatjana Maria and others, who enjoyed sharing their baby bump photos. However, we did see a bunch of nice photos from Dementieva's Moscow wedding, as well as a short video from the ceremony. (source: tweet of Vladas…
  • No One Gets Past The Stuttgart Champ – Highlights

    Jimmie48 Tennis Photography
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    The highlight of Tuesday at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2014 was undoubtedly Maria Sharapova's return to the center court as the Russian has her sights set on a third straight Porsche Tennis Grand Prix title (and a third Porsche to put in her garage). Sharapova met Lucie Safarova in the first round, mirroring their match in 2013 when both players met in round two. Like a year ago, the 180 minutes match provided plenty of drama as Safarova forced a third set with a courageous performance, helped by the capacity crowd that smelled an upset that ultimately never came as Sharapova…
  • Sharapova in new Nike Tech Pack ad

    Marija
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Alongside her boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov and other Nike athletes, Maria Sharapova is starring in the brand's new commercial promoting the Nike Tech Pack for summer. Masha is currently at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart and today against Lucie Safarova she's opening her campaign at the tournament she has never suffered a loss, having won the title in 2012 and 2013. Women's Tennis Blog's photographer Jimmie48 is updating us live from the event. Here are some shots he made from Sharapova's practice session on Saturday. Even though it was her 27th birthday on…
  • Fed Cup Heroes Arrive in Stuttgart – Monday Highlights

    Jimmie48 Tennis Photography
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Monday at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix was all about the Fed Cup players coming to town & big-name withdrawals and Women's Tennis Blog was right there to cover it all up close for you! After a very long flight back from Australia, Germany's victorious Fed Cup squad made it back to home soil today, coming straight to the Porsche Arena for their heroes welcome. Photos by: Jimmie48 The squad that helped team Germany to its first Fed Cup Final since 1992 received a very warm welcome by the media who was dying to hear from Andrea Petkovic, Angelique Kerber, Julia Görges &…
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  • Here are the participants!

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:36 am
    Roland Garros tournament direction has published the list of participants for the 2014 French Open.
  • 2014 prize money increases

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:03 am
    The 2014 French Open will be offering overall prize money of €25,018,900, which represents an increase of €3 million compared with 2013.
  • Seventh heaven for Serena

    1 Apr 2014 | 3:35 am
    The Miami final pitted the two best players in the world against each other, and in the end it was world No.1 Serena Williams who emerged victorious over Na Li (No.2) to bag her seventh title in the Florida sun.
  • Djokovic – Master(s)chef

    1 Apr 2014 | 3:32 am
    Novak Djokovic laid down a marker in Miami, winning his second ATP Masters 1000 tournament in a row and the 18th of his career, hot on the heels of his success at Indian Wells. In the final, he swept his main rival Rafael Nadal aside in straight sets, cruising to a 6-3, 6-3 win.
  • Desert song for Djokovic at Indian Wells

    17 Mar 2014 | 6:43 am
    In the Californian desert at Indian Wells, Novak Djokovic bagged his first title of the season, defeating Roger Federer in the final.
 
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  • USA Teams for Upcoming ITF World Junior Tennis and Junior Davis and Fed Cups Qualifying; Garage Sale Trophy Revives a Legacy

    Colette Lewis
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:41 pm
    USTA coaches Jamea Jackson and Kathy Rinaldi will coach the US girls teamsThese are the players who will be representing the United States next month in Montreal at the North/Central America and Caribbean qualifying for the ITF's World Junior Tennis 14-and-under competition and the ITF's Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup for juniors 16-and-under.World Junior Tennis (the two teams qualifying play in Prostejov, Czech Republic, August 4-9, 2014)Boys:Andrew FentyKeenan MayoSteven SunUSTA Coach: Jay DevashettyGirls:Elysia BoltonClaire LiuRachel LimUSTA Coach: Jamea JacksonJunior Davis Cup and…
  • UCLA Women, Southern Cal Men Take Top Spots in ITA Rankings; Loeb in College Spotlight; New Academy in Charleston SC; Do British Players Need to be Hungrier?

    Colette Lewis
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:57 pm
    As expected after the Southern Cal men's win over UCLA and the Duke women's two losses, the new ITA rankings have two new No. 1 teams. Southern Cal has moved past Ohio State and is now the top-ranked men's team, while UCLA has moved into the women's top spot, with Duke falling to No. 6. The men's rankings didn't change much except for that shuffle, with Texas A&M moving from 11 to 8 by virtue of their SEC conference tournament title. In the always important area around No. 16, on or above which a team will host an NCAA regional, Clemson has moved up to 16, with Cal, who lost to Stanford…
  • Easter Bowl Recap; Teens Have Big Weekends on Pro Circuit; Kosakowski, Min Lead Har-Tru Wild Card Challenge After Week One; ITF Junior Update

    Colette Lewis
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    My Easter Bowl recap is up today at the Tennis Recruiting Network. It's overview of a very busy week at Indian Wells Tennis Garden, and I hope to have the slideshow and videos from that tournament available by this weekend.Croatia's Donna Vekic, who turns 18 in June, had already appeared in two WTA finals prior to yesterday, when she won the WTA event in Kuala Lampur, beating top seed and Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 5-7, 7-5 7-6(4).  It was Vekic's first Top 10 win, and she is the first 17-year-old to win a WTA title since Vania King won in Bangkok in 2006.
  • Georgia Women, Texas A&M Men Win SEC Tournament Titles; Cal Women Claim First Pac-12 Championship; Major Conferences Complete Regular Season

    Colette Lewis
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:56 pm
    The Georgia women and Texas A&M won SEC tournament titles today, claiming that conference's automatic bids to the NCAA tournament, which begins with regional action three weekends from now.Georgia, the No. 3 seed, avenged last week's 4-3 loss to No. 1 seed Alabama in Athens, a loss that cost the Bulldogs a tie for the SEC regular season championship, which Alabama won. Today in Missouri, sixth-ranked Georgia won 4-0 over third-ranked Alabama, with Silvia Garcia, Maho Kowase and Lily Kimbell adding singles points, all with straight-set wins, after Georgia had taken the doubles point. In…
  • International Spring Championships Slideshow, Videos

    Colette Lewis
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    My recap of this year's ITF Grade 1 International Spring Championships in Carson ran last week at the Tennis Recruiting Network, but due to the back-to-back scheduling of it and the Easter Bowl, I wasn't able to put together the slideshow or process the videos until this week.In addition to the slideshow of the singles semifinalists and doubles finalists, short videos of the champions are available to watch here. For videos of the finalists, click on their names below the embedded videos to go to the tenniskalamazoo YouTube Channel.Francis TiafoeRaveena KingsleyPatrick KypsonKalani Soli
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  • Ivanovic Dismisses Lisicki in Stuttgart First Round

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    Ana Ivanovic defeated one German player to set up a meeting with another one in the second round at Stuttgart.No. 9 seed Ana Ivanovic had little trouble against Germany's Sabine Lisicki in their first round match at the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart on Wednesday. Despite it being the first match on clay for Ivanovic, that proved not to be a factor for the former French Open champion. Ivanovic used her trademark forehand to wrap up the opening set in just 25 minutes. Though Lisicki would mount a brief comeback in the second set, it wasn't enough to stop Ivanovic advancing 6-1, 6-3.
  • Casting for Game of Thrones: Tennis Edition

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    Which tennis players mirror the lead characters in HBO's hottest series?The spring season has commenced with a bang on courts throughout the world. A proud champioan has been utterly defeated by a fresh-faced newcomer while several of the most well-known ladies have set their sights on higher rankings. A recap of the first few tournaments of the clay court season? No, we’re talking HBO’s Game of Thrones here, and just three episodes in to its fourth season, the show’s plot twists have already << SPOILER ALERT >> poisoned a Lion, introduced a Viper and put a…
  • Barcelona Upsets: Ferrer, Fognini and Dolgopolov All Exit Draw

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:50 am
    Teymuraz Gabashvili shocked four-time finalist David Ferrer in straight sets in Barcelona on Wednesday. Teymuraz Gabashvili stunned World No. 5 David Ferrer at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday. The Russian notched his first top ten victory since the 2010 French Open, when he defeated Andy Roddick, and improved his career record against the top ten to 3-16. Gabashvili raced to a 3-0 lead in the opening set before Ferrer, a four-time finalist at the event, stormed back to level. With Ferrer holding double-break point at 4-all later in the set, Gabashvili won the next…
  • Infographic: Shortest Matches in History

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:06 am
    Short is not always sweet...if you're the loser. As we covered last month, Bernard Tomic now has the unfortunate distinction of being the loser in the quickest tennis match in recorded history on the ATP Tour. Jarkko Nieminen disposed of Tomic in just 28 minutes and 20 seconds, 6-0, 6-1. If it’s any consolation for Team Tomic, it isn’t the fastest recorded beat-down of all time. Fellow Australian Margaret Court won the 1963 Eastern Grass Court Championships in a record 24 minutes. The infograph below by TennisDrillsHQ.com lists the shortest tennis matches in history for…
  • Elena Dementieva Gives Birth to Baby Girl

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:08 am
    Former  top 10 player Elena Dementieva celebrated a new chapter in her life after giving birth to a baby girl this week. Former top 10 player Elena Dementieva celebrated a new chapter in her life after giving birth to a baby girl this week. Russian tennis journalist Vladas Lasitskas broke the news on Twitter with the following message. Two days ago Elena Dementieva gave birth to her first child - Veronika. — Vladas Lasitskas (@VladasLasitskas) April 22, 2014 Dementieva married Russian hockey star Maxim Afinogenov back in 2011 after retiring from tennis in 2010. Since her…
 
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  • Defending champion squeaks by in opening Stuttgart round

    Diane
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    Two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova had her hands full yesterday with Lucie Safarova on the red clay in Stuttgart. I didn't get to watch it all because of work, but I have an idea that those who did watch it may have felt exhausted by the end. It took Sharapova over 3 hours and 23 minutes to defeat Safarova 7-6, 6-7, 7-6. The Russian led 5-1 in the third set and held three match points, but was forced to go to yet another tiebreak. I wish I could have watched the whole thing.Last year, Sharapova had to tangle with Safarova, too, in the second round, and that also went three sets, with…
  • Czech Republic and Germany advance to Fed Cup final

    Diane
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:41 pm
    For Italy and Australia, today was just more of yesterday in the Fed Cup semifinals. Petra Kvitova defeated Roberta Vinci (subbing for Sara Errani) in straight sets, clinching her country's spot in the 2014 Fed Cup final. The fourth rubber was skipped and the doubles rubber was played, and the Czech Republic won that, too, with Andrea Hlavackova and Klara Koukalova beating Camila Giorgi and Karin Knapp 6-2, 5-7, 11-9.In Brisbane, Angelique Kerber won the deciding match, defeating Sam Stosur 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 in the third rubber. The doubles rubber was played in that tie, too, and Australia won…
  • Vekic upsets Cibulkova to win Malaysian Open

    Diane
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:39 am
    First it was Cornet when it was "supposed" to be Radwanska, then it was Garcia when it was "supposed" to be Jankovic. And now, just a week later, top seed Dominika Cibulkova is departing from  Kuala Lumpur with the runner-up trophy. 17-year-old Donna Vekic, who has been in a finalist position twice before, won her first WTA title today, and also got her first top 10 win. In today's Malaysian Open final, Vekic defeated Cibnulkova 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 in a 2-hour and 51-minute thriller.When Cibulkova was up 7-5, 5-4, it looked like the match would soon be over, but Vekic then won seven games in a…
  • Vekic reaches her third WTA final

    Diane
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Donna Vekic, who is 17 years old and ranked number 95 in the world, has rather quietly reached her third WTA final. She lost her other two to Irina-Camelia Begu (2012 Tashkent) and Daniela Hantuchova (2013 Birmingham). Tomorrow, she'll go up against top seed Dominika Cibulkova for the Malaysian Open title. The Croatian teenager defeated 2nd seed Zhang Shuai in the semifinals.And speaking of the Malaysian Open, the Pliskova sisters played six rounds between them and hit a total of 59 aces. That number "should" have been higher, but Karolina slipped in her first round and hit only one ace. The…
  • Czech Republic and Germany each one rubber away from Fed Cup final

    Diane
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Andrea Petkovic and Angelique Kerber didn't drop any sets in their Fed Cup wins over Australia today. Petkovic beat Sam Stosur 6-1, 7-6, and Kerber ran over Casey Dellacqua, 6-1, 6-0. It was like that for the Czech Republic, too. Lucie Safarova, continuing her excellent form of late, defeated Sara Errani 6-4, 6-1, then Petra Kvitova took care of Camila Girogi, 6-4, 6-2.Russia, led by Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, now have a 2-0 score against Argentina in the World Group Play-Offs. Spain and Poland are 1-1, with one Radwanska winning and the other (Ula) losing.Canada is 2-0 over the…
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  • Spend Labor Day at the US Open

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

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

    admin
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:38 am
    We made it back to Vermont after two spectacular weeks at the BNP Paribas Open, and let’s just say that the transition has been more than a little bit depressing. After fourteen days of nothing but brilliant sunshine, warm temperatures, and great tennis, the weather here has us in a funk. Human beings just weren’t meant to endure snain. That’s not a made up word, but a word that those of you from the northeast will understand. Snain is the awful the snow/rain combination that makes spring still seem impossibly far away while also destroying hopes of any good skiing. Anyways, I digress,…
  • What Tennis Really Needs: A Return To Inconsistency.

    admin
    28 Feb 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Li Na, and Stanislas Wawrinka. Those are our most recent Slam winners. Let that sink in for a minute. Great players? Absolutely. Front-runners? Far from it. Now, I don’t mean to discredit the bodies of work of these players, specifically Li Na. To say that she had a fighting chance at the title might even have been an understatement, having been runner up in Melbourne twice, and already owning a Grand Slam title. But, when coupling her victory with Wawrinka’s, whose underdog story dwarfs that of David and Goliath, the storyline ventures from improbable to what many all would have thought…
  • There’s Only One Place to be in March: Palm Springs.

    admin
    14 Feb 2014 | 9:52 am
    If you hate sunny, perfect weather, limitless activity options, smiling faces, and world-class food, you can just stop reading now. If you love all these things, and aren’t serious about stepping up your vacation game, read on, and hopefully this verbose gushing about one of my favorite places on earth will motivate you to step it up and book your trip today. I am talking about Palm Springs, California, site of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Unless you are lucky enough to live in a warm, sunny climate year round, you know the feeling that comes with February. Days are short, and…
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    ATP Backspin by Todd Spiker

  • Week 16- The New Swiss Master

    Todd.Spiker
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here. It is 32 days until the French, the same amount of seeds we are going to have. Wawrinka is the best player in the world right now. He has gone 6-0 against the top ten, and has won the last match in his head-to-head with the Big Four. He also leads the points race and has the most titles of anyone this year with three. He has now won his maiden slam, a maiden 1000 and if the draw falls his way [Nadal injured or losing early] he could win his second slam. For those who thought his slam victory was a fluke [not me, he beat Djokovic] this gave solid evidence to the…
  • Week 15- Bon Voyage, Hard Courts

    Todd.Spiker
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here. It is time for us to wave goodbye to America, to hard courts and to the lottery of big titles. We now cross the Atlantic over to Europe, to the clay and to a place where every big title has already been won for all intents and purposes, unless of course they have painted the courts a funny color. Verdasco waved in the change with his first title since April 2010, in which he beat a player who no longer even plays [Barcelona over Soderling], and his first final since July 2013 where he lost to Berlocq in Bastad. After going 0-6 in his past six finals, and 2-8 in ten,…
  • The Cup Before the Clay

    Todd.Spiker
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.This week is like the warm-up. It is like the serves and the gentle rallies before a ball is hit in anger. You're sitting there impatiently with popcorn or nachos or cereal and waiting for the match to begin. I sit here waiting for that clay season to start swinging, to do the twist. Yes, watching them warm up is interesting, but until I see Nadal hit that forehand on that surface the clay court season hasn't started.Before we look at that, though, the Davis Cup continued. Here are some fun numbers:10 - Straight ties the Czechs have won5 - Straight doubles matches…
  • A Quarter For Your Thoughts: 1Q Awards

    Todd.Spiker
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:17 pm
    The ATP season is one quarter over. So, who's three-quarters full?**2014 PLAYERS-OF-THE-1Q**1. Stanislas Wawrinka, SUI...suddenly, Stan really WAS the man in Melbourne. His stunning run to the Australian Open title -- complete with wins over Nadal & Djokovic -- made him the new Swiss #1 and the third-highest ranked player in the world. Sure, his results have been pretty disappointing ever since January. But, really, his 2014 season is already made no matter what happens the rest of the way.2. Novak Djokovic, SRB...his slow start included losses to both Wawrinka and Federer, but he's more than…
  • Wk.13- Novak is No Djoke in Miami

    Todd.Spiker
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.Well, March is behind us. I had to wait for the Davis Cup draw before posting so that is why this is being posted late. So Djokovic won the double (IW & Miami) again after winning both back in 2011. Only Federer has won the double twice and he did it back to back. Djokovic is once more the world's best player, having dispatched an on song Nadal 6-3, 6-3 pretty handily. Is it a coincidence his resurgence occurred when his co-coach Becker went to go and have his hips replaced? I think that Becker is getting a bit of a bad rep actually. Perhaps he is showing Djokovic how…
 
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    The Tennis Times

  • Andrea Hlavackova and the Very Sexy Czech Republic Fed Cup Tennis Team

    The Insider
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    Andrea Hlavackova has posted a very sexy photo of her and the Czech Republic Womans Fed Cup Tennis Team. Your reading: Andrea Hlavackova and the Very Sexy Czech Republic Fed Cup Tennis Team originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Roland Garros and the FFT have announce French Open Rise in Prizemoney by More than $4.1 million – to $34.5 million

    The Insider
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:50 am
    Roland Garros and the FFT have announced that the French Open will rise to more than 25 million euros ($34.5 million) this year, an increase of 3 million euros ($4.1 million) from last year. The men’s and women’s champions will receive 1.65 million euros each, 150,000 euros more than 2013, and losing finalists will receive 825,000 euros, a raise of 75,000 euros. There are also notable increases for losers in the second, third and fourth rounds. Last year, the prize money went up from 18.7 million euros to 22 million euros. The tournament begins on May 25. Your reading: Roland…
  • Pink Haired Caroline Wozniacki Caddies for Rory McIlroy at The Masters 2014

    The Insider
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:18 am
    Pink Haired Caroline Wozniacki Caddies for Rory McIlroy at The Masters 2014. Looking very cute Caroline ???? Your reading: Pink Haired Caroline Wozniacki Caddies for Rory McIlroy at The Masters 2014 originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Andy Murray French Open 2014 Outfit for Paris from Adidas

    The Insider
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    Andy Murray French Open 2014 Outfit for Paris from Adidas Your reading: Andy Murray French Open 2014 Outfit for Paris from Adidas originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Ana Ivanovic 2014 French Open Dress/Outfit

    The Insider
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    Ana Ivanovic 2014 French Open Dress/Outfit. This is what Adidas outfit Ana Ivanovic will be wearing at the French Open. Your reading: Ana Ivanovic 2014 French Open Dress/Outfit originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
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  • Andy Murray becomes emotional after receiving hometown honor

    Tennis Guru
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Andy Murray became emotional after accepting an award from his hometown of Dunblane. The British tennis star, who won the Wimbledon title last year, was given the “freedom of Stirling” by the local council. He was seen trying to control his emotions during the ceremony held at the Dunblane High School. “I think everyone knows [&hellip The post Andy Murray becomes emotional after receiving hometown honor appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • D. Thiem vs S. Giraldo 2014 Barcelona Open Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage

    Tennis Guru
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
    The D. Thiem vs S. Giraldo 2014 Barcelona Open Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage is available here. This ATP 500 tournament takes place from April 21 to 27 at the Real Club de Tennis Barcelona-1899 and will be contested on red claycourts. This ATP 500 event has a total financial commitment of € 2,127,035. World [&hellip The post D. Thiem vs S. Giraldo 2014 Barcelona Open Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • P. Kohlschreiber vs J. Melzer 2014 Barcelona Open Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage

    Tennis Guru
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
    The P. Kohlschreiber vs J. Melzer 2014 Barcelona Open Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage is available here. This ATP 500 tournament takes place from April 21 to 27 at the Real Club de Tennis Barcelona-1899 and will be contested on red claycourts. This ATP 500 event has a total financial commitment of € 2,127,035. World [&hellip The post P. Kohlschreiber vs J. Melzer 2014 Barcelona Open Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • E. Gulbis vs A. Montanes 2014 Barcelona Open Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage

    Tennis Guru
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    The E. Gulbis vs A. Montanes 2014 Barcelona Open Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage is available here. This ATP 500 tournament takes place from April 21 to 27 at the Real Club de Tennis Barcelona-1899 and will be contested on red claycourts. This ATP 500 event has a total financial commitment of € 2,127,035. World [&hellip The post E. Gulbis vs A. Montanes 2014 Barcelona Open Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • I. Cervantes vs T. Gabashvili 2014 Barcelona Open Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage

    Tennis Guru
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The I. Cervantes vs T. Gabashvili 2014 Barcelona Open Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage is available here. This ATP 500 tournament takes place from April 21 to 27 at the Real Club de Tennis Barcelona-1899 and will be contested on red claycourts. This ATP 500 event has a total financial commitment of € 2,127,035. World [&hellip The post I. Cervantes vs T. Gabashvili 2014 Barcelona Open Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage appeared first on Tennis Guru.
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  • Watch Federer vs Djokovic at Montecarlo Semis Online Free Video Streaming

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:26 am
    Watch Federer vs Djokovic at Montecarlo Semis Online Free Video StreamingWatch Live Streaming .... Roger Federer vs Novak Djokvoci at the Montecarlo 2014 semifinal at Bet365 Other sites:Bet365 FROMSPORTATDHE
  • Fernando Verdasco wins US Men's Clay Court Championship

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    Fernando Verdasco wins US Men's Clay Court Championship Fernando Verdasco beat Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-6 (4) to win the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship .Verdasco ended a six-match losing streak in tournament finals. He also reached the doubles final and had been on the court six hours longer than Almagro going into the final."I'm so tired I don't know if I can talk so much," said Verdasco.Almagro had a walkover in the semifinals when Sam Querrey pulled out because of back injury.Almagro reached set point five times against Verdasco's serve in the ninth game of second set, but couldn't…
  • Djokovic looks to maintain edge over rival Nadal

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:11 am
    Djokovic looks to maintain edge over rival Nadal Novak Djokovic looks to continue his recent dominance over archrival Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carlo Masters and boost his confidence as he bids to win his only missing major at the French Open.Monte Carlo is the first of three Masters tournaments played on clay and is followed by Madrid and Rome in May, leading up to the French Open, which starts May 25.Nole narrowly lost to Nadal in a dramatic semifinal last year at Roland Garros, where a clumsy error at the net late in the fifth set curtailed the Serbian player's comeback, and then Nadal…
  • Gasquet out of Monte Carlo Masters

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Gasquet out of Monte Carlo Masters Richard Gasquet withdrew from the Monte Carlo Masters 2014 after failing to shake off a back injury.Gasquet hoped to take part in the tournament after returning to training this week."I only picked up the racket again on Tuesday, very steadily. But I've been in pain since yesterday and today, after 20 minutes of training, I couldn't carry on," Gasquet said on Saturday. "I could hardly even carry my bag. I thought things would be fine after 15 days without doing anything. But no, not at all."His absence means Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, initially facing Ernest Gulbis…
  • Garcia-Lopez wins Grand Prix Hassan II title

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Garcia-Lopez wins Grand Prix Hassan II title Guillermo Garcia-Lopez won his first title in nearly four years after rallying to beat fourth-seeded Marcel Granollers 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 in an all-Spanish final on clay at the Grand Prix Hassan II on Sunday.The previous title for the 30-year-old Garcia-Lopez was on indoor hard courts in Bangkok back in 2010, and he had lost his previous two finals - last year on clay at Bucharest, Romania and on indoor hard courts at St. Petersburg, Russia.Granollers, who was bidding for his fifth career title, dropped his serve five times and was less consistent. The…
 
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    Tennis Fixation

  • How And Why To Make Fruit Infused Waters

    Kim
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Staying hydrated on the tennis court is so important. Proper hydration keeps you energetic and healthy. And when you’re energetic and healthy, you may have that little extra edge over your opponent that will help you win the match.But the truth is . . . water can be just a little boring.  And sports drinks are often calorie-laden sugar bombs.  So this recipe for “fruit-infused waters” is just the kind of thing to pique my interest.  These fruity waters are great-tasting, nutritious and pretty much calorie-free.  And, bonus, they’re so cute looking!Making fruit…
  • 5 Steps To A Better Tennis Volley – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 37

    Kim
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    You can quickly and easily improve your volley by making sure you’re doing just a few simple things.  In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, you’ll learn the five steps you can take right now to get a better volley.  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:A lot of people make the volley a much harder shot than it should be. By applying a few very simple, easy to understand steps, you can ensure that the…
  • What’s The Rule On Reaching Over The Tennis Net? Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 36

    Kim
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:33 pm
    In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, I’m going to explain one of the weird rules of tennis that probably gets violated more often than you realize. It’s the rule on reaching over the net. You can listen to this episode by clicking on the gray 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 AND TRANSCRIPT:If you’re going to put a lot of time, effort and money into playing tennis, you should also put some time and effort into learning the rules of tennis. I’m a…
  • Tennis Fashion Fix: Martina Hingis & Tonic & Me

    Kim
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:23 am
    One of the great things about my complete fixation with tennis is how many tennis pros I’ve gotten to meet. They are almost always super nice and completely accessible. And Martina Hingis is both of these things.This week, I was lucky enough to meet her at an event held at Tennis Express featuring a new line of tennis wear that Martina wears and helped design for fitness apparel manufacturer Tonic. If you’re not familiar with Tonic, I wasn’t either. They’re based in Canada and, up to now, had been putting out some fairly beautiful yoga wear.  But Martina approached…
  • How To Get Laser Focus On The Tennis Court – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 35

    Kim
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:02 pm
    In this episode, I’ll focus on just what you need to get “laser” focus on court during your tennis matches.  You can listen to this episode by clicking on the gray 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:In this week’s episode, I give you my best tips for building up your mental strength by getting laser focused on the tennis court. Listen in and learn how to:1. Be aware – gain an awareness of exactly what is happening on your course and…
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    Miami Tennis News.com

  • Djokovic downs Nadal for fourth Sony Open title in Miami

    MiamiTennisNews.com
    30 Mar 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Miami, Ricky Dimon The fourth time was not the charm for Rafael Nadal. Novak Djokovic, on the other hand, made his fourth time look easy. Djokovic captured his fourth title at the Sony Open Tennis tournament and dropped Nadal to 0-4 for his career in Miami finals with a 6-3, 6-3 rout on Sunday afternoon. The Serb saved the only break point he faced the entire way in the very first game of the match before cruising in one hour and 23 minutes. After missing his chance at 30-40 in the opening game, Nadal was rarely competitive. He dropped serve at 2-3 in the first set and Djokovic was off to…
  • Serena captures a record-setting seventh Sony Open title

    MiamiTennisNews.com
    29 Mar 2014 | 3:31 pm
    (March 29, 2014) Serena Williams came back from a 2-5 deficit in the first set to win 11 of the next 12 game to close out Li Na 7-5, 6-1 to claim a record-setting seventh Sony Open title on Saturday. This marks Williams’ 59th title of her career, 14 more than any other currently active player on the WTA Tour and the seventh most in history. Williams came out sluggish in the first set going down two breaks to Li to trail 2-5. Li served for the set twice and had one set point which Williams overcame. “I don’t think I was play(ing) bad,” Li said. “Maybe she just start a little bit…
  • Nadal overcomes Raonic, joins Berdych in Sony Open semifinals

    MiamiTennisNews.com
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:54 am
    Miami, Ricky Dimon Rafael Nadal passed his first real test of the Sony Open Tennis tournament with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Milos Raonic during semifinal action on Thursday night. Nadal held his last nine service games and won 20 of 24 service points in the third set before advancing in two hours and 35 minutes. Raonic had never taken a set off Nadal in four previous meetings and the underdog was going up against an opponent who had dropped a mere nine games in his first three Miami matches. Still, Raonic showed plenty of belief. The 6’5” Canadian saved all three of the break…
  • Serena Williams, Li Na advance to the 2014 Sony Open Final

    MiamiTennisNews.com
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the Sony Open final. For the 17-time major winner, it was her 15th straight win over the Russian improving her record overall to 16-2. The American had to rally from deficits in each set during her semifinal match – 1-4 in the first set and 0-2 in the second. “I wasn’t playing my best,” Williams said. “I knew if I wanted to stay in the tournament and make another final, I just had to play better.” “I started off really well, and I was up in a lot of the games and didn’t win them…
  • Controversy, drama result in Djokovic vs. Nishikori semifinal at Sony Open

    MiamiTennisNews.com
    27 Mar 2014 | 5:44 am
    Miami, Ricky Dimon After a wild Wednesday at the Sony Open Tennis tournament in Miami, the first men’s singles semifinal is set. It will not be a rematch of the Indian Wells final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. Instead, Djokovic will be going up against Kei Nishikori. Djokovic beat Andy Murray 7-5, 6-3 before Nishikori upset Federer 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. Despite the straightforward scoreline compared to that of the nightcap, even Djokovic’s quarterfinal win was not without some dramatic moments. With Murray serving at 5-5 in the first set, Djokovic appeared to reach over the…
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    The British Pathé Archive Blog

  • British Pathé releases 85,000 films on YouTube

    The British Pathé Archive
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:42 am
    Newsreel archive British Pathé has uploaded its entire collection of 85,000 historic films, in high resolution, to its YouTube channel. This unprecedented release of vintage news reports and cinemagazines is part of a drive to make the archive more accessible to viewers all over the world. “Our hope is that everyone, everywhere who has a computer will see these films and enjoy them,” says Alastair White, General Manager of British Pathé. “This archive is a treasure trove unrivalled in historical and cultural significance that should never be forgotten. Uploading the films to YouTube…
  • British Pathé presents: WW1 – The Definitive Collection

    The British Pathé Archive
    18 Feb 2014 | 8:51 am
    August 2014 marks one hundred years since the start of World War One. To commemorate this landmark occasion, British Pathé has launched a definitive collection of WW1 films. British Pathé holds one of the finest and most comprehensive First World War film archives in the world. There’s footage of trench warfare, zeppelin raids, battleships at sea, U-boats, protests, wartime propaganda, and countless other interesting subjects. The collection has been organised by topic, event and protagonist, and for the first time presented on a single navigable page. You can explore the…
  • Holocaust Memorial Day

    The British Pathé Archive
    27 Jan 2014 | 2:26 am
    “Germany’s crimes are no longer hidden from sight. At last the eyes of the world are opened. We believe it our duty to screen these pictures as a warning to future generations…” – Pathé News, 30 April 1945. International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed on 27th January every year. This British Pathé newsreel from 1945 was screened in the cinemas at the time. It exposed to the British public the true horrors of some of the atrocities that had been taking place in concentration camps. View Film (distressing): ATROCITIES www.britishpathe.com Tagged: British…
  • The Railway Man

    The British Pathé Archive
    10 Jan 2014 | 3:34 am
    “The Railway Man” is a new feature film starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. It follows the true story of Eric Lomax, a POW forced to build the Thai/Burma railway during WW2. British Pathé has coverage of that railway and of other events from the life of Firth’s character. There is a film from 1945 of the railway itself, known as the “Railway of Death”, which was not used in any newsreels, and is sadly silent, but is nevertheless interesting to watch (the film can be viewed here). Lomax was forced to build the railway after leaving Changi Prison, for which…
  • Lady Mary Heath, Pioneer

    The British Pathé Archive
    5 Jan 2014 | 3:20 am
    On 31st December, Tracey Curtis-Taylor completed a mammoth solo flight from Cape Town to Goodwood in Britain. She had been expected earlier in the month, but bad weather hindered her progress. It was a terrific achievement that did not receive as much press coverage as it deserved. Curtis-Taylor was recreating Lady Mary Heath’s historic flight in 1928. British Pathé covered that journey and you can view the original newsreel here. Lady Heath was a pioneering aviator and she was also filmed preparing to leave for a flying tour of America (also 1928) and regaining her pilot’s licence…
 
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    OnCourt Advantage - Tennis: Live it, Learn it, Love it!

  • Monte Carlo Tennis 2014 [Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters]

    OnCourt Advantage
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:27 pm
    The 2014 Monte-Carlo Open is the 108th edition of this men’s ATP Tour Masters 1000 category tournament. Monte-Carlo isofficially named the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters due to title sponsor naming rights and is the first men’s major tournament of the clay court season each year. Monte-Carlo runs from the first day of the men’s qualifying event on Saturday 12 April through to the Men’s Singles Final on Sunday 20 April. The 2013 men’s singles champion was No.1 seed Novak Djokovic who defeated No.3 seed Rafael Nadal in the final 6-1, 7-6 [7-1] to win his first Monte-Carlo…
  • Australian Open 2014 Ranking Points: Men

    OnCourt Advantage
    2 Jan 2014 | 7:59 am
    The 2014 Australian Open men’s singles event provides a great opportunity for players to achieve three of the top handful of most coveted goals in men’s tennis: winning a Grand Slam title, earning more ranking points towards qualifying for the year-end ATP World Tour Finals in London and achieving a career-high ranking. The four Grand Slam tournaments offer the highest number of ranking points possible out of all the tournaments throughout the year. Interestingly, the 2,000 points a Grand Slam champion earns for winning the title was well over half the total number of points that were…
  • New Sponsors Stepping Onto Court

    OnCourt Advantage
    5 Dec 2013 | 8:51 am
    A typical Grand Slam tennis match is no longer just about the stroke and bounce, it’s also about branding. The last decade has been dominated with clothing proudly displaying swooshes (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams) and three striped sleeves (Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Caroline Wozniacki) as well as the odd double diamond. It’s been fairly predictable until now. There’s a new goup of fashion and lifestyle brands jumping onto court and they’re putting big money behind the players. It was a bit of a surprise when Novak Djokovic signed with Japanese fast-fashion…
  • Li Na – The Purpose behind the Smile

    OnCourt Advantage
    26 Nov 2013 | 7:50 am
    At first glance, Andy Murray and Li Na may appear to have little in common. While they both play tennis and sit within the upper echelons of their sport, for example, they are also separated by vast geographical and cultural differences that are inescapable. Despite this, however, there is one other thing that unites them, as they both carry the hopes of an entire nation on their shoulders every time they step out onto the court. This is a great challenge with both players winning a Grand Slam title and in the case of Murray – two. Li Na: Bridging the Gap between Western and Eastern…
  • Australian Open 2014 Tennis Shop

    OnCourt Advantage
    22 Nov 2013 | 8:14 am
    With Christmas just over a month away now is the time to get your discount sporting goods and Australian Open 2014 souvenirs and presents. The Australian Open tennis shop has his and hers covered plus for children with all the merchandise that you could possibly want. A list of the official merchandise is below. Pictured is the very popular Australian Open 2014 official men’s player towel, definitely a must for the collection. I certainly snaffled a the French Open men’s player towel not long after entering the grounds at Roland Garros this year! Australian Open 2014 merchandise:…
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    Everyball Tennis

  • Easter best wishes and summer term with Everyball

    Everyball Tennis
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:11 pm
    So, Easter comes to an end and the great summer tennis season begins in earnest.  Monte Carlo saw an all Swiss final today and Stan the Man has set himself up as a real threat for the French Open.  Could he arrive at Wimbledon half-way to a Grand Slam?  I suspect Rafa will have something to say about that, but with Djokovic injured and Murray not so much in contention on the clay and facing his own challenges coming back after injury and his amazing Olympic and Wimbledon year of 2013, the game is opening up on the men's side.  On the women's, Romanian Simona Halep has crept quietly up to…
  • Alex Hildreth has successful week with tourney wins at Goring and Bradfield

    Everyball Tennis
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    Well done Everyball player Alex Hildreth who picked up two tourney wins over the Easter period at Goring and Bradfield. Hard work is paying off Alex, good to see you down at the club giving the wall a good work-out in preparation when no hit/lesson could be found.  That's P.R.I.D.E in action - Personal Responsibility In Developing Excellence, one of Everyball's core values.
  • Rickmansworth happy hunting grounds for Everyball players

    Everyball Tennis
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:38 am
    Scarlett Hutchinson won the LTA Grade 3 12&U Singles at Rickmansworth yesterday, and then teamed up with training partner Indu Rangunather to win the 14&U Girls doubles.  Well done both!Happy Easter to all players, parents, coaches and club members from us at Everyball, and good luck to those players competing over the weekend.
  • Tickld Mobile - English Isn't As Easy As You Think. This Guy Nails It.

    Everyball Tennis
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Perhaps some relevance to tennis somewhere in this but more for you Guti (our Spanish Master Jedi coach who is also doing a fab job of wrestling with the English language!) http://m.tickld.com/x/english-isnt-as-easy-as-you-think
  • Holly and Sophie progress in Nottingham

    Everyball Tennis
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:49 am
    Great job to Everyball Players Holly Hutchinson and Sophie Drakeford-Lewis who both progressed this morning into the 1/4 finals of the Nike Junior International Nottingham (ITF Grade 4 Event). Holly beat Lauren Deegan (IRL) 6-4 6-2  whilst Sophie overcame  conqueror of second seed Eden Richardson Nina Kruiguer (NED) 7-5 6-0. Keep up the great work girls!
 
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  • Tiafoe and Bellis win 2014 ASICS Easter Bowl 18s Singles in Indian Wells

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Almost every American tennis great has played in the Easter Bowl including: Sampras, Agassi, McEnroe, Connors, Davenport, Capriati, Austin, Roddick, Ginepri and Querrey and current Top 100 players John Isner, Ryan Harrison, Christina McHale and...
  • San Diego Aviators announce 2014 season schedule

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    Mylan World TeamTennis returns to ‘America’s Finest City’ in the form of the San Diego Aviators this July at the Valley View Casino Center, formerly the San Diego Sports Arena. In its inaugural season, the Aviators...
  • National Wounded Warriors Training Camp set for May 20-23 at Balboa in San Diego

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    The third annual National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp is scheduled to take place May 20-23, 2014 at the Balboa Tennis Club located at 2221 Morley Field Dr, San Diego, CA 92104. A fundraising effort is underway to assist Wounded...
  • Two NorCal girls win singles titles at big USTA junior event in Carson

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    Alaina Miller (Saratoga) wins the 16s Singles title and CiCi Bellis wins 18s Singles title at the 2014 USTA International Spring Championships at the StubHub Center in Carson.16s SinglesFifteen-year-old Alaina Miller of Saratoga, Calif., the No....
  • World's top junior tennis players competing in Los Angeles

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    28 Mar 2014 | 9:13 am
    The annual USTA International Spring Championships will showcase some of world’s top juniors in Carson. Beginning Monday, the top-10 world ranked American Tiafoe and Southern California's Smith and Fritz will vie for the top prize...
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    peRFect Tennis

  • Wawrinka Defeats Federer to Win Monte Carlo

    Jonathan
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:12 am
    Not the fairytale end Fed fans wanted as Wawrinka cemented his place as the Swiss Number 1 with a convincing 4-6 7-6(5) 6-2 victory at the Monte Carlo Masters. I expected Fed to win this one comfortably but in a subdued final he made too many errors and looked flat throughout. Stan took full advantage ...The post Wawrinka Defeats Federer to Win Monte Carlo appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Sets Up All Swiss Final in Monte Carlo

    Jonathan
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    Boom! Big win here for the GOAT as he took down Djokovic 7-5 6-2 to setup an all Swiss Final in Monte Carlo. I wasn’t sure what to expect going in and even though Djokovic faded badly in the second set with some sort of wrist injury he lost to the better player on the ...The post Federer Sets Up All Swiss Final in Monte Carlo appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Wins 950th Career Match; Defeats Tsonga in Monte Carlo

    Jonathan
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Big test of Federer’s resolve here as he came from a set to defeat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2-6, 7-6(6), 6-1 to make the semi finals in Monte Carlo. For a while out there it looked like a French Open 2013 flashback but Roger hung tough, didn’t get too frustrated with missed chances and eventually served his ...The post Federer Wins 950th Career Match; Defeats Tsonga in Monte Carlo appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Rallies Past Rosol into Monte Carlo Quarter Final

    Jonathan
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    Another day in Monte Carlo and another sub 60 minute match for the GOAT as he saw off Lukas Rosol 6-4 6-1 in 57 minutes. It wasn’t as clinical as the performance against Stepanek but once Federer got into the groove midway through the first set he pulled away; winning 91 per cent of his ...The post Federer Rallies Past Rosol into Monte Carlo Quarter Final appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Makes Blistering Start in Monte Carlo

    Jonathan
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    We’re underway in Monte Carlo and Roger got off to a blistering start defeating Radek Stepanek 6-1 6-2 in just 51 minutes. It was cold, breezy and Federer’s first match on clay since Gstaad last year but he was in fine fettle from the first point right through to the last. The Swiss converted all ...The post Federer Makes Blistering Start in Monte Carlo appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
 
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    Tennis Grandstand

  • Rick Macci On His First Meeting Richard, Venus and Serena Williams

    Walker
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    Rick Macci has been dubbed “the coach of prodigies” by Hall of Fame journalist and personality Bud Collins. His reputation as such started when he worked with a pre-teen Jennifer Capriati in the 1980s, but it was burnished when he worked with Venus and Serena Williams when the future legends were only 9 and 10 years old. In his new book “Macci Magic: Extracting Greatness From Yourself And Others” ($19.95, New Chapter Press, available here on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1937559254/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_vfRvtb1P14M50T4C ), Macci describes his incredible first ever meeting with…
  • “Andy Murray: Wimbledon Champion: The Full Extraordinary Story” A Fascinating And Revealing Biography

    Walker
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:56 am
    “Andy Murray: Wimbledon Champion: The Full Extraordinary Story,” the new book documenting the life of Andy Murray and his history-making championship at Wimbledon in 2013, is now available in paperback in the United States. “Andy Murray: Wimbledon Champion,” written by veteran tennis journalist Mark Hodgkinson and available here on Amazon.com: http://m1e.net/c?96279190-0uRWdMinyv5kE%4090388149-CE1I3gVtSfFB2 and wherever books are sold in the United States for $19.95, is a fascinating and revealing biography of Murray, who last summer became the first British man in 77 years…
  • Numbers Don’t Lie…Or Do They?

    Walker
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    by Thaddeus McCarthy   When we talk about the greatest rivalry in tennis history (GROAT), men and women, experts are often unanimous in their verdict. Everyone points out that it is of course Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. Surely with 80 clashes and yet an only slim 43-37 favour for Martina, then this rivalry has the numbers to back it up. Considering that the next largest rivalry in the women’s game is only 43, and the longest in men’s is 39, then surely their needn’t be any more proof that the Evert/Navratilova is and was the greatest. Similarly we could say the same thing…
  • Elina Svitolina A Rising Star In Women’s Tennis

    Walker
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Elina Svitolina is one of the bright young stars in women’s tennis today and has secured her position as the WTA’s highest ranked teenager in the world. Svitolina, 19, made her top 100 debut in February last year, and ranks No. 35 after the Family Circle Cup where she registered an upset of Sloane Stephens. Svitolina has also beaten Roberta Vinci at the Open GDF Suez in Paris and WTA’s 2013 newcomer of the year, Eugenie Bouchard at the Sony Open in Miami. Svitolina emerged as one to watch when she won the 2010 Roland Garros girls’ event at just 15 years old, followed by the 2013…
  • Bobby Riggs Back In Spotlight

    Walker
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    By Connor Flynn Interesting news that broke recently from tennis and entertainment is that Will Ferrell has signed on to play Bobby Riggs in a new movie adaptation of the “Battle of the Sexes.” Besides his epic, society-changing match with Billie Jean King, Riggs is best known for famously betting on himself in win singles, doubles and mixed titles at Wimbledon in 1939. He was the most infamous gambler in tennis history,  although, on the shadier side of betting, he was allegedly to have thrown his match with King to relieve debts to mobsters, as ESPN reported here:…
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  • Aegon Championships – Tsonga & Dimitrov Join Andy Murray In Draw & Judy Murray Joins “RALLY FOR BALLY”

    Staff
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:24 pm
    AEGON CHAMPIONSHIPS The Queen's Club 9th-15th June, 2014     Tsonga and Dimitrov Commit To Aegon Championships, Target Grass Court Glory   The 2011 runner-up Jo Wilfried Tsonga and the youngest player ranked inside the world’s Top 20, Grigor Dimitrov, have both committed to play in the Aegon Championships, 9-15 June.   Tsonga, who nearly beat Andy Murray in a memorable Monday final three years ago, and 22-year-old Dimitrov, the World No.16, will join defending champion Murray, World No.6 Tomas Berdych, and in-form Alex Dolgopolov at The Queen’s Club.   Tsonga…
  • The Lost Ojai Trophy

    Staff
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:54 pm
    We at 10Balls.com pride ourselves at being “Guardians of the Game.” We look after the sport and want to see it continue to grow and thrive. When we found the 1938 Ojai trophy on Ebay back in December, we purchased it and sent it up to Ojai PR Director Steve Pratt, who then did the research to find Joe Hunt, a grand nephew of the tennis Hall of Famer and former US Nationals champion.        The story received national attention this morning and was on the front page of three newspapers: the USA Today, Ventura County Star and Ojai Valley News. Check out Doug Robson’s great USA Today…
  • Kvitova beaten in 1st major upset at Stuttgart (Yahoo Sports)

    Wire Services
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:41 pm
    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- Alisa Kleybanova defeated third-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-2, 7-6 (3) to provide the first major upset at the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday.
  • Bucharest defending champ Rosol reaches quarters (Yahoo Sports)

    Wire Services
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:04 pm
    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Defending champion Lukas Rosol reached the Nastase Tiriac Trophy quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over eighth-seeded Jarkko Nieminen of Finland on Wednesday.
  • Hantuchova, Peng reach quarters in Morocco (Yahoo Sports)

    Wire Services
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am
    MARRAKESH, Morocco (AP) -- Top-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia beat last year's runner-up Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix SAR.
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    The Changeover

  • Break Points: David Ferrer Crashes Out of Barcelona

    Changeover Writing Staff
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Notable Results Barcelona R2: Santiago Giraldo d. [3]Fabio Fognini 6-0, 4-0 (ret.) Barcelona R2: Teymuraz Gabashvili d. [2] David Ferrer 6-4, 6-2 Barcelona R2: Andrey Golubev d. [16] Benoit Paire 6-4, 5-2 (ret.) Stuttgart R1: [9] Ana Ivanovic d. Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-3 Stuttgart R1: [6] Maria Sharapova d. Lucie Safarova 7-6, 6-7, 7-6 Stuttgart R2: Alisa Kleybanova d. [3] Petra Kvitova 6-2, 7-6 Marrakech R1: Beatriz Garcia Vidagany d. [8] Francesca Schiavone 6-3, 6-2 News and Links: Andy Murray received a civic honor in Dunblane, and became emotional during his speech. Gabashvili had the upset…
  • Margin of Error Podcast Episode 12: Monte-Carlo and the Start of Clay Season

    Changeover Writing Staff
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Amy and Jeff talk about Monte-Carlo, Wawrinka, Djokovic, Nadal, Fed Cup, Aga, Cibulkova, Barcelona, Stuttgart, and Halep. They also take an early look at the women’s Roland Garros field. Click here to listen. You can subscribe to the Margin of Error podcast on iTunes here. Like what you hear? Please leave us a review in the iTunes store so that others are more likely to find us. Thanks for listening. The post Margin of Error Podcast Episode 12: Monte-Carlo and the Start of Clay Season appeared first on The Changeover.
  • Break Points: Cibulkova and Wozniacki Withdraw from Stuttgart

    Changeover Writing Staff
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Notable Results: Monte-Carlo F: Stan Wawrinka d. Roger Federer, 4-6,7-6(5), 6-2 Kuala Lumpur F: Donna Vekic d. Dominika Cibulkova, 5-7, 7-5, 7-6(4) Barcelona R1: Teymuraz Gabashvili d. Michael Przysiezny, 6-3, 6-4 Barcelona R1: Dominic Thiem d. Radek Stepanek, 6-4, 6-4 Bucharest R1: Jiri Vesely d. Jeremy Chardy, 7-6(3), 6-0 News and Analysis: Dominika Cibulkova (achilles) and Caroline Wozniacki (left wrist) are out of Stuttgart, giving spots to lucky losers Mona Barthel and Johanna Konta (who lost in the first round already). Laura Robson will miss Roland Garros and Wimbledon after having…
  • Break Points: Players Make Fun of Berdych’s H&M Outfits in Monte-Carlo

    Changeover Writing Staff
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Notable Results: Monte-Carlo SF: Roger Federer d. Novak Djokovic, 7-5, 6-2 Monte-Carlo SF: Stan Wawrinka d. David Ferrer, 6-1, 7-6(3) Monte-Carlo QF: David Ferrer d. Rafael Nadal, 7-6(1), 6-4 Kuala Lumpur SF: Dominika Cibulkova d. Karolina Pliskova, 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-3 Kuala Lumpur SF: Donna Vekic d. Shuai Zheng, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 News and Analysis: Roger Federer was amazed at his own shank in his quarterfinal against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Lindsay discussed the tennis season in a two-part roundtable for SI’s tennis blog. Here’s part one and part two. Tomas Berdych’s ugly H&M…
  • VIDEO: Federer Yells “Whoa” After Shank

    Amy
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    Roger Federer was amazed by his own shank in his Monte-Carlo quarterfinal against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: The post VIDEO: Federer Yells “Whoa” After Shank appeared first on The Changeover.
 
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    AFRICAN TENNIS

  • Ghana Hosts McDan Open Tennis

    Ashley
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:40 pm
    The first ever McDan Open Tennis tournament started on Tuesday, April 22. Over 100 players are competing at this five-day event that ends on Saturday, April 26th at the Accra Stadium Tennis Courts in Ghana. The open is a Ghana Tennis Federation ranking tournament and is sponsored by McDan Shipping Company Limited with support from Rush […]The post Ghana Hosts McDan Open Tennis appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Nigeria Hosts Warri Tennis Clinic For School Kids

    Ashley
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Over 300 Nigerian school children took part in the Warri tennis clinic. The clinic was hosted at the Shell Club in Ogunnu, Nigeria and was organized by Iso-Black Concept. It ended on Saturday, April 19th. Children from various schools competed in the youth development exercise meant to teach them basic techniques about tennis. The Chairman of […]The post Nigeria Hosts Warri Tennis Clinic For School Kids appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Wilson Tennis To Host Wilson R100 000 Challenge

    Ashley
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Wilson Tennis has announced that it will host the Wilson R100 000 Challenge Open again this year after the success of the inaugural tournament last year. The Wilson R100 ooo Challenge will take place from May 15-18 and 23-25 at the German Country club in Johannesburg, South Africa. The tourney will be contested over two weekends. […]The post Wilson Tennis To Host Wilson R100 000 Challenge appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Zimbabwean Rising Tennis Star In Need Of Funding

    Ashley
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Zimbabwean rising tennis star, Tariro Tasha Dembo, feels it’s time to take her game to the next level but there’s one huge problem: she doesn’t have the resources to do so. Dembo is ranked third in the country’s Under-18 category and has won several trophies at her country’s premiere tournaments. “I have participated in various […]The post Zimbabwean Rising Tennis Star In Need Of Funding appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • South African Fed Cup Team Ready For Next Week’s Tie

    Ashley
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:47 pm
    South African Fed Cup team is ready for their Europe/Africa Group tie. The tie will be contested by eight nations in Siauliai, Lithuania next week from April 16-19th. The South African coach, Earl Grainger, is convinced his team has the goods to win the tie, which will get them into the Group I zone. “I’ve got […]The post South African Fed Cup Team Ready For Next Week’s Tie appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
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