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  • Live Stream: Nishikori vs Djokovic Paris Masters 2014 Tennis

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    31 Oct 2014 | 8:14 pm
    The Live Stream: Nishikori vs Djokovic Paris Masters 2014 Tennis is available here. This ATP Masters 1000 event takes place from October 27 to November 2, 2014 at the Palais Omnisports in Bercy. The Paris Masters 2014 has a total financial commitment of € 3,452,415. World number one Novak Djokovic will be competing for the first time since he became a father. The Serbian defeated David Ferrer in last year's final. Meanwhile, Roger Federer, ranked number two in the world is seeking his second title in this event and strengthen his bid to end the season as the world number one. Third-ranked…
  • The Best Backhands of All-Time

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

    Articles by Peter Bodo
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    In a few weeks’ time at the Davis Cup final, in Lille, the French will be cheering against Roger Federer—at least if Gilles Simon gets his way. Today, however, the Swiss star remained their hero. A fallen hero, it turned out, as he was beaten—although “brutalized” might be a better word—in the Paris Masters quarterfinals by No. 7 seed Milos Raonic. The 23-year-old Canadian rained down 22 aces, an average of nearly two a game, in a tight 7-6 (5), 7-5 match that flew by in a mere hour and 33 minutes, or roughly the same amount of time it takes Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic to…
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  • Stars-Wild Preview

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    31 Oct 2014 | 10:57 pm
    The Minnesota Wild may be the last remaining team in the league without a power-play goal, but they're not having any problems scoring in other scenarios lately....
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    Articles by Peter Bodo

  • More Than a Serve

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    In a few weeks’ time at the Davis Cup final, in Lille, the French will be cheering against Roger Federer—at least if Gilles Simon gets his way. Today, however, the Swiss star remained their hero. A fallen hero, it turned out, as he was beaten—although “brutalized” might be a better word—in the Paris Masters quarterfinals by No. 7 seed Milos Raonic. The 23-year-old Canadian rained down 22 aces, an average of nearly two a game, in a tight 7-6 (5), 7-5 match that flew by in a mere hour and 33 minutes, or roughly the same amount of time it takes Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic to…
  • Autumn Death March

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    Immediately after Andy Murray wrapped up an impressive 6-3, 6-3 win over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters today, the familiar marker was thrust into the Scot’s hand so that he might perform a trick that by now has become a tedious cliché: Writing his name or some message on the lens of a courtside camera. Murray signed his name and added: Bad Year! He was being ironic. For Murray’s win today secured his place in the upcoming ATP World Tour Finals, which begin in London on November 9. The achievement brings to an end an autumnal death march during which Murray, who was ranked outside…
  • The Bouchard Blues

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

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

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

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:57 pm
    The Minnesota Wild may be the last remaining team in the league without a power-play goal, but they're not having any problems scoring in other scenarios lately....
  • Raonic downs Federer at Paris Masters

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Milos Raonic beat Roger Federer at the Paris Masters for the first time, keeping his ATP Finals hopes alive.
  • Heat-76ers Preview

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Chris Bosh backed up his blockbuster contract with a monster performance to kick off the Miami Heat's post-LeBron James era....
  • NBA Capsules

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:42 pm
    CHICAGO (AP) LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in overtime on Friday night....
  • Griffin scores 39, Clippers beat Lakers 118-111

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    LOS ANGELES (AP) Blake Griffin scored 39 points and went 11 for 12 from the free throw line, powering the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 118-111 victory over the winless Lakers in the first meeting of the season between the Staples Center co-tenants....
 
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  • Raonic downs Federer at Paris Masters (Yahoo Sports)

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Milos Raonic perfectly timed his maiden win over Roger Federer. The seventh-seeded Raonic, who had never beaten the 17-Grand Slam champion in six previous meetings, hit 21 aces and lost only 15 points on his serve to complete a 7-6 (5), 7-5 win to reach the semifinals of the Paris Masters on Friday. It was a must-win match for the big-serving Canadian, who kept alive his chances of qualifying for the ATP Finals after finding his best tennis at the right time, before Kei Nishikori sent him to the year-end tournament in London with a hard-fought win over David Ferrer in the final quarterfinal.
  • Suarez Navarro beats Pironkova, advances to semis (Yahoo Sports)

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Carla Suarez Navarro advanced to the semifinals of the season-ending Tournament of Champions by beating Tsvetana Pironkova 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Friday. Home favorite Pironkova tried hard but failed to convert two set points at 6-5 in the tiebreaker. Suarez Navarro took a quick 5-0 lead in the second set and allowed Pironkova just one game before clinching the set and her required victory. ''I knew, for sure, it would be tough here because the players are strong and whoever I play in the semifinals it will be difficult, but I'm ready,'' Suarez Navarro said.
  • ATP tournament in Duesseldorf cut from schedule (Yahoo Sports)

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) -- The ATP tournament in Duesseldorf has been canceled due to lack of funding.
  • Murray clinches ATP finals berth in Paris (Yahoo Sports)

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Andy Murray clinched a spot in the ATP Finals on Thursday after beating Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets at the Paris Masters and then sent a message to his critics by scribbling ''bad year'' on a courtside television camera. Following a tumultuous year that saw him change coach and recover from a serious back injury, Murray booked his spot at the season-ending tournament in London by reaching the quarterfinals at the Palais Omnisports with a 6-3, 6-3 win over No. 9 seed Dimitrov. I don't tend to do that often, but, look, it's been a hard year, a tough year, but it hasn't been a bad year.''…
  • Muguruza beats Pennetta at Tournament of Champions (Yahoo Sports)

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Garbine Muguruza moved a step closer to the semifinals by beating favorite Flavia Pennetta of Italy 0-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the group stage at the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions on Thursday. ''I went to the court really nervous,'' Muguruza said adding that she had picked ''the wrong strategy'' against Pennetta. ''I had to change something, and then my coach gave me some advice that worked.'' Muguruza will wrap up her round robin schedule on Friday against Alize Cornet of France who stayed alive in her bid for a semifinal spot by defeating top-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-1, 6-4.
 
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  • Andy Murray Saves Five Match Points to Win Valencia Open

    Tennis Panorama News
    26 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
      By Florian Heer (October 26, 2014) VALENCIA – On Sunday, the 32-man draw at the City of Arts and Science in Valencia was whittled down to just two players when third-seed Andy Murray took on Tommy Robredo in a repeat of last month’s Shenzhen final. Back then, Murray saved five match points en route to his first title in 15 months and same would happen in Sunday’s final in Valencia. In a sublime encounter with spectacular rallies, great emotions and brilliant atmosphere, the Brit emerged victorious winning 3-6, 7-6(7), 7-6(8) after three hours and 20 minutes. Both players…
  • Roger Federer Wins Sixth Basel Title

    Tennis Panorama News
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    (October 26, 2014) Roger Federer captured his sixth hometown title in Basel within eight years defeating David Goffin for the Swiss Indoors title 6-2, 6-2 in 52 minutes on Sunday. “I didn’t expect this kind of result but clearly I’ll take it, it’s great,” said the champion. “It’s indoors tennis, sometimes you just blow a guy out of the court and I’m happy it was me today doing that.”   “I’m very pleased how well I’m playing,” Federer added “It was a great final, I think I played really well. I’m…
  • Serena Williams Three-Peats at WTA Finals

    Tennis Panorama News
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    (October 26, 2014) Serena Williams avenged a round-robin stage loss to Simona Halep and gave the Romanian a dose of her own medicine, as the American claimed her third straight WTA Finals championship on Sunday routing the fourth seed 6-3, 6-0. Just four days ago Halep demolished Williams during the group stage 6-0, 6-2. The 33-year-old veteran turned the tables on her 23-year-old opponent on Sunday, winning 11 of the last 12 games of the match. For Williams, it’s her fifth year-end championship, which puts her in a tie for second all-time with Steffi Graf, behind Martina’s Navratilova…
  • Murray defeats Ferrer to reach Valencia Final

    Tennis Panorama News
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:56 pm
    By Florian Heer (October 25, 2014) VALENCIA – Top-seed David Ferrer and the tournament’s No. 3 seed Andy Murray met in a blockbuster semi-final at the City of Arts and Science in Valencia on Saturday. Both met for the 15th time and for the third time within the last three weeks. Ferrer defeated Murray in the third round at the ATP Masters 1000 in Shanghai earlier this month before the Brit hit back in the Vienna final last Sunday, extending his head to head lead over the Spaniard to 8-6 before Saturday’s encounter. Ferrer gifted the opening game to the British world No.10 by…
  • Williams, Halep Set Up Rematch at WTA Finals

    Tennis Panorama News
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Stephanie Neppl (October 25, 2014) SINGAPORE – Serena Williams survived, and Simona Halep cruised. The two will face off for the second time at the WTA Finals in Singapore, this time with the title on the line. The semifinals were a complete contrast but they were consistent to the tournament for each player. Williams barely made the semifinals, needing Halep to help keep her in the tournament by winning at least a set in her match yesterday against Ana Ivanovic. Halep, on the other hand, was the first player to qualify and she won her first two matches without dropping a set, including…
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    Women's Tennis Blog

  • Boo it's little Heather Watson!

    Marija
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Her fast-flying tennis balls are scaring people away today, but while her body was still that of a little child Heather Watson sure had methods of protecting herself.  This is the young Brit's Halloween photo from 1999, when she was seven years old. Isn't it awesome? Heather's mother Michelle is to be credited for the face paint.  If you can't sleep after seeing the witchy Heather, here's a super cute version of the talented WTA player with her father Ian, just to help divert your thoughts. And this first day of school photo can help you as well! Happy October…
  • Halep gets red hot Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe

    Marija
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    People’s opinions are divided when it comes to weather Simona Halep should have played tactically and lost to Ana Ivanovic in straight sets during the round robin phase of the WTA Finals, thus knocking Serena Williams out, or played fairly as she did, thus decreasing her chances of lifting the big trophy with the mighty Serena at the other side of the net. My stance is that life is not fair and you should play it smart and stretch the rules where you can to increase your chances of success, just as Serena has strategically saved her body throughout her career. And it was not only about the…
  • Sofia: Pironkova loses to Cibulkova on home soil

    Marija
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    The Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions, i.e. the small WTA Finals, started in Sofia today and home player Tsvetana Pironkova opened up with a loss to Dominika Cibulkova, her seventh straight defeat at the Bulgarian event. Slovakian second seed Cibulkova arrived to Sofia on a four-match losing streak, but managed to extend her perfect record against Pironkova on hardcourts to 7-0, although today's was far from a straightforward win. Cibulkova was down in both sets, in the second set even two breaks down, but eventually triumphed 6-3 7-6(6). Just like at the WTA Finals, players…
  • Black ladies dominate, white ladies stand out in Singapore

    Marija
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    While the season-ending tournament in Singapore was approaching its pinnacle, the WTA's brightest stars gathered at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel for a WTA Year-End Gala Party on Saturday night. For some reason, most players were dressed in black, just look at Agnieszka Radwanska, Marion Bartoli, Caroline Wozniacki, Alla Kudryavtseva, Sara Errani and Elena Vesnina. Eugenie Bouchard was also working an all-black look, plus, she was channeling her inner Angelina Jolie with the leg flash. But in my opinion the best-looking ladies of the night were Ana Ivanovic, glowing in an ombre dress, and…
  • Fashion at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore – Adidas, Nike, Lotto and the Elite Eight

    Marija
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    Women's Tennis Blog is your go-to place when it comes to female tennis fashion, so there's no way we'll skip overviewing what our most elite WTA players were wearing this week at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore. The season-ending Championships are not exactly a tennis Fashion Week, as opposed to Grand Slams where all the brands are competing to attract attention with innovative, high-performance clothing, but the very nature of the WTA Finals and its mind-blowing prize money of $6,500,000 certainly inspire tennis apparel producers to showcase their designs in the best…
 
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  • Brady Reaches Semifinals in New Braunfels $50K; Doubles Champions Townsend and Sanchez Meet in Toronto $50K Semis; Finals Set at Atlanta ITF

    Colette Lewis
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:53 pm
    UCLA sophomore Jennifer Brady has been winning with regularity on the USTA Pro Circuit this fall after deciding not to attend school during that time.  After winning a $25,000 tournament in Redding last month and reaching the quarterfinals of the $50,000 tournament in Las Vegas, Brady has advanced to the semifinals of the $50,000 event in New Braunfels Texas.  The unseeded 19-year-old defeated No. 2 seed Grace Min 7-5, 6-2 today and will play 18-year-old Mayo Hibi of Japan, also unseeded, in the semifinals.  Brady lost in the first round in Macon last week, so she had no points…
  • US Team for Master' U BNP Paribas Competition; Wayne Bryan Gives His Suggestions on USTA Player Development

    Colette Lewis
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:28 pm
    The United States will send another strong team to the annual Master'U BNP Paribas international collegiate competition next month in France, aiming for its fourth consecutive title.  Eight teams from around the world play singles, doubles and mixed doubles in a team competition that begins December 4 in Rennes, France.  Last year the US team of Peter Kobelt, Marcos Giron, Mitchell Frank, Robin Anderson, Lauren Herring and Sabrina Santamaria defeated Russia 7-0 in the final.  The coaches for the 2013 US team--Amanda Augustus of Cal and Greg Patton of Boise State--return again…
  • Orange Bowl Acceptances Include Xu, Bellis, Ostapenko, Bouzkova, Rublev and Kozlov; Harrington and Wagner Top Seeds at USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational

    Colette Lewis
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:33 pm
    The acceptances for the Metropolia Orange Bowl were released today, with the initial girls field an exceptionally strong one. The top three girls in the ITF Junior rankings--Shilin Xu of China, CiCi Bellis and Wimbledon girls champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia--have all entered, as has US Open girls champion Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic. In addition to Bellis, other US girls in the main draw are Raveena Kingsley, Usue Arconada, 2013 Orange Bowl semifinalist Sonya Kenin, Dasha Ivanova, Michaela Gordon, Jessica Ho and Mia Horvit.  Tornado Alicia Black is not entered, although she…
  • Complete Fields Announced for Next Month's USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships; Results of No-Ad Poll

    Colette Lewis
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Virginia's Julia Elbaba, who qualified today in the Texas Challenger, received a wild card into the Indoor ChampionshipsThe complete fields for next week's USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York were released today.  Many of the participants were already known based on the results of the ITA All-American Championships and the USTA/ITA Regional Championships, but there are wild cards and at-large bids added.Men's singles:Harrison Adams, Texas A&M (at large)Axel Alvarez Llamas, Oklahoma (Central regional…
  • Odds and Ends From Everywhere

    Colette Lewis
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:29 pm
    With the big wins by Michael Mmoh and Taylor Fritz yesterday, I didn't get a chance to review some of the other news, with a few additional items surfacing today. So here are some quick links:Elias Ymer, the 18-year-old from Sweden, was once again a Davis Cup hero this past weekend, winning the fifth rubber against Latvia to keep his country in the Europe/Africa Group 1.  Ymer had also won a fifth rubber last fall against Denmark in another relegation playoff. NCAA doubles champion Mikelis Libietis of Tennessee was on the Latvian team, but saw action only in the doubles match, which…
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  • Top of the heap

    Naf
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Before I get into how great Serena Williams is, let's give the WTA a huge big-ups for FINALLY reworking the WTA Championships doubles draw. It's not perfect. "Perfect" is the way the men do it with a round-robin for doubles as well as singles. But it was a giant step for womankind to expand the draw from four to eight teams. See, that right there is a tournament, OK? And how about Sania Mirza and Cara Black bringing home the trophy? What an interesting team -- built basically around Mirza dictating play with her forehand and Black just cleaning up on Aisle Loser. Very impressive stuff. Now,…
  • Farewell, Li Na

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

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

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

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

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
    This week in tennis news brought us video of two intense on-court meltdowns, Simona Halep’s Porshe present and a tennis wedding. Plus, find out the biggest perk of long-distance running from Caroline Wozniacki, and check out Rafael Nadal’s heartwarming calendar photo shoot.
  • Federer Needs Paris Title to Become No. 1 by Week’s End

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will continue their battle for the ATP's No. 1 ranking into the weekend in Paris. Roger Federer needs to win the title at the BNP Paris Masters this week to become world No. 1 by week’s end, but he can only do so if Novak Djokovic fails to reach the final. Here’s how it shapes up: With points from last year’s World Tour Finals and Paris Masters dropping off this week, Djokovic will see 2500 points fall off against only 760 for Federer. Currently Djokovic holds a 11,510 to 9,280 edge over Federer in the rankings, but that edge will be cut…
  • Serena Williams Tabs Simona Halep as Future No. 1

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    After exacting revenge on Halep in Singapore, Serena Williams dumps some high praise on her. Simona Halep reached her first Grand Slam final and climbed to No. 3 in the world after her run to the finals at last week’s WTA Championships at Singapore, but according to Romania’s Mediafax, Serena Williams told the rising Romanian that she’s a future No. 1 after their final. Also Read: Serena's Final Flourish After Difficult 2014 Season “Serena told me on the podium that she wants to take a picture with the future world number one and that her mother was taking the…
  • After a Year Away from Tennis, Tipsarevic Begins to Train

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    Former world No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic has begun the long road back to tennis. Janko Tipsarevic has been out of action since last October, but the former world No. 8, who currently owns zero ATP ranking points, could finally be getting healthy again. He posted the following update on his Instagram page on Tuesday. Been a long time... #2015A video posted by Janko Tipsarevic (@tipsarevicjanko) on Oct 10, 2014 at 12:07pm PDT The 30-year-old Serb, who underwent surgery in May in Frankfurt, had to undergo surgery a second time when a new tumor appeared near the surgical scar on his foot.
  • Video: Fabio Fognini’s 2014 Ends in Totally Fogninian Fashion

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    Fabio Fognini's 2014: It started with high hopes, and ended with yet another tantrum. Fabio Fognini is tennis’s resident bad boy, and he staked his claim one final time as his 2014 concluded with a disappointing loss to world No. 176 Lucas Pouille at the BNP Paris Masters in Paris on Wednesday. Video: Darian King's Bizarre Racquet-Throwing Incident in Charlottesville Ends in DQ Except this time there was something different about Fognini’s on-court shenanigans. This time, umpire Carlos Bernardes, an affable fellow and quality individual by all accounts, gave Fognini a…
 
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  • Ana Ivanovic to Bella magazine: "I don't meet too many guys."

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

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

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

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

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

    Diane
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Serena Williams ends her season on a high. Beats Simona Halep 6-3, 6-0 to win the #WTA Finals. http://t.co/wZK4EZi5Sj pic.twitter.com/fDyRpXDb06— SI Tennis  (@SI_Tennis) October 26, 2014The WTA Finals are over, and was that ever an interesting event. Consider some of the things that happened:Both Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic played superb tennis, which kind of "sealed" their comeback status in 2014.Simona Halep allowed Serena Williams to win only two games in one of their matches, and also delivered a rare bagel to the world number 1.Halep then pretty much fell apart during the…
  • White Group dissolves as Serena and Simona are last two standing in Singapore

    Diane
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    HIGHLIGHTS from @SerenaWilliams epic 3 set SF thriller over Wozniacki--> http://t.co/riVcpaALba #WTAFinals pic.twitter.com/Rwc06vlZZJ— WTA (@WTA) October 25, 2014.@Simona_Halep crushes Radwanska 62 62! Sets #WTAFinals final showdown vs Serena Williams--> http://t.co/L0dBTOertV pic.twitter.com/emg4vjj8Uz— WTA (@WTA) October 25, 2014Serena Williams had to put up a very Serenaesque fight to hold off Caroline Wozniacki in today's Singapore semifinal, but she did it, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6. In the other semifinal, Simona Halep made rather routine work of Agnieszka Radwanska, beating her 6-2, 6-2…
  • WTA Finals to begin tomorrow in Singapore

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    25 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    Sproughton Tennis Club has had yet another very successful summer league campaign.   Well done to Mens 2, Mens 3 and Mixed 2 who all got promoted.   Ladies 1 and Mixed 1 did well to stay in their respective divisions which were both tough leagues.   Mens 1 were relegated from a very hard Division 1 but avoided finishing bottom.   Well done to all players, especially those who helped out when needed.   Enjoy your winter tennis!
  • Autumn blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Todd.Spiker
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Galileo is currently on the "injured reserve" list and has a difficult time typing out his thoughts, so he'll have to forgo his weekly recaps for the remainder of the season. But he was quite the dedicated lot and managed to fight through the pain to deliver his WTA Players-of-the-Year list.So...*2014 WTA PLAYERS OF THE YEAR*1. Serena Williams...Williams had not had the top ranking since 2009 but in February of last year she took it off Vika Azarenka. Vika ,incidentally, is now ranked #32. She has already had a whole career with ups and downs and she's only 25. Mind you by the time Williams…
  • Wk.42- Six Degrees of Davydenko

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tennis Guru
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:14 pm
    The Live Stream: Nishikori vs Djokovic Paris Masters 2014 Tennis is available here. This ATP Masters 1000 event takes place from October 27 to November 2, 2014 at the Palais Omnisports in Bercy. The Paris Masters 2014 has a total financial commitment of € 3,452,415. World number one Novak Djokovic will be competing for the first time since he became a father. The Serbian defeated David Ferrer in last year's final. Meanwhile, Roger Federer, ranked number two in the world is seeking his second title in this event and strengthen his bid to end the season as the world number one. Third-ranked…
  • Djokovic vs Nishikori 2014 Paris Masters Live Video Stream

    Tennis Guru
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:14 pm
    The Djokovic vs Nishikori 2014 Paris Masters Live Video Stream is available here. This ATP Masters 1000 event takes place from October 27 to November 2, 2014 at the Palais Omnisports in Bercy. The Paris Masters 2014 has a total financial commitment of € 3,452,415. World number one Novak Djokovic will be competing for the first time since he became a father. The Serbian defeated David Ferrer in last year's final. Meanwhile, Roger Federer, ranked number two in the world is seeking his second title in this event and strengthen his bid to end the season as the world number one. Third-ranked…
  • Raonic vs Berdych 2014 Paris Masters Live Video Stream

    Tennis Guru
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:46 pm
    The Raonic vs Berdych 2014 Paris Masters Live Video Stream is available here. This ATP Masters 1000 event takes place from October 27 to November 2, 2014 at the Palais Omnisports in Bercy. The Paris Masters 2014 has a total financial commitment of € 3,452,415. World number one Novak Djokovic will be competing for the first time since he became a father. The Serbian defeated David Ferrer in last year's final. Meanwhile, Roger Federer, ranked number two in the world is seeking his second title in this event and strengthen his bid to end the season as the world number one. Third-ranked Rafael…
  • Live Stream: Berdych vs Raonic Paris Masters 2014 Tennis

    Tennis Guru
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
    The Live Stream: Berdych vs Raonic Paris Masters 2014 Tennis is available here. This ATP Masters 1000 event takes place from October 27 to November 2, 2014 at the Palais Omnisports in Bercy. The Paris Masters 2014 has a total financial commitment of € 3,452,415. World number one Novak Djokovic will be competing for the first time since he became a father. The Serbian defeated David Ferrer in last year's final. Meanwhile, Roger Federer, ranked number two in the world is seeking his second title in this event and strengthen his bid to end the season as the world number one. Third-ranked…
  • Live Stream: Bryan/Bryan v Rojer/Tecau Paris Masters 2014 Tennis

    Tennis Guru
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The Live Stream: Bryan/Bryan v Rojer/Tecau Paris Masters 2014 Tennis is available here. This ATP Masters 1000 event takes place from October 27 to November 2, 2014 at the Palais Omnisports in Bercy. The Paris Masters 2014 has a total financial commitment of € 3,452,415. World number one Novak Djokovic will be competing for the first time since he became a father. The Serbian defeated David Ferrer in last year's final. Meanwhile, Roger Federer, ranked number two in the world is seeking his second title in this event and strengthen his bid to end the season as the world number one.
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  • Murray and Berdych qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Murray and Berdych qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour FinalsAndy Murray and Tomas Berdych booked their places in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals after their wins in Paris.Murray beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 6-3 in the BNP Paribas Masters third round while Berdych scored a 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4 victory over Kevin Anderson to reach the BNP Paribas Masters semi-finals.Murray did not face a break point and won 93 per cent of his first-service points. He will next play Novak Djokovic."There were no 'downs' really in the match," said Murray. "In some of the matches that I've had against the top,…
  • Watch BNP Paribas Masters Quarter-Finals LIVE

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    Watch BNP Paribas Masters Quarter-Finals LIVEFollow all the action and watch matches online at Bet365Don't miss the action today on your computer, mobile or tablet in HD Tomas Berdych v Kevin Anderson Milos Raonic v Roger Federer Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray David Ferrer v Kei NishikoriFrom 14:00 local timeBet365 free streaming
  • Proud dad Djokovic already feels 'number one'

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Proud dad Djokovic already feels 'number one'Novak Djokovic already feels 'number one' after becoming a father last week, and says his battle with Roger Federer for the year-end top global ranking is no more than a luxury problem.The 27-year-old Serb comes to the Paris Masters, which began on Monday, as defending champion, but his lead at the top of the ATP rankings has been slashed to less than 500 points as the charging Federer looks to snatch another impressive milestone in an already glorious career.With 2,500 points on offer at the year-ending tournaments in the French capital, closely…
  • Federer, Murray advance at Paris Masters

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Federer, Murray advance at Paris Masters Roger Federerbeat Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-4 to advance to the third round of the Paris Masters, while Andy Murray defeated Julien Benneteau 6-3, 6-4.Chardy saved two match points at 5-4 in the second set before forcing a decider with a stunning crosscourt forehand winner.Federer arrived in Paris undefeated in his past 12 matches on the back of consecutive titles in Shanghai and Basel, trailing top-ranked Novak Djokovic by 490 points.With 2,500 points up for grabs between Paris and at the ATP Finals in London, Federer is looking to clinch the…
  • Roger Federer Basel champion

    27 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Roger Federer Basel championRoger Federer scored a 6-2, 6-2 win over David Goffin to win his sixth Swiss Indoors Basel title.Federer finds himself less than 500 points behind Novak Djokovic in the battle for the number 1 spot in the rankings."It would be very special to reclaim No. 1," said Federer. "World No. 1 is what it's all about in our game. With the year I have had and the amount of finals I have played, the level of tennis I have played, I am pleased to see that I have a shot. But having a shot and being there is two separate things. I am sure that Novak is going to come in very…
 
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    Tennis Fixation

  • Simple Tennis Tips – Fast Feet, Slow Hands

    Kim Selzman
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
    Another simple tennis tip. Fast feet, slow hands. How does that apply to your tennis game? Keep your feet moving quickly, with many small steps, but keep your hands (and your upper body) slow and relaxed. This way you get to every ball but don’t overreact. Happy Tennis! © Kim Selzman 2014 All Rights Reserved If you enjoyed this article . . . There's plenty more! Sign up for FREE Tennis Fixation Weekly Updates and you'll receive my FREE eBook "10 Quick Fixes To Improve Your Serve: No Lessons Required!"
  • Simple Tennis Tips – Play One Point at a Time

    Kim Selzman
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    Some of the best tennis advice can be distilled down into one sentence. Here’s a simple tennis “one-liner” that can do so much to improve your mental strength during a match – play one point at a time. Don’t think about the point you just played (and maybe lost). Don’t think about how the next three points could win (or lose) the match for you. Instead, let all of that go and play the one point that is happening right now. Applying this very simple tennis tip can make a huge impact on your game. Happy Tennis! © Kim Selzman 2014 All Rights Reserved If you…
  • The Many Benefits Of Mini Tennis – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 58

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

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

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

  • Shanghai Masters Tennis 2014 Tournament Review

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

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

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

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

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

  • Centenary of the Rohilla Tragedy

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

    The British Pathé Archive
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:46 am
    It is 80 years since the arrest of Bruno Richard Hauptmann for the “Crime of the Century” – the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindberg’s baby son. Pathé News covered the story from beginning to end, and key films from the archive are presented below. The crime remains shocking even eight decades later. _________________________________________________________________ BABY ‘LINDY’ KIDNAPPED (1932) Views of Charles Lindbergh’s home – just after his baby son was kidnapped – from a British Pathé newsreel released in cinemas on 14 March 1932.
  • 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…
 
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  • Happy New Year movie review & Distributors – ETC Bollywood Business – Komal Nahta

    Bruce Spring
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:09 pm
    ETC Bollywood Business covers the latest developments in the film industry including new releases, box-office collections, the emerging trends, future forecasts, reigning formulas, reviews, previews, trade speculations, behind the scene action, film verdicts, interviews with the biggest stars of Bollywood and much more. Watch ETC Bollywood Business Monday to Friday 8:30 pm & 11:00 pm Available on – Dish TV – 665 Airtel – 384 & All other leading cable networks Like Us – http://www.facebook.com/etcIndia Follow Us – https://twitter.com/ETCBollywood Happy New…
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    31 Oct 2014 | 12:19 am
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    30 Oct 2014 | 12:31 am
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    28 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
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  • Happy New Year movie review – ETC Bollywood Business – Komal Nahta

    Bruce Spring
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:15 pm
    ETC Bollywood Business covers the latest developments in the film industry including new releases, box-office collections, the emerging trends, future forecasts, reigning formulas, reviews, previews, trade speculations, behind the scene action, film verdicts, interviews with the biggest stars of Bollywood and much more. Watch ETC Bollywood Business Monday to Friday 8:30 pm & 11:00 pm Available on – Dish TV – 665 Airtel – 384 & All other leading cable networks Like Us – http://www.facebook.com/etcIndia Follow Us – https://twitter.com/ETCBollywood Happy New…
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    Everyball Tennis

  • Great new junior box league opportunities for Halton and Tring Tennis Club members

    Everyball Tennis
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:06 am
    To all junior members of Halton and Tring Tennis Clubs (Green and yellow ball players),John Bruly our competitions organiser at Everyball Tennis will be running a junior box league for all green and yellow ball players.  A great opportunity to get some match play in, improve your rating and enjoy some competition on your own doorstep against similar standard opponents!  Closing date for entry is 23rd November and leagues will run through from December to March in times for end of the rating run. To enter, please follow this…
  • BBC Sport - League Cup: Chelsea stand-ins fail to impress Jose Mourinho

    Everyball Tennis
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:54 am
    Some interesting quotes from Mourinho on the quality of Drogba's character as he stood up to make the difference last night in a wet, soggy cup tie away v Shrewsbury Town. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29812902
  • Sophie bags first winter title

    Everyball Tennis
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Great job Sophie Drakeford-Lewis in winning the U18 Winter National Tour event at Gosling today with a 6-1 6-3 win over Olivia Noble. Coach Jemima King described her win as a 'professional and confident performance. Top effort.'
  • BBC Sport - Paris Masters: New dad Novak Djokovic returns to action

    Everyball Tennis
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:21 am
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/29795043
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    Everyball Tennis
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
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    peRFect Tennis

  • Raonic Defeats Federer at BNP Paribas Masters

    Jonathan
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Bit of a surprise result here as Milos Raonic defeated Roger for the first time in 7 meetings at the Quarter Finals of the BNP Paribas Masters in Bercy. An impressive display from the Canadian who served fantastically well throughout to come through 7-6(5) 7-5 to book a mouthwatering semi final clash with Parisian crowd ...The post Raonic Defeats Federer at BNP Paribas Masters appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Takes Out Pouille 6-4 6-4 in Bercy

    Jonathan
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Hey guys, a routine win for Federer here as he comfortably defeated French Qualifier Lucas Pouille 6-4 6-4 to move into the Quarter Finals at the BNP Paribas Masters. This one always looked like an easy matchup on paper and although Pouille played well the Swiss was able to play in 2nd gear throughout and ...The post Federer Takes Out Pouille 6-4 6-4 in Bercy appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Kicks Off Bercy Campaign with 3 Set Win

    Jonathan
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Tough encounter here for the Fed Meister but he’s well and truly in the habit of winning as he defeated Jeremy Chardy 7-6(5) 6-7(5) 6-4 to move into the third round at the BNP Paribas Paris Masters. Not one of Roger’s cleanest matches and it was clear from the first few points that he wasn’t ...The post Federer Kicks Off Bercy Campaign with 3 Set Win appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Majestic Federer Wins 6th Basel Crown

    Jonathan
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    Boom! The GOAT delivered on his promise of winning 5 titles this year with a comprehensive victory in Basel defeating David Goffin 6-2 6-2 in just 51 minutes. In recording his 6th Basel crown the Swiss has now won 82 career titles and won 6 titles 6 times or more – Wimbledon, Halle, Cincinnati, Dubai, ...The post Majestic Federer Wins 6th Basel Crown appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Fends Off Karlovic Serving Display to Make Basel Final

    Jonathan
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Phew close one here for the GOAT but he used his experience to see off an inspired Ivo Karlovic 7-6(8) 3-6 6-3 to make his 11th Basel final and setup a tie against red hot David Goffin who is 43-2 since Wimbledon. Like I said in my prediction I fancied Karlovic to get a set ...The post Federer Fends Off Karlovic Serving Display to Make Basel Final appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
 
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    Tennis Grandstand

  • “The Greatest Jewish Tennis Players of All Time” Book Released

    Walker
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    “The Greatest Jewish Tennis Players of All Time,” the new book by sportswriter Sandra Harwitt that documents the stories of the best-ever Jewish tennis players, is now available for sale by New Chapter Press. “The Greatest Jewish Tennis Players Of All Time” is a guide to the best and most influential Jewish tennis players in the history of the sport and includes features and biographies of the greatest players, stories of both break-out success and anti-Semitism. Beginning with the Italian Baron Umberto de Morpurgo in the 1920s, the book features stories such as the best German player…
  • Roger Federer Continues To Chase Career Milestones

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

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

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

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

  • Djokovic & Sharapova Win 2014 China Open

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sharapova wins China Open title

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

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

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

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

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

  • 2014 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Field Is Set – Get Front-Row Seats

    Staff
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Photo by Alejandro Gonzalez.   See the world's best at the O2   Select the session you wish to attend below and buy your tickets through AXS. If a session is sold out you will be linked to viagogo, the official Premium Ticketing Partner and Ticket Marketplace Partner of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals to search for available tickets. Already have a ticket and can no longer attend the 2014 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals? Sell your tickets with viagogo on the Official Ticket Marketplace of the tournament. Wish to watch the tennis in style? Explore our Hospitality Packages to…
  • FEDERER GOES DOWN TO RAONIC, WHO ROUNDS OUT WORLD TOUR FINALS FIELD OF EIGHT BY RICKY DIMON

    Staff
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:05 pm
    The 2014 World Tour Finals singles field is set thanks to Milos Raonic's quarterfinal win at the BNP Paribas Masters on Friday followed by David Ferrer's loss. Facing a must-win situation, Raonic beat Roger Federer for the first time in his career. Ferrer had to answer with a victory of his own, but he fell to Kei Nishikori 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4.   Raonic fired 21 aces compared to just one double-fault and he faced just one break point. The only break of the match came with Federer serving at 5-5 in the second set. Raonic broken then served things out with ease to achieve victory in one hour…
  • THE FINAL EIGHT IS SET FOR LONDON FOR THE ATP BARCLAYS TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS FEDERER LOSES TO MILOS , & HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO OUR FRIENDS IN AMERICA !

    Staff
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Happy Halloween!  Photo by Lovey.     PRO TOUR NEWS - MEN   TIDBITS   * Raonic beats Federer to keep Race hopes alive , not great for RF trying to regain #1. * Djokovic of course sure to stay #1 this week * Berdych beats Anderson to clinch London spot * Ferrer two points from match against Nishikori -- and loses; Race finally over , Milos earned the berth with the win over RF.   PARIS RESULTS AND BRIEF SUMMARY   Singles - Quarterfinal: (1) N Djokovic def. (8) A Murray 7-5 6-2 Andy Murray's recent results show that he is getting back toward the game's elite, but…
  • BERCY – RAONIC UPSETS FEDERER FROM RICHARD EVANS, PARIS

    Staff
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Milos Raonic, clinging on to the possibility of making the top eight for the ATP Finals in London, finally worked out a way to beat Roger Federer in the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Masters here, winning a tight struggle 7-6, 7-5. “I think he played very well,” said Federer who had beaten the big Canadian in all six of their previous meetings. “If he serves that accurate and that well over a long period of time, he’s always going to remain in the match somewhat and he’s going to stay out of trouble on the important moments of the game. I didn’t do much wrong, it’s just a…
  • Suarez Navarro beats Pironkova, advances to semis (Yahoo Sports)

    Wire Services
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Carla Suarez Navarro advanced to the semifinals of the season-ending Tournament of Champions by beating Tsvetana Pironkova 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Friday. Home favorite Pironkova tried hard but failed to convert two set points at 6-5 in the tiebreaker. Suarez Navarro took a quick 5-0 lead in the second set and allowed Pironkova just one game before clinching the set and her required victory. ''I knew, for sure, it would be tough here because the players are strong and whoever I play in the semifinals it will be difficult, but I'm ready,'' Suarez Navarro said.
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    Second Serve

  • Five reasons to love sports talk radio

    rosales.anne@gmail.com (Anne Rosales)
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    In case you didn’t know, the San Francisco Giants are playing in the World Series for the third time in five years. They’re trying to win the ultimate baseball championship yet again, after triumphing in 2010 and 2012. And there’s nowhere better for Giants fans to get all the stats and commentary — essentially, to live the game right alongside the team, than on sports talk radio. In the Bay Area, we listen to KNBR, “the sports leader.” They have two stations, AM 680 and AM 1050, plus online access. They’re the official radio broadcasters for Giants baseball, Warriors basketball,…
  • 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…
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    The Changeover

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Cara Black May Hang Up Her Racquet

    Ashley
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:28 pm
    If the rumor is true, Cara Black will hang up her racquet at the end of the year, wrapping up her brilliant career in fine ... The post Cara Black May Hang Up Her Racquet appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • South African Receives GLIAC Honor

    Ashley
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:13 pm
    South African receives GLIAC honor. Sandra Cvetanovic was named All-GLIAC  Second Team. The Michigan Tech student put together a 6-6 mark in GLIAC singles play at ... The post South African Receives GLIAC Honor appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Ebola Threatens Nigeria’s Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Tourney

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

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

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

  • Rafa Roundup: Nadal Poses For The 2015 APNEEF Calendar

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    ARTICLES: Rafael Nadal’s return could coincide with Mubadala World Tennis Championship (via The National) The abrupt end to Rafael Nadal’s season is disappointing for fans who hoped to see him play in the Paribas Masters this week and in London two weeks hence, at the ATP World Tour Finals. But the Spaniard’s determination to address […]
  • Rafael Nadal to return to Buenos Aires event after ten years

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Rafael Nadal will play in the Buenos Aires ATP tournament next year for the first time since 2005. The tournament will be held at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club from February 21 to March 1. Our champ lost to Argentine Gaston Gaudio, the 2004 French Open champion, in the quarter-final of the 2005 Buenos Aires tournament at […]
  • Richard Mille Invitational: Rafael Nadal plays golf in France

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    One of Rafael Nadal’s favorite hobbies is playing golf. So before his trip to Basel, our champ decided to attend the golf event in Provence, France. Here are some photos: Photos: © Didier Gourdon / Richard Mille Filed under: Commercials & Sponsors, Rafael Nadal, Rafael Nadal Off Court Tagged: Golf, Rafael Nadal, Richard Mille
  • New ATP Rankings: Rafael Nadal still No. 3 player in the world

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:15 am
    In the latest ATP Ranking list as of October 27, Rafael Nadal is still ranked third, behind Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. Top 10 in the current ATP Rankings: Rank, Name & Nationality Points Week Change Tourn Played 1 Djokovic, Novak (SRB) 11,510 0 18 2 Federer, Roger (SUI) 9,280 0 19 3 Nadal, Rafael (ESP) 8,195 0 20 4 Wawrinka, Stan (SUI) 5,385 0 19 […]
  • Rafael Nadal Fans: Half Million Fans On Facebook

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
    We’re excited to announce that we’ve officially reached half million fans on Facebook! Over the past three years, the Rafael Nadal Fans Facebook page has evolved into a space where fans go to get the latest news, photos and videos of Rafa, interact with other fans, and more. But none of that would have happened without your support. And […]
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    Palchoice

  • 11 ways to become smarter not genius

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm
    The post 11 ways to become smarter not genius appeared first on Palchoice. I am not going to make any tall claims. By reading this article you are not going to become an instant genius. I am not going to use killer headline to promote this article either. The article is about the 11 ways to become smarter not genius. To succeed in life who says you need [...] The post 11 ways to become smarter not genius appeared first on Palchoice.
  • How to use post-it notes for creative idea generation

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:14 am
    The post How to use post-it notes for creative idea generation appeared first on Palchoice. Can we use post-it notes for creative idea generation? Most of us use post-it notes to remember things in our daily life. You can find these small square shaped notes on people’s refrigerator, mirrors, doors or walls etc. they are very effective tool to remind you of friends birthdays, your marriage anniversary, important appointments etc. But do you [...] The post How to use post-it notes for creative idea generation appeared first on Palchoice.
  • The geeks 7 Secrets to learn anything

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    The post The geeks 7 Secrets to learn anything appeared first on Palchoice. You have to learn new things daily no matter whether you are a student or a professional. Learning new things will always increases your chance to succeed in life. Simple isn’t it? Everybody knows this… Yes but if you are a student new topic in school or college will make you run for cover. And [...] The post The geeks 7 Secrets to learn anything appeared first on Palchoice.
  • How to overcome terrific dip in motivation

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

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