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8 Compelling Stories, 4 Fascinating Matches… And Very Little Time To Savor Them

Manic Monday, as the second Monday of Wimbledon is referred to, claims a special place on the tennis calendar, mostly for good reasons. However, some of the effects of this day are unavoidably unwelcome. You can call it a “first-world tennis problem,” a consequence of the All-England Club’s annual decision (due to the politics of maintaining a good relationship with the Village...
Via Bloguin Best
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

8 Compelling Stories, 4 Fascinating Matches… And Very Little Time To Savor Them

Manic Monday, as the second Monday of Wimbledon is referred to, claims a special place on the tennis calendar, mostly for good reasons. However, some of the effects of this day are unavoidably unwelcome. You can call it a “first-world tennis problem,” a consequence of the All-England Club’s annual decision (due to the politics of maintaining a good relationship with the Village...
Via Attacking The Net
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova, Djokovic roll in second-round matches at Wimbledon

LONDON -- Maria Sharapova made her way into the third round at Wimbledon, two years after losing at the same stage. The fourth-seeded Sharapova beat Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp 6-3, 6-1 on Court No. 2 on Wednesday, improving her record in second-round Grand Slam matches to 41-4. In 2013, Sharapova lost to Michelle Larcher De Brito in the second round. Last year, the Russian...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon draw: Djokovic has easier road to semis than rivals

LONDON — Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw Friday, as the other members of tennis’ “Big Four” all were placed on the opposite side. Serena Williams had no such luck in the women’s draw, where she might have to get past three former No. 1s — sister Venus, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova — just...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

French Open Singles Finals Mixed on NBC

The presence of Serena Williams lifted ratings for the French Open women’s final, though not too high. Coverage of the French Open featuring the S. Williams/Lucie Safarova women’s final earned a 1.4 final rating and 2.0 million viewers on NBC last Saturday morning, up a tick in ratings and 18% in viewership from Maria Sharapova/Simona [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Overnights Up For Serena’s French Open Win

The biggest star in women’s tennis gave NBC a boost in the overnights Saturday. French Open coverage featuring the Serena Williams/Lucie Safarova women’s final earned a 1.9 overnight rating on NBC Saturday morning, up 27% from coverage featuring Maria Sharapova/Simona Halep last year (1.5) and up a tick from coverage featuring Williams/Sharapova in 2013 (1.8). [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
29 days ago  |  Discuss

French Open preview: Serena Williams vs. Lucie Safarova

By the fourth round of the French Open, only four of the top 10 seeds on the women’s side were still competing. Out of the remaining eight players in the top half of the draw, half of them were unseeded. In fact, two players barely scraping inside the top 100 – No. 100 Andreea Mitu and No. 93 Alison Van Uytvanck – were amongst the final 16 at the French Open. The WTA never...
Via isportsweb.com
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena’s still alive, Maria’s gone, and everything is possible in Paris

For the men at Roland Garros, the end of play on Monday evening marks the calm before the storm of four blockbuster quarterfinals. For the women competing for a major championship in Paris, everything is possible… despite what you might think about the hollowed-out nature of the bracket. In 2013, Serena Williams fended off Maria Sharapova in a quality final to claim her second...
Via Bloguin Best
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena’s still alive, Maria’s gone, and everything is possible in Paris

For the men at Roland Garros, the end of play on Monday evening marks the calm before the storm of four blockbuster quarterfinals. For the women competing for a major championship in Paris, everything is possible… despite what you might think about the hollowed-out nature of the bracket. In 2013, Serena Williams fended off Maria Sharapova in a quality final to claim her second...
Via Attacking The Net
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Defending French Open champion Maria Sharapova loses to Lucie Safarova in fourth round.

PARIS (AP) Defending French Open champion Maria Sharapova loses to Lucie Safarova in fourth round.
Via AP on Fox
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Federer-Monfils halted after 2 sets; Sharapova doesn't take the court

  Roger Federer could be excused if he has a restless night. With thick gray clouds overhead and light slipping away at the end of a rainy day, Federer got broken by Gael Monfils to even their French Open fourth-round match at a set apiece, right before play was suspended Sunday. They met on the sideline to chat with the chair umpire, then clasped hands, and Monfils gave Federer...
Via AP on Fox
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

French Open 2015: Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova Ease Into 4th Round

PARIS (AP) One of Roger Federer’s 5-year-old twin daughters had her nose buried in a comic book. The other was glued to a mobile phone. Shame, really, that they didn’t look up, because the tennis their father wove on the French Open center court verged on art. The canvas for Federer’s strokes, the backhand as smooth as a cat’s paw and the forehand with crackle and pop, was...
Via NESN.com
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

French Open Day 6: Matches to Watch

The first week of the 2015 French Open is nearing an end. In recent years the top men have made it through the early stages of majors with ease, while some of the top women have been prone to upsets. That pattern seems to be continuing this year. Three of the top six seeded women have been upset, including one of the heavy favorites, Simona Halep. So what will tomorrow bring? Let’s...
Via isportsweb.com
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharapova sets up meeting with Stosur at French Open

PARIS (AP) Maria Sharapova will get an early test in her bid for a third French Open title. The defending champion, who has been battling a cold, limited her mistakes to just eight unforced errors as she beat Russian Fed Cup teammate Vitalia Diatchenko 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday. Sharapova advanced to a third-round match against 2010 French Open finalist Samantha Stosur. The Australian...
Via AP on Fox
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

French Open Women's preview: Who will make the quarters?

The road to the Roland Garros on the women’s side proved to be as sporadic as ever. Serena Williams lost her first match of the season at Madrid to Petra Kvitova (who she had previously never lost to). After a stellar season that included three titles thus far, Simona Halep was turned back in the first round of Madrid. And after a mini-skid of back-to-back first round losses...
Via isportsweb.com
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

French Open Women’s Preview, Part I: Before The Draw

It is a basic reality of any bracketed tournament: It’s generally best to wait until the draw comes out to make more finite assessments of what’s at stake, who has a profound opportunity to create a lifelong memory, and which performers are uniquely vulnerable. With this in mind, we don’t yet need to delve into the more granular dimensions of Roland Garros 2015. That will come...
Via Bloguin Best
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Ball boy takes a nasty fall behind Maria Sharapova

The other day, I posted a video of 84-year-old Frank Lowry taking a hard fall during a trophy presentation. Today, I have another, but this time it was on the tennis court. Maria Sharapova defeated Carla Suarez Navarro to win her third Italian open. But Sharapova’s win wasn’t the only highlight of the day. During a break between sets, a ball boy took a nasty fall behind Sharapova’s...
Via No Guts, No Glory
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Excited to get behind Maria Sharapova, ballboy faceplants...hard

Meanwhile, at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia women's final, a ball boy was so excited to get behind Maria Sharapova...he delivered his face to the Fed Ex display.[h/t Kyle Newport]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ball boy takes nasty spill behind Maria Sharapova

Embarrassing yourself on television is, well, embarrassing, but it can be pretty darn hilarious for everyone else. Cameras were on tennis star Maria Sharapova during the women’s final of the Italian Open on Sunday when an unsuspecting ball boy came in hot behind her in an attempt to fetch an umbrella. Instead, he tripped over something and hit the ground face-first. Luckily...
Via NESN.com
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rome WTA Review: Cloudy With A Chance Of Everything

In 2012, Maria Sharapova conquered Rome and then Paris. Being able to win the last prominent lead-up tournament to the French Open, and to then claim Roland Garros itself, represented one of the more substantial clay-court achievements in recent women’s tennis history. Sharapova has once again lifted a trophy in Italy’s ancient city, but as the French Open approaches, the same...
Via Attacking The Net
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rome WTA Review: Cloudy With A Chance Of Everything

In 2012, Maria Sharapova conquered Rome and then Paris. Being able to win the last prominent lead-up tournament to the French Open, and to then claim Roland Garros itself, represented one of the more substantial clay-court achievements in recent women’s tennis history. Sharapova has once again lifted a trophy in Italy’s ancient city, but as the French Open approaches, the same...
Via Bloguin Best
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharapova rallies to beat Suarez Navarro for Rome title

ROME (AP) Maria Sharapova rallied to beat 10th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 Sunday and win her third Italian Open title. The victory gives Sharapova confidence on clay as she prepares to defend her title at Roland Garros, which starts next weekend. With the temperature soaring above 30 Celsius (about 90 Fahrenheit) at the Foro Italico, Sharapova struggled for long stretches...
Via AP on Fox
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova & Caroline Wozniacki took part in the Emoji challenge ... & it is hypnotic

Caroline Wozniacki took part in the Emoji challenge. (Tip: Scroll this post up and down for movement.) Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic and Eugenie Bouchard got involved too.[The Terez Owens]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharapova rolls at Italian Open; Cilic falls in straight sets

ROME -- Maria Sharapova opened her bid for a third Italian Open title with a win over 52nd-ranked Jarmila Gajdosova on Tuesday. The third-seeded Sharapova was leading 6-2, 3-1 when her Australian opponent retired with an apparent injury. Sharapova won back-to-back titles at the Foro Italico in 2011 and 2012. She is coming off a loss to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the Madrid Open semifinals...
Via AP on Fox
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharapova advances at Italian Open; Cilic loses

ROME (AP) Maria Sharapova opened her bid for a third Italian Open title with a win over 52nd-ranked Jarmila Gajdosova on Tuesday. The third-seeded Sharapova was leading 6-2, 3-1 when her Australian opponent retired with an apparent injury. Sharapova won back-to-back titles at the Foro Italico in 2011 and 2012. She is coming off a loss to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the Madrid Open semifinals...
Via AP on Fox
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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