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Maria Sharapova inadvertently upset the world's cricket fans?

It can be easy to forget that there is a whole corner of the world that really, really likes cricket. Maria Sharapova won’t forget that fact any time soon. Sachin Tendulkar was in attendance at Wimbledon on Saturday and if you don’t know who that is, don’t worry, Maria Sharapova didn’t know either: Q. Sachin Tendulkar was the other person who came in at the same time as David...
Via Next Impulse Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The making of a betterer tennis raquet...for Federer.

That black tennis racquet Roger Federer is playing with? Wilson is just about to release it, a Wilson Pro Staff...
Via Tennis Identity
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hammer Versus Steel

In tennis, the hammer — the weapon that can take the racquet out of an opponent’s hand — is the serve. In the face of a hammer, it is up to the opponent to show enough steel to get serves back and create attritional baseline tennis with extended rallies that wear down the quick-strike artist. This is the clear contrast, the clash of colors which will visit the green lawn of...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hammer Versus Steel

In tennis, the hammer — the weapon that can take the racquet out of an opponent’s hand — is the serve. In the face of a hammer, it is up to the opponent to show enough steel to get serves back and create attritional baseline tennis with extended rallies that wear down the quick-strike artist. This is the clear contrast, the clash of colors which will visit the green lawn of...
Via Attacking The Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams may have been impregnated by her coach, says terrible German rag

Via Guyism
8 days ago  |  Discuss

German Magazine Says Serena Williams is Pregnant

This could explain a lot of things. Gossip Extra has the scoop. The German Magazine Bild today claims Williams’ pregnancy caused her to become woozy on the famous British tennis court. And Bild ads the baby may have been conceived by Serena’s French coach and rumored boyfriend, Patrick Mouratoglou. “In London, word is that Serena was impregnated by her coach,” Bild claims...
Via BlackSportsOnline
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Martina Navratilova Has Doubts About Serena Williams’ Illness

Nine-time Wimbledon champion, Martina Navratilova has spoken up about the bizarre series of events that forced Serena Williams to withdraw from the tournament. Here’s what she had to say to Melissa Isaacson of ESPNW: “I find it distressing. I think virus, whatever they’re saying it was, I don’t think that was it. I think it’s clear that’s not the case. I don’t know...
Via BlackSportsOnline
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon semis set, Federer resurgent

The weekend drama is set at the All England Club, and Wimbledon has not failed to deliver some serious doses of drama and unpredictability. Shortly after my last piece went up on this site, perennial favorite turned occasional disappointment Serena Williams lost in the third round to Alize Cornet of France. Coupled with the exit of John Isner on the men’s side, there were zero...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Female Athletes Taking the World by Storm: 3 Modern-Day Trailblazers

We’ve come a long way since the days of female athletes like Billie Jean King and Wilma Rudolph, who blazed trails for generations of women to follow. Yet, in many
Via Stack
8 days ago  |  Discuss

“The Days of Roger Federer” Book Now Available For Sale

NEW YORK – “The Days of Roger Federer” – a book that documents matches, life events and facts on tennis legend Roger Federer with unique day-by-day summaries – is now available for sale in hard and electronic formats. The book is available for $19.95 where books are sold, including here on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1937559378/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_i1...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WIMBLEDON: Dimitrov downs Murray, William and Kate arrive, and Serena's asleep

I mean, really. What kind of Championships defense was THAT? Andy Murray was completely off his game today and Grigor Dimitrov showed him the door with a 6-1, 7-6(4), 6-2 drubbing in the quarterfinals. I was going to write the Bulgarian “gladly” showed him the door, but, because they’re bros, Grisha was somewhat muted in his post-match point celebration.Nothing was working...
Via Down the Line!
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Semifinals Set for Both Men and Women at Wimbledon

  #451600652 / gettyimages.com   (July 2, 2014) WIMBLEDON – Grigor Dimitrov ended the run of defending champion Andy Murray 6-1, 7-6(4), 6-2 to reach the semifinals of Wimbledon, becoming the first Bulgarian man to do so. Dimitrov joins No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic, seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer and another newcomer Milos Raonic in the semifinals. The No. 11 seed...
Via Tennis Panorama
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Young And The Relentless

Novak Djokovic, pictured above, is the odd man out in Friday’s Wimbledon gentlemen’s singles semifinals. At age 27, Djokovic is neither the old man Roger Federer is, nor is he part of the “young gun” generation led by Grigor Dimitrov and Milos Raonic. For the most part, Wednesday’s quarterfinals at Wimbledon — which followed victories by Simona Halep and Eugenie Bouchard...
Via Bloguin Best
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Young And The Relentless

Novak Djokovic, pictured above, is the odd man out in Friday’s Wimbledon gentlemen’s singles semifinals. At age 27, Djokovic is neither the old man Roger Federer is, nor is he part of the “young gun” generation led by Grigor Dimitrov and Milos Raonic. For the most part, Wednesday’s quarterfinals at Wimbledon — which followed victories by Simona Halep and Eugenie Bouchard...
Via Attacking The Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Defending Champion Andy Murray Ousted By Grigor Dimitrov At Wimbledon

LONDON — Andy Murray’s reign as Wimbledon champion ended Wednesday with a straight-set loss in the quarterfinals to Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, who appears to be making his breakthrough after years of being touted as the game’s next top player. Dimitrov completely outplayed Murray on Centre Court, winning 6-1, 7-6 (4), 6-2 to reach his first Grand Slam semifinal. The 11th...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams posts pic of herself resting after bizarre scene at Wimbledon (photo)

Serena Williams took to Instagram on Wednesday to document how she is resting comfortably the day after a completely bizarre scene played out during a doubles match with her sister Venus. The Williams sisters were forced to retire from their first-round doubles match against Kristina Barrois and Stefanie Voegleafter only three games when Serena appeared […] The post Serena Williams...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennis: Rafael Nadal Ousted at Wimbledon

(Photo by Alexisrael via wikimediacommons.org) There’s been another upset written in the books at Wimbledon, and it played out like the story of David and Goliath. The players this time is tennis giant Rafael Nadal of Spain, and a young Austrailian by the name of Nick Kyrgios. When both men took to the court, I don’t think anyone saw this defeat coming, let alone in the way...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Grunting Improve Your Sports Performance?

Maria Sharapova is one of the best women’s tennis players in the world. She has won five Grand Slams, and she's consistently ranked in the WTA's top 10. Yet despite
Via Stack
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WIMBLEDON: Rafael Nadal Losing to Nick Kyrgios not as Shocking as it Looks. Losing to Roger Federer Would be the Shock

  Nick Kyrgios is just 19 years old. He isn’t ranked in the top 140. As of a week ago, he’d won just one match this year above tennis’ minor leagues. He didn’t earn his way into Wimbledon, but instead got in with a freebie, a wildcard. And of course, the No. 1 player hadn’t lost in a major to anyone outside the top 100 in 22 years. So people are seeing Rafael Nadal’s...
Via Greg Couch on Tennis
9 days ago  |  Discuss

A Name Worth Chanting

There were two kinds of upsets to marvel at on Tuesday, as Wimbledon became “Wimbledonnybrook.” One of those upsets offered a portrayal of an underdog surpassing a favorite on the favorite’s own terms, as Angelique Kerber outfought one of the best fighters in women’s tennis, Maria Sharapova. The write-up for that match is here. The other memorable upset at the All-England...
Via Bloguin Best
9 days ago  |  Discuss

A Name Worth Chanting

There were two kinds of upsets to marvel at on Tuesday, as Wimbledon became “Wimbledonnybrook.” One of those upsets offered a portrayal of an underdog surpassing a favorite on the favorite’s own terms, as Angelique Kerber outfought one of the best fighters in women’s tennis, Maria Sharapova. The write-up for that match is here. The other memorable upset at the All-England...
Via Attacking The Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Outfighting The Fighter

It was a memorable Tuesday afternoon at the All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Two significant upsets visited SW19. On the men’s side of Wimbledon, Nick Kyrgios had no mercy in his takedown of Rafael Nadal. A write-up of “Kyrgios Eleison’s” victory can be found here. A few hours earlier, on the same hallowed patch of Centre Court lawn, the women’s tournament witnessed...
Via Bloguin Best
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Outfighting The Fighter

It was a memorable Tuesday afternoon at the All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Two significant upsets visited SW19. On the men’s side of Wimbledon, Nick Kyrgios had no mercy in his takedown of Rafael Nadal. A write-up of “Kyrgios Eleison’s” victory can be found here. A few hours earlier, on the same hallowed patch of Centre Court lawn, the women’s tournament witnessed...
Via Attacking The Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dizzy Serena Williams looks terribly awkward during Wimbledon doubles loss (VIDEO)

YouTube Multiple visits from the tournament doctor didn’t stop Serena Williams from playing on in her Wimbledon doubles match Tuesday despite looking terribly uncoordinated and almost (gasp) drunk.  Playing with sister Venus, Serena had trouble doing menial things such as bouncing the ball and tossing the ball straight up to serve.  Serves hit the ground on her side of the net...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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