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Serena Williams Drops $75K on a Watch (Photo)

Admittedly this watch is pretty nice, but it’s hard to imagine spending $75K on a watch. It’s called an Audemars Piguet Millenary timepiece — made with 18-carat pink gold, a black mother-of-pearl dial and 323 brilliant-cut diamonds! The watch usually runs around $75K. A rep for Audemars — popular with celebs like Jay-Z — says the luxury watchmaker has a relationship with...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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Novak and Jelena Welcome Baby Boy

According to Serbian news reports, Novak Djokovic's wife, Jelena, has given birth to the couple's first child. The baby boy is reported to be healthy and Djokovic "happy, proud and joyful". We are still waiting on official confirmation, (and a name!), but in the meantime OTG wishes to congratulate Novak and Jelena. We will update this post when more is known.
Via Onthegotennis
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Federer, Dimitrov to play MSG exhibition in March

NEW YORK (AP) Roger Federer will take on the guy known as ''Baby Fed'' in an exhibition match at Madison Square Gardeon on March 10. Grigor Dimitrov, whose style of play reminds some of Federer, will face the 17-time major champion in the eighth edition of the BNP Paribas Showdown. Dimitrov reached his first Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon in July, losing in that...
Via AP on Fox
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Raonic, Karlovic through to Swiss Indoors second round

  Fourth-seeded Milos Raonic hit 12 aces and saved all five break points he faced as he beat Steve Johnson of the United States 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the first round of the Swiss Indoors on Tuesday. Johnson, who did not face a break point in the first set, saved one on his opening service game in the second set, where he also missed four chances to break Raonic's serve. The 1.95-meter...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raonic & Karlovic through to Swiss Indoors 2nd rd

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Fourth-seeded Milos Raonic hit 12 aces and saved all five break points he faced as he beat Steve Johnson of the United States 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the first round of the Swiss Indoors on Tuesday. Johnson, who did not face a break point in the first set, saved one on his opening service game in the second set, where he also missed four chances to break Raonic&...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wozniacki wins thriller over Sharapova at WTA Finals

By Stephanie Neppl (October 21, 2014) SINGAPORE – Day one of the 2014 BNP Paribas WTA Finals featured two relatively tidy straight set wins, and play ended by 10:30pm local time. But day two was anything but straightforward. At 10:30pm Tuesday night, Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki were in the early stages of the third set of their match, which had turned into a marathon...
Via Tennis Panorama
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Robredo beats Isner in straight sets at Valencia

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) Tommy Robredo advanced to the second round of the Valencia Open by beating fifth-seeded John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-3 Tuesday. Robredo saved five break points to force a first-set tiebreaker, which he dominated and won after the American netted a forehand. In the second set, Robredo had no unforced errors and broke Isner before serving out the match at love. The Spaniard...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yen-Hsun Lu downs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in Valencia Open's first round

  Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan eased to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round of the Valencia Open on Monday. Lu earned his 24th win of the season while Garcia-Lopez lost his fifth straight match on the ATP tour. Spanish wild-card entry Pablo Carreno Busta also advanced when compatriot Marcel Granollers was forced to retire with a right leg injury when...
Via AP on Fox
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Rafael Nadal beats Simone Bolelli in first round of Swiss Indoors

  Rafael Nadal marked his return to the Swiss Indoors after a 10-year absence with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Italian qualifier Simone Bolelli in the first round on Monday. The second-seeded Spaniard, playing just his third tournament since Wimbledon because of a wrist injury, had little difficulty against the 75th-ranked Bolelli despite having to contend with appendicitis earlier this...
Via AP on Fox
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China's Lu beats Garcia 6-2, 6-3 in Valencia Open

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) Yen-Hsun Lu of China eased to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round of the Valencia Open on Monday. Lu earned his 24th win of the season while Garcia-Lopez lost his fifth straight match on the ATP tour. Spanish wild-card entry Pablo Carreno Busta also advanced when compatriot Marcel Granollers was forced to retire with a right...
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Nadal beats Bolelli 6-2, 6-2 at Swiss Indoors

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Rafael Nadal marked his return to the Swiss Indoors after a 10-year absence with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Italian qualifier Simone Bolelli in the first round on Monday. The second-seeded Spaniard, playing just his third tournament since Wimbledon due to a wrist injury, had little difficulty against the 75th-ranked Bolelli despite having to contend with appendicitis...
Via AP on Fox
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Serena Williams calls Russian Tennis Federation President’s remarks “bullying and sexist”

Serena Williams applauded the WTA’s swift action following comments made by Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev referring to she and Venus as “brothers.” during a late night TV appearance. Tarpischev appeared on the Russian late-night show “Evening Urgant” alongside former WTA player Elena Dementieva last week. When Dementieva was asked what it was...
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Williams and Halep victorious on Day 1 at the WTA Finals

By Stephanie Neppl (October 20, 2014) SINGAPORE – With the top eight WTA players in the world taking center stage in Singapore at the WTA Finals, there’s no such thing as an easy match. But the tournament certainly started off with a bang as top seed and two-time defending champion Serena Williams took on Ana Ivanovic Monday night. The debut match of the tournament was greeted...
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Serena beats Ivanovic for 16th straight win at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE -- Serena Williams won her opening match at the WTA Finals on Monday, beating Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 in the Red Group for her 16th consecutive victory at the season-ending tournament. Williams came into the finals after injuries forced her out of her previous two outings and following Russian official Shamil Tarpischev's disparaging comments about her and sister Venus...
Via AP on Fox
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New H&M design for Berdych

This is the new H&M look for Tomas Berdych. It was his winning kit over the weekend in Stockholm (see...
Via Tennis Identity
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Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener

SINGAPORE (AP) Serena Williams won her opening match at the WTA Finals on Monday, beating Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 in the Red Group for her 16th consecutive victory at the season-ending tournament. Williams came into the finals after injuries forced her out of her previous two outings and following Russian official Shamil Tarpischev's disparaging comments about her and sister Venus...
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IOC asks suspended Tarpischev for explanation of Serena, Venus Williams' comments

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a ''full explanation'' of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women's tennis tour. Tarpischev, head of the Russian tennis federation, was fined $25,000 and banned from the WTA Tour for a year after...
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Andy Murray crowned champion in Vienna

Andy Murray is one step closer to qualifying for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals after a win at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna   Andy Murray defeated #1 seed David Ferrer at the Erste Bank Open to claim his 30th career title on Sunday. After going 14 months without winning a title, Murray has now collected two trophies in the span of three weeks. This surge in momentum couldn’t...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Berdych topples Dimitrov to claim Stockholm Open title

Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic defeated Bulgarian, Grigor Dimitrov in three sets at the If Stockholm Open final. Dimitrov was the champion in 2013 but Berdych overcame him to lift the If Stockholm Open trophy for a second time. With this victory, Berdych is one step closer to qualifying for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Berdych is looking to make an appearance at London for...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Russian tennis chief Tarpischev banned after Serena & Venus "Williams' Brothers" crack

Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev has been suspended from the WTA Tour for one year after referring to Venus and Serena Williams as "the Williams brothers" on the Russian TV show "Evening Urgant." "Mr. Tarpischev's statements questioning their genders tarnish our great game and two of our champions. His derogatory remarks deserve to...
Via Bob's Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray Wins 30th Title with victory over Ferrer in Vienna

By Florian Heer (October 19, 2014) VIENNA – In Sunday’s blockbuster final at the Erste Bank Open the tournament’s two top-seeds as well as ATP World Tour Finals contenders, David Ferrer and Andy Murray, faced each other for the title. It was the first time that two wild cards contested an ATP World Tour Final since s’Hertogenbosch in 2004 when Michael Llodra defeated Guillermo...
Via Tennis Panorama
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cilic and Pavlyuchenkova Net Moscow Titles

Marin Cilic (October 19, 2014) U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic won the Kremlin Cup on Sunday in Moscow defeating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 for his 13th ATP World Tour title of his career and his fourth tournament win of the season. “After winning such a big tournament as a Grand Slam you have a lot of emotions and it’s important to bounce back and keep going,” said the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Berdych Rallies Past Dimtrov to Take Stockholm Crown

Hey baddy lets do selfie!!!#doublebirdy pic.twitter.com/E2ZjV4pKHU — Tomáš Berdych (@tomasberdych) October 19, 2014 (October 19, 2014) Top seed Tomas Berdych kept himself in the ATP World Tour Race to London by defeating defending champion Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Stockholm Open for the second time. Berdych won his 10th career title beating the defending...
Via Tennis Panorama
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray beats David Ferrer in Vienna to win 30th title

VIENNA -- Andy Murray continued his recent resurgence Sunday by winning his second title in three weeks at the Erste Bank Open and boosting his chances of making the cut for the ATP finals. The 11th-ranked Murray rallied to defeat David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 in a dramatic finish. The Scot lost a 2-0 lead in the deciding set but won four straight games from 5-3 down, ending the match...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray beats Ferrer in Vienna to win 30th title

VIENNA (AP) Andy Murray won his second title in three weeks after rallying to defeat David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday. Murray came back from 5-3 down in the final set, ending the match with his ninth ace. The 11th-ranked Scot, who improved to 30-14 in career finals, also won in Shenzhen late September to end a 14-month title drought. Murray became only...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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