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TENNIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Top seeds Pavlyuchenkova, Knapp move into Baku Cup semis

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) To take their seeded place in the Baku Cup final, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia and Karin Knapp of Italy will have to pass two first-time semifinalists on the WTA tour. No. 1-seeded Pavlyuchenkova defeated Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-1, 6-3 in the quarterfinals on Friday, saving all four break chances she faced, while No. 2-seeded Knapp beat Alexandra...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Azarenka pulls out of Citi Open hard-court tournament in DC

  Former No. 1 and two-time major champion Victoria Azarenka has pulled out of next week's Citi Open hard-court tournament because of an injured right shoulder. The tournament announced Azarenka's withdrawal on Thursday, saying that CoCo Vandeweghe will get a wild-card entry for the main draw. Vandeweghe, an American ranked 32nd, reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon last month...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mardy Fish is Winning at Life

by JAMES HENRY ATLANTA – The scoreboard showed a different result. It would be 2014 finalist Dudi Sela advancing to the second round of the BB&T Atlanta Open. But Mardy Fish, playing only his second tennis match in nearly two years, still was a winner. “It was a success just to get out there and play,” said the tournament’s 2010 and 2011 champion. Fish has been...
Via Onthegotennis
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tennis: Don’t get excited by Rafa’s win

Rafael Nadal played his first tennis match since Wimbledon’s second round today, facing his countryman Fernando Verdasco in the first round of the ATP Bet-at-home Open in Germany. His return was marked by a slow first set, with Verdasco pulling off two breaks against the former world no. 1 and taking it 6-3. Rafael Nadal However, Nadal just needed to warm up, it seems. In the...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Roddick Wins Exhibition At BB&T Open In Atlanta, Teams Up with Fish For Doubles

With the qualification period completing this past weekend, the roster is now set for the next ATP World Tour event in Atlanta, Georgia, as the second day of the BB&T Atlanta Open is underway. After the final ATP players earned their way into the field from July 23-25, the opening rounds of the tournament commenced in the beginning of the week, including a special exhibition...
Via Attacking The Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddick Dances Again in Atlanta

by JAMES HENRY ATLANTA – Andy Roddick knows what it takes to win – and he’s willing to share that knowledge with the next generation. Retiring in 2012 at the U.S. Open, where he was the champion in 2003, he is the last North American male tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles event. On July 27, Roddick was set to participate in the Celebration of American Tennis exhibition...
Via Onthegotennis
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayer beats Montanes, Ramos-Vinolas edges Almagro

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Florian Mayer rallied to beat qualifier Albert Montanes 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the opening round of the Hamburg Open on Monday. Mayer is a wild-card entry into the clay-court event and is coming back after a long-term groin injury. In other action, Jerzy Janowicz beat qualifier Taro Daniel 6-4, 6-3 and Albert Ramos-Vinolas edged Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 7-6 (3). Almagro...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova, Grigor Dimitrov have broken up

The relationship between Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov is definitely over. The tennis players, who first began dating in 2013 from what we can tell (when Maria confirmed the relationship in a humorous way), were rumored to be over as recently as last year. Nothing was officially confirmed, however, until ESPN reporter Darren Rovell tweeted...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova is hanging out in a bikini again

Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova takes a break from sports competitions spending her vacation at the Adriatic Sea.Just lounging in a bikini in Montenegro, playing with her feet, and a lot less muscles than one might expect. Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams exits Swedish Open with elbow injury

BASTAD, Sweden — Wimbledon champion Serena Williams said a right elbow injury forced her to pull out of the Swedish Open on Thursday. Williams said she felt pain in the elbow in the first game of her first-round match on Wednesday, four days after winning her sixth Wimbledon championship and fourth successive Grand Slam title, but went on to roll Belgian qualifier Yasline Bonaventure...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Serena, Djokovic dance at Wimbledon Champions' Ball

It turns out Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic have some moves off the tennis court, too. After winning their respective Wimbledon titles, both champions took to the dance floor at the Wimbledon Champions’ Ball on Sunday to celebrate their big weekends. The two revived an old tradition of dancing at the ball, which fizzled out decades ago. They brought the tradition back in...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Novak Djokovic rips shirt in disgust after losing set

Novak Djokovic was upset with himself for losing a second set tiebreaker to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon finals on Sunday and took out his frustration by ripping his shirt and yelling at himself. After blowing the second set, Djoker tore his shirt, though he didn’t make it the full way with the rip job:...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Surprises abound at Wimbledon men’s semifinals

By Rachel Grim The men’s semifinal matches certainly didn’t last as long as many had hoped, both clocking in at just over two hours, but surprises are good, and both matches had plenty. No. 1 Novak Djokovic beats No. 20 Richard Gasquet 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 What was no surprise was Novak Djokovic’s three-set win over Richard Gasquet. Though the Frenchman was largely able to keep...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon: Controversies abound after women’s quarterfinals

The women’s quarterfinals at Wimbledon finished off with a number of players sparking controversy amidst the triumphs and losses. While Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Garbine Muguruza, and Agnieszka Rdwanska celebrated their trips to the semifinals, Coco Vandeweghe, Caroline Wozniacki, and Victoria Azarenka took a share of the talk by bringing up disputes among themselves, against...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomas Berdych knocked out at Wimbledon, reporter doesn't get the memo (Video)

Tomas Berdych was asked how he felt heading into the quarterfinals at Wimbledon during a press conference after Monday's Round of 16 match against Gilles Simon. Normally that's not an unusual question, except for the fact that Berdych had lost the match, which made it painfully obvious that the reporter had not performed even a minimum level of due diligence. Reporter: “How...
Via Holdout Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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