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Novak and Jelena Djokovic Welcome Birth of Baby Boy Stefan

  Jelena and Novak Djokovic photo from www.NovakDjokovic.com (October 22, 2014) No. 1 men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic is a new father. Djokovic’s wife Jelena gave birth to a son Stefan in Nice, France on Tuesday. They reside in nearby Monaco.   Djokovic announced the birth on his twitter account and his website:   Stefan, our baby angel was born! I am so proud of my beautiful...
Via Tennis Panorama
22 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
3 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...
Via isportsweb.com
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki gal pal around before WTA Finals

Tennis star Serena Williams and gal pal Caroline Wozniacki stepped out together in Singapore before the WTA Finals begin on Monday. They attended the draw ceremony together. Williams enters the tournament seeded No. 1. Wozniacki is the No. 8 seed.  Williams posted a shot of the two of them on Instagram. The photo called attention to Williams’ revealing yellow dress. The caption...
Via Speleb
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WTA Fines and Suspends Shamil Tarpischev for Williams Sisters Comments

    #474083503 / gettyimages.com (October 17, 2014) Before this week’s Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev during the taping of a Russian late-night television show called Evening Urgant, called Venus and Serena Williams “brothers.“ The WTA has come down on Tarpischev fining him the maximum allowed under the WTA tour rules, $25...
Via Tennis Panorama
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hot or Not: Robin Soderling's New Hairdo

New York TimesRobin Soderling spoke with the New York Times about his role as Director of the Stockholm Open and his new line of tennis balls. They also snapped a pick of his new hairdo... The article was excellent: you can have a read about Soderling's new life and the reason why he wants to return to tennis here. The haircut, however, is less excellent. But maybe you disagree...
Via Onthegotennis
8 days ago  |  Discuss

ATP Shanghai Masters Wrap-Up: Formidable Federer Forges Forward, Fusing Fortune and Form to Find Victory

It’s a common occurrence in sports: During a tournament, a season, a series, any kind of competition, an elite team or athlete gets away with a bad day at the office or a frustrating series of events, barely scraping through to live another day. Given a reprieve, that athlete or team regains form and focus, making use of the good fortune that comes its way. This is the story of...
Via Attacking The Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Drop-dead gorgeous Ana Ivanovic: ‘I don’t meet too many guys’ (photos)

At 26 years old and after 11 years as a professional on the women’s tennis circuit, Ana Ivanovic remains on top of her game. At No. 8 in the WTA Rankings, the Serbian stunner has one Grand Slam title on her résumé — the 2008 French Open — and once ascended to a No. 1 […] The post Drop-dead gorgeous Ana Ivanovic: ‘I don’t meet too many guys’ (photos) appeared first...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova spies passenger in first class reading front page article about her (pic)

As hard as it may be to believe, it appears that being a world-class tennis superstar doesn’t necessarily mean flying in the lap of luxury in first class. If you’re Maria Sharapova, tournament victories are needed to effectuate an upgrade from coach. A few weeks ago, after being bounced in the third round of the […] The post Maria Sharapova spies passenger in first class reading...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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