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TENNIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rafael Nadal Withdraws from Rogers Cup

Susan Mullane – USA Today Sports One of the brightest stars in tennis, Rafael Nadal is being forced to withdraw from the Rogers Cup in early August due to a right wrist injury. Nadal captured the Rogers Cup last year, a tournament that many consider to be the ‘next in line’ in terms of prestige after the four majors. This news is coming after Nadal had a poor showing in this...
Via The Sideline
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sabine Lisicki Breaks The Record For Fastest Serve In History

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Via Next Impulse Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO VAULT: Sabine Lisicki throws downs a 131 mph serve and sets new record

During her opening round match against Ana Ivanovic in Stanford, Sabine Lisicki served a 131 mph bomb that the WTA tour certified as the fastest recorded serve in history. The former record was 129 mph held Venus Williams.It was certainly a phenomenal consolation prize since Boom Boom ended up losing the match in straight sets.
Via Down the Line!
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kristina Mladenovic Stuns Citi Open Top Seed Lucie Safarova

Lucie Safarova photo by Christopher Levy @Tennis_Shots By Dave Gertler   (July 29, 2014) WASHINGTON, DC – It’s still only the first round, but the Citi Open women’s draw is now without a defending champion or a No. 1 seed. Top seed at the Washington, D.C. event, Lucie Safarova, has been eliminated in the first round by French world No. 78 Kristina Mladenovic.  This upset...
Via Tennis Panorama
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams, Azarenka, Bryan Brothers and More To Headline First-Ever Taste of Tennis Week

    August 20, 2014 – August 23, 2014   Press Release: NEW YORK, NY (July 29, 2014) – AYS, the creators and producers of the Taste of Tennis, New York’s premier pre-US Open experience, announced today the first-ever Taste of Tennis Week will take place from August 20th – August 23th, 2014 in New York City.  In addition to the renowned Taste of Tennis Gala, Taste of Tennis...
Via Tennis Panorama
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will the U.S. Open Series mark a return to form for Andy Murray and Victoria Azarenka?

Andy Murray and Victoria Azarenka aren’t as different as it might seem from the outside. They both own two majors, and won one title in 2012 and another in 2013 (the U.S. Open and Wimbledon for Murray and two Australian Open championships for Azarenka). Both of them prefer the firm footing of a hard court. They can be, eh, vocal when playing - he to his baller box and she to basically...
Via Down the Line!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Citi Open Set to Begin

Milos Raonic (R) poses for a “selfie” on Saturday at the Citi Open. Photo by Christopher Levy @tennis_shots By Dave Gertler (July 28, 2014) The Citi Open in Washington D.C. is the only North American fixture on an 11-event ATP World Tour 500 series calendar. The defending men’s champion is Juan Martin del Potro, who hasn’t completed his rehab from left-wrist surgery in time...
Via Tennis Panorama
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Common Dishes On Serena Williams

Common and Serena Williams haven't been an item since 2010, but that hasn't stopped the rapper from continuing to talk about her.                                                              According to tennis.com , Common has once again spoken to the media about Serena. In his latest ramble, he mentions the beef he has with Drake, which...
Via Onthegotennis
5 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO VAULT: Del Potro back hitting backhands, Raonic practicing with Serena and Nestor

There were a couple of videos that made the rounds today and they were pretty noteworthy. The first one shows Juan Martin del Potro hitting backhands. He's basically pushing the ball to protect his surgically repaired left wrist. It's a start. I, personally, can't wait for the BIG LUG to return. #biglugluv y'all. Milos Raonic was practicing today in Toronto and brought...
Via Down the Line!
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Kirilenko Is No Longer Engaged

Maria Kirilenko has ended her engagement to NHL hockey player Alexander Ovechki. The two were dating for a year before they became engaged in 2012. In her statement, Maria made it sound like the decision was her's. "I have made a decision to break up our engagement,” Kirilenko said in an R-Sport interview. “There are a lot of reasons, but I wouldn’t want to go in...
Via Onthegotennis
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Would You Rather: Behati Prinsloo or Maria Sharapova?

Via Guyism
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Caroline Wozniacki jab Rory McIlroy on Instagram?

While we cannot be positive exactly what message Caroline Wozniacki was sending, if any at all, by posting a photograph of her rocking high heels to her Instagram account, it’s certainly plausible given the message she attached to the pic that she may have been taking a shot at the height of her ex-fiancé, Rory […] The post Did Caroline Wozniacki take a shot at Rory McIlroy’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

John McEnroe’s Son Kevin McEnroe Arrested For Cocaine Possession

Former tennis pro and son of tennis legend John McEnroe, Kevin McEnroe, was arrested for possession of cocaine. Kevin was caught in New York’s East Village  purchasing the drug, and was popped for possession of prescription medication. McEnroe did not enter into plea when arraigned on Wednesday; his lawyers contested that there was “nothing remarkable” about what he had in...
Via BlackSportsOnline
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova clowns with Floyd Mayweather at ESPYs (Video)

Tennis star Maria Sharapova used her height advantage over boxer Floyd Mayweather for some laughs as the duo presented the Best Game award at Wednesday night's ESPYs.The 5-foot-8 Mayweather received an elaborate introduction from "The Money Team", yet he was completely overshadowed by Sharapova, who stands 6-foot-2 and was wearing high heels. H/T LBS. This post appeared...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gallery: Federer, Vonn play tennis atop glacier in Swiss Alps

From the many photos available online of the two together over the years, it seems that Lindsey Vonn and Roger Federer, despite being titans of completely different sports, are friends, or at least have crossed paths with one another on more than one occasion. Somehow, between their friendship, a Skype conversation and a clever promotion […] The post Lindsey Vonn, Roger Federer...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Roger Federer sheds single tear after Wimbledon loss

Tennis legend Roger Federer  nearly won his first Grand Slam title in two years at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, but he fell in five sets to Novak Djokovic in an extremely hard-fought battle. The loss was obviously a tough one for Federer, who was seeking his eighth Wimbledon championship and his 18th Grand Slam title. After being down two sets to one and facing a 5-2 deficit...
Via The Sideline
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon dress code making women play bra-less?

Officials at Wimbledon are apparently giving zero slack on the all-white dress code required by all players competing in the tournament. This is because some women have allegedly been told to play bra-less after their undergarments were deemed too colorful to adhere to the strict dress policy.“One of the players was called into the referees’ office because he had blue underwear...
Via Bush League Chronicle
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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