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Eric Babolat on the Babolat Play plus new ITF rule allowing the new stick's capabilities in competition.

In August, Babolat announced the new Babolat Play. I've since had the chance to chat with Eric Babolat, Babolat President and CEO, about the new stick: TennisIDENTITY: Have any of your top sponsored athletes (male and female) used the Babolat Play and analysis or is this more of a learner's/recreational player's racquet? Eric Babolat: As is the case for all Babolat products...
Via Tennis Identity
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

The Li Na Conundrum

Li Na’s inconsistency is one of the WTA’s greatest mysteries. Li Na? Or Na Li? The western world’s difficulty with the naming order of the former Roland Garros winner is sometimes the least of her problems. She (basically) carries the burden of an entire nation, becoming the first Asian woman to win a major title in singles. She graced the cover of TIME Magazine, and was named...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Australian Open Schedule of Play for January 26, 2013

Australian Open 2013 Schedule for Day 13: Saturday 26 January 2013   Rod Laver Arena 12:30 PM Start Time 1. Junior Girls’ Singles – Final Ana Konjuh (CRO)[3] v. Katerina Siniakova (CZE)[2] Not Before:2:30 PM 2. Junior Boys’ Singles – Final Nick Kyrgios (AUS)[3] v. Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) Not Before:7:30 PM 3. Women’s Singles – Final Victoria Azarenka (BLR)[1] v. Na...
Via Tennis Panorama
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The Elite Eight: Previewing the Women's Quarters

Four great rounds of tennis are already in the books down in Melbourne, Australia. However, there is still a long way to go before a Men's Singles Champion and Women's Singles Champion are crowned. Let's a take a quick look at the four matches which make up the Women's Quarterfinals of the 2013 Australian Open. Women's Quarterfinals Na Li [6] vs. Agnieszka...
Via In the Tramlines
January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Australian Open Women’s Contender Profiles

Profiles of the top Women’s Singles contenders for the 2013 Australian Open. Note: Grand Slam records for main draw matches only.  – by Jack Cunniff     http://twitter.com/jrcunniff   1. Victoria Azarenka 2012 Record:  69-12 Grand Slam Record:  73-27 Australian Open Record:  21-6 Australian Open Best Result:  W (2012)  Fast Fact:  Azarenka has won 13 of her 14 titles...
Via Tennis Panorama
January 13, 2013  |  Discuss

US Open Tennis Fashion. Day 5: Na Li

Day five of the 2012 U.S. Open finished with the loss of number 9 seed Na Li to Laura Robson (who already had a won over another favorite, Kim Clijsters). Let's have a look at Na Li's outfit prepared for her by Nike. Create Na Li's 2012 U.S. Open Look Na Li, U.S. Open 2012 Nike Women's Na Li US Open 2012 Autumn Jersey Top - $55 Nike Women&...
Via Trendy Tennis
September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Notes and Quotes from Day 3 of the 2012 US Open

  Li Na Q.  Her weapon seemed to be the slice backhand.  What did you do to counter that?VICTORIA AZARENKA:  I practiced yesterday.  (Laughter.) I practiced yesterday for that.  She has a really, you know, deep slice and it’s a little bit tricky.  It took me first few shots to kind of adjust and feel her ball, but, you know, I had to stay aggressive and not to let her...
Via Tennis Panorama
August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Many WTA Candidates In Line to Conquer the Blue Clay

The blue courts are stealing the show in Madrid While all the talk has been about the colour of the clay in Madrid ahead of this week’s combined Mutua Madrid Open, there is an important tournament to be played on the new surface and there is a long list of title contenders in the women’s draw. The top half of the draw features World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka who overcame a tough...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Serena back to her old self on court

It's said of the Williams sisters, when they play, they win. Not always true but the idea is holding up at the Sony Ericsson Open where, under cloudless skies Monday, Serena produced more than the occasional puff of smoke with her serve as she battled past Australia's Sam Stosur, 7-5, 6-3. Creating a record for the women's game for aces in two sets, Serena cranked out...
Via Fox Sports
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Sampras, Moya, Lisicki Join Li Na for Exhibition Tournament in China

2011 Roland Garros champion Li Na received a hero’s welcome in her hometown of Wuhan, kicking off a two-day exhibition tournament on December 17, 2011 called “Li Na and Friends.” The festivities also feature 14-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras and former world number number 1 Carlos Moya, as well as 2011 Wimbledon semifinalist and WTA Comeback Player of the Year Sabine...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
December 17, 2011  |  Discuss
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