The Babolat Pure Drive has a chic new look for the French Open. The stick is a 7th generation version of the iconic Pure Drive and is adorned with the Roland Garros logo and colors of the French flag. Pure Drive is used by Na Li, Sara Errani and Julien Benneteau. The newly dressed racquet is also available as a Babolat Pure Drive Lite and JR26 (for juniors) Add a Babolat Team French...
(May 25, 2013) With Roland Garros officially kicking off on Sunday, the team at Tennis Grandstand has once again come together to provide you a one-stop comprehensive preview of the women’s draw of the season’s second Slam. We’ve covered dark horses, seeded players crashing out early, first round upsets and matches to watch for, and potential semifinalists and eventual champion...
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...
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) v. Katerina Siniakova (CZE)
Not Before:2:30 PM
2. Junior Boys’ Singles – Final
Nick Kyrgios (AUS) v. Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS)
Not Before:7:30 PM
3. Women’s Singles – Final
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) v. Na...
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.
Na Li  vs. Agnieszka...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...