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April 2009 Articles (42)

Sarah Gronert - Nature's Tragedy or Human Triumph?

Sarah Gronert recently found herself dogged by the controversy when some of her opponents raised the question about her so-called masculine advantage as a result of her being bornt with both male and female genitalia.

On July 6, 1986, a family in a little town of Germany welcomed a baby girl into their small world. This 'welcome', however was with a little twist of fate. The biological condition of the baby did not confirm with the stereotypical traits of any new born. It was… Continue

Added by Rohit Sharma on April 16, 2009 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

Navratilova’s former flame threatens to expose “dirty laundry”

Toni Layton, the former lesbian lover of tennis great Martina Navratilova, is reportedly threatening to expose the 9-time Wimbledon singles champion’s “skeletons” if she does not get a favorable financial settlement based on their eight-year long relationship. This development was first published at the New York Post’s Page Six.

Layton, who left her husband to have a relationship with the tennis great, had been negotiating for a settlement with Navratilova’s attorneys but only got… Continue

Added by Tennis Viewer on April 16, 2009 at 1:27am — No Comments

Safina to clinch number one ranking next week

After Serena Williams announced her withdrawal from the Family Circle Cup this week, it became inevitable that she’ll be stepping down from the top spot in next week’s WTA rankings. As the defending champion of the claycourt event, the American is set to lose significant ranking points thus making it possible for Russian world number two Dinara Safina to take over.

Safina will become the second player from her nation to achieve this feat. The first one was Maria Sharapova, who held… Continue

Added by Tennis Viewer on April 16, 2009 at 1:27am — No Comments

Roddick to marry swimsuit model fiancée this weekend

People Magazine confirmed through a reliable source that 26-year old American tennis superstar Andy Roddick and 21-year old Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker will tie the knot this weekend in Austin, Texas - where the world no. 6 is based.

The source also revealed that prenuptial festivities have already taken place, including a bachelorette party for Decker and her bridesmaids which took place last weekend in the model’s native North Carolina.

Roddick, on… Continue

Added by Tennis Viewer on April 15, 2009 at 12:13am — 1 Comment

2009 Laureus World Sports Awards nominees to be announced April 16

The nominees, location and date of this year’s Laureus World Sports Awards will be revealed tomorrow (April 16). The tenth edition of this internationally recognized sporting awards will be a tough one for the jurors considering that there were a lot of triumphs last year, most notably at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Only one player was confirmed as a nominee so far and he’s none other than World Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko for the Laureus World Comeback Award.

“I… Continue

Added by Tennis Viewer on April 15, 2009 at 12:11am — No Comments

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Added by Tough Love Tennis on April 14, 2009 at 12:15pm — 1 Comment

Novak Djokovic has “Hawk Eyes”

Among ATP World Tour players, world number three Serbian Novak Djokovic has the best percentage when it comes to challenging calls which require the Hawkeye video replay system. Not sure if this distinction is something to be proud of, Djokovic humbly said during the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami that it doesn’t necessarily mean that he has the eye of a “falcon or something.”

ATP also revealed that women players have more sucesses in video challenges than men (36 % versus 35… Continue

Added by Tennis Viewer on April 14, 2009 at 9:54am — No Comments

Jelena Jankovic wins first title of 2009

Serbian player Jelena Jankovic just got a needed boost in the upcoming major claycourt tournaments after winning the inaugural Andalucia Tennis Experience in Marbella, Spain.The current world number four defeated Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro in three tight sets (6-3, 3-6, 6-3).

Jankovic started this season as the world number one but her dismal performance during the past few months saw her ranking fall to number four.

“I know I have not been playing well the last three… Continue

Added by Tennis Viewer on April 14, 2009 at 9:53am — No Comments

Wozniacki beats Wozniak to win Ponte Vedra event

Danish player Caroline Wozniacki claimed her fourth career WTA title on Sunday after she defeated Canadian player Aleksandra Wozniak at The MPS Group Championships in Ponte Vedra, Florida in two sets (6-1, 6-2).

Wozniacki is now just less than 300 points away from making a debut in the world’s top 10. As the tournament second seed, the world no. 12 avoided a clash with top seed Nadia Petrova of Russia after the latter was dispatched by Wozniak in the semifinals.

This… Continue

Added by Tennis Viewer on April 14, 2009 at 9:53am — No Comments

Tennis tournaments this week

Family Circle Cup (WTA)

Defending champion Serena Williams opted to skip the event after suffering from a leg injury incurred during the Sony Ericsson Open final in Miami. The world number one did commit to take part in promotional events organized by tournament officials. Russian Elena Dementieva replaced Williams as tournament top seed.

Here’s the list of seeded players:

[1] Elena Dementieva

[2] Venus Williams

[3] Vera Zvonareva

[4] Nadia… Continue

Added by Tennis Viewer on April 14, 2009 at 9:52am — No Comments

Roger Federer marries longtime girlfriend

World number two Roger Federer sent out a short yet meaningful message to his fans during the weekend, announcing that he married his longtime girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec in an intimate ceremony at his hometown of Basel in Switzerland. The couple announced last month that they are expecting their first child.

Here’s his message posted on his website:

Dear Fans

Earlier today, in my hometown of Basel, surrounded by a small group of close friends and family, Mirka… Continue

Added by Tennis Viewer on April 14, 2009 at 9:51am — No Comments

INSTANT REPLAY: A look back at the week's top tennis plays

Andy Murray, Prince Albert II, Rafael Nadal

Miami memories


Added by tennis baller on April 12, 2009 at 10:19am — No Comments

FEMALE Tennis, Basketball, or California Family Fitness workout buddy NATOMAS

Hi! I am looking for a FEMALE Tennis, Basketball, or California Family Fitness workout buddy. I'm 29, Chinese, 5’2”, female, beginner/intermediate, and very reliable. Looking for gals to play at Inderkum high school (Del Paso and Truxel ) in Natomas or at the gym. Please email me directly at because I don't check these
postings or website often. Look forward to talking to you soon! Lina =)

Added by Lina on April 11, 2009 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Doubles anytime...

Looking to play mens/mixed doubles - time flexible - 3.0 to 4.0 - prefer amy yee tennis center.

Added by Harsha Deshpande on April 10, 2009 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Roseville, Sacramento, or Citrus Heights Area players wanted to play singles tennis. Non-Pro

Hi I'm looking for some individuals interested in hitting around once in a while, or possibly on a weekly basis. :) Hopefully not pro players that would get bored playing with me. I've played some in High School, and last semester in college. Thanks!


Added by Lisa on April 10, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Clay Achin'

What can I say? I've really been into "American Idol" this season!

Anyway, the clay-court season—the real one, not the teaser Latin American one earlier this year—kicked off this week and already there's been some pretty interesting happenings.

I guess the biggest thing is Serena Williams losing today to Klara Zakopalova (huh? who?) in the first round in Marbella, Spain. And not only did she lose the match, she also lost the number-one ranking to Dinara Safina, who'll take… Continue

Added by Van Sias on April 8, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Novak Djokovich Speed Tips

If you want some entertainment check out these five tips from Novak

Added by Bill B on April 6, 2009 at 11:01am — No Comments

OutBack Senior Tour

Did anyone get a chance to see the Dubai tournament this weekend? I hope I'm not alone in saying that I
enjoy watching these guys play, just as much as the regular tour. To see Stefan Edberg, one of my all
time favorites, was so cool. I really hope he continues to play, so we can see Mcenroe vs Edberg again!

Added by Erich on April 6, 2009 at 10:03am — No Comments

looking for stable tennis group to play once/twice a month...

Hi all. I'm a pretty good tennis player but in dire need of some practice. I'd really like to get a more stable tennis group together for singles or doubles and agree to hit at least once or twice a month, since once a week might be too much of a commitment for me. If you think you'd be interested as well and are an intermediate tennis player, let me know.

PS: probably not the best idea to leave a msg here, since I rarely check this. Hit me directly:

Added by Nisha on April 5, 2009 at 2:26pm — No Comments

VIDEO VAULT: What did Wilson ever do to you Fed?

Roger Federer may want to retire his denial dance once and for all this season.

The 13-time Grand Slammer was all out of sorts (to say the least) and was bounced from the Sony Ericsson Open today by Novak Djokovic 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. The Serb will… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 3, 2009 at 3:46pm — 5 Comments

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