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Featured Articles – April 2010 Archive (29)

My Comeback after Two Months of RELAXATION

I think coming back from a lay-off is tough, but if you workout before, lifting weights and stretching, it' s not as bad as it can be.



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Added by Gary Sakuma on April 8, 2010 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Sharapova & Ivanovic: The Burden of Being a Brand.

With her first round loss to Maria Kirilenko at the Australian Open, Maria Sharapova’s comeback is still slowly getting back on track in 2010. Though in her press conference Sharapova confidently said “I’ll

be back on a second Saturday. You’ll see.”, her “second career” is not just about hitting tennis balls.





With her reported new deal with Nike worth $70 million dollars over eight years, Sharapova is still the highest paid female athlete.…

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Added by Tennis Fool on April 6, 2010 at 10:40am — 7 Comments

Rising to the Occasion (or not): Post-Miami Rankings Update

Inactive during the past fortnight, Sharapova dropped two places in the rankings to #14 as a result of some excellent performances by the players just below her. While she caresses her strings above, we’ll recap some of the big winners and losers from both the WTA and the ATP.

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Murray (4): The 2009 champion failed to win a set…

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Added by Sharapovanovic on April 5, 2010 at 10:30pm — 10 Comments

Is Andy Murray back with his girlfriend?

British fans can all breathe a collective sigh of relief if reports are to be believed, that British number one, Andy Murray, is back with his ex girlfriend of four years, Kim Sears. The couple, who split last November after four years, are understood to have met up a number of times in recent weeks, including a sighting of the loved-up pair smooching over a couple of sausage sandwiches in Wimbledon Common, a stone’s throw from the hallowed grounds of the world’s greatest grass tournament where… Continue

Added by Melina Harris on April 5, 2010 at 1:19pm — 3 Comments

Seles believes SERENA can be greatest EVER

Serena, at 28, may have a few years left in professional tennis but according to former superstar Monica Seles, Williams is quite capable of surpassing Margaret Smith Court's all-time record.

Former tennis Queen Monica Seles, who shook the tennis world with his explosive play and a series of records and achievements, believes that current world number one Serena Williams can become the Greatest Tennis player of all times.

In a statement issued after…

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Added by TennisEarth on April 5, 2010 at 6:05am — No Comments

The As, Bs, and Cs: Miami Tournament Wrap

As the players pack their passports and clay-court shoes for the annual trip to Europe, we'll take a moment to commemorate the events of a captivating fortnight in Miami. Since our last tournament wrap used the Ad-in, Ad-out format once beloved of SI, we'll switch to the report card model for this edition. Not everyone is included, of course; we targeted those players who especially stood out and those who especially...stood out in a…

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Added by Sharapovanovic on April 4, 2010 at 11:57pm — 1 Comment

A Sunday for Second Chances: ATP Miami Final Preview

A fortnight ago, Andy Roddick came up just short against the startlingly resurgent Ivan Ljubicic in the Indian Wells final, a match that the top-ranked American entered as the distinct favorite. After a sparkling semifinal triumph over Rafael Nadal, Roddick now has the opportunity to expunge his desert disappointment by capturing the Miami title. Yet his opponent has hurtled into the final Sunday on a Ljubicic-worthy run, during which he…

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Added by Sharapovanovic on April 4, 2010 at 1:18am — No Comments

Queen Victoria's Throne: Miami WTA Final Preview (plus Rafa-Roddick Recap)

The 2009 Miami final represented a dramatic breakthrough for Victoria Azarenka, who defeated five-time champion Serena Williams to claim what thus far has been the most significant title of her budding career. Arrayed on opposite sides of this net this year, in contrast, are two players who have combined to claim no fewer than 79 WTA singles titles (ranked first and third among active players on this list). Who will add to their sprawling…

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Added by Sharapovanovic on April 3, 2010 at 12:59am — 2 Comments

Sony Ericson Open Final Preview - Venus vs. Kim

As predicted by almost all the tennis pundits, Venus Williams is in the finals of the Sony Ericsson Open, once again. Her opponent too , isn't unaware of the feeling of holding the crystalware in Crandon Park. Who will emerge victorious in the battle of tour superstars, Venus or Kim? Let's find out..!

Venus Williams is fast progressing towards an age bracket where most players think of retirement or perhaps other avenues for success. Things however are different with this…

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Added by TennisEarth on April 2, 2010 at 7:26pm — No Comments

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