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May 2010 Articles (72)

Kimiko vs. Dinara: Experience vs. "__________"


Fill in the blank. Here are some of your options:

1. Head case

2. Frightened ninny

3. Beaten-down sapling

4. Tentative robot

5. Insert your own here

Go here for the rest of this entry, and thanks as ever for… Continue

Added by tennischick on May 26, 2010 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Evil deeds in Paris

“Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention. I’ve just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you to stop what you’re doing and listen.”

"Andy Roddick won a match at the French Open. And not just any match, he beat an extremely capable exponent of claycourt tennis…


Added by Mark Carruthers on May 26, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Book Club: Andre Agassi's "Open"?

Is anyone interested in starting a book club for Andre Agassi's book "Open"? Blog me.

Added by Becky on May 25, 2010 at 10:25pm — 1 Comment

Feats and Feet of Clay (III): French Open Day 3 Preview

A rather painful episode of déjà vu occurred today for the star-crossed Richard Gasquet, who watched a two-set-and-break lead evaporate against Murray for the second time. Probably better suited for the compressed best-of-three format, the Frenchman’s electrifying shotmaking fails to compensate for his lack of physical (and mental) fitness at majors. With relatively little at stake, Murray deserves credit for staying focused until Gasquet faded once again; this instinctive will to compete…


Added by Sharapovanovic on May 24, 2010 at 10:01pm — No Comments

French Open diary - part deux

Sure, Federer, Serena and Djokovic all made appearances, but day two at Roland Garros is all about one match – Richard Gasquet v Andy Murray.

Before we kick things off, I’d just like to thank Novak Djokovic for screwing around for a set and winning in four and not straight. If he hadn’t gone walkabout…


Added by Mark Carruthers on May 24, 2010 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Need Tennis Partner Memorial Day weekend-Hamptons

Looking for male 3.0-3.5 to play Sun or Mon. Hit, singles, doubles or anything..2 years and hooked....52 yrs old but love to run...They call me the "backboard."
Free tennis at Bridgehampton Middle School on Rt 27

Added by Gary Scott on May 24, 2010 at 12:32pm — No Comments

French Open diary - day one

Welcome to the first edition of my 2010 French Open running diary.

You could also call it, how many cynical comments, pointless observations and utter dribble can I write in 2 weeks.

You’d be…


Added by Mark Carruthers on May 23, 2010 at 9:29pm — 2 Comments

Tweeting on Tennis…or not


...Now to Serena. Of the sisters, she is by far the more prolific tweeter. She also wins any popularity contest hands down, with almost three times the followers to her sister Venus. But of the 40 tweets posted by Serena between May 16th @ 4:32pm and May 23rd @ 10:15am (my time), not a single one references tennis. She talks a lot about her spread for Harper’s Bazaar, about… Continue

Added by tennischick on May 23, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Tennis Earth launches its first Amateur Grand Slam Tournament

TennisEarth is a well established tennis website which is committed to bringing the worldwide tennis community together.…


Added by Janet Orrell on May 22, 2010 at 3:18pm — No Comments

French Open Men's Draw Breakdown ... kind of

In 1997 the unknown Gustavo Kuerten won the French Open.…


Added by Mark Carruthers on May 22, 2010 at 2:51am — No Comments

Clay bunnies come out to play!

2010 French Open Roland Garros

This is probably my favorite time of year. I’m hedging only because I am a woman inclined to throw herself into passions and I can already imagine myself making the same claim at the start of the US Open. And yet I am not being a dilettante or dishonest in this claim. I truly love this time of year...

But most of all I love this time of year because it’s the… Continue

Added by tennischick on May 21, 2010 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Roland Garros Men's Preview - Nadal's homecoming or Federer's revival

With every year passing, the men's event in the premier claycourt championship at Roland Garros is becoming synonymous with one name - Rafael Nadal. Despite his 2009 success, World No.1 Roger Federer is entering the competition under the shadow of the "Mighty Mallorcan." Will Federer go against the odds to pick up his 17th slam trophy or is it Rafa's turn to take the centerstage again? Read on to find out...!

Know everything about your favourite players' progress with our Interactive…


Added by TennisEarth on May 21, 2010 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Roland Garros Women's Preview - Serena, Henin renew rivalry

The 2010 French Open promises to bring some swashbuckling tennis with almost all the top players in action. Where a possibility of an Henin-Serena clash has ended because of an anti-climax draw, there is plenty of opportunity for a set of rising stars to prove their mettle. Find out the permutations and combinations surrounding this year's championships with's preview.

The 2010 French Open Tennis Championship brings with it the ultimate test of persistance and… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on May 21, 2010 at 11:38am — No Comments

Adjust Your Attitude To Win In Tennis

We all know that, as much as it is a physical game, tennis is really a mental game. And if you are not in the best mental place possible during a match, most likely you are going down. So when everything's going wrong on the court, how go you get positive? Oh, and since it's the middle of a match, how go you get positive fast? Here are 3 easy steps to follow that will get your head back in the game:

1. Be aware. The biggest part of gaining a positive… Continue

Added by Kim on May 21, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Forecasting the French: Contenders, Pretenders, Dark Horses (WTA)

While the king of clay has emphatically reaffirmed his dominance over the competition on this surface, the queen of clay hasn’t quite followed suit. As a result, the WTA field at the French Open promises to be vastly more unpredictable and possibly more engaging than its ATP counterpart. We apply the same matrix of contenders, pretenders, and dark horses that we used in the men’s preview: contenders are tournament favorites, pretenders are potential underperformers, and dark horses are…


Added by Sharapovanovic on May 21, 2010 at 12:29am — No Comments

Boris Becker @ The International Tennis Centre, Las Vegas MAY 30TH

Boris Becker Coming to…


Added by ITC Las Vegas on May 20, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Take a little hop

Just before your opponent hits the ball, take a little hop, then come down with your weight evenly distributed on the balls of your feet, ready to move in any direction with the correct foot. Taking this hop, called a split-step, enables you to stop and read his shot. Don’t just take a hop, land on your heels and turn off your engine. You have to be ready to…


Added by Steven White on May 20, 2010 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Prepare on the run


Added by Steven White on May 20, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Keep the Ball on the Strings

Make contact with the ball just in front of your forward foot and keep the ball on the strings as long as possible. The racquet face should travel on a straight upward line through the hitting zone in the direction you want the ball to go. If you’re trying to hit the ball crosscourt, make contact a little farther out in front. But if you’re trying to send the ball down the line, make contact a…


Added by Steven White on May 19, 2010 at 7:32pm — No Comments

Getting to the Ball - Lesson 1

You are only as fast on the court as you are on your first step. To move to the ball, your first step should be a thrust out with the foot closest to the ball. That also turns your hips and shoulders slightly and starts your racquet back. You drive off your far foot and move the center of your body toward the ball. If you lean with your head and shoulders first, your legs are always trying to catch up with your…


Added by Steven White on May 19, 2010 at 5:39pm — No Comments

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