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May 2010 Articles (72)

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

As most players enjoy a well-merited respite before the French Open fortnight, we cast our minds towards the first Slam that will be covered by this blog. Based largely upon the events of Monte Carlo, Stuttgart, Rome, and Madrid, our preview will identify contenders, pretenders, and dark horses at the event that starts in less than a week, as Tennis Channel’s “Countdown to Roland Garros” chronically reminds us. Under “contenders” are the tournament favorites, while “pretenders” feature…

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Added by Sharapovanovic on May 18, 2010 at 10:20pm — No Comments

HALF ARSED FRENCH OPEN WOMEN'S PREVIEW

It’s time for a game of French Open true or false with the ladies.



Here’s a hint, only one of the following is false.



With the cream of the crop all present, someone named Maria Jose Martinez…

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Added by Mark Carruthers on May 18, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

MEN'S FRENCH OPEN PREVIEW

Simply put, the 2010 French Open is the most eagerly awaited grand slam tournament since Wimbledon 2008.

Try all…

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Added by Mark Carruthers on May 18, 2010 at 12:24am — No Comments

Tennis Makes You Smarter!

You know that tennis is great exercise. That's part of the reason you're playing, right? But did you know that tennis is good for your brain too? Tennis makes you smarter!



In general, exercise is great for your brain. Experts have found that: "When you exercise, muscles begin to use oxygen at a higher rate, and the heart pumps more oxygenated blood through the carotid artery to the brain. In fact, the brain uses about 25 percent of the oxygen that you take in. Because exercise… Continue

Added by Kim on May 17, 2010 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Aravane Rezai: Big Babe potential?

ARAVANE REZAI VS VENUS WILLIAMS

Well something had to snap me out of my stupor. I’ve been having the hardest time finding inspiration in tennis. I never thought that would ever happen to me. After all, I am too obsessed with the sport, too addicted to the game. And then one by one the Big Babes started getting injured, or pregnant, or side-lined by interests other than tennis. And the next thing I know, I had… Continue

Added by tennischick on May 16, 2010 at 6:50pm — 6 Comments

What a Difference a Year Makes: ATP Madrid Final Preview



Rewinding to the 2009 Madrid final, one is immediately struck by the vastly different situations in which both gladiators find themselves now compared to where they found themselves before the match a year ago. Then, Nadal stood at the peak of his powers and the pinnacle of the tennis hierarchy, having vanquished…

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Added by Sharapovanovic on May 16, 2010 at 2:42am — No Comments

Tennis practice partner

Chatsworth area partner is needed, couple times a week.

Added by starttennis on May 14, 2010 at 9:01am — No Comments

Sucking air in your latest tennis match? Try this.

There's no mistaking the fact that when we're winded during a match our opponents have a slight advantage for the next 2-3 points at least.



And if they notice we're winded, chances are they may try to run us even more as soon as the ball is back in play.



That is, if they're smart.



But what can we do?



As my friend over at http://FatsosTennis.com suggests, there are a few immediate actions we can take to slow

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Added by Todd Scott on May 12, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Parc Roland Garros



❖ 本星期网坛各路顶尖高手正在迈阿密硬地大师赛上激战,紧接着下来一年一度的红土赛事就要吹响号角,借此契机挖一组法网罗兰.加洛斯-Roland Garros的片片发上博客。去年夏天待在巴黎期间,闲来无事就专门抽了一天时间参观了有网球红土圣地美誉的罗兰.加洛斯公园-Parc Roland Garros。过去去看法网只是关注比赛,这次随着讲解员仔细参观了场馆内部设施以及罗兰.加洛斯博物馆,同时对网球本身的历史也得到进一步了解。



➦ Follow me to visit the Parc Roland Garros...





☢ Directions and distances to the…
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Added by Linfei on May 12, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

09 Montreal Rogers Cup (1)

➦ Parc Jarry:









Parc Jarry 网球公园













☢ Central court - Stade Uniprix…
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Added by Linfei on May 12, 2010 at 3:04pm — No Comments

09 Montreal Rogers Cup (2)

➦ From the VIP Lodge...













Nadal vs. Ferrer, who was retired, so fake!…











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Added by Linfei on May 12, 2010 at 3:01pm — No Comments

TENNIS & kid: What keeps me feeling young! Mind over matter: If you don't mind, it don't matter

I have to tell you, tennis has always brought me luck. When I had my son, he brought me more joy & more luck. Kid's keep you laughing & running, so does tennis. Both are a wonderful gifts that I cherish. Being married & having a kid is how the idea for a tennis business was born, www.tennisbuddys.com, thanks to the love & support of my husband & son.

The awareness to keep up fitness, health & nutrition becomes so strong…

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Added by tennisbuddys on May 10, 2010 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Tennis this weekend 5-15or16-10

Airport area, davelj@zomminternet.net

Added by David Johnston on May 10, 2010 at 5:34pm — No Comments

tennisbuddys - my first Blog attempt!

Hello, this is my 1st attempt at writing a Blog, being a novice, I hope this is a good start :)

Being a business owner of my own tennis program called tennisbuddys,LLC has been a very exciting & fun part of my life. Our motto is "Growing Tennis, Growing Fitness".

Everyday, I teach, every evening, 5 years to adults, all skill level's & I love everything about tennis. Teaching, playing, watching on TV. Making a difference in kid's & adult's fitness…

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Added by tennisbuddys on May 10, 2010 at 1:17pm — No Comments

#1 and Done + Madrid Monday Preview

Playing a little free association with the words “Henin,” “Sharapova,” and “Madrid,” the 2007 year-end championships final springs to mind, an instant classic in which the statuesque Russian and the petite Belgian fired groundstroke missiles at each other for nearly three and a half hours of relentlessly superb tennis. In their very next trip to the Spanish capital, however, the two former #1s tumbled consecutively to a pair of streaky but second-tier players.…

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Added by Sharapovanovic on May 9, 2010 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open Men's Preview - All Eyes on Nadal

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Added by TennisEarth on May 9, 2010 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Opening the Magic Box: ATP Madrid Preview







Under the guidance of the eccentric, brilliant Romanian visionary Ion Tiriac (the non-Swiss legend above), the Madrid event has evolved into the top ticket in European tennis outside Wimbledon and Roland Garros. From its glamorous website to its sparkling arena, La Caja Magica (Magic Box), Tiriac’s territory exploits every opportunity to engage and inspire the spectator…

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Added by Sharapovanovic on May 9, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

What the Serbia Open Means to Me

The biggest thing to me, honestly, over the past week or so—if not the year—is John Isner and Sam Querrey battling through to the finals at the Serbia Open. Running a close second to that? Those two making the finals in doubles at the Italian Open.



You see, their recent runs of good form on the dirt kind of support what I was saying when I thought the…
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Added by Van Sias on May 8, 2010 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Goodbye Rome, Hello Madrid!

The Rome tournament soared to a slightly premature climax on Friday afternoon with the epic Jankovic-Serena semifinal, one of the most dramatic and tightly contested WTA matches of the year so far. Having…

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Added by Sharapovanovic on May 8, 2010 at 2:31am — No Comments

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