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Ladies Sun ALTA players needed

Hello! I play out of the Cherokee Tennis Center in woodstock and our Ladies ALTA team is looking for a few players for fall 2008. We play at the C6 level and 3.0 for USTA. Please let me know if your interested.

Added by dms-design on June 30, 2008 at 6:09pm — No Comments

PHOTO OP: Elated Gasquet thinks he can dance - you be the judge!



My darkhorse of the men's draw, Richard Gasquet, is starting to make me look like I know what I'm talking about. The Frenchie headcase seems to be pulling his game together at Wimbledon, hitting 16 aces… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 29, 2008 at 10:15am — 2 Comments

Upsets at Wimbledon

Hi everyone. Could someone who is more informed of the stats. on the grand slams. But does Wimbledon over the years has produced the most upsets. It seems to have emerged that way to me. What with Venus's huge upset. Looking at what has transpired with Sharapova and Ivanovic - just what are the stats?

Added by Knibbo on June 27, 2008 at 9:40pm — 2 Comments

Murray's Maggie writing for The Times - did I mention she's a dog?



I thought The Times was a respectable UK paper, holding themselves to the highest standards of journalism, right?



So consider me perplexed when I stumbled up this article called "View from the Dog Box", a week in the life of… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 27, 2008 at 4:18pm — No Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Serena responds to Gimelstob controversy, "it's just totally uncalled for" says ReRe



Serena Williams has some words for Washington Kastles teammate Justin Gimelstob and the sexist and disgusting… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 27, 2008 at 4:14pm — 2 Comments

Alla should learn to show some respect



I don't know what you people think, but I didn't like the behavior of Alla Kudryavtseva.



At the post match interview she said:



"Why was I so happy to beat her? I didn't like her outfit - can I put it that way? "I wasn't afraid to play her out on the court, so why should I be… Continue

Added by Svetlana on June 27, 2008 at 7:29am — 3 Comments

Jelena Jankovic eases through



Jelena Jankovic, second seed for the women's singles, was in no mood to suffer the same kind of embarrassment as the eliminated Maria Sharapova and the reprieved Ana Ivanovic in negotiating awkward second-round tasks.



Jankovic needed just 57 minutes to get past her Spanish opponent Carla Suarez Navarro,… Continue

Added by Svetlana on June 27, 2008 at 6:35am — No Comments

Wimbledon Day Four Surprises



Alla Kudryavtseva defeated 3th seed Maria Sharapova 6-2 6-4



"Sharapova, the ladies' number three seed, made a series of unforced errors in the first set to hand it to Kudryavtseva 6-2. It was no better for Sharapova in the second as her fellow Russian took it 6-4 with this forehand…
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Added by Svetlana on June 27, 2008 at 6:34am — No Comments

Djokovic is out but Serbia has another "joker" - Janko Tipsarevic



Janko Tipsarevic, known for his tattooes, wraparound glasses and creativity on the court outlasted Roddick 6-7 (7-5), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4). Roddick served 27 aces, but he was 0-for-8 on break point chances and he squandered three set points in the final set. It was the first time he had lost at the All England Club… Continue

Added by Svetlana on June 27, 2008 at 6:32am — No Comments

Maria crashes out in spectacular Wimbledon second round defeat



Maria Sharapova, wearing a glamorous tuxedo ensemble and dangling Tiffany earrings, was bounced 6-2, 6-4 in the second round by 154th-ranked Russian compatriot and Boca Raton resident Alla Kudryavtseva, who was making just her second appearance at the All England Club.



“I guess it wasn’t my… Continue

Added by Svetlana on June 27, 2008 at 6:31am — No Comments

Wimbledon Day Three Surprises



Marat Safin defeated 3th seed Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-6(3) 6-2
"Until today, Djokovic was considered a serious contender for the title, but he could have been forgiven for dreading his match against the most dangerous floater in the draw. Aside from being one of the most wildly talented players of…
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Added by Svetlana on June 27, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

Video - Wimbledon interviews after second round matches



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Added by Svetlana on June 27, 2008 at 6:28am — No Comments

Ivanovic beats Dechy in thriller

On an afternoon that saw Serbia's Novak Djokovic bid farewell to the All England Club, countrywoman Ana Ivanovic narrowly avoided the same fate after tenaciously clawing her way back from two match points down against Frenchwoman Nathalie Dechy.



Ivanovic, the top seed, French Open champion and world No1, has… Continue

Added by Svetlana on June 27, 2008 at 6:28am — No Comments

Djokovic defeated by Safin

The shock of the tournament came on Centre Court this afternoon when number three seed Novak Djokovic has been knocked out of the Wimbledon Championships in straight sets by unseeded Marat Safin.



The Russian former world No1 triumphed 6-4, 7-6, 6-2, producing a masterclass of brutal serves and heavyweight ground strokes that had the Serb reeling. In the end it was… Continue

Added by Svetlana on June 27, 2008 at 6:26am — No Comments

Wimbledon Day Two Photos

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The Championships - Wimbledon 2008 - Day Two

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Added by Svetlana on June 27, 2008 at 6:25am — No Comments

Quote of the Day: Alla on Maria



It’s very pleasant to beat…you know, Maria. Why? Why? Well, I don’t like her outfit. Can I put it that way?


- Alla Kudryavtseva on the…
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Added by tennis baller on June 26, 2008 at 6:25pm — 3 Comments

PHOTO OP: Tipsarevic brought to his knees after A-Rod defeat

Oh how the mighty have fallen by the roadside at this year's Wimbledon - tennis roadkill, if you will.



First Nole gets booted yesterday,… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 26, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Oh, How the Mighty Have Fallen

In all of Grand Slamdom (or at the very least, since the Majors started seeding 32 players), has there ever been a two-day stretch like this?



Maria Sharapova's loss to Alla Kudryavtseva has to be one of the most shocking defeats I've ever witnessed. I've been reading the stories (among them Kudryavtseva dissing Sharapova's tux) and I didn't realize Alla has had some… Continue

Added by Van Sias on June 26, 2008 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

SIGHTING: John Mayer takes in Wimbledon - but where's Jennifer?

Grammy-winning artist John Mayer was spotted taking in the newly sleeved James Blake's second round match versus Rainner Schuettler.… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 26, 2008 at 12:25pm — 1 Comment

Sharapova suffers second round loss, serving woes continue



The Aussie Open champs are down and out at this year's Wimbledon.



A day after men's champion Novak Djokovic was dumped out of… Continue

Added by tennis baller on June 26, 2008 at 12:06pm — No Comments

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