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July 2008 Articles (124)

Maria Sharapova Interview about Olympics



Here is an interview Maria Sharapova did for ITF Tennis site, called "Olympic spotlight on...Maria Sharapova". Maria talks about Olympic Games and her dreams.



Q: How excited are you about the Olympics?



MS: I'm very excited. It's every young boy's and girl's dream to participate in the Olympics. To… Continue

Added by Svetlana on July 23, 2008 at 1:18am — No Comments

Jelena Dokic wins Darmstadt title



Jelena Dokic defeated 7th seed Michelle Gerards from Netherlands 6-0 6-0 in yesterdays final in Darmstadt, Germany. This is Jelena's third ITF title this year.





Jelena now has a 32-7 W/L record for 2008 and is 11-1 in three set matches. Her… Continue

Added by Svetlana on July 23, 2008 at 1:16am — No Comments

It's Only Going to Get Harder

So both tours dipped their toes into the summer hard-court season last week with the men playing in Indianapolis and the women in Stanford.



But as far as things go for the men, the situation's definitely about to pick up. The sixth stop on this little thing they like to call the Masters Series is in Canada right now. And this is possibly the first of four big ones the big three—Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic (vote here… Continue

Added by Van Sias on July 22, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Rafael Nadal on the Inside Tennis Magazine Cover



Rafael Nadal is on the cover of the new issue of Inside Tennis Magazine. There are two articles in this issue about Rafa. The cover story "The Greatest Match, the Gutsy Victor" - Nadal Usurps King Federer on the Lawns and "Triumph in the Dusk" - Wimbledon Centre Court Gave Us a Final That Was Both The Greatest Match in Tennis History and a Transcendent… Continue

Added by Svetlana on July 21, 2008 at 4:15am — No Comments

Andy Roddick - Olympus U.S. Oen Series Media Conference



July 20, 2008.



Q. Could you give us a quick update on what your health is and what's been hurt and how things are feeling overall?

ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, I feel great, actually. I'm probably healthy for the first time since before Rome. Probably the first time since our Davis Cup match… Continue

Added by Svetlana on July 21, 2008 at 4:14am — No Comments

Video - Toronto 2008 - Djokovic Preview Interview

Defending champion Novak Djokovic talks about his return to the Rogers Masters, where he is the third… Continue

Added by Svetlana on July 21, 2008 at 4:12am — No Comments

Video - Toronto 2008 - Federer Preview Interview

Feeling the heat to defend his World No. 1 South African Airways Ranking, Roger Federer talks about his chances in… Continue

Added by Svetlana on July 21, 2008 at 4:11am — No Comments

Gilles Simon wins Indianapolis title



Second-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon dispatched defending champion Dmitry Tursunov of Russia in straight sets to capture the $525,000 Indianapolis Tennis Championships Sunday.



Simon, who pocketed $83,500 for the win, defeated the third-seeded Tursunov, 6-4, 6-4, to win his fourth career ATP singles title.… Continue

Added by Svetlana on July 21, 2008 at 4:11am — No Comments

Wozniak wins at Stanford for first career title and first Canadian in 20 years



Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak bested France's Marion Bartoli to win the $600,000 Bank of the West Classic tennis event on Sunday.



Wozniak succeeded in winning her first career title by defeating Bartoli 7-5, 6-3 on the hardcourts at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.



Wozniak won the semifinal when… Continue

Added by Svetlana on July 21, 2008 at 4:08am — No Comments

Verdasco captures Croatia Open



Top-seeded Fernando Verdasco rallied to down fourth-seeded Russian Igor Andreev and win the Croatia Open title on Sunday.



Verdasco struggled in the first set, but battled back to take his second ATP singles title in three sets, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4). The match lasted 2 hours and 50 minutes.



It's the second ATP title for the Spaniard - adding to his victory… Continue

Added by Svetlana on July 21, 2008 at 4:07am — No Comments

Anna Kournikova at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami

Anna Kournikova was spotted at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim that is presented… Continue

Added by Svetlana on July 21, 2008 at 4:06am — No Comments

Pauline Parmentier wins Gastein title



France's Pauline Parmentier won her second WTA title on Sunday, beating Czech qualifier Lucie Hradecka 6-4, 6-4 in the finals of the clay-court tournament.



The 53rd-world ranked Frenchwoman followed on from her success in the semi-finals where she eliminated top seed Agnes Szavay of Hungary in straight sets to lift her second title after Tashkent… Continue

Added by Svetlana on July 21, 2008 at 4:04am — No Comments

Montanes beats Darcis to clinch first title



Albert Montanes rallied to down Steve Darcis of Belgium and win the Dutch Open title.



Montanes was blitzed in the first set by the third-seeded Darcis, the defending champion, but settled down and came back to take his first ATP singles title in three sets, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3.



Darcis captured his… Continue

Added by Svetlana on July 21, 2008 at 4:02am — No Comments

Del Potro captures second straight ATP title



Argentine Juan Martin del Potro easily discarded crowd favorite Jurgen Melzer in Sunday's final at the Austrian Open. The 19-year-old Del Potro, who won his first-ever title last week in Stuttgart, captured his second straight ATP singles title.



"These were two great weeks for me,… Continue

Added by Svetlana on July 21, 2008 at 4:01am — No Comments

Ana Ivanovic on holidays in Palma de Mallorca



Ana Ivanovic is spending her well deserved vacation with her family in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.



Ana used her free time in Palma de Mallorca to do an interview and photoshoot for… Continue

Added by Svetlana on July 21, 2008 at 4:00am — No Comments

Video - Catalina Castano - Getting To Know

She's the top player from the South American nation of Colombia, but there's a lot more to Catalina Castano than just her talents on the tennis… Continue

Added by Svetlana on July 21, 2008 at 3:58am — No Comments

Too Hot

Whew......It's hot. Too hot for Tennis in Brooklyn.

Well, maybe the time off the courts will help my tennis elbow heal.

Added by Andy O on July 20, 2008 at 11:49am — No Comments

Andy Roddick named to the OK!'s Top 50 Man Candy of The Year!



Andy Roddick was named to the Top 50 Man Candy of The Year by the editors of OK! magazine. Among other athletes, which leads David Beckham, actors, musicians and other hot men, Andy is placed No.45.



Congrats Andy!



(source… Continue

Added by Svetlana on July 19, 2008 at 5:51am — 1 Comment

Daniela Hantuchova Interview

Here is an interview Daniela did for Times Online on her love of Italian food, the fear of injury and why far too much is made of her looks. And several photos of Daniela taken by Julian Hargreaves for the article of… Continue

Added by Svetlana on July 19, 2008 at 5:50am — No Comments

Ashley Harkleroad's Playboy Photos



Finlay the day has come! The august issue of Playboy magazine is available and I couldn't wait to see Ashley's' nude photos. I have to say, she looks great.



“People put expectations on me because of the way I look,” Harkleroad, 23, tells Playboy. “But you can’t think about what people say. You just have to do your thing."



Of… Continue

Added by Svetlana on July 18, 2008 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

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