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July 2010 Articles (46)

In search of Rafa’s belly-button

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Rafael Nadal of Spain changes shirt during his match against Philip Petzschner of Germany on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 26, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)



Right about now Spain is feeling all kinds of wonderful. And my Venezuelan abuelita is probably turning over in her grave that I dared to go against Paul the Prognosticating Pulpo and voted for a giant-toppling Netherlands victory. If she were still alive she would probably slap me upside the head with a chancla. And I would deserve it too. I… Continue

Added by tennischick on July 14, 2010 at 3:59pm — No Comments

In search of Rafa’s belly-button

31376, PARIS, FRANCE - Sunday May 31, 2009. Rafael Nadal (Spain, pink shirt) lost for the first time in Roland-Garros, beaten by Robin Soderling (Sweden) in 4 sets. French Open 2009, Internationaux de France 2009, held at the Roland-Garros stadium in Paris. Photograph: Juan Soliz, PacificCoastNews.com



Right about now Spain is feeling all kinds of wonderful. And my Venezuelan abuelita is probably turning over in her grave that I dared to go against Paul the Prognosticating Pulpo and voted for a giant-toppling Netherlands victory. If she were still alive she would probably slap me upside the head with a chancla. And I would… Continue

Added by tennischick on July 13, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Tennis Season: A Monthly Review of 2010 (Part 2)

This comes from my personal blog at

http://tennisnewsnow.wordpress.com/. Please check out my blog and comment on it if you…

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Added by Tennis News on July 13, 2010 at 2:41pm — No Comments

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Added by Jason A on July 12, 2010 at 8:59pm — No Comments

The Weekend That Was

You ever find yourself thinking, "Wow, a lot sure happened on the pro tours this weekend, and there wasn't even a Slam final being played"? That's where I am right now, and there was a lot that went down to provoke the old thoughts. For example:



* It was Davis Cup quarterfinal time, and tons went down in the team competition: Spain got knocked out by France (as I mentioned on my Twitter page, I think Fernando Verdasco and David Ferrer are worn… Continue

Added by Van Sias on July 12, 2010 at 8:37pm — No Comments

ambassador Andrew Young Named Honaray Chairman For The Atlanta Tennis Championships

In the First of its 2010 Olympus US Open Series Legacy Program

USTA to Refurbish Tennis Courts at the Andrew and Walter Young YMCA





ATLANTA, GA, JULY 12, 2010 – The Atlanta Tennis Championships named Andrew Young, former U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations and noted civic and business leader in Atlanta, the honorary chairman of the…

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Added by H.A.A.T. on July 12, 2010 at 5:06pm — No Comments

"Pushing" Upward: Caroline Wozniacki





As Spain exchanges the Davis Cup for the World Cup, we shift from our match-oriented analyses to another article in our series of player profiles. Turning 20 today (July 11), Caroline Wozniacki already has embedded her name among the WTA elite, yet the engaging Dane still struggles to shed the label of “pusher.” Employed to characterize counterpunchers…

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Added by Sharapovanovic on July 11, 2010 at 10:17pm — No Comments

On the toppling of giants

LONDON, July 1, 2010 Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria returns the ball to Vera Zvonareva of Russia during their semifinal of ladies' singles in the 2010 Wimbledon Championships in London, Britain, July 1, 2010. Pironkova lost 1-2.





I recently wrote a series of articles on giant-slaying in tennis. These entries were inspired by events on both the men's and the women's tour at both Roland Garros and Wimbledon. The 'toppling of giants' ended up being a four-part series. Click below for:…



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Added by tennischick on July 9, 2010 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Caster, Serena, and the defense of strong women

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...In the early days of the sisters’ ascendance, insinuations regarding their sexual identity became very common on tennis message boards. It’s still the easiest way for fans and non-fans to engage in brutal verbal battles. Wordplays on Venus’ alleged ‘penis’ were common, as were aspersions regarding Serena’s masculinity. Some message… Continue

Added by tennischick on July 9, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Will the Vuvuzela make a US Open appearance?

June 27, 2010 - South Africa - Football - Germany v England FIFA World Cup Second Round - South Africa 2010 - Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa - 27/6/10..General view of kids playing with vuvuzelas.



One of the more hilarious misapplications of the vuvuzela appears in a video put out by Deadspin blog. The author of this hysterical entry inserts the annoying sound of the vuvuzela into several iconic cultural and historical moments,… Continue

Added by tennischick on July 9, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Clash of Nations: Davis Cup Quarterfinal Preview

Conventionally considered a second-tier competition populated by mid-level players, the Davis Cup also can be perceived as a theater where those outside the ATP elite can seize a rare chance for immortality. Contrasting with most tournaments in this individual sport, the raucous atmosphere of the national team competition often christens unexpected heroes. Studded with several marquee attractions, though, will the quarterfinals perpetuate or diverge from this pattern?…

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Added by Sharapovanovic on July 8, 2010 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Five to Frame: Top Five ATP / Top Five WTA Matches of the First Half

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Added by Sharapovanovic on July 8, 2010 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Ratings and what those numbers mean?

General Characteristics of Various NTRP Playing Levels


1.5

You have limited experience and are working primarily on getting the ball in play.



2.0

You lack court experience and your strokes need…
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Added by Pawan Mahabir on July 8, 2010 at 1:37pm — No Comments

JR. TENNIS Summer Camp: All Ages

Get out of the heat and come indoors, to the USTA Nevada Facility of the Year!



Enjoy all of our fabulous programming, including our Jr. Tennis Summer Camp for ages 4-18.



We have Half Day and Full Day Camps!



Daily and Weekly Rates are available!



Full Day Camps include World Class Tennis…
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Added by ITC Las Vegas on July 7, 2010 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Toas Berdych: Reborn at 24

At 24, Tomas Berdych is enjoying the best phase of his career. Seven years after turning professional on the ATP circuit with a momentary elevation in form that resulted in a Masters event in Paris in…
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Added by TennisEarth on July 7, 2010 at 12:22pm — No Comments

10 NIS 4 ALL writes its first Tennis Article for its partnership with an Italian Tennis Magazine...

10 NIS 4 ALL based out of Atlanta Georgia area has begun a long term collaboration with the Italian Tennis Online Magazine Pianeta Tennis. The inaugural article covered the Men's Finals at Wimbledon. You can read the article either at Pianeta Tennis (www.pianetatennis.com) or at 10 NIS 4 ALL Tennis blog (http://10nis4all.blogspot.com).



Here is the link to the article on the Italian Tennis… Continue

Added by H.A.A.T. on July 5, 2010 at 9:45pm — No Comments

English Class: Grading Wimbledon (As, Bs, Cs, Fs)

Standing head and shoulders above their respective challengers (figuratively in Nadal’s case), the two #1s asserted their authority with emphatic victories in Wimbledon’s final weekend. As the victors bask in the glow of their well-deserved triumphs, we present report cards for the principal contenders as well as those who surprised us, for better or for worse.…

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Added by Sharapovanovic on July 4, 2010 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

2010 Wimbledon - Surprise to Supremacy

Another Grand Slam fortnight witnessed a successful finish with some of the best tennis players (ever) walking away with the silverware. Despite it's completion, the magic of Wimbledon will continue to enthrall the fans in the form of fond memories that will be long cherished.

It is…

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Added by TennisEarth on July 4, 2010 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Breakfast at Wimbledon 2010

Wow what an amazing tournament was Wimbledon in 2010! On the women's side there was the surprise defeat of Venus Williams as I thought the women's final would feature both sisters. Serena's final proved to be just another day at the office with… Continue

Added by Kathryn Thibault on July 4, 2010 at 9:59am — No Comments

Fields of Glory (XIII): Wimbledon Day 13 Preview

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Added by Sharapovanovic on July 3, 2010 at 9:18pm — No Comments

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