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August 2008 Articles (129)

Prince Recoil String...

Today I thought I would blog about Prince's newest string.



Prince Recoil is the first synthetic string that promises to stay in alignment throughout the life of the string. In other words, "it snaps back into place giving the impression that it hasn't moved." There are literally hundreds of thousands of players who detest string movement. Prince believes Recoil is the answer to this particular problem.



Prince asks a premium price for this string that features new… Continue

Added by rich on August 30, 2008 at 8:07am — 1 Comment

The beauty of tennis.

Added by Coldvodka on August 29, 2008 at 7:07pm — No Comments

First Time Back Out

I took a week off to get a few things done, and visited the fam over the last several days and got to get out and play for the first time in over a year, maybe even closer to two. It felt so good to get out there, I realized I really missed it - and I am really out of tennis shape as I'm pretty sore. Would love to start playing more frequently again, so I am hoping to find some people to play with.

Added by Kristen on August 28, 2008 at 5:04pm — 2 Comments

US OPEN Wednesday-Day Session

I went to the US Open yesterday with Mike S from the Brooklyn Tennisopolis group.

He had a extra Day Session ticket available, so we made a day out of it.



We saw Nikolay Davydenko vs Dudi Sela and also Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs Santiago Ventura.

I think Ventura is someone to keep your eye on.

The sun was pretty intense in the stands. We could only watch a set from each match before had to scramble for shade.



We also watched some Mens & Womens doubles being… Continue

Added by Andy O on August 28, 2008 at 6:55am — 1 Comment

The Times Is Not Right

So here's a kind-of U.S. Open-related post that also deals with a little pet peeve of mine.



First, if you couldn't tell by now, I'm a big tennis geek! What can I say? Following career stats of players is kind of a hobby. Aside from that, in my alter ego, I work as a professional copy editor for a magazine (I'm managing editor for HFN, plus I do freelance copy editing for a newspaper, The Journal News). I like to think that I can spot… Continue

Added by Van Sias on August 27, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

It is truth, Leryn really was attending Novak's Beijing matches!



OK, when I wrote first story about Novak Djokovic and Leryn Franco, I have to admit I thought it's just a gossip cause there were no any photos of Novak and Leryn together. Then the photo from the… Continue

Added by Svetlana on August 27, 2008 at 6:49am — 1 Comment

Any 3.5/4.0 men or 3.5 women players looking for doubles in Kailua?

either early morning or early evening, weekdays?

Added by Lou Lom on August 26, 2008 at 9:08pm — 5 Comments

tennis this week.

anybody interested in playing tennis in brooklyn this week tomorrow thurs friday all work for me

Added by avi on August 26, 2008 at 8:57pm — 1 Comment

Maria Sharapova's injury rehab at Scottsdale hotel



Do you want to know where Maria Sharapova spent several days while doing rehab in Arizona? Well, the place is just amazing, Scottsdale Mondrian, sophisticated, modern urban resort.



As we… Continue

Added by Svetlana on August 26, 2008 at 1:49pm — 4 Comments

Rafael Nadal - US Open 25. August Interview

Q. I guess there was a little bit of a scare out there today in round 1. I guess all the talk about facing Federer, you have to worry about the Mardy Fishes and the Robby Ginepris of the world before you worry about a championship?

RAFAEL NADAL: I never talk about playing… Continue

Added by Svetlana on August 26, 2008 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Jelena Jankovic - US Open 25. August Interview

Q. It seems like this time of the year every year you come out on the court with either your knee bandaged or thigh or ankle. It didn't appear like you had any bracing this evening. What's your general state of health?

JELENA JANKOVIC: Well, at the moment, you know, I'm… Continue

Added by Svetlana on August 26, 2008 at 1:47pm — No Comments

James Blake - US Open 25. August Interview

Q. Was there ever a point tonight where you felt like a little defeated, like tonight wasn't your night?

JAMES BLAKE: No, I try not to let those kind of doubts get into it. If it's set, you think more about the fact that anything can happen, not that it's not your night or you're… Continue

Added by Svetlana on August 26, 2008 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Elena Dementieva - US Open 25. August Interview

Q. How did you feel out there today? I'm just wondering if you felt a little sluggish.

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Well, you know, really it's very hard not to think about the Olympic Games, you know, and very difficult to refocus and just to get ready, you know, for the Open, because… Continue

Added by Svetlana on August 26, 2008 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Andy Murray - US Open 25. August Interview

Q. Thoughts on that, Andy?

ANDY MURRAY: I thought it was pretty decent. Didn't lose my serve the whole match. I thought he played pretty well for, you know, about a set and a half. He was hitting his forehand really hard and making me do a bit of running. It was a decent test… Continue

Added by Svetlana on August 26, 2008 at 1:45pm — 2 Comments

Maria's dresses for US Open



I just have to show you the dresses Maria was suppose to wear at the US Open. After I saw it I'm even sadder because she will not play, the dresses are great!



The blue Nike dress was for day and black Nike dress was for night.…



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Added by Svetlana on August 26, 2008 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Jelena Jankovic shines at the US Open!



I already said that I don't like yellow, but I have to congrats to Reebok for doing this amazing dress for Jelena. She looks really gorgeous!



Yellow dress, yellow hair rubber, glitter in her hair,… Continue

Added by Svetlana on August 26, 2008 at 1:43pm — No Comments

U.S. Open 40th Anniversary Celebration



Last night the US Open preformed a grandiose celebration of the 40th anniversary of open era tennis and the 40 U.S. Open champions at the Arthur Ashe Stadium court.



New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was a keynote speaker.



“On behalf of the city of New… Continue

Added by Svetlana on August 26, 2008 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Video - Tour Celebrates 35th Anniversary

35th Anniversary celebrations of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in New York, featuring Billie Jean King and a whole host of past and current legends of women's… Continue

Added by Svetlana on August 26, 2008 at 1:41pm — No Comments

WTA 35th Anniversary Benefit Party Photos

WTA 35th Anniversary Benefit Party
WTA 35th Anniversary Party
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Added by Svetlana on August 26, 2008 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Warming up in the service box

Several people I have played recently have begun warming up by starting in the service box. I don't see the value in this. We don't volley, we just hit the ball softly back in forth in the box. I am more used to and comfortable with warming up at the baseline since these warm up rallies resemble most of the match play. I have done this kind of service box warm up before at clinics but I just don't get why it is done. Does anybody know why?

Added by Becky on August 24, 2008 at 8:19pm — 4 Comments

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