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August 2008 Articles (129)

Jelena Jankovic attended UNICEF "Champions for Children" gala



Jelena Jankovic, UNICEF National Ambassador for Serbia, attended UNICEF “Champions for Children” reception on 9 August to advocate for the most vulnerable children in China, including those affected by the Sichuan earthquake and by HIV/AIDS, and to express appreciation for the support of partners, supporters, and friends.



There were present high-level… Continue

Added by Svetlana on August 13, 2008 at 7:10am — No Comments

Olympic Tennis Day 2 Photos

Olympics Day 3 - Tennis
Olympics Day 3 - Tennis
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Added by Svetlana on August 13, 2008 at 7:09am — No Comments

Jelena Jankovic officially became No.1



Jelena Jankovic officially took over the world No. 1 ranking in women's tennis after several missed chances. She takes over top spot from fellow Serb Ana Ivanovic, who had led the rankings since June 9, after her victory at the French Open, where she defeated Jankovic in the semifinals.



"Since I was a young girl, it has been my… Continue

Added by Svetlana on August 13, 2008 at 7:08am — No Comments

Maria Sharapova in Arizona doing shoulder rehab



As we already wrote Maria Sharapova pulled out of the Olympics and US Open due to shoulder injury. Maria is currently in Arizona doing her shoulder rehab with physio Brett Fischer.…



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Added by Svetlana on August 13, 2008 at 7:05am — No Comments

Olympic Tennis Day One Photos

Olympics Day 2 - Tennis
Olympics Day 2 - Tennis
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Added by Svetlana on August 13, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Sock It To Me, Baby

protrainer winsock tennis training gear

I'm not normally one for tennis gadgets and "get great quick" schemes, so I'm always a bit skeptical of any tennis gear that Jack Kramer himself wouldn't use. You can call me a traditionalist. So, when the guys at ProTrainer Tennis asked me to demo their new… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on August 12, 2008 at 8:00pm — 17 Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Could we be headed for a Wimbledon sequel? Maybe so...



Are we headed for a repeat of this year's historic Wimbledon at the Olympics?



It's sure looking good especially if the champs and finalists from that fortnight - Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Venus Williams, Serena Williams - keep… Continue

Added by tennis baller on August 12, 2008 at 2:57pm — No Comments

philadelphia tennis enthusiasts?

hello,



i am new to the philadelphia area and would love to hear about some of the cool, interesting, unpopular tennis-related (and otherwise i suppose) happenings in the city. where are the good spots to hit? where do you buy your racquets? shoes? strings?



i really do miss playing on a consistent basis and i would love to play year-round (if my wallet will let me do so). anyone know of a reasonable indoor court? what about winter leagues? drills? cardio… Continue

Added by Greta on August 11, 2008 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Rafael Nadal and Nicolas Almagro attend Spain - Greece basketball game



Rafael Nadal and Nicolas Almagro were spotted cheering and having some good time at the men's preliminary basketball match between Spain and Greece at the Olympic Basketball Gymnasium in Beijing on August 10, 2008. Rafa was also seen talking with Spain's Prince Felipe. Here are the photos, enjoy!…



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Added by Svetlana on August 10, 2008 at 8:44am — 2 Comments

Ana Ivanovic withdraws from Olympics



Ana Ivanovic withdrew from Olympic Games because of inflammation in her right hand that has bothered her for several weeks.



Ana came to Olympics with injury that began to bother her last month why she hasn't been able to practice. She was expected to play her first-round match for Serbia on Monday, but after consulting with a doctor, she said she needs more… Continue

Added by Svetlana on August 10, 2008 at 8:43am — No Comments

Tatiana Golovin pulled out of Olympics



Tatiana Golovin has pulled out of the women's singles and doubles at the Olympics after failing to recover sufficiently from a nagging back problem.



Tatiana wasn't playing for the past three months because of the injury.



She has received a lot of treatment on her back over the past few weeks and has taken part in light training sessions, but is still not… Continue

Added by Svetlana on August 10, 2008 at 8:42am — No Comments

Novak and Ana at the opening ceremony



Here are some more photos of Novak Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic from the last night Olympic opening ceremony.…



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Video - Novak Djokovic funny practice!

What is Novak doing?? Waiting for the ball? Some new kind of practice?? Funny Nole as… Continue

Added by Svetlana on August 10, 2008 at 8:41am — 2 Comments

Nicole and Radek love at the Opening Ceremony



What a nice photo...Radek is taking photo of his darling Nicole...so sweet





(photo/Paul Zimmer… Continue

Added by Svetlana on August 10, 2008 at 8:40am — 2 Comments

Jelena Jankovic may pull out of the Olympic Games



As we already said, Jelena got an injury during her practice on Friday morning and that was why she skipped the Opening Ceremony. But more bad news. She will maybe pull out of the Olympic Games.



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Added by Svetlana on August 10, 2008 at 8:40am — No Comments

Roger Federer cheers for Serbia??



I'm not sure if you know that one of the Serbian symbols is three-finger salute, a salute with the thumb, index, and middle fingers. You, who like Novak, probably noticed that before. After every victory Nole shows 3 fingers, and… Continue

Added by Svetlana on August 10, 2008 at 8:39am — No Comments

Photos of the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games



Here are the photos of Fernando Gonzalez and Roger Federer carrying flags of their countries, Rafa and David Ferrer having some great fun with other Spanish Olympians, Murray brothers, and Novak Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic with Serbian Olympic team during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium, August 8, 2008.…



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Added by Svetlana on August 10, 2008 at 8:38am — 3 Comments

Lindsay Davenport withdraws from Olympic singles



Lindsay Davenport who was the 1996 Olympic champion, pulled out of the singles event at the Beijing Games with a knee injury, the United States Tennis Association said.



"It's the same injury she had during Wimbledon," said USTA spokesman Tim Curry.



Lindsay sustained the injury in the… Continue

Added by Svetlana on August 10, 2008 at 8:37am — No Comments

Video - David Nalbandian practices in Beijings

David Nalbandian practices at the Beijing Olympic Green Tennis… Continue

Added by Svetlana on August 10, 2008 at 8:35am — No Comments

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