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September 2008 Articles (62)

Zheng Jie upsets Ana Ivanovic to reach China Open semis



Ana Ivanovic continues with her bad game, she was defeated in marathon quarterfinals of the China Open by Zheng Jie 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-4.



The match lasted almost three hours, filled with exciting rallies, service breaks, strings of deuce games and unforced errors.



This is second time this year that… Continue

Added by Svetlana on September 27, 2008 at 3:57am — No Comments

Justine Henin to open Tennis Academy in Florida



Former world No.1 Justine Henin and her lifelong coach, Carlos Rodríguez, opened their first 6th Sense Tennis Academy in Belgium almost a year ago, and now they will open their second at the Mission Inn Resort & Club in Florida on September 27.



The Academy is located at the 1,000-acre Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida, just… Continue

Added by Svetlana on September 27, 2008 at 3:56am — No Comments

Sharapova officially shutters 2008 season, to begin training next week



As predicted, Maria Sharapova has officially closed down her 2008 season as she still rehabs her balky right shoulder.



The 21-year old made the announcement via her website's "… Continue

Added by tennis baller on September 26, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

PHOTO OP: Agnes + Dominika are cute but Caroline is a real drag

Here's a promotional image for a new series of Bluetooth watches launched this week by Sony Ericsson and starring Agnes Szavay, Dominika Cibulkova, and Caroline Wozniacki.



The watches can control a cellular phone and "with a glance at… Continue

Added by tennis baller on September 26, 2008 at 6:41am — No Comments

Wertheim worried about "graying" ballkid takeover, fans become frenzied



It seems SI's Jon L. Wertheim's has created a stir with tennis fans after witnessing a growing trend over the US Open fortnight. In his "… Continue

Added by tennis baller on September 26, 2008 at 6:39am — No Comments

FASHION FIX: Shirtless Jo-Willy works shorty-shorts in Bangkok...so where's Rafa's pair?



Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who managed to scrape out a 7-6 (9), 3-6, 7-6 (1) win over Czech Lukas Dlouhy in Bangkok, took time out to perform an obviously Ali-inspired kickboxing presentation (as… Continue

Added by tennis baller on September 26, 2008 at 6:37am — No Comments

Kei Nishikori's homecoming; ready for AIG Japan Open

Kei Nishikori (錦織圭) is finally back home in Japan.



Nishikori currently ranked No. 85 in the world will play in the AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships 2008 to be held at the Ariake… Continue

Added by HCFoo on September 25, 2008 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Tennis in San Diego

I'm interested in setting up some matches with women players who are also 3.5 level players that live in San Diego. Let me know if your interested.

Added by Becky on September 25, 2008 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga does a Thai version of Muhammad Ali

Finally we get to see Jo-Wilfried Tsonga doing something we all wanted to see! Yes it's boxing! Only that this is the Thai version. (Updates: Apparently Tsonga went into the boxing ring before back in May during the Hamburg Masters Series. Check out… Continue

Added by HCFoo on September 25, 2008 at 5:02am — No Comments

Ana Ivanovic enters Kremlin Cup



Ana has entered the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, the Tier I event that takes place during October 6-12.



It will be Ana's debut appearance in Russia, having missed the event through injury three years ago.



"It's been a frustrating couple of months because of the thumb injury I had and I haven't been able to play many matches. I… Continue

Added by Svetlana on September 24, 2008 at 5:18am — No Comments

JJ and Ana - It's so nice to see this!



Sorry for the watermarks but I just had to show you these pictures, it's something we don't see often...Jelena and Ana sharing a laugh! They look so nice!…



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Added by Svetlana on September 24, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments

Official Reception of the 2008 China Open Photos

2008 China Open Day 4
2008 China Open Day 4
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Added by Svetlana on September 23, 2008 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Jelena Jankovic Beijing Press Conference

Q: We know that you always spend a lot of time with your mother in hotels when off court, so would you do something or go anywhere with her in Beijing?

Jelena: Well, I come here to play tennis, but when I have time off, I might have the chance to attend some activities in Beijing, but I do not know whether my mum will or will… Continue

Added by Svetlana on September 23, 2008 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Ana Ivanovic Beijing Pre Press Conference

Q: After you won the French Open and reached to No.1 in women’s singles you have not got any other titles this year. Can you self analyze and tell us what’s going on?

Ana: It was really my peak time this year in French Open. In Wimbledon I felt hard in energy and emotional level, especially… Continue

Added by Svetlana on September 23, 2008 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Dinara Safina and Vera Zvonareva weekend winners

Dinara Safina claimed her fourth WTA title of 2008 on Sunday,… Continue

Added by Svetlana on September 23, 2008 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Novak and Jelena arrived to Bangkok



Novak Djokovic arrived to Bangkok with his girlfriend Jelena Ristic and was spotted at the Bangkok airport!



Thanks to Ron for sending these photos to us!!



Enjoy in photos of Nole and Jelena!…



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Added by Svetlana on September 23, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

If I Had to Do It All Over Again ...

I'd still pick the U.S. for the upset over Spain!



I mean, ya gotta believe, right? Isn't that how the saying goes? I believe in the points I made about the keys to the team winning, but I guess execution is always key!



Anyway, I'd like to say congratulations to the Spanish Davis Cup team, which made it to the finals by beating the U.S. squad 4-1. Despite the scoreline, I don't think… Continue

Added by Van Sias on September 22, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Who's Hot, Who's Not In Tennis Last Week

If you have been following my blog for awhile, you'll know I love Feliciano Lopez for his good looks. But I have to give him the thumbs down here for his, er, retarded look (sorry!).



Not everyone can look good wearing baseball cap backward. But Nicolas Lapentti can make it look so hot!…





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Added by HCFoo on September 22, 2008 at 10:39am — No Comments

Juan Martin del Potro - Zachary Quinto (a.k.a Sylar): Separated at birth?

I'm not sure if you agree with me but I think Juan Martin del Potro resembles Zachary Quinto who is better known as Sylar, the main antagonist on the hit drama series Heroes.



This is Juan Martin Del Potro.…
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Added by HCFoo on September 20, 2008 at 7:23am — 4 Comments

Tennis This Weekend

Looking to play on the Mainline this weekend. Thanks

Added by Annie on September 18, 2008 at 6:13pm — No Comments

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