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October 2008 Articles (70)

Rafael Nadal Receives ATP No. 1 Ranking Trophy



Rafael Nadal received the ATP No. 1 ranking trophy in front of a sell-out crowd, at the Mutua Madrilena Masters Madrid, the Spaniard's first ATP tour event as World No. 1.





A four-time… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 13, 2008 at 8:33am — No Comments

Weekend winners : David Nalbandian, Igor Kunitsyn and Philipp Petzschner



David Nalbandian defeated Swede Robin Soderling 6-2 5-7 6-3 on Sunday and win the Stockholm Open.



It was the ninth title for Nalbandian, who goes to the Madrid Masters on Monday as the defending champion.



"It was a great final, we both played a good… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 13, 2008 at 4:15am — No Comments

Jelena Jankovic's hat-trick



Jelena Jankovic defeated Vera Zvonareva 6-2 6-4 in Moscow on Sunday to secure her third title in a row. Jelena also beat the Russian on her way to winning titles in Stuttgart and Beijing in the past two weeks.



"I've played her twice in the last two weeks so I really knew what… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 13, 2008 at 4:14am — 2 Comments

INSTANT REPLAY: A look back at the week's top tennis plays

(Igor Kunitsyn, Moscow)


Weekend Winners: Tomas, Dmitry, JJ, Caroline, Sorana Ballers hit the…
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Added by tennis baller on October 12, 2008 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Marat Safin's new love



Marat Safin was spotted in Moscow with his new girlfriend Nastya Osipova, a Russian pop singer.



She is 24 and according to Russian press they have known each other for just under a year.

Here are the photos of happy couple!…



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Added by Svetlana on October 12, 2008 at 6:32am — 1 Comment

Quote of the day: Elena Dementieva



"Her defensive game is just phenomenal, and it's almost impossible to hit a good shot from the baseline because she can cover the whole court. No matter what shot you hit, she is able to get to it and hits everything back at you. It seems like she…
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Added by Svetlana on October 11, 2008 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Marat Safin and Igor Kunitsyn in all-Russian Moscow final

Former world number one Marat Safin will have a chance on Sunday to win his first… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 11, 2008 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Serena hits Miami Beach



Serena Williams was spotted with former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland on Miami Beach on Friday afternoon.



Serena looks great in white bikini and with a smile on her face!…



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Added by Svetlana on October 11, 2008 at 9:55am — No Comments

JJ's third title in a row?



Jelena Jankovic rallied from a set down to advance to the final of the Kremlin Cup with a 0-6, 6-1, 6-0 victory over defending champion Elena Dementieva.



Elena, the third seed blew Jelena off the court in the first set, but Jelena made a great come back and took 12 of the last 13 games to clinch the see-saw encounter that lasted one hour 45… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 11, 2008 at 9:54am — No Comments

Dominika's day off in Moscow



Dominika Cibulkova lost 5-7 4-6 to #7 seed Vera Zvonareva of Russia in the quarters in Moscow. Even though Dominika lost she still had a great tournament and great time in Moscow.



Dominika took some time out to see the sites in Moscow, she was at the Kremlin and Red Square and was trying some traditional hats on!…



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Added by Svetlana on October 10, 2008 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Fernando Gonzalez visits Vienna's Spanish Riding School



2006 Vienna finalist Fernando Gonzalez took time out from the BA Tennis Trophy in Vienna to visit the Spanish Riding School, which is home for 73 Lipizzan stallions.



The 28-year-old Chilean visited the stables, including a meeting with a 15-year-old Lipizzan stallion called Conversano Tiberia, and watched the morning… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 10, 2008 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Ana Ivanovic appears on Chinese magazine covers



Ana continues with the early exits. She was defeated 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) by world No.20 Dominika Cibulkova in the second round of the Kremlin Cup. Ana missed two match points during a thoroughly entertaining encounter. And later in the doubles competition Ana and Italy's Francesca Schiavone lost to top seeds Cara Black and Liezel Huber in the quarter-finals 6-2, 4-6,… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 10, 2008 at 12:21pm — No Comments

JJ celebrated her Stuttgart title with her boyfriend



We already wrote about JJ's new love with water polo player Mladjan Janovic.

The new couple was spotted as celebrating Jelena's Stuttgart title in one of the best Belgrade restaurants "Madera" on Monday… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 10, 2008 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Tennis Week's Carrie Milbank making the rounds - so what if it's in a bikini?



Tennis Week's own Carrie Milbank has a secret sexy side - well, not so secret anymore based on these photos making the rounds today.…



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Added by tennis baller on October 9, 2008 at 9:33am — 1 Comment

PHOTO OP: Murray straps on bungee cord for high intensity stability workout



Andy Murray's preparation for his assault on the end of the season is still underway in Roehampton.



The Brit baller, who'll be returning at the Madrid Masters, has given us peeks into some… Continue

Added by tennis baller on October 9, 2008 at 9:31am — No Comments

Is Venus Done Rising?

For some reason, Venus Williams' loss to Flavia Panetta really kind of bothers me.



I'm trying to figure it out: Granted, Panetta's been playing her butt off this year (a couple of titles, some finals, a quarterfinal run at the U.S. Open). But come on! We're talking about Venus Williams! A walking legend in the game and one of the greatest fast-court players of all time. Why does Panetta seemingly have her number with a 3-1 lead in head-to-heads?



I think why this bugs me is… Continue

Added by Van Sias on October 8, 2008 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

PHOTO OP: Super Mario looks super excited to be hitting balls again

Mario Ancic was spotted cracking an open stance forehand while defeating Olivier Rochus 7-6 (6), 6-2 in Stockholm today.



Okay people - when I saw this photo I had to do a double...no triple… Continue

Added by tennis baller on October 7, 2008 at 5:22pm — No Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Is the Australian Open in danger of disappearing?



Tennis Australia is worried about their Grand Slam.



According to The… Continue

Added by tennis baller on October 6, 2008 at 3:25pm — 10 Comments

Robby hits Moscow party press line with hairiest of situations

Robby Ginepri, who'll be facing a qualifier in the first round of Moscow, joined the rest of the ballers on the press line at the Moscow player party… Continue

Added by tennis baller on October 6, 2008 at 3:21pm — No Comments

PHOTO OP: Top ballers hit the press line for Kremlin Cup party

Top ballers have gathered in Moscow for the Kremlin Cup and they all made their way onto the press line for the tourney's kick-off party today:



A prettied-up Svetlana Kuznetsova looks like she's trying…
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Added by tennis baller on October 6, 2008 at 3:19pm — No Comments

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