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 —
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 —
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 —
(Igor Kunitsyn, Moscow)
Added by tennis baller on October 12, 2008 at 12:09pm —
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!…
Added by Svetlana on October 12, 2008 at 6:32am —
"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… Continue
Added by Svetlana on October 11, 2008 at 1:24pm —
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 —
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!…
Added by Svetlana on October 11, 2008 at 9:55am —
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 —
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!…
Added by Svetlana on October 10, 2008 at 12:22pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
own Carrie Milbank
has a secret sexy side - well, not so secret anymore based on these photos making the rounds today.…
Added by tennis baller on October 9, 2008 at 9:33am —
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 —
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 —
was spotted cracking an open stance forehand while defeating Olivier Rochus
7-6 (6), 6-2 in Stockholm
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 —
is worried about their Grand Slam
According to The… Continue
Added by tennis baller on October 6, 2008 at 3:25pm —
, 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 —
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…
Added by tennis baller on October 6, 2008 at 3:19pm —