celebrated his 22nd birthday
today by giving back.
The 3-time defending champ gifted Nicolas Almagro
all of 3 games in a scarily dominating
Added by tennis baller on June 3, 2008 at 2:54pm —
Jelena Jankovic was in a hurry on Tuesday as she repelled Spanish qualifier Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the French Open.
The third seed has endured a rash of aches and pains over the past week and did not want to prolong her stay on Suzanne Lenglen Court longer than necessary.
"I had to be very… Continue
Added by Svetlana on June 3, 2008 at 2:30pm —
I would just like to say my French Open picks are not only still alive, but they're looking very good to at least make the finals - Jankovic and Federer. Jelena is in good shape. Fed will need to pick it up but I'm still bullish on him.
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Added by Bob Wallace on June 3, 2008 at 10:39am —
I'm glad that Rafael Nadal-Nicolas Almagro match
ended quickly before I got the chance to write something preposterous, like "Rafa's going to have to be careful. Nic's won two titles on the dirt this year and is playing great here. He might be able to make Nadal do some work."
While I was thinking all of that up, Nadal did away with his childhood chum, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1. So, in his last two matches, he's given up six(!) games. That would… Continue
Added by Van Sias on June 3, 2008 at 10:30am —
And the Oscar for "Best Dressed" player at this year's Roland Garros goes to...Maria Sharapova!
Tiffany did a great job and Masha looked amazing in her new apparel. And the earrings...what to say, just enjoy one more time in these photos.
A close-up… Continue
Added by Svetlana on June 3, 2008 at 10:29am —
The No. 2-seeded Ivanovic beat No. 10 Patty Schnyder 6-3, 6-2 to become the first semifinalist at Roland Garros.
Ivanovic is yet to drop a set at Roland Garros this year as she bids to claim her maiden grand slam title, and she remains in pole position to claim the world No1 ranking from Maria Sharapova, who is… Continue
Added by Svetlana on June 3, 2008 at 9:00am —
Towels as art...
More at… Continue
Added by Bob Wallace on June 3, 2008 at 8:12am —
is the highest seed left in the top half of the draw after Maria "Shriek"apova's screaming exit
from Roland Garros
yesterday. The 2007 finalist… Continue
Added by tennis baller on June 3, 2008 at 7:16am —
Gael Monfils - he's got the moves...now I understand why Dominika chose him!
(photo/THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images via Yahoo… Continue
Added by Svetlana on June 2, 2008 at 9:00pm —
Though five Frenchies
made the round of 16 at Roland Garros
, Gael Monfils
is the last one standing. The 21-year old junior standout is having his best showing at a major making his first… Continue
Added by tennis baller on June 2, 2008 at 5:00pm —
I can’t please everyone. It’s not in my job description. I’m an athlete, and I go out there and fight my heart out. They paid the ticket to watch me, so they must appreciate me on some level, right? Continue
- Maria "Shriek"apova on the…
Added by tennis baller on June 2, 2008 at 3:03pm —
Dinara Safina saved a match point before coming from behind to stun world No. 1 Maria Sharapova and proved her title credentials with 6-7 (6-8) 7-6 (7-5) 6-2
Sharapova was discomfited throughout by Safina's deep hitting and struggled to put her game… Continue
Added by Svetlana on June 2, 2008 at 1:05pm —
Highlights of the women's action from day eight of the French Open at Roland… Continue
Added by Svetlana on June 2, 2008 at 1:05pm —
Serbian star Novak Djokovic speaks after his French Open fourth round win over Paul-Henri… Continue
Added by Svetlana on June 2, 2008 at 1:04pm —
Ernests Gulbis (born August 30, 1988) is a tennis player from Latvia. He is currently ranked 80th in the world for singles, and 241st for doubles. Gulbis is coached by Karl Heinz Wetter. He used to be coached by Nikola Pilić, the former Yugoslavian tennis player and Croatian and German Davis Cup captain, and trained at… Continue
Added by Svetlana on June 2, 2008 at 1:03pm —
I spotted this one yesterday and I have to add it to our tattoo collection!
Patty Schnyder Tattoo…
Added by Svetlana on June 2, 2008 at 1:02pm —
Hope that wasn't too confusing! Here's the breakdown:
• The 1 who won: Roger Federer's through to the quarterfinals (and in my opinion, still on track for a final matchup with Rafael Nadal; vote here if you agree or not
) by knocking off Frenchman Julien Benneteau in straight sets. Next up for R-Fed is Fernando Gonzalez, who beat Robby Ginepri (good job in getting that far, Robby), also in straights. Federer's beaten Gonzalez on every… Continue
Added by Van Sias on June 2, 2008 at 11:17am —
Latvia's Ernests Gulbis
is ready for his close-up.
The 19-year old giant-killer
continued his remarkable run at the French Open
making his first Grand… Continue
Added by tennis baller on June 2, 2008 at 10:00am —
game may be coming together but her fashion is falling apart at the French Open
. The Russian made the quarterfinals today, her best showing since her runner-up finish to Anastasia Myskina
in 2004, by… Continue
Added by tennis baller on June 2, 2008 at 9:28am —
Are we sure Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, isn't actually the 19 year-old tennis player, Ernests Gulbis of Latvia? We dare you to tell us which is which.
We wouldn't even have a chance to realize he looked like the young web mogul had he not been cutting through his French Open draw so cleanly. So far he's defeated Simon Greul, James Blake, Nicolas Lapentti and Michael Llodra so far. He… Continue
Added by Bob Wallace on June 2, 2008 at 8:54am —