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Serving Up Breadsticks

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 — 5 Comments

One More Look at Maria's Beautiful Tiffany Dress and Earrings



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…
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Added by Svetlana on June 3, 2008 at 10:29am — 3 Comments

Ana Ivanovic Reaches Roland Garros Semifinals

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 — No Comments

The Towels of the French Open

Towels as art...





More at… Continue

Added by Bob Wallace on June 3, 2008 at 8:12am — No Comments

VIDEO VAULT: Sveta into quarterfinals, talks tennis with Schett + Eurosport



Svetlana Kuznetsova 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 — 2 Comments

Photo Of The Day

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 — No Comments

Monfils turns career corner, makes French Open quarters - will Cibulkova be watching?



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 — No Comments

Quote of the Day: Sharapova



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?



- Maria "Shriek"apova on the…
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Added by tennis baller on June 2, 2008 at 3:03pm — 1 Comment

Safina Ruined Sharapova's Roland Garros Dream

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 win.



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 — No Comments

Video - French Open Day Eight Highlights - Women

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 — No Comments

Video - Djokovic Conference

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 — No Comments

Player Profile: Meet Ernests Gulbis

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 — No Comments

One More Tattoo in The Collection

I spotted this one yesterday and I have to add it to our tattoo collection!



Patty Schnyder Tattoo…
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Added by Svetlana on June 2, 2008 at 1:02pm — No Comments

One 1 won; another 1 didn't; and two 1's lost, too

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 — No Comments

PHOTO OP: Gulbis breaks through in Paris but can he take down Nole?



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 — No Comments

FASHION FIX: Elena makes quarterfinals - will those spandex biker shorts follow?



Elena Dementieva's 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 — 1 Comment

Doppelganger of Facebook Founder Zuckerberg Into French Open Quarters



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 — 1 Comment

Roland Garros Day Eight Photos

French Open - Roland Garros 2008 Day Eight

Image details: French Open - Roland Garros 2008 Day Eight served by picapp.com…


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Added by Svetlana on June 2, 2008 at 4:30am — No Comments

Ana Ivanovic to Appear on Cover of FHM



Serbian beauty will grace cover of one more magazine, this time it's the cover of the August issue of Britain FHM.



The feature will probably have at least eight pages and promises to include some of Ana's best ever imagery. It goes on sale in Britain on 1 July, and other editions around the world are due to be published around the same… Continue

Added by Svetlana on June 2, 2008 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Quote of the Day: Mathieu



Even though he says clay is not his favorite surface, I think his game is perfectly suited to it. I think he can win the tournament.



- Paul-Henri Mathieu on Novak Djokovic's…
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Added by tennis baller on June 1, 2008 at 5:03pm — No Comments

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