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Player Profile: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova; born July 3, 1991, Samara, Russia), is a professional tennis player from Russia and a multiple junior Grand Slam champion.



Junior career



Pavlyuchenkova first made headlines by winning the 2006 Australian Open junior title, defeating Caroline Wozniacki. She then won the US Open junior… Continue

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Video - Rafa vs Aliens in KIA Commercial!

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A little sister's plea

Dinara Safina pleaded with big brother Marat on Tuesday not to quit tennis, insisting that his colourful, rollercoaster career, which has yielded two Gramd Slam titles, is far from over.



Safin, a former world number one, has struggled with form and motivation in recent years and has not added to his career… Continue

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Sharapova waits as Kuznetsova cruises

Torrential rain swamped Roland Garros on Tuesday leaving the French Open with a backlog of first round matches and Maria Sharapova forced to wait another day to make her 2008 bow.



Only Russian fourth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova and 13th seeded compatriot Dinara Safina were able to complete their opening matches… Continue

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Andy Murray Work Hard in Paris!

It seams that critics said about Andy Murray had effect. He works very hard to prove to everybody that he belongs to top 10 and that he can win any tournament, maybe even Roland Garros?!?







His time in Paris he mostly spend in… Continue

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Should I Stay Faithful? (Or, "Oh Yeah, I Play Tennis, Too—the '08 Edition")

We've been together about seven years now, and things are good, but sometimes I can't stop thinking about what things would be like if I were to explore my options.



Of course, I'm talking about my racquet of choice!



I figured while the French Open has been deluged, I could write about an issue all of us players face, namely when to switch racquets. And is it REALLY necessary to do so? I'm taking a poll here, so feel free… Continue

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Photo of The Day

Visitors protect themselves with umbrellas from rain during the first round of the French Tennis Open, at Roland Garros, in Paris, on May 26, 2008.





(photo/AFP/Getty Images via… Continue

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What Sould Perfect Tennis Plaver Have?



Would you like to be perfect tennis player?



Imagine to have :



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Wanna serve like Ana Ivanovic? Well now you can!

Have you ever wanted to serve like a Serbian star? Well now you can...or at least read about how to serve like Ana Ivanovic.



The New York Times' Play magazine has a great… Continue

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More rain at French Open

Heavy rain prevented any early play in the French Open on Tuesday with defending champion Rafael Nadal due to kick off his campaign on the centre court.



The start of play was pushed back one hour to midday, but the forecast was for more rain during the afternoon.



Already several hours were lost due to rain on Monday the second day of the… Continue

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Roland Garros Day Two Photos

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French Open - Roland Garros 2008 - Day Three

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I have a better chance now - Jankovic

World No 3 Jelena Jankovic warned on Monday that she is ready to fill the gap left by retired queen of clay Justine Henin.



Jankovic, who reached the semifinals 12 months ago, enjoyed a 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 first-round victory over Romanian lucky loser Monica Niculescu.



And the 23-year-old plans to make the most of the shock retirement of Henin,… Continue

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Video - Thank You, Justine

The world's top players say goodbye to Justine Henin, who retired from professional tennis at the top of the… Continue

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Video - ATP Tennis Show - The Hawkeye Report

Hawkeye is an accepted part of the ATP circuit, but what do the players think about… Continue

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Quote of the Day: Kuznetsova



I am not prepared to undergo a makeover. I am not going on the court to show off my dress. I am going out there to play.



- Svetlana Kuznetsova on her (lack of)…
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Added by tennis baller on May 27, 2008 at 10:04am — 3 Comments

PHOTO OP: Rain ruining another day

This sucks - aaargh.
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Jelena, Venus Move On as First Round Continues

On Sunday it was Ana Ivanovic and Serena Williams who took the first step toward a projected quarterfinal meeting and on Monday it was Jelena Jankovic and Venus Williams who did the same, grinding past their first round opponents at Roland Garros. Patty Schnyder was also among Day 2's winners.



Third seed Jankovic was the first of the two Sony Ericsson WTA… Continue

Added by Svetlana on May 27, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

SIGHTING: Murray + yoga make a body good



Andy Murray, who famously discussed his yearning for yoga, was spotted cooling down with a side-angle stretch after his 5-set win over beautiful Frenchie… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 27, 2008 at 7:34am — No Comments

Nadal vs. Aliens Video for Kia



Check out this Kia ad. If you're a sci-fi geek you'll notice the Voltron references big time. Apparently Kia is recalling it's ad for containing some innappropriate content. I don't see it. The content is weird but I don't see it as inappropriate. Then again I suppose Nadal shoving his foot up the a#$ of a mini Nadal midget while transforming into a anime style super robot was a little over the top...…



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Added by Bob Wallace on May 27, 2008 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

SIGHTING: Sharapova hits up Tiffany's Paris Store, debuts French Open outfit + earrings



Maria "Shriek"apova, looking flawless in red, made her way to the Tiffany's Paris Store to debut the Nike Paris Dress she'll be wearing during her… Continue

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