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THE LOW DOWN: Hewitt struggling with hip injury - could his career be in jeopardy?



Bad news for Lleyton Hewitt.



The Aussie hot head, who suffered a hip injury during last season's US hardcourt swing, may not be fully fit in time for the French Open or even… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 13, 2008 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Quote of the Day: Federer



The more you lose, the more they believe they can beat me. But believing is not enough, you still have to beat me.


- Roger Federer on his challengers…
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Added by tennis baller on May 13, 2008 at 9:16am — No Comments

Twins peaking

A step closer to history was made at the Italian Open this past weekend as the Bryan Brothers picked up their eighth different Masters shield. This got me to thinking, are they two of the greatest male players of all time? They have a wider range of major titles than almost anyone. I think so, and here's why. I'm taking a poll, too: Feel free to vote if you agree or disagree.

Added by Van Sias on May 12, 2008 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Rafa swims against the tide, but will it drown his game?



Rafael Nadal is having a rough go of it lately.



The Mallorcan matador fell with blisters in the second round of Rome, giving… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 12, 2008 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Kournikova website gets botoxed, can't tell if its happy or sad about it



For those of you who still give a damn about a non-playing/non-retired tennis baller still living off the fat, I give you the latest Anna Kournikova news. The original Russian glamourpuss has just relaunched her website, sponsored by… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 12, 2008 at 1:04pm — No Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Sharapova opens Pandora's Box, but WTA Tour reaches compromise anyway



Maria "Shriek"apova and the thugs of the WTA Tour are finally playing nice after the Russian publicly blasted the Tour and its… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 12, 2008 at 12:15pm — No Comments

To all members of the Philadelphia Tennis Group

We have over 34 members presently. If your interested in playing, we have scheduled events & clinics listed at "The Philadelphia Tennis meet-Up Group". To see them, just join the group and you will have access to all the summer events.

Added by stan on May 12, 2008 at 11:43am — No Comments

They're laughing at you Serena...they're all laughing at you



Serena Williams may be getting paranoid in her old (tennis) age or she thinks everything is about her (more likely scenario.)



After her tight 3-set loss to eventual… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 12, 2008 at 8:37am — No Comments

One On One Doubles -- New Singles Game Concept

I attended the USTA Tennis Block Party on Saturday at the HCC Campus in Tampa, Florida. One of the events at the block party was One on One Doubles..... this is a new concept in singles play that is highly competitve, fast paced and a great workout!



Basically you play a cross court singles match using the doubles court. Serve and volley or you lose the point! (Good volley work for baseliners like me!) The founder, Ed Krass, is a Blues aficionado and pumps out the tunes during… Continue

Added by Chrisje on May 12, 2008 at 8:33am — No Comments

WEEKEND WINNERS: Nole, Dinara

Rome - Novak Djokovic



It seems Nole was on a mission to silence the criticism surrounding his withdrawal in… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 12, 2008 at 7:25am — No Comments

First Edition

I am very nervous about moving down to Houston, but at the same time it brings about an essence of excitement. I love the thought of venturing out to a new place full of untrodden possibilities. I have so much to look forward to. I am young and I have so much that I would like to accomplish in life before I actually decide to engrave it in stone. This is the takeoff to my new beginnning...the stretch of runway awaits my departure.

Added by Kori on May 10, 2008 at 5:34pm — 1 Comment

Dinara defeats Serena in Berlin, avoids "Safin syndrome" this time around



Who knew she had it in her?



A day after derailing world no. 1 Justine Henin in Berlin, Dinara Safina… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 9, 2008 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Victorious Stepanek shows off his worm while Vaidisova watches

As usual, Radek Stepanek saved his best move for last.



"The Worm" caused another huge upset in Rome defeating Roger Federer in the quarterfinals 7-6(4), 7-6(7) and denying the… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 9, 2008 at 11:56am — 6 Comments

+ FRIDAY NETCORDS: Ana, Venus, Tati loves Frenching...Martina loves speed, Hillary's fifth set strategy and more

- Ana appeal: Ana Ivanovic grabs the spotlight as the featured story in the May/June issue of Tennis Week magazine. But is the sexy Serb ready for the spotlight given a Grand Slam champion?… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 9, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Quote of the Day: Serena on Justine



Henin's such a great winner. She can play a lot better. She knows that, and she can take solace in that fact.



- Serena Williams on the world no. 1's…
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Added by tennis baller on May 9, 2008 at 9:22am — 2 Comments

THE LOW DOWN: A-Rod + Blake make Rome quarters - could American's red tide be turning?

Clay-court tennis is always chalk-full of surprises (remember hearing "French Open champion Iva Majoli or Gaston Gaudio"? INSANITY.) So this week's no… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 8, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Henin dumped out of Berlin - career crisis or momentary lapse?



The best lady on the terra bateau is no longer: Justine Henin suffered a surprise 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 defeat to Dinara Safina in the third round of the… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 8, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Jankovic wants to act and not just on the tennis court



Serena Williams watch out - we have another tennis baller with stars in her eyes.



Jelena Jankovic, who loves all things Hollywood and has… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 8, 2008 at 7:28am — No Comments

Murray loses early again - looks to the heavens for answers

Sure Andy Murray - screaming to the heavens for answers may be your last chance to get your game (and head) together before the French Open.



The Brit baller is surely disappointed by his 6-2 7-6 defeat at the hands of Swiss… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 7, 2008 at 4:19pm — No Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Rafa loses in Rome - which baller will step up now?



OMG - The tennis world is in a tizzy after Rafael Nadal lost today on the terr(ier) bateau and offered up a rare clay-court chew toy for any number of ballers still left in the draw.



The… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 7, 2008 at 2:54pm — 10 Comments

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