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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

Serena channels Dear Abby...or is it Tyra Banks?



Is Serena Williams the WTA Tour's Dear Abby or Tyra Banks even? Maybe. The 8-time Grand Slammer is espousing relationship advice on her blog to friends and… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 7, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

PHOTO OP: Kiefer loses to Ferrero in Rome, joins shirtless brigade



Even though Nicolas Kiefer lost to Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 in Rome's first round, the German does get a consolation prize: induction into… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 7, 2008 at 7:22am — No Comments

What the heck is going on with ... ?

It's official (and beating last year's nemesis, Willy Canas, only confirms it): Roger Federer is out of his funk.

But what about all the other slump-ridden players out there?

Whether it's caused by injuries, age, mental hang-ups or other players just figuring your game out, a slump can be a rough thing to try to get out of. Go here for a look at a few of the slump-ridden.

Added by Van Sias on May 6, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Juan Martin hits a new low, becomes a mama-basher



Now how could you insult this innocent-looking woman? Juan Martin Del Potro saw something so mean, so evil in Judy Murray that he did something you never do: insult someone's mama.



During last night's first round match between Juan and… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 6, 2008 at 3:38pm — No Comments

SIGHTING: Venus attends Costume Gala at the Met



Though there are rumors she may be opting out of this month's French Open, Venus Williams isn't just sitting pretty - she's looking pretty, too.



The 6-time Grand Slammer was a guest… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 6, 2008 at 7:17am — No Comments

FASHION FIX: Azarenka loses in Prague but wins with style



Although Victoria Azarenka lost the fourth final of her young career to Vera Zvonareva this weekend at Prague, the Belarusian was a clear winner in… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 5, 2008 at 1:33pm — No Comments

An open letter to Richard Gasquet: any sports shrinks available for hire?



Dear Richard,



What has happened to you and your prodigious talents? For a while you seemed to be moving steadily towards the top, besting Andy Roddick last year in a classic 5-set Wimbledon match where… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 5, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Bolelli makes breakthrough, sports sneaky tattoo



Simone Bolelli is full of surprises. The 22-year old finally made his breakthrough last week defeating top seed Paul-Henri Mathieu and becoming the first Italian baller to reach the… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 5, 2008 at 11:20am — No Comments

PHOTO OP: Rafa gets wet for his win



Things are going swimmingly for Rafael Nadal these days. The world no. 2 got thrown into a pool after winning his fourth consecutive title in Barcelona, a tradition for Real Club of… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 5, 2008 at 11:17am — No Comments

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