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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

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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

A-Rod is just like (most) of us, scrubs toilets and moves himself



Andy Roddick is making moves - most likely to his new $1.19 million digs with Brooklyn in Manhattan.



The American blogged about it… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 5, 2008 at 9:44am — No Comments

WEEKEND WINNERS: Rafa, Gonzo, Vera, Gisela



Barcelona - Rafael Nadal



Can anyone stop Rafa on his run to a fourth straight Roland Garros crown? I'm thinking not. The Spaniard… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 5, 2008 at 9:41am — No Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Sharapova vs. WTA Tour, Part Deux



The intriguing battle royale between Maria Sharapova and the WTA Tour continues...



Doing her best impression of a savvy poitician (Hillary or Barack?), the Russian… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 5, 2008 at 7:26am — No Comments

First USTA League Win!!

Me and my partner pulled out a 6-3, 7-6 win today at #2 Dubs. I'm happy. First USTA league win in my first league match. :)



The W feels good, problem is I felt like I played more like a 2.5 than a 3.5. Balls came floating back with no pace and just wanted to rip them, but odds are I just put a loopy, top spin shot back into play. Good news was these paceless shots usually gave me time to come in an hit a volley - but I REALLY had to resist the impulse to try to crush the… Continue

Added by J Ruffin on May 4, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Will Venus skip the French Open?



What's going on with Venus Williams these days? When we last checked in with the 6-time Grand Slammer she was clearing the air about her supposed "hiatus" from tennis for an undisclosed medical reason saying,…

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Added by tennis baller on May 2, 2008 at 8:56am — 3 Comments

Quote of the Day: Federer on his '08 campaign

This is a year when I want to save myself for the most important tournaments coming up now – the French, Wimbledon, the Olympics and the US Open. That's when I want to have extra energy. It was part of my scheduling that I knew maybe I wouldn't win a tournament early on.…
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Added by tennis baller on May 2, 2008 at 7:32am — No Comments

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