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FASHION FIX: Uninspired Sharapova still regurgitating looks - is she bored by fashion?

Maria "Shriek"apova, the almost world no. 1 after Justine Henin's shocking retirement yesterday, played a rematch of the Amelia Island final defeating… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 15, 2008 at 6:58am — No Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Gasquet may skip French Open - did he read my open letter?

Sometimes it's fun to think that you write these posts, blogging about things you think you know about and maybe, just maybe, some of the ballers are actually reading them. Fine - not likely but weirder things have happened (right … Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 14, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Looking for 4.0 - 4.5 players for All Women's Team

Our roster is far from being full, so we are looking for two or three more ladies for the CPDTA summer season starting in June. League is a Team Tennis format played Saturday Mornings at the 4.0 to 4.5 Level. If you're looking to play against good singles and doubles players in Chicago HIT ME UP. If you have the tennis skills and want to hit some balls or check out the situation before making a commitment, you may want to attend one of our practices in the coming weeks.

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Added by Am on May 14, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Behind-the-scenes of infamous WTA marketing campaign

So finally we get to see what all the hype was about...

Here are some behind-the-scenes images and video from the infamous WTA Tour "Superheroes" marketing campaign photoshoot that Maria "Shriek"apova made a… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 14, 2008 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

BREAKING: Henin to announce retirement today according to Belgian newspaper

Is Justine Henin retiring from professional tennis? Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad is reporting the world no. 1 will announce her retirement today. Justine has been struggling of late… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 14, 2008 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

VIDEO VAULT: Venus gets personal for Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

Venus Williams sat down with Bryant Gumbel for Real Sports to give a rare glimpse into her inner world and off-court life. The 6-time Grand Slammer discusses her need for… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 13, 2008 at 5:02pm — No Comments

BREAKING: Perry Rogers removed from ATP Board of Directors

Tennis Week is reporting that Perry Rogers, who managed Andre Agassi throughout his career, was voted off the ATP Board of… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 13, 2008 at 3:14pm — No Comments

PHOTO OP: Anna + Jelena get pretty for Whirlpool

The now-infamous Maria "Shriek"apova photoshoot wasn't the only sponsor obligation for the lady ballers in Rome.

Anna Chakvetadze and… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 13, 2008 at 2:33pm — No Comments

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…

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


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

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