Several people I have played recently have begun warming up by starting in the service box. I don't see the value in this. We don't volley, we just hit the ball softly back in forth in the box. I am more used to and comfortable with warming up at the baseline since these warm up rallies resemble most of the match play. I have done this kind of service box warm up before at clinics but I just don't get why it is done. Does anybody know why?
Added by Becky on August 24, 2008 at 8:19pm —
Added by Svetlana on August 24, 2008 at 8:12am —
Andy Roddick is really busy in New York! On the 21. August, Andy attended Lacoste's 75 Anniversary at Macy's Herald Square and that same day he was at the 9th annual "BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis" event where he was cooking with Food Network host Ingrid Hoffmann!…
Added by Svetlana on August 24, 2008 at 8:10am —
Nike presented yesterday its "Grapple in the Apple" campaign behind next week's U.S. Open with a boxing-match-style media event featuring Mr. King and the sport's No. 1- and No. 2-ranked players, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
The two have met in the finals of the last two Grand Slam events, the most recent of which was an epic five-set,… Continue
Added by Svetlana on August 24, 2008 at 8:05am —
Maria brings the bling to Manhattan as she unveiled the new Canon camera, which has some 'bling' on it, I suppose.
I think she'll work it better without the black sleeve... Don't you all think so? Nevertheless, one thing I can say :bling into Maria's account! LOL…
Added by Alberta on August 23, 2008 at 10:41am —
This is a pretty cooky product...but it might just be a great thing for club players.
It is aptly named...the EZ Lift
Added by Bob Wallace on August 22, 2008 at 11:51am —
You know what's the best thing to do if you live in New York the week before the U.S. Open and you're a tennis fan? Hint: It's not going out and playing.
It's watching the pros play—and for free, no less!
The qualifying tournament to try to get in the main draw at the Open kicked off Tuesday, and let me tell you, it's a great thing to get out and catch. If you're in the area and you're reading this, then stop reading it and get out there! I'm tempted to tell go up to my… Continue
Added by Van Sias on August 21, 2008 at 10:50am —
Well, the photo speaks more then thousand words....It looks like what we wrote
is truth, and Ultima Hora and Kurir were right....
Here is the photo of Leryn Franco and Novak Djokovic in Olympic… Continue
Added by Svetlana on August 19, 2008 at 1:00am —
Rafael Nadal is featured in a new issue of the "New York"
magazine, in the article "The Beefcake in the Backcourt"
for this week's Fall Fashion 2008… Continue
Added by Svetlana on August 19, 2008 at 12:59am —
According to Serbian Kurir
magazine and some other international press, Novak Djokovic did win the shiniest trophy in Beijing...and that's the hottest female athlete, Paraguayan javelin thrower Leryn… Continue
Added by Svetlana on August 18, 2008 at 7:00am —
Rafael Nadal has won a gold medal in Olympic tennis by beating Fernando Gonzalez of Chile 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3 in the final of men's singles!…
Added by Svetlana on August 17, 2008 at 4:51pm —
Venus and Serena Williams have won the Olympic gold medal in women's doubles!
The Williamses beat the Spanish duo Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual, 6-2, 6-0 in Sunday's final.…
Added by Svetlana on August 17, 2008 at 4:52pm —
Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka beat Simon Aspelin and Thomas Johansson of Sweden 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-3 and won Gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games!
Before Olympics they played only 4 times together and won only one match!…
Added by Svetlana on August 17, 2008 at 4:50pm —
She's still training in Arizona, but a girl like Maria works hard, plays hard. On her official website forum
, there are new 16 photos of her 'playing' in Lake Arrowhead, Arizona, and on rehab.
Ouch, flat tire.... Poor Maria....…
Added by Alberta on August 14, 2008 at 8:36am —
Added by Svetlana on August 14, 2008 at 5:16am —
Mar 31, 2008
RE: Poem For You "Spirit Of Tennis" revised
by David Koller Palm Springs, Ca
Hi, Thanks for the poem, if you do not mind, I will see if I can post it on my site (either a blog, or on my profile). Alright, Thanks again for the poem. I was very lovely. Love, Maria.
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Date: Mar 31, 2008 5:53… Continue
Added by David on August 14, 2008 at 12:27am —
He's engaged to his late manager's 24-year-old daughter. Some juicy pics here
Added by mikeindo on August 13, 2008 at 7:52pm —
In a recent match my opponent fell when trying to return my shot. Her fall was not a result of stepping on a ball, she was just running to the net and tripped and fell. I asked her if she was all right and she was. I gave her a few minutes to recover and then she asked to take the point over. I agreed because I didn't want to appear cold, but I felt that I should have got the point as she was unable to return the shot. Does anyone know the official rule on this? Is there a rule or is it just… Continue
Added by Becky on August 13, 2008 at 2:32pm —
Are we headed for a repeat of this year's historic Wimbledon
at the Olympics
It's sure looking good especially if the champs and finalists from that fortnight - Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Venus Williams, Serena Williams
- keep… Continue
Added by tennis baller on August 12, 2008 at 2:57pm —
Jelena Jankovic officially took over the world No. 1 ranking in women's tennis after several missed chances. She takes over top spot from fellow Serb Ana Ivanovic, who had led the rankings since June 9, after her victory at the French Open, where she defeated Jankovic in the semifinals.
"Since I was a young girl, it has been my… Continue
Added by Svetlana on August 13, 2008 at 7:08am —