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This Week in Tennis 6-14-2013 Are Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams the Greatest of All Time?

Are Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams the greatest tennis players of all time? Please join host Phil Naessens and special co-host Craig Doyle as they answer this often asked question, recap the French Open and talk about the dreaded “no call no show” on this edition of This Week in Tennis.…

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Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on June 18, 2013 at 2:41am — 1 Comment

This Week in Tennis 6-7-2013 Rafael Nadal Complains About His French Open Schedule

Rafael Nadal complains about his schedule at Roland Garros. Does he have a legit complaint? Plus the guys review this past weeks French Open results and look ahead to the semi finals and finals. For all this and more please join host Phil Naessens and co-host Craig Doyle on this edition of This Week in Tennis

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Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on June 9, 2013 at 12:41am — No Comments

This Week in Tennis 3-30-2013: Tanks A Lot Guys!!

Was there tanking going on down in Miami this past week plus all the highs and lows on both sides of the draw at this years Sony Ericsson Open on this weeks edition of This Week in Tennis with Craig Doyle and Phil…

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Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on March 30, 2013 at 5:48am — No Comments

This Week in Tennis 3-16-2013: Indian Wells; The Tennis Pushers Paradise

On this edition of This Week in Tennis Craig Doyle and host Phil Naessens discuss the slow high bouncing courts at BNP Paribus Open being held at Indian Wells, whether or not the rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is still entertaining as well as their thoughts regarding what has occured this past two weeks and their predictions for the Men's semi-finals…

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Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on March 17, 2013 at 7:20am — No Comments

This Week in Tennis 3-9-2013: Equal Rights and Equal Pay for Women!

On this edition of This Week in Tennis Phil laments Tennis Magazines recent use of the title This Week in Tennis by Tennis Magazine on two of their recent podcasts, offers listeners an opportunity to win a free digital copy of the book “Rafa” and talks with guest co-host Craig Doyle about equality for women in sports including receiving equal pay in the…

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Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on March 9, 2013 at 8:16am — No Comments

Tennisopolis Member Joins Fine Art America

As a proud member of the Tennisopolis family, I'm pleased to announce that I've finally made my illustrations and drawings available to the general public as prints on pulled canvas or as framed art on the international art stage at Fine Art America ( …

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Added by Steven White on March 3, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Olympic Tennis Wrap Up: 10 Takeaways

Previously posted on TennisAbides

  1. Serena Williams adds to her sublime legacy with decisive gold medals in singles and doubles.  Serena has career Golden Slams in singles and doubles now.  Fodder for a GOAT debate?
  2. Speed Kills – Andy Murray took a huge step by winning 5 straight sets over Djokovic and Federer en route to a gold medal in singles.  Throw in a silver in mixed doubles and Murray…
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Added by Steven White on August 14, 2012 at 4:12pm — 3 Comments

Pull her wide and the point is over

CINCINNATI - AUGUST 15: Kim Clijsters of Belgium hits a forehand return during her singles final match against Maria Sharapova of Russia on day seven of the Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open on August 15, 2010 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


...I watched the match yesterday between Kim Clijsters and Maria Sharapova. Other than big-serving, this was the single strategy each woman deployed against the other. Pull her wide and the point was over. Wide to the forehand and then wide to the backhand. Over and over. Rinse and repeat. And it worked.… Continue

Added by tennischick on August 16, 2010 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Sex and diversity in women’s doubles

CARLSBAD, CA - AUGUST 8: Maria Kirilenko of Russia (R) and Jie Zheng of China hug after match point against Lisa Raymond of the USA and Renae Stubbs of Australia during the doubles championship match in the Mercury Insurance Open at La Costa Resort and Spa on August 8, 2010 in Carlsbad, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)


Zheng Jie and Maria Kirilenko were probably among the prettiest entrants in the doubles draw in San Diego last week. Not that this has anything to do with the awesomeness of their tennis talent, but I would have expected that the sports media would at least have picked up on the sex appeal angle and… Continue

Added by tennischick on August 9, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Sharapova & Ivanovic: The Burden of Being a Brand.

With her first round loss to Maria Kirilenko at the Australian Open, Maria Sharapova’s comeback is still slowly getting back on track in 2010. Though in her press conference Sharapova confidently said “I’ll

be back on a second Saturday. You’ll see.”, her “second career” is not just about hitting tennis balls.





With her reported new deal with Nike worth $70 million dollars over eight years, Sharapova is still the highest paid female athlete.…

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Added by Tennis Fool on April 6, 2010 at 10:40am — 7 Comments

2010 Australian Open - Women's Preview

As tennis fans and enthusiasts get set to witness the ultimate slugfest down under, we take one final look to find out who, of the entire lot, is likely to shine brightest at the year's first Grand Slam, including the woman, everyone is trying to avoid, Justine Henin.



For the first time in years it is safe to say that the 2010 Australian Open Women's draw is at par with the men's draw in almost all aspects of the game, the competition, the drama, the ferocity and above everything the… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on January 16, 2010 at 1:12am — No Comments

Top 10 Players of the Decade - Women (Part 2)

In part one we included some of the biggest and most consistent names in women's tennis, some of which went on to become multiple Grand Slam champions, whereas others put an end to their elusive careers amidst controversies and personal choices. As we reveal the second part of our list for the most successful female tennis players of the decade, we ensure that each one of them is as aptly placed as possible, cause' , let's face it people, women's tennis in the past 10 years reached new heights… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 24, 2009 at 11:39am — No Comments

TennisEarth releases nomination list for 2009 Players Awards

As the successful 2009 Tennis Season finally ends, it's time for rewards and recognition as the best players in the world vie for top honors. Here is the list of nominations released by TennisEarth.com for the 2009 Players Awards.



Player of the Year (Male) -



Juan Martin Del Potro

Nikolay Davydenko

Rafael Nadal

Roger Federer



Player of the Year (Female) -



Caroline Wozniacki

Dinara Safina

Serena Williams

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Added by TennisEarth on December 8, 2009 at 4:51am — No Comments

US Open Preview - No All-Williams final in New York

Ever since their breakthrough runs in New York in the late nineties, Venus and Serena Williams have dominated the circuit for more than a decade. However and interesting draw allows only one of the Williams to reach the final this year.



Allegations of her not giving her 100% at the non-grand slam events have also fumed a controversy regarding her capabilities and actual deliverance.…



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Added by Rohit Sharma on August 30, 2009 at 3:40am — No Comments

Top 10 Greatest comeback matches of the decade - Women

Sportsworld can easily be considered the best source of dramatic entertainment. An entertaining match does not just call for power and technique, but the drama that spellbinds the spectator with the nail-biting tussle. Unlike the drama we seek in other sources of entertainment, there are no pre-decided scripts here, no direction, just pure tenacity and the WILL TO WIN.



The history of tennis has witnessed many such occasions where the expected 'vanquished' has come from the brink of… Continue

Added by Rohit Sharma on August 15, 2009 at 11:54am — 2 Comments

Rafa and Xisca story continues....



This summer was all about Rafa and Xisca love story.... We wrote about they day at the beach, then about loosing their privacy when they were caught in the garden of… Continue

Added by Svetlana on August 4, 2008 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Rafael Nadal and Xisca at Toronto Airport

I was searching for some photos of Rafa on the net and I found this article and photo of Rafa with his fan at the Pearson International Airport in Toronto. Rafa was kind enough to pose with Mr. Geethan Rayan who is a lifelong tennis fan.…





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Added by Svetlana on August 1, 2008 at 8:16am — 1 Comment

Xisca is in Toronto supporting Rafa



Despite all rumors about Ana and Rafa, their LA - Miami plane ride and the time they spent together in… Continue

Added by Svetlana on July 27, 2008 at 12:35pm — 7 Comments

Rafa+Xisca - new beach photos

Rafael Nadal was once again spotted relaxing in the Mallorca sun over the weekend, along with his girlfriend Xisca. It looks like Rafa is having a real fun, proving that he's not only talented for tennis, but for some other sports too.…



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Added by Svetlana on July 17, 2008 at 4:24am — 1 Comment

Say goodbye to privacy...

Rafa definitely doesn't have privacy anymore. Paparazzi are everywhere. On website Celebrity Gossip second day in a row Rafa and Xisca photos appeared.



Rafa is spending… Continue

Added by Svetlana on July 10, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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