In the second ladies match on the Rod Laver Arena, top seed and defending champion Serena Williams takes on Australia's hope Samantha Stosur. The two players have met three times with Williams leading the head-to-head 2-1. However, in the pair's last match-up, Stosur tumbled Williams in three gruelling sets.
Enjoy the live action of this thrilling match-up,… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on January 25, 2010 at 12:49am —
Talk about modern tennis and do not mention the word DRAMA. Sounds inconceivable...Doesn't it? Well, after the end of the 2009 tennis season, highlighted by a series of controversies, we find it important for the world to re-visit those stirring moments that left a mark on the Sport.
CONTROVERSY....! A word that draws more attention than the best things in life one could ever possibly imagine. We wonder, sometimes, whether there is any walk of life where there is any dearth of it.… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on January 12, 2010 at 11:31am —
In the first part we talked about five of the most talented tennis players of the past decade, who, despite their astonishing achievements, missed the cut for the top five spots in our list. Gustavo Kuerten, Marat Safin and Pete Sampras were some of those names, who only managed to grab spots in the bottom half of the countdown. Today, we discuss the BEST of the BEST, as the competition only gets stiffer with every single rank passing.
5 - Andy Roddick
Picking up the top… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on January 3, 2010 at 6:49am —
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 —
The 2000-09 decade can be easily considered one of the most competitive decade women's tennis has ever witnessed. With no clear domination of a single player, there were twelve different Grand Slam winners from and a series of nail-biting rivalries that regaled the tennis arena with some breath-taking tennis. As we bid goodbye to the past decade, let's take a look at some of the brightest names of the last ten years -
10- Martina Hingis
We kick off our list of the 10… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on December 23, 2009 at 1:03am —
In the second part, we discuss Murray's rise to stardom with a whopping six titles and the No.2 ranking, that he held for a short period of time and also the expectations set for the 2010 season.
When columnist Des Kelly teased Murray about Scotland's absence from the 2006 World Cup, Murray, unaware of the consequences, scacastically said, “I'll be supporting anyone but England.” Unfortunately, another journalist fabricated a story out of the comments suggesting Murray was… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on December 21, 2009 at 8:34am —
The 2009 WTA season became one of the most successful and eventful seasons in the recent times for more than a handful of reasons. It was the year that not only welcomed the rising talent, but also opened it's arms for the former champions who could not contain themselves by just sitting by the sidelines and decided to take one more plunge into the magical and glamorous world of women's tennis.…
Added by TennisEarth on December 7, 2009 at 7:22am —
As the yearend championship in London's O2 Arena draws to a close, an unusual semifinal line-up welcomes the tennis fans across the world. Defending champion Novak Djokovic's unexpected exit, coupled with Andy Murray's loss to the number game left the ATP Season Finale with a new set of 'Gladiators', who will do anything to claim the top honours.
With Something-Old, Something-New and Something Lucky shining on the court's today, here is our assessment of the two semifinal matches… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on November 28, 2009 at 5:53am —
Most of us recognize Venus Williams as a five time Wimbledon champion, some even consider her the best server in women's tennis and others simply praise her for being an exceptional ambassador for women's sport. Though for Venus Williams herself, finding an identity, atleast on court, is becoming increasingly difficult.
As blatant as it may sound, there is not even a percentage of accusative element in the statement mentioned above and in an effort to present the readers with the… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on November 6, 2009 at 1:28am —
Barely a week ago, The International Tennis Federation (ITF) confirmed Serena as part of the team representing the US in the upcoming Federation Cup finals match. I was more than a bit surprised because Serena has not played Fed Cup all year. But the decision seemed in keeping with her thrust to close out 2009 in a spectacular fashion. (She must still be pissed over losing at… Continue
Added by tennischick on November 1, 2009 at 7:33pm —
The 2009 US Open turned out to be a mixed bag of emotions for some of it's biggest players as every single day brought a new star in the horizon.
The 2009 Championship at Flushing Meadows will be long remembered for not one but several reasons as the amazing fortnight came to an end with two of the most surprising winners getting away with the silverware.
A mere mention of the "Story of the tournament" can spark heated discussions among fans but the truth is that each and… Continue
Added by Rohit Sharma on September 18, 2009 at 7:07am —
I wish I could say that I saw Heather Watson play at the 2009 US Open. But the truth is that I did not. Having had my heart repeatedly broken by supposedly promising Juniors who somehow never seemed to deliver, I no longer invest as emotionally in the Juniors as I once did.
And lest you think that I am being just a fair-weather fan, let me assure you… Continue
Added by tennischick on September 17, 2009 at 7:18pm —
You know the expression. I don’t have to complete it for you. And it will be one of the ways in which the manner in which Serena Williams lost the 2009 US Open semi-finals will always be understood. Some will say that Serena behaved like a thug when she raised her racket in a threatening manner towards the diminutive Asian lineswoman and was possibly overheard… Continue
Added by tennischick on September 13, 2009 at 7:30am —
’ve been going to the US Open since 1999. The first time I went, I was alone, a novice feeling her way around a major tournament. I was picked up in turn by an elderly Jewish couple with season tickets, a father and son from Columbia, and a Junior player who had lost in his opening round and needed someone to latch on to until his parents could… Continue
Added by tennischick on September 9, 2009 at 6:00pm —
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Added by Prince on September 8, 2009 at 11:08am —
World number one Dinara Safina manages to win again 'somehow' defeating the charismatic Kristina Barrois in three sets as she rallied from behind to win after over 2 hours and 12 minutes of intense battle. Safina won 6-7 6-2 6-3.
The match reminded of Safina's first round match against Rogowska where she had lost the first set too, but rallied to win.
Added by TennisEarth on September 3, 2009 at 12:49pm —
Top seed and five time defending champion Roger Federer reached the third round of the 2009 US Open with a straight set, yet hard-fought win over German Simon Greul.
"I just had to make him play more shots, be more tough," told Federer. "I had to raise my level today to win because that's what was required to get through."
Earlier in… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on September 3, 2009 at 12:46pm —
Apologies for not writing. I have been in obsessive mode. I’ve spent the last two weeks obsessing about everything to do with the US Open. It’s my annual torment. Although to be honest it also gives me pleasure, so much so that I have concluded that there is a part of me that simply loves to obsess. I must get off on dithering.
First I looked into purchasing a mini-plan. You know, one of those Labor Day weekend deals that include tickets and hotel. The lowest priced I found cost… Continue
Added by tennischick on August 18, 2009 at 8:00pm —
ORIGINAL POST: http://www.gototennisblog.com/2009/06/06/french-open-super-svetlana-kuznetsova-wins-the-championship/
“I’m sorry I played better than you.” Svetlana Kuznetsova told Dinara Safina on the awards podium today after beating her 6-4, 6-2 in the French Open final. It may have come out wrong, but I think Kuzy… Continue
Added by FreakyFrites on June 6, 2009 at 9:44pm —
12th seeded Chilean Fernando Gonzalez continued his dream run at the 2009 French Open with an exciting four sets win over championship's third seed and one of the strongest contendors for the title, Andy Murray.
"His forehand is the biggest in tennis," Murray said.
"If you look at some of the shots he's hit, he's hitting forehands from like a metre wide of the tramline on some points and hitting winners off them.
"Even if you try to hit a ball to his backhand,… Continue
Added by Phoenix on June 3, 2009 at 2:35am —