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 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 —
Serena has just announced on her blog the launch of her new 92K mission. The figure refers to the actual amount she was just fined by the ITF (having already paid $10,000., only 82K was reported in the media). Serena says that she plans to match her fine by raising another $92,000. towards her Africa school project. She plans to auction off personal clothing… Continue
Added by tennischick on December 9, 2009 at 9:21pm —
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
Player of the Year (Female) -
Added by TennisEarth on December 8, 2009 at 4:51am —
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 —
...Like Serena, Andre has been doing the rounds promoting this book. Like Serena he has been hopping from one continent to another, submitting to interviews and fan-filled book signings. Except that unlike Serena, Andre is a thoughtful and self-revelatory interview subject. Here is a report written by Elaine “Lainey” Lui, a Special Correspondent for Canadian TV who… Continue
Added by tennischick on November 16, 2009 at 8:21pm —
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 —
Serena Williams capped an amazing year with a win in the final of the 2009 Sony Ericsson WTA Championships by defeating none other than the defending champion, Venus Williams.
Serena Williams capped an amazing year with a win in the final of the 2009 Sony Ericsson WTA Championships by defeating none other than the defending champion, Venus Williams 6-2, 7-6(4) in one hour and 25 minutes of play.
Both Venus and Serena started the match under tight circumstances as Serena… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on November 1, 2009 at 1:39pm —
The final fight for supremacy begins at the 2009 Sony Ericsson WTA Championship in Doha, Qatar where the world's top eight women compete for the top honours.
A mere look at the division confirms that where on on hand, the White Group features two slamless No.1's and a couple of breakthrough performers, the Maroon Group consists of the creme-de-la-creme of Grand Slam tennis.
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Added by TennisEarth on October 27, 2009 at 3:29am —
When ESPN decided to run a bunch of nude covers including one of Serena Williams, I really thought that this would become the immediate topic of rampant conversation. After all, it’s not everyday that you see Serena strategically positioned to hide all her female parts while wearing not a stitch of clothing.
But to my surprise, the ‘Body Issue’ seems to have sunk… Continue
Added by tennischick on October 9, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Whether the Belgian Tennis Queen will see her dreams come true yet again or not is a question still to be answered but the fact remains that despite the challenges that will inevitably come along, Henin's determination and the ferocity will overcome any hurdle to find solace, this time ON COURT.
All said and done, Ms. Henin is in full groove nowadays and is on an all-time inspirational high after seeing compatriot and longtime on-court rival Clijsters bask in the Grand Slam glory at… Continue
Added by Rohit Sharma on October 2, 2009 at 12:27pm —
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 have to tell you that I enjoyed every moment of Federer’s angry outburst during the third set of his match against Juan Martin Del Potro. It could not have been better timed. Really, I was so thrilled to see it that it didn’t bother me for a second that Federer got so rattled that he went on to lose the match. Sure I wanted him to win 16 Slams, but it’s OK with me that he… Continue
Added by tennischick on September 15, 2009 at 6:30pm —
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 —
Serena Williams domination in women's tennis over the past decade has left players and tennis pundits wondering if she has a secret formula for success.
There is a little bit of emotional element to Williams' victories in the past decade. Her sentimental meltdown after the 2003 Roland.................
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Added by Rohit Sharma on September 4, 2009 at 4:33pm —
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 —
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.…
Added by Rohit Sharma on August 30, 2009 at 3:40am —
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 —