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…
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…
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…
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 ( …
May it be a group lesson or a private lesson, there are several ways to make the most of you bottom penny, especially those of us who work the extra hour for it. Coaching daily, I cannot believe how many players lose out on quality gems due to stuff that that can be avoided. I made a quick list of things to help you maximize your lesson time.
...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 —
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.…
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 —
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 —
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 —
...But from the moment Oudin came on court, my attention was all hers. She was playing against Maria Sharapova, a player who normally attracts the support of American audiences everywhere. In fact, it has become almost convenient to forget that Sharapova, with her unshakable American accent, is not actually American.
My prediction was that Sharapova was in for… Continue
Added by tennischick on September 10, 2009 at 9:30pm —
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.…
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
There was loads of action at Roland Garros on Monday, with the likes of Federer, Nadal, Roddick, Venus Williams, and Sharapova all hitting the red dirt in Paris. We now have loads to talk about - fashion, new drinking games, and a… Continue
Added by FreakyFrites on May 26, 2009 at 10:11pm —
“If I continue like this I have a very good chance here (at Roland Garros).”
No sh*t, Dinara! Safina has a 14-1 record on clay this season and the added confidence of being World No. 1 and last year’s runner up to the now-ailing Ana Ivanovic. Like Rafael Nadal on the men’s side, I had no trouble filling in Safina’s little section of the French Open draw.
The rest gets messy.
It’s going to be a battle to face Dinara… Continue
Added by FreakyFrites on May 23, 2009 at 2:35pm —
Maria Sharapova is finally ready to return to competition, and she’s positively GUSHING with excitement (as are we, right?) Here’s the latest from her website:
“I am very happy to report that I will make my singles return to the tour in Warsaw, Poland, the week of May 18. Although it has not been an easy process these last few months, I really believe it’s made me a much stronger person in so many areas of my life professionally and… Continue
Added by FreakyFrites on May 11, 2009 at 1:38pm —