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Svetlana's Articles – September 2008 Archive (27)

"The secret diary of Andrew Murray, aged 20¾" book by Andy Murray



"The secret diary of Andrew Murray, aged 20¾" is a memoir written by Britain's number one tennis player Andy Murray, over the course of the 2008 season.



It will be published by Braveheart Books in 2009, but the work already achieved moderate success, despite Murray's disastrous publicity campaign where he said those who didn't buy the book were "stupid… Continue

Added by Svetlana on September 29, 2008 at 10:29am — No Comments

Jelena Jankovic wins China Open

Jelena Jankovic won her second tour title of the year after defeating fourth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3 6-2 at the China Open.



JJ looked really confident in the final of the $600,000 Beijing tournament, getting revenge for her quarter-final defeat by Kuznetsova at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo last… Continue

Added by Svetlana on September 29, 2008 at 10:22am — 2 Comments

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beats Novak Djokovic to win his first ATP title

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Novak Djokovic 7-6 (4), 6-4 to win the Thailand Open, clinching his first career title and avenging his loss to the top-seeded Novak in the Australian Open final.



"I didn't believe that I would win," he said. "But… Continue

Added by Svetlana on September 29, 2008 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

Andy Roddick wins China Open

Andy Roddick defeated Dudi Sela 6-4 6-7 (6/8) 6-3 to capture the China Open championship.



"At the end of the day, a win is a win and I'm happy with that," Roddick commented. "I had in the back of my mind that I'd played 30-40 finals and… Continue

Added by Svetlana on September 29, 2008 at 10:20am — No Comments

Maria Kirilenko clinches Korean Open



Maria Kirilenko rallied from a set down to beat Samantha Stosur 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 for the title at the Korea Open.



"I was very happy to make it to the final a second time," said Kirilenko, who lost a three-set match to Williams last… Continue

Added by Svetlana on September 29, 2008 at 10:19am — No Comments

Ana and Fernando story continues...



OK, we have some new photos to add to the Ana and Fernando story.…



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Added by Svetlana on September 29, 2008 at 10:14am — 1 Comment

Rafa relaxes and strips in Mallorca



Rafael Nadal was spotted relaxing in the Mallorca sun with his friends (BTW where is Xisca???).…



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Added by Svetlana on September 27, 2008 at 4:03am — No Comments

Ana and the Spaniard...but not Rafa!

(Fernando Verdasco and Ana's mother Dragana)


We already showed you photos from the Beijing Players Party and… Continue

Added by Svetlana on September 27, 2008 at 4:00am — No Comments

Top four seeds reach semis in Bangkok

The top four seeds, Djokovic, Tsonga, Berdych and Monfils have advanced to the Thailand Open semifinals for the first time since 2004 (Federer, Roddick, Safin,… Continue

Added by Svetlana on September 27, 2008 at 3:59am — No Comments

Jelena Jankovic reaches semis of the China Open



Jelena Jankovic was the last player to move into the semifinals of the China Open. She defeated Daniela Hantuchova 7-5, 6-1 in today quarterfinal. Jelena was last year's Beijing runner-up to Hungarian Agnes Szavay.



"In the first set Daniela gave me trouble, and I had a… Continue

Added by Svetlana on September 27, 2008 at 3:58am — No Comments

Zheng Jie upsets Ana Ivanovic to reach China Open semis



Ana Ivanovic continues with her bad game, she was defeated in marathon quarterfinals of the China Open by Zheng Jie 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-4.



The match lasted almost three hours, filled with exciting rallies, service breaks, strings of deuce games and unforced errors.



This is second time this year that… Continue

Added by Svetlana on September 27, 2008 at 3:57am — No Comments

Justine Henin to open Tennis Academy in Florida



Former world No.1 Justine Henin and her lifelong coach, Carlos Rodríguez, opened their first 6th Sense Tennis Academy in Belgium almost a year ago, and now they will open their second at the Mission Inn Resort & Club in Florida on September 27.



The Academy is located at the 1,000-acre Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida, just… Continue

Added by Svetlana on September 27, 2008 at 3:56am — No Comments

Ana Ivanovic enters Kremlin Cup



Ana has entered the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, the Tier I event that takes place during October 6-12.



It will be Ana's debut appearance in Russia, having missed the event through injury three years ago.



"It's been a frustrating couple of months because of the thumb injury I had and I haven't been able to play many matches. I… Continue

Added by Svetlana on September 24, 2008 at 5:18am — No Comments

JJ and Ana - It's so nice to see this!



Sorry for the watermarks but I just had to show you these pictures, it's something we don't see often...Jelena and Ana sharing a laugh! They look so nice!…



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Added by Svetlana on September 24, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments

Official Reception of the 2008 China Open Photos

2008 China Open Day 4
2008 China Open Day 4
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Added by Svetlana on September 23, 2008 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Jelena Jankovic Beijing Press Conference

Q: We know that you always spend a lot of time with your mother in hotels when off court, so would you do something or go anywhere with her in Beijing?

Jelena: Well, I come here to play tennis, but when I have time off, I might have the chance to attend some activities in Beijing, but I do not know whether my mum will or will… Continue

Added by Svetlana on September 23, 2008 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Ana Ivanovic Beijing Pre Press Conference

Q: After you won the French Open and reached to No.1 in women’s singles you have not got any other titles this year. Can you self analyze and tell us what’s going on?

Ana: It was really my peak time this year in French Open. In Wimbledon I felt hard in energy and emotional level, especially… Continue

Added by Svetlana on September 23, 2008 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Dinara Safina and Vera Zvonareva weekend winners

Dinara Safina claimed her fourth WTA title of 2008 on Sunday,… Continue

Added by Svetlana on September 23, 2008 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Novak and Jelena arrived to Bangkok



Novak Djokovic arrived to Bangkok with his girlfriend Jelena Ristic and was spotted at the Bangkok airport!



Thanks to Ron for sending these photos to us!!



Enjoy in photos of Nole and Jelena!…



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Added by Svetlana on September 23, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Vogue Cocktail Party for the Maria Sharapova/Cole Haan Collaboration



On Monday night Vogue was hosting an intimate cocktail party in honor of the announcement that tennis ace Maria Sharapova has officially been crowned the new face of Cole Haan Sporting.



Anna Wintour, Jason Wu, Peter Som, Malin Akerman, Taylor Momsen, Nastia Liukin and Thakoon Panichgul attended the event too.…



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Added by Svetlana on September 13, 2008 at 7:54am — No Comments

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