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Svetlana's Articles – October 2008 Archive (25)

Federico Luzzi dies of leukemia



Federico Luzzi, former world number 92, has died of leukemia aged 28, the Italian tennis federation said on Saturday. A statement said Luzzi had died in hospital in his home town of Arezzo after suffering a rapid form of the disease.



He was playing in a club match in Sardinia last Sunday when he retired because of a strong fever which was initially believed to be… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 25, 2008 at 10:52am — No Comments

Rafael Nadal's interview for Euronews



Rafael Nadal talked with euronews about the best season of his career. A season that will be capped off with a lucrative Shanghai Masters tournament and a Davis Cup final showdown in November against Argentina.



euronews: To start with euronews would like to congratulate you on winning the Prince of Asturias Award for… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 25, 2008 at 5:11am — 1 Comment

Rafael Nadal wins Prince of Asturias Award for Sports



Rafael Nadal received the 2008 Prince of Asturias Award for Sports from Spain's Crown Prince Felipe during a ceremony at Campoamor theatre in Oviedo, northern Spain, October 24, 2008.





Here are the photos of the Rafa reciving award!



(more photos after "Read More Here!")…



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Added by Svetlana on October 25, 2008 at 5:10am — No Comments

Venus Williams and Vera Zvonareva qualify for Championships



Vera Zvonareva and Venus Williams have clinched the final two places in the season-ending WTA Championships in Doha from November 4-9.



Venus Williams will be making her third appearance in the season-ending event but first since 2002, having reached two semi-finals.



"I am really pleased to have qualified for this… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 25, 2008 at 5:09am — No Comments

Jelena Jankovic is staring in a new TV commercial for Knjaz Milos Company



JJ maybe took some rest from tennis but she is still busy! This time she is in Belgrade for shooting TV commercial. Jelena is staring in a commercial for Knjaz Milos’s Aqua Viva Hydroactive brand which she presents as a promo face since May this year.



Aco Boskovic, the director of this TV commercial, is fascinated with her positive energy and professional… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 22, 2008 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Rafa played Pro AM golf tournament

Rafa Nadal and the golfer Sergio Garcia played golf in the Club de Campo del Mediterráneo de Borriol, prior to the Castelló Master Series Costa de Azahar, a competition that is part of the PGA Tour that starts next Thursday.



Sergio Garcia affirmed that already he is accustomed to play with Rafa Nadal, as much to tennis as to golf today. "We already know how Rafa plays tennis, but he's also good at golf" , Garci'a explained.



Garcia… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 22, 2008 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Nikolay Davydenko qualifies for Masters Cup



Nikolay Davydenko has become the fifth player to book his place in the season-ending Masters Cup in Shanghai. He joins the Top 4 of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in the elite eight-player field.



Davydenko has won three ATP titles this season, including the Masters Series crown in Miami.



"I'm… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 22, 2008 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Serena and Venus glamorous on tennis court for Harper’s Bazaar



Serena and Venus Williams made a high-fashion editorial shot in Flushing Meadow, home to the US Open posing to controversial photog Terry Richardson in Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta, Versace, Ralph Lauren, Sonia Rykiel, Diane von Furstenberg, Celine, Herve Leger by Max Azria and some more for the latest issue of… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 22, 2008 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Zinedine Zidane attended Nadal - Lopez match in Madrid



Former France football player Zinedine Zidane, popularly nicknamed Zizou and his son Luca attended the quarterfinal match between Rafael Nadal and compatriot Feliciano Lopez at the Madrid Masters Series tennis tournament in Madrid yesterday.…



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Added by Svetlana on October 22, 2008 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Svetlana Kuznetsova qualifies for Doha



Svetlana Kuznetsova became the sixth player to book her place in the eight-woman field at the 4.45millon dollar season-ending WTA Championships in Doha.



Svetlana joins previously qualified Jelena Jankovic, Serena Williams, Dinara Safina, Ana Ivanovic and Elena Dementieva.



"I feel honored to make it again to the Sony… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 22, 2008 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Linz Wild Card for Jelena Dokic



According to Austrian and Serbian Press, the "Generali Ladies Linz" organizers decided to give Wild Card to Jelena Dokic.



Jelena won 3 ITF events this year, Florence,… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 16, 2008 at 3:34am — No Comments

Ana Ivanovic received Michael Westphal Award



Ana Ivanovic was chosen by the readers of the German Tennis Magazine's as the best "tennis personality" of the year and won the Michael Westphal Award.



The trophy is named after German tennis player Michael Westphal who tragically died at the age of… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 15, 2008 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Serena and Common enjoy on the beach in Hawaii



Serena Williams and her boyfriend hip-hop artist Common were spotted while surfing at Launiopoko, West Maui before being spotted holding hands at a private party.



Serena took a break from the WTA Tour due to ankle injury, but she was keen to get involved in the sport of surfing as she caught some waves on the beach in… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 15, 2008 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Rafael Nadal Receives ATP No. 1 Ranking Trophy



Rafael Nadal received the ATP No. 1 ranking trophy in front of a sell-out crowd, at the Mutua Madrilena Masters Madrid, the Spaniard's first ATP tour event as World No. 1.





A four-time… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 13, 2008 at 8:33am — No Comments

Weekend winners : David Nalbandian, Igor Kunitsyn and Philipp Petzschner



David Nalbandian defeated Swede Robin Soderling 6-2 5-7 6-3 on Sunday and win the Stockholm Open.



It was the ninth title for Nalbandian, who goes to the Madrid Masters on Monday as the defending champion.



"It was a great final, we both played a good… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 13, 2008 at 4:15am — No Comments

Jelena Jankovic's hat-trick



Jelena Jankovic defeated Vera Zvonareva 6-2 6-4 in Moscow on Sunday to secure her third title in a row. Jelena also beat the Russian on her way to winning titles in Stuttgart and Beijing in the past two weeks.



"I've played her twice in the last two weeks so I really knew what… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 13, 2008 at 4:14am — 2 Comments

Marat Safin's new love



Marat Safin was spotted in Moscow with his new girlfriend Nastya Osipova, a Russian pop singer.



She is 24 and according to Russian press they have known each other for just under a year.

Here are the photos of happy couple!…



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Added by Svetlana on October 12, 2008 at 6:32am — 1 Comment

Quote of the day: Elena Dementieva



"Her defensive game is just phenomenal, and it's almost impossible to hit a good shot from the baseline because she can cover the whole court. No matter what shot you hit, she is able to get to it and hits everything back at you. It seems like she…
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Added by Svetlana on October 11, 2008 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Marat Safin and Igor Kunitsyn in all-Russian Moscow final

Former world number one Marat Safin will have a chance on Sunday to win his first… Continue

Added by Svetlana on October 11, 2008 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Serena hits Miami Beach



Serena Williams was spotted with former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland on Miami Beach on Friday afternoon.



Serena looks great in white bikini and with a smile on her face!…



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Added by Svetlana on October 11, 2008 at 9:55am — No Comments

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