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Tennis baller's Articles – May 2008 Archive (90)

Viva la France! Host country sends five ballers into men's round of 16 of Roland Garros



In an incredible effort by the host country, France can boast five players in the round of 16 at Roland Garros going one better than Spain who sit at four.…



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Added by tennis baller on May 31, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

PHOTO OP: Venus has seen better days at Roland Garros

Venus Williams joined lil' sis Serena on the fast train out of Paris. The 6-time Grand Slammer suffered a 7-5, 6-3… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 30, 2008 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Is Verdasco hiding a hairy situation at Roland Garros?



Fernando Verdasco has a big clay hill to climb in the round of 16. The Spaniard defeated Russian headbanger Mikhail… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 30, 2008 at 10:22am — No Comments

FASHION FIX: Open letter to adidas and their slacker sponsorship/PR teams



Dear adidas:



Note to your sponsorship and PR departments: you're a bunch of slackers.



Your brand has two of the most covered and photographed tennis ballers in the world with Novak Djokovic + Ana Ivanovic. But for some… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 30, 2008 at 9:33am — No Comments

A Serena stunner: 2002 champ dumped out of Roland Garros. So who wants it now ladies?

Oh what a headache!



Serena Williams, the odds-on favorite to hoist her second French Open crown after Justine Henin's shock retirement, was… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 30, 2008 at 7:05am — No Comments

Jelena checks in with USA Today, discusses injury scare



Jelena Jankovic can breathe a Serbian sigh of relief. The Rome champion pushed through an injury scare in the second set to… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 29, 2008 at 4:16pm — 6 Comments

FASHION FIX: Is Federer's Nike fashion fit for the girls?

Some tennis fans are starting to think that Nike is making a girlie-man out of the world no. 1.



Back in April, an astute DtL! reader wondered why… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 29, 2008 at 12:27pm — 4 Comments

Quote of the Day: Bartoli



I’m just fed up. I’m going to turn off my mobile phone, turn off my TV set, forget about Roland Garros.



- Marion Bartoli after her first round loss to…
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Added by tennis baller on May 29, 2008 at 11:31am — 5 Comments

Giant-killers Chardy, Gulbis + Navarro seize the day at Roland Garros



We have giant-killers in our midst people!



Although I'm not sure how deep these journey ballers will go in their draws, these three deserve some applause today. So let's give props where props are due:



Frenchie… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 29, 2008 at 10:12am — 2 Comments

FASHION FIX: Incredibly hulking Rafa goes green in Nike

Rafael Nadal finally completed his first round match defeating Thomaz Bellucci 7-5, 6-3, 6-1. Though the 20-year old Brazilian showed glimpses of brilliance, he was no match for the talent of the 3-time defending… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 29, 2008 at 7:34am — No Comments

Quote of the Day: Murray



I’m flattered. The more fans I have, the better.



- Yoga-loving Andy Murray on being…
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Added by tennis baller on May 28, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

FASHION FIX: Cornet feeling confident in game, looking confident in Lacoste



Alize Cornet is a lady in waiting. France's new teen queen had her match with Argentina's Gisela Dulko suspended due to darkness with the match tied at 3-all in the third… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 28, 2008 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Yannick Noah doesn't get the problem with public partying

Yannick Noah has a lot to be proud of, right? The former French Open champion is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his only major win (and the last time a Frenchman has won their native… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 28, 2008 at 9:10am — No Comments

FASHION FIX: Sharapova shines in Nike, but suffering US Open '07 flashbacks?

New world no. 1...top seed...potential career Grand Slam...feeling pressure much? I'm thinking so after Maria "Shriek"apova escaped an embarrassing first round dismissal by finally… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 28, 2008 at 7:21am — No Comments

Wanna serve like Ana Ivanovic? Well now you can!

Have you ever wanted to serve like a Serbian star? Well now you can...or at least read about how to serve like Ana Ivanovic.



The New York Times' Play magazine has a great… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 27, 2008 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Quote of the Day: Kuznetsova



I am not prepared to undergo a makeover. I am not going on the court to show off my dress. I am going out there to play.



- Svetlana Kuznetsova on her (lack of)…
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Added by tennis baller on May 27, 2008 at 10:04am — 3 Comments

PHOTO OP: Rain ruining another day

This sucks - aaargh.
(image via…
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Added by tennis baller on May 27, 2008 at 10:02am — No Comments

SIGHTING: Murray + yoga make a body good



Andy Murray, who famously discussed his yearning for yoga, was spotted cooling down with a side-angle stretch after his 5-set win over beautiful Frenchie… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 27, 2008 at 7:34am — No Comments

SIGHTING: Sharapova hits up Tiffany's Paris Store, debuts French Open outfit + earrings



Maria "Shriek"apova, looking flawless in red, made her way to the Tiffany's Paris Store to debut the Nike Paris Dress she'll be wearing during her… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 27, 2008 at 7:04am — No Comments

FASHION FIX: Venus struggles with game + EleVen outfit



Venus Williams recently took some much needed time off to rest and her lack of match play showed today at Roland Garros. The 6-time Grand Slammer… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 26, 2008 at 3:41pm — No Comments

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