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Tennischick's Articles – December 2009 Archive (4)

Memorable Tennis Moments of the Aughts

Nicolas Canteloup and Martina Hingisat the Gucci Master Jumping - Paris

...On the men’s tour, the decade of the aughts (00’s) belonged principally to Nadal and Federer. Among the women, there is no question that the William sisters were dominant. And while Nadal and Federer carved out a rivalry from the get-go, the sisters initially struggled when facing each other. Serena has since decisively won the mental game against her sister. But it was Venus who… Continue

Added by tennischick on December 28, 2009 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Serena’s 92K mission: Charity or passive-aggression?

UPI POY 2009 - Sports

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 — No Comments

Mauresmo has lost the fire in her belly

U.S. Open - Day 6

...But sometimes the fire in your belly goes out and there may be nothing that you can do about it. I don’t think that this is ever something that accidentally happens to people. I believe that the decision to quench the fire is always a choice, sometimes made unconsciously, sometimes with full awareness. In Amelie Mauresmo’s case, she seems to be fully aware that… Continue

Added by tennischick on December 4, 2009 at 7:17pm — No Comments

What tennis players can learn from Tiger's collapse

California v Stanford

...Every so often the American public becomes fascinated with the destruction of a life. We pull up seats and take in the spectacle. For a while there it was Jon and Kate Gosselin who clearly got more than they had bargained for when they pimped out their children for fame and money. The latest spectacle is Tiger Woods and his apparent mistresses. Each day a new mistress emerges.… Continue

Added by tennischick on December 2, 2009 at 6:56pm — 3 Comments

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