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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sharapova wins opening match in Italian Open

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Russia’s tennis player Maria Sharapova defeated US tennis player Christina McHale on Monday by overcoming a slow start and eventually taking the win 6-4, 6-2 in her opening match at the Rome Masters.

The five-time Grand Slam winner went down a quick break in the first set before revving up to claim the opener while playing in her third event since last month’s end of a 15-month doping ban.

“It felt slow and the conditions are quite different to Madrid,” the three-time Italian Open champion. “It certainly took a few more games than I would have liked to get used to. But once I did, I felt like I took care of the second set quite well.”

The former number one advanced to the 2nd round at the sun-drenched Foro Italico as she beat McHale for a fifth time without defeat.

Sharapova came through a temporary setback, losing serve as she prepared to wrap it up while leading 5-1, but recovered in the next game to emerge the winner.

Sharapova is still waiting to hear if she will receive a wild card entry into Roland Garros starting a week from Sunday; that news will come on Tuesday, when she is otherwise engaged laying her second-round match.

“I’ll focussed on my match, I’m playing tomorrow,” Sharapova said; “But nothing is a disappointment after being away from the game for 15 months.”

“Winning matches will get me places, so if that’s where it got me today, then I will take it. The fact that I’m back and playing three weeks in a row now and three events in a row for me is a big deal. That’s my focus.”

Sharapova was banned for 15 months for using meldonium while other Tennis stars like US Serena Williams and Venus Williams were not banned for using banned substance.

Today May 16 results:

Venus Williams defeated Y. Shvedova 6-4, 7-6.
Q. Wang win against E. Vesnina 6-2, 6-4

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Future Tennis Star to Replace Nadal



This adorable monkey knows how to play tennis. His name is Riki, a 6-year-old monkey who lives in Nikko city in Japan. You can see him play and display his aces and volleys on the tennis court on his own YouTube channel. It also shows him playing and practicing his beloved sport.

Check out his video below, you can see Riki in a blue shirt and white tennis shorts. It shows him practicing his volleys. After he is done with practice, Riki gets into action and hits every serve that comes his way. He even jumps in the air to hit the ball.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Stan Wawrinka Is Out of ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament Due to knee injury

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Stan Wawrinka has back out from the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam which will be held next week according to ABN AMRO WTT Twitter account.

The U.S. Open champion is bothered by a knee injury, which also hampered him at the Australian Open last month. Wawrinka was having a decent first month of the year he won seven of nine matches. He reached the semifinals in Brisbane, but loss to Kei Nishikori in straight sets, before reaching the semifinals in Melbourne. At the season’s first Slam, the world No. 3 played two five-setters and a four-setter. He lost to Roger Federer, 7-5, 6-3, 1-6, 4-6, 6-3, in a classic semifinal.





Monday, January 16, 2017

Australian Open: Nadal Sweep Mayer; Serena Williams Beat Bencic

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MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal get back on track to win the first round at the Australian Open on Tuesday beating Florian Mayer 6-3 6-4 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena. He lost in the first round last season. Nadel and Mayer last met on clay at Rome in 2012, when Nadal won in straight sets.

Milos Raonic defeated Dustin Brown 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.  Raonic, 26 is playing in his seventh Australian Open and in his 24th major. His best result so far has been a run to the Wimbledon final last year.

Serena Williams easily handled Belinda Bencic with a 6-4, 6-3 win. Williams broke the Swiss player's service in the 10th game to clinch the first set. In the second set, she pulled out to a 5-0 lead but Bencic staged a comeback, breaking Williams' serve the first time she served for the match.

Johanna Konta has won her opening match against Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 7-5, 6-2 to open play Tuesday at Margaret Court Arena.



Thursday, December 29, 2016

Happy New Year 2017


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The New Year is upon us, with tons of books to be read, and adventures to be led.
May you find fulfillment and joy this year! Happy New Year!

Serbian Ana Ivanovic Retires From Tennis



Ana Ivanovic of Serbia retired from tennis at age 29 on Wednesday December 28. 2016. This put an end to her career in which she was ranked No. 1 in 2008 but was dogged with persistent injuries that took a toll on her career.

On a Facebook live broadcast she said, "it was a difficult decision, but there is so much to celebrate." She won 15 tour titles, including the 2008 French Open, and is now ranked No. 63.

"It's been well-known that I've been hampered by injuries. ... I can only play if I can perform up to my own high standards and I can no longer do that," she said. "So it's time to move on."

Ivanovic became a UNICEF national ambassador for Serbia in 2007 and says that position will figure in her plans.

"I will become an ambassador of sport and healthy life. I will also explore opportunities in business, beauty and fashion among other endeavors," she said on her Facebook page. "I will also have more time for my philanthropic activities with my work with UNICEF. I've lived my dreams and I really hope to help others do so as well."






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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016


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May God bless you and your family with a joyous, loving and peaceful celebration this Christmas and all throughout the year.