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federer falters, ana self-annihilates

June 10, 2007

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Good thing I’m not the betting type. I would have lost badly over the weekend, having backed Roger Federer and Ana Ivanovic to win the French Open men’s and women’s singles titles respectively, but they were both beaten convincingly by their opponents Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin. Even as Federer was denied his chance to […]

will federer finish first?

June 8, 2007

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That’s the question on everyone’s mind, as the showdown everyone’s been waiting for is set for Sunday — world number 1 Roger Federer will meet world number 2 Rafael Nadal in the final of the French Open. Both are hoping to make history. Federer is attempting to be win the only Grand Slam title to […]

ana vs henin

June 7, 2007

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Don’t we all love an underdog story? 19-year old Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic has a great one. She grew up playing tennis inside a drained Olympic-sized swimming pool. Yes, you read right. And playing in the pool most likely helped her develop her deadly but accurate shots that stayed in line. The New York […]

serena tunes out

June 6, 2007

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The highly-anticipated quarter-final French Open match between Serena Williams and Justine Henin turned out to be an anti-climax, when Serena broke her supporters’ hearts everywhere by going down in straight sets to Henin (6-4. 6-3). It’s not so much that Henin beat Serena, it’s more like Serena beat herself, which is the saddest thing of […]

lone american flag flyer

June 2, 2007

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Ooh la la! France continues to be a tough ground for American tennis players, as another American was defeated at Roland Garros. This time, it’s Venus Williams, who did not survive her third round French Open encounter against Serbian player Jelena Jankovic. Venus pushed the match to a three-setter, but finally went down 6-4, 4-6, […]

american men crash in french open

May 29, 2007

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What is it about the clay at Roland Garros that is causing US tennis players to falter so embarassingly? Andy Roddick, who showed signs of turning his stalled career around when he hired Jimmy Connors as his coach last year, has yet again crashed out of the first round of the French Open. This is […]