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the troubled number ones

April 4, 2008

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“I hope the media don’t start “killing” Roger for this. He doesn’t deserve it and he is really a great guy. I am sure he will win soon again,” close rival Rafael Nadal said in his blog on Tennis.com, referring to Roger Federer’s defeat by Andy Roddick in the quarterfinals of the Sony Ericsson Open […]

tennis’ shifting dynamics

January 29, 2008

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What an exciting start the Australian Open has been for the new tennis season. New stars were born and some of the established stars faced rude shocks during the past two weeks. Yet, what a ride it had been for fans, for so many fabulous reasons. Despite all the drama, it’s only the beginning of […]

venus the vanquisher

July 6, 2007

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What a Wimbledon tournament this has been! All that rain washing play out notwithstanding, tomorrow’s women’s singles final is going to be played by two players whose chances hadn’t been much-fancied — Venus Williams and France’s Marion Bartoli. They are also the two women ranked the lowest to have reached the Wimbledon finals ever. And […]

venus marches on

July 4, 2007

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Today, Venus Williams showed the champion that she is, crushing Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 in a first-rate match at the fourth round of Wimbledon that had the look and feel of a championship game. Of the two, Venus had more tricks up her sleeves; moving well, serving phenomenally and being aggressive right from the start, […]

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 […]

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 […]