“(Novak) Djokovic has a good chance of being No. 1 in the next two or three months,” said Nadal, who is the top seed in Madrid, which begins Sunday. “I could lose the No. 1 ranking even if I win nearly everything and this isn’t normal. He has very little to defend and I am [...]
Archive for April 2011
The championship final has been set for the Estoril Open, with unseeded German Kristina Barrois to meet unseeded Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain. Barrois made her way to the final without losing a set, having ousted both sixth seed Elena Vesnina and top seed Alisa Kleybanova in straight sets.
Elsewhere, unseeded Czech Lucie Hradecka upset fifth [...]
Rumors are circulating that former World No. 1 Venus Williams has pulled out of both Madrid and Rome, having not yet recovered from an abdominal strain that has kept her off the court for months.
The tennis star has not played a match since January, when she retired during the early rounds at the Australian Open.
Former World No. 5 Fernando Gonzalez poses with a new pal from the Belgrade zoo.
Watch World No. 20 Alexandr Dolgopolov discuss his on-court approach to the game, his flashy style and his recent rankings rise.
Caroline Wozniacki: “To me, the two most important things are making sure you have a higher margin over the net, and the movement – sliding of course.”
Samantha Stosur: “There are very few clay court specialists now, so there aren’t too many adjustments, but I would say the two most important ones are your serve and patience. [...]
Tennis star Kim Clijsters has been chosen as one of Time Magazine’s list of 100 most influential people for 2011. The 27-year-0ld Belgian follows past players Serena Williams and Roger Federer, who both made the prestigious list in 2010.
After retiring from professional tennis in 2007, Clijsters came back to capture two US Open championship titles, [...]
“I haven’t played for a long time but my shots are already in my game. I’m moving better every day but I need to play more matches, more points and I need to compete. Maybe the conditions today weren’t really good for a great match but it was good for tough competition.
“Obviously I’m really happy [...]
Frederic Niemeyer (35)
Jiri Vanek (33)
Taylor Dent (30)
Todd Widom (28)
Brian Dabul (27)
Mario Haider-Maurer (27)
Barbara Rittner (38)
Rainer Schuettler (35)
Jeff Coetzee (34)
John Isner (26)
Jarmila Groth (24)
Sybille Bammer (30)
Richard Bloomfield (28)
Dinara Safina (25)
ANDRE KIRK AGASSI (41)
Bob Bryan (33)
Mike Bryan (33)
Sam Warburg (28)
Sara Errani (24)
“I had goosebumps at match point. It was an unbelievable feeling playing the final with so many people watching. Everything was going so well but you can never be sure against Caroline (Wozniacki). She has turned lots of matches around when nobody expected her to. She is only beaten when the last point is over. [...]