Archive for December 2011
Jesse Levine is into the main draw of the Australian Open, having prevailed at the USTA’s wild card playoffs. Maintaining his hot streak that began in Challenger events this fall, Levine did not drop a set all weekend long at the Racquet Club of the South outside Atlanta, GA.
Levine punctuated his tournament with a dominant [...]
Photo courtesy of Lisa Stone.
The finals are set at the USTA’s Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs. On the men’s side Robby Ginepri and Jesse Levine will battle for the title and direct entry into 2012’s fist Grand Slam, while the women’s championship will feature Madison Keys against Gail Brodsky.
Both Ginepri and Levine cruised into the [...]
There was no shortage of drama at the Racquet Club of the South outside Atlanta, GA on Day 1 of the Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs.
Rhyne Williams and Bobby Reynolds played the thriller of the day on the men’s side. It started an hour before two other matches but was by far the last to [...]
“I didn’t mind if it took 5, 6, 7, 8 years, when I had some free time I could do it slowly.
“I feel good because I took the time to do what I wanted to do, I finished it, and I’m happy with that.
“I didn’t work on the degree when I was [...]
“I’m training more than I ever have – seven hours a day. I start at 8am and go to 4pm every day except Sunday, a day off. Tennis is five hours and fitness is two hours a day. I’m getting into great shape!
“I have set the goals I would like to achieve, to [...]
World No. 2 Petra Kvitova was named ITF World Champion after the 21-year-old put together a stellar season in 2011. The Czech star had her breakthrough at Wimbledon, where she captured her first Grand Slam title.
“I will cherish this award, which is the cherry on top of a wonderful year,” she said.
Kvitova, alongside men’s champion [...]
“Maybe we (women) would perform much better if we could relax a little more and let it go.
“The things with men’s tennis is that it’s set up a bit differently and I feel it’s more relaxed. They just don’t seem to stress about the small things.
“That might also be a difference between guys [...]
World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki has joined forces with Spanish coach Ricardo Sanchez, according to the Danish media outlet Ekstra Bladet.
The 21-year-old Dane made the move at the insistence of her father Piotr, who wanted to spend more time away from tennis. Piotr Wozniacki has come under fire for pushing his daughter to play an [...]
Watch WTA Tour rising star Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova walk viewers through a stint in Tokyo for the Dubai Duty Free Full of Surprises Travel Show: