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Last updated on April 16, 2014 7:45:10 ET

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Roger Federer Could Miss The French Open Or Wimbledon For Birth Of Third Child
Roger Federer would skip a Grand Slam to be with his wife for the birth of their next child.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | April 16, 4:34 pm ET


Top Seeds Federer, Nadal, Wawrinka Cruise In Monte Carlo; Ferrer v Dimitrov Thursday
The top seeds continue to roll in Monte Carlo.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | April 16, 4:06 pm ET


From around the web:

Watch: Grigor Dimitrov winds up for a hot-shot forehand in Monte Carlo
Grigor Dimitrov looks all grown up this week sporting a sharp all-black Nike kit on court at the Monte Carlo Masters, but don’t worry. “Showtime Dimitrov” still lurks under that mildly intimidating “Darth Grigor” facade. In the first set of his three-set struggle against Albert Ramos, Dimitrov lined up a perfectly shaped curling forehand passing shot up the […]
Beyond The Baseline | April 16, 4:54 pm ET


Roger Federer Could Miss The French Open Or Wimbledon For Birth Of Third Child
Roger Federer would skip a Grand Slam to be with his wife for the birth of their next child.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | April 16, 4:34 pm ET


Top Seeds Federer, Nadal, Wawrinka Cruise In Monte Carlo; Ferrer v Dimitrov Thursday
The top seeds continue to roll in Monte Carlo.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | April 16, 4:06 pm ET


Serena Williams talks diet and body image for Fitness magazine cover story
Serena Williams graces the cover of this month’s issue of Fitness, in which she discusses her split personality and body image issues, and talks about hopefully adding to her Olympic pin collection in 2016. Hard-core tennis fans won’t learn anything particularly new from the interview, but it’s always great to see Serena get an opportunity to tell her story to a […]
Beyond The Baseline | April 16, 3:31 pm ET


Watch: Umpire warns Donald Young for saying… son of a biscuit?
If a player receives a code violation for uttering an audible obscenity, doesn’t the player have to, you know, say something obscene? During his opening round win over Alexander Zverev at the Sarasota Challenger this week, Donald Young missed a backhand into the middle of the net and yelled “Son of a biscuit, man! Biscuit, […]
Beyond The Baseline | April 16, 2:57 pm ET


Daily Bagel: Does Rafael Nadal try to catch Teymuraz Gabashvili’s racket?
The Daily Bagel is your dose of the interesting reporting, writing and quipping from around the Internet. • Video: Was Rafael Nadal trying to catch Teymuraz Gabashvili’s racket here? Or was he so focused on tracking the ball that he didn’t see the racket flying in the air until the very last minute? • Roger […]
Beyond The Baseline | April 16, 2:48 pm ET


Rafael Nadal not pleased about receiving a time violation in Monte Carlo
Rafael Nadal was not happy after receiving a time violation during his second-round match at the Monte Carlo Masters and the eight-time Monte Carlo champion let chair umpire Pascal Maria know it. Nadal had won the first set and was up 4-0 on Teymuraz Gabashvili when the two played one of the best points of the mach […]
Beyond The Baseline | April 16, 2:18 pm ET


Nadal and Federer Move into Third Round of Monte Carlo With Easy Wins
  (April 16, 2014) The top seeds had easy wins on Wednesday at the Monte Carlo Masters. No. 1 Rafael Nadal rebounded from 1-3 down in the first set to stop Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4, 6-1.  Roger Federer took just 52 minutes to put out Radek Stepanek 6-1, 6-2, while countryman Stanislas Wawrinka destroyed Marin Cilic […]
Tennis Panorama | April 16, 12:49 pm ET


View to a Kill (Or Three)
Jealous that you can’t watch tennis at the Monte Carlo Country Club this week? I certainly am. So I do my best to pretend I’m there. With Tennis Channel’s broadcasts on my TV, a stream from another court on my computer, and various photos from the grounds on Adeline Auger’s Twitter feed, among others, I almost feel as if I’m...no, I don’t almost feel as if I’m there. Not even close. I’m on my couch. When I look out my window, I see a concrete apartment building, not the Mediterranean. But I do get to watch a lot of matches from
Articles by Steve Tignor | April 16, 12:14 pm ET


Monte Carlo Rolex Masters: Order of play for Thursday April 17
Thursday’s order of play at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters can be found at the link below. Link: OOP.
Tennis Connected | April 16, 12:02 pm ET


Nadal, Wawrinka & Federer cruise into Monte Carlo third round
Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Monte-Carlo, Monaco Second-round results: (1) Rafael Nadal defeats Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4, 6-1 (10) Fabio Fognini defeats Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6(6), 6-4 (3) Stanislas Wawrinka defeats Marin Cilic 6-0, 6-2 (4) Roger Federer defeats Radek Stepanek 6-1, 6-2 (12) Grigor Dimitrov defeats Albert Ramos 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 (8) Milos Raonic defeats Yen-Hsun Lu 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-1 (11) Tommy Robredo defeats Julien [...]
Tennis Connected | April 16, 12:00 pm ET


WTA Kuala Lumpur – Results and Schedule
BMW MALAYSIAN OPEN Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia April 14-April 20, 2014 $250,000/International Hard/Outdoors Results – Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Singles – Second Round (4) Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) d. Danka Kovinic (MNE) 64 36 61 (6) Zarina Diyas (KAZ) d. (Q) Giulia Gatto-Monticone (ITA) 61 64 Magda Linette (POL) d. (Q) Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) 61 62 Singles […]
Tennis Panorama | April 16, 11:50 am ET


Video: Dimitrov Hits Curling Forehand Winner on the Run vs. Ramos
The human highlight film strikes again! Grigor Dimitrov has really had to battle in his first two matches at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, but the 22-year-old is one match away from matching his quarterfinal result of 2013 after two three-set victories over Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Albert Ramos. Video: Donald Young Warned for Saying "Son of a Biscuit" in Challenger Dimitrov didn't win the first set today against Ramos, but he proved why he's one of the most exciting ATP players to watch on this dazzling forehand down-the-line passing shot that curls majestically past Ramos and lands well inside the line. Wow. Ramos
Blog RSS | April 16, 9:59 am ET


T. Berdych vs G. Garcia-Lopez Monte Carlo Masters 2014 Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage
The T. Berdych vs G. Garcia-Lopez Monte Carlo Masters 2014 Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage is available here. This ATP Masters 1000 tournament is played on claycourts in Monaco and takes place from April 13 to 20, 2014. The event has a total financial commitment of € 3,452,415. The winner stands to win €549,000 plus [&hellip The post T. Berdych vs G. Garcia-Lopez Monte Carlo Masters 2014 Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage appeared first on Tennis Guru.
Tennis GuruTennis Guru | April 16, 7:22 am ET


G. Dimitrov vs D. Ferrer Monte Carlo Masters 2014 Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage
The G. Dimitrov vs D. Ferrer Monte Carlo Masters 2014 Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage is available here. This ATP Masters 1000 tournament is played on claycourts in Monaco and takes place from April 13 to 20, 2014. The event has a total financial commitment of € 3,452,415. The winner stands to win €549,000 plus [&hellip The post G. Dimitrov vs D. Ferrer Monte Carlo Masters 2014 Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage appeared first on Tennis Guru.
Tennis GuruTennis Guru | April 16, 7:21 am ET


S. Wawrinka vs N. Almagro Monte Carlo Masters 2014 Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage
The S. Wawrinka vs N. Almagro Monte Carlo Masters 2014 Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage is available here. This ATP Masters 1000 tournament is played on claycourts in Monaco and takes place from April 13 to 20, 2014. The event has a total financial commitment of € 3,452,415. The winner stands to win €549,000 plus [&hellip The post S. Wawrinka vs N. Almagro Monte Carlo Masters 2014 Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage appeared first on Tennis Guru.
Tennis GuruTennis Guru | April 16, 7:20 am ET


M. Raonic vs T. Robredo Monte Carlo Masters 2014 Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage
The M. Raonic vs T. Robredo Monte Carlo Masters 2014 Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage is available here. This ATP Masters 1000 tournament is played on claycourts in Monaco and takes place from April 13 to 20, 2014. The event has a total financial commitment of € 3,452,415. The winner stands to win €549,000 plus [&hellip The post M. Raonic vs T. Robredo Monte Carlo Masters 2014 Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage appeared first on Tennis Guru.
Tennis GuruTennis Guru | April 16, 7:19 am ET


N. Djokovic vs P. Carreno Busta Monte Carlo Masters 2014 Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage
The N. Djokovic vs P. Carreno Busta Monte Carlo Masters 2014 Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage is available here. This ATP Masters 1000 tournament is played on claycourts in Monaco and takes place from April 13 to 20, 2014. The event has a total financial commitment of € 3,452,415. The winner stands to win €549,000 [&hellip The post N. Djokovic vs P. Carreno Busta Monte Carlo Masters 2014 Tennis Live Video Stream Coverage appeared first on Tennis Guru.
Tennis GuruTennis Guru | April 16, 7:18 am ET


Video: Top 70 ATP Points of All-Time
All we can say is: Prepare to have your mind blown. Naturally, it would be really hard, after 40-plus years of ATP tennis, to say that there is a definitive, set-in-stone list of the best 70 points of all-time. But who are we to argue with YouTube user vb3347? (extra credit for spanning eras, nations and players to make a truly diverse and authentic highlight reel) Also See: Roger Federer's Top 100 Shots All we can really say after spending 55:50 with this unbelievably cool montage of hot shots, tweeners, net crashes and roof-raising moments of genius is: PREPARE TO GET YOUR
Blog RSS | April 16, 7:15 am ET


Curvstar Racquet Introduces Ergonomics to Tennis
German father and daughter team up for new look at reducing wrist, elbow strain. Looking for a tennis racquet that reduces strain on your wrists and elbows? The Curvstar Racket might be just what you're looking for. True to its name, the Curvstar does not follow the traditional straight-necked design of the average tennis racquet, but takes on ergonomic tendencies like chairs and keyboards of the same design to reduce the tension put on your wrist and elbow while you play. According to its designers, not only does the Curvstar excel ergonomically, but it also has a bigger sweet spot than a traditional racquet,
Blog RSS | April 16, 6:48 am ET


Video: Donald Young Warned for Saying “Son of a Biscuit” During Match
Holy Cripes, did Donald Young really say that? Son of a Biscuit? Really? Yes, really. That was really the chosen profanity of world No. 81 Donald Young during his 6-4, 7-5 first-round victory over Alexander Zverev at the Sarasota Challenger on Tuesday. Young was *allegedly* given a warning for verbal abuse, and his reaction to that *alleged* warning is just priceless. "I said son of a biscuit," pleads Young. "Is that a problem now? Is that a problem?" Great audio on this YouTube clip as well. What is also great is the stone-faced reaction of the 16-year-old Zverev. Either he doesn't realize the
Blog RSS | April 16, 3:05 am ET


Chardy Prefers Federer, but Thinks Nadal Will Win More Slams
Jeremy Chardy shared his thoughts on Federer and Nadal with reporters in Monte-Carlo on Sunday. Speaking to reporters on Sunday at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Frenchman Jeremy Chardy spent more time talking about Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer than himself after his 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 win over Igor Sijsling. Can Nadal Catch Federer in All-Time Grand Slam Title? Djokovic Weighs In The thoughtful 27-year-old from Pau, France didn't seem to mind, and ended up making some insightful remarks on the two tennis icons. “I prefer the game of Federer,” Chardy opined, “because I think he can play every shot. He can play every shot
Blog RSS | April 15, 5:58 pm ET


Brooklyn Decker Talks Tennis and Andy Roddick
So apparently Andy Roddick's wife, Brooklyn Decker, shares his temper when it comes to tennis. Chatting on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Brookly described how she smashed a racket during a hit with her husband of five (!) years. Brooklyn is promoting her new show, Friends with Better Lives.
Home | April 15, 4:32 pm ET


Djokovic Dominates; Nadal, Federer In Action Wednesday At Monte Carlo
Novak Djokovic needed just 45 minutes to win his clay opener today in Monte Carlo.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | April 15, 3:29 pm ET


Mladenovic withdraws from Fed Cup play
Kristina Mladenovic has withdrawn from the Fed Cup World Group Play-Offs this weekend because of an injured right forearm. France's most notable doubles player will be replaced on the French team by Claire Feuerstein. Not having Mladenovic on the team is a disadvantage for France, but only if the contest against team USA should go to a fifth, deciding rubber. Singles play will be handled by Katowice champion Alize Cornet and Bogota champion Caroline Garcia, with Virginie Razzano standing by.Here's a bit of the press conference transcript:Have you had a chance to experience St. Louis or done anything fun around
Women Who Serve | April 15, 3:00 pm ET


Djokovic Eases into Third Round of Monte Carlo
(April 15, 2015)Defending Monte Carlo Rolex Masters Champion Novak Djokovic needed only 45 minutes to dismiss Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-0 in the second round on Tuesday. “For the first match on clay, it was great,” said Djokovic to press. “I lost only one game, so there were not too many flaws in my game that […]
Tennis Panorama | April 15, 1:18 pm ET


Reading the Readers: April 15
If there’s a downside to the Masters events, it’s that they take a while to get going. It's true again this week in Monte Carlo, where Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal make their debuts on Wednesday, and Novak Djokovic graced us with his presence for just 45 minutes on court in his winning effort today. So for now, here’s a little a little waiting-room reading, in the form of a mailbag. If you have a question or comment for this column, please email me at stignor@tennismagazine.com ***** Steve, There’s a debate online about why Agnieszka Radwanska hasn’t won a Grand Slam yet. Some people
Articles by Steve Tignor | April 15, 12:05 pm ET


Monte Carlo Masters 2014: Order of play for Wednesday April 16
Wednesday’s order of play at the Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco can be found at the link below. Link: OOP.
Tennis Connected | April 15, 11:37 am ET


Djokovic, Ferrer and Tsonga reach third round of Monte Carlo Masters
Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Monte-Carlo, Monaco First-round results: Andreas Seppi defeats (13) Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 7-6(4) Teymuraz Gabashvili defeats Gilles Simon 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Gael Monfils defeats (14) Kevin Anderson 6-4, 7-6(4) (12) Grigor Dimitrov defeats Marcel Granollers 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 Julien Benneteau defeats Jurgen Melzer 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 Michael Llodra defeats (16) Jerzy Janowicz 6-4, 6-2 (15) Nicolas Almagro defeats Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-3, [...]
Tennis Connected | April 15, 11:35 am ET


Andreas Seppi Hit This “Straight Out Of The Top Drawer” Tweener Today [Video]
Andreas Seppi hit this incredible tweener winner today.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | April 15, 9:20 am ET


Watch Rafael Nadal Go For A Boat Ride In Monte Carlo [Video]
Rafael Nadal's Monte Carlo preparations took him to the water.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | April 15, 9:04 am ET


Tennis Elbow: 2014 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters: draw preview and analysis
Welcome to Tennis Elbow, the column that looks back on the week that was in the world of tennis. This week, Charles Blouin-Gascon previews the 2014 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. The series of tournament previews continues this week, with a look at the royalty of the Masters 1000 events. While the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters does not have the [...]
Tennis Connected | April 15, 8:46 am ET


Monte Carlo: Djokovic d. Montanes
Five minutes into his opening-round match against Albert Montanes, Novak Djokovic was down 0-40 on his serve at 1-1 in the first set. Forty minutes later, he was happily scribbling on the ATP’s victory camera lens at the side of the court, a 6-1, 6-0 winner.  Djokovic began with a few cursory backhand errors, but once he found his range with that shot, the match was no contest. By the third game, his range had become pinpoint. At 1-2, he broke Montanes with a backhand winner on the outside of the sideline, and he held for 4-1 after putting the same
Articles by Steve Tignor | April 15, 5:28 am ET


Ohio State Men, Duke Women Maintain Top Spots in ITA Rankings; Steve Johnson Feature; Har-Tru Pro Ci
I've missed a lot in college tennis during my past two weeks in California, but nothing has changed at the top of the rankings in either singles or doubles.The Duke women continue to hold the No. 1 spot, with their final regular season conference matches on the road this week against No. 17 Clemson and No. 27 Georgia Tech, with the ACC tournament following on April 24-27. Alabama was the big mover this week, with the Crimson Tide rising to No. 3, the highest ranking ever for the program, after beating Georgia in Athens on Friday 4-3. With their win
ZooTennis | April 14, 3:00 pm ET


Clay Still Needs Its King
Around this time last year, my friend and colleague at TENNIS.com, Pete Bodo, wrote an article entitled “Rafatigue.” Its theme, in case you can’t guess, was about how dully predictable it can be to spend a large part of every spring watching Rafael Nadal win match after match and tournament after tournament on clay.  The sentiment isn’t hard to understand. No tennis player has ever turned an entire stretch of a season into his own personal playground the way Nadal has. Over the last decade, Rafa's record during the clay swing is 216-8, and he’s won 36 of the 44 tournaments
Articles by Steve Tignor | April 14, 8:56 am ET


Francis Tiafoe Wins Easter Bowl
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (April 13, 2014) – With his ultimate goal of winning an ASICS Easter bowl finally complete, 16-year-old Francis Tiafoe said his focus will now turn to the junior Grand Slam events in the coming months, including the French Open and Wimbledon. Tiafoe joined No. 4-seeded CiCi Bellis of Atherton, Calif., as the […]
Tennis Panorama | April 13, 10:37 pm ET


Fernando Verdasco Wins Houston Title
  (April 13, 2014) Spain’s Fernando Verdasco ended a four-year streak without a singles title on Sunday by winning the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston over countryman Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-6(4). Verdasco if the fifth ATP player over 30 to capture an event this year. His last tournament win was back in 2010 […]
Tennis Panorama | April 13, 6:04 pm ET


Principals of the Principality
Tennis, in my possibly biased opinion, has the most reliable symbol of spring in sports.  Opening Day in baseball is the traditional harbinger of warmer days in the U.S., but this season it came too early. The lingering chill of a long winter has kept fans away from the park in droves thus far. Now the Masters, golf's spring “tradition unlike any other,” was revealed over the last four days as a one-trick—or one-player—pony. The only thing it takes, it seems, to rob the tournament of all tension and interest is for Tiger Woods to withdraw.  Tennis, by contrast, can never go
Articles by Steve Tignor | April 13, 4:36 pm ET


A Visit to UCLA; USTA Honors Coaches at Easter Bowl
After a very long Sunday at the Easter Bowl, today was a "vacation" day for me in Southern California. My husband and I were invited to visit UCLA by men's assistant Grant Chen, and because in my nine previous Carson/Easter Bowl California trips I had never done so, today was the day.The UCLA men were off today, after returning yesterday from their weekend matches against Utah and Arizona, although a few of them, including freshmen Joe Di Giulio and Mackenzie McDonald, were at the Los Angeles Tennis Center to hit. Sloane Stephens was also there practicing in preparation for the
ZooTennis | April 13, 3:00 pm ET


Tiafoe, Bellis Win ITF Easter Bowl Titles; Stewart and McNally Claim 16s Championships
İColette Lewis 2014--Indian Wells, California--Although CiCi Bellis isn't sporting a necklace with a small crown hanging from it as boys champion Francis Tiafoe is, there's no question the 15-year-old Californian is the queen of the Asics Easter Bowl. After her 6-3, 6-1 victory over No. 9 seed Katie Swan Sunday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Bellis has now won two consecutive titles, adding the ITF Grade B1 title to the 16s championship she won last year.The 16-year-old Tiafoe, who like Bellis is a former Les Petits As and World Junior Tennis Team champion, has never had the success he
ZooTennis | April 12, 3:00 pm ET


Garcia wins everything in Bogota, France rules weekend
Caroline Garcia won her first WTA title today. The Frenchwoman upset top seed and defending champion Jelena Jankovic in the Bogota final, beating her 6-3, 6-4. This was Garcia's first win over a top 10 player. Serving for the match at 15-all, Garcia hit two aces followed by a winner.Jankovic had trouble finding her clay court legs in Charleston, and apparently has some work to do in this clay court season.Garcia, with partner Lara Arruabarrina, also won the doubles title. The champions upset top seeds Vania King and Chanelle Scheepers 7-6, 6-4 in
Women Who Serve | April 12, 3:00 pm ET


Bellis Faces Swan, Tiafoe Meets Ponwith for ITF Grade B1 Easter Bowl Titles Sunday
İColette Lewis 2014--Indian Wells, California--Francis Tiafoe and CiCi Bellis will once again spend a Sunday in search of a major ITF title. Top seed Tiafoe, a finalist at the International Spring Championships, and No. 4 seed Bellis, the girls champion at Carson last week, earned their places in the Asics Easter Bowl Grade B1 championships in contrasting styles Saturday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.Bellis trailed top seed Sofia Kenin 4-2 in the final set before reeling off four straight games to post a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 victory, while Tiafoe eased past No. 13 seed Robert Levine 6-2, 6-2.Bellis, who
ZooTennis | April 11, 3:00 pm ET


Clay-Court Preview: Men Up
I have to admit it: A part of me is going to take pleasure out of seeing all those Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic partisans go apoplectic when they scroll down this page and see the name “Rafael Nadal” endlessly repeated after the words “defending champion.” Why shouldn’t Nadalistas enjoy an unassailable moment in the sun? Nadal is the most extraordinary clay-court player this world has ever seen. People don’t even bother to trot out Bjorn Borg comparisons any more; that ship has sailed. Nitpicking or sniping at Nadal between April and early June is like finding fault with the natural
Articles by Peter Bodo | April 11, 8:02 am ET


Tiafoe Downs Fritz to Reach Semis, Kenin Survives Another Three-Hour Match as Top Seeds Advance to E
İColette Lewis 2014--Indian Wells, California--Top seed Francis Tiafoe is determined to take home a winner's trophy from his trip to California, and he took a big step toward that goal Friday, defeating No. 7 seed Taylor Fritz 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-2 on another 90 degree day at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.At 4-4 in the second set, Tiafoe was serving, down 15-40, just a point from Fritz serving for the match, but two winners, one of which was an ace to bring the game to deuce, saved him, and two points later it was 5-5. Tiafoe didn't trail in the tiebreaker,
ZooTennis | April 10, 3:00 pm ET


Clay-Court Preview: Ladies First
Spring is a time of renewal, of fresh starts. Apparently the WTA takes this theme very seriously. Just ask deposed and sometimes besieged former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic, or hard-luck case Andrea Petkovic. Both women got back on the fast track last week with tournament wins as the WTA clay-court season got underway. Ivanovic’s win was on Plexipave in Monterrey, Mexico, so officially it was more like the epilogue to the hard-court swing. But it boosted the Serb’s ranking back up to the threshold of the Top 10, at No. 12. Given that Ivanovic is a former French Open champion who
Articles by Peter Bodo | April 10, 11:47 am ET


Jankovic advances to quarterfinals in Bogota
Top seed Jelena Jankovic advanced to the quarterfinals in Bogota today when she defeated lucky loser Sofia Shapatava in the second round. Caroline Garcia also advanced to the quarterfinals. Sloane "I'll win when I'm 30" Stephens went out in straight sets in the opening round, defeated by Mariana Duque-Marino. Stephens, it was announced yesterday, will lead the USA Fed Cup team against France later this month. Other members of team USA are Madison Keys, Varvara Lepchenko and Christina McHale. The French team is composed of Alize Cornet, Caroline Garcia, Virginie Razzano, and Kristina Mladenovic.In Katawice, top seed Agnieszka Radwanska moved
Women Who Serve | April 9, 3:00 pm ET


Cup of Sense
We’re coming off one of the best long weekends of Davis Cup play in a long time, so I find myself wondering how many, if any, converts the event has won over. It isn’t an easy job, as I learned over lunch with my close friend and fellow writer, Glyn. Glyn is a solid if not besotted tennis fan. He almost flew down to Miami just to see Roger Federer play, having decided that he really wants to see the all-time Grand Slam singles champ play, live, at least once before the Swiss retires. Glyn never made it to Miami, but
Articles by Peter Bodo | April 9, 6:54 am ET


Adidas Previews Ivanovic and Murray Roland Garros Outfits
Adidas have released photos of how they expect their stars - Ana Ivanovic and Andy Murray - will look at this year's Roland Garros. One problem, the photos are so heavily photoshopped it's tricky to tell exactly how these outfits will look on clay that isn't black/burgundy. What we do know is Ana Ivanovic is wearing blue... again. The back of the dress is kind of cool, but it's pretty much the same colours they used for the Australian Open and I'm bored of blue on any player. Can we ban blue on tennis players in 2015? I banned black from
Home | April 8, 6:15 pm ET


Genius Got in the Way
It remains not just the largest hole in his resume, but the only one—unless you believe that Roger Federer absolutely, positively must win the ATP 250 in Kuala Lumpur in order to be taken seriously as one of the greatest players ever to swing a racquet. I refer to the Davis Cup, of course, which Federer and his cohorts remain on track to bag for 2014, barring the kind of disaster that almost befell the Swiss team this past weekend. It’s interesting, this debate about Federer and the world’s foremost international team competition. His partisans leap to his defense when some suggest
Articles by Peter Bodo | April 8, 5:14 am ET


Wild and Wonderful Weekend
If you had a rooting interest in the Davis Cup quarterfinals this past weekend, your heart is probably in one of two places: Still lodged in your throat, or lying on the carpet in your living room, shattered into tiny pieces. Has there ever been a weekend that so vividly demonstrated that rankings and talent mean little in international team competition than this one? Two prohibitive underdogs almost pulled off staggering upsets—three, if you include the Great Britain vs. Italy tie in Naples—a valiant one-man effort fell just short of success, and Roger Federer found himself playing the first live fifth
Articles by Peter Bodo | April 7, 2:19 am ET


Some final thoughts on Charleston
Photo by Daniel WardThe Family Circle Cup has long been known as a "star-maker" and "breakout" tournament, and it seems only natural that Andrea Petkovic would firmly emphasize her comeback by winning it. The event also showcased the considerable talent of Genie Bouchard, as well as some lesser known, but exciting, young players who have lots of potential. I thought it was a real treat that Jana Cepelova, Elina Svitolina and Belinda Bencic were all there, and they all did quite well.Photo by Daniel WardCepelova won our hearts with her "all by myself" independent spirit. Her box was empty, she
Women Who Serve | April 6, 3:00 pm ET


Ivanovic wins Monterrey title
In the WTA's first-ever all-Serbian final yesterday, 2nd seed Ana Ivanvic defeated the unseeded Jovana Jaksic 6-2, 6-1. The Monterrey title is the 13th of Ivanovic's career. Her victory moves her to number 8 in the Road to Singapore rankings.Ivanovic defeated Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinals. Jaksic defeated Kimiko Date-Krumm, who took out top seed Flavia Pemetta in the first round.
Women Who Serve | April 6, 3:00 pm ET


Maria Sharapova Answers Questions From ATP Pros
HEAD's latest player to player questions series featured Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Richard Gasquet asking Maria Sharapova questions they were dying to know. To be honest, I'm not sure Djokovic was really dying to know what Maria's favourite Sugarpova candy was, but thankfully Andy Murray livens things up. Check it out!
Home | April 6, 4:32 am ET


Maria Sharapova Gets Her Bikini In A Twist
Maria Sharapova always looks groomed and gorgeous even when she's sweating on the tennis court, so we don't feel TOO bad about this pap pic of her doing a Rafael Nadal. Maria showed off her super-toned body on the beach in Cancun after losing at the Sony Open. She sure has been working hard in the gym, check out that booty!
Home | April 4, 6:45 pm ET


Is Vika Engaged To Redfoo?
Victoria Azarenka posted this picture to her Instagram and Twitter accounts today... and that is a mighty big ring on her ring finger. Could it be that she is engaged to the man we all love to hate, Redfoo? I'm not sure. It kind of looks like an engagement ring and it kind of doesn't. It'd also be a pretty weird way to announce your engagement, but she must have been aware of how it'd look when she took the photo. In Australia Vika joked that her engagement ring would have to be bigger than her friend Caroline Wozniacki's ring. This
Home | April 1, 7:37 pm ET


The Exclusive Tennis New Zealand Pathway !
First of all thank you to all that have signed the petition re the National Junior Teams event , and those that took time to add comments some of which have been enlightening ,Coaches Parents, PLAYERS and supporters a big thank you keep spreading the word.Here is the latest link to an article in the NZ Herald calling for "Heads to Roll" in the current Northern Administration.LINKA big thank you to Clint Packer Central's regional Head Coach for allowing me to use his comment he left on the Petition yesterday. His thoughts are very logical and I think practical and hence my
The Tigers Eye | April 1, 3:00 pm ET


The balls in your court Tennis New Zealand and Regions and its time to come out and support The Juni
Great support from all over New Zealand for this event after Tennis Northern decided not to send junior teams to the National Junior Teams event along with Waikato who could not field a 16 girls team.Now some Regional CEO'S would like us to believe that a revamped teams event that may just include North Island teams was supported by all regions and put to TNZ , this is just not true!Waikato CEO Leslie Wilkinson along with David Franks Northern CEO are in favor of a upper North Island Tri Series, remember the last one you tried two years ago?Northern and
The Tigers Eye | March 24, 3:00 pm ET


Can del Potro pull off another comeback?
I was at a party yesterday talking to a tennis-liking/playing friend of mine and as usual, talked turned to the pro game: Federer's resurgence, Djokovic's toughness, etc.Then we started talking about Juan Martin del Potro and that wrist of his. Tough break after all that work to rise from the 400s to a spot in the top 10, and now another year lost.You have to wonder if he has another epic comeback in him. In talking with my friend, I noted how young del Potro is. He mentioned how it's one thing for Nadal to come back because he's so
Tennis Talk, Anyone? | March 22, 3:00 pm ET


Episode #56 – Indian Wells Wrap
Brodie, Amy and Lindsay wrap up Indian Wells including covering some of the most intriguing story lines including Federer, Pennetta, Cibulkova, Dolgopolov and Djokovic’s current form. We finish the pod by taking a peak at the Miami draw and point out what we’ll be looking for over the next week and a half. Remember to […]
Mind The Racket | March 19, 6:30 pm ET


BMW Malaysian Open 2014 Tickets Up For Grabs
For immediate releaseThe BMW Malaysian Open 2014 returns to the Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC) from the 14th – 20th of April 2014. The most prestigious tennis tournament in the South East Asian region will see Defending Champion Karolina Pliskova as well as 2013 Wimbledon Doubles Champion and 2012 BMW Malaysian Open Champion, Hsieh Su-Wei returning to Kuala Lumpur to compete in this year’s tournament.Also competing for the first time this year will be former World Number One Venus Williams and recent Australian Open finalist, Dominika Cibulkova together with a host of other accomplished international players compete for a prize purse of
HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | March 18, 3:00 pm ET


NZ Tennis Junior National Teams Fiasco!
Continuing from from my last article I again must bring to your attention events around the National Junior Teams events.My last blog revealed that Tennis Northern was not sending any teams in any age group and Waikato could not send a 16 girls team. I read with interest an article sent to me from a local Northern Newspaper you can Read here For those that have problem opening the link below is the article.Click on the above and it will open a new window and this will be bigger for reading.What disturbs me is that Local juniors have been let down
The Tigers Eye | March 15, 3:00 pm ET


Prepare the best ITF Junior Tour at JCFerrero-Equelite with the best coaches!
JC Ferrero - Equelite is host the ITF Junior International of the Valencian Community "Juan Carlos Ferrero Challenge", the only G-1 ITF tournament in Spain, and for this reason, taking advantage of two other G-2 tournaments in the vicinity during the weeks before, we have created a special program for players who want to train with our technical staff, get psychologically prepared and live the authentic tennis experience, like Juan Carlos Ferrero and Nicolas Almagro. With this program you will be able to:•Participate in the IV National Tournament Qualifier ITF Junior G-1 of
JC Ferrero-Equelite Tennis Academy Spain | March 14, 3:00 pm ET


JCFerrero-Equelite Sport Academy and Tennis Warehouse Europe sign up a collaboration agreement
With this agreement the Academy players will enjoy exclusive discounts in the best online shop of tennis equipment distribution and it will promote tennis among all people who love this sport. JCFerrero-Equelite Sport Academy and the Tennis Warehouse Europe, the European subsidiary of Tennis Warehouse (TW) of EEUU and worldwide leader in selling online tennis equipment, have signed up a collaboration agreement with the objective of bringing the best products of the tennis market closer to all the players who go through JCFerrero-Equelite and bringing high performance tennis closer to the millions
JC Ferrero-Equelite Tennis Academy Spain | March 14, 3:00 pm ET


Meet Juan Carlos Ferrero in person at the Sumer Stage thanks to Equelite and Tennis Warehouse Europe
To mark the occasion of World Tennis Day, JCFerrero-Equelite and Tennis Warehouse Europe want to celebrate it making you a very special gift, the opportunity of meeting Juan Carlos Ferrero in person while you enjoy a completely free week during the Summer Stage at JCFerrero-Equelite.And what do you have to do to get this wonderful prize and meet the ex-number 1 of the world? It is too easy. You only have to enter in the social networks of the Academy (https://www.facebook.com/TWEEspana) and of the Tennis Warehouse Europe (https://www.facebook.com/TWEEspana) and among those who share or
JC Ferrero-Equelite Tennis Academy Spain | March 14, 3:00 pm ET


Disappointing says Murray
So disappointing says Murray after losing 46, 75, 63 to Milos Raonic in Indian Wells. “But today I was just really disappointed with how the last 15 minutes of the match went. That was really, really poor. “ Murray has been fighting really hard in Indian Wells, in the previous rounds, winning some close matches. […]
TENNISVISTA | March 12, 8:36 pm ET


11 is a Lucky Number for Li Na
It took Li Na 10 match points opportunities  and 21 minutes to finish the last game but eventually, she did. Na won 6-1, 6-4 3 deficit  to reach the quarterfinals for the third time in Indian Wells. She was asked if 11 is a lucky number in Chinese numerology, since she needed  11 match points […]
TENNISVISTA | March 12, 10:50 am ET


Great expectations for Li Na in Indian Wells.
Love her, love her, love her! Great Expectations – Charles Dickens As Billie Jean King, once said, pressure is a privilege. But for Li Na, the great expectations of being a top seed is tough. She has been in unchartered territory in Indian Wells. It is the first time in her career she has been […]
TENNISVISTA | March 12, 10:36 am ET


Flavia Pennetta defeated Camila Giorgi
Flavia Pennetta defeated Camila Giorgi in Indian Wells, 61, 36, 61. And she answers a few questions after her match. She thinks Fognini is an introvert, she doesn’t know Giorgi that well, and Towsend moves well ,even though she is not that fit. EXPERIENCE: “I’m try to do my best all the time in big […]
TENNISVISTA | March 11, 9:09 pm ET


The best of Nadal’s interview after losing in IW
LAST WORD: “Today was an accident. I lost”. NUMBERS DO MATTER: “I don’t know how to play tennis different way, 50%. I play with all 100%, all my 100% every week. Today my 100% was here; sometimes it’s here. But I played with my 100% today was not enough. I gonna play with my 100% […]
TENNISVISTA | March 11, 2:52 pm ET


Rest In Peace NZ National Junior Teams Events.
In March 2013 I wrote an article in regards to the National Junior Teams events , you can read this here titled by clicking on the title.National Junior Teams Event a Positive but receives little support from TNZ.I have always had the view that Tennis New Zealand never valued this event and does not understand why it should be one of the events to receive financial support and backing by the governing body.I know that many juniors play tennis,go to tournaments seek extra coaching to make their regional team to play at Nationals its a great goal for most junior players wanting to
The Tigers Eye | March 8, 2:00 pm ET


Enroll for tennis summer camp 2014
Enroll now for summer camp 2014!More questions or ready to get registration form,Please contact us: equelite@gmail.com
JC Ferrero-Equelite Tennis Academy Spain | March 6, 2:00 pm ET


Episode #55 – Indian Wells Preview
Brodie, Lindsay and Amy take some time to catch up on some of the biggest stories from the past couple of weeks including Federer, Baby Federer, and yes, Halep. They then poke around both ATP and WTA Indian Wells draws half by half to highlight some of exciting, potential matches. Remember to subscribe to us […]
Mind The Racket | March 5, 8:03 pm ET


For those that Care - Bernard Tomic Update!
'For having had bilateral hip surgery, he's doing very well, a little bit better than I thought he would at this time,'' said Gutierrez, the Australian Open's head physio, who also has extensive AFL experience.''All the time that we've been working together he's been committed to the treatment, and he knows the importance of it because all his career is just going to hinge on that, and hopefully he will be back soon and be able to play without pain, and regain more flexibility than he used to have.''He's been very restricted, because tennis being a flexion, or bent-over type
The Tigers Eye | March 2, 2:00 pm ET


Tuesday Mailbag! Li Na, @PseudoFed, Halep
Every Monday… or Tuesday… I take some of the best questions and give some answers in hope of creating further discussion. If you would like to send in a question, Tweet me (@MindTheRacket) or e-mail me at brodie@mindtheracket. @MindTheRacket Do you think that Li Na is going to bag another major this year? — Angie […]
Mind The Racket | February 18, 9:52 pm ET


Wild Cards–Coveted and Appealing, but are they Beneficial?
Wild Cards. Those exciting, compelling tournament entries that everybody who hasn’t gotten direct acceptance wants. But as we look deeper into wild cards, you begin to notice very obvious trends on who receives them and how those players fare. We all want our favorite players to get wild cards, because that gives them an opportunity […]
The Tennis Nerds | February 16, 10:24 pm ET


BMW Malaysian Open shows interest in Venus Williams, Ana Ivanovic
BMW Malaysian Open is back in action on Facebook and announced that they'll be making some interesting announcements over the next couple of weeks.In an article published on NST in January, it was reported that the tournament has shown interest in Venus Williams and Ana Ivanovic. Both players have never played in the tournament before.Williams was supposed to play in the 2012 edition but withdrew due to illness and injury.This year, the BMW Malaysian Open will take place on April 14-21 at the Royal Selangor Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur.During the Australian Open in January, Williams was shown the early exit. It
HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | February 13, 2:00 pm ET


Episode #54 – Federer, Davis Cup, AO Wrap
Brodie and Lindsay return after a brief hiatus to share some thoughts on the Australian Open, Federer’s decision to play Davis Cup, the United States’ Davis Cup woes and a whole ton more on this week’s episode of the Changeover podcast. Remember to subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher or use this feed to subscribe […]
Mind The Racket | February 8, 8:22 pm ET


Djokovic was up too long
Figured I should add a post so I'm not always reminded of my pick being off!But in case you missed it out there in your Internet tennis reading, I backtracked some and called it on Wawrinka topping him in their QF matchup. Yay me!It was a fun tournament to watch, but it's time to move on. This weekend is Fed Cup and I have a story coming out tomorrow on Captain America, Mary Joe Fernandez. I'll be tweeting links and all, so hope you'll check it out!
Tennis Talk, Anyone? | February 6, 2:00 pm ET


Rafa Nadal – My Worst Hour And A Half On Court
Rafael Nadal has spoken to Spanish media this week and referred to the Australian Open final where he was crippled with back pain “the worst hour and a half” he has ever spent on a tennis court. The revelation might … Read more »
Tennis Perspective | February 6, 3:07 am ET


Daniel Kosakowski: The Long Road Back
In only his second full year on the professional tour, things were looking up for Daniel Kosakowski. He had just reached his first career Challenger final at an event in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, beating four quality players in the process. This result earned him 48 ATP points, shooting him up the rankings to a […]
The Tennis Nerds | February 5, 9:56 pm ET



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