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March 26th, 2015

Sharapova Stunned By Gavrilova In Miami, Venus Wins; Serena, Sloane v Keys Friday

Former No. 1 Maria Sharapova was stunned in the opening round tonight at the Miami Open falling to fellow Russian and No. 97 Daria Gavrilova 7-6, 6-3.

“I still can’t realize that it’s my dream – I have been dreaming about beating Maria since I was probably 12, when I saw her win Wimbledon, when she beat Serena,” said Gavrilova after her first career Top 35 win. “I was like, ‘Oh, I really want to play her and beat her.’ I’ve …

Posted by Staff @ 10:56 pm in Miami | 2 Comments »

March 26th, 2015

Azarenka, Stephens, Querrey Advance In Miami; Sharapova, Del Potro Thursday

Former champion Victoria Azarenka was victorious Wednesday in Miami. The 2-time champion breezed past Sílvia Soler-Espinosa 6-1, 6-3 in the first round of the event she won twice in 2009 and 2011.

“It’s been unfortunate the last couple of years for me, but I love this tournament,” Azarenka said. “You know, the field is very strong for me all the time. I’m just happy to play anywhere I can.

“Coming back to a place where I have a lot of memories, …

Posted by Staff @ 12:30 am in Miami | 9 Comments »

March 25th, 2015

Skiing Gold Medallist Mikaela Shiffrin Says Roger Federer Is A Class Act, He’s Her Role Model

2014 Olympic gold medallist Mikaela Shiffrin said in a recent interview that tennis great Roger Federer was her role model.

“I feel like Roger Federer is in a league of his own,” the 20-year-old said to Laureus.com. “And the Swiss Davis Cup Team is not the only one inspired by Roger. He is a class act and I use him as a role model. Every time I open my mouth and start to say something stupid to the media, a …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:58 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

March 25th, 2015

Serena Williams Did Her Own Version Of Beyonce’s 7/11 Video And Beyonce Thought It Was Cute

While doing a photo shoot for Vogue Magazine at BallenIsles Country Club in Palm Beach, World No. 1 Serena Williams tried to duplicate Beyonce’s 7/11 music video. With good results.

Even Beyonce approved, writing on her Facebook, “So Cute Serena Williams!”

Serena, who withdrew from her Indian Wells semifinal due to a knee injury, returns Friday night against Monica Niculescu in the second round.

She practiced on the knee today and hopes it will be OK for …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:29 pm in Videos | No Comments »

March 25th, 2015

Pete Sampras: If You Look At The Numbers, Roger Federer’s The Greatest We’ve Ever Seen

Speaking ahead of tonight’s 2015 PowerShares Series event at in L.A., Pete Sampras lit a fire in the GOAT debate, declaring Roger Federer as the greatest in tennis history, based on the numbers.

“I think he was the most complete player we’ve seen,” Sampras told Vancouver’s CBC Radio. “He’s won on all surfaces. He’s tough. He moves well. He’s got a big game. He’s got a huge forehand. He just has the whole package. I think he dominated the game …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:31 am in Fedal, GOAT | 217 Comments »

March 25th, 2015

Juan Martin Del Potro: It Took 18 Months To Get Over My Right Wrist Surgery, Now The Same With The Left

Juan Martin del Potro not only met a few dolphins yesterday in Miami, but also some journalists. Not sure which he liked more, but del Potro talked to the reporters about his comeback, revealing that it took him 18 months to mentally be ready for tennis after his first surgery on his right wrist in 2010. Unfortunately, he hinted, it looks like a similar timeline with his left wrist.

“When I operated my right hand, I played a year and …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:48 am in Miami | 6 Comments »

March 24th, 2015

Rafael Nadal: At First I Thought This Ankle Injury Would End My Tournament, Now I Think I Can Play

A day after taking a spill and injuring his right ankle during a practice session in Miami, Rafael Nadal said he hopes to be ready for action on Friday.

Nadal talked to the press today about his right ankle, telling Reuters:

“In the beginning I thought it was going to be the end of the tournament,” Nadal told Reuters. “But I don’t know now, I don’t think so. I think I am going to be able to compete here. …

Posted by Staff @ 5:26 pm in Miami | 27 Comments »

March 24th, 2015

Miami Men’s Preview: Will Novak Djokovic Defend Or Can Rafael Nadal Finally Win In South Florida?

The second Tennis Masters event of the season begins Wednesday in Miami. Indian Wells finalist Roger Federer won’t be there, but World No. 1 Novak Djokovic returns bidding for a fifth career Miami title under the hot and sticky South Florida sun. Let’s go right to the draw.

First Quarter
Djokovic, who has won his last 10 Masters matches, is housed in comfortable first quarter that slots him against David Ferrer in the last eight. Djokovic could also run into Gilles Muller, …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:32 am in Miami | 45 Comments »

March 23rd, 2015

Rafael Nadal Takes A Tumble In Miami, Is He OK?

Seeking his first career title in Miami, Rafael Nadal’s preparations took a tumble this afternoon when the former No. 1 fell during practice.

Not much else is known about the fall, only speculative pictures from social media.

Hope Nadal can still play! #miamiopen #tennis (@ Crandon Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, FL) https://t.co/pUI2BsT9ee pic.twitter.com/6n8MQ6Odzk

— Sherman (@shermanur) March 23, 2015

More pics of Nadal after the fall.Explaining to the physio what happened

Posted by Staff @ 7:36 pm in Miami | 17 Comments »

March 23rd, 2015

Rafael Nadal Is Returning To Queen’s This Year, He Makes The Wimbledon Final Everytime He Plays There

Rafael Nadal will be returning to Queen’s this summer for the first time since 2001, the historic grass event announced today. Nadal, who had been playing in Halle along with Roger Federer due to tax reasons,has played at The Queen’s Club five times before, winning the title in 2008. After each appearance he has gone on to reach the Wimbledon final (2006, ’07, ’08, ’10 and ’11).

“I always loved playing at The Queen’s Club and I am very happy …

Posted by Staff @ 7:19 pm in Queens, Wimbledon | 8 Comments »


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