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July 11th, 2014

Poll: Who’ll Win More Wimbledons, Novak Djokovic Or Petra Kvitova?

For the second time following 2011, the tandem of Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova won Wimbledon titles together last weekend.

Now that they each have two titles, who’ll finish with more Wimbledons?

Kvitova is the youngster at just 24, and has fewer threats to deal with these days on the WTA other than the aging Williams sisters and perhaps Sabine Lisicki, a grass specialist herself. But Kvitova hasn’t been the model of consistency that Djokovic has.

The Serb’s made the Wimbledon finals the …

Posted by Staff @ 4:19 pm in Polls, Wimbledon | 25 Comments »

July 11th, 2014

Bikini-Clad Maria Sharapova Vacationed With Boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov In Mexico This Week

After a busy few months, French Open champion Maria Sharapova unwound by vacationing in Mexico earlier this week. The Russian starlet brought along and her boyfriend of 18 months Grigor Dimitrov. The couple were spotted having (what else?) fun on the beach in Los Cobos on Wednesday.

Her new candy company Sugarpova might be ballooning her bank account, but it’s not hurting her waistline.

Sharapova is not scheduled to play again until next month’s Rogers Cup in Montreal. Four years her …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:11 am in Romance, Videos | 22 Comments »

July 11th, 2014

She Said Yes! Novak Djokovic And Jelena Ristic Are Married

Amid tight security and strict confidentiality, Novak Djokovic and his pregnant fiancee Jelena Ristic were married Thursday in a private ceremony in Montenegro.

Among the attendees for the event were Boris Becker, Marian Vadja, Victor Troicki, Nenad Zimonjic, Janko Tipsarevic and childhood friend and Serb footballer Neven Markovic who served as Djokovic’s best man. Maria Sharapova was also a guest according to reports.

The couple, who met in high school eight years ago, will have a church wedding on Saturday.

Ristic is expecting …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:00 am in Romance | 46 Comments »

July 10th, 2014

Serena Williams Has Withdrawn From Next Week’s Bastad Open

Serena Williams officially announced that she will not play the claycourt Bastad Open in Sweden next week. The World No. 1 is still recovering from an mystery illness after infamously retiring from her Wimbledon third round doubles match last Tuesday.

“I want to be in perfect condition to go back on court, but unfortunately it’s not the case,” she said in a statement. “I really hope to be able to get back to training from next week.

“I want to thank …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:22 am in Injuries | 5 Comments »

July 10th, 2014

Novak Djokovic: I’m Glad To Be Ranked No. 1 Again [Video]

In a promo interview with his sponsor HEAD racquets, Novak Djokovic admits that after all he’s been through with his team, injuries and tough losses, he’s glad to be back on top of the ATP Rankings.

This is his 102nd week ranked as No. 1 which moves him ahead of Andre Agassi on the all-time ATP Rankings list. He’ll soon pass Bjorn Borg for No. 7 at the US Open.

Djokovic added that his life is full of joy at the …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:11 am in Videos | 11 Comments »

July 10th, 2014

Scenes From Novak Djokovic’s Bachelor Party Last Month In Ibiza [Video]

Video is now out of Novak Djokovic’s bachelor party in Ibiza last month. The Serb, who is slated to marry Jelena Ristic Thursday in a ceremony in Montenegro, followed up his fun with the friends in the sub by winning a second Wimbledon.

Maybe Djokovic should party before every Grand Slam?

Perhaps taking Djokovic’s cue, Rafael Nadal is also spending some time this week in Ibiza….

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:40 am in Videos | 9 Comments »

July 9th, 2014

Wedding: Novak Djokovic And Jelena Ristic Are Reportedly Getting Married Today! [Video]

According to reports from Serbia, the wedding between Novak Djokovic and his longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic will take place as scheduled, today in a resort in Montenegro.

The Wimbledon champ and his bride-to-be arrived last night at the Tivet Airport then headed to the Sveti Stefan resort. Friend Mark Stillitano is rumored to be Novak’s best man. And among the 140 or so invitees to the private, half a million dollar wedding are Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova, Viktor Troicki …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:39 am in Romance, Videos | 23 Comments »

July 8th, 2014

9 Things I Think I Thought About Djokovic, Federer, Serena And Wimbledon

Wrapping up Wimbledon, we sure learned a lot. So let’s get to it.

1. Novak Djokovic Will Be Among The All-Time Greats
Novak Djokovic absolutely could not afford to lose that final. Not after losses in his last three Grand Slam title bouts, five of his recent six.

I always talk about “want” when these type of matches come around, and Djokovic simply wanted it more. But it wasn’t easy. In fact it almost didn’t happen.

Djokovic of course was up 5-2 in the …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:44 pm in Wimbledon | 134 Comments »

July 6th, 2014

Roger Federer: We Both Walk Away Happy, Him A Little More Than Me, But I’m Happy Overall

Roger Federer came within just a few points of a record 8th Wimbledon title and 18th career Grand Slam. But the Swiss fell just short in a 5-set loss to top seeded Novak Djokovic in the final on Sunday.

Federer, who turns 33 next month, was appearing in his first Grand Slam final since his 2012 Wimbledon title run. And he had beaten the Serb in the lone grass meeting and their lone Grand Slam final back at the 2007 US …

Posted by Staff @ 11:58 pm in Wimbledon | 16 Comments »

July 6th, 2014

Novak Djokovic: This Was The Best Quality Slam Final I’ve Been A Part Of, I Needed This Win!

Novak Djokovic finally got back in the Grand Slam win column. After losing his last three finals since the 2013 Australian Open, Djokovic regained his winning form to win a second Wimbledon title and 7th overall Slam following a dramatic 5-set thriller over 7-time champion Roger Federer.

The Serb, who has now beaten Federer at every Slam, failed to close it out at 5-2 in the fourth allowing the Swiss to run five straight games. But Djokovic rebounded at the end, …

Posted by Staff @ 11:39 pm in Wimbledon | 35 Comments »


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ATP - Jul 21 WTA - Jul 21
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Rafael Nadal2 Na Li
3 Roger Federer3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Tomas Berdych5 Agnieszka Radwanska
6 David Ferrer6 Maria Sharapova
7 Milos Raonic7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Juan Martin Del Potro8 Angelique Kerber
9 Grigor Dimitrov9 Jelena Jankovic
10 Andy Murray10 Victoria Azarenka
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