June 24th, 2011
“Some stuff” have been various injuries in 2010-011, but nonetheless ESPN commentator and former U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe and former Roddick coach Brad Gilbert absolutely ripped the American for playing passive tennis over the last few years and abandoning the grip-it-and-rip-it style that won his his lone Slam title at the US Open. ESPN commentator Pam Shriver chimed in that it could possibly be time for Roddick and coach Larry Stefanki to part ways.
June 24th, 2011
“I’ve been playing very well my two matches here and hopefully I can keep it up,” Wozniacki said. “I’m serving well, I’m moving well, and I’m moving the ball around well. I won the junior title here in 2006 and Eastbourne [WTA event] two years ago. Hardcourt is my best surface, but grass is good for me as well.”
June 22nd, 2011
“It was a long time ago, but he beat me,” Nadal said. “So that’s what happened. Gilles is a very dangerous player, especially on this surface. So it will be a very tough match for me. I don’t know what is my best form, I try my best every day. I need a few adjustments.”
June 21st, 2011
American Ryan Harrison loses in the final round of the Wimbledon qualifying as he did at the French, smashing his racquet in a fit and taking a chunk out of the grasscourt. But like at Roland Garros, he gets into the main draw as a lucky loser.
June 17th, 2011
Did I mention world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki is the No. 1 seed? Talk about under the radar.
July 3rd, 2010
After the smoke clearer, world No. 1 Serena Williams showed that perhaps her only equal on tour is injury.
June 25th, 2010
“I have mixed feelings about that,” Williams said. “You know, I don’t think I should be out there. But in a way, I feel like, you know, with my popularity, it’s cool to see — when I was leaving, I stayed for a while, and I signed tons of autographs. A lot of these people can’t get into the Centre Court and stuff.”
June 21st, 2010
“Tina Turner? I love her,” said Williams on the inspiration for her outfit. “I love Tina Turner. Obviously, she’s just an amazing, amazing artist, just a survivor. She reinvented herself. Plus she looks great. I’ve loved her forever. So the dress is really inspired by her.”
June 18th, 2010
World No. 1 Serena Williams actually has a difficult draw. She will start against the screamer Michelle Larcher de Brito, then probably meet former Top 10er Anna Chakvetadze in the second round. No. 25 Lucie Safarova or Dominika Cibulkova await after that, then a fourth-round showdown with Sharapova. Pencil in No. 9 seed Na Li to be waiting for Serena in the quarterfinals.
July 8th, 2009
Aristotle said it best when he said, “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”
July 5th, 2009
Leading 6-5 in the second-set tiebreak, Roddick had a relatively-easy high volley put-away on an attempted Federer pass that he for an instant took his eye off of — an instant that changed the match from a potential 2-0 set lead to one-set all.
July 4th, 2009
“Today she was too good, she had an answer for everything. She played the best tennis today,” Venus said. “I’m still smiling though, I don’t think the loss has set in yet. I’ve had so many great times here. I love what I do and most of all I love playing these finals. I’ll see you all again next year, of course.”
July 3rd, 2009
Roddick will face Roger Federer in their third meeting in the Wimbledon final. Federer was flawless in dismissing a determined former No. 2-ranked Tommy Haas 7-6(3), 7-5, 6-3. It was another solid performance from Haas who has shown he can play the former world No. 1 close, but perhaps doesn’t have the deep-down belief he can beat the Swiss. Last month Haas led Federer by two sets to love before losing in five at the French Open.
July 2nd, 2009
Venus has won five of the last eight against Serena…
July 2nd, 2009
Venus steamrolled the No. 1-ranked Safina 6-1, 6-0, with the Russian exhibiting the throat-clutching tennis she usually saves for Grand Slam finals, where she is 0-3 career. It was the first appearance in a Wimbledon semifinal for Safina.