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Venus, Serena advance to quarterfinals of Miami Open
For Williams, tennis is still fun. She's 34 but on the rise in the rankings, and she beat former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 7-6 (1) Monday to reach the Miami Open quarterfinals. Williams is a three-time Key Biscayne champion, but her most recent …
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Posted on 31 March 2015 | 2:57 pm
Yeovil Tennis Club transformed to welcome players using wheel chairs
YEOVIL Tennis Club has undergone an £100,000 transformation to help open the gates for players using wheel chairs. This week saw the launch of a brand new tennis court suitable for wheel chair users, new disabled access and a ramp to the club's …
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 1:00 pm
Dr Margaret Abbott: Tennis elbow
A: It sounds as though you may have a condition called tennis elbow. This is not a serious condition and is quite common. Just as you describe, pain usually occurs when bending your arm and gripping things. Everyday tasks such as turning a door handle …
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 5:08 am
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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Djokovic, Nishikori and Raonic reach last 16 in Miami
… * Djokovic eases past Darcis. * Isner upsets Dimitrov (Adds details of later matches, quotes). By Simon Evans. MIAMI, March 30 (Reuters) – Defending champion Novak Djokovic defeated Belgium's Steve Darcis 6-0 7-5 on Monday to power into the last 16 …
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Posted on 31 March 2015 | 5:06 am
Miami Open: Novak Djokovic continues the defence of his title
World No 5 Nishikori comes up against Viktor Troicki this evening before perennial contender David Ferrer meets Lukas Rosol. Dimitrov, the world No 11, faces American No 1 John Isner. Watch Live ATP Tennis: Miami Masters at 4pm on Sky Sports 3 HD.
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 1:38 pm
Andy Murray reaches Miami Open last 16 but Rafael Nadal out
Andy Murray dismantled Colombian Santiago Giraldo's hard-hitting game to claim his 499th career win and reach round four at the Miami Open. The Briton, seeded third, won 6-3 6-4 and will play South Africa's 15th seed Kevin Anderson in the last 16.
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:04 pm
New owners of iconic tennis dress are revealed – and it's Wimbledon
The All-England Tennis Club paid £15,500 last July for both the dress and racket made famous in the 1970s poster, but at the time chose to keep its identity a secret. But the home of tennis has now unveiled the handmade dress as an exhibit and invited …
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 10:49 am
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Tennis – Rafael Nadal says suffering from nerves and lack of confidence
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"It is not a question of tennis. The thing is the question of being relaxed enough to play well on court," he told reporters after the 6-4 2-6 6-3 loss at Key Biscayne. "A month and a half ago I didn't have the game. My game has improved but …I am …
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 6:42 am
Chris Evert amazed by the modern tennis world
“We started it, we started the tennis craze, and there wasn't as much pressure and there wasn't as much focus on us and we could have private lives. Nowadays players can't have any privacy, with social media and everything. "The women in my time were …
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Posted on 29 March 2015 | 1:36 am
Wimbledon museum to display famous Tennis Girl dress
The white dress worn in the iconic 1970s Tennis Girl poster will go on display at Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum. The All-England Club has been revealed as the buyer of the dress, which sold at auction last July for £15,000. Fiona Butler, 18 at the time, …
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Posted on 26 March 2015 | 4:01 pm
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LONDON (AP) — Davis Cup organizers are considering whether to introduce a fifth-set tiebreaker.
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 1:41 pm
Basking in her latest victory, a beaming Venus Williams stood near her changeover chair launching autographed balls into the stands, steering her shots with body English and applauding the fans who scrambled for the souvenirs. She’s 34 but on the rise in the rankings, and she beat former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 7-6 (1) Monday to reach the Miami Open quarterfinals. Williams is a three-time Key Biscayne champion, but her most recent title came in 2001. ”Tennis has always been a blast,” Williams said.
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 1:23 am
When the ball whizzed past Serena Williams for an ace late in Sunday’s match, the subdued crowd suddenly erupted with a roar. Williams said she was tempted to join the applause. Fifteen-year-old Californian CiCi Bellis lasted only 41 minutes against Williams, losing 6-1, 6-1 in the third round at the Miami Open. ”It wasn’t like, ‘Oh, I’m so happy to win this match,”’ said Williams, 33.
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:11 am
Serena Williams punctuated points Saturday with theatrics worthy of a Grand Slam final. In other words, Williams appeared to be 100 percent. Showing no lingering effects from a recent knee injury, the seven-time Key Biscayne champion won her opening match at the Miami Open on Saturday, beating Monica Niculescu 6-3, 6-1. The match was the first for Williams since she withdrew before the semifinals at Indian Wells last week, citing a right knee problem.
Posted on 29 March 2015 | 2:38 am
Precocious amateur CiCi Bellis says she’s ready to take on the best of the pros – Serena Williams. Bellis, a 15-year-old American who made a big splash at last year’s U.S. Open, advanced Friday to a potential third-round match against Williams by beating Zarina Diyas 6-2, 6-1. Williams’ second-round match Friday night against Monica Niculescu was postponed until Saturday because of rain. ”It’s going to be really fun,” Bellis said.
Posted on 28 March 2015 | 1:33 am
Rafael Nadal says he will play at this year’s Queen’s Club, ending his three-year absence at the grass-court tournament. Nadal, who lifted the trophy in 2008, has gone on to reach the Wimbledon final following every appearance at the event that is traditionally seen as a warm-up to the SW19 championships. ”I always loved playing at The Queen’s Club and I am very happy that I will be back this year,” Nadal said. To win Wimbledon a few weeks later was like a dream.” The 28-year-old Nadal will be joined by the defending champion Grigor Dimitrov, US Open winner Marin Cilic, 2014 Australian Open victor Stan Wawrinka and World No.4 Andy Murray in this year’s draw.
Posted on 24 March 2015 | 9:07 pm
A judge in South Africa on Monday convicted Bob Hewitt, a former Grand Slam tennis champion, of raping and sexually assaulting three girls whom he had been coaching. A sentencing hearing was scheduled in a Pretoria court for April 17. Until then he must mostly remain in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, where he lives, the judge ruled. South African courts have in the past handed down life sentences for, said Velekhaya Mgobhozi, spokesman for the National Prosecuting Authority.
Posted on 23 March 2015 | 5:52 pm
Move over Roger Federer, there is another guy with a share of your crown as king of the desert. Novak Djokovic defeated Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 to win his fourth BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, tying him with Federer for the most titles in the desert after winning for the second straight year. ”I am at the prime of my career,” Djokovic said. ”I’m going to try to use every part of this fact to stay where I am and to fight for as many major titles as possible.” Djokovic, ranked No. 1 in the world, and No. 2 Federer met for the 38th time, second-most among rivalries in the Open era.
Posted on 23 March 2015 | 2:06 am
American tennis player Wayne Odesnik was banned Wednesday for 15 years after a second doping violation, a sanction that essentially ends his career and was widely applauded by several top players. The International Tennis Federation said the 29-year-old Odesnik tested positive for several banned substances, including steroids, during tests in December and January. ”Players and athletes should know if they cheat, they get caught,” second-ranked Roger Federer said from California. ”I’m all for a clean sport, and that’s why you’ve got to catch those guys who don’t do the things they are supposed to be doing.” Odesnik was first sanctioned in 2010 for the possession of human growth hormone.
Posted on 19 March 2015 | 3:16 am
The planned renovation of Roland Garros was on hold after Paris city council allowed a new study of the land use on Wednesday. Supported by local residents and environmentalists at the city council, a new project offers an alternative to the controversial expansion that is scheduled to be completed in 2017. The botanical garden’s 19th century greenhouses, a few hundred meters from Court Philippe Chatrier, host a large variety of tropical and local flowers. The Roland Garros plans have been controversial from the start, after the French Tennis Federation decided five years ago to keep the clay-court major there and renovate the existing site, rather than moving the tournament.
Posted on 18 March 2015 | 4:56 pm