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DROITWICH Tennis Club served up a special afternoon for the president of the Lawn Tennis Association when she visited the county on Sunday. Cathie Sabin, who is the first female hold that position in the LTA's long history, has been travelling the …
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Posted on 17 April 2015 | 11:28 pm
Former presenter and tennis star set up underwear firm
She said the venture was "just too good an idea to pass up on – it really was quite intuitive". She added: "Annabel suffered from endometriosis as a teenager when she was playing on the tennis circuit and could also relate to having to stay away from …
Posted on 17 April 2015 | 11:25 pm
Tennis – Swiss Miss Hingis hoping to be a big hit in Fed Cup
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Yet as Radwanska, who idolised the five-times grand slam champion as a youngster and whose similarly clever, elegant game will make Saturday's clash one for tennis purists and geometrists, smiled: "You are talking about Martina. She's still dangerous.".
Tennis-Hingis back in Fed Cup after half a lifetime awayYahoo Sports
Hingis courting Federer, Wawrinka for Olympic mixed doublesTennis Magazine
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Posted on 17 April 2015 | 6:01 pm
Kids get involved in Ardgowan tennis training camp
It was game, set and match at Ardgowan Tennis Club as the sporty tots got to grips with the game by learning the basic techniques before trying out their new found skills on the court. Chris Jewell, the club convenor, says it has been one of the most …
Posted on 17 April 2015 | 12:05 pm
World's oldest club to host Real Tennis Championships in Leamington Spa
World's oldest club to host Real Tennis Championships in Leamington Spa. The club was established in 1846, making it the world's oldest members' tennis club. Compared to lawn tennis, real tennis is considered faster and more relentless as the ball …
Posted on 17 April 2015 | 11:02 am
John Isner, lonely standard-bearer of US men's tennis, making late-career strides
By Miami, as they continued to work out their coach-player dynamic, the message hadn't changed that much. “I made the commitment to work with Justin because I want to really go after it. I feel like I have some very good tennis ahead of me, and he's my …
Tennis – Novak Djokovic to meet Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo semi-finalYahoo Eurosport UK
Novak Djokovic to play Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo semi-finalBBC Sport
Tennis-Djokovic and Nadal to renew rivalry in Monte Carlo semisReuters UK
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Posted on 17 April 2015 | 8:45 am
Laura Robson plays it cool as tennis ace takes dip in ice bath as she targets …
Laura Robson took the opportunity to cool down in the Florida heat on Thursday while she dipped in an ice bath as the British tennis nears a return to action after more than a year off the court. The 21-year-old has not played since the 2014 Australian …
Robson targets French Open returnBBC Sport
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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 10:48 pm
Judy Murray: I danced at Andy's wedding
Just days after Andy Murray's wedding to his girlfriend Kim Sears, I could never have imagined I'd be watching his mother, Judy, coaching a bunch of six to eight-year-olds on a mini outdoor tennis court in Rotherhithe, south-east London. But here she …
Andy Murray wedding: Judy Murray lets slip tennis star's plans to start a familyThe Independent
Andy Murray to give away signed tennis racket after reaching three million …Herald Scotland
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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 2:23 pm
Petra Kvitova: I was exhausted and empty but now ready to return
Petra Kvitova won her second Wimbledon title last summer and ended 2014 with Fed Cup victory as part of the Czech Republic team. In her latest exclusive column for BBC Sport, the world number four explains why she needed a break from tennis as she …
Posted on 15 April 2015 | 1:29 pm
Lawn Tennis Association ready to part company with Bob Brett after series of rows
Bob Brett's turbulent eight-month reign at the helm of the Lawn Tennis Association's performance department is drawing to a close, Telegraph Sport understands. After a series of internal conflicts the LTA chief executive, Michael Downey, has been …
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 9:32 pm
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Winning a game against Novak Djokovic these days is quite an achievement. Djokovic won the first eight games of his Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinal match Friday before Marin Cilic managed to hold his serve, raising a thumb in the air to celebrate. The momentum change was short-lived, though, with the top-ranked Djokovic powering his way into the semifinals with a 6-0, 6-3 victory. ”Just all in all it was probably the best match I’ve played so far in the tournament,” Djokovic said.
Posted on 17 April 2015 | 5:44 pm
Having learned to play on rock-hard cement in Compton, California, Serena Williams could understandably be excused if she didn’t like the slow, red clay courts of Europe. After all, Williams has won only two her 19 Grand Slam titles on clay. ”Actually clay is my favorite surface,” Williams said Friday as she prepared to lead the United States against Italy in the Fed Cup playoffs. ”My clay-court game feels great,” Williams said.
Posted on 17 April 2015 | 2:06 pm
Five-time Grand Slam champion Martina Hingis will play her first competitive singles match since 2007 in a Fed Cup playoff on Saturday. Hingis was drawn Friday to face Agnieszka Radwanska in the opening singles match when Switzerland plays Poland. The 34-year-old Hingis was chosen ahead of No. 129 Romina Oprandi to support Timea Bacsinszky in singles.
Posted on 17 April 2015 | 1:16 pm
BRINDISI, Italy (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams will open against No. 36 Camila Giorgi on Saturday when the United States meets Italy in the Fed Cup playoffs.
Posted on 17 April 2015 | 12:38 pm
Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka both exited the Monte Carlo Masters in the third round Thursday, and Rafael Nadal continued his road to recovery by overcoming John Isner in three sets. Federer, who played his first tournament in nearly four weeks, made too many mistakes in a 6-4, 7-6 (5) loss to Gael Monfils after Wawrinka – the defending champion – was routed 6-1, 6-2 by Grigor Dimitrov. It’s going to take me some time to feel 100 percent comfortable,” the second-ranked Federer said.
Posted on 16 April 2015 | 5:36 pm
The International Tennis Hall of Fame says that Thelma Coyne Long, an Australian who won 19 Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles or mixed doubles, has died. The Hall made the announcement Wednesday. She won two major championships in singles, 12 in doubles and five in mixed doubles. At the 1952 Australian Championships – the tournament now known as the Australian Open – Long won the singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles.
Posted on 15 April 2015 | 9:35 pm
Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic won the sportsman of the year prize at the Laureus Sports Awards on Wednesday, while Germany’s World Cup-winning squad received the best team award. Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final to win his seventh Grand Slam title and supplant Rafael Nadal as No. 1 in the world. ”In general, it probably has been my best year so far in my life,” Djokovic, who also won in 2012, said in a video message. He was picked for the Laureus Award over Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, golfer Rory McIlroy, soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, motorcyclist Marc Marquez and pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie.
Posted on 15 April 2015 | 3:57 pm
Maria Sharapova has pulled out of Russia’s Fed Cup semifinal against Germany this weekend, citing a leg injury. In comments released by the Russian Tennis Federation, second-ranked Sharapova said she ”couldn’t wait” to compete at the match in Sochi, the Russian city where she spent part of her childhood, but added that ”the leg injury didn’t allow me to prepare for the match to the full extent.” Russia’s Fed Cup captain Anastasia Myskina said Sharapova had picked up the injury during last month’s Miami Open, where she slipped to a surprise second-round loss to fellow Russian Daria Gavrilova.
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 9:18 pm
Serena Williams has been virtually unbeatable this year. ”I think she’s excited about starting her clay-court season early and getting ready for the French Open,” U.S. Fed Cup captain Mary Joe Fernandez told The Associated Press on Tuesday from Brindisi, the town in southern Italy that is hosting the match. With sister Venus Williams withdrawing from the team because of a personal matter, Serena will be expected to carry a squad that also features 45th-ranked Alison Riske, No. 57 Lauren Davis and No. 65 Christina McHale.
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 5:17 pm