On a day when the cream began to rise to thew top, the youngest player in the Men’s Draw, Bernard Tomic, showed he is ready for the big time.
Kim Clijsters Wins Australian Open 2011 Women’s Title by defeating China’s Na Li by 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
In the past 36 hours, irresistible forces have overcome the insurmountable objects. First David Ferrer took out the top seed in the Men’s Draw and then Novak Djokovic booted Roger Federer, the second seed. Both of the top seeds were unceremoniously dispatched in straight sets.
French Open Champion and clay court genius Rafa Nadal will bring his new number one world ranking to the grass courts of London for the AEGON Championships at the Queens Club.
Quietly and serenely Venus Williams is cruising through 2010. She continued her 11-match win streak Thursday in the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami rolling smoothly through game Romanian Sorana Cirstea 6-4, 6-3 in an efficient 78 minutes.
Australian Open and Brisbane finalist Justine Henin could not overcome dangerous Argentine Gisela Dulko who won a see-saw 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 match. The 31st seed was very much in form, while Henin showed a bit of rust from an extended layoff. The serve was the key in this one as Dulko lost all three of her service games in set two only to come up with a key reversal in set three and upset her idol. Henin had won their only previous meeting.
Venus Williams had all the answers for Shahar Peer’s upset bid in their semifinal match at the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championship. The third seeded Williams used her blistering serve and a relentless ground assault to stave off the Israeli star’s bid for her third consecutive upset. Peer entered the tournament as the 22nd ranked tour [...]
Day six of the 2010 Australian Open could have been compared to an exhausted runner who, after finishing a race and drinking ample fluids, immediately finds a soft bed and blacks out for 10 hours of deep, reviving sleep. Indeed, the end of the third round in the year’s first major tournament marked a point [...]
There were no major surprises this year as the All England Club released the seeds for the 2009 Wimbledon tournament. Both the men’s and women’s lists almost mirror the top 16 ATP world rankings as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray top the men’s seeds respectively. There were suggestions that 5 times winner Federer [...]
The high seeds just keep tumbling out of the women’s field at the Sony Ericsson Open. Jelena Jankovic and Dinara Safina injected shock value into the weekend with early-round stumbles at the Crandon Park Tennis Center, but by the time darkness fell on a crazy Sunday, two more bombshells did further damage to a bracket [...]