Archives for Tennis
Anabel Medina came close to decapitate female picture, but died on the shore of the third set against Serena Williams: 6-3, 0-6, and 7-5. She could shoot down the ebony getting the first victory of her career against a number one, but the United States got a break in the third set for a 6-5 and pulled out to get into semifinals.
The Valencia lost, as expected, the first set. But in the second she endorsed a donut stranger to Serena, who this week in Madrid had complained of back problems. With apparent problems of mobility of the number one, the Spanish began to believe in surprise while Gonzalo Lopez, her technician, and Conchita, Captain of Federation Cup, ate the nail on one of the boxes and showed it to play with head, which moved it. And she was leaving this beautiful 6-0.
In the third set, the 30-year tennis player occupied now ranked 63rd on the WTA and therefore entered Madrid with an invitation, lived a carousel. Started 0-2 and then followed up 5-5 breaks. Then Serena, the champion, laid down the law. …continue reading
Daniel Gimeno-Traver goes on. If yesterday eliminated Feliciano Verdasco, Richard Gasquet liquidated today, Ninth World racket. Your story could not start because came 15 minutes before the draw in the final frame, thanks to low Kohlschreiber, sunk after losing the final of Stuttgart on Sunday with Haas.
The Spaniard, 52 º the ranking and 27 years, won the second round match 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, confirming its good feeling with the land of Madrid, where he has already equaled his best result, the third round of 2011 which reached precisely that year beating Gasquet. In 2012 he snatched a set from Djokovic.
“I played a pot upside down with very high”, he apologized Gasquet, also shielded by angina pain he suffered last week. “I played like a fool”, he summarized. Bobo or not, Gimeno-Traver signed the third win of his career against a top-ten. …continue reading
Rafa Nadal chose the fast track to stand on the end of the tournament Conde de Godo. In two sets, and a score of 6-4 and 6-0, the Spaniard tennis player her matches against Raonic settlement and let’s fights for another title this season. Nadal, very solid throughout the game did not give a single option into the game to his opponent.
Nicolas Almagro smashed the German Philipp Kohlschreibe, by a convincing 6-2, 6-1 in 51 minutes, and qualified for the first final of the Barcelona Open of his career. In a virtually empty track 1 (Nadal played the other semifinal against Milos Raonic on center court) and perhaps beset by a new threat of rain, Almagro chose not to adorn more than necessary to advance to the final round.
An aggressive tennis and intense , direct pull nine points and two ‘breaks’ in each set was the repertoire of Murcia, twelfth player in the world and seeded fourth, to wrap up the match by fast. …continue reading
South Korea has already found its new sports idol. His name is Duck Hee Lee and his 14 years suggests ways to become one of the greatest tennis players in the coming years. Currently, can boast of being the youngest player to join the ATP tour, a fact that would be a mere anecdote if it were not also the player is deaf from birth, which did not prevent him from doing what he likes.
In a sport like tennis where auditory perception is so important, Hee Lee is a great example of overcoming. The young South Korean Born deaf, who impedes perceive no sound occurring around him, but this has not stopped him becoming part of the best players in the world. Now, your goal is to grow athletically to, in a couple of years, rubbing shoulders with the ‘top 20′ world.
From Monday, Hee Lee will be part of the list of entries in the ATP. After overcoming the initial phase of Tsukuba Future tournament, the South Korean won in the first round defeat Masatoshi Miyazaki (6-1 and 63 -), which has earned him their first point in the ATP and become part of the circuit professional. The young tennis player has taken its first step towards professionalism, and not willing to slow its progression here. …continue reading
The American Serena Williams made history in the tournament in Miami to become the first player who achieved six titles, after winning the final against the Russian Maria Sharapova (4-6 6-3 6-0), who extended her spell in this competition, with five finals lost.
In the same way in the tournament, Serena Williams seems unattainable for the Siberian tennis, which was defeated for the twelfth time in fourteen appearances leading clashes against the American, the last twelve.
Sharapova was more or less. It sank progressively ending dejected, resigned to her superior rival. Sharapova started fluently, omitting the previous meetings. With the intention of recalling the shock of 2004, the year she succeeded her only two wins against Serena Williams. However, given the strength not to past the first round, she managed to win. …continue reading
The Spanish Garbine Muguruza surprised the Danish Caroline Wozniacki, ninth favorite and won 6-2, 6-4 in the match of the second round in Miami. Muguruza, 73 in the world, took 81 minutes to overcome an opponent that lacked responsiveness and barely disturbed the Spanish.
The Spanish pays her brash to a top ten, which was dismasted in the first half. Wozniacki, ninth in the world, dominating former WTA circuit and accumulates twenty titles in her career but none this year, improved in the second set, but was overtaken in the final, which took Muguruza to close the match.
Muguruza is face in the second round to China’s Li Na, the fifth seed, who beat the American Varvara Lepchenko, twenty-fifth, 6-2, 6-4. In addition, the Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic traced to the German Andrea Petkovic (0-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1)) and reached the third round of the competition, which will face the winner of the clash between the Belgian Kristen Flipkens and the Czech Petra Kvitova, seventh favorite. …continue reading
The Danish Caroline Wozniacki took victory in a marathon match against the German Angelique Kerber (2-6, 6-4, 7-5 in two hours) and agreed to the final at Indian Wells, the first Masters of the season, where she hopes the winner of the match between the Russian Maria Sharapova and Maria Kirilenko.
It is the third apparition of Wozniacki in the end of the championship in the last four years. Kerber won 12 of the first 15 points and, with a double break of serve, was placed with 3-0 lead to easily rout to victory in the first round against the winner of the tournament in 2011.
However she was rebuilt and provided in a second round battle exciting. Wozniacki took a game that came to be in the “deuce” up to 9 times, then break Kerber, take the set and force a defining manga. …continue reading
The biological passport will arrive at the tennis this same season. The International Tennis Federation announced its implementation in a meeting with representatives of the male circuits (ATP), female (WTA) and the four Grand Slam. They join cycling (the first to implement it), athletics and cross country skiing, which will result in a more rigorous doping.
Summarizes and accumulates Passport hematological values of athletes for a while. This allows detecting changes that may be generated by the use of prohibited substances. The ITF earmarked about $ 2.5 million a year to control. But it seemed insufficient.
Novak Djokovic, number one, unveiled in January at the Australia Open which had not had blood tests “in the last six or seven months, were more usual two or three years ago. I do not know what the reason that stopped is”. Rafa Nadal also asked from Acapulco a greater severity and that the results “were make public” to cut thus speculations. Roger Federer and Andy Murray also they were in that line. …continue reading
The Spanish tennis player Nicolas Almagro has qualified for the semifinals of the tournament in Buenos Aires, after beating the Argentine Federico Delbonis (6-1, 7-6 (3)), so joins the already ranked David Ferrer and Tommy Robredo and measured for a spot in the final against the Swiss Stanislas Wawrikna who alighted into the Spanish Albert Ramos (7-6 (4), 6-4).
Almagro showed favoritism to beat Delbonis. The Argentine, who had gotten rid of in the previous round Albert Montanes failed this time with a new Spanish and yielded without putting too many impediments. The Murcia is made easy with the first set (6-1) but the second will cost plenty.
However, seeded number two of the tournament did not suffer at any time, and saw no danger its service. Delbonis was unable to force a single ball of ”break” and Almagro was strong for the win with ease theoretical. …continue reading
The Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal has debuted with victory (6-3, 6-2) against the Argentina’s Federico Delbonis tournament in Vina del Mar (Chile) to plant and quarter-finals in a match that meant his official return to the tracks, after touchdown Tuesday in the doubles, seven months later.
The Manacor returned in the doubles alongside the Chilean Juan Monaco on Tuesday, but now it was the real return individually. The June 28, 2012 in Wimbledon Nadal was eliminated by the Czech Lukas Rosol, since then the Spaniard tennis player has had to overcome his knee problems and a stomach ailment later when he seemed to be ready.
Finally on Wednesday February 6, Nadal jumped to the track and did a good level. Undoubtedly, mobility, accuracy and strength of the current world number 5 may still in progress, but the Spanish tennis player delighted the audience with part of his repertoire. After a hesitant start and a sicced Delbonis, Nadal was gradually imposed on clay to sign Chilean triumph unopposed that measured in the quarterfinals to Spanish, Albert Montanes or Daniel Gimeno-Traver. …continue reading