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For the fifteenth time in a row, Maria Sharapova did not find the solution to beat Serena Williams on Thursday in the semifinals of the WTA tournament in Miami. It is far, recklessness of her 17 years which allowed Sharapova beat Serena Williams in quick succession in the final of Wimbledon and the Masters.
It was 2004 and Sharapova then led to two victories in the balance sheet of their confrontations. Almost ten years later, Williams recorded her 16th victory Thursday against the Russian, the 15th row, the 10th in two sets, with a score of 6-4, 6-3 in 1 hour and 37 minutes.
Yet twice took the Russian service of the U.S. to lead 4-1 in the first set and 2-0 in the second round.
“I started very well and she was able to return thanks to her service. Same in the second set, I was leading 2-0, 40-15, I should win this important game. After that, I was no longer in the game”, admitted Sharapova. …continue reading
Roger Federer was revived in the race for the semifinals of the Masters in London on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-3 in the French Richard Gasquet, who can begin to pack her bags.
Beaten by Serbian Novak Djokovic in the opening, the Swiss will play qualification Saturday against Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro, while Gasquet has only a slim hope of reaching the last four.
His last hope might even flying on Thursday night if Del Potro beat Djokovic in the second game of the day. After resisting for Del Potro in three sets Monday, the number one French appeared less fit to Federer in a scrappy match between two players capable of beating sublime but also guilty of striking absences. …continue reading
The Argentine Juan Martin del Potro ended Sunday in Tokyo to the beautiful series of the Canadian Milos Raonic was left on a coronation in Bangkok and reached the final, lost 7-6 (7/5), 7-5, without losing the lower handle.
The duel between two of the largest services of the circuit was as tight as expected with a broken panting equality in the first set and a second round decided on a gamble Del Potro.
To win his third title of the year, the 16th of his career, the Argentine giant had to serve (7 aces, Raonic against 17 to 73% of the first ball), well back and above all take risks. …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
An untimely and aggressive gastroenteritis suffered before Christmas and that has caused high fever has frustrated his desire to reappear in the tournament of exhibition in Abu Dhabi, which began last Thursday in the Arab Emirate, and he has given to the fret with his options in Doha, which is held from next Monday.
Over time against and without opportunities to return to the competition in a progressive manner, as had been planned, Rafael Nadal has been forced also to renounce the Australia Open, which begins the next day 14, because he is not prepared to cope with the high temperatures of the austral summer nor the five sets that are scheduled parties after starring alongside Novak Djokovic an epic final (5-7)6-4, 6-2, 6-7 and 7-5 in five hours and 53 minutes) in which the Serbian ended up tearing the t-shirt.
The Spanish tennis player announced that he could return to the slopes in Acapulco, next 25 February, a tournament that is played on clay, his favorite surface and the least damaging to his battered joints after suffering partial rupture of the patellar ligament and a hoffitis in the left knee kept him on the sidelines for 185 days. Six months without playing a tournament after losing in the second round of Wimbledon against the Czech Lukas Rosol, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. …continue reading
The Spanish Rafael Nadal came to Rotterdam to take part in the celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of the Foundation Richard Krajicek, created by former Dutch tennis player with the intention of building sports facilities for children in need.
The current fourth world number, currently occupied in your start-up ready to return to the competition, remained two hours in the Dutch city and participate in any of the events programmed by the organization with Krajicek.
The Spanish played a tennis match with the city of the mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb against Krajicek and a student from school for disadvantaged children, on-site facilities. …continue reading
The Ecuadorian tennis player Julio Campozano (327 ATP) continues with the good gust of wind of triumphs in its international tour, upon winning this Wednesday for 7-5 and 6-3, to the Argentine one Facundo Mena (545), managing to agree to the rooms of end of the Future tournament 5 of Trujillo, Peru.
In spite of leaving victorious the Guayaquil had to be required to the maximum to be able to mend an adverse scoreboard, since fell 3-0 and 5-3 with two ruptures of service against. Nevertheless his decision and effective game allowed him to be recovered for finally conquer in two partial.
In this manner Campozano extends his victorious gust of wind to 17 earned parties you followed, besides adds 34 sets earned and 0 lost, including the three tournaments that won in Venezuela does several weeks. …continue reading
The German tennis player Tommy Haas was shown capable to continue giving surprises at the age of 34 upon defeating Sunday by 7-6(5) and 6-4 to the Swiss one Roger Federer in the final of the Halle Open, putting an end to a drought of three years without titles.
Haas, who needed an invitation to dispute the tournament that is played in courts of lawn in its country due to that occupies the position 87 of the world rankings, was declared likewise “puzzled” with its unexpected classification to the end.
The Teutonic one was shown still more amazed Sunday after conquering to Federer, of 30 years and an old rival one that was the great favorite to conquer its sixth title in the contest that serves of preparation for the British Open in Wimbledon. …continue reading
The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal has been imposed on Japanese Kei Nishikori in straight sets (4-6, 4-6) in a triumph that better it to the player to ‘sneak’ in the quarterfinals of the 1,000 Miami Masters, where he will face the winner of the duel between the Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and German Florient Mayer.
In a first set and played with more alternatives than under the light, was the Spaniard tennis player who won the first heat. Tied at a game, the Nippon needed up to seven break points to break the serve of Spanish. While Rafael was rebuilt and without further delay knew two games tying the game.
With tables for two points for each contestant, the marker was extrapolated in an exchange of blows (4-5) until Nadal had to seek medical attention and be assisted in his knee ailments. Back on track, the world number two had no mercy on his opponent and after a brief game, won his first point (4-6). …continue reading