Disabled list as of 8/8/2014

MEN [CR2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) is sitting out a few tournaments due to a right wrist injury, incurred ironically while practicing for the summer hard court season.  We hope to see him back on the court soon, he is missed. [CR10] Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) has been out due to a left wrist injury. …

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Showing determination

Rogers Cup, Montreal [CR26] Venus Williams (USA) once again proved what she was made of, her grit and determination was on full display as she dug deep to beat [CR7] Angelique Kerber (GER). In their previous encounters, Kerber had gotten the better of Venus the last three times, with the last match going deep into the third.  Well,…

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Way to go Tsonga!

Rogers Cup, Toronto Taking the match 6-2, 6-2 against [CR1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) today was no mean feat. It has been awhile since [CR15] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s (FRA) last victory against Djokovic, Tsonga has to be feeling ecstatic. So many times he was so close to victory and today there was no resistance from Djokovic.  The expected fight that one usually gets from…

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Almost four years

August 8th, 2010 was the date Svetlana Kuznetsova won her last tournament.  It was at the San Diego Tournament, she was ranked 21 and she defeated Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland who was ranked 10. [CR 26] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) can finally breathe a sigh of relief.  Kuznetsova won the Citi Open, Washington DC tournament, defeating [CR40]…

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The importance of warming up

The potential for injury in tennis is great:  the uncomfortable twisting and lunging as you reach for difficult shots;  the vertical leaps for overheads, with the resultant pounding and jarring as you land; the unexpected sprints to the net and sudden stops as you go for drop shots; and the list is endless. Thus, the probability is significantly…

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