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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US Open is just around the bend

Everyone is honing their skills in preparation for the last major tournament of the year. Many will be waiting with bated breath to see if Rafa will play. It should be a great tournament as everyone is pondering who will win the last major trophy for 2014.  Will one of the top four on the men’s side…

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