domingo, 30 de noviembre de 2014

sábado, 29 de noviembre de 2014

Daniela Hantuchova preparing with Carlos Rodriguez in Beijing.


Five months after officially no longer the coach of China's Li Na, while world number two, to return to his starting job at the Academy of Beijing, Carlos Rodriguez is back in action! 

The information was received directly from the famous Tennis Center "Potter's Wheel" in the suburbs of Beijing, where the Belgian-Argentine now leads the lovely Daniela Hantuchova

Dominika Cibulkova blog. #happymoments.


Afternoon relax and treatment.. 
#happymoments

Ana Ivanovic. #BreakTheCode. PHOTO OF THE DAY


We have such good team spirit already! 
These are what winners look like! 
 #BreakTheCode

Mónica Puig conquers the gold medal at the Central American Games 2015.


Monica Puig upheld her Latin American No.1 status this week by capturing the gold medal at the Central American Games, held in beautiful Veracruz, México. 

Puig, who also captured gold at the event in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico back in 2010, didn't lose a set en route to the title this year, cruising past Ana María Sánchez of México in the final, 6-2, 6-1.
"I am so happy to have won the gold medal here in Veracruz and bring it home to Puerto Rico," an elated Puig said after the final. "To win the event was one of my big goals this year and all week long my focus was on being able to get through the matches and into the final. 
I played a good match today and I am so thankful for all the support I continue to receive from everyone back home. "My 'thank you' to everyone for this is in the form of bringing this gold medal home." Puig is the highest-ranked player in all of Latin America - at No.59, she's actually the only Latin American player in the world's Top 100. 
The next-highest is Brazil's Teliana Pereira at No.107.

viernes, 28 de noviembre de 2014

ANNA TATISHVILLI: TENNIS AND FITNESS SESSION. SELFIE OF THE DAY,


Exhausted selfie after 2 tennis and fitness sessions.. ‪#‎work‬
SELFIE OF THE DAY

Agnieszka Radwanska has won the 2014 WTA Shot of the Year 2015


There's a reason Agnieszka Radwanska has the nickname "The Magician" and "Ninja". It's simple, she can pull off the most difficult shots in the game with ease. 


 Agnieszka Radwanska has won the 2014 WTA Shot of the Year presented by Wilson. Radwanska took top honors with a brilliant overhead backhand during the Rogers Cup in August. 
 This is Radwanska's second year in a row winning the WTA Shot of the Year. 
Last year she took top honors with an incredible 360 spin backhand volley in Miami.

SERENA WILLIAMS AND CAROLINE WOZNIACKI INTO ASB CLASSIC 2015


Both Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams will make the trip to New Zealand to kick off their 2015 campaign. Joining them at the International event, which has been a fixture on tour since 1986, will be Sara Errani, Barbora Zahlavova Strycova and two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova. 

 "To have a Top 10 player in Caroline, a legend in Venus and a further three others in top 30 is a pretty incredible effort considering the competition," Tournament Director Karl Budge said.
"There is a real variety in styles, and some pretty tense competition right from the word go!" 
 Wozniacki will arrive at the ASB Tennis Centre on the back of a brilliant end to 2014 that saw her climb back into the Top 10 and reach the final of the US Open. Williams, who currently sits at No.18 in the rankings, will be looking to go one better than her performance in Auckland last January, when she finished runner-up to Ana Ivanovic. 
 Also joining them in the draw will be highly touted young Americans Sloane Stephens and CoCo Vandeweghe, as well as fellow WTA Rising Stars Monica Puig and Ana Konjuh. Home hopes lie as ever with Marina Erakovic, who after making some changes behind the scenes is targeting a return to the Top 50. "It is great to have Marina playing her home tournament. 

miércoles, 26 de noviembre de 2014

Dominika Cibulkova: The Slovak player of the year, gala night 2015.


The Slovak player of the year, gala night 
(photo credit Milan Hutera/www.tennis-arena.cz)


The Slovak player of the year, gala night 
(photo credit Milan Hutera/www.tennis-arena.cz)


MARIA SHARAPOVA BLOG. PHOTO OF THE DAY


Getting my juice fix before the long flight to Manila...
PHOTO OF THE DAY

martes, 25 de noviembre de 2014

MARIA SHARAPOVA IN TOKYO: PHOTO OF THE DAY


I'm getting ready for the Holidays, I know it's a bit early but I already bought hand printed wrapping paper in Tokyo
PHOTO OF THE DAY

Victor Ionita new coach of Simona Halep


After an historic 2014 season that saw her become the highest-ranked Romanian in WTA history, as well as the first Romanian ever to beat a reigning World No.1, Simona Halep parted ways with her coach of one year, Wim Fissette, announcing she wanted to start working with a Romanian coach. 
 And she's found him - his name is Victor Ionita. She's also got a high-profile consultant now.

Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic will headline at the first Premier-level event of 2015, the $1 million Brisbane International 2015


Maria Sharapova, who was at times just a loss away from falling out of the world's Top 10 during the clay court season but had such a strong rest of the season that she finished the year at No.2 in the world, will be the top seed at the $1 million, Premier-level tournament, it was announced recently.



"Brisbane is such a great tournament," Sharapova told the tournament's official website. "I had tried to make it so many years and I finally made it in 2014, and it was such a great experience.
"The fans were wonderful and the tournament organization was great." After missing four and a half months in late 2013 due to a right shoulder injury, Sharapova made her comeback to the tour at last year's Brisbane International and made it all the way to the semifinals, eventually falling in a close two-setter to longtime rival - and nemesis - Serena Williams. 
 "You go to the tournament wanting to succeed and win it. This summer was a great result for me after not playing for a few months and I certainly look forward to coming back and doing better" Ivanovic was just announced to the player field this week. The former World No.1, who fell out of the Top 10 in 2009 and was trying to get back into the elite for more than five years, finally made it back there in 2014 - and actually ended up finishing the year all the way up at No.5 in the world. 
 "I can't wait to return to Brisbane next year. It will be my first time competing at the tournament since 2012 and I'm really excited to have the opportunity to play there again," Ivanovic commented. "I've had some dramatic matches in Brisbane, the field is always strong and the fans make it a lot of fun. Next year will be a big challenge with the high class field, but I'm looking forward to it.

lunes, 24 de noviembre de 2014

PETRA KVITOVA: Had a great break in Dubai.. PHOTO OF THE DAY


Had a great break in Dubai and now ready to go back to cold reality.
PHOTO OF THE DAY

VICTORIA AZARENKA: On my way, SELFIE OF THE DAY.


On my way...#BrightnEarly #Gym. 
SELFIE OF THE DAY

PIRELLI CALENDAR GIRLS 2015. SEE BEST PICS.


PIRELLI CALENDAR GIRLS 2015. SEE BEST PICS: Jourdan Dunn


PIRELLI CALENDAR GIRLS 2015. SEE BEST PICS. 


PIRELLI CALENDAR GIRLS 2015. SEE BEST PICS.  Isabeli Fontana. 


PIRELLI CALENDAR GIRLS 2015. SEE BEST PICS: Candice Huffine.

PIRELLI CALENDAR GIRLS 2015. SEE BEST PICS

PIRELLI CALENDAR GIRLS 2015. SEE BEST PICS


PIRELLI CALENDAR GIRLS 2015. SEE BEST PICS


PIRELLI CALENDAR GIRLS 2015. SEE BEST PICS


PIRELLI CALENDAR GIRLS 2015. SEE BEST PICS.  Isabeli Fontana. 



PIRELLI CALENDAR GIRLS 2015. SEE BEST PICS.  Anna Ewers.


domingo, 23 de noviembre de 2014

Dominika Cibulkova Sexy: PHOTO OF THE DAY


It was a great night yesterday,i won all i could and i just wanted to say big thank you guys!! 
one more pic from yesterday.. 
#happy #blumarinedress
 PHOTO OF THE DAY

Ana Ivanovic: interview into rediff.com


To say that 2014 was Ana Ivanovic's comeback year on the WTA tour would be akin to stating the obvious.
Having beaten Venus Williams to the title in Auckland at the start of the year, the Serb went on to win tournaments in Monterrey (Mexico), Birmingham and Tokyo.
Ivanovic won a Tour high 58 singles matches and finished the year ranked No. 5, the first time in six years that the 27-year-old finished in the top five.
Not since the high of the 2007-08 – when she won her lone Slam (French Open in 2008) and reached the top spot – have we since such consistency from one of the most talented players on the tour.
In an e-mail interview with Rediff.com's Bikash Mohapatra, Ivanovic talks about her success, those "disappointing" years in between and her expectations for the year ahead.
Here's wishing you a belated Happy Birthday, Ana (November 6). To begin with, many congratulations on a great year. How do you assess your overall performance in 2014? Which was your most memorable moment... and the most disappointing this year?
Thank you! It was a great year, with many victories. It started off really well, winning in Auckland, and fortunately I was able to use that momentum and achieve more and more wins.
The highlight would have to be winning in Tokyo: it was such a tough draw, I played only top players. So to win it without dropping a set was extremely satisfying.
The biggest disappointment would have to be my overall performance at the Grand Slams. I did quite well in Australia, and beating Serena was huge. But, overall, I was disappointed by my results at the Slams. That is something I am working on improving during 2015.
What would you attribute this turnaround of fortunes to? Which areas of your game did you work on in the close season? Are you happy with the results? Which areas still need to be worked upon?
I think the biggest difference is that I've learned to be more laid-back. I am more relaxed these days, and try not to look too far ahead, or even make long-term plans as much as I used to.
This has allowed me to play with less pressure and enjoy my matches more, and we've seen the results come too.

moore: rediff.com

Brisbane Internacional. Tournament Info. BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA; JAN 04 - JAN 10 2015



TOURNAMENT INFO 
TIER: Premier 
PRIZE MONEY: $1,000,000 
SURFACE: Hard 
DIRECTOR: Cameron Pearson 

Staged the first week of the year during the lead-up to the Australian Open, the Brisbane International has had quite an increase in status since its debut as a combined ATP-WTA tournament in 2009. It went from International to Premier level in 2012, with prize money for the women increasing from $220,000 to $655,000. Then in 2013 the purse went all the way up to $1 million. 
 Brisbane's champions include Victoria Azarenka, Kim Clijsters, Petra Kvitova and two-time winner Serena Williams. Clijsters' 2010 triumph was especially memorable, as she saved two match points in the final against rival and fellow Belgian Justine Henin in Henin's first event back after more than a year and a half away from tennis. 
 The capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland, Brisbane is classified as a global city. It has hosted several international sporting extravaganzas, including the 1982 Commonwealth Games, the 2001 Goodwill Games and the 2008 Rugby League World Cup final.

viernes, 21 de noviembre de 2014

EUGENIE BOUCHARD: SELFIE OF THE DAY


EUGENIE BOUCHARD: SELFIE OF THE DAY

Petra Kvitova: A quick hello from Dubai. PHOTO OF THE DAY


A quick hello from Dubai! Finally relaxing and enjoying the rest
PHOTO OF THE DAY

Serena Williams has been voted WTA Player Of The Year for the sixth time.


It was a massive year for Serena Williams, with an historic 18th Grand Slam title, the biggest payout in tennis history and Year-End World No.1 presented by Dubai Duty Free among her many accomplishments. 

And now another one - she's WTA Player Of The Year. "I'm really grateful and humbled to receive this award," Williams said of Friday's news. "It's been an amazing year. I'm truly blessed to be playing at this level this far into my career. 
I feel incredibly supported by my team, my family, the tennis community and the fans. I'm just so happy - thank you!" Halfway through the year it looked like Williams' World No.1 status might be in trouble - she had fallen early at the first three majors of the year and she was down at No.6 on the Road To Singapore leaderboard, the year-long journey to the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

jueves, 20 de noviembre de 2014

Eugenie Bouchard Selfie: what am I thinking..


Hmmm what am I thinking..
SELFIE OF THE DAY

Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci have been voted WTA Doubles Team Of The Year 2014


Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci finished 2014 as the WTA Year-End World No.1s presented by Dubai Duty Free in doubles, and there's some icing on the cake - they've been voted WTA Doubles Team Of The Year. 

 "We're feeling amazing and really happy about this award," Errani said. "Three years in a row is something special. It's been a fantastic year for us and getting the Career Grand Slam is something we'll never forget. We want to thank our families, our teams for constantly supporting us, and especially all the beautiful fans around the world. Without you we're nothing. 
 "We're looking forward to a wonderful 2015 - see you back on the court soon!" Having finished 2013 as co-World No.1s, Errani and Vinci had targets on their backs all year, and they even surrendered the top spot to Asian trailblazers Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai for a few months. But all in all they handled the pressure extremely well, winning five WTA doubles titles - including Grand Slams at the Australian Open and Wimbledon - and finishing co-World No.1s again.

Ana Ivanovic and Serena Williams into Denmark 2014


Denmark

Serena Williams may have won more WTA titles than anyone this year, but there's one player who won more WTA matches - and that player, Ana Ivanovic, outdid her at the Energi Danmark Champions Battle 2014 exhibition event in Herning, Denmark on Wednesday night. 
Williams and Ivanovic traded huge serves and groundstrokes in front of a sold-out crowd of 7,000 at the Jyske Bank Boxen Arena, but unlike their WTA head-to-head - which Williams leads, 8-1 - this time it was Ivanovic who came through with the victory, prevailing in an hour and a half, 6-4, 6-4. 

 Both players had phenomenal WTA seasons this year, Williams capturing seven WTA titles - including her 18th Grand Slam at the US Open - and finishing as Year-End World No.1 presented by Dubai Duty Free, and Ivanovic winning four WTA titles, more matches than anyone with 58 and finishing No.5

miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2014

Dominika Cibulkova: My morning training-running. PHOTO OF THE DAY


My morning training-running..on first pic u can still see my smile-it was before we started but after no more smile haha!but i made it,feeling proud 
 #teamdomi #pome #preparation.
PHOTO OF THE DAY

Ana Ivanovic vs Serena Williams in the Energi Danmark Champions Battle 2014


Exhibition season is underway and two of the WTA's brightest stars - Serena Williams and Ana Ivanovic - are among the first ones up, taking part in the Energi Danmark Champions Battle 2014, set to take place at the Jyske Bank Boxen Arena in Herning, Denmark on Wednesday. 

 Williams and Ivanovic will play in front of a sold-out crowd of 7,000 spectators, following a men's doubles match between star ATP World Tour teams Horia Tecau and Robert Lindstedt and Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen. Those two teams actually played for the Wimbledon doubles title in 2012. The two WTA stars took part in a press conference at Jyske Bank Boxen on Tuesday, too. 

"I love to travel and see new places," Williams told reporters. "I've heard many good things from Caroline about Denmark, so I'm looking forward to a few days of tennis and enjoying the country." Williams, who has developed a close friendship with Caroline Wozniacki over the last few years - and was even at the finish line when she ran the New York City Marathon - was asked about the Dane. 
 "I love Caroline. She's my best friend," Williams said. "Actually I love her so much I'm thinking of adopting her and maybe getting a Danish passport." Ivanovic was just as excited about the trip. "I just love travelling and shopping!" she said.

martes, 18 de noviembre de 2014

Daniela Hantuchova: training and more training...


Training training and more training..it's the time of the year where it's all about going at it at the gym,stadium,everywhere ..
cause to play 10/11 months of the year at the highest level this is what it takes..I'm so thankfull that year after year my body still allows me to push it to the limits and let me do what I love doing..r u going after it as well?its not about the outcome at all but the road we take and what we put in day after day..and nobody knows that better other then ourselves..remember nothing comes easy and all the best things in life r worth fighting for..have a great week everyone and let me know if u managed to keep up the good work for all the week..!
#lovewhatudo Diva's Drink for Women #havefun

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