lunes, 31 de agosto de 2015

Ana Ivanovic in press conference. #usopen2015 #1round


Q. Could you just talk about the match and how it went from your perspective.
ANA IVANOVIC: It was a very tough matchup, I thought, especially for the first round. I actually started well, you know. I felt she was a little bit nervous in the first few games, but then she really started to strike the ball very, very deep. Especially off her backhand I thought she got a lot more on the ball than I managed to do. I managed to fight back in the second set, and in the third set again. You know, I felt like it was so close, created chances, but I always felt she came up with the good shots. She was playing very, very deep and through the middle a lot. So, yeah, few times I was getting caught.
Q. How would you categorize your season? You have had some really good results and you have had some disappointing surprise results. Has it been a bit of an up and down for you?
ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, very much so. It's definitely very disappointing also today's loss, because I felt like I did a lot of hard work over last few months. Over last week, you know, I had great preparation, lots of good training and everything. You know, it was just unfortunate that, you know, we came up against one another so early in a tournament.


Q. How was the reunion with Nigel Sears been?
ANA IVANOVIC: It's been great. It's been a little bit unfortunate that last two weeks, through Toronto and Cincinnati, he couldn't be here, so this week I really felt that we did a lot of good work. You know, that's why it's been a little bit disappointing, because I felt like, you know, once I could get going it could really be good things. But I just have to keep working.
Q. Could you tell us about your foot, your left foot you had re-taped.
ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, I have blisters. It's been a little bit hard. I had blisters on both feet, so a little bit.
Q. Did playing on Ashe feel any different with the new roof structure?
ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, it definitely felt -- obviously was less windy and it felt more like sort of like, yeah, indoor a little bit. I actually practiced on there the other day when it was sunny and the shadows were a little bit strange. I don't think there is as much sun. But it was really nice to play. You know, the conditions were perfect.
Q. What were your expectations coming in? You have had an up-and-down year. Do you feel like you were on the upswing? Were you feeling confident coming into the tournament?
ANA IVANOVIC: Yeah, definitely. I really felt like I had been improving. Last week I saw a huge improvement in my game, you know, overall; my serve was really good today, I felt. You know, that's why it's so disappointing, because it was very tough first match I think for both of us. First match of the tournament, as well. So it's not easy, but today I felt like she used her opportunities better than I did.
Q. Do you think you could still compete at a high level?
ANA IVANOVIC: That's why I'm still here, because I do think so. That's my goal.
Q. It's been like seven years since your last major win. You had a good result in the French Open. Do you think that's something you could...
ANA IVANOVIC: Well, you know, it's just hard work. You know, in French Open that's what happened. You know, going into tournament I wasn't in bad shape. I really felt like I was in much better shape this time around, but sometimes it's not how it works out. You just have to keep at it and keep working and keep pushing.

Anna Tatishvili win´s over Karolina Pliskova into US Open 2015. 1 Round


Anna Tatishvili needed to qualify just to get into the US Open main draw, but that wasn’t enough for her. The 25-year-old American dominated No. 8 seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, with most of the games not even close before the 6-2, 6-1 finish. 

 The empty Grandstand suddenly had lines at the entrance when it became clear that Tatishvili was close to upsetting Pliskova, but the match went by more quickly than the spectators could find seats. While she may not be a household name, Tatishvili is not without credentials. She has been ranked as high as No. 50 in the world and currently stands at No. 121. She has previously made it to the fourth round of the US Open (2012). She is also a doubles veteran and is entered with fellow American Irina Falconi (who beat Samantha Crawford today to advance to the second round as well) in the women’s doubles event.

domingo, 30 de agosto de 2015

Ana Ivanovic in #summer2015, The best selfie of the day. #usopen2015


Ana Ivanovic #Selfie in sun. 
#NYC you are showing off today! Gorgeous day! 
 #HappySaturday #Weekend #Tourist #USOpen #ComingSoon #IAmReady

American Express Presents Rally on the River Featuring. #Maria Sharapova, #summer2015


Kevin James, Chromeo's Patrick Gemayel, Maria Sharapova and Chromeo's David Macklovitch attend Rally On The River presented by American Express, featuring Maria Sharapova, John Isner, Monica Puig and DJ Set By CHROMEO at Pier 97.
August, 2015 in New York City


20th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day. #usopen2015 #serena williams


Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal in the 20th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
 New York City
August 2015


PETRA KVITOVA CONQUERS NEW HAVEN 2015


After a marathon 66-minute opening set, which the No.4-seeded Safarova clinched on her third set point in the tie-break, Kvitova shifted gears completely, needing just 73 minutes to race through the next two sets - in the end the No.2-seeded Czech cruised to victory and the title, 6-7(6), 6-2, 6-2. 


"I think the first set was still a good set for me. I was just trying to keep holding my serve, and I had a chance to break, but I just couldn't take it," Kvitova said. "But when I lost it I just tried to continue playing like I was, staying aggressive and trying to take my chances, and it kept getting better. "I started getting more chances to break her and I was happy I could take those opportunities." 


 "She was really putting a lot of pressure on my serve. She was really going for it," Safarova said. 
"I played really well in the first set but afterwards I think I made a few mistakes in the important moments, and she just kept playing better and better. By the end she just wasn't making any mistakes."

sábado, 29 de agosto de 2015

Serena Williams in #summer2015. Selfie of the day


Serena Williams My nephew @crocboi3 is always in my selfies.... he thinks it's funny.

Ana Ivanovic in #summer2015, #RunningInNYC


Ana Ivanovic #Running is awesome - fact! 
Not only it makes your body healthier but also it's great for the soul. For me it's the best way to de-stress and instant "pick me up". 
Go and #run people! #Fitness #Exercises #AnaHealhyLiving #RunningInNYC #KeepGoing #USOpen #TrainingHard

MAIN DRAW SINGLES. US OPEN 2015. WOMEN´S SINGLES


US OPEN FLUSHING MEADOWS, USA AUG 31 - SEP 13, 2015. TOURNAMENT INFO


TOURNAMENT INFO 
 TIER: Grand Slams 
PRIZE MONEY: $20,102,700 
SURFACE: Hard 
DIRECTOR: David Brewer 

Queens, New York, is the site of the tennis calendar's fourth and final Grand Slam, the US Open. Although perceived by some to lack the history and tradition surrounding Wimbledon and the French Open, the inaugural US Open, then known as the United States National Championships, was staged way back in 1881 on the grass courts of the Newport Casino in Rhode Island. 
 Since then, the tournament has enjoyed a further three homes and two surface changes, taking in the Westside Tennis Club, the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia before finally settling in its current locale, the grandiose USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows in 1978. 
 Early years saw an American dominance of the tournament, with only six players from outside the US capturing the title during the amateur era. This dominance continued as the Open Era was ushered in, with Billie Jean King, Tracy Austin and Martina Navratilova all victorious on multiple occasions. However, none were more dominant than Chris Evert. Between 1975 and 1982, the all-time great triumphed in New York on a staggering six occasions, setting an Open Era record that was not equaled until Serena Williams did so in 2014. In the 1980s and 1990s, the honor roll was given a cosmopolitan makeover, as Gabriela Sabatini, Monica Seles, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Steffi Graf and Martina Hingis were among those crowned, while recent years have seen 21st century stars such as Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters, Maria Sharapova and the Williams sisters follow in their footsteps. Navratilova has the Open Era doubles record with nine titles.

Maria Sharapova in #summer2015, @Sugarpova event tonight at @bloomingdales


Maria Sharapova Final prep for @Sugarpova event tonight at @bloomingdales. 
Wearing the ever romantic @chloe

viernes, 28 de agosto de 2015

Taste of Tennis Gala Citigold VIP Lounge in New York 2015. #summer2015


Serena Williams and television personality Andi Dorfman attend the Taste of Tennis Gala during Taste of Tennis Week at W New York 2015



Eugenie Bouchard in the Taste of Tennis Gala in New York 2015


Simona Halep and Gael Monfils attend the Taste of Tennis Gala Citigold VIP Lounge during Taste of Tennis Week at W New York City

Safarova advances to Final into New Haven 2015


No.4 seed Lucie Safarova rebounded well from a nearly three-hour quarterfinal on Thursday to work her way past lucky loser Lesia Tsurenko, 6-2, 7-6(4), reaching her third WTA final of the season at the Connecticut Open. Safarova had things all her own way from the outset, racing out to a set and two-break lead before the unseeded Ukrainian began to make things tough for the French Open finalist. 

 Tsurenko entered the main draw following the withdrawal of top-seeded Simona Halep, but was making the most of her week in New Haven with big wins over two of Safarova's countrywomen in Barbora Strycova and No.5 seed Karolina Pliskova - both in straight sets. Already in the midst of a solid summer that saw her capture her first WTA title in Istanbul and reach her first Premier 5 quarterfinal in Toronto, she broke the Czech lefty three times - saving a match point at 5-4 - to force a second set tie-break.

jueves, 27 de agosto de 2015

Ana Ivanovic in #usopen2015, my @adidastennis outfit #AdidasTennis


Ana Ivanovic And here it is... 
My @adidastennis outfit for the @usopen to #ImpactTheGame! 
I can't wait for you guys to see it live! #Adidas #AdidasTennis #SportsAndStyle #USOpen

Caroline Wozniacki sexy in #summer2015, #alexacover


Caroline Wozniacki So excited for my Alexa cover shoot to be out! @nypost

Maria Sharapova in #usopen2015 , #NikeCourt, #nikesportswear #NYC


Maria Sharapova #NikeCourt isn't just about the dress. 
It is the whole look. I love these images because they portray the simplicity of pieces that transition from the court to your everyday life. 
#nikesportswear #NYC

miércoles, 26 de agosto de 2015

Maria Sharapova in #summer2015. #GotYourBack with tag @Supergoop


It's not surprising the most common location for skin cancer is the back. Hard to reach? Yes. Impossible? NO! Let Supergoop! have your back with an amazing prize package full of suncare & some gear I signed just for you when you show us how you’ve #GotYourBack with tag @Supergoop

Ana Ivanovic in #summer2015, #vogue2015, ‪#‎sunprotection‬ and ‪#‎tennis‬.


Thank you Vogue for the feature. 
I loved talking to you about my ‪#‎beauty‬ tips, the importance of ‪#‎sunprotection‬ and ‪#‎tennis‬.

News Us Open. Serena Williams is looking to win her seventh 2015 US Open.


Serena Williams is looking to win her seventh US Open, which would surpass Chris Evert for the most US Open women’s singles titles in the Open era. A victory in Flushing Meadows would also tie Steffi Graf’s Open era record of 22 major titles and complete the calendar-year Grand Slam, last won in 1988 by Graf. Following Williams at No. 2 seed is 2014 French Open finalist Simona Halep. 

The remainder of the top four are No. 3 seed and 2006 US Open champion Maria Sharapova and No. 4 seed and 2014 US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki. Williams would not meet Halep until the final but could face either Sharapova or Wozniacki in the semifinal depending on which half of the draw they’re in. Petra Kvitova, who won Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014, will be seeded fifth, with 2015 French Open finalist Lucie Safarova seeded sixth. Former world No. 1 and US Open finalist Victoria Azarenka is seeded No. 20, 2011 champion Samantha Stosur No. 22, two-time US Open champion Venus Williams No. 23 and 2004 US Open winner Svetlana Kuznetsova is No. 30

The Arthur Ashe Stadium in #usopen2016


NEW YORK, NY, USA 
When fans head to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for the US Open this year, they'll notice something new - and very big - over Arthur Ashe Stadium. 
A new roof for the world-famous tennis stadium is part of a massive renovation project going on right now, and it's expected to be completed and ready for play for the 2016 edition of the last Grand Slam of the year.

martes, 25 de agosto de 2015

Maria Sharapova in #summer2015, @derekblasberg and @vanityfair


Maria Sharapova With @derekblasberg and @vanityfair in a back of a @porsche heading to the @nikecourt event. Toodles!!

Ana Ivanovic in #summer2015. Good morning #NYC. #AnaForShiseido


Ana Ivanovic Good morning #NYC. 
I have an exciting media event today with @shiseido. 
Sharing all my #beauty tips and how to stay safe in the sun! Almost ready! 
#AnaForShiseido #ShiseidoSun #ProtectSetMatch

RANKING WTA, 25 AUGUST 2015. TOP 30


Maria Sharapova in #summer2015. Exploring the HighLine. Matcha Tea Break.


Maria Sharapova Exploring the HighLine. Matcha Tea Break.

lunes, 24 de agosto de 2015

SERENA WILLIAMS CONQUERS OF THE WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN CINCINNATI 2015


There were scratchy moments during the week, including a big quarterfinal scare against Ana Ivanovic, but when it came down to the final Williams brought out her very best tennis, coming back from 3-1 down to take the first set and then surviving a marathon 67-minute second set to prevail, 6-3, 7-6(5). 


 The No.3-seeded Halep was on her game, her 18 winners outweighing 14 unforced errors, but the No.1-seeded Williams finished with an incredible +17 winners-to-unforced errors differential, 44 to 27. Halep didn't leave empty-handed - by reaching the final, she'll now return to World No.2 on the new WTA Rankings, which determine the US Open seeds - meaning she can't play Williams until the final.


And she had some words of encouragement as the World No.1 embarks on her historic quest. "I have to say congratulations to the champion, Serena, and I wish you good luck at the US Open," the always-classy Romanian said. "I know that you can win all four - so good luck, and be strong." Williams was just as complimentary in her speech. "Thank you Simona for playing such a good match today, and always being such an incredible opponent and incredible sportswoman," she said. 

"I'm always honored to play against you and always have such a wonderful match whenever we play. "I've also got to say, I don't get support everywhere I play, but I get so much support here in Cincinnati that it makes me want to come back forever and ever, so thank you to all the fans today!"

domingo, 23 de agosto de 2015

CONNECTICUT OPEN NEW HAVEN, USA AUG 23 - AUG 29, 2015


TOURNAMENT INFO 
 TIER: Premier 
PRIZE MONEY: $689,063 
SURFACE: Hard 
DIRECTOR: Anne Worcester 

After being held in various cities since its inception in 1988, what is now known as the Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies settled in its current home of the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale in 1998. The event is the last WTA stop on the Emirates Airline US Open Series leading up to the year's final Grand Slam. With her triumph in 2011, Caroline Wozniacki became the first player to win the same tournament four consecutive years since 2002.
 That also happened to be in New Haven, with Venus Williams victorious from 1999 to 2002. Other winners include another four-time champion, Steffi Graf, as well as Jennifer Capriati, Lindsay Davenport, Justine Henin, Martina Navratilova, Monica Seles and Petra Kvitova. United Technologies partners with the tournament in fundraising for Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.

SORANA CIRSTEA AND ANA IVANOVIC. #summer2015


SERENA WILLIAMS VS SIMONA HALEP. WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN CINCINNATI 2015


Serena has won five of their six matches. Four of their six matches have involved a bagel set, with Serena throwing down three and Halep posting one. Halep's one win came at the WTA Finals last year, where she routed a sub-par Serena in round robin play, 6-0, 6-2. 

Serena got her revenge a few days later in the final, winning, 6-3, 6-0. Their only meeting this year was a three set thriller in the Miami semifinals, which Serena won, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. "She played me well," Serena said of her loss to Halep at the WTA Finals. "She came out with an incredible vengeance. Hopefully I'll be ready for that tomorrow if she decides to do that again. You got to be ready. Maybe I wasn't ready."

sábado, 22 de agosto de 2015

Ana Ivanovic in #summer2015, #NewYorkCity #Tourist #USOpen


Ana Ivanovic #NewYorkCity we meet again! 
One of the most dynamic and exciting cities in the world and of course home for the upcoming @usopen. #OutAndAbout #NYC #Tourist #USOpen #ComingSoon #HappyWeekend Everyone

Serena Williams into Semifinals of the Cincinnati 2015


Williams broke serve in the first game of the match but her momentum didn't last long, as Ivanovic came roaring back and eventually found herself up a set and a break after an hour on court, 6-3, 4-3, and after dropping that second set, the hard-hitting Serb jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the third.

 But the No.1-seeded Williams came alive from there, reeling off six games in a row to put the No.6-seeded Ivanovic away, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. 
Ivanovic hit her 11th double fault of the match on match point. 
 "I did a Serena," Williams beamed in her on-court interview after the match. 
 "Out of the previous nine times we've played I think we've gone three sets at least six times, so I know she plays really well. She knows what to do. She's been No.1, she's won a Grand Slam. I knew it was going to be a big test for me today, and I'm really happy I was able to get through that."

viernes, 21 de agosto de 2015

SANIA MIRZA AND MARTINA HINGIS INTO SEMIFINALS OF THE CINCINNATI 2015


Christina McHale and CoCo Vandeweghe, who were wildcards into the draw, broke the Hingis serve for a 2-1 lead in the first set, but from there it was all Hingis and Mirza - the No.1-seeded Swiss-Indian duo powered through 11 of the next 14 games to move through in an hour and three minutes, 6-4, 6-1. 

 "Unlike the guys, in women's tennis a lot of the singles players play doubles, and they beat some good teams to get here," Mirza said. 
"It's almost more dangerous to play teams like that because they really have nothing to lose, and we also don't really know how to play them because they're a new team. 
 "They're both talented, they're both young, and they have a great future ahead of them. If they keep playing together I'm sure we'll be seeing them in the later rounds of tournaments in the future.
" Mirza also said their first match of the week, a tougher 7-6(3), 6-4 victory against Julia Goerges and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik on Wednesday, helped them out in their quarterfinal against the Americans.

Maria Sharapova in the #summer2015 #rain #whitejeans


Maria Sharapova Always the one getting caught in the rain wearing sandals and white jeans.

Serena Williams advances to Quarter Final of The Cincinnati 2015.


In the pair's first career meeting, Williams came out on absolute fire, ripping through the first nine games of the match for a 6-0, 3-0 lead. Knapp held her serve in the 10th game to get on the board and the two traded holds the next few games until the No.1-seeded Williams pounced one last time, breaking the Italian for a 6-0, 6-2 victory, finishing the match off with one last forehand up the line. Williams finished the 54-minute match with nearly twice as many winners as unforced errors (15 to 8). 



 "More than anything I was just trying to stay positive and trying to have fun," Williams said in her on-court interview. "I did so well here last year, so I just really want to stay in the tournament." Williams is the first player to reach 45 matc
h wins on the year - she's 45-2 overall now. She's also won 41 matches in a row on US hardcourts. The last loss she's had on hard on home soil came in the final in Cincinnati two years ago, losing to Victoria Azarenka in a third set tie-break.

jueves, 20 de agosto de 2015

Ana Ivanovic into Quarters of the Cincinnati 2015. Stephens out


Stephens, who had already taken out one Top 10 player earlier in the tournament, No.10-ranked Carla Suarez Navarro, was trying to beat two Top 10 players at the same tournament for the first time. And after cruising through the first set, 6-2, she was just two games away at 4-all in the second set, though getting to that point may have taken a lot out of her. Serving at 3-4, Stephens finally held for 4-all after a 34-point, 20-minute game, and it seemed like the perfect time to steal the momentum. 

 But Ivanovic stole it first - the No.6-seeded Serb ran away with the next seven games in a row to take the second set, 6-4, and go up 5-0 in the third. She eventually closed it out, 2-6, 6-4, 6-1. 
 The World No.9 was asked about that marathon 4-3 game in the second set. 
 "First of all, I do not want to know how many break points I had in that game!" she said. 
 "But I really just tried to push her, and push myself, in that game. Even if I lost the game in the end, I served well in the next game and stayed mentally strong after that, so I'm happy about that.
" Ivanovic was also asked about the surging Stephens, who was six points from the win at one point.

Ana Ivanovic sexy in #summer2015 @adamwhiteheadphoto #SelfMagazine #SportAndStyle


Ana Ivanovic Thank you @selfmagazine for featuring me in your #SeptemberIssue. 
This probably is one of my favourite images. 
@adamwhiteheadphoto it was great shooting with you!
 Thank you! #SelfMagazine #SportAndStyle #Endurance #Fitness #AnaHealthyLiving