sábado, 31 de diciembre de 2016
viernes, 30 de diciembre de 2016
Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian are engaged.
A spokesperson for Ohanian confirmed that he popped the question while the two were vacationing in Rome. Williams first announced the news herself in a Reddit post on its "r/isaidyes" forum.
"I came home/A little late/Someone had a bag packed for me/And a carriage awaited" Williams said in her Reddit post, which was written like a poem and had a cartoon of the couple at the top.
"Destination: Rome/To escort me to my very own 'charming'/Back to where our stars first collided/And now it was full circle/At the same table we first met by chance/This time he made it not by chance/But by choice/Down on one knee/He said 4 words/And/r/isaidyes."
Ohanian also announced the engagement on his Facebook page, linking to Williams' Reddit post and adding, "She said yes."
Williams and Ohanian, who have been dating since the fall of 2015, have mostly kept their romance out of the spotlight, though she does post pictures of them on her Instagram account from time to time.
jueves, 29 de diciembre de 2016
miércoles, 28 de diciembre de 2016
Along with compatriots Jelena Jankovic and Novak Djokovic, Ivanovic helped lead a Serbian revolution in pro tennis in the late 2000s—all three reached the No. 1 ranking at various points in their careers. Ivanovic was the first to achieve it; the first to reach a Grand Slam singles final, at the 2007 French Open; and the first to win a Grand Slam singles title, at the 2008 French Open. Earlier that year she also reached the final of the Australian Open.
Ivanovic’s time as No. 1 was short-lived, however. After reaching the sport’s apex in June 2008, she took a third-round loss at Wimbledon to 133rd-ranked Jie Zheng and a second-round loss to 188th-ranked qualifier Julie Coin at the U.S. Open. By year’s end she was ranked No. 5, with Jankovic supplanting her as No. 1.
While Ivanovic failed to scale such heights again, she remained one of the tour’s most lethal competitors for the rest of her career.
PRIZE MONEY: $626,750
DIRECTOR: Nick Freyer
The Shenzhen Open, one of the events kicking off the calendar, is also one of seven WTA tournaments in China in 2015. It is staged at the Longgang Tennis Centre, which features 32 courts, and a 4,000-seat Centre Court that uses Hawk-Eye.
Chinese superstar and former French Open champion Li Na did her home country proud by capturing the first two editions of the event in 2013 and 2014. In fact, her triumph over Peng Shuai in 2014 was the second all-Chinese final in WTA history. Romanian star Simona Halep was victorious in 2015 before Agnieszka Radwanska triumphed in 2016.
A major city in the south of Southern China's Guangdong Province just north of Hong Kong, Shenzhen's modern cityscape is a result of a vibrant economy fueled by foreign investment. It is deemed southern mainland China's financial hub and hosts the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
lunes, 26 de diciembre de 2016
PRIZE MONEY: $890,100
DIRECTOR: Geoff Quinlan
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 Kim Clijsters, Petra Kvitova, Maria Sharapova and two-time winners Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka. 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.
domingo, 25 de diciembre de 2016
sábado, 24 de diciembre de 2016
jueves, 22 de diciembre de 2016
The surgeon who repaired the injuries to Petra Kvitova's left hand after a knife attack believes the two-time Wimbledon could be back on the practice court in no fewer than six months.
Surgeon Radek Kebrle said that the operation on Petra's left hand went very well, with no complications," Kvitova's publicist said in a statement.
"Petra will be on bed rest for 14 days, she will begin slow rehabilitation at around 6-8 weeks post operation. If that rehabilitation process goes well, Petra should be able to grip a racket for the first time (but not play tennis) at three months. The best-case scenario is that Petra will be able to return to the tennis court after six months.
"It is too soon to specify when precisely she can return to competition, but Petra is ready to do everything she can to get back competing at the highest level. Petra is happy with how the operation went and is in good spirits."
Petra Kvitova sustained defensive wounds on her left hand from a knife-wielding robber who attacked her at home in Prostejov.
Petra kvitova has been injured in an apparent robbery in her home in Prostejov, Czech Republic. Kvitova's agent confirmed reports of the attack on Tuesday morning.
According to reports, a man was able to gain entry into Kvitova's building on Tuesday morning by posing as a maintenance worker. Kvitova was able to fend off the attack but sustained severe lacerations to her left hand. The assailant has yet to be apprehended.
"Thank you for all your heartwarming messages today,"Kvitova said in a statement. "As you may have already heard, today I was attacked in my apartment by an individual with a knife. In my attempt to defend myself I was badly injured on my left hand. I am shaken, but fortunate to be alive. The injury is severe and I will need to see specialists, but if you know anything about me I am strong and I will fight this. Thank you all again for your love and support and now I would appreciate some privacy while I focus on my recovery."