sábado, 30 de abril de 2016

Timea Bacsinszky conquer's Marroco open 2016

RABAT, Morocco
Timea Bacsinszky saved some of her best tennis for Saturday's final against marina erakovic; the Swiss star faced few problems against the former World No.39, 6-2, 6-1, to capture her first title of 2016 at the GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem.

Bacsinszky reached the semifinals of last year's roland garros, and appears to be settling into similar form after racing through Rabat - losing just one set in five matches. Against Erakovic, she played a near-perfect match over the course of an hour and seven minutes, winning 75% of the Kiwi's second serve points without facing a break point off her own delivery. Her fourth career WTA title, the only WTA tournament in Africa Bacsinszky's first on red clay - all three of her previous victories came on hardcourts.

Agnieszka radwanska beautiful. Madrid 2016

Dominika cibulkova in Madrid 2016.

Serena Williams into madrid 2016. The best moments

Lucie Safarova conquer's Prague open 2016

PRAGUE 30 April 2016

Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic came from a set down to win the Prague Open, overcoming Sam Stosur of Australia 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the final on Saturday.

Safarova broke Stosur for 4-3 in the final set and served out with her 14th ace to claim her seventh WTA title, and first in 14 months. She improved her record against Stosur to 11-3.

"It was a big fight," Safarova said. "It's always tough against her. I was waiting for my chance and it came in the second set."

viernes, 29 de abril de 2016

Caroline wozniacki blog. Denmark in Río Olympics 2016

Ana Ivanovic in Madrid 2016. The original pic

Mutua Madrid Open 2016. Main draw singles



TIER: Premier
PRIZE MONEY: $4,771,360

DIRECTOR: Manolo Santana

Total Financial Commitment: $4,785,714. WTA tennis in Madrid dates back to 1996, with an event held the week before the French Open through 2003. Also, the Spanish capital hosted the season-ending WTA Championships in 2006 and 2007. What is now known as the Mutua Madrid Open, one of four Premier Mandatory tournaments on the calendar, debuted in 2009 running alongside the ATP event that launched in 2002.

The venue that hosts the event, La Caja Mágica (The Magic Box), was unveiled in 2009 at a special ceremony attended by the Spanish Prime Minister and Mayor of Madrid. The facility houses three clay courts with retractable roofs. Center Court - Manolo Santana Stadium - can hold 12,500 people, and Court 2 - Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario Stadium - and Court 3 seat 3,500 and 2,500, respectively. That allows for up to three matches to be played simultaneously in the event of rain, a luxury that none of the four majors offer.

Since its inception, the tournament has been a leader in innovations. Those have included having models work as ball boys and ball girls, showing the finals in 3D at Spanish cinemas, having Elena Dementieva and Caroline Wozniacki play 'Underground Tennis' on the tracks of one of Madrid's busiest Metro stations in 2009 and having Maria Sharapova square off with Spanish motorcycle rider Fonsi Nieto in a speed competition of her serve against his bike in 2010. The idea that received the most attention was the event becoming the first-ever to be played on blue clay - switching from its traditional red clay - for 2012.

Back to red clay in 2013, Madrid saw its first repeat winner in Serena Williams. Maria Sharapova was victorious in 2014.

jueves, 28 de abril de 2016

Elena Vesnina blog. Elena in Madrid 2016

Serena Williams sexy. The original pic

Safarova and Pliskova into semis of the Prague open 2016

PRAGUE, Czech Republic 
Safarova's clay court revival at the j & t banka Prague open gathered further momentum on Thursday with a straight set win over hsieh su wei.

In a topsy-turvy encounter, Safarova failed to serve out the opening set at 5-4, before coming within a few points of losing it two games later. In the tie-break, it was the Czech that held her nerve, taking it when Hsieh miscued a backhand into the tramlines.

Hsieh continued to pose problems in the second set, but once again it was Safarova that came out on top at the crucial moments, returning from a late rain delay to reach the semifinals 

Safarova's 7-6(3), 7-5 victory followed on from an even more impressive performance from her compatriot and next opponent, Karolina Pliskova. Eager to minimize her time exposed to the elements on another chilly day in the Czech capital, defending champion Pliskova blew away Camila Giorgi, 6-2, 6-1, in just 51 minutes

miércoles, 27 de abril de 2016

Petra Kvitova: “To defend the title in Madrid would be a really great result for me”

What are your thoughts on winning in Madrid last year?

It was a great tournament for me and I really didn’t expect to get through to compete for the trophy. It was definitely a difficult tournament, as the first two rounds were three setters. Also playing Serena in the semi-final I think I played really good, so I have great memories.

You have won twice in Madrid and share the record with Serena Williams. What is that makes Madrid so special for Petra Kvitova?

Well I love the conditions over there, definitely, with the altitude and as the balls are flying so heavy. With my aggressive game this really pays off. I think this really helps and the clay is very good for me as well, so I think that everything you find there really helps me.

Your biggest wins have been at Wimbledon, playing on grass. How do you explain your success on the Caja Magica clay?

One reason is that the altitude really helps the players who are playing fast and aggressively. The balls really fly and I think that the players who are just pushing the ball don’t really have a chance to finish the ball. As I said, I think this really helps my game especially my serve. It is always good to have these kinds of weapons.

The top WTA players are getting ready for the Mutua Madrid Open

With three days left until the start of the Mutua Madrid Open, the Caja Mágica is warming up its engines with the presence of some of the big stars. Several players visited the tournament grounds on Tuesday to get a taste of the Madrid clay and start making their preparations for the third Premier Mandatory of the season, which starts on 29 April.

The first to arrive at the Caja Mágica were Simona Halep, Carla Suárez, Elena Vesnina, Eugenie Bouchard, Johanna Konta, Naomi Osaka, CoCo Vandeweghe and Christina McHale, among others. The players trained on the Mutua Madrid Open courts throughout the day, making the most of the excellent temperature in the Spanish capital (more than 20 degrees) in order to fine tune their games.

Tomorrow, and as the big day keeps getting closer, the players will keep arriving in Madrid as they seek to make their necessary preparations for the tournament.

Daniela hantuchova sexy. #Coffee and #siesta

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Ana Ivanovic by #VogueGermany

Maria Sharapova sexy. The best pic

martes, 26 de abril de 2016

Ana Ivanovic by #Adidaswomen #Adidasy3

Lucie safarova return at the j & t banka Prague open 2016

PRAGUE, Czech Republic 
Lucie safarova returned to winning ways by battling past mariana duque-Mariño at the j & t banka Prague open on Tuesday afternoon.

Since returning from the bacterial infection that blighted the end of her 2015 campaign and forced her to skip the australian open, Safarova has found wins hard to come by. In fact, the Czech had fallen at the first hurdle at all five tournaments since making her comeback.

lunes, 25 de abril de 2016



TIER: International
PRIZE MONEY: $226,750

DIRECTOR: Khalid Outaleb

The WTA makes its lone stop in Africa at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem. The red clay court tournament has been staged in several different cities in Morocco, starting off in Casablanca in 2001, moving to Rabat in 2005, to Fès in 2007 and finally Marrakech in 2013. 

Located near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, Marrakech is a major economic center and tourist destination. The event name refers to Princess Lalla Meryem, the sister of Mohammed VI, King of Morocco.

Among the tournament's past participants are Svetlana Kuznetsova, Li Na, Dinara Safina and 2013 winner Francesca Schiavone. It has produced a different champion each year since its inception.



TIER: International
PRIZE MONEY: $426,750

DIRECTOR: Petra Cernoskova

With several of the WTA's brightest stars, including two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Czech tennis is booming at present. And in 2015, top class tennis returns to the country in the shape of the J&T Banka Prague Open.

The tournament, held at the Czech Lawn Tennis Club, was a fixture on tour between 1992 and 2010, with Vera Zvonareva, Dinara Safina and Jana Novotna among the players to lift the trophy.

Ranking wta 25 April 2016. Top 20

domingo, 24 de abril de 2016

Serena Williams & Beyoncé's music video

Serena Williams  turned heads away from the tennis court on Saturday night, as she was featured heavily in Beyoncé's latest longform music video, entitled, "Lemonade."

Appearing during the song "Sorry" off of Beyoncé's long awaited new studio album, the two pop culture icons share the screen as the Grammy Award-winning musician pays homage to Williams

Angelique Kerber won the first all-German final at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2016


Kerbe won her second title of the season at the Porsche Tennis grand prix , dispatching qualifier and countrywoman Laura Siegemund,  the tournament's Cinderella story, 6-4, 6-0.

Siegemund had played inspired tennis throughout the week, taking out three Top 10 players - including top seed and World No.2 Angieszka Radwanska - and showed few signs of stopping from the outset of Sunday's final, twice moving ahead by a break in the opening set.

sábado, 23 de abril de 2016

Cagla Buyukakcay became the first Turkish woman to not only reach a WTA final

Cagla Buyukakcay delighted the Turkish fans at the TEB bnp Paribas IstanbulCup, roaring out to a big lead and treating the crowd to a tense ending with a 6-0, 7-5 victory over Voegele .

Buyukakcay turned heads earlier in the year with a run to the third round of the qatar total open- upsetting Lucie Safarova en route - but has been even more impressive at home in Istanbul, running through four matches without losing a set to become the first Turkish woman to reach a WTA singles final.

"I was very nervous in the beginning," she admitted after the match. "I was trying to focus on the point all the time; it was hard not to think about the future in the second, when I was 6-0, 2-0 up."

Serena Williams sexy. The original pic

Kerber into semis of the Stuttgart 2016

Against Suárez Navarro, one of the game's most surefooted clay courters, she was particularly impressive, flying out of the traps, then overcoming a late wobble to close out a 6-2, 6-4 victory.

"I think it was a good match from me, a good performance," Kerber said. "I know how Carla is playing and she is one of the best players on clay. I was trying to go for it, trying to play aggressive tennis. I knew this is the only way to beat her today and I think I did a great job."

Although Kerber held the edge in previous matches with the Spaniard, she had lost their only tussle on the dirt. This came two years in Stuttgart and provided a source of inspiration during the rematch: "I knew that she beat me here two, three years ago. So, I was trying to take revenge! And I think it was a good match today."

Taking the initiative from the off, a smart volley and a trademark passing shot saw Kerber break immediately for a 2-0 lead. She bookended the set with a second break, then took total control of the match with a rasping forehand drive to open up a 4-2 lead in the second.

miércoles, 20 de abril de 2016

Caroline wozniacki sexy. The original pic

Maria Sharapova blog. The original pic

Porsche tennis grand prix 2016 the best moments

Ana Ivanovic advances in Stuttgart 2016. Carina Witthoeft out

Ivanovic recovered from an early deficit to dismantle talented youngster carina Witthoeft, roaring into the second round of the porche tennis grand prix with a 7-6(3), 6-0 victory.

"She played really well, deep, heavy; she was not missing," Ivanovic said of her opponent after the match. "So, I started a little bit to find my rhythm, but I was always a step too far in.

"Then when my coach came on court, he actually asked me to step in a little more and be more aggressive. I felt that made the difference and once I was aggressive, she started to aim for more and also I could get more free points.

"So, I think that was the key."

martes, 19 de abril de 2016

Happy birthday Maria!!! The best moments

Dominika Cibulkova in fed cup 2016. The original pic

Irina falconi captured her first tittle in Colombia 2016

BOGOTA, Colombia
Irina falconi  captured her first WTA title in historic fashion, becoming the first American woman to win the Claro open COLSANITAS as she recovered from a break down in the final set to defeat Silvia soler espinosa, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.

"I'm so happy, and I even started to cry a little bit," Falconi told press after the match. "I was very overwhelmed with emotions. Just trying to take in every moment and enjoy it."

domingo, 17 de abril de 2016



TIER: Premier
PRIZE MONEY: $693,900

DIRECTOR: Markus Guenthardt

First played in 1978 and winner of the WTA's Premier Tournament Of The Year award in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is Europe's oldest indoor women's event and is the lone indoor clay tournament on the calendar. Previously a fall hardcourt event, Stuttgart became a red clay tournament staged in the spring in 2009, making it ideal preparation for Roland Garros. In fact, the clay comes from France and its grain size of 0.1 mm is the same that is used at the French Open.

"The surface is very fast and almost identical to the one in Roland Garros," former WTA star Elena Dementieva said.

The winner of the event at the Porsche Arena receives a Porsche 911 Carrera sports car in addition to a handsome prize sum. Martina Navratilova is the tournament record holder with six singles titles and eight doubles titles. Other Stuttgart titlists include former World No.1s Tracy Austin, Kim Clijsters, Lindsay Davenport, Justine Henin, Martina Hingis, Jelena Jankovic and Maria Sharapova, who won the title for the third straight time in 2014 - the first time in her career she became an event's three-time champion.

Featuring hills, valleys and parks, Stuttgart is the capital of the Baden-Württemberg state in southern Germany.