Friday, September 27, 2013
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Williams Will Have Number 1 Ranking At Year-End
a 2013 season highlighted by winning nine titles, including two Grand
Slam events, Serena Williams has secured the Women's Tennis
Association’s Year-End No.1, presented by Dubai Duty Free, for the third
time in her illustrious career, having also achieved the honor in 2002
Downey Credits Canadian Pro Success For LTA Job
Downey, who is leaving Tennis Canada to become the new chief of
Brittan’s Lawn Tennis Association, gives a lot of credit to Canadian
pros for helping raise his profile.
Li Honored By Right To Play
this time of year the focus of the tennis world, in terms of both the
men’s ATP World Tour and the women’s WTA, is on Asia and in that part of
the world there is no bigger tennis icon that Li Na.
So it is fitting the Chinese who made tennis
history by winning the French Open three years ago has been announced as
a Global Athlete Ambassador for Right To Play - an organization that
uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower kids facing
Williams Denied A New Service Speed Record
is a strangely mixed day for the Williams sisters.
While Serena received the good news that without
hitting a ball she had done enough to secure the year ending WTA world
no.1 ranking for the third time in her career, Venus had to accept the
double disappointment of third set tiebreak defeat Petra Kvitova in
Toray Pan Pacific semi-final in Tokyo and being told the 129.9 mph serve
she hit 24 hours earlier was not being accepted.
Wawrinka Expands His Schedule To Improve His
Chances To Play London
Wawrinka is working this week in Kuala Lumpur to try and insure a trip
for two Swiss to the ATP season-ending November final as he tries to
join Roger Federer in London.
Li Qualifies For Istanbul
Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced that World No.5 Li Na has
qualified for this year’s TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships, to be
staged at the Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Turkey, from October 22-27,
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