Monday, January 20, 2014
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Williams Played In Open With A Bad Back
Williams has revealed that she almost didn’t start her match due to a
back injury in a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 loss to Ana Ivanovic in the Australian
Open fourth round. "I almost didn't play, but her, at least I'm proud
that I tried the best I could these last couple of days," said the No. 1
who had never lost a set to the Serb.
Faults Umpire For Timely Time Violations
Asderaki’s name is etched in tennis history as the umpire who had to
weather the fiercest verbal onslaught ever known in a Grand Slam final
when Serena Williams berated her decision-making at a crucial stage of
the 2009 US Open. Rafael Nadal is too much of a gentleman to descend to
such behavior but he too was less than pleased with the lady from Greece
who handed him two time violations, the second at a critical moment in
the third set.
Tomic To Miss Three Months After Hip Surgery
Bernard Tomic will miss at least the next three months of ATP play as
the 21-year-old undergoes surgery for a hip defect which doctors say he
has carried unknowingly for a decade and which has surely affected his
Azarenka 2014 Is Different From The 2013
Azarenka may have looked fit and commanding as she took another step
closer to a third successive Australian Open title but the world no.2
admitted she was exhausted and in need of new motivation for tennis at
the end of last year.
Wawrinka Has Retired His Miniature Travel Companion
Wawrinka has confirmed that the plastic Homer Simpson miniature which
figured in many of his tweets in recent years, has been officially
retired. In fact the television series cartoon action figure was
essentially put out to pasture - likely in a drawer several seasons ago,
with only his memories lingering on among Stan fans.
The Romance Of Davis Cup Is Fading For Some
Davis Cup captain Carlos Moya fears that the former iconic allure of the
Davis Cup is fading among current players, with the former world number
one calling the team event a sacrifice for competitors.
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