Tuesday, May 6, 2014
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Tennis World Mourns Passing of Baltacha
Tennis became very much secondary at the Madrid Mutua
Open as sadness abounded sadness abounded following news
of the death on Sunday of Elena Baltacha, the former
British No 1, at the age of 30 from liver cancer.
to the evening session of play, a group of players and
officials filed onto the main stadium court at Madrid’s
Caja Magica to the strains of Eric Clapton’s Tears in
Heaven. They were led by tournament
director Manuel Santana on to and stood for a minute’s
silent reflection to ponder the life of one of their
Clinic Doctor Claims Players Are Hitting Racquets Too
Hard With Two Hands
surgeon who recently operated on Juan Martin Del Potro
and Laura Robson insists there are numerous reasons why
wrist injuries are the prime reason for concern amongst
modern day tennis players.
Nadal Honored In Madrid
Rafael Nadal, a proud Catalan at
heart from his upbringing on the Mediterranean island of
Mallorca, has been awarded an honor by the Castilian
capital of Madrid prior to his start at the Madrid
Masters. While Nadal wisely keeps any political opinions
to himself, it's no secret that rich and relatively
prosperous Catalonia is keen to break away from Spain,
which it feels sucks up most of it taxes and offers
little in return.
Date-Krumm Has Tokyo 2020
Japan's evergreen Kimiko Date-Krumm
admits that at age 43, a lifetime of tennis is starting
to catch up with her. But the battling veteran has no
plans yet for retirement and has even joked to AFP of
dreaming of somehow being cryogenically frozen in order
to be ready for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Smart Wi-Fi is a Clean Winner
at Indian Wells
Ruckus Wireless, Inc. announced
that Indian Wells Tennis Garden, owned by Larry Ellison,
co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation, has
successfully deployed a massive, high-density,
Wi-Fi network throughout its entire 54 acre
complex, which was in use during the BNP Paribas Open
held there last March.
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