VICARIO:OUR CHAMPIONS WERE VERY

For Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, the peaking of older women is hinged on diet,equipment,maturity, recovery, mental and physical strength.


MarketaVondrousova, who won the inauguralLadies Open Biel Bienne on Sunday was awed by the$40,000 prize money that came with winning the title. At the age of 17, Vondrousova, a Czech teen became the youngest title winner of the WTA in almost two years.

So far, a lot of prodigies have been seen in women’s tennis such as Charlotte Dodd who in 1887 won the Wimbledon at the age of 15 and also Martina Hingis who was 16 years old when she came off victorious at the Australian Open in 1997.

However, in recent years, such successes being achieved at a young age are quite fewer and far between.

In 2004, Svetlana Kuznetsovaat the age of 19,won the US Open title and it’s been 13 years ever since then. Kuznetsova’s win came soon after the triumph of Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon at the age of 17. Read more »

ELEVEN BY VENUS WILLIAMS TO OUTFIT BNP PARIBAS SHOWDOWN STAFF

Venus Williams with her active wear line, EleVen by Venus Williams, in collaboration with Vince Camutoof Men’s Sportswear Division of Fashion Brand,will be partneringwith the BNP Paribas Showdown to outfit event personnel at the Madison Square Garden.


Monday 6th of March will see the 10th Anniversary edition of the annual tennis event taking place at The Garden. This event also coincides with the activities lined up for the World Tennis Day.

The female tennis superstar’s active wear line will be responsible for outfitting all female personnel, including ball persons and event staff, and with the latest installment of her Spring Summer 2017 line, Intrepid. The male personnel at the event will be dressed by legendary men’s fashion brand, Vince Camuto.

The idea behind the creation of EleVen by Venus Williams was to motivate and empower women, helping them feel confident and allowing them express their individuality whilst enjoying the fitness journey.

The Intrepid Collection was launched on February 16th and has been created to be bold, smart, and at the same time, resonating with the tennis and fitness client. Read more »

SABATINI LOST MATCHES ON PURPOSE TO AVOID THE PRESS

Recalling her days on the court, the former tennis champion and winner of the 1990 US open Gabriela Sabatini has said she lost a great deal of her matches in her youth to escape public scrutiny and avoid interacting with press reporters.


During the peak of her career, the former player was widely known and regarded as one of the most gifted, charismatic and talented players to have graced the tennis court in the 1980s and the 1990s. In recent comments published, the world former number three from Argentina said: “when I was younger and thought that I had to talk after winning a tournament, I often lost in the semi finals so I did not have to. It was that bad.” Sabatini was reported to have told the popular argentine newspaper la nacion.

While the star showed great skill and resilience during her time on the track, it was hardly evident that she avoided the attention of the public. A true lioness in her day, she said “I was very introverted; I had some issues at school because I was very inward looking.”

Known for her tactical and competitive nature, the 43-year old currently has a line of perfumes named after her. In further talks, she said her shyness was her major shortcoming, “I got very nervous at times, but at the same time, I was very competitive and I got frustrated when I did not win. I might lose the first set and give up on the match just because I was so angry that I could not bear having lost the first set.” Read more »

Svetlana Kuznetsova not Allowed to Book Flat in Rio

Svetlana Kuznetsova was looking to book a flat somewhere in Rio for the time she had to be there for the Olympics, but, she was told by the members of organizing committee that if she stayed at a place other than the players’ village, she herself would be responsible for her security and nobody else would take the responsibility of that. So, she cancelled that plan.

However, she is not shying away from letting out her annoyance. She has been lambasting the organizing committee on a daily basis for the past week or so. There is not a single thing the Russia native seems to be happy with.

According to her, ahead of her previous match, she was not provided a court where she could practice. When her coach went to the officials and asked for one, they told him that the only practice court which was there was already booked for some other player. How could that be logical that a player couldn’t practice as someone else had booked it?

Kuznetsova also complained about ball boys saying that even they had been lazy and not discharging their duties properly. She says she has noticed the ball boys and none of them moves quickly to collect the ball and instead wait for the other one that maybe he would go and do the job. Read more »

Andy Murray and Jeremy Chardy is going to be a heated one

The pre quarter final meeting between Andy Murray and Jeremy Chardy is going to be a heated one.

The statements that Chardy had made regarding Murray’s withdrawal from the Masters tournament in Rome would still have been quite fresh in the Scot’s mind and he would be pretty eager to prove a point to the Frenchman.

Murray had withdrawn himself from Rome citing weariness and Chardy was not happy about it at all.

According to Chardy, every player in the world looks to keep himself fresh and in proper shape for the slams, but, leaving a tournament in the middle phase just because of weariness is probably not the right thing to do.

Chardy, however, was of the view that it’s Murray’s career and thus, he’s totally entitled to make his decisions.

In the pre match interview, when Chardy was reminded of his statements, the 28-year old said, “I did not appreciate it to be honest. You go into a competition feeling well, you win the first match and then, all of a sudden, you pull out because of tiredness. It sounds a little weird, doesn’t it? But, then, it’s your career and you have every right to decide what you want to do.” Read more »

NAVRATILOVA QUITS

Martina Navratilova would not be continuing as Agnieszka Radwanska’s consultant, after the veteran pullied out stating that the job demanded more time than she had thought and that was not only creating trouble for her, but, for the player as well.

The best thing for both parties was to part ways.

In a statement released by her agent, Navratilova was quoted as saying “I could not devote as much time as the role required me to and thus, the situation was getting improper. I initially thought I would manage, but it did not turn out to be that way. So, there was no option but to withdraw from it.” Read more »