Marion Bartoli leaves Stanford in tears

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World No. 11 Marion Bartoli lost her first chance to prove that she is not just a one-hit wonder. The Frenchwoman was beaten in her first match since the Wimbledon final. Bartoli left the court...

Samantha Stosur withdraws from Acura Classic in San Diego

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Samantha Stosur won’t play at the next week’s Acura Classic, in order to fully recover from the virus she has been suffering (which also forced her to withdraw from Fed Cup earlier this month)....

Wilander will teach Golovin some tennis tricks

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Tatiana Golovin is glad that seven-times grand slam champion Mats Wilander will be her coach from the beginning of the East West Bank Classic presented by Herbalife tournament until the US Open. The Frenchwoman...

Should women play best-of-five-set Grand Slam finals?

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After a one-sided French Open final when Justine Henin demolished Ana Ivanovic, and after Venus Williams earned Wimbledon crown without using too much power to defeat Marion Bartoli, I vote for the introduction of...

Chakvetadze wins Cincinnati title, heads to Stanford as top seed

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On Sunday, Anna Chakvetadze won the Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open in Cincinnati, Ohio, with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Akiko Morigami. The Russian needed less than an hour to beat Morigami,...

Sony Ericsson Championships winner to get record prize money

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In 2008, the winner of the most prestigious event on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour will receive a record $1,485,000, the largest single guaranteed payout in women’s tennis today. The total tournament prize money...

Enrique Iglesias talking about Anna Kournikova and tennis

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Enrique Iglesias, the boyfriend of Anna Kournikova, was interviewed by SI writer Richard Deitsch and I’ve singled out some parts of the interview. Note that my comments are in italics. SI: Is there a sport...

Photos of Kim Clijsters as a little girl

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Some time ago, thinking it would be interesting to make a post that would consist of photos of female tennis players when they were kids, I started searching the Internet. Unfortunately, the only childhood...

Justine Henin withdraws from San Diego tournament due to wrist injury

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Justine Henin is now on a vacation and due to wrist injury won’t play at the Acura Classic in San Diego, which starts on July 30. Fresh-looking world No. 1 will return to court...

Justine Henin poses for Le Soir in Armani – you won’t recognize her!

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What a makeover! Justine has never been my favorite considering the looks, but she definitely found the right track, i.e. the makeup artist and stylist found it for her. Here are the photos of...