Maria Sharapova is best Player of this Generation

It was hard for anyone to imagine even in his wildest of dreams that Maria Sharapova, one of the best female tennis players of this generation, would lose to her compatriot and 97th ranked Daria Gavrilova in Round no. 2 in Miami yesterday.

Miami has been one of the most favoured venues for Sharapova. She has had so much of success there.

She had made as many as 5 appearances in the title round there and had surely seemed in for the 6th one this time around. But, it was not to be.

Cowan says Murray must be cool in pressure situations

Barry Cowan has made an appeal to Scottish tennis ace Andy Murray to control his emotions on court after the number one ranked British threw away his chances in the Australian Open final against Novak Djokovic after losing his cool.

The Scot appeared to be getting a strong footing on the match in the third set when he broke the Serbian to race away to a 2-0 lead but his opponent's injury break made him los focus as he went on to lose the match in four sets in Melbourne.

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Roger Federer famous in Asian Sub-Continent

Despite the fact that tennis is not such a popular game in the Asian continent especially in India, Roger Federer is still a superstar in that part of the world.

The Switzerland international has to play a few matches in India next month and the tickets for those matches have already been sold out.

In India, Federer will actually be participating in the International Premier Tennis League.

It’s not a singles tournament. It’s a team event which will go on for duration of two weeks.

Williams Paired With Hingis For First Time

Venus Williams has done almost everything on the tennis court, but, yesterday night, she did something for the first time. She paired with Martina Hingis of Switzerland in a doubles match of the ongoing World Team Tennis competition. Both these legends represented Washington Kastles and ended up winning.
This was the first time that Venus and Hingis were playing alongside each other at the professional level. They have been up against each other numerous times, but, not together before this. They used to share intense rivalry during the peak days of their careers.

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Bartoli Happy With Retirement

Marion Bartoli reckons that she didn’t make a mistake by deciding to retire after her Wimbledon glory last year.
Bartoli is in United Kingdom at the moment and yesterday, she even addressed the press at the All England Club as the previous year’s Wimbledon champion.

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Venus faces off to teenager mentored by her rival

Venus Williams is thirty three, while Bencic is seventeen, and the combat between them on Sunday was truly exciting. Bencic was the Junior champion of Wimbledon from Switzerland along with French Open Champion of 2013. She had taken part in 2 Grand Slams single matches, while Venus had taken part in 57, just in French Open itself. William’s tournament biography is as long as 15 pages which Bencic’s is just three. Nevertheless, they have a strong connection going on, Bencic was mentored by Martina Hingis, Venus’s rival.

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Venus faces off to teenager mentored by her rival

Venus Williams is thirty three, while Bencic is seventeen, and the combat between them on Sunday was truly exciting. Bencic was the Junior champion of Wimbledon from Switzerland along with French Open Champion of 2013. She had taken part in 2 Grand Slams single matches, while Venus had taken part in 57, just in French Open itself. William’s tournament biography is as long as 15 pages which Bencic’s is just three. Nevertheless, they have a strong connection going on, Bencic was mentored by Martina Hingis, Venus’s rival.

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Tsonga Falls To Djokovic

Novak Djokovic has entered the round of 8 in the ongoing French Open. He crushed his French opponent Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the straight sets yesterday.

This is the 20th consecutive major event in which Djokovic has made it to the quarter finals. It tells a thing or two about his form in the last few years.

Djokovic has won quite a few Grand Slams in his career till now, but, he is yet to achieve glory at Rolland Garros. He has been in the final at this venue once i.e. in 2012, but, he had got beaten that time.

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TSONGA FIGHTS BACK

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga displayed his fighting attitude in his third round match in the Sony Open tennis tournament yesterday.

The Frenchman was up against Marcos Baghdatis of Greece who was giving him a very hard time, but, somehow, he hung in there fighting and in the crucial third set, he managed to get all over his opponent and won the contest eventually to make his way into the round of 16.

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BECKER ROLE SURPRISE

Roger Federer is surprised by the fact that the former German great Boris Becker has taken over as the coach of his rival Novak Djokovic. But, at the same time, he believes that the appointment of former greats as coaches is actually a great thing for the game.

Djokovic is not the only top male tennis player who has appointed a former great as his coach in recent times. There are a few others as well who have done the same. Andy Murray has been playing under the guidance of Ivan Lendl for quite some time now, while, Federer himself has also included Stefan Edberg into his team.

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