Australian Open & Roland Garros

The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. Roland Garros (6 October 1888 – 5 October 1918) was an early French aviator and a fighter pilot during World War I. 5.0/5

Australian Open Roland Garros Grand Slam French Open Rafael Nadal Roger Federer Maria Sharapova Serena Williams Victoria Azarenka Rod Laver Grand Slams Novak Djokovic Stanislas Wawrinka Andy Murray Li Na Rafa Nadal Pete Sampras Agnieszka Radwanska David Ferrer

Australian Open, Roland Garros, Indian Wells and Monte Carlo masters away from winning all the big ones
Can you do me a favor? Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, The US Open... You know what to do😜🙏!!! Thanks in advance!
Yes, there's for per season. Australian Open, French Open (aka Roland Garros), Wimbledon and US Open.
Only three men have won the Australian Open and Roland Garros in the same year: Rod Laver (1969), Mats Wilander (1988)…
Australian Open for the time zone, Roland Garros for the (literally) dirty victories, Wimbledon for the class and US Open for the celebs.
Nick Kyrgios, the teen Wimbledon quarter-finalist who beat Rafael Nadal?: Australia's Nick Kyrgios, who defeated French Open Champion Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon fourth round 7-6(5) 5-7 7-6(5) 6-3 on Tuesday to reach the quarter-finals. GROWING UP * He was born on April 27, 1995 in Canberra, Australia. * He is the son of a Greek father, Giorgos, and a Malaysian mother, Norlaila. * A promising basketball player growing up, he choose to focus solely on tennis when he was 14-years-old. TENNIS CAREER * He won the Australian Open boys' singles title in 2013. * He is an accomplished doubles player and won back-to-back Wimbledon boys' doubles in 2012 and 2013, as well as the 2012 Roland Garros doubles title. * He turned professional in 2013. * Currently, he's the highest-ranked teenager on the men's professional circuit at 144th. * He is coached by Tennis Australian national coach Simon Rea. WIMBLEDON DEBUT * A wildcard entry in this year's Wimbledon, he is the youngest player in the men's singles draw. * He i ...
Full name is Nicholas Hilmy Kyrgios...Started playing tennis aged six...Father, George, is Greek-Australian; mother, Norlaila, is Malaysian; brother, Christos, is a lawyer, and sister, Halimah, is an actress...As a junior ranked World No. 1 and won the 2013 Australian Open (d. Kokkinakis); also won Roland Garros and Wimbledon junior doubles title (w/A. Harris)...Favourite surface are hard and grass courts...Likes watching basketball and listening to music...Listens to a variety of music but specifically likes Lil Wayne and Rihanna. When watching TV or movies, likes comedy and watches TV show Family Guy...Idols growing up were Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, LeBron James and Michael Jordan...Has trained at the Australian Institute of Sport since 2012...Coached by Simon Rea...
This is probably one of the greatest upset in the history of tennis and the most heartbreaking loss for Rafa Nadal. I was really frustrated watching him played the last game of the match, not expecting a wild card to win against him. It's been an exceptional six months for Rafa winning Roland Garros and almost getting the Australian Open, emerging as champion in other ATP tournaments. I feel sorry for him because Wimbledon was once his territory winning twice despite suffering early defeats for the past years. I saw Rafa's playing intensity on court dropping, he looks like in pain, his body movement showing signs of fatigue, I felt like he was totally different tonight. I am hoping for him to recover, redeem and regain some energy for his upcoming tournaments. This loss doesn't define Rafa, he is still the No.1, the King of Clay, a 14th time grandslam champion, and considered the greatest tennis player of all time according to Andre Agassi. This is the good thing about sports, sometimes you win and someti ...
Gentleman's Wimbledon 2014 singles and doubles seeds as well as seeding formula used by Wimbledon. Djokovic Named Top Seed For Wimbledon, Defending Champion Murray Third Seed Wimbledon, England by ATP Staff Novak Djokovic , the 2011 titlist, has been named top seed for The Championships on Wednesday. Rafael Nadal , who clinched his 14th Grand Slam championship at Roland Garros two weeks ago and is currently No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, is No. 2 seed. Nadal's seeding was influenced by his first-round loss to Steve Darcis at Wimbledon last year and his opening-round exit to Dustin Brown at the Gerry Weber Open last week. Defending champion Andy Murray is third seed, while fourth seed Roger Federer is aiming to capture his eighth Wimbledon title. Stan Wawrinka, this year's Australian Open champion, has been named the No. 5 seed. It means that Wawrinka could meet Djokovic, Nadal or Murray in the quarter-finals. The singles draw ceremony takes place on Friday. The singles seeds reflect the Top 32 in the ...
SERENA, Venus Williams HAVE BEEN OUTCLASS FROM THE French Open: Serena and Venus Williams could have met in the third round at Roland Garros, but, surprisingly, neither made it out of round two on Wednesday. After Venus Williams was eliminated by Slovakia's Anna Schmiedlova in three sets on Chatrier Court to start the second round, top-seeded Serena Williams was stunned by Spain's Garbine Muguruza. Schmiedlova, in her second French Open and fifth Grand Slam event, pulled off a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Venus for her first-ever win against a top-30 opponent. The shocker then came about an hour later on Court Lenglen, as Muguruza took full advantage of an abnormally sloppy Serena in a 6-2, 6-2 triumph. Muguruza's best result in five previous Grand Slam events was a fourth-round loss to Agnieszka Radwanska at the Australian Open earlier this year. It wasn't Serena's earliest exit at Roland Garros. She was bounced in the first round two years ago by Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano, then rebounded by completely ...
Kristina Mladenovic stuns Li Na PARIS -- Another day on the clay at the French Open, another reigning Australian Open champion bites the red dust. Li Na lost her first Grand Slam match since winning the title in Melbourne, falling to Kristina Mladenovic of France 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 on Tuesday. The loss came a day after men's Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka was eliminated in the first round. Li, who won the French Open in 2011 and was seeded second this year, ended up with 37 unforced errors on a cool and overcast day at Roland Garros. Mladenovic had only 25 errors. "Nobody say if you No. 2 in the world you have to win all the matches. I mean, this is tennis," Li said. "I think doesn't matter who plays today against me; I always lose the match today because I don't think she ... put a lot of pressure [on] me. I think today just I gave it away." In 2011, Li became the first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam title. On Tuesday, she said she wasn't feeling quite like her usual self. "I don't think I'm doing ...
Ana Ivanovic has said she sympathised with Stan Wawrinka after the Australian Open champion flopped at Roland Garros.
What a let down, porcine tainted chocolate, McD's mayonnaise contaminated with semen to top that all up Australian Open champion (S. Wawrinka) and Mutua Madrid finalist (K. Nishikori) out first day on clay @ Roland Garros. A week of disappointment Farhan Sukri, Ziya Sanaa, Rizmi Sukri
The second Grand Slam in tennis is set to begin on Sunday. The French Open from Roland Garros in Paris effectively launches the tennis campaign into summer. Li Na took home the Australian Open title back in January, and Stanislas Wawrinka emerged as the victor from the men's side. Both are in t…
(IIMSAM Headquarters, New York 2 July 2010) The Inter-governmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition ("IIMSAM") has re-appointed Tennis Super Icon Ms. Monica Seles as a Goodwill Ambassador in support of the United Nations MDGs through the IIMSAM Mandate in the fight against malnutrition. Monica Seles was recently inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame. She was 4-times Rogers Cup champion and was the 2009 inductee into the Rogers Cup Hall of Fame. Monica Seles Legend: WTA Tour singles titles/53 WTA Tour doubles titles/6 Grand Slam titles/4 Australian Open 3 Roland Garros/2 US Open) Career highest ranking
Crystal ball: the men Sunday, 26 January, 2014 There are few global sports that have had the predictability of men’s tennis in the past decade, where the ‘Big Four’ of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have largely dominated the majors. But Stanislas Wawrinka’s title run at this year’s Australian Open shows that while the afore-mentioned quartet are sure to be major factors in every tournament they contest, the door is now ajar for other players to make moves. With his take-down of Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals and Rafael Nadal in the final in Melbourne, the eighth-seeded Wawrinka became the first man to defeat the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds at a Grand Slam since Sergi Bruguera did it at Roland Garros in 1993. Coming into last season, Wawrinka was on the verge of being an afterthought at the age of 27. But after a five-set loss to Djokovic in Melbourne 12 months ago that many thought was the match of the year, he worked doubly hard, began to develop faith in his shots ...
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This Sunday will almost surely put Rafael Nadal's mark of Slam Championships at 14, tying the immortal Pete Sampras and putting him a mere three titles from catching Roger Federer for the all time lead, and this is something most people are choosing not to discuss openly in public, most likely due to the fact that Federer is still playing competitively. With respects to Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, Björn Borg, and Jimmy Conners, most experts would rank these three, in some order, as tennis's all-time great players. However, a further review would put the order in a rather surprising fashion. First, a look at Slam wins. Federer has won the Australian Open four times, Roland Garros once, Wimbledon seven times, and the US Open five times, for a total of 17 Slam victories. Sampras has won the Australian twice, never the French, seven Wimbledons, and five US Opens, for a total of 14. Assuming Nadal wins on Sunday as the heavy favorite against even a confident Wawrinka, he would be the holder of two Australian Open ...
Stanislas Wawrinka reached the men's singles final at the Australian Open in his 36th participation in a Major. Only one player in Open era needed more attempts to reach a GS final. David Ferrer reached the final at Roland Garros last year in his 42nd Grand Slam. Only one player has needed more than 36 attempts to WIN a Grand Slam. Goran Ivanisevic prevailed at Wimbledon in 2001 in an incredible 48th shot at glory.
OPEN DRAW: Williams' departure opens up her half of the draw significantly. Three other top-10 players have already departed - No. 6 Petra Kvitova, No. 7 Sara Errani and No. 9 Angelique Kerber - leaving No. 4 Li Na as the highest-ranked player in the top half. Both Li and Ivanovic are former French Open Champions - the Chinese star won in 2011; Ivanovic won at Roland Garros in 2008. Li has reached the final at the Australian Open in two of the last three years, making her the favorite to advance out of this section. No. 2-seeded Victoria Azarenka, No. 3-seeded Maria Sharapova and No. 5-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska are on the other side of the draw. They play their fourth-round matches on Monday.
Del Potro lookin' like he's about to pass out. Australian Open has got to be second to Roland Garros in most upsets, just b/c of that heat.
ROGER'S RECORD RUN AT THE SLAMS Roger Federer will begin his record 57th consecutive Grand Slam tournament appearance Tuesday at the 2014 Australian Open. Federer previously shared the record for most consecutive appearances in the majors with South African Wayne Ferreira, who appeared in 56 straight Grand Slam tournaments from the 1992 Australian Open through the 2003 Australian Open. During Federer's incredible career, he has set records for the most Grand Slam titles (17) and most consecutive semi-finals (23) and quarter-finals (36) reached. He advanced to 10 straight Grand Slam finals from 2005 Wimbledon to the 2007 US Open and 18 of 19 Slam finals through the 2010 Australian Open. Here is a look by the numbers at Federer’s accomplishments during this incredible streak, which began at the Australian Open 14 years ago: BY THE NUMBERS (DURING THE STREAK) 1 - Roland Garros title; Second round loss 2 - Times played maximum of 28 Slam matches in a season (received a walkover in another year that he made ...
All Rafa Nadal's 13 Grand Slam : 8 Roland Garros, 2 Wimbledon, 2 US Open and 1 Australian Open. He is the only player ever to win a Grand Slam or more for 9 ...
Nadal has won the last 5 Grand Slam matches against Federer: 2 at the Australian Open, 2 at Roland Garros, 1 at Wimbledon.
Wawrinka, who also reached the Roland Garros quarter-finals and Australian Open fourth round, defeated Marcos Baghdatis
Kevin Anderson on court today at Wimbeldon! All the best Kev! 6’8” Kevin Anderson will look to end an 8-match losing streak against No. 7 seed Tomas Berdych when the 2 players meet on No. 1 Court today. At 6’5”, Berdych has a 7-1 win-loss record against players who are taller than him in 2013. His only defeat to a player taller than him this year came to 6’6” Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals at Queen’s. Head-to-head: Berdych leads 8-0 This is the fifth meeting between the 2 players this year. This is the most encounters between 2 players at Tour-level in 2013 ahead of David Ferrer v Rafael Nadal (4). Berdych has won all of their previous encounters, but did have to come back from 2-sets-to-one down at 2012 Roland Garros. Anderson is the player Berdych has defeated on most occasions without defeat. He also has a 7-0 win-loss record against Juan Monaco and a 6-0 win-loss record against Florian Mayer. ANDERSON is bidding to become the first South African man to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledo ...
Rafael Nadal Parera, born 3 june 1986 in Manacor, spain. Is a spanish professional tennis player who has won 12 Grand Slam singles titles; eight at the French Open (Roland Garros), two at Wimbledon, one at the Australian Open and one at the US Open. He is ranked number five in the world right now. He plays very well on clay courts and is considerate the best tennis player in the history on clay.
Throughout those lonely winter months as he tried to heal his knees and faced an uncertain future, Rafael Nadal could scarcely have dreamed of being part of the extraordinary events that took place at Roland Garros. The drama on Court Philippe Chatrier overflowed as he finally denied Novak Djokovic a place in the French Open final with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7, 9-7 victory during which he looked to have won three times before he ultimately did. Thriller! Nadal won an epic semi-final with Djokovic to set up a Sunday final date Djokovic’s reputation as the Rasputin of tennis — the player who refuses to die — was enhanced by this four hour, 36 minute marathon. But even he could not defy Nadal, who has now won 58 out of 59 matches at this venue and will seek an incredible eighth title in the French capital tomorrow. All there was to separate him and Djokovic in their 35th meeting — arguably one more remarkable even than their epic at last year’s Australian Open — was the final game when the Serb’ .. ...
Sparks will be flying and the grunt-o-metre will be working overtime when French Open holder Maria Sharapova comes face-to-face with Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka in the Roland Garros semi-finals
apan's Kei Nishikori aims to gatecrash seven-time French Open Champion Rafael Nadal's 27th birthday party on Monday and write another chapter in Grand Slam history. The 23-year-old Nishikori is already the first Japanese man to make the last 16 at Roland Garros since Fumiteru Nakano in 1938. Victory on Monday would put him into a second career Grand Slam quarter-final after having reached the last eight at the Australian Open in 2012. But the odds are stacked against the Florida-based world number 15. Nadal is bidding to become the only man to win the same Grand Slam title on eight occasions, having won 55 of his 56 matches in Paris and also having defeated Nishikori four times out of four. “I almost hear every tournament, if I do well, that I make history, but for me it's almost normal to be here,” said Nishikori. Nadal has yet to peak at this tournament, needing to recover from first set deficits in the opening two rounds for the first time in his Roland Garros career. He has also been unsettled, la ...
TENNIS Swiss icon Roger Federer was an easy second-round winner Wednesday at the 2013 French Open. The second-seeded former world No. 1 superstar dismantled helpless Indian Somdev Devvarman 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 in a brisk 82-minute affair on Court Lenglen. Devvarman was a two-time NCAA champion while attending the University of Virginia. Federer boasts a men's-record 254 Grand Slam singles match victories and is now third on the men's Open-Era list with 56 wins at the French. Federer's third-round opponent will be quality Frenchman Julien Benneteau, who upset the Swiss legend in Rotterdam earlier this season. Meanwhile, fourth-seeded David Ferrer and sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also secured spots in the third round. On the women's side, world No. 1 superstar and former champion Serena Williams, Australian Open titlist Victoria Azarenka and last year's Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska were a trio of winners Wednesday at Roland Garros. The sizzling-hot 2002 French Open winner Williams won her 26th straigh ...
in 1992 to win back-to-back titles at the Australian Open and Roland Garros.
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Grand Slams : 4 Slams . Along with the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, the French Open is one of the four historic tennis tournaments which make up the legendary Grand Slam. The term dates back to 1933, when Australian Jack Crawford managed to win the Australian Internationals, Roland Garros and Wimbledon. With the US Internationals fast approaching, New York Times journalist John Kieran wrote that if Crawford won this fourth title, "he would achieve on court the equivalent of a countered and vulnerable Grand Slam in bridge". Crawford lost in the final to Britain's Fred Perry, but the name was to go down in history. Very few players have won the Grand Slam; Donald Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969) are the only men to win all four tournaments in the same year, and Margaret Court (1970), Maureen Connolly (1953) and Steffi Graf (1988) the only women. The task is even more difficult nowadays with the four tournaments all being played on different surfaces: Plexicushion in Australia, cla . ...
French Open Preview: What to Expect at Roland Garros - The French Open starts tomorrow and the biggest story is the return of Rafael Nadal. Clay is his strongest turf, but will he be able to rebound from his injury? Will Serena Williams carry over her hot streak? Will American wonder Sloane Stephens repeat her great performance from the Australian Open?        1. Nadal Will Win the French Open There is a reason why when people think of clay courts N...
It's the start of the Tennis season this weekend; my favorite sport! Roland Garros just sounds elegant rolling off the tongue. No disrespect to the Australian Open but that is just to early in the year to think about tennis. Its all about the red clay. Two weeks after the French Open, Wimbledon; considered the grand symphony of tennis. Finally if Wimbledon is a symphony the US Open has got to be a freakin' rock concert! I just love the tennis season!!!
PARIS -- Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal could face top-seeded Novak Djokovic in the French Open semifinals a year after they met to decide the title. Friday's draw for the clay-court Grand Slam tournament placed Nadal and Djokovic on the same half of the field, while Roger Federer could face David Ferrer in the other semifinal. Federer, the owner of a record 17 major titles including the 2009 French Open, will face a qualifier in the first round -- and if he wins that, he'll play a qualifier in the second round, too. Djokovic faces a far more intriguing start: The reigning Australian Open champion's first-round opponent is David Goffin, a 22-year-old Belgian who took a set off Federer in the fourth round in Paris last year after making it that far as a lucky loser. No man has won the title at Roland Garros as many times as Nadal, who broke a tie with six-time champion Bjorn Borg by defeating Djokovic in last year's final and is 52-1 for his French Open career. Nadal also has reached the finals of all ei ...
A piece from Sam her website (not all) Australian tennis greats Todd Woodbridge and Scott Draper believe Sam Stosur has both the tools and confidence necessary to succeed at the world’s biggest claycourt tournament. With the French Open beginning this week, Stosur arrives with one of the most formidable records at Roland Garros among the 128 women in the draw, having reached the semifinals in three of the past four years, and going all the way to the final in 2010. She’s notched some big scalps along the way in those years, most notably during her 2010 run, which included consecutive victories over four-time champ Justine Henin, top seed Serena Williams and former world No.1 Jelena Jankovic. When play kicks off on Sunday in Paris, Woodbridge believes she’s one of a select few women who can hoist the trophy. Draper, a former world No.42, knows Stosur’s game better than many, having combined with her to win the Australian Open mixed double title back in 2005. He says the fact that Stosur feels very ...
BIERTHDAYS: Gisela Dulko (born 30 January 1985, in Buenos Aires) a retired professional tennis player from Argentina. Although she enjoyed a modest success in singles, reaching world no. 26, and winning four WTA Tour titles; her speciality has been doubles, where she has been a world no. 1 player. Partnering with Flavia Pennetta, Dulko won the 2010 WTA Tour Championships and the 2011 Australian Open in doubles. Also, Dulko reached the mixed doubles final at the 2011 US Open, with Edward Schwank. She is remembered for her ability to upset the big names on the tour, such as Maria Sharapova in the 2nd round of Wimbledon in 2009; and Samantha Stosur in the 3rd round of Roland Garros in 2011. Dulko retired from professional tennis on 18 November 2012, aged 27. Her last singles ranking was no. 306. Coached by brother Alejandro; started playing tennis at age 7 after watching him ... Mother is Ana; father Estanislao is deceased ... Married Fernando Gago at a ceremony in Buenos Aires in July 2011 ... Favorite surf ...
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Threepeat Down Under. Novak Djokovic is once again at the top of his game. He defeated Andy Murray in 4 hard fought sets to win his third consecutive Australian Open. Novak has now won 4 opens Down Under, Wimbledon and the US Open for a total of 6, but his new ~"Bucket List" is Roland Garros. Djokovic reached his first final in Paris last June, but fell victim to the ‘King Of Clay’, Nadal, in a four-set final. A title on the red clay would see the Belgrade native complete a career Grand Slam. “I want to go all the way at [Roland Garros],” said Djokovic. “I went to the final last year and had a great match against Rafa, but he's always the favourite on that surface and he's the ultimate player to beat on clay. But I think if I continue on playing well, stay healthy, I can have a chance.” Entering Melbourne this year, Djokovic had suffered five difficult defeats on the grandest stages in 2012. In addition to falling to Nadal at Roland Garros, he lost to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon semi-fina . ...
TENNIS- Li Na blazes past Sharapova in the Australian Open: Li Na crushed Maria Sharapova with a magnificent display to power into her second Australian Open final. Sharapova had broken a tournament record in conceding just nine games in reaching the last four but she was overwhelmed by the Chinese whose heavy-hitting, high-risk game reaped maximum reward. In the face of blazing winners from all angles, second seed Sharapova had no answer as Li romped to a 6-2 6-2 win. "I always play well here," Li said after a 93-minute masterclass. Li, who reached the final here in 2011 and a few months later become the first Asian player to win a Grand Slam crown at Roland Garros.
Australian Open 2013 Major highlights (21/01/2013) - Hot-serving Serena Williams bludgeons past Kirilenko into Australain Open quarters World No.75 Svetlana Kuznetsova survived all her own demons on Rod Laver Arena to upset 10th seed Caroline Wozniacki 6-2 2-6 7-5 to advance to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal since Roland Garros 2011 American 19-year-old Sloane Stephens is through to a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time Tsonga bounces into quarters Bhupathi-Nestor out; Sania-Bob in quarterfinals Defending champion Victoria Azarenka raced to a 3-0 lead in nine minutes and went on to beat Elena Vesnina 6-1, 6-1 in 57 minutes Andy Murray shoots down weary Simon to reach last eight
He is a former Wimbledon, Roland Garros and Australian Open junior champion and has reached two Master finals.
The fell in the Australian Open and Roland Garros finals,
The Grand Slam® Development Fund was originally established in 1986 with an initial donation of £100,000 by the Championships at Wimbledon. The Fund has become an effective means for the International Tennis Federation, using Grand Slam contributions, to fulfil its mandate to develop competitive tennis worldwide through its affiliated National Tennis Associations. From 1986 to 1990, the four Grand Slam tournaments (Wimbledon, Roland Garros, the US Open and the Australian Open) jointly donated about $500,000 each year. Specifically, the Fund is designed to encourage the establishment of both junior and professional tournament circuits which in turn, provide opportunities for a greater number of players to compete and to assist players directly, either through teams or travel grants, to gain international competitive experience so that more nations will be represented in the mainstream of international competition. Other projects which offer a unique opportunity to develop the game in member nations, such ...
MADRID (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal is aiming to be back to his best after injury in time for the claycourt season and the run-up to Roland Garros, the Spaniard said on Monday. Nadal was diagnosed with a partial tear of the patella tendon and inflammation of the left knee, only returning to hitting balls on a practice court two weeks ago. "My recovery is going well and the doctors are pleased," Nadal told Spanish radio. "I have to look at my career with a five-year view. I considered having surgery, but the doctors have always preferred not to take risks with my treatment." The 11-times Grand Slam singles champion was pragmatic about his return to competition. "I would like to return in January," he said. "I don't expect to return and win the Australian Open, I have to be realistic. The results will not worry me in the first tournaments back. "I have to take into account my form after so long out. It wouldn't bother me if I slipped down to 15th in the world as long as inside I knew was able to continue. "I want ...
Undoubtedly Serena Williams is the player of the year 2012. What a remarkable come back from Serena to sweep the Wimbledon 2012, Olympics 2012 Gold Medal, US Open 2012 and Istanbul WTA championships. Victoria Azarenka would be the second best player of the 2012 season winning her maiden Grand Slam at Melbourne and extending her winning streak to 26 matches in a row. The clay court swing was a big let down for the Australian Open champion. She was a beaten semi finalist at Wimbledon 2012 and losing finalist at Flushing Meadows losing to the eventual champion Serena Williams. Sharapova started off the season in great shape reaching the finals of the Australian Open 2012 and went on to win the career slam at Roland Garros. Thanks to the surprise defeat of Serena Williams in the round one of the championships. Sharapova lost to Sabine Lisicki in the round of 16 at Wimbledon 2012 and lost to Azarenka at the Flushing Meadows 2012. Sharapova also finished runners up to Serena at Istabul year end championships.
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Tennis has changed in the last few years with racket technology and changing standards in player fitness, among other things, making it difficult to label any single player as the greatest of all time. While each player has contributed to the game inhis own way and faced different opponents and circumstances, some have been more impressive than others. Here are 10 of the greatest male tennis players of all time. 1. Roger Federer - Federer tops the list as a 16-time Grand Slam winner, and six-time ATP World Tour Finals winner. The Swiss star spent 285 weeks at the No.1 spot in the rankings. His versatile and effortless game has won him all four Grand Slams, including six Wimbledon, five U.S. Open, one French Open, and four Australian Open titles. Many critics and tennis fans were unsure of his position as the greatest of all time until he captured his first Roland Garros title in 2009. Though he did not face Rafael Nadal, the most dominant clay court player in the tournament, he solidified his place at the ...
lool, last American to win Roland Garros (and Australian Open) before Serena
Glorious year for tennis. NOW they can be called the big four. Australian Open- Djokovic, Roland Garros- Nadal, Wimbledon- Federer and Flushing Meadows- Murray.
Only Serena Williams Can Stop Serena Williams! RSI (c) The seeds have been announced. And if it always has been Serena Williams' world in imagination, so it is again in deed. As summer approached, the truth was that if she was in the draw and healthy, regardless of seed or ranking, Williams was considered the favorite in every tournament. This was true even though Williams hadn't won a major since Wimbledon in 2010, but none of the headliners of the women's game -- CarolinE Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka -- could claim a mandate over her. Today, the imagination and the results have again aligned. A year that began with losses to Ekaterina Makarova at the Australian Open and Virginie Razzano at Roland Garros (in the first round, no less) continues at Flushing Meadows with Williams again holding the title of the dominant figure in the women's game on the court. Wimbledon was hers, and so was Olympic gold, in both in singles and doubles. The Serena narrative leading up to the London Games ce ...
Wimbledon: Serena now has her sights set on the US Open, Australian Open 2013, Roland Garros & defending her title here at Wimbledon. Do you think she'll do it?
Where's all these tennis fans come from, where were you all at Roland Garros and the Australian Open?
To beat given Djokovic has already won 2 Grand Slams earlier this year in Australian Open and Roland Garros
Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win seventh French Open Rafael Nadal won a record seventh French Open title after ruthlessly snuffing out Novak Djokovic's comeback to win 6-4 6-3 2-6 7-5 in a rain-affected final. Nadal resumed leading 6-4 6-3 2-6 1-2, but his uncharacteristic wobble late on Sunday had fuelled Djokovic's belief. The Spaniard broke back in the first game of the day however, and then piled pressure on an unsettled Djokovic. The Serb finally folded with a double fault to hand Nadal an 11th Grand Slam. Having drawn level with Bjorn Borg on six Roland Garros titles last year, the victory gave Nadal sole ownership of the landmark, and the 26-year-old is likely to have plenty of opportunities to stretch further clear. The only three men to have more Grand Slam victories - Roger Federer with 16, Pete Sampras on 14 and Roy Emerson on 12 - are now in his sights. The crowd had returned to Court Philippe Chatrier entertaining the possibility that they may witness a different piece of tennis histo ...
Roland Garros over for another year. We are halfway through the 2012 Grand Slams. I want to start an Australian Open countdown! ;)
now it's your turn after Rod Laver. Wimbledon 2011 - US Open 2011 - Australian Open 2012 and Roland Garros 2012
She did it! Maria Sharapova won her 4th Grand Slam title. She has now completed a career Grand Slam (a title in each Grand Slam): 2004 Wimbledon, 2006 US Open and 2008 Australian Open and 2012 Roland Garros
Players want lights at French Open Stanislas Wawrinka and other players complaining that the French Open doesn't have lights on its courts are going to have to wait years for an upgrade. Tournament director Gilbert Ysern says change isn't coming until 2017, when a retractable roof and lights are slated to be installed at the main stadium at Roland Garros. ''It's a topic that is a bit sensitive,'' Ysern said in a telephone interview Monday. ''We have a complex that has been approved for competition during the day, not at night. We are not allowed to play at night. That's what the law says.'' After losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round in a match that ended Monday after being suspended by darkness at 4-2 in the fifth set Sunday evening, Wawrinka said he thought the lack of lights at the French Open is ''a big problem.'' ''I still don't understand why they don't have (lights) here, because every year it's the same problem, actually,'' Wawrinka said. ''If you see U.S. Open and Australian Open - the ...
Nice confidence booster for Rafa before Roland Garros ! Strategically he played better. Last year he was just straying on Djoker's backhand and he was predictable. But for past two occasions, even in Australian open he mixed up nicely and kept Djokovic guessing and now the confidence is getting better and better. with Federer, Murray, ferrer, Del Potro following closely behind... things are getting tougher for Djokovic to claim his first French Open... lets wait and watch.
ARTICLE BY SPORTS 24:Rome - Rafael Nadal won his sixth Rome Masters title in a rain-postponed final against Novak Djokovic on Monday, defeating the world No 1, 7-5, 6-3. It was sweet revenge for a straight sets loss to the Serb in last year's final and the win means that he will move back ahead of Roger Federer at number two in the world rankings. It was also the perfect preparation for the defence of his French Open title with the tournament due to get underway in Paris on Sunday and takes his career head-to-head with his rival to 18-14 in his own favour. It meant that Nadal won claycourt titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Rome with his only loss coming in Madrid where he went down to compatriot Fernando Verdasco. Djokovic failed to win a claycourt title as he prepares to go into Roland Garros where he is aiming to make it four Grand Slam titles in a row after winning Wimbledon and the US Open crowns last year and the Australian Open early this year. In a final held over from Sunday because of rai ...
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after that epic, record breaking Australian Open final, Djokovic wins Miami... hope he gets Roland Garros and Olympics this year!
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