Saturday, 28 April 2012

Today's Ace

1. Whats Serena Williams Up to?

Its difficult to find Serena Williams on court these days. But she has been in spot light off the court regularly. She visited SiriusXM Studio on April 27, 2012 in New York City, appeared in a show called " LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON" and took part in the launch of Sleep Sheets at Walgreens Time Square.

2. Teen Vika:

A 13 year old Victoria Azarenka at Orange Bowl

Her service action is much better now. But cant say the same about her attitude (note her reaction after the match ends). It hasn't changed a bit.

3. Fed Cup Team autographed shirt up for grabs:

Want to win a shirt signed by the members of Great Britain Fed Cup team? Here is a chance offered by AEGON Classic.

4. Walking in ceremony at Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, 2012:

The kid accompanying Dominika Cibulkova is taller than her and she cant stop laughing about it.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Andrea Petkovic Out of French Open and Wimbledon

German media are reporting that Andrea Petkovic is out of action for 3 months. Top German player twisted her ankle while playing the second round in her home tournament, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, against Victoria Azarenka. Out of action for 3 means, Petkovic will not be participating in French Open and Wimbledon. This also puts a question about her participation in Olympics which starts at 27th July, 2012. According to the journalist, Angelica Fratini, "Petkovic ruptured 2 ligaments in her right ankle. the 3rd ligament has also been overstretched. The decision about a possible operation will be taken by Petkovic after further examinations". She missed Australian Open early this year due to back injury. 2012 is turning out to be a disaster for the German who had been doing very well in 2011 to achieve her career highest ranking of No.9 in October. Get well soon, Petkovic. WTA needs you back soon.

Today's Ace

1. Local Flavour at Stuttgart:

German football player Julian Schieber who plays as a striker for Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart attends day four of the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix at Porsche Arena on April 26, 2012 in Stuttgart, Germany.

2. Andrea Petkovic, the fighter:

The German No.1 Andrea Petkovic just made a comeback after taking more than 3 months off due to injury. Only in her third match, she again suffered a injury.

Important things to note from this video

1. The injury is looking very bad especially in slow motion.

2. The reaction of Petkovic's team says how tough its going to be for her to make a comeback, again.

3. It was extremely nice gesture from World No.1 Victoria Azarenka to bring ice pack for her opponent and help her off the court.

Soon after Petkovic was injured, many of her peers tweeted their regards. And Petkovic was accompanied to doctor by her good friend Julia Goerges. This is what makes WTA so rocking. These girls support each other so well.

In press conference, Petkovic told "I will be back". That's the spirit, Petko. Get well soon.

3. Maria Sharapova, The Diva, Caroline Wozniacki, The Charming and Ana Ivanovic, The Elegance:

Rogers Cup, which takes place in August, as a build up to US Open has started their promotions. They have come up with some interesting names for their players. Maria Sharapova, The Diva, Caroline Wozniacki, The Charming and Ana Ivanovic, The Elegance.

4. Sam Stosur's way of celebrating:

World No. 5 Sam Stosur took on the defending champion Julia Goerges at Stuttgart yesterday. The German was leading the H2H battle 2-0 pretty comfortably. It was a tough match and finally Stosur won the match 62 26 63. This being the first time Stosur has beat Goerges, Sam had her own way of celebrating it.

1st win over Julia, we are pretty happy.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Today's Ace

1. Ana Ivanovic on the coolest thing she has ever received during a tennis tournament, about tennis players dating golfers etc.

2. Victoria Azarenka has equaled Serena's 2003 start of 23-0, after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of BNP Paribas Open. She has struck right back at Aga (who had earlier claimed what Vika had been doing in the semis of Qatar Open,2012 was not right image for women's tennis and she had lost respect for her) by saying "I hope I was a good example of women's tennis" right after her win against Aga.

3. Maria Sharapova talks about her wedding plans, basketball, sketching, understanding between her and Sasha here.

4. Roger Federer's wife Mirka and their twin kids showed up for the first time in BNP Paribas Open, 2012. They were watching their father take on Thomaz Bellucci. They are quite adorable.

5. Dominika Cibulkova wanted to be an actress right from her childhood. She also talks about her puppies, her height issues, her junior days..

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Today's Ace

1. Maria Sharapova is working on something called "Sugarpova".

2. Caroline Wozniacki feels the fans in Asia are so different from others. "They are loud, screaming, yelling".

3. Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci takes football challenge and the girls are really good in football.

4. Virus is fast spreading in Indian Wells with many players being affected by it. It has created a panic among the players but not Li Na. She doesn't even know about this virus. Schiavone, Monfils, Kohlschreiber, Zvonareva, Seppi, Rybarikova, King and Melzer have all pulled out due to infection. World No.1 Novak (the nerd) has a great idea to keep the virus away. Here it is.

5. Ana Ivanovic played her third round match against Ksenia Pervak in Indian Wells. She did a great job winning the match after losing the first set. There was her good friend Sorana Cristea supporting her during the match. Team Adidas bonding?

Pic Courtesy: @bellyflopz

6. This interview is kinda epic. Especially the last one.