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Thursday, June 13, 2013

BirthdateJuly 11, 1990   (22 years old)
BirthplaceOdense, Denmark
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Height5'10'' (177 cm)
Weight128 lbs (58 kg)
Turned Pro2005 (9 yrs on tour


Sara Errani Italian Tennis Beauty

Sara Errani is a professional tennis player from Italy. She is the Italian No. 1. As of 27 May 2013, she is ranked World No. 5 in singles. She is the World No. 1 doubles player and has won seven career singles titles..
Coached by Pablo Lozano and David Andres ... Father, Giorgio, sells fruits and vegetables; mother, Fulvia, is a pharmacist; brother, Davide, is a soccer player ... Introduced to tennis at age 5 by father ... Favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is clay ... Speaks Italian, Spanish and English ... Enjoys reading, movies, music (especially pop), following soccer and basketball and playing Monopoly, cards and video games ... Favorite tournament is Acapulco ... Self-described as timid, happy and responsible ... Admires David Ferrer.


Caroline Wozniacki Ranks 10 in WTA !!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Urszula Radwanska followed up her victory over the top American by beating the final American in the women’s draw Monday when she defeated Jamie Hampton 6-0, 7-6 (4) to reach the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open.

Radwanska was fresh off a 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 15 Sloane Stephens, who reached the semifinals at the Australian Open.
With the victory, Radwanska advances to face top-seed Victoria Azarenka, who escaped with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory over No. 28 Kristen Flipkens.

Caroline Wozniacki, the 2011 BNP Paribas Open champion, made easy work of Russian Elena Vesnina with a 6-2, 6-1 triumph. Making her seventh appearance at Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Wozniacki is looking for her first victory of the season. She was a semifinalist in Dubai, quarterfinalist in Doha and advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Currently ranked No. 10, Wozniacki says she’s starting to feel like a veteran — even at age 22.
“When you’ve been somewhere seven times already, it just puts things in perspective,” she said. “I have been on Tour so long. I have played so many matches and it’s great. I have been able to go strong for so long.”
She said it just took her a couple of games to get going, then she put it out of reach.
“I felt like I mistimed it a little bit in the beginning,“ she said. “I felt like I hit the ball, but then it stopped on me and I was reaching for it. Once I got into it, I felt like I played some good tennis.“
Top-ranked German Angelique Kerber battled back from a break deficit to advance to the round of 16, defeating 30th seed Yanina Wickmayer 6-1, 7-6(4).
The semifinalist here in 2012, Kerber will take on qualifier Garbine Muguruza. Muguruza was an easy winner Monday, topping Magdalena Rybarikova 6-4, 6-0.

For the sixth consecutive year, 10th seeded Nadia Petrova advanced to the fourth round. She beat No. 21 seed Julia Goerges 6-1, 6-2, capitalizing on all six of her break points.


India Lead 2-0 with youngsters well played !!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

When India's confidence was rattled by the drubbings in Australia and England over the past two years, they took solace in their outstanding home record. Even that bit of relief had been taken away when Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann outspun India earlier this season, but India's belief at home has come surging back with two thumping victories over Australia.
Though it was widely expected that Australia would go down on the fourth day, few thought it would happen with the embarrassing rapidity that it did. Australia's batsmen were once again nonplussed by the turning ball to subside to 131 all out, handing India an innings-and-135-run victory and a 2-0 series lead.
If Australia's chances were slim at the start of the day, they vanished with two deliveries of vastly contrasting quality. Ishant Sharma got his first wicket of the series with a harmless ball sliding down the leg side which Shane Watson guided through to the wicketkeeper. Ravindra Jadeja, usually the butt of derogatory jokes from Indian fans despite a stellar first-class record, then produced the ball of the match, a delivery that drifted onto middle stump and spun back to beat Michael Clarke's forward defensive to crash into off.
From then it was only a matter of time. Ed Cowan had gritted it out for nearly three hours, forgetting the deliveries that ripped past his outside edge to concentrate afresh. Jadeja, with his tail up after that magic ball to Clarke, ended Cowan's resistance on 44 as an edge ricocheted off MS Dhoni's gloves deflected to Virender Sehwag at slip.
It got even better for Jadeja soon after as he lasered in a throw from cover to run out Moises Henriques, who was yards out despite Jadeja fumbling the ball before collecting it.
Then the man who started Australia's slide on Monday evening, R Ashwin, took over. He has kept his Twenty20 variations to a minimum this series, and cleverly used them against the lower order. Glenn Maxwell was looking towards square leg after attempting a flick only to be confounded by the carrom ball that was heading for the off stump. There was time left for Ashwin to complete his eighth five-for in 11 home Tests.
While the capitulation on Tuesday morning was painful viewing for Australia fans, much of the damage had been done by the batting failure on the first day, when the pitch was at its best. Just three months ago, the much-coveted No. 1 Test ranking was within Australia's grasp and Clarke and the team management seemed to be able to do no wrong. After the two defeats, he will be assailed by questions, just as Dhoni has been over the past couple of years.
The result will be a major source of relief for Dhoni, who after settling doubts over his Test batting in Chennai has now become India's most successful Test captain with 22 wins.
The next match is in Mohali, typically a swing-friendly surface, but given Australia's ineptness against spin, the curators are likely to work overtime to produce a turning track there as well.


Serena Williams Beats Victoria Azarenka to win US open

Sunday, September 9, 2012

NEW YORK -- What's a U.S. Open without a little Serena Williams drama? This time it was contained to the court.
Two points from defeat after pulverizing the field for two weeks, Williams capped a dominating summer and earned player-of-the-year bragging rights by beating No. 1 Victoria Azarenka on Sunday in the U.S. Open final 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.
Fourth-ranked Williams, who won singles and doubles titles at Wimbledon and the London Olympics, needed her full mental reserves to claw back from a 3-5 the final-set deficit to win her fourth championship in New York and 15th overall major.
It was the first women's final to go the distance since 1995. At 2 hours and 18 minutes it was the longest in time duration since 1981.
Reigning Australian Open champ Azarenka refused to bow and played bold tennis after Williams raced to an early lead. The 23-year-old from Belarus served for the match at 5-4.
But Williams locked in to her mental toughness, breaking back and winning the last four games and bringing the 23,771 fans in Arthur Ashe Stadium to their feet.
When Azarenka's final backhand sailed long Williams fell to her back fully extended, dropped her racket and covered her face with her hands. She leaped several times in the air on her way to shake hands at the net.
"Oh my god," said Williams in her on-court speech. "I honestly can't believe I won. I really was preparing my runner-up speech, because I thought, 'Man, she's playing so great.' "
After coming back from nearly a yearlong absence in June 2011 from a series of injuries and medical scares, including two foot surgeries and a hematoma in her stomach, the American is playing some of her best tennis.
Williams became the first woman to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in the same year since, well, she did it in 2002.
Pretty good highs after some pretty rough lows.
"I don't think about the downs too much," she said. "I hope I never think about them as my life continues. But I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.
"I have fallen several times. Each time I just get up and I dust myself off and I pray and I'm able to do better or I'm able to get back to the level that I want to be on."
She won her very first major championship at age 17 at the 1999 U.S. Open. Winning titles 13 years apart at the same Grand Slam tournament represents the longest span of success in the professional era, which began in 1968. Navratilova (Wimbledon, 1978 and 1990) and Chris Evert (French Open, 1974 and 1986) had the longest previous spans of 12 years.
She turns 31 this month -- she's the first 30-year-old woman to win the U.S. Open since Navratilova in 1987 -- but shows no sign of slowing down.
"I cannot believe that she will lose her motivation," said Patrick Mouratoglou, who runs a tennis academy outside of Paris and who started working with Williams on an informal basis after she lost in the first round of the French Open. "She really feels she can win every tournament. This feeling keeps her motivation."
Since that loss in the French Open, Williams is 26-1, including the Wimbledon title and the Olympic gold medal.
"I was miserable after that loss in Paris. I have never been so miserable after a loss,"Williams said. "I pulled it together. ... Sometimes, they say, it's good to lose."
Williams, who didn't drop a set in New York until the final, promised to be on her best behavior after tirade-marred exits in her last two trips to New York.
Called for a foot fault in the third game of the second set on Sunday -- the same infraction that sent her into a profanity-laced tirade in an ugly 2009 semifinal defeat -- Williams didn't flinch (though she did glare at the linesman on her walk back to the changeover chair).
"Yeah, this is the first year ... in a long time I haven't lost my cool," Williams said. "I think everyone thought about last year. That's never on my mind, because I was just focused. I was just thinking, 'OK, which foot was it?' So I would know not to do that again."
At 5-5 in the deciding set, Williams even applauded her opponent after a precisely angled backhand passing shot.
Azarenka, who will remain No. 1 in the world despite the loss, won the Australian Open in January during a 26-match winning streak to open the season.
"Serena deserves the win. She showed how true of a champion she is," Azarenka said. "I definitely gave it all today. Stepping out of this court today, I will have no regrets."
Azarenka hadn't dropped a three-set match all season until Sunday, going 12-0 in matches that went the distance, including victories over defending U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur in the quarterfinals and 2006 champion Maria Sharapova in the semifinals.
Williams improved to 10-1 against Azarenka. With 15 major titles, she is in sixth place and trails Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert by three.
"I never thought I would even come close to breaking those records," she said. "But if I can play consistently and play some more matches at Wimbledon, then it will be awesome. We'll see. If I could win two a year it would be great."
Azarenka would not be surprised to see that happen.

"For me she is the greatest player of all time," Azarenka said. "She took the game to the next level."


Alissa Czisny Ice Skater

Alissa Czisny
June 25, 1987
Sylvania, Ohio
5' 5"
Auburn Hills, Mich
Bowling Green State University (2009)
Training Town:
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Detroit SC, Inc.
Jason Dungjen, Yuka Sato
Pasquale Camerlengo, Yuka Sato, Marina Zoueva

*Two-time U.S. champion (2009, '11)
*2012 U.S. silver medalist; 2007 U.S. bronze medalist
*2010 Grand Prix Final champion - First U.S. lady to win the Grand Prix Final since Sasha Cohen ('02)
*Two-time U.S. Collegiate champion (2004, '08)
*Owns eight Grand Prix Series medals (gold at 2005 Skate Canada, 2010 Skate Canada, 2011 Skate America; silver at 2005 Skate America, 2009 Skate Canada; bronze at 2008 Skate Canada, 2011 Trophee Eric Bompard, 2010 Trophee Eric Bompard)

SP Music: TBD
Began skating at 18 months with her sister.
Graduated summa cum laude in May 2009 from Bowling Green State University with a degree in liberal studies ... Presented with the "Outstanding Sophomore of the Year Award for International Studies" in 2006 along with the "First-Year Russian Student Award" in 2006 ... Has a twin sister, Amber, who was an international-level figure skater ... Parents are Mark and Debbie Czisny.


Akiko Suzuki Japanese Skater

Suzuki is the 2012 World bronze medalist, two-time medalist at the Grand Prix Final, two-time Japanese silver medalist and the 2010 Four Continents silver medalist.

Started skating when she was 6 ... After a successful junior career, took the 2003-04 season off from competitive skating due to an eating disorder ... Came back in the 2004-05 season after being inspired by Shizuka Arakawa's winning the 2004 World Championships ... Enjoys listening to music.
  • 2013 Season Notes
    SP: Music form the Kill Bill soundtrack
    FS: Music from "O" by Cirque du Soleil
  • 2012 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Hungarian Rhapsody" by Franz Liszt arranged by Edvin Marton
    FS Music: "Die Fledermaus" overture by Johann Strauss
  • 2011 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Tango Jalousie" by Jacob Gade
    FS Music: Music from Fiddler on the Roof by Jerry Bock
  • 2010 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Andalucia" from Riverdance
    FS Music: Music from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
  • 2009 Season Notes
    SP Music: "La Campanella" by Franz Liszt
    FS Music: "Dark Eyes" by Francis Lai
  • 2008 Season Notes
    SP Music: "La Campanella" by Franz Liszt
    FS Music: "Dark Eyes" (Russian traditional folk music)

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