Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 20:00
After the US Open from New York, the big names in women`s professional circuit will take a well-earned break before the Asian journey. However, there is one last stop on the North American continent, at the Challenge Bell in Quebec. It`s the last competition of this level which still carries inside on rug.
Monday, 04 May 2015, 22:36
The French Open will start this year on 19 May and will end on 7 June. It is the only major tennis tournament that is held on clay . The playing area very slowly and the system - the best in the mens five sets without tie-break in the final act, are elements that led to the conclusion that Roland Garros is the most physically demanding tournament .
Tuesday, 05 August 2014, 10:40
The 113th edition of the WTA Montreal will take place this year from 2 August to 10 August at the Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. Many of the best players will take place in this tournament, who price money is 441.000 dollars for the first place and 220.000 dollars for the finalist.
Monday, 04 August 2014, 19:50
The ATP Rogers Masters is at the 125th edition of the Canadian Open , and is set to take place at the Rexall Centre in Toronto , from August 2 to August 10. The prize money for the winner is 598 900 dollars. Last year champion was Rafael Nadal but the player was forced to withdrew from the tournament due to a injury. He won also in 2012 this tournament.
Thursday, 15 May 2014, 19:59
French Open is the second grand slam of the year , after the Australian Open, and will take place in 2014 over two weeks at Stade Roland Garros in Paris , from 25 May to 8 June. Named after the famous French aviator, the French Open competition is at his 113 edition. It is the most important largest clay-court tournament in the world, with money price over 20 million euros . This edition of French Open will provide prizes totaling 25.018.900 euros, a sum supplemented with 3 million euros compared to the 2013 edition. Winners in Paris , at ATP and WTA , will receive a check for 1.650.000 euros , 10% more than last year.
Winner last year was Rafael Nadal
at ATP French Open . He holds the record for the most titles won after 1967, with 8 titles so far. He won consecutive since 2010. Last year he played the final in front of David Ferrer
, ending the game in three sets , 6-3,6-2,6-3. Rafael Nadal
is also the main favorite to win the tournament this year (2.15 at 888Sport).
, rank 2, is seen by the bookies the second favorite to win 2014 French Open. Last year he was defeated in the Semifinals , by the current champion Rafael Nadal
, score 6-4,3-6,6-1,6-7,9-7. Djokovic
won this year the BNP Paribas Open , playing the final against Roger Federer. Paddy Power offers 3.5 if Novak Djokovic wins the 2014 Roland Garros.
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Winner last year at the WTA French Open was Serena Williams
. She played the final against number 7 in the world, Maria Sharapova
and defeated her in two sets , score 6-4,6-4. Serena Williams
is also seen as the main favorite to win this edition of WTA French Open , having a odd of 3.00 at 888 Sport. She won this year the 2014 WTA Miami Masters , defeating Na Li
in two sets.
Others favorites at WTA French Open are Maria Sharapova
(5.50 at Bet365) , Na Li
(7.00 at Sportingbet) and the Romanian tennis player Simona Halep
(12.00 at 10Bet) , number 4 in the world, who won in February this year the Qatar Open and ended in the second place at the Mutua Madrid Open.
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Tuesday, 21 January 2014, 15:06
Australian Open is at his 102 edition this year. The tournament is the first major grand slam and has started on 13 Jan and will end in 26 Jan. Last year Novak Djokovic was the champion at single`s men and Victoria Azarenka at women`s single. Now we enter the last week of the tournament. There were a few surprises, especially at WTA , but largely the bookmakers favorites will play the final rounds.
We know that Tomas Berdych will play in the semifinals , after winning three rounds against David Ferrer. (6-1,6-4,2-6,6-4).
Novak Djokovic vs Stanislas Wawrinka. The main favorite to win is Djokovic , who has won almost all the time against Stanislas . Last time when Stanislas has won agaisnt Djokovic was in 2006.
Rafael Nadal vs Grigor Dimitrov. Rafael Nadal has always won with Dimitrov, last time in 16 aug 2013 in Cincinnati , USA , score 2-1. And now the no 1 rank is also the favorite to win this game.
Andy Murray vs Roger Federer. Last time these two have met , was also at Australia Open , when Andy Murray has won after 5 rounds , score 3-2. Roger Federer is seen now by the bookies the favorite to win this game.
Eugenie Bouchard vs Li Na. This is the first semifinal. Li Na is the main favorite to win this game , she had won before in front of Eugenie Bouchard , in 2012 at Montreal Canada.
Simona Halep vs Dominika Cibulkova. Simona Halep is seen as the favorite to win this game . She has won before in 2012 at Bruxelles , score 2-1.
Agnieszka Radwanska vs Victoria Azarenka. Victoria Azarenka is the main favorite to win this game. She has won almost all the games in front of Radwanska , last time being in february 2013 at Doha in Qatar, score 2-0.
Chances are pretty high that Djokovic to play the final again. He is the main favorite to win again the tournament , and at the WTA , definitely Li Na and Azarenka will play the final, at least one of them.
Friday, 06 September 2013, 21:09
Started in 1900 as a competition between the U.S. and Great Britain ,Davis Cup tournament in 2013 reached a total of 130 teams listed in the competition from all around the world . Only 16 teams will reached the final group, known as World Group.
United State holds the record for the most titles win , 32 in number, follow by Australia with 28 titles. The teams that have managed to reach the World Group this year are: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Spain , Switzerland and United State.
At this point, we know who have reached the semifinals. In the first semifinal, Canada will meet Serbia (2010 winners). Canada is here after they managed to pass in the first round the 2011 winner, Spain and ,in the quarterfinals, Italy with a total score by 3-1. Serbia , after a 3 to 2 against Belgium in the first round , they managed a victory in front of USA, 3-1, who holds the record for the most Davis Cup wins , 32 titles. If there is no surprise , we will see in the finals Serbia , with no 1 ATP player Novak Djokovic.
In the second semifinal Argentina will play against last year champions Czech Republic. The match is a replay of the 2012 semifinal , when the two teams have met at the same stage. Then Czech Republic has manage to win with a total score of 3 to 2. Argentina now has a chance to take revenge for last year and maybe winning the final, being the only nation to have lost four Davis Cup finals without winning the title; the last time they have played a final was in 2011 in front of Spain.
Previous winners and runners-up:
2012 Czech Republic , runners-up : Spain
2011 Spain , runners-up: Argentina
2010 Serbia , runners-up: France
2009 Spain , runners-up: Czech Republic
2008 Spain , runners-up: Argentina
2007 USA , runners-up : Russia
Thursday, 04 July 2013, 10:00
The Wimbledon tennis tournament or The Championships ,as it is also called, is the oldest and most prestigious tournament taking place on the same surface as it started in 1877 , the grass. The tournament takes place over two weeks, in late June and early July, and is hosted by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, UK.
The tournament this year is likely to go down in history as one of the big surprises, the madness elimination of world tennis giants is beyond all imagination. From the very beginning big names of tennis were eliminated, Nadal and Federer lost in front of players who are not in the top 100 ATP.
At WTA Wimbledon surprises go hand in hand with those from ATP. Two of the top three players on the planet, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova, left the competition, Belarusian due to injury, while beautiful Russian girl lost in front of the unknown Michelle Larcher De Brito (WTA 131). Serena Williams , she also left the tour at the beginning of the second week of the competition. Champion last year and the main favorite in this edition, Serena lost to Sabine Lisicki of Germany in three sets, after two hours of play.
Now we already know who will play in the final . It is Marion Bartoli, 15 WTA, who qualified today in the womens final at Wimbledon after she defeated Kirsten Flipkens in two sets. The other finalist is Sabine Lisicki, 23 WTA, which after two hours and eight minutes managed to beat Agnieszka Radwanska in three sets.
It is an unexpected but interesting final. Marion Bartoli knows how it is to play a Wimbledon final. In 2007 she met Venus Williams in the final, in front of which she lost. The German women Sabine Lisicki in singles had reached the semifinal stage of Wimbledon in 2011, and in doubles , along with Samantha Stosur, had managed to reached the final also in 2011.
2003 Serena Williams
2004 Maria Sharapova
2005 Venus Williams
2006 Amelie Mauresmo
2007 Venus Williams
2008 Venus Williams
2009 Serena Williams
2010 Serena Williams
2011 Petra Kvitova
2012 Serena Williams
Wednesday, 03 July 2013, 21:50
One of the most popular tennis tournaments played on outdoor grass courts, Wimbledon started this year on June 27 and will end on July 7. It is a tournament for both men and women tennis players.
The ATP grand slam tennis tournament at Wimbledon began with a series of surprises. Rafael Nadal left the competition in the first round. The spaniard, number 5 in the world rankings, was defeated by belgian Steve Darcis, number 135 in ATP, in three sets ,score 7-6, 7-6, 6-3. The elimination of Roger Federer,no. 3 ATP and winner of the 2012 ATP Wimbledon , was the surprise of the second round. Federer, the tennis world legend, was eliminated by Ukrainian player Sergey Stahovski, number 116 ATP in four sets. It was not a easy task for Stahovski, almost each set ending at tie-break. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga , Marin Cilic were forced to withdraw from the tournament since the second round , due to knee injury.
In these conditions, the tournament promises to be one devoid of spectacular matches, such as those of Federer, Nadal. The number 1 ATP , Novak Djokovic, managed to reach the quarterfinals, where he will meet number 7 ATP Beryl Thomas. David Ferrer will play against Juan Martin del Potro and Andy Murray, number 2 ATP will meet Fernando Verdasco . We already know that in the semifinals will have a Polish player. Jerzy Janowicz will fight against his fellow Lukasz Kubot for a place closer to the final.
2012 Roger Federer
2011 Novak Djokovic
2010 Rafael Nadal
2009 Roger Federer
2008 Rafael Nadal
2007 Roger Federer
2006 Roger Federer
2005 Roger Federer
2004 Roger Federer
2003 Roger Federer
Wednesday, 19 June 2013, 20:30
This year Top Shelf is taking place from June 16 through June 22 in Netherland , at theAutotron park in Rosmalen, near s-Hertogenbosch .
The tournament is one of five ATP World Tour events played on outdoor grass courts , and hosts both the mens and womens tours in the week before the Wimbledon.
Last year winner at Womenâ€™s Singles was Nadia Petrova , who played against the second Finalist U. Radwanska.At Menâ€™s Singles the winner was David Ferrer , who lost this year in front of Xavier Mellise. In 2012 , at Menâ€™s Doubles Robert Lindstedt and Horia TecÄƒu were the champions , but this year Robert Lindstedt decided not to participate, and his place alongside Tecau is taken by Max Mirnyi. The winners in 2012 at Womens Doubles , Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, decided also not to participate this year at Top Shelf.
Cash prizes this year are â‚¬467,800 at ATP and $235,000 at WTA . The tournament is the last chance for players to improve their game before coming to Wimbledonâ€™s grass.