Roger Federer gets schooled
While playing Gregor Dimitrov at an exhibition at Madison Square Garden, New York. Roger Federer ran into an unexpected challenger. A 12 year old was going to take on the Swiss legend and nobody expected much from him. However when on the field…ahh see for yourself.
Hingis to return to Fed Cup
After an absence of 17 years Martina Hingis is set to return to the Fed Cup for her home country Switzerland being called up by Swiss coach Heinz Guenthardt. Hingis last played for Swiss in 1998 where she lost versus Spain in Geneva.
Hingis will be joined by 22nd-ranked Timea Bacsinszky, Stefanie Voegele (91) and Viktorija Golubic (236) as Switzerland bid to return to the World Group for the first time since 2004.
Ana Ivanovic training hard for clash versus Paraguay
It is not just Martina Hingis who will be in action for the Fed Cup this upcoming weekend. Ana Ivanovic is another player preparing for the clash versus Paraguay.
Training really hard at the moment. Fed Cup is on the horizon, and I’m also using this time to strengthen my legs before the clay court season: it’s so important to have a strong base when playing on clay.
Serbia will play Paraguay in the World Group II play-offs as it looks to complete an immediate exit from Europe/Africa Zone Group I.
Dubai Duty Free keep Ana Ivanovic and Caroline Wozniacki on board
Dubai Duty Free (DDF) and the WTA Tour announced this week that Ana Ivanovic and Caroline Wozniacki will both stay on as brand ambassadors for the leading airport retailer in the world.
“For as long as I can remember, Dubai Duty Free has been one of the biggest supporters of women’s tennis,” said Ana Ivanovic, World No. 6 “I am thrilled to continue my partnership with such a wonderful brand – we are now in our fourth year together. As part of my role as an ambassador for DDF I’ve taken part in some fun activities and learnt a lot more about the culture of the region. I’m very happy to renew our partnership, and to be back here competing for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title.”
“It is an honor to represent Dubai Duty Free, the world’s leading duty free retailer, as a brand ambassador,” said WTA World No. 5 Caroline Wozniacki. “I like to enjoy and explore each city that I travel to and I’ve had the opportunity to learn about the culture and experience some amazing events as an ambassador. And, I love playing at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. I’ve always played well at this tournament and coming back here, having won in the past, brings back so many great memories for me.”
The announcement was followed by the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the WTA Tour at the DDF.
In the Game of Love, Winner takes All
Now before you think this is some pick up line at a local coffeeshop where I usually go to to pick up a girl. Rest assured…I do much better than that. No, the title of this paragraph is the title of a wonderfully written book by Ara Grigorian. You can pre order the book at: https://curiosityquills.com
The book is set in the high-stakes world of professional tennis where fortune and fame can be decided by a single point. Gemma Lennon has spent nearly all of her 21 years focused on one thing: Winning a Grand Slam. After a disastrous and very public scandal and subsequent loss at the Australian Open, Gemma is now laser-focused on winning the French Open. Nothing and no one will derail her shot at winning – until a heated chance encounter with brilliant and sexy Andre Reyes threatens to throw her off her game. Breaking her own rules, Gemma begins a torrid affair with Andre who shows her that love and a life off the court might be the real prize. That is, until their secret affair is leaked to the press, making headlines across the globe, putting Gemma and Andre in the crosshairs of the swarming paparazzi and Andre in danger of losing a lucrative consulting contract. With time running out and their relationship threatening to implode, Andre uses his expertise to expose the betrayer – and discovers that Gemma may not be the real target, after all. In the Game of Love, winner takes all.