Archive | May, 2012

Murray battles against Nieminen and his back to make the 3rd round of the French Open

May 31, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Roland Garros, Paris – Andy Murray had his supporters and team biting their nails and watching the start of the Scot’s match with concerned faces after he stumbled, winced and limped his way through the first set and a half of his match against Jarrko Nieminen, but in just over 3 hours, […]

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Roger Federer and his French Open years

May 30, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows World No.3 and 16-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is appearing in his 13th appearance this week at Roland Garros and has already added yet another milestone to his illustrious career this week as he won his 233rd match at a Grand Slam, equalling the Open era record set by Jimmy Connors. […]

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Photographs from the Rome Masters 1000 Open

May 28, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows After an action-packed week on the red dirt of Rome, the finals Masters 1000 Series tournament before Roland Garros threw up some exciting matches, entertaining press conferences and an opportunity for memorable photographs to be snapped. Here is a collection of some of those events for you to enjoy featuring many of […]

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Magical Moments from Madrid: The Photographs

May 28, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows After spending a very busy and exciting week in Madrid and Rome, I have compiled a collection of the best photographs of your favourite tennis players from all the events in Madrid – showing happy moments, times of desperation, disappointment and of course photos from some of the explosive press conferences. Hope […]

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Rafael Nadal through to his 31st Masters 1000 final at the Rome Open

May 28, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Internazionali BNL D’Italia, Rome – Out on Campo Centrale this afternoon the crowd were treated to a battle between the Spanish No.1 and the Spanish No.2 under the late afternoon sun, which started as an exciting spectacle but unfortunately for David Ferrer was not sustained against Rafael Nadal. The King of Clay has […]

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Serena Williams rises to the semis and Venus Williams falls at the hands of Sharapova

May 28, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Internazionali BNL D’Italia, Rome – It was a mixed day of results for the Williams sisters in Rome. Serena Williams needed to play only four games before her opponent and home crowd favourite, Flavia Pennetta retired to due a right wrist injury and Venus Williams’ magnificent run came to an end today againstMaria […]

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David Ferrer through to the semi finals of the Rome Open.

May 28, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Internazionali BNL D’Italia, Rome – World No.6 David Ferrer progressed through to the semi finals after his third straight sets win this week against Andy Murray’s conqueror, Richard Gasquet 7-6 (4), 6-3. David Ferrer was runner up here against compatriot Rafael Nadal in 2010 and has been extremely successful with his run on […]

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Andy Murray vows to train hard in preparation for Roland Garros

May 28, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Internazionali BNL D’Italia, Rome – A withdrawn looking Andy Murray attended a press conference yesterday after his 7-6 (1), 3-6, 2-6 defeat at the hands of Richard Gasquet. His eyes were downcast, shoulders slouched and head lowered as he mumbled into the microphone. In front of us was a man who was clearly […]

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Djokovic survives Mónaco scare at the Rome Open.

May 28, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Internazionali BNL D’Italia, Rome – World No.1 Novak Djokovic found himself embroiled in another battle on a packed Campo Centrale today against tricky Argentine Juan Mónaco and had to fight back from a set and a break down to close out the match and progress to the quarter finals with a 4-6, 6-2, […]

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Wozniacki, Radwanska, Bartoli out of the Rome Open

May 28, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Internazionali BNL D’Italia, Rome – It was all about the women’s matches out on the red courts of Rome today. There were some exciting line-ups, fantastic rallies and staggering losses. Many of the matches were scheduled around the same time, so with a lot of running, camera ready and comfy shoes here are […]

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