Archive | June, 2012

Five great things about Wimbledon

June 30, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows This week has been the opening week at Wimbledon and I have been very lucky to have enjoyed several matches, beautiful weather and of course strawberries and cream!  It has been lovely to be back at the All England Lawn Tennis Club again and see the quick paced matches with the players […]

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New ATP Player Council announced

June 24, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows A new ATP Player Council has been put together which has been selected by ATP player members and the new editions were announced at the pre-Wimbledon player meeting yesterday. Not all of the members have changed as the ATP Player Council still includes Roger Federer (who will begin his third term on […]

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Ten on court dramas and shocks in tennis – with video evidence!

June 21, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows On Sunday, Argentine David Nalbandian drew more media attention in the final against Marin Cilic at the Queens Club than initially expected after losing his cool, the match, the championship title and accidentally injured a linesman in the process.  Over the years, there have been many on court dramas and surprises – […]

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David Nalbandian disqualified at Queens for injuring a linesman

June 17, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows AEGON Championships, Queen’s Club, London – Wimbledon finalist David Nalbandian was forced to default the match and as a result the championship title to Marin Cilic after he kicked the wooden advertising board around a linesman’s feet after failing to reach a serve out wide. Unfortunately for Nalbandian and the linesman the wood […]

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Defending champion Andy Murray beaten by Nicolas Mahut in second round at Queens

June 13, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Today Nicolas Mahut broke a 19-match losing streak against top 10 players at the expense of Andy Murray after he sent the No.1 seed and defending champion packing with a 6-3, 6-7, 7-6. The loss today will be a bitter blow for the Brit, who would like to have opened up his […]

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Rafael Nadal climbs up the Grand Slam record list

June 13, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Rafael Nadal achieved on Monday what no man has ever been able to do before at Roland Garros – win seven titles on the Parisian red clay.  Nadal has now matched the Grand Slam records of Rod Laver and Björn Borg with his 11 Grand Slam titles, but who else stands before […]

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Maria Sharapova completes Career Slam at Roland Garros

June 10, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Roland Garros, Paris – An emotional and newly crowned world No.1 Maria Sharapova completed her set of Grand Slam trophies after eight years of waiting for her maiden Grand Slam at Roland Garros.  The Russian has added the French Open to her collection after her 6-3, 6-2 defeat over Italy’s Sara Errani […]

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Del Potro adds to the player withdrawals at Queens Club and Halle

June 9, 2012

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As thoughts start to switch towards the grass season, Wimbledon and the Olympics, the build up tournaments at Halle and Queens have already experienced news of several withdrawals from both fields in the tournament and the line up at the AEGON Championships has been the tournament which has probably suffered the most. AEGON Championships, Queens […]

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Rafael Nadal is through to his seventh final at Roland Garros

June 8, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Roland Garros, Paris – The King of Clay has taken yet another step further to cement that crown en-route to the final of Roland Garros as the six-time defending champion ruthlessly ousted his friend and compatriot David Ferrer 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 under blustery and damp conditions on the red dirt of Philippe Chatrier in […]

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Sara Errani and Maria Sharapova to meet in the final of Roland Garros

June 8, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Roland Garros – Paris Sara Errani seems to have exploded onto the tennis platform during the last couple of weeks and the 5ft4 ½ inch Italian may be small, but she has proven she is mighty.  She is enjoying one of her greatest seasons in her career and she has secured her […]

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