martes, 23 de agosto de 2016

lunes, 22 de agosto de 2016

Caroline wozniacki blog! The original pic

Serena Williams and angelique kerber have secured the first two singles qualifications for this year's bnp Paribas wta finals Singapore

SINGAPORE 
Serena Williams  and angelique kerber  have secured the first two singles qualifications for this year's bnp Paribas wta finals Singapore.

"Congratulations to Serena and Angelique on once again qualifying for the bnp Paribas wta finals Singapore WTA CEO Steve Simon. "These two athletes are incredible ambassadors for the sport and we look forward to them showcasing their best tennis in Singapore this October. Serena continues to break records and add to her already extraordinary career, while Angie is having the best year of her career so far and has firmly established herself as one of the brightest stars of the tour. They are both fan-favorites and their passion and energy on court will be sure to electrify the Sports Hub."

domingo, 21 de agosto de 2016

Karolina Pliskova conquer's Cincinnati 2016. The best moments

CINCINNATI, OH, USA
 Karolina Pliskova stunned World No.2 angelique kerber, 6-3, 6-1, to win the biggest tournament of her career at the western & southern open, and temporarily halt the German's bid at becoming No.1 in the world.

"Angie's had an amazing week and has done a great job all year," Pliskova said in her acceptance speech. "I know she was playing for World No.1; I think you deserve to be No.1, but maybe next time!"

CONNECTICUT OPEN NEW HAVEN, USA AUG 21 - AUG 27 2016

TOURNAMENT INFO

TIER: Premier
PRIZE MONEY: $695,900

SURFACE: Hard
DIRECTOR: Anne Worcester

After being held in various cities since its inception in 1988, what is now known as the Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies settled in its current home of the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale in 1998. The event is the last WTA stop on the Emirates Airline US Open Series leading up to the year's final Grand Slam.

With her triumph in 2011, Caroline Wozniacki became the first player to win the same tournament four consecutive years since 2002. That also happened to be in New Haven, with Venus Williams victorious from 1999 to 2002. Other winners include another four-time champion, Steffi Graf, as well as Jennifer Capriati, Lindsay Davenport, Justine Henin, Martina Navratilova, Monica Seles and Petra Kvitova.

United Technologies partners with the tournament in fundraising for Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.

Daniela hantuchova sexy! #Yale the original pic

sábado, 20 de agosto de 2016

Karolina Pliskova in press conference. Western & southern open 2016

Q. If you play Angie in the final she'll be going for No. 1.
KAROLINA PLISKOVA: I know it. (Smiling.)
Q. What do you think that might like? That's a sort of different. We haven't had that in a long time.
KAROLINA PLISKOVA: I mean, no. For me doesn't really means anything; for her, yes. I don't know if she would be a little bit in stress or something, but I would love to have her as a No. 1 after few years. But I'll do anything for her to not getting there. If she wins.

Pliskova vs Muguruza. Western & southern open 2016

Head-to-head: Pliskova leads, 2-1

Key Stat: Pliskova leads all players in the ace category in 2016 with 394 through her first three rounds in Cincinnati.
Karolina Pliskova  had the upper hand on Muguruza  when they met head-to-head in 2015, defeating her in Dubai and then again a month later at Indian Wells, but it is Muguruza who has proven to be more comfortable on the big stage since the pair last met. The Spaniard is a Grand Slam winner and a Top 5 player now, while Pliskova has still to reach the second week of a major. But don't be fooled by the Czech's lack of Slam success. The 24-year-old is progressing steadily and it's just a matter of time before she has her day in the sun. Will it be Saturday? Pliskova will need to serve effectively to win for the third consecutive time against Muguruza, and she knows she'll have to make more first serves than she did on Friday in her quarterfinal win over kuznetsova

Kerber vs halep. Wester and southern open 2016

Head-to-head: Halep leads, 4-2

Key Stat: Kerber could ascend to the No. 1 ranking for the first time with the title in Cincinnati.
Two steps from a career-changing milestone, kerber  continues to wear the blinders and deflect all pressure about climbing to the top of the WTA rankings. "I'm not feeling more pressure, to be honest," she said after coming back from a set down to defeat Suarez navarro  in the sweltering Cincinnati heat on Friday. "I learned a lot from last tournaments and last matches about pressure, and when I put the pressure too much on myself, I mean, that's not the way I would like to play my tennis." Though Kerber struggled early against the Spaniard, she drew upon a reservoir of confidence and found her second wind to win on Friday. 

jueves, 18 de agosto de 2016

Amazing mural of Olympic gold medalist . Rio 2016 #MonicaPuig

Caroline wozniacki in new York! The original pic #Adidas

Angelique kerber advances in Cincinnati 2016! Mladenovic out

CINCINNATI, OH, USA
 Angelique kerber began her quest to become World No.1 in earnest on Wednesday, dispatching the always dangerous Kristina Mladenovic, 6-0, 7-5, to reach the third round of the western and southern open.

"It wasn't so easy to come to a tournament with just one or two days to prepare, and first rounds are always tough," she told Andrew Krasny during her on-court interview. "But I was trying to play my game, and it's so nice to be back in Cincinnati; I have great memories from the last few years, and the fans are amazing. It's just so nice to be back here on the Center Court."

miércoles, 17 de agosto de 2016

Bethanie Mattek-Sands received a hero's welcome when she touched down in her hometown of Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ, USA 

 Mixed doubles gold medalist Bethanie mattek-sands  received a hero's welcome when she touched down in her hometown of Phoenix. Last week she took home the gold  along with partner Jack Sock after beating out venus williams and Rajeev Ram in an all-American final, 6-7(3), 6-1, 10-7 at the Olympic tennis event in Rio.

The American was received by family and friends - including her husband, Justin Sands - at the airport. Local news crews were on hand to capture the welcome party as Mattek-Sands showed off the prized hardware.

Simona halep in Cincinnati 2016! The original pic

Kerber in press conference. Western & southern open 2016

Vekic advances in Cincinnati 2016. Ana Ivanovic out

CINCINNATI, OH, USA
Croatian qualifier donna vekic  snapped a six-month long losing streak to knock out 2014 finalist Ana Ivanovic out of the western and southern open in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2.

"I'm very happy - I've played a great three matches and I'm happy to be through to the second round," Vekic said after the match.

lunes, 15 de agosto de 2016

Caroline wozniacki sexy! The original pic. #adidas

Elena Vesnina and Makarova strike gold in Rio 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil
 Four years after pairing up for the first time ahead of the Olympic tennis event  in London, No.7 seeds Makarova  and elena Vesnina  strike gold in Rio, taking out No.5 seeds and World Co-No.1Martina hingis  and countrywoman timea Bacsinszky, 6-4, 6-4.

"It's incredible," Vesnins said after the match. "Ever since I was a little girl, I was watching the Olympic Games, and it was such a dream just to come here and get a medal for Russia, for my country and in front of my dad. We've been through so much, and yet we were so good today.

"We stuck together and we believed til the end that we could win. It's just incredible, I still can't believe that we won the gold. It's the best moment in my career, I swear!"

Ana Ivanovic vs dona Vekic. 1 round of the western & southern open 2016

Ivanovic vs Vekic  
Head-to-head: Ivanovic leads 1 0 
Key Stat: Ivanovic has won seven of her last nine matches at Cincinnati, losing only to Serena Williams.

It has been a fantastic year on a personal level for former World No.1 Ana Ivanovic, marrying German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger this July, but in order to make it a fantastic year professionally Ivanovic requires a summer resurgence on the US hard courts. After dropping a three-setter to Carla Suárez  at the Olympics the Serb has now lost three straight and is barely hovering above the .500 mark for the season at 15-14. The 2014 western & southern open runner-up will open up with a winnable contest against 20-year-old Croatian Vekic. Long on promise, the former World No.62 has struggled to string together victories and will make her Cincinnati debut in the midst of a nine-match WTA-level losing streak.

Elena Vesnina and Makarova strike gold in Rio 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil
 Four years after pairing up for the first time ahead of the Olympic tennis event  in London, No.7 seeds Makarova  and elena Vesnina  strike gold in Rio, taking out No.5 seeds and World Co-No.1Martina hingis  and countrywoman timea Bacsinszky, 6-4, 6-4.

"It's incredible," Vesnins said after the match. "Ever since I was a little girl, I was watching the Olympic Games, and it was such a dream just to come here and get a medal for Russia, for my country and in front of my dad. We've been through so much, and yet we were so good today.

"We stuck together and we believed til the end that we could win. It's just incredible, I still can't believe that we won the gold. It's the best moment in my career, I swear!"

domingo, 14 de agosto de 2016

Río 2016. The best moments!!

Mónica Puig win's over kerber in río 2016. Olympic gold metal

Mónica Puig has just seen off Angelique Kerber in the women’s singles to capture Puerto Rico’s first ever Olympic gold medal.

The world No34 squandered three match points – the third on a netcord winner – before the Australian Open champion sent a forehand wide to seal the 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 victory in 2hr 9min. Puig tossed her racket aside, mouthed “Oh my God!” before coming to the net for the handshake and crumbling into tears of joy. It’s perhaps the most shocking result in the women’s game since Roberta Vinci’s upset of Serena Williams in last year’s US Open semi-finals: Puig had won only one career title before this week and has only once made it past the first week at a major (a run to the round of 16 at Wimbledon in 2013).