Wimbledon Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year gets the spotlight after some players complained about the condition of the pitch. Recorded in a single day seven tennis player Click withdrew because of injury and a few others because of a slip on the grass at Wimbledon during a match. Organizations International Tennis Federation (ITF) called this mass resignation as the largest in the history of Wimbledon. Third seed and 2004 champion, Maria Sharapova, fell three times and had to get treatment long enough, in the face of Michelle Larcher De Brito in the second round. “Most of the grass on the pitch suffered cuts and dead grass is not completely cleaned. Fields became slippery. Difficult to play in a field like this,” said Sharapova, after being defeated De Brito.
“I’ve never fallen three times in one game. This time I saw a lot of players slipped and some of them injured,” said the Russian tennis player.
“Field slick. Difficult to play on the field like this.”
She advised the players to practice on the field more often Wimbledon before games.
Another big name loud is the second seed, Victoria Azarenka.
He throws after being forced to retreat when critics fell in the second round on Wednesday (26/06) because of an injury he experienced a fall in Field No. 1 on Monday.
“I fell pretty badly while my opponent dropped two times,” said Azarenka.
“I hope the committee can resolve the problem of this field,” he added.
Which is also backwards is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Steve Darcis who rocketed his name after Click rid Rafael Nadal in the first round.
Wimbledon organizers said they had prepared the pitch in the same way with the previous years.
Jakarta – Maria Sharapova appoint Jimmy Connors as his new coach. Connors replaces Thomas Hogstedt which has already agreed to part with Sharapova.
After three years of working together, Hogstedt and Sharapova agreed to part ways on Friday (07/12/2013) local time. Due to personal reasons, the Swede could not accompany Sharapova in tournaments to come.
To replace Hogstedt, Sharapova lifted Connors as coach. Men from the United States who collected eight grand slam titles before is coach Andy Roddick.
“I’m happy to announce that Jimmy Connors would be my new coach,” Sharapova wrote on her official website as quoted by Sky Sports.
“I’ve known Jimmy for many years and we had worked together in 2008 before the Australian Open,” said two of the world tennis rankings.
“I’m very excited with this new partnership and look forward to the upcoming tournament,” he said.
After being eliminated in the second round at Wimbledon last, Sharapova is now preparing for the next Grand Slam, the U.S. Open will be held on 26 August to 9 September next.
Stuttgart – Maria Sharapova successfully defended the title the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in 2013, after a convincing win, 6-4 and 6-3 over Li Na in the final.
In four matches in the tournament to the top of the party, held at the clay court, Sharapova past his opponents to win three sets.
Only later in the final at the Porsche Arena on Sunday (04/28/2013), Sharapova convincing to retain the title with a straight sets victory over Li Na, the Australian Open and set aside Sharapova in the semifinals – Li Na finally finished runner -up in the event.
In the first set, Sharapova, who is seeded first, quickly winning 4-1. Li Na, seeded second, then tried to get up, although Sharapova did not give him much chance to catch up.
Fierce duel ensued at the beginning of the second set. But again, Sharapova managed to demonstrate its superiority over Li Na and won her second title of the year – after Indian Wells last March.
Jakarta – Who does not know the beautiful tennis player from Russia on this one. In his young age, which is 17 years old, he had become Wimbledon champion.
She is Maria Sharapova, women born 19 April 1987 and which was not only good at playing racket but also shrewd in business.
As quoted by CNBC, in 2006, Sharapova turned founded the company called Sugarpova premium confectionery manufacturer. It seems too entrepreneurial blood flowing in the body Sharapova.
Have my own company does not necessarily make a female tennis player who was ranked second in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) is stopped from the world of sports. He remained active in business while playing tennis.
That sold candy Sharapova made Dair various types, ranging from the usual candy to a soft jelly candy that can be chewed. The price of a small pack is set at U.S. $ 5.99, or about Rp 58,000.
The form of sugar-sugar is also unique, from tennis ball-shaped, women’s shoes, fruits until the lips of women. Not only food, Sugarpova also produce merchandise such as hats.
Name Sharapova shines when successfully defeated veteran, Serena Williams in the 2004 Wimbledon final. And then, the new Sharapova age of 17 years.
HAMBURG – Step Roger Federer in the German Open 2013 tournament was almost left behind. Former world number one was forced to play three sets to get a ticket to the semifinals.
The Swiss was playing for the third time in Hamburg since the shocking ringworm in the second round at Wimbledon. Federer finished the fight Florian Mayer 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals.
Mayer games is not too bad when compared with the ranking belongs to Federer. He ranks 45th, while Federer is the fifth. However, FedEx, appeared very tough.
“I only blame myself. Federer did not play my best. I get a great chance to win and almost scared against players with big names, “regrets Mayer, with a tone of disappointment, Yahoosport reported on Saturday (20/07/2013).
In the later semifinal match, Federer had won the title in the German Open in 2002, 2004-05 and 2007, it will face Federico Delbonis, Sunday early morning.
Tommy Haas ambition to win the title in Hamburg aground already. The German player must recognize the benefits of Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-4, which is seeded 12th. Fognini next opponent is Nicolas Almagro, who knocked out Juan Monaco in the quarterfinals.
California – Still remember with Martina Hingis? Former world tennis queen was planning a comeback to the tennis world. Not to a single party ever menjulangkan name, but the doubles where he also has achievements okay.
Hingis, who had won five Grand Slam singles titles, will return to action in the world of tennis in Southern California Open tournament on July 27-August 4.
In the tournament, the Swiss-born tennis player 32 years ago it would pair up with Slovakian tennis player Daniela Hantuchova.
“I’m really looking forward to get back into a competitive game in Southern California Open,” said Hingis in the WTA website and quoted by Reuters.
“The spirit is still very rough and bersaingku I please be on the field,” continued the woman who occupies the WTA rankings even when he was barely 17 years old.
Hingis, who won the Australian Open and Wimbledon at the age of 16 years, retreating from the world of tennis in 2003 due to an ankle injury. At that time he was only 22 years old.
In 2006, he decided to return to the tennis world. He retired again in 2007 after tested positive for cocaine. Hingis was sentenced to two years despite never insisted on taking the banned substance.
Discourse comeback to the tennis world had inception in 2010. At that time he claimed to have been looking for a doubles partner to get back into action to competitive tennis.
In women’s doubles, Hingis scored nine grand slam titles. He also never won a Grand Slam title in mixed doubles.
HAMBURG – Step Roger Federer had stopped at the German Tennis Championships semifinals after losing the fight stright through a set of qualifier, Federico Dulbonis, Sunday (07/21/2013) early morning hrs.
In that match, Federer was beaten 6-7 (7) and 6-7 (4) of Dulbonis, which is a world-ranked 114. Former world number one was lost within one hour, 53 minutes, as well as a second defeat Federer this year from players who rank in the top 100.
“He (Dulbonis) played well, he’s a little more aggressive than I was,” Federer said, as reported by Heraldnet, Sunday (07/21/2013).
Previously, the Swiss tennis player Sergiy Stakhovsky surrendered at hand in the second round of Wimbledon 2013 with a 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 5-7, 6-7 (5). Stakhovsky is itself a world-ranked 116.
The victory over Federer, made Dulbonis became the third qualifier to advance to the final of the ATP World Tour this year. At the top of the party, would Dulbonis against Fabio Fognini of Italy.
Fognini aside Spaniard, Nicolas Almargo battle through two sets, and in one hour 49 minutes. In the meantime, this is a failure of Federer this year after winning just one title from nine tournaments.
New York – Wimbledon 2013 edition will not be followed by one of the most successful tennis player in the women’s singles. Still troubled by a back injury, Venus Williams decided to absent in the Grand Slam series.
Quoted from the BBC, Venus is having problems with his back since appearing in the doubles French Open two weeks ago. Due to the same injury he was forced to retreat in the number decided at Roland Garros.
With Wimbledon starting on Monday (06/24/2013) next week, Venus had not yet fully recovered. Players are already five times a champion at Wimbledon and even then was forced to miss this year.
“I will not be able to participate in Wimbledon. I am really disappointed because I always liked the tournament. I need time to recover my back,” Venus wrote on her Facebook page.
Venus never previously absent at Wimbledon since he made his debut in the year 1997. In that period he succeeded five times a champion in a single number the years 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2008.
“I want to return to the field as soon as possible, my target is to return Mylan World Team Tennis on July 8 in Washington DC. Thank you so much for my fans, for the love and support and I will see you again in the near future on the pitch,” continued the old tennis player 33-year-old.