Victoria Azarenka parties up with Redfoo at Marquee NightClub Las Vegas

Redfoo and Victoria Azarenka on the red carpet to Marquee Las Vegas (Photo Credit: Brenton Ho, Powers Imagery)

Victoria Azarenka, the world's top ranked female tennis player, has continued her musical adventures with Redfoo following their introduction at this year's U.S. Open. After partying with him the night she lost in the final, she was again spotted partying with the star at Marquee Nightclub at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Monday night. The Belarus-born athlete arrived with Redfoo and the … [Read more...]

Maria Sharapova: The Comeback of a Diva

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By David Kane No matter how you use the word, few would argue that Maria Sharapova isn’t a diva. She may have a nerdy laugh and sardonic sense of humor, but never let that cloud the vision of a woman for whom image is – dare I say it? – everything. She wears dainty dresses (on and off the court), indulges in handcrafted “Sugarpova” candy, and has the flowing carriage of a Rachmaninoff … [Read more...]

WTA Championships: The fifth slam

The 2012 WTA Championships contenders at a pre-draw event

By David Kane The idea of the “Fifth Slam” gets thrown around a lot in tennis circles. Perhaps constricted by the feeling that only Grand Slam tournaments matter, we all seem to enjoy debating which of the second tier tournaments could infiltrate the elite four and offer its champion a heightened sense of prestige, despite lacking the illustrious history of a Wimbledon or French Open. For the … [Read more...]

Venus Williams shines in Luxembourg

Venus Williams

Venus Williams may not have made any kind of history with her title win in Luxembourg on Sunday, but it was a momentous occasion for the American. Although this is her 44th career title, it is her first in over two-and-a-half years and the first since her announcing she suffered from the autoimmune disease Sjogren's syndrome last year. Her 6-2 6-3 win over Monica Niculescu may have looked … [Read more...]

WTA’s elite eight ready for season finale in Istanbul

Victoria Azarenka a favorite to win the WTA Championships in Istanbul, Turkey this week.

By Melissa Boyd It is the reward for a year of excellence, earning one of the eight coveted spots in the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul. The places have been filled and the players have arrived ready for action to begin on Tuesday. Given their form during the second half of the season, Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams are the clear favourites in Turkey. Azarenka comes … [Read more...]

Does Rafael Nadal really have anything to gain by returning to play this year?

Rafael Nadal would be smart to call it a season.

The big question that seems to be swirling around Rafael Nadal at present is whether or not he will attempt a return to competitive tennis in 2012 after sustaining a knee injury.  Nadal has been out of action for months, and is currently rehabbing the knee for what many expected to be a 2013 return.  However, now there is a slight chance he could return before the end of the year.  The real … [Read more...]

WTA Luxembourg Gallery: Venus Williams defeats Andrea Petkovic to set up final clash with Monica Niculescu

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LUXEMBOURG (Oct. 20, 2012) -- In her first tournament back after the U.S. Open, former world No. 1 Venus Williams finds herself in the finals of the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open. She defeated another player on the comeback trail, Andrea Petkovic, in a two-and-a-half hour match that went the distance, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. She will take on Romanian Monica Niculescu, who earlier in the day defeated … [Read more...]

Williams sets up clash with Petkovic, as Hantuchova to take on Niculescu at the Luxembourg Open semifinals

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LUXEMBOURG (Oct. 19, 2012) --The Luxembourg Open lost it's last seeded singles player on Friday, No. 1 Roberta Vinci, when she was ousted by Venus Williams who is in just her first tournament back since playing in the U.S. Open. It looks like her dog was front and center taking in the match too! Even without any seeds left, the semifinal match-ups stack up well and will include Daniela … [Read more...]

Jankovic and Goerges tumble out of Luxembourg, while Williams pushed by Barthel

Jelena Jankovic ousted by Andrea Petkovic at the 2012 Luxembourg Open

LUXEMBOURG -- Four seeds went tumbling out of the Luxembourg Open today, including Julia Goerges in her loss to Monica Niculescu, Sorana Cirstea to Ksenia Pervak and Mona Barthel to Venus Williams in a close two-set match that frustrated both players. (See photo gallery below) Jelena Jankovic also lost to good friend Andrea Petkovic en route getting bageled in the second set. An official … [Read more...]

WTA Luxembourg Gallery: Venus Williams defeats Belinda Bencic; Goerges, Vinci through

Venus Williams Luxembourg Post-Match Press Conference

Full BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open results for Tuesday, October 16, 2012: Singles - First Round (1) Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. Olga Govortsova (BLR) 60 26 60 (2) Julia Goerges (GER) d. Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 62 61 (3) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. Peng Shuai (CHN) 30 ret. (right shoulder injury) (6) Sorana Cirstea (ROU) d. Petra Martic (CRO) 62 62 Venus Williams (USA) d. (WC) Belinda Bencic … [Read more...]

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