Wimbledon 2012: Men’s Final Preview

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By PJ Yeong It is the almost perfect final – if not THE perfect final, as far as Wimbledon tournament organisers are concerned. Andy Murray. Roger Federer. Both highly heralded tennis players in their own right. And to say that there is a lot at stake for them? That is probably a massive understatement. By defeating Tsonga to reach the final, Murray has created history of his own: the … [Read more...]

Wimbledon 2012: The Names Making Waves

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By PJ Yeong Ah, Wimbledon. It claims to be the most prestigious Grand Slam, and certainly it is wrought with history and tradition – with the serene green lawns, crisp tennis whites and boasting big-named guests such as the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. But of course, the main focus is, and always will be, the tennis. There have been a number of players generating buzz, talk … [Read more...]

Roland Garros 2012: WTA Semi-Final Preview

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By PJ Yeong To say that the women’s draw on the clay of Paris has had a few shocks is probably an understatement. Before the tournament, everyone was talking about Serena Williams. The powerful American had been playing well throughout the clay season, capturing a title on the blue clay of Madrid. Despite only making the French Open final once (and she won that one lone final), the general … [Read more...]

Player of the Week: Andreas Seppi

Player of the Week: Andreas Seppi

By PJ Yeong Andreas Seppi Current ATP Rank: 25 Age: 28 Born: Bolzano, Italy Resides: Kaltern an der Weinstraße, Italy Best Known For: Reaching the 3rd round of Wimbledon (2008, 2009) and US Open (2008) Career Titles: 2 Andreas Seppi is the top ranked male tennis player for Italy. Tennis fans know him; but mostly those who belong to the group of diehards that track every single … [Read more...]

Player of the Week: Serena Williams

Player of the Week: Serena Williams

By PJ Yeong Serena Williams Current WTA Rank: 6 Age: 30 Born: Saginaw, Michigan, USA Resides: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA Best Known For: Winning 13 Grand Slam singles titles, 12 Grand Slam women's doubles titles and 2 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. Career Titles: 40 Love her, hate her, or ambivalent towards her, it is hard to argue against the fact that Serena Williams is one … [Read more...]

Player of the Week: Tommy Haas

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By PJ Yeong Tommy Haas Current ATP Rank: 109 Age: 34 Born: Hamburg, Germany Resides: Bradenton, Florida, USA Best Known For: Three-time Australian Open semi-finalist (1999, 2002, 2007), Wimbledon semi-finalist (2009) and silver medalist at Sydney 2000 Olympics. Career Titles: 12 To be honest, it’s difficult for me to name another player that is unluckier than Tommy Haas. I have had the … [Read more...]

Player of the Week: Alisa Kleybanova

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By PJ Yeong Alisa Kleybanova Current WTA Rank: 248 Age: 22 Born: Moscow, Russia Resides: Moscow, Russia Best Known For: Reaching 4th round of Wimbledon 2008 and Australian Open 2009. Career Titles: 2 Alisa Kleybanova is back. Less than a year after receiving the devastating diagnosis of Stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, she has completed her chemotherapy successfully, and has deemed to be in … [Read more...]

Player of the Week: John Isner

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By PJ Yeong John Isner Current ATP Rank: 10 Age: 26 Born: Greensboro, North Carolina, US Resides: Tampa, Florida, US Best Known For: Wimbledon 2010, record-breaking first round marathon vs Nicolas Mahut. Career Titles: 3 The United States of America wants a Grand Slam men’s singles Champion. It has been over 8 years since Andy Roddick won the US Open in 2003 – and America has … [Read more...]

Player of the Week: David Ferrer

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By PJ Yeong David Ferrer Current ATP Rank: 5 Age: 29 Born: Xàbia, Alicante, Spain Resides: Valencia, Spain Best Known For: Reaching the singles semifinals of the 2007 US Open and 2010 Australian Open; Winning Davis Cup 2008, 2009 and 2011. Career Titles: 14 The Spanish team of tennis players is a massively popular bunch, especially with regards to Rafael Nadal/Feliciano Lopez/Fernando … [Read more...]

Player of the Week: Victoria Azarenka

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By PJ Yeong Victoria Azarenka Current WTA Rank: 1 Age: 22 Born: Minsk, Belarus Resides: Monte Carlo, Monaco Best Known For: Winning the 2012 Australian Open in Singles; Winning the 2007 U.S. Open and 2008 French Open in Mixed Doubles Career Titles: 11 Victoria Azarenka: The new It Girl on the WTA tour. Talented, pretty and with a great smile, she is the women’s player of the … [Read more...]

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