Article by Franck Ramella for l’Equipe Magazine, translation by Tennis Buzz: Since 1983, Les Petits As tournament welcome players aged from 12 to 14 who sometimes write the beginning of a long story. Like Richard Gasquet, winner in 1999 after a victory of Nadal in the quarterfinals. Q: Before we speak about the young ones, […]
Everyone told me to enjoy the match but I wanted to win Interview by Stern, translation by Tennis Buzz After her Australian Open victory, Angelique Kerber is at the zenith of her career and in the footsteps of her idol Steffi Graf. “Everything that happened for the last two weeks is amazing”, said Kerber after […]
Elena Vesnina and Bruno Soares, playing their first tournament together defeated Coco Vandeweghe and Horia Tecau 6-4 4-6 10-5 to capture the mixed doubles crown in Melbourne. On Saturday, Soares won the doubles title pairing Jamie Murray. They beat veterans Daniel Nestor and Radek Stepanek (80 years combined) 2-6 6-4 7-5 in the final. .@jamie_murray's […]
Interview by l’Equipe, translation by Tennis Buzz: Yesterday Amélie Mauresmo was the biggest fan of her protege, Andy Murray, but ten years ago she captured her first Grand Slam title in Melbourne. Flashback. Q: Do yo remember exactly your route to victory here in 2006? Ouch! (Thinking…) I start with the Chinese Sun. Right? Then […]
And that makes it three Grand Slams in a row for Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza. Their 7-6 6-3 victory over Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka extend their unbeaten run to 36 matches. It is Martina Hingis’ 21th Grand Slam title: 5 in singles, 4 in mixed doubles and now 12 in women doubles.
Lucas Pouille’s coach Emmanuel Planque talks about the Canadian’s improved game. Interview by l’Equipe, translation by Tennis Buzz “Apart from Djoko, I don’t see anyone who can beat him here.” I told you that just after the match against Lucas (Pouille). I was a bit stunned after the match. I re-watched the match several times […]
Gael Monfils reached the quarterfinals in Melbourne for the first time after a 7-5 3-6 6-3 7-6 win over 74th ranked Andrey Kuznetsov. The Frenchman had an easy ride to the the last 8, beating Yuichi Sugita (124), Nicolas Mahut (63) and Stéphane Robert (225); but he’ll be the underdog on Wednesday as he faces […]
Tomas Berdych reached the quarterfinals in Melbourne for the fourth time in six years, but how tough it was! He had to battle deep to get past 24th-seed Roberto Bautista Agut in five sets 4-6 6-4 6-3 1-6 6-3. He’ll next face Roger Federer who dispatched David Goffin in three sets: 6-2 6-1 6-4.
17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will begin his chase for his eight Wimbledon title in the 2014 tournament that starts on Monday. Federer recently revealed his sneakers for the upcoming matches, a Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour “Wimbledon” PE. Personalization comes in the form of his RF signature on the mid-foot and the Wimbledon […]
Robinsons is inspiring families to ‘Play Thirsty’ this summer by giving them some free and fun ways to enjoy tennis as part of the brand’s sponsorship of Wimbledon 2014. Robinsons has launched six ‘Play Thirsty’ tennis tutorials with brand ambassador Judy Murray, providing games for mums, dads and kids to play together whilst learning the […]
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club: Wimbledon guided tour – part 1 Wimbledon guided tour – part 2 Wimbledon Centre Court roof Court 3 : a new Show Court at Wimbledon Waiting in the Queue to Wimbledon Wimbledon Museum: The Queue exhibition The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum: Player Memorabilia Fashion and gear: Marketing: […]
Excerpt of Pete Sampras‘ autobiography A champion’s mind: “Todd Woodbridge had a career singles run at Wimbledon in 1997, making it all the way to the semifinals. Although he is one of the all-time doubles greats, Todd had trouble translating his skill to singles. He had geat technique and finesse, and he was very crafty. […]
Excerpt of Pete Sampras autobiography A champion’s mind: “When Paul (Annacone) and I arrived in England a few days after losing in the French, I appreciated the cool climate and those beautiful grass courts. It was like deleting every recent file on my mental hard drive and starting over. I really needed to regroup after […]
Excerpt of Pete Sampras autobiography A champion’s mind: “During the grass-court season, Todd Martin won two tiebreakers to beat me in the final at Queen’s Club, and I moved on to Wimbledon to defend my hard-earned title. I lost just one set, to Todd, as I served and volleyed my way to the final opposite […]