Monday, January 7, 2008

Australian Open Tennis: Coming Soon

Yes, just a week left before the start of Australian Open Tennis 2008. You know that it is the first major tournament of the year. It will take place in Melbourne.

If you want to know more information then you can read this detailed entry: Australian Open Tennis 2008: Some Reflections

Friday, January 4, 2008

Martina Hingis and Drug Problem in Tennis

Today, I was surprised to see that many people were searching about Martina Hingis. Martina Hingis is no longer a top name in female Tennis but she has been banned for taking drug. Venus Williams feels that drug problem is not a big issue in Tennis. I agree with her but I feel that Tennis officials should give more importance to this matter so that drug problem does not spread in this sports.

AFP wrote:

Venus Williams said Friday she did not believe drugs were a big problem in tennis after former world number one Martina Hingis was banned for two years for cocaine use.

"There are very few (cases)," the American told reporters in Hong Kong after her semi-final win in the JB Group Classic.

"In tennis it doesn't matter what you might take, it doesn't keep the ball in, it doesn't calm your nerves. It doesn't do any of that," she added.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Venus Williams Reaches Semi Final of J.B. Group Classic exhibition tennis

Venus Williams has reached at the semi final of J.B. Group Classic exhibition tennis tournament in Hong Kong. Six grand slam singles winner, Venus defeated Peng Shuai of China 6-1, 6-2 in the quarter final. The score line shows enough that Venus Williams reached at the last four comfortably. Venus will face Russian Elena Dementieva in the semi final whereas Maria Sharapova and Anna Chakvetadze will face each other in an ‘All Russian’ match in the other semi final match.

This is the last competitive tournament for these tennis stars to prepare themselves ahead of the Australian Open 2008, starting from 14 January 2008.

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VOA News

Marina Erakovic in ASB Classic Semifinals

Hardly anyone knows the name of Marina Erakovic. But she has caused a major upset in ASB Classic Semifinals. You know that ASB Classic is perhaps the premier tennis tournament in New Zealand. The good thing is that Marina Erakovic is from New Zealand and she defeated the top seed of the tournament to go to the seminal. So, the home crowd are happy with this. They are hoping that Marina Erakovic can go all the way and win the title.

Read more: Kiwi in tennis heaven