Sunday, August 24, 2008

Rafael Nadal, Elena Dementieva Won Singles Gold Media in Tennis at Beijing Olympic Games

Rafael Nadal and Elena Dementieva won gold medals in men’s and women’s singles events respectively at Beijing Olympics Games 2008. Nadal defeated Fernando Gonzalez from Chile in the men’s singles final at Beijing. In the gold medal match, Nadal recorded a 6-3, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 victory to clinch his first ever Olympic gold medal. After winning two back-to-back grand slam tournaments in French Open and Wimbledon, Nadal was favorite for Olympic Gold medal.

In women’s singles, Elena Dementieva defeated compatriot Dinara Safina by 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 after coming back from a set down. Actually, Safina’s 17 double faults also helped Dementieva to bounce back in the gold medal match. Going into the match on 15-match unbeaten streak, Safina was favorite for the final, but Dementiena showed excellent performance to turn the match in her favor.

In women’s doubles, Williams sisters clinched gold medal defeating Spanish pair Virginia Ruano Pascual and Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-2, 6-0. Though Roger Federer, who came to play at Beijing as world no. 1 in singles, failed to win any medal in men’s singles, the Swiss captured his first Olympic gold at Beijing Olympic in doubles as he along with fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Simon Aspelin and Thomas Johansson pair from Sweden 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 in the gold medal match.

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Ana Ivanovic Losing Number One Ranking

Are you a fan of Ana Ivanovic? If so, then a terrible bad news is waiting for you. You know that after winning French Open, Ana Ivanovic became the number one player in world tennis. She lost badly in Wimbledon 2008m but it did not destroy her number one ranking. Now, it seems that she is going to lose the top spot next week to Jelena Jankovic.

CNN reported:

Jankovic will replace fellow Serbian compatriot Ana Ivanovic, who will have held the No. 1 spot for nine weeks. French Open champion Ivanovic was the first Serbian to achieve the feat when she took over from Russia's Maria Sharapova on June 9.

The announcement came after the 23-year-old Jankovic thought she had missed her fourth opportunity this year to reach the summit following her shock defeat by 19-year-old Dominika Cibulkova in the Rogers Cup quarterfinals in Montreal.

I am happy for Jelena Jankovic. She really deserves to be number one. She is serious and professional and focused for on her Tennis. On the other hand, Ana Ivanovic gives perhaps equal attention to Tennis and becoming a sexy celebrity.