Saturday, August 22, 2009

Roger Federer Favorite for US Open 2009 among Betters

Wimbledon and French Open winner Roger Federer is now left to win the US Open grand slam tournament to finish another year with three grand slam titles. Federer is always favorite when it comes to US Open as he is the reigning champion of Flashing Meadows for the last five years. Well, the betters feel in the same way too as Federer appeared top most favorite among the betters for US Open 2009, starting from 30 August.

Roger Federer became the winner of record 15 grand slam singles titles by winning French Open 2009 title couple of months back. Well, it is true that Rafael Nadal was not at his top form during French Open this year, mostly because of his knee injury. However, Nadal is still the second favorite among the betters to win US Open 2009, even though the Spaniard has just returned from a 10-week rehabilitation period following a surgery on his knee.

Serbian star Novak Djokovic takes the third place in the list, followed by Juan Martin Del Porto, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Fernado Verdasco, Nikolay Davydenko, Robin Soderling and Fernando Gonzalez in the list of top ten favorites. Well, I think, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray could also be very tough to break in US Open 2009.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dinara Safina lost to Aravane Rezai in the second round

Top seeded player Dinara Safina lost to Aravane Rezai of France in the second round at the WTA Tour event. She has been beaten 3-6, 6-2, and 6-4 by her opponent. It was the second upset in this tournament after Venus Williams’s early exit from the second round. There was hardly anyone who could expect that he will fail to come back in the match. Dinara Safina finished the game with 17 faults.

After the early exit of these two great players, this tournament has lost much of its attraction and excitement.

However, second seeded player Serena Williams is still in her prime form. She has defeated Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova by 6-3, 6-2 and moved in the third round. I think that she can hold the trophy.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Kateryna Bondarenko beats Venus Williams in the second round of Rogers Cup

Third seeded player Venus Williams has been beaten at the hand of Kateryna Bondarenko by 1-6, 7-5 and 6-4. This defeat came in the second round of the Rogers Cup which took place in Toronto. Her opponent player Kateryna Bondarenko is now number 64 seeded player. For the first time, she took part at this tournament since 1997. It was obviously an early exit for Venus Williams. She was top favorite player in this tournament. So, her early exit means that this tournament has lost half of the excitement. However, 11th seeded payer Ana Ivanovic has moved one step ahead after beating the Magdalena Rybarikova by 2-6, 6-3, 6-2. Ivanovic is one of the most favorite and probable players to have won the trophy.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

US Open 2009 will begin soon

2009 US Open will begin soon. It is scheduled to start from 31st September and fans will enjoy this tournament to 13th September. Matches of this tournament will take place at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows. It is one of the four Grand Slam tournaments which take place every year. It is heard that former world number 1 tennis player in women tennis, Kim Clijsters, is expected to make his come back with this year’s U.S. Open.

Roger Federer is one of the top favorite male tennis players in this year’s U.S Open. Now, another great player and former world number one tennis palyer Rafael Nadal will make his return after recovering from injury.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Rafael Nadal is fit and ready to make his comeback

Fans are expecting to see Rafael Nadal in the tennis court. This former world No. 1 was suffering from knee injury and that is why, he had to go under surgery. Now, it is time to make his comeback and it could happen in the upcoming US Open. The good news is that he is fit to play any type of tennis game. He returns with Rogers Cup. Some say that his enter in the tennis court means an unannounced threat against all the top players. You may know that he could not play the Wimbledon due to his injury. I think that Roger Federer will become sleepless after hearing this news.

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Dinara Safina Out of Los Angeles WTA Tournament

World no. 1 Dinara Safina failed to reach the last eight of the Los Angles WTA tournament. The top seed Russian was handed a shocking defeat by Chinese star Zheng Jie who won the three-set match 7-5 4-6 6-4. With this victory Zheng reached the quarter final of the tournament and is now ready to face rising Australian star Samantha Stosur in the last eight of the tournament.

Zheng Jie started the game pretty well winning the first set 7-5, but faced huge challenge from the Russian who won the next one 6-4 pretty easily. In fact, Safina was on course of winning the match when she was leading 4-2 in the third and the deciding set. However, Zheng Jie had something different in her mind as she won the next four sets to clinch an excellent victory.

Safina has not been in good form since attaining the top place in WTA ranking. The Russian failed to reach the final of Wimbledon 2009 and now has failed to reach the quarterfinal in Los Angles. However, despite Safina’s fall, Russian tennis fans have something to cherish on as former world no. 1 Maria Sharapova reached the last eight of the tournament winning over Alona Bondarenko in a three-set game, even though she started the game losing the first set.

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Venus Williams face Marion Bartoli in the final round of WTA Bank of the West Classic tournament

Venus Williams is perhaps one of the leading female tennis players at her time. She plays a dominant role in tennis court. She is always top favorite team and most of the time we see her in the final round. It seems that final round is a secured place for her in any tournament. However, at the WTA Bank of the West Classic tournament, she moves in the final round. In the final round, she will face Marion Bartoli of France. She beats Elena Dementieva by 6-0, 6-1 and secured her position. Now, she needs one more victory to be the champion of this tournament. Marion Bartoli bet Samantha Stosur in the second round 6-3, 1-6 and 6-1.

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Stanford Tennis: Samantha Stosur Defeated Top Seed Serena Williams

Top seed Serena Williams suffered a shocking at the hands of Australian Samantha Stosur. Thus, Serena’s nine-match winning steak has been ended. With the 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory, Stosur has ensured her semi-final progress at the Stanford Tennis competition. The Aussie would face Marion Bartoli in the semi final as the French defeated Jelena Jankovic to make her way to the last four. Stosur is naturally very much delighted after such a big victory. The 25-year-old admitted that it was one of her best victories of her career. Now, she wants to make it to the final by winning the semi final match.

Samantha Stosur started off very well against Serena Williams who was underperformed in the game. Stosur took the first set 6-2, but the American bounced back in the second set strongly to win it by 3-6. However, Samantha Stosur once again showed her skill and talent to outperform Serena Williams in the third set 6-2, and thus, ensuring an excellent victory. Meanwhile, Serena’s elder sister Venus Williams defeated former world no. 1 Maria Sharapova in another quarter final match.

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