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Wimbledon: Shaq, the big tennis fan; Victoria Azarenka loves Lionel Messi

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Here’s a new nickname for Shaquille O’Neal: The Big Tennis Fan.The former NBA star — who famously dubbed himself Shaq-Fu, Diesel, Superman and The Big Aristotle, among other monikers — showed up at Wimbledon on Monday.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Injured Azarenka out of French Open

Victoria Azarenka AP FILE PHOTO

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka pulled out of the French Open on Monday as she struggles to recover from a foot injury.

Posted: May 19th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Manila Mavericks join world tennis league

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Five top local corporations are expected to either pool their resources or outbid one another to raise $8 million and finance the Manila franchise of the International Premier Tennis League that will pit the top players in the world as well as past icons of the sport.

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Tennis | Read More »

Tennis greats to visit PH as Manila hosts first leg of IPTL

Britain's Andy Murray returns the ball during a Madrid Open tennis tournament match against Nicolas Almagro from Spain, in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. AP

Because of the ongoing political unrest in Thailand, the first leg of the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) which features the top current and former tennis players in the world will be played here instead of Bangkok.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Azarenka’s Australian run ends in QF loss

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus walks off the court after her quarterfinal loss to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. AP

Victoria Azarenka’s 18-match winning streak at the Australian Open ended in an upset 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 quarterfinal loss to Agnieszka Radwanska on Wednesday to continue the flow of stars tumbling out of the season’s first major.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Azarenka ends tense rematch with a little bling

Victoria Azarenka AP FILE PHOTO

Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka shifted the spotlight from a tense rematch to her personal life with a center-court remark to rapper boyfriend Redfoo, she wants a ring with bling.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Tennis in a sauna? Heat wave hits Australian Open

Tennis fans protect themselves from the sun during a first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. AP

One player fainted mid-match as temperatures topped 42C (108F) at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Others said it felt like they were playing tennis in a sauna, or on a frying pan that sizzled their soles.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Federer, Azarenka advance as heat wave arrives

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates his win over James Duckworth of Australia after their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday. AP

Roger Federer kept his cool on a scorching hot second day at the Australian Open, starting his record 57th consecutive Grand Slam tournament with a straight-sets victory in his first competitive match in front of new coach Stefan Edberg.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Tennis: Azarenka shrugs off Serena favorite tag

Victoria Azarenka. AP FILE PHOTO

Defending champion Victoria Azarenka Sunday insisted she doesn’t care that Serena Williams is seen as favorite to win the Australian Open and indicated her motivation was high to beat the world number one.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Azarenka fighting to get fit for 2014

Victoria Azarenka AP file photo

World number two Victoria Azarenka said Friday she was battling to get her fitness back on track after a disappointing 2013 as she prepared to face world number one Serena Williams in Thailand.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Azarenka talks down chances of WTA Championships win challenge over

Victoria Azarenka. AP FILE PHOTO

Victoria Azarenka implied her season was all but over after a 6-4 6-3 loss to Jelena Jankovic on Wednesday delivered a significant blow to her chances of making a challenge for Serena Williams’ title at the WTA Championships.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

WTA Championships: Li Na gets chance of atonement against Azarenka

Li Na AFP

Li Na has a chance to atone for her ill fortune in one of the most dramatic Grand Slam finals in recent years as the round robin draw in the WTA Championships gives her a certain meeting with Victoria Azarenka this week.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

China Open: Petkovic defeats her second former champion

Andrea Petkovic of Germany hits a return to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their first round tennis match at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on September 30, 2013. Petkovic won 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. AFP

Andrea Petkovic continued her stunning form at the China Open by dumping out former Roland Garros winner Svetlana Kuznetsova 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in her second-round match Wednesday.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

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