Friday, October 30, 2009

Serena Williams is the first semi-finalist player in Qatar

Serena Williams is passing a glorious time in her career in 2009. Recently, she has become the number one tennis player in WTA ranking. This USA contestant is now participating in the W.T.A. Sony Ericsson Championships. Now, she has become the first player to make a place in the semi-final round of the ongoing tournament in Doha. She has beaten Elena Dementieva by 6-2, 6-4. It was her third straight victory in the round-robin league.

However, you should want to know about Venus Williams. Venus Williams is the defending champion in this tournament. Her first victory came against Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4. It remained her possibility to play in the next round.

Now let us come to see tennis fans can see another final match between these two sisters.

Related article:

The New York Times

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Serena Williams will become top seeded player after 2009

Soon we are going to see a change in the WTA ranking. Naturally one question can come up to your mind that who will take the top position in the ranking. Ranking has already been finalized where U.S. tennis star Serena Williams will be the top seeded player. It is really great that she can finish 2009 with top position. Even any defeat can not push her from top position. Serena Williams will feel happy because she can regain her position. She proves her dominance in tennis court. However, it has come after current top seeded player Dinara Safina of Russia withdrew his name from the Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha. She has been pulled out after suffering from back injury. She could play only 13 minutes against Serb Jelena Jankovic. Now, after 2009 Dinara Safina will loss the dominance in tennis court. May be her career is going to be faded.

Related article:

RIANOVOSTI

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Roger Federer will get more Grand Slams: Pete Sampras says

What is your opinion about the former world number one tennis player Roger Federer? Do you think he will take retirement from tennis? Some of his fans think that it is the right time for their super star to take retirement from tennis and do something for the rest of his life. However, one of the legendary tennis players Pete Sampras thinks that Roger Federer has still left to get some more Grand Slam titles. Despite being top favorite in the US Open, he failed to get one more title after being beaten in the final round at the hand of Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina.

However, Pete Sampras is hopeful about Roger Federer. In this year, Roger Federer got his maiden Grand Slam in French Open and broke Sampras’s 14 major titles after winning a title in Wimbledon. He also hopes that Rafael Nadal will regain his top position and start dominance in tennis court.

I also support Pete Sampras’s suggestion. I think that Federer should continue his game and give us more entertainment. He is not much aged player. So, he has possibility to get some titles beside his name.

Related article:

AP

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Australian Tennis Star Mark Philippoussis gets Engaged with Actress Jennifer Esposito

Jennifer Esposito and Mark Philippoussis are two super stars from two different worlds. Jennifer Esposito is a well known American actress. On the other hand, Mark Philippoussis is an Australian profession tennis player. The 32-year-old tennis player Mark Philippoussis proposed to Jennifer Esposito. Now, they are happily engaged and enjoying their couple life together.

Mark Philippoussis attended in a reality dating show on the NBC. Here he had to choose his life partner between kitten and cougar. However, he did not have chosen any of them rather then taking the 36-year-old Jennifer Esposito.

Jennifer Esposito is the host of three famous reality TV programs- Samantha Who?" and "Rescue Me," and the Oscar-winner “Crash”.

Related article:

DAILY NEWS

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sania Mirza: Coming Back from the Worst?

Sania Mirza is still perhaps the queen of Indian female tennis but she is more famous now for her glamour and beauty rather than her professional skill. Well, I think that Sania is trying to make a comeback in tennis. Now, her singles ranking is 58 and her doubles ranking is 38. Not bad ranking considering the fact that she has suffered a lot of setbacks in the last one year.
Many fans in India will be happy to see her making a strong comeback at Australian Open Tennis 2010 in January. At this moment, she is in good touch and I think that she has enough time to practice for Australian Open 2010. 

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ana Ivanovic Should Take a Break

Ana Ivanovic is passing through a tough time right now. She is not in a good condition and her ranking is only dropping. Yes, she has won a lot of fame and money as a beautiful, hot and sexy female player but at the end of the day, glamour becomes irrelevant if you cannot perform well in tennis court. The main problem for Ivanovic is that she has been suffering from a number of injuries continuously and this matter destroyed her physical and mental strength. I think that she should take a long break and focus on her health and mind and then make a comeback. It will be good for her.

Related Article

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ricky Ponting said his team will continue dominance in ODI cricket against India

Australian Captain Ricky Ponting asks his teammates to continue their winning track against India. Ricky Ponting’s Australia will try their best to keep their dominant form in ODI format. It seems that their dominance form will be judged based on their performance against India if they can beat the host team or not. You should know that Australia’s dominance in ODI cricket has faded. So, it is a challenging game for the tourist team.

Australian cricket team is the winner of ICC Champions Trophy 2009. It was their second successive victory in this biennial ICC tournament. Though they lost the Ashes Test series to England but they could able to take the revenge after defeating the England team by 6-1 in a 7-match ODI series.

Australia last visited India two years ago where they beat the home side by 4-2 in ODI series. The 34-year-old Ricky Ponting is the most experienced player in his team. He has experienced to play in India. I think that his experience will help the young side to lead in a right way.

Indian cricket team is under huge pressure after getting early elimination from Champions Trophy. Now, India will have to perform well to prove their strength and dominance in home ground. It is a nice chance for Indian cricket team to precede their position in ODI ranking.

You should know that this time Australia will have to travel without their key legend players like Shane Warne, Matthew Hayden, Glen McGrath and Adam Gilchrist etc. Let us come to see how young player performs in India.

Related article:

THE CANADIAN PRESS

Monday, October 19, 2009

Rafael Nadal was beaten at the hand of Nikolay Davydenko in Shanghai Masters final

Shanghai Masters tennis has finished with the final match between top seeded player Rafael Nadal and Nikolay Davydenko. In this match, Nikolay Davydenko beat Spanish opponent Rafael Nadal 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 to claim the title. This will boost him to find a chance of reaching the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals. It was his fourth title this year. He got $616,500 as a match winning prize money. However, Nadal earned half of the amount ($302,000) as runners-up.

The 28-year-old Nikolay Davydenko is a Russian player who is now in 8th ranked by the ATP tour. No doubt, he showed his resistant form and earned the victory.

Rafael Nadal should seek his form and try to make dominance in tennis court. He is not in good form.

Related article:

Bloomberg.com

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic has got place in the semi-final of Shanghai Masters

Injury has taken a big role in the on going Shanghai Masters tennis and this matter has helped the top seeded player Rafael Nadal and veteran Novak Djokovic to get their place in the semi-final round of this tournament. Ivan Ljubicic’s leg problem pushed him taking retirement after a 3-6, 6-3 win against the top seeded Spaniard. Nadal have not won any big trophy since the Rome Masters in May. He will face unseeded opponent Feliciano Lopez in semi-finla.

However, Novak Djokovic got an easy win against Rainer Schuettler 6-4, 6-2. This victory leads him to get another big trophy.

Because of injury problem we lost many veteran players from this tournament. This matter has decreased the excitement of this tournament.

Related article:

AFP

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Venkatesh Prasad and Robin Singh has been sacked as India coach

I feel surprise when I heard that India’s cricket chiefs have sacked their bowling and fielding coach without any reason. Even these two coaches have not been noticed about the reason of their remove. Board members may take this decision after India’s poor performance and early exit in the recently concluded Champions Trophy in South Africa. It seems that board members can not depend on them.

Bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad involved with Indian cricket team since May 2007 in a tour series against Bangladesh. I think that he can not produce any good face bowler yet. Even his guidance can not help India team to get any big trophy.

India is always poor in ground fielding. Except few players no one could show any resistance in ground fielding. So, we can say that Robin Singh can not develop the fielding line up.

However, board members will have to find someone for these places. Let us come to see who will be selected for these positions.

Related article:

Australia Network News

Friday, October 16, 2009

Rahul Dravid will Give Up ODI Format of Cricket Game?

The exclusion of Rahul Dravid from ODI squad against Australia made former Captain Sourav Ganguly surprise. I also have become surprised when I have not seen his name in the 15-man squad. You should know that this matter has become one of the most talked topics among cricket fans. This experienced batsman failed to impress selectors. May be selectors are doing some experiment.

Rahul Dravid was one of the potential players in Indian cricket and involved in batting trio. However, it was past. Now, he is struggling hard to make his place in the national squad. The true fact is that he is not in prime form. His position in ODI cricket is under the threat of existence. Now, some of his fans raised question about his future career in Indian cricket. Do you think Rahul Dravid can make his return in the squad? I have doubt about it.

He is now 36 years old player and after few months he will turn 37. So, you can easily understand that he has become aged. I think that it is the right time for him to take retirement from all types of cricket game and give more effort to do something related about cricket.

Related article:

THE TIMES OF INDIA

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic is in the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters

Top seeded player Rafael Nadal has got a straight-set win and moved into the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters. He has beaten Tommy Robredo 6-1, 6-4. Nadal had to face a tough challenge in the second set. He is aiming to get his first title since Rome Masters in May. He has already won five tournaments this year. He got his major victory in Australian Open. He is going to face Ljubicic in the quarterfinal round.

Novak Djokovic is another player who secured his place in the quarterfinal round. He had to face and bet German qualifier Rainer Schuettler 6-4, 6-2. Djokovic struggled hard to get victory in the first set. He will play against Gilles Simon in quarterfinal.

Related article:

kentucky.com

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Argentina will take on Uruguay in a do or die match

Just after few hours later Argentina will take on Uruguay in an important match to be a qualified team for the next year’s FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa. It is an important match for both Argentina and Uruguay because one more victory can give them chance to make a place in the World Cup tournament. It is sure that no team wants to miss the chance to get benefit from this match. Argentina remains their hope of playing World Cup after beating Peru 2-1. Now, Argentine Coach Diego Maradona is going to face a tough challenge in this match. Now, his fans will be watching to see if his team can beat Uruguay or not.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Andrew Flintoff Wants to Play Australia’s Domestic Cricket

English all rounder Andrew Flintoff has got much media coverage for the last few months. Recently, he has come under spot light after revealing his thought to play domestic cricket before the end of his career. This one of the best all rounders has already announced his retirement from Test cricket. He had to undergo surgery and now recovering from knee injury. He says that one more injury can end his cricket career. He is now worried about his injury.

Andrew Flintoff is the first freelance cricketer. That is why, he rejected ECB’s offer to play for national cricket team. He is now just 31 years old player. I also support his decision. He has taken the right decision. He can continue his career in cricket may be more than 5 years. So, it is the right chance to earn money.

Andrew Flintoff wants to be one of the best performances in the shortest version of cricket game. Let us come to see if he can give full effort in cricket after recovering from injury.

Related article:

AFP

Monday, October 12, 2009

Justine Henin has got wildcard to play Australian Open 2010

Justine Henin has made her return to the tennis court after coming out of retirement last month. Her decision of taking retirement was her own decision. She took this decision in May 2008. At that time she was ranked No. 1. Now, her coach Carlos Rodriguez said that she will be in great shape in this competition.

Now, this 27-year-old former world number one woman tennis player has got wildcard to play in the 2010 Australian Open. She is the seven-time Grand Slam Singles champion. Last she won Australian Open in 2004 at Melbourne Park.

It is true that Henin is at the edge of her career. Then it is expected that she will give her best performance.

Related article:

Bloomberg.com

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Cancer Treatment Centers of America: Andre Agassi will face Todd Martin in the final round

Andre Agassi is the name of legend tennis player. He played tennis for long time and made many records. He again shows that he is still strong to play in a competitive match. He has reached in the final round of Cancer Treatment Centers of America tournament. He will face Todd Martin in the final round. He bet Wayne Ferreira by 6-3, 6-3 to ensure his place in the final round.

Andre Agassi took retirement from tennis after losing a match in a third round of U.S. Open 2006. His participation of this tournament is the first ever competitive match after retirement. He has record of winning all four major titles. It is seen that he is still young at the age of 39.

Related article:

ESPN

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic has moved into the semi-final of China Open 2009

China Open has become much more competitive after two top players get a place in the semi-final round. Spanish player Rafael Nadal is one of them who had to beat Marat Safin of Russia 6-3, 6-1 in Beijing. Another lucky player is Serbian Novak Djokovic. He had defeated Fernando Verdasco of Spain 6-3, 1-6, 6-1.

It is a matter of great joy for the fans of these two super stars. It is sure that Rafael Nadal is the favorite contestant in this competition. So, I will not be surprised if he gets the trophy. However, this star player can face touch challenge against Novak Djokovic if both can move in the final round. Novak Djokovic is in good position in the ranking.

The most important thing is that the 39-year-old Andre Agassi has got his first competitive win against Mikael Pernfors of Sweden in the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. He bet him by 6-2, 7-5.

Related article:

The Seattle Times

Friday, October 9, 2009

Will Amelie Mauresmo Take Retirement From Tennis?

Amelie Mauresmo is a name of veteran woman tennis player. She is the former world No. 1 female tennis player. This 30-year-old Frenchwoman is feeling doubt when it comes about taking retirement decision. She is currently ranked 20 in the world. On her website, she said that she can not find any desire to come back to competition after returning from US Open a month ago. She had been exit from second round to Aleksandra Wozniak in this competition. She is now fighting with herself now. Can she make up her mind to make another successful come back in tennis? She has got two Grand Slam titles in 2006. It is sure that she has become aged and it is the best time to take retirement or do something different.

Related article:

AP

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Where the Davis Cup Final Match will be Held?

Tennis federation is now doubt about selecting a venue for the final match of Davis Cup between Spain and the Czech Republic. They can not yet fix the venue. It may be either Valencia or Barcelona. You may know that final match will be played in December 4-6, 2009. According to the Spanish tennis federation, it has been revealed that Tenerife and Malaga had rejected to host this game. Valencia’s bid is under investigation. Executive director of International Tennis Federation, Paul Smith, will analyze their bid. To know the venue, we have to wait till Saturday. They will fix the venue till that time. You should have known that Spain is the defending champion team.

Related article:

AP

Shakib Al Hasan Named Wisden Test Player of the Year 2009

All rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been awarded the Wisden Test Player of the Year 2009 award for his excellent all round performance during the period between September 2008 and August 2009. Bangladesh vice captain was instrumental behind Bangladesh’s test series win in West Indies. During this period, Shakib scored 498 runs at 35.57 and picked up 45 wickets at an average of 23 claiming five-wickets on five occasions.


Other contenders of the award were Indian opener Gautam Gambhir, South African opener Graeme Smith, Indian star Sachin Tendulkar and South African all rounder Jacques Kallis. Gambhir and Smith came second and third respectively, while Tendulkar and Kallis were tied at the fourth place.


Shakib Al Hasan is delighted at this achievement and said that he always works hard to become the best cricketer and does not get upset for failures. He also said that Bangladesh has now a number of match winners and believes that Bangladesh would be a much better side after few years.


Related article:

AFP

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Serena Williams is No 1 player in Women Tennis

Serena Williams is an American tennis player but she is one of the best tennis players at her time. This thing has been proved when she moved into the top position in the women’s tennis ranking. Now, she is in the leading position. Regaining top position has become a matter of joy for this veteran tennis player. This position was belonged to Dinara Safina of Russia. After winning the second round match against Ekaterina Makarova of Russia at the China Open in Beijing on Tuesday, she has reached the milestone. She took little bit more than one hour to get the victory. On the other hand, Dinara Safina has received her defeat against Zhang Shuai of China in the second round.

Ranking will be released and updated next week.

Related article:

The Seattle Times

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Champions League Twenty20: Who will get the first prize money?

The main prize money of the Champions League Twenty20 is US$2.5 Million. The winner of this event will get this amount of money. The main attraction should be that who will get this prize money. Millions of fans will be eyeing to see the champion team. Twelve teams will be involved in a fight for this prestigious and lucrative prize money. Now, only one question may come in your mind is that who will be the lucky team.

BCCI’s featuring Champions League Twenty20 is now in the centre attraction. It will start from October 8 and it will end with the final match which is scheduled to be held on 23rd October.

Related article:

THE ROAR

Monday, October 5, 2009

Andrew Flintoff is Anxious About Injury

English all rounder Andrew Flintoff is now worried about his cricket career. If his injury creates any problem, he will leave all types of cricket game.

This 31-year-old player had to undergo knee surgery after falling into injury during the Ashes series. He is supposed to recover soon. It is not a new thing for him. He had six operations in last four years and he thinks that one more injury will end his international career. However, this one of the best all rounder have taken retirement from Test cricket. Fans are passionately waiting to see him in the playing ground. You already know that this player came under lime light after announcing his keenness to be freelance player.

Related article:

PEOPLE.co.uk

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Ricky Ponting will touch Sachin Tendulkar’s benchmark

Sachin Tendulkar is a veteran cricketer. This 36-year-old batsman has created benchmark which is now being followed by other cricketers of the world. Australian skipper and batsman Ricky Ponting is now dreaming to touch the record. He is the third batsman to have scored 12000 runs in ODI cricket. Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar is in leading position of this list. He has already scored 16903 runs in 430 ODIs at an average of 44.48.

Ricky Ponting has devoted 15 years to his country. He made his ODI debut in 1995 and till then he is involved with Australia cricket team. In his career, he has made 28 centuries. His unbeaten 111-run helped Australia team to get victory against England cricket team in the first semi-final of ICC Champions Trophy 2009. Let us see how long he can continue his career.

Related article:

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Friday, October 2, 2009

Australia Will Take on England in a knock-out Round

Both England and Australia met each other in the semi-final round of Champions Trophy in 2004. Thanks to Michael Vaughn and Trescothick they could beat Australia team. Now, they have got another chance to beat their old rival team Australia. Today the first semi-final match of Champions Trophy will be played at SuperSport Park, Centurion. This match will kick off from 14:30 local time (12:30 GMT). England people hope that their cricket team will make the repetition of the record. On the other hand, Australia will look for revenge. It is an important match for both of them as they will play in the knock out round. It is the last chance for both Australia and England to get a victory and move into the final round. Who do you think can win the match: Australia or England?