Thursday, July 5, 2012
DAILY TENNIS NEWS - BRIEFS
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Being Number One
Djokovic has been the world No. 1 for one year. The Serb took over the
spot a year ago from Rafael Nadal and has not relinquished his grip.
"It was obviously
always my ambition and my career goal to be the best at what I do," said
the top seed. "I've been dedicating my whole life to this sport, and I
was able to achieve my goals last year in Wimbledon to win my dream
tournament and then become No. 1," said Djokovic.
Without a Coach,
Tsonga Consults Other Players
Wilfried Tsonga is the only member of the top 10 without a coach, but he
continues to make strides even though many players believe itís critical
to have another person watching their technique and plotting match
strategies for them.
"Even if I'm alone, I
like to ask," he said. "I like to learn from the others. So every time,
when I play, I try to have some advice from other guy like Guy Forget or
Arnaud Clťment and players who are still on the tour."
Playing Under the Roof
Williams has been playing at Wimbledon since she was 16 years old, has
won the title singles titles four times and experienced a whole spectrum
of emotions on Centre Court. But playing under the closed roof was a new
experience for somebody on course for her 14th Grand Slam
victory, and an atmosphere in which she reveled.
ďI loved the sound of
the balls. Itís kind of like a whoosh and a pop. Itís really cool. Itís
almost like a video game, but youíre playing. It kind of flies through
and you hear it when it lands. I really like playing indoors.íí
tennis world only really began to become familiar with German Angelique
Kerber at the 2011 US Open, when she stunned an in-form Agnieszka
Radwanska. Ten months later, the left hander has become a significant
player, cracking the top eight and now reaching her second Grand Slam
Today she will face
Radwanska again, this time in the Wimbledon semifinals. Her road has
been long and arduous. but she is now reaping the benefits of her hard
Murray is a
Murray is extremely cosmopolitan in his sporting tastes; he loves
watching both soccer and boxing but has also revealed himself to be an
ardent fan of NBA Basketball and maintains he gains inspiration in his
long standing quest to end a 76 year for a British champion at Wimbledon
by the patient success of Miami Heat star LeBron James.
Georgia Tech Names
Harmon Head Womenís Coach
Tech announced it has hired Rodney Harmon as head coach of their womenís
team replacing Bryan Shelton who has moved to the University of Florida.
Harmon has been a long-time USTA coach and director of menís tennis, as
well as the US Olympic menís team in 2008. He most recently was the
director of tennis at a country club in Jacksonville, Florida.
Tennis Job of the Day
The USTA Midwest
Section is seeking a tennis representative to serve Indiana tennis
market. Contact 317 577 5130.
Larsonís Tennis Jobs publishes a weekly list of available tennis jobs
throughout the US market. For a free sample of the current list, just
firstname.lastname@example.org and say you want a free sample.
Collection of Tennis Images For Sale
professional tennis photographer has been shooting for almost 40 years
at all the major and minor tennis tournaments for the wires systems,
daily newspapers, magazines and advertising agencies. He has been to
venues all over the world and has compiled tennis images (archives) of
all the professionals and some juniors. The images have all been
preserved in a temperature-controlled environment and are color
positives (slides), color and black & white negatives and contact
sheets, as well as digital. There are in excess of 400,000 images and
they are for sale. Seller will transfer copyright and will give total
usage to the purchaser. Lists available with players, tournaments,
dates, etc. For more information please contact 954-448-4999.
Investor Wants to Buy a Club in The Great Boston Area
Investor is interested in purchasing a tennis club in the The Great
Boston Area or a part of equity. Long-term leasing with the buy-out
option would be considered..
email@example.com or call 617 480 2971.
Vermont Club for Sale
club for sale in Southern Vermont. A 2-indoor, 2-outdoor court facility
ideal for tennis professional husband/wife team. Recent renovations
include: New lighting system for indoor courts, new fitness facility,
lounge and locker rooms. Call or e-mail Bob Cofer at (860)482-9424 or
Wimbledon Four-Ball Cans for Sale
limited number of unused Slazenger Wimbledon Ultra Vis tennis balls are
Cans are priced at $17.50 each, plus $2.00 for shipping. Four cans are
$60.00 plus postage. Delivery in USA only.
firstname.lastname@example.org Makes a great prize for Wimbledon events or