All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Tennis’

Emma Stone To Play Billie Jean King Against Steve Carell’s Bobby Riggs

The legendary tennis match “Battle of the Sexes” was a big victory for female athletes. Now Fox Searchlight will be bringing that epic gender fight to the screen, with Emma Stone playing Billie Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs. In a surprise announcement, Fox Searchlight has scheduled the movie to begin shooting this fall, with husband and wife …

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Martina Hingis Pairs Up With Leander Paes For Australian Open

After already retiring twice from tennis, Martina Hingis remains a strong player in her chosen sport. The 34-year-old professional player from Switzerland was tagged by Leander Paes to play for a mixed event at the upcoming Australia Open. In a statement that Paes released during the Premier Tennis League (PTL) media interaction in June, the 14-time Grand Slam champion said …

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Andy Murray And Kim Sears Are Getting Hitched

Andy Murray, who is currently in the Philippines for a couple of exhibition matches, has proposed to his longtime sweetheart Kim Sears. According to reports, the proposal happened on Wednesday, November 26. Murray and Sears have been together for nine years now. The couple met back at the US Open back in 2005, when they were still teenagers. Despite being …

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Brooke Shields Talks Agassi’s Trophy Smashing Fit

In her soon to be released memoir There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me, actress Brooke Shields writes about her failed marriage to tennis icon Andre Agassi, and alleges he has a jealousy complex. Shields, 49, goes on the mention an instance in which Agassi, 44, smashed his Wimbledon trophy after the actress made …

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Caroline Wozniacki Forgot To Take The Money, $1.45 Million!

Tennis sweetheart Caroline Wozniacki, currently holding the seventh spot in the world rankings, was said to be more excited about New York Fashion Week than her U.S. Open runner-up winnings. She was apparently so excited that she left the tournament without claiming her $1.45M prize money. After losing to her close personal friend Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final …

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Li Na: Chinese Tennis Champion Retires Due To Chronic Knee Injuries

Tennis superstar, Li Na, has announced her immediate retirement from the sport saying her chronic knee injuries cause so much pain that she is no longer able to give 100% to her game. The current world No. 6 is the first Chinese player to win a grand slam singles champion title, which she won twice, in the French Open in …

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Martina Navratilova Proposes At US Open

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova proposed to her longtime girlfriend Julia Lemigova at the US Open at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City on Saturday, September 6. Navratilova, 57, could be seen wearing a white ensemble as she got down on one knee to pop the question. Lemigova wore a black pencil skirt and a black and white V-neck …

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Althea Gibson Honored With Google Doodle On Birthday

Althea Gibson is the subject of a new Google Doodle currently gracing the search engine’s homepage in the U.S. The tennis legend was born on this day in 1927. Gibson was the first black athlete to play international tennis, and became the first to win a Grand Slam title (the French Open). She also won both Wimbledon and the U.S. …

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Caroline Wozniacki Break-Up Key to McIlroy’s Success

On Sunday, Rory McIlroy sealed a fantastic stretch of golf over the past three months by winning the 2014 PGA Championship over a hard-charging Phil Mickelson. Unlike his previous win at the British Open, McIlroy faced great challenges during the last round of competition. Despite the obstacles, however, McIlroy was able to win his second, consecutive major event, putting him …

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Serena Williams Recovers From ‘Viral Illness’, Will Defend Swedish Open Title

After retiring at Wimbledon from her doubles match with sister Venus Williams, Serena Williams is now doing well and will be returning to the court to defend her Swedish Open title on July 14. Tournament director Nina Wennerstrom confirmed Williams’ participation through an email sent to ESPN. Before retiring from last Wednesday’s game, Williams looked disoriented and had trouble catching …

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Serena Williams Exits Doubles Match At Wimbledon Due To Ailment

Serena Williams was out of her game on Saturday. During the warm up for her doubles match against Kristina Barrois and Stefanie Vögele, she looked disoriented and had trouble picking up the tennis balls. On Saturday, Williams said that she did not know what she did wrong, referring to her loss to Alize Cornet. “Usually I do. Usually I know …

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Venus Williams Loses in Third Round at Wimbledon

While she has not experienced much success in recent years, many thought that this year was potentially the year Venus Williams would once again prove why she is one of the greatest to ever play the game of tennis. Battling Sjogren’s Syndrome and various illnesses and injuries over the past three years, Venus had finally gotten in playing-shape once again. …

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