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KSwiss Desert Smash 3/8/11

The 7th Annual KSwiss Desert Smash looks to be a smashing success so far. Stars showed up today at La Quinta Resort & Club for some tennis fun in the sun, including Fernando Verdasco, Dinara Safina, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Igor Andreev, Stan Wawrinka, Bob and Mike Bryan, Sam Querrey, Mardy Fish, Novak Djokovic and Caroline Wozniacki!

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Lysacek Talks Tennis In NY Mag

In an article with New York Magazine, Gold Medal-winning figure skater Evan Lysacek  talks about Rise, a documentary commemorating the 50th anniversary of a tragic plane crash that killed the entire 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team, and talks about  how figure skating is misunderstood. A particular part of the interview stuck out to me, especially his references […]

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Bellucci, Almagro Kick Off Brazil Open

São Paulo native Thomaz Bellucci and Spaniard Nicolas Almagro participated of an unusual campaign today to promote the beginning of the Brazil Open, which starts tomorrow. The two played miniature tennis in the streets of the Pillory, under the row of the Olodum. Afterward, the two played music on large drums. Bellucci said of the large […]

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Tennis Stars Stars Serve Up Dishes At Taste Of Tennis

Last night, some of the bests of the tennis world gathered at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne to pair up with some of the bests in the culinary world. Alicia Molik, Pat Cash, Sam Groth, Sam Stosur, Fernando Verdasco, Caroline Wozniacki and many more tried their hands at serving up a delicious dish. It helped to […]

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ATP Launches “Game On” Campaign

The ATP has launched its latest advertising campaign at the start of the 2011 tennis season: GAME ON. The tagline of the campaign, “GAME ON. Every shot. Every point. Every game counts,” will be featured in ads around the world in hopes of targeting existing fans and developing a new, younger fan base. The campaign […]

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Del Potro Practices In Sydney

Juan Martin del Potro hit the practice courts at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney today, donning a Nike “Attitude” T-shirt, which retails for $30 on Nike.com. (Photos: AP)

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Becker Ousts Verdasco In Brisbane

Germany’s Benjamin Becker made many girls cry by defeating third-seeded Fernando Verdasco, and his mohawk, 6-1, 6-7, 6-3 at the Brisbane International. The 53rd-ranked Becker improved to a 6-17 record against Top 10 player. Ironically, his last top-10 win also came against Verdasco, last September in Bangkok. (Photos: Getty Images)

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Kim Clijsters In Jeopardy (The Game Show)

I was watching Jeopardy tonight during dinner only to see a familiar face and hear a clue I knew. The category was 21st Century Athletes (for $400): The picture above was shown (taken with my Blackberry off of my television) and Alex Trebek read: “Seen here, this Belgian tennis star has won two straight U.S. […]

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Verdasco, Roddick, Stepanek & Fish Practice In Brisbane

ATP No. 9 Fernando Verdasco got some fitness in on court yesterday while he waits for his part in the Brisbane International Tennis Tournament to get underway, but instead with a different kind of ball – a football. He told the ATP World Tour he’s excited for a good start and will try to do […]

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Reflections: Guide To The Aussie Language

With all of the tournaments down under this month (Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne), you might be hearing some new vocabulary being used. For the non-Aussies, I give you – Aussie words and phrases you might need to know to survive tennis season in Australia (that may or may not have anything to do with tennis). Please […]

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