SHARAPOVA TO FEATURE IN NZ ASB CLASSIC

Tennis rave of the moment Maria Sharapova is set to make a return to the New Zealand ASB Classic, according to reports.


She has come under fire from all quarters following her return from suspension after she was found guilty for testing positive to a banned substance.

Other WTA top stars have spoken publicly against her return but Sharapova and her team have gladly returned the favour. The tennis stars say Sharapova should not handed wild cards to tournaments as it sends a bad signal about doping.

Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard asked that Sharapova be banned for life, labelling her a cheat. In contrast the tournament director for the ASB Classic Karl Budge has said Sharapova would return for the event. Continue reading SHARAPOVA TO FEATURE IN NZ ASB CLASSIC

SIX TENNIS PLAYERS DETAINED IN MATCH-FIXING INVESTIGATION

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April 1, 2017

Spanish government have detained 34 persons, together with six tennis players, involved in a tennis match-fixing network that made more than $500,000 from lower-tier tournaments in Spain and Portugal.


Police stated Thursday that operation Futures probed numerous futures and challenger tournaments for the past several months and observed proof that effects had been rigged.

The tennis players have been not identified, but government said they have been ranked among number 800 and 1,200 in the world. Their Spanishrankings ranged between Nos. 30 and 300.

Police stated they located evidence of match-fixing attempts in 17 men’s tournaments in five towns, such as Madrid, Seville and Porto.

Authorities stated the two alleged leaders of the community have been amongst those detained across 12 Spanish towns. The leaders have been primarily based in Seville and La Coruna. All the ones detained had been Spaniards and are expected to remain free pending trial. If convicted of corruption in sports, they may face jail sentences of as much as four years.

The investigation commenced after a tip given with the aid of a player to the tennis integrity unit, the sport’s anti-corruption body.

“Investigation of corruption allegations by law enforcement agencies takes precedence over tennis disciplinary action,” the body said in an email. “The TIU will continue to work co-operatively with [Spanish police] and offer its full support and access to resources.” Continue reading SIX TENNIS PLAYERS DETAINED IN MATCH-FIXING INVESTIGATION

KONTA HAS PARTED COMPANY WITH HER COACH ESTEBAN.

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December 15, 2016

British number one Johanna Konta, who has been primarily based in Gijon in Spain with Carril and Jose-Manuel Garcia, has decided to part ways with them.


“After two and a half successful years working together, we’ve mutually agreed to discover new options,” stated 25-yr-old Konta.

She said that as soon as things were confirmed, she would share the set up.

Konta, who is preparing for the brand new season at the countrywide tennis Centre in Roehampton, reached the semi-finals of the Australian open in January and received her first WTA tour title at Stanford in June. Ranked global range 147 in June 2015, she climbed to an enviable career-high position of ninth and is presently in tenth vicinity.

She won the WTA’s most improved participant of the 12 months award for 2016.

Konta became the first British girl to attain the pinnacle 10 of the world ratings when you consider that Jo Durie completed the feat in 1984 Continue reading KONTA HAS PARTED COMPANY WITH HER COACH ESTEBAN.

Tennis Takes Over

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August 15, 2016

Jelena Jankovic says once the professional career of the players start, they give all the importance to the game only and not to the life in general. It’s all about touring, practicing and competing and in all that, they ignore the dangerous signals their bodies might be sending them.

A while back, Jankovic found herself in a situation where she had been left wondering if she was suffering from cancer because she had been told by a specialist that it might be the case as she had a tumour of abnormal size. Continue reading Tennis Takes Over

Djokovic Gettting Stronger

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June 23, 2016

Things improved for Novak Djokovic when he accepted that it was a good chance to be a part of the era of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. The player won his French Open title on 5th June, although he was behind the Spaniard and Swiss in terms of top titles.

However, Djokovic well managed the show and achieved things that the other two players have yet not achieved. Djokovic held all grand slams at one go unlike other players. The Serbian player, Novak Djokovic achieved all his 12 majors in the Australian Open in 2008 when Nadal, who was 22 years old, had already achieved 3 titles of Roland Garros. Also, Federer, who was 26 years, then claimed his 17 grand slams record. Continue reading Djokovic Gettting Stronger

Murray Will Be Defending His Title

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May 29, 2016

Andy Murray is one of the busiest players in the world of tennis and that is expected for someone who is part of the top rung of players. He is the top player from the British circuit and he has recently completed a grueling round of matches in the French Open finals.

Though he did not complete the finals, however, Andy Murray is now set to put on his grass court gear again. The finals were grueling for Andy as he had to face Novak in the game. However, though he did lose out in the finals, he does not have much time to breathe. Continue reading Murray Will Be Defending His Title