Tennis : love game of God : spiritual quote 3

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TENNIS : LOVE GAME OF GOD :17 week 2012

BARCELONA, Spain – 

The third-seeded Ferrer will face six-time champion and fellow countryman Rafael Nadal in Sunday’s final. Nadal beat 2010 winner Fernando Verdasco 6-0, 6-4 in the other semifinal.

“I’m very happy to make my fourth final,” Ferrer said. “I have a special relationship with this tournament. I hope I can fulfil my dream of finally winning here.”

A ruthless Nadal dominated from the start against Verdasco, winning 21 of 27 points to steal his opponent’s first three service games and set him on his way to his 33rd straight win at the competition.

“Rafa is the best clay-court player ever,” said Ferrer. “He has beaten me three times in the finals here. I hope tomorrow is different.”

ATP Schedule : May 2012

7TH MUTUA MADRID OPEN
MADRID, SPAIN
OUTDOOR,
CLAY
   
14TH INTERNAZIONALI BNL D’ITALIA
ROME, ITALY
OUTDOOR,
CLAY
   
21ST OPEN DE NICE COTE D’AZUR
NICE, FRANCE
OUTDOOR,
CLAY
   
21ST POWER HORSE WORLD TEAM CUP
DUSSELDORF, GERMANY
OUTDOOR,
CLAY
   
28TH FRENCH OPEN
PARIS, FRANCE
OUTDOOR,
CLAY
   

WTA Schedule : MAY 2012     

7TH MUTUA MADRID OPEN
MADRID, SPAIN
OUTDOOR,
CLAY
   
14TH INTERNAZIONALI BNL D’ITALIA
ROME, ITALY
OUTDOOR,
CLAY
   
21ST BRUSSELS LADIES OPEN
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
OUTDOOR,
CLAY
   
21ST INTERNATIONAUX DE STRASBOURG
STRASBOURG, FRANCE
OUTDOOR,
CLAY
   
28TH FRENCH OPEN
PARIS, FRANCE
OUTDOOR,
CLAY

STUTTGART, Germany –

Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova, the top ranked players in the world, will contest the final of the Porsche Grand Prix on Sunday.

No. 1 Azarenka of Belarus cruised past Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 6-3 in the first of Saturday’s semifinals.

Second-ranked Sharapova then outlasted No. 3 Petra Kvitova, the Wimbledon champion, 6-4, 7-6 (3).

Azarenka is seeking a tour-high fifth tournament title of the year. She went on a 26-0 start to the year that included winning the Australian Open title.

Second-ranked Sharapova then outlasted No. 3 Petra Kvitova, the Wimbledon champion, 6-4, 7-6 (3).

Sharapova is off to a promising start to her clay court season as she seeks her first title of the year.

Azarenka leads Sharapova 5-3 in career meetings.

BUCHAREST, Romania – Top-seeded Gilles Simon beat Matthias Bachinger of Germany 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to advance to the final of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy.

The Frenchman, who won the tournament in 2007 and ’08, will attempt to clinch a hat-trick of titles when he meets Italy’s Fabio Fognini on Sunday.

Fognini reached his first ever ATP World Tour final with a win over 450th-ranked Attila Balazs of Hungary, 6-3, 6-1.

News from 17 week 2012 : 22 April 2012 to 28 April 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lewis extends lead at Mobile Bay LPGA Classic

Azarenka, Sharapova to meet in Porsche Grand Prix final

Bertens beats Pous-Tio to win first title at Grand Prix SAR

Raonic falls to Ferrer in Barcelona semifinals

Top-seeded Simon reaches final at Nastase Tiriac Trophy

Champion’s point : 2

“I don’t want to be like some of those celebrities walking around, just so full of themselves.

I always want to be down-to-earth, want to be a person like when you meet them, they’re the same person that you think of them in the article or something.”

— Serena Williams.

Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player and a former world no. 1. The Women’s Tennis Association has ranked her world no. 1 in singles on five separate occasions. She became the world no. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002 and regained this ranking for the fifth time on November 2, 2009.[2] She is considered by many to be the greatest female tennis player in the modern era 

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today match to watch live :
World No. 2 Rafael Nadal set a repeat of the 2011 final with David Ferrer at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell after dismissing Fernando Verdasco 6-0, 6-4 in the semi-finals on Saturday.

so have a happy day ….

love all.

TENNIS : LOVE GAME OF GOD :16 week 2012

MONACO — Seven-time defending champion Rafael Nadal will try to beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic for the first time in eight finals when they meet in the Monte Carlo Masters decider on Sunday.

Nadal advanced to the final without dropping a set when he beat Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-4 in his semifinal on Saturday, while Djokovic earlier rallied from a set down to beat Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and reach his second final at Monte Carlo.

“He’s the best ever in history of the sport on this surface. It’s an ultimate challenge,” Djokovic said. “I cannot have ups and downs. I cannot afford that against Rafa. But why not believe that I can win?”

ATP Schedule : April 2012

16th April 2012
Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters
Monte-Carlo, Monaco Outdoor,
Clay 

23rd April 2012
Barcelona Open BancSabadell
Barcelona, Spain Outdoor,
Clay 

23rd April 2012
BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy
Bucharest, Romania Outdoor,
Clay 

30th Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal Outdoor,
Clay 

WTA Schedule April 2012

21st April 2012
FED CUP Semifinals – ITA at CZE
Ostrava, Czech Republic Indoor,
Asphalt 

23rd April 2012
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Stuttgart, Germany Indoor,
Clay 

23rd April 2012
Moroccan Grand Prix
Fes, Morocco Outdoor,
Clay 
30th Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal Outdoor,
Clay

KHARKIV, Ukraine – Possibly looking more toward the Olympics than the Fed Cup, Serena Williams will play overseas for the United States on Saturday for the first time in more than a decade.

The 13-time Grand Slam champion will lead the Americans against Ukraine this weekend in the best-of-five playoff series on clay. But the Olympics, where Williams has won two doubles gold medals but failed to win anything in singles, are also on her mind.

“I think it is more huge for the media for me to win singles,” said Williams, who will face 17-year-old Elina Svitolina on Saturday in the second singles match. “For me, any (Olympic) medal is great. If I win singles, it would be awesome. If I win doubles, it would be awesome. Or if I win mixed.”

MONTE CARLO — Canada’s Daniel Nestor and partner Max Mirnyi reached the final of the Monte Carlo Masters on Saturday with a 4-6, 6-4, 10-5 win over Nenad Zimonjic and Michael Llodra.

Nestor and Mirnyi will take on top-seeded Americans Bob and Mike Bryan on Sunday after they defeated Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the other semi.

“We played a good match after losing the first set. Those guys are a good team and serve really well,” said Nestor. “We lifted our game after the first set and played a very good tibreaker.”

News from 16 week 2012 : 15 April 2012 to 21 April 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Kuznetsova beats Ivanovic, Russia Serbia level in Fed Cup

Kvitova, Safarova give Czech Republic Fed Cup lead over Italy

Nestor, partner Mirnyi into Monte Carlo doubles final

Djokovic and Nadal to meet in blockbuster Monte Carlo final

champion’s point : 1

Championship point : 1If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that’s a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life, and there’s going to be a life after tennis that’s a lot longer than your tennis life.Chris Evert(Christine Marie “Chris” Evert (born December 21, 1954) is a former world #1 professional tennis player from the United States. She won 18 Grand Slam singles championships, including a record seven championships at the French Open and a record six championships at the U.S. Open. She was the year-ending World No. 1 singles player in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, and 1981.)
 
 

TENNIS : LOVE GAME OF GOD :15 week 2012

News from 15 week 2012 : 8 April 2012 to 14 April 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Isner defeats Lopez, will face Monaco in final in Houston
Andujar, Ramos win to set up all-Spanish Grand Prix final
Cibulkova, Errani to meet in Barcelona Open final
Wozniacki ousts Martic, to play Kerber in e-Boks Open final

Friday, April 13, 2012

Monaco, Russell reach semis in Houston
French Open increases prize money for early rounds
Wozniacki advances to semifinals at e-Boks Open
Andujar wins two matches in a day to reach semifinals
Errani beats Goerges to reach semis; Suarez Navarro also wins
Capriati elected to International Tennis Hall of Fame

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Qualifier Russell beats ailing Fish at US Men’s Clay Court
Cibulkova through to Barcelona Open quarterfinals
Wozniacki on to third round at e-Boks Open after easy win
Kerber beats Keothavong to advance at e-Boks Open
Lopez blasts Lorenzi, Berlocq wins in US Men’s Clay Court

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Jankovic beats Robson to advance to 2nd round at e-Boks Open
Halep ousts defending champion Vinci from Barcelona Open
Halep ousts defending champion Vinci from Barcelona Open
Cipolla, Andreev advance to Grand Prix Hassan II quarterfinals
Williams on US Fed Cup team for matches against Ukraine
Canada set to face South Africa in Davis Cup action
Kanepi beats Babos advance to 3rd round of e-Boks Open

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sweeting edges Mello at US Clay Court Championships
Confidence key for Isner’s big improvement
Top-seeded Schiavone eliminated in Barcelona
Qualifier Ouahab upsets Haase at Grand Prix Hassan II
Defending champion Wozniacki advances in Copenhagen
Murray treats Olympic tennis like a fifth Grand Slam
Belgium to take on Japan in Fed Cup without Clijsters

Monday, April 09, 2012

Paire, Garcia-Lopez win at Grand Prix Hassan II
Vinci begins Barcelona title defence with win over Johansson

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Williams powers past Safarova to capture Family Circle Cup
Isner beats France’s Tsonga to put USA into Davis Cup semis

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BARCELONA, Spain — Dominika Cibulkova and Sara Errani cruised to easy straight-set victories on Saturday to set up a meeting in the Barcelona Open final.
Cibulkova routed Sorana Cirstea of Romania 6-1, 6-1, while seventh-seeded Italian Errani was a 6-1, 6-2 victor over Spanish hopeful Carla Suarez Navarro.

Errani’s ninth straight victory on clay put her into her second final of the season as the 33rd-ranked Italian looks to follow up her Acapulco triumph in February.

Sunday’s match will be third-seeded Cibulkova’s first final of the year with the 17th-ranked Slovak having won four of their six meetings — including the last two — although she lost their sole meeting on clay in 2007.

HOUSTON — John Isner defeated Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Saturday to advance to the final of the U.S. Clay Court Championship at River Oaks Country Club.

With the victory, the big-serving Isner became the top-ranked American, moving to No. 9 in the world. He leapfrogged previous No. 9 Mardy Fish, who lost in the second round here on Thursday.

“Coming out of college, I never would’ve imagined (it),” said Isner, a former star at Georgia. “As I continued to improve, I knew that this was potentially attainable for me. Very thrilled to be the top-ranked American. Now, I have a my highest ranking ever, too.”

The 26-year-old Isner is 20-6 this year, including victories over Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

He’ll play Juan Monaco in Sunday’s final. Monaco defeated qualifier Michael Russell 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 earlier in the day. Isner is 7-0 on clay this year, while Monaco is 10-2 on the surface, including a victory in Vina del Mar in February.

The second-seeded Isner will play in his first career final on clay. He’s playing on tired legs after coming to Houston straight from Monte Carlo, when he won two matches to help the U.S. defeat France in the Davis Cup.

“It could be my best moment of my career,” Monaco said. “This is important for me. For sure, my tennis is getting better.”

Monaco, meanwhile, is close to earning his highest-ever ranking. He reached No. 14 early in 2008 before injuries to his left ankle and wrist stalled his progress.

“It’s important,” Monaco said, “but I’m not thinking all day about the ranking. I’m thinking about improving my tennis level. This is why I work every day, to improve my tennis a little bit. Then if I play good tennis, and win matches, the ranking will come along.”

In the doubles final Saturday night, James Blake and Sam Querrey defeated Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot 7-6, 6-4.

TENNIS = LOVE GAME OF GOD = 13 & 14 week 2012

News from 13 & 14 week 2012 : 25 March 2012 to 07 April 2012

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Davis Cup: Spain’s lead cut; Serbia and Czech controversy
Serena powers past Stosur to reach finals of Family Circle
Australia beats South Korea in Davis Cup qualifier

Friday, April 06, 2012

Brazil’s Bellucci wins to square Davis Cup vs. Colombia
Stosur beats Venus to spoil sister semi at Family Circle
Del Potro defeats Karlovic to level Argentina-Croatia quarter
Tipsarevic beats Stepanek in heated Davis Cup match
Serena advances to semis at Family Circle
Spain leads Austria 2-0 in Davis Cup quarterfinals
Isner routs Simon as US levels 1-1 with France at Davis Cup

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Williams sisters take next step to showdown at Family Circle
France, US set lineups for Davis Cup quarters clash
Berdych to open Davis Cup quarterfinals for Czechs

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Bartoli advances at Family Circle Cup

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Stosur, Serena, Zvonareva cruise into last 16 in Charleston

Monday, April 02, 2012

Fish out of Davis Cup against France after health scare
Radwanska withdraws from Family Circle with ailing back
Injured Monfils to miss Davis Cup contest versus U.S.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Djokovic beats Murray, wins Key Biscayne for third time

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Canada’s Nestor, partner Mirnyi lose Key Biscayne final
Radwanska tops Sharapova for Key Biscayne title

Friday, March 30, 2012

Djokovic tops Monaco, to face Murray in Key Biscayne final
Nadal withdraws from Key Biscayne semifinal with knee injury
Brazil says it will host WTA event in 2013

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fuss at the finish as Sharapova edges Wozniacki in semis
Nestor and Mirnyi advance to Sony Ericsson Open final
Following loss, Tsonga says umpire favoured Nadal

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bartoli beats top-ranked Azarenka in Key Biscayne quarterfinals
Clijsters facing hip injury ahead of the London Olympics

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Serena loses to Wozniacki in Key Biscayne quarterfinals
Nadal, Sharapova reach quarterfinals at Key Biscayne
Marino taking break from tennis after battle with fatigue
Djokovic to skip Serbia’s Davis Cup match
Roddick shocks Federer at Key Biscayne; Djokovic advances

Monday, March 26, 2012

Azarenka, Serena rally to reach Key Biscayne quarter-finals
Djokovic, Fish through to fourth round in Miami
Venus beats Canada’s Wozniak; Nadal advances in Miami

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Pospisil wins Rimouski National Bank Challenger
Raonic pulls out of Sony Ericsson Open with ankle injury
Federer beats Harrison in second round at Key Biscayne

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Serena Williams even impressed herself with her powerful showing at the Family Circle Cup on Saturday.

Williams needed less than an hour to dispatch second-seeded Samantha Stosur 6-1, 6-1 and advance to the clay-court final.

“You know, I think it was just one of those days that I could have done anything against anybody,” Williams said.

There aren’t many people in the world who could’ve withstood Williams’ performance at the Family Circle Tennis Center. The 10th-ranked player was on her game from the start, winning the match’s first eight points and rarely letting Stosur catch a breath.

On Sunday, Williams will face Lucie Safarova, a 6-0, 6-0 winner over Polona Hercog.

ATPWorldTour.com reviews five storylines from the first quarter of the 2012 season. In the final instalment, we look at Roger Federer’s consistent start.

Roger Federer is 30 years old and for 12 straight seasons he has lifted silverware. Last month, when he was asked to define success, the Swiss superstar said, “I’m a tennis player, [so] I judge success on the tennis court if I’m winning or losing… I love winning tennis tournaments, especially when you put in all the hard work.”

This year, Federer has maintained his late-2011 season form and compiled a 23-3 match record, with a 4-1 mark against Top 10 opponents. By lifting three straight ATP World Tour titles at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam (d. del Potro), the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (d. Murray) and the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells (d. Isner), he improved to a 73-30 record in tour-level finals.

Brad Gilbert exclusively told ATPWorldTour.com, “He is playing great tennis. No one can rule him out of a return to World No. 1 or adding to his major haul.”

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TENNIS = LOVE GAME OF GOD = 12 week 2012

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Serena Williams moved into the fourth round of the Sony Ericsson Open by beating Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday.

Williams started early and finished fast. Walking onto the stadium court at 11 a.m., she dominated with her serve, played consistently from the baseline and was done shortly after noon.

“I’m not a morning person,” she said. “I actually hate morning matches, but I always do my best at 11 o’clock matches.”

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WTA Schedule April 2012

2nd April 2012
Family Circle Cup
Charleston, South Carolina Outdoor,
Clay 

2nd April 2012
Andalucia Experience
Marbella, Spain Outdoor,
Clay 
9th e-Boks Sony Ericsson Open
Copenhagen, Denmark Indoor,
Asphalt 

9th April 2012
Barcelona Ladies Open
Barcelona, Spain Outdoor,
Clay 

21st April 2012
FED CUP Semifinals – SRB at RUS
Moscow, Russia Indoor,
Clay

21st April 2012
FED CUP Semifinals – ITA at CZE
Ostrava, Czech Republic Indoor,
Asphalt 

23rd April 2012
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Stuttgart, Germany Indoor,
Clay 

23rd April 2012
Moroccan Grand Prix
Fes, Morocco Outdoor,
Clay 
30th Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal Outdoor,
Clay


Canada’s Milos Raonic had to fight through an hour-long first set before finding his game in a 7-6 (7), 6-2 win over French veteran Arnaud Clement at the Sony Ericsson Open on Friday. Raonic faces 2007 winner and world No. 4 Andy Murray in the third round after the Scot opened his tournament with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Alejandro Falla.
ATP Schedule : April 2012
6th April 2012
Davis Cup Quarterfinals – AUT at ESP Castellon, Spain outdoor,
Asphalt 
6th Davis Cup Quarterfinals – USA at FRA
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France Outdoor,
Clay 

6th April 2012
Davis Cup Quarterfinals – SRB at CZE
Prague, Czech Republic Indoor,
Asphalt 
6th Davis Cup Quarterfinals – CRO at ARG
Buenos Aires, Argentina Outdoor,
Clay 

9th Aptil 2012
U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship
Houston, Texas Outdoor,
Clay 

9th April 2012
Grand Prix Hassan II
Casablanca, Morocco Outdoor,
Clay 

16th April 2012
Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters
Monte-Carlo, Monaco Outdoor,
Clay 

23rd April 2012
Barcelona Open BancSabadell
Barcelona, Spain Outdoor,
Clay 

23rd April 2012
BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy
Bucharest, Romania Outdoor,
Clay 
30th Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal Outdoor,
Clay 

30th April 2012
Serbia Open
Belgrade, Serbia Outdoor,
Clay 
30th BMW Open
Munich, Germany Outdoor,
Clay 

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