Tennis champions : 34 Week 2014

ROSOL SAVES 2 Match Points

TO

WIN WINSTON-SALEM CROWN

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Lukas Rosol lifted his second ATP World Tour trophy after saving two match points to win 3-6, 7-6(3), 7-5 against Jerzy Janowicz at the Winston-Salem Open final on Saturday.

The 29 year old fought off two match points against his 6’8″ opponent as he served at 4-5 in the deciding set. Rosol went on to break Janowicz in the following game, and capped the triumph with his 13th ace.

“I just focused on my games, especially while I was serving,” said Rosol. “I waited patiently to see if he would give me a chance on his serve, and he did. I didn’t start out well, but I finished strong.”

KVITOVA STORMS

TO

NEW HAVEN TITLE

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NEW HAVEN, CT, USA –

Petra Kvitova completed a dream week on Saturday,

defeating Magdalena Rybarikova to win her second WTA title of the year –

and

13th of her career – at the Connecticut Open.

The No.2-seeded Kvitova didn’t drop a set all week

and continued that momentum against the unseeded Rybarikova,

nearly letting go of a 5-2 lead in the first set –

losing two games in a row for it to be cut down to 5-4 –

but eventually closing that out and cruising to victory in straights, 6-4, 6-2.

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Champion’s point : 8 : Jimmy Connors

Jimmy Connors

James Scott “Jimmy” Connors (born September 2, 1952, in East St. Louis, Illinois) is a former World No. 1 tennis player from the United States.

Jimmy Connors
Connors won eight Grand Slam singles titles (five US Opens, two Wimbledons and one Australian Open) and two Grand Slam doubles titles (at the US Open and Wimbledon), and

was a runner-up in seven Grand Slam singles finals, one Grand Slam doubles final

and

one Grand Slam mixed doubles final.

He held the top ranking for a then-record 160 consecutive weeks from July 29, 1974 to August 22, 1977

and

an additional eight times during his career for a total of 268 weeks.

He was the first male player in the Open Era to rank No. 1 for more than five years in total and more than 200 weeks. He held a year-end top ten ranking for an Open Era record 16 years.

Jimmy Connors

I had true rivalries. Not only did I want to beat my opponent,

but I didn’t want to let him up, either.

I had a rivalry with Mac, Lendl, Borg. Everybody knew there was tension between us,

on court and off.

That’s what’s really ingrained in my mind: ‘This is real. This isn’t a soft rivalry.’

There were no hugs and kisses.

Borg-Connors

Bjorn was a different breed, I threw my best material at him,

but he would never smile,

but that added to the charm when he played me and Mac.

We were going nuts and losing our mind

and

he was sitting back like he was on a Sunday stroll.

Jimmy Connors

Nothing is like being out there

and

playing and performing and winning – nothing.

But to have an interest in the player?

The nerves and everything that goes with it?

Seeing what he’s learned and how he’s done it?

That’s the second best thing to playing.

I think.

Jimmy Connors

Tennis was always there for me, which was lucky.

I would go play baseball, basketball, football, hang with my brother,

do whatever,

and at the end of the day I’d come back and say,

‘Hey, Mom, would you hit 15 minutes worth of balls with me?’

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Connors won 109 ATP-listed singles titles, more than any other male player in the open era and only male player in the open era with more than 100 titles.

He won three year-end championships and 17 Championship Series titles, predecessors of the Masters 1000 series.

In 1974 he became the second man in the open era to win at least three of the four Grand Slams in a calendar year, and is one of six men to achieve the feat.

He is also the only person to win US Open singles championships on grass, clay, and hard courts.

His career win-loss record of 1253–279 (81.79%) is third in the Open Era after Rafael Nadal (83.7%) and Björn Borg (82.7%).

He reached more Grand Slam quarter-finals (41) than any other male player save Roger Federer, who surpassed Connors’ record at Wimbledon in 2014.

He is often ranked among the greatest tennis players of all time.

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Tennis champions : 33 Week 2014

 FEDERER TOPS FERRER

TO

CAPTURE WESTERN

Roger Federer 2014

Mason, OH (SportsNetwork.com) –

Roger Federer earned his 80th career title

and

remained unbeaten all-time against David Ferrer with a 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 three-set win ,

on Sunday in the final of the $3 million Western & Southern Open.

SERENA WINS CINCINNATI TITLE

ON SIXTH TRY,

BEATS IVANOVIC

Serena Williams 2014

MASON, Ohio —

Serena Williams finally got the one that always managed to somehow slip away.

And she did it so convincingly that she’s thinking another title could be coming soon.

Williams needed only 62 minutes to beat Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday

in

the Western & Southern Open for a personal breakthrough.

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Tennis : love game of God : spiritual quote 47

Monday  …… date to update this page with news , views , reviews ,

and

some spiritual quotes from the world of tennis …..

many time people ask ….why tennis only love game of God?

so tell them it starts with …..love all.

love all is the verdict of a referee

and

God is a referee and natural and neutral to both the players …..

so is atom …..

and so is cosmos …..

energy equation of cosmos is Zero …..

zero is neither positive nor negative ……

eternal zero dance on eternal zero like a tennis ball…..

good service of humanity is a winning shot …..

if we really want to truly enjoy a game ……

watch a match with a vision of referee ….

then only we can appreciate game of both the players …..

try today with every game of life ….

to be a good referee one has to be a good player first…..

and

to enjoy the game as a spectator….

one has to have a vision of neutral zero like referee….

referee is freedom from win and lose of life ….

love all.

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Tennis champions : 32 Week 2014

RADWANSKA DEFEATS VENUS WILLIAMS

TO WIN

TITLE IN MONTREAL

Agnieszka Radwanska 2014

MONTREAL — Tournament director Eugene Lapierre called Agnieszka Radwanska the

“anti-star,” and he meant it in a good way.

The right-hander, who won the US$2.44 million women’s Rogers Cup with a too-easy 6-4,

6-2 victory over Venus Williams on Sunday, is not flashy on or off the court.

TSONGA DEFEATS FEDERER

TO WIN MEN’S TITLE

IN

TORONTO

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2014

TORONTO — As a No. 13 seed, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had a punishing draw at the Rogers Cup.

He didn’t have big expectations entering the tournament but proceeded to take down some

of the biggest names in tennis en route to the final.

Once he got there, arguably the greatest player in the sport’s history became his latest victim.

Tsonga relied on his powerful serve and strong baseline game in a 7-5, 7-6 (3) victory over

second-seeded Roger Federer at Rexall Centre on Sunday. The Frenchman took advantage

of a rare off-day from the Swiss great and capitalized on his chances.

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Tennis : love game of God : spiritual quote 46

for some life is a ace of tennis….

for some life is a race on court ….

for some life  is a pace in service ….

for some life is a grace of divine …..

that is to know our original face …….

beyond creation and beyond destruction …..

be a  lover  of life …..

with love of 

 no end and no beginning ….

love is freedom from all fears.

love all.

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Tennis champions : 31 Week 2014

SERENA

BEATS  

KERBER

FOR

BANK OF THE WEST TITLE

Serena Williams 2014

STANFORD, Calif. — Serena Williams stared at the court, took a deep breath and seemed to clear her head after falling behind in the first set. She dominated the rest of the way.

Playing her first tournament since her departure from Wimbledon because of equilibrium problems, the top-ranked Williams won her WTA-leading fourth title of the year, beating third-seeded Angelique Kerber 7-6(1), 6-3 on Sunday in Bank of the West Classic.

KUZNETSOVA

TAKES CITI OPEN

OVER

NARA

FOR FIRST TITLE IN FOUR YEARS

Svetlana Kuznetsova 2014

WASHINGTON — Two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia ended her four-year WTA title drought Sunday, beating Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the Citi Open.

Asked if it felt like so much time had passed since she won a tournament, Kuznetsova smiled broadly and replied: “It feels like it’s been too long.”

Asked if it felt like so much time had passed since she won a tournament, Kuznetsova smiled broadly and replied: “It feels like it’s been too long.”

RAONIC

DEFEATS

POSPISIL

IN

FIRST ATP ALL-CANADIAN FINAL

Milos Raonic 2014

WASHINGTON — The king of Canadian tennis isn’t ready to give up his throne just yet.

Milos Raonic delivered a strong message Sunday with a workmanlike 6-1, 6-4, win against countryman Vasek Pospisil in an anti-climactic Citi Open final in Washington, D.C. The match marked the first all-Canadian final in ATP history and took just 67 minutes to complete.

“It gives me a lot of confidence,” said Raonic, who earned his first ATP title of 2014 and will rise one spot in the latest ATP rankings and match his career-high of No. 6 in the world.

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