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2012-08-12 23:01:06

Experienced player amazed to see his forehand speed surpass 90 mph after just 12 minutes on the Somax Power Hip Trainer. Tiburon, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2012

2006-08-05 18:42:28

By Matthew Cronin SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Second seed Maria Sharapova stormed into her first Acura Classic final with a hard-fought 7-5 6-4 victory over Patty Schnyder on Saturday.

2006-06-28 08:23:10

LONDON (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova marked her return to her favorite hunting ground at Wimbledon by thrashing Israel's Anna Smashnova 6-2 6-0 in the first round on Wednesday. The 2004 champion signaled her title aspirations by condemning Smashnova to her 10th first-round exit here in 12 visits.

2006-05-04 09:22:22

WARSAW (Reuters) - Venus Williams battled to a dramatic 4-6 7-5 6-4 victory over Martina Hingis on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the Warsaw Cup. American Williams, who has been taking medication for a throat infection, suffered cramps in the final set and could barely move at the end.

2006-03-05 20:42:10

By Matthew Cronin LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - James Blake recorded a shock 7-5 2-6 6-3 win over top seed Lleyton Hewitt in the final of the Tennis Channel Open on Sunday.

2006-02-04 02:24:32

By Alastair Himmer TOKYO (Reuters) - Martina Hingis stunned top seed Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-1 at the Pan Pacific Open on Saturday to reach her first final since coming out of retirement.

2005-11-20 05:02:14

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Roger Federer won the opening set of the season-ending Masters Cup final on Sunday edging Argentine David Nalbandian 7-6.

2005-11-14 07:55:56

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Andre Agassi was swept aside 6-4 6-2 by Russian Nikolay Davydenko at the season-ending Masters Cup on Monday. The former world number one was completely outplayed in Shanghai in his first match since losing to Roger Federer in the U.S. Open final two months ago.

2005-10-09 08:01:00

By Barry Wood FILDERSTADT, Germany (Reuters) - Lindsay Davenport claimed the 50th singles title of her career on Sunday when she defeated Amelie Mauresmo of France 6-2 6-4 in the final of the Filderstadt Grand Prix.

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2005-09-10 09:25:00

Moon tennis is going to differ from Earth tennis in many ways. For example: In the Moon's lower gravity, only 1/6th Earth's, lobs will fly six times higher and hang six times longer. Thirsty? Hit a lob. While it's in flight you can go get a drink of water.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.