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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 Somax Performance Institute (web http://www.swing-speed.com), the world leader in analyzing and improving stroke mechanics, has just posted a new video that shows a Swiss tennis player increasing his forehand racquet speed 19 mph in 12 minutes with the Somax Power Hip Trainer ( http://www.swing-speed.com/tennis.php ) The reason the...

2012-05-29 23:02:32

Before playing tennis or attending Nike Tennis Camp this summer, this simple suggestion will help make sure tennis players are using the right racquet for the game. San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 The correct tennis racquet grip size makes a huge difference in how a racquet performs and also helps prevent injuries. If a player is not sure of the correct grip size, here are two simple ways to measure: Holding an eastern forehand grip (the palm is placed against the same bevel as the...

2010-10-26 13:45:47

Dietary supplementation with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) on the morning of a tennis match allows athletes to maintain their edge. A randomized, controlled trial reported in BioMed Central's open access Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found that those players who received the supplement showed no decline in skilled tennis performance after a simulated match. Chen-Kang Chang from the National Taiwan College of Physical Education, Taiwan, worked with a team of...

2009-06-20 13:10:46

Germany's Benjamin Becker beat Dutchman Raemon Sluiter 7-5, 6-3 Saturday to win the Ordina Open at 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. His first career title was worth $100,000. I really played well (but) I was surprised I started off well too today, Becker said after becoming the first German to reach the Ordina final since Karsten Braasch was the runner-up in 1994. It was a big thing for me to come out and serve well and hit my forehand aggressively. He lost only five points on his first serve,...

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2008-06-24 12:00:00

LONDON - Another Canadian is through to the second round at Wimbledon. Aleksandra Wozniak of Blainville, Que., has defeated Mariya Koryttseva of Ukraine 7-5, 6-4. Her win comes a day after Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls, Ont., upset David Nalbandian of Argentina in the first round. American Venus Williams, the defending women's champion, struggled in the first set before cruising to a 7-6 (5), 6-1 victory over British teenager Naomi Cavaday to begin her bid for a fifth Wimbledon title. As...

2006-08-23 20:15:12

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the curtain comes down on the storied career of Andre Agassi at the U.S. Open, the sport will lose one of its most enigmatic figures. The 36-year-old Las Vegas native no longer has the big hair or the big forehand but he can still sell tickets like a rock star. "It's not an easy time from the standpoint of concentration," said Agassi, who has spent the last few weeks on a farewell tour of tournaments he had once dominated. It would be...

2006-08-21 20:13:07

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the curtain comes down on the storied career of Andre Agassi at the U.S. Open, the sport will lose one of its most enigmatic figures. The 36-year-old Las Vegas native no longer has the big hair or the big forehand but he can still sell tickets like a rock star. "It's not an easy time from the standpoint of concentration," said Agassi, who has spent the last few weeks on a farewell tour of tournaments he had once dominated. It would be...

2006-08-06 21:00:54

By Matthew Cronin SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Reuters) - Maria Sharapova shocked top seed Kim Clijsters 7-5 7-5 to win the Acura Classic on Sunday. In grabbing her first title on North American summer hard courts, Sharapova took down reigning U.S. Open champion Clijsters for the first time in five meetings. "I hung in there during some amazing points in the second set," said the second-seeded Russian. "I had lost to her four times in a row, so I thought this might be my lucky day. It's...

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. Sharapova moved well, played consistent tennis and served superbly to reach her first WTA tour final since March in a match lasting one hour 39 minutes. "Each point she 100 percent focused and never gives you a breath," Schnyder told reporters. "She hits a lot of winners and is a really complete player....

2006-08-04 00:47:39

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former world number one Marat Safin booked a spot in the quarter-finals of the Legg Mason Classic with a 7-6 7-6 victory over top seed James Blake on Thursday. Blake, the 2002 champion, sprayed his shots all over the court and never found his rhythm against Safin, a two-time grand slam winner whose ranking has plummeted to 92 following a string of injuries. "Sometimes I was tentative, sometimes I was going for a little too much," Blake told...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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