Tennis: Women’s Top 25 after Wimbledon 2012

11 07 2012

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus has taken over the No.1 spot in the women’s rankings with her semifinal appearance at Wimbledon.  Losing finalist Agnieska Radwanska of Poland now sits at No.2. Both players leapfrogged over former No.1 and French Open winner Maria Sharapova.  Wimbledon winner Serena Williams is now ranked No.4.

 

Rank Prev. Athlete Nation Points Tourn.
1
2 Azarenka, Victoria 8800 19
2 3 Radwanska, Agnieszka 8530 23
3 1 Sharapova, Maria 8370 17
4 6 Williams, Serena 7360 15
5 5 Stosur, Samantha 6195 22
6 4 Kvitova, Petra 5275 19
7 8 Kerber, Angelique 5170 20
8 7 Wozniacki, Caroline 4091 20
9 10 Errani, Sara 3410 23
10 9 Bartoli, Marion 3400 27
11 11 Li, Na 3245 17
12 14 Ivanovic, Ana 3190 21
13 12 Zvonareva, Vera 3160 21
14 19 Kirilenko, Maria 2635 24
15 13 Cibulkova, Dominika 2625 25
16 16 Kanepi, Kaia 2514 16
17 17 Pennetta, Flavia 2305 23
18 15 Lisicki, Sabine 2297 21
19 18 Petkovic, Andrea 2260 14
20 21 Jankovic, Jelena 2220 26
21 20 Petrova, Nadia 2105 20
22 26 Schiavone, Francesca 2050 24
23 22 Safarova, Lucie 2040 22
24 24 Goerges, Julia 1945 27
25 27 Zheng, Jie 1910 25

 





Tennis: ATP Rankings after Wimbledon 2012

10 07 2012

After winning the 2012 Wimbledon Tournament Roger Federer is World No.1 again Men’s Tennis.  He leads former No.1 Novak Djokovic by a mere 75 points.  Spain’s Rafael Nadal drops to No.3 after an early exit at Wimbledon. Germans Philipp Kohlschreiber and Florian Mayer made good strides in the rankings after reaching the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.

Here are the Top 25 as of July 9, 2012:

Rank & Player (Previous Rank)
Points
+ / -
Tourn.
1     Federer, Roger (3)
11,075 +2 20
2     Djokovic, Novak (1)
11,000 -1 19
3     Nadal, Rafael (2)
8,905 -1 20
4     Murray, Andy (4)
7,460 0 20
5    Ferrer, David (5)
5,430 0 23
6    Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried (6)
5,230 0 24
7    Berdych, Tomas (7)
4,515 0 23
8     Tipsarevic, Janko (8)
3,215 0 28
9     Del Potro, Juan Martin (9)
3,180 0 22
10   Almagro, Nicolas (11)
2,605 +1 28
11   Isner, John (10)
2,520 -1 24
12   Simon, Gilles (13)
2,480 +1 28
13   Fish, Mardy (12)
2,355 -1 22
14   Monaco, Juan (14)
2,130 0 23
15   Cilic, Marin (18)
1,825 +3 23
16   Verdasco, Fernando (16)
1,810 0 25
17   Monfils, Gael (15)
1,715 -2 22
18   Nishikori, Kei (20)
1,680 +2 21
19   Dolgopolov, Alexandr (21)
1,620 +2 27
20   Gasquet, Richard (19)
1,600 -1 22
21   Kohlschreiber, Philipp (30)
1,570 +9 28
22   Mayer, Florian (29)
1,545 +7 27
23   Raonic, Milos (22)
1,540 -1 22
24   Granollers, Marcel (23)
1,530 -1 27
25   Wawrinka, Stanislas (24)
1,470 -1 23




Wimbledon 2012 Winners

10 07 2012

Here are this year’s winners at Wimbledon:

2012 champions
Women’s singles

Serena Williams

 

 

Men’s singles:
Roger Federer

 

 

Women’s doubles:
Serena and Venus Williams

 

Men’s doubles:
Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen


Mixed doubles:
Lisa Raymond and Mike Bryan





Sharapova’s hitting partner is Fil-am Cecil Mamiit

10 06 2012

A Filipino is part of team Sharapova who helped the Russian complete her career grand slam. Cecil Mamiit, a many time Philippine representative in competitions like SouthEast Asian Games, Davis Cup, and Asian Games, is the hitting partner of the once again Women’s World No.1 tennis player Maria Sharapova.

It is great achievement for one of the Philippine’s best national player in recent years. Mamiit has done his part for the country by winning four gold, six silver and five bronze medals in his several stints at the SEA Games.  He also won two bronze medals at the Asian Games and he lead the Philippines to Davis Group I after languishing in lower divisions before he came. Another big impact on Cecil’s arrival is that not he improved the games of the locals but he has opened doors for Fil-Americans to represent the country.  He has done his part and he will surely be a big asset for the country in the coming years as a coach or a consultant. Good job, Cecil!

Mamiit with Sharapova from Zimbio





Sharapova Completes Career Grand Slam

10 06 2012

Russian Maria Sharapova easily defeated Italian Sara Errani, 6-3, 6-2, in another anti-climactic Women’s final at the French Open to complete a career grand slam. Not only that she will the No. 1-ranked WTA player when the next ranking are released.  The last time Sharapova was No.1 was 4 years ago.

A shoulder injury almost ended her career a few years ago.  At one point she was ranked 126th in the world.  Her comeback is complete as she finally captured the elusive trophy at Roland Garros.  In 2004 as a 17 year old lass, Sharapova had a sort of coming out party after making it through the quarterfinals at French Open. A month later, she won her first grand slam title at Wimbledon.  After 2 years, she won the US Open and in 2008, she captured the Australian Open. Now it comes to a full circle as she won in red clays of France to become the 10th woman to complete a career grand slam.   She joined the likes of Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Billie Jean King, Steffi Graf, and Serena Williams.

Sharapova, now a Queen of Clay (Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images)





Roger Federer ties Pete Sampras

25 10 2010
Roger Federer at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Image via Wikipedia

Roger Federer won the Stockholm Open to tie the legendary Pete Sampras for his 64th career title. He beat German Florian Mayer in straight sets 6-4. 6-3. He will need another 13 titles to tie John McEnroe who had 77 titles. The Stockholm Open victory is just the third title won by Federer this year.  It has been a year full of challenges for him as he lost his grip on his No. 1 ranking to Spain’s Rafael Nadal. His victory was also his 50th win of the year making him the first player since Sampras to have 50 wins in the tennis tour for 9 straight seasons.





Djokovic beats Federer, to face Nadal in US Open Finals

12 09 2010
Novak Đoković at 2007 US Open

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Novak Djokovic spoiled another dream finals between World No.1 Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.   He came back from the jaws of the defeat to stun Federer 5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 in the semifinals.

Nadal easily beat Mikhail Youzhny to enter his first finals of the U.S. Open. He can complete his career Grand Slam if he beats Djokovic. Rafa hasn’t lost a set in this years U.S. Open.

caloycomment: It would have been great to see the dream match-up in the finals but Novak deserves his place in the finals. Hopefully he can be competitive enough to show the people that he has what it takes to deny Rafa, who looks set to dominate tennis for years. Rafa in 4 sets… unless, Novak quits in 2. ;)








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