Rafael Nadal, Carlos Moya, Ana Ivanovic and Caroline Wozniacki have helped raise awareness for skin cancer in an exhibition in Madrid, “A Setback in the Sun”. The event was run by Felix Mantilla who has been diagnosed with skin cancer himself.
His diagnosis in 2005 came as a shock to him. “Maybe I took off the shirt once a year. I’m someone who hates the sun or to be at the beach. But what I learned from the skin doctor is that you can get sun exposure on your face and you may end up with skin cancer somewhere else on your body. And I have a fair skin complexion, so that doesn’t help. Read more »
World number one Caroline Wozniacki has been beaten in the Stuttgart finals by Julia Goerges by the gutsy play of the German. Julia went for broke, committing a huge number of unforced errors but also throwing down some huge serve and strong ground stroke winners to beat Wozniacki 7-6, 6-3.
Looking at the statistics for the match it was clear that with 38 winners to 29 errors, Goerges was putting it all on the line for the title while Wozniacki played more conservatively with 9 winners to 10 errors. Read more »
Caroline Wozniacki has Tweeted a photo of herself and Jo Wilfriend Tsonga, who was party of a burlesque themed skit, from the Monte Carlo players party. It’s a slightly scary (maybe too tucked) image of Tsonga… video has yet to surface. Novak Djokovic oversaw proceedings despite playing this year as he is resting his injured knee.
Marion Bartoli put up a fight but ultimately Caroline Wozniacki won the Indian Wells title 6-1, 2-6, 6-3. Bartoli, who plays with a double handed backhand and forehand desperately tried to fight until the very end but Wozniacki was the more consistent player.
While Bartoli was not rewarded for her efforts by taking the title but she was rewarded by moving into the top ten. “You can always say you would have done better, but I think I pretty much gave everything on the court.”
Victoria Azarenka has followed Tommy Robredo to the physiotherapy rooms after withdrawing from a match against Caroline Wozniacki after just 28 minutes. The injury occurred in the third game. Azarenka will now have a scan to see how serious the injury is and determine if she will be able to play in Miami. Read more »
After beating Jelena Dokic 6-3, 6-0 in the Paris Open quarterfinals Kim Clijsters has acrewed enough points to overtake Caroline Wozniacki to claim the top spot in women’s tennis for the first time since she returned to the WTA circuit in 2009. Read more »
>Li Na defended a match point against Caroline Wozniacki in their semifinal today and came back to win the match to be the first Chinese player in a Grand Slam final.
Na, a crowd favourite for her refreshing honesty and beautiful backhand, eventually defeated Wozniacki 3-6, 7-5, 6-3for a place against Kim Clijsters.
The Chinese number one joked that she was tired during the match because her husband was snoring all night, much to the crowds delight, and that the idea of the prize money spurred her on to victory.
“This is good experience for my whole life, because many player, they play long time, but they never come to the final for a Grand Slam.”
Kim Clijsters also defeated Vera Zvonareva comfortably 6-3, 6-3 and will play Li Na for the title on Saturday.
As much as I love Kimmy I really want to see the prizes spread around and Li Na is just such a refreshing breath of air into the WTA that I really hope she can do it. Kim’s in form so she is going to have to beat arguably the best female player in the game.