First Ball In, 7/24: The Borna Ascendancy

Another week, another teenager makes his mark on the ATP tour. The trend started with 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios’s lights-out run to the Wimbledon quarterfinals; continued last week with 17-year-old Alexander Zverev’s march to the semis in Hamburg; and has now moved to Umag, where today Croatia’s Borna Coric, also 17, won his second match, in straight sets over Horacio Zeballos. How does Coric compare to Kyrgios and Zverev?

Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray to play for Manila IPTL Franchise

Russian tennis superstar Maria Sharapova and Great Britain’s Andy Murray will become part of Team Manila for the upcoming International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) which will have its inaugural event in November. Joining Sharapova and Murray for the Philippine team is the country’s number one player Treat Huey, Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Belgian Kirsten Flipkens, Canada’s [&hellip The post Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray to play for Manila IPTL Franchise appeared first on Tennis Guru.

Sloane Stephens hired Hogstedt as new coach

American Sloane Stephens has reportedly ended an eight-month coaching partnership with Paul Annacone and is now working with Thomas Hogstedt, who used to work with top tennis stars such as Maria Sharapova (for 3 years) and recently with Caroline Wozniacki (partnership lasted 3 months). Statements from both Stephens’ and Annacone’s camps reveal that the split [&hellip The post Sloane Stephens hired Hogstedt as new coach appeared first on Tennis Guru.

Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic to play for Australia

21-year old Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia is reportedly changing her citizenship and will now be playing for Australia in the upcoming US Open 2014. Tomljanovic started the 2013 season ranked 495th in the world and now she’s broken into the world’s top 50. She garnered media attention after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska in the third round [&hellip The post Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic to play for Australia appeared first on Tennis Guru.

Top seed Cirstea humbled in the second round of Baku Cup

World No.29 Sorana Cirstea was the top seed at this week's $250,000 Baku Cup, but after defeating wildcard Ons Jabeur in the opener, the Romanian got brushed aside in the second round by world No. 72 Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland, 6-1 6-1. It was a match that lasted just 49 minutes and Cirstea saved zero of […] The post Top seed Cirstea humbled in the second round of Baku Cup appeared first on Women's Tennis Blog.

The perils of plagiarism

News spread quickly yesterday that Neil Harman had been caught plagiarising whilst writing for the Wimbledon Annual.  I must say, this is the most surreal storyline of the entire year. 

Roger Federer regains deadly service game – Andy Roddick

Roger Federer seems to have recaptured his potent service game. This is what American tennis player Andy Roddick thought when he watch the Swiss Master went toe-to-toe with Novak Djokovic in the finals of the Wimbledon Open a couple of weeks ago.Federer, who reached but bowed out to Djokovic in five sets in his first ever Grand Slam finals since winning at Wimbledon 2012, showed everybody that father time is still years away after another masterful performance on the lawn of All-England Club.Despite Djokovic’s all-out assault, Federer managed to take the game to the limit by exhibiting a combination of precision and advanced tennis technique.

Video: Juan Martin del Potro Back Hitting Backhands

The Argentine's most recent video update is quite encouraging. Four months after undergoing wrist surgery, Juan Martin del Potro is back hitting backhands. The Argentine has posted numerous videos on social media of himself on the practice court since undergoing left wrist surgery in March, but his most recent update is quite encouraging.

Petra Kvitova meets the czech republic president

Petra Kvitova meets the czech republic president. It must have been an amazing experience, but obviously not as good as winning Wimbledon. Your reading: Petra Kvitova meets the czech republic president originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, FacebookYour reading: Petra Kvitova meets the czech republic president originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook

Ana Ivanovic looking sexy at dinner with friends

Ana Ivanovic looking sexy at dinner with friends. Your reading: Ana Ivanovic looking sexy at dinner with friends originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, FacebookYour reading: Ana Ivanovic looking sexy at dinner with friends originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook