Video: Off-Court Fun In Seoul

From Maria Kirilenko meeting her fans to Agnieszka Radwanska’s autograph sessions and the glamorous player party, there’s a lot going on at the Kia Korea Open.

American Collegiate Invitational Recap; Update on the 16 Participants

My recap of the first American Collegiate Invitational is up today at the Tennis Recruiting Network. After talking with tournament director Bill Mountford and US Open tournament director David Brewer, it sounds as if will be back in 2015, with some tweaks, of course.As I mentioned in my post last week on how top college players feel about the no-ad format, I talked to all 16 competitors at the American Collegiate Invitational two weeks ago.

Li Na’s Retirement Sparks Reaction On Social Media

Players used social media in expressing their thoughts on the Chinese star's retirement.The retirement annoucement by Li Na on Friday brought about an outpouring of admiration and support for the Chinese star from fans and players alike. WTA: Li Na Retires From Tennis Here's a sample of messages on Twitter from those who wanted to tell the world their feelings about the two-time Grand Slam champion. The World No.

Kei Nishikori helps launch ATP Tour’s 2014 Asian Swing

HONG KONG (Press Release) — Japan’s Kei Nishikori, fresh off his historic run to the US Open final and a return to the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings, helped launch the ATP World Tour’s three-week Asian swing on Friday in Hong Kong. This year marks the first time that China will host events [&hellip The post Kei Nishikori helps launch ATP Tour’s 2014 Asian Swing appeared first on Tennis Guru.

Nicolas Almagro to miss rest of 2014 season

28th-ranked Nicolas Almagro of Spain will miss the rest of the 2014 season due to ongoing recovery from a left foot surgery. Almagro underwent surgery in July this year to treat plantar fasciitis. With this development, he will miss crucial tournaments such as the Shanghai Masters and Paris Masters which will take place in the [&hellip The post Nicolas Almagro to miss rest of 2014 season appeared first on Tennis Guru.

Kerber vs Ivanovic Toray Pan Pacific Open 2014 Live Stream

The Kerber vs Ivanovic Toray Pan Pacific Open 2014 Live Stream is available here. This WTA Premier harcourt event, which takes place from July 28 to August 3, has a total prize money of $1,000,000. Germany’s Angelique Kerber is the tournament top seed and is aiming to snag one of the remaining five slots for [&hellip The post Kerber vs Ivanovic Toray Pan Pacific Open 2014 Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.

Lille to host France vs Switzerland Davis Cup final

The Davis Cup final between France and Roger Federer’s Switzerland will be held at the 27,000-capacity Pierre Mauroy stadium in the northern French city of Lille.Inaugurated in 2012, the stadium has a retractable roof which will be closed throughout the Nov. 21-23 final.The surface for the final will be announced by Monday, the FFT said in a statement Friday.The Stade Pierre-Mauroy is a multi-use stadium that is currently the home of French Ligue 1 football club Lille. The stadium has a capacity of over 50,000, but for the final a court will be set up at one end to make use of the permanent seating in conjunction with temporary stands.

Wozniacki vs Muguruza Toray Pan Pacific Open 2014 Live Stream

The Wozniacki vs Muguruza Toray Pan Pacific Open 2014 Live Stream is available here. This WTA Premier harcourt event, which takes place from July 28 to August 3, has a total prize money of $1,000,000. Germany’s Angelique Kerber is the tournament top seed and is aiming to snag one of the remaining five slots for [&hellip The post Wozniacki vs Muguruza Toray Pan Pacific Open 2014 Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.

The bird that sticks out has flown: Li Na retires from tennis

Global #tennis icon Li Na officially announces retirement–> #WTA pic.twitter.com/vTL6sHkbwc— WTA (@WTA) September 19, 2014The Chinese proverb is a warning to all about the consequences of not conforming: The bird that sticks out always gets shot. “Be the bird that sticks out,” Li Na countered, and she was–and is–the bird that sticks out, spreads its wings and soars above the dreary expectations and phony restrictions below her.

Lucie and Rob are just the best

Moo’s Tennis Blog is becoming somewhat of a tribute to Lucie Safarova of late! Many thanks to Kim (@kimdv11) on Twitter for alerting me to another great video of Lucie Safarova and Rob Steckley during a changeover.  Regular readers will know i’m a huge fan of their partnership and I was bowled over by a…

Lepchenko vs McHale Kia Korea Open 2014 Live Stream

The Lepchenko vs McHale Kia Korea Open 2014 Live Stream is available here. This WTA International event, which takes place from September 15 to 21, has a total financial commitment of $500,000. Defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland is this year’s top seed and aims to retain the ranking points in order to increase her [&hellip The post Lepchenko vs McHale Kia Korea Open 2014 Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.

Pliskova vs Kirilenko Kia Korea Open 2014 Live Stream

The Pliskova vs Kirilenko Kia Korea Open 2014 Live Stream is available here. This WTA International event, which takes place from September 15 to 21, has a total financial commitment of $500,000. Defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland is this year’s top seed and aims to retain the ranking points in order to increase her [&hellip The post Pliskova vs Kirilenko Kia Korea Open 2014 Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.

Nike honors Li Na with "Be the Bird that Sticks Out" campaign

Nike has announced a brand campaign to honor Li Na called “Be the Bird that Sticks Out.” The image is of a phoenix spreading its wings and it captures “Li’s pioneering spirit of daring to stand out, and encourages young people to have the courage to follow their dreams.” She referenced the phrase in the Facebook post announcing her retirement yesterday.Here’s what Nike said about the campaign and its meaning:The campaign, “Be the Bird that Sticks Out,” derives from the Chinese proverb, “The bird that sticks out always gets shot,” a stern reminder to keep in line, follow the rules and be aware of the perils of resisting convention. Li boldly provided an example of someone who stood for what she believed in.

Li Na Retires From Tennis

Friday morning, Li Na sadly announced her retirement from tennis. The two-time Grand Slam champion paved her own way in tennis and won so many people over with her great personality. She will be missed on court

Li Na retires from tennis, WTA loses its Chinese pillar

Li Na, the first Chinese to win a WTA title, China's first and so far only Top 10 singles player, the first and only Grand Slam singles champion from Asia, and so much more, announced retirement. The 32-year-old is the main reason for the growth of popularity of tennis in China, the biggest boost being […] The post Li Na retires from tennis, WTA loses its Chinese pillar appeared first on Women's Tennis Blog.