Caroline Wozniacki makes Jo-Wilfried Tsonga unleash is inner diva
I was browsing Twitter last night and I found a very funny photo that was posted by Caroline Wozniacki on Twitter. She wrote “Guess who?” I actually stared at the photo for five minutes trying to figure out who it was. Ofcourse I kept getting distracted by the better half of the photo. (Yes, I swear!!) But after five minutes I figured out that it had to be Jo-Wilfried Tsonga unleashing his inner diva.
In more Caroline Wozniacki news , she was recently quizzed by the WTA tour about the Wozzy hype currently going on on the internet. It makes for a cute video. And no there is no point arguing us fans Caro! We know more about you than you do and if we say Brad Pitt is your favorite actor then you can’t change it to Johnny Depp. And no you don’t like chicken but steaks! Just watch the video and you will see what I mean.
The stats and facts about world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki keep changing as she keeps notching up the victories (she won the Family Circle Cup in Charleston at the weekend, her third title of the year). We caught up with the Dane to find out how aware she is of all that’s written about her on the internet!
The recent form of Victoria Azarenka hasn’t gone unnoticed. The beautiful Belrussian won the Sony Ericsson Open 2011 and also took home the crown at the Andalucia Tennis Experience in Marbella. The WTA Tour put her in the spotlight with a video on their YouTube Channel. Vika is currently training for the Fed Cup and they will take on Estonia.
Maria Sharapova needs to fix that serve
There has been a lot of news about Maria Sharapova lately. She is back in form but face it guys: As long as she doesn’t fix her serve she is not going anywhere fast. Her faulty serve may win her matches in the early rounds but the more she progresses in a tournament, the harder it becomes for her to win. But I have a theory: She fixes her serve and she is back in the top five of the WTA tour. Perhaps even on top, though with an on form Clijsters, a roaring Wozniacki and a possibly soon returning Serena Williams, it may prove to be tough for her to take back that number one spot. In the meantime find some photos of Maria Sharapova at the Sony Ericsson Open throughout the years at the bottom of this article. Photocredit © Chris Rogers and his Miami Tennis Photos.
Serena Williams is the Pink Panther
So guess who just got back on the practice courts. Yes, I couldn’t believe it myself either and to be frank looking at that photo, it kind of hurt my eyes. And when my eyes were adjusted I started to wonder if she was auditioning to become one of the X-men with ball bashing as a mutant power. But it really is Serena Williams back on the courts practicing after the blood cloth removal and foot injury that has kept her sidelined for a year. With her back on the training courts it won’t be long ’til we see her back in tournaments and I’ll say this: The battle for that top spot on the WTA Tour just got a lot more interesting!
Andrea Petkovic plays football
And she really did. She is currently the best German player on the WTA Tour and the Germans, and many others, believe her to be the new Steffi Graf. I would say: Wait a while and we will see an Andrea Petkovic. Who needs comparisons when you can already predict that the person is going to be great on her own and she definitely needs not to stand in Steffi Graf’s shadow. Anyway, this is Andrea Petkovic playing football at a German TV station called ZDF.
The new TennisGrandstand design
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Weekly links continued…
My chief editor Manfred Wenas used to do a column called “Weekly Links” and I thought it would be interesting to integrate that into my blog posts and what I will try to do is link to interesting tennis posts that caught my eye earlier this week.
A passionate write up by Craig Hickman who popped his Sony Ericsson Open cherry by attending as an official member of the press (Craig Hickman’s Tennis Blog)
Followed by another very good article about the addition of bloggers to the media rooms these days. (Forty Deuce)
With an even funnier part II (Forty Deuce part deux)
For you German speakers, here is an interview of Andrea Petkovic for the Fed Cup. Basically she sums up the past couple of months , how she dreams of achieving the number one position on the WTA Tour but that in itself is not a goal, just a dream. What she expects in the coming months and that she thinks that social media is the coolest thing ever. (Spobox TV)
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