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Serena Williams

Back on top

Sunday, 28th January 2007 at 11:07 am

She entered the event unseeded, and hardly a serious contender; after all, recent appearances on court had been rare, and her interest in the game seemed much diminished. Which makes Saturday’s triumph in Melbourne all the more remarkable for Serena …

Australian Open brawl

Finally - a real sporting battle

Monday, 15th January 2007 at 10:35 pm

Big tennis tournaments tend to take a few days to warm up, a string of local wildcards and no name journeymen providing warm-up cannon fodder for the seeded stars, with only the occasional upset to pique the attention. Clearly nothing …

Michael Stich NMI

Big heart, big spender

Monday, 27th November 2006 at 9:59 pm

The ATP website reckons Michael Stich racked up US$12.5-million over his career; roughly R100-million at current rates. Which makes R500 000 a relative fraction; still, a fair sum to chip in to charity on the spur of the moment.
Which is …

Swiss charisma

Tuesday, 11th July 2006 at 8:51 pm

Roger Federer - A study in on-court emotion
Roger Federer brimming with delight after winning a point.
Roger Federer deeply dismayed after missing a simple forehand winner.
Roger Federer seething with anger after having a backhand drive ruled out by …

Sharapova kis

Take it off for Maria

Tuesday, 4th July 2006 at 9:58 pm

You’ve got to admire the, er, balls of the man - as sports divas go, Maria Sharapova is pretty much top drawer, and so giving her a first hand look at what you have to offer is a brave effort. …

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