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Lost in Final, Lisicki Keep Smiling

London – Sabine Lisicki was unable to stem the tears from his eyes after he lost in the Wimbledon Grand Slam final. But tears do not eliminate Lisicki smile of her beautiful face.

Lisicki had to settle for runner-up after defeated Marion Bartoli in the top of the party on Saturday (06/07/2013). The German was defeated in straight sets by a score of 1-6, 4-6.

When dealing with Bartoli, Lisicki is further supported spectators did not look my best when conquering Serena Williams in the last 16 or Agnieszka Radwanska in the semifinals. He made a lot of unforced errors. The number of unforced errors to 25, while only 14 Bartoli.

“I feel good this morning, but this is an opportunity that you do not get every day,” said Lisicki in the tournament’s official website.

“This is really new for me. Everything is different. I was drained after two weeks, so many tough games, if you’ve got a tough draw like me.”

“Marion did not have to get rid of any big players. Against top players is different. They are heavier, longer. Rallies you have a power drain.”

Lisicki statement is true. He should meet the top players in the previous round as Francesca Shiavone (French Open champion 2010), Samantha Stosur (U.S. Open champion 2011), Serena (the world number one, collecting 16 Grand Slam titles), and Radwanska (number four the world). Meanwhile, Bartoli to qualify for the final once did not clash with the world top ten rankings.

“Physically and mentally I was not 100 percent. I get rid of three Grand Slam champion and should play to score 9-7 in the third set against Radwanska two days ago. Fresher Marion. Bit sad because I could not show my best game,” said Lisicki.

Although sad and disappointed, Lisicki could still show a smile after the game. He smiled as Bartoli held her in front of the net. When facing the photographers in the photo sessions, the 23-year-old virgin still well into a smile. When asked for a signature before leaving the court, Lisicki once again smiling.

“I show my best tennis here. I get rid of the champion and runner-up last year. Was pretty big,” said Lisicki.

“This tournament has certainly made me a better player. These days is tough, but this experience will help me in the future. Still believe I will be a champion one day,” he said.

Champion in Monte Carlo, Nadal Djokovic Dominance Break

Monte Carlo – Novak Djokovic came out as the winner in the Monte Carlo Masters after beating Rafael Nadal in the final. Djokovic’s success made ​​him break the dominance of Nadal, who had so long triumphed.

In the match at the Monte Carlo Country Club on Sunday (04/21/2013) night local time, Djokovic was very good. Instead, Nadal like having anticlimactic and many make their own mistakes. Djokovic won in straight sets 6-2, 7-6 in 1 hour and 52 minutes.

The first set Djokovic completely overpowered. He is so easy to accelerate from the start and winning 5-0. Although Nadal had won two games later, Djokovic did not waste the opportunity and seize this set.

In the second set, Nadal began to flourish. He broke Djokovic to lead 3-2 and then won the next game.

Two points ahead, Nadal could not take advantage of the momentum. Djokovic could equalize 4-4. Djokovic finally managed to end the game after he won the tie-break with the score 7-1.

This is the first title Djokovic in this tournament. World number one tennis player’s son also ended the dominance of Nadal, who has eight consecutive years always champion in Monte Carlo.

It is also the third title Djokovic this year. Previously, he was a champion at the Australian Open and Dubai Tennis Championships.

Sol color orange, Federer break the rules

Defending champion Roger Federer Wimbledon tennis tournament was reprimanded for wearing tennis shoes orange soles that violate tournament rules. In the first round match on Monday (against Victor Hanescu on Monday, June 24, Federer wore orange shoes with soles when tournament rules require players to wear white clothing and shoes.

Federer won in the first round. Organizers consider soles seven times Wimbledon champion was against the rules. Therefore, he was ordered not to wear those shoes again during the match at Wimbledon.

Darcis retreat
“This rule applies to anyone, including Roger Federer.”
Alex Capstick
The BBC’s Alex Capstick health problems reported Wimbledon tournament rules are very strict, especially regarding the dress code for the players.
“This rule applies to anyone, including Roger Federer,” said Capstick.

The players are only allowed to use a bit of color variation on their shoes and clothing. However further Capstick, this time not only disputed issue dress code. Andre Agassi once refused entry into the tournament because of tight regulations, but he ended up as the provisions comply with the dress code.

In another development, a former player who surprisingly Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal, Steve Darcis of Belgium withdrew from the tournament because of a shoulder injury.
Players are also women’s retreat is the second seed, Victoria Azarenka, who has not recovered from a knee problem.

Sharapova Appoints New Coach

Jakarta – Maria Sharapova appoint Jimmy Connors as his new coach. Connors replaces Thomas Hogstedt which has already agreed to part with Sharapova.

After three years of working together, Hogstedt and Sharapova agreed to part ways on Friday (07/12/2013) local time. Due to personal reasons, the Swede could not accompany Sharapova in tournaments to come.

To replace Hogstedt, Sharapova lifted Connors as coach. Men from the United States who collected eight grand slam titles before is coach Andy Roddick.

“I’m happy to announce that Jimmy Connors would be my new coach,” Sharapova wrote on her official website as quoted by Sky Sports.

“I’ve known Jimmy for many years and we had worked together in 2008 before the Australian Open,” said two of the world tennis rankings.

“I’m very excited with this new partnership and look forward to the upcoming tournament,” he said.

After being eliminated in the second round at Wimbledon last, Sharapova is now preparing for the next Grand Slam, the U.S. Open will be held on 26 August to 9 September next.

Overcome Li Na, Sharapova Defend Title Champion

Stuttgart – Maria Sharapova successfully defended the title the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in 2013, after a convincing win, 6-4 and 6-3 over Li Na in the final.

In four matches in the tournament to the top of the party, held at the clay court, Sharapova past his opponents to win three sets.

Only later in the final at the Porsche Arena on Sunday (04/28/2013), Sharapova convincing to retain the title with a straight sets victory over Li Na, the Australian Open and set aside Sharapova in the semifinals – Li Na finally finished runner -up in the event.

In the first set, Sharapova, who is seeded first, quickly winning 4-1. Li Na, seeded second, then tried to get up, although Sharapova did not give him much chance to catch up.

Fierce duel ensued at the beginning of the second set. But again, Sharapova managed to demonstrate its superiority over Li Na and won her second title of the year – after Indian Wells last March.

Federer Fails Stepping into the Final

Roger Federer (Foto: Reuters)

HAMBURG – Step Roger Federer had stopped at the German Tennis Championships semifinals after losing the fight stright through a set of qualifier, Federico Dulbonis, Sunday (07/21/2013) early morning hrs.

In that match, Federer was beaten 6-7 (7) and 6-7 (4) of Dulbonis, which is a world-ranked 114. Former world number one was lost within one hour, 53 minutes, as well as a second defeat Federer this year from players who rank in the top 100.

“He (Dulbonis) played well, he’s a little more aggressive than I was,” Federer said, as reported by Heraldnet, Sunday (07/21/2013).

Previously, the Swiss tennis player Sergiy Stakhovsky surrendered at hand in the second round of Wimbledon 2013 with a 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 5-7, 6-7 (5). Stakhovsky is itself a world-ranked 116.

The victory over Federer, made ​​Dulbonis became the third qualifier to advance to the final of the ATP World Tour this year. At the top of the party, would Dulbonis against Fabio Fognini of Italy.

Fognini aside Spaniard, Nicolas Almargo battle through two sets, and in one hour 49 minutes. In the meantime, this is a failure of Federer this year after winning just one title from nine tournaments.

Murray: Against Djokovic is hard challenge

Facing the number one in the world in the final round of the Wimbledon tournament is definitely not an easy matter, but according to Andy Murray’s challenge will turn into a remarkable achievement that successfully won.
“It’s simple: I have to do everything well against Novak. I can not let one or two parts of my game is not growing,” said Murray, who is now the world number two in a special column written for the BBC.

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When asked whether the game on Sunday (07/06) this will be the game terakbarnya during career, Murray said winning a Wimbledon tournament has always been a pinnacle of achievement in sports, but he hopes there will be a similar final parties.
“So we have to wait until one day I stopped playing (tennis) and could look backwards to decide where the biggest fight of my career.”
If Djokovic overcame resistance today, Murray will become the first British man in 77 years to restore the Wimbledon trophy to his native land.

But since the beginning of Murray knows exactly how fierce resistance which could be demonstrated by the Serbian tennis player was in critical point as the final round this time.
Murray example shows how the fitness of Djokovic’s physical condition that could confer resistance to rival Click for hours.
“He’s unbelievable shape lately, might have to face him for five-six hours is very tiring.”
But Murray said in the face of such a possibility was that he was doing a series of hard and disciplined preparation including the trivial matter such as maintaining food intake.
“Click Once (escaped) party quarterfinals I eat a bar of chocolate, but do not worry there is no other feast before the final.”
The 26-year-old bachelor said there would be “something bad food until after the final”.