Posted: August 28th, 2011 | Author: Macmarlon | Filed under: Tennis | Tags: Aces, Caroline Wozniacki, Competitions, Connecticut, Denmark, Hurricane Irene, John Isner, Julien Benneteau, Little Rain, Momentum, New Haven, Newport, North Carolina, Tennis Center, United States, Wins, Winston Salem | No Comments »
A little rain cannot prevent Caroline Wozniacki, peak-ranked from winning her fourth successive New Haven title, as she defeated the Czech qualifier Petra Cetkovska, 6-4, 6-1, on Saturday in Connecticut.
Wozniacki of Denmark, the peak seed at United States Open of next week, improved to 17-0 at the tournament. It was her sixth title this season.
Wozniacki said, “I just have a good momentum every time I play here. You always play better when you like to be around a tournament.”
Cetkovska ranked 40th, had won seven successive competitions from the beginning of meeting the criteria. The competition, which was transferred to 1 p.m. Eastern from 5 p.m. to defend Hurricane Irene, was played outdoors at the Connecticut Tennis Center. John Isner, ISNER TAKES WINSTON-SALEM defeated the qualifier Julien Benneteau with 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win the Winston-Salem Open in North Carolina.
Isner, a native of close by Greensboro, conquered 34 unforced mistakes with 19 aces, the quickest was listed at 139 miles an hour and won his second tournament of the year. He as well won at NewPort, R.I.
Posted: July 25th, 2011 | Author: Macmarlon | Filed under: Tennis | Tags: Atlanta Tennis, Balls, Faults, First Game, Games, John Isner, Little Bit, Lost, Mardy Fish, Match Points, Newport, Norcross Ga, Profession, Service Game, Tennis Championships, Unforced Errors, Wins | No Comments »
Mardy Fish provided himself small credit for saving two second-set match points versus John Isner.
Fish said, “When you’re in that position, it’s almost over. I was lucky to get out of it. I played some good points. I don’t think he missed any first serves there. I stuck some returns and put some balls in play.”
Fish hit Isner in the final for the second straight year at the Atlanta Tennis Championships, receiving a 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 success Sunday in Norcross, Ga.
The world’s No. 9 player recovered from a 5-1 deficit in the tiebreak.
Fish said, “I didn’t necessarily change anything tactically. I took care of my serve games a little bit better once I lost serve in the first game of the second.”
Isner was attempting to win successive affairs for the first time in his profession the same of what Fish did in 2010 at Newport and Atlanta.
However, the 6-foot-9 final service game of Isner consisted of two dual-faults. He committed 29 unforced errors to Fish’s 11 through two sets.
Posted: June 6th, 2011 | Author: EarlVarun | Filed under: Boxing and MMA | Tags: Body Shots, Boxer, Cesar Chavez Jr, Challenger, Heart, Heritage, Julio Cesar Chavez, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, Lightweight Title, Majority Decision, Manny Pacquiao, Mario Martinez, Middleweight Title, Olympic Auditorium, Sebastian, Staples Center, Trainer Freddie Roach, Wbc, Wild Card, Wins | 1 Comment »
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. defeated Sebastian Zbik of Germany by majority decision on Saturday to win the WBC middleweight title, getting a major step in the direction of setting up his individual heritage as his well known father appeared on.
The fight for the Mexican was being scored by two judges, 115-113 and 116-112, whereas the third has it a draw.
Chavez talked about the gym of his trainer, Freddie Roach, who as well works with Manny Pacquiao, saying, “My father came to the Wild Card and told me, ‘This is where you win the fight, not down the street at Staples Center.’ Work hard, listen to Freddie Roach. This is how you win titles.”
The father of Chavez won his first title in the same town in 1984, when he ended Mario Martinez to win the WBC junior lightweight title at the Olympic Auditorium.
His son who is 25 years old was after against Zbik (30-1), who was the faster boxer and landed more blows early. However, Chavez kept coming forward, countering with hard body shots that seemed to slow his German challenger down.
Roach said, “Zbik had a lot of heart. He came to win, he fought hard. But Junior was in the best condition ever. He simply outlasted Zbik.”
He said, “I won the first five or six rounds. I thought I was far ahead. But I got hit with those body shots and began to get tired. … My corner told me I had to win the final round and I thought I did. The judges gave Chavez all the close rounds.”