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Jan 12, 2013

Australian Open 2013 official players party

Players attended the official Australian Open players party at the Grand Hyatt last night. Those who attended were greeted by some wildlife e.g. koala, snake and a joey. There's a video at the end of this post.

Stanislas Wawrinka

Lucie Safarova

Chen Ti

Jelena Jankovic

Michael Llodra 

Radek Stepanek

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Petra Kvitova 

Sania Mirza

James Ward and Anne Keothavong

Daniela Hantuchova 

Denis Istomin

(Images via Zimbio)

Jan 19, 2010

Australian Open 2010 Players Party

We love players' party!

There were two events reported last weekend, the Crown's Players Party and another one at the Long Room.

The Crown's has more star players appearance - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Anastasia Pivovarova and Jelena Jankovic (photos in sequence).

Meanwhile, players who attended the Long Room party were Agnieszka Radwanska, Nikolay Davydenko and wifey Irina, Tommy Robredo, Anabel Medina Garrigues, Jarkko Nieminen, and Samuel and Jarmila Groth.
(Images via, Australian Open website)

Dec 9, 2009

Video: Russians celebrate X'mas on Jan 7!

In this video, Samantha Stosur, Vera Zvonareva, Svetlana Kuznesova and Jelena Jankovic shared what they'll be planning for the holiday seasons.

Sorry for my ignorance but I just got to know that the Russians don't celebrate X'mas on December 25!

Updates: Orthodox Christians including the Russians and Serbians celebrate X'mas on January 7.

Nov 17, 2009

Off season getaway photos: The Fab Four, JJ & BF, Tipsy & marriage

I'm not sure if it's just me. Looks like there are more vacation photos this year.

Here are more photos from Mauritius where Caroline Wozniacki, Agnieszka Radwanska, Urszula Radwanska and Angelique Kerber switched into relaxation mode during their off season holiday.

For more pictures, click here.

Meanwhile, Serbian Janko Tipsarevic took a big leap in his relationship with TV host girlfriend Biljana Sesevic by proposing to her during their romantic vacation in Maldives.

Yes, she has agreed to marry Tipsarevic.

Fellow Serbian Jelena Jankovic and boyfriend Mladjan Janovic also took the off season opportunity to spend a romantic weekend together in Cannes last week.

However there is no marriage announcement from the couple yet.


Oct 26, 2009

The Real Glam Slam in Doha

All top eight women's players attended the draw ceremony for the WTA Championships at the Museum of Islamic Art in the Qatari capital Doha yesterday.

Round robin groups for the Sony Ericsson year-end championships are:

Dinara Safina
Caroline Wozniacki
Victoria Azarenka
Jelena Jankovic

Serena Williams
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Elena Dementieva
Venus Williams

The top two finishers in each group advance to the semifinals, where each first-placed player will face the second-placed player from the other group.

The 1.55-million-dollar championship willl be held between October 27 and November 1.

World no.2 Serena Williams

World no. 7 Venus Williams

World no. 5 Elena Dementieva

Svetlana Kuznetsova (no. 3), Dinara Safina (no.1), Caroline Wozniacki (no.4)

Victoria Azarenka (no. 6), Jelena Jankovic (no.8)

(Images by Getty Images)

Oct 22, 2009

Jelena Jankovic smiles her way into the Guinness Book of World Records

Jelena Jankovic must have accepted the fact that she can't break any records in tennis.

But that doesn't stop her from breaking the Guinness Book of World Records!

Through a campaign named “We collect smiles and we need the one from you as well” which was organized by Wrigley and promoted by Jankovic the ambassador for the chewing gum company, they put together 137,264 photographs of smiling faces in Belgrade Arena, Serbia on October 15th 2009.

(Via Jelena Jankovic's official website; Images via

Sep 4, 2009

Jelena Jankovic devastated by grandmother's passing, ousted from US Open

My heartfelt condolences to Jelena Jankovic for the passing of her beloved grandma.

The night before her second round match, her grandmother had passed away back home in Serbia.

Her heart and mind was simply not at the US Open after the hearbreaking news.

As a result, she lost to Yaroslava Shvedova, 3-6, 7-6, 6-7.
“I was very sad and emotionally I was really not on court,” Jankovic said.

“I really tried my best to be there and to try to play, but it was really hard."

“You could see I was not happy on the court. I was really suffering. I tried to think about my tennis, but I felt like I was so late and so slow.”
Jankovic planned to fly to Serbia today to join her mother, who left New York on Wednesday to return home.

Jankovic said she didn’t know many details after talking on the phone with her mother.
“I couldn’t really speak,” she said.

“I was just crying.”

“When you are sad, when you are down, you’re not the same person,” she said.

“You don’t move as well. You don’t hit the ball as well. My head wasn’t really there. I just was so—it was like a shadow of myself."

“But, you know, what can you do? Life goes on and I have to try to stay hopefully positive as much as I can, get through this.”
Anyway, kudos to Shvedova for advancing to the third round after a gutsy effort against Jankovic.

(Via AP)

Sep 3, 2009

Tennis WAGs (and a boyfriend) at the US Open 2009

Mirka is back in the player box after gave birth to a set of twin girls back in July.

She looks great and ain't heavy anymore.

Other tennis WAGs (Wives and Girlfriends) watching their men playing on courts for the past three days were Maria Francisca “Xisca” Perello, Jelena Ristic, Kim Sears, Bec Hewitt and Brooklyn Decker.

Xisca - Rafael Nadal's gf

Brooklyn Decker - Andy Roddick's wife

Jelena Ristic - Novak Djokovic's gf

Kim Sears - Andy Murray's gf

Bec Hewitt - Lleyton's wife

So where are the husbands and boyfriends?

Last week, we saw Jelena Jankovic's hunky water polo player boyfriend Mladjan Janovic at her practice.

Not sure if he's still hanging around in NYC.

(Images via

Sep 2, 2009

US Open Day 2 Wrap-up: Safina survives close shave, Ivanovic not so lucky

Top seed and world no. 1 Dinara Safina barely survived a 2 hours and 35 minutes first round match to beat no. 167 Olivia Rogowska, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4!

Meanwhile, it was not so lucky for Ana Ivanovic who made her second straight early exit from the US Open, this time falling 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7) to Kateryna Bondarenko in the opening round.

Earlier, Svetlana Kuznetsova has advanced to the second round after a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Julia Goerges.

Just like Kuznetsova, Sharapova has no problem in advancing to the next round after an impressive 6-3, 6-0 victory over Tsvetana Pironkova.

Fresh from winning a US Open tune-up tournament in New Haven last week, Caroline Wozniacki also passed her first-round test after defeated Galina Voskoboeva with a 6-4, 6-0 win.

Jelena Jankovic who sees herself as a danger woman at the US Open also sailed through to the next round after defeating Roberta Vinci 6-2 6-3.

The night before, I managed to catch up with a couple of matches including the one between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and American wildcard recipient Chase Buchanan.

Tsonga dominated the 18-year old 6-0, 6-2, 6-1 in a one-sided match.

Also advancing to the second round is Novak Djokovic, who lost to Federer in the 2007 final. The Serbian proved to be too powerful for Ivan Ljubicic by defeating him 6-3, 6-1, 6-3.

Second seed and world no.2 Andy Murray denied Ernests Gulbis by winning 7-5, 6-3, 7-5 in the featured night match on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court.

Here's the complete results for Day 2:

US Open men's singles first round results from New York on Wednesday (prefix denotes seeding)

2-Andy Murray (GB) beat Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) 7-5 6-3 7-5
Ivan Navarro (Spain) beat 27-Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) 6-4 7-6(8) 7-6(5)
Nicolas Lapentti (Ecuador) beat 19-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) 4-6 3-6 7-6(6) 7-6(3) 6-3
Taylor Dent (US) beat Feliciano Lopez (Spain) 4-6 7-6(6) 6-3 7-5
22-Sam Querrey (US) beat Michael Yani (U.S.) 6-3 7-5 6-4
Carsten Ball (Australia) beat Juan Pablo Brzezicki (Argentina) 7-6(5) 6-3 6-4
Kevin Kim (US) beat Dudi Sela (Israel) 6-3 0-6 6-2 6-2
Florent Serra (France) beat Janko Tipsarevic (Serbia) 7-6(8) 7-6(5) 7-6(5)
Paul Capdeville (Chile) beat Victor Crivoi (Romania) 6-3 6-0 7-6(2)
11-Fernando Gonzalez (Chile) beat Nicolas Massu (Chile) 6-3 6-3 6-3
Jesse Levine (US) beat Teimuraz Gabashvili (Russia) 7-5 6-1 6-2
Josselin Ouanna (France) beat Rajeev Ram (US) 7-6(4) 6-4 3-6 6-3
4-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Ivan Ljubicic (Croatia) 6-3 6-1 6-3
16-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Ryan Sweeting (US) 7-6(2) 6-4 7-6(4)
30-Viktor Troicki (Serbia) beat Peter Luczak (Australia) 6-3 6-3 1-6 2-6 6-1
Horacio Zeballos (Argentina) beat Michael Berrer (Germany) 6-3 7-6(7) 3-6 6-0
Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) beat Brendan Evans (US) 6-4 6-4 7-6(3)
17-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat Wayne Odesnik (U.S.) 7-5 6-4 6-4
Julien Benneteau (France) beat Flavio Cipolla (Italy) 4-6 6-1 6-3 6-3
10-Fernando Verdasco (Spain) beat Benjamin Becker (Germany) 7-5 6-4 7-5
Maximo Gonzalez (Argentina) beat Karol Beck (Slovakia) 2-6 1-6 6-1 6-4 6-3
Jarkko Nieminen (Finland) beat Fabio Fognini (Italy) 7-5 7-6(6) 6-4
Jesse Witten (US) beat 29-Igor Andreev (Russia) 6-4 6-0 6-2
7-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) beat Chase Buchanan (US) 6-0 6-2 6-1

US Open women's singles first round results from New York on Wednesday (prefix denotes seeding)

Kateryna Bondarenko (Ukraine) beat 11-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) 2-6 6-3 7-6(7)
Alize Cornet (France) beat Monique Adamczak (Australia) 4-6 6-4 7-5
29-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) 6-3 6-0
21-Zheng Jie (China) beat Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Germany) 6-3 6-2
Shenay Perry (US) beat Monica Niculescu (Romania) 6-4 6-2
Christina McHale (US) beat Polona Hercog (Slovenia) 6-3 6-1
Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) beat Varvara Lepchenko (U.S.) 2-6 6-3 6-2
4-Elena Dementieva (Russia) beat Camille Pin (France) 6-1 6-2
Yaroslava Shvedova (Kazakhstan) beat Masa Zec Peskiric (Slovenia) 6-3 6-3
5-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) beat Roberta Vinci (Italy) 6-2 6-3
Kristina Barrois (Germany) beat Urszula Radwanska (Poland) 6-4 6-4
Shahar Peer (Israel) beat 32-Agnes Szavay (Hungary) 6-2 6-2
Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat 27-Alisa Kleybanova (Russia) 6-7(4) 6-3 6-2
Julie Coin (France) beat Eva Hrdinova (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-3
13-Nadia Petrova (Russia) beat Katarina Srebotnik (Slovenia) 6-3 6-3
1-Dinara Safina (Russia) beat Olivia Rogowska (Australia) 6-7(5) 6-2 6-4
Gisela Dulko (Argentina) beat Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) 6-3 5-7 6-4
23-Sabine Lisicki (Germany) beat Aravane Rezai (France) 7-6(4) 6-7(4) 6-1
Tathiana Garbin (Italy) beat Mallory Cecil (US) 6-0 6-1
13-Nadia Petrova (Russia) beat Katarina Srebotnik (Slovenia) 6-3 6-3
Anastasia Rodionova (Russia) beat Lourdes Dominguez Lino (Spain) 6-0 4-6 6-1
Melanie Oudin (US) beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) 6-1 6-2
19-Patty Schnyder (Switzerland) beat Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) 4-6 6-3 7-6(6)
30-Alona Bondarenko (Ukraine) beat Alla Kudryavtseva (Russia) 3-6 6-3 6-2
Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia) beat Tamarine Tanasugarn (Thailand) 6-3 7-5
9-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Galina Voskoboeva (Kazakhstan) 6-4 6-0
Sara Errani (Italy) beat Arantxa Rus (Netherlands) 6-0 6-3
Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) beat 16-Virginie Razzano (France) 6-4 6-3
24-Sorana Cirstea (Romania) beat Ayumi Morita (Japan) 6-1 6-3
6-Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) beat Julia Goerges (Germany) 6-3 6-2
Petra Martic (Croatia) beat Severine Bremond Beltrame (France) 6-4 6-2
Peng Shuai (China) beat Jarmila Groth (Slovakia) 6-2 6-3
Stephanie Dubois (Canada) beat Kristina Mladenovic (France) 6-0 6-4 0

(Via AP, TVNZ, US Open website)

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