Sharapova Defends Stuttgart Title with Victory Over Li Na

By Tumaini Carayol (April 28, 2013) STUTTGART - Maria Sharapova arrived in Stuttgart as merely the defeNding champion. One Porsche mega-deal later, the Russian had almost assumed home-crowd support as fans and staff alike cheered the Russian on … [Read more...]

Nadal Wins Eighth Barcelona Crown

  (April 28, 2013) Rafael Nadal recovered from an 0-3 start to defeat Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-3 to gain his eighth Barcelona Open tournament victory – a record. He has now won 39 matches in a row at the tournament. “I feel very happy to lift … [Read more...]

Rosol Wins First ATP Title Less Than Two Weeks After Father’s Death

  (April 28, 2013) Dedicating the win to his father, who passed away ten days ago, Lukas Rosol captured his first-ever ATP title on Sunday in Bucharest defeating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-2. In his title run for the BRD Nastase Tiriac … [Read more...]

Sharapova Survives Another Three-Set Match to Move into Stuttgart Final

By Tumaini Carayol (April 27, 2013) STUTTGART - In a world where the phrase "counterpuncher" has become maimed and warped beyond reason and measure, Angelique Kerber epitomizes the word in its simplest form. The difference between Kerber and the … [Read more...]

Sharapova and Ivanovic Turn Back the Clock in Stuttgart

  By Tumaini Carayol (April 26, 2013) STUTTGART - Six years ago, this battle was fought in the penultimate round of the greatest clay court event on the planet. As Ana Ivanovic dispatched forehand winner after stone cold forehand winner, the … [Read more...]

Kvitova Rallies Past Goerges in Stuttgart

By Tumaini Carayol (April 25, 2013) STUTTGART - Julia Goerges and Petra Kvitova put on a three-set exhibition of power in Stuttgart on Thursday at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.   As expected, the battle between the two ball crushers was … [Read more...]

Sharapova Survives Safarova in Three Hour Battle in Stuttgart

By Tumaini Carayol   (April 25, 2013) STUTTGART - Wednesday afternoon, Maria Sharapova could be found in the Porsche Arena, practicing on court two. Pitted against a young male German junior, the French Open champion was in devastating … [Read more...]

Ivanovic and Petkovic Duel in Stuttgart

  By Tumaini Carayol   (April 23, 2013) STUTGART - Despite what the order of play suggested, Monday evening marked the true beginning of the Porsche Grand Prix. As Andrea Petkovic and Ana Ivanovic marched the court, it was the first time … [Read more...]

Wimbledon Announces Largest Prize Purse in Professional Tennis By Ros Satar   (April 23, 2013) WIMBLEDON - The key theme for this year’s Wimbledon Spring Press Conference was investment – in the plans for the tournament, and in the pockets of the players.   The Championships … [Read more...]

Sharapova Steals the Show with Introduction as Porsche Brand Ambassaador

By Tumaini Carayol (April 22, 2013) STUTTGART - Despite the tournament website mischievously stating otherwise, no singles main draw matches graced the opening day of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. Instead, focus laid firmly off-court as certain … [Read more...]