©Kourtin’ Karen’s Tennis News Scoreboard – Week Ending June 14, 2009

 ©Kourtin’ Karen’s Tennis News Scoreboard – Week Ending June 14, 2009
 

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Boris Becker gets married…again!

Boris Becker And Lilly Kerssenberg Get Married
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Becker tied the knot this week in St. Moritz. Take a look at the brunch festivities in this Picapp album. So what’s the over/under on how long this will last?

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“The Roger Federer Equation”
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Check out Nike‘s new TV spot

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Daddy Dearest Dokic Goes To Jail


Jelena Dokic’s father
Damir has been sentenced to prison for endangering the safety of an
Australian ambassador in Belgrade and for possession of weapons. Total
time in jail-15 months.

  
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Bon Voyage Tojo

2002 Australian Open winner
Thomas Johansson has called it a career at 34. The Swede reached a
career high of No. 7 in the world in 2002.  The last few years of his
career had been plagued by injuries. ToJo paired with Simon Aspelin to
win the doubles silver in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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Wimbledon Gone Wild!
Great Britain's Naomi Broady against Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva as they finish their rain delayed first round match
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Great Britain’s Naomi Broady

Wildcards that is! Here is the list of Wimbledon Wildcards so far:

Men’s singles: Alex Bogdanovic (GBR), Grigor Dmitrow (BUL), Daniel Evans (GBR), Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP), Joshua Goodall (GBR) and james Ward (GBR).

Women’s singles:
Elena Baltacha (GBR), Alexa Glatch (USA), Michelle Larcher de Brito
(POR), Katie O’Brien (GBR), Laura Robson (GBR), Melanie South (GBR),
Georgie Stoop (GBR).

Men’s qualifying singles: Richard Bloomfield (GBR), Daniel Cox (GBR), Taylor Dent (USA), Chris Eaton (GBR), Alexander Slabinsky (GBR).

Women’s qualifying singles: Naomi Broady (GBR), Naomi Cavaday (GBR), Jade Curtis (GBR), Olivia Rogowska (AUS).

Men’s doubles:
James Auckland and Joshua Goodall (GBR), Alex Bogdanovic and James Ward
(GBR), Jamie Delgado and Jonathan Marray (GBR), Colin Fleming and
Kenneth Skupski (GBR).

Women’s doubles: Elena Baltacha and Amanda Elliott (GBR), Jade Curtis and Anna Smith (GBR), Laura Robson and Georgie Stoop (GBR).

Deuce

Former player Justine Henin will be making her theater debut in Belgium in a comedy entitle “Stop Crying, Penelope!”



Advantage Sweden

The
International Tennis Federation has reduced Sweden’s fine for playing
host to Israel in an empty venue from 25,000 dollars to 5,000 dollars.

Deuce-Love Match?

Billionaire Buffalo Sabres’ owner Thomas Golisano, 67 appears to have confirmed his relationship with Monica Seles to the New York Post.

DisAdvantage Rafa


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Rafael
Nadal plans to go to London this week after medical tests. Nadal has
said he’s been “playing with pain on my knees for some monhs now.”


“I
am going to give my 200% to be ready for the most important tournament
in the world.” “I will not go out and play, especially on the Wimbledon
Centre Court, if I am not 100% ready to play.

“I have 2 difficult weeks ahead
of me, especially because I won’t be doing what I like doing most,
which is to play tennis, but I will be working on my recovery through
physiotherapy treatments as well as recovery work on the specific
muscular area.”

Deuce
Splitsville, Rivalry and Jealousy

Ana
Ivanovic has split with her coach Craig Kardon. She’ll be tutored by
“Team Adidas” Player development during the grasscourt season.

Ana 
says:”There’s really not much friendship between the girls on tour.
There’s so much rivalry and jealousy.” This quote came from a
recent article in the Daily Mail. Read it here.

DisAdvantage:Tennis Wasteland

Did anyone read this opinion piece by Alexei Miller in Tennis Week:
NBC Is Tennis Wasteland.

Inspired
by this article and the “The Who” tune called Baba O’Riley, sometimes
refered to as “teenage wasteland” my own lyrics about the NBC’ French
Open  Men’s semifinal coverage fiasco.

May “The Who” please forgive me, to the tune of Baba O’Riley please…


Trying to watch live tennis RG fields,
I fight to see live network tennis yields,
I wrench my back to find live streaming
Why do I have to fight
To see Fed-Delpo, it’s live tennis right?
NBC will not be forgiven

Want to cry,
Now I have to watch online,
Watching a tape delayed match is tennis wasteland!

NBC take my hand
Show me live tennis in Franceland!
Put out the fire
Show me live Fed Delpotro!!!
My exodus is near
As Soderling Gonzo on NBC do appear
To the computer to find
A Roland Garros livestream that’s all mine

Tennis wasteland
Tape delayed is tennis wasteland
Tennis wasteland
Oh no!!!
No live Fed-Delpo!

Deuce Navratilova song tributeThanks to an “El” Jon Wertheim “tweet” on twitter-“Martina song jonstennistweet thanks to Ken Quek of Kuala Lumpur for forwarding this song about Martina Navratilova http://bit.ly/1497QY ”       

Advantage Clijsters getting in gear
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Kim Clijsters won an exhibition match this weekend, getting in some practice before she hits the circuit this August.

Game, Set, Match and Winners this week!
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Kim Clijsters won an exhibition match this weekend, getting in some practice before she hits the circuit this August.

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Enjoy that “gravy boat” trophy! First time in the winner’s circle for Slovakia’s (13) Magdalena Rybarikova who defeated (4) Li Na 6-0 7-6(7-2) in Birmingham. For more details click here.

King of Queens

TENNIS Andy Murray wins his first grass title at Queen's in 2009 - 0

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Andy
Murray captures Queens Club, the first UK man to capture the title
since “Bunny” Austin in 1938. Now that is some King-sized trophy! The
British tabloids are really getting ready for Murray’s Wimbledon hype
after this win!
For more details click here.

German Boy “Makes good” at Halle
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Welcome
back to the winners circle Tommy Haas. Haas upset top seeded Novak
Djokovic in a three-set final. Now that’s a normal trophy. For more details click here.

Bonus
: GVTN will be giving away a few Wimbledon Live packages via Twitter
(GVTennisNews) and Facebook contests. More on this as details become
available in the next day or two.