Mar 06 2015
Feb 22 2015
Hello Tennis Buddies Kids & Parents!
Tennis Buddies Spring Session 2015 is under way! Practice starts Monday and we will be having our first match on Saturday March 7th. Your coaches will give you all the info you need!
WHAT IF IT RAINS?: I bet you are wondering what we do when it rains… The first thing you should do is check this website for an update. I will post on rainy days… so, you can find the answer right here.
If it is raining at MATCH or PRACTICE times, then there will be NO MATCH or PRACTICES. If the rain stops, but the ground is wet, then call your coach. Coaches numbers are posted on the website. Of course, if the rain stops and the ground is dry, then go to your match or practice.
See you all on the courts!
Mar 29 2015
When the ball whizzed past Serena Williams for an ace late in Sunday's match, the subdued crowd suddenly erupted with a roar. Williams said she was tempted to join the applause. Fifteen-year-old Californian CiCi Bellis lasted only 41 minutes against Williams, losing 6-1, 6-1 in the third round at the Miami Open. ''It wasn't like, 'Oh, I'm so happy to win this match,''' said Williams, 33.
Mar 28 2015
Serena Williams punctuated points Saturday with theatrics worthy of a Grand Slam final. In other words, Williams appeared to be 100 percent. Showing no lingering effects from a recent knee injury, the seven-time Key Biscayne champion won her opening match at the Miami Open on Saturday, beating Monica Niculescu 6-3, 6-1. The match was the first for Williams since she withdrew before the semifinals at Indian Wells last week, citing a right knee problem.
Mar 27 2015
Precocious amateur CiCi Bellis says she's ready to take on the best of the pros - Serena Williams. Bellis, a 15-year-old American who made a big splash at last year's U.S. Open, advanced Friday to a potential third-round match against Williams by beating Zarina Diyas 6-2, 6-1. Williams' second-round match Friday night against Monica Niculescu was postponed until Saturday because of rain. ''It's going to be really fun,'' Bellis said.
Mar 26 2015
Maria Sharapova is 0-5 in Key Biscayne finals. Seeded No. 2, Sharapova was upset in her opening match Thursday night by wild-card Daria Gavrilova, 7-6 (4), 6-3. The 21-year-old Gavrilova, who was born in Moscow and is based in Australia, earned her first victory over a top-10 player with a poised, aggressive effort before a near-capacity stadium-court crowd. Sharapova said she went into the match knowing little about Gavrilova.
Mar 25 2015
Two-time Miami Open champion Victoria Azarenka easily advanced to the second round Wednesday, beating Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-1, 6-3. ''It's been unfortunate the last couple of years for me, but I love this tournament,'' said Azarenka, a two-time Australian Open champion. ''Second set, there were a bit too many mistakes in the beginning.'' Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic, who has had two shoulder surgeries the past five years, won her first WTA Tour-level match since the Memphis tournament in February 2010. ''I'm trying to do everything as good as possible.'' The 45th-ranked Sloane Stephens posted a 6-1, 6-3 win over Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium.
Mar 25 2015
Less than one week after Serena Williams withdrew from her Indian Wells semifinal with a knee injury, the two-time Miami Open defending champion said on Wednesday she's hoping to be fit to play on Friday night. One reason Williams is so intent on playing at Miami is she considers it her home tournament - she lives a little over an hour away in Palm Beach County. The other reason Williams doesn't want to miss the Miami Open is her success at the event. ''I didn't think I would be doing this interview today,'' Williams said.
Mar 24 2015
Mar 24 2015
Rafael Nadal expects to compete at the Miami Open this week despite turning his left ankle in practice on Monday. The third-ranked Nadal will play the winner of the match between Nicolas Almagro of Spain and Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine. It's an important tournament for me.'' Nadal, who has reached four Miami finals but never held the trophy, initially thought the ankle injury might keep him from playing.
Mar 23 2015
Rafael Nadal says he will play at this year's Queen's Club, ending his three-year absence at the grass-court tournament. Nadal, who lifted the trophy in 2008, has gone on to reach the Wimbledon final following every appearance at the event that is traditionally seen as a warm-up to the SW19 championships. ''I always loved playing at The Queen's Club and I am very happy that I will be back this year,'' Nadal said. To win Wimbledon a few weeks later was like a dream.'' The 28-year-old Nadal will be joined by the defending champion Grigor Dimitrov, US Open winner Marin Cilic, 2014 Australian Open victor Stan Wawrinka and World No.4 Andy Murray in this year's draw.
Mar 23 2015
A judge in South Africa on Monday convicted Bob Hewitt, a former Grand Slam tennis champion, of raping and sexually assaulting three girls whom he had been coaching. A sentencing hearing was scheduled in a Pretoria court for April 17. Until then he must mostly remain in South Africa's Eastern Cape province, where he lives, the judge ruled. South African courts have in the past handed down life sentences for, said Velekhaya Mgobhozi, spokesman for the National Prosecuting Authority.
Mar 22 2015
Move over Roger Federer, there is another guy with a share of your crown as king of the desert. Novak Djokovic defeated Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 to win his fourth BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, tying him with Federer for the most titles in the desert after winning for the second straight year. ''I am at the prime of my career,'' Djokovic said. ''I'm going to try to use every part of this fact to stay where I am and to fight for as many major titles as possible.'' Djokovic, ranked No. 1 in the world, and No. 2 Federer met for the 38th time, second-most among rivalries in the Open era.
Mar 21 2015
Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 6-2, 6-3 to reach the final of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, handing Murray his worst hard-court loss against the world's top-ranked player since 2007. Djokovic will play for his fourth career title in the desert in Sunday's final against four-time champion Roger Federer, who beat sixth-seeded Milos Raonic 7-5, 6-4 in the other semifinal. ''It's the ultimate final that right now I can have,'' Djokovic said. ''Probably the player that is in the best form.'' It will be the 38th career meeting between Djokovic and second-ranked Federer, who has won three of their last four.
Mar 20 2015
Serena Williams withdrew before her semifinal at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday night with a sprained right knee, 14 years after her sister Venus did the same thing and triggered an angry reaction from fans that drove Serena to boycott the tournament. The world's top-ranked player was to play third-seeded Simona Halep in the second semifinal. Williams addressed the crowd on-court after Jelena Jankovic defeated Sabine Lisicki 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 to reach the final. ''A couple days ago at practice I really injured my knee,'' Williams told fans.