I don't blame her for dropping out of Birmingham......others who reached semi's at RG did the same. But there ain't much sign of 'illness' is there ..........
Well, well, well ! The courts have grass and all of a sudden the Williams sisters can play tennis !? May they both loose in the 1st round. What if one of them takes the title. Getting nervous about that already !! By the way; Were is Maria hiding these days ?
On the indoor courts at Wimbledon ofc... and keeping a low profile after withdrawing from Birmingham i guess :P
Why doesn't she play on grass so? or may be it is raining cats and dogs outside.
I think Masha is preparing the US open tournament.
Serena Williams is back!!!
Odd, it is playing fine here. Maybe it's the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEJYWkpdmtU
Try going to youtube & in Search box paste the title: Maria Sharapova warming up for Wimbledon
Yes, at given hours it is difficult to practice outside right now. Rain severely disrupted Birmingham today.
Quite alone, I guess. We see that Vika has been with Vera & JJ in Istanbul. The heads say Li Na is in Germany alot & I assume Kim is in Belgium. Speaking of which--re the UDB thread: Tiger said he has a personal matter absorbing him. "I'll be back." But he did not indicate how soon.
Found MARIA SHARAPOVA'S 2011 WIMBLEDON DRESS!
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Nike Womens Maria Ace Lawn Dress – White/Bronze
The new dress that Maria Sharapova will be wearing at Wimbledon this year. Classy and timeless, be sure to dominate your opponent this coming summer.
The Maria Ace Lawn Dress is a Dri-FIT stretch jersey dress with a deep v neckline and racerback straps. With bonded seams at the front and the back with metallic bronze film that provide a premium graphic element. A built in bra provides additional support and princess seams feature embroidered pleated detailing with a bronze thread.
It reminds me of her 2005 Wimbledon dress. She change the "theme" of ehr dress this year, instead of applying many layers on her dress, she just made it simple this year.
Posted it in the photo section a week or so ago, not a bad idea putting it here too incase people didnt see, if anyone wants to see the designs for the USO Series, US Open and a fabricated version of one head to the 'Wimbledon dress 2011?' thread in the aforementioned section :)
SORRY ABOUT THAT. I DON'T BROWSE THE FORUM THAT MUCH. MY APOLOGIES.
WTA announces the sisters' return at Eastbourne. Brief article is restrained. Little more than just restating the official line on their absence.
Clear to me their boosters don't know what to expect. So the big hoo-hah is on hold for Wimbledon. If they don't fly at Eastbourne, the "opinion"-meisters hope you don't notice.
Easy. Think back five years to 2006-2007. Pumping up excessive expectation was always a preferred device to undermine her & disappoint her fans. Same game, second verse, third, fourth....
Birmingham starting now. I'm in the Shoutbox.
FRIDAY: Alison Riske vs. Daniela Hantuchova Eurosport 2 http://www.fromsportcom.com/v-2/8/88/v-288824.html
Eastbourne & 's-Hertogenbosch draws are up:
The Eastbourne draw is designed to potentially arrive at an all-sisters final--IF they are up for it. Serena can first "take revenge" on the Bulgar for humiliating her sister, then make sure Vera & Nastia don't get past the quarters.
As usual, they seem to have less confidence in Venus (given the circumstances that's a little odd) -- hope that she might eliminate the Germans before falling to Li Na. Then Li is expected to throw the final to Serena.
But wait, this is Madame Li now. Does the "deal" still hold?
There is too much talk about sisters, I dont expect any big result from them,they were out from the game for a loooong time, I m shure this noise around them is just a wishful thinking/we all know who is behind all this noise/ ofc, this is big news that they are back,but it s too early to make any predictions how they will play....
They didnt compete for months , how it possible to expect anything from them,just some media powers want us to think that way,that is clear to me
I agree, I agree. There is more talk about the sisters than they are worth. I am simply watching the "set-up" with some interest. So far, it would appear the deals are cut based on assumptions of the past--with no clue what may be the realities of the present. Soviet Sport reports: Russian tennis players Dinara Safina and Alisa Kleybanova will not participate in "Wimbledon", says the website of the tournament.Ex-top-ranked Dinara Safina still can not recover from the back trauma , resulting in April at a tournament in Marbella. Alisa Kleybanova, which occupies the 24-th line rankings WTA, will not play at the second consecutive tournament series "Grand Slam" because of illness. Earlier, she for the same reason, missed the French Open.Apart from two Russian women at Wimbledon, for various reasons will not attend such well-known tennis players as Gisela Dulko of Argentina, Swiss Patty Schnyder and Hungarian Agnes Szavay. We also learned that the Swiss tennis player Timea Bacszinsky will replace the Russian woman Vesna Dolonts in the main draw.
See Live Streams update. UNICEF OPEN's in-house stream will start at 11:00 CEST tomorrow Sunday with Arantxa!