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Jun 23, 2012

Maria Sharapova hops aboard a red double-decker in London


Maria Sharapova was happy to announce on her Facebook that she has made it on a red double-decker after so many years. 

She was supposedly looking for a black cab but ended up on the English bus.

Lately Sharapova has become more humble despite her huge success this year. I wouldn't say that Sasha Vujacic has changed her because her fiance has somehow "disappeared" from her life.

Regarding the Wimbledon draw, Sharapova will play against Australian Anastasia Rodionova in the first round at SW19 starting next week.

(Image via Maria Sharapova's Facebook fan page)

Venus Williams traps in car after havoc evening at pre-Wimbledon party


Apparently it wasn't all smooth at the WTA Tour pre-Wimbledon players' party.

Strong winds during that evening had caused a sponsor's board outside Sir Richard Branson's event to topple, landing on one unsuspecting bystander, and then hit a sponsored car carrying Venus Williams.

The former Wimbledon champion had to remain inside the car while organisers removed the board before she could head back to her hotel.




(Images via mirror.co.uk)

Ernests Gulbis: Living like a boss


Ernests Gulbis' physiotherapist Michal Novotny has been posting pictures of the tennis player on his Twitter page

Totally love the pictures although Gulbis appears to be scruffy and sloppy. 

In London this week

Earlier last week at Queen's Club

Walking to the gym last week when he was at Queen's

The Latvian will have a tough match in the first round against Tomas Berdych at the Wimbledon next week.

(Images via Michal Novotny's Twitter page)


Rendy Lu Yen-hsun grocery shopping in London


Rendy Lu Yen-hsun was spotted grocery shopping in London ahead of the Wimbledon tournament.

Earlier on, he took a bus from Eastbourne to London after an early exit at the AEGON International, losing to Ryan Harrison in the second round.


The Taiwanese player is looking forward to a great run at Wimbledon this year. However he has to clear his first hurdle, Harrison in the first round at the SW19.


(Images via Rendy Lu's Facebook fan page)


Jun 22, 2012

WTA Tour pre-Wimbledon bash video and photos


The women's tennis players arrives at the WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens, Kensington yesterday ahead of the SW19.

Maria Sharapova is the favourite player to win this tournament.

Petra Kvitova

Ana Ivanovic

Caroline Wozniacki

The Williams sisters

Li Na

Sorana Cirstea


(Images via Sina Sports)

Janko Tipsarevic gets neck treatment



Physiotherapist Stefan Dull gives Janko Tipsarevic a neck treatment ahead of the Wimbledon tournament. 

Dull is also the physiotherapist for Rendy Lu Yen-hsun. You can find his Facebook page here.

(Image via Janko Tipsarevic's Facebook fan page)

Jun 21, 2012

Rafael Nadal aces million dollar deal with PokerStars


PokerStars announced on their blog today that Rafael Nadal is their newest member of Team PokerStars SportStars.

According to a source, Nadal has signed the two-year deal for a whopping €12 million!




(Images via PokerStars)

Sam Stosur does her own laundry


Some celebrity tennis players are more down to earth than we realise. 

I have heard that Rafael Nadal does his own laundry. So does Sam Stosur. Not only that she's doing it on her own, in fact she's having fun doing it!



(Images via Sam Stosur's Facebook fan page)

Rafael Nadal's mini vacation before Wimbledon


Rafaholics.com posted some pictures of Rafael Nadal having a blast at the beach with girlfriend Xisca and friends in Mallorca prior to flying to Wimbledon.


The 7-time French Open winner is on his quest for the 3rd Wimbledon and 12th Grand Slam title.

In another (good) news, Nadal said that he was honoured to be asked to carry the Spanish flag at the London Olympics opening ceremony.



(Images via Rafaholics, Rafael Nadal's Facebook fan page)



Jun 20, 2012

Li Na's photo shoot for China's Olympic team


Recently Li Na did a photo shoot for the Chinese Olympic team. Others who took part were China's hero hurdler Liu Xiang and Dallas Mavericks' Yi Jianlian. 


Li Na has been very busy with life outside of the tennis court after her triumph at the French Open last year receiving many invitations to events and of course sponsorship deals. Speaking of sponsorship, I wonder if the many online poker rooms sponsoring football clubs will also move into tennis. After all, poker and sports are quite synonym to each other. 

Coming back to Li Na, time is running out for her as this could be her last chance to win an Olympic medal.

(Images via Sina Sports)

Roger Federer and wife Mirka out in London


Roger Federer and his wife Mirka (minus the kids) were spotted strolling on Bond Street in London while doing some afternoon shopping ahead of the Wimbledon tournament starting next week.





(Images via Zimbio.com)


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