Monday, May 2, 2016
Petra Kvitova is a womens professional tennis player who turned pro 10 years ago. She is known for her powerful lefty forehand and variety. Kvitova plays for the Czech Republic. Kvitova has won 17 titles during her career including 2 grand slam titles at Wimbledon. Kvitova is 6 feet tall and has won a little over a 20 million dollars in prize money. Kvitovas break through year was in 2011 when she beat Sharapova to win the Wimbledon Championships. Besides winning Wimbledon, she has also made it to the semi finals in the Australian and French Open. She has been coached by David Kotzya since 2010. Kvitova has also helped lead the Czech Republic to a Fed Cup win. You can follow Petra on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to keep up with her latest news.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Andy Murray is a male professional tennis player from the United Kingdom. Andy is 28 years old and was born on May 15, 1987. He is currently ranked second on the professional tour. Murray has won two grand slam title during his career. He has consistently stayed in the a top ranked spot and made it far in many grand slam tournaments. Since 2011, Murray has reached at least the quarter finals in all of his grand slam tournaments. Andy married Kim Shears just last year. He was the first man to win a grand slam singles tournament from the United Kingdom since 1936. Andy broke this streak when we won the U.S. Open in 2012. In 2012, Murray also won an Olympic Gold in his own country. Murray is still competing and playing at the top of his game today!
Monday, April 18, 2016
Andre Agassi is a retired American male professional tennis player. Andre was dominant in the game from the early 1990's to the mid 2000's. His most notable opponent was Pete Sampras. Andre has been married to the female professional tennis player, Steffi Graf, since 2001. Andre's charismatic personality along with solid game brought a lot of attention to not only him, but also the sport. Agassi is credited with helping to revive the popularity of tennis during his era. Andre won 8 grand slam title during his career on tour. He is only one of two to win the golden slam which is all four grand slam events in a year and an Olympic Gold. Agassi grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. He retired on September 3, 2006 due to health concerns.
Monday, April 11, 2016
Steffi Graf is a former number 1 female professional tennis player. Steffi won an outstanding 22 grand slam single titles during her career. She holds the record for most grand slam championships won in the Open Era. In 2001, she married Andre Agassi a famous and well achieved male professional tennis player. Steffi Graf held the number one spot for 377 weeks. This sets the record for most weeks at number one for any male or female player. Steffi is the only player to win all four majors at least four times. This proves how well rounded her game was. From the 1987 French Open to the 1990 French Open Steffi reached thirteen consecutive grand slam singles finals. Steffi has been regarded by many people as the greatest female tennis player to ever live.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Victoria Azarenka is a female Belarusian professional tennis player. She is a former world number one and is currently ranked fifth. Victoria won the Miami Open just two days ago beating Kuznetsova in the final. Azarenka is 26 years old and a height of 6'0". She has won over $28 million dollars in her career. Victoria has played a little bit of doubles during her career but focuses mainly on singles. Her biggest accomplishments are winning 2 Australian Open Championship Titles in 2012 and 2013. Winning these title made her the only person, male or female, from Belarus to win a grand slam. Another achievement of hers is winning the bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics. Victoria's idol and motivation to become great is Steffi Graf. Beside winning 2 championships at the Australian Open, she got to the finals at both the 2011, and 2013 U.S. Opens.
Monday, March 21, 2016
My second post to this blog will be on Venus Williams. Venus and her sister Serena are two of the most famous and highest paid female athletes. Venus has won 7 grand slam titles and 5 of them at Wimbledon. Venus is known as one of the best grass court players and one of the all time best players. Venus is still on the Women's Tour which she first arrived in 1994. She is of 35 years of age and was born in Lynwood, California. Venus has won 48 titles on the WTA Tour and is second to only her sister at most won titles. Venus nows suffers from an autoimmune disease that is holding her back. However, she is still playing and her legacy lives on.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Caroline Wozniacki is a female professional tennis player. Caroline is a Danish native and continues to play for Denmark. She once held the top ranked position on the tour for a total of 67 weeks. This was the first time a Scandinavian women held this spot. Caroline weighs in at 128 pounds and 5' 10" tall. She is coached by her dad Piotr. Many people have criticized having her dad as her coach saying that he holds her game back. Caroline has not won a grand slam title yet but was the runner up at the 2009 and 2014 U.S. Opens. She has made a little over $20,000,000 in prize money. Wozniacki plays a very defensive game that works because of her awesome athleticism and agility.