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    Grand Slam Champion suliso's Avatar
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    Re: Tennis Players Random, Random

    Quote Originally Posted by JazzNU View Post
    He's not. Kiki is 6 feet tall and wearing heels. Will make many seem shorter than they really are.
    I'm 6'5'' myself so from my perspective he looks really small
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    Re: Tennis Players Random, Random

    November 12, 2019

    The WTA today celebrates the stellar career of Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova after the 30-year-old announced her retirement from professional tennis at an event in her home town of Bratislava.

    During her career Cibulkova reached 21 singles finals, winning eight titles on hard, grass and indoor surfaces. She achieved her career-high WTA ranking of World No.4 on March 20, 2017 – the highest ranking yet attained by a woman representing the Slovak Republic.

    In 2014, Cibulkova became the first Slovak woman to reach a Grand Slam singles final, finishing runner-up to China’s Li Na at the Australian Open. A semifinalist at Roland Garros in 2009, she was a three-time quarterfinalist at Wimbledon and reached the last eight at the US Open in 2010.

    Her peak tournament triumph came at the WTA Finals in Singapore in 2016, when she defeated then-World No.1 Angelique Kerber to lift the coveted Billie Jean King Trophy. Victory at the season finale marked the fourth title of a standout year that also saw Cibulkova triumphant at Katowice, Eastbourne and Linz and reach finals at Acapulco, Madrid and Wuhan. Her earlier titles were captured at Moscow in 2011, Carlsbad in 2012, Stanford in 2013 and Acapulco in 2014.

    A two-time Olympian, at Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012, Cibulkova represented the Slovak Republic in Fed Cup in 12 different years, building a 22-11 singles record over 22 ties contested.

    Having played her last match against Aryna Sabalenka at Roland Garros earlier this year, she retires with a 450-299 win-loss record and career prize money of $13,725,520.

    “Tennis fans have been privileged to watch Domi’s extraordinary finesse, speed and feel of the court for the past 15 years,” said Micky Lawler, WTA President. “What stands out even more than her first-class athleticism, though, is the way she approaches tennis and life with such heart-and-soul positive energy. With a smile that lights up the world around her, Domi begins her next chapter with the WTA’s gratitude, support and love.”

    Today’s announcement coincides with publication of Cibulkova’s memoir Tenis je môj život (Tennis Is My Life). She is actively involved in the Love4Tennis Dominika Cibulkova Academy in Bratislava and her charity, So The Stars Never Fade, provides financial and social support for Slovakian athletes struggling with the demands of life beyond sporting achievements.

    Click here to read more about Cibulkova’s announcement and plans for the future.

    Founded by Billie Jean King in 1973 on the principle of equal opportunity for women in sports, the WTA is the global leader in women’s professional sport with more than 1,800 players representing 85 nations competing for a record $179 million in prize money. In 2018, the WTA was watched by a record breaking global audience of 600 million. The 2019 WTA competitive season includes 54 events and four Grand Slams in 29 countries, culminating with the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen, offering an unprecedented $14 million total prize purse and honoring the season’s top singles and doubles players. Further information on the WTA can be found at

  3. #1743

    Re: Tennis Players Random, Random

    Ben Rothenberg

    Tennis Channel catches Zverev apparently using his phone during last changeover, nice spot. Very much against the rules.

    Zverev was not particularly slick about the phone use either. He’s down a double break in this set, so it hasn’t much helped.

    Entirely possible that Zverev is indeed using some phonelike-but-not-a-phone electronic device. But if it’s a legal, approved thing, weird to keep it low and hidden and deny any knowledge of the device when asked.


    Here is Zverev the cheater checking his Dexcom monitor* in Beijing .The ATP need to fine and ban him immediately HE CANT KEEP GETTING AWAY WITH THIS


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    Why would he want you guys to know?
    tactical brexit party campaigner #splitleavevote

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    Isn’t that a glucose monitoring device for his diabetes?
    CindyLu'sNana @WertmanAngela
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    Not at all. If it’s a medical device it’s his damn business.
    There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.”

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    Re: Tennis Players Random, Random

    If Zverev is a Type 1 diabetic and has chosen to keep that quiet I don't think this type of "outing" is fair or necessary. I'm saying he's Type 1 because of his age.
    There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.”

    ― Frank Zappa

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    Re: Tennis Players Random, Random

    13 November 2019


    LONDON — Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan announced today their decision to retire from professional tennis in 2020. The 41-year-old American twins will bid farewell following the US Open, scene of their major championship debut in 1995, marking the culmination of a legendary doubles partnership.

    As the most accomplished team in doubles history, the Bryan brothers have captured an Open Era record 118 trophies in 25-season careers, including all four Grand Slams, all nine ATP Masters 1000s, Nitto ATP Finals (four titles) and Olympic gold medal. They also own the all-time team record for Grand Slam titles (16) and ATP Masters 1000 crowns (39). From 2005 to 2017, the Bryans were presented the ATP Tour Fans' Favourite Team award each year.

    “Mike and I chose to finish our 2019 season after the US Open, even knowing there was a strong chance we’d qualify for the [Nitto] ATP Finals,” said Bob Bryan. “After much discussion, we decided that it would be best to rest our minds and strengthen our bodies in preparation for 2020 which will be our final season on the ATP Tour.”

    “For the last 21 years, we have been so grateful for the opportunity to live out our dreams of playing professional tennis. It has truly been a magical ride. However, we want to end this great ride while we’re healthy and we can still compete for titles.”

    Mike Bryan said: “We are currently extremely motivated and excited going into our last season. We will enjoy and appreciate each moment we have while saying our goodbyes and giving thanks to the fans who have given us so much joy.”

    The Bryans have been the standard bearers for doubles for more than 16 years, since they first ascended to No. 1 in the ATP Doubles Rankings on 8 September 2003. They spent 438 total weeks and ended 10 seasons as the No. 1 team [2003, 2005-07, 2009-2014]. Mike, who became the oldest doubles No. 1 at age 40 on 16 July 2018, has spent the most weeks at the summit of the team game (506).

    Bringing their own energy and charisma to the court, they have endeared themselves to the public throughout the world, appearing in 177 tour-level finals and lifting tour-level trophies in 34 different cities. They also helped the United States win the Davis Cup in 2007 and at the 2012 London Olympics won the gold medal, adding to their 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medal.

    Bob underwent right hip surgery in August 2018, but the Bryan brothers reunited at the start of the 2019 season. This year they won two ATP Tour titles at the Delray Beach Open by (d. Skupski/Skupski) in February and their sixth Miami Open presented by Itau (d. Koolholf/Tsitsipas) in March. After a runner-up finish at the BB&T Atlanta Open, they also claimed their 1,100th team win at the Coupe Rogers in Montreal and currently own a 1,102-358 team record overall.

    Additionally, the Bryan Brothers Foundation has raised over USD$1.2 million to support children’s charities. Bob and Mike host two annual fundraisers in their hometown of Camarillo, California and West Palm Beach, Florida, where they partner with golf legend Jack Nicklaus to raise funds to positively impact the lives of children around the country.

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  6. #1746

    Re: Tennis Players Random, Random

    Shelley Johnson
    Replying to @BenRothenberg
    Because his health is his business and he doesn’t have to tell the whole world about it if he doesn’t want to.

    Ben Rothenberg

    I fully get that. But I also think that anything that happens on-court, mid-match, is inherently “on the record” and fair to see as open to discussion.

    enfant terrible.
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    Except you didn't simply have a "discussion", you boldly stated that he was using a phone (thus cheating) as a fact without waiting for any type of confirmation. Shameful and irresponsible for a journalist.
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    True but you didnt discuss. You assumed and speculated. I mean do people really think that any player would check their phone in the middle of a match being played on center court in an major arena.
    There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.”

    ― Frank Zappa

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