Mission Complete. After losing his first four major finals, Andy Murray ended Great Britain’s 76-year dry spell for a men’s Grand Slam champion when he triumphed over Novak Djokovic at the US Open.
October 23 – November 21 Atrological Sign: Scorpio, The Scorpion Traditional Personality Traits: Determined, emotional, intuitive, jealous, compulsive, obsessive, powerful, passionate, magnetic, secretive, loyal.
Tennis sweetheart, Maria Sharapova, loves candy, and she’s not apologizing! In fact, she’s developed a new candy company, Sugarpova, producing several varieties of gummy fish, licorice and gumballs.
MARION BARTOLI snapped Victoria Azarenka’s 26-match winning streak, March 28, during the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. Bartoli, 27, who uses two hands to stroke both the forehand and backhand and is coached by her father, says self-belief, going for her shots and having a game plan were the keys to her 6-3, 6-3 victory.
By most accounts, world No. 2 Maria Sharapova experienced great hard court results in the States, advancing to the finals of both Premier tour events, the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. But failing to deliver a champi- onship trophy in either stop left the Russian frustrated.
After 7 years of losing to fellow countryman Rafael Nadal, Fernando Verdasco finally broke the cycle when he triumphed 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 at the Madrid Open.
“This is a dream come true and an extraordinary tribute. I love this game and am incredibly honored by the Hall of Fame’s vote. Tennis has been my passion and dedication for my entire life, and to be acknowledged for this passion and dedication is truly icing on the cake,” said Capriati.
Tennis View Magazine asked an expert panel to explain the Murray-Lendl relationship thus far.