What You Need to Know about Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova in Manila


It was not a good start and definitely a not so nice hello for Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova to all the Tennis fans in IPTL debut in the Philippines. The British number one tennis star player, representing the Manila Mavericks was beaten in singles by the Indian Aces’ Gael Monfils. Andy Murray tried his very best but lost the final three games to go down 6-4. On second day he linked up with Maria Sharapova in the mixed doubles only to suffer a 6-1 score loss to Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza.

“An event like this gives tennis fans in the Philippines an opportunity to come and watch some of the best players in the world and experience live tennis in a completely different format, a fun format,” Murray said in an interview in Manila.

Indian Aces (Delhi) teams consist of Federer, Sampras, Monfils, Ivanovic, Mirza, Bopanna, Santoro while Manila Mavericks are Murray, Tsonga, Flipkens, Nestor, Moya, Sharapova, Huey. Singapore Slammers are Serena Williams, Agassi, Berdych, Hewitt, Kyrgios, Hantuchova, Soares, Rafter and UAE Royals (Dubai) are Djokovic, Wozniacki, Cilic, Mladenovic, Ivanisevic, Zimonjic and Jaziri.

Murray will go back to court on Sunday against world’s number one Serena Williams’ Singapore Slammers team. The four team event will move on to Singapore, Delhi and Dubai, with the final on 13 December.

Maria Sharapova knocked out by qualifier


Bacsinszky finally get her hands on her grandest victory by winning against the world number four  twenty seven year old, Russian Maria Sharapova with 7-6 (3) 7-5 scores.  Maria Sharapova doube faulted six times during first set. She was knocked out in the third round of the $24 million Wuhan Open and became the latest to exit the WTA Wuhan Open that made her fans cheerless.

Sharapova mentiond in one of her interviews that Timea Bacsinszky had a really good serving. I could  not shake her off. Incontrovertibly her biggest win of her career. Maria Sharapova’s defeat follows the exit of other seeds namely; Halep, Errani, Petkovic, Jankovic ending in a back injury and in addition to the alarming list is the world number one Serena Williams leaving the 1.5m because of a viral illness.

On the other hand, thrid seed Petra Kvitova won against Karolina Pliskova with 6-3 2-6 6-4 scores. Other victorious players are Cornet who won over the Belgium wildcard Flipkens with 7-6 (7-4) 1-6 6-3 scores.

Fans are asking what is happening to the Tennis world to the top tennis players?! The amazing players must do something in order  to get back on track and get their victory back.

Samantha Murray vs Maria Sharapova, Wimbledon 2014

Maria Sharapova

French Open champion Maria Sharapova clears her status and tell the world why  she is in 242 world rank with 6-1, 6-0 on her fist encounter with wildcard Samantha Murray. This is a bonus and indeed a great triumph on Maria Sharapova’s striking resume. The World Wide Web says it is a DAVID VS. GOLIATH matches. Maria Sharapova is too physically powerful that in just fifty eight minutes she had the victory in her hands.

The underdog mentioned in her interview; “I’m really pleased to be given a wildcard again as it’s such an amazing tournament to be involved in,” said Murray, 26. “I had my first practice session on Tuesday and it just feels so good to be there and walk around the place again. “I’m still getting used to everything that goes on at Wimbledon.


“When I first heard the draw I was a bit shocked,” Samantha admitted. “I just see it as great opportunity to play someone of her calibre. I’ll be on a big court as well so it’s just a dream. Samantha Murray also mentioned that it is a privileged for her to play with Sharapova and it’s not the biggest match of her life.

But of course Maria Sharapova did not fail her followers so she played merciless and take home the ace!

Maria Sharapova and her new coach


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After amazing three years of working with Swede Thomas Hogstedt, they finally parted ways for the reason that Hogstedt will no longer be able to travel in upcoming games. Sharapova declared that she will be under Jimmy Connors care. Just so you know, Sharapova worked with American Connors in 2008, just before the Australian Open as well as Connors coached Andy Roddick which he helped reach the final of the US Open in 2006.


As seen on Connor’s twitter account:  “Excited to be working with four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova. Adding to that number is the goal. I am looking forward to some fun & hard work!”

Maria said she is very thrilled in relation to their new affiliation and can’t wait for the next play offs.  This is exciting news to all Sharapova’s fans knowing that Connors already won five US Open titles, Wimbledon twice and the Australian Open once as a player, topping the world rankings from July 1974 to August 1977, world number two Maria Sharapova the remarkable tennis player will be in good hands and will be more marvelous as her relationship and tennis life expedition with the awesome coach begins.

Meet the new Ambassador of Porsche

Whenever we spot car commercials, shows, car racing events and the like more often than not men market and drive it. It makes them look more mannish when they drive cool cars and that it is very unusual that we see women advertise it except this time, our favorite car brand Porsche made a big change in the history as they got a fresh and a perfect model for a high-end car. The lucky girl is no other than the wonderful tennis player Maria Sharapova.

 Sharapova Porsche

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She is the very first woman who will endorse it starting this year up to 2016 and on top of that she has the magic and the she is the only woman who can take hold of this marvelous opportunity said Mr. Matthias Mueller, CEO Porsche. The no.2 Tennis player had the chance to be the ambassador of Porsche effective last April 22, 2013. Just so you know she shielded her title in the Tennis Grand Prix and took home a White Porsche 911 last year in Stuttgart. What else can she ask for? She already has Sugarpova then at the moment Porsche, what else can she ask for?

Beyond doubt it is raining blessing on her all this time. Can you guys tell what’s next? We will surely looking forward to your next success!

The Remarkable Moment of Sharapova

It was undeniably a thrilling day for Maria Sharapova as she won the Indian Wells title. What happened to Wozniacki? She played sound but it was not her day I reckon. The Russian girl showed various outstanding hits and techniques in playing Tennis even if she went through a vast pressure over Caroline Wozniacki. Furthermore we all noticed that she improved a lot since 2006 and we all expect that 🙂

It is without doubt a breath-taking match at the BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament and she made Wozniacki run from side to side during the one hour and twenty minutes play. She truly believes that if you really work hard for something it will be paid off. Thanks to her coach – Robert Lansdorp without his help Sharapova will not make it to the top. Sharapova quoted “I went through different types of coaches but Robert helps out physically and mentally as well as he put my game in place” unquoted.

So if you are an aspiring player and loves Tennis so much, do not lose hope practice a lot and make her as one of your inspiration because you will never know sooner or later you will be a PRO like her.

Popular Tennis Shoes

Having a good quality pair of shoes is very important for a professional tennis player. It is quite true that a reinforced toe can help you win any game. Since tennis is literally a game that requires you to keep sturdy and dynamic, you definitely need a comfortable pair of shoes for your workout or tournament.

Playing tennis with outstanding precision, strength and consistency is a great advantage for every player to defeat his opponent. Likewise, every player needs perfect shoes when playing to avoid pinched toes and muscle cramps. Some of the most renowned tennis shoes to consider with good quality are Adidas, Nike and Puma shoes. Most of the world’s top tennis players use these brands and even agree that they fit just right, giving them opportunity to move faster.

For instance, world’s famous player Rafael Nadal wears Nike Air Max Breathe Cage shoes when he plays. Being one of his sponsors, Nike shoes remain to be popular as an ideal and top choice for both amateur and professional tennis players. The foot support and stability that Nike shoes can provide is an advantage for Nadal to actually make points and hit the ball. With its speed-oriented support, improved upper durability and air max cushioning, Nike shoes give highest level of performance for the player’s footwork.  During 2009 Australian Open, he wears Nike Air CourtBallistec 2.3 tennis shoes of modified variations with his name “Rafa” on the right shoe and a bull logo on the left throughout the season. And for the record, Nadal shoe size is 43.

Some of the legendary tennis icons who previously and currently sponsored by Nike is Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, James Blake, Lleyton Hewitt, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams.

Another shoe brand which is much coveted today is Adidas. It is actually considered as one among the best women’s tennis shoes that is efficient in providing comfort, style and support. Adidas has exceptional quality in preventing injury that makes the brand more in-demand not only for professional players but also for tennis enthusiasts and sporty people. Ana Ivanovic, WTA star, wears Adidas Barricades shoes with green stripes. Being the world’s biggest selling tennis shoes, Ivanovic has something to do with the success of Barricade line. As a matter of fact, Ivanovic has signed a lifetime contract with Adidas to promote the brand during her tennis career. To name a few professional tennis players who wear Adidas, we can say famous stars like Andrea Petkovic, Flavia Pennetta, Fernando Verdasco and Andy Murray.

When looking for a perfect pair of shoes to wear during tennis workout or match, there are three factors which greatly involved making the right option. There are actually effective ways on how to find the best brand and with wide range of online sport stores today, it is much easier for you to decide on the fit, quality and price of a perfect pair of tennis shoes.

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