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Tennis creep asked tennis great Pam Shriver about her teen sex life - NEWS.com.au

Tennis: Romanian coach Ilie Nastase was first warned for his conduct, before being ejected for allegedly directing explicit insults at the British team at the Fed Cup

Pam Shriver is an Aussie tennis favourite.

TENNIS darling and Aussie fan favourite Pam Shriver has revealed suspended tennis great Ilie Nastase badgered her about her sex life during her teenage years.

With the tennis world still in shock over Nastase’s recent controversies, Shriver’s revelation that Nastase repeatedly asked her about her sex life has bolstered claims from some tennis commentators for the Romanian champion to be banned from professional tennis.

Nastase, 70, was heavily criticised for sparking a racism furore surrounding Serena Williams’ pregnancy when he publicly questioned what skin colour the American’s first child will have.

“Let’s see what colour it (the baby) has. Chocolate with...


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Serena Williams' major pregnancy mistake - Yahoo7 News

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How you should feel about Maria Sharapova's return to tennis - NEWS.com.au

Tennis: Maria Sharapova made a winning return to Tennis after serving a 15-month drug ban.

Sharapova has few supporters left it seems.

MARIA Sharapova returned to tennis on Thursday morning (AEST) with a 7-5 6-3 first round win over Roberta Vinci at a WTA tournament in Stuttgart after a 15-month drug suspension.

But even before she took the court, the Russian superstar was already embroiled in a major controversy regarding her merit and eligibility to play top-tier tournaments, started by hypocritical peers funnelling jealousy and dislike through a phony naivety about the inner-workings of the sport that makes them rich.

More than a dozen players, including Sharapova’s first comeback opponent Vinci, have publicly complained that the Russian, who is currently unranked due to not having played in the last 12 months, is being given wildcards into the main draws of...


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Nick Kyrgios reveals inspiration for tennis growth - Yahoo7 - Yahoo7 News

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Nadal bamboozles opponent with brilliant look-away winner - Yahoo7 Sport

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Rafael Nadal remains on course for a 10th Barcelona title, advancing to the quarters with a routine 6-3 6-4 victory over Kevin Anderson.

It was Nadal's 50th victory at the tournament he has won nine times and the Mallorcan never looked in danger against the world No.66, forcing 10 break points throughout the match.

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Nadal showed all of his class in the first game of the second set when he completely bamboozled Anderson with a sneaky look-away winner.

The third seed came charging in on a short ball, looked one way and hit it the other as Anderson had to answer at the net.

Nadal admitted that rain throughout the morning meant the newly-renamed Rafa Nadal Court was moving slower than usual and will be hoping for better weather when he...


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Sharapova survives Kontaveit to reach Stuttgart semifinals - WTA Tennis

Maria Sharapova withstood a fearless charge from Estonian youngster Anett Kontaveit to reach the final four at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

STUTTGART, Germany - Maria Sharapova enjoyed another stellar performance at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, surviving a tense finish against Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit, 6-3, 6-4, to reach the semifinals in Stuttgart.

"I’m really enjoying myself," she said after the match. "I think that’s the one thing that, as I come off the court, I feel I can take away. When I’m in the match, I’m in the moment and focused on the next point, what I have to do. But when I come off the court, I realize how much I’m enjoying being in those moments.

"I didn’t have a great game serving for the match, but I felt like there was something on the line and I had to deliver, so I stepped up in the next game, hit the right shots and didn’t back up or back down....


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Tennis authorities announce plans to step up anti-doping efforts - Eurosport.com AU

In the week of Maria Sharapova's return to the sport following a 15-month doping ban, tennis' governing bodies have approved enhanced measures for the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme from May 1.

A total of 8,000 annual samples will be collected compared to 4,899 in 2016, covering more urine and blood samples both in and out of competition and an increased testing pool.

Up to 50 per cent of the samples for top-ranked players will be placed into long-term storage, allowing them to be retested when new or more sensitive detection methods become available.

To fund the changes, the annual budget for the programme - which is funded by the ATP, WTA, International Tennis Federation and the four grand slams - will increase by more than 50 per cent to around 4.5million US dollars (£3.5million) in 2017.

ITF president David Haggerty said: "On behalf of the partners in the Tennis Anti-Doping...


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Romanian tennis great Ilie Nastase sorry for Serena Williams 'chocolate with milk' remarks - 9news.com.au

Romanian tennis coach Ilie Nastase (left) and world No.1 Serena Williams. (AAP)

Romanian tennis great Ilie Nastase apologised Friday for derogatory comments about Serena Williams and for a foul-mouthed Fed Cup tirade that saw him suspended by the International Tennis Federation.

He did however have another pop at Britain's number one women's player Johanna Konta, who was left in tears during last weekend's combustible Fed Cup tie with Romania, and said his behaviour "has been exaggerated by all".

"My words during the Fed Cup have rightfully caused controversy and upset the audience, the press and, most painfully for me, the tennis world," the former world number one, 70, said on Facebook.

He said that his comments last Friday about the pregnant Williams -- he was overheard by a journalist talking about her baby being "chocolate with milk" -- was a "spontaneous" reaction to hearing...


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Andre Agassi looks world apart from his time as Tennis' golden boy as he steps out with wife Steffi Graf - Mirror.co.uk

Andre Agasi first burst onto the Tennis scene with his long wild mane of hair in the late '80s, before shocking his legion of fans by shaving his head completely in the '90s.

But the former World No. 1's latest look may make even more of an impact, as Andre now looks worlds apart from his glory days as the dominant force at tournament like Wimbledon.

Making an appearance in his hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, on Friday, the 46-year-old sporting may have been almost unrecognisable to some as he arrived beside his wife Steffi Grad.

But it wasn't just the sight of the former Olympic Gold Medalist and Wimbledon winner in a suit that was striking...

Appearing on the red carpet at the Keep Memory Alive's 21st Annual Power Of Love gala, Andre appeared more heavy-set in both frame and face - a far-cry from his time as a chiseled, whippet-thin star and...


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Tennis creep asked tennis great Pam Shriver about her teen sex life - NEWS.com.au

Tennis: Romanian coach Ilie Nastase was first warned for his conduct, before being ejected for allegedly directing explicit insults at the British team at the Fed Cup

Pam Shriver is an Aussie tennis favourite.

TENNIS darling and Aussie fan favourite Pam Shriver has revealed suspended tennis great Ilie Nastase badgered her about her sex life during her teenage years.

With the tennis world still in shock over Nastase’s recent controversies, Shriver’s revelation that Nastase repeatedly asked her about her sex life has bolstered claims from some tennis commentators for the Romanian champion to be banned from professional tennis.

Nastase, 70, was heavily criticised for sparking a racism furore surrounding Serena Williams’ pregnancy when he publicly questioned what skin colour the American’s first child will have.

“Let’s see what colour it (the baby) has. Chocolate with...


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Romanian Fed Cup tennis captain Ilie Nastase unmoved by Serena Williams race row - Wide World of Sports

Ilie Nastase says he will be considered the "bad boy" if he says anything more about Serena Williams.

Nastase, the captain of Romania's Fed Cup team, last week speculated about the skin colour of the baby the pregnant Williams is expecting.

When asked Tuesday about Williams' response, Nastase told The Associated Press: "Anything I say, I am the bad boy."

Nastase also questioned the legitimacy of writing about his initial comments ahead of the Fed Cup series against Britain.

"Why write a news story like this? Just to have a scandal? There are many more important things going on," Nastase said.

Nastase earned the nickname "Nasty" for his on-court outbursts and gamesmanship in his playing heyday in the 1970s.

Despite this, he still managed to win two grand slam singles titles and more than 100 ATP titles and is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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Men's tennis comp washed out - Grenfell Record and Bland Advertiser

The final round of the Men’s Summer/Autumn Tennis Competition was postponed on Tuesday night when the courts were too wet for play following the wonderful 14 mm of rain.

The final round of the Men’s Summer/Autumn Tennis Competition was postponed on Tuesday night when the courts were too wet for play following the wonderful 14 mm of rain.

The men who are playing in the competition and are farmers, did not mind missing the tennis as the soaking rain was badly needed to allow the sowing of the 2017 crops.

At the conclusion of playing Round 11, Charles Harvey is leading narrowly by 3 games from Grahame Edwards in the “A” Division, while Andrew Bucknell will have no problem taking out the “B” Division.

The final round will now be played hopefully next Tuesday night, May 2. With the A Division being so close, this night should be very interesting.

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Serena Williams' major pregnancy mistake - Yahoo7 News

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How you should feel about Maria Sharapova's return to tennis - NEWS.com.au

Tennis: Maria Sharapova made a winning return to Tennis after serving a 15-month drug ban.

Sharapova has few supporters left it seems.

MARIA Sharapova returned to tennis on Thursday morning (AEST) with a 7-5 6-3 first round win over Roberta Vinci at a WTA tournament in Stuttgart after a 15-month drug suspension.

But even before she took the court, the Russian superstar was already embroiled in a major controversy regarding her merit and eligibility to play top-tier tournaments, started by hypocritical peers funnelling jealousy and dislike through a phony naivety about the inner-workings of the sport that makes them rich.

More than a dozen players, including Sharapova’s first comeback opponent Vinci, have publicly complained that the Russian, who is currently unranked due to not having played in the last 12 months, is being given wildcards into the main draws of...


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Tennis debate: Should Ilie Nastase be given lifetime ban from the sport? - Telegraph.co.uk

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Over the course of a few days last weekend Ilie Nastase cemented himself as tennis's persona non grata. For so long the sport has turned a blind eye to the dinosaur-like views of one of its biggest ever "personalities", clinging on to the idea of Nastase as a lovable old rogue.

But over the course of the Fed Cup tie against Great Britain, Nastase, in his role as the Romanian captain, revealed how painfully out of touch he is with a series of off-key remarks. 

As well as allegedly calling the referee a "f****** arsehole" and Johanna Konta a "f****** bitch," Nastase made an uninvited gag about Serena Williams’ baby, who has a white father. “Let’s see what colour it has. Chocolate with milk,” he joked to the amusement of precisely no-one, least of all Serena who shot back with a pointed...


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Was Uber's CEO really the second-best Wii Sports tennis player? - Ars Technica

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reader comments 64 Last weekend's New York Times profile of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick had plenty of important revelations about Kalanick and the company he runs, both of which have been facing some tough PR lately. But there was one incidental, almost throwaway line buried in the piece that made me stop in my tracks:

"In other personal pursuits, he once held the world’s second-highest score for the Nintendo Wii Tennis video game."

The line baffled me for a number of reasons, not least of which was that the concept of a "high score" in "Wii Tennis" didn't make much sense. Claiming the "world's second-highest score" in Wii Sports tennis is like claiming the...


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Mladenovic stuns two-time champion Kerber in Stuttgart - WTA Tennis

STUTTGART, Germany - Kristina Mladenovic knocked out the two-time defending champion Angelique Kerber in straight sets, securing her spot in the quarterfinals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, 6-2, 7-5.

The Frenchwoman came into the encounter having won just one set off Kerber in their previous three encounters – all on hardcourts – and facing down the vocal Stuttgart crowd hoping to see another German champion.

But at the Porsche Arena on Thursday, it was Mladenovic who looked at home on the red clay as Kerber struggled to find her footing during the hour and thirty-seven minute encounter.

“I prepared my match a little bit differently, I played Angie already three times, always lost,” Mladenovic explained in her post-match press conference.

“I think that was our first one on clay and I really wanted to take advantage of the surface, being a bit more consistent, smarter, playing...


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Like her or not, Maria Sharapova's return is fantastic for tennis - Tennis Magazine

No matter what your opinion is of Maria Sharapova, it’s hard to ignore that her comeback is a huge boost to the game—just one look at Wednesday’s sold-out crowd in Stuttgart confirmed that. After 15 months away, the Russian took out Roberta Vinci, 7-5, 6-3, on Wednesday night and then powered past Ekaterina Makarova, 7-5, 6-1, on Thursday.

“It’s a journey,” Sharapova said on Wednesday. “It starts today—actually it started for me a while ago—but officially today … I’m looking forward to playing as many matches as I can.”

Love her or hate her, the facts don’t lie. Sharapova was the highest-earning female athlete on the planet for 11 years, picking up million-dollar sponsorships and endorsements, winning five majors, reaching No. 1 and most importantly, amassing incredible popularity.

Her legions of fans are so dedicated that a near-complete fall from grace for a failed drug test has...


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Men's tennis comp washed out - Grenfell Record and Bland Advertiser

The final round of the Men’s Summer/Autumn Tennis Competition was postponed on Tuesday night when the courts were too wet for play following the wonderful 14 mm of rain.

The final round of the Men’s Summer/Autumn Tennis Competition was postponed on Tuesday night when the courts were too wet for play following the wonderful 14 mm of rain.

The men who are playing in the competition and are farmers, did not mind missing the tennis as the soaking rain was badly needed to allow the sowing of the 2017 crops.

At the conclusion of playing Round 11, Charles Harvey is leading narrowly by 3 games from Grahame Edwards in the “A” Division, while Andrew Bucknell will have no problem taking out the “B” Division.

The final round will now be played hopefully next Tuesday night, May 2. With the A Division being so close, this night should be very interesting.

When the Summer/Autumn Tennis Competition...


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Read more: Men's tennis comp washed out - Grenfell Record and Bland Advertiser

Tennis creep asked tennis great Pam Shriver about her teen sex life - NEWS.com.au

Tennis: Romanian coach Ilie Nastase was first warned for his conduct, before being ejected for allegedly directing explicit insults at the British team at the Fed Cup

Pam Shriver is an Aussie tennis favourite.

TENNIS darling and Aussie fan favourite Pam Shriver has revealed suspended tennis great Ilie Nastase badgered her about her sex life during her teenage years.

With the tennis world still in shock over Nastase’s recent controversies, Shriver’s revelation that Nastase repeatedly asked her about her sex life has bolstered claims from some tennis commentators for the Romanian champion to be banned from professional tennis.

Nastase, 70, was heavily criticised for sparking a racism furore surrounding Serena Williams’ pregnancy when he publicly questioned what skin colour the American’s first child will have.

“Let’s see what colour it (the baby) has. Chocolate with...


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Read more: Tennis creep asked tennis great Pam Shriver about her teen sex life - NEWS.com.au

 

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