TENNIS

Federer? Nadal? Give It Up For The Ball Boy

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<a href="http://espn.go.com/tennis/blog/_/name/espntennis/id/7505357/australian-open-breaking-rafael-nadal-roger-federer">ESPN put up a piece</a> this morning analyzing Rafael Nadal's Australian Open semifinals win over Roger Federer, attributing Federer's 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 loss to everything from inability to consolidate break lead to being bored because the fireworks went on too long.

WOMENS TENNIS

Anna Kournikova Still Kind Of Has It

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Last Friday, I was farting around on the Internet when I decided to check out celebrity birthdays, and I was pretty shocked to learn that it was actor Rainn Wilson’s 46th birthday.

TENNIS

So Long Andy Roddick And Thanks For Only One Day Of Brooklyn Decker

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Things started off well for Andy Roddick at the Australian Open, as he won his first round match over the Netherlands’ Robin Haase 6-3, 6-4, 6-1.

TENNIS

My Only Regret Is That I Have Baghdatis

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if you don't understand why he's doing this, then you don't understand tennis.

WOMENS TENNIS

Enjoy This Ana Ivanovic Photoshoot Before She’s Murdered By ’70s Cannibals

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By way of our friends at <a href="http://guyism.com/sports/ana-ivanovic-shows-why-she-is-the-sexiest-woman-in-tennis.html">Guyism</a> comes this gorgeous photoshoot of Serbian beauty and former world tennis number one Ana Ivanovic, a great change of pace from the <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/10/kate-upton-is-the-hottest-woman-in-the-history-of-the-circus">busty blondes of debatable weight</a> and <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/12/lets-take-a-good-long-look-at-kobe-bryants-alleged-mistress-jessica-burciaga">nipple-and-lollipops mistresses</a> we normally feature.

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Rapping Christmas Andy Roddick Sets White People Back 100 Years

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And now, the worst thing Andy Roddick has done to white people since bagging Mandy Moore.

WOMENS TENNIS

Monica Seles Thinks This Idea Is Terrible

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My Google alerts must be messed up, because normally my women’s tennis exhibition match news is the first thing that greets me each morning.

THE EXPENDABLES 2

Just What ‘The Expendables 2′ Needed: Tennis

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A lot of people like to bag on The Expendables and the upcoming sequel as terrible movies, but when you break the first film down for what it actually was – needless explosions and violence for the purpose of giving some old guys money – it was a pretty damn good film.

TENNIS

We Get It Already, Rafael Nadal Is Really Good At Sports

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We already knew that Rafael Nadal is one of the greatest professional tennis players of all time.

WOMENS TENNIS

Serena Williams Is America’s True Fashion Icon

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Serena Williams was out and about in West Hollywood the other night, and there’s really nothing else to report.

WOMENS TENNIS

Serena Williams’ Night On Bald Mountain

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Your first thought when looking at that picture should be, "Wow, how is it that muscular, 5-foot-9, 150-pound Serena Williams is a sports millionaire and still buys her clothes at the Baby Gap.

US OPEN

The Best Of The 2011 U.S. Open (Spoiler Alert: It’s All Brooklyn Decker)

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Andy Roddick has taken some time out from being America’s death rattle of men’s tennis success to openly voice his opinion on some matters that are near and dear to his heart.

U.S. OPEN

Behold Novak Djokovic’s Escape Pod

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If you thought you'd figured out how Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic ended up number one in the world, think again.

TENNIS

Andy Samberg Looks Like Old Tennis Players

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Iconic sports photographer Walter Iooss, Jr.

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Andy Samberg Reenacts Iconic Tennis For New York Times Magazine

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To accompany Gerald Marzorati's piece <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/magazine/the-fierce-intimacy-of-tennis-rivalries.html" target="_blank">"The Fierce Intimacy of Tennis Rivalries"</a>.

WOMENS TENNIS

Why NBC Lost Wimbledon

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ESPN’s new 12-year, nearly $500 million deal to carry Wimbledon (all of Wimbledon, including the semi-finals and finals that were stuck on NBC) was caused by one simple thing -- <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/06/addition-by-subtraction">Simona Halep's breast reduction</a>.

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Seventies Tennis Just Got Awkward

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The rivalry between Sweden's Björn Borg and New Yorker byway of West Germany John McEnroe is so storied it has <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borg%E2%80%93McEnroe_rivalry">its own Wikipedia Page</a>.

WOMENS TENNIS

Addition by Subtraction

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Yesterday, 19-year old Simona Halep breezed through her first-round match against Serbia's Bojana Jovanovski at Wimbledon.

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Yo! Andrea Petkovic Raps

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In case you aren't familiar with Andrea Petkovic, she's a Bosnian Serb tennis player who moonwalks after she beats people and promises things like videos of her rapping if she gets x-amount of Facebook fans.


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