Tennis

Sharapova Run to Semifinal

Stuttgart – Maria Sharapova advanced to the semifinals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tournament. In the quarterfinals, Sharapova frustrate Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 4-6, and 6-4.

Sharapova had to fight all three sets against Ivanovic at Porsche Arena on Saturday (04/27/2013) pm dawn. This is almost the same as when he takes 3 hours to beat Lucie Safarova day before.

Russian tennis player was leading 4-1 in the third set before finally sealed his victory with a score of 6-4.

After the match, Sharapova admitted that the match took place heavy for him.

“It is very difficult to move my body. I need a little time to warm up. This is one tough game,” he said as quoted by AP.

“Anna is more resilient, have a more powerful forehand, and I have to bend over backwards to the end. Glad I was finally able to escape.”

In the semifinal Sharapova will face Angelique Kerber. Previously, Kerber won 6-3, 7-6 (2) over Yaroslava Shvedova.

Players of Wimbledon court criticism

Wimbledon Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year gets the spotlight after some players complained about the condition of the pitch. Recorded in a single day seven tennis player Click withdrew because of injury and a few others because of a slip on the grass at Wimbledon during a match. Organizations International Tennis Federation (ITF) called this mass resignation as the largest in the history of Wimbledon. Third seed and 2004 champion, Maria Sharapova, fell three times and had to get treatment long enough, in the face of Michelle Larcher De Brito in the second round. “Most of the grass on the pitch suffered cuts and dead grass is not completely cleaned. Fields became slippery. Difficult to play in a field like this,” said Sharapova, after being defeated De Brito.

“I’ve never fallen three times in one game. This time I saw a lot of players slipped and some of them injured,” said the Russian tennis player.

responses committee
“Field slick. Difficult to play on the field like this.”

Maria Sharapova

She advised the players to practice on the field more often Wimbledon before games.
Another big name loud is the second seed, Victoria Azarenka.
He throws after being forced to retreat when critics fell in the second round on Wednesday (26/06) because of an injury he experienced a fall in Field No. 1 on Monday.
“I fell pretty badly while my opponent dropped two times,” said Azarenka.
“I hope the committee can resolve the problem of this field,” he added.
Which is also backwards is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Steve Darcis who rocketed his name after Click rid Rafael Nadal in the first round.
Wimbledon organizers said they had prepared the pitch in the same way with the previous years.

Li Na Meet Sharapova in Final

Stuttgart – The tickets round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix finals had been won by Li Na. Li defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands and will challenge defending champion Maria Sharapova.

Competing in the Porsche Arena on Saturday (04/27/2013), Li wins in straight sets over Mattek-Sands. The second seed defeated his opponent by a score of 6-4, 6-3 in 1 hour and 32 minutes.

This victory brings Li to Sharapova in the final. Sharapova first pass after beating Angelique Kerber 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.

Sharapova and Li have met 13 times. So far, Sharapova is still ahead of Li by bagging eight victories.

But, in the last two meetings in the semifinals of the Australian Open, Li became the winner with a score of 6-2, 6-2.

Sharapova Appoints New Coach

Jakarta – Maria Sharapova appoint Jimmy Connors as his new coach. Connors replaces Thomas Hogstedt which has already agreed to part with Sharapova.

After three years of working together, Hogstedt and Sharapova agreed to part ways on Friday (07/12/2013) local time. Due to personal reasons, the Swede could not accompany Sharapova in tournaments to come.

To replace Hogstedt, Sharapova lifted Connors as coach. Men from the United States who collected eight grand slam titles before is coach Andy Roddick.

“I’m happy to announce that Jimmy Connors would be my new coach,” Sharapova wrote on her official website as quoted by Sky Sports.

“I’ve known Jimmy for many years and we had worked together in 2008 before the Australian Open,” said two of the world tennis rankings.

“I’m very excited with this new partnership and look forward to the upcoming tournament,” he said.

After being eliminated in the second round at Wimbledon last, Sharapova is now preparing for the next Grand Slam, the U.S. Open will be held on 26 August to 9 September next.

Capture Wimbledon in 2013, Nikon Robot Use Camera

Jakarta – One more use of robots in photography to capture important momentum. This time it was a collaboration between Nikon with Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC).

Cooperation to produce images from a difficult angle that apply in the event the Wimbledon 2013, which was held a few days ago. Yes, the setup is done here is a combination of cameras and robotic equipment.

Help setting it is a legendary sports photographer Bob Martin. He wears Nikon D4 DSLR with lens 200-400mm and 80-400mm. This tool and some extra D4 robotic system placed around the arena to produce a time-lapse photograph.

The main camera is placed at the head of his own robotic SFH-30 belongs to MRMC, quoted from SlashGear, Tuesday (09/07/2013). The main unit can be controlled remotely by the photographer.

When this device is controlled by Martin, another camera will use the information gathered by the first camera to track the subject. The result is, the subject and the photographer can get the same momentum, but from a different angle.
“Demand for the new image in the grand sports event prompted me to break the boundaries of photography. Wearing this set up, proving that captures something that is impossible, so maybe now, which is very interesting for the future of photography,” said Martin.

And here are some photos taken from the leading tennis tournament:

Murray Djokovic in the Final Challenge

London – Britain’s Andy Murray will challenge Novak Djokovic in the final match of tennis Wimbledon 2013. In the semifinals, he won four sets of Jerzy Janowicz.

In a duel that took place on Saturday (06/07/2013) pm dawn, Murray had lost the first set from the 24th-seeded it.

Murray who could rise in the next three sets, eventually managed to win the match by a score of 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, and 6-3.

“The first set was very tough. I had a few chances but he fought back with some good punches. He was on a roll, but I can change the round,” said Murray, as reported by the BBC after the game on.

“I am happy because this is a tough game and completely different from the game that I have played this year.”

“He is a talented player and can not be predicted. He has a good serve, which gives you a bit of rhythm to re-fight with him,” he added.

Sol color orange, Federer break the rules

Defending champion Roger Federer Wimbledon tennis tournament was reprimanded for wearing tennis shoes orange soles that violate tournament rules. In the first round match on Monday (against Victor Hanescu on Monday, June 24, Federer wore orange shoes with soles when tournament rules require players to wear white clothing and shoes.

Federer won in the first round. Organizers consider soles seven times Wimbledon champion was against the rules. Therefore, he was ordered not to wear those shoes again during the match at Wimbledon.

Darcis retreat
“This rule applies to anyone, including Roger Federer.”
Alex Capstick
The BBC’s Alex Capstick health problems reported Wimbledon tournament rules are very strict, especially regarding the dress code for the players.
“This rule applies to anyone, including Roger Federer,” said Capstick.

The players are only allowed to use a bit of color variation on their shoes and clothing. However further Capstick, this time not only disputed issue dress code. Andre Agassi once refused entry into the tournament because of tight regulations, but he ended up as the provisions comply with the dress code.

In another development, a former player who surprisingly Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal, Steve Darcis of Belgium withdrew from the tournament because of a shoulder injury.
Players are also women’s retreat is the second seed, Victoria Azarenka, who has not recovered from a knee problem.

The end of the golden era of Federer getting closer?

Roger Federer followed Rafael Nadal Click footsteps as the world’s top tennis player who was eliminated in the early round of Wimbledon 2013.
At first glance Federer better luck because this Click the Swiss defeat in the second round while Nadal, who has just won the Grand Slam French Open, directly eliminated in the first round.
But Federer shocks inflicted far greater.
Federer is a seven-time Wimbledon champion and known as the best player on grass, field types used at Wimbledon.
But in the second round which was held on Wednesday afternoon (26/06) in London, Federer lost to both the technical and physical than his opponent, Sergiy Stakhovsky, in a match in straight sets, 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6 , within three hours.
So Stakhovsky get the last point in the third set, for a few seconds the whole crowd in attendance seemed to pause, and then simultaneously applauded for both players.
Still want bertenis
“I still plan to pursue tennis over the next few years. To me this defeats the normal course.”
Roger Federer
While Stakhovsky still could not believe what he had just done, Federer walked to the edge of the field, packing a large bag containing racket and clothing, and walking with bowed head.
No more distinctive smile and a sharp eye spotlight sign of pride.
In a press statement, Federer said, “I had a great moment, a distinct, but also had a difficult time like this. Always you can not continue to have a great moment right?”
“What do you do after a record defeat? For sure do not need to panic. You have to practice again, more loudly,” Federer said.
Is the defeat in the second round, ending the era of Federer in the world tennis stage, asked the reporter.
Federer paused.
Then he replied, “No. I’m still planning to pursue tennis over the next few years. To me this defeats the normal course. But for others not because I was always able to reach the quarter-finals in 36 major tournaments.”
Roger Federer
Roger Federer has won Wimbledon seven times.
Federer certainly may be planning to continue playing until a few years later.
Accuracy and consistency
But the signs that he is not as good as first also seen clearly in the match against Stakhovsky, tennis player who is ranked 113 in the bottom of Federer.
Federer was able to move quickly, but not as beautiful as it was when he set the rhythm of a deer foot tub.
Is it because of the age factor?
May be due in August later Federer reached the age of 32 years.
Placement and return of the ball is also not as accurate and consistent as before.
Federer fans could argue that this defeat is only ‘accidents’ and hope Federer will rise again.
But look at his performance at Wimbledon this time and some of the other previous games Click, maybe hope it increasingly difficult to realize.

Overcome Li Na, Sharapova Defend Title Champion

Stuttgart – Maria Sharapova successfully defended the title the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in 2013, after a convincing win, 6-4 and 6-3 over Li Na in the final.

In four matches in the tournament to the top of the party, held at the clay court, Sharapova past his opponents to win three sets.

Only later in the final at the Porsche Arena on Sunday (04/28/2013), Sharapova convincing to retain the title with a straight sets victory over Li Na, the Australian Open and set aside Sharapova in the semifinals – Li Na finally finished runner -up in the event.

In the first set, Sharapova, who is seeded first, quickly winning 4-1. Li Na, seeded second, then tried to get up, although Sharapova did not give him much chance to catch up.

Fierce duel ensued at the beginning of the second set. But again, Sharapova managed to demonstrate its superiority over Li Na and won her second title of the year – after Indian Wells last March.

Skip the First Round Kvitova, Wozniacki crashes out Direct

Stuttgart – Petra Kvitova qualify for the second round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix after defeating Annika Beck. Meanwhile, Caroline Wozniacki could not go far because immediately foundered.

Facing Beck at Porsche Arena on Wednesday (24/04/2013), Kvitova had to fight hard. The fifth seed eventually won after a long fight three sets in 2 hours 26 minutes. He won 7-5, 6-7, and 6-3.

Kvitova will face opponents in the second half is Julia Goerges or Kirsten Flipkens.

Wozniacki suffered misfortune. Former world number one tennis player must immediately lift the suitcase after defeated Carla Suarez Navarro 6-7, 1-6.

In other matches, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won the duel fellow Russian. Pavlyuchenkova beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-7, 7-5, 6-4 in the second round and will challenge third seed Angelique Kerber.

Lucie Safarova also advanced to the second round after beating Mona Barthel 6-4, 6-1. Safarova will fight defending champion Maria Sharapova in the second round.