Venus Williams secured title no. three of 2015 for her

Venus Williams secured title no. three of 2015 for her as she got better of the Czech player Karolina Pliskova the other day in Zhuhai to clinch Elite Trophy.

Venus was given the top seed and she did full justice to it by being very consistent during the course of the tournament, winning all her games fairly easily and almost cruising to the title.

That marked the comeback of Venus in top ten. She had been out of it for the last few years, the reason being her form and fitness, but, a decent season, this one, has helped her make a high jump in the rankings.

Speaking in the trophy giving ceremony, Venus said, “I have spent almost two months in Asia and it has really felt good. The people have been so welcoming. All the places I have gone, I have received great reception and I want to thank everyone for that.”

“As far as the games are concerned, there has been houseful attendance. The contribution of the fans in making this tournament a success is enormous. They have come and cheered for the players in big numbers. I can’t remember the seats being empty in any of the games.”

“I have personally enjoyed a lot playing here and I would love to come back in future.” (more…)

Michael Chang does not believe Kei Nishikori would be under any sort of pressure

Michael Chang does not believe Kei Nishikori would be under any sort of pressure tomorrow when he faces Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

If Nishikori beats Tsonga and makes it to the quarters, he would rewrite history.

No player from Japan has been able to go further than the Round of 16 in the French Open in the last 8 decades.

The last time when it had happened was in 1933.

Nishikori is actually the favourite against Tsonga despite him being lesser experienced than the Frenchman.

There are expectations with him and thus, he is believed to be going to face a little bit of heat during the contest.

But, Chang has a different opinion. He looked to play down this expectation thing.

According to Chang, Nishikori’s performance in the French Open this year has been way better. Making the pre quarters is a decent achievement already and he does not have anything to lose from here.

Speaking to the press yesterday, Chang said, “There is zero pressure on Kei. In 2014, he really had a bad tournament, but, he has had quite an impressive journey this time around.”

“We must not forget that he is not defending his title here and he wasn’t amongst the hot favourites either at the start of the tournament.” (more…)

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Roger Federer falls in category of greatest Players

A lot of people play sports and gain success, but, there are only few of them who manage to feel invincible at certain stages of their career and they are called legends.

Needless to say that Roger Federer falls in that same category when it comes to lawn tennis.

There has hardly been anyone in the game who has been as dominant as Federer over so many years and he is going fairly strong even today, the Swiss.

Federer has had quite a few seasons in his career when he has smashed almost every opponent that has come his way, but, out of all, 2006 was the most successful

According to Federer, he had such a great hold over his game that season that he never felt as if someone was going to beat him at any point.

Federer ended 2006 with a 75% title winning record which was absolutely incredible. He had taken part in 16 tournaments and had walked out as champion in 12 of them.

Speaking in his latest interview to a website, Federer, who is still in top 5 players in the world, said, “2006 was quite special. I was so confident right through that year, it was sort of impossible for me to end on the losing side. There was an invincible feeing. It was a great situation to be in.” (more…)