halep splits with coach, wozniacki is a hotshot, federer is a family man and new balls please!


Simona Halep splits with coach Victor Ionita

Simona Halep has split with coach Victor Ionita a few days before Wimbledon 2015. She will be working with Darren Cahill and Daniel Dobre during Wimbledon. Is Halep doing the right thing by splitting from her coach so shortly before the tournament? Let us know!

Halep is a natural on the grass courts though. She reached the semi’s of Wimbledon in 2014 and has won 14 out of 18 matches on grass.

“I can say that I have the style to play on grass,” she said. “My style is to play fast. I stay low because I am not very tall, so it helps me to stay down and take the ball very quickly. And I’ve been serving well too – I’ve improved my serve a lot. Now I have to improve my return a little more, I think.

“So yeah, I think I play well on grass. I think it fits my style.”

More news: Eugenie Bouchard and Caroline Wozniacki pose for Eastbourne

Caroline Wozniacki is a hot shot

Caroline Wozniacki hit a hot shot while playing against Svetlana Kuznetsova  at the Aegon International in Eastbourne.

“We had some amazing rallies out there and it’s always fun to play someone like Svetlana. She’s funny and a great girl and I think the crowd could see that out there,” Wozniacki told the press.

7 days in hell

This summer is filled with tennis movies it seems. We first had the Break Point movie and now from HBO comes 7 Days in Hell. The movie stars Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine Nine) and Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones) and from the official synopsis the movie promises to literally be 7 Days in Hell:

  They were two of the biggest tennis stars of their day: Aaron Williams, a hyper-malcontent American bad boy, and Charles Poole, a dim-witted prodigy who carried England’s hopes for a championship on his shoulders. In 2001, these sworn archrivals met for the longest and greatest tennis match of all time: a seven-day, five-set marathon that took literally everything out of them.

7 days in hell will premier on HBO on July 11, 2015 so get your DVR’s ready.

More news: Break Point, even if they win they are lost

Roger Federer is a real family man

It is nice to see Roger Federer spend some time with his kids. He was recently under fire by comments made by Boris Becker. Becker claimed ‘false friendliness‘ among players today and named Federer as an example.

“The reason Roger is one of the highest-paid athletes of all time is because he’s like by everybody. But think about this – you can’t possibly be liked by everybody… He makes good money out of his image, but would he make less if we saw a bit more of his true feelings?”

Federer hit back at Becker in the media.

“Of course I don’t like what he said. After all, he was once my idol,” said Federer.

“He should know me well enough to know that I’m a relaxed guy.

“It’s always dangerous when you are talking a lot. Sometimes you say things you should not.”

Becker has since apologized on Twitter and said that his quotes have been taken out of context.

It is good to see that Federer is enjoying time off with his family though.

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New balls please

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More tennis tech , wearables and apps

We have recently posted about Pulse Play and QLIPP and now there is a new app out called PlanIt!  – The app for Tennis Coaches. It is currently in beta and they are looking for testers So head on over to the PlanIt website and sign up if you think it is worth it.


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