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Photos: Masha shows off the ring!!

Posted by Lana On October 24 2010

Newly engaged couple Maria Sharapova and Los Angeles Laker Sasha Vujacic were looking lovey in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday as they walk hand in hand while out for lunch. Sharapova could be seen wearing a rather large engagement ring while out and about with her future husband.

Serena Williams on the Cover of August 2010 Harper Bazaar

Posted by Lana On July 04 2010

Serena Williams is featured on Cover of August 2010 Harper's Bazaar, which hits newsstands July 20th. In the photo spread, Serena showcases her stylish self in a Fendi dress and sports a swimsuit by Eres. Inside the monthly magazine, Serena talks about how she came to accept her body, about the difficulties, and importance, of accepting her own physical differences, and dating, revealing the reason behind breaking up with rapper Common.

Photos: Shakira Attends Nadal vs Mathieu Match

Posted by Lana On June 29 2010

Shakira was spotted out at the All England Club in London on Monday afternoon watching Rafael Nadal and Paul-Henri Mathieu during their fourth round match for the Wimbledon Championships. Here are the photos, enjoy!

Photos: Brooklyn Decker, Kim Sears, Bec Cartwright and Mirka Vavrinec on Day Seven at Wimbledon

Posted by Lana On June 29 2010

Here are the photos of Brooklyn Decker, Kim Sears, Bec Cartwright and Mirka Vavrinec supporting their husbands/boyfriends on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2010 in London, England. Enjoy!

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2010 French Open - Day Ten

Robin Soderling defeated Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in two hours and 30 minutes to snap his 12-match losing streak against Roger and to end Roger Federer's record streak of 23 consecutive major semifinals.

In 2009, Soderling beat four-time champion Rafael Nadal in the French Open's fourth round, before losing to Federer in the final.

"Of course it's nice to beat the World No. 1 two years in a row on the center court," said Soderling. "I think both times I play really good tennis. I think it's a great feeling."

"I think when I won the second set, which was very big for me, I really felt that I could relax a little bit," Soderling said of the turning point in the match. "After that, I think I start today play better and better."

For the first time in six years, the men's semifinals at a major tennis tournament will not involve 16-time Grand Slam champion Federer.

"They all come to an end at some stage. You hope they don't happen, but they do. It was a great run," Federer said: "Now I've got the quarterfinal streak going, I guess."

"I don't think I played a bad match, so it's easier to go out this way, I think," said Federer. "Conditions obviously were on the rougher side for both of us, and I thought he came up with some great tennis. It's a touch easier to digest this way."

Federer had won 117 matches in a row, in the first five rounds at majors, dating to a loss to Gustavo Kuerten in the third round at the French Open on May 29, 2004 (Federer advanced twice when opponents withdrew).

"I mean, I respect everyone, but I'm always — how do you say? — I'm honest enough to myself that I know I can win them all," said Federer, who would cede his No. 1 ranking if Nadal wins the title.

Soderling hit 14 aces and 49 winners past 28-year-old Federer, who committed 27 unforced errors - 15 fewer than his opponent - and converted two of seven break point opportunities. It was Soderling's fifth win in 23 matches over a Top 3 opponent.

"I think I played good matches in these kind of conditions in the past, and I think it suits my game pretty well," said Soderling. "It was a little bit slower, but I managed to serve really well and take the ball early. It helped me a lot."

You can read Roger Federer's after match interview here.

You can read Robin Soderling's after match interview here.


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