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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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Roger Federer wins Cincinnati Masters

Posted by Lana On 8/23/2010 09:08:00 AM

Roger Federer of Switzerland holds up the championship trophy after defeating Mardy Fish of the U.S. in their championship match at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio, August 22, 2010. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

Roger Federer defeated Mardy Fish 6-7(5), 7-6(1), 6-4 in 2 hours and 40 minutes to win his second straight Cincinnati Masters championship and fourth overall.

He won the Cincinnati title in 2005, 2007 and 2009 and became only the second player to win the title four times, joining Mats Wilander. And he is the first player to win back-to-back titles in Cincinnati since Andre Agassi in 1995-96.

"I've been playing well the past couple weeks, and today was just another proof that I'm playing really well," said Federer. "I thought I played an excellent match today. I had huge belief that I was going to win today from the first point until the end. That sometimes can make a bit of a difference. Then I was positive all the way through because I felt I was playing well, even though I lost the first set. So I never got down on myself and doubted myself. I think that reflected in the game as well."

"I thought I played well the whole match through," assessed Federer. "I don't think I played better in the second or third set. I thought the first set was the one I really should have won and ended up losing, so I think it was a close match. Could have gone either way. I had a tough moment staring at one set down and break point in the second set. You think you're playing a good match, but you might lose 6 and 4. I hung tough and made him work hard and was able to come across the finish line faster than him."

Wildcard entrant Fish, who had won recent titles in Newport and Atlanta said:

“If I were to change anything, I would have tried to play a little more aggressive on his serve games, maybe on some second serves. He must have served 65 per cent at least. That's not very many looks.”

In the doubles final, Bob and Mike Bryan won their 64th career doubles title, beating Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi 6-3, 6-4.

“You never want to be satisfied; you always want to keep focused on how you can get better,” said Bob. “Right now we’re focusing on a big summer and it felt great (breaking the titles record in Los Angeles), people have been talking about it for a couple of years.”

Added Mike: “I think a weight’s been lifted since we broke the record. It was playing on our minds, we wanted to do it at Wimbledon, but we’re really happy that the pressure’s released and it’s shown in our play in the past few weeks. We walked into this match and we kind of had nothing to lose. It feels great that we've secured a small part tennis history. For us, the rest is icing on the cake.”

(source: ATP Tour, Photo: Getty Images)


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