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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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Venus Williams withdraws from Australian Open because of injury

Posted by Lana On 1/22/2011 09:31:00 AM

After just 4 minutes and 7 points on Rod Laver Arena last night, Venus Williams was foreced to retires from her match against Andrea Petkovic due to injury.

The seven-times grand slam champion pulled up with what appeared to be a groin strain after lunging for a return with the German leading by a game and 30-0. She has strained a muscle in her lower body during her second round match against Czech Sandra Zahlavova on Wednesday. This was her first retirement in 251 Grand Slam matches.

"I just couldn't play. I mean, I just couldn't move. It was just too painful," Williams said in her post-match press conference. "The last 48 hours I did as much pain management and recovery that I could. I hit some balls at 6 o'clock just kind of standing still. A lot of times when you play, you get this adrenaline that blocks pain. But I just didn't get enough of that on the court today.

"It's super disappointing. This is not how I envisioned my Australian Open being. I've never had to retire from a Grand Slam, especially after working so hard to pull out the match like the other day. Just hoping for some magic I could recover. But I have peace of mind I gave more than my best to be out there."

Despite her retirement, Venus was optimistic.

"I'm still pretty good, even when I'm injured," Williams added. "At the Open, I came pretty close to winning that tournament just on a hope and a prayer, and little to no preparation. I'm going to focus on getting healthy and coming back. I love tennis. I've got a lot of great tennis in me. I love my job, so no end in sight."

Her retirement leaves a grand slam without an American woman in the last 16 for only the fourth time, the last time coming at the French Open in 2008.

(photo/Reuters Pictures)


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