tennis malaysia : jawariah nordin featured

11 08 2009

Jawariah beginning to hit the right note

Jawariah Noordin  IT all boils down to self-belief, said national coach S. Selvarajoo who has placed his faith in top national singles player Jawariah Noordin. Jawariah has performed well in several ITF circuits abroad and it is high time for Selvarajoo to raise her level of play.

She had a rough start in the US$10,000 (RM35,000) Jakarta tournament. Despite defeating Thai lass Siriporn Phakamad 6-1, 6-1 in Round 1, the Penangite was forced to retire in the next round against host player Sandy Gumulya (3-6, 6-0, retired).

Jawariah’s fortunes changed for the better in the US$10,000 Solo tournament. She first beat China’s Yang Pang 6-2, 6-0 in the first round and later beat fourth seeded Nungnadda Wannasuk of Thailand 7-6, 6-3 in the second. Ranked world No 960, Jawariah’s winning streak came to a premature end when she lost in the quarterfinals to fifth seeded Indonesian Lavinia Tananta 6-4, 6-2. 

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Tag Maria Sharapova

10 04 2009

Busy girl. Sony Ericsson. Cole Haan. Tag Heuer. Canon.

Its like winning Australia. Paris. Indian Wells. Miami.

Without a shriek. Without a sweat. Clever girl.




check out her official site for latest 2009 tag heuer ad campaign –

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tennis Miami links rafa ana results Sony Ericsson Open

26 03 2009

Results are after pictures, please scroll down.

tennis elbow room’s link-ups to tennis miami open 2009.

click here to link to Official Site

click here to link to Schedule from official Miami Open site –

click here for LATEST RESULTS from [very quick page link]


this year's rafa-ana miami links

are we flooded yet with el tiger bull and the serbian cocker spaniel? hmm…

Last year women’s tennis blog even had a picture of the love-jet! you gotta love it peeps, i do! kudos to the publicity team.


last year's rafa-ana miami spin

last year's rafa-ana miami air spin



ATP Main Draw Singles – Final

[4] A Murray (GBR) d [3] N Djokovic (SRB) 62 75

WTA Main Draw Doubles – Final

[WC] S Kuznetsova (RUS) / A Mauresmo (FRA) d [3] K Peschke (CZE) / L Raymond (USA) 46 63 10-3

WTA Main Draw Singles – Final

[11] V Azarenka (BLR) d [1] S Williams (USA) 63 61

ATP Main Draw Doubles – Final

M Mirnyi (BLR) / A Ram (ISR) d A Fisher (AUS) / S Huss (AUS) 67(4) 62 10-7


ATP Main Draw Singles – Semifinals : Fri Apr 3

[3] N Djokovic (SRB) d [2] R Federer (SUI) 36 62 63 
[4] A Murray (GBR) d [6] J Del Potro (ARG) 61 57 62

WTA Main Draw Doubles – Semifinals

[3] K Peschke (CZE) / L Raymond (USA) vs C Chuang (TPE) / S Mirza (IND) 76(5) 64 
[WC] S Kuznetsova (RUS) / A Mauresmo (FRA) d A Groenefeld (GER) / P Schnyder (SUI) 76(6) 63




ATP Main Draw Singles – Quarterfinals : Thurs Apr 2

[6] J Del Potro (ARG) d [1] R Nadal (ESP) 64 36 76(3)
[4] A Murray (GBR) d [8] F Verdasco (ESP) 61 62

WTA Main Draw Singles – Semifinals

[1] S Williams (USA) d [5] V Williams (USA) 64 36 63
[11] V Azarenka (BLR) d [8] S Kuznetsova (RUS) 63 26 75


ATP Main Draw Singles – Quarterfinals : Wed Apr 1

[2] R Federer (SUI) d [5] A Roddick (USA) 63 46 64
[3] N Djokovic (SRB) d [10] J Tsonga (FRA) 63 64

WTA Main Draw Singles – Quarter Finals

[1] S Williams (USA) d N Li (CHN) 46 76(1) 62
[5] V Williams (USA) d [26] I Benesova (CZE) 61 64

ATP Main Draw Singles – Fourth Round : Tues March 31

[1] R Nadal (ESP) d [16] S Wawrinka (SUI) 76(2) 76(4)
[2] R Federer (SUI) d [Q] T Dent (USA) 63 62
[3] N Djokovic (SRB) d [21] T Berdych (CZE) 63 62
[4] A Murray (GBR) d V Troicki (SRB) 61 60
[5] A Roddick (USA) d [9] G Monfils (FRA) 76(2) 64
[6] J Del Potro (ARG) d [11] D Ferrer (ESP) 63 62
[10] J Tsonga (FRA) d [7] G Simon (FRA) 67(4) 63 62
[8] F Verdasco (ESP) d [18] R Stepanek (CZE) 62 62

WTA Main Draw Singles – Quarter Finals : Tues March 31

[8] S Kuznetsova (RUS) d [13] C Wozniacki (DEN) 64 67(5) 61
[11] V Azarenka (BLR) d S Stosur (AUS) 61 60


Back to the Miami Open tournament, tennis elbow room is nudging these players on :

ernestly you can do better!

ernestly you can do better!


na li of china

na li of china










randy lu yen hsun

rendy lu yen hsun

yung jan chan

yung jan chan









Other Asian players at Miami – Yuki Bhambri (current Australin Open Boys Singles Champ), Sania Mirza, Ai Sugiyama, Tamarine Tanasugarn & Ayumi Morita.

1st Round Update : MIAMI OPEN

Mathilde Johansson of France won a 1-6, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (10/8) 1st round match over Sania Mirza, who received a wild card in Miami. The girls played for 2 and a half hours with 19 service breaks. Johansson faces Dinara Safina in second-round. Let’s hope Dinara has shaken all that desert sand off her.

Maria Kirilenko is also through after a 3 setter against Katerina Bondarenko. Maria Kirilenko should work at winning more matches, especially with fellow Russian namesake at her crossroads now.


mathilde johanson

mathilde johansson of france

maria kirilenko

maria kirilenko of russia





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miami open to idea that american auto industry needs a whack-up call

25 03 2009
murray the octo-scot whacks the auto industry!   




murray the octo-scot is up for the task!



venus:"why can't we just switch off for earth hour?"

 Sony V : “wouldn’t it be easier to just switch off for earth hour?”


thanks to LanaGTP for the tweet-up about the photos. Getty Images.


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Federer soon to be a tennis dad – alpha or beta version?

13 03 2009

Tennis Elbow Room’s take on tennis daddy-dom – here are 2 versions of daddies in tennis.

version 1 : alpha

tenniselbowroom dad federer r williams

Alpha Tennis Daddy Richard Williams congratulates daughter Venus after she won the finals against Italy’s Flavia Pennetta at the WTA Zurich Open tennis tournament on Oct 19, 2008.


tenniselbowroom dad federer dr bartoli

Tennis Dad Richard Williams hugs independently alpha tennis papa Dr Walter Bartoli, father of Marion following the Women’s Singles final match between Marion Bartoli of France and Venus Williams of USA at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships on July 7, 2007. Williams won 6-4, 6-1. Richard won priceless brownie points.


tenniselbowroom dad federer andre agassi

Alpha family of Tennis – Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf and future grand slammers!


version 2 : beta

tenniselbowroom dad federer hewitt

from – January 06, 2009

TENNIS brat Lleyton Hewitt named his son Cruz after his favourite Christina Aguilera song. He, wife Bec and their children, Mia and Cruz, have posed for a high-priced exclusive photoshoot with OK! magazine.

tenniselbowroom dad federer pete sampras

The 37-year-old former World No. 1 tennis player Pete Sampras says he’s focusing on being a full time father now. Pictured here with wife, two boys and starbucks.

congrats & good luck to mirka and roger – your tennis will never be the same again, not even an iota.

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Sania Mirza, Bhupathi nets grand slam buzz

4 02 2009


The two Indian wildcards rebounded from their loss in last year’s Australian Open final to beat Nathalie Dechy of France and Israel’s Andy Ram 6-3, 6-1 at Melbourne Park.

Mirza, 22, had already achieved a series of firsts for Indian women tennis players, including the highest ranking of 18, and is seen as the nation’s hope for success in the future.

She became the first Indian female to capture any grand slam title when she partnered Russia’s Alisa Kleybanova to win the 2003 Wimbledon junior doubles then in 2005 she became the first Indian woman to win a WTA event when she won at Hyderabad.

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ANTA a Chinese brand goes to the Slams!

22 01 2009

post-olympics sport crazy china now have jelena jankovic to carry their home-grown brand, ANTA, to the grand slams of the world… go JJ, go China

Check out ANTA Sports website – Signed World No.1 Women’s Tennis Player Jelena Jankovic as the First Female Endorsed Player for its Tennis Series


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