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Two of the greatest athletes of all time, Serena Williams and Usain Bolt, were in Miami the other day to watch an NBA encounter. They sat next to each other courtside and they seemed to have a fantastic time out there watching the game. Both these guys were cheering for the Miami Heat team which eventually lost, but, despite that, they thoroughly enjoyed the game, both Bolt and Serena. The big smiles on their faces during the match suggested that.
Bolt even took a selfie of him and Serena and that snap has already gone viral on the internet.
Bolt, the sprint from the Caribbean Island Jamaica, has been out of action for some time because of his leg trouble. He would not take part in the events in Paris and Czech Republic that are coming up soon.
On the other hand, Serena has kept herself out of practice in the last 10 days or so just to relax her mind a little bit. She has to travel to the United Kingdom pretty soon for the Wimbledon Championships and she wants to go there with a fresh mind. So, she has been trying to enjoy herself as much as she can these days.
At Wimbledon, there would be some pressure on Serena to perform though. She had a horrible run in Paris and she can’t afford another similar sort of outing in London. Her fans would be expecting something big from her at the All England Club.
Serena had become the victim of an upset in the Wimbledon Championships last year. She had demolished her opponents in the first three matches and was looking quite ominous before being stunned by Sabine Lisicki of Germany in the fourth round.
Serena, overall, has won the Wimbledon Championships singles title 5 times so far.
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Martina Navratilova who is considered as one of the greatest tennis players of all time has said that the tuning between Andy Murray and his new coach Amelie Mauresmo would be good only if the former shows full faith in the abilities of the latter and gives her a lot of respect.
Murray has decided to work with Mauresmo for a short period of time first. After that, he would sit and assess her work and then, would make the call if he has to appoint her on a permanent basis or not.
In the past, there have not been too many instances of a male player appointing a female coach. So, it’s hard to predict if Murray-Mauresmo partnership is going to be successful or not, but, one thing is for sure that both these personalities are brilliant professionals and thus, would try to give it their best shot.
Mauresmo has already helped a couple of players work on the weak aspects of their game and those players were benefitted a lot from that. Marion Bartoli’s name is the one in that list. She had spent a bit of time with Mauresmo before the Wimbledon Championships last year and ended up winning it. So, the 34 year old Frenchwoman has a bit of a good reputation as coach.
Talking about the chances of Murray achieving success under the guidance of Mauresmo, Navratilova said, “That will happen only if Andy shows trust in Amelie and listens to her.”
“Also, you can’t look towards your coach for an answer for every bad thing that happens to you on the court. Andy had the tendency to do that some time back. But, with Ivan, he was completely different and he needs to be the same with Amelie as well.”
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Simona Halep clearly destroyed and exploited Svetlana Kuznetsova more so as she was suffering from a thigh injury. Coming to the quarter finals itself was an achievement for Kuznetsova due to her injury. It was her cyclist thigh that did not worked in her favor.
The match was delayed due to rain but Kuznetsova could not find her rhythm back on the court as Halep defeated her in one hour and nineteen minutes in straight sets. The score card read as 6-2, 6-2. Throughout the match Svetlana Kuznetsova looked shaky as she was having problems with her thigh and she even took a medical time out. Her thigh was strapped and it was the same part that is troubling her for past few months. She tried her level best to return the opponent’s serve fiercely but her own serve proved a disaster. To be able to complete and compete in a situation when one is injured requires lot of effort from her part. Practically it was just her one leg that was doing all the work as possible.
Her opponent proved stronger than her as she added injury to the already injured opponent by exploiting her. Kuznetsova lacked the aggression and speed of Halep. It was certainly not the best day for her. Kuznetsova won the French Open title 5 years back. She was also one of the favorites at Rolland Garros but like other top seeds she too fell like a pack of cards along with others. It is just that she should take chances in the upcoming grand slam but for that too she needs to address her injury and pay full attention in its healing procedure and come back strongly after the recovery into Wimbledon 2014.