Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dechy retires

Nathalie Dechy is retiring from professional tennis. The Frenchwoman is expecting her first child and decided to devote her time to family life.

Dechy had her best year in 2005 when unexpectedly she reached the Australian Open semifinals, beating Anastasia Myskina and Patty Schnyder along the way. She than came only within two points to beat Lindsay Davenport in the semis. The Frenchwoman followed up that success with very steady results, which allowed her to climb up the rankings to a career high of No.11.

The 30 year old won only one singles title, that coming in 2003 in Gold Coast. She exelerated in doubled winning the US Open in 2006 with Vera Zvonareva. She defended that title, but this time with a different partner - Dinara Safina. She also won mixed doubles at the French Open in 2007.

The Argwus Team wishes Nathalie all the best.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Anna's Fight Club

Tennis' No.1 sex symbol Anna Kournikova was always a fighter on court, now she shows she's also a fighter outside of it. The former world No.8 got into a fight with a woman, who threw a drink at Kournikova in a club in Las Vegas last Saturday.

So innocent

The two time Australian Open doubles champion didn't ignore this situation. Instead she started screaming at the woman and shoving her. Eventually the woman was kicked out of the club. The tennis starlet was left with no bigger "injury", just scratch marks on her neck.

Just imagine, how the fight would expand, had Anna only had her racquet with her that night. She surely would make some use of that forehand...


Vee's secret weapon

"I think that's my secret weapon, that it doesn't look like I'm thinking, but I am"

- Venus Williams with another secret weapon - witty responses.