Everybody seems to love Maria Sharapova. She is the world’s highest paid female athlete, with a myriad of lucrative endorsement deals…and even her own candy line. Masha has now surpassed 10 million Facebook fans. She is the most popular female athlete on Facebook. Her popularity and appeal makes much of what she does newsworthy. When … Continue reading
Whew…haven’t posted for a while. Not because of disappointment with Ariya Jutanugarn not winning in Thailand, just swamped with work from my real job. Anyway, getting back to tennis and the LPGA, let me start up again with the ladies of the WTA at the 2013 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. The WTA tends … Continue reading
Teen phenom Lexi Thompson took time to answer some questions from her fans on Facebook. She should add a lot of extra excitement and interest to the LPGA tour in 2012. I haven’t decided who I think will win 2012 Rookie of the Year. Lexi is the logical choice, but 2011 US Women’s Open winner … Continue reading
Former (and maybe future) top 10 player Marin Cilic sits down to answer fan questions from Facebook. He talks about his inspiration in tennis as well as his favorite matches, among other questions. He gets rising American star Ryan Harrison in his first match at the US Open. Marin was upset by Kei Nishikori in … Continue reading
I have to give it to Rosie Jones. When asked the question about who else, besides Ryann O’Toole and Vicky Hurst, was on her radar. She could have given one of those “well, I looked at a variety of players…many players had great credentials, etc.” Rosie went straight to naming names. And right off the … Continue reading
WTA superstar Maria Sharapova gave some lucky fans a great thrill by hitting with them at the 2011 Mutua Madrid Open. They were winners of a Sony Ericsson Facebook contest. Sharapova has been playing very well lately, both at Indian Wells and Miami, and is again a top 10 player. But knowing the champion that … Continue reading
Wilson Facebook contest winner Sandra Kim had the once in a lifetime opportunity for a private hit with her favorite tennis player, Juan Martin Del Potro. It’s really great that Wilson afforded a lucky fan this opportunity to fulfill a dream.