It was a good night for tennis at the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards. Chinese sports pioneer Li Na accepted the Laureus Academy Exceptional Achievement Award. She retired last year, but was presented the award for her career, in which she set several “first ever” achievements for an Asian and/or Chinese tennis player in singles. … Continue reading
World #1 Novak Djokovic fielded some questions at the Laureus Sports Awards show, including whether he can win the Grand Slam. For those who are new to my blog, I am a little old school in that I prefer to refer to each of the 4 tournaments that comprise the Grand Slams as Majors, not … Continue reading
World #1 tennis superstar Novak Djokovic added to his accolades with a win at the 2012 Laureus Sports Awards ceremony in London, celebrating the best in sports in 2011. Nole won 3 of 4 Majors in 2011, losing only 2 matches (1 by injury withdrawal) through the end of the US Open. His season was … Continue reading
Happy to say that tennis legend Martina Navratilova has been released from the hospital after altitude sickness ended her attempt to scale Mount Kilimanjaro. Martina was in great shape. That was not the cause, according to doctors who say that some people’s bodies simply react badly to low oxygen environments. In Navratilova’s case fluids were … Continue reading
Martina Navratilova’s attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro has ended. She was taken to the hospital, diagnosed with high altitude pulmonary oedema. This is a buildup of fluids in the lung. She will recovery completely. The doctor who worked with her said it is not reflective of her not being in good shape, it is simply … Continue reading
As her quest to summit Mount Kilimanjaro continues, Martina sent a message to those following her climb. The climb benefits the Laureus Sports Foundation. from Martina: Hi all, Today we have headed south towards Horombo, crossing the dramatic and windswept Saddle, a barren plain of alpine desert between Mawenzi and Kibo, Kilimanjaro’s two peaks. The … Continue reading
Ok, it’s not Ernest Hemingway, but as Martina Navratilova continued her climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, there was an unexpected snowfall to deal with. But a little snow is not enough to stop Martina. She and her team continue to head for the summit. The climb benefits the Laureus Sports Foundation.
As reported here: https://bangkokbobbysports.wordpress.com/2010/12/05/in-response-martina-navratilova-usa-today-article-another-highlight-ahead-for-navratilova-tennis-on-kilimanjaro/ …tennis legend Martina Navratilova has begun her trek to climb 19,341 ft (5,895 m) Mount Kilimanjaro. Her climb supports the Laureus Sports Foundation charity. Best of luck to Martina!
59-time Major Winner (wow…that sounds like a joke or something…but count ’em, 18 singles Majors, 31 doubles Majors and 10 mixed doubles Majors…and who knows how many more singles Majors she would have won had she not played at the same time as Chris Evert) Martina Navratilova, who battled breast cancer in 2010, will climb … Continue reading