Photo courtesy of halestormsports.com. Roger Federer (pictured left) and Serena Williams (picutred right) came out victorious at Wimbledon back in July. Expect the same result in New York.
By Josh Kramer
Starting on Monday, all eyes in the tennis world will be focused on the Big Apple for two whole weeks. The year’s final Grand Slam is just around the corner, and as is typically the case, there are plenty of questions to be answered in Flushing.
-Will Andy Murray finally capture the elusive first Grand Slam?
-How will New York respond to a Nadal-less field?
-Will Roger Federer leave with #18?
-Will Kim Clijsters’ farewell party be one to remember?
-Does Venus have a Jimmy Connors 1991-esque run in her?
-Will Serena leave with #15? Continue reading →
Posted in Tennis
Tagged Andy Murray, Fernando Verdasco, Grand Slam, Jim Courier, Jimmy Connors, Juan Martin del Potro, Kim Clijsters, London 2012, Mardy Fish, Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Samantha Stosur, Serena Williams, Tomas Berdych, US Open, Venus Williams
Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Our very own Toni Headley is picking the current number one ranked player in the world Victoria Azarenka (pictured above) to stay hot and take home the title at Indian Wells.
By Toni Headley
Toni Headley is a tennis expert who worked at ESPN for 10 years and has been a freelance writer there for the past 2 years. She also previously worked at CBS Sports and has covered every major tennis tournament in the world multiple times.
As the biggest and brightest stars descend on the picturesque town of Indian Wells, California for the BNP Paribas Open, I am excited to see how newly minted #1 Victoria Azarenka will fare in her first big test since winning her maiden Grand Slam title in Australia. Also, can Novak Djokovic maintain his dominant form that carried him to his fifth Grand Slam title in Australia and defend his title here in the desert?
Will the weight of being the #1 player in the world finally get to Azarenka? It certainly has not so far. After winning the Australian Open and becoming the #1 ranked player, Azarenka continued her dominance by winning her next tournament in Doha. She is currently riding a 17 match winning streak. Azarenka has had a sizzling start to the year winning three titles which includes her first Grand Slam. Let’s see if Azarenka can win here for the first time, and continue her dominance on the women’s tour. Continue reading →
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged Agnieszka Radwanska, Andy Murray, Andy Roddick, Australian Open, BNP Paribas Open, Caroline Wozniacki, Daniela Hantuchova, David Ferrer, Donald Young, Fernando Verdasco, Indian Wells, Ivan Lendl, Janko Tipsarevic, Jelena Jankovic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, John Isner, Juan Martin del Potro, Julia Goerges, Li Na, Mardy Fish, Maria Sharapova, Marion Bartoli, Milos Raonic, Novak Djokovic, Petra Kvitova, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Sabine Lisicki, Sam Querry, Tomas Berdych, Toni Headley, Vera Zvonareva, Victoria Azarenka
Photo courtesy of cbssports.com. Not too many people are talking about Creighton star sophomore Doug McDermott (pictured above). Soon enough, everyone will be talking.
By Josh Kramer
This weekend was one for the ages in sports. A perfect time for my 800th career post on “TheSportsKraze.” Great NFL playoff action, college basketball upsets galore, and so much more. There is so much going on in sports right now and sadly I am only able to hit on a few things. Here is what has caught my attention.
Jimmer Show Part II?
Last year, Jimmer Fredette taught America “How to Jimmer.” Continue reading →
Posted in Miscellaneous
Tagged Aaron Rodgers, Alex Smith, Australian Open, Bernard Tomic, BYU Cougars, Creighton Bluejays, David Tyree, Doug McDermott, Drew Brees, Eli Manning, Fernando Verdasco, Green Bay Packers, Harrison Barnes, Jimmer Fredette, Kyle Korver, New England Patriots, New York Giants, North Carolina Tar Heels, Peyton Manning, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Super Bowl