Month: December 2013

Sharapova returns with convincing win in Brisbane (Yahoo Sports)

Every point mattered for Maria Sharapova in her competitive comeback from injury, even in a first-round match in the season-opening tournament. Sharapova beat 74th-ranked Caroline Garcia of France 6-3, 6-0 Monday, ripping forehand winners and nullifying her rival’s biggest weapon with consistently aggressive service returns. It was a big step to come and a big step to play out there tonight,” Sharapova said, adding that she was pain-free and feeling good. No matter the opponent or the situation, you know, they’re really priceless for me at this point, and extremely important.” The third-seeded Sharapova hit 26 winners and kept the… Read More

Djokovic hires Boris Becker as coach (Yahoo Sports)

Novak Djokovic is turning to Boris Becker for help in 2014. The second-ranked Serb said Wednesday that Becker will join his staff for next season as head coach. ”He is a true legend, someone who has great tennis knowledge and his experience will help me win new trophies from the Grand Slams and other tournaments,” Djokovic said in a statement. ”Becker is a great person, too, and I am sure he will fit in our team in the best possible way.” The 46-year-old Becker, a six-time Grand Slam champion, will travel with Djokovic and other coaches to tournaments, including next… Read More