How to play tennis like Maria Sharapova?

How to play tennis like Maria Sharapova?

Famous tennis player Maria Sharapova is the hottest young tennis player from Russia with an incredibly amazing game. Her grace, style, beauty and amazing athletic talent have won her the hearts of both female and male tennis fans. Maria Sharapova has shown aggressive playing style with lots of grunting. Her serve has been a bit rough lately but she has managed to make it to many semi-finals and finals of the grand slams. If you are a fan of Sharapova, you would love to imitate her playing style. Here is how you can play tennis like Maria Sharapova:

1)      One thing for you to follow is screaming out loud every time you hit the ball while playing tennis. This is the trademark of Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova as she yells out ‘yaah’ every time she serves or plays a drop short.

2)      Maria Sharapova’s serve is powerful and fast. She easily places aces on her opponents, so you need to make your serve killer and powerful.

3)      Try to imitate a few signature moves of Sharapova, which include returning the ball served directly down the line out-of-bounds and power forehands in cross-court.

4)      Fans love the Sharapova’s outfits, so you need to dress like her and look attractive along with having good play.

5)      Get the sponsorship of Nike as Maria never wears anything without the Nike logo.

6)      Keep your accessories neat while you play. Maria has shoulder-length hair, no bangs, and keeps her hair tight in a ponytail during the match.

Maria Sharapova grunts a lot. So we suggest a little less of grunting for you 😉

Top ten countries to win the most male Australian Open Tennis titles

Top ten countries to win the most male Australian Open titles

Almost all sports are ruled by a particular player or team for a brief period. Football was ruled by Brazil for a long time, cricket by the West Indies, golf by Tiger Woods, squash by Jansher Khan of Pakistan, etc. All these players or teams not only represent themselves, but also their countries. In the same stance, tennis has been ruled by greatest tennis players from one nation for a long time. By and large, players from the United States have been successful in winning the most tennis Grand Slam titles. The Australian Open for males has also been ruled by the American players so far. The United States of America has always produced the best tennis players of all time. They have dominated all the courts including the Australian Open, hence winning the leading number of titles. In the past decade and more, Roger Federer, a Swiss tennis player however has been able to win the Australian Open titles. 

Most of the Australian Grand Slam titles have been won by Americans up to now. Including the United States, here is a list of the top ten countries who won the most male Australian Open titles:

1)      United States (15 titles)

2)      Australia (7 titles)

3)      Sweden (6 titles)

4)      Switzerland (4 titles)

5)      Czech (3 titles)

6)      Argentina (2 titles)

7)      Germany (2 titles)

8)      Russia (2 titles)

9)      Serbia (1 title)

10)   Spain (1 title)

The top ten countries to win the most male Australian Open titles clearly indicates that the United States and Australia have been dominating this Grand Slam for ages. And now we see a difference in trend as Nadal and Djokovic are the new emerging players, claiming the Australian Open titles.

Top ten countries to win the most female Australian Open Tennis titles

Top ten countries to win the most female Australian Open tennis titles

Greatest female tennis player Margaret Smith Court has ruled the female Australian Open world, winning 11 titles for her native country, Australia. Even then, the United States of America is leading the title run of female Australian Open titles. One strange fact about this Grand Slam is that famous female tennis player Martina Navratilova of the USA, who was known to rule the tennis world, won only 3 titles in the Australian Open. However, many tennis players from the USA have been able to make names for themselves in the Australian Open event. The present winner of the Australian Open women’s title is Serena Williams, who also won the doubles tournament in the Australian Open 2010, hence making America’s rule inevitable. Here is the list of top ten countries to win the most female Australian Open titles:

1)      United States (15 titles)

2)      Australia (10 titles)

3)      Germany (4 titles)

4)      Yugoslavia (3 titles)

5)      Czech (2 titles)

6)      Switzerland (3 titles)

7)      Russia (1 title)

8)      Belgium (1 title)

9)      Britain (1 title)

10)   France (2 titles)

Famous female tennis player Serena Williams of the USA is in her full swing and performance which indicates bright chances of America ruling the female Australian Open title for many years to come. William sisters have shown tremendous potential at the hard court and have owned the Australian Open with their exclusive play. America is known for producing the best of tennis players. Every era had a leading American tennis player which now includes Serena and Venus Williams. Although Serena is having a rough time with her fitness and injuries but she is still managing to be extremely competitive and challenging the opponents with her aggressive play. 

Most tennis titles Won by Country

by on July 3, 2010
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Most tennis titles Won by Country, Tennis balls

Tennis has been a game that has welcomed every player with several different origin background. However few of the countries have ruled the game of tennis by producing absolutely brilliant tennis players over the time. USA is the top ranked country in Wimbledon history with the highest number of titles in both men and women singles. The country has a total of 86 titles. In men’s singles, USA has won 33 titles so far, whereas in women’s singles, the country claimed 53 titles. USA’s Pete Sampras has won seven titles. He won them in the years 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000. Among women, Martina Navratilova won 9 titles in 1978, 1979, 1982-1987 and 1990.

In the second position are the British Isles with a total of 61 titles among which 32 were claimed by men and 29 by women. Australia is number three with 26 titles of which 21 were claimed by men and 5 by women. France is the fourth with 14 titles, 7 each being claimed by men and women. Germany is number fifth with 12 titles. Women claimed 8, whereas men did only four.

At number six is Great Britain with 10 titles, seven claimed by women and only 3 by men. Sweden and Switzerland have claimed 7 titles so far. Sweden’s titles are all claimed by men where as one of the Swiss title was claimed by a woman. New Zealand’s men have claimed 4 titles for their country so far. Spain has won 3 titles: 2 by men and one by a woman. Slovakia, Netherlands, Croatia and Egypt have one title each that were all claimed by men. Czech Republic and Russia have won one title each by their women.

In all, men have claimed 123 titles for their countries and women did 116.

Famous female tennis players: Svetlana Kuznetsova

Famous female tennis players: Svetlana Kuznetsova

Famous female tennis player Svetlana Kuznetsova is a Russian born tennis professional who is currently ranked 27 in Women’s Tennis. She has won two tennis Grand Slam singles titles during her career and has been runner up in other Grand Slam finals. She is a reigning French Open champion and she also won the US Open title in 2004. Kuznetsova was a runner up in the French Open in 2004 and Us Open in 2007. She has born to a coach father who has coached five world and Olympic cycling champions. Kuznetsova could not keep up with her winning streak in year 2008 where she reached only two finals. She kept losing to seeded players and ended as World No. 8 at the year end which made her the only women tennis player to be among top ten best female tennis players with no title. The performance of Russian tennis player Kuznetsova improved in year 2009 when her ranking improved to 3 but she could not retain this ranking and fell to World No. 27 in year 2010 which is her lowest career ranking.

Svetlana Kuznetsova is an all-around tennis player who can play good tennis on any kind of surface, be they grass or clay courts. Her strong game depends on her powerful services and heavy forehand shots. Svetlana’s services are generally aided by her strong physique and she is considered to be one of the most powerful women along with the two famous tennis players Venus and Serena Williams. It has been accepted by many tennis experts that her inside-out forehand shots are the best in the world. Svetlana can play winners from both wings. Svetlana has effective volley shots and she is also effective providing a deft touch. The footwork applied by Svetlana makes her game stronger and she is considered to be one of those rare players who can move and play on any type of court.

Famous male tennis player: Andy Roddick

Famous male tennis player: Andy Roddick

Famous male tennis player, Andrew Stephen Roddick or Andy Roddick as he is known is a former World No. 1 tennis player who hails from America. He is currently ranked 11th in the world tennis circuit as per the latest ATP rankings. He reached the top of his game in 2003 when he won the US Open. Since then he has managed to reach three tennis Grand Slam finals, only to lose to Roger Federer each time. He has the distinction of being the only tennis player apart from Roger Federer to finish in the top 10 for a consecutive period of 7 years. USA tennis player, Andry Roddick holds the record of winning the most number of games in Wimbledon 2009 (39).

Andy Roddick is best known in the tennis world for his powerful serve and equally potent tennis volley. He has recorded the fastest serve in men’s tennis to date at a speed of 155 mph or 249.5 kmph. He has also the done USA proud by winning the Davis Cup in the 2007 season by defeating Dimitry Tursonov of Russia in the finals. A string of injuries have forced him to take regular breaks from professional tennis which have been instrumental in his slide in the rankings.

Andy is however still known for his top notch serve that can scare sweep of his feet. Andy Roddick is considered to be one of the hottest tennis player and is a heart throb of every woman tennis fan. He is married to famous model Brooklyn