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Player to Watch: Grigor Dimitrov

Currently residing in Haskovo, the 23-year-old Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov began playing tennis at the age of five. The right-handed tennis player turned pro in 2008—the same year as winning titles at junior Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. Dimitrov’s preferred shot is a backhand down the line while grass and hard court are his favorite surfaces. His […]

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Player to Watch: Na Li

Na Li seems almost larger than life both on and off the court. The 32-year-old Chinese player will be featured on the cover of the May 26th issue of Time magazine—the second time to grace the magazine’s cover in just over a year. Time also placed her on the publication’s 2013 Time 100, listing the […]

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Player to Watch: Rafael Nadal

Currently ranked No. 1 in the world, Spaniard Rafael Nadal (full name Rafael Nadal Parera) won his first ATP tournament at the age of 15 in 2001—the same year he turned pro. Nadal resides in his hometown Manacor, Mallorca, Spain and has enjoyed at Top 10 ATP ranking since 2005. He began playing tennis at […]

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Player to Watch: Fabio Fognini

Fabio Fognini has played tennis since the age of 4. Born in Sanremo, Italy in 1987, the right-handed Italian tennis player currently calls Arma di Taggia home when he’s not traveling for tournaments. Fognini is an avid football fan whose favorite player is Ivan Zamorano, and so when not on the courts, he loves catching […]

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Player to Watch: Simona Halep

2013 was a breakthrough, record-setting year for 22-year-old Romanian Simona Halep. At the close of 2012, Halep was ranked number 47 in WTA; yet by the time the 2013 season wrapped up, the ambitious player had snagged the number 11 slot in WTA rankings and been honored with WTA Most Improved Player and ESPN Court’s […]

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