Tag Archives: Grand Slam Tournaments

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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Become a Ball Person at a Grand Slam Tournament

Known by several names—ball person, ball kid, ball girl, ball boy—these select individuals are able to stand closer to the likes of the Williams sisters, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Maria Sharapova than those privileged few who drop great amounts of money to secure the most coveted audience seats. Individuals who get tapped to become […]

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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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