Stuttgart – Maria Sharapova advanced to the semifinals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tournament. In the quarterfinals, Sharapova frustrate Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 4-6, and 6-4.
Sharapova had to fight all three sets against Ivanovic at Porsche Arena on Saturday (04/27/2013) pm dawn. This is almost the same as when he takes 3 hours to beat Lucie Safarova day before.
Russian tennis player was leading 4-1 in the third set before finally sealed his victory with a score of 6-4.
After the match, Sharapova admitted that the match took place heavy for him.
“It is very difficult to move my body. I need a little time to warm up. This is one tough game,” he said as quoted by AP.
“Anna is more resilient, have a more powerful forehand, and I have to bend over backwards to the end. Glad I was finally able to escape.”
In the semifinal Sharapova will face Angelique Kerber. Previously, Kerber won 6-3, 7-6 (2) over Yaroslava Shvedova.
Spielberg – Good news for the Austrian society. Formula One (F1) will be re-rolling there. Former racing driver Niki Lauda admitted that he had been waiting for this for a long time.
Effort to restore the F1 sport already done last year, after New Jersey failed to hold this year’s race debut. Since that time the owner of Red Bull, Dietrich Mateschitz and F1 boss, Bernie Ecclestone has agreed to hold the race in 2014.
It also ended the 11-year wait Austrian lovers of the F1 calendar. Known, the first time the state has an estimated population was 8,032,926 at the 1964 F1 race held at Zeltweg Airfield, before moving to Österreichring in 1970.
The last time Austria to host the 2002 F1 season. “This is the best thing that could happen to our country,” said Lauda, who won at Austria in 1984, the Kleine Zeitung on Wednesday (07/24/2013).
“This publicity worldwide invaluable for Austria. I always look forward F1 title race back here, “said three-time F1 world champion.
“In fact, all of this is left to Mr. Mateschitz. It means a lot to me, considering I also never won the race here, “he added.
JAKARTA – Indonesia’s Taufik Hidayat formally withdrew from the world badminton. It was submitted directly by Taufik after undergoing contra game victory over India, B.Sai Praneeth. In the last game, Taufik also have to give a final score of 21-15, 12-21, 17-21.
“Thank you for all the media that I have been together for a long time, thanks for all forms of support. Match will be the last game for me. Sorry if the ending was not good, but I’m not only be seen from the final result,” said Taufik told reporters in Senayan, Jakarta.
“My career for 25 years will cease today, thanks to the PBSI be my shelter. I hope the young athletes could be better than me. Make my accomplishments as motivation and throw away things that are not good from me , “said Taufik.
Taufik himself admitted that he would use the time with family after not being a professional athlete badminton again. After that, the 31-year-old will menyibukan himself to wrestle in the world of badminton. However, when asked whether it would be a coach, Taufik has its own answer.,
“Until this moment I did not think to become a coach, there are still many people who could be a quality coach. I do not want to lie to myself by wearing my big name,” said Taufik.
Also present in the media conference Anton Subowo as PBSI secretary general also expressed his gratitude to Taufik Taufik after what has been given to Indonesia, “On behalf of the PBSI I thank you for all the achievements that have been donated Taufik. I think it can only convey PBSI, “said Anton. (min)
The world’s fastest runner, Usain Bolt can soon fulfill his dream to strengthen England’s elite clubs, Manchester United.
Bolt, 26-year-old Jamaican, aspires to join United, but has never reached expectations. He could only watch as the stars of United’s play.
Well, in August, Bolt could use costumes United at Old Trafford Stadium, while United face test against Sevilla party.
“My presence will be different at United, I can run fast and play ball,” said Bolt.
When United’s Alex Ferguson handled, Bolt can never permit. Now with the move to coach David Moyes, Rio Ferdinand as a close friend and eventually persuaded Bolt Bolt’ll play with costumes United on 9 August.
Tottenham Hotspur coach Andre Villas-Boas insists his team’s ambition is to penetrate in the Champions League season 2013/14.
Spurs, who currently resides in Hong Kong, would like to reply to the failure of the last two years, in which they almost succeeded in holding the Champions League.
“We want to be the club qualify for the Champions League,” said Villas-Boas. “That is our main ambition. We were able to do it this time.”
Tottenham will begin their adventures in the Premier League away games with diving face Crystal Palace on August 18.