Archive for the ‘sunday survey’ Category

sunday survey: do you agree with andy?

March 7, 2010

As the US fights with Serbia (it’s currently 2-1 Serbia and Djokovic and Isner are at a set all), we’re wondering about Andy Roddick’s decision to sit out Davis Cup this year and focus on his own career. In the past, Roddick stated it was one of his top priorities to play for the red, white and blue, but now that the American is almost seven years without a Major and approaching the later part of his career, injuries are more likely and he seems to have one thing in mind: not finish his career as a one-slam wonder.

What do you think of Roddick’s decision? Tell us in the comments section.

(getty images photo)


sunday survey: birmingham or bust?

February 20, 2010

This last week, the USTA announced that Birmingham, Ala., will host the Fed Cup semifinal tie between the U.S. and Russia in late April. While I’ve never been to Birmingham, I’m sure it’s got plenty of Southern charm and warmth – exhibited first-hand by this caboose downtown in the historic district. But does a town of 220,000 people deserve such a tie one year after hosting the Davis Cup? It seems peculiar.

What do you think of Birmingham hosting Fed Cup this spring? Is it fair to the rest of U.S. tennis? Do you have an inside scoop as to why a site like Birmingham was awarded another big U.S. tennis event? Let us know what you think.

(photo by Southernpixel via flickr.)

sunday survey: [insert “love”/”match” pun here]

February 14, 2010

Note: We’re trying out a new polling widget on TSF starting with this week’s Sunday Survey. Feel free to still leave comments if you prefer that over clicking a button. And if you have feedback about the polling widget, we’d love to hear about it. Love it? Hate it? Tell us!

With tennis power couples (either as one or both parties) all over the news as of late — Common sharing his excitement for girlfriend Serena‘s recent Aussie Open title, Andy tweeting about wifey Brooklyn‘s SI Swimsuit Issue cover, and the Swiss powerhouse of Roger and Mirka poppin’ out those twins (and the list goes on!), we thought we’d ask our readers: who is your tennis favorite pairing?

(image via WTB)

sunday survey: who will take more?

February 1, 2010

Major titles? Serena Williams or Roger Federer? It’s currently 16-12, Rog. What do you think? Tell us!

(getty images via tsf)

sunday survey: your picks, video style

January 24, 2010

We break down the draws on the men’s and women’s side and wonder who your pick is to take the title.

sunday survey: who’s your winner?

January 16, 2010

Time to pick who you think will take home the 2010 men’s and women’s Australian Open titles from Melbourne. Tell us!

(photo by jam343 via

sunday survey: amelie’s farewell

December 7, 2009

Amelie Mauresmo announced last week that she’s calling it quits from the WTA Tour. What do you think of the announcement from the two-time slam winner?

(photo by flappingwings via flickr.)

sunday survey: who’s it gunna be?!

November 28, 2009

Nikolay Davydenko or Juan Martin del Potro? Your call in the comments section… Oh, and if you can provide a caption for the above picture, we’d love that, too…

(photo via yahoo! sports)

sunday survey part two: andy’s moment?

November 22, 2009

Is this Andy’s moment in London?! The real chance for the Scot to breakthrough in front of his home fans? He’s still wearing Fred Perry (before he goes to adidas) and he is still in the rainy, groggy city where he hasn’t been able to capture a Wimbledon title. So is this the first step? Is this the time for Andy Murray?

(getty images)

sunday survey: dig the new digs?

November 22, 2009

Novak Djokovic may be one of the hottest players on court headed into the season-ending championships this week in London, but the big news splash the Serb made over the last few days was his switch from clothing company adidas to Italian line Sergio Tacchini.

Current Tacchiniers include Flavia Pennetta, Tommy Robredo, Sara Errani, Ivo Karlovic, Steve Darcis and Victor Hanescu. Djokovic is by far the highest profile player to wear the line since John McEnroe and Pete Sampras sported the threads early in their careers. Martina Hingis wore Tacchini shoes and then sued the company for foot problems during her first “retirement”.

So what do you think? Are you excited to see Nole in ST?! Will you miss the snazzy colors of adidas on tennis’ brightest male personality? What do you think this means for Nole’s career? Let us know below.

sunday survey

November 16, 2009


With another incredible run this week, Novak Djokovic has upped his title count to five for the year. But here at TSF, we can’t help but wonder if the Serb has it all wrong. Is he peaking too soon? What’s wrong with his training regimen? Sure, it’s great to collect a few ATP trophies for the case, but will Nole simply be remembered as the guy with the big sense of humor who won all the small tourneys? He’s 18-1 in a part of the season that many players dismiss as pointless…

What do you think? Will Djoko win in London? Melbourne? Or is this in-between sort of success going to hurt him in the long wrong. Tell us.

(photo by getty via yahoo! sports)

sunday (spooky) survey

October 31, 2009


Happy Halloween, y’all! We hope you’re celebrating all weekend long!

If you’re dressing up for Halloween, send us your pics! We’d like to post our faves up, especially if they’re tennis-inspired. We’re thinking Robin Soderling as a Gladiator might be a good choice.

So we’re just wondering, what were YOU for Halloween?!

sunday survey: your pick for doha

October 24, 2009

Another topsy, turvy WTA season has come to a close… well, almost. This coming week Doha will take place in all its glory, though it was recently voted by players as the 10th most important stop on the tour. Ouch. So much for that “5th Slam” status.

Last year’s finalist, the always-emotional Vera Zvonareva, was 9th in race points, and will miss an opportunity to play mind games with the high-ranking ladies of the tour the way she did a year ago (unless someone pulls out).

Speaking of possible puller-outers, Caroline Wozniacki will make her maiden appearance at the round-robin formatted stop, as will Victoria Azarenka. Dinara Safina arrives as the top points-winner, top seed and world number one, though it’s hard to imagine her confidence is bursting after the fall she’s had. Serena Williams is the number two seed, a position she usually thrives in.

So what do you think? Will Venus defend her crown? Can Serena end the year as number one in the world and win her first non-Slam tournament in 18 months? Will Caroline or Victoria surprise us all? Or do Jelena, Elena, Dinara or Sveta have what it takes to end their up-and-down seasons on a high note?

Leave your comment below and let us know just who you think will be the Doll of Doha.

Correction made 10/26.

sunday survey: the doha dash

October 18, 2009


Which of the three SEWTAers can finally claim the final spot at the Season Ending Championships in Doha? This week, all three of the women still in contention – Jelena Jankovic, Verz Zvonareva and Agnieska Radwanksa – are playing in Moscow.

Who’s your pick to win the Doha dash?

Tell us what you think.

(photo by getty via wta web site)

sunday survey: politicizing the players

October 10, 2009


This weekend I’m in Washington DC to participate in the National Equality March for civil rights. There is a lot to be excited about when it comes to an issue such as gay marriage – and gay rights in general – but it’s always interesting to see where people land on the political spectrum. Who knew my ultra liberal bi-sexual friend from NYU would be against gay marriage? Surprised me.

Here’s this week’s question:

Which player(s) do you think would step out of the athlete box and be an activist for a social cause? Sure, players have delved into doing work as ‘ambassadors’ and such, but who could you see marching on the Capitol in Washington? And what would they be marching for? Who would back Martina, Billie Jean and Amelie when it came to gay marriage? Any of the ATP players? Are there any players who would never step out for any cause? Who?!

Let us know what you think below.

(photo by sionfullana via flickr)

sunday survey: yankee dreams

October 3, 2009


Men’s tennis in America hasn’t shined for a while on the ATP Tour, the last slam coming for a Yank at the 2003 USO when Roddick took the crown. It was an especially topsy turvy season for Roddick, James Blake and Sam Querrey in 2009.

With the new year around the corner, we wonder:

Which American man will step up big in 2010? Can Isner follow his US Open success? Can Ginepri prove Indy wasn’t a fluke? Will Taylor Dent continue his comeback? Was Wimbledon the last stand for Andy? Or a sign that he wants it more than ever? Can James Blake find his fire again? What’s next for (now-injured) Sam Querrey? And who – just who – will be the next big American star? Buchanan? Harrison? McClune?!

There are plenty of names to talk about, plenty of pros and cons to each and every player, but TSF is curious to know what you think about the future of men’s tennis in America – especially in 2010.

(photo by one-one via flickr)

sunday survey: coffee chat

September 27, 2009


Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin have always had a strange relationship. They made it clear when they both rose to the top of the game that they weren’t the best of friends, and though the two women have great respect for one another, it had to be a little strange for Clijsters to watch Henin announce her own comeback just 10 days after the new mom had claimed the US Open title.

What would Kim and JuJu chat about if they were out to coffee together? No media present, no handlers… just the two Belgian bombers out for some famous chocolate and a cup of coffee. What would they speak about? Would they speak at all? Who would carry the conversation? Would any bad blood come to be discussed? 

Sure, Kimmie’s always been known as the ‘nice girl’ on the tour, but get a little caffeine in the gal and her mouth is sure to run as fast as she does on the court, right? 

We want some honesty brewing on this coffee date…

(photo by openaperture via flickr.)

sunday survey

September 21, 2009


(Comes on Monday.)

Following a hectic US Open, the tennis season heads into a fall season that is complete with an Asian swing, indoor carpet tournaments and a tour of tennis’ budding housing development: Eastern Europe.

What will be the big tennis story of the fall? Will Serena re-shape her image? Will Oudin back up her success? What about del Potro? And can Roddick come back and finish strong? Have the Serbian girls fizzled out?

Post a comment below to tell us what you think the big story of the fall will be.

(photo by AntyDiluvian via flickr.)

sunday survey: what do you think?

August 23, 2009

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We’re not sure if we really care what you think, but we might as well ask, right? TSF is headed up to New Haven, Connecticut, for a day at the Pilot Pen. So excited?!? Yes we are.

We’re taking the train from Grand Central in NYC and it’s got us thinking about the US Open next week. Here’s a question for our brand-new, we-want-to-hear-from-you, Sunday Survey.

Which players – men or women – would be most likely to take the train (regional or subway) to the US Open? Who can you imagine sitting (or standing!) next to on public trans, his or her bag at their feet? It would take a special one, so we want to know who you think could rough it with the best…. ooops, the rest of us.

(photo by DanielKHC via flickr.)

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