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Most Famous Sports Couples Of All-Time (Part 3)

Tiger Woods & Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn was America’s ski racing queen, winning the World Cup championships four times, and the first female American to win an Olympic gold medal in downhill in the 2010 Winter Olympics. She made an all-time record being one of only six women to win World Cup races in all five categories of Alpine Skiing.
Tiger Woods is the world’s highest earning athlete and no. 1 golfer for the most part of the 2000 decade. Woods started and dominated the sport at an early age. He turned pro at very young age – 20 and less than a year later, he won his first major in the 1997 Masters tournament. 
Lindsey and Tiger were the couple received lots of publicity. She split from her spouse in 2011 and announced she was dating Tiger via Facebook in 2013. They were together for three years but in 2016, they announced their separation claiming that due to their respective hectic schedules.

Sasha Vujacic & Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova was the beautiful queen of tennis, the heir to Anna Kournikova’s throne. She is the only Russian tennis player to win all Grand Slam events and ranked as the world’s no.1 tennis player on five different occasions. She was the highest earning female players of her generation for 11 consecutive years.

Sasha Vujacic was well-known for his championship time with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Slovenian shooting guard was called the ‘Machine’ due to his shooting prowess and ability to score points in a hurry. Vujacic is best known for hitting the two free throws that iced Game 7 of the NBA Finals in 2010 against the Boston Celtics. After playing in Europe and a couple of NBA teams, Vujacic has been playing for NY since 2015.

Vujacic and Sharapova had a long and serious relationship with an engagement in 2010. Unfortunately, they broke up in the spring of 2012.

India – The birthplace of doubles tennis legend (Part 1)

Indian tennis queen Sania Mirza dawned on July 12, creating a new chapter in the country’s doubles history: Becoming the first Indian female tennis player to win the Grand Slam women’s doubles after posting quang at Wimbledon 2015 with Martina Hingis.

With this title, Hingis attracted attention because she was 34 years old, re-appeared recently and it was the first Wimbledon women’s doubles championship in 17 years of the former Miss Switzerland. However, with Indian and Asian tennis, Mirza’s glory is more proud. It can be said that Sania Mirza is one of the greatest female tennis player in India.

In the final, the Mirza / Hingis pair spectacularly came back to beat Russian pair E. Makarova / E. Vesnina 5-7, 7-6, 7-5 although the game was decided to be 2-5! This is a huge disappointment for 2 Russian female players after the beginning of the year, they also lost to Italian pair S. Errani / R. Vinci in the deciding match of the 2015 Australian Open final despite leading 5-2.

Mirza’s double championship helped Asian tennis leave a mark at Wimbledon after the players were eliminated in the singles. Ever since Li Na put down the racket, Asian tennis at the Grand Slams has only expected K.Nishikori but the Japanese star gave up early due to injury.

In fact, Mirza has previously won the Grand Slam three times in the mixed doubles, twice with famous countryman Mahesh Bhupati (Australia Open 2009, France Open 2012) and once with Brazil’s Bruno Soares in the US Expansion 2014. This legendary double tennis athlete and Hingis from April 2015 have risen to rank one of the world women’s doubles.

The special is Mirza’s Wimbledon women’s championship up to 12 years after the 28-year-old began her professional career and 12 years after winning the young women’s doubles championship also at the Grand Slam on the 2003 pitch. (with A. Kleybanova – Russia). These are great achievements of such a legendary double tennis athlete.

Most Famous Sports Couples Of All-Time (Part 2)

Sergio Garcia & Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis took tennis world by surprise in the 1990’s when she set many ‘youngest-ever’ records. She became the world number one during 210 weeks and achieved a total of 22 grand slam titles of which there were 5 singles titles. Hingis temporary retired in 2002 after a series of ligament injuries then made a comeback in 2006 to become a champion of doubles and mixed doubles. Hingis was voted Forbes’ top earning female athlete from 1997-2001.

Sergio Garcia was Europe’s challenge to Tiger Woods. Although he never made to the #1 ranking, Garcia was on the Top 10 over 400 weeks. The Spanish golfer won 30 international golf titles, including the 2008 Players Championship and the 2017 Masters. According to Forbes, Garcia has earned over $45M throughoit his career.

Hingis was called as the ‘Black Widow’ because the careers of her former partners and tennis players such as Magnus Norman, Julian Alonso and Ivo Hueberger went south after their broke up. The Swiss Miss and El Nino were popular young sports stars in the 90’s. They were briefly date in 2002 but split in 2003. Garcia’s career didn’t go downhill though. He became the world number 2 after they split.

Adam Scott & Ana Ivanovic
Retired Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic was one of the hottest player on tour, making appearance in various magazines like FHM, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, etc. She was voted the #1 female tennis player in the world in 2008 thanks to a runner-up finish in the 2007 French Open, and champion title the following year to catapult to the top of the rankings. Her struggles after 2008 are noticeable and she eventually retired in 2016.

Adam Scott is the first Australian to win a prestigious grand slam Masters Tournament in 2013. He was voted golf’s top ranked player from May to August 2014 due to remarkable achievements of the Players Championships in 2004, the 2011 WGC Bridgestone Invitational and the 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship.
Ivanovic and Scott were dating in 2009 for 18 months before they split in 2010. They kept in touch and would later come back together in 2011 but split for a final time in 2013.

The basic rules to calculate scores in tennis doubles (Part 3)

Pile marked 2 points A and B and tied a rope to each pile. A pile is measured in a diagonal line of 16.18 m and in pile B a 11.89 m is measured along the longitudinal boundary of the pitch. Straighten the two ropes and they meet at point C, that’s a corner of the yard we had.

In the same way as above, there will be angle D of the yard. We can check the past performance by measuring the length of the CD segment – the end of the yard has a length of exactly 10.97 m.

It is now possible to mark the point between I and both ends of the boundary in c, d, 1.37 m away from C and D. The line between the court and the tee line may be marked with points F, H, G by a distance of 6.40 m from the grid along the lines b, c, XI, ad.

The other side of the net will do the same to complete the court.

Note

In tennis doubles, when only the single pitch is not needed, the lines are not outside a, b, c, d but the yard is still according to the above measurement. The choice of the angle of the last line (c, d) can be found by tying two strands to two points a and b instead of two points A and B and then using measurements of 14.46 m and 11.89. m and grid columns will be at positions n, n and a single grid (10 m) may be used.

When combining a single court and a double court and using doubles nets for both single and net play, two piles with a height of 1.07 m are required to be installed at the point of single combat piles. If the stake is square, the cross-section shall not exceed 7.5 cm. The center of the single support post is outside 0.94m from the outer edge of the single floor.

To mark the position of single anti-deposit deposit at n and n mark a cross + with white paint.

The above are all general provisions that are explicitly stated in the Basic Tennis Rules set by the World Tennis Federation (ITF). The information in detail will help you not feel surprised when you come on the field.

Most Famous Sports Couples Of All-Time (part 1)

When a sport superstar is dating another sport superstar, they become a powerful couple. Many of those have existed in sports, just as it has in politics or business.

The marriage of superstar athletes would’ve absolutely resulted in genetically talented children. There are a plenty of powerful couples in sports that had happy endings and bear children now.

Let’s take a look at the most famous sports couples:

Rory McIlroy & Caroline Wozniacki
Danish tennis player – Caroline Wozniacki – is the first Scandinavian to become female tennis world #1. Wozniacki finished on the top rank of women tennis player on the planet during 67 weeks at the end of 2010 and 2011, thanks to 25 WTA victories, including six each in 2010 and 2011.

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy was golf’s leading player during 95 weeks being one of the three players in golf history to win three majors by age 25 besides Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. McIlroy has won 2 PGA Championships, 1 US Open Championship and 1 Open Championship and currently is the ambassador of the EA Sports’ video game series ‘PGA Tour’.

The couple began dating in 2011, were engaged in 2013 but then McIlroy called of the wedding in 2014.

Anna Kournikova & Sergei Fedorov
Anna Kournikova was the most photographed women tennis player in the world and once was one of the most searched names in Google. She was a bombshell of a tennis player who ranked world #8 in 2000 although she has never won any tournament. She later paired with former world #1 player Martina Hingis to win two Australian Open titles.
Sergei Fedorov was one of the best playoff Hockey players, winning three Stanley Cup titles with the Detroit Red Wings, the Hart Trophy winner of the NHL in 1994 and one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in January 2017. His name was inducted to the NHL Hall of Fame in 2015 and the International Hockey Hall of Fame in 2016.
They met when Anna was only 15 years old as their families were close. They had a long friendship and understood each other’s situation in their respective career. They married briefly. Anna was then dating Enrique Iglesias.

Latest rules in tennis doubles you need to know (Part 2)

In doubles also apply the same way as single play. From 40, the serves are entitled to support the ball in the right half or the left half. The couple who wins the deciding point wins the game.

In doubles tennis, the tennis score law has some different content as follows.

From the score of 40, if the male player serves the ball, he must serve the opposing player regardless of the part of the court, when the female player serves the female’s enemy team.

The scoring rule has a few differences in doubles between men and women

To make it easier to remember, we can summarize the scoring rule for tennis with the following basic contents.

If both competitors win three points, the score is 40, they will hit the deciding point and the player who serves the ball on the left or right court.

The player who wins the deciding point wins the game. The player who wins the first result is graded 15 points, wins the second result is 30 points, wins the third result is calculated 40 points and wins the fourth result is won the game, except for the following cases.

If both players win by three, it is counted as the winner, the player who wins the next match then is counted as an advantage and still wins the game and the game wins. If the other player wins then it counts evenly and so on until the player who wins the next 2 consecutive numbers since the score is even then that player wins the game.

Point calculation in tennis is quite complicated

The scoring rules for tennis are generally quite complex and can be difficult for beginners. However this is an important content that players cannot ignore. However, because it is divided into many games and sets, players have many opportunities to change the game. Therefore, it is important for the players to keep their mentality stable, choose the right play, tactics to achieve good results.

Tennis is becoming an attractive sport, attracting more players and watching every year. With the above information, it is expected that you will have a basic understanding of the scoring law and will be more confident when starting this sport.

Improve your Relationship with Boxing (Part 2)

Boxing time in the ring is only one part of a legitimate boxing regimens. There are numerous components to boxing training with a partner, including speed drills, jumping rope, and punching the bag to increase strength.

There are chance that you would prefer not to practice with your significant other, you can join boxing classes together that combine those exercises mentioned above. Training centers offer courses for couples to train together, including hitting punching bags, yet never scrapping with one another.

Meeting New People Through Boxing

Not only is boxing an excellent way of getting closer intimacy with your significant other, but it can help if you are seeking your next date when you are recently single. Meeting new people is a benefit of joining a boxing gym, and the wonderful thing is you already have common interest with everybody there.

If you have never owned a pair of boxing gloves in your life but are fond of adapting this new activity into your life, do not hesitate any longer. The sooner you begin your road to a better you with boxing, the faster you can meet new people or develop your current amorous relationship. Imagine a dimly lit room, the sound of heavy breathing, minimal clothing on sweaty male and female bodies, all of which you will find when entered boxing class.

At any radom boxing gym that  you’re likely to enter, you might witness happy couples doing battle in the ring. One reason for the current popularity of the boxing might be that it allows an energetic spin on couples’ therapy. 

Boxing gets any aggression one might have against their partner out in the open. Try attending boxing classes together every week, and you might soon have your spouse along for the ride which is the biggest incentive of all for improving relationships. Just the fact that being there would motivate each other – if one us punching better than the other, that person would want to keep up. Competing against the one that you love and know really drives you on.

The basic rules to calculate scores in tennis doubles (Part 2)

4. Unordered serves in tennis doubles

If a player does not serve in the correct order, he or she shall serve the ball immediately after the error is discovered. The previously calculated points remain the same. If the game ends before the error is detected, the serve sequence continues in the wrong order.

5. Error And Order Of Handing serve In Doubles

If in a game, the order in which the ball is served is changed by the people who serve it, the error continues until the end of the game, when the error is discovered. The players will return to the correct order to serve the original serve in the next game of that set.

6. Bad serve in doubles

Bad serve as set out in Article 10 or if the ball touches the partner of the server. But if the ball is delivered in contact with the team-mate the player who catches the serve is not a re-strike as stated in Article 24a before the ball hits the court, the player who serves the ball is awarded.

7. The Rules of Politics in Doubles

In tennis doubles, after the serve, the ball may be played, played back, by any pair of players. If a player touches the ball in play with his racquet against the rules then the opponent will win the point.

Unless otherwise stated, everything stated in this law for male players also includes women.

8. Instructions For The Doubles Backline

Usually people use a combination of single and double yard.

First, choose the position of the grid, draw a line of 12.8 m long. Mark the middle (X as shown), from there measure and orientate each side to identify points

– From 4.11 m to point a and point b where the mesh cuts within the vertical boundary.

– From 5.03 m to the position of single support pile (wooden slats) n- n.

– From 5.49 m to points A and B where the mesh cuts outside the vertical border.

– From 6.40 m is the position of NN grid column, the final position of the main line is 12.8 m.

Improve your Relationship with Boxing (Part 1)

Boxing is an ideal sport for couples seeking a method to connect with a partner. It is unusual that women love its extremeness, dynamism, and accessibility but it isn’t impossible.

Researchers believe that couples practice boxing together benefits their relationship, assuming that when romantic partners release their animosity towards each other in a physical activity like boxing, it lessen verbal fights in a relationship.

Coed Boxing

It was not until the beginning of the 21st century that men accepted the fact that women can be boxers as well. Since then, coed fighting developed at a furious pace, especially when couples sparred with each other.

Strict rules applied before sparring is the reason coed combat popular today. Women punch men substantially harder than men hit them, and sometimes, men do not hit women by any means.

In any case, that does not mean the male boxers are not having a proper exercise when fighting a female opponent. They believe it time well spent on improving their defensive skills and movements such as bobbing and weaving.

When it comes to female boxers sparring with a male partner, they feel enormously empowered doing so. Both professional and amateur female boxers prefer their male partner to hit them harder to develop their blocking skills and raise their pain tolerance.

Coed Sparring Critics And Alternatives

Despite the popularity in couples sparring with each other over the past decade, some critics consider this practice is not good for relationship. Some say that accidents occurs in the ring all the time and that a romantic partner hardly can get over the fact their mate responsible for such a bad thing to them.

Most men, however, have the tendency to hold back when practicing with a woman, trying to avoid making any pain on them. Many of these men are only practicing and doing it with their romantic partner makes it much better.

Latest rules in tennis doubles you need to know (Part 1)

The new tennis scoring law has been enacted by the World Tennis Federation (ITF), detailing and clarifying the most accurate scoring method in a tennis match.

Besides knowing the rules of the game and the techniques of tennis, one of the first things that a tennis player needs to know is how to calculate the score in competition. With this article, Gift Viet will give tennis players a quick, easy to understand score, so that beginners to learn about this sport will not have difficulty in training and competition. duel.

Each sport has a unique scoring method. With tennis, each match will be divided into points, games, sets and based on that to determine the score, determine the winner or lose.

A tennis match consists of a score, a game and a set. There are usually 3 sets for every match. Whoever wins before 2 sets is considered to win. The game may also consist of 5 sets, whoever wins the previous 3 sets will win the match.

In each set, it will consist of games, whoever wins before 6 games wins the set, but must be more than the opponent with a difference of 2 games. In the case of a set of 5 to 5, the game will continue until one opponent wins more than the other opponent 2 games to decide who wins the set.

How to calculate the score in tennis

Under the rules of tennis, if the score is 7–6, then the set is over (but not the last set when both of them have drawn 1–1 or 2–2 depending on the match set).

If the player wins the first point, points will be given for that player; win the second point, score 30 for that player; winning the third point, the score is 40 and winning the fourth point is winning that game. Except for the following cases.

If both players win by three points, the score is 40 and the player who wins the next point will gain points. If he wins the next point, he wins the game. If the opponent wins the next point, the score is 40 evenly. And so on until one player wins two consecutive points after the score will win the game.