Archive for September, 2009

USA Wins Overall in the AVP World Challenge: USA vs. Brazil

Posted by on Sunday, 27 September, 2009
AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA v Brazil

Sep 27 2009
GLENDALE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 27: Members of USA team surround Todd Rogers in celebration after USA defeated Brazil during in the gold medal match in the AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge at the Westgate City Center on September 27, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers defeated Alison Cerutti and Harley Marques Brazil 21-14, 21-15. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Americans Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers and Brazilians Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca win gold medals at the first-ever AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA vs. Brazil. The United States won the overall Country Challenge 26-22.


Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Haven’t Missed a Step

Posted by on Friday, 25 September, 2009
AVP Crocs Tour World Chalenge: USA v Brazil

Sep 25 2009
GLENDALE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 25: Misty May-Treanor (L) and Kerri Walsh of USA celebrate a point in their opening match against Brazil in the AVP Crocs Tour World Chalenge at the Westgate City Center on September 25, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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After a year long absence as a professional team, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh have reunited and haven’t missed a step. The pair defeated the Brazilian team of Vanilda Leão and Angela Vieira 21-13, 17-21, 15-8 (0:52) in their opening match at the AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA vs. Brazil.

In their second match, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh cruised to another win by defeating Shaylyn Bede and Ana Paula Connelly 21-16, 21-14 (0:33).

As of this posting, United States leads Brazil 10-6 after two rounds of pool play in the challenge.


Andrei Pavel Retires From Professional Tennis

Posted by on Thursday, 24 September, 2009


Come and play!, originally uploaded by atomiclion.
Andrei Pavel is inviting one of his supporters to come on the court and play against Pablo Cuevas (BCR Open Romania, september 2009): “Come and play!” Pavel lost in two sets against Cuevas, in his last match in ATP official tournaments.

Former World No. 13 Andrei Pavel retired from professional tennis, after competing at the BCR Open Romania in Bucharest. His final match was a lose to Pablo Cuevas.

In his career, Pavel won three ATP World Tour singles titles (3-6 overall), including one ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title at the 2001 Rogers Cup, when he beat Andy Roddick, Tommy Haas and Patrick Rafter.


Misty May-Treanor to Return to Professional Beach Volleyball

Posted by on Wednesday, 16 September, 2009


Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh, originally uploaded by sos-photography.net.
AVP Crocs Cup Shootout presented by Bud Light Manhattan Beach Open

Misty May-Treanor will return to professional beach volleyball at the AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA vs. Brazil, Sept. 25-27. Misty May-Treanor will return and reunite with Kerri Walsh. The team will go head-to-head against the top teams from Brazil. This will be Misty’s first professional tournament after a year long absence.


Juan Martin del Potro Upsets Roger Federer at the US Open

Posted by on Monday, 14 September, 2009


US OPEN-FEDERER-DEL POTRO, originally uploaded by Pakistanic.com.
Juan Martin Del Potro (L) of Argentina shakes hands with Roger Federer of Switzerland (R) after del Potro won the Men’s Final of the 2009 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, September 14, 2009. Del Potro won 3-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA
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Juan Martin del Potro upsets Roger Federer at the US Open, ending Federer’s five-year reign as the US Open Champion, in a come-from-behind 3-6, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory for his first major title.