Tuesday, January 20, 2009

artiacle: Tennis beyond the grit, into the glamour

Great article please read "Tennis beyond the grit, into the glamour"


Monday, January 05, 2009

Kim Clijsters lost her father

Kim Clijsters lost her father Leo Clijsters to lung cancer.

He had been suffering from lung cancer and battled it for a year. He died aged 52 years and was a former national soccer player for Belgium. He retired in 1993 and later on managed his daughters career.

Kim Clijsters retired in 2007 and is a former world no. 2.

He is survived by his wife and 2 daughters Kim and Elke.

Sharapova most searched on yahoo in 2008!

Its official Maria Sharapova is the most searched athlete on yahoo in 2008! Here is Yahoo's Top 10 list of most searched athletes in 2008:

1. Maria Sharapova
2. Gina Carano
3. Danica Patrick
4. Cristiano Ronaldo
5. Amanda Beard
6. Michael Phelps
7. Kimbo Slice
8. Leryn Franco
9. Natalie Gulbis
10. David Beckham

And that also makes her the only tennis player to make the cut. Now what would Anna Kournikova have to say on that?

Nadia Petrova discharged from hospital.

Nadia Petrova has been discharged from hospital.

She was hospitalised with viral meningitis which forced her to withdraw from the ASB Classic in New Zealand.

Petrova's mother informed the Russian publication Sport-Express about it.

Nadia Petrova was diagnosed with viral meningitis when she was training in Buenos Aires.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Stork visits Arantxa Sanchez Vicario

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario and her husband, Josep Santacana, arrive at the beneficial supper organized by the Foundation SOS and the Foundation Barraquer to present the Caravan Supportive Senegal 2008.

The parents of Arantxa, Emilio and Marisa, also they attended this event.

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario announced on 30th October 2008 that she expects her first son next spring.

The former tennis player, 36 years, expressed her "happiness". Last September she married José Santacana.

The former professional tennis player Arantxa Sánchez Vicario announced on Thursday that she expects her first son. In a communiqué, Sánchez Vicario affirmed, "I have the happiness to announce the wait of the birth of my first son for the next spring".

Arantxa Sánchez Vicar: "To be a mother is what remained to be done as a woman"

After announcing her pregnancy, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario accompanied by her husband, Josep Santacana, to a beneficial supper organized by the Foundation Barraquer and the Foundation SOS to collect funds destined to the Supportive Caravan to Senegal, a project that in spring will travel to the African country to carry out reviews and free ophthalmology operations.

Happy and radiant in her fourth month of pregnany, the former tennis player, dressed in black by designer Hannibal Gap, hid the imperfect form of her bulge by means of a shawl. In the three public appearances that she has since being pregnant, the best Spanish sportsman of all time has always carried a long scarf that covers the bulge the causes of which appears that in spite of only the two first months of gestation, already it has begun to note.

After her, her parents also arrived, Emilio and Marisa, happy before the next birth of their seventh grandchild, the first one of the their youngest daughters. Less slippery than the last time, Arantxa had some minutes to speak with the press.

Arantxa, how are you carrying the pregnancy?

Very well, very excited, very pleased. Is an important news.

How are you?

Only I can tell you that the baby will be born in spring, that I am very well and that for the time being everythings tranquil.

Have you had some discomfort of the pregnancy?

For the time being I am phenomenal. I do not have any inconvenience.

What balance did you do in these first weeks of marriage?

Very good, I am very happy. Is it not noted in my face? I believe that it is an important moment, desired by the two of us, a great news. Therefore we decide to communicate it and now we are in the expectation all will be well.

Have you any preference for a boy or a girl?

No, it us the same to me being girl or boy, that come well. Whatever comes, welcome he will be. And already we are thinking about names, so much of boy as of girl.

Your parents will be happy...

Yes, clearly, all the family is very excited, there is going to come one more grandson, a nephew or niece more to the family. I am the small one and up to now i played with my nieces and nephews, but now I expect my own son and I believe that to be a mother is the last thing that remained for me to do, and for the time being it is an unforgettable experience. Then, when he is born, I will tell you about him.

It is already the great prize that you lacked from obtaining, isnt it?

As a woman, when you marry you always think about forming a family and now that desire is going to comply, so I am very pleased.

Does Josep spoil you a lot?

Yes, clearly, he is delighted, we are delighted the two.

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario at Prince of Asturias Awards

A 3 month pregnant Arantxa Sanchez Vicario at Prince of Asturias Awards with her husband Jose Santacana on October 24, 2008 at the 'Campoamor' Theatre in Oviedo, Spain.

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario weds Josep Santacana

Miguel Indurain at the wedding.

Javier and Isabel with their two daughters, Dawn and Julia.

The 6 nieces and nephews of the former tennis player were the the young ladies and page of the ceremony. Her older sister, Marisa, has a girl; Emilio and his wife Simona, have three children, Victory, Emilio and Valentina pictured above.

Mother of Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Marisa

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Josep Santacana at their wedding at Perelada`s Castle, Perelada, Spain. For Arantxa it is her second wedding and only 100 guests attended the very private ceremony.

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario married Josep Santacana on Friday, 12.09.2008 in Peralada (Girona). Apparently they already expect a baby. The speculations on the future sprout find their origin in the decision of Arantxa not to respond to the Olympic Games of Beijing. The sportsman should have been present in China, but the doctors would have dissuaded so long trip upon being found in the first months of gestation.

Since the wedding was announced, it was surrounded by controversy. The family of Sánchez Vicario did not look well upon her suitor.

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario has been with the Catalonian businessman Josep Santacana Blanch since a year ago. In the wedding, Sanchez-Vicario arrived in a vintage car the elegant Swiss Hispanic and wore a dress of designer Hannibal Gap and the celebrations began at 17.30. Once they became husband and wife, Arantxa and Josép shared with their relatives and friends a supper in which they had many dishes from the Catalonian traditional kitchen.

The wedding puts to an end the long period of controversy and fears that began the same moment the link was announced.

The parents of Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Emilio and Marisa, threatened not to attend the ceremony after it was aired the complex study of her boyfriend, full of supposed debts, embargoes and clear little business. A detective agency has investigated Santacana that supposedly he has a debt that runs to 500,000 euro.

It seems that the father of the tennis player had a change of mind and confirmed his intention to respond to the wedding and even to exercise as the godfather. This change of attitude so radical finds a logical reasoning after the rumours of pregnancy that accompany the lavish daughter of the clan Sánchez Vicario.

For more trouble, the former girlfriend of Santacana, Yolanda, responded to the program "Wheres you are heart?" to explain before average Spain that the businessman continued going out with her months after his relation began with the former tennis player. She also notified Arantxa on the fondness of her former lover "to handle money".

History remains crowned by the rumors of embarrassment for the sportsman. She, 37 years old and a fortune of some 65 million, already declared in the past her desire to form a family.

The men of the former tennis player

Arantxa said the "yes, I do" for the second time in her life. Her first husband was the blond sports reporter Johan Vehils, with whom she married July 21, 2000. The marriage only lasted a year.

Off late, the sportswoman had a romance with the coach Antonio Hernández. This relation also finished twelve months later.

Javier Rius has also been linked to her, although she alone confirmed her engagement in the summer of 2004.

Santacana is her last love, the man that this Friday became her husband. The start of her relationshi, say people close to her, was "a longshot". Arantxa assured that her boyfriend is very loving.

As reported on 20minutes.es

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario's 2nd wedding

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario and her then boyfriend now husband, during some holidays in Ibiza (Photo: KORPA).

Arantxa Sánchez Vicar married in September with a young businessman José Santacana.

The former tennis player, 36 years, and her husband José Santacana, 33 years, married on 12 of September.

The ceremony took place in the Castle of Peralada, in Girona, and is the second wedding for the her, earlier she was married with the sports journalist Joan Vehils. Seven years after her marital separation, Arantxa is willing "to form a family with Santacana and to be a mother".

Santacana is a Catalonian and businessman and has been with Arantxa since a year ago.