Roger Federer biography career review personal life and earnings

  • Born: 8 August 1981
  • Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
  • Best Known As: The men's champion at Wimbledon five straight times in 2003-2007

Roger Federer career:

Roger Federer is the Swiss tennis player whose five consecutive titles at Wimbledon (2003-07) and the U.S. Open (2004-08) helped make him the dominant men's player of his time and one of the greatest ever. Federer turned pro in 1998 after a stellar career in junior competition. He made a name for himself in 2001 by beating defending champion Pete Sampras in a match at Wimbledon, before being knocked out himself in the quarterfinals. Federer won the men's singles title at Wimbledon in 2003, and in 2004 he again won Wimbledon and added the Australian and U.S. Opens, with only a third-round loss in the French Open keeping him from the Grand Slam. In 2005 Federer won his third consecutive Wimbledon (defeating Andy Roddick in the finals for the second year in a row) and then defeated Andre Agassi for his second straight U.S. Open title. In 2006 he lost to Rafael Nadal in the finals of the French Open, beat Nadal in the finals at Wimbledon and defeated Andy Roddick to win the U.S. Open. Federer passed Sampras's record for most Grand Slam titles in 2009, earning his 15th when he beat Roddick at Wimbledon. Federer married his longtime girlfriend, Mirka Vavrinec, on 11 April 2009.

Rafael Nadal broke Federer's streak at Wimbledon in 2008, beating him in a five-set thriller for the men's singles championship... Federer's father is Swiss, but his mother is from South Africa... Federer had no coach during 2004, the year he was first ranked as the world's best tennis player... Nike first approached Federer with a sponsorship deal in 1996, two years before he turned pro... Federer has won a single French Open, but has won each of the other three tennis majors at least three times: the Australian Open in 2004, 2006 and 2007, the U.S. Open from 2004-2008, and Wimbledon in 2003-2007.

Roger Federer personal life:

Federer was born in Binningen, near Basel, to Swiss national Robert Federer and South Africa-born Lynette Du Rand.

He grew up in suburban Münchenstein, near Basel, close to the French and German borders.Federer speaks Swiss German with his family.He also speaks German, French and English fluently,and conducts press conferences in all three. He was raised Catholic and met Pope Benedict XVI while playing the 2006 Internazionali BNL d'Italia tournament in Rome.

In addition to tennis, he also played football (soccer) as a boy and considered becoming a professional footballer before deciding to pursue a tennis career. He remains a fervent supporter of his hometown club FC Basel. Federer also appears to be somewhat of a cricket fan, and played the game in 2006 with children displaced by the 2004 Tsunami in Tamil Nadu.

Federer supports various charities. He established the Roger Federer Foundation in 2003 to help disadvantaged people and to promote sports. In 2005, he auctioned his racquet from his U.S. Open championship to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. He was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador by UNICEF in 2006. Since then, he has visited South Africa and Tamil Nadu, one of the worst tsunami-affected areas in India. He has also appeared in UNICEF public messages to raise public awareness of AIDS.

In 2007, Federer was photographed by Annie Leibowitz as King Arthur. This was part of a series of photographs of celebrities for Disney's Year of a Million Dreams project. The Swiss Post honoured Roger Federer as an extraordinary sportsman with a special stamp.

Like all Swiss males, Federer is subject to compulsory military service in the Swiss Armed Forces. Unfortunately, long-standing back trouble led him to be declared inapt in 2003 and he was unable to fulfill his obligations. Nevertheless, he did not let it affect his tennis and bounced back to win Wimbledon that year.

Roger Federer marriage:

Federer is married to former Women's Tennis Association player Miroslava "Mirka" Vavrinec. They met while competing for Switzerland in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Vavrinec retired from the tour in 2002 because of a persistent foot injury and has since been working as Federer's public relations manager.They were married in Basel on 11 April 2009, surrounded by a small group of close friends and family at Wenkenhof Villa (municipality of Riehen). On July 24, 2009, Federer announced on his Facebook page that Mirka had given birth to twin girls, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva, on July 23, 2009

Roger Federer money earnings:

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 -- The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) announced Thursday, October 22, that a new player has broken American player Pete Sampras’ record for prize money earnings. The new record holder is the 27-year old Swiss player Roger Federer. The young player currently ranks as world number two, but he has held the number one spot since 2004. He has also won five US Open Championships.

Federer beat Sampras’ record of $43,280,489 in earnings by accumulating a whopping $43.3 million. His latest cash prize came from his wins in the recent Madrid Masters tournament. The Swiss player also has 13 grand slam titles under his belt – only one title away from Sampras’ record of 14.

“Obviously it’s nice to have records. I didn’t play tennis because of money, that was never my drive but I have been very successful,” said Federer after he reached the quarterfinals of the Madrid Masters on Thursday.

He also explains that his earnings have come from his recent run of wins.

Federer also adds, “I guess this is also the moment when you can thank the all-time greats from back in the day when it was still amateur to have brought the game to where it is today. They have created the platform for us players today.”

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  • Born: 30 September 1980
  • Birthplace: Kosice, Slovakia
  • Best Known As: Three-time Australian Open winner
  • Height: 170 cm
  • Weight: 59 kg
  • She plays: right-handed.
  • She turned pro in 1994.
Martina Hingis biography and career review:
Martina Hingis turned pro at age 14 and quickly became one of the dominant tennis stars of the 1990s. In 1997 she nearly completed a rare Grand Slam, winning the Australian Open, the U.S. Open and Wimbledon and losing only in the French Open finals. Intensely competitive and a clever shotmaker, Hingis was ranked #1 in the world in women's singles in 1997, 1998 and 2000 and by the end of the year 2000 she had career prize winnings of $15 million. For a time she was part of a high-profile doubles team with fellow teen sensation Anna Kournikova. In 2002 Hingis battled ankle injuries, and in 2003 she announced that she was retiring from competitive tennis. However, she unretired three years later, making her official return to professional tennis on 2 January 2006 in the Australian women's hardcourt championships. She retired again in November 2007 after announcing that her urine sample had tested positive for cocaine at that year's Wimbledon; Hingis denied taking the drug, but said "I have no desire to spend the next several years of my life reduced to fighting against the doping officials."

Hingis's mother has said that Martina was named for tennis star Martina Navratilova... Hingis was born in Slovkia (then Czechoslovakia) but moved to Switzerland in 1987 after her mother remarried... During her days at the top of the tennis rankings, Hingis had a few much-publicized feuds with the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena.

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Hingis has dated Spanish golf player Sergio García and British footballer Sol Campbell.She was engaged to Czech tennis player Radek Štěpánek, but split from him in August 2007.She has also dated former World No. 2 Magnus Norman.

Martina Hingis playing style :

Hingis was renowned for her tactical approach to the game of tennis and for her technical skills, enabling her to produce a wide array of shots with finesse. She lacked the power possessed by many of her contemporaries; therefore, she relied on low error-rates and good shot selection to keep opponents off-balance. She often used change of direction and pace to catch opponents off guard and sharp angles to open up the court. She was also well known for her ability to break long rallies by hitting accurate drop shots and coming to the net, where she was a skilled volleyer. A signature play of Hingis was the drop shot followed by a lob, often resulting in an easy volley or overhead to finish the point. Hingis often hit the ball extremely early by standing close to the baseline (or inside it) in order to take reaction time away from her opponent.

Hingis's strongest groundstroke was her two-handed backhand, which had an extremely low error-rate and great variety. Her backhand down-the-line was among her signature shots and often the shot she chose to hit with greater pace to surprise opponents during a rally.

Martina Hingis retirement

Hingis did not play any tournaments after the China Open, as she was beset by injuries for the rest of the year. However, on November 1, 2007, Hingis said at a press conference in Glattbrugg near Zürich that she was retiring permanently from competitive tennis. She admitted that she had tested positive for cocaine during Wimbledon in 2007. But Hingis maintained her innocence, saying, "I have tested positive but I have never taken drugs and I feel 100 percent innocent." She also said, "I would personally be terrified of taking drugs. When I was informed [about the test] I was shocked and appalled." She is not planning to contest the positive drug test because it could take years. "Because of my age and my health problems, I have also decided to retire from professional tennis." The drug test results were released to Hingis after her third round loss to Laura Granville at Wimbledon, with both "A" and "B" urine samples failing the tests. Hingis then underwent a private drug test on a hair sample, which came back negative and, according to Hingis, is evidence that she did not use cocaine.

Hingis played an exhibition match at the Liverpool International tournament on June 13, 2008. Although this event was a warm-up for Wimbledon, it was not part of the WTA Tour. This allowed Hingis to participate without breaching the rules of her ban.In a rematch of their 1997 Wimbledon final, Hingis defeated Jana Novotná

Hingis is also well known for usually being outspoken. During her career, Hingis has made a number of statements about her fellow players that have subsequently become the focus of attention and the source of controversy, such as:

  • Referring to Amélie Mauresmo's lesbianism on the eve of their 1999 Australian Open final, Hingis told reporters, "She's here with her girlfriend. She's half a man already."
  • When asked in the late 1990s how she felt about the budding rivalry between herself and the then-up-and-coming Anna Kournikova, Hingis responded, "What rivalry? I win all the matches."
  • After the Williams sisters (Venus and Serena) had complained of discrimination against them, Hingis told Time magazine in 2001: "Being black only helps them. Many times they get sponsors because they are black. And they have had a lot of advantages because they can always say, 'It's racism.' They can always come back and say, 'Because we are this color, things happen.'"
  • At the peak of the Williams sisters' and Hingis' competitive and fierce rivalry, Hingis stated in a press conference during the 1999 US Open referring to the sisters' remarks, "They always have big mouths. They always talk a lot. It's happened before, so it's gonna happen again. I don't really worry about that."
  • On the long-dominant player, Steffi Graf, Hingis said, "Steffi has had some results in the past, but it's a faster, more athletic game now than when she played. She is old now. Her time has passed." (Hingis made this comment in 1998 while Graf was on an injury-related hiatus from tennis.)Graf subsequently defeated Hingis in the 1999 French Open final.
  • Responding in a 1999 press conference on why she terminated her doubles partnership with former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotná, Hingis remarked, "She's old and slow."
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) Independent Anti-Doping Tribunal announced on January 4, 2008, that Hingis was found to have committed a doping offence. The tribunal determined that a sample provided by Hingis at Wimbledon on June 29, 2007, had tested positive for cocaine. The tribunal suspended Hingis from participation in any ITF or associated event for two years, beginning on October 1, 2007. In addition, the tribunal ordered her results from the 2007 Wimbledon Championships and subsequent tennis events disqualified, with the forfeiture of the ITF ranking points and repayment of prize money, totaling US$129,481, that she won at those events.

"One day you can be a kid, but another day you have to be like this is your job, you play tennis. You have to work for that."

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Ana Ivanovic Female Tennis Star From Serbia

Ana Ivanovic is the name of one of the professional female tennis player from Serbia. She is an athlete who can be quite successful in her career, many matches did she follow, and she won. The success earned her many awards and popularity. Talk about fame, beautiful women as athletes even get a degree, as the number one rated women players in the world in 2008. As a woman she has a pretty face, it makes him get some offers to try acting in a film titled Dubai duty. Of course this can increase her popularity and also add to her experience in the world of sport and entertainment arts world.


Speaking about game had been followed by Ana, including the Australian Open which is held from 2005 to 2013. In her first match she managed to reach the third round, in 2006 she reached the second round, until the game in 2013 she entered the fourth round. Another game which she also followed was French Open, which was also the first time she attended in 2005 with the achievement until Quarterfinal, and in 2007 she even reached the Final, but she had lost in the finals last, in the next year she returned with the spirit new, and finally won the game in 2008, and gave her the championship title as the first female athlete who is rated one of the world. Another game she attended there is also Wimbledon. The match Wimbledon, Ana successfully reaching the semifinals in 2007. While for the game the U.S. Open, ana achieved in 2012 Quarterfinal ago. For the WTA Tour Championships she just following in 2007 and 2008, and she managed to reach the semi-final round and competed at a Round Robin stage.
Personal Life of Ana Ivanovic

Ivanovic is a woman's nationality Serbia, who was born on November 6, 1987 in Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia. She also a woman who has reached 1.84 cm height and weight 69 kg. About the personal relationship she had a relationship with a golfer named Adam Scott in 2012, but then they decided their relationship. Ivanovic is also well known by the generous gesture that earned her the title as a UNICEF National Ambassador to Serbia with some fellow athletes. While continuing a career in the sport, and try acting and modeling, Ivanovic also continued her education at the universities in Belgrade and Spanish.
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As an amateur, Paula Creamer posted five top 20 finishes in 10 LPGA events. She was ranked second in women's professional golf in her rookie year, racking up two wins and 10 top 10 finishes in 17 LPGA events in 2005 as well as being named the LPGA Rookie Of The Year.

Paula has been ranked in the top 10 of the Women's World Golf Rankings since they were introduced in February 2006.

Paula's known as much for her prowess on the green as for her eye-catching pink clothing and accessories.

"Pink Panther" - because she always wears pink. She sometimes uses a pink golf ball, and also has a Pink Panther headcover for her driver.

August 5, 1986, in Mountain View, California

Sexiness: Paula Creamer's still on the young-looking side and hasn't yet blossomed into her full feminine maturity. As long as she stays away from the junk food and sticks to an exercise regimen, she could be a pretty hot item in years to come.

Success: Paula Creamer's accomplished a fair bit in the early stages of her golfing career. As an amateur, she has 19 national titles to her credit, including 11 American Junior Golf Association tournaments. She was a semi-finalist in the 2003 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, and was named the 2003 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Player of the Year, as well as Golf Digest's and Golfweek's Junior of the Year.

As the top-ranked female amateur of 2003 and 2004, the same two publications selected Paula as their 2004 Amateur of the Year. She was also a member of the victorious U.S. Curtis Cup team, tied for 13th in the 2004 U.S. Women's Open, and came in second in the ShopRite LPGA Classic, a shot behind Cristie Kerr. She also won the 2004 LPGA Tour Qualifying School tournament, becoming the youngest player at that time to do so. In 2005, her rookie LPGA year, Creamer scored 10 top 10 finishes, including wins at the Sybase Classic and the Evian Masters. She also finished first at two Japan LPGA Tour events, the NEC Open and Masters GC Ladies Classic, earning the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year title and the Nancy Lopez Award along the way.

In 2007 Paula took home her third LPGA Tour win in February at the SBS Open in Turtle Bay and her fourth win at The Mitchell Company Tournament of Champions in November.

In addition to her many prizes and titles, the money's been good to Paula as well. She's signed endorsement deals with Adidas, ADT, Taylor Made, RBS, KRAFT and Sundog Eyewear. She earned nearly $1.5 million on the year as of November 2005, placing her right behind top-ranked Annika Sorenstam on the earnings list.

Paula Creamer Biography:

A California girl, Paula Creamer took up the sport at age 10 and quickly developed into a top player at the junior level. Like her peer Morgan Pressel, Creamer went on to win 11 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) titles.

In fact, in 2003 Creamer was named AJGA Player of the Year. This followed by a year her membership on the U.S. Junior Solheim Cup team.

Creamer's first significant notice among the greater golf world - outside of junior golf - started coming in 2004 when she was 17. That year she tied for 13th at the U.S. Women's Open. And, playing on a sponsors exemption, Creamer placed second at the LPGA Tour's ShopRite Classic, just one stroke behind winner Cristie Kerr.

Creamer played 10 LPGA Tour tournaments as an amateur in 2003-04, and in five of them finished inside the Top 20.

Ready to move up to the professional ranks, Creamer entered the LPGA's Q-School at the end of 2004, and won it by five shots. She turned pro and joined the tour ... but not before both Golfweek and Golf Digest had selected her as the top amateur of 2004.

Creamer had a great LPGA rookie season in 2005, winning twice, posting 11 Top 10s and finishing second on the money list. The first win came at the Sybase Classic, four days before she graduated high school. Creamer was 18 years, 9 months, 17 days old at the time, making her the third-youngest winner in LPGA history.

And her second victory that year was at the high-dollar Evian Masters in France. Later, she also won on the Japan LPGA tour.

Despite having just one year to accumulate points, Creamer easily qualified for the U.S. Solheim Cup team. Then she led the team to victory, earning the most points for the Americans with a 3-1-1 record.

In 2006 Creamer posted even more top 10s (14), but it was a frustrating year for her in some ways. She failed to win a tournament and struggled for much of the year with a wrist injury.

But Creamer began 2007 by winning the SBS Open at Turtle Bay, and won a second time that year. In 2008, Creamer won four times, including the biggest win to date in her career, the Samsung World Championship. In so doing, she became the first American to win four times on the LPGA Tour since Juli Inkster in 1999.

paula creamer Quotes :

My expectations are incredibly high. I put the most pressure on myself. I'm not normally content with what I do unless I win."
- Paula Creamer
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