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Petra Kvitova Set For More Wimbledon Glory After Madrid Open Success

Posted on | May 12, 2015 | No Comments

The reigning ladies Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova kick-started her 2015 campaign with a dominant win in the Madrid Open – and now looks set to repeat her success of last year at the All England Club.

The Czech star, currently ranked fourth in the world, had endured something of a mixed start to her season after being dumped out of the Australia Open in the last 32 by the previously unheralded Madison Keys.

This was followed by a pair of disappointing quarter-final defeats to Carla Suarez Navarro in WTA events in the sub-continent. So that triumph on the clay in Madrid will have done her confidence the world of good.

It wasn’t just the victory – but the manner of it – which will have lifted Kvitova’s spirits. She only dropped two sets en route to the title, and comprehensively beat the likes of Serena Williams, Svetlana Kuznetzova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova along the way.

Her performance in the final, in which she dropped just three games to Kuznetzova, was both brutal and clinical. Kvitova, if anybody had ever doubted her, was back with a vengeance.

The Queen of Grass

With her powerful serve and aggressive baseline dominance, it’s no surprise that Kvitova has taken like a duck to, er, grass.

Her triumph at Wimbledon last year was her second Grand Slam crown on the surface, following her 6-3, 6-4 demolition of Maria Sharapova in the 2011 final.

But it was in 2014 when she showed why she is perhaps the leading grass court specialist on the WTA Tour. She disposed of the likes of Venus Williams and talented youngsters Lucie Safarova and Eugenie Bouchard with ease: dropping just one set in seven matches.

And so she will head into this year’s tournament as one of the hot favorites alongside perennial hot-shots Serena Williams and Sharapova.

Perfect Game

It’s fair to say that only the odd player on either the mens or womens tours really excels on grass, and Petra Kvitova certainly belongs in that bracket.

She serves hard – as quick as any woman out there – and hits the ball with so much force on the forehand side that she wins many cheap points.

Her relentless aggression and line hitting puts so much pressure on her opponents’ serve that she tends to break almost at will – as demonstrated by that 6-3, 6-0 mauling of Bouchard in last year’s final.

If all of the components of her game come together – and the signs from Madrid are that she’s peaking at just the right time – then she will take some stopping once again at Wimbledon.


Posted on | February 3, 2015 | No Comments

The Kentucky Derby is three months away and the prep/qualification races have only just begun.  It’s still too early to get a good grasp on which horses will qualify for the ‘Run for the Roses’, let alone win the race.  That’s why the Wynn Las Vegas Kentucky Derby betting  futures odds have a couple hundred horses listed as betting interests.  The story this year is the same as in every other year—the road to the Triple Crown is brutal, young racehorses are fickle, inconsistent and one misstep away from injury and nothing is certain except ‘uncertainty’.

That doesn’t stop railbirds and horse bettors from trying to speculate about contenders for the Kentucky Derby. A few horses have already caught the eye of handicapping experts as very strong prospects for the race. Other horses that were among the favorites have either been taken off the Derby trail due to injuries or lost some of their support due to a substandard performance.

Here’s a rundown of the recent developments among possible Derby Contenders.:


LEAVE THE LIGHT ON:  Winner of the Grade II Remsen Stakes as a two year old, Leave The Light On was to make his 3 year old debut in the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park.  Unfortunately, a fairly minor ankle injury necessitated surgery.  He’s expected to be fine but will be sidelined until late summer/early fall.

CALCULATOR:  Saw his Kentucky Derby futures odds plummet after winning the Sham Stakes at Santa Anita in mid-January.  Yesterday, however, trainer Peter Miller said the colt would be sidelined for six months with an unspecified injury.


TEXAS RED: Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red was an upset loser in the San Vincente Stakes, edged out by a neck at the wire. That isn’t expect to derail his Derby bid or even hurt his support among the horse betting public. Texas Red was entered in the five furlong sprint as a ‘warm up’ to the 1 1/16 mile Risen Star in New Orleans later this month. Other than not winning, Texas Red looked fast and strong.

TAKE CHARGE BRANDI:  The superstar filly was considered a possibility to make a run at the Kentucky Derby.  She won her season debut on Saturday in the $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes at Arkansas’ Oaklawn Park.  After the race, owner Willis Horton effused that Take Charge Brandi could be pointed toward the Arkansas Derby and the Kentucky Derby.  D. Wayne Lukas seriously doubts that, however, and suggests that the Kentucky Oaks is still the goal.

And so the Derby prep world continues to turn.  A slew of horses have been proclaimed ‘possible contenders’ but the most realistic favorites at this juncture include Smarty Jones Stakes winner Far Right and Holy Bull winner Upstart.

What are College Football Parlays

Posted on | January 22, 2015 | No Comments

College football is popular and if you are a sportsman and love to bet on sports than parlays are your best option. Parlaysare a single bet that is linked to three or more games. You can check outhere the biggest football parlay payouts with examples from anywhere anytime.

College football

College football is one of the rising games for the bet of professional sports. Almost college season starts in November, hundreds players every week play this games from devised team to be the spot of Final Four. Opportunity a lot … and data overload is a lot. This creates a hoop slightly different animal of the University. We will consider some of the sports betting tools that might help you the sea of your data. Football Parlay Payouts for NFL and College Games.

The University Hoops, it also works to bet against public partner. However, it may not lead to a large amount of the overload of data, and the results are as good as can be the basis for the theater only to betting percent. To get the value of its members – Parlays To the square, is multiplied by the actual money, and other sources (including a sports book and a “sharp” bet) will play in the contacts in the industry based. We, contacts and knowledge of insight “of the University Hoops Sports, believe that there is one area helps to remove the noise of noise and” hoop data overload of University “.Best Football Parlay Odds Based On Number of Teams.

Number of bets

Parlays bet percentage is the most popular; we recommend a site that shows the very large number of indicators. We, percent of bets, you agree to be a very useful help to clarify the value of the sports market. As the number of such bet and line motion is an equally important, we also, that there are bet indicator of other sports, but feel. We always felt to be particularly true in the sport of such college football. Just so many games, this indicator, may help to drive you to the game that people are following the most. We conducted a test to see how to help this factors improve the results. Knowing that sports betting is on the rise, this is a popular way to bet.

In general, using a simple system that takes the weak university Hoops, we overlaid a filter that played a top 1/3 of the game only in terms of the number of bets. Winning percentage was increased by more than 2%! Since the game with public interest will lead to high favorite, this makes sense. The moral of the story: If you are betting against the public partner, I focus on the public many are interested game.

Wagering Bets on Sports in Canada

Posted on | January 16, 2015 | No Comments

Do you love to play online games? Do you also love sports? Why not combine the two? Online gaming is a great way to earn extra money, and it’s so much fun. But you could earn extra money while you watch sports? Yes, it’s true. In Canada, people do it every day. They’ve stopped working their jobs as secretaries, waitresses and teachers and even lawyers and bankers. They simply don’t need these jobs anymore because they don’t make them happy, and online gambling can get them the money they need. Wouldn’t it be great if that could be you? It can be you!

Sports Wagers at Canada

Canada has become a leader for sports wages and sport betting. You can find tons of amazing sites that offer resources for those who are already involved with sports betting and for those who want to get involved. Sports betting is tons of fun, and you can do it with your buddies too. Tell them about the sites where you play, and you can get together to decide who you would like to bet on. You get to choose on your own which sports you play, how much money you put in and of course, what the wins and stats will be at the end of the match. It’s all fun and games, but in the end, you make money! Isn’t that the best part?

Earning Extra Income From Online Games and Sports Betting

Playing online games is so much fun, and what makes it even better is the fact that you can win big money with it. If you get really good at games like those at Royal Vegas online casino, you can quit your day job and get that dream house and car you’ve always wanted for you and your family. Now is the time to get involved with sports wagers in Canada. There is a lot of room for growth still, but the industry is really peaking with great wagers and awesome winnings. Check out a few of the top online gambling sites in Canada and at the same time, choose a sport that you would like to put a wager on.

It’s smart to choose a sport that you really like and one that you really know inside and out as well. That way, you can make a seriously educated guess as to who will win, how many points will be scored, how many time outs there will be, if it will go into overtime and even more. Don’t pick a sport that you’re new to or one that you don’t really understand. Get on board with sports wagers in Canada today and see the money start to roll in!

Van Gaal felt no regrets after sitting out Falcao

Posted on | January 12, 2015 | No Comments

Louis van Gaal, Manchester United boss, is not feeling regretful over his decision to sit out Radamel Falcao when the team lost to Southampton on Sunday, but online bookmaking services know that many fans were not happy at all to see the player miss the match.

The striker from Colombia was not included in the manager’s squad for the day of the match, when they were beaten 1-0 at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

Van Gaal’s side ended up being downed after a strike by Dusan Tadic in the second half of the game, and Southampton moved up to third place in the Premier League thanks to the win, but after the game, the manager was still sticking by his decision.

When the Dutchman was asked about his decision, he said that it was just a case of making sure that his bench was made the right way, considering that there were concerns regarding the fitness of Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, and Angel di Maria.

When reporters asked him if he was regretful about the decision that he made, the manager said: “No. The reason is that I have to see and compare players in my selection, that is what I’m doing when we train.

“Then I have to look at the composition of my selection and what I can do during the match. What players I have and I want to play with those kind of players, did not have match rhythm.

“So I had to change for example, Shaw and Di Maria, I know that in advance. Normally, I would have changed Di Maria for [James] Wilson because I also need speed in attack.

“I know in advance I have to change Luke Shaw and normally I have to change Daley Blind because he also needs match rhythm.

“In advance I know I have to change defensive players, when you see the composition of the bench and I want to change the playing style, which I did with Marouane Fellaini, then I don’t have any position for a second striker.

“This is this moment, next week is another moment. Shall I decide another way?”

The manager also confirmed that striker Robin van Persie had a problem involving his ankle, and on Monday will have an injury scan. The team’s fans and online bookmaking services hope that all will go well with him, as they’re well aware of what a key part of the team he is.


Should Fifa introduce video replay?

Posted on | August 18, 2010 | No Comments

The video replay one of the most discussed topic in football in the recent years.

Everyone expects from the referees to be perfect, or at least to reduce the mistakes during the games but it looks that this is a very hard task to do. So everyone tries to find solutions, and Fifa is pressed from all sides to come with an alternative.

In the first phase Fifa tried the system with 6 referees, tested it in Europa League, but even this solution doesn’t seem to be better. There were also speculations that the ball should contain a chip to signal when the ball passes the line of the goal but the solutions is not well seen by the specialists.

So at the moment it looks like the only viable solution is the video replay.Regarding the video replay the opinions are divided with a plus for it. Fifa is pressed to take a decision especially after the World Cup mistakes, when some of them proved to be crucial.

So after rugby, basketball, tennis or american football we might have video replays also in football. This decision would bring advantages but not only.

At advantages we can mention fewer mistakes that can decide games and fewer scandals. On the other side the spirit and the charm of the game would suffer.  Imagine for example a game show with a similar setup – a Who Wants To Be Millionaire Online Game for example would take so long and become boring. Also the game could have more than 10 minutes of additional time which could determine the players to lose their patience  awaiting for the verdict, the fluidity of the game could also suffer.

The final decision will be taken in November but there are chances for a positive answer.

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