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Here are the 3 hottest players in tennis in my book…

Daniella Hantuchova
Daniella Hantuchova

Daniella Hantuchova – She’s 25 years old and from Slovakia. Currently no. 19 in the WTA (World Tennis Association). Look at that body! At 5’11", she’s a lean, mean, fighting machine. She wears the least outfit in tennis, I think. She was in the top 10, 2 years ago but began falling in rankings. People are taking notice of Sharapova because she’s winning, but Hantuchova is far hotter than Sharapova. Currently ranked 21 on WTA.


Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova


Maria Sharapova – One of the youngest to be no. 1 in the WTA rankings, this 21 year old hails from Russia. She’s 6’2"! Those legs are really long! She has got to be the noisiest player to ever play tennis but she can be  as noisy as she wants as long she keeps on winning. Currently ranked 6th.

Maria Kirilenko
Maria Kirilenko


Maria Kirilenko – This 21 year old needs to start winning for her to get noticed and get those big advertisers. Currently ranked at 33.

What!!! This makes me less excited about the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Championships in Doha. Where have all the beautiful girls of Tennis gone? No Daniella Hantuchova! No Maria Kirilenko and now, no Maria Sharapova! Yes, I know that the other two, Hantuchova and Kirilenko are not on the same playing level as Sharapova nor are they on the top 8 so there is really no way for them to be here for the Sony Championships.

Now I’m not sure if I’d be buying tickets for this event. I’ve seen all the top 8 WTA Girls play but having "idol" there to play makes watching tennis different. Anyway, here are the current standings and with Sharapova out, they might bring in Radwanska to play. If you notice, there are 2 Serbs, 2 Americans and double the Russians.


Gulf Times – The Khalifa International tennis and squash complex, in Doha, is undergoing a facelift to host the Sony Ericsson Championships from November 4-9,  when the world’s top eight singles players and top four doubles teams from the 2008 season will compete for the title and a share of the record prize money of […]

Qatar Basketball Federation (QBF) Invitational Basketball Friendship Games
(Qatar, Philippines, Egypt, Al Sadd Club)

When: September 18-20, 2008, Starting at 8:30 PM
Where: Al Gharaffa Sports Club
Tickets: QR10 (lower box) and QR20 (VIP)


September 18
Egypt vs. Al Sadd Club
Magnolia Beverage Masters vs. Qatar

September 19
Qatar vs. Egypt
Magnolia Beverage Masters vs. Al Sadd Club

September 20
Magnolia Beverage Masters vs. Egypt – RED Bull Street Style, a thrilling street sport festival will arrive in Qatar next month when thousands of footballers of all ages descend on the Al Sadd Stadium on October 5. The qualifying rounds of the competition will be followed by the finals at the Aspire Tower on October 9.

Qatar is enjoying an enhanced interest in soccer with the national team set to qualify for the World Cup for the first time ever. Footballers in Qatar will now have a chance to join the soccer fun as Red Bull Street Style opens the stage for the whole world to showcase and battle.

Red Bull Street Style is a new sport, for every soccer player in the world to show off their freestyle soccer skills. With a strong focus on younger players, individual creativity is essential.

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