Ball of Timelessness

“Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.”

Stan Smith

“When you walk on a court, clear your mind of everything unrelated to the goal of playing the match …”

Stan Smith

“So many things had to happen in order for this to come true.”

Stan Smith

Stanley Roger “Stan” Smith (born December 14, 1946 in Pasadena, California) is a former American tennis player and two time Grand Slam singles champion who also, with his partner Bob Lutz, formed one of the most successful doublesteams of all time. Together, they won many major titles all over the world.

In 1970, Smith won the first year end championship Masters Grand Prix title. Smith’s two major singles titles were the 1971 US Open (over Jan Kodeš in the final), and1972 Wimbledon (over Ilie Năstase in the final). In 1972, he was the year-endingWorld No…

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Ball of Timelessness

Paris, France (Sports Network) –

Rafael Nadal continued his quest for a third straight French Open title with another straight-set win Saturday, while fellow top seeds Andy Murray and David Ferrer also moved on to the second week with comfortable third-round wins.

Nadal is gunning for a seventh title overall at Roland Garros and on Saturday advanced with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Argentina’s Eduardo Schwank. The second-seeded Spaniard has yet to be seriously tested, as he dropped just five games in the first round and four in the second before Saturday’s methodical triumph.

Next up for the 10-time Grand Slam champ will be another Argentine in Juan Monaco, who pulled out a grueling 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-4 slugfest against Canadian Milos Raonic. The 13th-seeded Monaco has never been past the fourth round in a major and will have his hands full trying to do so…

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Flow of Silence

Summer died on the morning of May 17, 2012, at her home in Englewood, Florida at the age of 63.

She had been diagnosed with lung cancer not related to smoking, reportedly being a non-smoker. She believed she contracted the illness by inhaling toxic particles following the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York. 

Summer is survived by her husband Bruce Sudano, their daughters Brooklyn and Amanda, as well as her daughter Mimi from a previous marriage. 

Her funeral was held in Nashville, Tennessee on May 23, 2012. Her body was buried in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee.

Donna Summer’s memorial made by fans in the Castro District, San Francisco

Singers and music industry professionals around the world reacted to Donna Summer’s death.

Gloria Gaynor, a famous disco performer during the late 1970s , said that she was “deeply saddened” and that Donna was “a fine lady and…

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