Presa internationala, despre Simona Halep:"E formidabila! Bravo!" 
Simona Halep a captat atenția presei internaționale datorită rezultatelor pe care le-a avut în această vară.



Jurnaliști din întreaga lume nu mai contenesc cu laude la adresa româncei, pe care o consideră capabilă să ajungă într-un loc fruntaș din ierarhia WTA pană la finalul acestui an.
"29 de victorii, cinci înfrângeri. Simona Halep este incontestabil formidabilă. Ca procentaj de victorii în 2013, Halep este a șasea, însă într-un clasament din care se regăsesc doar jucătoare care au evoluat în cel puțin 20 de meciuri este a patra!Bravo!", au comentat francezii de la We Love Tennis.



În opinia italienilor de la Ubitennis, Simona Halep este "regima verii". Jurnaliștii din Peninsulă au facut o analiză asupra parcursului pe care românca îl poate avea și au ajuns la concluzia ca "are tot viitorul in față".



Prin evoluțiile bune, Simona Halep a reușit să inducă teama în randul jurnaliștilor britanici. Cum românca o va întâlni in primul tur de la US Open pe Heather Watson, The Guardian apreciază că britanica va avea o "provocare dificilă".
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Fred Perry 
Fred Perry was a tennis legend who became better known as a brand of shirt.



Late in his life, after the close of an all-four Grand Slam-winning tennis career that remains unmatched in the British game, Fred Perry conceded that he was far known for his shirts than anything else. Which in a way is a shame: because as well as his pulsating play, Perry's off-court manoeuvres were impressive too. He was a dashing, busy bachelor, who during the 1930's was breathlessly linked with a cast of leading ladies that included Marlene Dietrich. He was the victim of snobby discrimination by the All England Tennis Club at Wimbledon, and eventually moved to the US, in whose Air Force he served during the Second World War. And, of course, he was a sporting virtuoso, champion of not only lawn tennis but of table tennis too.

And yet, as he said, he eventually became best known for his eponymous brand of laurel-wreath polo shirts.

Fred Perry teams up with Dover Street Market

According to Perry's biographer Jon Henderson, Perry's metamorphosis from man to brand started entirely by accident, in the canteen at Wimbledon. Here he bumped into Tibby Wegner, a retired Austrian football player and entrepreneur who was visiting to show the 1948 Wimbledon champion, Bobby Falkenburg, a functional garment he had invented called the sweatband. Perry and Wegner got talking - "I told him I was generally regarded as the best dressed player of my time", Perry later recounted - and eventually went into business together producing first these sweatbands, and later the tennis shirt. These were a brazen rip-off of the smart, pique, collared shirts already produced by the French player Rene Lacoste - Wegner bought some of Lacoste shirts in Lillywhite's before commissioning a factory in Leicester to produce versions labelled Fred Perry. And the laurel wreath logo was an adaptation of the wreath design then used by the All England Club on the purple silk ribbons that were awarded to Wimbledon champions. Perry had originally lobbied hard for that logo - his equivalent of Lacoste's crocodile - to be a pipe; for not only was he an enthusiastic pipe-man, but he once wrote a column pointing out that all the best players smoked. Only Wegner's insistence that women wouldn't like it prevented that potentially calamitous logo line-call going unchallenged. The first Fred Perry shirts were produced in 1952, and Perry had no trouble persuading the professionals at that year's Wimbledon to wear them - and Lillywhites and Harrods snapped them up too. Not long afterwards Wegner dyed some of the shirts in different colours for his golfing friends.



Unfortunately for the partners, they sold the company to Mackintosh in 1964 after Wegner fell ill - Perry was no businessman. Wegner later recovered, and rued the sale. Perry was contracted to the brand as an ambassador, but for nothing like the sums he would have received had he remained co-owner of his brand. Because those shirts, as dyed by Wegner, became enormously popular; amongst mods, golfers, skinheads and beyond.

Today, Perry is Japanese-owned, and has a very successful domestically-designed line in that market. In Britain and internationally, Fred Perry is headquarted in London, from where it still produces its classic tennis shirt. Far more effort, though, is spent on keep that laurel wreath youth-relevant; from some pricey but lovely intarsia polos designed by Raf Simons (of Dior) to a four year old collection in collaboration with the sort-of stylish cyclist Bradley Wiggins.

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The Tennis Workout 
Want to sharpen your tennis game this summer? Rory Cordial, physical therapist and performance coach for American ATP professional tennis player Mardy Fish, incorporates these exercises to improve strength and power, while at the same time decreasing the chance for injuries.
Cordial recommends using the Thera-Bands for your warm-up and integrating the rest of the exercises into your own workout routine.

1. Lateral Band Walks with External Rotation

Place a miniband around your ankles and hold a piece of Thera-Band palms up. Keep the elbows in at the side while you externally rotate your arms creating tension through the Thera-Band (this will activate your rotator cuff; pull your shoulders back and down). Maintain this position with the Thera-Band while you step laterally with your feet facing straight ahead in an athletic posture (always maintain tension on the miniband by not letting your feet get closer than shoulder width apart). Perform two sets of 10-15 yards in both directions.



2. Single Leg Balance with External Rotation

Balance on one foot while standing on a foam pad. With the opposite arm, perform shoulder external rotation in the 90/90 position with a piece of tubing. Focus on stabilizing the moving shoulder with the scapular muscles and keep the abdominals engaged. Perform three sets of 15 reps.





3. Bench Split Squats

Place one foot on top of a bench or physioball and the other foot forward in the split squat position. With bodyweight or dumbbells in hand squat down on one leg. The weight should be in the heel, shoulders back, chest up, and abdominals engaged. The key to this lift is to maintain perfect posture through the spine throughout the movement. Perform three sets of 10 reps each leg.



4. Rotational Cable Rows

Load the hip closest to the machine by squatting down in an athletic posture. Maintain perfect posture with the chest up and abdominals engaged. Allow your body to coil with your arm crossing over toward the machine. From this loaded position start the rotational movement by pushing through the ground with the foot closest to the machine. Continue to drive through that foot, hip, abdominals, and opposite shoulder as you transfer into the standing position. Perform three sets of 8 reps each direction.



5. Split Stance Curl-to-Press

Stand in the split stance position with one foot on a bench. With the down leg push up onto your toe and squeeze your glutes. Maintain perfect posture with the head tall, shoulders back and down, and the abdominals engaged throughout the lift. In this position perform a dumbbell curl and then press the weight overhead. Perform three sets of 10 reps. Make sure to switch the lead leg every set.



6. 1 Arm 1 Leg Cable Row

In the single leg squat position reach for the cable in front of you with the opposite hand as your other leg extends back behind you. Maintain perfect posture with your abdominals engaged and spine straight. As you drive up from the single leg squat to a standing position, pull the cable to your side in a rowing motion with the shoulders back and down. At the same time the extended knee and hip will flex forward into the ending position. Perform two sets of 10 reps on each side.





Add these six exercises to your routine to bring your game to the next level
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