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After an appearance at the French Open and a five-match run at the Aegon Classic, Blainville, Quebecs Aleksandra Wozniak reflects on her play and her preparation for Roland Garros in her personal blog on RDS. Joe Carter Jersey .ca and TSN.ca. The last few weeks have been hectic between my participation at Roland Garros and my debut this Tuesday at Wimbledon. It was a heartbreaking match against Sorana Cirstea at the French Open about two weeks ago. Its been awhile since I found myself in a situation like that. I lost the match by a hair after being at match point. Against the 26th-seed in the tournament, a player who hits very hard, its already promised to be difficult. I played a very good game until I dropped the second set and it has been a little hard to get over it eventually. I rather started playing a little too defensively and it let her take the lead and I dropped points. I made too many mistakes in the third set and its been difficult for me after the meeting. But its time to turn the page quickly to tackle the season on grass. I trained with artificial turf on the site of Roland Garros and made the adjustments necessary to make the transition from clay to grass, which is not easy because its a completely different game. Balls move faster, points come quicker with up to three exchanges, and it is rare that there are more than that. It was necessary to modify some aspects of my game accordingly. To put these adjustments into practice, I flew to Birmingham where I had an excellent tournament. I played five big matches, including two in qualifying. My progress was stopped, however, in the third round by former Wimbledon semi-finalist, Kirsten Flipkens. I won the first set 6-1 and was leading the second 3-1, but Flipkens came back strong and served well. She played better in the third set than I did. While she was aggressive, I struggled with my games and was fighting shots. Flipkens is especially difficult to play on grass because of the way she can slice and her net play, so its no surprise that she went as far as she did at Wimbledon in 2013. Still, it was a good tournament for me and there was a lot to be gained from it. Little by little, Im improving in the rankings. Im up to 118th in the world, which is an improvement of 17 places since the last rankings. My coach, Nathalie Tauziat, also said she likes the progress in my game that shes noticed since the beginning of this European swing at the Cagnes-sur-Mer tournament in France. Were continuing to move forward and this is encouraging. It just takes one good tournament run to accumulate points and keep propelling forward. Tomorrow (June 17), I have another opportunity to build on this momentum when I begin qualifying for the main draw at Wimbledon. I will face Renata Voracova, not a very well-known player, who is ranked 172nd in the world. Shes a regular doubles player on top of singles and loves to play at the net. Voracova loves to play on grass and Im going to have to dictate the pace from the start. Because the ball doesnt bounce as well on grass, Im going to have to keep low, legs bent, in anticipation of its movement. Qualification continues on Wednesday and Thursday. A woman amongst the men A little bit of a digression here on the recent news of Andy Murray hiring Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach. Its rare to see a woman in this position, especially in the ATP, because often, after their careers, female players spend time with their families. I think Murray picked Mauresmo with good reason. Shes a former Grand Slam champion (the Australian Open and Wimbledon) with lots of experience. He sees what she can provide, but this is a bit of a different approach. In my case, it was last year when I began training with a female coach after years of training with men. We get along well because Nathalie understands the emotions of a player. Their new partnership is a trial for the grass court season. Its difficult to find the right mix between the player and coach and theres always a period of adjustment. Chemistry wont be built in an instant. Murray will assess all of this after Wimbledon to see if the potential for a longer-term partnership is there. Aaron Sanchez Jersey . Ferrer will play Mikhail Youzhny on Sunday after he defeated Dmitry Tursunov 6-2, 6-4 in an all-Russian semifinal. "Youzhny is a good player," Ferrer said. Josh Donaldson Jersey .com) - John Wall supplied 24 points and 11 assists in leading the Washington Wizards to a 102-91 win over the New York Knicks on Christmas Day.QUEBEC - Canadas Adonis Stevenson says he is ready to take on anyone in the light heavyweight division.The Montreal fighter, who some have accused of ducking big fights, took care of business Friday night with a fifth-round knockout of quirky Russian Dmitry Sukhotsky to retain his World Boxing Council title and set up what could be much bigger bouts in 2015.I made a statement tonight that I can knock anybody out, the 37-year-old Stevenson said. This guys ranked 4th in the world. Hes not an easy opponent. Hes ranked. Hed never been knocked out and I knocked him out.Stevenson (25-1) jabbed and poked at the cautious Sukhotsky (22-3) through four rounds before the southpaw floored him with a crushing left in the fifth. Another left had him down again and a third finished the fight at the 2:42 mark.At the start, it was tough because he has a bizarre style, said Stevenson. But I used my jab, my movement and I stayed patient. I didnt force it. I knew I had the knockout punch, so I didnt have to rush.It was a bout Stevenson was expected to win, but things may not be as easy in the new year.The WBC ruled last week that Stevenson, if he kept the title, must make a mandatory defence against the winner of a bout March 14 in Montreal between Jean Pascal and Sergey (Krusher) Kovalev.Pascal is the former WBC champion from Montreal, while Kovalev may be the only light heavyweight who can match Stevensons power. Kovalev also holds the titles from the three other main sanctioning bodies, the WBA, the WBO and the IBF, thanks to a victory last month over veteran Bernard Hopkins.Stevenson was supposed to fight Kovalev this year, but his plans changed when he hired manager Al Haymon, hoping to get the fight with Hopkins that eventually went to Kovalev.That prompted accusations that he was ducking Kovalev. Pascal joined in the chorus when attempts to arrange a showdown with Stevenson also fell through.I dont have a problem, said Stevenson. Im the man. Im the linear champion. They have to come to me. Just talk to (promoter) Yvon Michel and itll happen. Ill take (all) the titles.Michel said Stevenson will fight in early April to stay sharp for the bout with the Pascal-Kovalev winner later in the year. He hopes it will be against Andrzej Fonfara, who took Stevenson to 12 rounds in his last bout in May.He said Stevenson hurt a hand ahead of that fight and wasnt at his best, and now wants another crack at knocking the Polish fighter out.In another bout, Ionut (Jojo) Dan (34-2), a Romanian based in Montreal, pulled off a feat by winning a second split decision in the hometown of opponent Kevin Bizier (22-2) in a wild welterweight battle. Dan also won by splitt decision in November, 2013 in Quebec City. Roberto Alomar Jersey. The win gave Dan the top ranking in the IBF and made him mandatory challenger to British champion Kell Brook.I think it was a better fight than last year, said Dan, who is open to a third fight with Bizier but hopes to get a world title shot first. Me and Bizier left our souls in the ring.The crowd booed the decision. Bizier knocked Dan down with a right in the seventh, but Dan bounced back and consistently outscored the Quebec City fighter the rest of the way, opening a cut over his right eye. Rising light heavyweight prospect Artur Beterbiev (7-0) visited the canvas for the first time at the end of the first round, then knocked down American Jeff Page Jr. (15-1) three times in the second to unify three continental titles.Trainer Marc Ramsay said Beterbiev, a Montreal-based Russian, lost his balance on the knockdown and there was no panic as his fighter dropped Page with a straight right and then finished him with another right hand in the second.American southpaw Andre Dirrell (24-1), on a comeback from a brain injury in 2010, took the No. 2 ranking in the IBF with a 12-round unanimous decision over hardheaded Derek Edwards (27-4-1). Dirrell hammered Edwards repeatedly with lefts, but couldnt knock him down or even make a noticeable mark on him. Stevenson knocked out Edwards in three rounds in 2011.Former Canadian amateur champion Custio Clayton got a tougher opponent than expected in his pro debut, but the Dartmouth, N.S., boxer still dominated.Clayton showed off his snapping jab and quick hands in a four-round light middleweight victory over Frenchman Sophyan Haoud.Two judges gave him all four rounds while the third scored it 39-37, with Haoud having his best moments in the third.Normally, boxers in their first pro fight are given easy opponents, but Haoud (3-3-1) showed he could take a punch and was on the attack from the opening bell.We didnt want to pick one that was too easy, said Clayton, who reached the quarter-finals at the 2012 Olympics in London. Ive been around for a while, and with my experience, I figured a nice tough fight for my first one would be good.He was a good fighter. Very tough.Promoter Yvon Michel, who signed Clayton to a three-year contract in November, feels he was Canadas best amateur since Stevenson.Another fighter who dominated in his pro debut was Montreal-based Russian super-bantamweight Vislan Dalkhaev, who showed an impressive jab while mauling 36-year-old Csaba Toth (13-25-1) of Hungary over four rounds.Light middleweight Sebastien Bouchard (9-1) of Baie-St-Paul, Que., stopped Cedric Spera (11-3) of Belgium in six rounds. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '