Sergiy Stakhovsky took some time out on Tuesday this week to conduct his first-ever tennis clinic for children from all over Ukraine – something that has become a tradition in recent years started by Bondarenko sisters. The clinic was held at Sport&Court Center in Kharkov.
Stako – who is ranked 58th in the world – turned his attention to helping kids strengthen their backhands and forehands, and also improve their strategy.
After on-court activities all the kids had a chance to ask Sergiy questions directly, as he provided insight on the pressures of being a professional tennis player and stressed the importance of hard work and determination. When the time came for...
Sergiy Stakhovsky became the third qualifier to win an ATP World Tour title this season after edging to a 2-6, 7-6(8), 7-6(7) victory over first-time finalist Horacio Zeballos Sunday at the St. Petersburg Open, an ATP World Tour 250 indoor hard-court tennis tournament in Russia.
World No. 93 Stako earned 250 ATP ranking points and $118,500 in prize money.
Stakhovsky was contesting his first ATP World Tour final since triumphing (d. Ljubicic) at the PBZ Zagreb Indoors in February 2008, when he became the first lucky loser to win an ATP World Tour title since Christian Miniussi in 1991.
After a slow start, which saw him surrender the first set 6-2, Sergiy held strong in...