Serena Williams won her first Grand Slam title at age 17 and now that she’s pushing 40, she’s still making it to the late stages of major tournaments.
Two months of physical training. Then three months of practice on clay courts. Followed by two straight titles on the red dirt.
The Blake School girls tennis team has dominated MSHSL Class A tennis for almost a decade.
PARIS (AP) — Already repeatedly trimmed, crowd sizes for the French Open have been reduced again — to just 1,000 spectators per day — because of the worsening coronavirus epidemic in Paris. The new limit, reduced from 5,000 per day, was first announced by Prime Minster Jean Castex on Thursday night. His office confirmed Friday […]
For all of the many qualities contributing to Rafael Nadal’s unprecedented superiority at the French Open — the bullwhip of a high-bouncing lefty forehand, the reflex returns, the cover-every-corner athleticism, the endless energy and grit — there’s one element that stands above all the rest. According to the opponent Nadal beat in the last two […]
Serena Williams bypassed any clay-court tuneup tournaments ahead of the French Open, so her first match at Roland Garros will be her first competition since the U.S. Open. Naomi Osaka won the U.S. Open and is sitting out the French Open, which starts its 15 days of main-draw action Sunday after being postponed in May […]
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Billie Jean King and the other members of the Original 9 who laid the groundwork for the women’s professional tennis tour are the first group nominated together for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. They join Jonas Bjorkman, Sergi Brugera, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Lleyton Hewitt, Lisa Raymond and the late Dennis […]
ROME (AP) — Top-seeded Simona Halep won her first Italian Open title on Monday when Karolína Plíšková retired midway through the final with an injury. Halep was leading 6-0, 2-1 when Plíšková stopped playing. After Halep won the first set, Plíšková had her lower back treated by a trainer. Halep, who lost the 2017 and […]
Exactly two weeks after he was defaulted from the U.S. Open, and a day after he was warned by the chair umpire for breaking his racket, Djokovic received an obscenity warning midway through a 7-5, 6-3 win over Casper Ruud in the Italian Open semifinals Sunday.
Less than two weeks after getting defaulted from the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic lost his cool again midway through a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over German qualifier Dominik Koepfer in the Italian Open quarterfinals Saturday.