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Last updated on June 24, 2016 11:51:31 ET

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  • Serena Williams, Garbine Muguruza Headline Wimbledon Women’s Preview
  • Muguruza's road out of this quarter would likely go through Giorgi, a qualifier, Mattek-Sands, (14) Stosur and (8) Venus Williams.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | June 24, 10:25 am ET
  • Wimbledon 2016: Men’s and women’s singles draws
  • The men’s and women’s singles draws for the 2016 Wimbledon Championship can be found at the links below. Link: Men’s draw. Link: Women’s draw.
  • Tennis Connected | June 24, 9:02 am ET
  • Wimbledon Men’s Draw Preview: Djokovic With Federer, Raonic, Nishikori; Murray Looks Good
  • With the backdrop of a historic day in the UK, the Wimbledon draw was released a short while ago. All eyes are on top seed and 2-time defending champion Novak Djokovic who continues his march toward a Calendar Slam. Former champion Andy Murray is always in the spotlight in his home event and what do [...]
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | June 24, 6:35 am ET
  • Pliskova vs Konta Aegon International Eastbourne 2016 Live Stream
  • The Pliskova vs Konta Aegon International Eastbourne 2016 Live Stream is available here. This WTA Premier event takes place from June 19 to 25, 2016 in Eastbourne, England. The event has a total financial commitment of $ 776,878 and is one of the warm-up tournaments leading to the Wimbledon Championships 2016 taking place next week. […] The post Pliskova vs Konta Aegon International Eastbourne 2016 Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | June 24, 1:26 am ET
  • Cibulkova vs Puig Aegon International Eastbourne 2016 Live Stream
  • The Cibulkova vs Puig Aegon International Eastbourne 2016 Live Stream is available here. This WTA Premier event takes place from June 19 to 25, 2016 in Eastbourne, England. The event has a total financial commitment of $ 776,878 and is one of the warm-up tournaments leading to the Wimbledon Championships 2016 taking place next week. […] The post Cibulkova vs Puig Aegon International Eastbourne 2016 Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | June 24, 1:20 am ET
  • Wimbledon Draw Ceremony 2016 Live Stream
  • The Wimbledon Draw Ceremony 2016 Live Stream is available here. The third Grand Slam event of the season takes place from June 27 to July 10, 2016 at the All England Club. The event has a total financial commitment of £ 28.1 million. The men’s and women’s singles champions will each receive £ 2 million. […] The post Wimbledon Draw Ceremony 2016 Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | June 23, 9:13 pm ET
  • On the Purple Carpet – Fashion Shines at WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party
  •   (June 23, 2016) Tennis superstars and celebrities from the worlds of sport, lifestyle and culture came together at The Roof Gardens, Kensington for one of the most anticipated parties of the summer: the WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party presented by Dubai Duty Free. Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, Eugenie Bouchard and more walked the “Purple […]
  • Tennis Panorama | June 23, 6:00 pm ET
  • Seppi vs Anderson 2016 Aegon Open Nottingham Live Stream
  • The Seppi vs Anderson 2016 Aegon Open Nottingham Live Stream is available here. The Aegon Open Nottingham 2016 is an ATP 250 grasscourt tournament that takes place from June 19 to 25, 2016 at Nottingham, Great Britain. The tournament has a total financial commitment of € 704,805 and contested in grasscourts. Kevin Anderson of South […] The post Seppi vs Anderson 2016 Aegon Open Nottingham Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | June 23, 5:51 pm ET
  • Cuevas vs Muller 2016 Aegon Open Nottingham Live Stream
  • The Cuevas vs Muller 2016 Aegon Open Nottingham Live Stream is available here. The Aegon Open Nottingham 2016 is an ATP 250 grasscourt tournament that takes place from June 19 to 25, 2016 at Nottingham, Great Britain. The tournament has a total financial commitment of € 704,805 and contested in grasscourts. Kevin Anderson of South […] The post Cuevas vs Muller 2016 Aegon Open Nottingham Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | June 23, 5:49 pm ET
  • Mary Joe Fernandez and Jay Berger Named Coaches of 2016 U.S. Olympic Tennis Team
  • WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 23, 2016 – The USTA, the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S., today announced that U.S. Fed Cup captain Mary Joe Fernandez and USTA Player Development Head of Men’s Tennis, Jay Berger, have been named, respectively, as the women’s and men’s coaches of the 2016 U.S. […]
  • Tennis Panorama | June 23, 4:42 pm ET
  • Cuevas, Muller reach Nottingham semifinals
  • AEGON OPEN NOTTINGHAM—NOTTINGHAM, GREAT BRITAIN Quarterfinal results: (2) Pablo Cuevas DEFEATS (9) Marcos Baghdatis 64 46 76(8) (8) Gilles Muller DEFEATS (4) Alexandr Dolgopolov 63 64 (7) Andreas Seppi DEFEATS Dudi Sela 57 64 64
  • Tennis Connected | June 23, 3:30 pm ET
  • Cuevas Saves A Match Point, While Anderson – Johnson Match To Resume Friday
  •   From the LTA: (June 23, 2016)Top seed Kevin Anderson and fellow big-hitter Steve Johnson have been made to wait to decide who clinches the last remaining semi-final place at the Aegon Open Nottingham, after bad light forced the suspension of play on Thursday night with the players on serve at 6-7(6) 7-5 4-3. Their […]
  • Tennis Panorama | June 23, 3:25 pm ET
  • Wimbledon Dresses Recalled For Being Too Short
  • Several players complained outfits skimped on fabric. The first real fashion controversy at Wimbledon has started even before the tournament begins next week. And this time, it's not because of the All-England Club's famous rule for wearing only white on court. Wimbledon: Top Five Women's Contenders According to the Washington Post, Nike has been forced to recall its planned "Premier Slam" women's outfit before play begins at Wimbledon. The recall is due to the issue some players have had that the dress doesn't provide enough fabric and rode up over their waists during play. At Wimbledon qualifying earlier this week, several players were seen
  • Blog RSS | June 23, 12:10 pm ET
  • Laver's Advice to Djokovic on Calendar Slam: Don't Think About it
  • Advice, from one Calendar Slam winner to the next? The last man to win the Calendar Slam has some advice for the first player to win the first two legs since 1992: Chill! Watch: Federer on Most Gorgeous Person in the World Rod Laver, a two-time winner of the Calendar Slam and the last man to achieve the feat in 1969, says that Novak Djokovic should not even be thinking about it. "My advice to Novak before Wimbledon would be not to talk about the Grand Slam yet, or maybe even not to think about it,” Laver told Wimbledon.com. “Just play the
  • Blog RSS | June 23, 9:38 am ET
  • Victoria Azarenka Withdraws From Wimbledon
  • (June 23, 2016) Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from Wimbledon due to a right knee injury. The 26 year-old Belarusian who is the world No. 6 has three titles this year including Indian Wells and Miami. The two-time Australian Open winner has not played since she retired from her first round match at the French Open […]
  • Tennis Panorama | June 23, 7:32 am ET
  • Watch: Federer On Craziest Moments
  • World No. 3 reveals crazy fan moments, favorite hobby, influential figure and most beautiful person he's met. Roger Federer has made RF an iconic tennis logo. Federer fans have taken the RF logo to heart and their bodies. In this IPTL interview, Federer reveals the craziest thing his fans have ever done for him. Watch: Father's Decision Changed Federer's Career "(They) spend a lot of money to come and buy tickets to come see me play around the world; I think that's so cool and so nice towards me," Federer says. "Tattoos on the body, I've seen that, the RF logo and stuff. I
  • Blog RSS | June 23, 3:47 am ET
  • Djokovic Flattered By Lendl's Vow
  • "Having all this rivalry, in the locker rooms and now in the coaching side, is pretty good for our sport," says world No. 1. Novak Djokovic isn't surprised Andy Murray reunited with coach Ivan Lendl and believes the growing number of ex-champion coaches adds another layer of intrigue to Grand Slam plotlines. "I don't think it's a surprising decision from Andy (to work with Ivan Lendl again)," Djokovic told the media at Stoke Park after falling to David Goffin in The Boodles Tennis grass-court exhibition. "When Ivan was his coach before Andy won a couple of Grand Slams and an Olympic gold
  • Blog RSS | June 23, 3:17 am ET
  • Jimmy Connors and Monica Seles to serve as presenters at International Tennis Hall of Fame Class of
  • (June 22, 2016) NEWPORT, R.I.,  – Tennis legends Jimmy Connors and Monica Seles will return to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island this summer to serve as presenters at the Hall of Fame induction festivities. The Class of 2016 Induction Ceremony will see the sport’s highest honor be presented to former […]
  • Tennis Panorama | June 22, 4:01 pm ET
  • Renowned Names of Roehampton
  • A week before the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world is played, 128 players gather for a chance to qualify into Wimbledon. Unlike each of other three major tournaments, Wimbledon’s qualifying matches do not take place on site at the All England Club. In an effort to the protect the grass courts before main […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | June 22, 3:26 pm ET
  • Final Round of Wimbledon Qualifying Rained Out; USA Girls Win Maureen Connolly Challenge in Eastbour
  • ZooTennis | June 22, 3:00 pm ET
  • Cuevas, Baghdatis and Johnson reach Nottingham quarterfinals
  • AEGON OPEN NOTTINGHAM—NOTTINGHAM, GREAT BRITAIN Third-round results: (2) Pablo Cuevas DEFEATS Daniel Evans 67(4) 76(5) 64 (4) Alexandr Dolgopolov DEFEATS Frank Dancevic 63 75 (9) Marcos Baghdatis DEFEATS (5) Sam Querrey 16 76(8) 64 (6) Steve Johnson DEFEATS (11) Vasek Pospisil 76(4) 76(1) (7) Andreas Seppi DEFEATS Adrian Mannarino 62 63 Dudi Sela DEFEATS Benjamin Becker 63 26 64
  • Tennis Connected | June 22, 1:19 pm ET
  • Serena, Azarenka, Keys and Bouchard’s NikeCourt Wimbledon 2016 apparel and footwear availability
  • The crisp, clean feel of London’s Grand Slam awaits the NikeCourt team at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships. The likes of Serena Williams, Vika Azarenka, Madison Keys and Genie Bouchard will all be adamant on progressing through a difficult fortnight of grass court tennis. Styled in the latest Summer 2016 apparel and footwear by NikeCourt, here’s [...]
  • Tennis Connected | June 22, 11:12 am ET
  • Federer, Kyrgios and Dimitrov’s NikeCourt Wimbledon 2016 apparel and footwear availability
  • The lawns of Wimbledon are calling and the NikeCourt team of Roger Federer, Nick Kyrgios, Grigor Dimitrov and Juan Martin del Potro are set to unveil the apparel and footwear that they will wear at SW19. Looking for his eighth title at the Championships, Federer flies into London sporting the Advantage RF Polo in white, which [...]
  • Tennis Connected | June 22, 11:08 am ET
  • Youzhny Works a Bit of Magic Past Muller in Nottingham
  • The Russian pulled the shot of the day but could not get the win. Mikhail Youzhny pulled the shot of the day at the Aegon Open in Nottingham, but it wasn’t enough to pull the Russian past hard-serving Gilles Muller. More: Del Potro Makes a Fan's Day at the Boodles The 8th-seeded world No.41 eased past Youzhny, 6-7(4), 7-6(4), 6-3 behind 19 aces and nine of 11 break points saved. The victory evens up Muller’s lifetime head-to-head with Youzhny at two apiece and sends the Luxembourg native into the quarterfinals where he’ll next face Alexandr Dolgopolov. “Against a guy like Mikhail, who
  • Blog RSS | June 22, 11:02 am ET
  • 2016 Wimbledon Seedings: Novak Djokovic And Serena Williams Named Top Seeds
  • Wimbledon once again used a formula to seed the men.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | June 22, 8:29 am ET
  • Savoring Their Moments
  • LeBron James was still on all fours at Oracle Arena, in a full celebratory sob, but Twitter had forgotten all about the classic Game 7 that had just been played between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. The discussion had already moved on to something more pressing: Does this win move James to No. 4, or No. 3, or No. 7, or No. 1 on the (strictly speculative) list of the NBA’s greatest players of all time?  By the next morning, that conversation had left Cleveland’s first professional-sports triumph in 52 years behind entirely. Instead, the topic of the
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | June 21, 3:08 pm ET
  • Three US Men, Two US Women Advance to Final Round of Qualifying at Wimbledon; Aljosa Piric Named Men
  • ZooTennis | June 21, 3:00 pm ET
  • Kvitova: the game's great mystery
  • So before I get into the subject of the headline, let me make this post disclaimer:I don't like to see top 10 players, or those that can make a run at a Major, in action the week before a Slam.It's deep-rooted from watching Andre Agassi dominate the summer of '95, winning everything up until the eve of the U.S. Open, then falling short in the final. What if he'd dropped New Haven from his schedule? Would he have been sharper for the Open? Plus, the fact that he had to work hard in that New Haven final might've sapped him
  • Tennis Talk, Anyone? | June 21, 3:00 pm ET
  • Episode 18 – On Grass
  • This week Brodie and Juan Jose talk about the Queen’s final between Andy Murray and Milos Raonic, the difference between the game today and years gone by and why serving and volleying just doesn’t quite work anymore. Finally, they finish it off with a discuss about why grass is so fun and bizarre, and things […]
  • Mind The Racket | June 21, 10:14 am ET
  • TENNIS.com Podcast: What Do The Wimbledon Warm-Ups Mean?
  • Wimbledon’s tune-up tournaments tend to be a preview of what may come to pass at the All England Club. With that in mind, Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the fortunes of Madison Keys—champion in Birmingham and recent entrant into the Top 10—Alexander Zverev (who beat Roger Federer in Halle) and Andy Murray (now a five-time Queen’s Club champion) before digging into the connections between LeBron James and Novak Djokovic.
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | June 21, 9:36 am ET
  • Roger Federer Can’t Remember The Last Time He Cooked For Himself! [Video]
  • Roger Federer admits that he can't cook.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | June 21, 9:19 am ET
  • Novak Djokovic Took The Tube In London
  • Novak Djokovic will play the Boodles exo this week in London.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | June 21, 9:07 am ET
  • Eleven US Players Advance to Second Round of Wimbledon Qualifying; Five Teens Reach Main Draw in Bat
  • ZooTennis | June 20, 3:00 pm ET
  • Escobedo Wins First ATP Match; Novikov, Smyczek Advance to Second Round of Wimbledon Qualifying; Ten
  • ZooTennis | June 19, 3:00 pm ET
  • 20 for 20: No. 1, Nadal d. Federer, 2008 Wimbledon
  • Last year, for the 50th anniversary of TENNIS Magazine, we focused on the past. Given the tome of stories we’d told, and the trove of players and matches we’d witnessed over the past half-century, it was only natural to look back. And it was comical to even consider doing something similar this year, for the 20th anniversary of TENNIS.com. So we’re taking the opposite approach, and instead focusing on the future. All throughout the week, we’ll be talking about what’s next for the sport, the website and much more. It wouldn’t be an anniversary, though, without a countdown. But how do you count
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | June 19, 9:04 am ET
  • 20 for 20: No. 2, Vinci d. Williams, 2015 U.S. Open
  • Last year, for the 50th anniversary of TENNIS Magazine, we focused on the past. Given the tome of stories we’d told, and the trove of players and matches we’d witnessed over the past half-century, it was only natural to look back. And it was comical to even consider doing something similar this year, for the 20th anniversary of TENNIS.com. So we’re taking the opposite approach, and instead focusing on the future. All throughout the week, we’ll be talking about what’s next for the sport, the website and much more. It wouldn’t be an anniversary, though, without a countdown. But how do you count
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | June 18, 11:00 pm ET
  • Bellis, Fahey, Bangoura, King and Keys Win Titles; Ten US Men Begin Wimbledon Qualifying Monday
  • ZooTennis | June 18, 3:00 pm ET
  • 20 for 20: No. 3, Isner d. Mahut, 2010 Wimbledon
  • Last year, for the 50th anniversary of TENNIS Magazine, we focused on the past. Given the tome of stories we’d told, and the trove of players and matches we’d witnessed over the past half-century, it was only natural to look back. And it was comical to even consider doing something similar this year, for the 20th anniversary of TENNIS.com. So we’re taking the opposite approach, and instead focusing on the future. All throughout the week, we’ll be talking about what’s next for the sport, the website and much more. It wouldn’t be an anniversary, though, without a countdown. But how do you count
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | June 17, 11:00 pm ET
  • Philipp Kohlschreiber vs Dominic Thiem Tips | ATP Halle 2016 Final Tennis Betting Preview, Tennis Pi
  • Which Bet?  Dominic Thiem (Match Winner) Philipp Kohlschreiber vs Dominic Thiem Tips | ATP Halle 2016 Final Tennis Betting Preview, Tennis Picks & Tennis Predictions (17/06/2016) Tennis Tips UK provide free tennis betting picks to give prospective members a ‘taster’ of what to expect from our VIP & Elite Picks services which have delivered over 20% Return … Continue reading Philipp Kohlschreiber vs Dominic Thiem Tips | ATP Halle 2016 Final Tennis Betting Preview, Tennis Picks & Tennis Predictions (17/06/2016) → The post Philipp Kohlschreiber vs Dominic Thiem Tips | ATP Halle 2016 Final Tennis Betting Preview, Tennis Picks & Tennis Predictions (17/06/2016)
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | June 16, 4:42 pm ET
  • The Future of Tennis
  • Tennis has changed radically since the game went Open in 1968. One moment, Rod Laver is swinging a Dunlop Maxply Fort on the green lawn of an exclusive country club. He’s dressed all in white, wearing a matching bucket hat. Less than five years later, Billie Jean King is a sequined blur, blasting away at Bobby Riggs in the Houston Astrodome on behalf of women everywhere. It was a seminal cultural moment, the Battle of the Sexes. It may not have happened at all were it not for a groundswell of public interest in tennis, created when pros like King finally
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | June 13, 11:00 pm ET
  • Serena + history + opponents + time =
  • Another French Open, another major that concludes with Serena Williams holding flatware. (Did anyone see the way she was waving that second-place plate, like she was asking around her house about who wanted seconds?)Many reasons have been offered up for reasons Serena has yet to snatch that 22nd Slam title, tying her all-time with Steffi Graf. Among them: Drake, Roberta Vinci, hidden injuries, the shoes, the hair, et al. In my most desperate times, I attend the school of thought that many others are trending toward: nerves. The older she gets, she might be thinking, the fewer chances she'll have,
  • Tennis With Attitude | June 7, 3:00 pm ET
  • ITF adds Sugarpova to list of banned substances
  • The International Tennis Federation, in conjunction with the World Anti-Doping Agency, announced today that Sugarpova has been added to its list of banned substances, effective June 9, 2016. The ITF acknowledged that several professional tennis players have been consuming the substance for a few years now, but warned players that they will heretofore be tested for it, and if they are found positive, they will face suspension from the WTA and ATP.Sugarpova is a fairly new substance, having been introduced in 2012 by a candy company owned by professional tennis player Maria
  • Women Who Serve | June 7, 3:00 pm ET
  • Episode 17 – Roland Garros Finals
  • This week Brodie and Juan Jose talk about Garbine Muguruza’s incredible Roland Garros run, and what she did so well to win her first ever slam final. Then they reflect on Djokovic’s historic win and what Andy Murray must be thinking after coming up short again. Like the podcast? You can help support the podcast […]
  • Mind The Racket | June 6, 7:23 pm ET
  • Note to self: Don't overthink it, just enjoy the tennis
  • If you're seeing this post right now, then that's a good thing. It meant that I was able to get past the brain drain the French Open just put me through and I was actually able to write something!Novak Djokovic won his fourth Major in a row and his first French title, and completed the career Slam. Garbine Muguruza announced her arrival among Grand Slam champs with her first big title, shocking Serena Williams for the W. Muguruza's countrymen, Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez, won the men's doubles title and on the women's side, Frenchwomen Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic
  • Tennis Talk, Anyone? | June 6, 3:00 pm ET
  • My French Open top 10
  • Sculpture, Centre Georges PompidouHere are my top 10 French Open occurrences, in ascending order:10. The (seemingly) unstoppable rise of P3tra: Beaten 6-0, 6-7, 6-0 by Shelby Rogers in the third round was the latest--and the most dramatic--example of the obvious fact that something is wrong with Petra Kvitova. I've written about my speculations so many times, I won't go into them here. What matters is that someone fix it. Soon.9. Somebody write a score: Everyone knows that Alize Cornet is going to provide BIG drama almost any time, but especially at a major, and especially at the French Open. She
  • Women Who Serve | June 4, 3:00 pm ET
  • Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray Tips |ATP French Open (Roland Garros) 2016 Final Tennis Betting Preview
  • Which Bet?  Novak Djokovic -4.5 (Games Handicap) Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray Tips | ATP French Open (Roland Garros) 2016 Final Tennis Betting Preview, Tennis Picks & Tennis Predictions (05/06/2016) Tennis Tips UK provide free tennis betting picks to give prospective members a ‘taster’ of what to expect from our VIP & Elite Picks services which have delivered … Continue reading Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray Tips |ATP French Open (Roland Garros) 2016 Final Tennis Betting Preview, Tennis Picks & Tennis Predictions (05/06/2016) → The post Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray Tips |ATP French Open (Roland Garros) 2016 Final Tennis Betting Preview, Tennis Picks
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | June 4, 2:18 pm ET
  • Over the head and on the line--Muguruza wins French Open in style
  • .@GarbiMuguruza becomes the first 🇪🇸 Grand Slam champ since...1998! #RG16 pic.twitter.com/ehZVAZwdFn— WTA (@WTA) June 4, 2016 Garbine Muguruza announced her intentions right away in today's French Open women's final: She won the coin toss and elected to receive against the tour's greatest server. The message was clear. Of course, Serena Williams--unfazed by the message--proceeded to hold, and included an ace in her first service game.Muguruza got the first break when Williams double-faulted while serving at 2-all, then went up 4-2, only to have Williams broke her back, then held. Facing Serena Williams at 4-5 has been the undoing of many
  • Women Who Serve | June 3, 3:00 pm ET
  • Serena Williams vs Garbine Muguruza Tips | WTA French Open (Roland Garros) 2016 Final Tennis Betting
  • Which Bet?  Serena Williams 2-0 (Set Betting) Serena Williams vs Garbine Muguruza Tips | WTA French Open (Roland Garros) 2016 Final Tennis Betting Preview, Tennis Picks & Tennis Predictions (04/06/2016) Tennis Tips UK provide free tennis betting picks to give prospective members a ‘taster’ of what to expect from our VIP & Elite Picks services which have … Continue reading Serena Williams vs Garbine Muguruza Tips | WTA French Open (Roland Garros) 2016 Final Tennis Betting Preview, Tennis Picks & Tennis Predictions (04/06/2016) → The post Serena Williams vs Garbine Muguruza Tips | WTA French Open (Roland Garros) 2016 Final Tennis Betting Preview,
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | June 3, 1:21 pm ET
  • Serena and Garbine, as you always wanted to see them
  • The @RolandGarros Final is set! #RG16 pic.twitter.com/fgfp8oqhsc— WTA (@WTA) June 3, 2016After two weeks of rain, mud, angry reactions, crazy schedules, and a power failure, it's come to this: World number 1, top seed and defending champion Serena Williams will face former Wimbledon runner-up Garbine Muguruza in the 2016 French Open singles final.That looks straightforward enough--the champion and the anointed upstart. But of course, there's a bit of backstory that provides some context for the upcoming final. The only other time the pair met in a major final, Williams defeated Muguruza to win the Wimbledon title last year. However, in
  • Women Who Serve | June 2, 3:00 pm ET
  • So many Kikis--so little time
  • #SAPStatOfTheDay: @KikiBertens becomes FIRST Dutch woman to reach @RolandGarros Semifinal since 1971! @SAPSports pic.twitter.com/4CLBHKuoTT— WTA (@WTA) June 2, 2016 This French Open has given us a plethora of Kikis. Kiki Mladenovic made it to the third round in singles, and played a very respectable match again world number 1 Serena Williams, which Williams won, 6-4, 7-6 (10). That was a good showing in itself, but since then, the Frenchwoman (who, unlike some others, appears to love playing to the home crowd) has reached the semifinals of the women's double competition with partner Caroline Garcia.Mladenovic also reached the semifinals in mixed
  • Women Who Serve | June 1, 3:00 pm ET
  • Roland Garros Live Blog – Wednesday June 1st
  • Stuck at work? Can’t keep up with the action? Curious for some non-TV analysis? Bored and looking for some bigger discussion not on Twitter? You’ve come to the right place! It’s the Roland Garros live blog for Wednesday where Brodie and Bri (@4thetennis) discuss all the action through out the day, and so much more. […]
  • Mind The Racket | June 1, 8:10 am ET
  • Episode 16 – Roland Garros Week 1 Talk
  • This week Brodie and Juan Jose discuss a wild first week at Roland Garros featuring their biggest surprises and disappointments. Murray’s stumbles, Muguruza’s slaying, Djokovic’s path to the trophy and a friendly suggestion or two for Richard Gasquet all in this week’s Mind The Racket podcast! Like the podcast? You can help support the podcast […]
  • Mind The Racket | May 30, 12:44 pm ET
  • French Open: Saving up my thoughts for a rainy day
  • The rain has played some serious havoc on the schedule for the tournament. Andy Murray, for example, has advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament while Novak Djokovic has yet to begin his fourth-round match. It's not as backed-up in the women's draw, but even if it were, best-of-three matches are a bit easier to knock out. The weather forecast in Paris is calling for a 90 percent chance of rain on Tuesday, according to The Weather Channel, and the rest of the week isn't looking great either.This has led to some inspired conversation about what to do in order
  • Tennis With Attitude | May 29, 3:00 pm ET
  • French Open: Cornet-porte
  • Let's just start with this, in case you haven't seen it yet:https://twitter.com/rolandgarros/status/735895536658612225?ref_src=twsrc%5EtfwWhen considering the controversy surrounding Alize Cornet, there's really just one question: Is $42,000 really all it takes to take leave of your reputation? That's the difference in the prize money had Cornet lost in her second-round battle on Thursday against Tatjana Maria. Most tennis fans know that wherever Cornet is, drama cannot be far behind. This time, when Cornet began cramping late in the match, she colored outside the lines a bit to get treatment for her legs. Now, for some reason, you can't get treatment during a match
  • Tennis With Attitude | May 27, 3:00 pm ET
  • Frenchy 2016: Bracket bonfire
  • There seems no better time to look back at the first round of the French Open then now, as I watch Andy Murray fight off some other guy no one ever heard of. He's down 5-3 in the second set to ... wait, lemme Google his first name ... oh, here we are -- Mathias Bourgue. So this should be fun.But besides what might be about to happen to Murray, there have been some surprising results so far. Let's discuss!1. It really is not right that Victoria Azarenka cannot avoid injury. She had to quit her first round match yesterday
  • Tennis With Attitude | May 24, 3:00 pm ET
  • Episode 15 – Roland Garros Ranting
  • This week Brodie and Juan Jose wonder why we can’t make draws easier to read on mobile devices and then take a big picture look at the draws, wondering if Andy Murray’s draw is hilariously easy, if Djokovic/Nadal is eminent, and what to make of a wild grab bag of a women’s draw sans Sharapova. […]
  • Mind The Racket | May 23, 10:24 am ET
  • A birthday cake for Novak Djokovic
  • World no. 1 Novak Djokovic was presented with an impressive multi-tiered tennis-themed birthday cake that came with edible tennis balls and a miniature racquet on the first day of the French Open tournament on Sunday. He also received a towel embroidered with his name by France's Davis Cup captain Guy Forget as his birthday present.Djokovic who was upset by Stan Wawrinka in last year's French Open final, will begin his campaign against Taiwanese qualifier Rendy Lu Yen-hsun today. Overall, the Serb has a comfortable draw until the semifinals where he is scheduled to play nine-time champion Rafael Nadal.Nevertheless, pressure is
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | May 22, 3:00 pm ET
  • French Open Preview, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Tossup Tennis
  • There are 128 players in the French Open draw in each singles division this year. But let's talk about the people who aren't playing for a second, because that list is really interesting.Because we've got:Roger Federer out: He's been plagued by an injury apparently caused by his toddler. He recently had a knee surgery and his tentative attempts at a clay warmup were discouraging. Too bad, because it could be argued that Federer could have been the favorite here, what with Rafael Nadal still trying to find his sea legs, Novak Djokovic taking an early loss on clay, Andy Murray
  • Tennis With Attitude | May 21, 3:00 pm ET
  • Andy Murray gains revenge on Novak Djokovic with Rome Masters win
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. Andy Murray gains revenge on Novak Djokovic with Rome Masters win Andy Murray will recapture his world number two ranking after defeating Novak Djokovic in the final of the Rome Masters. Having comfortably reached the final in Italy thanks to victories over the likes of Mikhail Kukushkin and Lucas Pouille, Murray was in dominant form in despatching of the world number one in straight sets on Sunday afternoon. […] The post Andy Murray gains revenge on Novak Djokovic
  • tennis served fresh | May 16, 1:52 pm ET
  • Murray heads to Paris full of confidence after defeating Djokovic
  • Murray heads to Paris full of confidence after defeating Djokovic | ATP Rome 2016 British number one Andy Murray will embark on another French Open campaign over the coming weeks, as he bids to win the tournament for the first time in his career. With the Scot having only previously managed a best of a … Continue reading Murray heads to Paris full of confidence after defeating Djokovic → The post Murray heads to Paris full of confidence after defeating Djokovic appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | May 16, 11:12 am ET
  • Need a Rafa Fix? Here you go!
  • After all of the excitement of both Monte Carlo and Barcelona, there's no doubt that Rafa fans are currently going through withdrawl so here's a quick 2 minute iPhone video of his match versus Albert Montanes. Enjoy!
  • Home | April 30, 12:18 pm ET
  • what new balance is Milos Raonic wearing at the French Open 2016?
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. what new balance is Milos Raonic wearing at the French Open 2016? Milos Raonic is teaming up with New Balance for the third year in a row during this year’s French Open in hopes of maintaining his #11 ATP world ranking as he battles some of the best players in the world. Raonic will be competing in the New Balance 996v2, a lightweight performance tennis shoe made […] The post what new balance is Milos Raonic
  • tennis served fresh | April 27, 4:20 pm ET
  • Bob and Mike Bryan Win Spanish Sportsmanship Award
  • Bob and Mike Bryan received "Player 10" award from Segura Viudas and the Association of Tennis Journalists in Spain (APT) on Thursday in Barcelona.
  • Home | April 24, 6:42 pm ET
  • Andy Murray and the quest for Wimbledon glory
  • This summer, Andy Murray will once again be Great Britain’s main hope for a success at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Since bursting onto the scene in 2005, Murray has matured into a fan favourite and the British number one is particularly well supported at his home event... but is he good enough to win this year’s competition?On current form, yes. Murray has been phenomenal throughout the last eighteen months and the Scot is surely on the verge of a third Grand Slam title if he continues to play at his very best. At the time of writing, punters who want
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | April 24, 3:00 pm ET
  • On The Go with Jeremy Chardy
  • OTGT caught up with Jeremy in Barcelona following his 2nd round win over Victor Estrella Burgos. What is your favorite cell phone app? WTA/ATP How many languages to you speak? One and a half (French & English) How would you describe yourself in three words? Happy, Love the people, try to enjoy every day. What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten? Vegemite. Did you like it? No, it was so bad. Who is your favorite athlete? My idol was Sampras while I was young but now that I am playing, I don't want an idol. (said with a laugh and smile) _______________________ Either/Or Instagram or
  • Home | April 21, 5:15 am ET
  • The Bryan Brothers Start Off Strong in BCN
  • Returning to Barcelona for the first time since 2013 and fresh from an unusually early departure from Monte Carlo, Bob and Mike Bryan wasted no time in their quest to recapture the Conde de Godo trophy after their only win in 2008.
  • Home | April 19, 8:06 am ET
  • Rafa and Kei Play High Above Barcelona
  • Photo: Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell Fresh of his record 9th win in Monte Carlo, Rafa made his way to Barcelona in time to participate in this morning's media event with defending champion, Kei Nishikori. The pair played on a mini tennis court set up at the edge of the Tibidabo Amusement Park set on the highest point in the city, Tibidabo Mountain. The park, one of the oldest in the world, opened in 1899 and has abstolutely spectacular views over the city and surrounding coastline. It was quite hazy this morning but it was still easy to spot the gargantuan Sagrada Familia
  • Home | April 18, 7:12 am ET
  • Nadal Makes Big Statement With Monte Carlo Title
  • Based on Rafael Nadal's form over the last couple of years, most of the phrases used to describe him went something like "past his prime", "his best days are behind him" or "he'll never win a major tournament again." But after his Monte Carlo title, it looks like Nadal will once again be a serious threat at Roland Garros. Sure he didn't beat Djokovic along the way, but his wins over Thiem, Wawrinka, Murray and Monfils were extremely impressive. Djokovic is still likely to go into the French Open as the heavy favorite (though another early loss in the Madrid
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | April 16, 3:00 pm ET
  • Is Maria Sharapova a cheater or just ignorant?
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. Is Maria Sharapova a cheater or just ignorant? Maria Sharapova has tested positive for the drug meldonium.  A drug added to the list of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) in January, 2016.  While not even being treated as Sport Supplements for years, meldonium ended up on the list of banned substances by the WADA because it can act as a  metabolic modulator. […] The post Is Maria Sharapova a cheater or just ignorant? appeared first
  • tennis served fresh | April 12, 10:55 am ET
  • Not a perfect March for Djokovic, who was blindsided after Indian Wells
  • “This year, the start of the season has been probably even better than 2015 in terms of results, and in terms of how I feel,” Novak Djokovic said immediately after he won the Miami Open last week. But his March wasn’t perfect, despite the two Masters titles and his dazzling 12-0 record. Djokovic is an 11-time Grand Slam champion and an earnest spokesman for the game, and the 28-year-old Serbian has a growing reputation as an athlete with a social conscience. But he suffered a damaging blow when he was savaged as an unenlightened sexist during the most recent flare-up over equal prize
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | April 7, 10:53 am ET
  • Lacoste signs Korean Hyeon Chung
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. Lacoste signs Korean Hyeon Chung LACOSTE is pleased to announce that the brand has entered into a five-year partnership with Korean professional tennis player Hyeon Chung. From April 2016, Hyeon Chung, 19 years old, will become one of the LACOSTE Ambassadors on and off tennis courts. Hyeon Chung is a rising star Hyeon Chung is one of today’s most exciting […] The post Lacoste signs Korean Hyeon Chung appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | April 7, 6:20 am ET
  • Why is Novak Djokovic so difficult to beat? Tennis Betting Analysis
  • Why is Novak Djokovic so difficult to beat? Tennis Betting Analysis from Tennis Tips UK Men’s tennis has had it’s stars throughout each generation – from Boris Becker to Roger Federer. They’ve managed to stay at the pinnacle for many years and win multiple Grand Slam titles however there is a player who has dominated … Continue reading Why is Novak Djokovic so difficult to beat? Tennis Betting Analysis → The post Why is Novak Djokovic so difficult to beat? Tennis Betting Analysis appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | April 6, 3:43 pm ET
  • Novak Djokovic continues to dominate men's tennis with 63rd career title in Miami
  • World no.1 Novak Djokovic continued his domination of men's tennis with a 6-3 6-3 win over fellow Uniqlo's ambassador Kei Nishikori in the Miami Open final at Key Biscayne, a win which sees him become tennis' all-time leading money winner.Djokovic collected a sum of USD1,028,300 on weekend and his career earnings has approached USD100 million.With four titles in 2016, following victories at the Australian Open, Qatar and Indian Wells, Djokovic will definitely be looking forward to the upcoming clay court season. The French Open remains to be the only Grand Slam title that is missing from his collection.The Serbian only
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | April 3, 3:00 pm ET
  • Djokovic Once Again On Track For All-Time Great Season
  • It seemed hard to imagine that Djokovic could be more dominant in 2016 than he was in his remarkable 2015 season. Last year Djokovic had one of the best seasons we've seen in the modern era, winning three out of four slams and a record six Masters titles. This will still be hard for Djokovic to replicate, but he's on the right track after winning the Australian Open and the Indian Wells/Miami double to start the year. He's so far ahead of the pack that it's conceivable he wins all four grand slams and six or seven Masters titles.Djokovic's closest
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | April 2, 3:00 pm ET
  • Sloane Stephens partners with Soles4Souls
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. Sloane Stephens partners with Soles4Souls   Sloane Stephens has partnered with Soles4Souls, a Nashville-based charity that collects new and used shoes and clothing and redistributes it to people in need through direct donations and micro-enterprise partners. Since its inception in 2006, Soles4Souls has distributed close to 26 million pairs of shoes to the underprivileged in more than 127 countries, including […] The post Sloane Stephens partners with Soles4Souls appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | March 22, 7:06 pm ET
  • The Tweener Podcast, Episode 6: Marc Stein, Maria Sharapova and Nick Kyrgios
  • After a two week layoff, Joey and Zach are BACK with a massive episode 6 of The Tweener Podcast. The show is headlined by a great interview with Marc Stein, an NBA Reporter and popular media personality for ESPN. Stein is a massive tennis fan who shares his perspective on the sport. We compare pro […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | March 9, 2:37 pm ET
  • Is There a New "Big Four" Brewing on the ATP Tour?
  • Within the last few years there has been an influx of young talent on the ATP Tour, but no one seemed truly ready to challenge the game's best. The likes of Kyrgios, Kokkinakis, Zverev, Coric, Thiem, Tomic and others all posted some good results, but many tennis fans wanted more than they were giving. It finally appears that fans who have been hoping to see some fresh faces at the top may be getting their wish before long. Since the Australian Open several young players have made serious strides, and they appear closer to reaching the games elite.20 year old
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | February 26, 2:00 pm ET
  • WTA has become a tour with plenty of stars, but almost no champions
  • Angelique Kerber played her first official WTA match as a Grand Slam champion in Doha earlier this week, and a fan expecting a spectacular show could be forgiven for asking for her money back. Kerber, the top seed, lost to Zheng Saisai of China—a woman ranked 71 spots below her, at No. 73—in under an hour-and-a-half, 7-5, 6-1. You knew it wasn't too competitive when the winner prefaced her post-match comments with, “For sure it wasn’t (Kerber’s) best tennis today, but. . .” And so it goes. In fairness to Kerber, winning a major—especially at such a late stage in the 28-year-old's career—can really knock a
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | February 25, 10:16 am ET
  • The Tweener Podcast, Episode 5: College Tennis Special
  • In Episode 5 of The Tweener Podcast, we have a special college tennis focus! After the tweener of the week, they are joined by Bobby Knight of College Tennis Today to discuss many aspects of the sport, including last week’s National Indoors tournament. Why should you be more interested in college tennis? Well, listen to […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | February 22, 11:07 am ET
  • Thoughts on the Return of Juan Martin Del Potro
  • Juan Martin Del Potro made his long awaited return to the ATP Tour this week in Delray Beach, where he ultimately fell to Sam Querrey in the semifinals. The big question was not how he would do, but rather how would he look after having missed so much time due to surgeries on his left wrist. The initial reaction is that he looked pretty good all things considered, but there are still plenty of questions about his future after seeing him struggle to hit two-handed backhands.It's hard to say at this point whether Del Potro was simply holding back on
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | February 20, 2:00 pm ET


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