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Last updated on April 28, 2017 7:26:36 ET

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  • Sharapova, Halep Breeze Into Stuttgart SFs, Pliskova Out
  • Maria Sharapova is already looking like the best player on the WTA!
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | April 28, 6:25 pm ET
  • Murray Survives Ramos Threat In Barcelona, Rafa Runs Away From Chung
  • Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are one win from a battle in the Barcelona final.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | April 28, 6:11 pm ET
  • Barcelona Open 2017: Schedule of Play for Saturday, April 29
  • Saturday’s order of play for men’s semifinal action at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell in Spain can be found below. PDF Link: OOP. PISTA RAFA NADAL STARTS AT 13:30 (1) Andy Murray vs. (4) Dominic Thiem NOT BEFORE 16:00 (3) Rafael Nadal vs. Karen Khachanov or Horacio Zeballos FOLLOWED BY Florin Mergea/Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi vs. Jean-Julien […]
  • Tennis Connected | April 28, 1:22 pm ET
  • Murray, Nadal Reach Barcelona Open Semifinals; Verdasco Upset in Budapest
  • BARCELONA OPEN BANC SABADELL—BARCELONA, SPAIN Quarterfinal results: (1) Andy Murray DEFEATS (10) Albert Ramos-Vinolas 26 64 76(4) (3) Rafael Nadal DEFEATS Hyeon Chung 76(1) 62 (4) Dominic Thiem DEFEATS Yuichi Sugita 61 62 Horacio Zeballos DEFEATS Karen Khachanov 64 61 ***** GAZPROM HUNGARIAN OPEN—BUDAPEST, HUNGARY Quarterfinals results: (1) Lucas Pouille DEFEATS Martin Klizan 64 63 […]
  • Tennis Connected | April 28, 1:03 pm ET
  • Kyrgios Pulls out of Estoril to Attend Grandfather’s Funeral
  • The World No.16 will fly home to attend his grandfather's funeral.Nick Kyrgios, with heavy heart, has pulled out of next week’s Estoril Open. The World No.16 lost his grandfather earlier in the week. He posted a stirring tribute on Facebook, and on Friday posted the following message about his withdrawal from Estoril, where he was the runner-up in 2015 and a semifinalist last season. Announcement. ❤️🙏🏽😢 pic.twitter.com/2fvZVZghcJ — Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) April 28, 2017
  • Blog RSS | April 28, 12:03 pm ET
  • Tennis Anti-Doping Programme to Introduce Enhanced Measures
  • The governing bodies of tennis have approved enhanced measures for the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme for 2017, including an increase in the volume of testing and a strengthening of the sample storage policy. These enhancements to the Programme, which is a joint initiative between the ATP, Grand Slam Board, ITF and WTA, come into effect on […]
  • Tennis Connected | April 28, 9:04 am ET
  • The Top 10 Tennis Tweets of the Week featuring Flavia Pennetta and Tom Gullikson
  • Maria Sharapova’s return to tennis is catching much of the buzz this week in tennis, but Masha isn’t the only hot topic in the final week of April.
  • Blog RSS | April 28, 8:28 am ET
  • Serena Williams x TED Talks: Life, Love and Tennis
  • American great Serena Williams recently joined Gayle King for a TED Talks in Vancouver, Canada to discuss her pregnancy news, her career, love and life in general. The 23-time Grand Slam winner will take the rest of the year off before returning for the 2018 season. Williams is currently ranked No. 1 in world.
  • Tennis Connected | April 28, 7:08 am ET
  • With an uncertain WTA, Sharapova may be back at just the right time
  • The ramrod-straight strut into the arena. The clenched fist as she waited to return serve. The clean ground-stroke winners to the corners. The high-pitched grunt that accompanied each swing. The pre-serve stare down. The unrelenting focus punctuated by the wild double faults. Maria Sharapova has brought them all back, perfectly intact, to Stuttgart this week. This is the first time we’ve seen Sharapova on a tennis court in 15 months, and the first time we’ve seen her play as a 30-year-old. But in her two victories on Wednesday and Thursday, she could have been 25, or 20 or 15. Her playing
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | April 27, 9:49 pm ET
  • Serena's Ted Talk on Love and Motherhood
  • The 23-time Grand Slam champion opens up in a very candid, upbeat chat with Gayle King. Serena Williams sits down with journalist Gayle King to talk tennis, love and motherhood (see full video above). During the chat the 23-time Grand Slam champion opens up about the fact that she accidentally revealed her pregnancy on SnapChat. “You know how social media is,” Williams said. “You press the wrong button and…” Williams claimed that the announcement was coming soon, but not that soon. She told King that she got the news two days before the Australian Open, and she was not sure if she’d
  • Blog RSS | April 27, 5:38 pm ET
  • Laura Siegemund vs Karolina Pliskova Porsche Open 2017 Stuttgart Live Stream
  • The Laura Siegemund vs Karolina Pliskova Porsche Open 2017 Stuttgart Live Stream is available here. This Premier WTA tournament takes place from April 24 to 30, 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. The star-studded field features the world number one Angelique Kerber followed by Karolina Pliskova, Dominika Cibulkova, Simona Halep and Garbine Muguruza. There’s heightened interest in […] The post Laura Siegemund vs Karolina Pliskova Porsche Open 2017 Stuttgart Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | April 27, 5:27 pm ET
  • Simona Halep vs Anastasija Sevastova Porsche Open 2017 Stuttgart Live Stream
  • The Simona Halep vs Anastasija Sevastova Porsche Open 2017 Stuttgart Live Stream is available here. This Premier WTA tournament takes place from April 24 to 30, 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. The star-studded field features the world number one Angelique Kerber followed by Karolina Pliskova, Dominika Cibulkova, Simona Halep and Garbine Muguruza. There’s heightened interest in […] The post Simona Halep vs Anastasija Sevastova Porsche Open 2017 Stuttgart Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | April 27, 5:26 pm ET
  • Kerber Out Of Stuttgart In First Match, Sharapova Marches On
  • Maria Sharapova already looks better than Angelique Kerber!
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | April 27, 5:26 pm ET
  • Sevastova vs Halep Porsche Open 2017 Stuttgart Live Stream
  • The Sevastova vs Halep Porsche Open 2017 Stuttgart Live Stream is available here. This Premier WTA tournament takes place from April 24 to 30, 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. The star-studded field features the world number one Angelique Kerber followed by Karolina Pliskova, Dominika Cibulkova, Simona Halep and Garbine Muguruza. There’s heightened interest in this event […] The post Sevastova vs Halep Porsche Open 2017 Stuttgart Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | April 27, 5:25 pm ET
  • Pliskova vs Siegemund Porsche Open 2017 Stuttgart Live Stream
  • The Pliskova vs Siegemund Porsche Open 2017 Stuttgart Live Stream is available here. This Premier WTA tournament takes place from April 24 to 30, 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. The star-studded field features the world number one Angelique Kerber followed by Karolina Pliskova, Dominika Cibulkova, Simona Halep and Garbine Muguruza. There’s heightened interest in this event […] The post Pliskova vs Siegemund Porsche Open 2017 Stuttgart Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | April 27, 5:25 pm ET
  • Mladenovic vs Suarez Navarro Porsche Open 2017 Stuttgart Live Stream
  • The Mladenovic vs Suarez Navarro Porsche Open 2017 Stuttgart Live Stream is available here. This Premier WTA tournament takes place from April 24 to 30, 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. The star-studded field features the world number one Angelique Kerber followed by Karolina Pliskova, Dominika Cibulkova, Simona Halep and Garbine Muguruza. There’s heightened interest in this […] The post Mladenovic vs Suarez Navarro Porsche Open 2017 Stuttgart Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | April 27, 5:24 pm ET
  • Nadal, Murray Move Into Barcelona QFs; Chung Ousts Zverev
  • Rafael Nadal will try to keep it going Friday in Barcelona against 20-year-old Hyeon Chung.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | April 27, 5:09 pm ET
  • Barcelona Open 2017: Schedule of Play for Friday, April 28
  • Friday’s order of play for quarterfinal action at the 2017 Barcelona Open, Spain can be found below. PDF Link: OOP. Pista Rafa Nadal Starts at 12:30 pm (4) Dominic Thiem vs. Yuichi Sugita (1) Andy Murray vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas/Roberto Bautista Agut Hyeon Chung vs. (3) Rafael Nadal Karen Khachanov vs. Horacio Zeballos or Benoit Paire […]
  • Tennis Connected | April 27, 1:59 pm ET
  • The Ten Greatest Clay-Court Achievements of Rafael Nadal’s Career
  • We came up with our top 10 – here goes.
  • Blog RSS | April 27, 11:26 am ET
  • Kerber Thumped by Mladenovic, Quarters Set in Stuttgart
  • The World No.2 drops to 0-7 vs. the Top 20 this season with her latest loss. Kristina Mladenovic knocked off two-time defending champion Angelique Kerber in second-round action at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, 6-2, 7-5. More: Sharapova Wins Second Match, Defeating Makarova in Straights Kerber’s nine-match winning streak at Stuttgart goes up in flames, as well as her chance of reclaiming the No.1 ranking from Serena Williams this week. Kerber drops to 17-10 on the season and 0-7 vs. the WTA’s Top 20. Mladenovic saved 6 of 7 break points to improve to 1-3 against Kerber lifetime and set up a clash
  • Blog RSS | April 27, 10:31 am ET
  • Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray Advance In Barcelona
  • Andy Murray didn't have to play and Rafa only lost 3 games.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | April 26, 11:43 pm ET
  • ATP Tennis – Barcelona and Budapest Results and Schedules
  • ATP Tennis – Barcelona and Budapest Results and Schedules Embed from Getty Images Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell ATP World Tour 500 €2,324,905 (€2,604,340 Total Financial Commitment) Barcelona, Spain (+2 hours GMT) 24-30 April 2017 Surface: Clay RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 26 APRIL 2017 Singles – Second Round [1] [WC] A. Murray (GBR) d B. Tomic (AUS) […]
  • Tennis Panorama | April 26, 4:53 pm ET
  • Maria Sharapova Wins First Match After Serving 15-Month Doping Ban
  • Embed from Getty Images (April 26, 2017)Maria Sharapova returned to the court on Wednesday after a 15-month absence due to a doping ban. The five-time major winner defeated No. 34 Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-3 to advance at the Porsche Grand Prix WTA event in Stuttgart. Sharapova was suspended from the tour for testing positive for […]
  • Tennis Panorama | April 26, 3:08 pm ET
  • Ojai Amazes; US Junior Teams All Post Shutouts in ITF North and Central American Team Qualifying
  • ZooTennis | April 26, 3:00 pm ET
  • 2017 National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp To Be Held at Balboa Tennis Club
  • SIXTH ANNUAL NATIONAL WOUNDED WARRIOR TENNIS CAMP SET FOR MAY 15-18, 2017 AT SAN DIEGO’S HISTORIC BALBOA TENNIS CLUB Over 50 U.S. Service Members and Military Veterans Will Participate San Diego, Calif. – (April 26, 2017) – The sixth annual National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp will take place Monday, May 15 through Thursday, May18, 2017 […]
  • Tennis Panorama | April 26, 8:00 am ET
  • Easter Bowl ITF, 16s Slideshow; Videos
  • ZooTennis | April 25, 3:00 pm ET
  • ATP Tennis – Barcelona and Budapest Results and Schedules
  • ATP Tennis – Barcelona and Budapest Results and Schedules Embed from Getty Images Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell ATP World Tour 500 €2,324,905 (€2,604,340 Total Financial Commitment) Barcelona, Spain (+2 hours GMT) 24-30 April 2017 Surface: Clay RESULTS – TUESDAY, 25 APRIL 2017 Singles – Second Round [4] D. Thiem (AUT) d K. Edmund (GBR) 61 […]
  • Tennis Panorama | April 25, 2:18 pm ET
  • Serena Williams Responds to Nastase’s Comments
  • (April 24, 2017) Serena Williams has responded to comments from Tennis Hall of Famer and Romanian Fed Cup Captain Ilie Nastase who made disparaging comments about the skin color of Williams’ baby that she’s expecting in the Fall. Williams is black and her fiance, co-founder of Reddit  Alexis Ohanian is white. “It disappoints me to […]
  • Tennis Panorama | April 24, 5:38 pm ET
  • serena williams and sheldon cooper want to upgrade your game with intel
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. serena williams and sheldon cooper want to upgrade your game with intel Intel has partnered with tennis champion Serena Williams on a new ad for its 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processor-powered 2 in 1s. The post serena williams and sheldon cooper want to upgrade your game with intel appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | April 24, 4:39 pm ET
  • Gullikson Retires from USTA Player Development; Florida Women Stay No. 1 Despite Second Loss to Vand
  • ZooTennis | April 24, 3:00 pm ET
  • Quick hits
  • OK, tennis news was a bit heavy this weekend and there's some things that didn't quite get addressed that we should probably discuss at least briefly:1. You have got to be kidding me with this Maria Sharapova offensive. I mean, what. WHAT. I have never seen a person take a drug ban and demonstrably deserving of this ban, and yet be so defensive about criticism. I'm talking about Sharapova's agent coming out and insulting the careers of Caroline Wozniacki and Agz Radwanska because they had the nerve to suggest that wild cards should not be reserved for drug ban recipients.
  • Tennis With Attitude | April 24, 3:00 pm ET
  • Tickets now available to watch the greatest in women's tennis at the 2017 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Sin
  • Press ReleaseThe BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global will return on 22-29 October 2017 at the Singapore Sports Hub where the greatest in women’s tennis will face off in the year-end crown jewel event of the WTA calendar. The Top 8 singles players and Top 8 doubles teams will compete for a record US$7 million in prize money and the prestigious Billie Jean King Trophy and the Martina Navratilova Doubles Trophy respectively.Public sale of tickets launched today at WTAFinals.com by reigning champion Dominika Cibulkova and new WTA Finals Legend Ambassador Kim Clijsters, at the Porsche Tennis Grand
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | April 24, 3:00 pm ET
  • Week in Preview: Sharapova returns in Stuttgart; Nadal is in Barcelona
  • This week we head deeper into dirt. After kicking things off in Monte Carlo, the men scatter to Barcelona and Budapest. The women, meanwhile, gather for their first significant red-clay event of the spring, in Stuttgart. None of these are top-level tournaments, but together they feature a strong crop of top-level players—including one who is making her return after more than a year away. ***** Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (WTA) Stuttgart, Germany $776,000; WTA Premier Indoor red clay Draw is here There will be a lot to watch in Stuttgart over the next week. Eight of the Top 10—Angelique Kerber, Karolina Pliskova, Dominika Cibulkova, Simona Halep, Garbiñe
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | April 24, 9:42 am ET
  • Gauff, Heller Win US Wild Card Tournament for French Open Juniors; Sandgren, Anisimova Lead USTA's F
  • ZooTennis | April 23, 3:00 pm ET
  • La Decimation: How Rafael Nadal got to 10 titles in Monte Carlo
  • “He’s always the same,” Feliciano Lopez once said of Rafael Nadal. Rafa’s friend and Davis Cup teammate described him as perpetually upbeat and friendly. “Like a kid”—minus the mood swings. Lopez made this comment a few years ago, but it felt more relevant than ever on Sunday. That’s when Nadal beat another of his countrymen, Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 for this 10th title in Monte Carlo, the most by any man at a single tournament in the Open era. When the match was over, Rafa and the rest of the crowd watched a video looking back at his 10 wins. Once
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | April 23, 1:53 pm ET
  • Ahn Wins Dothan $60K; Tiafoe Captures Sarasota Challenger Title; US Fed Cup Team Advances to Final;
  • ZooTennis | April 22, 3:00 pm ET
  • The streak has ended: USA beats defending Fed Cup champions
  • The stage is set! 🇧🇾 Belarus will host 🇺🇸 USA in the 2017 #FedCupFinal on 11-12 November! Who's excited? pic.twitter.com/TxQpP6TLLa— Fed Cup (@FedCup) April 23, 2017Petra Kviotva--absentLucie Safarova--absentKarolina Pliskova--absentBarbora Strycova--absentEach of those four women--all absent, for one reason or the other--from the 2017 Fed Cup World Group semifinals, has led her team to victory or has brought the victory in at the last moment. With none of them available this time, the outlook wasn't that good for the defending champions. And sure enough, they lost to team USA. Yet even the team that captain Petr
  • Women Who Serve | April 22, 3:00 pm ET
  • Sharapova's immediate return is a signature move, and a warning shot
  • Maria Sharapova’s decision to play her first WTA tour match following a 15-month doping suspension on her very first day of eligibility is a signature move, and a warning shot to anyone who cares to listen. That includes the tournament at which she’ll return, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, which is holding a slot open for her three days into the start of play—because she isn’t allowed to set foot on the grounds until then. If history is any indication, she will proceed to set that foot onto the throat of her first opponent. We’ll see, though. For whoever gets the
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | April 22, 9:00 am ET
  • Monte Carlo Semifinal Previews: Nadal, Goffin will play for first time
  • Lucas Pouille [11] vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas [15] It’s hard to imagine that anyone had these two in the semifinals in their Monte Carlo preview. And it’s hard to imagine that anyone has an especially strong conviction about who is going to win their match on Saturday. The 17th-ranked Frenchman and the 24th-ranked Spaniard have played once, on hard courts in 2015, and the Frenchman won in straight sets. But the Spaniard has been surprising us all week. Winner: Ramos-Viñolas Rafael Nadal [4] vs. David Goffin [10] Is it really possible that the 30-year-old Nadal and the 26-year-old Goffin have never faced each other in the seven
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | April 21, 4:33 pm ET
  • Was Goffin's win more about his potential or Djokovic's struggles?
  • By the time Novak Djokovic was up 4-2 in the third set against David Goffin in Monte Carlo on Friday, it felt like déjà vu, and the result felt little more than academic. Djokovic had escaped his first match this week 7-5 in the third over Gilles Simon, and he had done the same in his second match, 6-4 in the third over Pablo Carreño Busta. Against Goffin, Djokovic had survived a slow start: a quick first-set loss, a tumble across the clay and a long, testy, hard-fought hold at 3-2, in which he saved multiple break points. Now Djokovic looked
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | April 21, 3:56 pm ET
  • Two Months Pregnant Is a Lot Pregnant, OK?
  • Well, I had to do an extra post this week because Serena Williams won the Australian Open while she was pregnant. I still remember where I was (a couple days ago) when my sister texted me to say that the new World No. 1 (again) was pregnant. I'm not a math person, but when I realized this was April and she was 20 weeks in, I couldn't get much further in my brain. Fortunately, neither could the Internet.I'm old enough to remember when we thought Serena was on shaky ground because she lost to Madison Brendle before the Open started.
  • Tennis With Attitude | April 21, 3:00 pm ET
  • Sometimes, I think Jim Courier doesn't want to be Davis Cup captain.
  • Yes, Davis Cup was a bit ago, but I refuse to address it in a timely manner on account of that I hate the format. So there.But I was a bit curious about how it is that the U.S. took such a lopsided loss, so I started watching the matches I had recorded. I though I could try to figure out how some guy ranked 79th in the world beat Jack Sock, who has been playing well as of late. Is Thompson the new hot Aussie talent?I'm not going to say all of that. But I did notice something about
  • Tennis With Attitude | April 21, 3:00 pm ET
  • No wild card, nessun problema!
  • 2010 French Open champion and all-around tennis legend Francesca Schiavone, playing her last year of professional tennis (we think), asked for a wild card into the main draw of the Italian Open. Sounds reasonable, given all that she has done for Italian tennis, but her request was denied. So she took one into the Claro Open Colsanitas in Bogota, and proceeded to win the event.8th #WTA Title!@Schiavone_Fra conquers @CopaWTABogota--> https://t.co/GzlPh3t2ZR pic.twitter.com/qISnJD65pW— WTA (@WTA) April 15, 2017Just another "Schia moment" in the 36-year-old Italian's remarkable, if circuitous, career. Going into the Bogota event, Schiavone was ranked number 168 in the world.
  • Women Who Serve | April 16, 3:00 pm ET
  • Will Rafael Nadal return to his best on clay at Monte Carlo?
  • Rafael Nadal had a few good performances at the start of 2017 but when compared to his closest rival Roger Federer, it is far from being great. He comes in with a 19-5 match record on the season with three runner-up placing, at the Australian Open where he lost to Roger Federer, in Acapulco to Sam Querrey and in Miami to Federer again.Now that he's back on his best surface, he has the chance to prove his critics wrong. With the Monte Carlo Masters tournament happening this week, Nadal is setting his sights on winning the 10th crown. Just a
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | April 15, 3:00 pm ET
  • early predictions for the french open
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. early predictions for the french open The second Grand Slam of the season is within a couple of months and the race for the title is wide ope The post early predictions for the french open appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | April 13, 4:47 pm ET
  • Some final thoughts on Charleston
  • It was a long, tense week, filled with weather, excitement and great tennis; some things stand out for me and linger in my mind:The disappointment of having JJ and Petko withdraw from doubles. For some of us, JJ and Petko playing doubles is enough reason to attend a tournamentShelby Rogers (photo by Daniel Ward)Watching Shelby Rogers shine at her hometown eventStruggling to open a giant plastic bag and wear it as protection as we were evacuated from the media tent during a thunderstorm/hail storm The multiple thrills provided by Laura Siegemund, with her clever, physical, exciting, all-court game (her
  • Women Who Serve | April 9, 3:00 pm ET
  • Free Bets for Tennis | Approved Bookmaker Offers & New Player Incentives
  • Free Bets for Tennis | How to Exploit Bookmaker Welcome Offers Looking for Free Bets that offer genuine value to punters? Check out the approved list below. All have been used, checked and verified to ensure they are offering a fair welcome incentive to new account holders. Remember to always read the terms and conditions […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | April 9, 12:51 pm ET
  • The best of Kasatkina--speaking as a champion
  • photo by Daniel WardDaria Kasatkina's post-championship match press conference fulfilled all of the expectations that her championship performance filled. Here are some highlights:...it was your first final. You said yesterday you had no idea what it was going to be like, what it was going to feel like. So what did it feel like?It was terrible....Two wins over Kerber, now this. Do you feel like you're getting into a groove right now?I know. Yeah, I beat Kerber twice, but it doesn't give me nothing, actually. It was quite comfortable for me today. I was playing just with my feelings. I go
  • Women Who Serve | April 8, 3:00 pm ET
  • "Playing with the brain"--Kasatkina wins Volvo Car Open
  • photo by Daniel WardWorld number 42 Daria Kasatkina won her first WTA title today, and it was a big one. The 19-year-old unseeded Russian won the Volvo Car Open, the premier tournament played on green clay in Charleston. Kasatkina defeated another unseeded player, Jelena Ostapenko, 6-3, 6-1 in the final. Both players were major junior champions in 2014: Kasatkina won the junior French Open title and Ostapenko won the junior Wimbledon title.photo by Daniel WardAll-teenage finals are rare these days, so both players made breakthroughs, of sorts, just by being the last two standing. Kasatkina entered the final with a
  • Women Who Serve | April 8, 3:00 pm ET
  • juan valdez continues after the miami open
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. juan valdez continues after the miami open If you visited the Miami Open over the past weeks, you may have noticed that only Juan Valdez coffee was being served, as it was the official coffee sponsor of this year’s tennis tournament. The post juan valdez continues after the miami open appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | April 4, 4:36 pm ET
  • Federer v. Nadal ... and Nicky Kyrgios
  • So I was watching the Roger Federer/Rafa Nadal Miami Open final and was struck by two details:1. Damned if Federer's new backhand doesn't look just like Ivan Ljubicic's old one.2. Federer is the best sports story of 2017 so far.Yeah, I know the NCAA final was just played. Nothing really new with Cheatin' North Carolina walking away with all the glory again. OK, I'd throw the UConn women's basketball team upset in there as a contender, but here's what the Federer story has right now that makes it unlike no other -- Nadal.via GIPHYWe're talking about two legends of the
  • Tennis With Attitude | April 4, 3:00 pm ET
  • the best & worst fashion moments in tennis
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. the best & worst fashion moments in tennis Since its early beginnings, tennis players have been established as both sports and fashion icons. They were obliged to follow certain dress codes up until the turn of the century when a revolution took place. The post the best & worst fashion moments in tennis appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | April 4, 3:06 am ET
  • roland garros 2017 according to adidas
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. roland garros 2017 according to adidas Adidas Tennis unveiled the Roland Garros line up to be worn by the best in the game. Players including Angelique Kerber, Kristina Mladenovic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Dominic Thiem and Sascha Zverev will debut the brand new performance wear on the famous clay courts of Roland Garros this summer. Adidas is inspired by Roland Garros bold colours […] The post roland garros 2017 according to adidas appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | April 3, 11:52 am ET
  • P/L Results for 30th March 2017 | Roger Federer vs Tomas Berdych – ATP Miami QF 2017
  • Tennis Tips UK P/L Results for 30/03/2017 In an effort to be as transparent as possible – Tennis Tips UK publish a daily results update showing the profit or loss made from advisory sent to subscribers of the Free, VIP Club & Premium Investment services. This includes confirmation of the match result, the trading team […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | March 31, 7:31 am ET
  • Gone like Jamestown, the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort was a treasure
  • Welcome to Florida Week! As the tours head southeast for the Miami Open, TENNIS.com and Baseline will feature all things Sunshine State. You’ll learn about the personalities, stories, teams and venues that have made Florida one of the tennis capitals of the world. We’ll also be reporting from the Miami Open in Key Biscayne. As you’ll learn this week, when it comes to tennis, Florida isn’t just a state—it’s a state of mind. The Colony. It was an appropriate name, once you dropped the “Beach & Tennis Resort” tag that once appeared in the ads. In those pre-internet days, those ads ran in travel publications and what once were called
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | March 21, 9:00 am ET
  • That's an Indian Wells wrap
  • So my last post was a little heated. I had to unload a bit about on-court coaching, and because I am often overtaken by my mini-rages, I lose sight of the good things. I mentioned a few of them early in my last post. Let us hit the way-back button to revisit Indian Wells, shall we? OK!1. Roger Freakin' Federer. You might recall Federer taking some time off before, needing to rest his bad knee. It was at that moment that the Rolex-sponsored Retirement Watch began ticking in the minds of many. He sat on the sideline watching Rafa Nadal
  • Tennis With Attitude | March 20, 3:00 pm ET
  • Remarkable results that were against the odds
  • Remarkable results that were against the odds The beautiful thing about sport is that you never really know what is going to happen, one minute the favourites are firmly ahead, the next the underdogs score a 5-minute hat-trick of goals to stun their opponents and the rest of the sporting world. Last week Barcelona shocked […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | March 15, 10:07 am ET
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  • Membership Required | Tennis Tips UK Account Area Tennis Tips UK is operated by a team of traders who specialise in ATP, WTA & Challenger markets. The service provides tip(s) each day including detailed analysis and reasoning. Established in 2013 - the advisory has made a significant profit each year since. Login below to view […]
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  • Diego Schwartzman vs Pablo Cuevas Match Result – ATP Sao Paulo QF | Tennis Betting Profit/Loss Rep
  • Diego Schwartzman vs Pablo Cuevas Result | Tennis Betting Profit/Loss Report for 4th March 2017 (ATP Sao Paulo QF) Profit is the primary objective for all of the investment services offered in the Tennis Tips UK portfolio. To increase transparency; the trading team will provide a daily report detailing all advisory sent to members and […]
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  • Federer, Rafa have reset their expectations; Can they live up to them?
  • If you were a hopelessly romantic tennis fan in January, you might have envisioned a day this year when Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer—perhaps even together—would once again appear on a Grand Slam podium for a singles trophy presentation. Wouldn’t that be something? But you probably did not, in your wildest dreams, think it could happen at the Australian Open. But the twin icons got there, and it may be a game changer for 2017. Their success also catapulted them into an entirely new category as far as expectations go, and that’s a mixed blessing. Much is anticipated, little is known. The impact
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | February 16, 9:58 am ET
  • The Davis Cup format is fine as is
  • That's a simple-enough headline, right?There's always a lot of talk out there about the format/scheduling in regard to Davis Cup, and it's really come into question the past couple of days as only two of the top 15 players are participating this weekend.Sure, fans always want to see the biggest names in action. However, it's just not going to work out this time around. That doesn't mean the ties will be lacking the usual amount of drama. Anyone going out there for national pride is ready to do battle.But what I'm going to do here is list the other 13
  • Tennis Talk, Anyone? | February 1, 2:00 pm ET
  • WTA Malaysian Open returns to Kuala Lumpur for the eighth consecutive year with new title sponsor
  • WTA Malaysian Open 2016Image via WTA websiteThe country’s premier women’s tennis tournament, ALYA WTA Malaysian Open 2017, will serve up the action in Kuala Lumpur on 27 February 2017 for its eighth consecutive year.Sanctioned by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), the ALYA WTA Malaysian Open 2017 will take place at TPC Kuala Lumpur amidst the green surroundings of ALYA Kuala Lumpur, the newly launched luxury leisure development by Sime Darby Property, formerly known as KLGCC Resort. The high-end property brand is the new title sponsor for this highly-anticipated sporting event for the first time since its inaugural staging in 2010.The
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | January 30, 2:00 pm ET
  • Quick Poll: Pick the 2017 Australian Open Champs
  • Ok folks. Many of you (us) hoped for these two finals and now we have them so it's time to pick the winners. First the women... And now the men... 2017 Australian Open Champ - Men
  • Home | January 27, 10:56 am ET
  • Australian Open 2017 Players Party
  • Some of the biggest names in tennis were missing from the weekend's 2017 Australian Open players party at Crown in Melbourne, Australia. Nevertheless it was very refreshing to see some of the most familiar faces in tennis below all dressed up in their casual outfit to the party. The tournament has officially kicked off today and we're looking forward to exciting tennis as well as upsets over the course of the next two weeks.Garbine MuguruzaKei NishikoriAgnieszka RadwanskaStanislas WawrinkaGael MonfilsBryan brothersImages via zimbio HCFoo's Tennis Blog
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | January 15, 2:00 pm ET
  • Get Into The Spirit Of The Aussie Open!
  • The Australian Open is upon us! The draws have been announced and you can find the match-ups at the official Australian Open webpage. The players are descending on Melbourne, and for the next two weeks we'll get a good look at the world's best professionals during the first Grand Slam event of the 2017 season. For a lot of tennis fans, it may as well be a two-week holiday signaling the return of the sport. Here are a few fun tips for fully embracing the spirit of the Aussie Open.First, you should consider adjusting your sleep schedule to whatever extent
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | January 13, 2:00 pm ET
  • Roddick and Blake on Staying Competitive During Fatherhood
  • OTGT caught up with Andy and James at the Powershares' Tour stop in Brooklyn, NY and got their perspective on two key aspects of their current lives. What keeps you playing competitively on this tour? Andy: It’s been a love affair with tennis since I was 6 years old so I’m thankful for something like this where I can continue. It’s a fun atmosphere to play in. It’s fun to play in front of the fans but tennis is not my daily priority anymore so it’s nice to have this kind of outlet and still kind of pretend sometimes. James: This is a
  • Home | January 10, 10:35 am ET
  • London didn’t call these 10, but they made plenty of progress in 2016
  • Given the abundance of talent that commands our interest at or near the top of the ATP, it’s easy to overlook just how loaded the tour’s Top 50 is these days. To that end, let’s take a look at 10 players who failed to make the cut for London (excluding injured superheroes Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal), but still helped make this a great year in men's tennis. David Goffin No. 11 (+5 from his 2015 year-end ranking), 48-23, 0 titles Goffin is on the short list for the top honor as a “thinking man’s tennis player.” This slight (5’11”), almost frail-looking (150 lbs.) Belgian
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | November 8, 11:04 am ET
  • What does Nick Kyrgios want, and will the punishment benefit him?
  • What can be done about Nick Kyrgios? If that isn’t the question on everyone’s mind, then this one is: Was the punishment levied upon the tantrum-and-match throwing, ultra-talented wild child of the ATP tour for his outrageous actions in Shanghai last week an appropriate, fair response? It’s doubtful that anyone other than a gaga Kyrgios fan would find the eight-week ban too stiff a penalty. But judging by the comments on social media and various web threads, many feel that the response was too lenient. And that’s mainly because of the caveat that could reduce the ban to a mere three tournament
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | October 18, 10:38 am ET
  • Guillermo García Lopez и Pablo Carreño финалисты USOPEN 2016Guillermo García Lopez (бывший игрок теннисной академии ХК Ферреро) y Pablo Carreño (тренируется в теннисной академии ХК Ферреро) дошли до финала в паре USOPEN 2016. К сожалению, чуть чуть не хватило, чтобы выиграть финал. Мы поздравляем теннисистов с хорошим началом под руководством профессиональных тренеров теннисной академии ХК Ферреро, надеемся, это только начало и ребята порадуют нас новыми трофеями и победами. Удачи и играйте в теннис!
  • JC Ferrero-Equelite Tennis Academy Spain | September 11, 3:00 pm ET
  • On The Go: Olympic Edition with Roberta Vinci
  • OTGT caught up with Roberta following her 2nd round win in the Connecticut Open. She's had quite a year and despite fantastic doubles results with Sara Errani in the past, she's 100% committed to singles and is very happy to finally be ranked in the Top 10.
  • Home | August 25, 12:18 pm ET
  • The First Ever Connecticut Open Debate
  • It's an election year here the U.S. and we've been subjected to way too many national debates but I think this is by far the best one of them all. With Caroline Wozniacki as the moderator, the candidates (Aga Radwanska, Roberta Vinci and Petra Kvitova) are asked hard-hitting questions in their quest to become President. The candidates unite in their dislike of Pokemon but the the pizza versus pasta topic pretty much goes off the rails. Many thanks to the folks at the Connecticut Open for putting this together. Enjoy!
  • Home | August 24, 1:15 pm ET
  • He's Still Dominic Thiem
  • by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – Success hasn’t changed Dominic Thiem. The 22-year-old Austrian has been a rising star among ATP World Tour tennis players. He finished 2014 ranked 39th in the world. Last year, he was 20th. After claiming four titles so far this season, his ranking hit a career high, earning him a place among the coveted top 10. Along the way defeating Rafael Nadal on clay and Roger Federer on grass, he won the tournaments in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Acapulco, Mexico; Nice, France; and Stuttgart, Germany. “It’s not different at all. I’m the same person, and I will always be the same person. I
  • Home | August 17, 5:23 pm ET
  • A Farewell From The Tennis Nerds!
  • It is a bittersweet moment for The Tennis Nerds! After over three years of being engulfed in tennis coverage, the time has come for the next step in my career. For those that may not know, this site as well as all social media accounts were founded by myself, Joey Hanf. As a recent graduate […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | August 16, 2:57 pm ET
  • Does Olympic Gold separate Agassi from the pack?
  • Winning a career Slam? Check. Leading your home country to a Davis Cup title? Been there. Emerging as the best of the best at the ATP World Tour Finals? Done that.Getting that Olympic Gold medal draped around your neck for a singles victory?Well... that's where Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer—two of the greatest players of all time—fall short.In fact, the only male player ever who can check off "all of the above" is none other than Andre Agassi. In the era of the "Big 4" and records falling by the wayside, Agassi's solo accomplishment becomes even more impressive. Prior to this
  • Tennis Talk, Anyone? | August 9, 3:00 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Tweener Podcast: Episode 4
  • It’s episode 4 of The Tweener Podcast, and Joey and Zach are back at it following a week off post-Australian Open. Tweener of the week is followed by an interesting debate regarding Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. We then try out a create-your-own player game based on nationality. Finally, we introduce the 2nd installment of […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | February 14, 12:17 pm ET


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