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Last updated on July 31, 2014 9:41:08 ET

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Roger Federer Talks Bugs, Brats, Beyonce And Emojis During #AskRF Twitter Session
Roger Federer reveals all on another engaging #AskRF twitter chat.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | July 31, 8:39 am ET

Caroline Wozniacki Will Run The New York City Marathon This Fall
Caroline Wozniacki will be doing some running the fall.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | July 31, 8:21 am ET

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Roger Federer Talks Bugs, Brats, Beyonce And Emojis During #AskRF Twitter Session
Roger Federer reveals all on another engaging #AskRF twitter chat.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | July 31, 8:39 am ET

Caroline Wozniacki Will Run The New York City Marathon This Fall
Caroline Wozniacki will be doing some running the fall.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | July 31, 8:21 am ET

Li Na Withdraws From Summer Events Including US Open Due To Knee
Li Na will miss the summer hardcourt season due to a knee injury.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | July 31, 8:05 am ET

fitz and the tantrums headline the opening night ceremony of the us open 2014
The USTA today announced that energetic and genre-smashing band Fitz and The Tantrums will perform at the Opening Ceremony for the 2014 US Open in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Following the band’s performance 3 Winans Brothers, the Grammy-Award-winning brothers Bebe, Marvin and Carvin, will take to the […]
Tennis Served Fresh | July 31, 7:39 am ET

Dominican Journeyman Victor Estrella Burgos Sets Sights on Career High Ranking as he Topples Eighth
By Dave Gertler   (July 30, 2014) WASHINGTON, DC – Victor Estrella Burgos, the Dominican journeyman who broke into the top 100 for the first time in March, will celebrate his 34th birthday with a new career-high ranking, after claiming the scalp of the Citi Open’s eighth seed, beating Feliciano Lopez 7-6, 6-4 on Wednesday. […]
Tennis Panorama | July 30, 7:32 pm ET

Giraldo v Estrella Burgos 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream
The Giraldo v Estrella Burgos 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream is available here. This ATP 500 hardcourt event takes place from July 28 to August 3 in Washington, D.C.. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $1,654,295 and is the second event of the US Open Series 2014 for ATP stars. Three-time [&hellip The post Giraldo v Estrella Burgos 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
Tennis GuruTennis Guru | July 30, 6:55 pm ET

Gasquet v Smyczek 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream
The Gasquet v Smyczek 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream is available here. This ATP 500 hardcourt event takes place from July 28 to August 3 in Washington, D.C.. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $1,654,295 and is the second event of the US Open Series 2014 for ATP stars. Three-time winner [&hellip The post Gasquet v Smyczek 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
Tennis GuruTennis Guru | July 30, 6:54 pm ET

Istomin v Young 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream
The Istomin v Young 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream is available here. This ATP 500 hardcourt event takes place from July 28 to August 3 in Washington, D.C.. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $1,654,295 and is the second event of the US Open Series 2014 for ATP stars. Three-time winner [&hellip The post Istomin v Young 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
Tennis GuruTennis Guru | July 30, 6:53 pm ET

Anderson v Jaziri 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream
The Anderson v Jaziri 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream is available here. This ATP 500 hardcourt event takes place from July 28 to August 3 in Washington, D.C.. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $1,654,295 and is the second event of the US Open Series 2014 for ATP stars. Three-time winner [&hellip The post Anderson v Jaziri 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
Tennis GuruTennis Guru | July 30, 6:52 pm ET

Nishikori v Lacko 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream
The Nishikori v Lacko 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream is available here. This ATP 500 hardcourt event takes place from July 28 to August 3 in Washington, D.C.. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $1,654,295 and is the second event of the US Open Series 2014 for ATP stars. Three-time winner [&hellip The post Nishikori v Lacko 2014 Citi Open Washington Live Video Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
Tennis GuruTennis Guru | July 30, 6:51 pm ET

Dancevic, Polansky, Kygrios and Sock awarded Rogers Cup wildcards
Canadians Diez, Krainik, Peliwo, and Schnur to receive qualifying wild cards July 30, 2014, Toronto – Tennis Canada announced Wednesday the wild card recipients for the 2014 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto. Canadians Frank Dancevic (Niagara Falls, Ont.) and Peter Polansky (Thornhill, Ont.) will join countrymen Milos Raonic (Thornhill, [...]
Tennis Connected | July 30, 6:27 pm ET

Nadal withdraws from Rogers Cup
Wrist injury to keep No. 2 player in the world out of action in Toronto Toronto, July 30, 2014 – Tennis Canada announced Wednesday that world No. 2 Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto due to a right wrist injury. “I’m extremely disappointed that I am unable to defend [...]
Tennis Connected | July 30, 6:25 pm ET

Rosol wins in Kitzbuhel; Nishikori advances in Washington
bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria Second-round results: (3) Lukas Rosol defeats Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-3, 7-6(4) Maximo Gonzalez defeats Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-4, 6-4 ***** Citi Open, Washington D.C., U.S.A. Second-round results: (4) Kei Nishikori defeats Sam Querrey 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 Victor Estrella Burgos defeats (8) Feliciano Lopez 7-6(5), 6-4 Donald Young defeats (17) Julien Benneteau 6-4, 6-3
Tennis Connected | July 30, 6:24 pm ET

Haas Withdraws from U.S. Open, Baghdatis In
Tommy Haas's withdrawal from the U.S. Open opens a spot for fan favorite Marcos Baghdatis in the main draw. Tommy Haas officially withdrew from this year’s U.S. Open today, opening up a spot for Marcos Baghdatis to gain direct entry into the draw. More: Petkovic's Comical Twitter Q&A The news does not come as a surprise, as Haas announced in early June that his fourth shoulder surgery would end his 2014 campaign. Surgery went well ...Thanks for all the well wishes.Luckily i have the World Cup and Wimby while stuck in this sling. — Tommy Haas (@TommyHaas13) June 18, 2014 Baghdatis, currently 105
Blog RSS | July 30, 2:38 pm ET

Washington, DC: Nishikori d. Querrey
Kei Nishikori, playing his first match since he was eliminated in the fourth round of Wimbledon by Milos Raonic, demonstrated that his ability to hang in there and grind out a win is undiminished. Seeded No. 4 in  Washington, DC, Nishikori eliminated Sam Querrey in a second-round match today, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4. It was an artful, one hour and 52 minute match, but less exciting than the scores might suggest for there was a sameness about each set and an ending that veteran Querrey watchers could see coming from a mile away. Nishikori is one of those players who seems to be
Articles by Peter Bodo | July 30, 1:25 pm ET

A Wrist Injury Has Forced Rafael Nadal To Withdraw From Title Defenses In Canada And Cincinnati
Rafael Nadal's summer is off to a bad start due to a right wrist injury.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | July 30, 12:13 pm ET

Rafael Nadal Withdraws from Toronto and Cincinnati with Wrist Injury
  (July 30, 2014) World No. 2 Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from both the Rogers Cup in Toronto and the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati due to a right wrist injury.   “I’m extremely disappointed that I am unable to defend my Rogers Cup title this year,” said Nadal through a Rogers Cup press […]
Tennis Panorama | July 30, 11:30 am ET

Isner Among the Top Seeds in Action at Citi Open on Wednesday
By Dave Gertler (July 30, 2014) WASHINGTON, DC – The top seeds in the men’s draw at the Citi Open are all in action today, and with defending champion Juan Martin Del Potro still recovering from injury, as well as the pre-tournament withdrawal of would-be No.3 seed Grigor Dimitrov, fifth seeded American John Isner might […]
Tennis Panorama | July 30, 10:41 am ET

serena williams, sloane stephens and more to headline inaugral taste of tennis in new york city
AYS, the creators and producers of the Taste of Tennis, New York’s premier pre-US Open experience, announced today the first-ever Taste of Tennis Week will take place from August 20th – August 23th, 2014 in New York City. In addition to the renowned Taste of Tennis Gala, Taste of Tennis Week will feature even more […]
Tennis Served Fresh | July 30, 9:48 am ET

Fila & Sam Querrey kick off Junior Mentor Program
Top American Player to Conduct Clinic As Part of Fila’s Junior Tennis Mentor Program (College Park, MD) July 29, 2014 — The Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC) announced that Sam Querrey, currently ranked number 61 in the world, visited JTCC on Monday, July 28 as a part of the Fila® junior tennis mentorship program. Querrey visited [...]
Tennis Connected | July 30, 9:42 am ET

Serena Returns Tonight In Stanford; Berdych, Raonic, Isner Begin In Washington
Big stars begin their summer hardcourt campaigns.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | July 30, 9:35 am ET

Half a Brace
Last week in Atlanta provided a painful but sharp snapshot of the state of things at the elite level of U.S. professional tennis. Sam Querrey, who at 6-foot-6 had nearly a full foot of height advantage on 5-foot-9 Dudi Sela, was beaten comprehensively by the Israeli, 6-2, 6-4. Sela went on to scamper and grind his way to the final. There he ran afoul of the other half of that brace of players that was expected to take over leadership of U.S. tennis from Andy Roddick. That was Querrey’s colleague, John Isner. Sela would kill just one giant that week; Isner
Articles by Peter Bodo | July 30, 9:24 am ET

IMG signs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
IMG announced  the signing of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France to a worldwide marketing and management representation. Tsonga, currently ranked World No.15 (as of Week of July 28, 2014), has a career high ranking of World No.5, achieved week of February 27, 2012. The Le Mans native finished 2013 in the Top 10 for the third […]
Tennis Served Fresh | July 30, 9:12 am ET

IMG Signs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
The Frenchman joins the ranks at the sports giant. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will now be represented by IMG, the agency announced Wednesday. The 29-year-old Frenchman, currently ranked No. 15 in the ATP World Tour rankings, was previously represented by Morgan Menahem. Carlos Fleming, who also represents Venus Williams at the agency, will act as Tsonga's representation. Outside of tennis, Fleming also represents Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick and Victor Cruz in the NFL and Michelle Wie in the LPGA. Tsonga joins other high-profile names including Novak Djokovic, Li Na, Maria Sharapova and Kei Nishikori at IMG. Fernando Soler, the managing director of IMG Tennis, said: "We are thrilled that Jo-Wilfried chose
Blog RSS | July 30, 5:14 am ET

First Ball In, 7/30: Tale of Two Seasons
It was more of the same on Monday from two women on opposite coasts. In the east, in D.C., Sloane Stephens lost 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 to Christina McHale in her first match since signing on with new coach Thomas Hogstedt. The opening-rounder wasn’t broadcast or streamed anywhere, so I didn’t see what happened in that mysterious blowout third set, but Stephens is ranked outside the Top 20 now, and has yet to reach the semifinals in any tournament in 2014. And for the second straight year, Sloane has made more news in a magazine—this time in an unfortunately titled Elle feature—than
Articles by Steve Tignor | July 30, 4:23 am ET

WTA Results for July 29, 2014
BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC – STANFORD, USA $ 710,000.00 26 July – Aug 3, 2014 RESULTS – JULY 29, 2014 Women’s Singles – First Round [5] A Ivanovic (SRB) d S Lisicki (GER) 76(2) 61 G Muguruza (ESP) d [6] D Cibulkova (SVK) 62 46 62 M Puig (PUR) d [7] C Suárez Navarro […]
Tennis Panorama | July 30, 1:00 am ET

Monaco survives in Austria; Hewitt prevails in Washington
bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria First-round results: Juan Monaco defeats Andrey Golubev 0-6, 6-2, 6-1 Daniel Schwartzman defeats Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-0 Pablo Andujar defeats Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-4 Match Stats Paolo Lorenzi defeats (6) Robin Haase 6-2, 6-3 Match Stats (7) Jarrko Nieminen defeats Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4, 6-4 David Goffin defeats Kenny De Schepper 6-2, 6-4 ***** Citi Open, Washington D.C., U.S.A. First-round results: Jack [...]
Tennis Connected | July 29, 11:19 pm ET

Kristina Mladenovic Stuns Citi Open Top Seed Lucie Safarova
By Dave Gertler   (July 29, 2014) WASHINGTON, DC – It’s still only the first round, but the Citi Open women’s draw is now without a defending champion or a No. 1 seed. Top seed at the Washington, D.C. event, Lucie Safarova, has been eliminated in the first round by French world No. 78 Kristina […]
Tennis Panorama | July 29, 6:25 pm ET

Sabine Lisicki Hits Fastest Recorded Serve in WTA History
Lisicki hit a 131 MPH serve in her loss to Ana Ivanovic in Stanford. Despite losing 7-6(2), 6-1 to Ana Ivanovic in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, Calif. today, Sabine Lisicki goes home with her own slice of WTA history. The big-serving German cracked a first serve in the first set at 131 MPH, which is a new WTA record. The previous record of 129 MPH was set by Venus Williams at the 2007 US Open. Lisicki led by a break for much of the opening set before Ivanovic drew level, and slammed down the serve to hold for 6-5 in
Blog RSS | July 29, 4:31 pm ET

Bryan Bros. foundation raises more than $100,000 for junior tennis in ventura county and santa barba
Once again, the Bryan Bros. Foundation was the big winner as more than $100,000 was raised at the annual V-Grid Tennis Fest presented by Alexander Cadillac and Esurance and featuring Mike and Bob Bryan. The all-time winningest doubles team in tennis history was joined by former World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka and other friends in […]
Tennis Served Fresh | July 29, 4:19 pm ET

Girls National 16s and 18s Draws, Seeds; Vickery Reaches Bank of the West Quarterfinals; Southern Wi
The girls 16s and 18s in San Diego have posted their seeds and draws already. See if you can guess who's missing from the 18s seeding list below:1. Louisa Chirico2. CiCi Bellis3. Katerina Stewart4. Brooke Austin5. Tornado Alicia Black6. Jessie Aney7. Francesca DiLorenzo8. Caroline Lampl9. Kelly Chen10. Katharine Fahey11. Andie Daniell12. Alexis Nelson13. Ena Shibahara14. Sofia Kenin15. Josie Kuhlman16. Ellie Halbauer17. Gabby Andrews17. Usue Arconada17. Caroline Dolehide17. Alexis Franco17. Michaela Gordon17. Emma Higuchi17. Jessica Ho17. Meghan Kelley17. Kaitlyn McCarthy17. Brienne Minor17. Bianca Moldovan17. Alexandria Najarian17. Ingrid Neel17. Christina Rosca17. Gabby Smith17. Olivia SneedI had to look through the entries myself,
ZooTennis | July 29, 3:00 pm ET

Wrist injury puts Rafael Nadal's U.S. Open defense in jeopardy
Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the upcoming Masters 1000 tournaments at Toronto and Cincinnati with a right wrist injury. In a statement published by The New York Times, the 14-time Grand Slammer flew to Spain to have an MRI done, and based on his doctor's recommendations, will have to "be out of competition for at least 2-3 weeks." The timing puts his participation at the U.S. Open in jeopardy. During last year's North American hard-court swing, he went 17-0, including winning his second title at Flushing Meadows over Novak Djokovic. Injuries are as common as clay-court titles for Rafa.
Down the Line: raw + uncut | July 29, 3:00 pm ET

Singles Hitters
From Fedal to Djokerer to Muzzovic, we now know that every men’s tennis rivalry can be boiled down to a single, semi-comical co-name. As far as I know, though, the trend hasn’t carried over to men’s doubles teams. The only example I can think of is Quisner, the late, not-so-great mash-up of John Isner and Sam Querrey. Is it time for a new one? Jack Sock and Vasek Pospisil may be ready for the one-name treatment. In the past month, the 21-year-old American and 24-year-old Canadian have beaten the Bryan brothers in the Wimbledon final, followed it up with a
Articles by Steve Tignor | July 29, 12:34 pm ET

Going Viral
Never before has a virus had such strange symptoms: Whiffing on a swing at a tennis ball; having trouble bouncing and catching the ball. Double Faults. But that’s just what Serena Williams was doing when we last saw her, at Wimbledon, in the moments before she and sister Venus defaulted their doubles match while down 0-3 to Kristina Barrios and Stefanie Voegele. Serena is back now, and set to begin her quest for the Stanford title tomorrow evening. As always, as soon as La Serena showed up she went viral. Inquisitive minds wanted to know more about her condition, and about
Articles by Peter Bodo | July 29, 8:52 am ET

New String Company Hits the Market, Boasts High-Quality Performance Strings
The newest YTEX string on the market is also one of RSI's highest rated strings for players. If you don't play with the No. 1 rated string by the RSI, allow us to introduce you to YTEX. As the newest company in the string market, YTEX offers exceptional quality in every product. The proof of concept is simple: as of February of 2012 it has the second-best rated string ever tested by RSI - the Quadro Twist string. And there is a reason why YTEX is so excited about those second place honors. That's because the only string that is rated higher
Blog RSS | July 29, 6:24 am ET

Laura Robson Named SportsAid Ambassador
The patron of the charity, which works with young athletes in the UK, is the Duchess of Cambridge. Great Britain's Laura Robson has been named for SportsAid, a charity in the UK that looks to help the nation's up-and-coming athletes. SportsAid provides assistance to athletes at the start of their careers to help them meet the cost of training and competing, and also provides mentoring opportunities. In her role as ambassador, Robson will work directly with many of the charity's female athletes, including those in tennis and wheelchair tennis. She'll be on hand at workshops and other events, while the Duchess of Cambridge serves as a patron
Blog RSS | July 29, 5:28 am ET

First Ball In, 7/29: New Foe
Suddenly, tennis is getting younger by the week. We began July with 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios’s Wimbledon run, and spent the European clay swing that followed learning about Alexander Zverev and Borna Coric, both 17. Now, back in the States, we’re going younger still. Yesterday in Stanford, Naomi Osaka, a 16-year-old from Japan currently ranked No. 406, upset Sam Stosur. Later, in Washington, D.C., 17-year-old Jared Donaldson of Rhode Island won a set, while another 16-year-old, Francis Tiafoe, made a more-than-respectable showing in his (nationally televised) professional debut. Tiafoe, who trains in nearby College Park, Md, won eight games from Evgeny
Articles by Steve Tignor | July 29, 5:09 am ET

A Conversation With Stefan Kozlov
It’s no secret, American tennis(especially on the men’s side) has struggled mightily over the last ten years. So, naturally, everybody is looking for the next big American star. A name that has been talked about heavily is Stefan Kozlov, a 16 year old from Pembroke Pines, Florida. The American lost a tight three setter to […]
The Tennis Nerds | July 28, 8:20 pm ET

Midwest Defends Boys 18s National Team Title; Odds and Ends from All Over
The finals of the USTA Boys 18s National Team Championships were today at the University of Illinois, with the No. 2 seed Midwest section team defending its title with a 6-1 win over top seed Southern (note: correction made, initially shown as 5-2 final score on TennisLink). Because results are difficult to find on the TennisLink site, I'm including a screenshot of today's results.The girls final is also between Southern and Midwest, but the results will not be available until much later, because it is being played in Claremont California. The TennisLink site is here.Because for most of the next
ZooTennis | July 28, 3:00 pm ET

[UPDATED] VIDEO VAULT: Sabine Lisicki throws downs a 131 mph serve and sets new record
During her opening round match against Ana Ivanovic in Stanford, Sabine Lisicki served a 131 mph bomb that the WTA tour certified as the fastest recorded woman's serve in history. The former record was 129 mph held Venus Williams.It was certainly a phenomenal consolation prize since Boom Boom ended up losing the match in straight sets.UPDATE: Here's Boom Boom's tweet about the record-setting serve. Even she admits it's a pretty good consolation least I broke the world record for fastest serve on @WTA ... 😉💪 #131mph #history #record— Sabine Lisicki (@sabinelisicki) July 30, 2014
Down the Line: raw + uncut | July 28, 3:00 pm ET

Will the U.S. Open Series mark a return to form for Andy Murray and Victoria Azarenka?
Andy Murray and Victoria Azarenka aren’t as different as it might seem from the outside. They both own two majors, and won one title in 2012 and another in 2013 (the U.S. Open and Wimbledon for Murray and two Australian Open championships for Azarenka). Both of them prefer the firm footing of a hard court. They can be, eh, vocal when playing - he to his baller box and she to basically anyone who is in earshot of the stadium. And, for the last few weeks these former top-five ballers have been sitting at number ten in their tour’s respective
Down the Line: raw + uncut | July 28, 3:00 pm ET

fashion focus: vogue presents us the ultimate luxury accessories for the summer 2014
Esteemed fashion magazine Vogue treats us with the ultimate luxury accessories for the summer of 2014. Whether you run, swim, ride or surf, your summer sport of choice has designer accessories to go with it. Look to the ultimate luxury, as you stay toned all summer long with our favorite spots for seasonal sport. The […]
Tennis Served Fresh | July 28, 8:16 am ET

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: For Better or Worse
Well, it’s been a busy if not particularly critical two weeks in tennis, with players scattered far and wide, preparing for the upcoming hard-court events. So let’s see take a closer look at some of the things that happened — for better or worse — these past few weeks. He was truly the “Little Big Man” this week, the same week that the wonderful author of a book of that name, Thomas Berger, left a hole in the literary landscape. I’m talking about Dudi Sela, the 29-year old, 5-foot-9 Israeli dynamo who reached just the second final of his career in
Articles by Peter Bodo | July 28, 6:47 am ET

First Ball In, 7/28: The Week in Preview
Summer is flying by, but the tennis tours are taking their sweet time getting the season’s U.S. swing started in earnest. This week, after the men tested the waters, and the heat, in Atlanta, they jump in at a 500 event in Washington, D.C.; the women join them with an unusually well-stocked draw across the country in Stanford, Calif. But Europe isn’t dead quite yet. The men play the last clay-court event of their season, in Kitzbuhel, Austria. By the end of this week, everyone on both tours will have shipped out for Canada. Here’s a look ahead at the last
Articles by Steve Tignor | July 27, 6:51 pm ET

Kalamazoo Qualifying Draws Released; Halys, Sorribes Tormo Claim European Championships; US 14U Team
The qualifying draws, the first in the Kalamazoo tournament's 72-year history, have been posted at the TennisLink site. The 64-player draws in both the 16s and 18s divisions will produce eight qualifiers. Two rounds of qualifying are scheduled for Thursday, with the final round of qualifying on Friday morning. Deiton Baughman, Reilly Opelka and Logan Smith are the top 3 seeds in the 18s qualifying. Eduardo Nava was the No. 4 seed, but he has already withdrawn and is playing in the main draw at the Decatur Futures this week. Jackson Suh, Brian Cernoch, Sebastian Arcila and Conrad Russell are
ZooTennis | July 27, 3:00 pm ET

Kastles win fourth straight WTT title
The Washington Kastles won their fourth straight World Team Tennis title over the weekend when they defeated the Springfield Lasers 25-13 in the WTT final, which was held in Springfield, Missouri. Martina Hingis was named the final's Most Valuable Player. The Kastles won all five events--women's singles, men's singles, women's doubles, men's doubles, and mixed doubles.San Diego Aviators player Daniela Hantuchova won the Female MVP award for the season, and Texas Wild's Anabel Medina Garrigues won the Female Rookie of the Year award. An especially interesting WTT score is Townsend-1, Huber-0. Because it isn't a match until someone hits Liezel
Women Who Serve | July 27, 3:00 pm ET

Dudi Sela: Israeli Pride
The Israeli-Palestinian crisis has headlined world news for the last three weeks. The ongoing battle reached nineteen days Saturday, with over 1000 civilian casualties already reported.  A 12 hour humanitarian cease-fire was proposed, but was eventually rejected by Hamas friday, who today announced that they have fired five rockets at Israel. Israeli tennis player Dudi […]
The Tennis Nerds | July 26, 9:59 pm ET

Playing Ball: Mixing It Up
Mixed doubles, as any historian of the sport can tell you, was why lawn tennis was invented in the 1870s. New country retreats were being built across England at the time, and the eligible young ladies and gentlemen who retreated to them needed something to do together once they were there. Croquet didn’t offer enough exercise; cricket offered too much. A genteel round of mixed doubles, safely played in long white pants and equally long, sweat-hiding white dresses, hit the demure sweet spot of Victorian seduction. Funny how much something can change when you lift it out of 19th century England
Articles by Steve Tignor | July 26, 4:55 pm ET

Chen Wins Austin $10K; Gibbs Wins USO Wild Card; Black, Donaldson, Townsend Qualify for Citi Open in
Fifteen-year-old Kelly Chen went straight from the G18s Clay Courts in Memphis to the qualifying tournament of the $10,000 Pro Circuit event in Austin. Before she made that trip, Chen had only one main draw victory in a professional-level tournament, but this week she got five, beating 2013 NCAA finalist Mary Weatherholt 6-3, 7-6(7) in Sunday's final. The Cerritos, California resident, who works with former NCAA champion and WTA Top 40 player Debbie Graham, now heads back home to compete in the Girls 18s National Championships, with the main draw in that division beginning next Sunday.At the men's $10,000 Futures
ZooTennis | July 26, 3:00 pm ET

Women Who Serve now available on Twitter
For some time now, I've avoided putting Women Who Serve on Twitter for professional reasons, and also because I didn't want to make my blogging life more complicated. Then it occurred to me that not having a Twitter extension was actually making my blogging life a lot harder. Not only was I leaving myself out of a loop of tennis bloggers and journalists I very much like and respect, I was also spending too much time and energy collecting odds and ends and trying to figure out what to do with them.Now, you will see fewer of those "odds and
Women Who Serve | July 26, 3:00 pm ET

Catalina Castano retires from professional tennis
Charleston, 2006Columbia's Catalina Costano announced Thursday that she is retiring from professional tennis because she has a diagnosis of breast cancer. Castano is undergoing chemotherapy to treat her illness.The 35-year-old Colombian player reached her highest ranking, number 35 in the world, in 2006. She is the most decorated player in Colombian Fed Cup history, with the most ties played, the most years played, and the most matches won. She played 50 Fed Cup ties in her career."I live day by day because with cancer you never know when everything suddenly ends," Castano said in making the announcement. "I hope to
Women Who Serve | July 26, 3:00 pm ET

Svitolina repeats as Baku champion
We don't see titles successfully defended that often, but today, Elina Svitolina was the exception, winning her second Baku Cup title in two years. The 19-year-old from Ukraine defeated Bojana Jovanovski 6-1, 7-6 in the final. Winning the doubles title were Alexandra Panova and Heather Watson upst 3rd seeds Raluca Olaru and Shahar Peer 6-2, 7-6.Meanwhile, Peng Shuai moved a step closer to winning a "real" WTA title. She defeated Liu Fangszhou 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in today's Nanchang final. The 18-year-old Liu, ranked number 422 in the world when she entered the tournament, has impressed all week. Peng, it should
Women Who Serve | July 26, 3:00 pm ET

Quotes of the Day: Isner, Matosevic, Sela, Becker, Sock
The second installment of my new series “Quotes of the Day” is here. Friday in Atlanta was an interesting, action-packed day of tennis. The sun was out, and it was unbearably hot. I’ll let the players tell the rest of the story. John Isner–The 6’10 American played a very….unique match against Marinko Matosevic. After winning […]
The Tennis Nerds | July 26, 1:12 am ET

Billie Jean’s Wonderland
In case you haven’t been paying attention, the World TeamTennis finals are on Sunday, featuring the Western Conference champion Springfield Lasers hosting the formidable Washington Kastles in the battle for the King Trophy. Welcome to the alternate tennis universe of World Team Tennis, the league founded by Billie Jean King. It’s the continuation of her nearly lifelong dream to shape tennis into a team game with a reach extending far beyond the country-club crowd that dominated the sport for so long in her formative years. That she’s been partly successful is evident in this detail: Thanks to their upset of the San
Articles by Peter Bodo | July 25, 7:11 pm ET

Teens Get Opportunities During US Open Series; Chen, Weatherholt in Austin $10K Final; Frank and Ngu
The US Open Series is underway with the ATP's BB&T Atlanta Open kicking off the five-week lead-in into the US Open. Defending champion and top seed John Isner is in the final for the fourth time in five years after his 7-5, 6-4 win today over Jack Sock. He will play either Germany's Benjamin Becker(Baylor) or Dudi Sela of Israel in Sunday's final. Steve Johnson(USC) and Sam Querrey have reached the doubles final.There are three US Open series events on the schedule for next week. The ATP has a 500-level in Washington DC, with the women sharing the courts in
ZooTennis | July 25, 3:00 pm ET

Quotes of the Day: Atlanta—–De Bakker, Anderson, Isner, Becker
I’m going to be experimenting with a new series for the site. Each day I’m live at an event, and have the chance to talk to players, I’m going to put out the best quotes from each player that day. I like to focus more on feature writing for The Tennis Nerds, and I know […]
The Tennis Nerds | July 25, 2:18 am ET

Common Dishes On Serena Williams
Common and Serena Williams haven't been an item since 2010, but that hasn't stopped the rapper from continuing to talk about her. According to , Common has once again spoken to the media about Serena. In his latest ramble, he mentions the beef he has with Drake, which started after rumours of Serena and Drake surfaced, (again, a very long time ago). Common and Drake have not resolved the feud and have
Home | July 24, 11:09 pm ET

Taylor Townsend Plays Doubles... Without A Partner
Not sure we will be seeing this again anytime soon. In World Team Tennis, which Taylor Townsend only elected to play after her friend Vicky Duval was diagnosed with lymphoma, Taylor was left on her own in a doubles match after an unfortunate injury that Taylor herself caused. After Taylor accidentally hit her doubles partner Liezel Huber in the back of the head off a crosscourt forehand, Taylor was forced to play Martina Hingis and Anastasia Rodionova all by herself! Talk about punishment! Taylor was not allowed to return serves from Huber's side and obviously lost the bizarre match. Bizarre scene in #WTT:
Home | July 24, 11:01 pm ET

Sweeping the court
Sloane Stephens has hired Thomas Hosgstedt to be her coach on a trail basis, starting with his appearance at the Citi Open in Washington, DC. Hogstedt, a former coach of Maria Sharapova, also spend some (very little) time coaching Caroline Wozniacki.Nike has unveiled its new headquarters in Shanghai, which includes the Li Na Building. The nod to China's leading player is part of a tradition Nike has of naming buildings after its star athletes.You can now get to know Grace Min.Or, if you happen to live in Romania, thanks to Dedeman and Simona Halep, you can have a great food
Women Who Serve | July 24, 3:00 pm ET

Sela Into the Quarterfinals, Finally Trumps Big Server
Dudi Sela has had a tough time with tall, big serving players this year. He’s played John Isner once, losing in a third set tiebreak, and Ivo Karlovic three times, on each instance falling in straight sets with at least one tiebreak. Last week in Bogota, Columbia, after losing an incredibly tight match to Karlovic, […]
The Tennis Nerds | July 23, 9:14 pm ET

VIDEO VAULT: Del Potro back hitting backhands, Raonic practicing with Serena and Nestor
There were a couple of videos that made the rounds today and they were pretty noteworthy. The first one shows Juan Martin del Potro hitting backhands. He's basically pushing the ball to protect his surgically repaired left wrist. It's a start. I, personally, can't wait for the BIG LUG to return. #biglugluv y'all. Milos Raonic was practicing today in Toronto and brought along a couple of friends...Serena Williams and Daniel Nestor.ReRe tweeted about the practice session afterwards: Had a fun hit with Daniel Nestor and @milosraonic today. I tried to hang in there. Hope I did ok! 👍— Serena
Down the Line: raw + uncut | July 23, 3:00 pm ET

(UPDATED) +NETCORDS: Stephens and Annacone split, Neil Harman caught plagiarizing, and Vaidisova pra
Busy day in the tennisphere...- Soooooo lookie (up) there. If it isn't our old friend, the ex-Worm loving Czech lady baller who retired at the age of 20, Nicole Vaidisova. She was hugely talented, although I always thought her backhand technique was, er, funky. But Vaida had big wins and was on her way up before calling it quits. Then there was the marriage to Radek Stepanek. Let's not relive that one. Apparently she's back to practicing and feeling good: These last couple weeks Im finally able to serve with less pain then i have in over 3 years,
Down the Line: raw + uncut | July 22, 3:00 pm ET

Maria Kirilenko Is No Longer Engaged
Maria Kirilenko has ended her engagement to NHL hockey player Alexander Ovechki. The two were dating for a year before they became engaged in 2012. In her statement, Maria made it sound like the decision was her's. "I have made a decision to break up our engagement,” Kirilenko said in an R-Sport interview. “There are a lot of reasons, but I wouldn’t want to go in detail. I’ll say just that our relationship is over, but I respect Sasha as a person and an athlete." While we're sorry these two didn't work out, I've got no doubt there are plenty of men out
Home | July 21, 8:01 pm ET

So when’s Dimitrov’s first Grand Slam win coming?
We’ve become used to the so-called big four dominating men’s tennis for quit some time now. But this is about to change. It will change not least because Roger Federer is getting on a little; 32 is quite an age for a male tennis star in the absolute upper echelons of the game these days.Roger demonstrated that he still has it at Wimbledon when forcing Novak Djokovic to an incredible five sets. But at 32, his days are numbered, unfortunately. Meanwhile, Andy Murray and the second most successful player of all time, Rafa Nadal have both had more than their
HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | July 21, 3:00 pm ET

Maria Sharapova Leans on Mayweather, Snubbed By Drake at ESPYs
Maria Sharapova won the Best Female Tennis Player award at the ESPYs yesterday, but that wasn't the highlight for Maria fans. When she joined boxer Floyd Mayweather to present the award for Best Game both took the opportunity to make fun of their height difference leading to this totally adorable GIF. Maria was introduced by Drake who said, "And from tennis, or whatever, Maria Sharapova." Maria gave some sass back to ther rapper, saying "Wow. Where was my introduction?" Drake hasn't had a good run with tennis lately...
Home | July 17, 6:18 pm ET

Hello! Magazine Features Djokovic Wedding Snaps
Hello! Magazine snagged exclusive photos rights to Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic's wedding, and we must say the photos are beautiful. You can pick up a copy of the magazine here and check out a sneak peak of the photos here.
Home | July 17, 6:09 pm ET

Wimbledon Champions Dinner – Djokovic & Kvitova

Tennis Perspective | July 7, 12:20 am ET

Wimbledon third set – MEN’s FINALS
The scores were close, 7-6 for Novak in the third set. However, Roger showing signs of fatigue, perhaps? Serving at 5-5, 40-30, Roger thought he had the game but call was over ruled and Novak got the point. A few deuces later, and some amazing serves to the rescue, Roger holds for 6-5. A happy […]
TENNISVISTA | July 6, 11:47 am ET

Roger and Novak: second set at Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic wins the second set after having a break, early on the second set. The match has been very physical and Roger doesn’t seem as sharp as in the first, which he won, 9-7, in the tie-breaker. Novak finds himself serving at 3-2 ; 15/15. A break is always reassuring against a player like […]
TENNISVISTA | July 6, 11:42 am ET

Roger wins the first set at Wimbledon finals
It was a well disputed tiebreaker which Roger Federer won 9-7. The first time they met, in the semis, Roger won. Federer is bidding for his 8th title at Wimbledon today and to tie the record with Nadal’ s 8th Roland Garros titles. Finally, the two last men standing at the end of this magical […]
TENNISVISTA | July 6, 9:41 am ET

Who Wants It More?
Men Finals at Wimbledon “You know, I’m sure that he wants to win this title as much as I do.” says Djokovic. Wimbledon is one of the most prestigious Tour events and many players dream of winning it. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are both former Wimbledon champions and looking forward to today’s finals.Novak won […]
TENNISVISTA | July 6, 9:14 am ET

Kvitova Does It Again
Familiarity breeds confidence and confidence breeds success. Petra Kvitova wins her second Wimbledon title defeating Eugenie Bourchard in less than an hour. ” I knew that I could play well on the grass, but I really played so well today.” she says. There wasn’t much Bouchard could do counter attack Kvitova’s powerful strokes and strong […]
TENNISVISTA | July 6, 8:59 am ET

Federer to Win!
I have been skeptical that Rodger could add another Grandslam title, but i do believe he can lift that Wimbledon trophy once again! Djoker will have to play his best , Roger if all things are even has the better game and especially for grass!His semi final against Raonic did not take that much out of Fed and if he gets that first set under his belt I think he will be unstoppable!Petra Kvitova destroyed Young Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-0 61 points to 37 points. Eugenie is not gaining many friends on tour , just comes over a little
The Tigers Eye | July 5, 3:00 pm ET

Nick Kyrgios Beats Rafa Nadal
All hail Nick Kyrgios! At least that’s what it sounds like to wake up in Australia this morning. Just as we did when Bernard Tomic has his run at Wimbledon a few years ago the Australian media has proclaimed Kyrgios … Read more »
Tennis Perspective | July 1, 7:51 pm ET

Wimby News- In with the New out with the Old
All I can say is wow! Australian Nick Kyrgios came of age defeating World Number 1 Rafa Nadal at Wimbledon. Today he backs up against Milos Raonic of Canada.I hope Nick can serve as well as he did yesterday but this will be a completely different type of match , after beating a champion can he back up today ? will be tough!CENTRE COURT - 12:00PM1. Simona Halep (ROU) [3] v Sabine Lisicki (GER) [19]2. Andy Murray (GBR) [3] v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [11]3. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [5] v Roger Federer (SUI) [4]NO.1 COURT - 12:00PM1. Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) [13]
The Tigers Eye | July 1, 3:00 pm ET

Federer & Nadal Air Issues Through Media
It started with Roger Federer discussing his issue with how long Rafa Nadal takes between points. A totally valid point but it seems to have become a pet  peeve in recently.The umpires have been cracking down on Rafa significantly more … Read more »
Tennis Perspective | June 30, 4:50 am ET

Robredo To Face Federer
Tommy Robredo has an uphill battle in front of him if he wants to make it through to the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. The Spaniard faces seven time Wimbledon Champion Roger Federer. Roger brushed Santiago Giraldo aside 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 in … Read more »
Tennis Perspective | June 28, 10:40 pm ET

Alize Cornet Shocks Serena Williams
Alize Cornet has ripped the women’s draw wide open by defeating Serena Williams on a wet day in SW19. It was Serena who initially came out strongly after an initial rain delay, but after just over two two hours of … Read more »
Tennis Perspective | June 28, 10:24 pm ET

Wimbledon Second Monday Preview
I usually can't say enough good things about the Second Monday of Wimbledon. If you can only attend the tournament on one day—this is the best day to go. Instead of the usual schedule of one half of the draw playing on one day and the other half playing the next day, on the Second Monday ALL remaining men and women play. This means there are lots of great matches being played and because not all of them can be played on the show courts, you'll still get to see high level players on the outer courts even if you
I Take Thee Tennis | June 27, 3:00 pm ET

Rosol was that the best you could do--Knock over Rafa's Waterbottle
Matches TodayCENTRE COURT - 1:00PM1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] v Gilles Simon (FRA)2. Petra Kvitova (CZE) [6] v Venus Williams (USA) [30]3. Andy Murray (GBR) [3] v Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) [27]NO.1 COURT - 1:00PM1. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) v Na Li (CHN) [2]2. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [11] v Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) [21]3. Marin Cilic (CRO) [26] v Tomas Berdych (CZE) [6]NO.2 COURT - 11:30AM1. Simona Halep (ROU) [3] v Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)2. Jerzy Janowicz (POL) [15] vs Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)3. Michelle Larcher De Brito (POR) v Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [4]4. Jamie Murray (GBR) [14] / John Peers (AUS)
The Tigers Eye | June 26, 3:00 pm ET

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ATP - Jul 28 WTA - Jul 28
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Rafael Nadal2 Na Li
3 Roger Federer3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Tomas Berdych5 Agnieszka Radwanska
6 David Ferrer6 Maria Sharapova
7 Milos Raonic7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Juan Martin Del Potro8 Angelique Kerber
9 Grigor Dimitrov9 Jelena Jankovic
10 Andy Murray10 Victoria Azarenka
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