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  • Halep Rolls In Prague SFs; Mertens Also Through
  • Simona Halep is back in a clay semifinal.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | August 14, 9:43 pm ET
  • Serena Ousted By Rogers In Lexington; Gauff Survives
  • Serena Williams couldn't pull out a third straight 3-set win.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | August 14, 9:34 pm ET
  • Wild Card Shelby Rogers Upsets Top Seed Serena Williams, Coco Gauff Reaches Semis in Lexington Tenni
  • Embed from Getty Images Wild Card Shelby Rogers Upsets Top Seed Serena Williams, Coco Gauff Reaches Semis in Lexington Tennis Tourney   (August 14, 2020) On Friday, the 27-year-old , ranked 116th in the world, Shelby Rogers had the biggest win of her career, knocking out top seed and 23-time major champion Serena Williams 1-6, […] The post Wild Card Shelby Rogers Upsets Top Seed Serena Williams, Coco Gauff Reaches Semis in Lexington Tennis Tourney appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | August 14, 7:35 pm ET
  • WTA – Lexington Results and Schedule
  • WTA – Lexington Results and Schedule Top Seed Open August 10-16, 2020 Lexington, KY, USA $202,250 RESULTS – AUGUST 14, 2020 Singles – Quarterfinals [WC] S. Rogers (USA) d [1] S. Williams (USA) 16 64 76(5) C. Gauff (USA) d [8] O. Jabeur (TUN) 46 64 61 J. Teichmann (SUI) d C. Bellis (USA) 62 […] The post WTA – Lexington Results and Schedule appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | August 14, 7:30 pm ET
  • WTA – Prague Results and Schedule
  • WTA – Prague Results and Schedule Prague Open August 10-16, 2020 Prague, Czech Republic $202,250 RESULTS – AUGUST 14, 2020 Quarterfinals [1] S. Halep (ROU) d [LL] M. Frech (POL) 62 60 [3] E. Mertens (BEL) d [WC] E. Bouchard (CAN) 64 16 64 K. Pliskova (CZE) d A. Bogdan (ROU) 25 Retired Second Round […] The post WTA – Prague Results and Schedule appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | August 14, 2:54 pm ET
  • WTA Tour – Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 order of play
  • . After a tough start to the week, Simona Halep is looking for a final... The post WTA Tour – Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 order of play appeared first on THE ONLY TENNIS WEBSITE.
  • THE ONLY TENNIS WEBSITE | August 14, 12:42 pm ET
  • Djokovic, Nadal, Thiem are first to Qualify for ATP Finals
  • Djokovic, Nadal, Thiem first to Qualify for ATP Finals   (August 14, 2020) LONDON — The Nitto ATP Finals will anchor the final six-week stretch of the 2020 ATP Tour season following the release of a revised provisional calendar today. The 50th anniversary edition of the ATP’s season-ending finale, featuring the best eight singles players and […] The post Djokovic, Nadal, Thiem are first to Qualify for ATP Finals appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | August 14, 9:55 am ET
  • ATP moves up Rome, adds Hamburg, nixes Finals fans
  • . The ATP’s fall schedule is, pardon the pun, falling into place. If everything goes... The post ATP moves up Rome, adds Hamburg, nixes Finals fans appeared first on THE ONLY TENNIS WEBSITE.
  • THE ONLY TENNIS WEBSITE | August 14, 8:45 am ET
  • ATP Issues Updated 2020 Provisional Calendar
  • ATP (August 14, 2020) The ATP has issued further updates to the 2020 Tour calendar, setting a provisional schedule for the remainder of the regular season. The revised calendar marks a continuation of the plan to resume the ATP Tour season, following suspension in March due to COVID-19. Under the updated schedule the ATP Masters […] The post ATP Issues Updated 2020 Provisional Calendar appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | August 14, 8:38 am ET
  • Serena Overcomes Venus In Lexington; Gauff In Action Friday
  • Serena wins a fan-less 31st meeting with sister Venus.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | August 13, 9:55 pm ET
  • How Rome’s rescheduling significantly impacts clay court draws
  • Rome’s Italian Open has put out a series of new regulations, which will vastly impact the draws both there and at Roland Garros. Here’s how. The Italian Open in Rome has undergone a few major changes today. The Masters 1000 Series (a Premier 5 equivalent for the WTA) has announced that: Main draw action will […] How Rome’s rescheduling significantly impacts clay court draws - Lob and Smash - Lob and Smash - A Professional Tennis Site -- News, Blogs, Analysis and More
  • Lob and Smash | August 13, 7:48 pm ET
  • Bianca Andreescu’s shocking withdrawal adds to shrinking US Open list
  • Bianca Andreescu, the defending US Open champion, has withdrawn from the event in a shocking decision. She joins defending men’s champion, Rafael Nadal, to sit out. Bianca Andreescu announced earlier today that she will not be competing in the US Open; it was a shocking decision by the defending champion. She was expected to enter […] Bianca Andreescu’s shocking withdrawal adds to shrinking US Open list - Lob and Smash - Lob and Smash - A Professional Tennis Site -- News, Blogs, Analysis and More
  • Lob and Smash | August 13, 6:04 pm ET
  • WTA Tour – Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 final results
  • . Genie Bouchard looking for a semifinal in Prague, but denied by Elise Mertens after... The post WTA Tour – Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 final results appeared first on THE ONLY TENNIS WEBSITE.
  • THE ONLY TENNIS WEBSITE | August 13, 5:10 pm ET
  • Serena thunders back to defeat sister Venus in best all-time matchup
  • Serena Williams defeated her sister, Venus, coming back from a set down to claim the win at the Top Seed Open. It was one of their best all-time matchups. Venus and Serena Williams are entering the 4th decade of their lives (Venus already has). No one expected they’d be facing each other for the 31st […] Serena thunders back to defeat sister Venus in best all-time matchup - Lob and Smash - Lob and Smash - A Professional Tennis Site -- News, Blogs, Analysis and More
  • Lob and Smash | August 13, 4:41 pm ET
  • Gauff, Brady, Rogers Advance to WTA Top Seed Open Semifinals; Defending Champion Andreescu Withdraws
  • Sixteen-year-old Coco Gauff advanced to her second career WTA semifinal tonight at the WTA International Top Seed Open in Lexington Kentucky, beating No. 8 seed Ons Jabeur of Tunisia 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. Trailing 6-4, 4-2, Gauff began to figure out the variety in Jabeur's game, and by the third set, Gauff was fresher and more confident. It also helped that Jabeur's serve deserted her entirely; she made
  • ZooTennis | August 13, 3:00 pm ET
  • With No Fanfare, Williams Sisters Give It Their All
  • It looked more like a practice match in atmosphere, but Serena topped Venus in a tight match at the Top Seed Open.
  • Tennis | August 13, 2:44 pm ET
  • Bianca Andreescu Won’t Defend Her US Open Title
  • Both defending champions are out of the US Open.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | August 13, 2:33 pm ET
  • Coco Gauff Was Rising When Tennis Stopped. Now She Might Be Even Better.
  • “Having those months off to work on certain stuff definitely helped,” she said.
  • Tennis | August 13, 12:56 pm ET
  • Novak Djokovic Confirms US Open, Cincinnati Participation
  • Novak Djokovic will be coming the U.S.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | August 13, 11:17 am ET
  • Novak Djokovic is right to participate in the US Open
  • Novak Djokovic announced earlier today that he would participate in both the Western & Southern Open and the US Open. Djokovic, in a statement on social media, said, “I am happy to confirm that I will participate at the Cincinnati and US Open this year. It was not an easy decision to make with all […] Novak Djokovic is right to participate in the US Open - Lob and Smash - Lob and Smash - A Professional Tennis Site -- News, Blogs, Analysis and More
  • Lob and Smash | August 13, 9:52 am ET
  • World No. 1 Djokovic will play the US Open
  • . There was a little drama in the lead-up. Under-the-radar WhatsApp group chats and brief... The post World No. 1 Djokovic will play the US Open appeared first on THE ONLY TENNIS WEBSITE.
  • THE ONLY TENNIS WEBSITE | August 13, 8:15 am ET
  • No style points required: "Calm and composed" Coco Gauff wins anyway
  • “Just win, baby,” was the exceedingly simple and practical advice that Al Davis gave his NFL team, the Oakland Raiders, each Sunday. Throw out the style points, throw out the margin of victory, and in the Raiders case, sometimes you might throw out the rules, too. To Davis, the final score justified whatever it took for his team to get there. By now the phrase is one of the most well-worn clichés in sports, but it’s hard to think of a better way to describe what Coco Gauff does on a tennis court. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a player
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | August 12, 6:36 pm ET
  • Train like a Pro Tennis Player with TopCourt
  • Ever wanted to train like a professional tennis player? Ever wanted to be coached by a professional tennis player? TopCourt might be the best investment you ever make in your game. Award winning PTR coach Nima Naderi breaks down why TopCourt is one of the most advanced teaching platforms he’s seen in the past 23 […] The post Train like a Pro Tennis Player with TopCourt appeared first on Tennis Connected.
  • Tennis Connected | August 12, 3:54 pm ET
  • USTA Cancels September Pro Circuit Tournaments and National Level 3 Junior Events; ITA's Plans for F
  • The USTA announced today that the five ITF World Tennis Tour Pro Circuit events scheduled for September in the United States have been canceled.USTA STATEMENT ON PRO CIRCUIT EVENT CANCELLATIONSDue to the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19, the USTA has cancelled all ITF World Tennis Tour and ATP Challenger events taking place in the U.S. in September. This decision was made to ensure the
  • ZooTennis | August 12, 3:00 pm ET
  • WTA Tour – Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 final results
  • . Genie Bouchard reaches the quarterfinals in Prague, as  Leylah Annie Fernandez tries to do... The post WTA Tour – Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 final results appeared first on THE ONLY TENNIS WEBSITE.
  • THE ONLY TENNIS WEBSITE | August 12, 2:24 pm ET
  • Robert Ryland, Who Broke a Tennis Barrier, Dies at 100
  • The first professional Black player, he also taught future tennis stars, as well as a few stars of show business.
  • Tennis | August 12, 2:20 pm ET
  • Venus and Serena: Sisters, Rivals, Icons, and a Lasting Legacy
  • Venus and Serena Williams are two of the greatest female tennis players ever. We look back at their decades-long rivalry and the impact they made on the sport. Two sisters from Compton, California had no business revolutionizing tennis as they did but here we are. 51 combined years on tour, spanning four different decades has […] Venus and Serena: Sisters, Rivals, Icons, and a Lasting Legacy - Lob and Smash - Lob and Smash - A Professional Tennis Site -- News, Blogs, Analysis and More
  • Lob and Smash | August 12, 2:11 pm ET
  • It’s Serena vs. Venus Williams in a Tuneup Before the U.S. Open
  • Both looked strong in the first round of the Top Seed Open in Kentucky and will face off Thursday in their 31st meeting.
  • Tennis | August 11, 5:06 pm ET
  • Gauff Defeats No. 2 Seed Sabalenka to Reach WTA Lexington Quarterfinals; Kuznetsova Withdraws from U
  • Coco Gauff wasn't happy with her serving performance today at the WTA International tournament in Lexington Kentucky, but the 16-year-old still managed to advanced to the Top Seed Open quarterfinals, beating No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-4. Gauff, who had eight double faults in the match, led 5-2 in the first set, lost four straight games, but broke Sabalenka serving for
  • ZooTennis | August 11, 3:00 pm ET
  • From Houdini act to routine win: Serena Williams is officially back
  • We've been live blogging a loaded day in Lexington, at the Top Seed Open, on TENNIS.com. The latest result saw Venus Williams top Victoria Azarenka—setting up a second-rounder against her sister. How did Serena get there? Read on... “A Houdini act,” is what Tennis Channel commentator Brett Haber called Serena Williams’ 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Bernarda Pera at the Top Seed Open on Tuesday. At one level, that wasn’t an inaccurate description. Serena was down a set and 0-40 on her serve at 4-4 in the second. One more miss and Pera would have served for the match—and up to that
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | August 11, 1:33 pm ET
  • Reviewing Wilson’s Clash 100 RG Limited Edition Racquet
  • Becoming the official racquet and ball sponsor of Roland Garros this year, Wilson Tennis has unveiled a complete line of elegant products for the avid tennis player. Led by the Clash 100 Roland Garros Racquet, Wilson has maintained the same great specs of this frame, but updated it with a complimentary clay court palette to […] The post Reviewing Wilson’s Clash 100 RG Limited Edition Racquet appeared first on Tennis Connected.
  • Tennis Connected | August 11, 8:00 am ET
  • All Clear for Slam 17? If Djokovic Plays, He’ll Be Heavy Favorite
  • All Clear for Slam 17? If Djokovic Plays, He’ll Be Heavy Favorite The current tennis season is very much fluid no thanks to the current health situation. That said, fans can start looking forward to the 140th US Open, which may well feature 7 of the world’s 10 highest ranked male players. Australian Open 2020 […] The post All Clear for Slam 17? If Djokovic Plays, He’ll Be Heavy Favorite appeared first on Tennis Connected.
  • Tennis Connected | August 11, 7:58 am ET
  • Actual Tennis Scholarship Programs for Students in the USA
  • Do you fancy being in the U.S Open or even playing for a Wimbledon Championship? If so, you need a lot of support, especially financially, to continue pursuing your passion for tennis. Students just leaving high school can get tennis scholarships that expose them to great career prospects. Landing a tennis scholarship can position students […] The post Actual Tennis Scholarship Programs for Students in the USA appeared first on Tennis Connected.
  • Tennis Connected | August 11, 7:51 am ET
  • Texas A&M's Habib and Pepperdine's Failla Claim ITA National Summer Championships; Yepifanova, Mejia
  •  ITA Summer Champions Hady Habib and Jessica Faillaphoto credits, Jacob Dye, ITAThe two top seeds claimed the titles today at the annual ITA National Summer Championships, with Hady Habib of Texas A&M prevailing on his home courts and Pepperdine's Jessica Failla crowned the women's champion.Both matches were held at the same time this morning in College Station, so I was flipping back and forth
  • ZooTennis | August 10, 3:00 pm ET
  • Reviewing the all-new NikeCourt Air Zoom GP Turbo
  • Cut corners like never before in the all-new NikeCourt Air Zoom GP Turbo. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes and styles, the Air Zoom GP Turbo has been a hands-on project from day one. The shoe has play-tested and proven all-year by Touring professional Frances Tiafoe. First Impressions: Designed with the objective of making […] The post Reviewing the all-new NikeCourt Air Zoom GP Turbo appeared first on Tennis Connected.
  • Tennis Connected | August 10, 11:49 am ET
  • Fiona Ferro's win in Palermo caps tennis' perfect comeback week
  • It’s good to see the family again, isn’t it? That’s what I kept thinking as I watched the WTA play over the last seven days in Palermo. It was the site of the first official tournament since the pandemic lockdowns began in March, and it felt like a reunion of long-lost friends and relatives. I’m happy to report that, while those five months may have felt more like five years, not much seems to have changed. Petra Martic is still the picture of stylish understatement. Camila Giorgi is as icy and enigmatic as ever as she hurries from one point to the
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | August 9, 6:03 pm ET
  • Top Seeds Habib and Failla Advance to ITA Summer Nationals Finals; Brady Claims First WTA Victory Si
  • After an ITA Summer Circuit that featured many a junior champion, the ITA National Summer Championships have come down to four collegians, including both top seeds and the defending champion.After the quarterfinals and semifinals were played today at the George Mitchell Tennis Center at Texas A&M, top seeds Jessica Failla of Pepperdine and Hady Habib of Texas A&M advanced to Tuesday morning's
  • ZooTennis | August 9, 3:00 pm ET
  • Week In Preview: Serena returns in Lexington; Halep headlines Prague
  • Serena vs. Pera; Gauff vs. Dolehide; Venus vs. Azarenka; Stephens vs. Fernandez—all first-round matches, all live on Tennis Channel starting at 11 a.m. ET. And visit TENNIS.com on Tuesday for our Lexington live blog. Did you feel, as I did, that having tennis back in Palermo was like seeing your extended family again? If so, this week should be the equivalent of a long-awaited reunion with old friends and siblings. Unlike in Palermo, there will be no shortage of familiar faces in Lexington and Prague: Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Simona Halep, Victoria Azarenka, Aryna Sabalenka, Sloane Stephens and Coco Gauff are among
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | August 9, 10:57 am ET
  • After It All, Serena Williams Still Has No. 24 In Sight
  • After the coronavirus paused the tours, Williams is gearing up for the U.S. Open, her next opportunity to tie Margaret Court’s Grand Slam singles title record.
  • Tennis | August 7, 10:30 am ET
  • He's the King of Clay, yet Rafa's US Open journey sums up his identity
  • If you want to know what the US Open means to Rafael Nadal, you could go back and watch the way he has celebrated his successes in New York over the last 15 years. The fist-pumps, the vamoses, the leg kicks, the flat-on-his-back victory plunges: All of them have kicked the energy up a notch in Ashe Stadium, and cemented a long-standing bond between the Spaniard and the fans at Flushing Meadows. “The crowd,” as Nadal put it after he won his fourth Open title last year, “that have always been amazing.” To me, though, Rafa’s love for the year’s last
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | August 5, 3:09 pm ET
  • Peace overcomes Kindness
  • Women Who Serve | June 27, 3:00 pm ET
  • Keys and Mattek-Sands shine at Credit One Bank Invitaational press conference
  • Women Who Serve | June 17, 3:00 pm ET
  • Jennifer Brady finds new motivation in preparing for Charleston event
  • Women Who Serve | June 14, 3:00 pm ET
  • Un moment triste
  • Women Who Serve | May 22, 3:00 pm ET
  • On not watching tennis
  • Women Who Serve | April 21, 3:00 pm ET
  • Feat of Clay: Sharapova found unexpected sanctuary at Roland Garros
  • Maria Sharapova, who retired without fanfare in late February at age 32 after struggling with injuries and eroding form for most of the past two years, was renowned for her droll wit—a talent that stood in stark contrast to her unambiguous, aggressive game. Four years ago, in a press conference to announce that she faced a doping suspension, Sharapova assured reporters that she wasn’t about to declare her retirement in a downtown Los Angeles hotel “with this ugly carpet.” On another occasion, when a reporter attempted to bond with her by revealing that his own daughter also liked the book Pippi
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | April 19, 8:11 am ET
  • French Open preview: Petra Kvitova more than a sentimental favorite
  • Petra Kvitova is no longer haunted by the queasy feeling she sometimes experienced when picking up a racquet with her surgically repaired left hand. She doesn’t scan public places any more, anxiously looking for strangers. She’s gotten over her fear of being alone, something she felt even in the safe confines of a tournament locker room. The memory of the man who invaded Kvitova’s home and severely injured her left, hitting hand in December 2016 will never go away. “I’ve been through many, many things, not really great ones,” the 28-year-old Czech said at this year’s Australian Open, during her runner-up press
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | May 21, 7:57 am ET
  • Indian Wells is known for its doubles. Could the event team with UTR?
  • The Jack Kramer Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, where legendary coaches such as Vic Braden and Robert Lansdorp helped shape the nascent games of Open-era icons including Tracy Austin, Pete Sampras and Lindsay Davenport, added another significant chapter to its legacy last December. It hosted the inaugural California Championships.  The event offered a modest, $30,000 purse. The highest seed was then-ATP No. 33 Steve Johnson; the winner was then-ATP No. 51 Sam Querrey. Mardy Fish and Tommy Haas, whose tournament-playing days are behind them, were among the other notable competitors. What was so historic about it? For one, it was perhaps
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | March 4, 4:03 pm ET
  • The 37 Club: What does 2019 have in store for Serena and Federer?
  • Court Report: Serena Williams, just one Slam shy of Margaret Court's record, is ready for 2019   They are the twin rails on which the game has traveled for nearly two decades, like some great locomotive powering its way across the public’s imagination. Serena Williams and Roger Federer, hailed by most as the greatest players of all time in their respective divisions of the sport, are like railroad tracks: their careers progressed on parallel paths, forever in great proximity. Rail tracks never meet, not even at the end of the line, except by optical illusion on the distant horizon. One of the rails
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | December 31, 9:00 am ET
  • 50 Years, 50 Heroes: Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, 1997
  • For our sixth annual Heroes Issue, we’ve selected passages from the last 50 years of Tennis Magazine and TENNIS.com—starting in 1969 and ending in 2018—to highlight 50 worthy heroes. Each passage acknowledges the person as they were then; each subsequent story catches up with the person, or highlights their impact, as they are now. It is best summed up with a quote from the great Arthur Ashe, that was featured on the cover of the November/December issue of this magazine in 2015: “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | December 14, 9:00 am ET


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