Anusha says farewell to Lleyton Hewitt.
Consistency is key for the developing American talent.
A modern-day mystery.
One of these days he is going to kill me.
It’s pretty emotional.
It’s the final week of the SAP Open in San Jose. The tournament, which is the second oldest in the United States, is moving to South America in 2014. It’s another in a long line of signs that point to a giant neon flashing sign saying: “Tennis in the United States is Dying.”
John Isner and Sam Querrey are the only players from their generation in the top 50. Are they poised to lead American tennis? And what happened to the rest of the generation?
At 1:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning in August of 2011, after winning an epic rain-delayed semifinal against John Isner at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), Gael Monfils was asked how he stayed focused on tennis during the hour-long rain-delay in the middle of the match. “To be honest I don’t […]
In order to entice observers, sports needs its heros and villains. Most of the time, these labels are handed out in an arbitrary fashion, when the truth about an athlete almost always lies somewhere in the middle.
In women’s tennis, there’s the ever-popular Serena Williams, who enjoys broad support as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. There’s Maria Sharapova, a beloved mainstay whose fightback after shoulder surgery proved her professionalism and commitment to the game. There’s Agnieszka Radwanska, voted a WTA fan favorite for her crafty game and fun personality off the court.
And then there’s Victoria Azarenka.
I want to tell you a happy story about a girl named Dinara Safina.
She was born on April 27, 1986 in Moscow, Russia. Her mother was a tennis coach and her father was the director of a tennis club and her older brother Marat, six years her senior, played tennis too.