The USTA today announced the field for the 2014 US Open Wheelchair Competition. The event, in its eighth year, will be held Sept. 4-7, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
Barnes Bashers, a youth tennis team representing Youth Tennis San Diego, won a record 6th World TeamTennis Junior Nationals Championship today, defeating USTA Texas Wild 45-29 at the George E. Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, Calif.
I was six years old. I played a tournament very close to my hometown in Canada. It was an under-10 tournament and I ended up winning the whole thing. But I played a girl there, because there were not that many people playing at the time. I beat a girl in either the first or the second round. So that was the first time I won a match. It was actually against a girl.
AYS, the creators and producers of the Taste of Tennis, New Yorks premier pre-US Open experience, announced the first Taste of Tennis Week will take place from August 20th - August 23th, 2014 in New York City.
Western & Southern Open defending champion Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the 2014 tournament due to a right wrist injury. Nadal has also withdrawn from the ATP Masters 1000 event in Toronto, which precedes the Western & Southern Open.
The coverage of Elena Baltacha’s death was remarkable. The British papers were full of the terrible news; the sports pages devoted acres of space to her career and achievements, the news pages ran tributes and pictures and the obituary writers cleared their desks and rang every sportswriter they could think of for information and anecdotes.
The qualifying field entry list for the 2014 Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies features several talented American players, up-and-coming stars and veterans, it was announced today by Tournament Director Anne Worcester. The 2014 Connecticut Open, a WTA event, which is part of the US Open Series, will be held August 15-23, 2014 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale.
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, Ont.) and Vasek Pospisil (Vancouver) to make it four Canadians in the singles draw.
If you take a look at Part 2 of this series on the Big Four, you will see that since they first took up the first four slots on September 8, 2008 only in 2009 when Del Potro won the US Open and 2012 when Rafa was out for the last half of the year and David Ferrer had a great year has anyone else been able to pierce the 6000 point barrier.
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.
I wake up everyday a little sore from the previous long but hard earned day. I look into the mirror with a determined heart and focused eyes. The first thing I look at is a picture of my hero Lleyton Hewitt pumping his fist with a quote below which reads "Just give 100 percent. And that's not just in tennis or sports; that's in life. If you give 100 percent, you'll have no regrets. "
The office here is gloomy. The day is sunny and bright but no one feels sunny and bright. We all feel so disappointed that our hero Roger didn't walk away with his gold trophy. He saved a championship point. He pulled out five sets. He had his beautiful Mirka there.. He had the whole dream team.
“He’s a One Off.” It’s said about many people with varying degrees of accuracy. But if you spent any time in the company of Vitas Gerulaitis, it did not take long for you to realize that he was an original
Two years ago, Tennis Week profiled the legendary Gussy Moran and told of the spate of bad luck that had befallen her, including the loss of her home. Now on the 55th anniversary of her rise to stardom for wearing lace panties at Wimbledon, we provide this update.
Mylan World TeamTennis is recognizing some of their top players as the 2014 season concludes this weekend with the Mylan WTT Finals in Springfield. The league announced that Daniela Hantuchova of the San Diego Aviators and Marcelo Melo of the Philadelphia Freedoms are the Mylan World TeamTennis MVPs.
Roger has been busy making his sponsors happy. His Lindt chocolate balls and Lindsay vonn appearances. His new Wilson racket is the talk of the tennis industry. Enjoy these photo Roger posted on instagram.
When Andy Murray reached #4 in the world on September 8, 2008, the Big Four had arrived. Here are the top 5 year end and mid-year(after Wimbledon) rankings and the point totals from 12/25/2006 to this year after Wimbledon.
World No. 7 Milos Raonic returned home to Toronto to throw the opening pitch at the Blue Jays vs. Red Sox baseball game at the Rogers Centre on Tuesday night. It wasn’t the classic opening throw, with Raonic instead serving a tennis ball to Mark Buehrle, a pitcher, who wore a catcher's mask to stay safe.
I decided to try to write an article on how important the tournaments are the next 3 weeks and really the next 6 weeks including the US Open, but I felt the best way to illustrate that was to show how important these events have been to the Big Four: Federer, Djokovic, Nadal and Murray.