The order of play for this weekend’s U.S. vs. Poland Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II First Round was determined at Friday’s Official Draw Ceremony, hosted at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
27-year-old Zhang Shuai had to win three matches just to qualify for the 2016 Australian Open. A player who had never won a Grand Slam main draw match in 14 previous attempts, Zhang drew the highest-ranked opponent possible in No.2 seed Simona Halep.
Victor Estrella Burgos, the fifth seed, kept alive his bid to retain the Ecuador Open Quito title on Thursday when he booked his place in the quarter-finals with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Andrej Martin in 72 minutes.
Dustin Brown earned his biggest win in eight months on Thursday when he hit 10 aces to defeat third seed and World No. 15 Gilles Simon 6-4, 6-4 in 64 minutes for a place in the quarter-finals at the Open Sud de France.
Tennis Channel will provide exclusive live coverage of the U.S. Fed Cup team's competition against Poland in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, this weekend, with telecasts Saturday, Feb. 6, beginning at 4 p.m. ET, and Sunday, Feb. 7, beginning at 3 p.m. ET.
In news that surprised the entire tennis world, Roger Federer underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn meniscus. The 34-year-old Swiss will miss all of February, forcing him to withdraw from tournaments in Rotterdam and Dubai.
We All Woke up to the news that the Mercedes was in for a tune up. The ROLEX needed a service. Ok. Plain English.
Roger Federer had a probe (knife) put into his knee to fix a meniscus. Yikes. First time ever that the Mercedes /ROLEX needed to go into the shop.
Today Alejandro, our star photo editor, story editor, and new tennis player, found a classic t2000. In honor of the fantastic Wilson racket, and in honor of the greatest Lefty of the 1970's and 1980's and part of the 1990's, we made this gallery of Brett's work.
When I lived in Richmond, Virginia I found it difficult driving past Arthur Ashe’s statue without getting a lump in my throat. Compared with the huge, preposterously imposing statues of Confederate Generals that adorn long stretches of Monument Avenue, Arthur’s statue is relatively small but no less emotive.
When it came to the 2016 Australian Open, there was no shortage of storylines. Some not all that surprising or unexpected. On the other hand, the fairy tale stories of Angelique Kerber, Zhang Shuai and Johanna Konta came as a complete surprise.