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THE DAY DAVIS CUP DIED • DWIGHT DAVIS AND HAZEL WIGHTMAN • BOTH EVENTS GONE • AN OBITUARY TO TENNIS GLOBALLY thumbnail

THE DAY DAVIS CUP DIED • DWIGHT DAVIS AND HAZEL WIGHTMAN • BOTH EVENTS GONE • AN OBITUARY TO TENNIS GLOBALLY

This week "it" happened. The death Of Davis Cup. It's weird because very few even knew it was about to face the electric chair. The mass murder to a sport that's already smoke and mirrors and broken.
PLAYERS’ UNION – IS IT NEEDED?  BY MARK WINTERS thumbnail

PLAYERS’ UNION – IS IT NEEDED? BY MARK WINTERS

Roger Federer did it. So, did Caroline Wozniacki. They were the applauded and appreciated Australian Open singles winners. Much less well received was the brutal heat that turned the fortnight into the Dehydration Open.
US OPEN 2018: Juan Martin Del Potro: ‘I love the competition’ By: Matthew Cronin thumbnail

US OPEN 2018: Juan Martin Del Potro: ‘I love the competition’ By: Matthew Cronin

This year, del Potro was very consistent and very powerful. At the 2018 US Open, in the quarters, he took down the red hot American John Isner
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Gladys Heldman by Richard Evans

King Arthur had his round table. Gladys Heldman had her round bed. It was there that Gladys spent hours with the make-ups of the next edition of the magazine spread before her.
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U.S. Open Tennis Seeding Update: Cincinnati’s Potential Impact On The Season’s Final Slam

With the U.S. Open seeding set following this week's action, the Western & Southern Open is every player's last chance to jostle for seeding position at final Grand Slam of 2018.
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WTA Ladies Tennis From Cincinnati.• Western & Southern Open Preview- 10sBalls

With the final major of the season being the U.S. Open just two weeks away and the North American hard court season in full swing, Cincinnati will once again be one of the most important, revealing stops on tour as many players will get in their final preparations for New York City.
Simona Halep • WTA World Number One • Is The Romanian Star Treated Right ? thumbnail

Simona Halep • WTA World Number One • Is The Romanian Star Treated Right ?

Simona Halep knocked all comers out of the Rogers Cup and didn't pull any punches discussing her feelings for the WTA.
WHITNEY OSUIGWE TOPS KAYLA DAY TO CAPTURE USTA BILLIE JEAN KING GIRLS’ 18s NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP thumbnail

WHITNEY OSUIGWE TOPS KAYLA DAY TO CAPTURE USTA BILLIE JEAN KING GIRLS’ 18s NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

For Whitney Osuigwe it will be a day she will always remember. The 16-year-old from Bradenton, Fla., came back from a 5-1 first-set deficit to defeat top-seeded Kayla Day 7-5, 6-3 in one-hour and 44 minutes to win the USTA Billie Jean King Girls’ 18s National Championship.
ATP 2018 Rogers Cup Photo Gallery: Rafael Nadal & Stefanos Tsitsipas thumbnail

ATP 2018 Rogers Cup Photo Gallery: Rafael Nadal & Stefanos Tsitsipas

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates his win over Karen Khachanov of Russia after their semifinal match at the Rogers Cup Men's Tennis tournament in Toronto, Canada, 11 August 2018. EPA-EFE/WARREN TODA
RAFA Nadal First To Officially Clinch Nitto ATP Finals Spot, Zverev and Federer Next In Line thumbnail

RAFA Nadal First To Officially Clinch Nitto ATP Finals Spot, Zverev and Federer Next In Line

Nadal became the first player to clinch a spot in the Nitto ATP Finals when he beat Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 7-6(4)
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Sven Groeneveld Taking on Chinese Pupil Yibing Wu

Sven Groeneveld and Yibing Wu start their new collaboration today on the courts in Shenzhen, China.
Wimbledon’s Ladies Defending Champion • Spains Garbine Muguruza Crashes Out Of SW 19 thumbnail

Wimbledon’s Ladies Defending Champion • Spains Garbine Muguruza Crashes Out Of SW 19

Drawn forward chasing a drop shot, Garbiñe Muguruza slipped, slid and tumbled to the court. That fall was a prelude to a major crash.
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Cilic Crashes Out of Wimbledon Second Round

Tension was tightening and Marin Cilic's shots where shrinking. Successive flat forehands expired into the top of the tape abruptly ending Cilic's Wimbledon run.
Ricky’s Picks & Preview For The Wimbledon Second Round • Tsitsipas vs. Donaldson & Roger Federer Plays thumbnail

Ricky’s Picks & Preview For The Wimbledon Second Round • Tsitsipas vs. Donaldson & Roger Federer Plays

Seeded players took a tumble left and right in both the men's and women's Wimbledon draws on Monday and Tuesday. But plenty of intrigue remains for what should be an entertaining second round on Wednesday and Thursday.
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WIMBLEDON • Tennis Day Two • Cheers From “The Dog And The Fox”

My day started with walking to work. Yup. I stopped at a bakery by Southfields Station for breakfast. Yummo. And I'm fairly certain it wasn't gluten free. It was a beauty of a morning to walk to WIMBLEDON.

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