Tennis

Djokovic beats Nadal to win first U.S. Open title

Novak Djokovic produced a nearly perfect performance to match his nearly perfect season. Returning brilliantly, swatting winners from all angles, the No. 1-ranked Djokovic held on to beat defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-1 on M...

Serena Williams loses cool, then match

Greg Garber ESPN 12.09.2011
Serena Williams loses cool, then match

Serena Williams was in the process of getting her behind kicked by Samantha Stosur on Sunday when she found herself living a surreal John McEnroe moment.


Nadal collapses at US Open press conference

Dave James Yahoo! News 05.09.2011
Nadal collapses at US Open press conference

Defending champion Rafael Nadal shocked the US Open on Sunday when he collapsed in an agony of cramps during a news conference while 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro suffered a painful, error-strewn exit.

Venus Williams pulls out of U.S. Open due to autoimmune disease

Minutes before she was due to play her second-round match at the U.S. Open, Venus Williams withdrew from the tournament due to an autoimmune disease with which she was recently diagnosed.


Novak Djokovic's Secret: Sitting in a Pressurized Egg

HANNAH KARP The Wall Street Journal 29.08.2011
Novak Djokovic's Secret: Sitting in a Pressurized Egg

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic hasn't earned his No. 1 ranking by taking the conventional road. There's his odd ritual of excessive ball bouncing before serves, which can break an opponent's concentration. There's his new gluten-free diet, whi...

Russia's Zvonareva beats Venus Williams in Hong Kong

World number two Vera Zvonareva crushed five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams in Hong Kong Thursday as some of the world's top women prepared for the year's first Grand Slam.


Wozniacki beats China's Li in Hong Kong tennis

World number one Caroline Wozniacki crushed China's top player Li Na in straight sets on Wednesday, taking the Europeans to a 2-0 lead over Asia at Hong Kong's World Team Challenge.

John McEnroe to headline Hong Kong Tennis Classic

US tennis legend John McEnroe will headline next year's Hong Kong Tennis Classic along with female stars Maria Sharapova, China's Li Na and American Venus Williams, organisers said Thursday.


A very sad day for tennis fans and men in general

Wimbledon hopeful Simona Halep wants surgery to reduce the size of her breasts. After winning a host of junior titles and a place in the finals of the junior French Open last year, Halep is seen as one of the tennis stars of the future. But, the 5...

Tennis star escapes lifetime ban from Wimbledon tournament after being accused of SPITTING at crowd

A tennis player who spat at spectators at Wimbledon has escaped a lifetime ban from the All England Club. Romanian Victor Hanescu was instead fined a total of 15,000 US dollars (£10,000) by All England Club chiefs for unsportsmanlike conduct and '...


Marathon man Isner loses in 2nd round at Wimbledon

STEPHEN WILSON Yahoo! News 26.06.2010
Marathon man Isner loses in 2nd round at Wimbledon

One day after winning the longest tennis match in history, John Isner lost the shortest men's match at Wimbledon so far this year.

John Isner

WIMBLEDON, England — When John Isner finally won the longest match in tennis history, he collapsed on the Wimbledon grass and then summoned one last burst of energy, springing to his feet to applaud along with the crowd.


Lee Ho Ching

Represented by Lee Ho Ching and Ng Wing Nam, Hong Kong `A’ won the Girls’ Team title at the Spanish Junior Open in Platja d’Aro on Thursday 6th May 2010, recording three-nil victories in both the group matches and in the second stage of proceedings.

Drawing Service Lines in the Sand

JOSHUA ROBINSON The New York Times 18.09.2009
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Put him on any other tennis court, clay, grass or hard, and Paul Whitesell would not draw a second look: racket in hand, cap turned backward, synthetic T-shirt, long white socks, pale sneakers.


Del Potro dethrones Federer in US

Piers Newbery BBC Sport 16.09.2009
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Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro ended Roger Federer's five-year unbeaten reign at the US Open in five dramatic sets to win his first Grand Slam title.

Oudin’s Wild Ride Reaches the Quarterfinals

CHRISTOPHER CLAREY The New York Times 08.09.2009
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Down a set against another much taller and much more experienced Russian opponent, Melanie Oudin had Nadia Petrova just where she wanted her.


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She suffers through match, having learned of grandmother's death. In earlier play, No. 4 Elena Dementieva is upset by American teen Melanie Oudin. Maria Sharapova, Dinara Safina, James Blake and Sam Querrey advance.

Murray starts with convincing win

Piers Newbery BBC Sport 02.09.2009
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Andy Murray began his US Open campaign with a solid win over Ernests Gulbis in Tuesday's showpiece night match.


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Venus Williams crashed out of the Rogers Cup in Toronto after a shock 1-6 7-5 6-4 loss to qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko in the second round.

Clijsters makes smooth progress

BBC Sport 13.08.2009
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Kim Clijsters' comeback gathered pace when the former world number one beat Patty Schnyder 6-2 7-5 to reach the third round of the Cincinnati Open.



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