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Orange County Breakers return to TeamTennis this summer

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) The Orange County Breakers are returning to World TeamTennis this summer with a permanent outdoor home court at Newport Beach Tennis Club. Former ATP Tour player Rick Leach, brother-in-law of former world No. 1 Lindsay Davenport, will coach the team. Breakers general manager Allen Hardison said Wednesday that the team will play six home matches and...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Keys adjusts to new year and new coach

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Madison Keys is starting the new season with a new coach - who is a man - which is going well now that he's toned down the topspin. The 20-year-old American had a breakthrough season last year, starting with a run to the semifinals at the Australian Open, during her partnership with Lindsay Davenport. The former No. 1-ranked Davenport couldn't travel full...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Keys advances to 2nd round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Tuesday (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Madison Keys had a slow start in her return to Melbourne Park, but advanced to the second round with a 7-6 (5), 6-1 win over Zarina Diyas. Keys, who reached her first Grand Slam semifinal last year at the Australian Open, fended off two set points in the ninth game before coming...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

What to expect from the young WTA stars in 2016

We keep expecting the next great young tennis star to emerge, but it hasn’t happened yet. This year didn’t bode well for the younger generation on the WTA Tour. The older players dominated the big events. At 33 years old, Serena Williams showed the young kids that she still reigned atop the game. Even the one major Serena didn’t win was won by the 33 year old Flavia Pennetta...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The 5 best tennis commentators on American television

We’re just past the midpoint of the French Open, but that means there are still three weeks of major-tournament tennis in the next month and a half, with Wimbledon arriving at the end of June. It’s a good time to give a broader audience a sense of who’s the best at analyzing tennis matches on American television outlets. You might be surprised by most of the names on this list...
Via Awful Announcing
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

BC-TEN--Grand Slam-Americans Beating Williams

By beating Venus Williams on Monday, Sloane Stephens became the second American to beat both Serena and Venus Williams in a Grand Slam match: Sloane Stephens= Beat Serena - 2013 Australian Open QF. Beat Venus - 2015 French Open 1R. Lindsay Davenport= Beat Venus - 1998 Australian QF, 1998 U.S. Open SF, 1999 Australian Open QF, 2004 U.S. Open R16 Beat Serena - 2000 U.S. Open QF.
Via AP on Fox
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Keys reaches first major quarterfinal, is America's next big hope

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Madison Keys turns 20 next month and her mother, Christine, is already sending her teasing texts featuring grandma emojis. ''I'm like, 'Thanks for reminding me, Mom,''' she said. ''Thank you. Love you.'' It's a good thing for Keys she's making the most of her last Grand Slam as a teenager, beating fellow American Madison Brengle 6-2, 6-4 in the battle of the...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Keys, 19, reaches first major quarterfinal - and wants more

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Madison Keys turns 20 next month and her mother, Christine, is already sending her teasing texts featuring grandma emojis. ''I'm like, `Thanks for reminding me, Mom,''' she said. ''Thank you. Love you.'' It's a good thing for Keys she's making the most of her last Grand Slam as a teenager, beating fellow American Madison Brengle 6-2, 6-4 in the battle of...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Keys, Brengle set up all-Madison 4th round at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) When Americans Madison Keys and Madison Brengle won their first-round matches at the Australian Open, Keys was asked at a news conference if she knew anyone else with the unusual name Madison. ''I think it's actually a pretty popular name for younger people,'' the 19-year-old Keys said, causing some laughter in the room. ''Walking through grocery stores...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Keys upsets Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova it out of the Australian Open, beaten 6-4, 7-5 by 19-year-old American Madison Keys. At 5-5 in the final set, Keys, coached by three-time Grand Slam singles champion Lindsay Davenport, got the pivotal break of serve. She held in the next game, screaming with delight when Kvitova netted a backhand on match point. Keys will...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

With Davenport by her side, Keys hoping for breakthrough

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Madison Keys remembers watching Lindsay Davenport play against Venus Williams in the Wimbledon finals. Just don't ask her for many details. ''I vaguely remember it. I was in our house in Florida. Other than that I can't tell you much,'' the 19-year-old American said. ''I was so young, I have no idea.'' For the record, Davenport, a three-time major winner...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

American CiCi Bellis clinches year-end No. 1 junior ranking

PLANTATION, Fla. -- American teen CiCi Bellis has clinched the world's year-end No. 1 junior ranking. The 15-year-old Bellis was the sensation of this year's U.S. Open, stunning Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova in the first round to become the youngest player to win a match at that Grand Slam tournament since Anna Kournikova in 1996. Bellis earned her spot in the main...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

15-year-old Bellis loses in 2nd round at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) CiCi Bellis, the first 15-year-old since 1996 to win a U.S. Open match, could not follow that up with another victory, losing in the second round Thursday night. Bellis, a Californian who is ranked 1,208th and playing in her first tour-level event, won seven games in a row during one stretch but wound up getting beaten 6-3, 0-6, 6-2 by 48th-ranked Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

15-year-old CiCi Bellis wins USTA Girls' 18s title

  Fifteen-year-old CiCi Bellis won the USTA Girls' 18s National Championship on Saturday to earn a main-draw wild card into the U.S. Open, beating 16-year-old Tornado Alicia Black 6-3, 6-1. Bellis, the Atherton player who is the second-ranked junior in the world, is the youngest USTA Girls' 18s national champion since Lindsay Davenport also won at 15 in 1991. Black is from Boca...
Via AP on Fox
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

CiCi Bellis wins USTA Girls' 18s

SAN DIEGO (AP) Fifteen-year-old CiCi Bellis won the USTA Girls' 18s National Championship on Saturday to earn a main-draw wild card into the U.S. Open, beating 16-year-old Tornado Alicia Black 6-3, 6-1. Bellis, the Atherton player who is the second-ranked junior in the world, is the youngest USTA Girls' 18s national champion since Lindsay Davenport also won at 15 in 1991. Black...
Via AP on Fox
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis Channel to Air 85 Hours of Wimbledon Coverage

Devoting 85 hours to the Big W in London, Tennis Channel will air 3½ hours of nightly coverage beginning at 4 p.m. ET. Wimbledon Primetime will be hosted by veteran broadcaster Bill Macatee. He’ll be joined by Paul Annacone, Mary Carillo, Jim Courier, Lindsay Davenport, Justin Gimelstob, Martina Navratilova and Rennae Stubbs. Tennis Channel will re-air match coverage from the...
Via Fang's Bites
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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