MARTINA NAVRATILOVA NEWS

55 Magnificent Minutes

For the casual sports fan — in America but also in other nations — the final weekend of Wimbledon is much like Christmas or Easter Mass for the fallen-away or secularized Catholic. You watch. You go. It’s an event. You might even catch a moment of inspiration and walk out of the cathedral with a new outlook on life. On a gray Saturday afternoon, shortly before rains watered...
Via Bloguin Best
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Martina Navratilova not buying Serena Williams' Wimbledon "virus" excuse

First thing we thought seeing Serena Williams stumbling around at Wimbledon was, "Why the hell is she still out there?" Second? What does Martina Navratilova think about this.“I think virus, whatever they’re saying it was, I don’t think that was it,” Navratilova told ESPNw. “I think it’s clear that’s not the case. I don’t know what it is, but I hope Serena...
Via Bob's Blitz
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Martina Navratilova Has Doubts About Serena Williams’ Illness

Nine-time Wimbledon champion, Martina Navratilova has spoken up about the bizarre series of events that forced Serena Williams to withdraw from the tournament. Here’s what she had to say to Melissa Isaacson of ESPNW: “I find it distressing. I think virus, whatever they’re saying it was, I don’t think that was it. I think it’s clear that’s not the case. I don’t know...
Via BlackSportsOnline
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WIMBLEDON: Serena Williams is out and she doesn't even know why

I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t see it myself. You know I’m talking about Serena Williams getting bounced by Alize Cornet in the Wimbledon third round, her second consecutive loss to the Frenchie this year. The top seed, looking to tie Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 majors, went down 6-1, 3-6, 4-6 to the award winner. I was surprised she was beaten because...
Via Down the Line!
28 days ago  |  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

Tennis Channel Announces Nightly Wimbledon Primetime Schedule

TENNIS CHANNEL’S NIGHTLY WIMBLEDON PRIMETIME  BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 23, AT 4 P.M. ET Network to Devote 85 First-Run Hours, and Close to 215 Overall, to World’s Most Prestigious Grass-Court Competition during Two-Week Tournament   Navratilova, Courier, Davenport, Carillo, Macatee, Gimelstob, Stubbs and Wertheim Return to London in Tennis Channel’s Seventh Year, Along with Newcomer...
Via Tennis Panorama
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Wimbledon: The 10 Most Significant Women’s Matches Of All Time

The All-England Club is where history lives and breathes more fully in tennis. So many of the sport’s important dramas and contentious rivalries have come alive in its most tradition-soaked setting. Keeping in mind that this list is not a measurement of pure quality or drama, here are the 10 most significant women’s matches of all time at Wimbledon… not as a matter of fact...
Via Bloguin Best
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Wimbledon: The 10 Most Significant Women’s Matches Of All Time

The All-England Club is where history lives and breathes more fully in tennis. So many of the sport’s important dramas and contentious rivalries have come alive in its most tradition-soaked setting. Keeping in mind that this list is not a measurement of pure quality or drama, here are the 10 most significant women’s matches of all time at Wimbledon… not as a matter of fact...
Via Attacking The Net
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

WTA Mobilizes Tennis Community to Support “Rally For Bally”

WTA – ST PETERSBURG, FL, USA — The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) is encouraging tennis fans worldwide to pledge their support for the fundraising efforts for “Rally For Bally,” a series of exhibition tennis matches staged on Sunday, June 15, in memory of former British No.1 tennis player Elena Baltacha, who was affectionately known as “Bally” by her friends and those...
Via Tennis Panorama
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Martina Navratilova Named First Legend to Compete in WTA Finals in Singapore

WTA Announces Martina Navratilova Named First Legend to Compete in WTA Finals in Singapore WTA, ST. PETERSBURG, FL, USA – The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced today that International Tennis Hall of Famer Martina Navratilova has been named as the first legend who will compete in the inaugural WTA Legends event to be held in conjunction with the BNP Paribas WTA Finals...
Via Tennis Panorama
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Unpredictability, thy name is Roland Garros

Remember what I said about unpredictability at Roland Garros? We just received our latest dose of it; with 2011 women’s singles champion Li Na losing to 103rd-ranked, 21 year-old Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic (no, I had never heard of her either). As upsets go, this is about as big as they get, and pairs nicely with the loss of Wawrinka yesterday on the men’s side. As Greg...
Via isportsweb.com
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Courier Joins Tennis Channel French Open Team: French Open Broadcast Schedule

  LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2014 -Tennis Channel is adding 1991 and 1992 French Open Champion Jim Courier to its team for its eighth year of coverage at the Paris-based major. Starting with Opening Day Sunday, May 25, through the men’s semifinal round Friday, June 6, the network will offer 12 days of live coverage at the 2014 French Open, followed by same-day encore matches during...
Via Tennis Panorama
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Numbers don’t lie, or do they?

by Thaddeus McCarthy   When we talk about the greatest rivalry in tennis history (GROAT), men and women, experts are often unanimous in their verdict. Everyone points out that it is of course Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. Surely with 80 clashes and yet an only slim 43-37 favour for Martina, then this rivalry has the numbers to back it up. Considering that the next largest...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis Hall of Famer Louise Brough Clapp Dies at 90

(February 4, 2014) –  The International Tennis Hall of Fame announced the death of Tennis Hall of Famer Louise Brough Clapp, a former world No. 1 player and the winner of 35 major titles. Brough Clapp, who was 90 years old, passed away at home with her family in Vista, Calif. on February 3, following a brief illness.   Brough Clapp was enshrined in the International Tennis Hall...
Via Tennis Panorama
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

SWilliams seeks historic 18th major win in Oz

One by one, Serena Williams is matching the feats of tennis' greatest legends. Her next challenge comes at the Australian Open, which starts Monday with Williams seeking her 18th Grand Slam title - an accomplishment that would match Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert. ''It would mean a lot to be on the same level as such great players,'' Williams said in a...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray Voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year

(December 15, 2013) Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Murray became the first man from Great Britain to capture the Wimbledon title in 77 years. The 26-year-old Scot did not attend the awards ceremony. He is training in Florida recovering from a back injury which knocked him off the tour at the end of the year. Murray received the award...
Via Tennis Panorama
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

They did their part for gay athletes

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ex-NBA player Jason Collins and tennis great Martina Navratilova urged the International Olympic Committee to do more to support gay athletes at a special event for International Human Rights Day. The two openly gay athletes appeared at the United Nations on Tuesday, along with human rights activists. This year's events and comments are largely focused...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Sky News breaks news that RGIII came out

British diving star, Olympic medalist, and former World Champion Tom Daley came out and announced he was gay in a YouTube video.  Daley's announcement comes on the heels of Jason Collins, Robbie Rogers, and several other prominent athletes making the decision to come out publicly. To commemorate Daley's announcement, Sky News in the UK produced what else, a slideshow...
Via Awful Announcing
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Graf: Serena can set major record

Steffi Graf's career ended with 22 Grand Slam singles titles at age 30 because of injuries. The tennis great doesn't see anyone stopping Serena Williams from becoming the career leader in major titles, if she stays healthy. Williams earned her 17th major title at the U.S. Open this month, and Graf believes Williams will surpass career leader Margaret Court (24). '&...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Graf: Serena can set career major title record

Steffi Graf doesn't see anyone stopping Serena Williams from becoming the career leader in Grand Slam singles titles. Williams earned her 17th major title at the U.S. Open this month. Graf, who won 22 titles, believes Williams will surpass leader Margaret Court at 24. ''She's got a lot of tennis left in her,'' Graf said. ''I can easily see her pass...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Serena to end year ranked No. 1

The WTA has announced that Serena Williams is guaranteed to finish the year as the world No. 1 player for the third time. This season she has lost only four singles so far. Williams, who also finished the year on top in 2002 and 2009, has won nine WTA titles this season including the French Open and U.S. Open. The 32-year-old Williams returned to the No. 1 spot in February, when...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Pat Cash Chats About Women

Getty Images Australian news group Fairfax Media publish a column called "What I Know About Women" (or men, depending on the interviewees sexual preference) every Sunday and it always features a different celebrity. This week's celeb was Pat Cash, who has four children and has had multiple long-term partners. He spoke about his family, female tennis idols and why women...
Via Onthegotennis
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Three women head Hall nominees

Major champions Lindsay Davenport, Mary Pierce and Conchita Martinez are among the International Tennis Hall of Fame nominees for 2014. The Hall also announced on Thursday that American coach Nick Bollettieri, Dutch wheelchair player Chantal Vandierendonck, American executive Jane Brown Grimes and British author and broadcaster John Barrett are up for election next year. Davenport...
Via Fox Sports
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Swimmer Diana Nyad credits maturity for successful journey

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- The clocks Diana Nyad uses to time her training swims show that she's a slower swimmer than she used to be. That's only natural: At age 64, she acknowledges she is no longer the "thoroughbred stallion" she was "back in the day." And yet, the endurance athlete says she felt stronger than ever when she completed her successful effort...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Women's Champions

2013 - Marion Bartoli 2012 - Serena Williams 2011 - Petra Kvitova 2010 - Serena Williams 2009 - Serena Williams 2008 - Venus Williams 2007 - Venus Williams 2006 - Amelie Mauresmo 2005 - Venus Williams 2004 - Maria Sharapova 2003 - Serena Williams 2002 - Serena Williams 2001 - Venus Williams 2000 - Venus Williams 1999 - Lindsay Davenport 1998 - Jana Novotna 1997 -...
Via AP on Fox
July 06, 2013  |  Discuss
Tennis News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Career moment of each HoF inductee

One question for every NFL team heading into camp

10 best play calls from the 2013 college football season

Most controversial NFL suspensions

Best, worst in-season trades for each team

Gallery: Instagrams of the week

Most underpaid players in the NFL

MLB managers on the hot seat

25 most memorable plays in NFL history

10 NHL players looking to bounce back in 2014-15

Most confrontational sports interviews

MLB trade deadline tracker and analysis

BARKER BEAUTIES
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.