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QUIZ: Name every women's U.S. Open tennis champion in the Open Era

Can you name every Women's U.S. Open tennis champion in the Open Era?
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every women's French Open tennis champion in the Open Era

Can you name every women's French Open tennis champion in the Open Era?
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every women's Australian Open tennis champion in the Open Era

Can you name every women's Australian Open tennis champion in the Open Era? Note: The Open was moved from January to December in 1977, so there were two Opens played in that year. It was moved again in 1986 from December to January so there was no Open played in 1986.
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Indian Wells tournament director steps down after sexist comments

Raymond Moore, the CEO and tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open, stepped down Monday in the wake of criticism over controversial comments he made about the state of women's tennis."Earlier today I had the opportunity to speak with Raymond Moore," BNP Paribas Open owner Larry Ellison said in a statement Monday. "Ray let me know that he has decided to step down from his roles...
Via Fox Sports
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every women's Wimbledon champion in the Open Era

Can you name every women's Wimbledon tennis champion in the Open Era?  
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Female AP Athlete of the Year since 1931

Can you name every Female AP Athlete of the Year since 1931? Clue: Year-Sport Note: Check out our Male AP Athlete of the Year quiz, too.  
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Former Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski selling Bloomfield Hills, MI home

Signature Sotheby’s International Realty/realtor.com/RealComp After buying a Boston mansion in December, which IASID was all over, former Tigers/now Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski is selling his Bloomfield Hills, MI home (via realtor.com). This home nearly matches his new Beantown home as it also has six bedrooms, seven full baths and almost 7,000 square feet.  It can...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennis to review integrity unit to restore public confidence

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Tennis authorities are taking steps at damage control as they grapple with recent media reports alleging match-fixing, which have cast a shadow over the first Grand Slam of the year and shaken confidence in the integrity of the sport. An independent review of tennis' anti-corruption unit was announced Wednesday in the wake of allegations that officials...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Most Grand Slam women's singles titles in the Open Era

Can you name the 12 women's tennis players who have won five or more Grand Slam tournaments in the Open Era?
January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennis stars, past and present, want names of match-fixers

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Around the world, players, commentators and fans echoed the call of Roger Federer, who wants to know names of those suspected of match-fixing in a growing scandal that one ex-pro described as a ''major wake-up call for the world of tennis.'' Many called for clarity, saying the public and players have a right to know who is suspected of cheating. Others...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

What will next year bring for the top five women’s tennis players?

The 2015 tennis season is in the books. Before we know it, the new season will be starting up, and the players will be heading to Australia. I’ll give my thoughts as to what kind of year each of the top five ranked players on the WTA Tour could have. 1. Serena Williams Serena has maintained the number one ranking the past few years. That’s an impressive feat, but winning majors...
Via isportsweb.com
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena, Martina, and the Calendar Grand Slam: elusive pursuits, zero diminishments

Serena Williams did not achieve the calendar Grand Slam in 2015. She was denied by Roberta Vinci on Friday at the U.S. Open, leaving her with a major-tournament record of “only” 26-1 this year. Serena, of course, did win the “Serena Slam,” referring to her ability to win all four major tournaments in succession. She won last year’s U.S. Open and then the first three of...
Via Attacking The Net
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Biggest upsets in women’s tennis history

  Roberta Vinci did the unthinkable and pulled off one of the biggests upset in women’s tennis history when she beat Serena Williams in the semifinals of the US Open on Friday. Vinci by her own admission did not think winning the match was possible. She said she wasn’t even thinking of victory when she woke up in the morning the day of the match. She was 33 years old, unseeded...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Fendrich on Tennis: 'Serena Slam' done, Grand Slam up next

LONDON (AP) Before Serena Williams moves on from completing a second ''Serena Slam'' to pursuing tennis' first true Grand Slam in more than a quarter-century, it's worth pausing to appreciate what she's done. First of all, there are the statistics. And what statistics they are: - She's won 21 Grand Slam titles; only Steffi Graf, with 22, has more in the Open era of professional...
Via AP on Fox
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Resilience Is The Source Of The Serena Slam And An Autumn Empire

Purely in a chronological sense, Serena Williams stands in the autumn of her career. If her career could be likened to a 12-month calendar year, she’s in late September as opposed to early April. More years are behind her than in front of her as a transcendent tennis player. Her first major title came 16 years ago, at the 1999 U.S. Open. She might have six years left on tour if...
Via Attacking The Net
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena, Muguruza, And The Absence of Treachery

As a Spanish woman, Garbine Muguruza, prepares for a Wimbledon singles final on Saturday, the pages of tennis history turn. Back in 1974, 39-year-old Ken Rosewall contested the Wimbledon men’s final against 21-year-old Jimmy Connors. That’s a college freshman’s lifespan between the two competitors. In the annals of Wimbledon women’s finals with large age disparities between...
Via Attacking The Net
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Cornerback Voices Same-Sex Marriage Disapproval, Then Goes Too Far

The sports world’s reaction to the Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide Friday was positive, as notable gay athletes such as Jason Collins, Robbie Rogers and Martina Navratilova celebrated the landmark ruling. Minnesota Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson ended all that with some tweets you’ll just have to see for yourself. Love is love? So what will we say when...
Via NESN.com
June 26, 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

Martina Navratilova done as Agnieszka Radwanska's coach

Martina Navratilova's brief stint as coach of 2012 Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska is finished. Navratilova, who won 18 Grand Slam singles titles as a player, and Poland's Radwanska, who is currently ranked No. 9, issued statements Friday to announce the parting. They announced in December that they would work together. Radwanska is only 13-11 this season, including a first...
Via AP on Fox
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena wins 8th Key Biscayne title by beating Suarez Navarro

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Clutching her latest trophy, Serena Williams brushed confetti from her arms and smiled for the cameras as she chatted with Martina Navratilova, her relaxed multitasking a reflection of vast experience with championship ceremonies. Williams wins everywhere she goes, and she wins on Key Biscayne more than anywhere else. She earned her eighth title in the tournament...
Via AP on Fox
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena wins 8th Key Biscayne title by beating Suarez Navarro

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Serena Williams won her eighth Key Biscayne title Saturday and remained unbeaten this year by drubbing Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-0 in the final of the Miami Open. Williams became the fourth woman to win the same WTA event at least eight times. Martina Navratilova won Chicago 12 times, the most titles by a woman at any tournament. The top-ranked Williams...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams drubs Suarez Navarro to win eighth Miami Open title

  Serena Williams won her eighth Key Biscayne title Saturday and remained unbeaten this year by drubbing Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-0 in the final of the Miami Open. Williams became the fourth woman to win the same WTA event at least eight times. Martina Navratilova won Chicago 12 times, the most titles by a woman at any tournament. The top-ranked Williams claimed her second title...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams’ boyfriend-coach Patrick Mouratoglou: not thinking about Steffi Graf yet

Serena Williams is one of the most accomplished tennis players in the sport’s history, but she is still chasing one big mark: the one set by Steffi Graf. Graf has the record for all tennis players with 22 grand slam singles titles. Williams is tied for second with Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert with 18,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Radwanska advances to 3rd round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Sixth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska easily advanced to the third round of the Australian Open with a 44-minute, 6-0, 6-1 win over Johanna Larsson of Sweden on Thursday. The Polish player is now 7-1 in second-round matches at the Australian Open and has reached the third round here every year since 2010. Martina Navratilova, a new member of Radwanska's coaching...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Navratilova to join Radwanska's coaching team

Add Martina Navratilova to the growing list of past tennis greats signing up to coach today's top players. Navratilova will be working with Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, the 2012 Wimbledon runner-up and No. 6 in this season's final WTA rankings. Both women tweeted Monday about the partnership, with Radwanska referring to Navratilova as ''the newest member of my coaching team.'' Navratilova...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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