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Tennis Channel to Air Federer vs Wawrinka Charity Exhibition – “The Match for Africa 2,” on December 21

(December 18, 2014) LOS ANGELES - Tennis Channel has exclusive live coverage of 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer as he faces off against Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka on Dec. 21 at 2:30 p.m. ET in a battle benefiting Federer’s charity. The Match for Africa 2 is an exhibition between the two friends and Swiss compatriots to benefit The Roger Federer Foundation...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Djokovic, Williams get top ITF annual awards

LONDON (AP) Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been selected as the International Tennis Federation's world champions for 2014. Djokovic won the annual award for a fourth time, while Williams claimed it for a fifth time. Djokovic won Wimbledon for his seventh Grand Slam title and reclaimed the No. 1 ranking. Williams won the U.S. Open for her 18th major championship and stayed...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic named 2014 ITF World Champions

Serena Williams (December 18, 2014) The ITF announced on Thursday that Serena Williams of the United States and Novak Djokovic of Serbia are the 2014 ITF World Champions. Williams is named Women’s World Champion for the fifth time, while this is the fourth occasion that Djokovic has received the honor.   Americans Bob and Mike Bryan are named Men’s Doubles World Champions for...
Via Tennis Panorama
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers pay holiday visit to Chris Evert Children's Hospital

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Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy Hilfiger signs Rafa Nadal

Today the Tommy Hilfiger Group announced that Rafael Nadal will...
Via Tennis Identity
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomas Berdych hires Dani Vallverdu as his new coach

  Tomas Berdych says Dani Vallverdu has become his new coach, just weeks after the Venezuelan split with Andy Murray. Tuesday's announcement on Berdych's social media accounts will see Vallverdu take over from Czech coach Tomas Krupa. The seventh-ranked Berdych opted for Murray's former assistant coach after being turned down by fellow Czech Ivan Lendl. Berdych approached Lendl...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Berdych hires Vallverdu as new coach

PRAGUE (AP) Tomas Berdych says Dani Vallverdu has become his new coach, just weeks after the Venezuelan split with Andy Murray. Tuesday's announcement on Berdych's social media accounts will see Vallverdu take over from Czech coach Tomas Krupa. The seventh-ranked Berdych opted for Murray's former assistant coach after being turned down by fellow Czech Ivan Lendl. Berdych approached...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Hit the Road for the Ultimate RUN South Beach for Charity

  Serena Williams Live Ultimate Run   (December 14, 2014) Most likely inspired by her close friend and fellow tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki, who completed the New York City Marathon in November, tennis’ world No. 1 Serena Williams hit the road with more than two thousand runners from South Florida and around the country for the inaugural Serena Williams Ultimate RUN South Beach...
Via Tennis Panorama
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Showing Off Her Assets in Ultimate Run Race

Serena Williams’ first annual Ultimate Run charity event took place on Sunday, and I have to say if you’re an ass guy, this was the place to be. The unstoppable tennis force tackled the event in a fitted all-black Nike outfit that told the world she’s ready to dominate once again in 2015. As you can see from the photos below, Miss Williams flaunted her muscular legs and widely...
Via Busted Coverage
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2014 tennis year in review

Consistency may be the name of the game but a quick look at tennis in 2014 seems to prove otherwise. This year showed a departure from the big name tennis players and allowed players outside the top ranks to break through. There wasn’t a dominant player in 2014; no one player on the men or women’s side of the game won multiple grand slam titles. But there was a dominant country...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Federer, Sampras' Aces top Djokovic's Royals in IPTL inaugural

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Novak Djokovic signed off in style at the International Premier Tennis League by thrashing Gael Monfils 6-0, but it was not enough for his UAE Royals to win the inaugural exhibition event on Saturday. The Indian Aces, who had the likes of Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and Ana Ivanovic turning out at different stages of the four-leg mixed tournament,...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Indian Aces top team in inaugural IPTL

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Novak Djokovic signed off in style at the International Premier Tennis League by thrashing Gael Monfils 6-0, but it was not enough for his UAE Royals to win the inaugural exhibition event on Saturday. The Indian Aces, who had the likes of Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and Ana Ivanovic turning out at different stages of the four-leg mixed tournament...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

John Isner makes changes to his coaching staff

A 13 time ATP doubles tour champion, a dedicated member on the ATP board of directors, and a part time analyst for the Tennis Channel, Justin Gimelstob will now coach John Isner. ‘Tis the season to revise each player’s coaching staff. John Isner is taking a page out of Andy Murray’s book and hiring a new coach. The top-ranked American man has signed an agreement that names...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Women’s Tennis Association signs a new $525M TV contract

For tennis fans, keeping track of WTA events hasn’t been easy. First, not all of the tournaments are televised, just 22 tournaments of the 54 events are aired, and when they are shown, unless they’re considered one of the major events on tour, only matches from the quarterfinals through the finals are available. Many early-round matches are ignored and can’t be seen either...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 PowerShares Series Schedule Announced: Tour to Feature Roddick, Agassi and Sampras

(December 9, 2014) NEW YORK, NY  – The 2015 PowerShares Series tennis circuit announced the dates, venues and fields that will feature 2014 tour champion John McEnroe defending his crown versus a group of legends led by Andy Roddick, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras and Jim Courier. InsideOut Sports & Entertainment, a division of Horizon Media, made the announcement on Tuesday...
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12 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Radwanska Hires Navratilova to Coaching Team

Martina Navratilova (December 8, 2014) Joining the trend of some of the top male players in hiring former Grand Slam champions as coaches, Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 6 in the world has hired 18-time major winner Martina Navratilova to her coaching team.   So happy to announce @Martina as the newest member of my coaching team! — Aga Radwanska (@ARadwanska) December 8...
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Djokovic, Federer finish off IPTL's India leg

NEW DELHI (AP) Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer finished off the India leg of the International Premier Tennis League with a highly-anticipated meeting between the two stars in front of a frenzied New Delhi crowd on Monday. The one-set match between the two rivals ended in a 6-6 stalemate under the format rules, which meant Djokovic's UAE Royals team came away with a 29-22 win over...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer Moving Into Glass Mansion (Photos)

It is still under construction, but looks like it will be lovely. Here are details and photos courtesy of Daily Mail. Tennis ace Roger Federer is set to move into a £6.5million glass mansion in a Swiss tax-haven on the shores of Lake Zurich. Federer and his family are set to move in to the state-of-the-art three-storey building at the end of the year, and are believed to be joined...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Elton John falls out of chair during tennis match

Sir Elton John had a front-row seat for the Statoil Masters at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Unfortunately, the chair he was sitting in wasn’t very sturdy. When the legendary singer leaned back in the chair at one particular point in the match, it did not cooperate. And he took a spill...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

IPTL organizers already expanding on initial success

SINGAPORE -- Even though Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have yet to play in the new International Premier Tennis League, founder Mahesh Bhupathi says it has already made its presence felt and will be expanded next year. "We've achieved something out of the box here that's very challenging," Bhupathi said on Thursday, a week after the fast-paced, mixed-team format made its debut...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Will Win The 2015 Australian Open?

A look back at a game-changing 2014 ATP season and a look forward at the favorites and contenders for next year’s Australian Open. The 2014 season may be over but tennis fans are already speculating about the first Grand Slam of next year, The Australian Open. In 2014 fans witnessed the first signs of decline within the dominance of the Big 4 over the ATP tour. The Big 4 ...
Via Blog So Hard Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Retired Meusburger returns for Australian Open

VIENNA (AP) Austrian tennis player Yvonne Meusburger is coming out of retirement to play one more tournament - the Australian Open in January. Meusburger, who ended her career in August following a first-round defeat by Karolina Pliskova at the U.S. Open, tells the Austria Press Agency, ''I will play there ... because I also played my first Grand Slam in Australia (in 2006...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Caroline Wozniacki new boyfriend – Redskins’ Ryan Kerrigan?

Does Caroline Wozniacki have a new boyfriend? It sounds like that might be the case. Wozniacki has been quiet on the dating scene ever since her split with golfer Rory McIlroy earlier this year (she was dumped over the phone), but it looks like she has moved on to another athlete. CSN Washington reports that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams enjoys IPTL team atmosphere but ends up on losing side

MANILA, Philippines -- Serena Williams made a much-awaited appearance at the franchise-based International Premier Tennis League on Sunday but could not lift Singapore Slammers as the team succumbed to a third straight defeat in the first leg. Williams says she had ''a lot of fun'' and loves the team atmosphere in the $1 million event which will see remaining legs...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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