TENNIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Genie Bouchard and the search for swagger

There isn’t much flashy about Genie Bouchard. She doesn’t serve like Serena Williams, volley like Agnieszka Radwanska, or power-carve angles like Angelique Kerber. Her game is far more solid than spectacular. But when the Canadian, still only 22, took the tennis world by storm back in 2014, making the semifinals of the Australian Open and French Open and the final of Wimbledon...
Via Excelle Sports
6 hours ago

Canada's Milos Raonic reaches Toronto quarterfinals

TORONTO (AP) Milos Raonic easily advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals in front of his home fans, routing American qualifier Jared Donaldson 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday night. The fourth-seeded Raonic, the Montenegro-born player who moved to the Toronto area when he was 3, set up a match Friday against Gael Monfils, the 10th-seeded Frenchman who won the Citi Open on Sunday in Washington...
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams tumbles out of Rogers Cup in Montreal

MONTREAL (AP) Sixth-seeded Venus Williams tumbled out of the Rogers Cup in the third round Thursday night, falling 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3 to 10th-seeded Madison Keys in an all-American match. Playing her last tournament match before the Rio Olympics, the 36-year-old Williams lost seven straight games before holding serve in the third game of the second set. After Williams rallied to...
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova reaches Montreal quarterfinals.

MONTREAL (AP) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1 on Thursday to advance to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals. Pavlyuchenkova, the Russian seeded 16th, let two match points slip away while leading 5-4 in the second set and then lost the game on a double fault. She rebounded in the third set to extend her longest run at the hardcourt event...
Via Associated Press
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Martina Hingis loses another Olympic doubles partner

Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

Roger Federer will miss Olympics, U.S. Open with knee injury

Grand Slam winner Roger Federer announced via Facebook on Tuesday that he will miss the rest of the 2016 season, including the Olympics in Rio and the U.S. Open. As Federer says in his post, his injured knee will need extensive rehab, and he will have miss more time to make sure the knee is fully healed. Besides playing in the final major of the year, Federer was expected to play...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

For Ivo Karlovic, every win is one for the ages

Tennis has long been a young man’s game, so Ivo Karlovic figured he knew the contours of his career. He made his first splash in his early 20s, beating defending Wimbledon champ Lleyton Hewitt as a 24-year-old. And then he would wind down at 28 or 29, the age when tennis pros used to fade away. That […]
Via DC Sports Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova (and perhaps other Russians) will miss Rio

Just like the French Open and Wimbledon, the 2016 Rio Olympics will go on without former No. 1 tennis player Maria Sharapova. After being suspended in early June due to testing positive for a banned substance at the Australian Open, she announced her plans to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport via Facebook. There was not a high likelihood that her appeal would be accepted...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Father of Serena, Venus Williams doing 'fair' after stroke

Richard Williams, the father of Serena and Venus Williams, suffered a stroke recently and was let out of the hospital two weeks ago after being treated, according to a report. Richard’s wife Lakeisha told Radar Online that her husband Richard suffered a stroke prior to Serena’s win at Wimbledon. Radar’s article about the stroke was published on Wednesday and says Richard was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

More Bad News for Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova’s unlucky 2016 has just taken a turn for the worst. The tennis star was caught up in a doping scandal and is barred from competing at the Summer Olympic Games next month in Rio de Janeiro, following the announcement that the Court of Arbitration for Sport had postponed her appeal ruling until September. Sharapova and the International Tennis Federation jointly came...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Serena Williams the most important modern athlete?

Serena Williams now owns 22 Grand Slam singles titles and 14 doubles titles, while also being the highest earning female athlete in the history of tennis. She also just may be the most important athlete of this generation. Williams has spoken out about gender equality in tennis, while also being outspoken about social rights for African-Americans and other minorities. With all...
Via Yardbarker
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray wins second Wimbledon title

After losing in the Finals of both the Australian and the French Open to Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray finally grabbed the elusive third major title he’s been looking for since he won Wimbledon three years ago, winning at the all England club for the second time today. He beat Canadian Milos Raonic, making his first ever appearance at a major Final 6-4, 7-6, 7-6. Murray was locked...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

John McEnroe will be in commentary box for Wimbledon final on ESPN as Milos Raonic’s coach

Before Wimbledon, ESPN and BBC tennis analyst John McEnroe took over as Milos Raonic’s coach. To avoid any conflicts of interest during the fortnight, ESPN did not assign McEnroe to any of his matches. On Friday, BBC used Johnny Mac on the Raonic semifinal vs. Roger Federer and received some criticism from fans and media. ESPN used McEnroe on the Andy Murray-Tomas Berdych semi...
Via Awful Announcing
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams wins Wimbledon, ties Graf with 22 Grand Slam titles

Serena Williams has made history. The world No. 1 defeated Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday in one of the most exciting and impressive Wimbledon singles finals in recent memory. It was Williams’ seventh Wimbledon title and her 22nd Grand Slam win, tying her with Steffi Graf for the second-most among women’s singles players. Williams and Kerber went back and fourth in the...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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