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After 'long' coach's speech, Serena Williams gets by at French Open

Serena Williams was ahead, yes, but hardly at her best, when claps of thunder and a heavy downpour interrupted her third-round French Open match at a critical juncture.So during what turned out to be a delay of more than 2 hours right before a second-set tiebreaker Saturday against 26th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France, Williams met with coach Patrick Mouratoglou."I spoke 10...
Via Associated Press
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The past 25 Wimbledon singles champions

The winners of the last 25 Wimbledon singles championships.
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The last 25 US Open winners

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Rafael Nadal hits insane shot through legs

Rafael Nadal coasted to victory against Sam Groth in the first round of the French Open on Tuesday and, like usual, he hit a few sick shots while doing so. Nadal won easily, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1, and put on a show for fans in the dominant effort. Not too many could make the shot he pulled off in the third set for a winner, and you need to see it. After Groth hit the ball over his head which...
Via The Sports Daily
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Near-death in the afternoon: Murray and Wawrinka survive

The French Open didn’t occupy a prominent psychological place in Andy Murray’s tennis season — not in the distant past. Murray’s favorite major tournament is and has been the U.S. Open. His most consistent major tournament is the Australian Open, where he’s reached five finals dating back to 2010. The major tournament freighted with the most pressure for Murray — but...
Via Attacking The Net
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WATCH: Rafael Nadal hits brilliant between-legs shot at French Open

On his way to a breezy first-round win against Sam Groth, Rafael Nadal once again showed why he’s the King of Clay. Near the end of the one-sided match (he won 6-1, 6-1, 6-1), Nadal chased down a shot by Groth and made a return for the ages.   The shot was so brilliant, even Roth had nothing to offer in return but a smile. You just cannot do anything to combat that kind of spectacular...
Via Sportsnaut
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Nick Kyrgios rips tennis double standard for Novak Djokovic

The 2016 French Open was only about 45 minutes old before Nick Kyrgios - who else - became embroiled in its first controversy although, this time, it wasn't entirely his doing.. In a first set tie-break against Marco Cecchinato, the fiery Australian was assessed a code violation for snapping at a ball kid to bring his towel faster.Kyrgios said he yelled at the youngster because the...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

French Open 2016 Roundtable

What's Your Takeaway From The 2016 Clay Season?   Jonathan D'Rozario, Head Tennis Writer: Change is coming. I don't know whether that's in the form of a transformed Murray, a resurgent Nadal, or a Cinderella-esque run to glory for one of the young guns (Nishikori in particular has played well this clay season), but something's coming. Maybe not in time for a French Open surprise...
Via The Sports Quotient
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Amelie Mauresmo opens up about split with Andy Murray

Amelie Mauresmo opened up this week about her recent split with world No. 2 player Andy Murray. Murray and Mauresmo announced a parting of ways this month after nearly two years together. The announcement was significant because Mauresmo had made history by becoming the first female head coach for a top male pro tennis player when she was hired in 2014. Mauresmo said that the split...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Roland Garros 2016: when a story is drawn, not merely written

To a certain extent, it will always and inevitably be true that draws don’t matter that much in tennis. What looks good on paper often becomes nothing other than a dream. For blockbuster semifinals to emerge at the 2016 French Open, four players — Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal — must win 20 combined matches (or receive walkovers, for those...
Via Attacking The Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer pulls out of French Open

One of today’s icons of the tennis world will not compete at the French Open. Roger Federer announced on his Facebook page today he will not compete at the event as he continues to get his body back to 100 percent. “I regret to announce that I have made the decision not to play in this year’s French Open,” Federer said. “I have been making steady progress with my overall...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic argues with umpire Damian Steiner over court condition

Novak Djokovic had a tough day with chair umpire Damian Steiner during his loss to Andy Murray in the finals of the Rome Masters on Sunday. Nole fell in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 to Murray and had some exchanges with Steiner. First he got a warning for throwing his racket in the second set, and then he argued with the umpire over the court conditions. You can hear Djokovic lobby...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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