TENNIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Milos Raonic parts ways with coach Carlos Moya

LONDON (AP) Milos Raonic has parted ways with coach Carlos Moya after the Spaniard helped guide the Canadian player through his most successful year on the tour. In a statement on his Facebook account, Raonic thanked Moya for helping ''to get the best out of me'' during a season in which he reached his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon and moved up to a career high ranking of...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Two-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova, Pliskova exchange coaches

PRAGUE (AP) Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has hired Karolina Pliskova's former coach, and Pliskova hired Kvitova's former coach. The 11th-ranked Kvitova will now work with Jiri Vanek, who parted ways with Pliskova last month. The sixth-ranked Pliskova, meanwhile, has hired David Kotyza, whose seven-year partnership with Kvitova ended in January. With Vanek, who joined...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams writes open letter: ‘Too often women are not supported enough’

Serena Williams wrote an open letter “to all incredible women who strive for excellence” about sexism for the December issue of Porter magazine. In the letter, which was part of the Incredible Women of 2016 issue reprinted by The Guardian, Williams  wrote about her dreams of being the best tennis player in the world, and not just the best female tennis player. “Too often...
Via Excelle Sports
4 days ago

WATCH: Agnieszka Radwanksa wins WTA Shot of the Year

Agnieszka Radwanska has one of the best shots in tennis. For the fourth year in a row, Radwanska won the WTA Shot of the Year with a winner against Monica Niculescu at the BNP Paribas Open – Indian Wells in March. The WTA Shot of the Year is voted on by fans at wtatennis.com. Radwanska, the World No. 3,  was scrambling all over the court before blasting a running forehand winner...
Via Excelle Sports
4 days ago

Keothavong succeeds Judy Murray as Britain Fed Cup captain

LONDON (AP) Former tour player Anne Keothavong has been chosen to succeed Judy Murray as captain of Britain's Fed Cup team. The 33-year-old Keothavong was appointed national women's team coach and Fed Cup captain on Tuesday by the Lawn Tennis Association. Keothavong takes over the Fed Cup captaincy from Murray, the mother of top-ranked male player Andy Murray. She stepped down...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are we nearing the end of “The Novak Djokovic Era”?

This time last year, Novak Djokovic had a firm hold on the tennis world. He held three of the four major titles, and a finalist trophy from the French Open. 2016 started with more of the same, Djokovic had dominant wins at both the Australian and French open, and with the French title he completed his career grand slam (meaning he had won at all four majors). Then came Wimbledon...
Via isportsweb.com
November 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Nick Kyrgios suspended for tanking at Shanghai Masters

The Association of Tennis Professionals has had enough of Nick Kyrgios’ antics in 2016. The ATP announced Monday in a statement that is has suspended Kyrgios for eight tournament weeks and fined him $25,000 for “conduct contrary to the integrity of the game.” The sanction stems from his shameful loss to Mischa Zverev on Oct. 12 in the second round of the Shanghai Masters...
Via NESN.com
October 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Nick Kyrgios dismisses fans at Shanghai Masters

Nick Kyrgios believes he doesn’t owe anything to tennis fans. Kyrgios was relentlessly booed during his two-round 6-3, 6-1 loss to Mischa Zverev at the Shanghai Open on Wednesday, after a shoddy effort led to a quick defeat at the hand of the 110th-ranked player in the world. Kyrgios yelled at fans during the match and had to be told by chair umpire Ali Nili “to act like a...
Via The Comeback
October 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Check out Shia LeBeouf as John McEnroe in photo from Borg/McEnroe film

When thinking about actors that could play John McEnroe, especially in his prime as a tennis player, is Shia LeBeouf the first one who would come to mind? Probably not, but LeBeouf as McEnroe is happening. He will portray the legendary (and temperamental) tennis star in a film titled Borg/McEnroe, which will follow the rivalry between McEnroe and Swedish rival Bjorn Borg (played...
Via Awful Announcing
October 06, 2016  |  Discuss
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