Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, Angelique Kerber advance at Pan Pacific Open

Garbine Muguruza of Spain, Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, and Angelique Kerber of Germany all advanced on Wednesday to the quarterfinal round of the Pan Pacific Open. Newly minted as the No. 1 player in the world, Muguruza cruised to a 6-4, 6-0 win over Monica Puig of Puerto Rico. Muguruza, who is playing in her first tournament since earning the top ranking, finished the...
Via Excelle Sports
18 hours ago

Judge briefly closes courtroom in ex-tennis star James Blake case

NEW YORK — The administrative judge hearing a misconduct case against a police officer who wrongly arrested tennis star James Blake briefly sealed the courtroom Wednesday to discuss the officer’s disciplinary record. The secrecy is the result of a New York state law protecting the privacy of officers, and a recent city decision to adhere to the confidentiality rules more closely...
Via The Denver Post
20 hours ago

Former champ Gilles Simon loses to Gojowczyk at Moselle Open

METZ, France (AP) — German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk upset two-time former champion Gilles Simon 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the second round of the Moselle Open on Wednesday. The 95th-ranked Gojowczyk fired eight aces as he defeated the eighth-seeded Simon in 1 hour and 34 minutes for a place in the quarterfinals. Another German, fifth-seeded Mischa Zverev, defeated another home player, Pierre...
1 day ago

Serena Williams thanks mother in emotional letter

Now that Serena Williams is a mother, she has a greater appreciation for her own mom, Oracene Price. Williams penned a letter to Price, admiring her mother for many things. One thing that Williams admired her mother for was being restrained when Williams faced rather harsh criticisms.“I’ve been called man because I appeared outwardly strong. It has been said that that I use drugs...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Blake, former tennis star, testifies about his mistaken arrest

NEW YORK — By former pro tennis star James Blake’s account, the man approaching him in 2015 outside his hotel caused no alarm because he looked like an old high school buddy. Blake found out the hard way that it was instead a plainclothes police officer who mistook him for a suspect in a fraud investigation. On Tuesday, Blake testified at a police department disciplinary trial...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Billie Jean King’s nickname for Emma Stone is ‘Peahead’

How do you play a tennis great like Billie Jean King? Emma Stone, who does just that in the movie “Battle of the Sexes,” out Friday, puts aside a platter of sushi to show it’s all in the hands. Splitting open a set of chopsticks at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing,...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Angelique Kerber avenges U.S. Open loss by defeating Naomi Osaka at Pan-Pacific Open

German tennis star Angelique Kerber earned a little revenge on Monday at the Pan-Pacific Open held in Tokyo, Japan. She defeated crowd favorite Naomi Osaka, who had previously ousted Kerber from the U.S. Open in the Round of 32. This time around, the German came out on top 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the tournament. “It’s always tough to play against her,” Kerber...
Via Excelle Sports
2 days ago

What’s left for Roger Federer in 2017?

Going into the summer hardcourt season, the 2017 season had been nothing short of perfect for Roger Federer. He won virtually every important tournament he played in and was jaw-dropping throughout. That changed in the final of the Coupe Rogers, where it appeared as if he suffered a back injury. Prior to the final, Federer looked great in the tournament, but the injury really hurt...
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Serena Williams shares photo of newborn daughter Alexis Olympia

Serena Williams surfaced on social media Wednesday morning to share a photograph of newborn daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.The photo is an intimate image of the tennis icon holding the infant, who was born on Sept. 1. Williams reports that Alexis Olympia weighed in at 6 pounds, 14 ounces. “Meet Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. You have to check out link in bio for her amazing journey...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Canadian legend Nestor calling it quits in 2018?

Here's a portion of Arash Madani's sitdown with 45-year old Daniel Nestor, who's targeting 2018 after the Rogers Cup or U.S. Open to put an end to his very successful tennis career.
Via SportsNetCanada
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena has owned me since I caught her crying: Sharapova

You’d think completing one of the most shocking upsets in women’s tennis history over then-No. 1 Serena Williams would have been a launching pad for Maria Sharapova’s continued success over her rival. It was the opposite, as Sharapova writes in her memoir, “Unstoppable: My Life So Far,” to be released Tuesday. Dominating Williams in straight...
Via New York Post
9 days ago

Rafael Nadal wins third U.S. Open, 16th major title

Today the final major of the 2017 ATP season, the U.S. Open, came to a close. It finished with Rafael Nadal dominating the second week of the tournament all the way through the final, earning his 16th major title by beating Kevin Anderson in straight sets. Here I will outline what I saw as the highlights of the tournament and a few takeaways from it. This was undoubtedly one of the...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Soccer star Jozy Altidore 'thrilled' for girlfriend Sloane Stephens

Saturday marked a big day for Sloane Stephens and Jozy Altidore.Stephens won the US Open, giving her her first career major. Her boyfriend, Altidore, scored two goals in Toronto FC’s MLS match against the San Jose Earthquakes.Altidore was interviewed at halftime of his game and told that Stephens had won the U.S. Open. He told TSN that he was “thrilled” for Stephens.“I...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sloane Stephens was once told she'd be lucky to play D-II tennis

Sloane Stephens told a great story after winning the U.S. Open on Saturday.The 24-year-old beat Madison Keys in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0, to win her first major. After the match, she was conducting an interview with ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi and was asked about the support of her mom. That led Stevens to share a tale about how she was once told when she was younger that she would be lucky...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Friends Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys share long embrace after US Open finals

Sloane Stephens on Saturday beat Madison Keys in straight sets to capture the US Open — the first major title of her career.After winning the match, the two players met at the net and shared an extremely long embrace filled with words that seemed like a message from Stephens. Keys appeared to tear up as the two hugged. Even after their embrace, the two were still friendly as they...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Women’s tennis player challenges Kobe Bryant to match

CoCo Vandeweghe defeated No. 1-seeded Karolina Pliskova in two sets in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women’s Open on Wednesday. It was a pretty big win for the niece of former NBA player and current league Vice President Kiki Vandeweghe. Needless to say, Coco herself seems to be confident in her ability. How much so? She just went on record challenging the great Kobe Bryant...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer bought LeBron James' shoes, and LBJ was super pumped

As a tennis player, finding comfortable sneakers for his feet is extremely important to Roger Federer, and understandably so.Federer had some time off on Tuesday as he prepares for his upcoming quarterfinal match in the U.S. Open, so he decided to buy some shoes — eight pairs, to be exact.One of the eight pairs happened to be LeBron James’ “LeBron 8 South Beach.” The signature...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf’s Son to Play College Baseball

Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf combined for close to 200(!) tennis titles throughout their careers, so it makes sense that their oldest son got some of their athletic prowess, right? You know…apples not falling far from trees and all. But, Jaden Agassi isn’t about to hit the court…dude is a pitcher. And Monday, news broke that the high school sophomore has verbally committed...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Maria Sharapova advances again, heads to third round at US Open

SNY's Michelle Yu reports from the US Open to discuss Maria Sharapova advancing to the third round as she returns from her 15-month suspension.
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Venus Williams begins 2017 US Open with a victory

SNY's Michelle Yu reports from Flushing where Venus Williams kicked off her quest for a third US Open title with a win on Monday.
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Most memorable US Open moments of all time

The US Open begins at the end of August, and we're sure to be in for some indelible moments. With that in mind, we put together the 25 best US Open moments of all time. From scintillating finals to stunning underdogs, sad circumstances and groundbreaking performances, we've got the most memorable moments of professional tennis covered. 
August 15, 2017  |  Discuss

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