Li Na, one of tennis’ premier players could announce her retirement soon
The two-time Grand Slam champion Li Na is set to announce her retirement from the game of tennis by the end of the weekend, according to Chinese television stations. Li has been suffering from knee problems for much of this year and it looks like this injury will put an end to her career. Li Na and her agency...
Second-seeded Gael Monfils of France and third-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany advanced to the quarterfinals of the Moselle Open on Thursday.
Monfils overcame a slow start before beating Michal Przysiezny of Poland 7-5, 6-1, and faced either seventh-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland or veteran Jarkko Nieminen of Finland next.
Przysiezny, ranked 136th, broke Monfils'...
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Did anyone else catch the return of Nicole Vaidisova today at the ColemanVision Tennis Championships today?Yup, she made her official return at the ITF Challenger in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and took on another former up-and-comer (although not as decorated), Sesil Karantantcheva. It’s been almost four-and-a-half years since the former world number seven played a pro match and...
Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland beat Slovakia's Polona Hercog 6-3, 6-3 to reach the second round of the Korea Open on Tuesday.
Defending champion Radwanska converted five of eight break points to defeat Hercog at Olympic Park Tennis Center in 1 hour, 15 minutes and set up a second-round match against Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa.
In other first-round matches...
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Gael Monfils with the ridiculous tweener in the fifth rubber of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas semifinal at Roland Garros against. [FTW]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
TOKYO -- Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down to beat American teenager Madison Keys 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday.
The seventh-seeded Safarova saved eight of 10 break points to oust the unseeded Keys and advance to the second round, where she will face wild-card entry Belinda Bencic of Switzerland.
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(September 14, 2014) France will be at home to Switzerland in the 2014 World Group Final on 21-23 November, with details of the venue confirmed later this month.
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia and USA all won their World Group play-off ties to qualify for the 2015 World Group. The World Group play-off losers, Colombia, Israel, Netherlands, Slovakia...
Rafael Nadal has already compiled a legendary Davis Cup profile. See for yourself — if you click on the results tab at this link, you’ll see that he’s lost only one singles match in his Davis Cup career, and that came in 2004 at the age of 17.
Novak Djokovic, though not as accomplished a Davis Cup player as Nadal, has also hoisted this trophy, which is cherished by those who...
DAVIS CUP: U.S. IN CONTROL OVER SLOVAKIA
Isner, Querrey lead Americans to 2-0 lead in World Group Play-off
By Junior Williams
(September 12, 2014) HOFFMAN ESTATES, Illinois – Hours before the United States took on Slovakia at the Davis Cup World Group Play-off, U.S. captain Jim Courier was upbeat about his team’s prospects – telling a fan, “We’re ready for battle.”...
Venus Williams reportedly is bothered by all the partying of her sister Serena and that has supposedly created a rift between them. The New York Post’s Page Six quotes an “insider” as a source for their report, which was published Wednesday evening. “They’re not in a good place right now. Venus is angry with Serena,” […]
The true nature of Nadal’s right wrist injury is still questionable. Will he be able to return to play soon?
It’s been a while since the tennis world has heard any noise from Rafael Nadal or Juan Martin del Potro, who both suffered injuries to their non-dominant wrist earlier in the 2014 season. Nadal is still healing from a detachment of a sheath in his right wrist, which...
The last U.S. Open men’s final on CBS went out with a whimper rather than a bang. First, by scheduling the final on Monday afternoon throughout the country and without a Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Andy Murray, the match between relative unknowns Maran Čilić and Kei Nishikori garnered little interest and resulted in a 1.9 overnight rating, the lowest since...
Kei Nishikori made it as far as the US Open finals before falling to Marin Cilic of Croatia
In a bizarre twist of the men’s tennis world, Marin Cilic was crowned the 2014 US Open champion. Everybody celebrates differently but after clenching his second match point Cilic ran into the stands to engage his box in a group hug. He defeated the #10 seed Kei Nishikori 6-3,6-3,6-3...
Marin Cilic became a major winner for the first time in his career when he defeated Kei Nishikori in straight sets at the US Open Monday 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. He also is a winner when it comes to the WAG department. If you saw Cilic’s match against Nishikori on CBS, you may have seen the […]
Getty ImagesSerena Williams claimed her 18th major and 6th US Open title today, beating close friend Caroline Wozniacki in the final 6-3 6-3. Serena is now tied second with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the all-time Grand Slam winners list. So, how does one celebrate such an amazing achievement? By partying with the girl she beat, of course!
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Martina Hingis may have retired from the women’s singles circuit in 2007, but she still can be spotted from time to time at events competing on the doubles side. That’s where Hingis could be found on Monday, playing with partner Flavia Pennetta against Jarmila Gajdosova and Ajla Tomljanovic at the U.S. Open. During the duo’s […] The post Martina Hingis says ‘Someone’s...