Guillermo Vilas broke through at the 1977 French Open—then went 145-14
Before autumn's arrival on Saturday, we'll relive one of tennis' most memorable summers. The 1977 season was one of the most colorful and enduringly significant in the game's history. Over the next three days, we’ll celebrate the 40th anniversary of that most memorable of sporting summers. Part 1: The Eternal Second Guillermo... Read more
Hawk-Eye to be used for all shots at ATP NextGen Finals
LONDON (AP) — There won't be anyone for players to argue calls with at this tennis tournament: They're getting rid of the line judges entirely. The men's tour announced Monday that the Next Gen ATP Finals, a season-ending event for top 21-and-under players, will feature electronic line-calling for all... Read more
Struggling Kerber defeats local favorite Osaka at Pan-Pacific Open
TOKYO (AP) — Seventh-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany beat local favorite Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-4 on Monday to advance to the second round of the Pan-Pacific Open. The victory was additionally sweet for Kerber, who was looking for revenge after the Japanese teenager knocked her out of the U.S.... Read more
Belgium sets up Davis Cup final against France
PARIS (AP) — David Goffin and Steve Darcis won their reverse singles matches as Belgium came from behind to defeat 28-time champion Australia 3-2 in the Davis Cup semifinals on Sunday, setting up a title match with France in November. Back with the French team, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga earlier sent... Read more
Davis Cup champion Argentina knocked out of top tier
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Last year’s Davis Cup champion Argentina was knocked out of the competition’s top tier Sunday with defeat to Kazakhstan. Mikhail Kukushkin defeated Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (2) in a battle between the teams’ top-ranked players to give Kazakhstan an unassailable 3-1 lead in the... Read more
Diyas beats Kato to win first WTA title at Japan Women’s Open
TOKYO (AP) — Zarina Diyas won her first WTA title on Sunday, beating home favorite Miyu Kato 6-2, 7-5 to take the Japan Women’s Open title. In a final made up of two qualifiers, the 23-year-old Diyas broke Kato in the first game before a double fault from the... Read more
Judy Murray: Andy is ‘doing everything he can’ to return to court
Andy Murray plans to play his scheduled charity exhibition against Roger Federer in the offseason, his mother, Judy, confirmed while participating at a kids coaching session. “He’s going to be fine by then,” she told BBC Scotland, but also said the three-time Grand Slam champion had not yet set a date for his return to... Read more
Former world No. 1 Karolina Pliskova fires coach David Kotyza
PRAGUE (AP) — Former world No. 1 Karolina Pliskova says she’s parted with coach David Kotyza. Pliskova hired Kotyza, the former coach of her fellow Czech Petra Kvitova, in December. With Kotyza, Pliskova won three WTA tournaments. She reached the semifinals at the French Open and lost in the... Read more
Award winner Mary Carillo keeps asking the questions we want answered
Two years ago, with thousands of people watching live on television, I sat at a small table beside a relative stranger. I certainly knew who she was, from the hours I’d seen her on TV, but I didn’t know anything about her. Nor did I expect her to know... Read more
Nick Kyrgios is distancing himself from fellow Aussie Bernard Tomic
Nick Kyrgios is charged up for the Davis Cup semifinal, saying that playing for his country helps him to truly enjoy the game. The 22-year-old has said that joining the team for Australia’s first-round tie helped him produce good runs in Miami and Indian Wells, and he’s looking for a similar boost... Read more