Zverev v. Shapovalov; Nadal, Kyrgios in dubs highlight Laver Cup Day 1
Quick thoughts on each of Day 1’s four matches at the inaugural Laver Cup: #LaverCup FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER LINEUP Match 1 – @cilic_marin vs @FTiafoe pic.twitter.com/mxm0u41hn0 — Laver Cup (@LaverCup) September 21, 2017 Given Cilic’s struggles since the Wimbledon final, where a blister hindered him physically and sapped him... Read more
Barbora Strycova advances to quarterfinal at Pan Pacific Open
TOKYO (AP) — Barbora Strycova advanced to the quarterfinals at the Pan Pacific Open by beating fourth-seeded Jo Konta 7-5, 7-6 (5) Thursday. At 31, Strycova is the oldest singles player in this year’s tournament and is making her eighth straight main draw appearance in Tokyo. She will next... Read more
Despite feeling ‘beat up’, Roger Federer ready for Laver Cup action
Roger Federer is returning to the court for the first time since his quarterfinal defeat at the US Open, taking part in the inaugural Laver Cup competition. Federer is also helping with the organization of the event. Federer arrived in Prague for what he described as a “tennis party” with teams that also... Read more
Former champ Gilles Simon loses to Peter 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... Read more
Garbine Muguruza thinks Serena Williams will return to top of the game
Garbine Muguruza says that 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams is likely to return to the top of the game next year. Williams just gave birth to a baby girl and has said she plans to play at the Australian Open. “I think she will return to competition and she will be as dangerous... Read more
Passion—more than experimentation—will determine success of Laver Cup
Conceived by perhaps the most beloved figure ever to swing a racket, and created to honor the tennis legend for whom it is named, the Laver Cup has the pedigree to convince people that it’s not just another tennis exhibition. The interesting question is, does it even need to?... Read more
Federer, Nadal hoping to play doubles together at Laver Cup
PRAGUE (AP) — With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup team tennis tournament, expectations are running high about the chance of seeing the two as doubles partners. The three-day competition kicks off Friday, pitting a team of the best six European players against the top six... Read more
New mother Serena Williams thanks her mom for being a role model
New mom Serena Williams is thanking her own mother for being the role model she says she needed. In an open letter to her mother posted to Reddit , Williams calls mom Oracene Price “one of the strongest women I know.” Williams mentions some of the criticisms she’s endured... Read more
Wu Yibing: China’s first true ATP breakthrough?
A week ago, Wu Yibing won his first junior Grand Slam. This week, he won his first challenger title. The 17-year-old is grabbing headlines as China's first, top male prospect with his back-to-back victories, and he's not done yet. The phenom is set to make his first ATP appearance next week, and his recent run has also secured... Read more
40 years later, Renée Richards’ breakthrough is as important as ever
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 three days this week, we’ll celebrate the 40th anniversary of that most memorable of sporting summers. Part 3: Renégade The 1977 US... Read more