The Top Matches of 2016: No. 10, Wawrinka d. Evans (U.S. Open)
Stan Wawrinka’s four-hour-and-six-minute, 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (8), 6-2 win over Dan Evans in the third round at the U.S. Open was a beginning and an end. For Wawrinka, it was the improbable start to a run that would, a little more than a week later, put the... Read more
Nick Kyrgios calls 2016 season successful, says therapy is ‘good’
Nick Kyrgios won three titles, including a maiden ATP 500 series victory in Tokyo. (AP) SYDNEY (AP) — Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios says he regards his 2016 season as a successful one, though he ended the year under a ban from the ATP Tour Read more
Just teens, Tiafoe and Kozlov acted wise beyond their years in 2015
Kozlov lost a marathon match in Michigan, but won many new fans. (USTA Boys' 18-16 National Championships/Mark Riley) It’s been more than 35 years since Ronald Reagan stated, during his first inaugural address, “Those who say that we’re in a time when there are no heroes, they just don’t... Read more
Boston bombing victim battled back and found new life on the court
Three years after a catastrophic attack, Kaitlynn Cates used her athletic determination to recover. (Merrily Cassidy/Cape Cod Times) It’s been more than 35 years since Ronald Reagan stated, during his first inaugural address, “Those who say that we’re in a time when there are no heroes, they just don’t... Read more
Remembering Sol Schwartz, a pied piper of the tennis community
A player, coach and advocate, Schwartz's dedication to college tennis was unmatched. (Marc Summerfield/Guill Photo, Inc.) It’s been more than 35 years since Ronald Reagan stated, during his first inaugural address, “Those who say that we’re in a time when there are no heroes, they just don’t know where to... Read more
Victoria Azarenka ‘not going to rush’ into comeback from pregnancy
Victoria Azarenka won three tournaments in 2016. (AP) Victoria Azarenka, pregnant with her first child, says she has not set a date for returning to tour, but does intend to make a comeback. The 27-year-old from Belarus has not played since the French Open, and described her pregnancy as... Read more
Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic wins second straight Orange Bowl
Miomir Kecmanovic will finish the year as the world's No. 1-ranked junior. (OfficialITFTennis/YouTube) PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic won the Metropolia Orange Bowl Boys’ 18s singles title for the second consecutive year Sunday, beating China’s Yibing Wu 6-3, 6-1 on green clay at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center.... Read more
Eugenie Bouchard hitting with former coach Hogstedt
Eugenie Bouchard is looking to regain her top-10 form. (AP) Eugenie Bouchard may be again working with Thomas Hogstedt, her coach of a year ago. According to Open Court, the two were training on court at Bouchard’s base in Florida, where she is practicing during her offseason. Hogstedt began... Read more
Umpire Lynn Welch helped lay the foundation for her successors
Welch learned how to keep score in Slovak, Greek and Polish during her 22-year career. (Lynn Welch) It’s been more than 35 years since Ronald Reagan stated, during his first inaugural address, “Those who say that we’re in a time when there are no heroes, they just don’t know where... Read more
Kentucky resident brings the joys of tennis to local children
Dee Maynard continues her mission to bring tennis to economically challenged communities. (Dee Maynard) It’s been more than 35 years since Ronald Reagan stated, during his first inaugural address, “Those who say that we’re in a time when there are no heroes, they just don’t know where to look.” We... Read more