Tennis

The Tennis Lover’s Guide to Paris, In Time for the French Open

Every year in May, the world’s best tennis players and enthusiasts descend on Paris for the French Open. Who could pass up the lure of seeing Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams (no Roger or Maria this year) at one of the most storied sporting grounds in the world? Those who venture to the west of the …

French Open

French Open 2017: 10 players you may not have heard of to keep an eye on in Paris

Fed Cup (Tennis)

Wimbledon qualifiers to be broadcast on BBC for the first time

Wimbledon’s qualifying event at Roehampton, once a gentle backwater of tennis, just keeps going up in the world. Already equipped with ticketing for the first time, plus a global icon in Maria Sharapova, it is now to be broadcast by the BBC.<p>The Corporation has yet to decide whether the matches will …

Sport (UK)

Tennis - Alexander Zverev and the new faces of the ATP ready to tackle the French Open

The Euroclay season ended with a resounding bang Sunday in Rome, where Alexander Zverev upended Novak Djokovic to win the Rome Masters 1000. The …

Sport (UK)

Tennis - Mega-weapon fading as sport broadens out?

REUTERS - Modern wisdom suggests a sure-fire formula for success in tennis. The steps are few, and simple: deliver an inch-perfect serve to set up a heavy forehand, and... boom.<p>The whip-cracked forehand - inside out, crosscourt or down the line - has been the biggest of big shots for recent …

French Open

15 Tennis Ponytails That Have Ruled the Court

Designers have made their fair share of recommendations for sporting a head-turning ponytail in recent seasons, but with the French Open kicking off today, we can’t help but think that tennis’s top players may be an equally formidable resource. And why shouldn’t they be? These women wear their …

Beauty

30-Love: The end of the beginning for Novak Djokovic

<i>The second installment of our 30-Love series contemplates the future of another May-birthday baseliner, Novak Djokovic. We began with an examination</i> …

U.S. Open (Tennis)

Battle of the Sexes vs. Borg/McEnroe

The French Open begins today, which is a major tennis tournament I should probably give a shit about.<p>But frankly, I couldn’t care less [<i>ED. NOTE:</i> …

Steve Carell

Thank Goodness, There's A New Tennis Video Game Coming In 2018

One of the major holes in the sports gaming universe is about to be filled. On Friday, Big Ben and Breakpoint Studio announced <i>Tennis World Tour</i> would be released in 2018 for consoles and PC.<p>Tennis enthusiasts and gamers have to be excited considering the last game depicting the sport released in …

Gaming

French Open 2017: Schedule, TV Info, Live Stream and Odds for Top Favourites

Rafael Nadal is the early favourite to dethrone champion Novak Djokovic at the 2017 French Open.<p>Nadal and Djokovic are fancied, with Dominic Thiem currently the third favourite, while world No. 1 Andy Murray is an outsider in fourth.<p>It's a similar story in the WTA event, where last year's winner …

Madrid Open

Injured Wozniacki drops out of Strasbourg

(Reuters) - Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki's preparation for next week's French Open suffered a huge blow after she retired injured from her opening-round match against American Shelby Rogers at Strasbourg International on Monday.<p>Top-seed Wozniacki, who started the match with a 4-3 …

Sports

Andre Agassi Will Coach Novak Djokovic At The French Open

Andre Agassi, the eight-time Grand Slam winner who has largely kept his distance from the tour since retiring in 2006, is about to take on his …

Sports

Wheelchair tennis: Gordon Reid regains world number one ranking

<b>Paralympic gold medallist Gordon Reid returned to the top of the world rankings with victory in the men's singles at the Japan Open.</b><p>The Scot, 25, beat Nicolas Peifer of France 7-6 (3) 6-1 in Sunday's final.<p>Reigning Wimbledon champion Reid secured his second Super Series title and will top the …

Caroline Garcia advances in Strasbourg; Caroline Wozniacki retires

Caroline Garcia advances in Strasbourg; Caroline Wozniacki retires<p>by: AP | May 22, …

French Open

Why was Roger Federer at Pippa Middleton and James Matthews' wedding?

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews exchanged vows on Saturday<p>Although the limelight was solely on <b>Pippa Middleton</b> and her royal connections at her …

Royal Family

Azarenka aims to come back in time for Wimbledon

Two-time Australian Open champion Viktoria Azarenka says she is planning to return to competition before Wimbledon.<p>Azarenka, who was ranked No. 1 for …

Australian Open (Tennis)

First International Player Grand Slam Grants announced

<b>Fourteen players from 12 countries have been selected to receive the first ever International Player Grand Slam® Grants financed by the Grand Slam</b> …

Wimbledon

Pospisil cruises to Busan Open Challenger title

Canadian moves up to No. 82 on ATP World Tour rankings<p>Canada's Vasek Pospisil downed Go Soeda of Japan 6-1, 6-2 on Sunday to capture the Busan Open …

ATP World Tour

Tennis - Reforms and big names will secure future amid eSports rise

REUTERS - Reforms, new concepts and the big names of tennis will ensure a solid future for the sport despite growing competition and the emergence of eSports, international federation (ITF) president David Haggerty said.<p>As attention shifts to the year's second Grand Slam, the French Open starting …

Fed Cup (Tennis)

Kevin Anderson beats Lorenzi at Geneva Open

Kevin Anderson won again on clay, beating seventh-seeded Paulo Lorenzi 7-5, 7-6 (1) Monday in the first round of the Geneva Open.<p>Anderson had 11 aces …

Sports

Zverev joins Top 10 of men’s tennis after Rome win

Alexander Zverev. AFP<p>Germany’s Alexander Zverev broke into the Top 10 of the latest ATP rankings released on Monday a day after stunning world number …

Philippines

Novak Djokovic Just Became Lacoste's 'New Crocodile'

He's stepped away from Uniqlo to follow in René Lacoste's (proverbial) footsteps.<p>There aren't many guys who get to claim icon status in two different fields, but René Lacoste is one of them. The ferocious French tennis player dominated the game in the '20s and early '30s—winning seven Grand Slam …

Fashion

Djokovic swaps from Uniqlo to Lacoste

Another day, another big change for Novak Djokovic. The Serb has signed on to be the newest crocodile for Lacoste. The change comes a few weeks after …

Novak Djokovic

Watch: Butorac's Ted Talk on Small Dreams, Big Results

Former ATP Pro <b>Eric Butorac</b> was an Australian Open doubles finalist that also reached the semis of two other majors in doubles and climbed to a …

TED Talks

Fifth-seeded Alison Riske, sixth-seeded Julia Goerges win in Nuremberg

article<p>/pro-game/2017/05/seeds-riske-of-us-and-goerges-of-germany-win-at-nuremberg/66183/<p>Czech qualifier Barbora Krejcikova and Japan's Misaki …

Svitolina endures trophy blooper reel moments in Rome

For the first time @elisvitolina wins in Rome. Her #ibi17 awards ceremony was very emotional! ???????? #WTA #tennis #rome #foroitalico<p>A post shared …

Andre Agassi to coach Novak Djokovic - Sports - RFI

The appointment follows a difficult start to the season for the current men's number two, who decided to remove his entire coaching team and support staff at the start of the month.<p>"I spoke to Andre the last couple weeks on the phone and we decided to get together in Paris," said Djokovic.<p>"He is …

Andre Agassi

The top WTA threats to win Roland Garros

The last great stop on the clay-court tour slides into Roland Garros where springtime tennis is as savory as one of Paris’ chocolate croissants. The …

French Open

Djokovic fails to snag Rome title, despite superpowers

Lightning strikes and feeds so much energy. I have been fortunate to experience sky show last night from up close. Ever since one hit me in the head …

Novak Djokovic

Djokovic To Work With Agassi At Roland Garros | ATP World Tour | Tennis

Andre Agassi will be working with Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros, the Serbian revealed in the aftermath of his defeat to Alexander Zverev on Sunday …

Madrid Open