| Mar 31, 2015
Basking in her latest victory, a beaming Venus Williams stood near her changeover chair launching autographed balls into the stands, steering her shots with body English and applauding the fans who scrambled for the souvenirs.
For Williams, tennis is...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 6:22 PM
Not long after 15-year-old San Franciso native CiCi Bellis was given a stern lesson on Stadium Court by the world's No. 1 Serena Williams, the lower half of the men's draw registered a 5.0 on the Richter scale when second-seeded Rafael Nadal was rocked by...
| Mar 29, 2015
Serena Williams punctuated points Saturday with theatrics worthy of a Grand Slam final. There were squeals, knee kicks, pirouettes and fist pumps, sometimes all at once.
In other words, Williams appeared to be 100 percent.
Showing no lingering effects...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:15 PM
David Ferrer estuvo a solo un punto de ganar el Abierto de Miami en 2013, pero una mala decisión en aquella final ante el escocés Andy Murray le costó el campeonato en Key Biscayne.
Y aunque entonces el tenista español aseguró que "un partido no...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 8:05 PM
WASHINGTON — Katrina Adams knew she was on the wrong side of the fence.
This was in the summer of 1975, when Arthur Ashe would become the first black man to win Wimbledon, when Adams was just 6 going on 7, a couple of years too young for the...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 10:58 PM
Thursday was a tournament director's nightmare at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. They played some matches, but not the kind that would drive TV ratings through the roof.
It started with Jelena Jankovic, a former champion, playing a quarterfinal...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 10:55 PM
The Big Four of men's tennis were all at it on the same day and the same place Wednesday. Fans at Indian Wells, for the BNP Paribas Open, undoubtedly were looking for excellence and dominance.
From, in order of ranking, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer,...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 11:14 PM
It was like going to a heavyweight title fight.
USC's late and legendary Marv Goux would have drooled about this, about his love of big man versus big man, as he used to call it when his Trojans played Notre Dame in football.
Sure, it was tennis, just...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 8:10 PM
The 2014 U.S. Open men's tennis champion did not make his triumphant return to the 2015 tour until Saturday's BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
It turned out not to be triumphant.
Croatia's Marin Cilic, who took out Roger Federer in the U.S. Open...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 8:15 PM
As a college player at USC, Steve Johnson won the NCAA singles title twice and led the way as the Trojans dominated the sport during his stay, and beyond.
USC won the NCAA men's tennis title in all four of Johnson's years, from 2009 to 2012, and also in...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 2:41 PM
Bernard Tomic is Down Under's version of America's Donald Young.
Both hail from tennis-rich countries who are starving for the next great male champion. Both won junior Grand Slam tournaments by the time they were 15. Both crumbled under the weight of...