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Rod Laver

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  • Li Na's tennis game is on track, her personality pleasingly off-kilter

    In the midst of a pro tennis world chock-full of players with overwhelming athletic skills and underwhelming personalities, there is Li Na.
  • Players get a lot of cash but earn little credit for desire

    A couple of items in a record book brought a real jolt the other day. One reminded that this was the 45th anniversary of Rod Laver's second calendar Grand Slam, 1969. He also won all four majors — the Australian, French, Wimbledon and U.S. Open...

    Julie Heldman helped open up women's tennis

    Julie Heldman helped open up women's tennis
    Julie Heldman will turn on the TV set often the next two weeks. At home in Santa Monica, she will watch, as always, with nostalgia and amazement, as the U.S. Open tennis tournament unfolds. "Every shot, they hit all out," she says. "I marvel at that....

    Lleyton Hewitt upsets Roger Federer to win Brisbane title

    BRISBANE, Australia -- With the Fanatics in bright yellow and raucously chanting for Lleyton Hewitt to stay on top of Roger Federer, the Brisbane International final had the surreal feel of a journey back in time. It wouldn't have seemed out of...

    Roger Federer holds on for a win at BNP Paribas Open

    Roger Federer holds on for a win at BNP Paribas Open
    Wait, wasn’t this supposed to be a walk in the park? Roger Federer -- greatest male tennis player of all time not named Rafael Nadal or Rod Laver -- versus Dmitry Tursonov, a curly haired Russian with a high-octane game nobody outside of tennis...