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  • Gene Mako, doubles champion in tennis with Don Budge, dies at 97

    Gene Mako, doubles champion in tennis with Don Budge, dies at 97
    Gene Mako, a champion tennis player who paired with the legendary Don Budge to win four doubles titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in the 1930s, died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said his wife, Laura. He was 97 and had...
  • PASSINGS: Gene Mako, Thomas Penfield Jackson

    Gene Mako Champion tennis player in 1930s Gene Mako, 97, a champion tennis player who paired with the legendary Don Budge to win four doubles titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in the 1930s, died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
  • Review: ESPN's 'Venus Vs.' highlights Venus Williams' fighting spirit

    "Venus Vs.," which premieres Tuesday on ESPN, is a new documentary film that follows the career of tennis star Venus Williams and her part in the fight to make the prize money in women's tennis equal to that of men's. There is a special focus on...
  • 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...
  • Is Federer best tennis player of all time?

    Sustained greatness a plus Diane Pucin Los Angeles Times Roger Federer became the No. 1 tennis player in the world Monday, one of the consequences of his 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 Wimbledon victory over Andy Murray on Sunday. He's also the best ever. That's...
  • Pau Gasol hasn't committed to exhibition games in Australia

     
    Pau Gasol hasn't committed to playing in exhibition games in Australia...
  • 2012 Australian Open TV schedule on ESPN2 and Tennis Channel

     
    The first Grand Slam of the tennis calendar takes place at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, as the world’s best tennis players head Down Under. On the men’s side, Novak Djokovic won last year’s Australian Open, then went on to win...
  • Australian Open gives a stunning boost to tennis

     
    Even so, it was clear both both players were hurting after that marathon of running, hitting and grunting. The Australian hosts supplied chairs during the awards ceremony because both men were having trouble standing....
  • Tennis Channel counts down “100 Greatest of All Time”

     
    On Monday, March 19, Tennis Channel begins its weeklong countdown of the best tennis players in history with 100 Greatest of All Time. The countdown begins Monday at 7pm ET and continues nightly through Friday, March 23, when the No. 1 greatest tennis...
  • A lens on the Olympics: Shooting the Federer/Del Potro tennis match

     
    Robert Gauthier, Los Angeles Times Wimbledon: We're deep into the third set and Roger Federer is on the ropes. Down a break and facing defeat, he rushes the net as his opponent, Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina, powerful and tenacious, lines up a...
  • Tennis stars in Australia to hold fundraiser for Haiti earthquake victims

     
    Roger Federer and other tennis stars will hold a special exhibition event Sunday in Melbourne, Australia, to benefit Haiti earthquake victims...