| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:43 PM
It's hard to feel sorry for Novak Djokovic, but we need to. For the second straight Wimbledon tennis tournament, he is positioned as the spoiler, Mr. Buzz Kill.
Life is not fair. Certainly, not life in pro tennis.
Djokovic has it all. When he held off...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:46 PM
The U.S Open was not on Alexandria Chatt's mind as she worked her way through the Midwest qualifying tournament in late June.
Until she reached the final, that is, where one more victory on the tennis court would have earned her a spot in the U.S....
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:24 PM
The Andy Murray/UK's-favorite-son circus continued full bore here Monday.
Lost in the weird hustle and bustle by the local media to pursue yet another new angle was the fact that he won his first match in defense of his Wimbledon title. He beat David...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:57 AM
WIMBLEDON, England - World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and Swiss stars Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka were a trio of opening-round winners Tuesday at Wimbledon.
The second-seeded Nadal had to come from behind to beat capable Slovak Martin Klizan 4-6, 6-3, 6-3,...
| Jun 29, 2014
The inescapable conclusion, after watching a young French woman jerk Serena Williams around the tennis court at Wimbledon here Saturday as if she had her on a string, is that Father Time has arrived for a talk.
Maybe, in Williams' case, it is Mother...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:16 AM
A decade ago, 17-year-old Maria Sharapova won the first of her five major tennis titles here at Wimbledon. On Tuesday, her hopes for the ultimate 10-year-anniversary present went awry.
Sharapova, seeded fifth, ran into a determined German named...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 12:27 PM
The tennis courts at The Suburban Club in Pikesville are typically empty during weekday afternoons, with many of the usual patrons busy at work until they can head to the country club for some exercise.
It was in this solitude, on a partly cloudy Monday...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 3:50 PM
In the category of possible last hurrahs, the 128th edition of the All-England Lawn and Tennis Club's annual party on the grass may be hosting something exceptional this year.
Will this be the last time they'll be serving strawberries and cream with...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Through the years, Varvara Lepchenko feels like she's learned to embrace her excitement over playing in the U.S. Open.
The nerves and anxiety still come, Lepchenko said, but as an experienced professional who's enjoyed some successes, she's better...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:32 PM
NEW HAVEN — With a lack of homegrown qualifiers, the Connecticut Open will serve up international flavor this week.
The qualifying field was cut from 24 to the final 12 on Saturday at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, with none of the seven...
| Aug 17, 2014
•Winterthur Mansion/Longwood Gardens, Downton Abbey exhibit, Dec. 4. $82. Parkland Garden Club, Marie, 610-769-5553.
•Broadway, choice of "Les Miserables," $150, or "Kinky Boots," $160. Sept. 10. Lehigh Valley Active Life,...