| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:29 PM
It is still a little too soon to canonize young Eugenie Bouchard as the next big thing in women's tennis. We will wait until Saturday.
That's when the current pride of Canadian sports, now that the Kings have taken hockey away from them, will play in...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 8:31 PM
Venus Williams won a first-round match on a side court on the opening day of Wimbledon on Monday, and it was a big deal.
OK, maybe not for anybody other than die-hard Venus Williams fans and Venus herself.
It isn't as if anybody is expecting her to...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:58 PM
In the end here Sunday, the right player probably won, the man named Novak Djokovic, who can bend like Gumby, run like Usain Bolt and hit tennis shots at the other guy like Roger Federer.
What made his victory in the Wimbledon men's final the ultimate...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:02 PM
In the midst of a pro tennis world chock-full of players with overwhelming athletic skills and underwhelming personalities, there is Li Na.
She is a beacon in the fog, a candle in a mine shaft.
She is also a pretty good tennis player who is ranked No....
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:26 PM
The day dawned bright and sunny at Wimbledon on Tuesday, and the trains were packed with tennis fans wanting to see Roger and Rafa, or Serena and Maria. Or all four.
Nobody was coming to see Nicolas Mahut, the French grinder.
Which is too bad, because...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 4:38 PM
The inescapable conclusion, after watching a young French woman jerk Serena Williams around the tennis court at Wimbledon here Saturday like she had her on a string, is that Father Time has arrived for a talk.
Maybe, in Williams’ case, it is...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:16 PM
The player who walked onto Centre Court at Wimbledon Thursday afternoon to face Rafael Nadal looked a lot like Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic.
He was 6-feet-5, around 180 pounds and most of the back of his left calf was covered with a tattoo....
| Jul 5, 2014
| 4:06 PM
School was in session Saturday afternoon on Centre Court at Wimbledon, and Petra Kvitova was doing the teaching.
That wasn't how it was supposed to be.
This was to be a coming-out party for young Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard. At 20, her lessons...
| 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...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 3:53 PM
Maybe she wore one too many flashy outfits. Or maybe it was that angry outburst toward a U.S. Open referee two years ago or maybe it's simply the Hollywood company she keeps (reality television star Kim Kardashian, in particular) that turned some people...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Much had already happened Friday by the time the main focus at Wimbledon shifted to a hill, a place where personal real estate is like an acre in Malibu.
It was late afternoon. The rain that was supposed to come never did. Big fluffy clouds moved...