| Mar 10, 2015
| 4:35 PM
The prestigious, ever-growing, we-try-harder tennis tournament at Indian Wells will, once again, have new offerings when it opens main draw play in the Southern California desert Wednesday.
The BNP Paribas Open will hand out $10,762,466 in prize money,...
| Jul 3, 2015
| 7:52 PM
Houdini has nothing on Serena Williams.
The world's No. 1 player, the woman who has now won 24 consecutive major tournament tennis matches, who is trying to win a fourth straight major tournament and also the magical calendar year Grand Slam, made the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Lindsay Davenport has been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Knowing her, when word got out, she probably asked for a recount, just to make sure she hadn't bumped out somebody else more deserving.
She is 37 now, lives in Orange County,...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:59 PM
The Swiss are represented in men's tennis at this year's BNP Paribas Open by Stanislas Wawrinka and that other guy.
Wawrinka won the recent Australian Open and is now No. 3 in the world rankings. The other guy becomes Mr. Avis in Switzerland now, and as...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Three trailblazers came together Saturday night at a swanky fundraiser for the athletic program at Cal State L.A.:
Billie Jean King, Tommie Smith and John Carlos.
The university's young students might not know their stories, but they are reaping the...
| 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 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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Staid old Wimbledon got bounced on its fanny here Tuesday. Somebody sat on the spectacles and broke them. Egad. Somebody else put lowfat milk on the strawberries.
Strange things happened. The orderly became disorderly:
• An ailing Serena Williams...
| 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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:50 PM
On the warmest, sunniest day you can imagine, in a place where those are few and far between, gloom prevailed Wednesday. Great Britain was Mudville, and mighty Casey had struck out.
When Andy Murray's final ground stroke settled into the bottom of the...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:13 PM
The clock had ticked to one minute past 4 p.m. here Monday, and the last American standing at Wimbledon wasn’t standing anymore.
John Isner, head hung low with body language that made him look closer to 6 feet than 6 feet 10, walked off Court 3,...