| Jun 22, 2014
| 8:38 PM
By the time most people wake up Monday, Andy Murray will have likely made a successful beginning defense of his Wimbledon tennis title.
He's scheduled to play a decent player, No. 105-ranked Belgian David Goffin, in the first match on Center Court...
| 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,...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 8:08 PM
The summary of Monday's singles final at the U.S. Open in the Big Apple was as simple as the final score: Big man. Big game. Big win.
The summary of many who watched, especially those not deeply into the sport and expecting great drama from this...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 11:29 PM
Two tennis pit bulls sank their teeth into each other on a warm and windless night at the U.S. Open on Wednesday.
It was Novak Djokovic versus Andy Murray. Talk about strong teeth.
Right now, with Rafael Nadal out with an injury, all they needed to...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:08 PM
Roger Federer, long a tennis deity for millions of fans, had his own resurrection here Thursday night. It was witnessed first-hand by more than 23,000 people and by millions more on TV.
For nearly 2 1/2 hours, one of the biggest stars in the history...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:31 PM
— The question buzzing around the men's quest for the U.S. Open tennis title here is a two-parter.
Is Roger Federer, at 33, young enough and spry enough and fit enough and still good enough to win another major; or, is Novak Djokovic still just...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 7:50 PM
The glamour match, Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki, took center court Sunday, each player seeking to further her fame, fortune and happiness. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, match and tournament over, had already found hers.
Happiness, that is. Certainly...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:03 PM
In the heat and grind of the U.S. Open here Monday, Andy Murray took a step closer to being Andy Murray again.
He won a match that demanded a deep dig into his inner psyche. Giving his all, staying the course, gutting it out — all those coach-...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:15 PM
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...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:06 PM
We trekked out to the U.S. Open's venerable Grandstand Court on Tuesday on a mission of promise.
Young Jack Sock, up-and-coming U.S. tennis player, was playing his first-round match.
The Grandstand is special. For years, it has been an appendage to...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Cara Black is one of the have-nots in the world of professional tennis. But then, there is so much money in the sport that we might all be happy not having.
Black is a doubles specialist. She toils on the back courts of tournaments, even at the mega-...