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  • The plight of U.S. tennis: too much money and mollycoddling?

    The plight of U.S. tennis: too much money and mollycoddling?
    Sunday was a day of rest and reflection at Wimbledon. So we reflected. Eyes squinting, brow furrowed, chin resting in palm of hand, we pondered the issue: How good are our tennis players from the United States? Lousy. It was a short reflection....
  • Alize Cornet stuns Serena Williams at Wimbledon

    Alize Cornet stuns Serena Williams at Wimbledon
    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...
  • Li Na's tennis game is on track, her personality pleasingly off-kilter

     Li Na's tennis game is on track, her personality pleasingly off-kilter
    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....
  • Nicolas Mahut still grinding on Wimbledon's outer courts

    Nicolas Mahut still grinding on Wimbledon's outer courts
    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...
  • Serena Williams is only U.S. singles player still in the U.S. Open

    We may now have to think about Serena Williams as Custer, because she represents the last stand at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. That is, the last U.S. player standing. When the day began Saturday at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center, there...
  • Caroline Wozniacki outlasts Maria Sharapova in humid U.S. Open match

    Caroline Wozniacki outlasts Maria Sharapova in humid U.S. Open match
    — It is turning out to be the relationship that gives engagements a bad name. First, golf star Rory McIlroy calls off the wedding with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki and wins the British Open and the PGA. Then, Wozniacki starts a run of success...
  • Serena Williams might be a diva, but she's no quitter

    Serena Williams might be a diva, but she's no quitter
    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...
  • Roger Federer's game doesn't look old at Indian Wells

    When most of the smoke had cleared Wednesday in the men's singles at Indian Wells, the coolest dude still standing was the guy in the purple shirt and orange shoes who has two kids and another on the way. Oh, yes, and he's 32 years old. Roger...
  • Will Federer and Williams be calling it a fortnight after Wimbledon?

    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...
  • Andy Murray on the defense: His natural state at Wimbledon

    Andy Murray on the defense: His natural state at Wimbledon
    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...
  • Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon final; downside is he faces Roger Federer

    Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon final; downside is he faces Roger Federer
    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...