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Steven Kaplan's picture
July 18, 2016

The Wimbledon Championships have been over for a week, so it's time for some reflection. It's a bit interesting that the new Men's Champion is defined mostly by defense and the new Women's Champion by incredible offense. It would seem that the power gap between the men's and women's game is getting thinner.

Brian Coleman's picture
June 30, 2016

World number 20 Gilles Simon lost to 37th-ranked Grigor Dimitrov in the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday, but it was his comments afterwards that were the real story.

Steven Kaplan's picture
June 6, 2016

Serena Williams lost in the finals of the 2016 French Open to 22-year-old Spaniard Garbine Muguruza, 7-5, 6-4, depriving the American of tying Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22 majors. 

Brian Coleman's picture
May 31, 2016

The French Open has reached its second week, but not without its share of frustrations. Roger Federer withdrew from the tournament before it started, and last week, nine-time champion Rafael Nadal withdrew as well. But it has been Mother Nature and the tournament’s handling of it which has drawn the ire of some players in recent days.

Steven Kaplan's picture
May 2, 2016

Rafael Nadal is mad as hell at Roselyne Bachelot, the former French Health Minister over allegations that he is a "doper," and he's not going to take it anymore. 

Steven Kaplan's picture
April 7, 2016

The Empire State Open, a WTA 125K Series event scheduled for May 9-15 on the red clay courts of Hempstead Lake State Park has been canceled. This attempt to bring professional tennis back to Long Island was courageous and ambitious, and is a loss to the local tennis community.

Brian Coleman's picture
March 22, 2016

While much of the attention in Indian Wells, Calif. on Sunday circled around the comments made by Tournament Director and CEO Raymond Moore, it shouldn’t be forgotten that Victoria Azarenka defeated Serena Williams 6-4, 6-4 in the tournament’s final, a monumental victory for the Belarusian.

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March 9, 2016

Maria Sharapova is so meticulous, that according to her agent, former Eastern player Max Eisenbud, she would "peel off the label on the water bottle that she was drinking so photographers couldn't snap a picture that might look like a product endorsement."

Steven Kaplan's picture
March 7, 2016

Tennis icon and Hall of Fame journalist Arthur "Bud" Collins Jr., the voice of the sport for generations, has died at the age of 86.