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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.

Steven Kaplan's picture
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.

Steven Kaplan's picture
March 1, 2016

The weather in March may "Come in like a lion," but things in the tennis world are tranquil after a stormy winter of discontent as the headlines of match fixing in the sport have faded.

Steven Kaplan's picture
February 1, 2016

​Forget the statistics and the titles, while Djokovic is closing in, Federer's numbers still have the edge. After watching Novak play Down Under, however, I suggest that no one has played better hard court tennis, not Roger, not Pete, not Andre, not Ivan.

Brian Coleman's picture
January 21, 2016

While these next two weeks should be a celebratory time for the sport of tennis and its fans, a BBC and BuzzFeed report about match-fixing at the highest level have cast an ominous shadow over the game during the year’s first major, the Australian Open.