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October 17, 2016

WTA CEO Steve Simon has proposed that professional tennis singles match scoring be modified to include no-ad scoring and third set "super tie-breakers similar to the changes made in doubles so that match length will be shorter and more predictable.

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September 19, 2016

Really like the ultra-modern, spacious look. It's almost hard to recognize the new steel, glass and tension fabric facility from its former "concrete jungle" motif. It's what I always envisioned the U.S. Open of the future would look like.

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September 7, 2016

Novak Djokovic advanced to the U.S. Open semifinals on Tuesday night, marking the 10th straight year that the Serb finds himself in the final four in Flushing Meadows. But once again, the world number one did it without having to play a full match, building a 6-3, 6-2 lead over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga before the Frenchman was forced to retire with a knee injury.

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August 29, 2016

The U.S. Open is a great event, and we are blessed to be so close to the action, but a trip to the Open can be hot, crowded and expensive. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.