UPDATE 2 – Serena Williams Comments on Steubenville Rape Case in Rolling Stone Interview; Apologizes, Issues Statement

  (June 18, 2013) In a lengthy interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Serena Williams who does not blame the victim, commented on the Steubenville rape case saying that the victim "shouldn't have put herself in that position." The … [Read more...]

Trial Run for Wimbledon Round 1 as Lopez and Simon face off for the Eastbourne Title

  By Ros Satar (June 21, 2013) EASTBOURNE, England – Feliciano Lopez def. Ivan Dodig 7-6(3), 6-1 Feliciano Lopez was first into the Eastbourne final on Friday, handling the blustery conditions better than Ivan Dodig with a straight sets … [Read more...]

Hampton in the Hunt for Maiden Title in Eastbourne

By Ros Satar (June 21, 2013) EASTBOURNE, England - Jamie Hampton def. Caroline Wozniacki 6-7(8), 7-5, 6-3 Qualifier, Jamie Hampton is hunting for her maiden WTA tour title, after scoring another good win in the Aegon International, … [Read more...]

Thursday’s Roundup at Eastbourne

By Ros Satar (June 20, 2013) EASTBOURNE, England - The playing conditions on Thursday started in the murk of a mist coming in off the sea, a complete contrast to the hot sunny conditions the day before.   No sooner had the first players made … [Read more...]

Jamie Hampton: From Clay to Grass – How the Perfectionist Learned to Adapt

By Ros Satar (June 19, 2013) EASTBOURNE, England - Jamie Hampton recorded a stunning win over top seed and world No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska in Eastbourne this week, and won a tight straight sets bout against Su-Wei Hsieh.   Ros Satar, … [Read more...]

Venus Williams Withdraws From Wimbledon

(June 18, 2013) Venus Williams has withdrawn from Wimbledon citing a lower back injury. The five-time winner of the event had played 16 straight years. Williams made the following statement on her Facebook page: Unfortunately, I will not be able to … [Read more...]

Vesnina Stuns Ivanovic in Eastbourne

By Ros Satar   (June 17, 2013) EASTBOURNE, England -   Elena Vesnina def. Ana Ivanovic 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 Elena Vesnina overcame the seventh seed Ana Ivanovic in the first match on Centre Court as the women had to regroup and restart when rain … [Read more...]

Heather Watson and Laura Robson Bite the Bullet in Birmingham

  By Tumaini Carayol (June 12, 2013) BIRMINGHAM, UK - Kicking off the day's play on Wednesday at the AEGON Classic was the pride and joy of Britain, Heather Watson and Laura Robson, back to back. Considering the later slots are usually … [Read more...]

Q & A: Catching Up with Taylor Townsend at Roland Garros

    (June 5, 2013) PARIS - Being at Roland Garros is not all about running from Court Philippe Chatrier to Court Suzanne Lenglen for two weeks. Out on the outside courts, die-hard tennis fans catch good doubles and junior action … [Read more...]

Easy Does It For Azarenka – Reaches Third French Quarterfinal

By Ros Satar (June 3, 2013) PARIS - It started as a baseline battle for the former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, and ended up as easy as a walk along the Champs Élysées, as the third seed reeled off 7 games in a row to win 6-3, 6-0 over Francesca … [Read more...]