Approach Shots: Wimbledon -101 Reasons to Love the Greatest Tournament in Tennis

For more than a century, tennis’s most legendary players have gracefully volleyed their way to glory on the hollowed grounds of the All England Club. But it is also on this same turf that some of the game’s finest have faltered, often because … [Read more...]

French Open Men’s Contender Profiles – Fast Facts with Jack Cunniff

By Jack Cunniff Profiles of the top men's contenders for the 2011 French Open. Follow Jack Cunniff on twitter at @jrcunniff. Note: Grand Slam records for main draw matches only.   1. Rafael Nadal  (ESP) 2011 Record: 36-6 Grand Slam Record: … [Read more...]

French Open Women’s Contender Profiles – Fast Facts with Jack Cunniff

  By Jack Cunniff Profiles of the top women contenders for the 2011 French Open. Follow Jack Cunniff on twitter at @jrcunniff. Note: Grand Slam records for main draw matches only. 1.  Caroline Wozniacki  (DEN) 2011 Record: … [Read more...]

Kourtin Karen’s Tennis Week in Review

15 - 0 The Streak Continues 37/39   Novak Djokovic extended his consecutive match winning streak to  37 in a row for 2011 and 39 going back to the 2010 Davis Cup final. “It is an incredible honor to be part of the history in some ways and … [Read more...]

Petra Kvitova Wins Madrid Open

Petra Kvitova won her fourth WTA singles title of her career, her first Premier-level title and her third title of the 2011 season by defeating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 7-6(3), 6-4 to claim the Madrid Open. Kvitova’s week will vault the … [Read more...]

Kourtin’ Karen’s Tennis Week in Review

Week ending May 8, 2011 0-15 Injuries Juan Martin Del Potro withdrew from Madrid prior to his match against Rafael Nadal with a hip injury. He is being evaluated.   Kim Clijsters is very unlikely to play Paris. She just resumed training … [Read more...]

Madrid: Nadal Wins with a Heavy Heart, Djokovic Tested Streak at 31

  There was more than a match on his mind when Rafael Nadal took to the court on Saturday at the Madrid Open. Rafael Nadal had to overcome more than Roger Federer on court. Nadal was visibly emotionally distressed at the death of golfer Spanish … [Read more...]

Footnotes From Madrid

By Abigail Hinto in Madrid Friday was my last night in Madrid and here are my random thoughts on my experience at the Madrid Open. - I chose the Madrid Open as the tennis event I woul attend this year because I wanted to finally see Rafael Nadal … [Read more...]

Madrid: Night Session without Rafael Nadal

By Abigail Hinto in Madrid The children are gone, the grown ups are out, dressed up for the night's event.  But it's not Rafael Nadal nor Juan Martin Del Potro that will be entertaining them. Taking their place are Andy Murray and Thomaz Bellucci … [Read more...]

Wozniacki, Stosur and Schiavone Upset in Madrid

Second straight tournament, second straight win for Germany’s Julia Goerges over No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki. This time it was 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 in the third round of the Madrid open on Thursday. Goerges had to rally from 0-3 down in the first set while … [Read more...]