Wild Card Monfils Stuns Fifth Seed Berdych at Roland Garros

(May 27, 2013) Wild card Gael Monfils of France gave his home country some major excitement  at Roland Garros on Monday when he toppled fifth seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in the first round  7-6 (8), 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-7 (4), 7-5 on Court … [Read more...]

Montanes Wins Nice Open

  (May 25, 2013) Albert Montanes of Spain won his sixth ATP Tour title by defeating French wild-card Gael Monfils 6-0, 7-6 (3) for the Nice Open. “I was not supposed to play here in the first place,” Montanes said. “I was in my home town, … [Read more...]

Chef Pierrick Boyer Serving Taste of Tennis Down Under

(January 4, 2013) The Australian Open is less than two weeks away and with the anticipation of an upcoming major, Melbourne will play host many pre-tournament soirees. One of the very special events will be the Swisse Taste of Tennis – where the … [Read more...]

Kourtin’ Karen’s Tennis Week in Review

Kourtin’ Karen’s tennis week in review for the week ending February 19, 2012 0- 15 Politics makes strange bedfellows Rotterdam Tournament Director and former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek was a candidate for the top executive spot at … [Read more...]

Bloody Friday in Cincinnati

By Megan Fernandez MASON, Ohio - The Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati was on the brink of a nearly unprecedented bloodbath Friday evening when top seed Novak Djokovic found himself down 3-6, 4-4 in his quarterfinal against Gael Monfils. … [Read more...]

With Many Stops and Starts, “Like a Machine,” Monfils Gets Past Isner to Reach Legg Mason Final

By Dave Seminara WASHINGTON, DC - On a rainy night in Washington Gael Monfils spent most of the evening watching shark week on the Discovery Channel with his coach, waiting out the rain. The aquatic theme was fitting for a wet night but Monfils … [Read more...]

Mike Powell’s ‘A Game to Love In Celebration of Tennis’ on Approach Shots

  Award-winning sports photographer Mike Powell makes his publishing debut with the work A Game to Love In Celebration of Tennis (Abrams April 2011). The book contains 500 images which capture a year in tennis at the majors. Along with the … [Read more...]

Kourtin’ Karen’s Scoreboard for the Australian Open – Day 5

0-15 Streak Ends Venus Williams’ streak of consecutive major tournament matches without a retirement has ended at 257. Williams was forced to retire from her match with Andrea Petkovic with a pelvic muscle injury she sustained in her previous … [Read more...]