Three Was Not a Magic Number at Wimbledon on Wacky Wednesday

(June 26, 2013) Three was a tragic number in tennis on Wednesday as opposed to a magic number on day three of Wimbledon which saw seven withdrawals or retirements, seven former number ones lose and a total of 11 seeds upset – four men and seven … [Read more...]

Federer Crushes Hanescu in First Round of Wimbledon

(June 24, 2013) Defending Wimbledon champion Roger Federer took a mere 68 minutes to crush Victor Hanescu 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 to move into the second round. It was ten years ago that Federer won his first major title at Wimbledon. Federe was superior at … [Read more...]

Maria Sharapova Takes Verbal Shot at Serena Williams in Regard to Recent Rolling Stone Article

  (June 22, 2013) In a pre-Wimbledon news conference on Saturday Maria Sharapova took aim at Serena Williams in regard to a recent Rolling Stone article where the author Stephen Rodrick did an extensive interview with the world No. 1. … [Read more...]

Serena Williams to Meet Maria Sharapova for French Open Title

By Ros Satar (June 6, 2013) PARIS - Victoria Azarenka’s burgeoning love affair with the clay came to a halt today, at the hands of Maria Sharapova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4. In a three-setter interrupted by a brief wringing-out of a cloud, Sharapova did not … [Read more...]

Sharapova, Azarenka Advance to Roland Garros Fourth Round

(June 1, 2013) After and easy first set defending champion Maria Sharapova had to fight to close out the match in two sets 6-1, 7-5 over Zheng Jie on Saturday at Roland Garros. For the No. 2 seed it was the third straight day on the court due to her … [Read more...]

Sharapova Makes Quick Work of Hsieh in First Round of French Open

By Ros Satar   (May 27, 2013) PARIS - In a court change that saw the defending French Open champion sensibly moved over from Chatrier to Lenglen, Maria Sharapova made light work of Su-Wei Hsieh 6-2, 6-1.   As the temperature cooled for … [Read more...]

Djokovic and Nadal on the Same Side of Roland Garros Draw

(May 24, 2013) No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic and No. 3 seed Rafael Nadal are on a collision course to meet in the semifinals of the French Open as both men are on the same side of the draw.  Last year Nadal defeated Djokovic in the final for his seventh … [Read more...]

Djokovic Upset, Serena, Nadal and Federer into Rome Semifinals as Sharapova Withdraws

  (May 17, 2013) No. 1 Novak Djokovic blew a 6-2, 5-2 lead, only to fall to Tomas Berdych 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open. "It's a very strange situation," Djokovic said. "I played very well and was two points from … [Read more...]

How Serena Williams Defeated Maria Sharapova in Madrid

  By Tumaini Carayol (May 12, 2013) MADRID - Since their fateful Australian Open final all those years ago, contests between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have come to closer resemble brutal murder than a simple tennis match. Over 6 of … [Read more...]

Serena Williams Thinks Her Way Into Madrid Final

  By Tumaini Carayol (May 11, 2013) When Serena Williams opened with an effortless forehand winner before a statement opening service hold, one could be forgiven for assuming this was an indication that she intended to put right what had … [Read more...]