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It has been 14 years since an American man hoisted a tennis Grand Slam trophy, but a revival looks to be underway with nine U.S. players ranked in the ATP’s Top 100, none more promising than the...

From the moment 20 year old, Jeļena Ostapenko (currently #47 in the world) stepped on the clay today the French crowd was on her side. Ostapenko is the first Latvian to make it to a Grand Slam final...

It wasn’t pretty. But let’s leave that to one side. Garbiñe Muguruza and Kristina Mladenovic both don a tennis court as if ready for a fashion show. I didn’t see anything in their game...

There is something about Garbiñe Muguruza that has a touch of Audrey Hepburn about her. She is tall, graceful, elegant, and exceedingly beautiful. When she takes to the court you have the impression she...

There are certain eras in sports that produce the best that ever was (up to that point) at that sport. Examples? Baseball’s Babe Ruth in the 1920s and 1930s, and Willie Mays in the 1950s and 1960s....

There is nothing worse than watching an injured tennis player going through the motions. Each miss is greeted with a grimace, and every winner with an exclamation of joy. Yes, it’s confusing, and...

A lot was on the line. Tennis is always about lines and today the line is between two players who are also compatriots. Sam Stosur, the Australian #1 for the last eight years, was playing the pocket-sized...

The Zverev brothers both have a ton of talent, capable of giving the top seeds headaches every time they step on to the court. Misha Zverev had mischief in his eyes from the start as he sized up the Japanese...

Tennis royalty is all over Europe, with big name draws getting ready for Roland Garros. The WTA are playing in Strasbourg, the ATP in Geneva and, there is of course, the French Open on a screen near you...

I have had numerous up-close moments with the legend that is Serena Williams, but usually in a crowded room with 20 or so other journalists. Nonetheless, a seat close enough to have formed some opinions...