Serena Williams Takes On Emma Raducanu On the Road to the U.S. Open

After a postponement because of physical problems, Williams is scheduled to play Emma Raducanu on Tuesday. Her prime target is the U.S. Open, and she will not want to take undue risks.

#cincinnati-ohio, #hechtman-eric, #raducanu-emma-2002, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #williams-serena, #williams-venus

Can a Tennis Player Share His Heart, and Courts, With Pickleball?

Our columnist grew up playing competitive tennis on Seattle courts that are now caught in the middle of a turf war with pickleball. He took up a paddle to see what all the fuss was about.

#pickleball-sport, #seattle-wash, #tennis

Serena Williams Loses in First Match Since Saying She Will Retire

Williams’s second-round match on Wednesday at the National Bank Open was her last in Canada, and everyone wanted in on it, even Wayne Gretzky.

#andreescu-bianca, #gauff-cori-2004, #marino-rebecca, #national-bank-open, #tennis, #williams-serena

Serena Williams Will Retire Tennis Just as She Played — on Her Own Terms

Williams brought her own distinctive flair to tennis, challenging norms that governed fashion, power, decorum, race and gender. By being herself, Williams’s reach far exceeded the game.

#content-type-personal-profile, #tennis, #williams-serena, #williams-venus

Serena Williams Says She Will Retire From Tennis Sometime After U.S. Open

In a cover story for Vogue, Williams said she was “evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me.”

#tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #vogue, #williams-serena

Wimbledon Needs More Arthur Ashe Moments, On and Off the Court

Nick Kyrgios and Ons Jabeur brought a fresh diversity to the men’s and women’s singles finals.

#ashe-arthur, #black-people, #connors-jimmy, #gauff-cori-2004, #kyrgios-nick, #tennis, #williams-serena, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

Novak Djokovic Defeats Nick Kyrgios to Win His Seventh Wimbledon Title

Djokovic dropped the first set of the men’s singles final but rallied to put Kyrgios away by winning three straight sets to capture his 21st Grand Slam singles title.

#djokovic-novak, #kyrgios-nick, #tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

Tennis Is Done With Covid-19, but the Virus Isn’t Done With Tennis

With testing, quarantine and isolation requirements all but gone, tennis finally seems to have entered a stage of pandemic apathy, much like a lot of society.

#badosa-paula, #berrettini-matteo-1996, #cilic-marin, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #nadal-rafael, #rybakina-elena, #swiatek-iga-2001, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

With a Wimbledon Title, Elena Rybakina Finally Cracks a Smile

Rybakina’s victory at Wimbledon was deeply impressive but not the outcome that most in Centre Court or on the payrolls of the All England Club were yearning for.

#content-type-personal-profile, #jabeur-ons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #rybakina-elena, #tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

Elena Rybakina Wins Wimbledon and Her First Grand Slam Title

Rybakina, who was born and raised in Russia, started representing Kazakhstan after the Russian tennis federation gave up on her. She beat Ons Jabeur in three sets to win the women’s singles title.

#jabeur-ons, #russia, #rybakina-elena, #tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

Rafael Nadal Withdraws From Wimbledon Ahead of Semifinal Match

The 22-time Grand Slam champion tore a muscle in his abdomen earlier in the tournament.

#nadal-rafael, #tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

In Wimbledon’s Queue, Waiting Is a Pleasure, and the Point

In a world of online ticketing, camping overnight for tennis seats is an anachronism, but it is also about community and a sense of belonging.

#england, #tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

The Nick Kyrgios Show, Also Known as Wimbledon, Gets Another Encore

Kyrgios, the big, talented Australian, has taken over Wimbledon with his antics and psychological warfare. It’s working.

#kyrgios-nick, #nakashima-brandon-2001, #tennis, #tsitsipas-stefanos, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

When Will Federer and the Williams Sisters Call It Quits? Maybe Never.

Advances in physical preparation keep their bodies in the game, and so can the changing nature of sports business and celebrity.

#federer-roger, #nadal-rafael, #navratilova-martina, #nike-inc, #retirement, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #williams-serena, #williams-venus, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament, #woods-tiger

Iga Swiatek Falls at Wimbledon, Ending a Long Win Streak

Swiatek, the top-seeded women’s singles player, lost in straight sets to Alizé Cornet of France.

#cornet-alize, #swiatek-iga-2001, #tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

Serena Williams, Closer to the End Than the Middle, Still Believes

A second consecutive first-round exit at Wimbledon leaves the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion looking human, but suggesting she has more tennis left to play.

#serena-ventures, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #williams-serena, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament, #womens-tennis-assn

Serena Williams Exits Wimbledon in the First Round, Again

Williams, who had not competed in singles on tour since withdrawing from Wimbledon last year with an injury, lost in three sets to Harmony Tan of France.

#tan-harmony-1997, #tennis, #williams-serena, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

As Wimbledon Begins, an Era of Sports Free of Bans and Boycotts Ends

For decades, sports has avoided punishing athletes for the actions of their countries. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put an end to that.

#england, #medvedev-daniil-1996, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #tennis, #track-and-field, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

The Day the Supreme Court Crashed the Title IX Party

Celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX was dampened as female athletes were saddened — and angered — by the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade.

#abortion, #basketball-college, #bayh-birch-evan, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #king-billie-jean, #rapinoe-megan, #soccer, #supreme-court-us, #tennis, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team, #womens-national-basketball-assn, #womens-rights

Entering Wimbledon, Emma Raducanu Carries a Heavy Load of Expectations

Emma Raducanu came out of nowhere to win the U.S. Open at 18 years old. Things have been a little rocky ever since.

#content-type-personal-profile, #london-england, #raducanu-emma-2002, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

Rafael Nadal, Looking Unbeatable, Wins 14th French Open Title

Nadal extended his men’s singles record of 22 Grand Slam titles with a win in straight sets over Casper Ruud.

#french-open-tennis, #nadal-rafael, #ruud-casper-1998, #tennis

Rafael Nadal Defeats Novak Djokovic in French Open Quarterfinal

Rafael Nadal’s match with Novak Djokovic lasted more than four hours. Nadal will face Alexander Zverev, the third seed, in a semifinal.

#court-philippe-chatrier-paris-france, #djokovic-novak, #french-open-tennis, #nadal-rafael, #tennis

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic Meet at French Open Quarterfinals

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will play in a quarterfinal at the French Open on Tuesday night, their 59th career meeting and 10th at Roland Garros.

#alcaraz-carlos-2003, #djokovic-novak, #french-open-tennis, #nadal-rafael, #roland-garros-stadium-paris-france, #tennis

France’s Tennis Frustration Is the Color of Red Clay

The red clay of Roland Garros is the biggest star of the French Open. So why isn’t there more of it in France, and more French Open champions from the country?

#clay, #france, #french-open-tennis, #nadal-rafael, #paris-france, #tennis

It’s Djokovic vs. Nadal, the French Open Rematch We’ve Been Waiting For

Djokovic, the world No. 1, and Nadal, the 13-time French Open champion, will continue their epic rivalry on Tuesday in the quarterfinal at Roland Garros.

#auger-aliassime-felix-2000, #djokovic-novak, #french-open-tennis, #nadal-rafael, #roland-garros-stadium-paris-france, #schwartzman-diego-1992, #tennis

Her Tennis Coach Abused Her. Could the Sport Have Prevented It?

Adrienne Jensen does not know Pam Shriver, the 22-time Grand Slam doubles champion, but both believe tennis needs to change its approach toward predatory coaches.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn

Iga Swiatek’s Plan Is Falling Into Place

Swiatek, the No. 1-ranked player on the women’s tour, is hoping to manage her career so she can stay near the top as long as possible.

#abramowicz-daria, #french-open-tennis, #psychology-and-psychologists, #swiatek-iga-2001, #tennis

Men’s Tennis Tour Penalizes Wimbledon Over Ban on Russian Players

In an unprecedented move, the ATP will strip the Grand Slam tournament of ranking points, effectively making it an exhibition event. Most top players are still expected to participate.

#belarus, #djokovic-novak, #federer-roger, #medvedev-daniil-1996, #nadal-rafael, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sabalenka-aryna, #tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

Rafael Nadal Falls Apart on Clay, Just in Time for the French Open

Nadal, playing in pain in a loss to Denis Shapovalov at the Italian Open, came away downbeat and pensive with the year’s second Grand Slam event less than two weeks away.

#content-type-personal-profile, #french-open-tennis, #italian-open-tennis, #nadal-rafael, #shapovalov-denis-1999, #sports-injuries, #tennis

Are the Next Global Tennis Stars Among These Tweens?

The search for elite players is so competitive that IMG, the agency that once ruled tennis, is cultivating preteens to find the next prodigy, giving them access to representatives from the pro tours and Nike.

#assn-of-tennis-professionals, #children-and-childhood, #coaches-and-managers, #eisenbud-max, #img-worldwide, #nike-inc, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

Wimbledon’s Vaccination Rule Change Means Djokovic Can Play

Djokovic’s refusal to be vaccinated led to his deportation from Australia, costing him the chance to play in the Australian Open.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #tennis, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

Wimbledon Will Bar Russian and Belarusian Players

The tournament would be the first to exclude individual athletes from those countries from competition since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and would affect highly ranked men and women.

#medvedev-daniil-1996, #rublev-andrey-1997, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

Wimbledon Plans to Bar Russian and Belarusian Players

The tournament would be the first to exclude individual athletes from those countries from competition since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and would affect highly ranked men and women.

#medvedev-daniil-1996, #rublev-andrey-1997, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

Ukraine Team Finds Escape, and Almost an Upset, Against U.S.

A supportive tennis crowd in Asheville, N.C., watched the Ukrainians nearly pull off an upset of the United States in a Billie Jean King Cup qualifier.

#allaster-stacey, #asheville-nc, #fed-cup, #king-billie-jean, #pegula-jessica-1994, #rinaldi-kathy-1967, #rogers-shelby-1992, #tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn, #yastremska-dayana

How Naomi Osaka Broke Her Slump in Miami

Sometimes you deliver your best performance when your back is against the wall.

#anxiety-and-stress, #careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #mental-health-and-disorders, #miami-open-tennis, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #wozniacki-caroline

Horrified by the Killing of Ukrainian Civilians

Readers urge stronger intervention and steep penalties for any war crimes. Also: Politicians, act for us; balloons’ peril; tenant evictions; smashing rackets.

#balloons-toys, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #environment, #evictions, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #tennis, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

In Miami Where It All Began, Naomi Osaka Is Rolling Again

After struggling for more than a year, the former world No. 1 has advanced to her first women’s singles final since she won the Australian Open in 2021.

#content-type-personal-profile, #miami-open-tennis, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis

In Tennis, Racket Smashing Gets Out of Hand

Long accepted as an entertaining idiosyncrasy of the sport, the act of hurling one’s racket has led to some close calls, as ball people and chair umpires dodge injury.

#assn-of-tennis-professionals, #brooksby-jenson-2000, #fines-penalties, #kyrgios-nick, #tennis, #zverev-alexander

Will Smith Owned the Williams Sisters’ Story Onscreen. Then He Stole Their Moment.

An Oscar night that should have affirmed Serena and Venus’s rise to stardom instead played out in a way they have seen before — triumph tempered by mixed emotions.

#academy-awards-oscars, #king-richard-movie, #richard-williams, #smith-will, #tennis, #williams-serena, #williams-venus

Kylie McKenzie Sues U.S.T.A., Claiming It Failed to Keep Her Safe

The tennis player claims the organization failed to disclose that her coach may have sexually assaulted one of its employees.

#aranda-anibal, #mckenzie-kylie-1989, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn, #us-center-for-safesport

I’m a Sports Fan. Hear Me Roar.

It’s too bad some athletes take booing personally. It isn’t really about them.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #fans-persons, #internal-sub-only-nl, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #westbrook-russell

Despite the Trend in Sports, Don’t Expect Ashleigh Barty to Un-Retire

When the world’s top women’s tennis player won the Australian Open in January, it became her crowning achievement. Her stunning retirement is a loss to tennis.

#australian-open-tennis, #badosa-paula, #barty-ashleigh, #content-type-personal-profile, #lawler-micky, #retirement, #swiatek-iga-2001, #tennis, #williams-serena, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament, #womens-tennis-assn

Kylie McKenzie Speaks Out Against a Former U.S.T.A. Coach

After being sexually assaulted by a coach at the U.S.T.A. national training center in Orlando in 2018, Kylie McKenzie is starting over on the court, and telling her story with hopes that she can help other women.

#aranda-anibal, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #mckenzie-kylie-1989, #orlando-fla, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn, #us-center-for-safesport

No. 1 Ashleigh Barty Retiring From Tennis

The three-time Grand Slam champion said in a social media post, “the time is right now for me to step away and chase other dreams and to put the rackets down.”

#australian-open-tennis, #barty-ashleigh, #tennis

Taylor Fritz Defeats Nadal at Indian Wells, Fulfilling a Prediction

The tournament has been a launching pad for young players recently, including Naomi Osaka and Bianca Andreescu, who went on to win the U.S. Open in the same year.

#assn-of-tennis-professionals, #bnp-paribas-open-tennis, #fritz-taylor-harry-1997, #indian-wells-calif, #nadal-rafael, #sakkari-maria-1995, #swiatek-iga-2001, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

At Indian Wells, Spain’s Nadal and Alcaraz Meet in Men’s Semifinal

One is a champion many times over who is enjoying a late-career revival. The other is a newcomer overflowing with potential who is quickly closing the gap.

#alcaraz-carlos-2003, #bnp-paribas-open-tennis, #kyrgios-nick, #nadal-rafael, #spain, #tennis

At Indian Wells, a Shot of Optimism for American Men’s Tennis

Long without a major tournament champion, the United States has four players in the round of 16 at the BNP Paribas Open and seven in the top 50.

#bnp-paribas-open-tennis, #brooksby-jenson-2000, #fritz-taylor-harry-1997, #indian-wells-calif, #korda-sebastian-2000, #opelka-reilly-1997, #tennis, #tiafoe-frances-1998

At Indian Wells, Daniil Medvedev Faces Backlash Over Ukraine Invasion

At Indian Wells, the Russian fell in the third round to Gael Monfils of France, as Medvedev faced criticism that Russian players should not be competing because of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

#assn-of-tennis-professionals, #azarenka-victoria, #bnp-paribas-open-tennis, #kostyuk-marta, #medvedev-daniil-1996, #monfils-gael, #navratilova-martina, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #svitolina-elina, #tennis

Should Russian Athletes Be Barred From Competition?

Our columnist examines whether the soft power of sport should be wielded against Russia, penalizing athletes with little or no say in its actions.

#apartheid-policy, #bnp-paribas-open-tennis, #canada, #canadian-hockey-league, #hockey-ice, #medvedev-daniil-1996, #national-hockey-league, #ovechkin-alex-1985, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #tennis

Naomi Osaka, Heckled by Spectator, Is Ousted at Indian Wells

“To be honest, I’ve gotten heckled before, and it didn’t really bother me,” said Osaka, who otherwise had ample support from the crowd. But, she added, “I don’t know why, but it went into my head.”

#bnp-paribas, #bnp-paribas-open-tennis, #indian-wells-calif, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #williams-serena, #williams-venus