July 1, 2011
Today's featured matches Seedings in parentheses CENTRE COURT Play begins 5 a.m. PDT: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (12) vs. Novak Djokovic (2); defending champion Rafael Nadal (1) vs. Andy Murray (4); Sabine Lisicki and Samantha Stosur vs. Marina Erakovic and Tamarine Tanasugarn. COURT 1 Play begins 5 a.m. PDT: Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (1) vs. Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic (6); Tracy Austin and Kathy Rinaldi vs. Lindsay Davenport and Martina Hingis in senior women's doubles; Bob Bryan and Liezel Huber (1)
June 26, 2012 |
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Venus Williams, just a day after losing in the first round at Wimbledon, was selected to play both singles and doubles for the United States in the London Olympics, which will also be played at Wimbledon starting next month. Joining Williams on the women's singles team chosen by the U.S. Tennis Assn. will be her sister Serena Williams, Christina McHale and Varvara Lepchenko. The world's No. 1-ranked doubles team, Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber, will represent the U.S. The Williams sisters will be the other American doubles team.
November 6, 2010 |
It's never been done before, a team coming from 0-2 down to win a Fed Cup championship. So U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez needs to conjure up a special pep talk. After Fed Cup rookie CoCo Vandeweghe was too late in penetrating the coolly multilayered game of 30-year-old Francesca Schiavone and Bethanie Mattek-Sands wasted a rousing comeback Saturday with a slew of unforced errors against Flavia Pennetta, the United States needs to win three matches Sunday against defending champion Italy to win its first championship since 2000.
July 7, 2012 |
Serena Williams prepared for her Saturday women's singles final by pairing with her sister Venus and upsetting the top-seeded (and fellow American team) Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber on Friday. Agnieszka Radwanska prepared for her first major singles final by staying away from the All England Club, issuing a statement because she was too sick to talk. "She's resting up for tomorrow," Serena said after she and Venus had won, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, and stayed alive for a chance to win a fifth women's doubles title.
September 9, 2010 |
Serena Williams is conflicted. If she watches her sister Venus on television, her stomach does flip-flops and she has to keep walking away. If Serena comes to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and sits in the player box at Arthur Ashe Stadium, her stomach settles down but her own longing to be playing causes her heart to flutter. What Serena isn't conflicted about is her pride. Her 30-year-old sister has made it to the U.S. Open semifinals without the loss of a set and after practically everyone had written Venus off. After all, the last time Venus won a major not named Wimbledon was here in 2001.
April 22, 2012 |
Rafael Nadal finally managed to beat Novak Djokovic in a final, thrashing the top-ranked Serb, 6-3, 6-1, on Sunday to win the Monte Carlo Masters for the eighth consecutive year and end a run of seven straight defeats to his rival in title matches. Nadal was hardly troubled by Djokovic in this one and broke the Serb's serve five times in a one-sided affair on clay to win his 42nd straight match at Monte Carlo. It was his first title since last year's French Open and the 47th of his career.