It was a nice Christmas present – even though the recipient doesn’t even celebrate the holiday.
Serena Williams won her third Female Athlete of the Year award, as voted by the Associated Press. She received 55 of 96 first-place votes; Brittney Griner, the first pick in this year’s WNBA draft, finished second with 14. Continue reading
At the end of the 2009 Australian Open final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, there were tears.
Pat Cash vs. Stefan Edberg, in possibly one of the all-time hottie matchups – at least for those of us of their generation, it didn’t get much better than that.
An astonishing number of tennis players are flying the friendly skies today, headed to various destinations to start their 2014 season.
It means, for many, spending Christmas Day in transit, jet-lagged or bypassing it altogether. Continue reading
My first piece for Yahoo! – about rising Canadian tennis star Genie Bouchard, naturally.
Jimmy Connors vs. Aussie heartthrob John Newcombe (and his iconic ‘stache).
On grass at Kooyong.
Lots of Americans working hard out at the USTA national center in Boca Raton, Fla. this week.
Some were preparing to head out to the other part of the world; others (including Grace Min and Shelby Rogers) were headed up to Atlanta to compete in the Australian Open wild-card playoff. Continue reading
There have been some pretty interesting coaching developments in tennis’s offseason.
But the news Sunday that David Ferrer has split with longtime coach Javier Piles is probably even more jaw-dropping than Novak Djokovic’s hiring of Boris Becker. Continue reading
A man in the news – Stefan Edberg – vs. Pat Cash in the final.
Just in case we wanted to get a little dose of serve-and-volley right about now. Continue reading
Much has been made about the fact that Roger Federer invited a special guest to Dubai for a week: the noted serve-and-volleyer Stefan Edberg.
Would this turn into an actual thing? Could Edberg be Federer’s new guru? Continue reading