A Tennis Wish List for 2019

Not much head scratching is required when it comes to deciding how to start a wish list for tennis in 2019. A sport that has long been concerned about punching below its weight spent too much of last year elbowing itself in the ribs as its too-numerous leaders traded blows and crossed purposes. This is no way to run a […]

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In Women’s Tennis, Finesse Can Fight Power

Another season of Grand Slam tennis begins at the Australian Open on Monday, but Agnieszka Radwanska, who retired in November, won’t be part of it. Aptly called “The Ninja” for her ability to inflict out-of-nowhere pain on the opposition from all manner of contortionist positions, Radwanska’s spectacular, poker-faced shotmaking will be missed. But even without its Ninja, the women’s game […]

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Rafael Nadal Skips Brisbane Event to Get Healthy for Australian Open

BRISBANE, Australia — Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Brisbane International on Wednesday to focus on being ready for the Australian Open, which will be his first competitive tournament since a knee injury forced him to retire from the United States Open semifinals in September. The second-ranked Nadal, who cited a strained muscle in his left thigh for his withdrawal, […]

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Eugenie Bouchard’s diva behaviour, lawsuits and car crash court side interviews

The Genie Army will be back at Wimbledon on Tuesday for a high-profile clash with British wildcard Gabriella Taylor. But fans of Eugenie Bouchard have not had much to cheer about in recent years. The 2012 Wimbledon junior champion seemed destined to be the next superstar like Maria Sharapova when she reached the 2014 Wimbledon final and the semis in […]

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Nick Kyrgios, his princess mother, net worth, ranking and controversial moments

By his own admission, Nick Kyrgios doesn’t like tennis all that much. There’s no denying the Australian No. 1 is very good at it, though. Kyrgios, 23, is in fine form. At Queen’s, he served a record 32 aces in his two-set quarter-final win over Feliciano Lopez, before he was narrowly beaten 7-6, 7-6 by Marin Cilic in the semis. […]

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