Trying to Change Pro Tennis One Signature at a Time

TORONTO — In a subterranean food court in downtown Toronto, shoppers bustled past Maria Patrascu without a glance, unaware that the young woman sipping green tea was the leader of a growing rebellion in professional tennis. A year ago at this time, Patrascu was a little-known left-hander playing obscure tournaments in Egypt as she tried to get her world ranking […]

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Tennis stunner Eugenie Bouchard looks ace in sexy Instagram underwear snaps

The Canadian often flaunts her figure on social media and she was at it again leaving little to the imagination in her white attire. Bouchard, 25, had her 1.9million followers drooling with the uploads in which she even provided a rather pointless fact. Alongside one of the images showing off her Nike trainers, she wrote: "Did you know the tip […]

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Coach finds invitations he forgot to send to Andy and Jamie Murray

What a balls up! Tennis coach finds 23-year-old tournament invitations he forgot to send to future Wimbledon champions Andy and Jamie Murray after garage clean-out Letters addressed to Andy and Jamie Murray were found among garage clutter  It invited the siblings to a tennis tournament at David Lloyd Club in Derbyshire Andy and Jamie, aged eight and nine, were pupils […]

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Andy Murray Has Another Hip Surgery; His Future in Tennis Remains Unclear

Andy Murray had a second hip operation, getting a metal implant one year after his first procedure on the joint. The three-time major champion posted a message Tuesday on Instagram, saying that he had the surgery in London on Monday. “Feeling a bit battered and bruised just now,” Murray wrote, “but hopefully that will be the end of my hip […]

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Another Source of Conflict in Tennis: Are You Up or Down on Doubles?

MELBOURNE, Australia — After bowing out of the Australian Open this week, Jack Sock and his childhood friend and doubles partner, Jackson Withrow, ended up on opposite sides of a great divide. Withrow’s childhood dream was to play professional tennis; doubles proved to be his only portal. Sock, the world’s second-ranked doubles player, has an Olympic gold medal from 2016 […]

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Novak Djokovic and Lucas Pouille Advance to Semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia — Lucas Pouille had lost every Australian Open match he played until he hired Amélie Mauresmo as coach. A couple of months later, he’s into a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time. Pouille, a 24-year-old Frenchman, will next play Novak Djokovic, who is aiming for a men’s record seventh Australian title, so things will get tougher. Djokovic […]

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Serena Williams’s Absence Gave Her Foes the Chance to Improve

MELBOURNE, Australia — Time did not freeze, like a televised sporting event placed on pause, during the 13 months Serena Williams spent away from tennis. The absence of Williams, who has averaged one title in every three majors played, allowed younger players to wade deeper into the draws and grow their games and their confidence. Karolina Pliskova, 26, was already […]

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