Elena Baltacha died from liver cancer in May this year at the age of 30 The former British No 1 had set up a tennis academy forchildren from less privileged backgrounds Nino Severino is determined to honour her memory by continuing the coaching ... Capital Bay, 1 day ago
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That's it, I give up. In the wake of rampant chaos in the women's draw, I was hoping at least Francesca Schiavone could hold up her end, just to preserve the elements of style and panache in a U.S. Open gone bland. No such luck; the gallant ...SI.com, 3 days ago
It was some of the finest tennis ever witnessed on a major stage, and as the Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal final unfolded at the U.S. Open on Monday evening, CBS viewers were treated to a measured, informative telecast in the worthy hands of Dick ...SI.com, 3 days ago
So much about the Australian Open suggests a year of intrigue and fresh storylines, but there is disturbing familiarity to the biggest story: Rafael Nadal 's fading invincibility, and the notion that we've seen the best of his rivalry with Roger ...SI.com, 3 days ago
Tour officials would have you believe that the 2009 Grand Slam season was another compelling, fun-filled display of women's tennis, but it was hardly that. It was a mess. If there was an overriding theme, it was something along the lines of "I'm An ...SI.com, 3 days ago
There isn't a more beautiful scene in sports than the Monte Carlo tournament, a panorama of orange clay set against the sparkling Mediterranean and handsomely appointed hillsides. And there's nothing more discouraging than the plight of America's ...SI.com, 3 days ago
The beauty of tennis' new year, aside from the anticipation surrounding the Australian Open, is the chance to isolate certain truths out of nothing. The past week saw a flurry of insignificant events, but there was much to be learned about some of ...SI.com, 3 days ago
A single event answered all the questions about Serena Williams. It was right in my backyard -- the Bank of the West tournament at Stanford, Calif. -- and I was able to get an extended, up-close look at a player whose legacy will one day be ...SI.com, 3 days ago
There isn't a more sublime, proper setting for a summertime outdoor tournament than San Diego. Perfect weather, a bit of ocean breeze, simply the best of all worlds at the La Costa resort in nearby Carlsbad. What a shame to see its annual U.S. Open ...SI.com, 3 days ago
It wasn't so long ago that the elite level of women's tennis was in chaos. Nobody had a clue what to expect at any time. Forecasting became an act of folly, to the point where your best call was to predict the exact opposite of what you actually ...SI.com, 3 days ago
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