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Top Seeded Wu Survives Early Scare at 2018 US Open
Presently sitting at her highest career world ranking of 46th, Jennifer (Yue) Wu enters the 2018 US Open as the top seed in the Women's Singles event. The 2016 US Olympian and 2015 Pan American Games Champion has been living, training and competing abroad in Austria this season and has made leaps an
Willard Captures the Essence of the US Open Experience
Who has been part of every US Nationals and US Open championship match since 2014?. Ryan Willard, the charismatic and energetic MC whose passion for table tennis has led him to becoming a familiar face and voice at all of the major USATT tournaments and one of the game’s most vocal supporters and am
Roger Federer is the unofficial Mayor of the US Open - Boris Becker
For Boris Becker, the US Open is very special in several ways. Speaking to Adevarul, the former German tennis player said: 'There are many moments I remember. The terror attacks on September 11 happened just two days after I saw the Sampras-Agassi final, so that edition was special to me.
Jha Looking to Conquer US Open Milestone
Kanak Jha has been the star performer of US table tennis across 2018. He had reached his highest world ranking of 51st in the men's, held on to the number 1 ranking placement in the world junior boys ranking - departing the age group at the top after this month, and has shared some mindblowing resul
US Open Fan Vote: Best Match
At the conclusion of the 2018 US Open, we catalogued the best performances, moments and more from the fortnight that was. Now, as the year comes to a close, we are giving tennis fans a chance to vote for their favorites in six categories: quotes, photos, fan moments, breakout players, upsets and mat
Rafael Nadal's forehand has wrong technique, says Kuznetsova
In a recent interview, as quoted by Championat, former Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova shared an interesting opinion on the Rafael Nadal's forehand. This is probably the best shot in the Spanish player's game, but it requires a lot of strength.
Toni Nadal: I never thought Rafa would end career due to injuries
Rafael Nadal has struggled with injuries, but when he is fit, he has shown that he is always a threat. This year he won the French Open, reached the Wimbledon semi-finals losing to Novak Djokovic in a five-set match, reached the US Open semi-finals and Australian Open quarters.
Independent Review Panel finalises route to combat betting-related
Delivering a world-class anti-corruption regime for professional tennis remains a paramount priority for the international governing bodies of tennis. The Independent Review Panel’s Final Report, published today (19 December 2018) at www.tennisirp.com maps out a comprehensive route for the sport to
Over the Decades, a Lot has Transpired in Jack’s Surfboards’ Front Yard
There's always been something special about surf shops. From the amalgamated scent of wax, new wetsuits and fresh boards to the intel on which local break is currently working best, where to get the best post-surf burrito in town and so much more, surf culture resides inside surf shops-that's what m
Serena Williams sparks pregnancy-related WTA rule changes involving rankings and dress code
After a 2018 season that saw Serena Williams encounter criticism for her outfit at the French Open, where she was unseeded following the September 2017 birth of her daughter, the Women's Tennis Association has announced changes to rules that influenced both issues.
Will Serena's US Open controversy, Federer's woes carry over to 2019 tennis season?
Surprises happen. In tennis, they happen a lot. This year, it all started in a big way when Caroline Wozniacki -- long known as the "best WTA player not to have won a major" -- ran the table to capture the Australian Open. The important thing about surprises, though, is their lasting impact, whether
Vajda Named ATP Coach Of The Year
Marian Vajda was named the ATP Caoch of the Year in the 2018 ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moët & Chandon, in recognition of his efforts to help Novak Djokovic climb from No. 22 in the ATP Rankings in June to World No. 1 to finish the year.
Serena Williams seeding debate ends with WTA expanding special ranking rule
Women's Tennis Association (WTA) are set to introduce a new special seeding rule for players returning from maternity leave, a contemporised attire rule, and the rollout of a 25-second shot clock in 2019.
Stephens shares her favorite emojis
Sloane Stephens uses emojis when she's texting just like essentially any other person on the planet, young or old. The WTA asked her to name off her favorites and she's a regular user of some classics including the shrugging shoulders, heart and, of course, the poop emoji.
Grand Slam tournaments, Naomi Osaka top tennis Google searches in 2018
The share of online searches for tennis dropped in 2018, as this year's other big sporting events like the World Cup and Winter Olympics dominated public interest, along with the Royal wedding, according to Google figures.
The 10 Biggest On-Court Stories of 2018
HIGHLIGHTS: Novak Djokovic d. Rafael Nadal in Wimbledon semifinals. With our Top 10 Matches of 2018 countdown complete, it's time to move on to the biggest stories of the past year, on and off the court. Today, we run down the most significant on-court happenings.
Osaka enjoys a day at Wizarding World of Harry Potter
You're never too old for a trip to Disney World, but when in Orlando, you can also hit up The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios. Noami Osaka geeked out on everything Harry Potter in Diagon Alley with Kristie Ahn and her older sister Mari Osaka.
Juan Martin del Potro hits first practice since suffering kneecap injury
Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro hit the practice court on Friday for the first time since suffering a season-ending injury at the Shanghai Masters in October. The 30-year-old fractured his right kneecap in a heavy fall during his Shanghai round-of-16 match against eventual runner-up Borna Coric.
Djokovic celebrates his pupil, Mihailo Topic's, win
Novak Djokovic has been mentoring a lucky nine-year-old Serbian tennis player named Mihalio Topic. Just a few months ago, the young star played in and won his first tournament in the 10-and-under age division. The World No. 1-ranked Djokovic was even there to cheer him on, while Topic often shares h
Ram graduates from Indiana University East
He says it was only 12 years later than scheduled but Rajeev Ram has graduated from college. The 34-year-old was awarded his diploma by Indian University East, a college that's partnered with the ATP and WTA tour to get players to obtain their degrees online.