Sabine Lisicki broke Venus Williams' record for fastest recorded serve, but the American is focused on playing smarter -- not bigger, writes Jim Caple.
On the surface, tennis seems like a lucrative sport. But for the non-elite, costs can become exorbitant, to the extent that some players have to make some tough choices, writes Jim Caple.
After her head-turning run at the French Open ended in the third round, 18-year-old American Taylor Townsend is hoping to put some of the lessons she learned into play on the grass courts at Wimbledon.
Coach Paul Annacone is hoping to have the supremely talented but inconsistent Sloane Stephens dialed in for a long French Open run.
The talks of the town in Paris are Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, but the lack of spotlight doesn't bother Victoria Azarenka.
Venus Williams lost a marathon first-round match to Poland's Urszula Radwanska at the French Open, leaving questions about her ongoing back injury and her future in her wake.