In ESPN's Gambling Issue, Howard Bryant writes that many regard integration as a universal triumph of America's long struggle for racial equality. But African-American tennis pioneer Art Carrington sees a different story.
Make no mistake: Kei Nishikori's run to the US Open final was no aberration. Matter of fact, he might go one round further this season.
Based on 2014, we have no clue what to expect from Serena Williams this season, but there are a couple of young Americans ready to break through.
American tennis took more blows during the first week of the US Open, reinforcing some questions about big names and raising more uncomfortable ones, writes Howard Bryant.
The sky has been falling for a long time for the Americans men on clay. And there's nothing to suggest this will change anytime soon.
In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes that Rafael Nadal heads into the French Open haunted by a bad back, low confidence and, most daunting of all, the specter of facing Novak Djokovic.
The final result at Indian Wells seemed almost secondary in what was another epic between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, writes Howard Bryant.
One year ago, Flavia Pennetta wasn't sure how much more tennis was in her future. But here she is ... an Indian Wells champ, Howard Bryant writes.
With so much on the line, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have nothing to prove -- or do they, writes Howard Bryant.
No one questions how wonderfully gifted Agnieszka Radwanska is, but a fatal lack of power has kept her from joining the elite, writes Howard Bryant.
If you like a flashy shot-maker who defies a lot of what today's game is, we have just the guy for you: Alexandr Dolgopolov.
In ESPN The Magazine's Conspiracy Issue, Howard Bryant writes that Sloane Stephens is discovering that it is much easier to generate hype than it is to live up to it.
Novak Djokovic is already one of the greatest players ever, but to cement a truly elite legacy he needs to get busy winning more Grand Slam titles, writes Howard Bryant.
There is nothing in tennis that beats the breathtaking Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal rivalry.
The game seems to come almost too easily to Sloane Stephens, but she still has a lot of work to do in 2014.