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  1. An ode to Russian and Eastern European tennis players

    Brian Phillips

    An ode to Russian and Eastern European women's tennis players you've vaguely heard of but can't entirely keep straight.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2013
  2. Oh No, Serena Williams Made a Rap Song

    Rembert Browne

    One of the most talented tennis players of all time, Serena Williams, loves not playing tennis. She also loves rappers. Because of these two facts, it should come as no surprise that she's using her non-tennis time to rap. (Spoiler alert: It's not as...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  3. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open: A running ...

    Brian Phillips

    A running diary of this morning's Australian Open semifinal match.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2012
  4. Brian Phillips on Roger Federer's match against Mikhail Kukushkin...

    Brian Phillips

    Brian Phillips will be covering every Federer match at Wimdledon for us. Here's his report from Round 1.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2011
  5. The Yips Plague and the Battle of Mind Over Matter

    Katie Baker

    Each point in a tennis match begins with a serve, and each serve begins with a ball thrown into the air. It's probably the most overlooked move that a player will make over the course of a game: it looks so simple, seems so rote, and is usually ...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  6. Vive La Monf: The Revitalized Man Who Can Beat Roger Federer

    Louisa Thomas

    It's been a long time since Gael Monfils has been considered a "relevant" tennis player - three years since he was the seventh-ranked player, 11 years since he was a young pro with no. 1 talent. It's been a...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  7. Broken at Love

    Brian Phillips

    Did you know that former world no. 1 tennis player and nine-time major champion Monica Seles has written the first two volumes of a young-adult romance series? It's true! The series is called The Academy. It's set in a boarding school for a...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  8. Taylor Gang: The Rise of Taylor Townsend and a Q&A With Her M...

    Katie Baker and Rembert Browne

    Katie Baker: When rising American tennis player Taylor Townsend arrived to her second-round match at the French Open earlier this May, she caught a glimpse of the scoreboard from an earlier contest involving Serena Williams on the same court. 6-2, 6-...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  9. Mind Games

    Louisa Thomas

    Simona Halep, the second-ranked tennis player in the world, uses a simple, fluid, matter-of-fact motion when she serves. There's nothing too unusual about it - nothing showy or special. Technically, it's excellent. But f...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  10. Segun Toriola and Ning Gao Are the Best Athletes in the World

    Grantland Staff

    This happened at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, during the men's team table tennis semifinals. They make J.J. Watt look like a shuffleboard player....

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  11. A Belated Celebration of Wimbledon Doubles Champs: POPSOCK

    Corban Goble

    For good reasons, another Wimbledon final dominated the talk Monday. But on Saturday afternoon, something glorious happened. Jack Sock happened. A few notable threads to pull on here: * Jack Sock is an American tennis player, age 21, and is n...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  12. The Crusader

    Louisa Thomas

    It has been easy to forget that Novak Djokovic is the best tennis player in the world. He finished 2013 on a 24-0 run. His record this year is 24-3; his winning percentage is the highest among players on the tour. He has won three titles this year...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  13. Nadal’s Land of Nod: Rafa Falls (Again) at the Barcelona Op...

    Louisa Thomas

    As a rule, if you're a top tennis player, you don't have a home. What you have is a residence, a training base, an empty house. You reside in Bottmingen and practice in Dubai. There is a place in Miami, a pied-a-terre in Pa...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  14. Some advice for the world's no. 4 men's tennis player, Andy Murrr...

    Brian Phillips

    Some advice for the world's no. 4.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2012
  15. Barney Reed, Michael Landers, and the American Olympic table tenn...

    Michael Weinreb

    Among the paddle-fetishizing, bar-hustling American Olympic table tennis hopefuls.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2012
  16. Dog Days of Wimbledon: Brian Phillips on the Roger Federer-Adrian...

    Brian Phillips

    Part III of our ongoing coverage of Roger Federer's run through Wimbledon.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2011