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  1. Asia re-energizing tennis globally

    Peter Bodo

    Pity poor Kei Nishikori. With Li Na gone, the burden of carrying the tennis message to Asia -- or is it the Asian message to tennis? -- now falls squarely on his decidedly sloped shoulders. The other day, the recent US Open finalist helped the AT...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  2. A Statistical Appreciation Of Li Na

    Li Na, the two-time Grand Slam champion who on Friday , was the greatest Asian tennis player of all time. She was much more than that, too: At her best, she was as dominant as any of her peers, and she kept improving as she got older. "I&rs...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  3. Li Na's titles bigger than tennis

    Peter Bodo

    "Can you tell the Chinese [fans]: Don't teach me how to play tennis?" -- Li Na, to chair umpire Alison Lange, as the Australian Open final of 2011 was slipping out of her grasp. Li Na has retired from tennis with chronic knee injuries. There is...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  4. Tennis World Salutes Li Na, Over And Over And Over Again

    Susie Arth

    Tennis players from across the globe sent well wishes to Li Na, who announced her retirement on Friday. Li, who takes two Grand Slam trophies into the next chapter in her life, was respected for her hard work and skill but beloved for her humor and ...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  5. Your Captain For This Flight Should NOT Be Rafael Nadal

    D'Arcy Maine

    Public service announcement: If you go to board your chartered helicopter flight and Rafael Nadal is the pilot, don't get on. A few unlucky Spainards learned this the hard way. As part of a viral marketing ad for PokerStars, the tennis sensation show...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  6. Say It Ain't So! Li Na Reportedly Set To Retire

    D'Arcy Maine

    Two-time Grand Slam champion and beloved tennis star Li Na reportedly is set to announce her retirement on Friday. I will now give you a minute to try and collect yourself. Ranked No. 6 in the world, Li has been hobbled by a knee injury and has ...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  7. Roger Federer's Davis Cup challenge

    Peter Bodo

    Roger Federer is learning that you may be the all-time Grand Slam champion, a distinguished 33-year-old ambassador for the game, a friend of Michael Jordan and Anna Wintour, and a guy with some hefty hotel bills, considering his two sets of twins, bu...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  8. What Went Wrong at the Strangest Tennis Match You Never Knew Occu...

    Tom Perrotta

    Perhaps the strangest tennis match in history - the one that began but never ended - happened in Myanmar last year. It was the Davis Cup. Pakistan was up one match on New Zealand when the refere...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  9. Federer motivated to get Davis Cup win

    Peter Bodo

    Give credit to US Open men's singles finalist Kei Nishikori and champion Marin Cilic, but you just know top-seeded Novak Djokovic and No. 2 seed Roger Federer were bummed out about the lost opportunity to win a major without having to go through Rafa...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  10. Time to Come Up

    Darren Sands

    Wajid Syed wasn't welcome on the court, so he stood beneath an enormous tree next to a mass of shrubs and silently peered through a gate locked by a rusty chain, watching Francis Tiafoe. Sixteen years old and one of the best junior tennis p...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  11. Coaches teach Cilic, Nishikori how to win

    Kamakshi Tandon

    For Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori, breaking through in a Grand Slam wasn't a question of game, ability or effort. It wasn't about being able to do it. It was about actually doing it. For that, Cilic and Nishikori needed help from others who had do...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  12. Quite a (Fashion) Week for US Open Champ Serena Williams

    D'Arcy Maine

    While winning 18 Grand Slam titles might be enough for some people, Serena Williams is clearly a little tougher to please. On Tuesday, just TWO days after earning her sixth US Open trophy, the tennis superstar showcased her clothing line at a little ...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  13. Dear Novak, Love Roger: Two Tennis Greats Trade Emails During the...

    Brian Phillips

    From: Roger Federer <rogerfederer1@me.com> To: Novak Djokovic <serbianwaterpolo@info-net.rs> Date: September 8, 2014 5:03 PM Subject: :( Dear Novak, You watching this? xRF --- Roger Federer "What is wanted is not the will t...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  14. Tennis Has A Big Three-And-A-Half

    We wrote that the Big Four of men's tennis -- Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray -- despite the seemingly seismic upsets at the U.S. Open on Saturday. Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic upset Djokovic and Federer, respectiv...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  15. You Won't See Me: The Hidden Lives of U.S. Open Ball People

    Peter Macia

    At 3:37 p.m. on Day 9 of the 2014 U.S. Open, attention was the hottest commodity at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The air temperature in Flushing Meadows was 91 degrees, humidity 57 percent, heat index hellacious, but inside Arthur Ash...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  16. Serena Williams Is Some Kind Of Clutch

    With Sunday's U.S. Open victory, 32-year-old Serena Williams gathered her 18th major singles title -- tying her with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for second on the all-time open-era list, behind only Steffi Graf's 22. Remar...

    Blog | September 08, 2014