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  1. Flashback: Steffi Graf's shutout

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    On this day in 1988, Steffi Graf won her second French Open title with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Natasha Zvereva. The match, which lasted all of 32 minutes, set the record for shortest women's singles title match at a Grand Slam in the Open Era. It also ma...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  2. #TBT: Andy Murray arrives

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    In honor of reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray's 27th birthday today, we look back at the Scottish tennis star's first big win on the world stage. In 2004, after starting play on the Challenger Tour the previous year, the then-17-year-old took h...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  3. Chris Evert's heyday on clay

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    On this day in 1979, Chris Evert's 125-match winning streak on clay was broken with a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (4) loss to Tracy Austin in the semifinals of the Italian Open. Her remarkable run began in August of 1973 and included two French Open titles during ...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  4. Happy Birthday, Sara Errani!

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    Happy birthday, Sara Errani! The Italian tennis star, who has earned nearly $8.5 million in her career, turns 27 today. Introduced to the sport by her fruit-selling father at the age of 5, Errani quickly emerged as an elite talent and was sent by her...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  5. Happy Birthday, Sloane Stephens!

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    Happy 21st birthday, Sloane Stephens! Ranked No. 16 in the world, Stephens turned pro in 2009 and rose to mainstream prominence when she beat fellow American Serena Williams in the quarterfinals at the 2013 Australian Open. Since her breakthrough mom...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  6. Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts!

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    On this day in 1912, Juliette Gordon Low gathered a group of girls in Savannah, Ga., and formed the first troop of what is today known as the Girl Scouts. Low, an avid swimmer, rower and tennis player, and her troop went on hiking and camping trips, ...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  7. Happy 25th, Agnieszka Radwanska

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    Happy Birthday, Agnieszka Radwanska! The No. 3 women's tennis player, known for her creative shot-making, turns 25 today. Born and raised in Poland, Radwanska played in her first WTA event in 2006 and has since won 13 WTA singles titles and two doubl...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  8. Happy Birthday, Li Na!

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    Happy birthday, Li Na! The reigning Australian Open champion turns 32 today. Ranked No. 2 in the world, Li joined the professional ranks in 1999 and became the first Chinese player to win a WTA title in 2004. She has won a total of nine WTA titles, i...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  9. Happy Birthday, Laura Robson!

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    Happy birthday, Laura Robson! The rising tennis star, who won the Wimbledon juniors title in 2008, is no longer a teen. Ranked No. 48 in the world, the 20-year-old lefty was named the WTA Newcomer of the Year in 2012 and won the silver medal in mixed...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  10. Star struck and full of pride

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    Hey mates! This offseason has found me playing basketball in Melbourne, Australia. One of the perks of playing here is that the Australian Open is in my backyard! I'm a big tennis fan, and I have a lot of friends who share this interest so I could...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  11. Serving up new goals

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    This week kicks off the 2014 Women's Tennis Association (WTA) season, with four Grand Slams and 54 different events throughout the year that will culminate in the WTA Championships in Singapore in October. With the "Road to Singapore" about to begin,...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  12. The Curse of Brisbane?

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    The 2014 tennis season is officially underway as the Brisbane International opened yesterday in Australia. The hard-court tournament is used by many of the WTA and ATP's top players as a warm-up for January's Australian Open. Serena Williams and Andy...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  13. 'Tis (almost) the season

    Annie Mulholland

    I can't believe this semester is already over! As we slowly pull ourselves out of the post-finals lull, it's a time for reflection as well as a time to look forward to the upcoming season. This year we welcomed two new amazing freshmen -- Alyssa Smi...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  14. Remembering 'Lady Tennis'

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    On this day in 1886, the woman known as "Lady Tennis" or "Queen Mother of American Tennis" was born in California. Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman was one of tennis' first superstars, winning 16 titles at the U.S. Championships (now the US Open). She swept ...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  15. Happy birthday, Tracy Austin!

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    Happy birthday, Tracy Austin! The two-time US Open champion and the former No. 1 tennis player in the world turns 51 today. After turning pro in 1978, Austin became the youngest champion at the 1979 US Open at the age of 16 years, 8 months and 28 day...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  16. Happy Big 4-0, Monica Seles!

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    Happy birthday, Monica Seles! The nine-time Grand Slam singles champion turns 40 today. In 1990, when she was just 16, Seles became the youngest French Open winner, and she went on to win another seven major titles before her 20th birthday. She reach...

    Blog | December 02, 2013