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  1. Small events need a chance to shine

    Ed McGrogan

    Last week, I saw firsthand what small tournaments mean to worldwide tours and local communities when I visited the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport. Bellevue Avenue was bustling as cars filled parking spaces and fans filled cash registers...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  2. A lesson tennis can take from the Olympics

    Ed McGrogan

    Three weeks ago, Noelle Pikus-Pace and John Daly -- the skeleton racer, not the golfer -- were relative unknowns. They are now household names in the United States thanks to their performances in Sochi, Russia, and their sport helps represent the max...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  3. Torch watch: Where is Olympic flame today?

    John Dorsey

    After passing through the hands of more than 14,000 torchbearers along the way, the Sochi Olympic torch relay ended at Fisht Olympic Stadium Friday night. The flame was brought into the stadium by tennis star Maria Sharapova, but the honor of ignitin...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  4. The day Roger Federer retires

    Matt Wilansky

    Everything seems to be going in slow motion at the moment, but the reality is that it's all happening far too fast. The camera gradually pans from one side of the famed Wimbledon Centre Court to the other. It reveals grown men unable to fight back th...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  5. Flashback: Golden Graf

    espnW

    On this day in 1988, the Summer Olympics opened in Seoul, South Korea, and, for the first time since 1924, tennis would be played at the Games. A 19-year-old Steffi Graf stole the show. The West German, who already had won the Australian Open, French...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  6. Salute to Argentina's stars

    espnW

    On this day in 1816, Argentina declared its independence from Spain, creating a home country for several sports legends, including soccer superstars Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi, golfer Angel Cabrera and tennis player Juan Martin del Potro. At the...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  7. Helene de Pourtalès to Claressa Shields

    Lizzie Haldane

    For the first time in history, women -- 22 to be exact -- competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, participating in tennis, sailing, croquet, equestrian and golf. Helene de Pourtales became the first woman to medal at the Olympics when she too...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  8. The 33 best streaks in sports history

    Doug Williams

    After seeing the Los Angeles Lakers' winning streak come to an end at 33 games in 1972, forward Jim McMillian said NBA fans had seen something special. "We just finished a streak that I don't believe any other team is going to break," he told the ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  9. 100 memories: A year for the ages

    Ravi Ubha

    Editor's note: The tennis season now over, it's time to look back. Ravi Ubha has been unveiling his top 100 memories of the 2012 season. The countdown began on Dec. 10 and it ends today with the final 10 moments. 10. Those poor rackets I...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  10. 100 memories: Strange days

    Ravi Ubha

    Editor's note: The tennis season now over, it's time to look back. Beginning Dec. 10, Ravi Ubha is unveiling his top 100 memories of the 2012 season. Check back each weekday until Dec. 21 as we count down to No. 1. 50. Fognini at it again ...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  11. 100 memories: Of rallies and battles

    Ravi Ubha

    Editor's note: The tennis season now over, it's time to look back. On Dec. 10, Ravi Ubha began unveiling his top 100 memories of the 2012 season. Check back each weekday until Dec. 21 as we count down to No. 1. 70. Tsonga outlasts Raonic a...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  12. 100 memories: From Team Tennis to Davis Cup

    Ravi Ubha

    Editor's note: The tennis season now over, it's time to look back. Beginning Dec. 10, Ravi Ubha is unveiling his top 100 memories of the 2012 season. Check back each weekday until Dec. 21 as we count down to No. 1. 100. Kastles perfect aga...

    Blog | December 09, 2012
  13. Setting the right priorities

    Ed McGrogan

    The past few days could not have been easy for John Isner. On Saturday night, with a spot in the national title game on the line, his beloved University of Georgia football team suffered a heartbreaking loss to Alabama. If tennis players ever introd...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  14. Can del Potro get a boost from the bronze?

    Stephen Tignor, TENNIS.com

    The biggest beneficiary of the Olympic Games in men's tennis was obviously Andy Murray. Just below him in the breakthrough department, though, was his fellow medalist Juan Martin del Potro. Much of the tennis world has wondered, for the last yea...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  15. Gallo looks back at obscure Olympic sports

    DJ Gallo

    Everyone has a list of sports he or she thinks should be removed from the Olympics. Maybe it's synchronized swimming or table tennis or trampoline because you don't think those are "real" sports. Or maybe you believe tennis and soccer shouldn't be a ...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  16. Murray toughest when it mattered most

    Peter Bodo

    Given Andy Murray's history in tennis, it was only natural that one of the first questions asked of him following his masterful and surprisingly comprehensive demolition of top-seeded Roger Federer in the Olympic games gold-medal match at Wimble...

    Blog | August 06, 2012