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Few Surprises as French Open Begins

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Tournament play began at Roland Garros yesterday during the tournament’s “soft launch.” The French Open is the only of tennis’ four Major tournaments to begin on Sunday rather than Monday, but does so with a limited slate of play that doesn’t rival the tennis free-for-all that runs from Monday onward. The Sunday start More...

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By Luis Vazquez On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Sharapova is Relevant Again, Wins First Tournament in 2014

DANIEL MAURER / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Maria Sharapova has come a long way, four months exactly, to get back to this level of play. In a place Maria Sharapova has done well, she claimed her third Porsche Grand Prix More...

By Dustin Petzold On Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Smooth Sailing for Nadal in Barcelona

After last week’s ugly but thrilling final in Monte Carlo, in which Stanislas Wawrinka was able to temper Roger Federer’s dominance over him in their head-to-head record (Federer leads 13-2), this week’s More...

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By Dustin Petzold On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Clay Season Ramps Up in Monte Carlo

Monaco’s Benjamin Balleret smiles while plotting his defeat of Rafael Nadal in the 2015 Monte Carlo Rolex Masters Unless you’re in France, Spain, or South America, clay is probably your least favorite More...

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By Rory McQueen On Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
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The What-If Game: Tory Zawacki Never Looks Back, But Uses Past Experiences in New Work at ESPN

There are many different ways to get to Flushing for the US OPEN, such as buses, the 7 subway line, and even the dreadful torture known as the Long Island Rail Road. Driving is even worse and hunting for a good More...

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By Rory McQueen On Monday, August 26th, 2013
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EASTERN EUROPEAN DICTATORS, TENNIS CHAMPS AND ROGER’S LAST RUN

THE U.S. OPEN PREVIEW There are many story lines colliding at this week’s U.S. OPEN.  Will Serena continue her domination over the women’s brackets, being that she is one of the main pre-tourney stories?  ESPN More...

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By Elizabeth Francois On Sunday, August 25th, 2013
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Fashion Neon at the U.S. Open Qualifying Rounds

Neon: blinding colors for the generation!!! This is the trend in 2013 sportswear!! After the bold reintroduction last fall during fashion week, celebrities and athletes alike have dominated the blogosphere highlighting More...

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By Dave Schatz On Friday, August 23rd, 2013
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17-Year-Old Jared Donaldson Finding Out He Belongs at US Open Qualifying

Jared Donaldson, 17-year-old from Rhode Island. The US Open Tennis qualifying tournament began at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in Flushing Meadows, New York on Tuesday, August 20. Young pros More...

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By Rory McQueen On Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
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One Match Was One Too Many For Maria Sharapova and Jimmy Connors

What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.”  ― Paulo Coelho (AP More...

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By Guest On Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
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Key Questions For The US Open

In less than 1 week, New York City will host the 2013 US Open of tennis in what is invariably one of the great sporting events of the year. As the last of the 4 “Grand Slam” tournaments, the US Open More...