Tag Archives: tennis

  • This Day In Sports History (September 9th) — Pete Sampras

    This Day In Sports History (September 9th) — Pete Sampras

    It was on this day in 1990 that Pete Sampras won the U.S. Open.  At 19 years and 28 days, Sampras became the youngest man ever to win the tournament. Sampras defeated two tennis greats in the quarterfinals and semi-finals to reach the finals.  In the quarters, he beat out third-ranked Ivan Lendl in five […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 29th) — US Open Tennis

    This Day In Sports History (August 29th) — US Open Tennis

     It was on this day in 1968 that the first US Open tennis match took place.  During that match Billie Jean King defeated Dr Vija Vuskains. The United States National Championship had been taking place since 1881, with separate events taking place in the men’s, women’s, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles competitions.  However, […]

  • Rafael Nadal Gives Us The Best Shot of the 2013 U.S Open (Video)

    Rafael Nadal Gives Us The Best Shot of the 2013 U.S Open (Video)

    If you’re Ryan Harrison, a 21-year-old tennis player ranked no. 104 in the world, and you draw Rafael Nadal in the first round of the U.S. Open, you know you’ve got your work cut out for you. However, you might come in with just a sliver of hope. After all, while Nadal is the most […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 7/7/2013 — Andy Murray

    Stat Line of the Night — 7/7/2013 — Andy Murray

    There was simply no stopping Andy Murray on Sunday during the Wimbledon men’s final at the All England Club.  The world’s second-ranked player defeated top ranked Novak Djokovic in a rather impressive fashion, breaking the Serbian on seven of his 16 service games, while winning a total of 41% of Djokovic’s first service points, en […]

  • The 20 Greatest Wimbledon Style Icons

    The 20 Greatest Wimbledon Style Icons

    Wimbledon has a lot of traditions, but the one that is perhaps most obvious to fans at home is their rule that all players must wear predominantly white clothing. And while you would think that this might limit the ability to players to dress stylishly and establish fashion trends, over the years the opposite has […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 3rd) — Pete Sampras

    This Day In Sports History (July 3rd) — Pete Sampras

    It was on this day in 1994 that Pete Sampras won his second career Wimbledon title.  He would earn the silver gilt cup after defeating Goran Ivanišević, 7-6(2), 7-6(5), 6-0, in the final. Sampras entered the tournament as the defending champion, having beaten Jim Courier in the 1993 finals.  He also entered the tournament with […]

  • The 12 Greatest Wimbledon Ladies Champions of All-Time

    The 12 Greatest Wimbledon Ladies Champions of All-Time

    If you take a look at the ladies’ singles draw for Wimbledon 2013 today, you’ll notice something pretty interesting. Three of the top five and and eight of the top fifteen women were eliminated in the first week. Gone are Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, and Maria Kirilenko, which most observers would say leaves […]

  • 9 Biggest Upsets in the History of Men’s Tennis

    9 Biggest Upsets in the History of Men’s Tennis

    Yesterday at Wimbledon, two-time champion and No. 5 seed Rafael Nadal was knocked out in the first round by a guy named…hold on, let me check…Steve Darcis. If you’ve never heard of that guy before, it’s probably because he’s 29 years old and is ranked No. 135 in the world. Now, Rafa was obviously not […]

  • 30 Bold Fashion Statements from the 2013 French Open

    30 Bold Fashion Statements from the 2013 French Open

    The French Open is played in Paris, which just might be the most fashionable city in the world. Thus, you would expect the players to go the extra mile with their on-court attire and try extra hard to look tres chic…and they do. Some players looked awesome, while some looked ridiculous. Either way, most made […]

  • Viktor Troicki Has a Tennis Tirade for the Ages at the Rome Masters (Video)

    Viktor Troicki Has a Tennis Tirade for the Ages at the Rome Masters (Video)

    Tennis tirades are fairly common. Unlike team sports, where responsibility for wins and losses is shared, in tennis all the pressure falls on one person. And, quite understandably, sometimes they buckle. That being said, some players have become legends for taking tirades to another level. John McEnroe is obviously the best example, and Serena Williams […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 13th) — Battle of the Sexes

    This Day In Sports History (May 13th) — Battle of the Sexes

    It was on this day in 1973 that former tennis star Bobby Riggs would take on Margaret Court in a Battle of the Sexes tennis match.  The contest took place on Mother’s day in Ramona, California At the time of the match, Margaret Court was 30-years-old and the #1 ranked female player in the world, […]