Tag Archives: tennis

  • 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, […]

  • Serena Williams Hit Herself in the Face with Her Own Racket (Video)

    Serena Williams Hit Herself in the Face with Her Own Racket (Video)

    When it’s all said and done, Serena Williams is going to be on the short list for “greatest women’s tennis player of all time.” She doesn’t have as many Grand Slam singles titles as Steffi Graf or Martina Navratilova, but the only tournament she hasn’t won at least four times is the French Open. So […]

  • Jerzy Janowicz Has Epic Meltdown at Australian Open (Video)

    Jerzy Janowicz Has Epic Meltdown at Australian Open (Video)

    By beating India’s Somdev Devvarman, Polish tennis player Jerzy Janowicz reached the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, equaling his furthest ever run at a men’s Grand Slam Tournament (he made it to the third round at Wimbledon in 2012). But let me tell you, it certainly wasn’t easy for Janowicz.  Despite being ranked 24th […]

  • The 13 Most Beautiful Women at the 2013 Australian Open

    The 13 Most Beautiful Women at the 2013 Australian Open

    In case you hadn’t noticed, the first grand slam tennis tournament of the year, the Australian Open, is going on right now. This event is often overlooked here in the Northern Hemisphere given that it comes just a few weeks after Christmas…in the dead of winter. But in Australia it’s summer, and tennis is in […]