From Hard courts: real life on the professional tennis tours, by John Feinstein: When Becker walked on court for the final, on a glistening, postcard-perfect day, there was another problem. Katarina Witt, the glamorous German ice skater, had come to town earlier in the week. She was in the process of making a deal with […]
By Andrew Longmore, London Times, July 7, 1990 Rarely can the ball have been hit as hard for as long as it was in the men’s semi-finals on centre court yesterday. At the end of the bombardment, Ivan Lendl‘s odyssey had ended, Goran Ivanisevic‘s had just begun and Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg were left […]
From Love Thirty, three decades of champions by Rex Bellamy The achievements of Arthur Robert Ashe – known as ‘Bones’ when he was a skinny boy and as ‘The Shadow’ when he became a skinny celebrity – are remarkable not least because of the social and racial context in which he achieved them. His blood […]
From Jimmy Connors’ autobiography, The Outsider: Two days before the start of Wimbleon in 1975, I picked up a newspaper and turned straight to the sports section. The headline read: Connors sues Ashe. I’m in the middle of a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Jack Kramer, Donald Dell, and the ATP, and here I am launching […]
New Balance is in beta mode. New Balance debuted a new brand platform – Always in Beta – the brand’s “promise to relentlessly improve, to never stop pushing and to always strive for more.” The company’s marketing message centers on the brand’s intent to improve upon the products created in its 100-year-plus history. That theme […]
Engineered specifically for Serena Williams, the NikeCourt Flare delivers stability through a lightweight, minimal design. The shoe, designed by Aaron Cooper at Nike, was created in response to Serena’s ankle issues. “At the time, I was having issues rolling my ankle,” Williams says. “So I wanted to create a shoe that would give me a […]
Andy Murray will attempt to win Wimbledon again, two years after his historic title of 2013. Former British No 1 Tim Henman talks about the game and personality of his successor. Interview by l’Equipe, translation by Tennis Buzz Q: Do you remember the first time you met Andy Murray? It was during a Davis Cup […]
Check out some pics of Simona Halep, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, Garbine Muguruza, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Jack Sock Wimbledon outfits. Simona Halep, semifinalist in 2014: Ana Ivanovic: Caroline Wozniacki‘s dress by Stella McCartney: Garbine Muguruza‘s kit by Stella McCartney: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, semifinalist in 2011 and 2012: Jack Sock, winner of the men’s doubles last year […]
Since its debut as a tennis shoe, the Stan Smith has made its way from the court to the street, becoming one of adidas’ best-selling shoes of all time. Removed from the shelves for the past few seasons, the Stan Smith returns more clean and green than ever. Made with highly sustainable and premium quality […]
Nice asics video featuring Sam Stosur and Gael Monfils:
Roger Federer enjoyed his first hit of 2014 on the Rod Laver arena:
Juan Martin del Potro heads to Melbourne looking to continue his 2013 momentum. He will wear the Nike Advantage UV Crew and Nike Gladiator 10-inch Plaid Shorts. Del Potro’s footwear of choice is the Nike Air Max Cage.
Li Na will look to repeat the great start to the year she enjoyed as a Melbourne finalist in 2013 wearing the lightweight Nike Pure Short Sleeve Top, Nike Unlined Woven Skirt and Nike Solid Ball Short.
Victoria Azarenka will battle to retain her Melbourne title wearing a Nike Advantage Printed Tank, Nike Pleated Woven Skirt combination and new Nike Lunar Ballistec.