Pachkaleva and Andreev win the Tim Essonne 2015 tournament

Taisya Pachkaleva

Created in 1983, the Tim Essonne is one of the great international tournaments reserved for the under 14s. Players like Rafael Nadal (1999), Richard Gasquet (1998), Tommy Robredo (1995), Martina Hingis (1991) and Elena Dementieva (1994) won the tournament in the past. This year, the Bulgarian Adrian Andreev dispatched Alexandre Doan Van of France 6-1 […]

Davis Cup 2015 R1: Murray defeats Isner, seals GB victory

GB Davis Cup team

Despite a nervous start, Andy Murray had a solid 7-6 6-3 7-6 win over John Isner. Britain will face last year’s finalist , France in July for a place in the semifinals. A big challenge for Team GB as France has 4 top 20 players in the team (Gilles Simon, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet and […]

Jennifer Capriati: Too little, too late?

Jennifer Capriati

By Bruce Schoenfeld, Tennis Magazine (November/December 2004) At 28, Jennifer Capriati knows her days are numbered. Following a dramatic but disappointing run to the US Open semifinals, her hopes of another major victory now rest on the 2005 Australian Open. Jennifer Capriati had been crying. Her red-rimmed eyes gave her away as she stepped into […]

Jennifer Capriati: happy at last

Jennifer Capriati

By Cindy Schmerler, Tennis Magazine, May 2000: Jennifer Capriati spanks a backhand down the line winner past Jimmy Brown, head pro at the Saddlebrook resort outside Tampa, Fla. Even Brown, a former tour player who has logged thousands of hours on court with Capriati over the last five years, is impressed. But Capriati barely looks […]

Davis Cup 2015 R1: Bryans keep US hopes alive

Mike and Bob Bryan

What a match! The British pair of Dominic Inglot and Jamie Murray was really really close to clinch the victory over Bob and Mike Bryan: just to fell short in the fifth. US Davis Cup captain Jim Courier: “We have some momentum going into tomorrow and we needed a breath of life. We’re going to […]

Jennifer Capriati: what went wrong?

Jennifer Capriati

By Susan Reed, People Weekly, May 1994 At 13 she was a bubbly kid with a booming forehand. At 18, she’s burned out, partying hard and facing a drug charge. Is this payback for a stolen childhood? The seeds of trouble may have been sown even earlier than that brilliantly sunny afternoon in March 1990 […]