No weirdo zebra gear this time, but traditional all-white outfits for adidas players Angelique Kerber, Tomas Berdych and Alexander Zverev: Angelique Kerber
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club: Wimbledon guided tour – part 1 Wimbledon guided tour – part 2 Wimbledon Centre Court roof Court 3 : a new Show Court at Wimbledon Waiting in the Queue to Wimbledon Wimbledon Museum: The Queue exhibition The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum: Player Memorabilia A trip down memory […]
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Today I’ve got tickets for court Lenglen. In the first match of the day, 2014 Roland Garros finalist Simona Halep rallied from one set down to beat Naomi Osaka 4-6 6-2 6-3. The view from my seat, row 25: In Roland Garros’ newspaper today, the extraordinary story of Marcel Bernard, who took the singles title […]
No trouble for Andy Murray after two nerve-wracking five-set marathon matches in the previous rounds, as he dispatched Ivo Karlovic 6-1 6-4 7-6 on court Lenglen. A quick start, a dominating second set and a solid third set, and Murray reaches the fourth round where he’ll meet another big-server, John Isner. Karlovic was in danger […]
Dominika Cibulkova defeats Ana Konjuh 6-4 3-6 6-0 Back to Roland Garros today and I’m back on court 17 to watch a match that looks exciting … on paper. A former junior number one, Ana Konjuh was touted as a future top ten player. Aged 18, she won her first WTA tournament in Nottingham last […]
A solid 6-4 6-4 3-6 6-2 win for Feliciano Lopez over Italian player Thomas Fabbiano, ranked 117. He will next face Victor Estrella Burgos in the second round. With Federer’s Grand Slam appearance streak now over at 65, the longest active run belongs to Feliciano Lopez (57).
A difficult first-round match for the Roland Garros 2010 finalist. She won the first set quite easily 6-2. But lost her serve early in the second set, and the game was stopped by darkness on Monday at 6-2 1-3. Play resumed on Tuesday morning and the Japanese leveled at one set all. Down a break […]
Enjoy these exclusive pictures of Roger Federer and Stefan Edberg at practice during the Cincinnati Masters, on Tuesday, August 12.:
Taylor Townsend, Monday post-match press conference: Venus Williams, press conference after her loss to Lucie Safarova, Tuesday: Andy Murray answering questions about the court conditions in Toronto, strategy for playing on quick surface, texting with Amelie (“Her spelling is not that good so on messages I correct her quite a bit”), how well Jo played […]
Sara Errani: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: Lucie Safarova: Jurgen Melzer: Kimiko Date: Taylor Townsend: Flavia Pennetta: Gael Monfils: Elina Svitolina: Martina Hingis: Photo credit: Peg More reports from Cincinnati: On the way to the Western & Southern Open The Western & Southern Open main draw party Friday evening at Lindner Family Tennis Center Seeking relief from the […]
Article by Richard Yallop, Guardian, December 1988 Mats Wilander’s parents live in a standard suburban home in the southern Swedish town of Vaxjo, and they saw no need to move to the top of the road when their son recently displaced Ivan Lendl as world no. 1. Nor did they want the star treatment, with […]
From Love Thirty: Three Decades of Champions, by Rex Bellamy The summit of Everest has had many transient colonists since Hillary and Tenzing first “knocked the bastard off”, as Hillary put it. In the same way, Swedes have crowded the upper slopes of world tennis since Bjorn Borg showed them that it was possible. Wilander […]
By Peter Bodo, TENNIS, September 1984 After Mats Wilander won his first match of the 1983 U.S. Open, he rendered a curious prophecy. He laconically confessed that he gave himself little chance to win the tournament, horrifying a press corps that is unaccustomed to such frankness. Contemplating the incident, the 20-year-old Swede now remarks: “I […]