• Snauwaert racquet

    Unboxing my new Snauwaert racquet

    Early New Year’s resolution for me, as I decided to play tennis again after a long long long … very long time. First step: to buy a brand new racquet. My first ever racquet was a blue Slazenger racquet, looking like this one but with blue grip and frame. Do you remember your first racquet? […]

  • Wimbledon view from court 12

    How to get Wimbledon tickets

    It’s more than time to prepare your trip to the greatest tennis tournament, Wimbledon! Wimbledon tickets are the most coveted tickets and of course the most difficult to get. Prices First, let’s have a look at the prices for Wimbledon 2017 tickets. From £15 to £190 for the mens finals. There are four ways to […]

  • 2016 US Open Angie Kerber

    2016 US Open: Angie Kerber is the new Queen

    “When I was a kid I was always dreaming to one day be the No. 1 player in the world, to win Grand Slams. And today is the day. All the dreams came true this year.” — Angelique Kerber What a year indeed for Angie Kerber: 3 Grand Slam finals, silver at the Olympics and […]

  • TennisAid

    Interview with Martin Rocca, founder of TennisAid

    Tennis is not only about big names and big tournaments, but also about coaches and educators who work in the shadows. Martin is one of them; together with his friend Abel, he founded TennisAid, a charity whose purpose is to provide sports equipment and technical assistance to kids living in poor countries. You can find […]

  • Angelique Kerber, winner of the 2016 US Open

    2016 US Open recap: the good, the bad, the queen

    The good Stan Wawrinka: there’s a new champ in New York. The Swiss struggled to get past the first rounds, losing a few sets here and there and saving a match point in the third round. But he stepped up in the semifinals against Nishikori and outplayed Djokovic in the final. 3 Grand Slam finals, […]

  • adidas Novak pro

    adidas Novak pro

    Novak Djokovic switched from adidas to Sergio Tacchini in 2009 (and then signed with Uniqlo in 2012), but he still has a shoe contract with the German brand. adidas has even created a special edition of the adidas Barricade 7, the adidas Novak pro. Novak’s face on the tongue reminds of the classic Stan Smith […]

  • Louis Armstrong Stadium, US Open 2006

    Souvenirs from the 2006 US Open

    Already 10 years since my trip to the US Open. Time flies… Back in 2006 I spent a week in New York with a bunch of Agassi fans, for some sightseeing and a bit of tennis too. Une photo publiée par @tennisbuzzlive le 11 Sept. 2016 à 8h57 PDT It was my first time ever […]

  • Novak Djokovic, 2016 US Open

    Djokovic and Wawrinka roads to the 2016 US Open final

    One walkover, two retirements and Gael Monfils that’s how we could sum Novak Djokovic‘s US Open campaign so far. Novak Djokovic’s road to the final Round Opponent Score R1 Jerzy Janowicz 6-3 5-7 6-2 6-1 R2 Jiri Vesely wo R3 Mikhail Youzhny 4-2 ret. R4 Kyle Edmund 6-2 6-1 6-4 QF Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [9] 6-3 […]

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Stade Pierre Mauroy

Stade Pierre Mauroy guided tour

Last Saturday I took a guided tour of Stade Pierre Mauroy, that will host the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland from 21 to 23 November. To be honest, I’ve been quite disappointed by the guided tour: there’s not much to visit, it lasts around 40 minutes only and explanations by the guide were […]

Chris Evert

Chris Evert, an American Original

By Neil Amdur, World Tennis, December 1989 By remaining true to herself, Jimmy Evert’s little girl gave new meaning to the word champion For two decades she was Our Girl, Chrissie, Chris America, The Girl Next Door. She amazed us with her carriage, consistency and cool. And as she matured before our eyes, from a […]

Chris Evert, Fed Cup 1989

The final chapter by Chris Evert

Published in World Tennis Magazine, December 1989. In October 1989, Chris Evert represented the United States for the last time in the Federation Cup. Here, she recounts the week. Tuesday Our first-round match is against Greece. I play Christine Papadaki, who I have never played or even seen before. The stress I feel before the […]

Li Na

Break point #3: Li Na, Gala and Asia

Enjoy the third edition of Break Point, our monthly roundup of the best tennis-related articles on the web: – Li Na announced her retirement last month. Read Stephanie’s tribute to the 2-time Grand Slam champion: Thanks Li Na – another, most surprising retirement: Australian hope Ash Barty, aged 18, takes indefinite break from tennis – […]

Michael Westphal

Michael Westphal wrote German Davis Cup history

There are moments which make you famous and immortal overnight. In the match of his life against Tomas Smid, Michael Westphal played himself into the hearts of a whole nation in 5 hours and 29 minutes. Becker triggered off the tennisboom It was Friday, October 4th, 1985 in the Festhalle in Frankfurt. Whole Germany was […]

Lille Grand Place

Bienvenue à Lille for the Davis Cup final!

From 21 to 23 November France and Switzerland will contest the 2014 Davis Cup Final at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in the Lille suburb of Villeneuve d’Ascq. If you’re planning to attend and wonder how to get tickets, how to get to the stadium or what to do in Lille, this article is for you. […]