Twenty years ago, Andre Agassi was at the top of his game — a highly ranked tennis pro with an Olympic gold medal by the age of 26. But students and teachers at the Rocketship Rise Academy in Ward 8 recognize Mr. Agassi as the man who founded their charter school, which joins 117 other publicly funded, privately operated education centers in the District.
Sharapova will be eligible to return to competitive tennis in April after her two-year doping ban was reduced to 15 months on Tuesday by a sports court that found the Russian star bore no “significant fault” for her positive drug test and did not intend to cheat.
Star tennis player Serena Williams says she “won’t be silent” about the killing of black men by police officers.
Wawrinka surprisingly managed to wear down Djokovic and beat the defending champion 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 for his first U.S. Open title and third Grand Slam trophy overall.
For the second year in a row, Serena Williams’ bid to make history ended with a shocking loss in the U.S. Open semifinals.
The 10th-seeded Monfils reached his first major semifinal since 2008 by beating an error-prone Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in a match that concluded under Arthur Ashe Stadium’s retractable roof.
Raonic began to feel pain near his left wrist midway through the second set of what would become a stunning 6-7 (4), 7-5, 7-5, 6-1 second-round loss to 120th-ranked American qualifier Ryan Harrison on Wednesday.
Her 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 exit against 72nd-ranked Katerina Siniakova was filled with 46 unforced errors by Bouchard, who also was treated for blisters on her feet. It represented the latest early loss for a 22-year-old Canadian.
Nothing, though, was as meaningful when it comes to what could go on over the next two weeks as how 14-time major champion Nadal’s wrist felt during and after a relatively straightforward 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Denis Istomin.
The U.S. Open’s Arthur Ashe Stadium is now covered by a retractable roof. And based on his experiences, Novak Djokovic expects more humid conditions once the panels slide shut — which make for a slower court.
Murray became the first tennis player in Olympic history with two singles gold medals, winning his second in a row by wearing down Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.
Williams lost to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-4, 6-3 in the third round in a real shocker Tuesday, ending the No. 1-seeded American’s bid to become the first tennis player to collect a pair of singles golds.