Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Jeff Rees is retiring after more than four years in charge of tennis' anti-corruption group, and former police officer Nigel Willerton will replace him on Jan. 1.
At a U.S. Open that will be remembered for goodbyes by Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters, another former No. 1 and Grand Slam champion, Venus Williams, left with a spirited second-round loss that felt nothing like a farewell.
After blowing a two-set lead and losing to Mardy Fish in five at the U.S. Open on Thursday, Nikolay Davydenko offered a solution for avoiding that in the future: Men should play best-of-three-set matches at Grand Slam tournaments and in Davis Cup.
Serena Williams arrived at the Western & Southern Open with an Olympic gold medal and a chance to win another tournament she had never won before.
Brian Baker is living the type of comeback story that only happens in movies.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic will begin the defense of his Wimbledon title Monday against Juan Carlos Ferrero, the former No. 1 player and 2003 French Open champion.
The red clay courts of the Italian Open are a bit of heaven for Novak Djokovic after a week on the experimental blue surface in Madrid.
Roger Federer's reticence to join other players in voicing complaints about issues affecting the men's game came under fire again at the Australian Open on Monday.
A day after a rare show of discord, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal quickly closed ranks.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are eyeing a confidence-boosting victory at the season-opening Qatar Open. But Novak Djokovic, elsewhere in the Persian Gulf, is already showing signs that made him such a force in 2011.
Alex Bogomolov Jr. will play for Russia instead of the United States after the International Tennis Federation approved the switch Thursday _ a decision the U.S. Tennis Association found disappointing.
Jim Courier is part captain, part trainer heading into his first match leading the U.S. Davis Cup team.
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For Roger Federer, Wimbledon nearly ended at the beginning.
Davydenko said, reviving a familiar debate.
"Why are we playing five-set matches? We need to play best of three in Grand Slams. Everybody will support (that idea, even Roger) Federer. For Federer, it's easy to win in one hour, two sets. No need to run (for) a third set," Davydenko said.