College tennis is thriving, but new rules in the professional ranks could make the college route less enticing for the top players.
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At the Italian Open, Elina Svitolina beat the top-ranked Simona Halep and Alexander Zverev was tough in a loss to Rafael Nadal. Success at the next level has eluded them.
In their first meeting in more than a year, Nadal’s court coverage was too much for Djokovic to handle, but the result was gratifying for both players.
The win over the sixth-ranked Ostapenko was Sharapova’s best result of the year. She advanced to the semifinals of a tournament for the second time this season.
He had two freak accidents in the last year and is the shortest player in the top 10, but Goffin has kept winning on tour.
A tribunal dismissed charges against the French player Alizé Cornet after she missed three out-of-competition tests, one because the intercom at her apartment was broken.
Roberta Vinci played her last professional match on Monday in front of a home crowd at the Italian Open. She will be most remembered for her upset of Serena Williams at the 2015 U.S. Open.
Kvitova previously won on the Madrid clay in 2011 and 2015. Sunday’s men’s final will feature Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem.
Nadal had won 50 consecutive sets on clay, before falling to Thiem, 7-5, 6-3, in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open. Nadal will also lose the No. 1 ranking.
Don R. Mueller, a former physics professor who calls himself Professor Tennis, has been on a yearslong campaign to persuade tennis players that they could be so much better if they considered physics.
Djokovic lost in the second round to Kyle Edmund of Britain, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. He fell to 6-6 since returning from a six-month layoff at the Australian Open.
Williams, who last played in March at the Miami Open, said she needed more time to be “100 percent ready to compete.”
Tiafoe has long been considered one of the greatest prospects in his generation, but he had few achievements at the tour level until recently.
Williams, who had her daughter last summer, has not played a WTA tournament since March.
She is newly married, embracing the challenges of motherhood and embarking on a difficult tennis comeback. And her private life is about to become much more transparent with a new documentary series on HBO.
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An independent panel, created two years ago, made 12 recommendations to improve tennis’s anticorruption efforts.
The West Hants Club no longer has “tennis” in its title. But the modern era of open tennis tournaments would not have gotten started without it.
Mixing a top-level career and parenting can be a complicated enterprise, but at age 40, Max Mirnyi has discovered a trick or two.
After tearing a knee ligament, Laura Siegemund, 30, gained something professional tennis players rarely have: free time.