From the time Maria Sharapova lifted the Wimbledon trophy nearly a decade ago, fans have been smitten and her every move documented. And there’s plenty to detail as she juggles tennis, modeling, romance, charity work and, relatively new to her list, business.
The sky is the limit and the possibilities endless at the first major of the season. In theory, each of the leading contenders in the ATP and WTA starts 2014 with a clean slate. In reality, some will arrive at the 2014 Australian Open with much to gain and little to lose, while others seek simply to protect their territory.
Tennis gave us some of the expected, some of the unexpected and much of the memorable in a 2013 filled with twists. here are tennis view’s choices for some of the most compelling storylines of the year.
As any professional tennis player will tell you, every tournament is a new tournament, every match is a new match, every day is a new day. But even the greatest champions cannot erase memories altogether, allowing elation or heartbreak to glow or fester.
For two weeks during the U. S. Open, the spotlight shines especially bright on both the veterans and the rising stars of U. S. tennis. John McEnroe says many years of American success during his era may have spoiled tennis fans.
A Wimbledon native describes the impact of tennis on the sleepy SW19 suburb.
He has fallen to his knees and leapt above the ground. He has lifted his head in triumph and thrust it back in anguish. He has shed tears of ecstasy and tears of heartbreak.
Virginie Razzano, an elegant player born in Dijon, France, calls herself “the girl with a smile.” At last year’s French Open, she had plenty to smile about as she handed Serena Williams a stunning first-round defeat
Standing on a tennis court made of packed cow dung and dirt, American Robert Quall looked across the net at his African students.