My New, New Favorite Tennis Pro

Two and a half years ago I declared that Thomas Muster was my new favorite tennis player – primarily because he is old, like me. Well, Muster isn’t playing anymore so I need a new, new favorite tennis player. And I’ve found one – her name isĀ Kimiko Date-Krumm. The 42-year-young phenom has decided to play […]

U.S. Hopefuls Compete for Chance in Australia

Several young American players will compete at theĀ 2012 Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs, December 14-16 at Life Time Athletic & Tennis at Peachtree Corners in Norcross, Georgia, and the mens’ and ladies’ winners will earn a main draw spot at the 2013 Australian Open. Jack Sock, who is one of the more widely regarded up-and-coming […]

Cigarette Advertising Ban Hurts Tennis?

Robert Thomson / Foter / CC BY-NC Alvin Sallay of the South China Morning Post makes an interesting case in a recent article, claiming that a ban on tobacco advertising in Hong Kong has greatly impacted tennis fans in a negative way. Apparently, Hong Kong used to feature two tournaments that attracted several of the […]

Fast Courts Back in Vogue

floodllama / Foter / CC BY After Federer lost to Djokovic in the ATP World Tour Finals he made a stir when he said perhaps some of the courts need to be sped up a bit, as the game has generally slowed down and that favors a defensive style of play. Some are calling his […]

Will Hopman Cup Air in U.S.?

The Hopman Cup is a unique event on the pro tour in that it is a team event with each team consisting of one male player and one female player representing a country. Each team plays in a round robin group and each match includes a Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles and Mixed Doubles match. As […]

Venus Back on Top

mirsasha / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND Well, sort of. Venus Williams won her 44th WTA title just a few days ago in Luxembourg – a mere 32 months after winning her 43rd title. Marija at Women’s Tennis Blog relates the details of the match and how important and impressive the comeback has been for Venus […]