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Latest Stories Bryan Armen Graham: Roddick wasn't a typical underdogupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 20:37:00

Andy Roddick had just taken the first set from Roger Federer in Sunday's Wimbledon final, inducing roars from the Centre Court spectators, when my wife-to-be posed a perfectly sincere question. Jon Wertheim: Serena, Dementieva stage thrilling semifinal at Wimbledonupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 16:26:00

This is our last "crumpet" for Wimbledon 2009. Time to do magazine work (though I'll continue periodic tweeting and podcasting). If you'd like, you could read this tomorrow; think of it as tape-delay. Thanks to everyone who wrote in. We'll be back Sunday with a Wimbledon wrap-up!

Beating the bestupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 04:04:00

Zheng made history in 2008 making it to the semi final of Wimbledon and inspired a new generation of Chinese tennis stars.

Chinese wildcard Zheng Jie captures heartsupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 04:04:00

As Wimbledon 2009 gets under way this week, sports commentators and tennis aficionados will closely watch China's tennis superstar, Zheng Jie.

Federer to become a father for first timeupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 17:23:00

Tennis superstar Roger Federer and longtime partner Mirka Vavrinec are expecting their first baby this summer, the Swiss ace revealed on his personal Web site on Thursday. Jon Wertheim: The fallout from Peer's rejection, partner swapping and Bill Maherupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 12:16:00

The UAE denies Shahar Peer, an Israeli, a visa to play in a joint WTA/ATP tournament, when she was placed in the main draw. What does this mean for the future of tennis in this region? What is the appropriate response for the WTA and the other players? There can be little tolerance for this kind of behavior, right? -- Aaron Mayfield, Chicago Joe Posnanski: Nadal is Federer's greatest foilupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 14:11:00

I know how Roger Federer feels. For years, I could not beat Priest Holmes in chess. You might remember Holmes, the star running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, the guy who led the NFL in rushing in 2001, the guy who seemed to score three or four touchdowns every week when you were playing against him in fantasy football. We had a weekly chess match for a while.

Nadal beats Federer to win Australian Openupdated: Sun Feb 01 2009 14:07:00

Rafael Nadal claimed his first Australian Open title and denied a tearful Roger Federer his 14th grand slam crown after another epic five-set victory, 7-5 3-6 7-6 3-6 6-2 in Melbourne on Sunday.

Nadal sees off Verdasco in five-set classicupdated: Sat Jan 31 2009 09:47:00

Rafael Nadal reached his first Australian Open final after a marathon five-set victory over Spanish compatriot Fernando Verdasco which ended in the early hours of Saturday morning in Melbourne.

Jelena Jankovic: On top of the tennis worldupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 19:26:00

Jelena Jankovic is making a reputation for herself as one of the hardest working women in tennis.

Top of the worldupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 19:26:00

From a childhood in Serbia to being the best in the world, Jelena Jankovic discusses what it took to get where she is today.

Crowd disturbances mar Djokovic victoryupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 08:30:00

Holder Novak Djokovic is through to the last 16 of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park, but the Serb's four-set victory over Amer Delic was marred by crowd disturbances between fans of both players.

Tearful Dokic extends Aussie Open comebackupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 14:48:00

Jelena Dokic produced late night heroics on the Rod Laver Arena to upset Russian 17th seed Anna Chakvetadze 6-4 6-7 6-3 and extend her Australian Open comeback into the third round.

Nieminen upsets Djokovic in Sydneyupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 14:50:00

Novak Djokovic's preparations for the Australian Open suffered a further setback as he was upset by Finland's Jarkko Nieminen in the semifinals of the ATP Tour event in Sydney.

Favorite Murray seeded fourth in Melbourneupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 07:45:00

Tournament favorite Andy Murray has been seeded only fourth for the men's singles at the Australian Open in Melbourne next week.

Sharapova pulls out of Australian Openupdated: Sun Jan 11 2009 11:03:00

Defending champion Maria Sharapova has been forced to pull out of the Australian Open due to a shoulder injury.

Pregnant Davenport to miss Australia Openupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 09:51:00

Triple grand slam winner Lindsay Davenport has pulled out of next month's Australian Open because she is pregnant with her second child.

Nadal, Dementieva claim Beijing tennis goldsupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 03:16:00

Rafael Nadal will become No. 1 in the rankings Monday, and he is No. 1 at the Olympics. Mary Nicole Nazzaro: China's top 10 Olympic stories on its own turfupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 13:04:00

Michael Phelps may rule the American sports universe for these Olympics, but in China, ask local fans who they're supporting and you'll start hearing names like Lin Dan (badminton), Zhang Yining (table tennis) and Zhao Ruirui (volleyball). Jon Wertheim: Centre Court scheduling, Hammerin' Jank's mental frailty and moreupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 18:18:00

Hi Jon. How do the Wimbledon organizers decide the schedule of play? Specifically, what are their criteria for selecting who will play on Centre Court or Court 1? I ask this because it seems a little disrespectful to make Venus and Serena (who have six Wimbledon trophies between them) play on Court 2, while Kuznetsova-Radwanska and Vaidisova-Chakvetadze get to play on Centre Court and Court 1, respectively. These four have never gotten past the quarters at Wimbledon, and don't exactly generate the amount of interest that Venus and Serena do. So if it's not past performance or popularity, what is it? -- Nancy Ng, Montreal

Federer faces tough opening test in Parisupdated: Fri May 23 2008 11:46:00

Top seed Roger Federer has been handed a testing opener as he bids to win the French Open, the only grand slam to elude him.

Henin stuns tennis by announcing retirementupdated: Wed May 14 2008 15:47:00

World number one Justine Henin is quitting professional tennis with immediate effect, she told a press conference in Belgium on Wednesday.

Federer wins fourth straight world awardupdated: Fri Feb 29 2008 12:46:00

Roger Federer lifted the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award for the fourth straight time on Monday when Justine Henin made it a tennis double by taking the women's accolade for the first time.

Federer's hunger for moreupdated: Fri Feb 29 2008 12:46:00

CNN's Pedro Pinto sits down with Roger Federer and discusses his aim to beat the record books. L. Jon Wertheim: Serving Noticeupdated: Tue Jan 29 2008 09:53:00

They call it the Zone. It's that mystical state most athletes are lucky to achieve a few times in their careers. The mind is cleansed. The body is free. The unity of time and space comes undone. Brilliance is elevated to perfection. Jon Wertheim: Sharapova unstoppable at Australian Openupdated: Sat Jan 26 2008 02:25:00

Five quick observations after watching Maria Sharapova win her third Grand Slam title, taking out Ana Ivanovic in the final of the Australian Open. Jon Wertheim: Sharapova's dominance, dad's belligerenceupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 12:05:00

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Is it me, or is that the best anybody has seen Maria Sharapova play since she won Wimbledon? It is not easy beating Justine Henin 6-0 in a set. Sharapova was hitting powerful backhands with great angle. Also, it seems her serve is a lot better. Maybe, the shoulder injury really did affect her in 2007. I would say she is the favorite to win going on her current form. What do you think? -- Bob Diepold, Charlotte, N.C. Justin Gimelstob: Davenport had no idea how far her return would goupdated: Tue Jan 15 2008 11:32:00

MELBOURNE, Australia -- One of the most compelling stories of the 2008 Australian Open is the revival of Lindsay Davenport's career after the birth of her first child, son Jagger.

Venus joins Serena in second roundupdated: Tue Jan 15 2008 10:08:00

Venus Williams joined her sister Serena in the second round of the Australian Open as she saw off a spirited challenge from China's Zi Yan in a night match at Melbourne Park on Tuesday.

Roddick secures third straight winupdated: Sat Jan 12 2008 07:13:00

Andy Roddick cemented his Australian Open preparations with a third straight Kooyong Classic title on Saturday, defeating Marcos Baghdatis 7-5 6-3 in the final in Melbourne.

Santoro overcomes Blake in Sydneyupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 06:01:00

Experienced Frenchman Fabrice Santoro sent twice-champion and third seed James Blake crashing out of the Sydney International tournament.

Injured Hrbaty misses Aussie Openupdated: Fri Dec 21 2007 11:39:00

Dominik Hrbaty has pulled out of the Australian Open after announcing that he will be forced to undergo a new operation on his right elbow.

Australian Open resists corruptionupdated: Fri Dec 21 2007 11:32:00

Tennis Australia has announced anti-corruption plans for next month's Australian Open in Melbourne.

Top Open contenders nurse injuriesupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 00:24:00

Justine Henin leads the walking wounded contingent of top women's contenders into the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday, with the season's grand slam bragging rights at stake at Flushing Meadows. Jon Wertheim: Say no to no play on Sundayupdated: Sun Jul 01 2007 03:39:00

A quick Baguette, while waiting out still another rain delay ... Twin killingupdated: Fri Apr 27 2007 10:49:00

The French Open begins in exactly a month, and inevitably, the speculation over the Holy Grail of tennis -- the Grand Slam, where the same player wins all four major championships in the same calendar year -- will heat up.

Federer completes award hat-trickupdated: Mon Apr 02 2007 14:24:00

Tennis number one Roger Federer was named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for the third year in a row on Monday.

Draper secures maiden golf victoryupdated: Sun Feb 11 2007 12:01:00

Former Australian tennis professional Scott Draper won his first golf tournament on Sunday with victory in the New South Wales PGA Championship.

Haas and Blake breeze to victoriesupdated: Fri Feb 02 2007 03:39:00

Title-holder Tommy Haas of Germany and American top seed James Blake eased through to the quarterfinals of the Delray Beach International despite blustery on-court conditions.

Hewitt's Aussie Open dream wreckedupdated: Sat Jan 20 2007 03:52:00

Lleyton Hewitt's hopes of winning his home grand slam disappeared for another year as an inspired Fernando Gonzalez knocked him out in a third round match at Saturday.

Serena seeks further improvementupdated: Wed Jan 17 2007 03:09:00

Serena Williams overcame a stuttering start before moving into the third round of the Australian Open with a 7-6 6-2 win over Luxembourg's Anne Kremer in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Fish topples fourth seed Ljubicicupdated: Mon Jan 15 2007 04:13:00

Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic became the first major casualty on the opening day of the Australian Open, falling 4-6 7-6 6-4 6-4 to American Mardy Fish on Monday.

Rowdy fans ejected from the Openupdated: Mon Jan 15 2007 03:14:00

About 150 tennis fans were ejected from the Australian Open on Monday after Croatian and Serbian supporters became rowdy, police said.

Williams sisters in double setbackupdated: Wed Jan 10 2007 06:04:00

The waning influence of the once all-conquering Williams sisters in women's tennis was pulled into sharp focus on Wednesday as Venus was forced to pull out of a second successive grand slam and Serena lost to unheralded Sybille Bammer in Hobart.

Mauresmo falls to in-form Jankovicupdated: Wed Jan 10 2007 04:01:00

Top-seed Amelie Mauresmo was swept aside by Serbia's in-form Jelena Jankovic in the quarterfinals of the Sydney International on Wednesday.

Draper named as Hewitt's new coachupdated: Mon Jan 08 2007 03:46:00

Lleyton Hewitt has appointed former Davis Cup team-mate Scott Draper as his coach after being left in the lurch when Roger Rasheed quit last week.

Henin-Hardenne will miss Melbourneupdated: Thu Jan 04 2007 03:15:00

World number one Justine Henin-Hardenne will miss this month's Australian Open because of "personal family reasons".

Federer, Henin-Hardenne champions updated: Mon Dec 11 2006 07:45:00

Roger Federer and Justine Henin-Hardenne were named on Monday as the International Tennis Federation's world champions for 2006.

Candy Reid's momentous moments mailbagupdated: Tue Nov 21 2006 08:49:00

Well it's been another fabulous year of tennis, and although I know many of the top players want a longer off-season, for me it seems too long. Just like a summer of no football. Awful!

Navratilova bows out with a titleupdated: Sun Sep 10 2006 06:37:00

Martina Navratilova crowned her magnificent career by teaming up with Bob Bryan to win the U.S. Open mixed doubles final on Saturday.

Henin-Hardenne, Mauresmo in finalupdated: Thu Jul 06 2006 09:14:00

Justine Henin-Hardenne hit back from breaks of service down in both sets to win the all-Belgian women's semifinal against Kim Clijsters at Wimbledon on Thursday.

McNamee takes charge of Open golfupdated: Tue Mar 28 2006 01:51:00

Former Australian Open tennis chief Paul McNamee has been appointed as the new head of the Australian Open golf championship, it was announced on Tuesday.

McNamee quits Australian Open postupdated: Sat Mar 04 2006 06:19:00

Paul McNamee has quit as chief executive of the Australian Open, Tennis Australia said on Saturday.

Sharapova reaches Tokyo last eightupdated: Thu Feb 02 2006 12:20:00

Top seed Maria Sharapova powered past American Lisa Raymond 6-4 6-4 to join Martina Hingis in the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals.

Chinese in first grand slam finalupdated: Wed Jan 25 2006 11:09:00

Yan Zi and Zheng Jie became the first Chinese players to reach a grand slam tennis final as they won through in the Australian Open women's doubles on Wednesday.

Clijsters knocks out brave Hingisupdated: Wed Jan 25 2006 03:10:00

Second seed Kim Clijsters survived a brave fightback from comeback queen Martina Hingis to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Federer stages open master classupdated: Sat Jan 21 2006 10:17:00

Roger Federer had tennis aficionados drooling as he took apart giant Max Mirnyi to waltz into the fourth round of the Australian Open Saturday.

Venus beats pain for Hong Kong winupdated: Thu Jan 05 2006 11:10:00

Wimbledon champion Venus Williams was forced off court in Hong Kong for 11 minutes with a left hip problem before downing Indian teen Sania Mirza 6-3 6-3.

Agassi decides against French Openupdated: Thu Dec 08 2005 09:38:00

Andre Agassi is concerned an ankle injury may force him to miss next month's Australian Open - while he has also decided to miss the French Open in 2006.

Australian finals will be lit upupdated: Tue Oct 04 2005 05:01:00

The finals of two major lead-up tennis tournaments to next January's Australian Open will be played at night, Tennis Australia has announced.

Philippoussis can expect wild cardupdated: Tue Sep 27 2005 04:23:00

Mark Philippoussis is expected to be given a wildcard entry to next year's Australian Open tennis tournament, despite a slump in form, officials have said.

China dominate table tennis finalsupdated: Fri May 06 2005 12:28:00

China made it a clean sweep of five gold medals at the table tennis world championships in Shanghai with victory for Wanq Liqin in the men's singles the highlight Friday.

Myskina eases past erratic Peschkeupdated: Tue Jan 18 2005 04:05:00

French Open champion Anastasia Myskina needed just 58 minutes to book her place in the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday, easing to a 6-1 6-4 victory over Czech Kvete Peschke.

Hewitt through to Sydney last fourupdated: Thu Jan 13 2005 10:43:00

Lleyton Hewitt stretched his winning streak to 18 at the Sydney International Thursday to set up a semi-final showdown with the 'Beast of Belarus' .

Speedy Coria floors sluggish Safinupdated: Wed Jan 05 2005 03:08:00

Red-hot favorites Russia tumbled out of contention in the mixed teams Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth, Australia, as big-hitting star Marat Safin again flopped in their second straight loss.

Hewitt changes Open preparations updated: Wed Dec 22 2004 03:53:00

Lleyton Hewitt has decided upon a different Australian Open build-up as he bids to become the first home winner in 29 years.

Henman and Federer in last eightupdated: Mon Sep 06 2004 14:07:00

Tim Henman reached his first U.S. Open quarterfinal on Monday when German opponent Nicolas Kiefer retired in the fifth set of their fourth round match at Flushing Meadows.

Serena out of Olympic tennis eventupdated: Wed Aug 11 2004 04:47:00

Former women's world number one Serena Williams has pulled out of the Athens Olympics.

Wimbledon to play on middle Sundayupdated: Sat Jun 26 2004 11:35:00

Tennis will be played on the middle Sunday at Wimbledon for only the third time in its history, All England club officials said on Saturday.

Johansson puts end to Rusedski runupdated: Thu Jun 17 2004 15:39:00

Former Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson ended Greg Rusedski's run at the Nottingham Open, beating the defending champion in the quarter-finals.

Martina plays singles at Wimbledonupdated: Fri Jun 11 2004 14:36:00

Martina Navratilova returns to Wimbledon singles this month a decade after bowing out after being given a wildcard by organizers on Friday.

Serena seeded two at French Open updated: Thu May 20 2004 12:41:00

Serena Williams has been pushed up the seedings by French Open organizers from her world ranking of seven to number two behind Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne.

Martina back on the singles trailupdated: Thu May 13 2004 10:15:00

Martina Navratilova will play singles at a grand slam event for the first time in 10 years at the French Open later this month, organizers said in Paris.

Navratilova makes singles comebackupdated: Sat Apr 03 2004 02:38:00

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova is to return to competitive singles action at the age of 47.

Rubin crashes out to Russianupdated: Sat Jan 24 2004 21:38:00

American seed Chanda Rubin has crashed out of the Australian Open, falling in a three-set battle Monday to Russian sixth seed Anastasia Myskina.

Rampant Roddick destroys poor Dentupdated: Fri Jan 23 2004 07:24:00

Top seed Andy Roddick destroyed Taylor Dent 6-2 6-0 6-2 to reach the Australian Open fourth round in an awesome display of power and precision.

Nalbandian triumphs ahead of Openupdated: Sat Jan 17 2004 08:10:00

Argentine David Nalbandian hit form ahead of the Australian Open when he thrashed Andre Agassi 6-2 6-3 to take the Kooyong International crown in Melbourne.

Henin-Hardenne boosted by victoryupdated: Sat Jan 17 2004 06:46:00

World No.1 Justine Henin-Hardenne sounded a warning to her Australian Open rivals with a straight sets win over Amelie Mauresmo of France in the final of the Sydney international.

Moya fighting to save his Open bidupdated: Sat Jan 17 2004 06:21:00

Carlos Moya still hopes to play in next week's Australian Open despite quitting Saturday's Sydney International final against Lleyton Hewitt through injury.

Pierce will miss Australian Openupdated: Mon Jan 12 2004 13:00:00

Former Australian Open champion Mary Pierce has withdrawn from this year's event, the French Tennis Federation has announced.

Venus rises in Australian seedingsupdated: Sat Jan 10 2004 07:58:00

Venus Williams will be given a preferential seeding at this year's Australian Open after the withdrawal of her sister Serena, tournament officials said.

Personal problems halt Dokic plansupdated: Fri Jan 02 2004 04:45:00

World No. 15 Jelena Dokic has withdrawn from next week's Auckland Classic women's tennis event, hitting her build-up to this month's Australian Open.

Hewitt and Clijsters in limelightupdated: Thu Jan 01 2004 06:19:00

A first-round showdown between newly-engaged tennis stars Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijsters will grab center-stage in the Hopman Cup mixed team event in Perth, which starts on Saturday.

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