Andy Murray tests out a Caribbean twist on the game of tennis, challenging former boxing champion David Haye.
Jon, strictly speaking of tennis accomplishments, would you rather have had the career of Martina Hingis or the future career of Caroline Wozniacki? -- Peter Galante, Oakland, Calif.
While looking at terms "Nalbandian" and "Wozniacki" trending high on Twitter and wondering why tennis can't do a better job selling itself ...
Tennis's Swiss former No. 1 weds French showjumper Thibault Hutin in a surprise Paris ceremony
You say: "To his credit, [Roger] Federer has taken questions on this unpleasant episode. And absent more information, we ought to divorce him from [IMG's Teddy] Forstmann's colossally bad judgment [in betting on Federer's match against Rafael Nadal in the 2007 French Open final]." So, Jon, why don't you "divorce" him from this? You bring it up more than anyone. But you brush it off when Nadal admits his uncle coaches him? --Anna Brit, Towson, Md.
How do you think Uncle "Fly coach, drive Kia" Toni feels about Rafa's $525,000 watch? --Christina Davis, Boston, Mass.
Martina Hingis and Anna Kournikova will team up again to play at this year's Wimbledon championships.
On the eve of the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne...
Jon, I don't mean to pick on you because many writers made the same mistake, but I seem to remember you writing just before the 2008 U.S. Open that Fed might struggle to ever pass Sampras's mark and that his time at the top was over. Any regrets about that now? --Paul Collins, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Lots of questions so let's go lightning round again...
Roger Federer has been named International Tennis Federation (ITF) champion for the fifth time with Serena Williams taking the women's award for the second time.
A quick bag before Thanksgiving ...
Wednesday marks Martina Hingis' 29th birthday. It also marks the final day of her two-year drug suspension from the International Tennis Federation.
There was a time in the not-too-distant past when the popularity of the WTA Tour rivaled its men's counterpart, when stars like the then-up-and-coming Williams sisters held court with Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati, Monica Seles, Justine Henin, Mary Pierce and, yes, Anna Kournikova.
While the 16 remaining players in the men's draw competed at Wimbledon on June 29, Richard Gasquet was a few miles from the All England Club, fighting for his career at a tribunal hearing. Three months earlier, the French player had tested positive for cocaine, triggering a two-year ban under the World Anti-Doping Agency code. In a sport with no guaranteed contracts and a short career shelf life, this was, potentially, akin to a professional death sentence.
While mourning Mathieu Montcourt and thinking how downright creepy it is that two players penalized recently by the ATP for petty gambling infractions --Federico Luzzi is the other -- have died ...
I used to think this notion was controversial and didn't want to submit it for fear of being ridiculed, but I think the time has finally come: Jelena Jankovic is a better No. 1 than Ana Ivanovic. Here's a few reasons why.
My Wednesday Baguette from Paris:
Some of the tennis world's biggest stars have competed and won in the doubles event.
Hope everyone had a good vacation. Check back in a few days for our 2008 Australian Open seed reports.
Martina Hingis has been given a two-year ban after testing positive for cocaine, the International Tennis Federation announced on Friday.
After such an exciting start to the 2007 season, it is truly disappointing to see the debacle that the sport has become by the end of the season. Allegations of match fixing, Tommy Haas possibly being poisoned before Davis Cup and, of course, Martina Hingis' terrible situation have all rocked the sport within weeks of each other. Not to mention the pathetically large number of players who've had to hobble to the "end" of the season. Tennis needs to do something drastic and needs to do it now. Any suggestions?
Martina Hingis was a great champion and achieved pretty much everything there was to achieve in tennis. Let's not discuss her Hall of Fame career. And let's acknowledge that probably the only person in tennis who is glad she's taking center stage is Nikolay Davydenko. But even in the post-BALCO age, in the wake of Marion Jones' hollow apology-admission, and as Barry Bonds states publicly that he will boycott the Hall if they put an asterisk on his ball, the news of Hingis' positive drug test still seems rather shocking
Tennis star Martina Hingis says she has been accused of testing positive for cocaine at Wimbledon, an accusation she calls "horrendous," the Associated Press reports.
Martina Hingis has stunned the world of sport by revealing that she tested positive for cocaine at Wimbledon.
Martina Hingis dominated women's tennis in the period before the power game epitomized by the Williams sisters Venus and Serena took over.
Martina Hingis was expected to announce her retirement from tennis for the second time on Thursday.
Former world number one Martina Hingis is through to the second round of the China Open after a 6-2 6-3 win over home player Sun Tiantian on Tuesday.
NEW YORK -- Justine Henin and Venus Williams were tied at 5-5 in the first set of their semifinal clash and as hard as Svetlana Kuznetsova tried not to look at the television during her post-match press conference, her eyes kept drifting toward the screen. Why? Because you always want to see what your executioner looks like.
NEW YORK -- Whether it's Damir Dokic getting thrown off the grounds for creating a row over the price of salmon or Maria Sharapova telling a room full of writers that her life was not about a banana, each U.S. Open provides a handful of moments of strange and unexpected theatre. Yesterday was such a day, though it was the tennis that left you bewildered and drained.
With Labor Day upon us, we decided to let the players do the work today. Here is the story of the first week of the U.S. Open, as told by the men and women at play:
Here are five things we've learned as the first week of the U.S. Open wraps up:
NEW YORK -- You know this sensation. You shuffle through a drawer, come upon an old photo. Maybe it's from a decade ago, maybe longer, and you can't help but stop: Is that what I looked like then? You might remember what you were thinking when the shutter snapped. You might even know the way you were. But one good thing about being an obscure person, unwatched and unknown by millions, is that you know this moment will soon pass. You'll slip the photo back into the envelope, shove it to the back of the drawer. The slightly disturbing feeling that comes with staring at a younger version of yourself will fade. And your life will go on.
Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova battered her way into the second round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Czech Klara Zakopalova.
A quick Baguette, while waiting out still another rain delay ...
In this hyper-commercialized age, let's acknowledge just how aberrational it is for a sporting event to forego play on a Sunday. As rain continued Saturday, it looks as though play won't resume here until Monday. Herewith, our marks from the first week at Wimbledon.
Justine Henin used her formidable backhand and clever angles to beat Russian Elena Vesnina 6-1 6-3 in the third round at Wimbledon.
With the ongoing 2007 French Open, all eyes are on Paris's red clay courts to see who will take the title.
Some of the tennis world's biggest stars have coompeted and won in the doubles event.
World number one Justine Henin eased into the third round of the German Open on Wednesday with a 6-1 6-1 victory over Germany's Tatjana Malek, while Amelie Mauresmo returned from illness to beat China's Yan Zi 6-3 6-3.
Former world number one Serena Williams moved closer to the Top 10 again on Monday after her thrilling victory in Miami at the weekend.
Russia's Vera Zvonareva staged a remarkable comeback to send defending champion Maria Sharapova crashing out of the Pacific Life Open on Tuesday, completing an afternoon of major upsets in the women's draw.
Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova came back from the brink to oust Martina Hingis 1-6 6-4 6-4 and set up a semifinal clash with Svetlana Kuznetsova at the Qatar Open on Thursday.
Top seed Justine Henin shrugged off a determined challenge from Australia's Alicia Molik to reach the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open with a 6-2 7-6 victory on Wednesday.
World No.1 Maria Sharapova retired in the second set of her Pan Pacific Open semifinal against Serbia's Ana Ivanovic because of a hamstring injury.
World number one Maria Sharapova battled her way into the semifinals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo with a 4-6 6-0 6-1 victory over Japan's Ai Sugiyama on Friday.
Martina Hingis began her quest for a record fifth Pan Pacific Open title with a crushing 6-1 7-5 win over Australia's Nicole Pratt in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Maria Sharapova returned to number one in the women's rankings on Monday despite her shattering 6-1 6-2 loss to Serena Williams in Saturday's final of the Australian Open.
Here are 50 Thoughts from the 2007 Australian Open, trying to incorporate as many of your questions as possible.
What is your take on Serena? I can never tell whether you love her or loathe her. -- Don, Chicago
Former world number one Martina Hingis' Australian Open preparations have been dealt an early blow after she was knocked out in the first round of the Sydney International by Jelena Jankovic.
Top-seed Martina Hingis reached the final of the Australian women's hardcourt championships as her Italian opponent Tathiana Garbin of Italy was forced to retire from their semifinal on Friday.
Top-seeded Martina Hingis advanced to the Australian women's hard court championships semifinals with a 6-3 6-1 win over Catalina Castano of Colombia.
Dinara Safina of Russia and Serbia's Ana Ivanovic remained on course for a semifinal showdown after both won their second round matches at the Australian women's hardcourt championships on the Gold Coast.
Martina Hingis needed only 46 minutes to complete a 6-0 6-1 second round win over Australian Nicole Pratt at the Australian Women's Hardcourt Championship at Gold Coast on Tuesday.
Martina Hingis rounded off her first full year back in professional tennis with a straight sets win over Austria's Sybille Bammer in the opening round of the Australian women's hardcourt championships on Sunday.
Martina Hingis returned to the event she last left as a champion six years ago to defeat German Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-0 7-5 in the first round of the Zurich Open.
Indian Sania Mirza sent top seed Martina Hingis crashing out of the Korea Open with a 4-6 6-0 6-4 second round victory in Seoul on Thursday.
Top seed Martina Hingis of Switzerland stormed into the Kolkata Open final with a crushing 6-1 6-0 victory over local favorite Sania Mirza on Saturday.
Top seed Roger Federer and number two Rafael Nadal are in action at the U.S. Open on Wednesday with players, organizers and spectators alike hoping for better weather after rain ruined the second day.
Martina Hingis reached the Rogers Cup final in Montreal when Anna Chakvetadze quit during the second set of their semifinal because of an injured right arm.
Li Na has become the first Chinese player in Wimbledon history to reach the singles fourth round when she upset Russian fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6 6-2 6-3.
Justine Henin-Hardenne buried memories of her shock exit last year with a ruthless 6-0 6-1 win over China's Yuan Meng in the first round at Wimbledon on Tuesday.
Wimbledon endured its soggiest start since 1991 on Monday with no matches completed on the first day of the grasscourt grand slam because of rain.
Roger Federer faces a difficult start to the defense of his Wimbledon title after he was drawn to face Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the first round.
Former world number one Martina Hingis was no match for Belgian second seed Kim Clijsters, who reached the semifinals of the French Open in Paris with a 7-6 6-1 defeat of the Swiss on Tuesday.
Former world number one Martina Hingis stuttered to a 6-3 2-6 6-3 win over Israel's Shahar Peer and a place in the quarterfinals of the French Open on Monday.
A host of big names all recorded quick-fire wins in the women's singles draw at the French Open, as play got back on track after Thursday's wet weather at Roland Garros.
Martina Hingis and Justine Henin-Hardenne warmed to their task at a chilly Roland Garros but Russian third seed Nadia Petrova was a shock first round loser at the French Open on Tuesday.
Roger Federer reasserted his status on top of the sporting world by again winning the Sportsman of the Year title at the Laureus World Sports awards.
Swiss Martina Hingis has vaulted back into the world's top 20 for the first time since quitting tennis in 2002.
Martina Hingis broke her Williams sisters' jinx to beat Venus 0-6 6-3 6-3 in the Italian Open and reach her second final since ending a three-year retirement.
World number two Kim Clijsters suffered a surprise 6-4 7-6 defeat by Russian Dinara Safina in the last 16 of the Italian Open in Rome on Thursday.
French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne humbled world number one Amelie Mauresmo at the German Open, winning 6-1 6-2 to set up a final with in-form Russian Nadia Petrova.
Holder Justine Henin-Hardenne advanced to the German Open semifinals with a 6-4 7-6 win over Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Nadia Petrova struggled past fellow Russian Dinara Safina, 3-6 6-4 6-3 at the Berlin Open, to take her winning streak on clay to 13 matches.
Former world number one Martina Hingis eased past fifth seed Elena Dementieva 6-3 6-2 at the German Open to set up an eagerly anticipated quarterfinal with top seed Amelie Mauresmo.
Former world number one Martina Hingis defeated Italy's Flavia Pennetta 7-5 6-3 on Tuesday to reach the second round of the German Open in Berlin.
Venus Williams hung on for a dramatic 4-6 7-5 6-4 victory over Martina Hingis to reach the quarterfinals of the Warsaw Cup.
Venus Williams earned her first victory of 2006 on Wednesday when she defeated Urszula Radwanska 6-3 6-3 to reach the second round of the Warsaw Cup.
Martina Hingis survived a strong challenge to beat promising Russian Maria Kirilenko 7-5 7-6 and reach the second round of the WTA event in Warsaw.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will renew their rivalry in the California desert when they compete in the Tennis Masters Series tournament starting in Indian Wells on Friday.
Amelie Mauresmo pummelled Martina Hingis 6-2 6-2 on Friday to reach the Qatar Open final and move within one victory of the world number one spot.
Former world No. 1 Martina Hingis powered into the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open with a 6-1 6-2 win over third seed Francesca Schiavone of Italy on Wednesday.
Former world No. 1 Martina Hingis made short work of Mashona Washington with a 6-1 6-2 victory in the first round of the Qatar Open on Monday.
Martina Hingis crushed Russia's Maria Kirilenko 6-2 6-1 at the Pan Pacific Open to set up a semifinal clash with top seed Maria Sharapova.
Top seed Maria Sharapova powered past American Lisa Raymond 6-4 6-4 to join Martina Hingis in the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals.
Martina Hingis will soon be back among the world's elite players after making a strong return to the game in Australia, Maria Sharapova said on Monday.
Martina Hingis rounded off her Grand Slam comeback by winning the mixed doubles in Melbourne on Sunday with India's Mahesh Bhuphati.
Second seed Kim Clijsters survived a brave fightback from comeback queen Martina Hingis to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open on Wednesday.
Martina Hingis rolled back the years to reach the last 32 of the Australian Open, while Mary Pierce was dumped out of the season's first grand slam.
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Martina Hingis faces her first major test since announcing her comeback to professional tennis after being drawn to play Justine Henin-Hardenne in the first round of the Sydney International.
Martina Hingis' comeback to competitive tennis gathered pace with an impressive 6-3 6-2 win over seventh seed Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic at the Australian hardcourt championships on Wednesday.
Former world No.1 Martina Hingis made a successful return to the WTA Tour with a 6-2 6-1 win over Maria Vento-Kabchi at the Australian hardcourt event on the Gold Coast.
Former world number one Martina Hingis will appear among a strong field at the Pan Pacific Open, beginning at the end of January.
Former world No. 1 Martina Hingis was beaten on her comeback after two years out with an ankle injury and said she had "no plans" for a regular Tour return.
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