Champions Martina Navratilova and Petra Kvitova take CNN for an exclusive tour of the Wimbledon courts.
Simple question: Will the USTA ever build a roof? Along with 50,000 other people, I got rained out today and I'm not happy about it! -- Salil, Long Island, N.Y.
Petra Kvitova stunned Maria Sharapova in straight sets 6-3 6-4 to claim the Wimbledon women's singles title Saturday.
Petra Kvitova speaks with CNN's Pedro Pinto after claiming her first Grand Slam title.
Maria Sharapova powered her way to a first Wimbledon final in seven years after she brushed aside Sabine Lisicki to set up a meeting with Petra Kvitova.
CNN's Ayesha Durgahee interviews Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon 2011.
They come from worlds of their own, driven by passion, ingenuity and a competitive spirit. If you want to know what's missing in American women's tennis, be sure to catch Thursday's French Open semifinal between Francesca Schiavone and Marion Bartoli -- and take full notice of two women who dare to be different.
It might be best for Caroline Wozniacki if she doesn't even look at what's left of the French Open women's draw. It will only make her more depressed.
Tennis Channel has come of age, and at the perfect time: during a Grand Slam event, with the whole world watching.
The women's tour may be in a chaotic stage just now, with so many top players either injured or off-form, but the men's draw in this week's Madrid event has the look of a major. It's easy to project a Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic final, and that's definitely what everyone wants to see, but consider the other storylines:
It has been an interesting tournament so far at Key Biscayne, none of the headline-makers more interesting than ... Martina Navratilova?
Justine Henin's retirement is one of the most discouraging episodes in the sport's recent history, and no one seems more crushed than Justine herself. In a recent press conference, she described her decision as a "sentence," dictated by her long-tormented elbow, and sounded as if she'd be haunted by this injury during the remaining years of her prime.
In September, Martina Navratilova discussed her battle with breast cancer and the decision to share her story.
The tennis pro was attempting to climb the Tanzanian mountain for charity when she developed fluid in her lungs
Martina Navratilova was forced to abandon her charity climb of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on Thursday, after the tennis legend became unwell on day four of her first attempt to scale Africa's highest peak.
Martina Navratilova won the legends title at the French Open with Jana Novotna while she was also fighting cancer.
She's arguably the greatest women's tennis player of all time, an icon in women's sports. So when Martina Navratilova agreed to have CNN follow her throughout her breast cancer treatment, I wondered what it would be like covering such a strong, accomplished individual.
After six weeks of radiation, the tennis legend feels "as good as new"
If the tour's young players have difficulty relating to the Williams sisters, so adept at balancing tennis against off-court pursuits, imagine their take on Kim Clijsters. In a tournament fraught with peril -- the upsets, the heat, the humidity -- Clijsters moves quietly and comfortably in a world entirely her own.
It's been a life filled with the highest of highs, and the lowest of lows for tennis great Martina Navratilova.
Martina Navratilova takes us on a tour of Roland Garros, home of the French Open.
Identical twins Bob and Mike Bryan carved their place in tennis history as they wrapped up a record-breaking career doubles title in Los Angeles.
This week's Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California, reaches a notable milestone as the tournament celebrates its 40th year -- the oldest WTA Tour event on the circuit.
Most of the mail this week both rebutted and supported my suggestion that Serena Williams is the GOAT of women's tennis. As usual, lop off 10 percent of the responses from both extremes, and we have a civil, engaging discussion. Some recurring themes:
Did you really says Serena is the GOAT in this week's Sports Illustrated? --Jeff H., New York
Two things came to mind last week when colleague Jon Wertheim deemed Serena Williams the greatest female player of all time. First, that I hadn't heard it mentioned before, at least among the sport's most respected observers, and certainly not with such conviction. Secondly -- and not surprisingly -- Jon's claim made a great deal of sense.
Boris Becker says it's the "most important tournament of them all."
World rank number eight Kim Clijsters tells CNN why Wimbledon is such a prestigious tournament.
Three quick thoughts from the women's final at Wimbledon on Saturday:
Martina Navratilova talks about this year's Wimbledon and the longest tennis match in history.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth visited Wimbledon on Thursday, her first visit to the annual tennis tournament in 33 years.
Nine-time Wimbledon tennis champion Martina Navratilova said Wednesday she has breast cancer.
Martina Navratilova tells CNN's Larry King about her battle with breast cancer.
Nine-time Wimbledon tennis champion Martina Navratilova said Wednesday she has breast cancer.
"I cried," the tennis legend, 53, tells PEOPLE. "It knocked me on my ass, really"
As the "Hit for Haiti" exhibition descended into farce at Indian Wells the other night, I couldn't help but wonder what Steffi Graf was thinking. The sight of a lithe, spirited Graf had been a highlight of the women's event -- and then her husband and Pete Sampras decided the whole thing was about them. It's very hard to screw up an event of such class and integrity, but these two guys pulled it off.
Will you organize a write-for-Haiti in the same spirit as the fine practice session organized by the tennis pros? Can't see a good reason you wouldn't want to. --Thomas Richter, San Francisco, Calif.
A former international rugby star has shocked the sports world by revealing that he is gay.
During these daunting economic days, the sports fan, more than ever, deserves real bang for the buck. In that context, the SI.com Thrill Lists were born. These enumerate the athletes, past and present, who most infallibly have kept us on the edge of our seats; the men and women (and horses) whom we would pay to see.
I've been agonizing over this column for hours. So I thought I'd -- AWWWWW-HUHHHHHH!!!! -- emulate some of my favorite tennis players and -- NUUUUUSH-EHHHHHHH!! -- alleviate some of the stress of the moment by -- VVVVUHHHHH-TUHHHHHTTT!!!! -- grunting.
Top seed and world number one Serena Williams cruised into the second round of the Paris Indoor Open with a straight sets victory over Czech left-hander Iveta Benesova on Wednesday.
As someone who covers a variety of other sports, how do think tennis players stack up as far as athletes? -- John, Hong Kong
Year -- Mixed Doubles Champions
Some of the tennis world's biggest stars have competed and won in the doubles event.
It's Spring Break here in these parts, so a small Mailbag....
She kick-started modern lesbian lit and got kicked out of NOW. Writer Rita Mae Brown may have been radical in her day, but now she pens mysteries and goes fox hunting. Which is just fine with her.
First, Serena Williams wins the Australian Open out of shape and ranked No. 87 in the world. Then Venus wins Wimbledon ranked in the 20s after not getting past the quarters of a Grand Slam since she won Wimbledon two years before.
Halfway through the French Open, the hosts are hard to come by, as are the Americans. But a certain Spaniard and Swiss Mister are still on course to meet in the final. And we get our Henin-Serena match, plus a resurgent Sharapova and a Serb in insurgence. All in all, a fine first week. Herewith, our midterm grades.
2006 -- Katarina Srebotnik&Nenad Zimonjic
Some of the tennis world's biggest stars have coompeted and won in the doubles event.
Programming note: Check in later this week for our 2007 French Open Seed Reports.
Could there be a bigger honor for an athlete than representing her country in competition?
You say "Serena Williams has reclaimed the mythical title as best pound-for-pound player in women's tennis (insert joke here) right now." I get so tired of the tennis media (white guys) making these pejorative and or sexist statements about female tennis athletes. When will you guys get it? Tennis is a real sport, although it is a "niche" sport (as you call it).
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!
Martina Navratilova crowned her magnificent career by teaming up with Bob Bryan to win the U.S. Open mixed doubles final on Saturday.
Martina Navratilova took her final bow at Wimbledon on Thursday after failing in her bid to set a record for All England Club titles.
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Conchita Martinez, the only Spanish woman to win the Wimbledon singles title, announced her retirement on Saturday.
The mixed championships were introduced in 1913. Elizabeth Ryan took the title seven times between 1919 and 1934.
The most successful male players in the history of Wimbledon are Pete Sampras and William Renshaw who took the title seven times. The most successful female player is Martina Navratilova who clinched victory at Church Road nine times between 1978 and 1990.
World No 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium overcame France's Mary Pierce 6-4 6-4 to set up an Olympic semifinal with French Open champion Anastasia Myskina.
Defending champion Venus Williams swept past Melinda Czink of Hungary in 57 minutes to open the Olympic tennis tournament on Sunday.
Austria want to host the Fed Cup Final Four tournament, national tennis officials said Tuesday, after the country's sensational upset of the United States.
Barbara Schwartz produced a heroic 7-6 4-6 10-8 win over Lisa Raymond as Austria beat the U.S. in the Fed Cup for the second time in three years.
Martina Navratilova rolled back the years with an almost effortless 6-0 6-1 victory over Colombian Catalina Castano at Wimbledon on Monday.
Nine-time champion Martina Navratilova said Wednesday she has accepted a wildcard to play singles at Wimbledon for the first time in 10 years.
Martina Navratilova may turn down the Wimbledon wildcard offered to her by the grand slam's organizers as the rigors of singles play catch up with the 47-year-old.
Martina Navratilova returns to Wimbledon singles this month a decade after bowing out after being given a wildcard by organizers on Friday.
Fourth seed Venus Williams advanced to the second round of the French Open with a patchy 6-2 6-4 win over Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn.
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.
World number one Justine Henin-Hardenne has pulled out of this week's WTA Family Circle Cup because of hypoglycemia, a condition caused by low blood sugar levels.
Russia's Dinara Safina beat Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand 6-1 6-3 and set up a second-round match with world No. 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne in Florida.
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova is to return to competitive singles action at the age of 47.
Serena and Venus Williams join forces as part of a USA "dream team" for their Fed Cup tie in Slovenia next month.
Monica Seles could make an emotional return to tennis at the French Open in May after coming through her first match in 10 months unscathed.
Francesca Schiavone became the first seed to fall at the Dubai Open on Monday when she was outplayed 6-4 6-4 by Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Morgan Fairchild, blonde bombshell, is an environmentalist. So is David Duke, Louisiana legislator and former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. So is tennis lady Martina Navratilova....
After the women's final at last year's U.S. Open, spectators waited anxiously: How would Martina Navratilova behave after having just lost to the superior skills of someone else? Would she blame he...
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