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McEnroe vs Borg artwork

Captivating, stunning artwork of John McEnroe vs Bjorn Borg on Wimbledon by artist Anshuman Mohanty… For my artistic sensibilities this is one of the best pieces of tennis art I’ve ever seen… Continue to read full article...

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The tennis world has of course recently been rocked by the apparent disappearance of one-time Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion Peng Shuai, with the story having more twists and turns than a five-set Grand Slam final. Peng, who in February 2014 became the first ever Chinese player, male or female, to reach number one […] Continue to read full article...

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Off Season News

Today, Su-Wei Hsieh announced on Instagram that she is cleaning her trophies. To which Daniela Hantuchova commented, “Can you please come do mine as well?” Su-Wei replied: “Will need to send a big bus of cleaning team to you.” To which Hantuchova responded: “ahahahahaa no noooo my list is very little compared to your’s.” For […] Continue to read full article...

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Former world No.4 Johanna Konta made quite the surprising revelation last Wednesday, announcing her retirement from tennis. Konta, only 30, has struggled with injury this season while the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic hardly made things better for her. She closes the curtains on a career she could look back on with satisfaction. That said, we will […] Continue to read full article...

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Tennis World Unites Against Communist China

LAST week former WTA no. 1 doubles player Peng Shuai announced on social media that she was sexually assaulted by a top communist on more than one occasion. Since the shocking revelations by the 35 year old former Wimbledon and Roland Garros doubles champion, she has apparently vanished and the story allegedly wiped off Chinese […] Continue to read full article...

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Happy Birthday Pistol Pete Sampras

Happy birthday no. 50 to one of the greatest champions in the history of sport, Pete Sampras. Six years in a row as year-end world no. 1, fourteen Grand Slam titles by age 31, three of the most dramatic, unforgettable matches in history (Corretja, Courier, Chesnokov). A winning machine. Everybody knew what was coming but […] Continue to read full article...

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Vera Wang Loves Tennis

American fashion designer Vera Wang is a tennis enthusiast and player. The 72 year old trains regularly on her home court in the Southampton, annually attends the US Open and often shares photos of her court activities on Instagram. Wang was born in New York City in 1949, and her first known athletic endeavor was […] Continue to read full article...

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How Newcombe’s Fake Injury Tricked Smith in Wimbledon Final

Faking or exaggerating or embellishing an injury or ache or pain in a major final is an effective, proven method to help increase a player’s chances of winning a Grand Slam or Olympic gold medal. Want examples? Belinda Bencic called a timeout for a big toe blister at 4-3 up in the third set of […] Continue to read full article...

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The disturbing recent trend of major sports champions suddenly quitting in the face of adversity of high pressure competition – as demonstrated by Naomi Osaka pulling out of Wimbledon and Roland Garros and Simone Biles dropping out of the Olympic gymnastics competitions – was addressed by ATP world no. 1 Novak Djokovic today. “Without pressure […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Marcelo Melo Interview

Status: Won Wimbledon doubles 2017 and Roland Garros 2015. Ranked ATP no. 1 in 2017. Winner of 35 ATP doubles titles including ten Masters 1000. DOB: September 23, 1983 In: Belo Horizonte, Brazil Ht: 6-3 Wt: 207 First Tennis Memory:  “I used to follow my brother Alex around to lessons. And it was a big […] Continue to read full article...

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