Australian Open

Serena Williams

Serena Williams Surprises Two Dudes Playing Tennis, Asks to Play the Winner

While taking an evening walk, the 23-time Grand Slam winner challenged a couple of random dudes to a pickup match of tennis.
Sean Newell

Nick Kyrgios Booed by Fellow Aussies During Meltdown at the Australian Open

"[Kyrgios] could be the best player in the world, but mentally he's number 200 in the world," said John McEnroe.
Patrick Sauer
Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova Eligible to Return in April After Court Reduces Doping Suspension

Maria Sharapova's two year ban has been reduced to 15 months, and she'll be able to return for the 2017 French Open.
Joseph Flynn
Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova Receives Two-Year Ban for Doping

Maria Sharapova has been banned for two years, retroactive to when she first tested positive for meldonium in January.
Sean Newell
embrace the evil

Novak Djokovic, I Can Make You Loved

It's not your fault you're by far the best player on the planet right now, Novak, nor that people can't beat you – but it doesn't help us love you.
David Whelan

Stop Freaking Out About Upsets in Women's Tennis

Upsets have been the topic du jour at the Australian Open, and not without reason: 12 out of the 32 women's seeds lost in the first round, the most in a Grand Slam since 2001. Naturally, analysts have turned on the Women's Tennis Panic Light.
Lindsay Gibbs

Did Lleyton Hewitt Fix Matches, or Does Betting Data Require More Context?

Are there problems with BuzzFeed's analysis of 15 suspected match-fixers? Internet sleuths have uncovered the players' names, and now they're wondering if the players should be suspects at all.
Brian Blickenstaff

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Stops Match for Injured Ball Girl, Escorts Her off Court

Good Guy Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Sean Newell

Stan Wawrinka, the Biggest Threat to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open

It's about time Stan the Man gets some credit, for more than his wardrobe. The world's No. 4 ranked player is ready for a star turn at the Australian Open.
Danielle Elliot
teenage sporting sensations

Throwback Thursday: 15-Year-Old Michael Chang at the U.S. Open

28 years ago this week, 15-year-old Michael Chang won his opening-round match at the U.S. Open.
Jim Weeks

Champion or Contender, What Motivates A Tennis Great?

Rafael Nadal and Eugenie Bouchard head into this year's Wimbledon as the talk of the men's and women's tours because of their incentives and fears. What motivates two different players at opposite sides of their careers?