Tennis

Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each. Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to maneuver the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.
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  • Top-seeded Jelena Ostapenko reaches 2nd round of Korea Open
    The Associated Press

    Top-seeded Jelena Ostapenko reaches 2nd round of Korea Open

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Top-seeded Jelena Ostapenko beat Lara Arruabarrena 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Korea Open on Wednesday.

  • University girls' tennis beats CdM in CIF final rematch
    Los Angeles Times

    University girls' tennis beats CdM in CIF final rematch

    CdM (3-2), ranked No. 4 in Division 1, fell behind 5-1 after the first round against University. Three of the set losses were close. Marcus lost 6-4 to Lee in singles. At No. 2 doubles, CdM sophomore Reece Kenerson and freshman Jane Paulsen lost 7-5 to University's Kamar Alajeely and Jackie Yoon. At No. 3 doubles, CdM senior Dylan Matesky and sophomore Alden Mulroy fell 7-5 to University's Therese Garcia and Megan Bee.

  • Girls tennis preview: Hance, Peninsula primed for another big playoff run
    Daily Breeze

    Girls tennis preview: Hance, Peninsula primed for another big playoff run

    For the Peninsula girls tennis team, the 2018 season is one of redemption. Last year, a youthful Panthers squad pulled together a strong season that ended with a heartbreaking loss in the CIF Southern Section semifinals. Singles star Ryan Peus (Brown) is gone, but Peninsula returns just about everyone else from that team, including sophomore sensation Kimmi Hance. The Panthers will likely go about as far as Hance takes them, and depending on her availability, that could be pretty far. Hance is the 36th-ranked player in the country in the Girls 16 division by the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Because of her elite status, she'll be traveling often throughout the season to play in national

  • Baseline: Isner becomes father to baby girl Hunter Grace
    Baseline

    Baseline: Isner becomes father to baby girl Hunter Grace

    John Isner joined the pantheon of tennis dads on Saturday, when his wife, Madison McKinley Isner, gave birth to their first daughter, Hunter Grace.  "Didn't think it was possible to love something this much," Isner wrote on Instagram. "My wife @madkool13 is doing amazing and will be the best mother ever. We are so blessed!" The past year has been special for Isner all around. In addition to becoming a father, he got married, won his first ATP Masters 1000 title (in Miami), made his first Grand Slam semifinal (at Wimbledon) and claimed his fifth Atlanta crown.  This weekend, he's slated to lead John McEnroe's Team World in the Laver Cup, alongside his Wimbledon marathon partner, Kevin Anderson. 

  • U.S. Open umpire suspended for two weeks by ATP for pep talk to Nick Kyrgios
    Yahoo Sports

    U.S. Open umpire suspended for two weeks by ATP for pep talk to Nick Kyrgios

    Mohamed Lahyani had told Kyrgios in his second round match that "I want to help you...I’ve seen your matches; you’re great for the sport."

  • Gojowczyk eliminates returning Tsonga in Metz
    Omnisport

    Gojowczyk eliminates returning Tsonga in Metz

    Defending champion Peter Gojowczyk rallied from a set down to defeat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 6-4 at the Moselle Open.

  • US Open umpire who spoke to Kyrgios gets 2-tournament ban
    Associated Press

    US Open umpire who spoke to Kyrgios gets 2-tournament ban

    The chair umpire who climbed out of his seat to talk with Nick Kyrgios during a U.S. Open match was suspended for two tournaments by the ATP.

  • KTBC

    Roger Federer in Austin for Andy Roddick Foundation event

    Tennis legend Roger Federer joined another tennis great, Andy Roddick, for an event at the Paramount Theatre to benefit the Andy Roddick Foundation. The two friends and former competitors had an entertaining and fun conversation moderated by broadcaster Mary Carillo. Roddick and Federer talked about their time on the court together as well as their families and their philanthropic endeavors. The evening benefited the Andy Roddick Foundation which provides high quality afterschool and summer learning programs for children and families where are limited opportunities. The organization has raised more than $20 million to improve the lives of kids since it began in 2000. To learn more about the Andy

  • After successful Slam season, Mackenzie McDonald seeks points overseas
    Tennis.com

    After successful Slam season, Mackenzie McDonald seeks points overseas

    When American tennis fans reflect on the 2018 season and examine players who captured their imagination, many will single out Mackenzie McDonald for two primary reasons. The first was when he moved safely through the qualifying at the Australian Open, won a round in the main draw, and then pushed No. 3 seed Grigor Dimitrov to his limits in a tumultuous five-set clash under the lights in Rod Laver Arena. McDonald lost 8-6 in the final set, but not before winning countless new admirers who had never seen him play before. The second instance of McDonald's prominence in the public eye this year was at Wimbledon, where he barely made the cut for the main draw but progressed all the way to the round of 16.

  • New Pilates Studio Opens In Petaluma
    Sonoma Valley, CA Patch

    New Pilates Studio Opens In Petaluma

    Club Pilates, a nationwide franchise that opened its doors in July in Petaluma, now is planning a grand-opening celebration for this weekend, Sept. 14-16, with free classes, raffles, a retail sale and a "Pinot and Pilates" event. To celebrate its launch, Club Pilates Petaluma East is hosting offering free, introductory classes all weekend, demos, raffles, including a drawing for a three-month unlimited membership, and 25-percent off retail items, along with a "Pinot and Pilates" open house on Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Club Pilates Petaluma East members can select from four class levels and eight "signature" group classes that utilize a variety of equipment, including Reformers, EXO chairs, TRX, Trigger Point, springboard and Barre. The Petaluma East location is owned by local entrepreneur and Bay Area resident, Lois Campton, who was laid off after a lengthy career in the technology industry and opted to open a business that fit her fitness passion.

  • South Africa: Brand New Wheels for Tennis Ace Montjane
    AllAfrica.com

    South Africa: Brand New Wheels for Tennis Ace Montjane

    South Africa's top-ranked wheelchair tennis player Kgothatso Montjane drove away in a brand new sponsored car in Polokwane on Wednesday. The 32-year-old Wimbledon semi-finalist who hails from Seshego, Limpopo received the keys to an Audi Q2 following last month's announcement of the vehicle sponsorship by the dealership. The dealership is one of 10 sponsors secured by the world No 5, following her exploits at the Wimbledon Championship in July and her great run in last week's 2018 US Open in New York. As it stands today, Montjane is the first South African black woman in the history of tennis to play at Wimbledon and reach the semi-finals. Montjane has arguably proven to be the best wheelchair

  • MercuryNews.com

    Sports: On air highlights

    Tuesday TVRadio Baseball Red Sox at Yankees 10 a.m. MLB AAA Championship 4 p.m. NBCSN Cardinals at Braves 4:30 p.m. ESPN Rockies at Dodgers 7 p.m. MLB Giants at Padres 7 p.m. NBCBA 680 Angels at Athletics 7 p.m. NBCCA 95.7 Golf Payne Stewart Awards 4 p.m. GOLF NHL preseason Senators vs. Maple Leafs 4:30 p.m. NHL Soccer Champions: Barcelona vs. Eindhoven 9:55 a.m. TNT Champions: Liverpool vs. Paris SG noon TNT NWSL playoff: North Carolina vs. Chicago 6 p.m. ESPNEWS Tennis St. Petersburg Open 3 a.m. TENNIS St. Petersburg Open 7 a.m. TENNIS Women's Pan Pacific Open 7 p.m. beIN Wednesday TVRadio Baseball Cardinals at Braves 9 a.m. MLB Red Sox at Yankees 4 p.m. ESPN Giants at Padres 6 p.m. NBCBA 680