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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  • Reuters

    Brazil's Souza provisionally suspended again

    Brazilian tennis player Joao Souza has been provisionally suspended for a second time "following consideration of additional evidence" submitted by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) regarding a corruption investigation. Souza, 30, was initially suspended on March 29 but was reinstated April 8 following a successful appeal. The TIU did not provide specifics regarding the suspension, but announced that no more appeals will be accepted.

  • Ferrer hoping to be Spain's Davis Cup captain after retirement
    Tennis.com

    Ferrer hoping to be Spain's Davis Cup captain after retirement

    The Spaniard David Ferrer, who will retire next month at the ATP 1000 Masters Madrid, is looking back on his career before planning what he wants to do next. Ferrer reached No. 3 back in 2013, when he got to the French Open final. He also reached the semifinals at the Australian Open and the US Open, winning 27 titles. "The feelings are good," he told Marca in an interview. "I'm happy with the transition... I'm playing the tournaments that for me have meant the most. Thanks to my career, I can look back and be proud of what I achieved." But he says that's not the most important for him. "The titles are in the trophy room, but they are still just trophies. The affection I have had from the public,

  • Baseline: Azarenka dances into the Fed Cup weekend
    Baseline

    Baseline: Azarenka dances into the Fed Cup weekend

    Victoria Azarenka literally danced her way into the Fed Cup weekend. Though she's not Belarus' No. 1, the two-time Grand Slam champion is a very welcome addition to the team. Azarenka enters the tie as the world No. 61 after reaching her first final in three years, in Monterrey. Since leaving the tour to have her son Leo in 2016, Azarenka has had a slow comeback. In Brisbane against a strong Australian team, Azarenka will serve as Belarus' No. 2 and play Ashleigh Barty in the second singles rubber on Saturday. Aryna Sabalenka will kick things off against Samantha Stosur in the first match.

  • Watch: This guy is way too good at playing tennis with golf club
    Golf Channel

    Watch: This guy is way too good at playing tennis with golf club

    Josh Kelley just can't seem to stop one-upping himself. The man behind the popular @holein1trickshots Instagram account was at it again earlier this week, playing something he called 'tennis golf.'

  • Djokovic knocked out as 'lucky' Nadal battles on in Monte Carlo
    AFP

    Djokovic knocked out as 'lucky' Nadal battles on in Monte Carlo

    World number one Novak Djokovic was dumped out by Daniil Medvedev while Rafael Nadal survived a struggle to reach the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters for the 14th time on Friday. Djokovic, twice a champion in the principality, lost serve five times in a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 defeat by Russia's 10th seed Medvedev. The Spaniard will face off in Saturday's semi-finals against Italian Fabio Fognini, who came back to beat Croatia's ninth seed Borna Coric 1-6, 6-3, 6-2.

  • Tennis: Thursday's high school results
    Houston Chronicle

    Tennis: Thursday's high school results

    Caption Close Tennis Region IV-6A Tournament At McFarlin Tennis Center Girls Singles: Final — Megha Dania, Austin Lake Travis, def. Anushka Dania, Austin Lake Travis. Boys Singles: Final — Kyle Totorica, Reagan, def. Daniel French, Austin Westlake, 6-4, 6-4. Second-Place Playback — French def. Anmay Devaraj, Austin Lake Travis. Girls Doubles: Final — Ainsley Merritt-Annabel Merritt, Austin SFA, def. Mitali Khoje-Stela Sifuentes, Austin Lake Travis, 6-1, 6-2. Boys Doubles: Final — Stephen Do-Riley O'Connor, Austin Bowie, def. Owen Plunkett-Oliver Johnson, Austin SFA, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. Mixed Doubles: Final — Jeff Wright-Keegan McCain, Austin Westlake, def. Shriniket Maddipatla-Jacqueline Creel, Austin

  • Inc Magazine

    Serena Williams Has Launched a New Venture Firm for Investing in Women, People of Color, and Young Entrepreneurs

    Serena Williams, one of the top tennis players, has publicly launched a venture fund called Serena Ventures. The venture-capital firm focuses on early-stage investments in companies led by women and people of color, and those that value "individual empowerment" and creativity. Serena Ventures has already invested in more than 30 companies, including the Wing, MasterClass, and Brandless. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. The tennis superstar Serena Williams has found time to pick up a side gig -- on top of winning championships and taking care of her adorable daughter, that is. The tennis legend publicly shared on Wednesday the details of her investment firm, called Serena Ventures.

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    MBB: Coach K Banquet Speech

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  • 'We know what she is like, don't rise to her bait' - Britain ready for Yulia Putintseva test in Fed Cup
    The Telegraph

    'We know what she is like, don't rise to her bait' - Britain ready for Yulia Putintseva test in Fed Cup

    Great Britain’s Fed Cup ties have delivered no end of drama in the last couple of years, including Ilie Nastase’s toxic intervention in Constanta and Johanna Konta’s emotional collapse in Bath.

  • The Escanaba Daily Press

    Braves' tennis falls to Maroons

    The Maroons faced off against the Redmen in the first match. Due to time restraints, the teams played only two sets instead of three. At No. 1 singles, Menominee's Tyler Kuester beat Nick Olivier 7-6 in a tiebreak in the first set before falling 3-6 in the second to earn a 1-1 split. “Tyler had a great day,” Menominee coach Sam Larson said. “He's been playing very well in this early part of the season.” Steve Polaski was at No. 2 singles for the Maroons, and he defeated his opponent, MQT's Jack Francino, 6-3, 6-4. “Steve played well today. He really hustles on the court and does a nice job of extending points,” Larson said. Felipe Zamora dropped both sets (2-6, 0-6) to Robert Apple at No. 3 singles

  • Texas A&M's Quiterio Wins Last Match Standing to Defeat Mississippi State in SEC Tournament
    WTAW

    Texas A&M's Quiterio Wins Last Match Standing to Defeat Mississippi State in SEC Tournament

    Home » Sports » Texas A&M's Quiterio Wins Last Match Standing to Defeat Mississippi State in SEC Tournament COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M freshman Lucia Quiterio earned a last match standing victory to secure a 4-3 win for the No. 19 Aggie women's tennis team over Mississippi State Thursday evening at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center. Texas A&M (21-6) advanced to Friday's quarterfinals against No. 17 Tennessee after defeating the Bulldogs (14-13). “I was down 4-1 in the second set and I looked to my coach and he told me that we needed me to get this win today,” Texas A&M Freshman Lucia Quiterio said. “He gave me a lot of confidence and I started to believe in myself. I kept fighting and finding

  • Business Standard India

    Friendly fire for Barty, Azarenka in Fed Cup as Halep eyes final place

    Ashleigh Barty will be overjoyed when doubles partner and two-time major winner Victoria Azarenka returns to the peak of her powers but hopes it won't be this weekend when Australia and Belarus clash for a place in the Fed Cup final. Barty and Azarenka teamed up this season, making the doubles semi-finals at the prestigious Miami Open just days before the Australian clinched the singles title, a breakthrough which propelled her into the world's top 10. Now Barty leads Australia's hopes of reaching a first Fed Cup final since 1993 when they face 2017 runners up Belarus in Brisbane on Saturday and Sunday. And the pair have been selected to meet each other in the second singles rubber, with Azarenka

  • History-making season continues for Costa Mesa boys' tennis
    Los Angeles Times

    History-making season continues for Costa Mesa boys' tennis

    Fresh off making history by clinching its first Orange Coast League boys' tennis championship in school history, Costa Mesa did not take its foot off the gas. The Mustangs defeated a young Santa Ana team (6-9, 3-4 in league) 15-3 Thursday, to remain undefeated at 8-0 with one more league match remaining in their season. The Mustangs swept all nine singles matches and took six of nine doubles matches on the way to their eighth consecutive victory. With freshman standout Ethan Votran out recovering from injury, Mustang junior Hritik Ronvelia took over No. 1 single duties.

  • Five years after death, Elena Baltacha is inspiring a generation
    Daily Mail

    Five years after death, Elena Baltacha is inspiring a generation

    It is with a mix of pain and pride that Nino Severino recalls the lengths his late wife, Elena Baltacha, would go to in order to look after the girls coached by her Foundation. It has focussed on taking tennis to children from less affluent backgrounds in the Ipswich area, and she found one of them had a father with a serious drug problem. So, while still a high ranking player, she decided to visit the family one evening. 'She went to the council block where they lived and talked to them about the issues they were facing,' recalls Severino.   'She was a top British player and had a profile, especially around here.  'You wouldn't expect it from someone like that but similar happened on quite a

  • City breaks ground on major Golden Gate Park tennis court renovation project
    The San Francisco Examiner

    City breaks ground on major Golden Gate Park tennis court renovation project

    City officials broke ground Wednesday on a renovation project at a historic 125-year-old tennis complex in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The $27 million project will include 17 U.S. Tennis Association-regulation courts, a sunken feature court and a dedicated pickleball court. Other additions are a 7,800-square-foot clubhouse with a players lounge, recreation and locker rooms, a kitchen and a garden area. The renovated facility will also have a dedicated classroom allowing expansion of a city recreation program providing after-school tennis instruction, academic tutoring and mentoring to youths from underserved neighborhoods in San Francisco. The center was established in 1894 and has played