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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  • Federer must wait for 100th title, but happy with season
    Reuters

    Federer must wait for 100th title, but happy with season

    Federer began the year by claiming a record-extending 20th Grand Slam title in Australia and while he won three other tournaments this year his season ended in frustrating fashion. "It's been an historic season in some ways," he said.

  • Arcadia girls tennis win state; Melton and Diamond Bar shine in state golf
    Whittier Daily News

    Arcadia girls tennis win state; Melton and Diamond Bar shine in state golf

    It was an historic day for the Arcadia High School Girls Tennis team as it won its first CIF-State Regional Championship on Saturday, defeating Campbell Hall 4-3 at the Claremont Club. The victory avenged a loss that the Apaches suffered to the Vikings (10-8) in the CIF Southern Section Open Division semifinals on November 8. The historic win also washed away the pain from last year, when the Apaches made the regional final but lost a narrow 4-3 decision to Corona del Mar. It was Angela Qiu that clinched the title for the Apaches with a win a singles competition. “This was an exciting match that could be have gone either way – just like our first match against (Campbell Hall),” Arcadia coach Ruth Legace said.

  • Bryan and Sock out to cap incredible six months
    Reuters

    Bryan and Sock out to cap incredible six months

    American duo Mike Bryan and Jack Sock have the chance to complete a memorable six months together when they play for the title at the ATP Finals on Sunday. Bryan, who has spent a career accumulating doubles titles with twin brother Bob, teamed up with Sock after his sibling suffered a hip injury and the duo have thrived. On Saturday the fifth seeds beat Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares 6-3 4-6 10-4 at the 02 Arena and will take on French pairing Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in the final.

  • Peng overcomes Davis in Houston final
    Omnisport

    Peng overcomes Davis in Houston final

    Peng Shuai came from behind to beat Lauren Davis at the Oracle Challenger Series Houston.

  • Wilander criticizes Davis Cup revamp as 'last' final looms
    Reuters

    Wilander criticizes Davis Cup revamp as 'last' final looms

    In a controversial move the International Tennis Federation (ITF) this year voted to revamp the 118-year-old team event which is known for its partisan, soccer-like crowds. Next weekend's Davis Cup final in Lille's Stade Pierre Mauroy, where hosts and defending champions France take on Croatia, will be the last of its kind. Wilander says the ITF should think again.

  • Zverev's ATP Finals win vs. Federer tainted by ball boy flub
    The Associated Press

    Zverev's ATP Finals win vs. Federer tainted by ball boy flub

    After pulling off one of the biggest wins of his career, Alexander Zverev was left apologizing for an unforced error he didn't make. Zverev denied Roger Federer a shot at a 100th career title by beating the Swiss great 7-5, 7-6 (5) at the ATP Finals on Saturday to advance to the championship match against Novak Djokovic. Zverev immediately signaled for the point to be stopped and the umpire ordered the point to be replayed.