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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  • Doubles tennis great Bob Bryan returns to court in Washington
    UPI

    Doubles tennis great Bob Bryan returns to court in Washington

    WASHINGTON - Bob Bryan appeared to be playing near his former level in his short on-court reunion with brother Mike as the Washington Kastles lost Thursday's match 13-25 to the San Diego Aviators. The 40-year-old started the World Team Tennis men's doubles set with Mike, who recently won the Wimbledon men's doubles title with Jack Sack, before he was replaced by Frances Tiafoe at 1-1. Bryan did not serve, but won five points in the first two games. It was Bryan's first professional game since his hip injury in May during the Madrid Open and marked the return of the Bryan brothers' team, one of the most successful doubles squads in tennis history. "I think this is good timing," Bryan said before

  • Sandy Lyle goes out in style at his 43rd and most likely final Open
    The Telegraph

    Sandy Lyle goes out in style at his 43rd and most likely final Open

    Sandy Lyle goes out in style at his 43rd and most likely final Open

  • Top 10 Wimbledon Memories, No.4: Gonzalez d. Pasarell, '69 first round
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    Top 10 Wimbledon Memories, No.4: Gonzalez d. Pasarell, '69 first round

    “Gorgo” was what Ken Rosewall and Rod Laver called their fellow pro Pancho Gonzalez. It was short for “gorgonzola”—i.e., the Big Cheese. The young Aussies, who dominated the barnstorming pro tours for much of the 1960s, resented the fact that the moody and mercurial American always got the lion's share of attention from press and fans. No matter how many matches, tours, or tournaments that Muscles and the Rocket won, people still believed that the only thing keeping the pros in business was Gonzalez's dark allure. Whether he was playing brilliantly or behaving badly, all eyes were on the Big Cheese. “Pancho always found a way to upstage you,” Laver said, referring to their respective performances

  • Wheelchair tennis: Watch 'extraordinary' 38-shot rally at British Open
    BBC Sport

    Wheelchair tennis: Watch 'extraordinary' 38-shot rally at British Open

    Watch an epic 38-shot rally during Gustavo Fernandez and Shingo Kunieda's victory against GB pair Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewitt in the the wheelchair doubles semi-finals at the British Open in Nottingham. Available to UK users only.

  • Top seed Chou beats veteran Lee in Singapore Open quarters
    AFP

    Top seed Chou beats veteran Lee in Singapore Open quarters

    Singapore (AFP) - Singapore Open top seed Chou Tien Chen on Friday beat South Korea's Lee Hyun Il 21-18, 21-6 to book himself a spot at the men's singles semifinals.

  • HEAD Launches "Speed Wins - You Win" Campaign
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    HEAD Launches "Speed Wins - You Win" Campaign

    Registered consumers will get their Graphene 360 Speed Racquet for FREE if Novak Djokovic or Sascha Zverev wins the final in New York. PHOENIX , July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HEAD celebrates the launch ...

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    Love Means Something - Response to the movie 'Love Means Zero' The Showtime documentary of the life of Nick Bollettieri

    Love Does Mean Something...after all Lisa Pamintuan, an entrepreneur and one of the youngest College presidents in the United States was one of the first students of tennis coach Nick Bollettieri. She grew up in his house and played at Wimbledon and the US Open, and she says “Love Does Mean Something... after all”. Lisa is one of many students of Nick Bollettieri that felt the movie 'Love Means Zero' portrayed a personal dispute between Andre Agassi and Nick Bollettieri and was very limited in the scope of blowing up a few situations and personal interactions, when in fact Nick changed the lives of many people who view him as a mentor. “Tennis is a great sport, but Nick was more than a tennis

  • Western & Southern Open's new South Building has its debut
    Cincinnati.com

    Western & Southern Open's new South Building has its debut

    MASON – Western & Southern Open Tournament Director Andre Silva joked Thursday evening that he had hoped to christen the Lindner Family Tennis Center's new $25 million South Building by breaking a bottle of champagne against the side of it.   Of course, Dick Clark, the director of facilities and operations for the Western & Southern Open who oversaw the construction of the building, probably wouldn't have appreciated such a gesture. Silva instead settled for a champagne toast Thursday before a crowd of several dozen sponsors, tournament officials and media members during a "First Look" event that offered VIP-types a program that included food and beverages in the fully furnished "!899 Room" on

  • Andy Murray drops to staggering career-worst ranking
    7Sport

    Andy Murray drops to staggering career-worst ranking

    Andy Murray's horror run of injuries has seen the former World No.1 slump to the lowest ranking of his career.

  • Ruud awakening for Ferrer in Bastad
    Omnisport

    Ruud awakening for Ferrer in Bastad

    Spanish veteran David Ferrer – a three-time winner and this year's seventh seed – was beaten 7-5 6-2 by Caser Ruud.