Australian Open

New job for Mauresmo: coaching Pouille

One unintended consequence of the new, abbreviated Davis Cup format is that what was once almost a full-time job is more like a one-week guest appearance. And with that as a backdrop, Amélie...

Longshot Zhe Li earns Oz Open spot

He's been at this for 15 years, and never has been ranked higher than No. 210 in the world. But Zhe Li will take his talents to Melbourne next month. The 32-year-old from China, seeded No. 3,...

Safarova announces she'll retire in Oz

The only regret Lucie Safarova can have about her tennis career is that it's ending too soon. And it's definitely not the way she would have wanted to go out. But at 31 (32 in February),...

Jack Sock salvages season in Paris

It’s the final week of the ATP Tour regular season. So it’s the last opportunity for Jack Sock to salvage what he can from a flat-out horrible season. And out of nowhere, the American has...

Bigger, better Australian Open kicks off

It's Oct. 9 in Australia, and it's spring. So that means it's time for the Australian Open to have its official kickoff, as tickets go on general sale Tuesday. We're not ready, of course. There...

Grand Slams vote to keep 32 seeds

Back in November, the Grand Slam committee made the announcement that the four major tournaments "intend to revert to 16 seeds in 2019. Ten months later, no doubt having had all the feedback on...

The ATP's "World Team Cup" is a go

WIMBLEDON – Two charter members of tennis's alphabet soup, the  ATP and ITF, continue to compete and not collaborate. After the ATP held its board meetings in London this week, it announced...

Nadal out of Acapulco with leg setback

Rafael Nadal said he felt ready when he arrived in Acapulco to play his first tournament since the Australian Open. But after feeling a sharp pain in the same leg that hampered him in Australia, he wa

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