Stephanie Myles

Stephanie has covered just about every sport there is during a 20-year journalism career. For many years, it was the Major League Baseball beat. For the last decade, it has been all about tennis. With Tennis.Life, Stephanie contributes her passion for the game along with her writing and multimedia skills. She has been on site covering Grand Slams, Davis Cup, Fed Cup, ATP and WTA Tour events since 1995. Her writing and photography have appeared across Canada as well as in The Guardian and the New York Times. And her video work appears regularly on the Canadian sports network, RDS. In her spare time, you can find her on the court. She has represented Canada numerous times at the ITF Senior World championships. Stephanie is a member of the International Tennis Writers Association. [email protected]

Tennis Birthdays – Feb. 23, 2019

Lucas Pouille (FRA), 25 If there was ever going to be a man in the hot seat in tennis, it was the Frenchman who had to carry the torch as the careers of arguably the greatest crop of talent his

Auger-Aliassime's Rio roll continues

The thing about Félix Auger-Aliassime's run to his first career ATP Tour semifinal is that he hasn't even played brilliant tennis on the way. He's played solidly, for the most part. At times, he's...

Tennis Birthdays – Feb. 22, 2019

Michael Chang (USA), 47 The American banked nearly $20 million in his career, and got to No. 2 in the world. After retiring, he played some exhibitions, some senior tennis, got married (to former

Tennis Birthdays - Feb. 21, 2019

Andreas Seppi (ITA), 35 It never seems to look as easy for Seppi as it does for some of his more talented brethren but despite that, he's having a really solid, long-lasting career. He’s

Roger Federer will play Madrid

It turns out Roger Federer wasn't kidding about rejoining clay-court civilization in 2019. The Mutua Madrid Open confirmed Wednesday that the 37-year-old Swiss will play the Masters 1000...

Tennis Birthdays – Feb. 20, 2019

Joakim Nystrom (SWE), 56 He might not have been the most famous Swede of his era. But Joakim (Chachi) Nystrom is fondly remembered.  That he was not tells you what a tremendous era it was.

WTA future unfolding in Budapest

As the best players in the world fight for the big bucks alongside the Persian Gulf, two teenagers who expect to be part of the WTA's future did the same on a dank, noisy alternate court, not far from...

Tennis Birthdays – Feb. 19, 2019

Hana Mandlikova (CZE), 57 The Czech (who was Australian for awhile and is still listed that way on the WTA Tour website) who live in Florida) was great player, in a tough era. Mandlikova won 27

Nadal headlines TBTs at IW

The BNP Paribas Open announced Monday that Rafael Nadal will headline a Tie Break Tens event ahead of the main Indian Wells Masters 1000 / Premier Mandatory tournament. It's a winner-take-all...

Tennis Birthdays – Feb. 18, 2019

Roberta Vinci (ITA), 36 The Italian retired last spring, at her "home" WTA Tour event in Rome. And despite losing a three-setter to Aleksandra Krunic in the first round, had a hard time wiping the

WTA Rankings Report – Feb. 18, 2019

Despite Doha only being a regular Premier event this year on its biannual rotation with Dubai, it still boasted a spectacular field compared to some of its equivalent events. That is, until a few...


ATP Rankings Report – Feb. 18, 2019

There's another week still to go before the rest of the top players come trickling back onto the circuit, after a post-Australian Open break. But in the meantime, the typically wacky February...

Tennis Birthdays – Feb. 17, 2019

Madison Keys (USA), 24 As American Madison Keys turns 24, it feels like a bit of a crossroads time in her career. She's no longer the "up-and-coming young American". And she's already reached a Grand


Tennis Birthdays – Feb. 16, 2019

(Editor's note: We've received a lot of requests from followers of my Open Court website to bring back the tennis birthdays feature. So as of today - here it is!)  John McEnroe (USA), 60 If...

From qualifying to NY semis for Schnur

Canadian Brayden Schnur has basically been on the road since … 2018. And in his sixth tournament of the new season, he's having a career week. The 23-year-old from Pickering, Ont. squeezed by...

Frank the Tank making career switch

Did you think Frank (the Tank) Dancevic was done? You've got another think coming. The 34-year-old Canadian Davis Cup captain will lead his young squad at the finals in Madrid in November. ...

Davis Cup draw a show in Madrid

The "new" Davis Cup offered up a Valentine's Day Special for tennis fans, as the official draw was made Thursday evening during a fancy ceremony in Madrid. They wrapped it up in 56 minutes – no...

Maria Sharapova out of Indian Wells

The BNP Paribas Open is still a month away. But Maria Sharapova, who won the tournament in 2006 and 2013, has already withdrawn from this year's edition because of her ongoing shoulder injury.