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French Open preview: Petra Kvitova more than a sentimental favorite

Petra Kvitova is no longer haunted by the queasy feeling she sometimes experienced when picking up a racquet with her surgically repaired left hand. She doesn’t scan public places any more, anxiously looking for strangers. She’s gotten over her fear of being alone, something she felt even in the...

Indian Wells is known for its doubles. Could the event team with UTR?

The Jack Kramer Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, where legendary coaches such as Vic Braden and Robert Lansdorp helped shape the nascent games of Open-era icons including Tracy Austin, Pete Sampras and Lindsay Davenport, added another significant chapter to its legacy last December. It hoste...

The 37 Club: What does 2019 have in store for Serena and Federer?

Court Report: Serena Williams, just one Slam shy of Margaret Court's record, is ready for 2019 They are the twin rails on which the game has traveled for nearly two decades, like some great locomotive powering its way across the public’s imagination. Serena Williams and Roger Federer, ha...

Marin Cilic has everything in tennis—except the ability to close

Marin Cilic won took home the title at Queen's Club this year. (AP) Tennis is awash in dramatic moments, but this one was different. Very different. It occurred during what many consider the peak moment of the tennis year, the Wimbledon final. And the author and subject of the moment was n...

Simona Halep—much-loved, often-tormented—must fight harder than ever

Simona Halep is hoping to finally win her first major this summer. (AP) Simona Halep stood on the trophy presentation dais in the molten light of a gorgeous June afternoon at Stade Roland Garros in Paris. She had just lost the 2017 French Open final despite having led Jelena Ostapenko, a 20-ye...

Can Angelique Kerber put a disappointing 2017 season behind her?

In 2016, Kerber won two Grand Slams and became No. 1. In 2017, she didn't win a single tournament and finished outside the Top 20. (AP) It was the worst-case scenario, and the chilling part was how predictably it had come to pass on a gloomy, rain-plagued day at the 2017 US Open. Ange...

Robert Lansdorp and his coaching method have left a mark on the game

In her memoir, 'Unstoppable: My Life So Far', Maria Sharapova revealed that her favorite coach was Lansdorp, who worked with her as an 11-year-old. (Getty Images) When Tracy Austin was about eight years old, her coach, Robert Lansdorp, put her through one of his patented “20 at th...
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