News and Updates

Bryan twins could retire after 2016 Olympics

Olympic doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States tell Reuters that they are planning on contesting the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but might retire after that.

Serena eyes gold-medal defense at 2016 Games

LONDON (AP)—A day after completing a career Golden Slam, Serena Williams still wants more.

Auburndale Starts GRIPS Program

Last week, GRIPS co-founder Craig Cignarelli visited the Hummel Tennis Center in Auburndale to introduce pro Andy Durham, his staff and local players to the GRIPS program, which is 3 years old.

FCC denies Comcast appeal re: Tennis Channel

WASHINGTON (AP)—The Federal Communications Commission has denied Comcast's appeal in its dispute with Tennis Channel.

Robert Kelleher, Open era pioneer in U.S., dies

Judge Robert Kelleher, who helped lead tennis into Open era while he was president of the USTA, has passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 99.

 

Kleybanova Makes Winning Return from Cancer Battle

Alisa Kleybanova of Russia won the first match she’s played since being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last May at the Sony Ericsson Open on Tuesday.

Djokovic vs.... Sampras?

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic says if he could face one player in a fantasy match, it would be 14-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras. "I would love to return that serve.

Djokovic Overcomes Nadal in Record-Setting Men's Final

In certainly the longest and arguably one of the greatest Grand Slam singles final in the history of professional tennis, Novak Djokovic outlasted Rafael Nadal over 5 hours, 53 minutes to win a third

Despite Disagreement King Defends Court

Billie Jean King tells the Desert Sun that while she disagrees with her former rival Margaret Court’s opposition to gay marriage, she does not think that the Australian Open should rename its third

Bryans Pass McEnroe Record

Bob and Mike Bryan have broken John McEnroe’s record for the most weeks atop the individual doubles rankings. The top-ranked twins are tied with each other at 271 weeks.