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It is Serena Williams's birthday, and she has achieved perfect tennis symmetry 39 years old 39 Grand Slam titles 23 in singles, 14 in women's doubles, 2 in mixed
One of the best tennis photos of 2019 By Antoine Couvercelle
We report that Maria Sharapova is retiring from pro tennis at age 32. Not weary of the game but tired of fighting her body. Once No. 1, she won 5 Slam singles titles & earned tens of millions on & off the court. By force of will & personality she was one of the game’s true stars
Djokovic, president of the ATP player council, John Isner and Vasek Pospisil all resign as they prepare to launch a new players association that has Andrea Gaudenzi and the ATP executives understandably nervous. Our piece
Sad tennis story: a gifted chair umpire at the pinnacle of his career after working the great Djokovic-Federer final is fired by the ATP for giving unauthorized interviews. Our exclusive