Fowler Falls For Fake Website, Makes Crazy Claims About Tennis Star

Tonight's Australian Open coverage on ESPN2 featured announcer Chris Fowler explaining to the audience that Japanese pro Kei Nishikori is, among other things, the highest-paid tennis player in the world and the owner of a restaurant chain, a soccer team, and clothing and perfume lines. None of those things are true,… » 1/19/15 9:59pm 1/19/15 9:59pm

Christina McHale Pukes All Over Australian Open Tennis Court, Still Wins

American tennis pro Christina McHale overcame several episodes of puking during the third set against France's Stephanie Foretz to win her Australian Open first round match today 6-4, 1-6, 12-10. It was a gutsy performance, one ESPN showed in all its slow-motion vomiting glory. » 1/19/15 10:38am 1/19/15 10:38am

Angry Tennis Player Flings Racket; Lineswoman Nearly Dies Of Fright

One possible headline to this post could be "Frustrated Tennis Player Smokes Lineswoman With Racket," but that wouldn't be entirely accurate. Darian King did wheel around and chuck his racket after losing a crucial point, and it did hit the nearby lineswoman, but it's pretty obviously accidental. » 10/28/14 11:46am 10/28/14 11:46am

Russian Tennis Prez Fined For Calling Venus & Serena "Williams Brothers"

Shamil Tarpischev, president of the Russian Tennis Federation, has been fined and suspended for some offensive comments he made about the Williams sisters on Russian late-night TV. Specifically, he referred to the players as the "Williams brothers" and called their looks "frightening." » 10/18/14 10:56am 10/18/14 10:56am

Why Do Tennis Players Grunt? Because It Works

Monica Seles gets the blame—at 93 decibels, her screams on the court were about as loud as a motorcycle, and started the run on grunting in tennis. It was frowned upon at first, but everyone's climbed on board—Djokovic, Nadal, Sharapova, Serena, and Venus, they all get their shriek on. A generation ago, nobody… » 8/26/14 1:04pm 8/26/14 1:04pm

Report: Tax-Exempt U.S.T.A.'s Financials Are Shady As Shit

The New York Times attempts to untangle the mess of finances surrounding the United States Tennis Association and its executives, and what they found is ugly. The Times can't just come out and say it, but the inescapable conclusion is that maybe the U.S. wouldn't suck so much at tennis if the U.S.T.A. wasn't diverting… » 8/22/14 1:37pm 8/22/14 1:37pm

The Very Best Of Serena Williams Karaoke

Serena Williams loves karaoke. No, scratch that. She looooooves karaoke. She will throw down, any time or any place. She will groove to the music in between stanzas. She will belt out every single word and doesn't care if you film her because she is having a damn good time and don't you wish you were as alive as she… » 8/21/14 3:40pm 8/21/14 3:40pm