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

Tennis Writer Neil Harman Is Guilty Of Weapons-Grade Plagiarism

Earlier today, we told you about tennis writer Neil Harman admitting that at least some portion of the official Wimbledon yearbook he publishes every year was plagiarized. The full breadth of The Times of London's chief tennis correspondent's plagiarism is now beginning to come into focus, thanks to our friends over… » 7/23/14 5:29pm 7/23/14 5:29pm

Respected Tennis Writer Cops To Plagiarism; There's Likely More To Find

Neil Harman has been The Times of London's chief tennis correspondent since 2002, during which time he has been awarded the Sports Journalist Association's "Sports News Reporter of the Year" award, as well as the ATP's Ron Bookman Award for Media Excellence. He is also, as he admitted in a letter sent to the… » 7/23/14 2:17pm 7/23/14 2:17pm