An Anti-Doping Agent Occupied Serena Williams’s Property And Everyone Is Being Squirrelly About It

Depending on your perspective, this is a story about Serena Williams getting upset over an unannounced drug test, or the alternately sinister and clownish nature of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, or Serena Williams being unfairly targeted for drug tests by USADA—or, perhaps, the perils of talking too loudly on your cell…

Congrats To The Tennis Integrity Unit Investigator Who Used "Tsunami" To Describe The Level Of Cheating In The Sport 

An independent review panel tasked with evaluating corruption and match fixing in professional tennis, mostly in the lower levels of the sport, has finally released a report that essentially says there is a whole lot of corruption and match-fixing in professionl tennis, mostly in the lower levels of the sport. But…

Madison Brengle Sues WTA For "Physical Injury, Emotional Trauma" Caused By Intravenous Doping Tests

American tennis player Madison Brengle filed a lawsuit against the WTA and ITF yesterday in Florida’s Manatee County Court, in which she claims the organizations ignored her medical condition that causes her to suffer “physical and emotional consequences” from regular doping tests that draw blood using a needle in…

"Oh God, It's About Grunting Again": An Official Stenographer Dishes On Transcribing Tennis Players

Tennis players do press constantly; it’s part of their job. They field questions about all the unforced errors on their forehand, why their first serve was so effective, or what does it feel like to pull off an upset like this, and they generally give tame and compact answers. So the journalists can write off of a…

Marion Bartoli On Returning To Tennis: "I Need To Prove To Myself That I'm Alive"

Nearly five years after winning Wimbledon in 2013 and announcing her retirement, Marion Bartoli—whose drastic weight loss last year sparked concern and social media bullying—is returning to professional tennis. She announced her comeback last month, and in an interview with L’Equipe published yesterday, she discussed…

Barbora Strýcová Is Pissed That World No. 3 Karolina Pliskova Stole Her Coach 

The coaching carousel in pro tennis has been picking up speed for years, but the frequent turnover generally involves low-drama transactions—a player fell a few spots in the rankings and wants to change tracks, for example. But this week, world No. 25 Barbora Strýcová accused her countrywoman and world No. 3 Karolina…

Indian Wells CEO Raymond Moore Has Some Bad And Dumb Thoughts On Women's Tennis (UPDATE)

Raymond Moore is the CEO of Indian Wells Tennis Garden, which is currently hosting the BNP Paribas Open. While talking to reporters today ahead of today’s men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Milos Raonic, he called the WTA a bunch of lucky coattail-ridin’ dummies who have the men to thank for their continued…