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  • Jeff Brown resigns after 20 years as LSU men's tennis coach

    May 8, 2017 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Men's Tennis Coach Jeff Brown resigned Monday after leading the team for 20 years. In a statement released Monday, LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva said that the resignation was a mutual decision. The search for Brown’s successor will begin immediately. “We appreciate all that... more »
  • Roger Federer says he is out for Olympics, done for year

    July 26, 2016 2:11 PM

    Roger Federer says he will miss the Rio Olympics and the rest of the tennis season to protect his surgically repaired left knee. Federer writes Tuesday on his Facebook page that he will skip the Summer Games, where the tennis competition starts next week, and has been advised by... more »
  • 2-trophy day for Serena Williams: She and Venus win doubles

    July 9, 2016 5:44 PM

    LONDON - Serena Williams is leaving Wimbledon with two trophies, teaming with her older sister Venus to win a women's doubles final that began a little more than 3 hours after the singles final ended Saturday. The American siblings won their sixth doubles championship at the All England Club and... more »
  • Wheelchair world #1 takes 2016 Cajun Classic men's title Play Video

    March 21, 2016 12:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Stephane Houdet stood alone atop another stellar field at the 2016 Cajun Classic, as the #1 wheelchair tennis player in the world outlasted Gordon Reid 6-4, 6-4 to take home the men's singles championship and the winner's check of $1,940. "It's always a tough match against... more »
  • Nike suspends ties with Sharapova after failed drug test

    March 8, 2016 4:13 AM

    LOS ANGELES- Tennis star Maria Sharapova says she failed a drug test at the Australian Open. A five-time major champion and 7th-ranked player in the world says she tested positive for meldonium, which she has been taking for 10 years for health issues. Meldonium became a banned substance this year.... more »
  • Serena Williams wins AP Female Athlete of Year for 4th time

    December 25, 2015 1:14 PM

    NEW YORK - Serena Williams is The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for the fourth time. Williams nearly became the first tennis player in more than a quarter-century to complete the Grand Slam, winning the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon, before losing in the U.S. Open semifinals.... more »
  • Serena takes down Venus, moves on to US Open semifinals

    September 9, 2015 10:53 AM

    NEW YORK- Serena Williams is within two match victories of completing a calendar slam. Williams maintained that goal by defeating her sister in the U.S. Open women's quarterfinals, a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 triumph over Venus Williams. Serena fired 12 aces and broke serve three times in earning the right to... more »
  • Lawsuit filed by former LSU tennis coach dismissed

    July 1, 2015 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by former longtime LSU women's tennis coach Tony Minnis against the university after his 2012 firing. The Advocate reports a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans issued... more »
  • Serena Williams withdraws from Rome with elbow injury

    May 14, 2015 10:04 AM

    ROME- Top-ranked Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Italian Open with a right elbow injury before she was scheduled to face Christina McHale in the third round. Williams says the injury first affected her at last week's Madrid Open, where she lost to Petra Kvitova in the semifinals. In her... more »
  • Isner beats Mannarino to reach 2nd round of Madrid Open

    May 4, 2015 10:16 AM

    MADRID- John Isner of the United States beat Adrian Mannarino of France 7-6 (2), 6-4 to reach the second round of the Madrid Open on Monday. The 16th-seeded Isner will next play either Jeremy Chardy - another Frenchman - or Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil. In the women's competition, Agnieszka Radwanska... more »
  • Weekends with Whitney: Wheelchair Tennis Tournament Play Video

    March 27, 2015 7:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Tennis players come from all over the world to compete in Baton Rouge's Cajun Classic , but they aren't just any tennis players. Dana Matthewson has a a powerful serve, a fierce forehand, and a beautiful backhand, making her an elite tennis player. What makes it extraordinary... more »
  • Tennis tourney to support veterans Play Video

    February 24, 2015 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Great news for tennis enthusiasts! It's time for the annual Iberville Bank Team Tennis Challenge. Proceeds from the tournament benefit 'Support Our War Heroes". The tournament runs Friday, March 6th - Sunday, March 8th. Organizers say 300 players are expected to participate. There's also a gala... more »
  • Nadal to receive stem cell treatment for back pain

    November 10, 2014 1:19 PM

    BARCELONA, Spain - Rafael Nadal's doctor says the 14-time Grand Slam winner will receive stem cell treatment on his ailing back. Angel Ruiz-Cotorro told The Associated Press by phone on Monday that "we are going to put cells in a joint in his spine" next week in Barcelona. The Spanish... more »
  • Serena Williams out of China Open with injury

    October 3, 2014 2:04 AM

    BEIJING, China - Defending champion Serena Williams has pulled out of the China Open with a left knee injury. The top-ranked Williams had been due to face Australian Samantha Stosur in the quarterfinals on Friday. Playing with strapping on her knee, the American beat Lucie Safarova 6-1, 1-6, 6-2 in... more »
  • Federer saves 2 match points, reaches US Open semifinals

    September 5, 2014 2:11 AM

    NEW YORK - Roger Federer saved two match points while coming all the way back from a two-set deficit to beat Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 on Thursday night and reach the U.S. Open semifinals for the first time since 2011. Frustrated by Monfils' unpredictable style, flummoxed by... more »
  • Bouchard, 2011 champ Kvitova in Wimbledon final

    July 3, 2014 11:37 AM

    LONDON - Eugenie Bouchard defeated French Open finalist Simona Halep 7-6 (5), 6-2 Thursday to advance to the Wimbledon final against 2011 champion Petra Kvitova. In a semifinal that was delayed twice in the first set - first by a left ankle injury to Halep and then by an ill... more »
  • Nadal wins 9th French Open, tops Djokovic in final

    June 8, 2014 12:27 PM

    PARIS - Rafael Nadal won the French Open title for the ninth time, and the fifth time in a row, by beating Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 Sunday in the final. Nadal improved his record at Roland Garros to 66-1, and stretched his winning streak at the clay-court major... more »
  • BREC tax renewal up for vote Saturday Play Video

    April 4, 2014 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BREC says they plan to improve their 12 existing community parks and possibly create another, if their dedicated property tax is renewed in the April 5 election. The tax, renewed every 10 years makes up about $227 million in funding for BREC parks. On Saturday's... more »
  • Loyola tennis coach leaving for USM

    November 7, 2013 8:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Loyola University New Orleans head men's and women's tennis coach Zubin Engineer has accepted the head men's tennis coaching position at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Michael Giorlando, Loyola's athletic director, the coaching move Wednesday and said a national search for a new coach is underway. Engineerled... more »
  • Troicki ban cut to 12 months for doping offense

    November 5, 2013 8:54 AM

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland- Serbian tennis player Viktor Troicki has had his doping ban reduced to 12 months, though he still cannot play in next week's Davis Cup final. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Troicki should serve a 12-month ban instead of 18 months for skipping a blood test after... more »
  • Women to take court at US Open quarterfinals

    September 3, 2013 10:08 AM

    NEW YORK - Top-seed Serena Williams will be part of women's quarterfinal play at the US Open. The defending champ is 64-4 this year heading into her meeting with Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro to open up the night session in Arthur Ashe Stadium. But 2011 French Open champ... more »
  • Murray debuts in Day 3 of U. S. Open

    August 28, 2013 10:42 AM

    NEW YORK - It's day 3 of the U.S. Open and the men's defending champ finally takes the court for his first round match. Andy Murray takes on France's Michael Llodra as part of the evening schedule in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Not only is Murray going to try to defend... more »
  • Isner, Querrey advance at US Open

    August 27, 2013 4:15 PM

    NEW YORK - America's top two men, John Isner and Sam Querrey, each won their first-round matches Tuesday at the U.S. Open. No. 13 seed Isner beat Filippo Volandri of Italy 6-0, 6-2, 6-3, and No. 26 seed Querrey eliminated Guido Pella of Argentina 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. When... more »
  • Venus Williams upsets Flipkens at US Open

    August 26, 2013 1:58 PM

    NEW YORK - Venus Williams earned one of her biggest wins since she pulled out of the U.S. Open two years ago because of illness, upsetting 12th-seeded Kirsten Flipkens in the first round Monday. The seven-time Grand Slam champion won 6-1, 6-2 to improve to 15-0 in first-round matches at... more »
  • Grand Slam opens in New York

    August 26, 2013 10:21 AM

    NEW YORK - The curtain goes up on the US Open's two-week run in New York today. The way-off Broadway production stars Serena Williams in her dual roles as top-seed and defending champ. Her credits include 16 major titles including four at the Open. Williams steps into the spotlight as... more »
  • American Mardy Fish withdraws from US Open

    August 21, 2013 9:47 AM

    NEW YORK - The U.S. Tennis Association says that former top-10 player Mardy Fish has pulled out of the U.S. Open for personal reasons. The tournament draw is Thursday, and play begins next week. Fish has been trying to make a comeback on tour, having missed months at... more »
  • Record money at tennis grand slam

    August 1, 2013 9:41 AM

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The 2013 U.S. Open singles champions will earn a record $2.6 million apiece this year. A player who loses in the first round of singles at Flushing Meadows will make $32,000, a jump of 39 percent from last year's $23,000. Last year's singles champions,... more »
  • Roger Federer ranked No. 5 for 1st time in decade

    July 8, 2013 10:01 AM

    LONDON - Roger Federer has fallen to No. 5 in the new ATP rankings, the first time in a decade he's been that low. Federer's second-round loss at Wimbledon, a year after taking the title, drops him from No. 3. He was fifth in the rankings of June 23,... more »
  • Men's semis going on at Wimbledon

    July 5, 2013 10:24 AM

    LONDON - Top-seed Novak Djokovic is on Centre Court at Wimbledon taking on former US Open champ Juan Martin del Potro in the men's semifinals. They have split the first two sets, making the first time either has lost a set in the tournament. Djokovic is trying to position himself... more »
  • Marion Bartoli of France back into Wimbledon final

    July 4, 2013 8:54 AM

    LONDON - Marion Bartoli wasted little time in advancing to her second Wimbledon final, dancing and grunting her way to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Kirsten Flipkens on Thursday. The 15th-seeded Frenchwoman jumped ahead 3-0 in the first set and broke early in the second for another 3-0 lead.... more »
  • Djokovic, del Potro reach Wimbledon semifinals

    July 3, 2013 10:16 AM

    LONDON - Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro set up a semifinal meeting at Wimbledon, each winning in straight sets Wednesday in quarterfinal matches that wrapped up within five seconds of each other. Top-seeded Djokovic defeated No. 7 Tomas Berdych 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-3, and eighth-seeded del Potro beat... more »
  • Williams loses to Lisicki in Wimbledon 4th round

    July 1, 2013 9:54 AM

    LONDON - The stunning string of upsets at Wimbledon continues into the second week. Defending champion Serena Williams lost in the fourth round, falling 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 to Sabine Lisicki of Germany. The loss ended Williams' career-best 34-match winning streak and her attempt to capture a sixth title at the... more »
  • Dimitrov loses 5-setter; Robson reaches 3rd round

    June 28, 2013 10:19 AM

    LONDON - Grigor Dimitrov, considered one of the rising stars in tennis, was eliminated in the second round at Wimbledon on Friday in a five-set, rain-delayed match that lasted more than four hours over two days. With girlfriend Maria Sharapova watching in the stands on Court 3, the 29th-seeded Bulgarian... more »
  • Serena Williams reaches Wimbledon 3rd round

    June 27, 2013 10:00 AM

    LONDON - Five-time champion Serena Williams avoided the kind of early upset that has sent many top players tumbling out of Wimbledon, beating Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the third round. A day after Roger Federer topped the list of big names to go out in the... more »
  • Wozniacki loses in 2nd round at Wimbledon

    June 26, 2013 10:27 AM

    LONDON - Playing with tape on her right ankle, former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki slumped to a 6-2, 6-2 defeat to Petra Cetkovska in the second round of Wimbledon on Wednesday. The ninth-seeded Wozniacki, who has never fared very well on the London grass, is going through a mediocre... more »
  • Williams easily reaches 2nd round at Wimbledon

    June 25, 2013 9:53 AM

    LONDON - Serena Williams has started her Wimbledon title defense with a victory over Mandy Minella of Luxembourg, using her dominant serve to win 6-1, 6-3 on Centre Court. Williams didn't drop a single point on her serve until the start of the second set, when Minella took a 2-0... more »
  • Nadal loses to 135th-ranked player at Wimbledon

    June 24, 2013 12:26 PM

    LONDON - In one of Wimbledon's greatest upsets, an ailing Rafael Nadal was knocked out in straight sets Monday by a player ranked 135th - the Spaniard's first loss in the opening round of a Grand Slam event. Steve Darcis of Belgium stunned the two-time champion 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8),... more »
  • Williams-Sharapova spat in build-up to Wimbledon

    June 23, 2013 10:50 AM

    LONDON - Serena Williams says she offered an apology to Maria Sharapova two days before Sharapova took a verbal swipe at Williams over comments in a magazine article. Speaking Sunday at Wimbledon, where she's the defending champion, Williams declined to directly respond to Sharapova's broadside from 24 hours earlier. The... more »
  • Nadal loses ground after French Open win

    June 10, 2013 10:08 AM

    PARIS - Rafael Nadal may have won a record eighth French Open title, but that didn't help him in the men's rankings. The newly crowned, repeat champ drops from No. 4 to No. 5 in the ATP rankings, swapping places with David Ferrer, the man he beat in the Roland... more »
  • Nadal wins 8th French title by beating Ferrer

    June 9, 2013 12:39 PM

    PARIS - Rafael Nadal has become the first man to win eight titles at the same Grand Slam tournament after beating fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the French Open final, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. Nadal broke the men's record for match wins at Roland Garros, where he improved to 59-1, with... more »
  • Serena Williams beats Sharapova in French final

    June 8, 2013 10:50 AM

    PARIS - Serena Williams has won her 16th Grand Slam title and her first French Open championship since 2002, beating familiar foil Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4. Saturday's victory completed the No. 1-ranked Williams' rebound from a shocking loss to 111th-ranked Virginie Razzano in the first round at Roland Garros a... more »
  • Serena Williams reaches 4th round at French Open

    May 31, 2013 9:52 AM

    PARIS - Serena Williams advanced to the fourth round at the French Open by beating Sorana Cirstea 6-0, 6-2 Friday. Williams, a 15-time Grand Slam champion, seeks her first French Open title since 2002. She hasn't reached the semifinal since 2003. Ranked No. 1, Williams has won a... more »
  • LSU's Chris Simpson falls in first round of NCAA's

    May 22, 2013 4:30 PM

    URBANA, Il. - LSU's lone men's singles tennis player, #42 Chris Simpson, fell Wednesday afternoon to the University of Texas' #37 Soren Hess-Olesen in three sets(4-6, 7-5, 3-6). It was the sophomore Tiger's first trip to the NCAA Championships. Simpson had taken down nine ranked opponents throughout the year... more »
  • Robson beats Venus, faces Serena next in Rome

    May 13, 2013 10:53 AM

    ROME - Laura Robson overcame strong winds to beat Venus Williams 6-3, 6-2 at the Italian Open on Monday and set up a second-round match with top-ranked Serena Williams. Both players struggled with the wind at the Foro Italico, with Robson hitting eight double-faults and Venus six, although Venus' errors... more »
  • LSU-Alexandria OK'd to offer more sports

    April 18, 2013 9:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU-Alexandria will introduce five additional sports programs by the 2014-15 academic year. The additional sports will be financed through a student athletic fee, booster support, and other donor gifts. Students voted in mid-March to expand athletic programs and to increase student athletic fees. That vote... more »
  • French Open prize money up for 2013

    April 15, 2013 10:12 AM

    PARIS - Prize money at the French Open will rise for both singles champions and players who lose in some of the early rounds. Roland Garros organizers said Monday that the overall total for the tournament will go from $24.6 million to $28.7 million, with the winners receiving $1.96 million... more »
  • Murray to face Djokovic in Australian Open

    January 25, 2013 10:54 AM

    MELBOURNE, Australia - Andy Murray has joined Novak Djokovic in the men's championship match at the Australian Open. Murray, who won last fall's U.S. Open, advanced with a 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 win over Roger Federer. In their previous three meetings in a Grand Slam event, Federer came... more »

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