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  • Venus Williams will play at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2017 12:11 PM

    LONDON - Venus Williams' publicist tells The Associated Press the five-time Wimbledon champion will play at the tournament after a police report emerged in Florida saying the tennis star caused a car crash that led to the death of a passenger in another vehicle. Stephanie Jones says in... more »
  • 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 »

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