LONDON — Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza have won the International Tennis Federation’s player of the year awards. At 31, Nadal becomes the oldest ITF men’s world champion after a season in which he won a 10th French Open and a third U.S. Open. Rafael Nadal’s victory at the US Open was his 16th major
It became a more familiar sight as the ATP season marched on this past year. Whether it was Nick Kyrgios retiring early in the first round of Wimbledon (and a few other matches in 2017), or the lack of deep star power at the Tour Finals (there was Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and not
MELBOURNE, Australia — Two-time major winner Svetlana Kuznetsova has withdrawn from next month’s Australian Open after having surgery on her left wrist. Tennis Australia on Friday said No. 12-ranked Kuznetsova and China’s Saisai Zheng, nursing a right knee injury, were the only players ranked in the top 100 who are confirmed as not playing the
1:03 PM ET Peter BodoTennis Close Peter Bodo has been covering tennis for over 35 years, mostly recently for ESPN. He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of numerous books, including the classic “The Courts of Babylon” and the New York Times bestseller (with Pete Sampras), “A Champion’s Mind.” Andre
8:54 AM ET ESPN staff British No.1 Johanna Konta will look to Maria Sharapova‘s former coach Mike Joyce to regain the form which took her to world No. 4 in July. Joyce was part of Sharapova’s team between 2004 and 2011, during which time she won the 2006 US Open, 2008 Australian Open and became
Defending Australian Open champion Serena Williams looks “very likely” to make her competitive return to tennis in Melbourne, according to tournament director Craig Tiley. Despite coach Patrick Mouratoglou telling CNN last week that Williams would only make her mind up after an upcoming training session in Florida, Tiley remains confident that this year’s field will
MIAMI — An agreement to move the Miami Open to the Miami Dolphins‘ stadium is in jeopardy because of a previously undisclosed audit concerning how much money the tennis tournament owes Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade commissioners voted Tuesday to approve the deal after it was amended to have the financial issue resolved by an independent arbiter.
MONACO — Novak Djokovic is bringing aboard former top-10 player Radek Stepanek as a coach. Djokovic, a 12-time major champion, and Stepanek announced their partnership during a joint appearance on Instagram Live on Thursday. Said Djokovic: “So this is the new team, baby. This is my new man.” Added Stepanek: “Now it’s official.” Novak Djokovic,
ROME — Former US Open finalist Roberta Vinci says she will retire from tennis after the Italian Open in May. Vinci made the announcement on Twitter and in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport. She said she decided to retire midseason after struggling with injuries this year, which dropped her ranking to No. 117.
MIAMI — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has moved closer to bringing a championship to his stadium — in tennis. The Miami Open signed paperwork with the Miami mayor’s office to move from Key Biscayne to the NFL Dolphins’ stadium beginning in 2019. Miami-Dade commissioners must approve the agreement reached by Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s administration,