Mercury rises on Wimbledon’s ‘Manic Monday’

June 27, 2011

A record crowd for a Wimbledon second Monday witnessed some breathtaking tennis while finding the time to take onboard plenty of liquids as temperatures soared in London.

Vlog – U.S. lose Fed Cup as Serena stays away

November 8, 2009

Italy clinched their second Fed Cup final with a 4-0 victory over the United States on Sunday.

Clijsters reminds us what we’ve been missing

September 7, 2009

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Venus Williams must wish Kim Clijsters had stayed retired and enjoyed a relaxing life as a millionaire mum.

A tale of two draws at Flushing Meadows

September 5, 2009

roddickIt has been a tale of two draws at the U.S. Open, with the men’s seeds advancing full steam ahead and the women’s field in disarray.

Does women’s tennis offer value for money?

June 30, 2009

lisickiNow is not a good time to compare the men’s game with the women’s and the question of value for money, both for the people who hand out the prize money and for those who buy the tickets, has come up again.

From the sublime to the ridiculous at Wimbledon

June 30, 2009

The trouble with a match as riveting as Andy Murray’s against Stanislas Wawrinka is that it’s very hard to find something good enough to follow it … and women’s quarter-final day at Wimbledon was singularly unable to do so.

With one final shriek, Sharapova is gone

June 24, 2009

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It’s beyond me how anyone can deride women’s tennis as being dull. The relentless changing of the guard at the top of the world rankings and the general air of a free-for-all that the grand slams are cited as weak points in the game, when the sheer unpredictability of women’s tennis (compared to the men’s game) is precisely the reason it should be celebrated.

Sports picture of the day: Venus Williams in Dubai

February 18, 2009

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The WTA tournament in Dubai has been a big talking point this week, after Israeli player Shahar Peer was denied a visa by the UAE and was forced to pull out (click here for Pritha Sarkar’s blog on the issue) and Sports Pictures Editor Greg Bos has chosen a frame from the tournament as his picture of the day. Over to Greg: