VERO BEACH, Fla., — The Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club will return as the host venue for the 2017 Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships, the $15,000 “Futures” tennis tournament – one of the longest-running and best attended events on the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) Pro Circuit. Grand Harbor previously hosted the event from 1995 to 2009 before being played the last seven years at The Boulevard tennis club. The 2017 tournament will be held Friday April 21 to Sunday April 30. The event benefits the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation, the non-profit tennis foundation benefiting children, named for Vero… Read More
Tennis – Raonic splits with Moya despite record year
– Canada’s Milos Raonic parted ways with coach Carloa Moya on Wednesday despite a season which saw him reach his first Grand Slam final and finish at three in the world.
Hamilton takes inspiration from Williams sisters
By Alan Baldwin ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton has taken inspiration from U.S. tennis great Serena Williams as he prepares for a Formula One title showdown with Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg this weekend. Serena, along with her older sister Venus, has attended grands prix recently and Hamilton said he had been honored to spend time with the 22-times grand slam singles champion. “I was actually with Serena last week in LA … she came out to Mexico (for the race) which for me was a real honor to have someone of her power, someone who… Read More
Motor racing-Hamilton takes inspiration from Williams sisters
By Alan Baldwin ABU DHABI, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton has taken inspiration from U.S. tennis great Serena Williams as he prepares for a Formula One title showdown with Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg this weekend. Serena, along with her older sister Venus, has attended grands prix recently and Hamilton said he had been honoured to spend time with the 22-times grand slam singles champion. “I was actually with Serena last week in LA … she came out to Mexico (for the race) which for me was a real honour to have someone of her power,… Read More
Tennis-Nishikori targets big tournaments after successful 2016
Kei Nishikori has set his sights on making a grand slam breakthrough in 2017 after the Japanese world number five concluded a successful season in which he claimed one ATP Tour title, an Olympic medal and recorded a career-high 58 wins. The 26-year-old remains hopeful he can climb up to number three in the world rankings, one better than his career-high.
Tennis-Murray to take aura of invincibility into new year
By Martyn Herman LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Forget the latest addition to Andy Murray’s creaking trophy cabinet, the $2.4 million cheque and the adulation of a nation, the most significant upshot of his ATP World Tour Finals victory over Novak Djokovic is the aura it brings. Murray, the new king of men’s tennis, will take that rare commodity which few achieve in sport into the new season in spades. Steve Waugh’s Australian cricket team had it, winning 16 consecutive tests between 1999 and 2001, so too have various New Zealand rugby union sides.
Serena Williams: Women 'must continue to dream big' (Yahoo Sports)
Serena Williams has penned an open letter calling out what she sees as double standards faced by women in sports. The 22-time Grand Slam champion writes that women ”are constantly reminded” they aren’t men.
Del Potro to open 2017 season in Auckland (Yahoo Sports)
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro will attempt to extend his remarkable comeback in 2016 when he launches the 2017 season at Auckland’s ASB Tennis Classic in January.
Keothavong succeeds Judy Murray as Britain Fed Cup captain (Yahoo Sports)
LONDON (AP) — Former tour player Anne Keothavong has been chosen to succeed Judy Murray as captain of Britain’s Fed Cup team.
Keothavong named Britain's Fed Cup captain (Yahoo Sports)
LONDON (Reuters) – Former British number one Anne Keothavong will succeed Andy Murray’s mother Judy as her country’s Fed Cup captain, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) said on Tuesday. Her first assignment will be the Euro/Africa Zone Group 1 ties in Tallinn, Estonia following next year’s Australian Open. London-born Keothavong, whose brother James is a top-level umpire, retired, aged 29, in 2013 and has been working as a TV pundit for BT Sport since. She reached a career-high ranking of 48th in 2009 – the first British woman to crack the top 50 for 16 years. …