Kid Reporter Blogs: Tennis

Lilly Schar

Surviving the Heat at the Australian Open 0

  • Posted by: Lilly Schar
  • February 4, 2014, 12:40 PM

The 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament began on a blisteringly hot Tuesday in Melbourne. The temperatures rose to a brutal 109 degrees.

The effect on the players was obvious and troubling. Players suffered from severe cramps, and some even had trouble breathing. A few players simply quit because they couldn’t stand the heat. Still, officials didn’t put the Extreme Heat Policy into effect until Thursday.

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Andrew Wild

Novak Djokovic: Party Crasher 21

  • Posted by: Andrew Wild
  • May 29, 2013, 9:29 PM

Novak Djokovic has made a career out of flipping the script. For so long he played third fiddle to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, two of the best and most popular players to ever grace the court. More »

Wanjiku Gatheru

Venus Finds Team Tennis Glory 26

  • Posted by: Wanjiku Gatheru
  • September 21, 2012, 9:20 PM

After beating Coco Vandeweghe in a last-game tiebreaker, Venus Williams led her team, the Washington Kastles, to their second straight undefeated World Team Tennis championship. More »

Jamie Kelley

The Kings of the Court 25

  • Posted by: Jamie Kelley
  • June 20, 2012, 1:06 PM

When Roger Federer decides to retire he will end his career as, possibly, the best player ever to enter a tennis court. Federer holds the men’s record with 16 Grand Slam singles titles; he also won five consecutive Wimbledon titles from 2003-’07. More »

Caroline Thayer

You've Got to Watch U.S. Open Tennis 0

  • Posted by: Caroline Thayer
  • August 31, 2009, 6:50 PM

The U.S. Open has arrived. Yes, it is that time of year, when school starts, warm weather fades away, and a major tennis tournament comes to the United States.

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Jeremy Smith

Celebrity Q&As at Arthur Ashe Kids Day 0

  • Posted by: Jeremy Smith
  • August 31, 2009, 2:49 PM

Jeremy Smith talks tennis and more with actor Will Ferrell, singer Jordin Sparks, and rock band Honor Society at the U.S. Open Arthur Ashe Kids Day...

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Daniel Radov

It's Coming Together Again for Ginepri 0

  • Posted by: Daniel Radov
  • July 28, 2009, 12:50 PM

In September 2005, Robby Ginepri was supposed to be the next great American tennis player. Unseeded, he had just reached the semifinals of the U.S. Open. Ginepri finished the year ranked 15th in the world. The sleeveless shirts and backwards hats dotted with the Under Armour insignia were to become fixtures on the ATP Tour.

Step aside Sampras and Agassi, a new generation had come. Or had it?

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