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The biggest grand slam of Rod Laver's life had nothing to do with major tennis tournaments. He met Mary Shelby Peterson at the Jack Kramer Tennis Club. Then, in 1966, at a church in San Rafael, he changed that to Mary Shelby Laver. Game, set, match....
Bob Kramer spoke of the loss he is about to suffer, admitting he has a hole in his heart. He wasn't grieving a child or a parent, just a best friend. Kramer is director of a tennis tournament that will be no more. The Los Angeles men's tennis event that...
FrameworkRobert Gauthier, Los Angeles Times Wimbledon: We're deep into the third set and Roger Federer is on the ropes. Down a break and facing defeat, he rushes the net as his opponent, Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina, powerful and tenacious, lines up a...
Lakers BlogPau Gasol hasn't committed to playing in exhibition games in Australia...
The Fabulous ForumThe Australian Open is about to begin, showing up at all hours of the day and night on our televisions (ESPN's family of networks) beginning Sunday. There are obvious story lines, the most compelling being the chance for Rafael Nadal......
The Fabulous ForumVenus Williams lasted just seven points in her third-round match Friday at the Australian Open and was forced to withdraw due to injury from a Grand Slam singles match for the first time in her career. After losing the first......
Associated PressAlastair Martin, a longtime amateur tennis champion who helped transform the game by opening major tournaments to professionals, died Jan. 12 of natural causes at his home in Katonah, N.Y. He was 94. Martin was a longtime champion of court tennis, a...
Tags: U.S. Open (tennis), Robert Kelleher, Sports, Obituaries, Family
La PlazaRoger Federer and other tennis stars will hold a special exhibition event Sunday in Melbourne, Australia, to benefit Haiti earthquake victims...
Tennis legend Jack Kramer, considered by many the most influential person in the game in the last 60 years, died late Saturday night at his home in Los Angeles. He was 88. He had been diagnosed in mid-July with soft tissue sarcoma, a cancer of the...
Tags: Marat Safin, Pete Sampras, Bars and Clubs, Jack Kramer, Golf
Times Staff WriterHere in the nation's second-largest market, a phrase the NFL has forced us to commit to memory, we have a saying that the nation needs to learn, because this was us in 2006: We're No. 2! Take a look at our sports teams and the last 12 months. USC...
Sustained greatness a plus Diane Pucin Los Angeles Times Roger Federer became the No. 1 tennis player in the world Monday, one of the consequences of his 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 Wimbledon victory over Andy Murray on Sunday. He's also the best ever. That's...
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