| Jun 24, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal of Spain became the victim of the first major upset of this year’s tournament, losing on Monday, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (10-8), 6-4 to unseeded Steve Darcis of Belgium on Court No. 1.
Nadal, seeded fifth, took a...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 11:12 PM
Andy Murray still doesn't pack 'em in, even on a sultry desert-perfect night in a big-time tennis event. Not even when he has taken his game to a level projected by many to be unreachable by the always-solid Scot.
In Murray's case, the perception hasn't...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 10:57 PM
Tennis did its best to serve up a classic dish Thursday night in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. But a dash of this and a pinch of that were missing.
We expect plenty of spice every time Roger Federer plays Rafael Nadal. It is a legacy built on...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 9:05 PM
On a hot summer-like Sunday afternoon, in a stadium that rises out of the Southern California desert like a huge misplaced castle, Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal slid onto his back and into the bright lights of his sport once again.
It was match point...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Justin Gimelstob certainly is no Martin Luther King. But he has a dream.
He is unhappy that professional tennis left Los Angeles and he wants it back.
To that end, the first L.A. Tennis Challenge will be played Monday night at Pauley Pavilion. It is...
| Mar 5, 2013
Charlie Pasarell has long been tennis' answer to baseball's Field of Dreams. Pasarell built it, and they came.
Actually, Pasarell kept building, and the players kept coming. No singular sensation for this visionary of the sport.
Monday in New York,...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Gussy Moran, who gained both international fame and notoriety by wearing a short skirt and lace panties in the 1949 Wimbledon tennis tournament and who lived a life of celebrity for many years, died Wednesday night in her small Los Angeles apartment in...
| Jan 19, 2013
Everyone deserves life with dignity in their final years, whether you dug ditches or played tennis on the world's most famous stages.
Gertrude "Gussy" Moran did the latter. She also got that deserved dignity because of the extraordinary kindness of a...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Pippa Middleton is putting her name to paper: The sister of the Duchess of Cambridge is now a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.
The royal's younger sibling, sister-in-law to Britain's Prince William, will pen a series of columns for the magazine,...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Serena Williams advanced to the fourth round at the French Open by beating Sorana Cirstea, 6-0, 6-2, Friday in Paris.
Williams, a 15-time Grand Slam champion, seeks her first French Open title since 2002. She hasn't reached the semifinals since 2003....
| May 16, 2013
| 1:05 PM
After holding serve for 45 years, CBS has lost the rights to the nation's premier tennis tournament.
ESPN on Thursday said it has clinched an 11-year deal with the United States Tennis Assn. for the exclusive TV rights, beginning in 2015, for the annual...