Tennis

After winning her opening match of the 2012 tennis season, Tennis Champion Serena Williams told reporters she doesn’t love the sport in which she excels. “I don’t love tennis today but I’m here,” she said after beating Chanelle Scheepers, in the first round of the Brisbane International. “I can’t live without it – there’s a […]

Two months after making her debut as a trainer on The Biggest Loser, tennis pro Anna Kournikova is stepping down from the popular NBC series. Kournikova, 30, confirmed in a statement Monday that she will not be returning for the show’s 13th season. “I enjoyed my time on the Biggest Loser ranch. Although I will […]

Serena Williams reportedly locked herself in a panic room last week after she thought a drug tester who appeared at her house early in the morning was a burglar. According to TMZ, Law enforcement sources say Serena’s assistant called 911 around 6AM last Wednesday, reporting a possible burglar or prowler. It was so serious, we’re […]

For verbally abusing a chair umpire and making a mockery of tennis on its grandest stage, U.S. Open officials fined Serena Williams $2,000. She will receive no tournament ban and her probation, which had been in effect since her infamous 2009 outburst at the U.S. Open, has been lifted. To call this a slap on […]

16-year-old Sachia Vickery is steadily rising among the ranks of America’s next great tennis stars, but her ascension has been anything but easy. As she sacrificed on the court, her mother sacrificed off, working two jobs and enduring many disparaging days so that her daughter could continue to play. Because of her mom’s effort, Vickery is […]

22-year-old Donald Young beat No. 24 Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina to advance to the fourth round of The U.S. Open. Young, one of four Americans among the final 16, entered the Grand Slam an 84th-ranked wild-card entry. He was a prodigy at 15, a washout at 20, a poster child for the perils of […]

22-year-old Donald Young beat No. 24 Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina to advance to the fourth round of The U.S. Open. Young, one of four Americans among the final 16, entered the Grand Slam an 84th-ranked wild-card entry. He was a prodigy at 15, a washout at 20, a poster child for the perils of […]

Via: ESPN For the past eight years there’s been only one queen of Wimbledon’s grass courts and this year is no different. Serena Williams dominated Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-3, 6-2 easily winning her 4th Wimbledon title. Williams controlled the entire match with her overpowering 122 mph serves, totaling nine aces. The win solidified her […]

VIA:  AltheaGibson.Com Born August 25, 1927 in Silver, SC, A right-hander, grew up in Harlem. Her family was poor, but she was fortunate in coming to the attention of Dr. Walter Johnson, a Lynchburg VA physician who was active in the black tennis community. He became her patron as he would later for Arthur Ashe, […]

Althea Gibson lived in Harlem in the 1930s and 1940s. Her family was on welfare. She was a client of the Society for Prevention of…