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PARIS MASTERS: A FRENCH RETREAT

By Karen Helf Tuesday was a brutal day for La Federation Francaise de Tennis (FFT) fans. At end of day, veteran Gilles Simon advanced while...

PARIS MASTERS: MATCHES, PRESSERS AND PRESSING QUESTIONS

By Karen Helf The Rolex Paris Masters began with qualifying rounds, Saturday, October 27th. At end of play Sunday, Feliciano Lopez, Nicolas Mahut, Benoit Paire,...

NEW FREE RATING SYSTEM DEMOCRATIZES TENNIS

“What’s your UTR?’’ In recent years in junior and college ranks, that question has become as ubiquitous as golf’s “What’s your handicap?” UTR Powered by...

NAOMI OSAKA: ‘EVERYBODY ON THIS PLANET CAN LEARN FROM THAT GIRL’

Bill Simons When IT asked Naomi Osaka’s coach, Sascha Bajin, to describe his student in just one phrase, he replied, “Beautifully different.” After all, the...

REFLECTIONS ON SERENA

THE TENNIS GODS MUST BE CRAZY Bill Simons “Our sport is a little better when there's a touch of crazy.” - Chris McKendry "This cannot happen," said...