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Arkansas Women's Tennis Team Schedules Six Matches In One Day Against Cupcake Opponent To Earn Tournament Eligibility [Update] Arkansas Women's Tennis Team Schedules Six Matches In One Day Against Cupcake Opponent To Earn Tournament Eligibility [Update]

Arkansas women’s tennis had a surprisingly strong run in the SEC Tournament last week, making it all the way to the semifinals despite finishing 11th in regular season conference play. It was enough of a run to give the school hopes of an at-large bid in the upcoming NCAA tournament, if not for one problem: Arkansas’s…

Rafa Is About To Do This All Over Again, Isn't He? Rafa Is About To Do This All Over Again, Isn't He?

Enter Dominic Thiem, the dull boy who is good on dirt. For all his fits elsewhere, the Austrian has mastered clay, a surface that slows things down enough for his deep court positioning, thumping strokes, and one-track mind. He’s the only player who can justifiably hold any ember of hope when facing Rafael Nadal on…

It's Impossible To Take A Bad Photo At The Monte Carlo Masters It's Impossible To Take A Bad Photo At The Monte Carlo Masters

Novak Djokovic lost today to Dominic Thiem. It went three sets. Nice match. Wouldn’t have been able to pay much attention had I watched it from the stands. The Monte Carlo Masters is the prettiest sporting event on Earth: rich clay, clean skies, jewel seas. Take in this visual feast prepared by Getty photographer…

Novak Djokovic Is Alive Again Novak Djokovic Is Alive Again

If the 2017 season marked the sudden, vague decline of Novak Djokovic, the early 2018 season was him bottoming out. He showed up in Monte Carlo this week with a 3-3 record, having not won a match since January. In March, he lost two straight matches. He hadn’t even lost two—let alone three—matches in a row since the…

Tennis Player Screams In Chair Umpire's Face During Overgrown Tantrum  Tennis Player Screams In Chair Umpire's Face During Overgrown Tantrum 

American Jared Donaldson all but stamped his foot while screeching at the chair umpire about a serve that was called in during the second set of his first-round Monte Carlo match against Albert Ramos-Viñolas.

Rafael Nadal Might Have To Stop Picking His Butt Before Every Serve At The U.S. Open  Rafael Nadal Might Have To Stop Picking His Butt Before Every Serve At The U.S. Open 

The U.S. Open is getting strict about the time allowed between points, saying that there will be a “serve clock” of 25 seconds during the matches at this year’s event, according to the New York Times.

Part-Time Tennis Man Beats World No. 34 In Triumph Of The Everyman

It’s been two full years since Lamine Ouahab played a match in the main draw of an ATP tournament. Even his appearance at lower levels of competition has been sporadic; the 33-year-old has been “seemingly competing only part time,” per Sport360. If you’d tuned in at any point in today’s first-round match at Marrakesh,…

Novak Djokovic Seems Salty About How Things Ended With Coach Andre Agassi  Novak Djokovic Seems Salty About How Things Ended With Coach Andre Agassi 

Over the weekend, Andre Agassi, who joined forces with 12-time grand slam winner Novak Djokovic last May in order to help the Serb get out of a deep slump, announced the two had parted ways.

The Banana Has What It Takes To Defeat Gatorade The Banana Has What It Takes To Defeat Gatorade

Midway through her first-round match at the Australian Open this year, world No. 10 CoCo Vandeweghe refused to return to the court until someone brought her a banana.

Sloane Stephens's Slump Is Over, Now Can She Win Miami?  Sloane Stephens's Slump Is Over, Now Can She Win Miami? 

Sloane Stephens is in her first final, at the Miami Open, since winning the U.S. Open last summer. That’s especially significant, considering this tournament is the first time she’s strung together more than two wins in a row since that grand slam victory. (She won two and only two rounds at Acapulco as the No. 1…

Juan Martin Del Potro Is No Longer A Hypothetical Juan Martin Del Potro Is No Longer A Hypothetical

Many years could have been the year of Juan Martin del Potro. So many of them weren’t.

The Kyrgios-Zverev Rivalry May Not Be So Much Fun After All The Kyrgios-Zverev Rivalry May Not Be So Much Fun After All

Almost one year ago to the day, Nick Kyrgios and Alexander Zverev had themselves a beautiful baby: a match-long highlight reel starring two ornery geniuses. That was a different time: Kyrgios had embarked on a focused tear through Indian Wells and Miami, playing as well as he ever has; Zverev was about to begin his…

Tennis Players Squabble Over The Identity Of One Guy's Father: "That's My Fucking Dad" Tennis Players Squabble Over The Identity Of One Guy's Father: "That's My Fucking Dad"

The Miami Open’s feisty this year. A few days after Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas were entangled in some midmatch tennis toilet beef, Fernando Verdasco and Thanasi Kokkinakis generated some juicy dad beef.

Caroline Wozniacki Says Unruly Fans Threatened Her And Her Family During Miami Open Caroline Wozniacki Says Unruly Fans Threatened Her And Her Family During Miami Open

Monica Puig came roaring back after a dispiriting first set to beat Caroline Wozniacki, 0-6 6-4 6-4, in a Friday Round of 64 match at the Miami Open. Highlights make it seem like the crowd was broadly pro-Puig, which makes sense—Puig is American, by way of Puerto Rico, and lives in Miami, whereas Wozniacki is from…

BBC Makes Shirtless Andy Murray And Geri Halliwell Sing Spice Girls Songs In Bed BBC Makes Shirtless Andy Murray And Geri Halliwell Sing Spice Girls Songs In Bed

This video of Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, along with excessively cheery host Michael McIntyre, prompting Andy Murray to fill in the blanks on Spice Girls songs is so weird and delightful.

Tennis Toilet Beef Leads To One Player Telling Another To "Shut Your Fuck Up" Tennis Toilet Beef Leads To One Player Telling Another To "Shut Your Fuck Up"

Daniil Medvedev, best known for melting down and tossing money at an umpire at Wimbledon last year, got into a tense battle of toilet breaks and unwritten rules today as he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 at the Miami Open.

"Oh God, It's About Grunting Again": An Official Stenographer Dishes On Transcribing Tennis Players "Oh God, It's About Grunting Again": An Official Stenographer Dishes On Transcribing Tennis Players

Tennis players do press constantly; it’s part of their job. They field questions about all the unforced errors on their forehand, why their first serve was so effective, or what does it feel like to pull off an upset like this, and they generally give tame and compact answers. So the journalists can write off of a…

What Color Are Tennis Balls? What Color Are Tennis Balls?

This has been a heated topic of debate for many years, most recently in The Atlantic and on the Hello Internet podcast: Are tennis balls green or yellow?

For Gael Monfils, The Play Is The Reason For The Work For Gael Monfils, The Play Is The Reason For The Work

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Within five minutes of sitting down to watch Gael Monfils, you realize that this one practice session—practice!—has given fans more joy than entire swathes of the Indian Wells Masters main draw. They’d trade this one session for a dull quarter of the men’s singles tournament, maybe more.

Naomi Osaka Could Pummel Her Way To A Title Naomi Osaka Could Pummel Her Way To A Title

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Naomi Osaka tiptoes through press conferences but rampages through tennis matches. She’s eager to unravel the notion that tennis could ever be a genteel game of rhythmic back-and-forth. Osaka is not here for the back-and-forth. When she sends the ball over, she absolutely does not expect to see…

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