As tennis players gear up for their next Grand Slam, the U.S. Open, here's a bit of now obscure Slam history: The most famous underhand serve in the history of tennis remains Michael Chang's deft trickery that unnerved a choking Ivan Lendl in 1989 French Open.
while tradition mandates all-white ensembles, the game's gutsiest players have since experimented with a rainbow of uniforms, accessories, and even hairstyles. Naturally, their taste for forward-thinking fashion extends beyond the confines of the court as well.
An unprecedented bar, a century of international centuries (a century is 100 runs) was set for him. He started groaning under the pressure, and took a year to achieve the landmark, to India's collective sigh. Was this the grand finale?
Serena Williams is out at the Australian Open, beaten by 19-year old American Sloane Stephens. (Williams took it out on her racket.) Stephens, Victoria Azarenka, Roger Federer and Andy Murray all reached the semis.
There were few surprises in the third round of the Shanghai Rolex Masters, as top seeds Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray all advanced, with only Federer needing three sets to punch his ticket to the quarterfinals.
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic cruised to straight-set victories in the second round of the Shanghai Rolex Masters, as the world number one and two played their first matches in Shanghai in nearly two years.
"Maybe it's a little bit of a distraction, there's no doubt about it. But you have to be aware of what's happening around you," explained Federer, who was threatened in an online chat room by an anonymous netizen.