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Kim Kardashian Wore Heels To Play Tennis And People Are Losing It

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.01.2017 | Style

Kim Kardashian can be extra, in the best way possible. Given this knowledge, it isn’t too surprising she would try to play tennis in heels. Yes, he...

There's A Reason U.S. Open Tennis Players Looked So Good On The Court

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 09.12.2016 | Style

Tennis players at the U.S. Open don’t mess around ― on or off the court. When each competitor is preparing for a match, they have a series of ritu...

Wawrinka Beats Defending Champ Djokovic To Claim U.S. Open Title

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.11.2016 | Sports

NEW YORK - Third seed Stan Wawrinka rose to the occasion once again to beat top-seeded defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-7(1) 6-4 7-5 6-3 and win th...

Serena Williams Now Has More Grand Slam Wins Than Any Player Ever

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.06.2016 | Sports

NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Serena Williams stormed into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open in record-smashing style on Monday, easing past Kazakhst...

Venus Fights To Bitter End, But Loses Quarter-Final Battle With Pliskova

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.06.2016 | Sports

NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Karolina Pliskova ruined any chance of another Flushing Meadows sister showdown as she claimed a dramatic 4-6 6-4 7-6(3) ...

Rafa Nadal Out Of U.S. Open After Upset Loss To France's Pouille

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.04.2016 | Sports

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Young Frenchman Lucas Pouille scored a stunning, five-set upset over 14-times grand slam singles champion Rafa Nadal, winning a c...

Williams Sisters On A Collision Course At U.S. Open

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.05.2016 | Sports

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serena and Venus Williams, the sisters with 29 grand slams and a stack of records between them, will try to maintain a collision ...

Serena Williams Becomes Winningest Woman In Open History

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.04.2016 | Sports

NEW YORK, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Another win, another milestone for Serena Williams who rolled into the U.S. Open last 16 on Saturday by crushing Sweden...

Flo Rida, Troye Sivan, Laura Marano + More Kick Off the US Open at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day

Juliet Schroder | Posted 08.30.2016 | Teen
Juliet Schroder

The hottest teen-breakout names in music teamed up with tennis icons Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Venus Williams, Monica Puig, Juan M. Del Potro, J...

Historically Black Colleges & Universities Alum Impact the World of Tennis

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.29.2016 | Education
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Louis Bolling

Williams, her sister, Venus, and several touring professional tennis players of color are standing on the shoulders of giants. Many of those giants call HBCUs and MSIs their home. Here's a list of some of those that have and continue to impact the world of tennis.  

Being A U.S. Open Ballperson Is Way More Exercise Than You'd Think

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 08.29.2016 | Healthy Living

Serena Williams might be the champion of tennis, but there are other unsung heroes who are pushed to the brink of their athletic abilities each year a...

Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, Returns To Honor The Tennis Champion During Pre-US Open Festivities

Ezinne Ukoha | Posted 08.22.2016 | Impact
Ezinne Ukoha

We all need heroes, especially now that the charged climate forces us to accept the hopelessness that regulates children of "a certain background" to the back burner of impending success.

The Faithful Shopper: Hamptons Shopping à la mode

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.29.2016 | Style
Faith Hope Consolo

Back to the beach for sunny sea vibes, sandy soirées and of course the superior shopping out East. Here are some new spots to help you soak up the su...

Sport and Society for Arete - Sport is the Thing

Richard Crepeau | Posted 06.09.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

At certain times on the calendar the volume and quality of sport on offer to fans and competitors alike overflows the capacity for any single person to absorb. It is an embarrassment of riches and at present we are in the midst of one such bonanza of events. Where to begin?

Serena Williams Is Back And Raring For Redemption

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 05.18.2016 | Sports

As grey skies fade to blue and the calendar shifts to late May, the tennis world is focusing its collective attention on Paris, as the annual French O...

Why You Should Care About the Australian Open

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 01.18.2017 | Sports
Sajeel Qureshi

The Australian Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world. It's ok, you've probably watched as many Aussie Open tennis matches as you have Home Alone movies without Macaulay Culkin. Don't worry, you're not alone.

Farewell Tiger Woods and Thanks for the Memories

Steve Siebold | Posted 12.04.2016 | Sports
Steve Siebold

To say that Tiger Woods will make a comeback and that he will break Jack Nicklaus' record for the most major championship wins would be a huge stretch and probably untrue. In fact, Tiger himself doesn't even know what the future holds.

Serena Williams' Missed Shot At Tennis History Broke Her Heart

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 12.29.2016 | Sports

When Serena Williams' incredible historic run came to an end against Roberta Vinci in the U.S. Open semifinals, we all stood up and applauded her, but...

Flavia Pennetta Beats Roberta Vinci To Win US Open Final

Associated Press | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.12.2015 | Sports

NEW YORK — To win the U.S. Open for her first Grand Slam title at age 33, Flavia Pennetta did not have to beat Serena Williams. Instead, Pennetta ne...

22 Powerful Photos From The Roberta Vinci-Serena Williams Match

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 12.29.2016 | Sports

The greatest tennis player in the world is out of the U.S. Open. Serena Williams' title defense ended on Friday afternoon at the hands of an unseeded ...

Roberta Vinci Shocks Serena Williams To Reach U.S. Open Finals

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.11.2015 | Sports

An unseeded Italian tennis player by the name of Roberta Vinci has just shocked Serena Williams and the entire tennis world. Vinci, 32, beat Serena Wi...

Serena Williams' Flawless Response To Being Asked Why She's Not Smiling

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.10.2015 | Women

Newsflash, world: Women are not required to smile every minute of every day. After yet another win at the U.S. Open, a male reporter didn't understand...

Why the Success of the Williams Sisters Is a Testament to Black Resilience

The Daily Dot | Posted 09.09.2016 | Sports
The Daily Dot

Their achievements in the sport, as black athletes who defied the odds, already merits their classification as living legends in their own right. Yet as the eyes of a nation watched with intense interest, and as their fingers tweeted every development in real time, one of the sisters stood poised to reach a rare historic feat with a U.S. Open championship this year.

'Single Ladies' Love Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon's U.S. Open Dance

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.11.2015 | Entertainment

Sorry, Serena, but we have new "Single Ladies" champions at the U.S. Open. During a changeover at the quarterfinal match between Roger Federer and Ri...

Kendall Jenner Is Totally Cool With Being Gigi Hadid And Joe Jonas' Third Wheel

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment

They say "two's a party, three's a crowd," but not when you're Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Joe Jonas. The 19-year-old reality star joined her mode...