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Wimbledon: Using Analytics to Measure Athleticism at the Tennis Championships

Alan Flack | Posted 08.26.2012 | Technology
Alan Flack

There's no shortage of European sporting events for fans to enjoy these days. The Euro 2012 football championships are going strong in Poland and Ukraine even while fans gear up for the London Olympics.

Nadal Overcomes Bad Start To Win First Wimbledon Match

AP | Posted 08.26.2012 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England — Rafael Nadal lost the first four games of his first-round match at Wimbledon before turning things around against Thomaz Be...

Tsonga Ousts Former Champ At Wimbledon

AP | Posted 06.26.2012 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England -- Fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ousted former champion Lleyton Hewitt in straight sets Tuesday in the first round of Wimbledon. ...

Fish Wins First Match Since Heart Scare

AP | Posted 08.26.2012 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England — Playing his first match since having a medical procedure on his heart, Mardy Fish of the United States hit 24 aces and beat...

Unheralded U.S. Player Debuts At Wimbledon With Upset Victory

AP | Posted 06.26.2012 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England -- Until last week, Jamie Hampton of the United States never had hit tennis balls on a grass court, let alone played – or won...

Clijsters Upsets Jankovic In Straight Sets

AP | Posted 06.25.2012 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England -- Kim Clijsters' last Wimbledon got off to a good start when she beat former top-ranked player Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-2, 6-4 ...

Venus Makes Early Wimbledon Exit

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 08.25.2012 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England -- Five-time champion Venus Williams was eliminated 6-1, 6-3 by Elena Vesnina of Russia at Wimbledon on Monday, the first time the ...

Wimbledon 2012 Begins

Posted 06.25.2012 | Sports

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The Top Trio won 28 of past 29 majors

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 08.23.2012 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England — As Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer step back on the grass at Wimbledon, each has reason to believe he'll be ...

'No Intention Of Stopping'

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 06.23.2012 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England -- Just in case there were any doubts out there, Serena Williams wants to make perfectly clear that she's going to be around tennis...

Wimbledon Draw Sets Up Another Djokovic-Federer Showdown

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 06.22.2012 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England -- Random as Grand Slam tournament draws are meant to be, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer keep bumping into each other in major se...

Wimbledon Seeds Revealed

AP | FOSTER NIUMATA | Posted 08.20.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Five-time champion Venus Williams and four-time Grand Slam winner Kim Clijsters are unseeded at Wimbledon for the first time in more than a ...

New 1940 US Census Records Show Black Undercount


NEW YORK — It was on the streets of her Harlem neighborhood in the 1940s that teenager Althea Gibson began working on the tennis skills that wou...

PHOTOS: Venus Reveals Fashion Line

Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

Tennis player turned fashion designer Venus Williams stopped by Miami Beach on Monday her new EleVen by Venus Williams line. See photos from the l...

Harpo Marx and Roger Federer: An Awesome Match-Up

David Kersh | Posted 04.28.2012 | Home
David Kersh

Like Federer's kinetic beauty there is comedic beauty, and Harpo is at the front, leading the way.

The Braid Is Back, And It's 'Not Just For Teenagers'

Posted 11.15.2011 | Fifty

Regularly sported by Cindy Brady and Pippi Longstocking, braids have long been under the exclusive monopoly of precocious youth. Luckily, for those of...

Serena Williams Turns 30

Posted 11.25.2011 | Black Voices

Tennis star Serena Williams turns the big 3-0 today. She's going to finish her career as one of the most dominant players ever --- she currently has 2...

Rare Disease Forces Venus Williams Out Of U.S. Open

Posted 11.01.2011 | Black Voices

Venus Williams is out for U.S. Open following a recent diagnosis of Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease that causes joint pain and exhaustion. T...

Wimbledon Champ Shows Off Dance Moves

Posted 09.04.2011 | Sports

Novak Djokovic was greeted by about 100,000 Serbian tennis fans at his championship celebration in central Belgrade on Monday, one day after he won hi...

Wimbledon Moving To ESPN

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 09.02.2011 | Sports

No longer will American tennis fans have to search for Wimbledon matches on TV. All England Club officials achieved their goal of having the entire t...

PHOTOS: Most Unflattering Wimbledon Faces

Posted 09.01.2011 | Comedy

Playing tennis is hard work, and while players often take great consideration into how they look and what they're wearing (mostly logos) before they s...


The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 09.01.2011 | Sports

Petra Kvitova fought her way to an impressive two set win against the 2004 Wimbledon champion, Maria Sharapova. The 21-year-old Czech overpowered t...

Wimbledon, Live From Frankfurt

Martin Marks | Posted 08.31.2011 | Sports
Martin Marks

To some, no matter how powerfully or gracefully it's done, tennis will always be the simple act of bouncing a little yellow ball off of catgut and across a 78 foot expanse. But to a few of us, tennis is more than just tennis.

Nadal Back In The Wimbledon Final

AP | Posted 08.31.2011 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England — Defending champion Rafael Nadal reached the Wimbledon final for the fifth time with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 win over Andy Murr...

PHOTOS: The Most Handsome Men At Wimbledon

Posted 08.31.2011 | Sports

What do Roger Federer, Mardy Fish and Andy Roddick all have in common? Even though they've been eliminated, they were all looking good at Wimbledon...