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Venus Vs. Everyone Else

Craig Carpenter | Posted 08.31.2013 | Entertainment
Craig Carpenter

The new film, Venus Vs., directed by Ava DuVernay is the chronicling of this story. As part of ESPN's "Nine For IX" series, the story presents a layer of complexity to the legend of Venus WIlliams that is largely unknown to most, including her fans.

An Open Letter to the Tennis Community

Michelle Major and Maiken Baird | Posted 08.19.2013 | Sports
Michelle Major and Maiken Baird

We ask for your support in our fight against the efforts of the USTA to deny our first amendment rights of freedom of speech and freedom of the press and to censor our documentary, Venus and Serena.

A Harsh Lesson for Our Daughters: My Open Letter to Taylor Townsend

Kelly Smith Beaty | Posted 11.17.2012 | Black Voices
Kelly Smith Beaty

Dearest Taylor Townsend: It is when life tells you "no" that you must stand tall and insist "yes!" There will be roadblocks in your path, but know that you stand on the shoulders of many tenacious, unyielding, celebrated sisters that have created the path that you must now follow.

Baseball Commissioner Selig Gets Environmental Award

Allen Hershkowitz | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
Allen Hershkowitz

In January 2006 I visited MLB headquarters in New York City for the first time. Our meeting went well and as a result the first sports league greening collaboration was born. At the time, in 2006, there was no sports greening movement in existence. Today, just six years later, things are very different.

Serena Stands Up For Top Junior Player

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.11.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Serena Williams says she's alarmed by the U.S. Tennis Association's decision to hold a top junior player out of competition over concerns ...

No. 1 Junior Girl's Tennis Player Benched Over Weight?

Posted 09.11.2012 | Sports

Taylor Townsend is the No. 1 ranked junior women's tennis player in the world but is reportedly at odds with the United States Tennis Association over...

2012 US Open: Tennis And Technology Hit The Courts At The US Open

Rick Singer | Posted 10.27.2012 | Technology
Rick Singer

More than 700,000 fans are expected to attend the matches at the USTA's Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, making the US Open the most-attended, single sports event in the world.

Which Is The Spookiest US Cemetery?

Posted 05.21.2012 | Travel

This week at HuffPost Travel, national tourism takes a spooky turn. We're taking a look at just a handful of the most visited cemeteries across the US...

Vote: What's Your Favorite Overlooked U.S. Attraction?

Posted 05.09.2012 | Travel

Here at HuffPost Travel headquarters, the sun is starting to shine and the temperatures are rising, and summer vacations are on our minds. But we want...

All Eyes On Serena At U.S. Open

Posted 11.07.2011 | Black Voices

By EDDIE PELLS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Whether or not she ends up holding the trophy at the end, Serena Williams has no competition at th...

Love Match: NRDC and a Greener US Open

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

The US Tennis Association is greening their operations because it's smart and responsible business -- but also because they want to show their fans that it can be done on any scale.

The Real Face of American Tennis, Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon

Dexter Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dexter Rogers

There must be happy times in the Williams' household. Serena defeated Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-3, 6-2 to claim her 13th Grand Slam title and cement her status as the No. 1 ranked player in the world.

Former USTA CEO Was Paid $9.15 Million In 2008

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — U.S. Tennis Association tax forms show that former CEO of professional tennis Arlen Kantarian received more than $9 million...

What Congress Could Learn from the USTA and MTV

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Handler

What do Kanye West, Serena Williams and a formerly obscure congressman from South Carolina have in common?

MELANIE OUDIN: Maria Sharapova Upset By 17-Year-Old American At US Open

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Melanie Oudin's face was flushed from a mix of exertion and excitement and maybe even a bit of bewilderment – "Yes, I DID beat ...

Gulbis Loses To Murray, Sharapova Begins Return To US Open With Win

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Maria Sharapova simply couldn't bear the thought of a U.S. Open taking place without her. So while sidelined with a torn shoulder a ...

WATCH: Highlights From US Open History

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Monday marked the kickoff of the 2009 US Open, a two-week period when the sport of country clubs and caviar gets roughed up in the grit and noise of t...

Beware of Federer Fatigue

New York Observer | John Koblin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Last year, when Roger Federer came to Queens without a Slam, New Yorkers did everything they could to pick him up. He became a sentimental favorite. H...

Rafael Nadal Not In Peak Condition Heading Into US Open

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Rafael Nadal concedes he probably isn't in peak condition heading into the U.S. Open. The Spanish star returned to competition this ...

Federer, Safina Number 1 Seeds For US Open

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Defending champion Serena Williams was seeded No. 2 for the U.S. Open on Tuesday, behind Dinara Safina, because the tournament stuck to its policy of ...

John McEnroe Ponders His Prostate

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dave Hollander

Once the enfant-terrible of professional tennis, a middle-aged John McEnroe has grown less concerned with his backhand than with his backside.

Gambling Scandal In Pro Tennis: Players Report Being Asked To Throw Matches

New York Times | JOE DRAPE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the venerable Davis Cup finals begin Friday in Oregon, tennis is mired in a widening gambling scandal in which at least a dozen ranked players hav...