Serena Williams won the WTA Championships to complete her most successful tennis season as Roger Federer’s quest for a record-tying 12th straight berth at the ATP World Tour Finals was prolonged by defeat in his hometown tournament.
Former World No. 1 tennis player Roger Federer was beaten by Juan Martin Del Potro in the final of the Swiss Indoors for the second straight year, prolonging his quest to secure a spot at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals.
Iron will and obsessive preparation once propelled Ivan Lendl to the top of world tennis. The once shy and awkward youth from communist Czechoslovakia has applied the same doggedness to collecting art.
Rafael Nadal’s latest U.S. Open victory and 13th Grand Slam title moved him into third place on the men’s career list. It left his opponent, the world’s No. 1 player, contemplating the Spaniard’s place in tennis history.