Top seed Serena Williams beat No. 2 Victoria Azarenka in a three-set U.S. Open final for the second straight year to close in on the career Grand Slam champions.
Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli quit professional tennis less than six weeks after winning her first Grand Slam title and 12 days before the U.S. Open starts.
Serena Williams won her eighth WTA tour title of the season at the Rogers Cup, her next-to-last tournament before the U.S. Open, the final Grand Slam event of the tennis season.
Marion Bartoli danced in the locker room before the Wimbledon final, and ended up playing her best match of the tournament as she brushed aside Sabine Lisicki to clinch France’s first major tennis championship in seven years.
A closed-door meeting in London 40 years ago helped put Serena Williams where she is today, among the millionaires of tennis.
Maria Sharapova defeated Sara Errani to win her first French Open title, completing the career Grand Slam four years after injuries almost forced her to quit tennis.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal played his best match of the tournament as he joined top seed Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals.
Marion Bartoli dominated Sabine Lisicki from start to finish at Wimbledon to win France’s first major tennis championship in seven years.
Jelena Gencic never really stopped coaching Novak Djokovic right up until her death last weekend at age 76.
Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova joined men’s top seed Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the French Open without dropping a set.