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.
A closed-door meeting in London 40 years ago helped put Serena Williams where she is today, among the millionaires of tennis.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal played his best match of the tournament as he joined top seed Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals.
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.
Jelena Gencic never really stopped coaching Novak Djokovic right up until her death last weekend at age 76.
Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus won the second set of the U.S. Open women’s final 6-2 against Serena Williams, evening the match at one set apiece and sending it to a decisive third set.
Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki , the top-ranked tennis players, were named ITF world champions, the International Tennis Federation said.