The chest-bumping Bryan brothers can complete the first men’s doubles Grand Slam tennis sweep in 62 years this week, yet they each would earn less than 9 percent of the singles champion’s prize at the U.S. Open.
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.
Serena Williams won in straight sets against defending champion Maria Sharapova at the French Open for her 16th Grand Slam singles tennis title. Now she’s focusing on Wimbledon and Roger Federer’s mark.
After Wimbledon’s “Wacky Wednesday,” it was perhaps fitting that yesterday belonged to 42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm, who played her first major when her next opponent -- defending champion Serena Williams -- was 7 years old.
When Charles Brewer was shown the piece of land in Guanacaste province, Costa Rica, back in 2006, he knew immediately it was what he had been looking for. Located on the Central American nation’s Pacific coast, it consists of 1,200 acres of rolling hills, with numerous overlooks, a crescent beach and roaming monkeys.
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.