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Early Storylines Emerging Ahead of the 2014 WTA Finals

The annual end-of-season tournament featuring the world's eight highest-ranked players in women's tennis kicks off Friday in Singapore. Now named the WTA Finals, rather than the WTA Championships as in previous years, the eight competing...Show More Summary

Winners and Losers from Shanghai Masters Sets Up ATP Race to London

Roger Federer insists on winning more championships and creating more history. His victory to win the 2014 Shanghai Rolex Masters may not have been the upset of the year, but it's another remarkable anecdote in his storied career. The following slideshow takes an alternate look at the past week of Winners and Losers. Show More Summary

WTA Finals Preview: Ana Ivanovic

The WTA Finals—the season-ending championship of women's tennis—begins on Monday, October 20 in Singapore. Throughout eight days, we'll take a closer look at the seasons put forth so far by the eight singles competitors. It's been six years since Ana Ivanovic won her lone Grand Slam title at the French Open and reached No. Show More Summary

Tennis Players Set to Climb the Rankings Before 2014 Season Ends

Hope and potential are the customary end-of-season buzzwords upon which players can cling on to if they wish. Yet, there is an element of sincerity to this. For any player looking to climb the rankings before the conclusion of 2014,Show More Summary

WTA Finals Preview: Agnieszka Radwanska

2 months agoSports / Tennis : Concrete Elbow

The WTA Finals—the season-ending championship of women's tennis—begins on Monday, October 20 in Singapore. Throughout the next eight days, we'll take a closer look at the seasons put forth so far by the eight singles competitors. Agnieszka Radwanska has had a turbulent year marked by numerous ups and downs. Show More Summary

Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer Has Been 2014's Standout Rivalry

Once again ranked as the top-two players in the world, No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Roger Federer have faced each other five times and counting in 2014, producing some fascinating and barnstorming contests. Previously, the talk was all about the great clashes between Federer and Rafael Nadal during the latter half of the 2000s. Show More Summary

Roger Federer vs. Gilles Simon: Score and Results for 2014 Shanghai Final

There aren't many certainties in life. Roger Federer's ability to dominate on the tennis court, even in the twilight of his career, remains one of them. The Swiss superstar survived a stacked field and culminated his 2014 Shanghai Masters with a 7-6, 7-6 victory over Gilles Simon. Show More Summary

Roger Federer vs. Gilles Simon: FedEx Will Cruise to Easy Title Win in Shanghai

Roger Federer is doing what he does best in China, which is continue to defy both aging and a slew of world-class opposition trying to dethrone him as the face of tennis. The Swiss dynamo rose to the occasion once again on Saturday by beating world No. Show More Summary

Roger Federer's Late-Season Surge Proves He Will Dominate in 2015

Roger Federer's best days on the tennis court might be behind him, but that doesn't mean the 17-time major winner isn't capable of dominating anyone in the world. A perfect case in point is Federer's performance against Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the Shanghai Rolex Masters on Saturday. Show More Summary

Fed Expressed

2 months agoSports / Tennis : Concrete Elbow

Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of today’s stunning upset of top-ranked Novak Djokovic by Roger Federer is that it raises a question that simply did not seem tenable earlier this year, when Roger Federer was ranked No. 8 in the world — nor, for that matter, for almost the last half a decade. Can Federer take the prestigious year-end No. Show More Summary

Wanted: Man With A Plan

2 months agoSports / Tennis : Concrete Elbow

Does it ever get old? I’m talking about a clash between world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 2 designate Roger Federer (he will officially surpass Rafael Nadal for the second spot when the new ATP rankings are issued on Monday). Federer...Show More Summary

What Maria Sharapova Must Do to Take over WTA's No. 1 Rank from Serena Williams

Maria Sharapova wants to end Serena Williams' reign over the WTA. Williams and Sharapova sit atop the WTA rankings at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. Funny, after all the hype about the emerging Eugenie Bouchard, the surging Simona Halep...Show More Summary

Shanghai Notes: Federer Fawning, Mad Murray, and More

2 months agoSports / Tennis : Concrete Elbow

The Shanghai Masters is in the quarterfinal stage now, and two of what seems to be an increasingly shaky Big Four, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal, are out of the running. Meanwhile, the other two, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, areShow More Summary

Ranking the Top Candidates for WTA Player of the Year

The WTA Finals at the end of October will bring an end to a thrilling 2014 for the WTA Tour. As with the men's side on the ATP, the four Grand Slams were split among four players, always a sign of healthy competition. Unlike the men's...Show More Summary

Ana Ivanovic to Bella magazine: "I don't meet too many guys."

2 months agoSports / Tennis : Down the Line!

A striking Ana Ivanovic is featured on the cover of the Fall Fashion and Travel issue of Bella magazine. The magazine asked the former top lady baller about dating and relationships.I would say, yes - there is always time, if you meet the right person. Show More Summary

Even Roger Federer Is Baffled by 'Random' Sign at Shanghai Masters

Roger Federer is a world idol, and fans flock to see him no matter where he plays. He has seen all sorts of banners from fans proclaiming their love for him, but even the 17-time Grand Slam champion was left confused by the above flag...Show More Summary

Bad to Worse to Worst

2 months agoSports / Tennis : Concrete Elbow

There are two theories about the human appendix: One holds that the thin, four-inch tube below the intestines acts as a repository for “good bacteria,” the other that the appendage is a useless remnant from our evolutionary past. MyShow More Summary


2 months agoSports / Tennis : Down the Line!

Here's a story for all of you up-and-coming ballers out there that I'd like you to hear.You're a veteran on the ATP tour (Fabio Fognini) and you come up against a wild card ranked 553 in the world (Wang Chuhan), who is playing his first match on said tour in front of his country people in Shanghai. Show More Summary

Predicting the Best Rivalries in Men's Tennis 5 Years from Now

Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic clashed for the fourth time this season in the final of the Japan Open in Tokyo. Although it's far from the iconic rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the matchup between Nishikori and Raonic...Show More Summary

Rafael Nadal Must Make Quick Return to Full Health to Contend in 2015

Over the past year, Rafael Nadal has made headlines for tournament withdrawals much more so than tournament victories. That trend is continuing in Asia, and until it ends, the Spaniard will have a hard time keeping up with the world's...Show More Summary

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