1. Has Angelique Kerber Become the WTA's New Queen of Clay?

    Angelique Kerber won two clay-court titles in one month. Undefeated on clay this year, Kerber even dethroned Maria Sharapova , the three-time defending champion at Stuttgart...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 5 days ago 1,871 reads 6 comments

  2. Ranking the Best Budding Rivalries in Tennis Today

    Tennis rivalries help to define an era in the sport. Matches between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras, and Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert represent ...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 9 days ago 6,792 reads 11 comments

  3. Eugenie Bouchard Going from Golden Girl to Problem Child

    Eugenie Bouchard, once the WTA Tour's new golden girl, is turning into a problem child. Last year's breakout star and media darling is struggling on tour and making news for the wrong reasons...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 14 days ago 15,189 reads 73 comments

  4. Why Beating Rafael Nadal Won't Impact Novak Djokovic's 2015 French Open

    Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal , 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. It was Djokovic's fifth clay-court victory over Nadal...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 15 days ago 6,834 reads 89 comments

  5. Is Gael Monfils Tennis' Greatest Entertainer or Biggest Underachiever?

    Gael Monfils added another amazing shot to his growing list of ridiculous winners. By the time he retires, Monfils may have the most entertaining highlight reel ever and zero Grand Slams...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 18 days ago 4,883 reads 42 comments

  6. Will Extra Rest Help Roger Federer Contend at the 2015 French Open?

    Roger Federer won his lone French Open title in 2009. Rafael Nadal has won the title nine times in the past 10 years. Federer hopes a tiny tweak to his schedule can change his luck at Roland Garros ...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 22 days ago 9,745 reads 44 comments

  7. Ranking the Top 10 Women's Tennis Players Ahead of Clay-Court Season

    Serena Williams is No. 1. That's one of the few things you can bank on when it comes to the WTA Tour's top tier. Outside of Williams' dominance and Simona Halep's perseverance, the top of the tour is influx...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 25 days ago 2,586 reads 6 comments

  8. Analyzing John Isner's Place in American Tennis in the Post-Andy Roddick Era

    John Isner is single-handedly keeping American men's tennis from dissipating into obscurity. Isner upset No. 5 Kei Nishikori , 6-4, 6-3, in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 1 month ago 1,727 reads 17 comments

  9. Serena Williams Tightening Grasp on WTA's No. 1 Ranking Despite Age and Injury

    Serena Williams ' trip to a 10th semifinal appearance in Miami further solidifies her hold on the WTA Tour's No. 1 ranking. Williams earned a trip to the semifinals with a 7-6, 1-6, 6-3 win over Sabine Lisicki at the Miami Open...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 1 month ago 7,609 reads 15 comments

  10. Who Has a More Promising Future: Madison Keys or Sloane Stephens?

    Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens will play each other for the first time today at the Miami Open. It's a showdown between two next-generation American stars...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 1 month ago 5,682 reads 7 comments

  11. Novak Djokovic Finding It Easier to Win Titles Than Fan Support

    Novak Djokovic sits atop the ATP Tour. Yet his standing with tennis fans seems mired somewhere in the middle. Djokovic captured his fourth BNP Paribas Open title Sunday, tying Roger Federer for most wins in the desert...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 1 month ago 10,006 reads 164 comments

  12. Why Does Serena Williams Dominate Top Players but Struggle with Unknowns?

    Serena Williams has struggled through most of her matches at the 2015 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, even though she has yet to play anybody ranked inside the Top 25. Williams' next opponent will be No...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 1 month ago 10,440 reads 32 comments

  13. Miami Open Facing Challenges to Keep Pace with Indian Wells

    The BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells has become an oasis in the desert. Meanwhile, Miami's preeminent tennis tournament has suffered some beach-style erosion...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 1 month ago 4,862 reads 6 comments

  14. Could Juan Martin Del Potro Become the Derrick Rose of the ATP Tour?

    Juan Martin del Potro 's injury-plagued career bears a sad resemblance to that of the NBA's Derrick Rose . Two talented superstars who appeared destined for greatness have instead suffered several setbacks...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 1 month ago 5,841 reads 8 comments

  15. Victoria Azarenka Building an Impressive Team to Aid Return to Superstar Form

    Victoria Azarenka scored a monumental get by luring Sascha Bajin , Serena Williams ' longtime hitting partner, to her camp...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 1 month ago 2,447 reads 2 comments

  16. Roger Federer and Serena Williams in 'Grand Slams or Bust' Phase of Career

    When Roger Federer or Serena Williams wins another none-Grand Slam event, it's like Tiger Woods picking up another Memorial tournament title...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 2 months ago 12,969 reads 25 comments

  17. Hyped Young Players Still Far from Being on Level with Future Tennis HOFers

    The highly anticipated match between Roger Federer and Borna Coric revealed how big the gap remains between promising young players and future Hall of Famers. Federer defeated Coric , 6-2, 6-1, in the Dubai Championship semifinals...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 2 months ago 5,469 reads 6 comments

  18. Grigor Dimitrov's Ongoing Quest to Find His Own Identity as a Tennis Star

    Grigor Dimitrov shed the "Baby Fed" nickname only to now be commonly referred to as Maria Sharapova 's boyfriend. Dimitrov is in Acapulco to defend his Abierto Mexicano Telcel title...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 2 months ago 4,164 reads 8 comments

  19. What to Make of Roger Federer's Weird Controversy with India and Pakistan

    Roger Federer probably had no idea that a photograph of him holding India's national cricket team jersey would set off an international incident. Now that the world knows, the whole thing seems sort of weird...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 2 months ago 25,400 reads 36 comments

  20. Breaking Down the Red-Hot Race for Men's Seeding at the 2015 French OpenĀ 

    With a series of ATP Tour Masters 1000 tournaments between now and the 2015 French Open, expect serious jockeying for position among players in the Top 10. Exactly 1,000 points separates No...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 3 months ago 11,552 reads 5 comments

  21. Young Players with the Best Chance to Restore Hope for American Men's Tennis

    The past, present and future of American men's tennis is on display at the Memphis Open this week. Michael Chang, who arrived in Memphis as coach of Japan's No. 1 player, Kei Nishikori, represents the glorious past...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 3 months ago 3,837 reads 3 comments

  22. Remembering the First Pair of African-American Sisters to Take Tennis by Storm

    As Serena and Venus Williams play out the end of their careers, debates have risen about their place in tennis and American history. Some call Serena Williams the greatest female tennis player of all time...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 3 months ago 4,180 reads 9 comments

  23. Indian Wells Return Shows Serena Williams Will Wind Down Career on Her Own Terms

    When Serena Williams announced that she would return to Indian Wells, her fans reacted with mixed emotions. Some questioned why Williams would end the 14-year boycott of one of tennis' biggest tournaments...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 3 months ago 7,825 reads 44 comments

  24. Will More Former Women's Tennis Stars Become Coaches for Today's Top Players?

    Professional men and women tennis players earn equal prize money at Grand Slam events. However, in the coaching ranks, women lag far behind their male counterparts. Most top female players have male coaches...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 3 months ago 5,561 reads 8 comments

  25. Ranking the Top 10 Women's Players After the 2015 Australian Open

    Serena Williams captured her sixth Australian Open title and 19th Grand Slam title. The win puts her within three Slams of Steffi Graf. It also cements her spot as the No. 1 player in the world...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 3 months ago 16,705 reads 2 comments