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Coco Gauff Wins a Title. And Then She Wins Another.

Though her two-handed backhand and her court coverage remain her strengths, her serve and her forehand have been question marks. She has shored up...

Indian Wells Tennis Tournament Will Return This Year

The BNP Paribas Open, which was the first major American sports event to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, announced its comeback on...

Roger Federer Takes an Uncertain Step in His Comeback

“I started really hitting through my shots for a while, but at the same time I told myself that it was going to be...

Serena Williams Struggles, Losing Her First Match in Nearly Three Months

Serena Williams has come a historically long way since she made her WTA Tour debut at age 14. She has won 23 Grand Slam...

With Biggest Stars Absent, Miami Open Serves Up Some Chaos

Hurkacz, who often trains in Florida, was seeded 26th here, but he beat players seeded second, fourth, sixth and 12th in five days. He...

In Tennis, Tough Decisions as Players Adjust to Shrunken Paydays

Lloyd Harris has been on a bit of a roll this year.It’s a good thing, too, because if the 24-year-old from South Africa weren’t,...

Searching for Roger Federer

Pilgrims have been coming to Switzerland’s Einsiedeln Abbey since shortly after St. Meinrad, the Martyr of Hospitality, retreated to the secluded “Dark Forest” in...

A Big Tennis Tournament Is Happening in Miami. Really.

A significant tennis tournament began playing its main draw in the Miami area this week. It is one of the most important annual events...

Can Roger Federer Be Roger Federer Again?

The journey to that title, with those constant questions, was at times a brutal experience, one that Annacone said could sow doubt in the...

Australian Open 2021: In Defeat, Jennifer Brady Proves She Belongs

Osaka plays so many good shots in the toughest moments that her opponents feel a constant need to hit perfect shot after perfect shot,...

Australian Open Offered Unexpected Lessons About Pandemic Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia — The leaders of the Australian Open wanted their intricate safety strategy to teach the sports world important lessons for the coronavirus...

The Cleanest Open Ever

MELBOURNE, Australia — A funny thing happened at the end of plenty of matches at the Australian Open this year: Players gathered their used...

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