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BY STACY M. BROWNNNPA NEWSWIRE CORRESPONDENT Serena Williams lost her bid for what would have been her sixth U.S. Open Singles title. It was the second straight year that Williams lost in the finals.  But, with 23 Grand Slam tournament titles and a .850 career winning percentage, her legacy as the world’s greatest tennis player […]

All eyes on Gauff, Osaka STEPHEN SMITH/SIPA USA/TNS Delray Beach resident Coco Gauff participated in Arthur Ashe Kids Day at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York on August 24. BY HELENE ELLIOTT LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS NEW YORK – Although she’s only 21, Naomi Osaka has already acquired two Grand Slam singles titles and acute powers of […]

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, WIMBLEDON / 2019  COURTESY OF WIMBLEDON.COM  Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff reacts after her first-round Ladies’ Singles victory over her professional tennis idol and fellow Florida resident Venus Williams. Gauff, the youngest player – at 15 years and 122 days old – to make it through the Wimbledon qualifying tournament and into the main draw […]

BY DAVID FURONES SUN SENTINEL/TNS MIAMI GARDENS – Tennis in a football stadium? As odd as it sounds on the surface, the Miami Open, along with Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium owner Steve Ross, have made it work. Gone is the iconic scenic drive over the Rickenbacker Causeway to get to the Miami Open’s […]

With pregnant Serena Williams sidelined, I really thought (or hoped) her sister Venus, age 37, would finally match Roger Federer, age 36, by becoming the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam title. After all, Venus made it all the way to the final at the first slam of the year, the Australian Open, only […]

Is Stephens the next Serena? Sloane Stephens, who was born in Plantation (Broward County), returns a shot during her semifinal win against Florida resident Venus Williams in the U.S. Open. Stephens beat fellow American Madison Keys in the finals for her first career Grand Slam title on Sept 9. Click here to read columnist Anthony […]