Venus Williams suffered her second consecutive Grand Slam first-round loss Sunday at the French Open. (Image: AFP)

Wild, Upset-Filled First Round for Women in French Open

The field for the women’s side of the French Open looked to be wide open this year, but after the first round, it got closer to a free for all. Three seeded players, Venus Williams, Jelena Ostapenko, and Johanna Konta all were upset during the first day. The men’s side […]

Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova practice together at the 2018 Italian Open in Rome. (Image: WTA)

Italian Open Offers Final French Open Warm-Up for Elite Tennis Pros

The top seeds on both the men’s and women’s sides of the draw are still in contention at the Italian Open in Rome, the last major clay-court tournament before the French Open begins on May 27. While there are two other clay-court events next week – in Lyon and Geneva […]

Serena Williams makes her Return to Grand Slam Tennis (Souce: CNN)

Serena Williams Will Return to Grand Slam Tennis at French Open

It’s been 15 months since Serena Williams last appeared in a major tennis tournament, but the living legend and new mom will soon make her return the sport’s biggest stage on clay. According to coach Patrick Mouratoglou, the 23-time major champion will play in the French Open starting next week […]

Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Novak Djokovic in the 2017 Madrid Open semifinals. (Image: Reuters)

Nadal Going for Third Straight Clay-Court Title at Madrid Open

Rafael Nadal is looking to continue his clay-court dominance over the next week as he seeks to capture the Matua Madrid Open title for a record sixth time. Nadal has dominated the ATP Tour since returning from a hip injury he sustained during the Australian Open. The Spaniard easily won […]

Rafael Nadal celebrates his 11th career victory at the Barcelona Open after easily defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final. (Image: Getty)

Rafael Nadal Wins in Barcelona to Continue Clay Court Dominance

Rafael Nadal won his 11th Barcelona Open championship without ever seriously being challenged, finishing the job by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-1 in the final on Sunday. Nadal didn’t drop a set throughout the entire tournament, extending his record streak of 46 straight sets won on clay courts. The last […]

David Juras plays at an ITF Futures Tour event in Trnava, Slovakia. The Independent Review Panel said small events like these are most prone to match fixing. (Image: Empire Tennis Academy)

Independent Review Panel Finds Systemic Integrity Issues in Professional Tennis

A two-year investigation into corruption in the professional ranks of tennis by the Independent Review Panel has found that there is a “tsunami” of integrity issues in the sport, particularly at lower levels of the game. The Independent Review Panel published their findings on Wednesday. The investigation had been ongoing […]

Rafael Nadal suffered an injury at the Australian Open but he believes he will be ready to defend his title at the French Open in May. (Image: Reuters)

Injured Rafael Nadal Still Favorite to Win French Open

Despite a mild hip injury Rafael Nadal is the overwhelming favorite to win the men’s singles title at this year’s French Open. The 31-year-old Spaniard has captured the championship 10 times, including last year’s straight set victory over Stan Wawrinka. The No. 1 ranked player in the world is a […]

Roger Federer was emotional after winning the Australian Open to capture his 20th career Grand Slam title. (Image: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty)

Roger Federer Wins 20th Grand Slam Title at Australian Open

Roger Federer survived a five-set battle against Marin Cilic to claim his sixth Australian Open title and his 20th overall Grand Slam championship. The finalists battled throughout a back-and-forth affair, with the Swiss legend eventually coming out on top 6-2, 6-7 (7-5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. Federer looked to be just about […]

Roger Federer is on the verge of winning his 20th career Grand Slam and his sixth Australian Open championship. (Image: Reuters)

Roger Federer, Simona Halep Favored to Win Australian Open Finals

Roger Federer will look to win his sixth Australian Open championship and 20th Grand Slam title when he takes on Marin Cilic Sunday. Federer eased into the finals after Hyeon Chung retired while trailing 6-1, 5-2 in their semifinal match. Chung was suffering from blisters on his left foot when […]

Rafael Nadal received medical attention during his Australian Open quarterfinal match with Marin Cilic. He was forced to retire and it was yet another ranked player who is out of the event. (Image: Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal Injury at Australian Open Unsettles Odds

The first Grand Slam event of the professional tennis calendar has been besieged by injuries. On Monday, it was top-seeded Rafael Nadal who fell, forced to retire early in his Australian Open quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic with what would later be diagnosed as a torn interior hip muscle. Nadal […]