Category: Tennis

Simona Halep Tries to Heal Before the WTA Final

It has been a career-defining year for Simona Halep. The 27-year-old has enjoyed her top-ranked perch since winning her first Grand Slam at the French Open in June, but all that is under threat. Battling a bad back and a four-game losing streak, Halep of Romania is racing to heal in time for the WTA…

Umpire in Serena Williams Dispute Was a Stickler From the Start

LISBON — Day after day, Jose Miguel Fernandes, a budding tennis player, and his father would pick up his friend Carlos Ramos and drive to a tennis club outside Lisbon, where the two teenagers would practice for hours. For Ramos, it was to little avail: He remained a persistent but unspectacular player. He did know…

New Deal Brings More Women’s Tennis to Tennis Channel

As part of a lucrative five-year global television deal that provided a needed cash infusion in 2016, the WTA sold the rights to its overseas tennis tournaments to beIN Sports, beginning with the 2017 season. But it was fans who often paid the price. From the start, they were frustrated by beIN Sports’ often intermittent…