Category: Tennis

The Forgotten Home of Tennis’s Open Era

The women’s prize money went all but unclaimed. The four women’s stars who had recently signed professional contracts with MacCall’s group — Billie Jean King, Rosie Casals, Ann Haydon-Jones and Françoise Dürr — all stayed away from Bournemouth, in part because the women’s prize money (300 pounds to the winner) was far inferior to the…

A Veteran in Doubles, and at Combining Fatherhood With Pro Tennis

“Now he has 20,” Demid said, referring to Federer’s Australian Open victory in January, “so I have to get another photo.” Continue reading the main story For other players, family life and tennis do not always jibe so smoothly. Azarenka has been involved in a custody dispute over her 1-year-old son, Leo, and when she…