Tags: Wimbledon Tennis Tournament

Australian Open Will Begin Using Final-Set Tiebreaker

Before the curtain rises on the 2019 tennis season, a warning to the audience: The script might be confusing because the directors can’t agree on an ending. The Australian Open, which begins Jan. 14, announced Friday that fifth sets in men’s singles matches and third sets in women’s singles will now conclude with a first-to-10-points…

Call It the John Isner Rule: Wimbledon Plans to Add a Final-Set Tiebreaker

WIMBLEDON, England — “Nothing like this will ever happen again, ever,” John Isner said while winning a fifth set, 70-68, over Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon in 2010. On Friday, Wimbledon organizers made that official by announcing that they would adopt final-set tiebreakers for all matches in 2019. While the United States Open has had a…

Are Women Penalized More Than Men in Tennis? Data Says No

Serena Williams argued that she was subject to a double standard when she was cited for verbal abuse by the chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the United States Open women’s final last Saturday. “There are men out here who do a lot worse than me, but because I’m a woman you are going to take…