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Tennis star Bouchard testifies about slip, fall at US Open

Tennis star Bouchard testifies about slip, fall at US Open

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Tennis star Bouchard testifies about slip, fall at US Open Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard took the witness stand on Wednesday in her negligence lawsuit against the United States Tennis Association, describing how she slipped and fell on a wet locker room floor at the U.S. Open in 2015. Bouchard had just played in a mixed doubles match when she returned to the locker room at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens shortly after 10 p.m. Minutes later, she fell on the tile floor of a physiotherapy room inside the locker room. She told a jury in federal court in Brooklyn that she had taken two steps into the training area en route to take an ice bath when she lost her footing "and hit the back of my head on the floor." She recalled being in "shock" as she found herself "s...
Boys’ Tennis Preview: Plenty of excitement on courts for city squads

Boys’ Tennis Preview: Plenty of excitement on courts for city squads

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Boys' Tennis Preview: Plenty of excitement on courts for city squads The Spartans, who took second in league last season and will remain in Division I, bring back several key players while aiming for a return trip to the postseason. La Cañada will return seniors Ian and Nicholas Lee in doubles, along with Reid Shreck and JP McKenzie in singles. They will be joined by junior Alec Robertson, who will compete in singles and doubles. Source link
Tennis Hits Road For Eight Matches

Tennis Hits Road For Eight Matches

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Tennis Hits Road For Eight Matches YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) — The Eastern Michigan University tennis team hits the road for its longest road trip of the season, taking on eight opponents in a span of six days, beginning with the University of Central Oklahoma Sunday, Feb. 18, at 12 p.m. EMU takes on an OCU squad that has started the spring campaign with a 1-1 record, having most recently swept Southern Nazarene, 9-0, for its first win of the season. The Bronchos are a NCAA Division II school in Edmond, Okla., that has already played Division I schools Wyoming and Missouri State in exhibitions during the 2018 season, falling in both. The Green and White's stop in the Sooner State is brief, however, as the Eagles head south to Texas for the remainder of their trip. Eastern i
Cowgirl tennis overpowers No. 17 Miami

Cowgirl tennis overpowers No. 17 Miami

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Cowgirl tennis overpowers No. 17 Miami The No. 12 Oklahoma State women’s tennis team tallied its third top-25 triumph of the season Saturday, defeating No. 17 Miami, 4-2, at the Greenwood Tennis Center. The Cowgirls (7-1) opened the day with a couple of convincing wins in doubles, before closing out the match with straight-set victories from Marina Guinart, Katarina Stresnakova and Megan McCray. “We’re playing with quite a bit of confidence,” coach Chris Young said. “We’ve played with good confidence all season and competed hard, and I think that’s what has helped us be successful.” OSU got on the board first by picking up the doubles point thanks to wins from its top two tandems. Guinart and Stresnakova struck first with a 6-2 victory over Miami’s Daniella Roldan and Dominika Patero
The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era (W): No. 12, Maria Sharapova

The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era (W): No. 12, Maria Sharapova

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Clueless on clay in her early years, Sharapova willed herself to become one of the best dirt-ballers of her era. (AP) Tennis has been transformed over the last five decades by TV, money, technology, equipment, fashion and politics. But through all of that, the players have remained at the heart of the game. As part of our golden anniversary celebration of the Open era, Tennis.com presents its list of 50 best players—the Top 25 men and the Top 25 women—of the last 50 years. You'll be able to view the entire list in the March/April issue of TENNIS Magazine. (Note: Only singles results were considered; any player who won a major title during the Open era had his or her entire career evaluated; all statistics are through the 2018 Australian Open.) Years played: 2001— Titles: 36