Sisters Serena and Venus Williams wave at the crowd as they head off the tennis court

Serena, Venus Williams Lose In 1st Round Of U.S Open Doubles

The Williams sisters were eliminated by the Czech pair of Lucie Hradecka and Linda Noskova 7-6 (5), 6-4 at Flushing Meadows.

 | AP

Tennis champion Serena Williams

Serena Williams Beats Anett Kontaveit At U.S. Open To Reach 3rd Round

Williams has ensured she will play at least one more singles match at what she's hinted will be the last tournament of her illustrious career.

 | AP

Tennis star Serena Williams

Serena Williams Not Done Yet; Wins 1st Match At U.S. Open

Three weeks ago, Williams told the world that she was ready to concentrate on having a second child and her venture capital firm.

 | AP

Tennis star Novak Djokovic

Unvaccinated Djokovic Out Of U.S. Open; Can't Travel To States

While U.S. citizens who are unvaccinated can compete at the U.S. Open, foreign citizens are restricted from entering the U.S. without a COVID-19 shot.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Tennis star Serena Williams waves to fans

Serena Williams Loses 1st Match Since Saying She's Prepared To Retire

Williams didn't say what her last event will be, but she made it sound as if her final farewell will come at the U.S. Open, which begins Aug. 29.

 | AP

Serena Williams swings a tennis racket during a match.

Serena Williams Says She Is 'Evolving Away From Tennis'

Williams said she doesn't like the word "retirement" and thinks of this as "evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me."

 | AP

Tennis star Coco Gauff

Tennis Star Coco Gauff Caps Off Atlanta Return With Hometown Victory

Coco Gauff is the youngest player ranked in the top 100 by the Women's Tennis Association. She's also now ranked No. 11 in the world in singles.

 | Stephen Graddick IV

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates beating Australia's Nick Kyrgios.

Novak Djokovic Beats Nick Kyrgios For 7th Wimbledon Title

Among men, only Roger Federer, with eight, has won more titles at Wimbledon than Novak Djokovic.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina kisses her trophy

Elena Rybakina Wins Wimbledon Women's Final For 1st Slam

Rybakina, who turned 23 last month, is the youngest woman to win the Wimbledon title since 2011.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A grass court at Wimbledon

Wimbledon Is Only Ever Played On Grass Courts

Wimbledon is known for tradition, and one of the most important is that all play takes place on grass courts.

 | Meg Hilling and Simon Kaufman

Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko returns a serve

Why Are Tennis Balls Yellow?

How did we all decide that tennis balls would be a vibrant yelllow?

 | Meg Hilling and Simon Kaufman

Serena Williams waves to the crowd at Wimbledon

Serena Williams Loses At Wimbledon In 1st Match In A Year

Williams has spent more than 300 weeks ranked No. 1 but currently is 1,204th on account off some time off.

 | AP

Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev

Wimbledon Bans Players From Russia, Belarus Over Ukraine War

Reigning U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev and two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka are among those impacted by the decision.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Ash Barty of Australia celebrates win

World No. 1 Ash Barty, 25, Announces Retirement From Tennis

Ash Barty retired on her own terms, too. At the age of 25, just two months after winning the Australian Open title.

 | Alex Livingston and AP

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic wears a face mask

Djokovic Pulls Out Of U.S. Tournaments Due To Unvaccinated Status

In February, the tennis player said he would not get vaccinated, even if he needs to be in order to participate in events like Wimbledon.

 | AP

Tennis players Elina Svitolina of Ukraine and Anastasia Potapova of Russia

International Tennis Federation Cancels Events In Russia And Belarus

The federation will allow players from those countries to participate in tournaments without any national identification.

 | Scripps News Staff and Jay Strubberg

Tennis player Novak Djokovic

Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic Could Skip French Open, Wimbledon

The 20-time Grand Slam champion said he is still not vaccinated and is prepared to sacrifice titles to stay that way.

 | AP

Rafael Nadal of Spain holds the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup.

Rafael Nadal Wins 21st Grand Slam Title At Australian Open

The 35-year-old Spaniard now has one more than Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, his long-time rivals in the so-called Big Three.

 | AP

Peng Shuai of China plays against Monica Niculescu during their women's singles match at the Open China tennis tournament.

Women's Tennis Tour Suspends China Events Over Peng Concerns

The Women's Tennis Tournament Association says it is suspending events over concerns about the safety of Peng Shaui, a Grand Slam doubles champion.

 | AP

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, speaks to the crowd

Naomi Osaka wins US Open return

The tennis star was fined for skipping a post-match interview due to her anxiety and pulling out of the French Open and Wimbledon.

 | AP

Men play tennis.

KSHB: Kansas Tennis Player Heads To The Paralympics

Casey Ratzlaff has only been playing tennis for about a decade.


Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts after lighting the cauldron during the Olympics opening ceremony.

Tennis Star Naomi Osaka Lights Cauldron To Open 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The four-time Grand Slam winner and second-ranked women's tennis player in the world will represent her home country of Japan at the games.

 | AP

Naomi Osaka poses with the championship trophy in front of a Japanese flag on March 18, 2018 in Indian Wells, California.

How US Open Winner Naomi Osaka Is Redefining 'Japanese'

By representing a country known for its racial homogeneity, the biracial tennis champion is also challenging what it means to be Japanese.

 | Ben Schamisso