Coco Gauff delivers gun violence message after making Grand Slam finals

Cori “Coco” Gauff is the youngest women’s tennis player to earn a spot in any Grand Slam tennis tournament in almost 20 years. But it is what the teen tennis phenom displayed on a TV camera after her convincing victory in the French Open semifinals that has garnered international headlines. The precocious 18-year-old demolished Martina […]

Coco Gauff makes 1st Grand Slam tennis semifinal

Teenage tennis sensation Coco Gauff continues to be one of the sport’s most charismatic players since storming into the game at age 15 at the 2018 Wimbledon Grand Slam tournament. Gauff electrified audiences once more after dispatching fellow American Sloane Stephens, 7-5, 6-2, on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at the French Open in Paris to […]

Why Naomi Osaka is taking another break from tennis

Naomi Osaka announced on Friday, Sept. 3, that she may be stepping away from the tennis courts for a while. Osaka had a near meltdown during her US Open match with Leylah Fernandez and threw her racket to the court several times during the competition. She also walked off the court into a bathroom without […]

Stephen A. Smith doesn’t feel Naomi Osaka was being bullied by journalist

Stephen A. Smith doesn’t see anything wrong with the way Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Paul Daugherty questioned Naomi Osaka and feels the term “bully” is being overused. Osaka briefly left a press conference in Cincinnati on Monday after she appeared to get upset with a line of questioning about her relationship with the media, leading her […]

Naomi Osaka lights the Olympic torch and returns to tennis with her 1st win

Naomi Osaka made a triumphant return to tennis on Sunday, July 25, when she defeated China’s Saisai Zheng at the Tokyo Olympics. Representing Japan, Osaka defeated the 52nd ranked in the world Saisai in straight sets — 6-1, 6-4. “The Olympics has been a dream of mine since I was a kid. So I feel […]

Venus Williams defends Naomi Osaka with scorching rebuke of media (video)

Venus Williams torched the assembled media masses at the French Open on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, while throwing a cloak of protection around fellow tennis giant Naomi Osaka. The 40-year-old tennis legend was responding to questions regarding the shocking withdrawal of current superstar Osaka due to her admitted bouts with depression. Osaka was lambasted by […]

Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open, Serena Williams responds

Four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open on Monday, May 31, 2021, after the continued controversy surrounding her refusal to grant press interviews following her matches. Osaka claimed the interviews caused mental health issues and that reporters seem to be “kicking athletes when they’re down” during their lowest points. Osaka was […]

Venus Williams unveils new K-Swiss sneakers and workout apparel (photos)

Tennis champion Venus Williams continues to make her mark in the fashion industry as well and recently reconnected with K-Swiss for the launch of her new activewear line called the “Glow Up” collection. The capsule of clothing includes leggings, shorts, jackets, and hoodies and is the second pairing of the classic tennis shoe company with […]

Naomi Osaka fined for skipping press conference after French Open match

Four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka kept true to her word and skipped her first press interview on Sunday, May 30, 2021, after her French Open match. Osaka revealed last week that she wouldn’t be granting press interviews during the French Open, citing mental health concerns and that reporters often “kick athletes when they’re down.” […]

Serena Williams was asked extremely foul question at French Open tournament

Tennis legend Serena Williams has had to endure multiple ridiculous, invasive and race-tinged questions from a legion of ignorant reporters ever since she and her sister, Venus Williams, began their takeover of the World Tennis Association in the late 1990s. But this latest inquiry, fired at Serena, 36, as the record-breaking women’s title holder prepares […]

Prince rocks Afro at the French Open

Prince was spotted at the French Open with not just any scepter but a bedazzled one. He sat among friends, which included his muse, Damaris Lewis, at the Roland Garros French Tennis Open in Paris. They intensely watched Rafael Nadal’s fourth-round match against Dusan Lajovic. Earlier, he shared a photo of himself getting ready. Check out more awesome […]

Twitter reacts to Gael Monfils’ shocking upset at the French Open

Gael Monfils struggled through inures in bad play in 2012. As a result, the Frenchmen entered the French Open unranked and forced to play the fifth seed Tomas Berdych. Monfils was an underdog and expected to be ousted from the tournament quickly. However, he shocked the tennis world by defeating Berdych in a first round […]

Serena Williams Beats Sharapova for Olympic Gold

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Serena Williams became only the second woman to complete a career Golden Slam, winning the most lopsided women’s final in Olympic history Saturday by beating Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1. The victory completed a remarkable run of domination by the No. 4-seeded Williams, who lost only 17 games in six matches en […]