Venus Williams beat Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 in the Wimbledon semifinals on Thursday, becoming the oldest finalist since Martina Navratilova in 1994. If Williams wins the title, she’d be oldest champion since 1908.
A well-rested Roger Federer is the favorite to capture his eighth title at Wimbledon, which starts Monday in London. On the women’s side, two-time champion Petra Kvitova is back after suffering stab wounds to her hand during a home invasion.
Rafael Nadal is poised to win an unprecedented 10th French Open title. Novak Djokovic hires Andre Agassi as coach. Women’s field wide open with Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova missing.
The Barry Buccaneers women’s tennis team has won three national titles in nine years under coach Avi Kigel, a native of Tel Aviv. No Barry team — in any sport — had ever gone 30-0 before the Bucs women’s tennis team accomplished the feat on Saturday, May 13.
Romanian tennis great Ilie “Nasty” Nastase was suspended by the International Tennis Federation for alleged racist comment about Serena Williams’ unborn child, and also for berating a chair umpire and British players during a weekend Fed Cup match.
Tennis player Andrea Lazaro is now the top singles player on a Florida International University team that is having a dream season with a 19-1 record and 17 consecutive wins heading into the Conference USA championships, which begin Thursday and run through Sunday in Denton, Texas.