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Tennis

  1. tennis
    The French Open’s Women’s Final Is a BlockbusterA dynamic young American versus the most dominant player in years. Who said the women’s game lacked excitement?
  2. games
    Wimbledon’s Ban on Russian Players Is the Coward’s Way OutThe tournament’s wrongheaded decision is political but not in the way it wants you to think.
  3. sports
    Wimbledon Pins Blame for Russian Invasion on Daniil MedvedevThe tournament’s banning of individual Russians and Belarusians doesn’t make a lot of sense.
  4. culture
    Naomi Osaka Continues to Show Vulnerability on the CourtWatch Osaka’s response to a heckling incident that brought her to tears.
  5. media
    The New York Times Mixed Up Serena and Venus Williams“No matter how far we come, we get reminded that it’s not enough,” Serena wrote.
  6. sports
    Djokovic’s War Against Evil COVID Vaccine Will ContinueThe World No. 1 isn’t getting a shot anytime soon and might miss the French Open as a result.
  7. whines
    When Will Tennis’s Golden Age Be Over Already?Rafael Nadal’s Australian Open victory was stirring, but the sport could really use some new blood at the top.
  8. tennis
    Rafael Nadal Is the GOAT for NowThe old guard of tennis continues to dominate the field.
  9. encounter
    Is the Next Great Pastime … Pickleball?Connor Pardoe wants to turn the racquet sport, once a game for retirees, into a primetime event.
  10. vaccines
    Australia Is Now Djokovic-FreeUnvaccinated tennis star Novak Djokovic is out.
  11. international affairs
    Australia Defeats and Deports DjokovicAfter his last-ditch legal effort failed, the unvaccinated tennis star has left the country and will not play in the Australian Open.
  12. vulture sports
    How to Stream the 2022 Australian Open Like a ProLet’s serve up some suggestions, shall we?
  13. australian open
    Australia Seeks to Deport Djokovic Once More, With FeelingThe vaccine skeptic and defending Aussie Open champion is running out of options.
  14. fiascos
    Novak Djokovic Beats Australia (for Now)The vaccine skeptic and world No. 1 has at least temporarily avoided deportation. But this farcical saga isn’t over yet.
  15. heels
    Novak Djokovic Is Still Caught in Australian LimboAs the country continues its effort to deport him per its vaccination rules, the star’s family and supporters are casting him as a political prisoner.
  16. china
    Peng Shuai Not at All Suspiciously Recants AccusationsSurely this will assuage everyone’s concerns, right?
  17. sports
    Men’s Tennis Offers a Weak Response to Peng Shuai’s PlightSo far, women’s tennis stands alone in the sports world with its bold stance toward China.
  18. peng shuai
    Women’s Tennis Suspends Tournaments in China Over Treatment of Peng ShuaiThe WTA president said he doubted that doubles star Peng Shuai was “safe and not subject to censorship” following her sexual-assault allegation.
  19. sports
    Women’s Tennis Had to Stand Up to ChinaOther sports could get away without direct confrontation. Peng Shuai feels like a turning point.
  20. tiny little shorts
    God Bless Will Smith’s Tiny King Richard ShortsA thigh-centric ode to tennis-dad style.
  21. china
    IOC Says Missing Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai Told Them She’s SafeShe hadn’t been seen in public since accusing a former government official of sexual assault — prompting international concern about her welfare.
  22. movie review
    Will Smith’s Performance Makes King Richard Worth SeeingIt’s not so much a biopic of Richard Williams, father to Venus and Serena, as it is a portrait of a family at a pivotal time in their lives.
  23. china
    Missing Chinese Tennis Player ‘Sends’ Very Disconcerting EmailPeng Shuai accused a prominent politician of sexual assault. Now, nobody knows where she is.
  24. tennis
    Novak Djokovic Lost. Hallelujah.A Federer fan breathes a big, probably short-lived sigh of relief.
  25. tennis
    This Year’s U.S. Open Is an Antidote to GloomThrilling phenoms, riotous crowds, and that old New York energy have made it a tournament to remember.
  26. tennis
    The Strange Beauty of Seeing Andy Murray LoseThe former world No. 1 is seemingly at peace with not contending for titles anymore — and it’s a joy to watch.
  27. tennis
    The GOATNovak Djokovic’s unstoppable rise to the top of tennis.
  28. sports
    Serena Williams Has Dropped Out of the U.S. OpenThe tennis star said she was still recovering from a torn hamstring.
  29. power
    This Press Conference Sure Proved Naomi Osaka’s PointShe broke down in tears after a journalist’s questions about her stance on media.
  30. filmmaking
    Naomi Osaka’s Cinematic Perspective Is Also a Human OneDirector Garrett Bradley breaks down the intuitive, intimate approach she took to capturing one of most scrutinized athletes in the world.
  31. tokyo olympics
    The Olympics’ COVID Problem Is GrowingThe games are opening today, as more and more athletes test positive for the virus and cases in Tokyo rise.
  32. tv review
    Naomi Osaka Is the Story of a Work in ProgressThe Netflix docuseries about the tennis phenom crafts an intimate study of a player for whom winning matches is only half the battle.
  33. vulture sports
    Naomi Osaka Takes Home the ESPY for Best Female AthleteIn her first public appearance since withdrawing from the French Open and Wimbledon.
  34. mental health
    Naomi Osaka: ‘Athletes Are Human’In a new essay for Time, the tennis champion called on the sport to do more to support players’ mental health.
  35. open letters
    Naomi Osaka Says Press Conferences Need “A Refresh” to Protect Athletes“I believe that we can make it better, more interesting, and more enjoyable for each side.”
  36. trendspotting
    Why Does My Instagram Look Like Wimbledon?Dressing like a tennis player somehow makes perfect sense for summer 2021.
  37. sports!
    Serena Williams Won’t Play at the Tokyo Olympics“I really haven’t thought about it, so I’m going to keep not thinking about it.”
  38. sports
    Naomi Osaka Has Withdrawn From Wimbledon“She is taking some personal time with friends and family,” according to her agent.
  39. sports
    Rafael Nadal Is an Artist TooFederer gets all the odes. But there’s beauty in the King of Clay’s game — and in his foibles.
  40. games
    Tennis Lessons and Learning to Feel at Home in My BodyAt age 28, I began transitioning. But my body didn’t become mine until I picked up a racket.
  41. games
    Let’s Have a Good-Faith Discussion About Naomi OsakaHer abrupt exit from the French Open over anxiety around press conferences does not lend itself to a simple narrative.
  42. vulture sports
    Serena Williams, Fellow Athletes Express Support for Naomi OsakaFollowing her decision to withdraw from the French Open.
  43. vulture sports
    Naomi Osaka Withdraws From the French OpenFollowing her decision not to participate in press events.
  44. vulture sports
    Naomi Osaka Shouts Out Serena Williams After Emotional Australian Open Win“For me, I want her to play forever.”
  45. sports!
    Butterfly Blesses Naomi Osaka During Australian OpenJust a little kiss.
  46. serena williams
    Serena Williams Can’t Keep Track of All Her TrophiesFair enough.
  47. gaffes
    Here’s the New White House Tennis Court No One Has Been Waiting ForNot the first tennis-related gaffe at the White House either.
  48. power
    Naomi Osaka Wanted Her U.S. Open Masks to Make You Think“What was the message that you got, was more the question.”
  49. racial justice
    Naomi Osaka’s Powerful Tribute to Victims of Police ViolenceThe tennis champion is wearing masks emblazoned with the names of police-brutality victims for each match of the U.S. Open.
  50. vulture sports
    Novak Djokovic Out at U.S. Open After Line Judge Hit With BallThe Serbian tennis star apologized for the incident: ‘So unintended. So wrong.’
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