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  • Photo essay: Maria Sharapova at China Open 2014
    Photo essay: Maria Sharapova at China Open 2014
    Maria Sharapova outlasted Petra Kvitova 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in a hard-hitting, back-and-forth duel to win the China Open on Sunday and returned to No. 2 in the rankings behind Serena Williams.After missing the end of last season with an injured shoulder...
  • Photo essay: Touching moments of Na Li’s retirement ceremony
    Photo essay: Touching moments of Na Li’s retirement ceremony
    China's two-time Grand Slam champion Na Li bid farewell to the sport that she played for more than a decade with a touching ceremony at the newly-concluded China Open tennis tournament in Beijing.It was a tearful ceremony featuring hugs from...
  • Serena Williams of USA speaks to the media
    Top tennis women are scrambling to make WTA season finale
    The Grand Slam tournaments are in the books for 2014 which leaves the season ending event in Singapore to wrap up the year. Although the number one ranking is all but locked up, the prestigious WTA finale on October 20th is a top prize for all the...
  • Petra Kovitiva wins second Connecticut Open title
    Top tennis stars return to Connecticut Open
    One of Connecticut's top sporting events was back again this past weekend, and with it a new name. The former New Haven Open is now called the Connecticut Open and owned by the state of Connecticut. This years tournament brought some of the...
  • Petra Kvitova Kisses Trophy
    Kvitova wins her second New Haven title in three years
    Coming to New Haven this year, Petra Kvitova was already a two-time U.S. Open singles champion. And now, she is a two-time Connecticut Open champion as well. The No. 4-ranked women’s player in the world systematically took down No. 68...
  • Sam Stosur
    Stosur, Flipkens complete Connecticut Open field
    The newly named Connecticut Open, to be played Aug. 15-23 at the Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven, filled its 2014 brackets on Wednesday by adding former US Open Champion and World No. 22 Sam Stosur and 2013 Wimbledon semifinalist Kirsten...
  • Winning Smile
    Vintage Venus
    Playing in just her second career match at Stade Uniprix, Venus Williams came out and played as though she were a former champion; Williams was completely comfortable, and although playing on the second show court, she impressed. Taking on the...
  • Tennis: Bouchard, Berdych highlight Citi Open fields
    Tennis: Bouchard, Berdych highlight Citi Open fields
    Ten of the best 50 female tennis players in the world will compete in the Citi Open in Washington, DC, beginning July 28. Leading the field is seventh-ranked Eugenie Bouchard, a 2014 Wimbledon finalist. DC-darlin’ Sloane Stephens (22) and...
  • Kvitova and her trophy
    Kvitova Wins Second Wimbledon Championship
    Petra Kvitova trounced Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in the 2014 Wimbledon Women's Final. It was her second Wimbledon win in four years.Kvitova's quick strike play is perfect for grass-court tennis and it showed exponentially on Saturday. Her...
  • Petra Kvitova in 2014 French Open - First Round
    New Haven Open adds four Top-20 players
    The field for the 2014 New Haven Open received a major boost over the holiday weekend when former New Haven champion Petra Kvitova, currently the No. 6-ranked women's tennis player in the world, along with No. 11 Sara Errani and No. 19 Genie...
  • Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki at the 2014 Masters Par Three Tournament
    McIlroy-Wozniacki wedding off: blame the invitations
    Golfer Rory McIlroy says that once the invitations were sent he realized he wasn't ready to marry longtime girlfriend, tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, despite being engaged since New Year's Eve. Then he had to face the music with the media...
  • NPDW Writers for 2014
    2014 New Play Development Workshop Scene Showcase
    The Women’s Theatre Alliance (WTA) is devoted to supporting, promoting and showcasing Chicago’s female theatre artists and is now in its 22nd year. Alliance members are encouraged to share their advice, knowledge and expertise in order...
  • Champion Again
    Miami's Finest
    Serena Williams, after two weeks of battling and sheer determination, is the champion at the Sony Open. Williams came into the 2014 Sony Open not particularly playing her best tennis, but as her sister Venus Williams shares a similar relationship...
  • Venus In Anguish
    Valaint Effort
    On a cold night, Venus Williams battled into the early hours of the morning before finally succumbing to the Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova 6-1 5-7 6-3. In a match that featured so many ebs and flows, twists and turns, and obviously momentum shifts,...
  • Fired Up
    Can She Do It?
    Maria Sharapova has marched through the Sony Open draw and finds herself in the semifinals against none other than her arch nemesis, Serena Williams. What looked to be the upcoming great rivalry turned out to be one way traffic for the younger...