Tennis

Set Your DVR: Tennis Great Althea Gibson – An American Master

The story of Althea Gibson, the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world during the 1950s, premieres on Friday September 4 at 9pm on PBS during the U.S. Open. Althea Gibson is an icon, one of the greatest athletes of our time, and a true American hero who paved the way for players like Serena …

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Serena Williams Puts Her Own Spin on Beyonce’s ‘7/11’ Video

Those Beyoncé “7/11″ remakes keep comin’. The video for the up-tempo, hip-hop track, off Bey’s “Platinum Edition” album, has nearly 200 million views and launched numerous re-creations. The original clip was shot in the style of a home-made visual with Beyonce dancing at various locations. Now, check out Serena Williams’ take  courtesy of Vogue (she’s the April cover girl). The tennis star delivers …

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Elizabeth Banks to Play Billie Jean King in HBO Movie

HBO and Playtone have set David Auburn (the playwright behind Proof) to script an untitled project that has Elizabeth Banks playing Billie Jean King and Paul Giamatti Bobby Riggs in the a story of the 1973 Battle of the Sexes tennis match in which the 29-year-old No. 2-ranked female star beat the 55-year-old retired former Wimbledon champ. …

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Today in History: Billie Jean King and The Battle of The Sexes

On this day in 1973 Billie Jean King took on Bobby Riggs in the iconic tennis match known as the Battle of  the Sexes. This tennis match was soooo much more than just an athletic competition; the match became a representation of the progress women fought for –and continue to fight for — in the 1960’s and …

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#NYFW: The Season’s Most Stylish Athletes

If it’s September, you can be pretty sure of two things: Serena Williams will compete at the U.S. Tennis Open after which she will make an appearance at New York’s Fashion Week. Williams, who won her 6th U.S Open title and 18th Grand Slam single last weekend, has  fans on and off the court. One of the most recognized …

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Andy Murray makes bold decision to hire Amélie Mauresmo as coach

British tennis star Andy Murray, who has been without a coach since March of this year, just announced he is hiring former world No. 1 Amélie Mauresmo. Only two weeks away from the start of Wimbledon, the defending champion surprised the tennis world by appointing the Frenchwoman to help him retain his title. Few male professionals are …

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Love Match – Valentine’s Day 2014 Edition

The locker room may not reek of romance but that doesn’t stop some of the fittest human specimens in the world from falling in love with each other. In honor of this Valentine’s Day, we’re breaking down the hottest couples in sports – those who have enjoyed long-lasting marriages as well as new sweethearts. Love …

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