Grand Slam

Isner-Mahut: Now You Can Re-live Tennis’s Longest Match

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Damian Kust is an American Studies major at the University of Gdańsk in Poland and writes for the Last Word on Tennis website. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Kust no longer attends his […]

Angelique Kerber: ‘There Will Be Brighter Days’

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) In a week of challenging circumstances facing tennis, Wednesday’s announcement that this year’s Wimbledon Championships had been cancelled by the All England Club has brought out many thoughtful responses. On Wednesday, 2018 Wimbledon women’s […]

Lloyd Harris Reacts To Wimbledon Cancellation

CAPE TOWN, April 3, 2020 (SA Press Release) South African rising star Lloyd Harris has expressed sadness over the news that Wimbledon has been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus crisis but admits health and safety is more important. […]

Craig Tiley: ‘We Are In An Unprecedented Crisis’

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) In retrospect, Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley’s 14-word, 80-character tweet posted on his Twitter page Thursday was one he probably wished hadn’t been necessary. Yet, it succinctly summed up his own feelings and those […]

USTA Reacts To Wimbledon Cancellation

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) With today’s news that the 2020 Wimbledon Championships have cancelled and with the French Tennis Federation already having moved the dates of this year’s French Open from May to September – and with […]

With Great Britain On Lockdown, 2020 Wimbledon Championships Cancelled

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The 2020 Wimbledon Championships have been cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus pandemic. Official word came from the AELTC about 4 p.m. London time Wednesday. The 134th Championships, instead, […]

Wimbledon Decision Will Be No Splendour In The Grass

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) With Great Britain on lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and pro tennis halted until at least June 8, which coincides with start of the traditional British grass-court season, it should come […]

US Open Site To Be Turned Into Temporary Hospital

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The Wall Street Journal reported Monday evening that facilities at the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center, the site of the US Open, will be turned into a temporary hospital in the […]

The Telegraph: All England Club Will Confirm Wimbledon Cancellation This Week

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The Telegraph tennis correspondent Simon Briggs confirmed Sunday night that the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club will announce the cancellation of Wimbledon after its emergency board meeting scheduled on Wednesday. According to the […]