Justine Henin, Serena Williams reach second round at Wimbledon

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On a rain-interrupted first day of Wimbledon, top-seeded Justine Henin and seventh-seeded Serena Williams eased into the round two. Justine Henin of Belgium needed just 55 minutes to beat Argentine qualifier Jorgelina Cravero 6-3 6-0. The...

Martina Hingis survives two match points at Wimbledon opener

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Former champion Martina Hingis, seeded-ninth, had to save two match points in the second set against a British wildcard Naomi Cavaday. The Swiss reached the second round defeating the promising teenager 6-7 7-5 6-0. At...

Jankovic could have done without Ordina Open

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It’s great that Jankovic is ambitious and determined, and I really enjoy watching her play, but I’m worried that she competes in too many tournaments -- that might take a toll on her body. In...

Jelena Jankovic accompanies tennis legends

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We all know how successful Jelena Jankovic has been in 2007. The Serb has risen to a career-high No. 3 and won titles on all surfaces -- Auckland (hard), Charleston (clay), Rome (clay), and...

Henin claims title at Eastbourne, Chakvetadze at Den Bosch

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Saturday was the finishing day of two grass-court events – the $600,000 International Women’s Open and the $175,000 Ordina Open. Finals at both tournaments were tough three-setters; at the International Women’s Open Justine Henin...

Ordina Open final – Jankovic vs. Chakvetadze

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Saturday is the final day of the last Wimbledon tune-up event, the $175,000 Ordina Open in the Netherlands. The winner will earn $25,870 and 140 points, the runner-up $13,630 and 100 points. Top seed Jelena...

Henin, Mauresmo in Eastbourne final

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Saturday we will watch a match of two superb players, seeds No. 1 and No. 2. Justine Henin – top-ranked player in the world and the defending champion at the Eastbourne International grasscourt tournament;...

Jankovic, Safina, Chakvetadze, Hantuchova semifinalists at Ordina Open

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Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia defeated the Ukranian eighth seed Alona Bondarenko 6-2 6-1. Due to rain, the match was suspended for a few hours in the second set, with Jankovic leading 4-1. “It...

Henin, Bartoli, Petrova, Mauresmo in Eastbourne semis

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The first known semifinalist of the Eastbourne International grass-court tournament was the defending champion Justine Henin, who crushed fifth-seeded Nicole Vaidisova 6-2 6-2. I had expected much more from this match. Vaidisova serves well, so...

Vera Zvonareva withdraws from Wimbledon

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World No. 19 Vera Zvonareva pulled out of Wimbledon on Monday after failing to recover from a left wrist injury which bothered her for months and forced her to miss the French Open. The 23-year-old...
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