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In The News
May 4th, 2013

The Story Behind The Jason Collins Story

NBA veteran Jason Collins made history this week by announcing he is gay. The news appeared in an exclusive Sports Illustrated cover story. Bill Littlefield spoke with SI Executive Editor Jon Wertheim who was there for the Collins interview.

Interview
September 8th, 2012

Andy Roddick’s Farewell

Andy Roddick retired from professional tennis on Wednesday, after his loss to Juan Martin Del Potro in the U.S. Open. Bill Littlefield talks with Christopher Clarey of the New York Times about Roddick’s exit from the sport and the future of American tennis.

Interview
September 1st, 2012

Controversy And Excitement At The ’77 U.S. Open

The summer of 1977 was eventful in New York City, to say the least. The drama also stretched to the U.S. Open tennis tournament, which Michael Steinberger recently chronicled for the New York Times. Bill Littlefield talks to Steinberger about the ’77 U.S. Open.

Commentary
July 11th, 2012

Dead Man’s Wimbledon Wager Pays Out To Charity

People bet on sports … a lot. However, not a lot of people make bets that take years to unfold and pay out after they die. Bill Littlefield looks at a most curious wager involving Wimbledon, Roger Federer, and the charity Oxfam.

Interview
July 7th, 2012

Andy Murray: Britain’s Hometown Wimbledon Hope

Andy Murray became the first British gentleman to make the Wimbledon Final in 74 years. Bill talks with the New York Times’ Christopher Clarey about Murray Mania sweeping England.

In Depth
June 30th, 2012

A Grunt By Any Other Name…

Women’s tennis has a noise pollution problem. The players’ grunts have been criticized, and the WTA is trying to change the rules to cut down on extraneous noises. Bill Littlefield and Karen Given tackle the issue.

In Depth
June 9th, 2012

A Record-Setting French Open

Last week, New York Times writer Christopher Clarey joined us to look at the records on pace to fall at the 2012 French Open. Now that some have taken the plunge and Clarey joins Bill Littlefield from Roland Garros for an update.

Interview
June 2nd, 2012

Making History At The French Open

History is made all the time at Grand Slams, but this year’s French Open seems to be teeming with it. Christopher Clarey of The New York Times joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the possibilities.

March 17th, 2012

Platform Tennis: Elevated, Outside, Caged In

Platform tennis features intense competition in a small area surrounded by chicken-wire. You might call it tennis’s version of a steel-cage match … if the players weren’t so darn friendly. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.

September 10th, 2011

Esther Vergeer: A Remarkable Streak

Only A Game’s Jon Kalish reports on the wheelchair tennis player with an 8 year, 424-match winning streak. Esther Vergeer of the Netherlands hopes to continue the streak in the finals of the U.S. Open on Sunday.

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