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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim says the U.S. Open women’s title is Serena Williams’ to lose, but who will come out on top in the men’s final on Monday? Wertheim joins Bill to update the latest from Flushing Meadows.
This year’s U.S. Open marks the return of the doubles team known as the Indo-Pak Express, featuring Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan, and Rohan Bopanna of India. Only A Game’s Ron Schachter reports on a team using their platform to promote peace.
Wimbledon 2011 has features upset, injury and triumph. Bill Littlefield talks to Bud Collins of the Boston Globe about the most interesting matches of the tournament, and Bud gives his predictions for the men’s and women’s finals.
The evolution of replay technology and high-tech television graphics has made sports more accurate … and generated piles of new statistical information. And as Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports there’s even more to come.
Roger Federer snapped Novak Djokovic’s 43-match winning streak with his victory in the semi-finals of the French Open on Friday. Bill Littlefield talks to New York Times’ tennis writer Christopher Clarey about Federer’s win, along with other French Open related matters.