Fans in the English speaking world know the Parisian tennis event played on dark red clay as the French Open. But as Bill Littlefield discusses with the New York Times’ Chris Clarey, the tournament is also known by another name.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.