High Percentage Tennis-Basic

In most situations, hitting crosscourt from the baseline is the high percentage shot. The net is 6 inches lower in the center than it is at the sidelines.

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Nadal Praises Tim Smyczek’s Sportsmanship in Close Match

MELBOURNE, Australia — Tim Smyczek, a qualifier from Milwaukee ranked 112th, wielded his racket exceptionally well Wednesday night, striking 64 winners and coming within one game of upsetting third-

Australian Open Scene: McHale's recovery, Nadal's shorts

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Christina McHale has survived her fair share of endurance-testing matches at the Grand Slams.

Federer wins opening match at Australian Open over Lu

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Second-seeded and 17-time major champion Roger Federer defeated Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 Monday in a first-round match at the Australian Open.

Retired champion Li Na announces she's pregnant

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Retired two-time Grand Slam champion Li Na was always known for her timing on court at the Australian Open, whether it was a cleanly struck passing shot or a deadpanned wi

Fifth-seeded Ivanovic out in first round of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Coming off a resurgent season, Ana Ivanovic believed she could be one of the top contenders for the first Grand Slam of the year.

Haas, 36, wants to return to tour

Tommy Haas will look to make yet another comeback to tennis following mid-season shoulder surgery.

Djokovic, Serena receive top ITF annual awards

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been selected as the International Tennis Federation's world champions for 2014.

Sock undergoes surgery, will not play Australian Open

Fourth-ranked American Jack Sock has undergone surgery and will not be able to play until February.

Murray appears to sign clothing contract with Under Armour

Andy Murray appears to have signed with Under Armour as his new clothing sponsor.