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.
Tommy Haas will look to make yet another comeback to tennis following mid-season shoulder surgery.
Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been selected as the International Tennis Federation's world champions for 2014.
Fourth-ranked American Jack Sock has undergone surgery and will not be able to play until February.
Andy Murray appears to have signed with Under Armour as his new clothing sponsor.
Russian tennis federation chief Shamil Tarpischev says he may appeal his suspension by the WTA for making a derogatory remark about the Williams sisters.
Ana Ivanovic, who hasn't won a Grand Slam title since the 2008 French Open, is aiming for another major championship in 2015. The former No.
John Isner has hired tennis commentator and former player Justin Gimelstob as his new coach.
has hired Grant Doyle as his coach, TENNIS.com has learned. Harrison and Doyle have worked before, in 2012. The 22-year-old worked with USTA coach Jay Berger last year.
Pete Sampras is not interested in turning to coaching like many of his fellow champions, saying he does not want to go back on tour.