Posts Tagged Women’s tennis

King’s World Team Tennis hits 40th anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King’s tennis league will celebrate its 40th anniversary this summer, featuring players Venus Williams, Andy Roddick and Martina Hingis.

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Nadal criticizes captain for ‘false’ sexism debate

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rafael Nadal criticized Spain’s female Davis Cup captain on Tuesday for feeding a “false and absurd” debate that started when his coach and uncle questioned whether a woman could coach in the men’s game.

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Argentina offers the blind a place to play tennis

In this Nov. 12, 2014 photo, Eduardo Raffetto, director of Argentina Tennis Program for the Visually Impaired, left, has 9-year-old Felipe Angiono feel a special tennis ball made of foam and filled with metal pellets during his first class in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Played on a badminton-sized court with a lowered net and rope, players use junior tennis rackets and a ball that rattles upon impact. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Accompanied by two women, 9-year-old Felipe Angiono enters cautiously and asks: “Is this where the blind play tennis?”

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