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Gig Alert: Tennis

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Indie pop band Tennis plays The Bowery Ballroom tonight. Download the new track "Origins."

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WNYC News

The US Open Feels Like Home to New American

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

WNYC

Tennis player Varvara Lepchenko says she felt like an American, ever since coming to the United States to play tournaments here in 2000. She moved to the States in 2001, and credits achieving U.S. citizenship last year with a recent boost in her game. 

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The Takeaway

Tennis Grunts Face Ban

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Grunts from professional tennis players — which for many years has been a hot issue, especially among long-time tennis fans who say it’s too barbarous for the sport — could soon be a thing of the past.

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Features

As Weather Changes, the Search for Indoor Tennis Venues Begins Anew

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The increasingly cold weather marks the changing of the tennis season — from outdoor to indoor playing.

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Features

Practice: Essential for Hummus and Tennis

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

WNYC

Worlds collided for me when I met Eldad Zvulen, the top pro at the new Vanderbilt Tennis Club in Grand Central Terminal. Yes, there's a tennis court at the renowned landmark train terminal. There's also a tennis teaching professional who knows his hummus.

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The Takeaway

US Open: News and Analysis from Finals

Monday, September 12, 2011

The U.S. Open comes to a close tonight and Rafael Nadal is hoping to end his losing streak against top-ranked player Novak Djokovic in the men’s finals. He’ll look to capture something of the underdog spirit embodied by Samantha Stosur — the Australian who beat Serena Williams in last night’s women’s final. Williams captured attention both for the amazing comeback she made from a life-threatening illness earlier this year, and also for the anger and frustration she exhibited on court during some fiery exchanges with the umpire.

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The Net Post

Grandstand: Crowd-Pleasing Matches in a Crowd-Pleasing Venue

Monday, September 05, 2011

WNYC

You make friends when you're sitting in the seats behind the baselines in the Grandstand Stadium. That's because most of the people who score these seats don't give them up easily, so you end up spending your entire day with them.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Billie Jean King

Monday, September 05, 2011

Billie Jean King, tennis legend and member of The President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, discusses the president's and first lady's agenda on national fitness as well as her tennis career. 

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The Takeaway

Venus Williams Pulls Out of U.S. Open

Thursday, September 01, 2011

The United States is faring well in the U.S. Open so far, with Christina McHale hailing a victory against France yesterday. But there was bad news for the U.S. team yesterday, as well. Venus Williams announced that she has pulled out of the tournament, due to health problems related to Sjögren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease that causes joint pain and fatigue.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Arthur Ashe at the New York Public Library, 1987

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WNYC

The largest court in the United States Tennis Association's complex in Flushing Meadows, where the US Open has taken place since 1977, is named after Arthur Ashe, one of tennis's great ambassadors. Today we give you a chance to listen to the late Ashe, in a 1987 installment of WNYC's broadcast of Voices at the New York Public Library, where he spoke about his upcoming book on racism in sports.

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WQXR Blog

When Classical Music Takes Center Court

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

How was it that Gershwin and Schoenberg came to enjoy a fiercely-fought tennis match each week? Why was Prokofiev so interested in the game? As the U.S. Open heats up, host Midge Woolsey considers the links.

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The Net Post

At the US Open, Food Fit for a President

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chef Jim Abbey is the U.S. Open's No. 1 chef — he's been the chief executive of food for the Open for six years. And over the course of the 20-day tournament, Abbey and his 250-plus culinary staff will feed more than 700,000 fans at 60 concession stands, five restaurants, 100 luxury suites and the Player’s Lounge.

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The Net Post

Irene Says Goodnight Just in Time for Tennis in Queens

Monday, August 29, 2011

WNYC

I'm heading out to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows on Monday.  It was Venus Williams against Russia's Vesna Dolonts and Roger Federer against Santiago Giraldo of Colombia.

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The Net Post

The US Open Takes Center Stage in NYC

Monday, August 29, 2011

The U.S. Open, the final tennis major of the year, begins in New York City at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Monday despite minor damage from Tropical Storm Irene.

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Features

Broadway, Museums, Parks, Casinos Re-Open After Irene

Monday, August 29, 2011

Broadway theaters, museums and parks in New York are back open on Monday after Tropical Storm Irene forced them to shut down over the weekend. The U.S. Open started on Monday, as planned. Casinos are also back open in New Jersey and Connecticut.

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Features

New Haven's Pizza Temples: Worth the Wait?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WNYC

Tuesday's earthquake did not open up any yawning crevasse along the East Coast. But it cracked open the schedule at the New Haven Open. Play was suspended for two hours, pushing back the start of the evening matches and allowing us the chance to go get pizza at Sally's Apizza.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and Tennis’ Fiercest Rivalry

Monday, August 22, 2011

Stephen Tignor, Executive Editor of Tennis magazine, talks about the golden age of tennis in the 1970s. In High Strung: Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and the Untold Story of Tennis’ Fiercest Rivalry, he writes of the 1981 U.S. Open final, when the Swede Bjorn Borg lost to his brash young rival, John McEnroe, bringing about the end of an era. Tignor chronicles the lives and careers of the players who made those days of tennis so memorable—Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Ilie Nastase, Vitas Gerulaitis, and Ivan Lendl.

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Features

Celebrities Get in on the Game at the US Open

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Will Ferrell, Taio Cruz and Carmelo Anthony are among the stars who will participate in this year's U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. The grand slam will also include 9/11 tributes from Queen Latifah and Cyndi Lauper.

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The Takeaway

Tennis Champ Jim Courier Explains Wimbledon

Monday, June 20, 2011

Today, tennis fans around the world will be tuning into the world-renowned grass court tennis tournament in London, the Wimbledon Championships. One of the four grand slam tennis championships, it is also the oldest and considerably the most prestigious. Here to talk us through the ins and outs of Wimbledon is a man who won four grand slam singles titles: American tennis champion Jim Courier.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Serving Up Tennis

Friday, June 17, 2011

Tennis aficionados have hundreds of courts to choose from in New York City parks, but many are balking at the cost of permits, which has doubled to $200. Robert Garafola, deputy parks commissioner for management and budget, talks about New Yorkers' tennis options, the rise in court permit fees, and gearing up for summer.

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