Tag: tennis

While there have been a few scheduling hiccups along the way, the 2020 fall prep sports season — which was in danger of not happening at all — is hitting the home stretch. Iola High’s…

Iola High School Principal Scott Carson admitted afterward he bit off more than he could chew. In watching a recent Iola High School tennis practice, Carson offered a challenge to Iola’s top tennis duo, sisters…

CHANUTE — Iola High’s Fillies faced some tough competition on the tennis courts Thursday. The Fillies’ doubles team of Miah and Sidney Shelby picked up Iola’s win of the day, cruising to 8-1 victory, over…

NEW YORK — Second seed Dominic Thiem came back from two-sets-to-love down Sunday to defeat German fifth seed Alexander Zverev 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) and clinch a maiden grand slam title at the…

Working moms have made history at the U.S. Open tennis tournament when nine days in, three  qualified for its quarterfinals. It’s the first time in history that three mothers have gone that far at the…

NEW YORK — Serena Williams posted a record 102nd win at the US Open with a 7-5, 6-3 first-round victory over fellow American Kristie Ahn on Tuesday, and Britain’s Andy Murray enjoyed a winning return…

NEW YORK (AP) — For all of the obvious concessions to the coronavirus at the no-fans-allowed U.S. Open — near-empty arenas; silence pierced by the occasional clap, sneaker squeak or roaring jet; a lack of…

CHANUTE — Iola High tennis coach Chris Belknap received a text message shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday that two of his freshmen — Rebekah Coltrane and Keira Fawson — wanted to give it a whirl…

NEW YORK (AP) — Wimbledon champion Simona Halep will skip the U.S. Open, saying Monday she is putting her health first and prefers to stay in Europe amid the coronavirus pandemic. Halep, a former top-ranked…

In sports, it’s not unusual for hyped-up individual matchups to disappoint — just ask anyone who’s blown hard-earned money on a subpar pay-per-view event. But that certainly was not the case in central Kentucky on…