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Andy Roddick's Career Ends With Loss

He gets defeated in the fourth round of US Open

(Newser) - The man who could be the best US men's tennis player of his generation is now retired: Andy Roddick lost in the fourth round of the US Open today against Argentina's Juan Martin del Porto, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-4, reports AP . "For the first time... More »

Serena Williams Faces Risky Road to Return

Tennis star calls blood clot, hematoma 'extremely hard, disappointing'

(Newser) - Serena Williams' tennis career is on hold indefinitely following a series of health scares she calls "extremely hard ... and disappointing." News surfaced yesterday that Williams suffered a pulmonary embolism in February and then, more recently, a hematoma; she is now recuperating at home. But Williams has not played... More »

Former Teen Tennis Star Capriati in Apparent OD

She's recovering in Florida hospital

(Newser) - Former teen tennis star Jennifer Capriati is recovering from an apparent drug overdose after paramedics rushed her to a local hospital from a Florida hotel room, reports TMZ . Her dad said she's doing well. Capriati, 34, earned $1 million in winnings at the age of 16, and won 3 Grand... More »

In Picking Tennis Balls, Junk Science Meets OCD

(Newser) - The meticulous attention a pro tennis player gives to choosing balls ahead of a serve is a little bit of science with a healthy dose of superstition—or even stalling. Players say balls that have seen more play are fluffier and therefore have more drag, though the consensus is that... More »

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