Tennis http://kunc.org en A Star Tennis Coach And The End Of The All-Around Athlete http://kunc.org/post/star-tennis-coach-and-end-all-around-athlete Tennis coach Nick Bollettieri's deserved acceptance into the International Tennis Hall of Fame came late in life, at age 82. What makes him so important is not his long career but how he changed the way we bring up our athletic children.<p>The ultimate young athlete used to be the boy (girls didn't have the chance then) who starred in several sports. The <em>all-around </em>athlete. But Bollettieri changed that.<p>He built the Bollettieri Academy in Florida in 1978, a boarding school where young players could go to study and play tennis, if not necessarily in that order. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 10:02:00 +0000 Frank Deford 54442 at http://kunc.org A Star Tennis Coach And The End Of The All-Around Athlete Serena Williams Wins Fifth U.S. Open Title http://kunc.org/post/serena-williams-wins-fifth-us-open-title Top-seeded Serena Williams overcame the wind and more than a dozen unforced errors Sunday to defeat No. 2 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, in the U.S. Open women's singles championship match 7-5, 6-7(6), 6-1.<p>The win is Williams' fifth career U.S. Open victory and 17th Grand Slam singles title, the sixth-most in history and one shy of Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert. Sun, 08 Sep 2013 23:45:00 +0000 Steve Mullis 49346 at http://kunc.org Serena Williams Wins Fifth U.S. Open Title Venus Williams Bounced From U.S. Open In Second Round http://kunc.org/post/venus-williams-bounced-us-open-second-round For Venus Williams, a three-hour tennis match came down to a third-set tiebreaker against Zheng Jie of China at the U.S. Open Wednesday night. But the world's former No. 1 player couldn't get past 44 unforced errors, and Zheng outlasted her in a rain-delayed match. Williams lost 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5).<p>In the match's final two points, Williams misfired on successive shots after coming back to even the tiebreaker at 5-5, sending Zheng into the third round. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:39:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48962 at http://kunc.org Venus Williams Bounced From U.S. Open In Second Round Williams Sisters Win At U.S. Open, Move To Second Round http://kunc.org/post/williams-sisters-win-us-open-move-second-round Serena Williams dispatched Francesca Schiavone, 6-0, 6-1, in the first round of the U.S. Open Monday night, in a game played under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.<p>With the win, Serena Williams, 31, joined her older sister Venus in the second round — only the second time this year that both players have advanced past the opening round of a Grand Slam event. That last happened in the Australian Open, seven months ago.<p>Faced with a dominant performance by the world No. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 16:05:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48876 at http://kunc.org Williams Sisters Win At U.S. Open, Move To Second Round Tennis Fans: A Stadium Roof Is Coming. So Is Regis Philbin http://kunc.org/post/tennis-fans-stadium-roof-coming-so-regis-philbin The ugliest, most ill-conceived physical addition to sports scenery was the construction, a few years ago, of the Arthur Ashe tennis stadium at the U.S. Open. Typical U.S. supersize. We'll be bigger than everyone else, so there.<p>Alas, in the upper reaches of this charmless behemoth you need a GPS to find the players somewhere down there at sea level. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 07:05:00 +0000 Frank Deford 48595 at http://kunc.org