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Eugenie Bouchard working with legend Jimmy Connors ahead of U.S. Open

NEW YORK — Eugenie Bouchard is getting a little help from Jimmy Connors ahead of the U.S. Open.

A statement issued by Bouchard’s management company Thursday said the Canadian and Connors have “no long-term plans at this time” for a coaching arrangement. 105 more words

Tennis

Eugenie Bouchard hopes Jimmy Connors can help her get her groove back

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard is working with tennis legend Jimmy Connors on a temporary basis in preparation for the U.S. Open.

Bouchard said in a statement through her agent Mary Jane Orman that she has been friends with Connors for a few years and that the two are working together this week while Connors is in New York City. 179 more words

Sports

Come on Serena! Come on Roger!

As anyone who follows my blog postings on tennis knows, I am a huge Federer fan. Yesterday (Friday the 10th), he dispatched Andy Murray with apparent ease to make his way to his tenth Wimbledon final. 463 more words

News

IN 1975, ARTHUR ASHE BECOMES THE FIRST BLACK MAN EVER TO WIN WIMBLEDON

On this day in 1975, Arthur Ashe defeats the heavily favored Jimmy Connors to become the first black man ever to win Wimbledon, the most coveted championship in tennis. 310 more words

Tennis, 1976-style

Encouraged by Jayne Stanton’s marvellous ‘this is not about poetry’ blog post, I’m going off-piste today. Which is a stupid metaphor really as this is not about skiing, but TENNIS. 268 more words

Events

Mind-boggling proof of Rafael Nadal's historic French Open dominance

Everybody knows about Rafael Nadal’s dominating French Open winning percentage. Entering this year’s tournament, the Spaniard was 66-1 at Roland Garros, with a record nine titles in 10 tries. 321 more words

Tennis

Catholicism and Jimmy Connors: Blood on the Court

What am I supposed to do?  I could only give my blood.  Was I a fool because I was happy to give it to them? 1,073 more words

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