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Emma Stone To Play Billie Jean King Against Steve Carell’s Bobby Riggs

Emma Stone To Play Billie Jean King Against Steve Carell’s Bobby Riggs

By Val Powell April 21, 2015

The legendary tennis match “Battle of the Sexes” was a big victory for female athletes. Now Fox Searchlight will be bringing that epic gender fight to the screen, with Emma Stone playing Billie Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby …

Li Na: Chinese Tennis Champion Retires Due To Chronic Knee Injuries

Tennis superstar, Li Na, has announced her immediate retirement from the sport saying her chronic knee injuries cause so much pain that she is no longer able to give 100% to her game. The current world No. 6 is the …

Martina Navratilova Proposes At US Open

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova proposed to her longtime girlfriend Julia Lemigova at the US Open at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City on Saturday, September 6. Navratilova, 57, could be seen wearing a white ensemble as she got …

Althea Gibson Honored With Google Doodle On Birthday Althea Gibson Honored With Google Doodle On Birthday

Althea Gibson is the subject of a new Google Doodle currently gracing the search engine’s homepage in the U.S. The tennis legend was born on this day in 1927. Gibson was the first black athlete to play international tennis, and …

Caroline Wozniacki Break-Up Key to McIlroy’s Success

On Sunday, Rory McIlroy sealed a fantastic stretch of golf over the past three months by winning the 2014 PGA Championship over a hard-charging Phil Mickelson. Unlike his previous win at the British Open, McIlroy faced great challenges during the …

Serena Williams Recovers From ‘Viral Illness’, Will Defend Swedish Open Title

After retiring at Wimbledon from her doubles match with sister Venus Williams, Serena Williams is now doing well and will be returning to the court to defend her Swedish Open title on July 14. Tournament director Nina Wennerstrom confirmed Williams’ …

Serena Williams Exits Doubles Match At Wimbledon Due To Ailment

Serena Williams was out of her game on Saturday. During the warm up for her doubles match against Kristina Barrois and Stefanie Vögele, she looked disoriented and had trouble picking up the tennis balls. On Saturday, Williams said that she …

Venus Williams Loses in Third Round at Wimbledon

While she has not experienced much success in recent years, many thought that this year was potentially the year Venus Williams would once again prove why she is one of the greatest to ever play the game of tennis. Battling …

Martina Hingis Invited Back to Wimbledon

In 1996, Martina Hingis shocked the tennis world for the first time by becoming the youngest player to ever win a Grand Slam title, partnering with Helena Sukova at Wimbledon to take home the women’s doubles title. At 15 years …

Victoria Azarenka Loses Match, Shows Good Attitude

Victoria Azarenka lost her first match in more than three months in the first round of the Aegon Championships on Tuesday. She lost 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 to Camila Giorgi of Italy after three grueling hours of play. That’s saying something …

Ana Ivanovic Finally Wins A Title On A Grass Court

Serbian tennis pro Ana Ivanovic, 26, has finally achieved her first grass court title. On Sunday, she defeated Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova with a score of 6-3 6-2, which allowed her to earn the coveted Aegon Classic title in Birminghan, England. It was …

Monica Seles To Marry Thomas Golisano

Monica Seles, famous tennis player and former stab victim, is engaged to marry Thomas Golisano, potential future Buffalo Bills owner and billionaire. The kicker is that he is 72. She is 40. Surely images are beginning to conjure of Anna …

Monica Seles: Owner Of The Buffalo Bills?

Hungarian tennis pro Monica Seles, 40, is engaged to 72-year-old Tom Golisano, the former owner of the NHL team, Buffalo Sabres. Seles is known for being stabbed by a fan of German tennis star and rival Steffi Graf. Due to …

Maria Sharapova Beats Bouchard, Ready For Halep

Maria Sherapova may make winning look easy, but she has worked hard to make it to this Saturday’s final. She managed to beat out 18th-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada after a rough game that could have gone either way. “She …

Is Simona Halep’s Breast Surgery Boosting Her Tennis Career?

Simona Halep’s breast surgery may just have saved her tennis career. The 22-year-old Romanian tennis pro has propelled herself to the fourth round at Roland Garros for the first time in her career, and many are thinking that her breast …

Kiki Bertens Loses To Comeback Star Andrea Petkovic

Kiki Bertens was defeated on Monday at the French Open by Andrea Petkovic 1-6, 6-2, 7-5. Bertens had a good long run, but was not able to withstand Petkovic’s flying comeback. Petkovic’s career was at a stand still only about …

Andy Murray Moves To Last Eight In French Open

On Saturday evening, Andy Murray’s match with No. 28 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber was suspended in the fourth set due to lack of light, and resumed on Sunday morning. Murray secured a victory after playing for a grueling four hours and seven minutes. …