A video of two Italian girls playing tennis between the rooftops of their apartment buildings during lockdown prompted a visit from Roger Federer who asked to join them. The winner of 20 Grand Slam competitions flew by private jet to Italy to play in situ with the friends after images of them lobbing balls from one building to the other was watched...

Tennis has been one of the most popular sports in Italy since the beginning of the 20th century, but despite its widespread diffusion, few Italian male and female players have managed to become great champions over the course of a century. Among them there is Adriano Panatta, a Roman tennis player who turned 70 years old this July 9th, a goal that...

Italian tennis federation president Angelo Binaghi said Friday he was confident that the ATP and WTA Rome clay-court tournament could now be played in September. This year's edition had been scheduled to start at the Foro Italico on May 11, but was called off because of the coronavirus pandemic. "I think that, barring major upheavals, we are going...

When asked for his favorite memory of the quartet - Francesca Schiavone, Flavia Pennetta, Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani - who carried the Italian flag at the top of the WTA Tour for over a decade, Internazionali BNL d'Italia tournament director and former Fed Cup captain Sergio Palmieri is momentarily lost for words. "Too many, too many!" he laughs...

In a first-person essay, Bianca Turati wrote that she arrived at Texas as a “shy Italian girl who could barely speak English.” The All-American tennis star now has the confidence and credentials to conquer the world. Turati announced Wednesday that “my incredible journey at Texas has come to an end” and will go pro. “It is time for me to end a chap...

Jannik Sinner is only 18, but the young tennis star has already drawn comparisons with none other than Roger Federer. His rise up the rankings of the men’s ATP Tour has been nothing short of meteoric. When 2019 began, Sinner was almost unknown in tennis circles. Things started to change when he gained a victory against top 10 player Gael Monfils at...

While COVID-19 has forced us all to social distance, it hasn’t stopped some people from keeping their tennis game sharp. Two neighbours in Finale Ligure, Italy have been captured on video playing a friendly game of tennis on their ROOFTOPS! Now that’s what we call talent… and social distancing ingenuity!

Free time is hard to come by in Olivia Vizzini’s world. The Vernon senior admittedly is not one to enjoy sitting around. That’s why you’ll find her involved in some way outside of the classrooms at Vernon Township High School, whether it be on the softball diamond or volleyball court, in addition to other extracurricular activities such as leadersh...

Fabio Fognini played a great 2019 and reached the Top 10 for the first time in his career. A few days ago, the Italian announced the birth of his second daughter Farah with his wife Flavia Pennetta. At the Monte Carlo Masters, he defeated Dušan Lajović in the final in straight sets, winning the biggest title of his career and becoming the first Ita...

Wildcard Jannik Sinner completed a dream run when he beat top-seeded Alex de Minaur to win the final of the Next Gen tournament for the season's best Under-21 players on Saturday. To the delight of the home crowd, the Italian won 4-2 4-1 4-2 to become the third winner of the tournament after South Korean Chung Hyeon and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. In...