Here are a dozen interesting items from "The Outsider: A Memoir" by tennis great Jimmy Connors.
Maria Sharapova vs. Simona Halep: The edge in experience goes to Maria Sharapova. But the Romanian is on the rise, winning seven titles over the past two seasons.
The reigning French tennis champion from Spain has now won a record 32 consecutive matches on the red clay.
Serena Williams, the defending French Open champion, lost to Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-2, 6-2 Wednesday. Venus Williams also lost in the second round.
Li Na lost her first Grand Slam match since winning the French Open title in 2011, falling to Kristina Mladenovic of France.
For the second year in a row, Victoria Azarenka, from Belarus, won the Australian Open. The match, against China's Li Na, was emotional and tension-filled. Li fell to the court twice, but fought to the end.
For the first time in 15 years, former Wimbledon ladies' singles champion Venus Williams tasted defeat at the All England Lawn Tennis Club on the tournament's first day.
After his seventh French Open win, can Rafael Nadal defeat Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer at Wimbledon? Nadal says such talk is "arrogant."
Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in four sets in the French Open Monday. Nadal has won the French open seven of the past eight years.
Maria Sharapova enjoyed two victories on Thursday, reclaiming the top ranking in ladies tennis, and winning her French Open semifinal match in Paris.