The Backhand

The official blog of the Winston-Salem Open

Video of the Week

Stuart Barefoot

      Every tennis fan knows about tirades. It's a part of the sport that is expected if not appreciated in a weird way. In honor of that, this week you get an array of videos with some of the all time best tennis match outbursts. Enjoy       ... Click to Read More

Tuesday's Tweets

Stuart Barefoot

      This week's Tweeter of the week goes to the champion of the 2012  Wimbledon Ladies singles champion, Serena Williams. Check her account out @serenawilliams . While Serena does have a reputation for being a bit abrasive with umpires on the court,... Click to Read More

Monday Mashup

Stuart Barefoot

    Comparatively speaking, it was a slow weekend after a fortnight in Wimbledon. All the same, there a few tid bits that comprise your Monday mashup.     John Isner recorded his fourth career ATP title when he won the Hall of Fame Championships on Sunday.... Click to Read More

The Backhand: Weekend Outlook

Stuart Barefoot

      Tennis wise it may be a rather quiet weekend coming up, but here are some stories that may be of interst:     Roger federer is still  contemplating carrying Switzerland's flag during the opening ceremony at the 2012 Olympics. Being his usual... Click to Read More