Howard’s Recent Stories
Nation Feb 265-time Grand Slam champ Maria Sharapova retires from tennis at 32
In an essay written for Vanity Fair and Vogue about her decision, Sharapova asks: “How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known?”…
Nation Sep 02Defending U.S. Open champ Naomi Osaka loses to Belinda Bencic in 4th round
Osaka’s achy left knee didn’t let her serve without pain. Bencic's clean, crisp strokes, struck with the ball still on the rise, contributed plenty to the outcome, too.
World Jul 14Djokovic edges Federer in 5 sets for 5th Wimbledon trophy
Novak Djokovic became the first man in 71 years to win Wimbledon after facing match points in the final, coming back to beat Roger Federer in an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker Sunday.
World Jul 13Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Williams’ bid for 24th Slam
On top of her game right from start to finish, Simona Halep overwhelmed Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 in stunning fashion for her second major championship.
Nation Jul 09Serena Williams advances to Wimbledon semifinal
"She's something our sport has never seen," Alison Riske said after Williams defeated her in the quarterfinals.
Nation Jul 05Coco Gauff adds another win to her Wimbledon streak
It was easy to forget that Coco Gauff is still just 15 as she stood on the grass of Centre Court, pounding her chest and shouting, "Let's go! Come on!" to celebrate a 32-stroke point that forced a third set…
Nation Jul 0115-year-old Gauff beats Venus Williams at Wimbledon
Coco Gauff pulled off a 6-4, 6-4 victory in the first round over Venus Williams, who at 39 was the oldest woman in the field.
Nation Sep 09Serena Williams fined $17,000 for rules violations at U.S. Open
Serena Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final.