PHOTOS — Delray Beach Open Tennis Starts With VIP Bash

An opening VIP party for the tennis open last night lured some of the area's beautiful people and ball girls at the Delray Beach Tennis Center (MIke Jachles photo)

DELRAY BEACH -- The Delray Beach Open tennis tourney quietly started today at the Delray Beach Tennis Center and is scheduled to continue through the weekend. The men's tournament is part of the ATP World Tour and features the likes of local resident Kevin Anderson and top American John Isner. But before the first exchanges, the tournament celebrated with a Mardi Gras party for sponsors and VIP. Besides the WRMF-97.6 FM KVJ Show's Kevin … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Kevin Spacey, Celebs Descend on Sony Open!

KEY BISCAYNE -- There was House of Cards star Kevin Spacey, surrounded by buff boys as he cheered on Novak Djokovic in his surprise win over Rafael Nadal at the Sony Open tennis tournament yesterday in Key Biscayne. And celebrity billionaire Richard Branson, who left his Caribbean island for a few moments to cheer on Palm Beach Gardens resident Serena Williams in her win over Maria Sharapova. And Sports Illustrated model Nina Agdal was … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE: Tennis Legend Arthur Ashe’s Old House For Sale — at 4X What he Paid For it!

DORAL -- For sale: U.S. tennis legend Arthur Ashe’s old house in Doral – at four times what Ashe sold it for in 1992, months before he died! These days, the golf-course property at 9473 NW 49th Doral Lane at Doral Estates looks like your average suburban number – even with a price tag of $1.2 million. But area old timers know it was the homestead of Ashe, the first black American tennis champ, and his wife Jeanne for nearly 10 … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Tennis Star Jennifer Capriati: Screw You, I Ain’t Pleading Guilty to Stalking!

The battery and stalking trial of tennis great Jennifer Capriati scheduled for to start Dec. 17 in a West Palm Beach courtroom has been postponed to early next year, Gossip Extra has learned. Capriati, 37, the winner of three Grand Slam titles, is facing up to two years in prison for her alleged attack on a boyfriend last St. Valentine's Day. Court records show prosecutors asked for the Dec. 17 trial to be postponed, and their request was … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE: Divorce of Chris Evert’s Ex Final!

Andy Mill, tennis legend Chris Evert's ex-husband, is officially single again! It's another Gossip Extra exclusive: Former Olympic skier Mill, 59, filed for divorce in a Palm Beach County court in May against Debra Mill, his much younger wife. -- For more of Palm Beach's best gossip, click to register for the alerts Andy claimed his marriage to Debra, 43, is "irretrievably" broken. The two, who have no children together, had an … [Read more...]

BREAKING — Trial Set For Tennis Great Jennifer Capriati

A trial for tennis great Jennifer Capriati was set for Dec. 17 today in a West Palm Beach court during a hearing on charges filed against her after a St. Valentine's Day altercation with a boyfriend. She pleaded not guilty to battery and stalking in April. Gossip Extra broke the story back in March: Capriati, 37, had a rather animated conversation with her on-again, off-again boyfriend in a gym Feb. 14 in North Palm Beach, and she ended up … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Palm Beach Judge to Jennifer Capriati: You’d Better Show up in Court!

Watching retired Palm Beach County tennis star Jennifer Capriati deal with criminal lawyers these days is sorta like watching tennis: Back and forth, and back and forth! Capriati, 37, recently canned her third lawyer, Miami defense guru Michael Grieco, and re-hired Richard Lubin, the guy she fired in April to make way for Grieco. See what I mean? It was yet another Gossip Extra exclusive: Back on Valentine’s Day, Capriati had a rather … [Read more...]

Wimbledon: Serena Williams, Towel Thief?

Palm Beach County tennis champ Serena Williams reportedly has a nasty habit: She's known to steal Wimbledon towels! And tennis officials there are on to her, too. Williams reportedly takes the two towels LENT to each player at the beginning of the match, and stuffs them in her tidy tennis bag. Then asks for more -- and swipes those, too. When the five time Wimbledon singles champ lost in the fourth round last week, Williams … [Read more...]

Greg Norman Unloading Boca Raton Property — at HUGE Loss

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Golf legend Greg Norman is trying to unload a large property he bought in Boca Raton back in the day when he wanted to be closer to tennis Hall of Famer Chris Evert! And now, Norman stands to lose more than $1 million on the 7.5 acres in the Le Lac neighborhood. Norman, 58, bought the partly-wooded property in 2006 for $7 million, according to Palm Beach County property records. At the time, the Australian entrepreneur was going … [Read more...]

Serena Williams Loses $100,000 on Palm Beach House!

Serena Williams

Palm Beach County tennis champ Serena Williams could win the French Open this weekend in Paris -- but she's a loser in the real estate game! Williams, 31, quietly sold an investment property in the Mirasol neighborhood of Palm Beach Gardens -- at a $105,000 loss, according to county records! If there's a real estate market rebound, Williams obviously didn't see it coming when she pulled the trigger on the sale in March. -- For more of … [Read more...]

Chris Evert’s Ex Andy Mill Files For Divorce — Again!

Andy Debra Mill

Andy Mill, tennis legend Chris Evert's ex-husband, is getting divorced again! It's another Gossip Extra exclusive: Former Olympic skier Mill, 59, filed for divorce in a Palm Beach County court last week. It's the second time that Mill files against Debra Mill, his much younger wife, this year. He filed in March but the case was closed when they reconciled. -- For more of South Florida's best gossip, click to register for the … [Read more...]

Enrique Iglesias, Anna Kournikova Ride Waves Amid Wedding Rumors

Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova

Miami Beach pop star Enrique Iglesias and galpal Anna Kournikova, looking gorgeous in a red bikini top, were getting ready for their weekly fast boat ride on Biscayne Bay over the weekend as rumors swirled that the lovebirds of 12 years are finally getting hitched! The two, who are rarely seen in public together unless they're at Miami Heat playoff games at the Triple A, are supposed to make it official next week in a star studded ceremony … [Read more...]

Book: Chris Evert Aborted Jimmy Connors’ Baby — For Her Career!

Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert in 1974

Now we know why Boca Raton tennis legend Chris Evert is always so sensitive about her long ago fiance Jimmy Connors! Connors, also a tennis great, shocked the sports world this week with an autobiography scheduled to be published May 14 in which he hints that he impregnated Evert when she was 19 -- but she then had an abortion to protect her tennis career! Connors, 60, the winner of eight Grand Slam titles, wrote in The Outsider that Evert … [Read more...]