Stories tagged: tennis
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Maria Sharapova wins her 1st title since doping ban
Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title since returning from a doping ban after defeating Aryna Sabalenka to win the Tianjin Open on Sunday.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to win Shanghai Masters title
Roger Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadal this year to four matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday.
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer advance to Shanghai final for 38th encounter
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will face each for the 38th time after advancing to the Shanghai Masters final. Top-seeded Nadal defeated Marin Cilic of Croatia 7-5, 7-6 (3) in …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Juan Martin del Potro tops Alexander Zverev to secure Shanghai quarterfinal
Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals by overcoming third-seeded Alexander Zverev 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Thursday.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 7:23 p.m.
Serena Williams could be back to defend Australian title
Australian Open officials are hopeful Serena Williams will make her competitive comeback to tennis next January to defend the title at Melbourne Park.
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
Juan Martin del Potro, Frances Tiafoe move to 2nd round at Shanghai Masters
Juan Martin del Potro needed all three sets to reach the second round at the Shanghai Masters, beating Georgian qualifier Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 on Monday.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
Simona Halep earns No. 1 ranking; Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios reach China Open final
Simona Halep will take over the top ranking after reaching the China Open final on Saturday, and Rafael Nadal will play Nick Kyrgios for the men’s title.
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017
Review: ‘Battle of the Sexes’ s relevant spin on a 1970s tennis match
At a time when Venus and Serena Williams reign supreme – and seem to have done so forever – it’s difficult to visualize a time when the fight for gender …
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 11:22 p.m.
Ashleigh Barty KOs Jelena Ostapenko to move to Wuhan Open final
Ashleigh Barty of Australia reached her biggest WTA final when she beat French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-0 at the Wuhan Open on Friday.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Jelena Ostapenko downs Garbine Muguruza in 3 sets to reach Wuhan semis
French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko beat Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the Wuhan Open quarterfinals on Thursday.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
US Open finalists knocked out in first round at Wuhan Open
U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens and runner-up Madison Keys were knocked out of the Wuhan Open in the first round on Monday.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Bosnian Damir Dzumhur wins 1st title in St. Petersburg
Unseeded Damir Dzumhur became the first player from Bosnia-Herzegovina to win an ATP World Tour singles title, beating Fabio Fognini 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Sunday in the final of the St. …
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
Davis Cup: Australia and France lead 2-1 in semifinals
Two-time Grand Slam champions Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat Filip Krajinovic and Nenad Zimonjic 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 (3) for France to lead Serbia 2-1 in the Davis Cup semifinals …
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 11:48 p.m.
Davis Cup: Belgium and Serbia lead in Davis Cup semifinals
Dusan Lajovic made the most of Lucas Pouille’s inconsistent display to give Serbia a 1-0 lead over France in their Davis Cup semifinal, while Belgium’s David Goffin produced a hard-fought …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 8:27 p.m.
Garbine Muguruza joins U.S. Open champion Nadal at No. 1 for Spain
Garbine Muguruza made her debut at No. 1 on Monday, joining U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal in making Spain the first country since the United States 14 years ago to …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Sweet 16: After 2 rough years, Nadal back on top at U.S. Open
Rafael Nadal entered the 2017 Grand Slam season on a 2
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 8 p.m.
US Open: Rafael Nadal, Kevin Anderson seems a mismatch, but upsets happen
U.S. Open finalists Rafael Nadal and Kevin Anderson are both professional tennis players who were born in 1986. Not much else in common.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
Perfect partnership: Martina Hingis, Jamie Murray win US Open mixed title
Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray won the U.S. Open mixed doubles title Saturday, beating Michael Venus of New Zealand and Chan Hao-Ching of Taiwan 6-1, 4-6, 10-8 in a match …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 5:17 p.m.
Sloane Stephens tops Madison Keys in US Open final for 1st Grand Slam title
Sloane Stephens never looked shaken by the setting or the stakes in her first Grand Slam final. Her opponent, Madison Keys, most definitely did.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Rafael Nadal overwhelms Juan Martin del Potro; faces Kevin Anderson in US Open final
Rafael Nadal went into his U.S. Open semifinal against Juan Martin del Potro with a relatively simple game plan: Stay away from the big guy’s flat, fearsome forehand and instead …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Grip on Sports: With the NFL season beginning, our weekends are no longer our own
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The NFL opened its season last night. All hope of getting anything done on a weekend is over until late January – at the earliest. …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Sloane Stephens tops Venus Williams; faces Madison Keys in all-American U.S. Open final
Unseeded Sloane Stephens was two points from defeat before coming back to beat Venus Williams 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 in the U.S. Open semifinals. No. 15 Madison Keys overwhelmed No. 20 …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
Nadal vs. del Potro, Carreno Busta vs. Anderson in U.S. Open semifinals
Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro will meet in the U.S. Open semifinals. Nadal has won the tournament twice and del Potro has won it once. The other semifinal …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
Grip on Sports: American women prove that U.S. tennis is still alive
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s switch gears today. No football. No baseball. Tennis. Yes, tennis. Specifically, women’s tennis, where something is happening at the U.S. Open that hasn’t happened …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
No Rafa vs. Roger at U.S. Open: del Potro beats Federer in QF
Roger Federer was unable to set up his first U.S. Open match against Rafael Nadal. Federer lost in the quarterfinals to Juan Martin del Potro in four sets. The U.S. …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 11:20 p.m.
Venus Williams edges Petra Kvitova for 1st U.S. Open semifinal since 2010
Venus Williams continued her remarkable renaissance by returning to the U.S. Open semifinals for the first time since 2010. Williams reached her third major semifinal of the season – something …
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
U.S. Open: ‘09 champ Juan Martin del Potro rallies from two sets down
Juan Martin del Potro’s stay at the U.S. Open really should be over. Nearly was.
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Maria Sharapova’s U.S. Open ends; Venus Williams advances
Maybe this was just one three-setter too many for Maria Sharapova.
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Roger Federer looks back at best in straight-sets win at US Open
This was Roger Federer at his hard-to-beat best, so unlike the pair of uncomfortable five-setters he labored through to begin the U.S. Open.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
At 18, Denis Shapovalov’s game, personality in U.S. Open spotlight
Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov became the youngest man in nearly three decades to reach the fourth round of the U.S. Open. Shapovalov is 18. He advanced when Kyle Edmund retired …