Stories tagged: tennis
SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017, 7:06 P.M.
Roger Federer, Elena Vesnina win titles at Indian Wells
Forget the comeback talk. Roger Federer is back. He defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 to win a record-tying fifth BNP Paribas Open title in an all-Swiss final Sunday to go …
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 8:47 P.M.
Jack Sock wins another 3-setter to gain Indian Wells semifinals
Jack Sock defeated Kei Nishikori 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 for the biggest singles victory of his career in the BNP Paribas Open quarterfinals on Friday. The 24-year-old American finally broke through …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017, 9:48 P.M.
Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic loses at Indian Wells
Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-3 at the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday in a fourth-round match that saw the longtime rivals meeting much earlier in a tournament than …
TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017, 10:45 P.M.
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal advance to face each other at Indian Wells
Roger Federer edged Steve Johnson 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) in a hard-serving duel at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, setting up a fourth-round match against Rafael Nadal.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017, 7:42 P.M.
Heather Watson advances in BNP Paribas Open
Heather Watson beat Nicole Gibbs 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open.
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017, 6:05 P.M.
Serena Williams withdraws from Indian Wells with knee injury
Serena Williams withdrew from the BNP Paribas Open that begins on Wednesday because of a left knee injury, leaving the desert tournament without the world’s top-ranked women’s player.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017, 10:46 A.M.
Andy Murray wins his first title of the year in Dubai
Andy Murray captured his first title of the year and became the first British man to win the Dubai Tennis Championships in its 25-year history when he defeated Fernando Verdasco …
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 7:22 P.M.
Rafael Nadal advances to the Mexican Open final
Rafael Nadal routed Croatia’s Marin Cilic 6-1, 6-2 on Friday night to advance to the Mexican Open final. Seeking his first title this season and 70th overall, the 30 year-old …
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 12:56 P.M.
Top-ranked Andy Murray to face Fernando Verdasco in Dubai final
Top-ranked Andy Murray reached his second final of the season with a dominant 7-5, 6-1 win over seventh-seeded Lucas Pouille at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Friday. Murray, who lost …
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 10:02 P.M.
Rafael Nadal advances to Acapulco semifinals
Rafael Nadal ran his Mexican Open winning streak to 13 matches, beating Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 7-6 (2), 6-3 to reach the semifinals. Nadal won the tournament in 2005 and 2013.
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 10:01 P.M.
Andy Murray survives seven match points in Dubai quarterfinals
Andy Murray has saved seven match points to beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7 (4), 7-6 (18), 6-1 in the Dubai Tennis Championships quarterfinals. The second-set tiebreaker – 31 minutes, 6 seconds …
TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 8:07 P.M.
Novak Djokovic returns with a victory
Novak Djokovic beat Slovakia’s Martin Klizan 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the opening round of the Mexican Open. The win was Djokovic’s first since his shocking loss in the second round …
TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 8:02 P.M.
Andy Murray eases to 1st round victory in Dubai
Andy Murray may be coming off a bout of shingles, but he looked in good shape during a 6-4, 6-1 first round victory over Malik Jaziri at the Dubai Tennis …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 8:29 P.M.
Feet of Clay: Tennis in Latin America may flee the surface
The days of clay-court tennis in Latin America are numbered. The clay-court circuit lost a major event several years ago when this week’s Mexican Open in Acapulco switched to hardcourts. …
SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 7:31 P.M.
Milos Raonic, Jack Sock advance to Delray Beach final
Milos Raonic and Jack Sock advanced to the Delray Beach Open championship match with straight-set victories Saturday.
SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 6:49 P.M.
Elina Svitolina beats Caroline Wozniacki at Dubai
Elina Svitolina of Ukraine is set to debut in the top 10 after winning her second title of the season at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Saturday.
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 8:48 P.M.
Martin Del Potro beats defending champ Sam Querrey in Delray Beach QF
Juan Martin del Potro beat defending champion Sam Querrey in the Delray Beach quarterfinals. Del Potro’s next opponent is top-seeded Milos Raonic. Jack Sock will play Donald Young in the …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 8:44 P.M.
Elina Svitolina beats Angelique Kerber and will face Caroline Wozniacki in the final
Top-seeded Angelique Kerber struggled with a knee injury during a 6-3, 7-6 (3) loss to seventh seed Elina Svitolina in the semifinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Friday. Kerber …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 6:15 P.M.
American teen CiCi Bellis upsets Agnieszka Radwanska in Dubai
American teen Catherine Bellis captured her first career top 10 win when she upset sixth-ranked Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 at the Dubai Tennis Championship. Angelique Kerber reached the tournament’s …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 7:40 P.M.
Top-seeded Kei Nishikori loses temper; loses in 1st round in Rio
Thomaz Bellucci upset top-seeded Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-3 in the first round of the Rio Open, thrilling the home crowd on Carnival week in Rio de Janeiro. Nishikori, who lost …
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 10:30 P.M.
Ryan Harrison, Nikoloz Basilashvili advance to Memphis final
Ryan Harrison beat fellow American Donald Young 6-4, 6-4 in 90 minutes Saturday night at the Memphis Open semifinals, finally advancing to his first career final in his eighth try.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 9:25 P.M.
Donald Young upsets Jon Isner in 3 sets to reach Memphis Open semifinal
Donald Young upset No. 2 seed John Isner 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (6) on Friday night in the quarterfinals at the Memphis Open for his first victory in four tries …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 7:15 P.M.
Caroline Wozniacki to face Karolina Pliskova in rain-delayed Qatar Open final
Former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki will face second-seeded Karolina Pliskova in the final of the Qatar Open after both were forced to play back-to-back matches in the quarterfinals and semifinals …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 9:19 P.M.
Kei Nishikori finds footing on clay; in semifinals in Argentina Open
Top-seeded Kei Nishikori is finding his footing on clay. After struggling in his first match in the Argentina Open, the Japanese defeated No. 6 Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-1, 6-4 …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 7:01 P.M.
Top seed Marin Cilic & defending champion Martin Klizan lose in quarters of World Tennis Tournament
Top-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia and defending champion Martin Klizan of Slovakia both lost in the quarterfinals of the World Tennis Tournament on Friday. Cilic was beaten 7-6 (8), 7-6 …
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 9:54 P.M.
Qualifier Darian King upsets Bernard Tomic in first round of Memphis Open
Darian King, a qualifier from Barbados, knocked off No. 5 seed Bernard Tomic 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday in the first round of the Memphis Open. King, ranked 140th in the …
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 6 P.M.
U.S. beats Germany to advance to Fed Cup semifinals
CoCo Vandeweghe won the final 10 games to beat Germany’s Andrea Petkovic 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 on Sunday and give the United States an insurmountable 3-0 advantage in their Fed Cup …
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 9:30 P.M.
Davis Cup: Defending champ Argentina KO’ed by Italy
Defending champion Argentina was knocked out of the Davis Cup in the first round by Italy on Monday.
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 6 P.M.
Player fined $7K for hitting umpire with ball in Davis Cup
Canadian tennis player Denis Shapovalov was fined $7,000 on Monday, a day after unintentionally striking umpire Arnaud Gabas in the eye and immediately ending the Davis Cup tie against Britain.
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 9 P.M.
U.S. completes 5-0 Davis Cup sweep of Switzerland
Sam Querrey and Steve Johnson won their singles matches Sunday to complete the United States’ second straight Davis Cup sweep of Switzerland.