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  • Serena Williams treated for blood clot in lungs

    Serena Williams’ absence from tennis could stretch to almost a year after two new health scares – a blood clot in her lungs followed by a hematoma – have added …


  • Four tennis greats can enjoy each other now

    NEW YORK – Pete Sampras held up his hands in apology when his shot ticked off the net and fell in for a winner to give him triple match point …


  • Nebraska upsets third-ranked Texas in men’s basketball

    College Basketball: Brandon Richardson hit a pair of free throws with 7.2 seconds left to seal Nebraska’s 70-67 upset of No. 3 Texas on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska (18-8, …


  • Djokovic rides momentum to straight-sets Aussie title

    MELBOURNE, Australia – After winning his second Australian Open title over the weekend with straight-set victories over Roger Federer and Andy Murray, cautious Novak Djokovic is still not quite ready …


  • Li first Chinese Slam finalist

    MELBOURNE, Australia – Kim Clijsters advanced to the Australian Open final with a comfortable win today over Vera Zvonareva and will play for the title against Li Na, who saved …


  • Federer, Wozniacki move into semifinals

    MELBOURNE, Australia – Defending champion Roger Federer advanced to the Australian Open semifinals with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 win over Stanislas Wawrinka on Tuesday in Australia in a mismatch that …


  • Roddick, last U.S. player in Australian Open, falls

    MELBOURNE, Australia – Andy Roddick didn’t like being the fall guy again. The facts, however, were unmistakable: All the Americans were gone from the Australian Open. Roddick lost to 19th-seeded …


  • Nadal continues Rafa Slam quest

    MELBOURNE, Australia – Rafael Nadal extended his Grand Slam winning streak to 23 matches with a 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 win over American qualifier Ryan Sweeting today to reach the third …


  • Nadal, top seeds cruise

    MELBOURNE, Australia – Rafael Nadal’s quest to complete his “Rafa Slam” at the Australian Open started with a first-round victory that lasted only 11 games and certainly helped him conserve …


  • Sharapova opens with win

    MELBOURNE, Australia – Maria Sharapova won for the first time at Melbourne Park since taking the 2008 Australian Open title, beating Thai veteran Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-1, 6-3 on Monday in …


  • Federer ends year with win

    LONDON – Roger Federer turned his high-profile, season-ending match against Rafael Nadal into little more than an exhbition. Federer gave his rival little chance to mount a challenge in the …


  • Muster returns to ATP in Vienna

    VIENNA – Former men’s top-ranked tennis player Thomas Muster is making his return to the ATP Tour at the Bank Austria Trophy 26 years after he first played at the …


  • Nadal into third round of U.S. Open

    Tennis: Even Rafael Nadal felt compelled to applaud when his second-round opponent at the U.S. Open hit a spectacular, full-sprint winner and was left doing the splits at the net. …


  • Group blames Title IX for decline of college tennis

    An organization that advocates Title IX reform says opportunities to play tennis are shrinking in NCAA Division I because of the law. The College Sports Council released a study Tuesday …


  • Serena Williams hoping to heal in time for U.S. Open

    Serena Williams is hoping to recover from a right foot injury in time to play at the U.S. Open, the agent for the 13-time Grand Slam singles champion said Tuesday. …


  • Nadal whips Murray to set final with Berdych

    WIMBLEDON, England – Rafael Nadal knows exactly where he was on the first Sunday of July 2009, the only time in the past five years that the Wimbledon men’s final …


  • Williams continues march toward title

    WIMBLEDON, England – After Serena Williams moved within a victory of her fourth Wimbledon championship and 13th Grand Slam title overall, she was asked to assess the woman she’ll face …


  • Venus unseated

    WIMBLEDON, England — Venus Williams would shank a shot — and she shanked many on this day — then turn toward the Court 1 player guest box where her parents …


  • Unknown shocks Roddick

    WIMBLEDON, England — Andy Roddick’s mood was subdued, his words curt. Once again, he’s leaving Wimbledon without the champion’s trophy. Only this time, Roddick heads home much earlier than a …


  • Toughened

    WIMBLEDON, England – There were moments during Andy Roddick’s third-round match at Wimbledon when he could have allowed himself to get distracted by frustration. Indeed, there was a time, not …


  • Isner wins one for books

    WIMBLEDON, England – When The Match That Would Not End finally did, at 70-68 in the fifth set, after a record 11 hours, 5 minutes spread over three days, the …


  • Wimbledon match goes into 3rd day

    WIMBLEDON, England – It became a tennis match unwilling to end. At 9:09 p.m. Wednesday, at the most magical Grand Slam, the slugfest still was not over but had shattered …


  • Déjà vu for 2008 champ Nadal

    WIMBLEDON, England – Trying to switch directions while chasing a shot beneath the Royal Box at Wimbledon’s Centre Court, Rafael Nadal lost his footing and took a nasty-looking spill, flinging …


  • Federer put in awkward situation

    WIMBLEDON, England – The situation was so unfamiliar to Roger Federer, so “uncomfortable,” to use his term. On a surface he rules, at a tournament he owns, against an opponent …


  • Nadal takes French

    PARIS – Scurrying along the baseline as only he can, sliding through the red clay he rules, Rafael Nadal stretched to somehow dig the ball out of a corner and …


  • Schiavone, Stosur reach first Grand Slam final at French Open

    PARIS – On a rainy, windy day 53 1/2 weeks ago, at Roland Garros’ cozy, 259-seat Court 8, Samantha Stosur and Francesca Schiavone played each other in a run-of-the-mill, first-round …


  • Williams ousted at French Open

    PARIS – Serena Williams is usually the one who saves match points, not wastes them. Who turns up her game at Grand Slam time.


  • Stosur ends Henin’s streak

    PARIS – Justine Henin kept saying it, even if no one was listening. She’s not back to being the player she was before taking a 20-month hiatus from tennis. She’s …


  • Chymcakova in 3A semis

    North Central’s Karin Chymcakova won both of her first-day matches at the State 3A championships Friday at the Vancouver Tennis Center to advance to this morning’s semifinals. The 18-year-old exchange …


  • State tennis: GSL singles champions few, far between

    When players step onto the courts Friday morning to begin the state’s four tennis tournaments, they all will have one thing in common: Each is just eight set victories away …


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