Stories tagged: tennis
Fri., April 21, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
Maria Sharapova told week of May 15 if she can play at French Open
Maria Sharapova is going to find out the week starting May 15 if she can compete at the French Open two weeks later. The French Tennis Federation says the decision …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
David Goffin beats Novak Djokovic to reach Monte Carlo semifinals
David Goffin has beaten Novak Djokovic on his fifth match point to reach the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals with a 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 win. Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain has beaten …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Andy Murray blows 4-0 lead in 3rd set and loses at Monte Carlo
Andy Murray blew a 4-0 lead in the deciding set and lost to Albert Ramos-Vinolas 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday. Former …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
Love game for Serena: Spox says Williams is pregnant
A spokeswoman for Serena Williams confirms that the tennis player is pregnant. Williams posted a selfie on Snapchat with the caption ‘20 weeks.’ Williams is 35 and announced her engagement …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Rafael Nadal overcomes strong rally from Kyle Edmund to reach 3rd round in Monte Carlo
Defending champion Rafael Nadal has withstood a determined comeback from Britain’s Kyle Edmund to win 6-0, 5-7, 6-3 in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters The fourth-seeded Nadal …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 9 a.m.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga loses opening match in Monte Carlo, Djokovic wins
Back on court for the first time since the birth of his son, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was upset by a qualifier in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters. The …
Sun., April 16, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Steve Johnson wins U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship
Steve Johnson fought through late cramps to win the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship, beating Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) on Sunday at Forest Oaks.
Sat., April 15, 2017, 7:16 p.m.
Francesca Schiavone puts retirement off a bit longer with Bogota title
Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone captured her eighth career title at the Claro Open Colsanitas with a 6-4, 7-5 win over fourth-seeded Lara Arruabarrena on Saturday, showing she still …
Sat., April 15, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
Steve Johnson beats Jack Sock in U.S. Men’s Clay Court semis
Fourth-seeded Steve Johnson beat top-seeded Jack Sock 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in an all-American semifinal in the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship.
Sat., April 15, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
Borna Coric back in final, faces Philipp Kohlschreiber in Morocco
Borna Coric of Croatia will have a shot at the Grand Prix Hassan II title for the second straight year. He takes on third-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in Sunday’s …
Sat., April 8, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Australia clinches 3-1 Davis Cup quarterfinal win over U.S.
Australia advanced to the Davis Cup semifinals after Nick Kyrgios beat late substitute Sam Querrey of the United States 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-4 in the first reverse singles match on …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Davis Cup: U.S. wins doubles to stay alive in quarterfinal
Late substitute Jack Sock and partner Steve Johnson kept the United States alive in its Davis Cup quarterfinal with Australia, beating Sam Groth and John Peers 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 2-6, …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Davis Cup: Australia leads U.S. 2-0 in quarterfinal
Nick Kyrgios finished off John Isner with his 20th ace to give Australia a 2-0 lead over the United States in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Friday. Kyrgios won 7-5, …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
Davis Cup: American Jack Sock to play Aussie Jordan Thompson to open QF
American No. 1 Jack Sock will play Australia’s Jordan Thompson to open their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Friday, followed by Nick Kyrgios’ match against John Isner. The match will be …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Roger Federer knocks off Rafael Nadal in Miami Open final
Weary from three months of winning, Roger Federer hit one last shot Sunday, whacking a celebratory forehand into the stands to punctuate his victory over Rafael Nadal in the Miami …
Sat., April 1, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Johanna Konta defeats Caroline Wozniacki for Miami Open title
Johanna Konta lofted a lob off the baseline for a winner on championship point, waited for instant replay to confirm the call and even then hesitated to celebrate the biggest …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal reach Miami Open final
Roger Federer’s season of resurgence took another thrilling turn Friday night when he won a seesaw semifinal against Nick Kyrgios at the Miami Open, 7-6 (9), 6-7 (9), 7-6 (5).
Mon., March 27, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Roger Federer rolls into fourth round at Miami Open
Roger Federer took a look around as he entered the stadium court at the Miami Open, immediately feeling the energy of the crowd.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 7:18 p.m.
Venus Williams, Rafael Nadal advance at Miami Open
The oldest player in the women’s draw at the Miami Open, Venus Williams is looking forward to the next round. And next year. And the year after that.
Sat., March 25, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
Roger Federer beats U.S. teen Frances Tiafoe at Miami Open
Roger Federer kept waving in apology, twice after he dribbled winners off the net cord and once when he slammed a volley that nearly knocked his opponent down.
Sat., March 25, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Greg Cote: Overshadowed, underappreciated as ‘other’ Williams, time to finally give Venus her full due
The long tennis reign of the Williams sisters must end some day, maybe even soon.
Sun., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Wed., 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.
Tue., 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.
Sat., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Fri., 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 …