Stories tagged: tennis
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 9:28 P.M.
Top-ranked Angelique Kerber loses her opening match in Sydney
Top-ranked Angelique Kerber lost her opening match at the Sydney International on Tuesday, upset 7-6 (5), 6-2 by Darya Kasatkina in a setback ahead of her Australian Open title defense …
MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017, 10:11 P.M.
Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki beats Olympic champion Monica Puig in Sydney
Former No. 1-ranked Caroline Wozniacki stepped up her preparations for the Australian Open with 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 win over Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig at the Sydney International on Monday.
SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017, 6:55 P.M.
Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to successfully defend Qatar title
Novak Djokovic successfully defended his Qatar Open title by beating top-seeded Andy Murray 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in the final on Saturday. The dramatic match showcased the best of men’s tennis …
SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017, 6:49 P.M.
Kristina Mladenovic, Richard Gasquet give France its 2nd Hopman Cup title
Kristina Mladenovic and Richard Gasquet clinched France’s second Hopman Cup title, beating Americans CoCo Vandeweghe and Jack Sock 4-1, 4-3 in the deciding mixed doubles match in the tournament final …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 6:16 P.M.
Defending champ Novak Djokovic to face top-ranked Andy Murray in final
Defending champion Novak Djokovic survived five match points to beat Fernando Verdasco and set up a final against top-ranked Andy Murray, who had far less trouble winning his semifinal as …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 9:02 P.M.
Novak Djokovic wins, then poses for selfie, Andy Murray advances
Defending champion Novak Djokovic and top-seeded Andy Murray posted straight-set wins on Wednesday to reach the Qatar Open quarterfinals, but only Djokovic was asked to pose for a selfie by …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 9 P.M.
Top-ranked Angelique Kerber reaches quarterfinals in Brisbane
Now a two-time major champion and ranked No. 1, Angelique Kerber returned to where her breakout season began and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International. Kerber closed out …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 8:47 P.M.
Roger Federer loses close match to Alexander Zverev at Hopman Cup
Roger Federer found himself overmatched – just – by a younger and stronger-serving opponent on Wednesday, losing 7-6 (1), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4) to 19-year-old Alexander Zverev of Germany at …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 8:33 P.M.
Frustrated Serena Williams loses in 2nd round at Auckland
Serena Williams lost her second-round match Wednesday at the ASB Classic and the 22-time Grand Slam singles champion, frustrated by swirling winds, didn’t leave quietly. “At least I can get …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 1:30 A.M.
World No. 1 Andy Murray wins his opening match of 2017 in Doha
Top-ranked Andy Murray extended his winning streak to a career-best 25 matches by defeating Jeremy Chardy of France 6-0, 7-6 (2) in his first match of the year at the …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 12:30 A.M.
Unbeaten Americans beat Spain 3-0, lead Hopman Cup group
American teammates CoCo Vandeweghe and Jack Sock combined for a 3-0 win over Spain on Tuesday at the Hopman Cup and secured a spot in the final.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 11 P.M.
Rafael Nadal continues comeback with a 1st win in Brisbane
Rafael Nadal was in need of some sleep, so he didn’t waste much time against Alexandr Dolgopolov on Tuesday.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 10:30 P.M.
Serena Williams wins opener in Auckland after 4-month layoff
Serena Williams ended four months on the sideline with flashes of form and occasional bouts of frustration in a 6-3, 6-4 win over Pauline Parmentier on Tuesday in the first …
MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2017, 8:27 P.M.
Roger Federer wins 1st match on return, Switzerland beats Britain
Roger Federer returned from six months on the sidelines with a knee injury to beat Dan Evans 6-3, 6-4 on Monday and lead Switzerland to an opening 3-0 win over …
MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2017, 8 P.M.
Novak Djokovic advances at Qatar Open after slow start
Defending champion Novak Djokovic had a slow start to his first match of 2017 before prevailing 7-6 (1), 6-3 over Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round of the Qatar Open …
FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 7:01 P.M.
Roger Federer says he hopes to play ‘2 to 3 more years’
Roger Federer says he hopes to play for at least another two to three years and that his “mindset is for the long term” in assessing his tennis future. Federer, …
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 2 A.M.
Former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic retires from tennis at 29
Ana Ivanovic is retiring from tennis at age 29, ending a career in which she was ranked No. 1 in 2008 but can no longer play at the highest level …
SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016, 4:18 P.M.
Roger Federer will play at Miami Open
Looking for a last-minute stocking stuffer for a Roger Federer fan? How about a ticket to the Miami Open? Federer is returning to the tour in January after six months …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016
Petra Kvitova injured by knife-wielding attacker at her home
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was injured by a knife-wielding attacker at her home on Tuesday.
SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2016, 3:01 P.M.
Argentina beats Croatia 3-2 to win its 1st Davis Cup title
Argentina won its first Davis Cup title on Sunday when Federico Delbonis swept past Ivo Karlovic in straight sets to complete a stunning 3-2 comeback win over Croatia. This was …
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 7:37 P.M.
Croatia leads Argentina 2-1 in Davis Cup after doubles
Croatia needs one more point to win its second Davis Cup title after winning the doubles against Argentina in straight sets on Saturday. Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig defeated Juan …
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 5:31 P.M.
Healed Juan Martin del Potro hopes to lead Argentina to Davis Cup win
Leaving behind two injury-hit years, Juan Martin del Potro is looking to cap his successful comeback by leading Argentina to its first Davis Cup title.
SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2016, 7:14 P.M.
Andy Murray ends season as No. 1, beats Novak Djokovic at ATP finals
Andy Murray earned the year-end No. 1 ranking and his first title at the ATP finals on Sunday, beating Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-4 in the last match of the tennis …
SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2016, 3:50 P.M.
Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic set up Sunday shootout at ATP finals
Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic set up a Sunday shootout for both the ATP finals title and the year-end No. 1 ranking. The world’s top two players had contrasting wins …
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 6:15 P.M.
Andy Murray beats Stan Wawrinka, advances to semifinals at ATP finals
Andy Murray qualified for the semifinals of the ATP finals on Friday by beating Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-2. Murray, who needs to do better than Novak Djokovic this weekend to …
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 9:05 P.M.
Novak Djokovic wins 3rd straight match at ATP finals
Novak Djokovic won his third straight match at the ATP finals on Thursday, finishing group play undefeated for the fourth time in the past five years. The second-ranked Serb, who …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 9:08 P.M.
ATP Finals: Andy Murray edges Kei Nishikori, Stan Wawrinka KOs Marin Cilic
Andy Murray survived the longest three-set match in ATP Finals history by outlasting Kei Nishikori 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4 and posting a 21st consecutive win on Wednesday. Top-ranked Murray needed …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016
Wayde van Niekerk, Monica Puig honored for Rio performances
South African 400-meter gold medalist Wayde van Niekerk and women’s tennis champion Monica Puig received global awards on Tuesday for their performances at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 5:30 P.M.
Tennis Hall of Fame member Gardnar Mulloy dies at 102
Gardnar Mulloy, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame who won 129 U.S. national titles and played competitively into his 90s, has died at age 102.
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 4:33 P.M.
Djokovic wins again, reaches semifinals at ATP finals
Novak Djokovic edged a bit closer to the year-end No. 1 ranking, beating Milos Raonic 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5) Tuesday to qualify for the semifinals of the ATP finals.