Stories tagged: tennis
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 1:40 p.m.
Serena Williams returns, Fed Cup ‘start of a long process’
Tennis fans anxiously awaiting Serena Williams’ return to competitive tennis will have to wait one more day. She won’t be playing in either of Saturday’s Fed Cup singles matches as …
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 5:05 p.m.
U.S. takes 2-0 lead over Serbia in 1st round of Davis Cup
Sam Querrey fought from a set down to defeat Laslo Djere and John Isner won a fifth-set tiebreaker over Dusan LaJovic to give the United States a 2-0 lead over …
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 10:03 p.m.
Years later, Roger Federer still on top
Used to be that Roger Federer simply could not win a match, let alone a championship, at major tournaments. That might be hard to imagine now that Federer owns 20 …
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 5:48 p.m.
Caroline Wozniacki takes her spot at No. 1 in rankings after winning Australian Open women’s singles
Winning the Australian Open final gave Caroline Wozniacki her first major title, and a bonus prize.
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 5:34 p.m.
Emotional Federer makes more history with 20th Grand Slam title
An emotional Roger Federer choked up in the closing stages of the trophy presentation on Sunday after creating more tennis history by winning an unprecedented 20th grand slam title with …
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
Area roundup: Mikayla Ferenz’s triple-double, Geraldine McCorkell’s 34 points spark Idaho women
Mikayla Ferenz became the first Idaho women’s basketball player to record a triple-double since 1984 on Saturday during a 78-64 win over North Dakota in Big Sky Conference play in …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 3:27 p.m.
Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep to win 1st major at Australian Open
For all her success in tennis, from holding the No. 1 ranking for more than a year to winning 27 titles, one question had plagued Caroline Wozniacki’s career. Did she …
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 6:43 a.m.
Roger Federer in record 7th Aussie Open final after Hyeon Chung retires
Roger Federer has moved to within one win of a 20th Grand Slam singles title after securing his spot in the Australian Open decider when Hyeon Chung retired from their …
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 9:51 p.m.
Caroline Wozniacki beats Elise Mertens, reaches 1st Australian Open final
Caroline Wozniacki has reached the Australian Open final for the first time with a 6-3, 7-6 (2) win over Elise Mertens, moving within one win of a Grand Slam breakthrough. …
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 9:52 p.m.
Hyeon Chung’s stunning run continues into Australian Open semis
Hyeon Chung has become the first Korean to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam, beating Tennys Sandgren in the quarterfinals to follow up his upset victory over six-time Australian …
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 10:38 p.m.
No quarter a given: Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem out; Hyeon Chung, Tennys Sandgren in
Even by Australian Open standards, back-to-back shockers have resulted in a most unexpected quarterfinal. The season-opening Grand Slam has a tendency to be unpredictable, but losing six-time champion Novak Djokovic …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 10:37 p.m.
Elise Mertens reaches semifinals on debut at Australian Open
A year after opting out of qualifying for the Australian Open, Elise Mertens has reached the semifinals in her debut at the season-opening Grand Slam.
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 10:48 p.m.
Angelique Kerber pulls through a surprising challenge, faces Madison Keys next
Angelique Kerber remains the only Grand Slam singles winner in the Australian Open women’s draw after surviving a frustrating fourth-round match.
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 9:09 p.m.
Madison Keys returns to Australian Open quarters with win over Carolina Garcia
Madison Keys has continued her strong run through the Australian Open draw, returning to the quarterfinals here for the first time in three years with a 6-3, 6-2 win over …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 10:41 p.m.
Caroline Wozniacki advances to Aussie Open quarterfinals
Caroline Wozniacki is continuing to cash in on her second chance at the Australian Open, reaching the quarterfinals here for the first time since 2012 with a 6-3, 6-0 win …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 10:13 p.m.
Long haul: No. 1 Simona Halep fends off American Lauren Davis in 3:45 marathon
Top-ranked Simona Halep saved three match points and finally finished off a 4-6, 6-4, 15-13 victory after a 3-hour, 45-minute marathon against American Lauren Davis to reach the fourth round …
Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 11:34 p.m.
Hot and bothered: Temperatures rise, seeds fall in Australia
On a day when shade was a valuable commodity in the searing heat at Melbourne Park, Roger Federer played it cool at the Australian Open. Six-time champion Novak Djokovic, however, …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
Upsets continue as heat rises: Garbine Muguruza, Johanna Konta out
Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza struggled with the heat and against Hsieh Su-wei’s game, losing 7-6 (1), 6-4 on Day 4 as the upsets intensified at the Australian Open. No. 3-ranked …
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 10:11 p.m.
No. 2 Carolina Wozniacki saves 2 match points, advances to 3rd round at Australian Open
Second-ranked Caroline Wozniacki fended off two match points and rallied from 5-1 down to win the last six games in the third set and avoid a second-round upset at the …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 10:14 p.m.
Federer deflects attention to Nadal, Djokovic in Australia
Roger Federer prefers to think of Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic as the favorites for the Australian Open title, despite entering as defending champion and coming off a worry-free preparation.
Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 7:31 p.m.
Even without Serena, Aussie Open women’s field still tough
Without defending champion Serena Williams in the draw at the Australian Open, there’s certainly an opportunity for another player to go on a surprising run and emerge as a first-time …
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 4:18 p.m.
After one for the ages, Australian Open now a fitness test
With Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic among the walking wounded and Serena Williams already deciding not to defend her title, injuries and absentees have been the focus of attention ahead …
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 11:20 a.m.
Serena Williams says she had health scare after baby’s birth
Serena Williams tells Vogue magazine that she dealt with a medical scare right after the birth of her daughter. Williams says she developed several small blood clots in her lungs …
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 5:28 a.m.
Novak Djokovic returns from injury layoff with dominating win
Novak Djokovic has played his first competitive match in six months, a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Dominic Thiem at the Kooyong Classic. He couldn’t have been happier – or more …
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Rusty Rafael Nadal struggles in loss to Gasquet in exhibition match
Rafael Nadal struggled with his timing and normally potent shot-making as he started his delayed preparations for the Australian Open with an error-filled 6-4, 7-5 loss to Richard Gasquet in …
Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 2:34 p.m.
Kei Nishikori out of Australian Open because wrist not ready
Kei Nishikori’s agent says the 2014 U.S. Open runner-up is pulling out of the Australian Open. Olivier van Lindonk says that Nishikori is not ready to play best-of-five-set matches as …
Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 4:31 a.m.
Milos Raonic upset by Alex De Minaur in 2nd round at Brisbane
Former champion Milos Raonic lost in straight sets to 18-year-old Alex De Minaur in a second-round upset at the Brisbane International. Raonic struggled to find rhythm with his usually booming …
Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Defending champion Lauren Davis ousted in 1st round at ASB Classic
Defending champion Lauren Davis surrendered her ASB Classic tennis title in the first round when she was beaten 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday by fellow American Sachia Vickery.
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 7:36 p.m.
Rafael Nadal withdraws from Brisbane International
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Brisbane International due to his “late start of preparation” for the new season. Brisbane International tournament director Cameron Pearson said that he had …
Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Serena Williams to play 1st competition since giving birth
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Serena Williams is returning to competition with an exhibition match Saturday in Abu Dhabi against French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. Williams has not competed …