Stories tagged: tennis
Sat., May 6, 2017, 8 a.m.
Mona Barthel wins Prague Open for 4th WTA title
Qualifier Mona Barthel rallied to win the Prague Open on Saturday. The German beat unseeded Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic 2-6, 7-5, 6-2. Barthel broke Pliskova for a 4-2 …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
15-year-old Amanda Anisimova claims French Open wild card
Amanda Anisimova has won the Roland Garros wild card challenge and will compete in the French Open in her Grand Slam main draw debut. The 15-year-old Anisimova accumulated the most …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 8:24 a.m.
Novak Djokovic splits up with his longtime coach Vajda
Novak Djokovic has split with his longtime coach Marian Vajda and two other team members, saying he wants to find “the winning spark on the court again.” Djokovic said on …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
Pablo Carreno Busta beats Tommy Robredo in Estoril; Juan Martin Del Potro withdraws
Top-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta defeated fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo 7-6 (5), 7-5 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Estoril Open. Fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro had to withdraw because …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Defending champion Lucie Safarova withdraws from Prague Open
Defending champion Lucie Safarova withdrew from the Prague Open ahead of her second-round match against Kristyna Pliskova because of illness. Organizers said she was ill before the tournament and her …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Tommy Haas’ final run at BMW Open ended by Jan-Lennard Struff
Veteran Tommy Haas’ Munich swansong ended in a 6-4, 7-5 defeat to fellow German Jan-Lennard Struff in the second round of the BMW Open. It was the 39-year-old Haas’ last …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Maria Sharapova to learn Wimbledon wild card fate on June 20
Maria Sharapova may have to wait until June 20 to see if she will be welcomed back to this year’s tournament at Wimbledon. The 2004 champion at the All England …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Recovering from knife attack, Petra Kvitova back at practice
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is back at practice, less than six months after being attacked by a knife-wielding intruder. Kvitova posted on Instagram a photo of herself swinging a …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
Juan Martin Del Potro wins opener at Estoril Open in Portugal
Fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro has beaten Yuichi Sugita of Japan 6-1, 6-3 in the first round of the Estoril Open. The former U.S. Open champion hit eight aces and …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Philipp Kohlschreiber gets winning start to bid for 4th Munich title
Defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber has begun his bid for a fourth BMW Open title with a 6-4, 6-3 defeat of Norwegian wild card Casper Ruud. Kohlschreiber saved two of the …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Caroline Wozniacki reaches 2nd round at Prague Open
Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the second round of the Prague Open by beating Misaki Doi of Japan 6-0, 7-5. The former No. 1 from Denmark will next face Jelena …
Sun., April 30, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win 10th title in Barcelona
Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 to win his 10th Barcelona Open title on Sunday.
Sat., April 29, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
Maria Sharapova’s return ends in semifinal defeat to Mladenovic
Maria Sharapova’s first tournament since her controversial return to tennis is over after losing to Kristina Mladenovic of France in the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals. Mladenovic beat former top-ranked Sharapova …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 8 a.m.
Andy Murray loses to Dominic Thiem in Barcelona Open semifinals
Dominic Thiem upset top-ranked Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 to advance to a final against defending champion Rafael Nadal at the Barcelona Open. Nadal beat Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 6-3, …
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 6:07 p.m.
Prep tennis: Lewis and Clark siblings top seeds for 72nd Inland Empire Tennis Tournament
By the time the area’s biggest high school tennis tournament crowns its champions on Saturday afternoon, Lewis and Clark High is expected to have sibling singles champions.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Ilie Nastase responds to backlash about Serena Williams comments
Ilie Nastase has responded to the backlash from his comments about Serena Williams and his Fed Cup outburst. He says his remarks about the pregnant tennis great were “spontaneous” and …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal advance to Barcelona Open semifinals
Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray advanced together again, reaching the Barcelona Open semifinals on Friday in the same manner they have won all week: Nadal cruised and Murray labored. Defending …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 8 a.m.
Maria Sharapova wins again, reaches semifinals at Porsche GP
Maria Sharapova advanced to the semifinals of the Porsche Grand Prix by beating Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-3, 6-4. It was Sharapova’s third match following a 15-month doping ban. She …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Eugenie Bouchard: ‘Cheater’ Maria Sharapova should be banned for life
If Eugenie Bouchard had her way, Maria Sharapova would have been banned from tennis for life. The 2014 Wimbledon finalist from Canada called Sharapova a cheater upon the Russian’s return …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Maria Sharapova wins 1st match on return from 15-month doping ban
Maria Sharapova has won her first match on return from a 15-month doping ban, beating Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of the Porsche Grand Prix. The five-time …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 8 a.m.
Decision on Maria Sharapova’s French Open wild card set for May 16
Maria Sharapova will find out next month if she can compete at the French Open. French tennis federation president Bernard Giudicelli says the announcement will be made on Facebook on …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Simona Halep, Alize Cornet give Maria Sharapova wild-card debate new impetus
The debate about Maria Sharapova’s wild-card entry for the Porsche Grand Prix continued with Simona Halep and Alize Cornet joining the growing legion of players criticizing tournament organizers for offering …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8 a.m.
Ilie Nastase will be the ‘bad boy’ if he says more about Serena Williams
Ilie Nastase says he would be considered the “bad boy” if he says anything more about Serena Williams. The captain of Romania’s Fed Cup team last week speculated about the …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 6:29 p.m.
Serena Williams at No. 1, despite not playing since January
Serena Williams is briefly back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, despite not playing a match since January – and with plans to take the rest of 2017 off …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 6:07 p.m.
U.S. tops Czech Republic, advances to Fed Cup final
CoCo Vandeweghe and Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated Kristyna Pliskova and Katerina Siniakova 6-2, 6-3 Sunday to send the United States to its first Fed Cup final in seven years with a …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
Rafael Nadal beats Albert Ramos-Vinolas to win 10th Monte Carlo Masters
Rafael Nadal easily beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 in an all-Spanish final on Sunday to win the Monte Carlo Masters for the 10th time and clinch the 70th title of …
Sat., April 22, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Katerina Siniakova, CoCo Vandeweghe win; Czechs tie U.S. in Fed Cup semis
Katerina Siniakova beat Shelby Rogers in straight sets to bring the defending champion Czech Republic even with the United States at 1-1 in the Fed Cup semifinals on Saturday.
Sat., April 22, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Albert Ramos-Vinolas beats Lucas Pouille to reach Monte Carlo final
Albert Ramos-Vinolas beat Lucas Pouille 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 to reach the clay-court Monte Carlo Masters final on Saturday.
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 …