Stories tagged: tennis
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Venus Williams improves to 19-0 in U.S. Open’s first round
Venus Williams stayed in the crowded hunt for the No. 1 ranking – even though she had no idea that she has a shot at that spot.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
U.S. Open ’17: Which American players could make some noise?
Andy Roddick was the last American man to win a Grand Slam title, all the way back at the 2003 U.S. Open. The last American woman other than Serena Williams …
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 7:37 p.m.
Andy Murray joins list of men missing U.S. Open
His voice choking, Andy Murray unexpectedly announced Saturday that he was withdrawing from the U.S. Open because of a hip injury, adding to the lengthy list of top players who …
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 7:04 p.m.
Roberto Bautista Agut tops Damir Dzumhur in Winston-Salem final
Top-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut beat Damir Dzumhur 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday in the Winston-Salem Open for his second ATP World Tour title of the year and the sixth overall.
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 6:42 p.m.
Daria Gavrilova upsets Dominika Cibulkova in Connecticut Open final
Daria Gavrilova doesn’t hide her emotions on the tennis court – and she put them on full display Saturday in winning her first WTA tournament title.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Daria Gavrilova upsets Agnieszka Radwanska in Connecticut Open semifinals
Australia’s Daria Gavrilova upset top-seeded defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-4, 6-4 to reach the Connecticut Open final. The demonstrative 23-year-old will face Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia on Saturday …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 6:47 p.m.
U.S. OPEN ‘17: Federer says 3rd major of year would be surreal
Even Roger Federer says it would be “totally surreal” if he could collect his third Grand Slam title of the year at the U.S. Open. He hasn’t won the U.S. …
Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Garbine Muguruza, Grigor Dimitrov get their 1st Cincinnati titles
Garbine Muguruza cradled her smiling face in both hands and closed her eyes, taking it all in. The Wimbledon champion had added another title to her breakthrough summer – this …
Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 9:07 p.m.
Simona Halep in line for No. 1 after Cincinnati semifinal win
Simona Halep moved within a victory of the No. 1 ranking. The second-ranked Halep needed just 54 minutes to cruise past Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-1 in the Western & Southern …
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
Injuries, upsets for men in Cincinnati; Simona Halep, Johanna Konta advance
Injuries and upsets are wrecking the men’s side of the Western & Southern Open. Milos Raonic became the seventh player ranked in the top 10 to withdraw from the tournament, …
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 7:49 p.m.
Maria Sharapova granted wild-card entry into U.S. Open
Maria Sharapova has been granted a wild-card invitation for the U.S. Open’s main draw. Sharapova is among eight women given entry into the 128-player field by the U.S. Tennis Association. …
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 7:42 p.m.
Roger Federer withdraws from Cincinnati with bad back; Nadal to be No. 1
Wimbledon champion Roger Federer withdrew Monday from the Western & Southern Open because of a back injury. He has won the Masters series tournament seven times.
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
Elina Svitolina beats Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-0 for Rogers title
Elina Svitolina defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-0 to win the Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament on Sunday. It was Svitolina’s fifth WTA Tour title of the season.
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Alexander Zverev upsets Roger Federer for Rogers title
Alexander Zverev kept his winning streak alive with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Swiss ace Roger Federer in the Rogers Cup final on Sunday.
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 5:23 p.m.
Caroline Wozniacki ousts top-seeded Karolina Pliskova
Caroline Wozniacki outlasted top-ranked Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-7 (3), 6-4 in a women’s quarterfinal Friday at the Rogers Cup.
Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Rafel Nadal upset by Canadian teenager in Montreal
Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov upset top-seeded Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the third round of the Rogers Cup on Thursday night.
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 6:59 p.m.
Alexander Zverev dominates Kevin Anderson to win Citi Open
The past champions whose names line the grandstands at the Citi Open include Andre Agassi (five times), Jimmy Connors, Stefan Edberg and Ivan Lendl. On Sunday, Alexander Zverev showed he …
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
Madison Keys outslugs CoCo Vandeweghe to win at Stanford
Madison Keys and CoCo Vandeweghe had never played on opposite sides of the net, just together on Fed Cup for the U.S., bonding and becoming friends during that extended stay …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Ailing knee knocks defending champ Stan Wawrinka out of U.S. Open
Defending champion Stan Wawrinka has pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injured knee. He will have a “medical intervention” and sit out the rest of 2017. He …
Sun., July 30, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
John Isner beats Ryan Harrison to win 4th Atlanta Open title
John Isner rode an overpowering service game to his fourth Atlanta Open title and second consecutive ATP tournament, beating fellow American Ryan Harrison 7-6 (6), 7-6 (7) on Sunday before …
Sat., July 29, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
John Isner, Ryan Harrison advance to Atlanta Open final
ATLANTA – Second-seeded John Isner beat third-seeded Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the BB&T Atlanta Open final for the fifth straight year and the seventh …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
Novak Djokovic will sit out rest of 2017 because of injured elbow
Novak Djokovic will sit out the rest of this season because of an injured right elbow and plans to return to the ATP tour in January. The 12-time major champion …
Sun., July 16, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
Is Garbine Muguruza the heir to the Williams sisters?
LONDON – Shortly after beating Venus Williams in the Wimbledon final, Garbine Muguruza was given a purple-and-gold circular badge signifying that she is a member of the All England Club, …
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 4:48 p.m.
Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray win mixed doubles title at Wimbledon
Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title on Sunday, beating Henri Kontinen and Heather Watson 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court.
Sat., July 15, 2017, 8:52 p.m.
Roger Federer: Title is on his honey-do list
Not only is he among the greatest players in the history of tennis, but Roger Federer is an unwavering family man.
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
Kubot-Melo, Makarova-Vesnina win doubles titles at Wimbledon
The men’s final was the first match on Centre Court following the women’s singles championship Saturday. Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo beat Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
Garbine Muguruza beats ‘role model’ Venus Williams for first Wimbledon title
Garbine Muguruza powered her way to her first Wimbledon championship by playing fearlessly and dominating down the stretch, putting together a 7-5, 6-0 victory over a fading Venus Williams by …
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Into 11th Wimbledon final, Roger Federer faces Marin Cilic for 8th title
Roger Federer moved within one victory of his record eighth men’s singles championship at Wimbledon by beating Tomas Berdych in the semifinals. Federer’s 11th final at the All England Club …
Thu., July 13, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Revered Wimbledon is to tennis what the Masters is to golf
The tennis and golf tournaments seem to be each other’s counterparts in many ways, starting with the reverence in which they’re held – and the steps the private clubs that …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
Venus Williams gains 9th Wimbledon final, awaits Garbine Muguruza
Venus Williams reached her ninth Wimbledon final and first since 2009 by beating Britain’s Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2. Williams will be trying to win her sixth title at the All …