Stories tagged: tennis
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 8:07 p.m.
Novak Djokovic returns with a victory
Novak Djokovic beat Slovakia’s Martin Klizan 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the opening round of the Mexican Open. The win was Djokovic’s first since his shocking loss in the second round …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
Andy Murray eases to 1st round victory in Dubai
Andy Murray may be coming off a bout of shingles, but he looked in good shape during a 6-4, 6-1 first round victory over Malik Jaziri at the Dubai Tennis …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 8:29 p.m.
Feet of Clay: Tennis in Latin America may flee the surface
The days of clay-court tennis in Latin America are numbered. The clay-court circuit lost a major event several years ago when this week’s Mexican Open in Acapulco switched to hardcourts. …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Milos Raonic, Jack Sock advance to Delray Beach final
Milos Raonic and Jack Sock advanced to the Delray Beach Open championship match with straight-set victories Saturday.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 6:49 p.m.
Elina Svitolina beats Caroline Wozniacki at Dubai
Elina Svitolina of Ukraine is set to debut in the top 10 after winning her second title of the season at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Saturday.
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
Martin Del Potro beats defending champ Sam Querrey in Delray Beach QF
Juan Martin del Potro beat defending champion Sam Querrey in the Delray Beach quarterfinals. Del Potro’s next opponent is top-seeded Milos Raonic. Jack Sock will play Donald Young in the …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 8:44 p.m.
Elina Svitolina beats Angelique Kerber and will face Caroline Wozniacki in the final
Top-seeded Angelique Kerber struggled with a knee injury during a 6-3, 7-6 (3) loss to seventh seed Elina Svitolina in the semifinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Friday. Kerber …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 6:15 p.m.
American teen CiCi Bellis upsets Agnieszka Radwanska in Dubai
American teen Catherine Bellis captured her first career top 10 win when she upset sixth-ranked Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 at the Dubai Tennis Championship. Angelique Kerber reached the tournament’s …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Top-seeded Kei Nishikori loses temper; loses in 1st round in Rio
Thomaz Bellucci upset top-seeded Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-3 in the first round of the Rio Open, thrilling the home crowd on Carnival week in Rio de Janeiro. Nishikori, who lost …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Ryan Harrison, Nikoloz Basilashvili advance to Memphis final
Ryan Harrison beat fellow American Donald Young 6-4, 6-4 in 90 minutes Saturday night at the Memphis Open semifinals, finally advancing to his first career final in his eighth try.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
Donald Young upsets Jon Isner in 3 sets to reach Memphis Open semifinal
Donald Young upset No. 2 seed John Isner 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (6) on Friday night in the quarterfinals at the Memphis Open for his first victory in four tries …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Caroline Wozniacki to face Karolina Pliskova in rain-delayed Qatar Open final
Former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki will face second-seeded Karolina Pliskova in the final of the Qatar Open after both were forced to play back-to-back matches in the quarterfinals and semifinals …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Kei Nishikori finds footing on clay; in semifinals in Argentina Open
Top-seeded Kei Nishikori is finding his footing on clay. After struggling in his first match in the Argentina Open, the Japanese defeated No. 6 Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-1, 6-4 …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
Top seed Marin Cilic & defending champion Martin Klizan lose in quarters of World Tennis Tournament
Top-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia and defending champion Martin Klizan of Slovakia both lost in the quarterfinals of the World Tennis Tournament on Friday. Cilic was beaten 7-6 (8), 7-6 …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Qualifier Darian King upsets Bernard Tomic in first round of Memphis Open
Darian King, a qualifier from Barbados, knocked off No. 5 seed Bernard Tomic 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday in the first round of the Memphis Open. King, ranked 140th in the …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 6 p.m.
U.S. beats Germany to advance to Fed Cup semifinals
CoCo Vandeweghe won the final 10 games to beat Germany’s Andrea Petkovic 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 on Sunday and give the United States an insurmountable 3-0 advantage in their Fed Cup …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Davis Cup: Defending champ Argentina KO’ed by Italy
Defending champion Argentina was knocked out of the Davis Cup in the first round by Italy on Monday.
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 6 p.m.
Player fined $7K for hitting umpire with ball in Davis Cup
Canadian tennis player Denis Shapovalov was fined $7,000 on Monday, a day after unintentionally striking umpire Arnaud Gabas in the eye and immediately ending the Davis Cup tie against Britain.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 9 p.m.
U.S. completes 5-0 Davis Cup sweep of Switzerland
Sam Querrey and Steve Johnson won their singles matches Sunday to complete the United States’ second straight Davis Cup sweep of Switzerland.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
U.S. advances to Davis Cup quarters, 3-0 over Switzerland
Jack Sock and Steve Johnson won the doubles match in three sets Saturday and the United States advanced to the Davis Cup quarterfinals with a 3-0 victory over Switzerland. Sock …
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Venus Williams loses first match since Australian Open final
Venus Williams lost her first match since the Australian Open to Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 6-1 in the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Thursday. Seeded fourth, Williams showed none of the …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Camila Giorgi issued 9-month Fed Cup ban by Italian federation
Camila Giorgi has been banned for nine months by the Italian Tennis Federation for refusing a Fed Cup callup. The 74th-ranked Giorgi was also fined 30,000 euros ($32,000) for turning …
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 6 p.m.
Federer beats Nadal in epic Aussie final to win 18th major
So here was Roger Federer, down a break in the fifth set in a Grand Slam final. Across the net was his nemesis, Rafael Nadal, the left-handed Spaniard he hadn’t …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Lucie Safarova win 2nd Aussie Open doubles title
Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova enhanced their reputation as the dominant duo by winning the Australian Open women’s doubles final 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-3 over Andrea Hlavackova and China’s Peng …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
Cowlishaw: Why Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal in Aussie Open final is worth losing sleep over
It is as good as it gets, and I’m not just talking about tennis. It is as good as it gets, and I’m not just talking about sports.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Williams sisters, Roger Federer advance to Australian Open finals
It was one, two and three for the ages as Venus and Serena Williams set up another all-sisters Australian Open final and Roger Federer ensured he’ll contend for another Grand …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Bryan Brothers reach Australian Open doubles final
Bob and Mike Bryan earned a shot at a seventh Australian Open doubles title after a rain-interrupted 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 semifinal win Friday over Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Serena Williams, Lucic-Baroni win at throwback Australian Open
Serena Williams reached her 10th consecutive Grand Slam semifinal, and kept her bid alive for a record 23rd major title, with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Johanna Konta at the …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Rafael Nadal beats Gael Monfils at Australian Open, reaches 30th Grand Slam quarterfinal
Rafael Nadal beat sixth-seeded Gael Monfils in four sets Monday to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the 30th time, prompting talk of a potential Australian Open …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 4 a.m.
Serena Williams into Australian Open quarterfinals
Serena Williams scrapped her way into the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, working around a misfiring serve and a rash of unforced errors to beat Barbora Strycova as the heat …