Stories tagged: tennis
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
Davis Cup: Australia and France lead 2-1 in semifinals
Two-time Grand Slam champions Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat Filip Krajinovic and Nenad Zimonjic 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 (3) for France to lead Serbia 2-1 in the Davis Cup semifinals …
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 11:48 p.m.
Davis Cup: Belgium and Serbia lead in Davis Cup semifinals
Dusan Lajovic made the most of Lucas Pouille’s inconsistent display to give Serbia a 1-0 lead over France in their Davis Cup semifinal, while Belgium’s David Goffin produced a hard-fought …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 8:27 p.m.
Garbine Muguruza joins U.S. Open champion Nadal at No. 1 for Spain
Garbine Muguruza made her debut at No. 1 on Monday, joining U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal in making Spain the first country since the United States 14 years ago to …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Sweet 16: After 2 rough years, Nadal back on top at U.S. Open
Rafael Nadal entered the 2017 Grand Slam season on a 2
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 8 p.m.
US Open: Rafael Nadal, Kevin Anderson seems a mismatch, but upsets happen
U.S. Open finalists Rafael Nadal and Kevin Anderson are both professional tennis players who were born in 1986. Not much else in common.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
Perfect partnership: Martina Hingis, Jamie Murray win US Open mixed title
Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray won the U.S. Open mixed doubles title Saturday, beating Michael Venus of New Zealand and Chan Hao-Ching of Taiwan 6-1, 4-6, 10-8 in a match …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 5:17 p.m.
Sloane Stephens tops Madison Keys in US Open final for 1st Grand Slam title
Sloane Stephens never looked shaken by the setting or the stakes in her first Grand Slam final. Her opponent, Madison Keys, most definitely did.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Rafael Nadal overwhelms Juan Martin del Potro; faces Kevin Anderson in US Open final
Rafael Nadal went into his U.S. Open semifinal against Juan Martin del Potro with a relatively simple game plan: Stay away from the big guy’s flat, fearsome forehand and instead …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Grip on Sports: With the NFL season beginning, our weekends are no longer our own
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The NFL opened its season last night. All hope of getting anything done on a weekend is over until late January – at the earliest. …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Sloane Stephens tops Venus Williams; faces Madison Keys in all-American U.S. Open final
Unseeded Sloane Stephens was two points from defeat before coming back to beat Venus Williams 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 in the U.S. Open semifinals. No. 15 Madison Keys overwhelmed No. 20 …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
Nadal vs. del Potro, Carreno Busta vs. Anderson in U.S. Open semifinals
Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro will meet in the U.S. Open semifinals. Nadal has won the tournament twice and del Potro has won it once. The other semifinal …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
Grip on Sports: American women prove that U.S. tennis is still alive
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s switch gears today. No football. No baseball. Tennis. Yes, tennis. Specifically, women’s tennis, where something is happening at the U.S. Open that hasn’t happened …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
No Rafa vs. Roger at U.S. Open: del Potro beats Federer in QF
Roger Federer was unable to set up his first U.S. Open match against Rafael Nadal. Federer lost in the quarterfinals to Juan Martin del Potro in four sets. The U.S. …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 11:20 p.m.
Venus Williams edges Petra Kvitova for 1st U.S. Open semifinal since 2010
Venus Williams continued her remarkable renaissance by returning to the U.S. Open semifinals for the first time since 2010. Williams reached her third major semifinal of the season – something …
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
U.S. Open: ‘09 champ Juan Martin del Potro rallies from two sets down
Juan Martin del Potro’s stay at the U.S. Open really should be over. Nearly was.
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Maria Sharapova’s U.S. Open ends; Venus Williams advances
Maybe this was just one three-setter too many for Maria Sharapova.
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Roger Federer looks back at best in straight-sets win at US Open
This was Roger Federer at his hard-to-beat best, so unlike the pair of uncomfortable five-setters he labored through to begin the U.S. Open.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
At 18, Denis Shapovalov’s game, personality in U.S. Open spotlight
Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov became the youngest man in nearly three decades to reach the fourth round of the U.S. Open. Shapovalov is 18. He advanced when Kyle Edmund retired …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Roger Federer edges Mikhail Youzhny in 5 sets at U.S. Open; Rafael Nadal needs 4
Roger Federer set aside an uncharacteristic 68 unforced errors and pulled out his second five-set victory in a row at the U.S. Open. Federer came back to edge Mikhail Youzhny …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Maria Sharapova wins again at U.S. Open; Alexander Zverev among losers
No one, not even Maria Sharapova herself, knew quite what to expect from her return to Grand Slam tennis at the U.S. Open.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 11:37 p.m.
’16 champ Kerber exits at rainy US Open; Federer edges teen
The question was rather simple after Angelique Kerber became only the second defending U.S. Open champion in the professional era to lose in the first round.
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 …