| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Thursday's women's semifinals at Wimbledon will not trigger great name recognition from the general fan. Maybe even the ardent tennis fan.
Newcomers are beginning to emerge in tennis, and this year's women's bracket is no exception.
Two barely twenty-...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:37 AM
LONDON -- Petra Kvitova is one win away from securing a second Wimbledon title in four years, while rising Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard secured a berth in her first-ever Grand Slam final with a big victory Thursday at The Championships.
In the first-...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:28 PM
WIMBLEDON, England — In the end Sunday, the right player probably won, the guy named Novak Djokovic, who can bend like Gumby, run like Usain Bolt and hit tennis shots at the other guy like Roger Federer.
What made his victory in the Wimbledon men'...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 10:04 AM
LONDON - Top seed Novak Djokovic halted the grass-court charge of talented Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Friday, beating the 11th seed 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(7) in an exhilarating see-saw contest to reach the Wimbledon final.
The six-time Grand Slam...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:18 AM
LONDON -- Maria Sharapova joined the list of big-name casualties in the Wimbledon women's singles when she was beaten 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-4 in the last 16 by Germany's Angelique Kerber on Tuesday.
The below-par Russian fought off six match points in the...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:12 PM
More than ever, Andy Murray is feeling right at home in a place, and at a tennis tournament, where he is embraced like nowhere else.
And why shouldn't Wimbledon embrace him?
He won last year, after 77 years between male British singles titles at...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:25 AM
A knee injury that has bothered No. 2-ranked Li Na since spring has now forced her to withdraw from the U.S. Open.
Na is the only tennis player from China to win a Grand slam singles title — she has two. Her announcement on Thursday came by way...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Thomas Onoff shared the combined 9.0-level title in a tournament he helped found, the Hampton Tennis Center Mixed Doubles.
Onoff, the HTC's director of tennis, joined Jennifer Itonyo in posting a 2-0 round-robin record. Richmond-area team Wayne Motley...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:18 PM
As a rising junior tennis player, Corona del Mar resident Alex Reyna has a rigid training schedule at Advantage Tennis Academy in Irvine.
Sometimes Reyna supplements this by carrying around his sister, Noelle. As triplets along with their sister, Paige,...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:42 PM
Four of the top five seeds, including three Southern Californians, advanced to the semifinals in the USTA Girls 16 National Clay Court Championships at Virginia Beach Tennis and Country Club.
On Friday morning, No. 1 Ryan Peus of Palos Verdes Estates,...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 11:03 PM
Bella Gerken and Kayden Fogarty played doubles together last fall for the Corona del Mar High girls' tennis team.
Back then, as freshmen, they didn't have a set plan of action. But that changed Thursday afternoon at Costa Mesa Tennis Center, where...