| Aug 31, 2013
| 11:25 AM
NEW YORK -- Alison Riske, an unseeded 23-year-old from Pittsburgh, showed no nerves but plenty of big ground strokes in upsetting seventh-seeded and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, 6-3, 6-0, in a third-round match at the U.S. Open on Saturday....
| May 29, 2014
| 8:33 AM
PARIS -- Another tennis player with Chicago ties advanced Thursday at the French Open when Donald Young beat 26th-seed Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-3, 7-6(1), 6-3.
Young is not related to fellow Chicago native Taylor Townsend, the 18-year-old who has...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 10:19 AM
World No. 1 Rafael Nadal made it to the fourth round of Wimbledon with a four-set victory over Mikhail Kukushkin under a closed roof on Centre Court. Maria Sharapova also won as play resumed after a rain delay.
Playing in the third round for the first...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 4:20 PM
When it rains, it pours nervous energy at Wimbledon.
Fingernail chewing becomes an epidemic. Pacing, too. And eating, which with the fare here, is dangerous. Many of the offerings look and taste like roadkill.
Rain in most places comes down hard...
| Jun 29, 2014
The inescapable conclusion, after watching a young French woman jerk Serena Williams around the tennis court at Wimbledon here Saturday as if she had her on a string, is that Father Time has arrived for a talk.
Maybe, in Williams' case, it is Mother...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 1:03 PM
No. 2 seed Andy Murray, who is trying to become the first British man to win the Wimbledon singles title since Fred Perry triumphed in 1936, easily won his first-round match on Monday with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Benjamin Becker of Germany.
| Jun 16, 2012
| 12:32 PM
6 a.m. Motorsports: Finish of 24 Hours of Le Mans (in France).--Speed
9 a.m. Talk: Sports Highlights (t.; episode 215, on Cox cable channel 47 and Verizon FiOs 17 in Newport News).--NNPS
10 a.m. Tennis: Nurnberger Gastein Ladies semifinals (Alize...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Looking for signs of a rebound for U.S. men's tennis? Don't look at the seedings for this year's French Open, which begins Sunday.
The highest seeded American male is Sam Querrey of Thousand Oaks, who is seeded 18th.
Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for...