| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:36 PM
LONDON -- The Champagne cork that popped before the second point of Andy Murray's thrashing of Blaz Rola may have been a little premature, but the defending Wimbledon champion already has thrown down the gauntlet to his rivals.
The home favorite's 6-1,...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 7:05 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Venus Williams won her 45th career WTA title at the Dubai Championships in a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Alize Cornet of France in the final at the United Arab Emirates.
The 44th-ranked Williams, playing courtesy of a wild card,...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:41 AM
PARIS - Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal, last year's runner-up David Ferrer and British star Andy Murray were easy second-round winners Thursday at the French Open.
The world No. 1 Nadal whipped young rising Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 on...
| May 31, 2014
| 10:55 AM
PARIS -- Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal produced yet another rock solid performance to defeat Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 and reach the fourth round of the French Open on Saturday.
The world No. 1, who is undefeated at Roland Garros since...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:52 AM
PARIS - Defending champion Rafael Nadal dismantled unseeded Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 on Monday to set up a French Open quarterfinal clash with fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in a repeat of last year's final.
Eight-time champion and world No.1...
| May 10, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal persevered past countryman Roberto Bautista Agut for a 6-4, 6-4 win that returned him to the Madrid Open final on Saturday.
Nadal, who reached his first clay final since winning in Rio de Janeiro in February, broke Bautista Agut'...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:47 PM
WIMBLEDON, England — Serena Williams insisted her round-of-16 loss to Germany's Sabine Lisicki wasn't a shock, because Lisicki is a good grass-court player with a "massive, massive serve" and was vastly underrated as the 23rd seed. In many ways,...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:20 PM
WIMBLEDON, England — While Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys and Laura Robson offered tantalizing glimpses into tennis' future, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams reinforced their current dominance.
Top-ranked Djokovic and Williams glided into the...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 10:54 AM
WIMBLEDON -- Giant killer Sergiy Stakhovsky has reached the end of his 15 minutes of fame at this year’s Wimbledon.
Stakhovsky, the Ukrainian who upset Roger Federer in the second round, exited Friday in the third round when Jurgen Melzer of...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:32 AM
When a long-time opponent says you're slowing down, it is either time to get re-energized or realize a brilliant tennis career is on the downswing.
At the ATP World Finals in London this week, Novak Djokovic took note that Federer's ranking has...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:32 AM
WIMBLEDON, Britain -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic advanced to his 13th consecutive Grand Slam semifinal and maintained his perfect record of not losing a set at this year’s Wimbledon tournament, when he powered his way past No. 7-seeded Tomas...