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  • Strong Field Begins Play In Connecticut Open

    Strong Field Begins Play In Connecticut Open
    NEW HAVEN — When Simona Halep was asked Sunday who her toughest opponent is, the answer came quickly and without hesitation. "Maria Sharapova," Halep said. "She's beat me five times already." Sharapova won't be in New Haven this week. She'll...
  • Halep, No. 1 Seed, Loses At Connecticut Open

    Halep, No. 1 Seed, Loses At Connecticut Open
    NEW HAVEN — Maybe it's not so much of an advantage to get the No. 1 seed at the Connecticut Open tennis tournament. Tuesday night marked the third consecutive year that the top seed lost in her opening match at New Haven. Magdalena Rybarikova of...
  • Serena Williams wins, Novak Djokovic upset

    Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals Thursday at Montreal, waiting out a brief rain delay to beat Lucie Safarova, 7-5, 6-4. On Friday, Williams will play Caroline Wozniacki, a 6-1, 6-0 winner over American qualifier Shelby Rogers....
  • Petra Kvitova Looking Forward To Return To Connecticut Open

       Things are going well for Petra Kvitova. She won Wimbledon for the second time in July. She just signed a contract with IMG Worldwide, joining the likes of Maria Sharapova and Li Na. And she's gearing up to play in the U.S. Open next month. But...
  • Ivanovic stuns No. 1 Serena, gains Aussie QF berth

    Ivanovic stuns No. 1 Serena, gains Aussie QF berth
    Serena Williams' quest for an 18th career singles Grand Slam title will have to wait a few more months. The world No. 1 will have to start a new winning streak too. Serbian Ana Ivanovic stunned Williams, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 Sunday to reach the quarterfinals...
  • Nadal rolls into 4th round of French Open

    Nadal rolls into 4th round of French Open
    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...
  • No.1 Serena Williams serves a 'double-bagel' in U.S. Open quarterfinal

    No.1 Serena Williams serves a 'double-bagel' in U.S. Open quarterfinal
    NEW YORK — It took Serena Williams 19 minutes to win the first set of her U.S. Open quarterfinal match against 18th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro on the Spaniard's 25th birthday. The second set wasn't much better for Suarez Navarro, who received...
  • Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams advance to fourth round at Wimbledon

    Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams advance to fourth round at Wimbledon
    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...
  • Stephens, Kvitova advance to fourth round at Wimbledon

    WIMBLEDON, England -- Rising American star Sloane Stephens and 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova learned Saturday that patience can pay off. Stephens, seeded No. 17, had to wait overnight because her third-round match against Petra Cetkovska was...
  • Serena Williams in No. 1 form in dispatching Sloane Stephens at U.S. Open

    NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens probably will be able to beat Serena Williams again someday. Just not Sunday. Williams, defending U.S. Open champion and the top-ranked player in the world, appears well on her way to winning a 17th Grand Slam title...
  • French Open seeds: Sam Querrey is highest U.S. male at No. 18

    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...