| Jan 19, 2015
| 6:21 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia — If Rafael Nadal needed any reminding of how long it has been since he won the Australian Open, he only needed to look at the "09" on the back of his left shoe.
After spending most of the last six months on the...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 4:53 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal dropped to his knees, clasping his hands tightly and appearing to be on the verge of tears as he celebrated a win at the Australian Open.
The 14-time Grand Slam champion has played some epic matches on Rod Laver...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 11:28 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia — For the first time in a dozen years, Roger Federer won't feature in the Australian Open semifinals after being beaten 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (5) Friday in the third round by Andreas Seppi.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion had...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 11:21 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal put earlier stumbles behind them to complete convincing wins Sunday and move into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
French Open champion Sharapova was broken once in the first set...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 4:48 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal didn't give the impression he was lacking any confidence as he raced through the first round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win Monday over Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny.
Coming back from a...
| 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...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 7:48 PM
NEW YORK -- Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year and Novak Djokovic reached his 22nd in a row with victories in the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Monday.
Williams defeated Kaia Kanepi of Estonia, 6-3, 6-3, to keep her...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 7:08 PM
NEW YORK -- Two-time defending champion Serena Williams got off to a sluggish start before roaring past 11th seed Flavia Pennetta 6-3, 6-2, to reach the semifinals of the U.S. Open on Wednesday.
The top seed will meet Russian 17th seed Ekaterina...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:18 PM
FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Taylor Townsend has surely watched Serena Williams dominate first-round opponents at Grand Slams over the years.
This time, the 18-year-old was on the business end of it at the U.S. Open.
Williams cruised to a 6-3, 6-1...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 1:33 PM
NEW YORK -- Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the U.S. Open final in dramatic fashion on Friday when China's Peng Shuai was forced to retire due to injury, putting the Dane one win away from winning an elusive grand slam title.
Wozniacki was leading 7-6...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:33 PM
NEW YORK -- World No. 1 Serena Williams took no chances with the searing heat on Arthur Ashe Stadium court by racing to a 6-1 6-3 rout of Ekaterina Makarova to reach the U.S. Open women's final on Friday.
Williams, winner of the last two U.S. Opens, came...