| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:19 AM
BEIJING -- WTA Finals qualifiers Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep confirmed their class with straight-sets victories at the China Open on Tuesday as two contenders to join them in the season-ending tournament suffered surprise defeats....
| 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 5, 2014
| 7:36 PM
They held the women's semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Friday, and a medical controversy broke out.
Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams won their way into Sunday's final with solid tennis —Williams with spectacular shotmaking in...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 8:58 PM
The best result of Tuesday's action at the U.S. Open was that victories by Roger Federer and Gael Monfils will put them on the same tennis court in two days.
That should be good for tennis.
Everybody knows Federer, the No. 2-seeded player here and the...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:05 PM
— The venerable Venus Williams played a roller-coaster tennis match Friday that ended badly, for her and her ongoing comeback attempt at age 34, when the wheels finally came off.
She lost to Sara Errani of Italy, a player she had beaten in all...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 6:00 PM
— Like a great novel, or a perfectly cooked filet mignon, Novak Djokovic is fast becoming one of the joys of my life.
He came on the tennis scene about a decade ago as yet another Eastern European player whose name was impossible to spell. I could...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 1:01 PM
The No. 1 men’s tennis player and expected finalist in Monday night’s U.S. Open was ousted in one of the bigger upsets in tennis history here Saturday.
Novak Djokovic went down to Kei Nishikori of Japan, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3.
| Sep 7, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Not only will Monday night's men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament break new ground for the future of the game. It will also have a rallying cry: Here comes the second line.
Marin Cilic of Croatia, one of the competitors in this...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 11:26 AM
PARIS - Novak Djokovic proved too hot to handle for Canadian outsider Milos Raonic as the Serb qualified for the French Open semifinals for the sixth time with a clinical 7-5, 7-6 (5), 6-4 victory on Tuesday.
The world No. 2, chasing the only Grand Slam...
| 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-...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 1:00 PM
PARIS - Defending champion Rafael Nadal survived David Ferrer's early fury Wednesday to advance into the French Open semifinals with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-1 win in a repeat of last year's final.
World No. 1 Nadal, chasing a record-extending ninth Roland...