| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:21 PM
Three of tennis’ marquee players cruised down the road in first-round matches at Wimbledon on Tuesday, and Rafael Nadal, perhaps the brightest star of all, traveled a bumpy path.
That’s relatively speaking. Nadal lost a set. The others...
| 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...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:32 PM
NEW YORK -- Some busy bees made life difficult for two grizzled veterans and a pair of favorites were forced to work extra hard on a steamy opening day at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday.
Eighth-seeded 2012 champion Andy Murray fought off...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:01 AM
Spain's Rafael Rafa Nadal has pulled out of his U.S. Open title defense this month because of a wrist problem, the world number two said on Monday.
The 28-year-old Spaniard sustained the injury in practice last month and has been training with a cast on...
| 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...
| May 24, 2014
| 3:55 PM
What: The 113th French Open, second leg of the tennis Grand Slam, starts Sunday.
Where: On the red clay courts at Roland Garros in Paris.
Men's tournament: Defending champion is Rafael Nadal, the No. 1-seeded player and an eight-time French Open...
| May 24, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Monica Puig became the first Puerto Rican player to win a WTA title by beating Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain, 6-4, 6-3, on Saturday in the Strasbourg International final in France.
“It's amazing to do this coming from such a small island, where...
| May 18, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Novak Djokovic extended his recent dominance over Rafael Nadal by rallying for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory Sunday to win the Italian Open for the third time — then dedicated the title to his flood-hit native Serbia.
Having also been beaten in Monte...
| 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....
| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:21 AM
BEIJING -- Rafa Nadal's return to action came to a shuddering halt on Friday when the Spaniard was beaten by Slovakia's Martin Klizan in a late-night quarter-final duel at the China Open.
After world No. 1 Novak Djokovic had continued his march through...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:52 AM
PARIS -- Maria Sharapova claimed her second French Open title when she floored Romanian Simona Halep 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4 after a marathon encounter in Saturday's final.
Sharapova, the seventh seed from Russia, claimed her fifth Grand Slam title after...