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  • Rafael Nadal advances to Madrid Open semifinals; Serena Williams withdraws

    MADRID -- Defending champion Rafael Nadal gave his clay-court doldrums a boost by reaching the Madrid Open semifinals on Friday with a dominant performance against Thomas Berdych. In the women's tournament, two-time defending champion Serena Williams...
  • Maria Sharapova rallies to win Madrid Open women's title

    Maria Sharapova rallies to win Madrid Open women's title
    Maria Sharapova bounced back from a poor start to defeat Simona Halep, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3, on Sunday and win the Madrid Open title. Sharapova, who lost to Serena Williams in last year's final, crumbled in the opening set when she held her serve just once....
  • French Open facts

    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...
  • Monica Puig becomes first Puerto Rican to win a WTA title

    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...
  • 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...
  • Novak Djokovic rallies to beat Rafael Nadal for Italian Open title

    Novak Djokovic rallies to beat Rafael Nadal for Italian Open title
    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...
  • Serena Williams selected female athlete of year by Associated Press

    Serena Williams selected female athlete of year by Associated Press
    Serena Williams nearly owned women's tennis in 2013, and the Associated Press took notice by selecting her the female athlete of the year for the third time in her storied career. Williams has won the award three times, tying golfer Annika Sorenstam and...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka beats Roger Federer for Monte Carlo Masters title

    MONACO-- Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time Sunday, rallying to beat Roger Federer, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, in a rare all-Swiss final. The Australian Open champion had lost his previous two Masters finals and looked like losing...
  • Australian Open champ Li Na loses in first round at French Open

    Australian Open champ Li Na loses in first round at French Open
    Much to her dismay, Li Na is familiar with this feeling. She earns a Grand Slam championship, is heralded at home, then shows up at subsequent major tournaments and seemingly forgets how to win. It happened in 2011, after her French Open triumph...
  • Serena, Venus Williams ousted in second round of French Open

    Venus and Serena Williams won't be playing each other in the third round of the French Open after all. In fact, the sisters won't be playing at all, after both of them were upset by little-known opponents in the second round Wednesday. Serena...
  • Jelena Jankovic, Sara Errani upset in Family Circle Cup quarterfinals

    CHARLESTON, S.C. -- It proved tough to be a top seed at the Family Circle Cup this week. Second-seeded Jelena Jankovic and No. 3-seeded Sara Errani were both upset Friday in the quarterfinals, leaving sixth-seeded Eugenie Bouchard as the lone top-10...