| 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...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 4:35 PM
NEW HAVEN — The friendship was forged when they faced each other for the first time in 2007.
In the years since, Petra Kvitova and Magdalena Rybarikova have practiced together and developed a bond. When each advanced to the Connecticut Open final,...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 6:13 PM
The age-is-just-a-number cliche got a nice boost Monday at the U.S. Open tennis tournament.
Venus Williams, 34, struggled through a three-set match to beat Kimiko Date-Krumm, soon to be 44.
No oxygen masks were needed. The players did not come out...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:49 PM
How can the notorious Richie Incognito play for a guy named Lovie? The NFL's well-known bully visited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday and could sign with the team. Head coach Lovie Smith said the team is evaluating the offensive lineman, but the...
| 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...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:32 PM
NEW HAVEN — With a lack of homegrown qualifiers, the Connecticut Open will serve up international flavor this week.
The qualifying field was cut from 24 to the final 12 on Saturday at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, with none of the seven...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:20 PM
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...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 6:56 AM
Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open on Monday because of an injured right wrist, making him the fourth reigning men's champion in the last 45 years to sit out the tournament.
Nadal and the tournament announced his decision simultaneously, exactly...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 8:31 PM
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...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 6:49 PM
NEW HAVEN -- Another top seed fell at the Connecticut Open Wednesday night, as Samantha Stosur upset No. 3 Genie Bouchard in straight sets at the Connecticut Tennis Center.
Stosur thoroughly outplayed the Wimbledon finalist, earning a 6-2, 6-2 victory....