| Jan 27, 2015
| 11:57 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal kept telling anyone who would listen that his fitness levels wouldn't stand up to the rigors of a two-week Grand Slam tournament. Tomas Berdych proved him right.
Nadal, who had played only eight matches since...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 8:19 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Fireworks lit up the sky above Rod Laver Arena the moment Venus Williams completed her fourth-round win at the Australian Open on Monday night.
It's been that kind of tournament so far for the 34-year-old, seven-time Grand...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 9:31 PM
5:30 a.m. Golf: Joburg Open third round (in Johannesburg, South Africa).--Golf
7:40 a.m. Soccer: English Premier League: Crystal Palace at West Ham.--NBCSN
8:30 a.m. Highlights: North Carolina basketball.--MASN
9 a.m. Motorsports: NASCAR...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 5:23 PM
Seven years ago at this tournament a then petulant 18-year-old Donald Young blew a 5-0 lead in the first set of a first-round loss and then blew his cool, heaving his racket out of the stadium where it sent a few spectators scrambling.
That's when Young...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 2:29 PM
Kevin Anderson was the outsider when he defeated home-grown Andy Roddick on the way to winning his second title on the ATP World Tour at Delray Beach Tennis Center in 2012.
The lanky South African became so enamored by the tennis and the surroundings...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 4:49 PM
Roger Federer, winner of 17 grand slam tournaments and a two-time-champion at Key Biscayne, has withdrawn from next month's Miami Open.
"He has to play a schedule that works for him physically, that makes sense with his family, so he had to change it...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 3:16 PM
Although participation in the Miami Open is mandatory in most cases for top players, it's still impressive to see 74 of the top 75 ranked men and each of the top 75 ranked women have comitted to play in the March 23- April 5 event in Key Biscayne.
| Jan 22, 2015
| 7:54 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Just like Serena Williams eight years ago, Victoria Azarenka entered the Australian Open as an unseeded player after an injury-plagued season.
Williams had won the Australian title twice before then — Azarenka can...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 9:32 AM
Unseeded and floating dangerously in the draw, two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka took out No. 8-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday night to reach the third round at the first major of 2015.
Azarenka's ranking slipped into...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 5:08 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Top-ranked Serena Williams fended off three set points before going on a 10-game roll to beat Vera Zvonareva 7-5, 6-0 and move into the third round of the Australian Open.
Men's No. 1 Novak Djokovic had an easier run,...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 8:47 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams claims to suffer from nerves and jitters before her first-round matches at the Grand Slams.
She certainly didn't show it, winning her first set in 21 minutes on Tuesday night on the way to a 6-0, 6-4 win over...