| 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...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 11:51 AM
NEW YORK -- Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova joined a long list of women's upset victims at the U.S. Open when she was ousted in the third round on Saturday by 145th-ranked qualifier Aleksandra Krunic.
The 21-year-old Serb fell onto her back in...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 7:46 PM
NEW HAVEN — Petra Kvitova and Magdalena Rybarikova have been good friends for the past six or seven years. But they haven't played each other since 2011, in an International Tennis Federation event in Prague, which Rybarikova won.
They will face...
| 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 24, 2014
| 7:13 PM
This year, tennis fans have watched three major tournaments, seen six different champions in the men's and women's singles, and known full well that was just the warmup.
Monday, the U.S. Open begins its 14-day run of terror, torture and testosterone....
| Aug 25, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Redacción deportes 25 ago (EFE).- La estadounidense Serena Williams, la rumana Simona Halep y la china Na Li mantienen las tres primeras posiciones de la clasificación mundial femenina, en el inicio del Abierto de Estados Unidos.
Al igual que en la ATP,...
| 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
| 5:43 PM
NEW HAVEN — Until Monday afternoon, Eugenie Bouchard had not won a match since the semifinals of Wimbledon.
Bouchard, the third-seed at the Connecticut Open and the eighth-ranked player in the world, dispatched Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia, 6-1 6-1...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 4:50 PM
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NEW HAVEN – It is a perennial exercise among tennis observers envisioning life after Serena.
Just who will step up and seize the mantle as the next great American tennis player? Serena Williams...
| 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 21, 2014
| 6:34 PM
NEW HAVEN — One by one, the leading contenders have fallen and the lesser lights have advanced.
As the Connecticut Open moves into the semifinals, one seeded player remains. Petra Kvitova, the 2012 New Haven champion and a 2013 finalist,...