| Mar 16, 2015
| 11:23 PM
Often lost in the glitz and glamour of Maria Sharapova is her competitive fire on the tennis court.
That has taken her to five major titles, and made her one of a handful of tennis players to win each Grand Slam event title at least once. She will...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 8:10 PM
The 2014 U.S. Open men's tennis champion did not make his triumphant return to the 2015 tour until Saturday's BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
It turned out not to be triumphant.
Croatia's Marin Cilic, who took out Roger Federer in the U.S. Open...
| 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 17, 2015
| 10:43 PM
I don't know if I've ever wavered in my picks for a tennis major as I have for this one -- the Australian Open, which starts at about 7 p.m. Sunday, Eastern time.
(Melbourne is 16 hours ahead of us, so it's kind of like Hawaii the next day. Play will...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 4:48 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal didn't give the impression he was lacking any confidence as he raced through the first round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win Monday over Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny.
Coming back from a...
| 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
| 9:17 PM
FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Top seed Novak Djokovic beat Argentina's Diego Schwartzman in three sets Monday night in their first-round match at the U.S. Open.
Djokovic started his quest for an eighth Grand Slam title with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win in the...
| Aug 31, 2014
We may now have to think about Serena Williams as Custer, because she represents the last stand at the U.S. Open tennis tournament.
That is, the last U.S. player standing.
When the day began Saturday at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center, there...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 6:30 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The tension mounted and temperatures soared at the U.S. Open on Monday as top seed Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray set up a sensational quarterfinal, andSerena Williams made a 2014 grand slam breakthrough.
Temperatures neared 90...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Like the mailmen, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic went about their appointed rounds with efficient delivery at the U.S. Open tennis tournament here Monday.
It was Labor Day, and many of the players, fighting through physical distress in the heat...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:18 PM
The dark clouds that have hung over U.S. men's tennis for a while now lifted just a bit Thursday. Think of it mostly as the sun peeking through.
The highest-ranked U.S. male, big-serving, 6-foot-9 John Isner, cruised through to the third round and was...