| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:28 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Stanislas Wawrinka backed up his upset of four-time champion Novak Djokovic by reaching his first Grand Slam final with a 6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4) win over Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open semifinals on...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins on the East Coast, where a man is covered in snow as he tries to clear a path after a snow storm in New Bedford, Mass. A winter storm dumped a foot or more of snow and closed schools across much of the Northeast....
| Sep 2, 2013
| 10:17 PM
NEW YORK — Roger Federer moved as if the tennis court were an unfamiliar place, a place where he needed guidance, where he needed advice on how to hit a forehand or when to unleash that one-handed backhand that had earned him five U.S. Open...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 9:50 PM
NEW YORK — Alison Riske, an unseeded 23-year-old from Pittsburgh, showed no nerves and had plenty of big ground strokes in upsetting seventh-seeded and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, 6-3, 6-0, in a third-round match at the U.S. Open on...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 12:28 PM
First Andy Murray hired former multiple major tournament winner Ivan Lendl to his coaching team and won the Olympics, U.S. Open and Wimbledon. Then Novak Djokovic announced that he would work with Boris Becker.
Now Roger Federer, fading at the age of...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:39 PM
NEW YORK — Roger Federer, owner of 17 Grand Slam titles, the most in history, opened his U.S. Open on Tuesday with a sloppy win over Grega Zemlja 6-3, 6-2, 7-5. Federer had originally been scheduled to play Monday night but rain postponed the match....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:22 PM
NEW YORK — Venus Williams was dressed as if going to a garden party, her outfit covered in flowers that could only come from imagination and not reality. And some of her hair was dyed pink to match the flowers.
But Williams came to Arthur Ashe...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:46 PM
NEW YORK — It took Serena Williams 19 minutes to win the first set of her U.S. Open quarterfinal match against 18th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro on the Spaniard's 25th birthday.
The second set wasn't much better for Suarez Navarro, who received...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:25 PM
NEW YORK -- On match point, Stan Wawrinka held three tennis balls in his hand. He finally picked one to serve and it wasn't a winner. He did the same thing on his second match point. Correct choice.
Wawrinka, a 28-year-old from Switzerland, where he has...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 7:23 PM
NEW YORK — It was a single tennis game that lasted 21 minutes.
Stanislas Wawrinka, a 28-year-old from Switzerland who has always played in the shadow of his countryman Roger Federer, saved five break points in that game in the fifth set.
| Oct 12, 2013
| 3:06 PM
After almost 3½ years together, Roger Federer has split with coach Paul Annacone according to Federer's website.
Federer, 32, failed to win a major tournament this year and saw his ranking drop from No. 1 to No. 7.
Annacone had also been the...