| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:47 PM
WIMBLEDON, England — Serena Williams insisted her round-of-16 loss to Germany's Sabine Lisicki wasn't a shock, because Lisicki is a good grass-court player with a "massive, massive serve" and was vastly underrated as the 23rd seed. In many ways,...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 8:56 PM
WIMBLEDON, England —- Whether it's Sabine Lisicki or Marion Bartoli who receives the Venus Rosewater Dish on Saturday, the Wimbledon women's champion will be a deserving first-time Grand Slam victor.
Lisicki, the German-born 23rd-seeded player who...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 9:40 AM
WIMBLEDON, England -- Sabine Lisicki of Germany was previously best known during this year’s Wimbledon tournament for upsetting favored Serena Williams in the round of 16. Lisicki will now be even better known as a first-time Wimbledon finalist....
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:46 PM
NEW YORK — John Isner had played long and late Thursday to pull out a physically taxing four-set win over flashy Frenchman Gael Monfils, 7-5, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (4) at the U.S. Open.
The New York crowd had firmly planted itself on the side of the...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 8:22 PM
NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens probably will be able to beat Serena Williams again someday.
Just not Sunday.
Williams, defending U.S. Open champion and the top-ranked player in the world, appears well on her way to winning a 17th Grand Slam title...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 11:11 PM
NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens did her part.
She took all the space away from fellow American Jamie Hampton, commanded the court with her ferocious forehand and never let down for a moment.
Stephens needed only 63 minutes to beat the 23rd-seeded...
| 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...
| 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 4, 2013
| 6:08 PM
NEW YORK -- Victoria Azarenka, seeded second and winner of the last two Australian Opens, has advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Open on Wednesday night with a routine 6-2, 6-3 win over unseeded Daniela Hantuchova.
Azarenka will find another...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:36 PM
NEW YORK -- Novak Djokovic found the crowd cheering against him and his shots flying away from him for a set, but the top-seeded man at the U.S. Open recovered from the loss of his first set in the tournament for a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6 6-0 win Thursday over...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:38 PM
NEW YORK — From her first massive forehand to her final well-placed service winner, top-seeded and defending champion Serena Williams left no doubt Friday against Li Na.
Williams beat the fifth-seeded Li, 6-0, 6-3, to advance to the U.S. Open...