| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:19 AM
BEIJING -- WTA Finals qualifiers Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep confirmed their class with straight-sets victories at the China Open on Tuesday as two contenders to join them in the season-ending tournament suffered surprise defeats....
| Oct 22, 2014
| 9:09 AM
SINGAPORE - French Open runner-up Simona Halep drilled world No. 1 and reigning two-time champion Serena Williams in Wednesday's round-robin action at the season-ending $6.5 million WTA Finals.
The fourth-seeded Halep stunned the U.S. Open champion...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 9:32 AM
A top Russian tennis official who mocked Serena and Venus Williams by referring to them as the "Williams brothers" now faces potential sanctions from the International Olympic Committee.
While appearing on a television talk show in his country, Shamil...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Suns owner Robert Sarver was so upset that the Spurs were missing marquee players (injured or resting after a European trip) and even Gregg Popovich (who appointed assistant Ettore Messina to coach) that he addressed the crowd in Phoenix during Thursday's...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 10:13 PM
7:30 a.m. Tennis: WTA Championships’ early rounds: Serena Williams vs. Ana Ivanovic, then Genie Bouchard vs. Simona Halep.--Tennis Ch.
10 a.m. Football: Sept. 2014: Kecoughtan vs. Hampton.--LSC 48
12:30 p.m. Tennis: Men’s Swiss Indoor...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:21 AM
BEIJING -- Rafa Nadal's return to action came to a shuddering halt on Friday when the Spaniard was beaten by Slovakia's Martin Klizan in a late-night quarter-final duel at the China Open.
After world No. 1 Novak Djokovic had continued his march through...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- No matter how the final match goes, there will be a surprise champion at the Family Circle Cup.
No. 14-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany and Jana Cepelova of Slovakia advance to the finals Saturday, both rallying late in their...
| May 10, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal persevered past countryman Roberto Bautista Agut for a 6-4, 6-4 win that returned him to the Madrid Open final on Saturday.
Nadal, who reached his first clay final since winning in Rio de Janeiro in February, broke Bautista Agut'...
| May 11, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Maria Sharapova bounced back from a poor start to defeat Simona Halep, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3, on Sunday and win the Madrid Open title.
Sharapova, who lost to Serena Williams in last year's final, crumbled in the opening set when she held her serve just once....
| May 8, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Andy Murray hit error after error Thursday and was eliminated from the Madrid Masters in the third round.
The Wimbledon champion was overwhelmed by the 46th-ranked Santiago Giraldo, 6-3, 6-2. Murray's play was erratic throughout the match against the...
| May 9, 2014
| 5:35 PM
MADRID -- Defending champion Rafael Nadal gave his clay-court doldrums a boost by reaching the Madrid Open semifinals on Friday with a dominant performance against Thomas Berdych.
In the women's tournament, two-time defending champion Serena Williams...