| Sep 3, 2014
| 12:24 PM
NEW YORK - Ekaterina Makarova outslugged Victoria Azarenka, the U.S. Open runner-up the last two years, 6-4 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the semifinals of the U.S. Open. The 17th-seeded Russian was steadier and more explosive with her big groundstrokes in...
| 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...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 1:33 PM
NEW YORK -- Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the U.S. Open final in dramatic fashion on Friday when China's Peng Shuai was forced to retire due to injury, putting the Dane one win away from winning an elusive grand slam title.
Wozniacki was leading 7-6...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 3:25 PM
NEW YORK - Top ranked Serena Williams swept past good friend Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3, 6-3 in the U.S. Open final Sunday to move into the record books with her 18th Grand Slam title.
It was the sixth U.S. Open crown and third straight for the...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:33 PM
NEW YORK -- World No. 1 Serena Williams took no chances with the searing heat on Arthur Ashe Stadium court by racing to a 6-1 6-3 rout of Ekaterina Makarova to reach the U.S. Open women's final on Friday.
Williams, winner of the last two U.S. Opens, came...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Something was clearly wrong with Serena Williams at Wimbledon on Tuesday.
But Martina Navratilova doesn't believe that the world's top-ranked player simply had a viral illness, as the tournament referee's office and the WTA later said.
"I think virus,...
| May 24, 2014
| 3:55 PM
What: The 113th French Open, second leg of the tennis Grand Slam, starts Sunday.
Where: On the red clay courts at Roland Garros in Paris.
Men's tournament: Defending champion is Rafael Nadal, the No. 1-seeded player and an eight-time French Open...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Thursday's women's semifinals at Wimbledon will not trigger great name recognition from the general fan. Maybe even the ardent tennis fan.
Newcomers are beginning to emerge in tennis, and this year's women's bracket is no exception.
Two barely twenty-...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 5:26 PM
LONDON -- It was not quite a Jill Craybas moment for Serena Williams at a soggy Wimbledon on Saturday but her third round defeat by Frenchwoman Alize Cornet was shocking all the same.
Just as when she was beaten by obscure fellow American Craybas at the...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:12 PM
More than ever, Andy Murray is feeling right at home in a place, and at a tennis tournament, where he is embraced like nowhere else.
And why shouldn't Wimbledon embrace him?
He won last year, after 77 years between male British singles titles at...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Staid old Wimbledon got bounced on its fanny here Tuesday. Somebody sat on the spectacles and broke them. Egad. Somebody else put lowfat milk on the strawberries.
Strange things happened. The orderly became disorderly:
• An ailing Serena Williams...