| Oct 24, 2014
| 7:14 AM
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Serena Williams clinched the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time without hitting a ball on Friday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, was eliminated from the WTA Finals.
| Oct 24, 2014
| 9:01 AM
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Serbia's Ana Ivanovic just missed out on a place in the semi-finals of the season-ending WTA Finals despite beating Simona Halep in the final group match on Friday.
Under the rules of the round-robin competition, Ivanovic needed...
| 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 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 2, 2014
| 7:18 AM
BEIJING -- World No. 2 Rafa Nadal sailed into the quarterfinals of the China Open, his first tournament in 13 weeks, on Thursday but conceded his quest to regain his lost rhythm continues.
The Spaniard, returning from a wrist injury, beat qualifier Peter...
| 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....
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:32 PM
NEW YORK -- Some busy bees made life difficult for two grizzled veterans and a pair of favorites were forced to work extra hard on a steamy opening day at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday.
Eighth-seeded 2012 champion Andy Murray fought off...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 7:50 PM
The glamour match, Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki, took center court Sunday, each player seeking to further her fame, fortune and happiness. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, match and tournament over, had already found hers.
Happiness, that is. Certainly...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:42 PM
Maria Sharapova is a hugely talented tennis player and the queen of quirkiness. Also of perseverance.
Both latter attributes were greatly in evidence Wednesday in her second-round victory at the U.S. Open, where she beat Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:05 PM
— The venerable Venus Williams played a roller-coaster tennis match Friday that ended badly, for her and her ongoing comeback attempt at age 34, when the wheels finally came off.
She lost to Sara Errani of Italy, a player she had beaten in all...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 11:51 AM
NEW YORK -- Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova joined a long list of women's upset victims at the U.S. Open when she was ousted in the third round on Saturday by 145th-ranked qualifier Aleksandra Krunic.
The 21-year-old Serb fell onto her back in...