| 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....
| 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-...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:29 PM
It is still a little too soon to canonize young Eugenie Bouchard as the next big thing in women's tennis. We will wait until Saturday.
That's when the current pride of Canadian sports, now that the Kings have taken hockey away from them, will play in...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:37 AM
LONDON -- Petra Kvitova is one win away from securing a second Wimbledon title in four years, while rising Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard secured a berth in her first-ever Grand Slam final with a big victory Thursday at The Championships.
In the first-...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Caroline Wozniacki will try to become the first five-time champion in the history of the WTA event now known as the Connecticut Open, Aug. 15-23 in New Haven.
The following week, she will try to win a Grand Slam for the first time at the U.S. Open....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray showed another dominant display in overpowering Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut to move to the fourth round.
“It’s been a good first week, now I can rest up and be ready for Monday,” the third-...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:26 AM
LONDON - Rising stars Simona Halep and Eugenie Bouchard will meet in the semifinals at Wimbledon after winning quarterfinal matches in straight sets Wednesday.
The third-seeded French Open runner-up Halep won the last 11 games to beat last year's...
| 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,...