| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:35 PM
NEW HAVEN — A year ago, Magdalena Rybarikova's tennis career was on the rise.
After a series of deep runs in tournaments and a few marquee wins over highly ranked players, Rybarikova reached No. 31 in the world rankings on Aug. 19, 2013. She...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 7:46 PM
NEW HAVEN — Petra Kvitova and Magdalena Rybarikova have been good friends for the past six or seven years. But they haven't played each other since 2011, in an International Tennis Federation event in Prague, which Rybarikova won.
They will face...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 4:35 PM
NEW HAVEN — The friendship was forged when they faced each other for the first time in 2007.
In the years since, Petra Kvitova and Magdalena Rybarikova have practiced together and developed a bond. When each advanced to the Connecticut Open final,...