| 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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 11:29 AM
PARIS - It wasn't easy and at times it wasn't pretty, but Maria Sharapova turned up the heat over three sets against up-and-coming Canadian Eugenie Bouchard on Thursday to reach her third consecutive French Open final.
For a time, the woman being...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:52 AM
PARIS -- Maria Sharapova claimed her second French Open title when she floored Romanian Simona Halep 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4 after a marathon encounter in Saturday's final.
Sharapova, the seventh seed from Russia, claimed her fifth Grand Slam title after...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Overcoming her nerves and some terrible serves, Maria Sharapova won her second French Open on Saturday, prevailing in a hard-fought match to become the first Russian tennis player to win the same Grand Slam tournament more than once.
She was two...
| 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,...