| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:21 AM
BEIJING -- Rafa Nadal's return to action came to a shuddering halt on Friday when the Spaniard was beaten by Slovakia's Martin Klizan in a late-night quarter-final duel at the China Open.
After world No. 1 Novak Djokovic had continued his march through...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:43 PM
NEW HAVEN — Until Monday afternoon, Eugenie Bouchard had not won a match since the semifinals of Wimbledon.
Bouchard, the third-seed at the Connecticut Open and the eighth-ranked player in the world, dispatched Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia, 6-1 6-1...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:45 AM
The Connecticut Open field has been strengthened with four wild-card entries announced over the past two days.
The additions are headed by 13th-ranked Dominika Cibulkova, a finalist at the Australian Open this year. Andrea Petkovic (No. 19), Sam...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 11:27 AM
NEW HAVEN -- Each year, chaos ensues in the final days before Connecticut's professional tennis tournament is unveiled.
There are signage and advertising details to complete, site preparation and landscaping issues that require attention, ticket...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Serena Williams won her WTA-leading fourth title of the season Sunday, beating third-seeded Angelique Kerber 7-6 (1), 6-3 in the Bank of the West Classic at Palo Alto, Calif.
The top-ranked and top-seeded Williams won the hard-court event for the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 1:00 PM
PARIS - Defending champion Rafael Nadal survived David Ferrer's early fury Wednesday to advance into the French Open semifinals with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-1 win in a repeat of last year's final.
World No. 1 Nadal, chasing a record-extending ninth Roland...
| May 31, 2014
| 10:55 AM
PARIS -- Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal produced yet another rock solid performance to defeat Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 and reach the fourth round of the French Open on Saturday.
The world No. 1, who is undefeated at Roland Garros since...
| Jul 27, 2011
Defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova joins defending Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and defending U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters as late withdrawals from next week's Mercury Insurance Open at La Costa. Kuznetsova, who is complaining of a groin...