| 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 27, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Sloane Stephens was ousted in three sets at the U.S. Open by Johanna Larsson, while Peng Shuai upset No. 4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets to reach the third round.
Stephens, the No. 21 seed at the tennis season’s final Grand Slam...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 9:15 PM
Roger Federer battled back from two sets down and double match point to defeat Gael Monfils 4-6 3-6 6-4 7-5 6-2 and reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Thursday.
Federer, aiming to add to his grand slam men's record total of 17 singles crowns,...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 4:06 PM
School was in session Saturday afternoon on Centre Court at Wimbledon, and Petra Kvitova was doing the teaching.
That wasn't how it was supposed to be.
This was to be a coming-out party for young Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard. At 20, her lessons...
| 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-...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:17 PM
A grand and glorious tennis career that began on the public courts of Compton and was nurtured by a proud and ambitious father edged closer to the end at Wimbledon on Friday.
Or maybe not.
Venus Williams went out in the third round. She is 34, is...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:28 PM
WIMBLEDON, England — In the end Sunday, the right player probably won, the guy named Novak Djokovic, who can bend like Gumby, run like Usain Bolt and hit tennis shots at the other guy like Roger Federer.
What made his victory in the Wimbledon men'...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 5:26 PM
LONDON -- It was not quite a Jill Craybas moment for Serena Williams at a soggy Wimbledon on Saturday but her third round defeat by Frenchwoman Alize Cornet was shocking all the same.
Just as when she was beaten by obscure fellow American Craybas at the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Much had already happened Friday by the time the main focus at Wimbledon shifted to a hill, a place where personal real estate is like an acre in Malibu.
It was late afternoon. The rain that was supposed to come never did. Big fluffy clouds moved...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:12 PM
More than ever, Andy Murray is feeling right at home in a place, and at a tennis tournament, where he is embraced like nowhere else.
And why shouldn't Wimbledon embrace him?
He won last year, after 77 years between male British singles titles at...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Staid old Wimbledon got bounced on its fanny here Tuesday. Somebody sat on the spectacles and broke them. Egad. Somebody else put lowfat milk on the strawberries.
Strange things happened. The orderly became disorderly:
• An ailing Serena Williams...