| 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,...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Kei Nishikori of Japan became the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam final in the 137-year history of tennis’s biggest tournaments, beating top-seeded Novak Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 at the U.S. Open on Saturday.
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:23 PM
Michael Johns, an Australian-born former "American Idol" finalist, has died, a Fox spokeswoman confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. He was 35.
Johns, whose Facebook page indicated he lived in Los Angeles, leaves behind his wife, Stacey Vuduris.
| Aug 2, 2014
| 10:38 PM
Singer and "American Idol" finalist Michael Johns has died at the age of 35, the music program said on Saturday. No official cause of death was given.
The Australian-born singer finished eighth on Season 7 of the popular music program, according to a...
| 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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:59 PM
When Simona Halep came to New Haven last year for the New Haven Open tennis tournament, she was unseeded and ranked 23rd in the world. But she was also on a roll, having won 24 of her past 29 matches.
She went 5-for-5 at New Haven, winning her fourth WTA...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:32 PM
NEW HAVEN — With a lack of homegrown qualifiers, the Connecticut Open will serve up international flavor this week.
The qualifying field was cut from 24 to the final 12 on Saturday at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, with none of the seven...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:20 PM
NEW HAVEN — When Simona Halep was asked Sunday who her toughest opponent is, the answer came quickly and without hesitation.
"Maria Sharapova," Halep said. "She's beat me five times already."
Sharapova won't be in New Haven this week. She'll...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 6:56 AM
Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open on Monday because of an injured right wrist, making him the fourth reigning men's champion in the last 45 years to sit out the tournament.
Nadal and the tournament announced his decision simultaneously, exactly...
| 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 19, 2014
| 4:50 PM
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NEW HAVEN – It is a perennial exercise among tennis observers envisioning life after Serena.
Just who will step up and seize the mantle as the next great American tennis player? Serena Williams...