| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:29 PM
It is still a little too soon to canonize young Eugenie Bouchard as the next big thing in women's tennis. We will wait until Saturday.
That's when the current pride of Canadian sports, now that the Kings have taken hockey away from them, will play in...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko has called off her engagement to Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin, R-Sport said on Monday, as another high-profile sporting romance hit the rocks.
Just two months after newly crowned British Open...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Something was clearly wrong with Serena Williams at Wimbledon on Tuesday.
But Martina Navratilova doesn't believe that the world's top-ranked player simply had a viral illness, as the tournament referee's office and the WTA later said.
"I think virus,...
| 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....
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:18 PM
Joe Harris, a rookie guard who starred for the Virginia Cavaliers, signed a guaranteed two-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, sources told The Daily Progress of Charlottesville's Whitelaw Reid.
That all but assures Harris will make the...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 7:36 PM
They held the women's semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Friday, and a medical controversy broke out.
Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams won their way into Sunday's final with solid tennis —Williams with spectacular shotmaking in...
| Sep 2, 2014
The best is yet to come, Varvara Lepchenko said.
She's played on the U.S. Olympic Team at the 2012 Summer Games in London. She's been ranked as high as No. 19 in the world. She's defeated top-10 players.
Still, at age 28, Lepchenko is searching for...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 8:58 PM
The best result of Tuesday's action at the U.S. Open was that victories by Roger Federer and Gael Monfils will put them on the same tennis court in two days.
That should be good for tennis.
Everybody knows Federer, the No. 2-seeded player here and the...
| 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...