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Nishikori makes Brisbane final

Jan 7, 2017

Nishikori makes Brisbane final

Kei Nishikori corrected his poor record at the Brisbane International semifinals by beating U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 on Saturday to reach the final for the first time at the season-opening tournament. Wawrinka, who won the Chennai tournament in India in ...

Nishikori rolls into Brisbane International semifinals

Jan 6, 2017

Nishikori rolls into Brisbane International semifinals

Kei Nishikori put in an improved performance on Friday at the Brisbane International, beating Australia’s Jordan Thompson 6-1, 6-1 in a quarterfinal matchup. The one-hour win in the Australian Open warmup was relatively straightforward, a big improvement on the world No. 5’s three-set struggle ...

Svitolina upsets top-ranked Kerber in Brisbane International quarterfinals

Jan 5, 2017

Svitolina upsets top-ranked Kerber in Brisbane International quarterfinals

Angelique Kerber predicted that 2017 was going to have a different feel for her, considering her phenomenal breakout season last year. It certainly started differently, with the top-ranked German losing to sixth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the Brisbane International quarterfinals on Thursday. ...

Jan 5, 2017

Osaka exits ASB Classic with wrist injury

Naomi Osaka withdrew from her quarterfinal at the ASB Classic in Auckland on Thursday. Osaka, ranked 48th in the world, left her 19-minute match with No. 8 seeded Croat Ana Konjuh trailing 3-0 in the first set. The New Zealand Herald reported Osaka was ...

Federer beaten by unheralded Zverev in Hopman Cup

Jan 5, 2017

Federer beaten by unheralded Zverev in Hopman Cup

Roger Federer found himself overmatched — just — by a younger and stronger-serving opponent on Wednesday, losing 7-6 (7-1), 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-4) to 19-year-old Alexander Zverev of Germany at the Hopman Cup. The 35-year-old Federer was playing his second match since returning from ...

Federer falls to Zverev at Hopman Cup

Jan 4, 2017

Federer falls to Zverev at Hopman Cup

Roger Federer found himself overmatched — just — by a younger and stronger-serving opponent on Wednesday, losing 7-6 (7-1), 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-4) to 19-year-old Alexander Zverev of Germany at the Hopman Cup. The 35-year-old Federer was playing just his second match since returning ...

No. 1 Murray makes 2017 debut with victory

Jan 4, 2017

No. 1 Murray makes 2017 debut with victory

Top-ranked Andy Murray extended his winning streak to a career-best 25 matches by defeating Jeremy Chardy of France 6-0, 7-6 (7-2) in his first match of the year at the Qatar Open on Tuesday. Murray clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking in his last ...

Rusty Nishikori beats Donaldson in opener

Jan 4, 2017

Rusty Nishikori beats Donaldson in opener

Kei Nishikori was rusty in his season-opening match against Jared Donaldson. Still, Nishikori found enough to hold off the American qualifier 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday and reach the Brisbane International quarterfinals. Eighth-seeded David Ferrer didn’t make it that far, saving four match points ...

Nishioka loses opening match at Brisbane International

Jan 3, 2017

Nishioka loses opening match at Brisbane International

Yoshihito Nishioka crashed out in the first round of the Brisbane International on Tuesday, falling to world No. 29 Victor Troicki. Nishioka eventually fell 6-4, 7-5 in a match that was suspended due to rain after Troicki won the first set on Monday. “I ...

Dec 30, 2016

Serena announces engagement

Court and spark: Serena Williams is tying the knot. The tennis great announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian on Thursday, posting a poem on Reddit that she accepted the proposal of the social news website’s co-founder. Williams’ agent, Jill Smoller, confirmed the engagement in ...