Nishikori to tune up in Brisbane

Sep 26, 2014

Nishikori to tune up in Brisbane

U.S. runnerup Kei Nishikori and champion Marin Cilic and will use the Brisbane International as their warmup for next year’s Australian Open, organizers said Thursday. Nishikori became the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open last month in ...

Report says Li to retire due to knee injury

Sep 18, 2014

Report says Li to retire due to knee injury

China’s two-time Grand Slam-winner Li Na is poised to retire, state media reported Thursday, in a move which would bring down the curtains on Asia’s most successful tennis career. CCTV-5, sports channel of state broadcaster China Central Television, quoted unnamed insiders as saying Li, ...

Wawrinka stuns injured Nadal to win Australian Open

Jan 26, 2014

Wawrinka stuns injured Nadal to win Australian Open

After letting the distraction of Rafael Nadal’s painful back problems cost him a set, Stanislas Wawrinka regained his composure to win his first Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory Sunday in the Australian Open final. The 28-year-old Swiss player had ...

Li claims Australian Open title

Jan 25, 2014

Li claims Australian Open title

Seven months after giving retirement serious thought, Li Na made it third time lucky in an Australian Open final with a 7-6 (7-3), 6-0 win over Dominika Cibulkova to become the oldest women’s champion here in the Open era. Li, who turns 32 next ...

Nadal knocks off Federer, advances to Australian Open final

Jan 24, 2014

Nadal knocks off Federer, advances to Australian Open final

Rafael Nadal continued his dominant streak over Roger Federer to reach the Australian Open final for the third time, beating the 17-time major winner 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 Friday night to set up a championship decider against No. 8-seeded Stan Wawrinka. Nadal has won ...

Wawrinka reaches first Grand Slam final

Jan 23, 2014

Wawrinka reaches first Grand Slam final

Stanislas Wawrinka backed up his upset of four-time champion Novak Djokovic by reaching his first Grand Slam final with a 6-3, 7-6 (7-1), 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-4) win over Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open semifinals on Thursday. Wawrinka ended a 14-match losing streak ...

Radwanska ousts Azarenka

Jan 22, 2014

Radwanska ousts Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka’s run as Australian Open champion ended in a yelling, screaming quarterfinal defeat to Agnieszka Radwanska on Wednesday, continuing the flow of stars tumbling out of the season’s first major. The fifth-seeded Radwanska stopped Azarenka’s 18-match winning run at Melbourne Park and her ...

Li rumbles into semifinals

Jan 21, 2014

Li rumbles into semifinals

Li Na has exciting young teenager Eugenie Bouchard standing in the way of a second consecutive Australian Open final after the Chinese star crushed Flavia Pennetta to make the last four on Tuesday. The fourth seed demolished the Italian 6-2, 6-2 to set up ...

Nadal too much for Nishikori

Jan 20, 2014

Nadal too much for Nishikori

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal fought off a spirited challenge from Kei Nishikori to march through to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Monday. The Spaniard won 7-6 (7-3), 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) in 3 hours, 17 minutes and will play Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov ...

Ivanovic knocks out Serena

Jan 19, 2014

Ivanovic knocks out Serena

Serena Williams’ long winning streak came to an end in a stunning fourth-round defeat to Ana Ivanovic at the Australian Open on Sunday. Ivanovic hadn’t won a set in her four previous matches against Williams, who had been a hot favorite to win a ...

Sharapova, Federer advance

Jan 18, 2014

Sharapova, Federer advance

Maria Sharapova recovered from the longest, hottest match of her career to beat Alize Cornet 6-1, 7-6 (8-6) Saturday and reach the fourth round of the Australian Open. Sharapova’s boyfriend, Grigor Dimitrov, progressed to the second week at a major for the first time ...

Serena cruises; Li nearly loses

Jan 17, 2014

Serena cruises; Li nearly loses

Serena Williams got on and off court as quickly as she could in the scorching heat Friday, registering yet another record with match win No. 61 at the Australian Open as she advanced to the fourth round with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Daniela ...