Serena, Halep showdown set

Oct 26, 2014

Serena, Halep showdown set

After Serena Williams’ embarrassing defeat to Simona Halep in the WTA Finals group stage, the American narrowed her eyes at the post-match news conference and said she was looking forward to having a chance to avenge the loss. She didn’t have to wait long. ...

Sharapova falls short

Oct 25, 2014

Sharapova falls short

Serena Williams made the semifinals of the WTA Finals and earned the yearend No. 1 ranking without hitting a ball on Friday. Williams’ fortune was at the expense of Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova. Ivanovic had a shot at reaching the semis, and Sharapova ...

Ivanovic, Wozniacki advance to final

Sep 20, 2014

Ivanovic, Wozniacki advance to final

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia ousted top seed Angelique Kerber in straight sets Saturday to reach the final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open against U.S. Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki. The third seed charged back from 3-5 down in the first set to beat the ...

Kerber, Wozniacki book spots in Toray Pan Pacific Open semifinals

Sep 19, 2014

Kerber, Wozniacki book spots in Toray Pan Pacific Open semifinals

The top two seeds, Angelique Kerber of Germany and Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki, roared into the semifinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo Friday. Top-seeded Kerber outplayed sixth-seeded Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova 6-3, 6-0 and Wozniacki, a former world No. 1, overcame Spain’s Carla ...

Williams earns three-peat

Sep 8, 2014

Williams earns three-peat

A couple of months before Serena Williams capped her dominant run to a third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major singles title Sunday night, she sat down with coach Patrick Mouratoglou to decipher why the season had been such a struggle by her ...

Williams reaches final

Sep 6, 2014

Williams reaches final

Serena Williams overwhelmed 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-1, 6-3 in the semifinals Friday to extend her U.S. Open winning streak to 20 matches. If Williams can make that 21 in a row by beating Caroline Wozniacki in Sunday’s final, the 32-year-old American will ...

Monfils storms into U.S. Open quarters

Sep 3, 2014

Monfils storms into U.S. Open quarters

Gael Monfils follows his own rules. The guy does things on a tennis court no one else has — or can. Just search his name on YouTube and watch any of many video clips showcasing his speed and agility; start with the parallel-to-the-ground, a-few-feet-in-the-air ...

Wozniacki sends Sharapova packing

Sep 1, 2014

Wozniacki sends Sharapova packing

Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. Maria Sharapova, usually the one wearing down opponents in the third set, sure couldn’t keep up on a steamy Sunday at the ...

Wozniacki, Vinci set to clash for Istanbul title

Jul 20, 2014

Wozniacki, Vinci set to clash for Istanbul title

Top seed Caroline Wozniacki will tackle Roberta Vinci for the Istanbul WTA title on Sunday as the magical run of 16-year-old Ana Konjuh was ended at the semifinal stage. Wozniacki made the final with a 6-2, 6-3 win over France’s Kristina Mladenovic, while second-seeded ...

Wozniacki dispatches Konjuh in straight sets

Jun 27, 2014

Wozniacki dispatches Konjuh in straight sets

Caroline Wozniacki kept her composure to end the spirited run of 16-year-old Croat Ana Konjuh 6-3, 6-0 in the third round of Wimbledon on Friday. Wimbledon debutant Konjuh, the youngest player to reach the last 32 at the All England Club since 2005, forced ...

Wozniacki breezes past Jugic-Salkic

Feb 13, 2013

Wozniacki breezes past Jugic-Salkic

by Jack Gallagher

Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki recovers from having her serve broken in the opening game of the first set Monday night to post a 6-1, 6-2 victory over qualifier Mervana Jugic-Salkic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in their first-round match at the Qatar Total ...