Nishikori overcomes wrist trouble to make 4th round

Jan 22, 2016

Nishikori overcomes wrist trouble to make 4th round

Kei Nishikori continued his fine Australian Open form on Friday, winning his third-round match against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in four sets under the roof on a rainy day. Despite the relatively one-sided score line, the seventh-seeded star was made to work hard by his Spanish ...

Jan 5, 2016

Sharapova pulls out of Brisbane International

Defending champion and tournament drawcard Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the season-opening Brisbane International with a left forearm injury, organizers said Tuesday. World No. 4 and third seed Sharapova said she “hurt my forearm in practice a couple days ago” and needed to withdraw ...

Sharapova gets second straight win

Oct 28, 2015

Sharapova gets second straight win

Maria Sharapova won her second straight match since her return from injury, beating top-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-4 Tuesday at the WTA Tour finals. The Russian’s two wins this week are her only victories since a leg injury sidelined her after losing to Serena ...

Sep 29, 2015

Sharapova sustains arm injury

Playing her first match in nearly three months, Maria Sharapova retired with an arm injury Monday in the third set of her opening match at the Wuhan Open. The third-ranked Sharapova called for a trainer to look at her left forearm after the first ...

Sep 9, 2015

Nishikori to compete in upstart IPTL

World No. 4 Kei Nishikori will play for the Japan Warriors in the International Premier Tennis League in December, organizers said Tuesday. The Japan round, being held for the first time, will take place from Dec. 2-4 at Kobe World Memorial Hall. The IPTL ...

Sharapova pulls out of U.S. Open

Aug 31, 2015

Sharapova pulls out of U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova withdrew from the U.S. Open for the second time in three years Sunday, citing a lingering injury to her right leg. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the withdrawal via a press release at about the same time Sharapova, who won the title ...

Federer back into stride in Cincinnati

Aug 19, 2015

Federer back into stride in Cincinnati

Roger Federer took a first step toward a seventh Cincinnati title on Tuesday night, beating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 in his opening match. The Swiss star won the Western & Southern Open last year for his unprecedented sixth title at the longtime ATP ...

Serena routs Sharapova again to reach Wimbledon final

Jul 10, 2015

Serena routs Sharapova again to reach Wimbledon final

Her game in high gear, history in the offing, Serena Williams is perfectly content to let everyone else talk about what a victory in the Wimbledon final would mean. A “Serena Slam” of four consecutive major titles. The third leg of a calendar-year Grand ...

Serena gets scare from Watson

Jul 4, 2015

Serena gets scare from Watson

The needle on the Wimbledon Richter scale sat poised and ready but Serena Williams dug deep into her battle-hardened playbook to ensure there was no earth-shuddering shock at the hands of scurrying Briton Heather Watson on Friday. With the shockwaves of Rafa Nadal’s exit ...

Sharapova bundled out of French Open

Jun 1, 2015

Sharapova bundled out of French Open

Defending champion Maria Sharapova’s bid for a third French Open title in four years is over. Coughing between points on an overcast day, the second-seeded Sharapova was outplayed throughout a 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 loss to 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in the ...

Federer  moves into 4th round

May 30, 2015

Federer moves into 4th round

Stepping onto center court to take on 88th-ranked Damir Dzumhur, Roger Federer was on his guard. The 17-time Grand Slam champion had been caught cold at a previous French Open by a player ranked as low as the 23-year-old Bosnian, and he made sure ...

Nishikori moves into 3rd round with victory in straight sets

May 28, 2015

Nishikori moves into 3rd round with victory in straight sets

Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the French Open for the first time in two years on Wednesday with a straight-sets victory over Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci. The fifth seed Nishikori defeated Bellucci, a left-handed clay-court specialist ranked 40th in the world, 7-5, ...