Djokovic, Nadal set to clash in quarters

Jun 2, 2015

Djokovic, Nadal set to clash in quarters

From the moment the French Open draw was made more than a week ago, this is the match the tennis world has been awaiting: No. 1 Novak Djokovic against nine-time champion Rafael Nadal. Except instead of the final, Wednesday’s blockbuster will come in the ...

Williams survives upset bid

May 31, 2015

Williams survives upset bid

At the outset, Serena Williams was grimacing and cursing and, worst of all, losing by a lot. Then, suddenly, the 19-time Grand Slam singles champion was putting shots right where she wanted, imposing her will as only she can. And the only anger Williams ...

Djokovic, Nadal start French Open with comfortable wins

May 27, 2015

Djokovic, Nadal start French Open with comfortable wins

If anyone at the French Open needed a reminder, Novak Djokovic was on court to show what champions are made of. Returning to Roland Garros a year after he lost in the final to Rafael Nadal, the Serb posted a convincing 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 ...

May 14, 2015

Murray, Serena Williams withdraw from Italian Open

Andy Murray and Serena Williams pulled out of the Italian Open on Thursday ahead of their third-round matches. Murray said he was tired, while Williams claimed she was suffering with an elbow injury. “I practiced 40 minutes and felt pretty exhausted,” Murray told a ...

Kei powers into Madrid semis

May 9, 2015

Kei powers into Madrid semis

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori moved into the semifinals of the Madrid Open for the second year in a row on Friday with a straight-sets win over David Ferrer. Fourth-seeded Nishikori, beaten in the final here last year, won 6-4, 6-2 against the Spaniard ...

Serena sweeps by Suarez Navarro for eighth Miami Open title

Apr 5, 2015

Serena sweeps by Suarez Navarro for eighth Miami Open title

Clutching her latest trophy, Serena Williams brushed confetti from her arms and smiled for the cameras as she chatted with Martina Navratilova, her relaxed multitasking a reflection of vast experience with championship ceremonies. Williams wins everywhere she goes, and she wins on Key Biscayne ...

Isner blasts past Nishikori

Apr 3, 2015

Isner blasts past Nishikori

American John Isner rained down 13 aces in a dominating performance to defeat Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-3 and book a spot in the Miami Open semifinals on Thursday. Isner, whose year has been modest at best, has exploded into form on the hard courts ...

Serena earns 700th victory

Apr 2, 2015

Serena earns 700th victory

Serena Williams abused her racket, scolded herself and even made angry faces at the sun. In the end, as usual, she took out her frustration on the ball. The seven-time Key Biscayne champion overcame her annoyance and shaky play Wednesday for her 700th career ...

Nishikori stays hot in Miami

Mar 31, 2015

Nishikori stays hot in Miami

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Serbia’s Viktor Troicki in the third round of the Miami Open on Monday. Nishikori, the tournament’s fourth seed, converted five of six break chances against the 39th-ranked Troicki and sealed the win ...

Djokovic survives scare; Nishikori rolls in Miami

Mar 29, 2015

Djokovic survives scare; Nishikori rolls in Miami

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic survived a second-set uprising from Slovak Martin Klizan before winning his opening match at the Miami Open 6-0, 5-7, 6-1 on Saturday. Djokovic, who is aiming to follow up last week’s win at Indian Wells with his fifth triumph ...

Nishikori falls to lefty Lopez

Mar 19, 2015

Nishikori falls to lefty Lopez

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori lost in straight sets to Feliciano Lopez of Spain in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday. After rallying to defeat Fernando Verdasco in Monday’s third round, Nishikori could not overcome Verdasco’s countryman and fellow big-serving ...

Serena rallies past Stephens

Mar 18, 2015

Serena rallies past Stephens

Struggling with her serve and a rash of errors, Serena Williams overcame a slow start to beat Sloane Stephens 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-2 in the fourth round at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, extending her winning streak to 14 matches. Maria Sharapova struggled ...