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Serena fires back at Nastase over comments on pregnancy

Serena Williams has spoken out in response to suspended Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase’s comments speculating about the skin color of the baby the pregnant Williams is expecting. The 23-time major champion wrote on Instagram on Monday: “It disappoints me to know we live in a society where people like ...

/ Apr 23, 2017

Nishikori withdraws from Barcelona Open

Japan ace Kei Nishikori withdrew from the Barcelona Open men’s tennis tournament, set to get under way Monday in Spain, due to pain in his right wrist, organizers said Saturday. The world No. 5, who won the tourney in 2014 and 2015, was seeded ...

Goffin nabs first win over Djokovic

/ Apr 22, 2017

Goffin nabs first win over Djokovic

David Goffin beat Novak Djokovic for the first time in his career on his fifth match point, winning 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 to reach the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals on Friday. Goffin denied Djokovic a possible 50th career match against defending champion Rafael Nadal, who ...

/ Apr 20, 2017

Serena is expecting first child in autumn

Serena Williams is expecting her first child, revealing the news on Wednesday with a teasing Snapchat post captioned “20 weeks.” Her spokesperson, Kelly Bush Novak, followed up with a statement emailed to AFP confirming the pregnancy. “I’m happy to confirm Serena is expecting a ...

/ Apr 15, 2017

Kyrgios to skip Monte Carlo event

Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios on Friday joined Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori in announcing he will skip the Monte Carlo Masters, the first top-level European clay court event of the season. The world No. 15 explained he had opted to start his build-up to ...

/ Apr 3, 2017

Nishikori drops to 7th in world rankings

Kei Nishikori dropped down three places to seventh in the latest ATP world rankings for men’s singles released Monday, five days after he was knocked out of the Miami Open in the quarterfinals. Nishikori, who returned to his personal-high of fourth two weeks ago, ...

Federer beats rival Nadal in Miami Open final

/ Apr 3, 2017

Federer beats rival Nadal in Miami Open final

Weary from three months of winning, Roger Federer hit one last shot Sunday, whacking a celebratory forehand into the stands to punctuate his victory over Rafael Nadal in the Miami Open final. Now comes a well-deserved two-month break. “I’m not 24 anymore,” Federer said. ...

Federer, Nadal set for Miami final

/ Apr 1, 2017

Federer, Nadal set for Miami final

Roger Federer’s season of resurgence took another thrilling turn Friday night when he won a three-tiebreaker semifinal against Nick Kyrgios at the Miami Open. Federer failed to convert two match points in the second-set tiebreaker but finished off the flashy, unpredictable Kyrgios an hour ...

/ Mar 31, 2017

Nishioka to have knee surgery next week

Yoshihito Nishioka, who withdrew from the Miami Open after complaining of pain in his left knee, said Friday on his Twitter account that he will be have surgery to repair a torn knee ligament. The 21-year-old, who is ranked 58th in the world, returned ...

Federer battles into Miami Open semifinals

/ Mar 31, 2017

Federer battles into Miami Open semifinals

Roger Federer’s run at the Miami Open was one point from ending. Down 6-4 in a third-set tiebreaker to Tomas Berdych, the situation was officially dire. Yet even in that moment, Federer still felt some hope. “I had belief I could turn it around, ...

Fognini eliminates Nishikori in quarters

/ Mar 30, 2017

Fognini eliminates Nishikori in quarters

World No. 4 Kei Nishikori played through pain but was eliminated by world No. 40 Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-4, 6-2 in the quarterfinals at the Miami Open on Wednesday. On top of the left knee injury he sustained a day earlier in the ...

Nishikori moves into Miami Open quarterfinals

/ Mar 29, 2017

Nishikori moves into Miami Open quarterfinals

World No. 4 Kei Nishikori was made to work hard by 57th-ranked Federico Delbonis of Argentina to advance to the Miami Open men’s singles quarterfinals with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 victory on Tuesday. After taking the first set with ease, Nishikori started making sloppy ...