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Nishioka loses opening match at Brisbane International

Jan 3, 2017

Nishioka loses opening match at Brisbane International

Yoshihito Nishioka crashed out in the first round of the Brisbane International on Tuesday, falling to world No. 29 Victor Troicki. Nishioka eventually fell 6-4, 7-5 in a match that was suspended due to rain after Troicki won the first set on Monday. “I ...

Dec 30, 2016

Serena announces engagement

Court and spark: Serena Williams is tying the knot. The tennis great announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian on Thursday, posting a poem on Reddit that she accepted the proposal of the social news website’s co-founder. Williams’ agent, Jill Smoller, confirmed the engagement in ...

Kvitova on mend after attack

Dec 24, 2016

Kvitova on mend after attack

Petra Kvitova says she’s determined to play tennis again — no matter what that involves after a knife-wielding intruder attacked her inside her home and injured her playing hand. The two-time Wimbledon champion was released from the hospital on Friday, three days after she ...

Becker says Djokovic needs to work harder to be No. 1 again

Dec 8, 2016

Becker says Djokovic needs to work harder to be No. 1 again

Novak Djokovic lost his momentum in the second half of last season and was toppled as the world No. 1 by Andy Murray because his work rate dropped, the Serbian’s former coach Boris Becker said on Wednesday. Speaking a day after the two terminated ...

Dec 5, 2016

Kamiji loses wheelchair tennis final

Rio Paralympic bronze medalist Yui Kamiji suffered a straight-sets defeat to Rio gold medalist and world No. 1 Jiske Griffioen 6-4, 6-4 in the women’s singles final at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters on Sunday. Kamiji, who led the Japanese delegation as the flag ...

Dec 1, 2016

Raonic announces split with mentor Moya

Canada’s Milos Raonic parted ways with coach Carlos Moya on Wednesday despite a season which saw him reach his first Grand Slam final and finish at No. 3 in the world. The 25-year-old only teamed up with former French Open champion Moya in January ...

Nov 28, 2016

Argentina captures first David Cup title

Argentina lifted its first Davis Cup title after Juan Martin Del Potro and Federico Delbonis won Sunday’s reverse singles to complete the South American nation’s spectacular comeback in a 3-2 victory over host Croatia in the final. Del Potro fought back from two sets ...

Del Potro evens Davis Cup final

Nov 26, 2016

Del Potro evens Davis Cup final

In a battle of big servers, Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro beat Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 7-5 on Friday to leave the two teams tied at 1-1 following the opening singles matches in the Davis Cup final. Del Potro, the 2009 ...

Osaka inks deal with Nissin

Nov 25, 2016

Osaka inks deal with Nissin

Naomi Osaka, the 2016 WTA Newcomer of the Year, has signed a contract with Nissin Food Products Co., the company announced on Friday. Osaka, 19, said at a news conference in Tokyo that she was happy to be with Nissin as she has eaten ...

Nishikori keeping feet on ground after successful season

Nov 21, 2016

Nishikori keeping feet on ground after successful season

A clear-cut, straight-sets defeat to Novak Djokovic on Saturday in the last four of the ATP World Tour Finals saw Kei Nishikori’s season close on a downer, but his disappointment should be tempered given the strides he made in 2016. Nishikori, who ends the ...

Djokovic ends Nishikori's season with semifinal rout

Nov 20, 2016

Djokovic ends Nishikori's season with semifinal rout

A great season for Kei Nishikori came to a disappointing finish on Saturday, when he was knocked out of the ATP World Tour Finals by world No. 2 Novak Djokovic. Nishikori, ranked fifth in the world, lost their semifinal match 6-1, 6-1 in 1 ...