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Collins passes away at 86

Mar 5, 2016

Collins passes away at 86

Bud Collins, the tennis historian and American voice of the sport in print and on TV for decades, has died. He was 86. His wife, Anita Ruthling Klaussen, said in a telephone interview that Collins died Friday at home in Brookline, Massachusetts, after suffering ...

Mar 4, 2016

Sharapova skipping BNP Paribas Open

Maria Sharapova will miss the BNP Paribas Open because of a left forearm injury. The hard-court tournament at Indian Wells, which begins next week, announced the five-time major champion’s withdrawal on Thursday. Sharapova is currently No. 7 in the WTA rankings.

Mar 3, 2016

Hewitt named playing captain for Davis Cup

Lleyton Hewitt will end his short retirement to become playing captain for Australia against the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup World Group this weekend, although he was not immediately included in the opening three matches and is officially on ...

Mar 2, 2016

Nara falls in second round of Malaysian Open

Kurumi Nara crashed out of the Malaysian Open on Wednesday, falling 6-1, 6-2 to Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard. Bouchard, ranked 52nd in the world and seeded sixth in Kuala Lumpur, served up five aces and never faced a break point against Nara, who is ranked ...

Mar 2, 2016

Retired Hewitt may return for Davis Cup

Australian Davis Cup coach Jason Stoltenberg has indicated new team captain Lleyton Hewitt might play in this weekend’s first-round World Group Davis Cup match against the United States due to the possible withdrawal of a virus-affected Nick Kyrgios. If so, it would rank among ...

Mar 1, 2016

Canadian duo out of Davis Cup tie against France

Canada’s Davis Cup hopes received a double blow on Monday when world No. 13 Milos Raonic and top doubles player Daniel Nestor pulled out of this weekend’s first-round tie against France in Guadeloupe. Raonic withdrew from the March 4-6 World Group tie as he ...

Wawrinka makes Dubai final

Feb 27, 2016

Wawrinka makes Dubai final

Stan Wawrinka will play for his second title of the year when he faces Marcos Baghdatis in the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships. Wawrinka advanced when Nick Kyrgios retired with a back injury while trailing 6-4, 3-0 in the semifinals on Friday. The ...

Djokovic retires in quarters with eye infections

Feb 26, 2016

Djokovic retires in quarters with eye infections

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic retired during his quarterfinal in the Dubai Tennis Championships with an infection in both eyes on Thursday, ending his global run of 17 consecutive final appearances. “It’s an eye problem,” Djokovic, wearing dark sunglasses, said at his post-match news conference. “I ...

Feb 25, 2016

Djokovic reaches 700-win milestone

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic recorded his 700th career win on Wednesday when he cruised past Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri and into the Dubai Tennis Championships quarterfinals. Djokovic won 6-1, 6-2 in 65 minutes and will face Spain’s Feliciano Lopez for a spot in the ...

Nishikori makes early exit at Acapulco Open

Feb 25, 2016

Nishikori makes early exit at Acapulco Open

Kei Nishikori’s run at the Acapulco Open came to an early second-round end on Wednesday as American Sam Querrey beat the world No. 6, 6-4, 6-3 to advance. Nishikori entered the match having recently beaten Querrey twice, once in straight sets at the Japan ...

Feb 23, 2016

JTA announces four-man squad for Davis Cup match against Britain

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori will spearhead Japan’s Davis Cup team for its upcoming World Group first-round match against Britain as the Japan Tennis Association named its team on Tuesday. Taro Daniel, ranked 87th in the world, 126th-ranked Yoshihito Nishioka and 238th-ranked Yasutaka Uchiyama ...

Nishikori, Osaka cruise in Acapulco openers

Feb 23, 2016

Nishikori, Osaka cruise in Acapulco openers

Kei Nishikori cruised to victory in his opening match in the Acapulco Open on Monday, defeating Thiemo de Bakker 6-0, 6-3 in less than an hour. The second-seeded Nishikori was sharp in his first match since capturing his fourth Memphis Open title a week ...