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BNP Paribas tournament director Moore quits

Mar 22, 2016

BNP Paribas tournament director Moore quits

The tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open who said women’s pro tennis players “ride on the coattails of the men” resigned Monday night. Tournament owner Larry Ellison said in a statement that Raymond Moore was quitting as chief executive officer and tournament director ...

Djokovic, Azarenka claim titles in desert

Mar 21, 2016

Djokovic, Azarenka claim titles in desert

Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka rolled to easy victories in the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, with the top-ranked Serb collecting his record fifth title and Azarenka winning for the second time to get back into the world’s top 10. Djokovic beat Milos Raonic ...

Djokovic tops Nadal to reach final

Mar 20, 2016

Djokovic tops Nadal to reach final

Novak Djokovic continued his recent mastery of Rafael Nadal on hard courts, winning 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 on his sixth match point Saturday to reach the BNP Paribas Open final for the third straight year. The world’s top-ranked player will meet Milos Raonic in Sunday’s ...

Nadal tops Nishikori in quarters

Mar 19, 2016

Nadal tops Nishikori in quarters

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori fell short against Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday, losing in straight sets 6-4, 6-3. “I had my chances, but my mistakes were decisive,” Nishikori said. “My forehand was really good at the ...

Nishikori battles past Isner, will face Nadal in quarters

Mar 17, 2016

Nishikori battles past Isner, will face Nadal in quarters

Kei Nishikori had to draw on every ounce of his fighting spirit to take a fourth-round victory at the BNP Paribas Open over American John Isner on Wednesday. The world No. 6 shrugged off a terrible start and saved match point in the third ...

Nishikori eases by Johnson

Mar 16, 2016

Nishikori eases by Johnson

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori advanced to the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open with a third-round victory in straight sets on Tuesday. Nishikori, who is seeking to win his first ATP tour masters event, beat 30th-seeded American Steve Johnson 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 ...

Murray eliminated in third round at BNP Paribas Open

Mar 15, 2016

Murray eliminated in third round at BNP Paribas Open

There’s something about playing in the Southern California desert that gives Andy Murray fits. He was upset in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday, losing 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3) to 53rd-ranked Federico Delbonis of Argentina. Murray was a losing finalist ...

Nishikori advances at BNP Paribas Open

Mar 14, 2016

Nishikori advances at BNP Paribas Open

Aiming to win his first Masters event, world No. 6 Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open with a straight-sets, second-round win on Sunday. The fifth-seeded Japanese defeated Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 6-3 to remain unbeaten in his career against ...

Nara upsets Venus in BNP Paribas

Mar 12, 2016

Nara upsets Venus in BNP Paribas

Venus Williams tumbled out of the BNP Paribas Open in her first match at the event since 2001, falling 6-4, 6-3 to qualifier Kurumi Nara on Friday night in the second round in front of a sparse, wind-blown crowd that returned after a rain-delay ...

Bouchard outplays Ozaki in BNP Paribas Open opener

Mar 11, 2016

Bouchard outplays Ozaki in BNP Paribas Open opener

Eugenie Bouchard beat qualifier Risa Ozaki 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday night to close out first-round women’s play in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Bouchard, a 22-year-old Canadian who is trying to recapture the form that carried her to ...

Henin, Safin elected to International Tennis Hall of Fame

Mar 9, 2016

Henin, Safin elected to International Tennis Hall of Fame

Justine Henin and Marat Safin have been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. With a classic one-handed backhand, Henin won seven Grand Slam singles titles, an Olympic gold medal and helped Belgium win its first Fed Cup championship. She spent 117 weeks ...

Serena says Sharapova's admission took courage

Mar 9, 2016

Serena says Sharapova's admission took courage

Serena Williams says Maria Sharapova “showed a lot of courage” in taking responsibility for her failed drug test. On Monday, the Russian star revealed she tested positive the day she lost to Williams in the Australian Open quarterfinals in January. At a news conference ...