Osaka sinks Doi at Pan Pacific Open

/ Sep 19, 2016

Osaka sinks Doi at Pan Pacific Open

Wild card Naomi Osaka defeated Japanese compatriot Misaki Doi in straight sets to claim local bragging rights and advance to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday. The big-serving 18-year-old registered a 6-4, 6-4 win in 85 minutes under the closed ...

Nishikori, Doi exit Wimbledon in fourth round

/ Jul 4, 2016

Nishikori, Doi exit Wimbledon in fourth round

Kei Nishikori and Misaki Doi both crashed out of Wimbledon in the fourth round on Monday. Taking to No. 2 court following Doi’s straight-sets defeat to Australian Open champion and women’s fourth seed Angelique Kerber, men’s fifth seed Nishikori was sluggish and retired in ...

Nishikori, Doi advance to fourth round at Wimbledon

/ Jul 3, 2016

Nishikori, Doi advance to fourth round at Wimbledon

Kei Nishikori and Misaki Doi both reached the fourth round after straight-set third-round victories on Saturday, a day of frequent rain interruptions at Wimbledon. In the only Grand Slam in which he has yet to reach the quarterfinals, Nishikori has begun to look comfortable ...

Serena rallies into third round

/ Jul 2, 2016

Serena rallies into third round

Down a break in the final set and one point away from falling behind 3-0, Serena Williams refused to buckle on Centre Court. Facing the prospect of her earliest ever loss at Wimbledon, the six-time champion summoned her big-match experience — as well as ...

Nishikori bests Benneteau; Doi sends Pliskova packing

/ Jul 1, 2016

Nishikori bests Benneteau; Doi sends Pliskova packing

Fifth seed Kei Nishikori recovered from an early stumble to power past Julien Benneteau of France 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday and reach the third round at Wimbledon. “After I dropped the first set, I decided to play more aggressively,” said Nishikori, who ...

Federer puts end to dream for Willis

/ Jun 30, 2016

Federer puts end to dream for Willis

Roger Federer was not about to let this feel-good story spoil his own Wimbledon. The seven-time champion — perhaps the greatest player of all time — showed little mercy Wednesday against Marcus Willis, a 772nd-ranked British qualifier who had never won a tour-level match ...

Nishikori puts away Groth in straight sets in opener

/ Jun 28, 2016

Nishikori puts away Groth in straight sets in opener

Fifth seed Kei Nishikori defeated big-serving Australian Sam Groth 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 in the first round of Wimbledon on Monday. The 124th-ranked Groth, who four years ago recorded the world’s fastest serve at 263 kph, dished up 15 aces compared to just one from ...