Nishikori stays hot in Miami

Mar 31, 2015

Nishikori stays hot in Miami

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Serbia’s Viktor Troicki in the third round of the Miami Open on Monday. Nishikori, the tournament’s fourth seed, converted five of six break chances against the 39th-ranked Troicki and sealed the win ...

Djokovic survives scare; Nishikori rolls in Miami

Mar 29, 2015

Djokovic survives scare; Nishikori rolls in Miami

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic survived a second-set uprising from Slovak Martin Klizan before winning his opening match at the Miami Open 6-0, 5-7, 6-1 on Saturday. Djokovic, who is aiming to follow up last week’s win at Indian Wells with his fifth triumph ...

Nishikori falls to lefty Lopez

Mar 19, 2015

Nishikori falls to lefty Lopez

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori lost in straight sets to Feliciano Lopez of Spain in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday. After rallying to defeat Fernando Verdasco in Monday’s third round, Nishikori could not overcome Verdasco’s countryman and fellow big-serving ...

Serena rallies past Stephens

Mar 18, 2015

Serena rallies past Stephens

Struggling with her serve and a rash of errors, Serena Williams overcame a slow start to beat Sloane Stephens 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-2 in the fourth round at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, extending her winning streak to 14 matches. Maria Sharapova struggled ...

Ruthless Serena makes short work of rising star Diyas

Mar 16, 2015

Ruthless Serena makes short work of rising star Diyas

Serena Williams is settling right into the BNP Paribas Open, producing a quick, business-like effort in advancing to the fourth round Sunday while enjoying her return after a 14-year absence. She beat up-and-comer Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 6-2, 6-0 in 53 minutes, a routine ...

Mar 14, 2015

Serena triumphs in Indian Wells return

Serena Williams beat Monica Niculescu 7-5, 7-5 in her first match at Indian Wells in 14 years Friday night, receiving a warm welcome in sharp contrast to the booing that drove her away as a teenager. Williams rallied from a 5-3 deficit in the ...

Serena overpowers Sharapova for 19th Grand Slam title

Jan 31, 2015

Serena overpowers Sharapova for 19th Grand Slam title

Serena Williams won her sixth Australian Open and 19th career Grand Slam title with a hard-fought win over bitter rival Maria Sharapova on Saturday, consolidating her place among the game’s legends. The 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) triumph means the American world No. 1 overtakes 18-time ...

Serena, Sharapova book spots in Australian Open final

Jan 29, 2015

Serena, Sharapova book spots in Australian Open final

Serena Williams weathered a barrage of big serves and heavy groundstrokes early and needed nine match points before beating Madison Keys 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 to set up an Australian Open final against second-seeded Maria Sharapova. Top-ranked Williams, bothered by a cold in recent days, ...

Nishikori tops Ferrer to reach quarterfinals

Jan 26, 2015

Nishikori tops Ferrer to reach quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori earned an Australian Open quarterfinal date with Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka after defeating Spanish No. 9 seed David Ferrer in straight sets on Monday. Nishikori, the fifth seed, ran the 32-year-old Spaniard ragged in a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 fourth-round victory to set up ...

Nishikori, Williams sisters rally past foes

Jan 24, 2015

Nishikori, Williams sisters rally past foes

Kei Nishikori battled back from a set down to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday, beating Steve Johnson 6-7 (7-9), 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 in 2 hours and 29 minutes at Hisense Arena. Nishikori will face ninth seed David Ferrer of ...

Nishikori rallies past Dodig

Jan 22, 2015

Nishikori rallies past Dodig

Kei Nishikori says he’s closing in on his best form after being pushed to four sets to put away Croatia’s Ivan Dodig and reach the third round at the Australian Open on Thursday. Fifth seed Nishikori, who is knocking on the door for a ...

Aussie Open draw looks good for Nole, Serena

Jan 16, 2015

Aussie Open draw looks good for Nole, Serena

Novak Djokovic’s chances of winning a fifth Australian Open title have been boosted by a kind draw in the opening week, while women’s top seed Serena Williams kicks off her campaign here against 106th-ranked Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck. World No. 1 Djokovic faces a ...