Serena routs Halep in final

Oct 27, 2014

Serena routs Halep in final

The lead-up to Sunday’s championship match at the WTA Finals suggested Serena Williams would face a major challenge to beat Simona Halep, but then, the No. 1-ranked player has made a career out of performing at her best when it matters most. She did ...

Serena, Halep showdown set

Oct 26, 2014

Serena, Halep showdown set

After Serena Williams’ embarrassing defeat to Simona Halep in the WTA Finals group stage, the American narrowed her eyes at the post-match news conference and said she was looking forward to having a chance to avenge the loss. She didn’t have to wait long. ...

Sharapova falls short

Oct 25, 2014

Sharapova falls short

Serena Williams made the semifinals of the WTA Finals and earned the yearend No. 1 ranking without hitting a ball on Friday. Williams’ fortune was at the expense of Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova. Ivanovic had a shot at reaching the semis, and Sharapova ...

Serena rolls by Bouchard

Oct 25, 2014

Serena rolls by Bouchard

Serena Williams rebounded from the worst beating of her professional career to rout Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at the WTA Finals on Thursday, yet her title defense remain in the balance. Williams was humbled by Simona Halep the previous day, when the 18-time Grand ...

Halep storms past Serena

Oct 23, 2014

Halep storms past Serena

Serena Williams was routed 6-0, 6-2 by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals on Wednesday in one of the most one-sided losses of the 18-time Grand Slam champion’s career. The last time Williams managed to win just two games in a WTA Tour or ...

Halep routs Serena at WTA Finals

Oct 22, 2014

Halep routs Serena at WTA Finals

Serena Williams was routed 6-0, 6-2 by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals on Wednesday in one of the most one-sided losses of the 18-time Grand Slam champion’s career. The last time Williams managed to win just two games in a WTA Tour or ...

Serena takes opener at finals

Oct 21, 2014

Serena takes opener at finals

A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official — none of it could stop Serena Williams from extending her winning streak at the WTA Finals. The three-time defending champion made it 16 straight victories at the season-ending championships by ...

Oct 18, 2014

Tarpischev gets one-year WTA ban

Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 by the WTA Tour and suspended from tour involvement for a year for questioning Venus and Serena Williams’ gender in comments on Russian television. The WTA Tour said Friday that it is seeking Tarpischev’s ...

Williams earns three-peat

Sep 8, 2014

Williams earns three-peat

A couple of months before Serena Williams capped her dominant run to a third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major singles title Sunday night, she sat down with coach Patrick Mouratoglou to decipher why the season had been such a struggle by her ...

Williams reaches final

Sep 6, 2014

Williams reaches final

Serena Williams overwhelmed 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-1, 6-3 in the semifinals Friday to extend her U.S. Open winning streak to 20 matches. If Williams can make that 21 in a row by beating Caroline Wozniacki in Sunday’s final, the 32-year-old American will ...

Nishikori reaches third round of U.S. Open

Aug 29, 2014

Nishikori reaches third round of U.S. Open

Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday after Pablo Andujar retired from their match at the year’s final Grand Slam event. Tenth seed Nishikori had taken a commanding 6-4, 6-1 lead when Andujar pulled out ahead of the ...

Federer, Serena claim titles

Aug 18, 2014

Federer, Serena claim titles

By now, everyone knows Roger Federer’s itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner’s trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the U.S. Open. Might as well rename it the Federer Cup. Federer won his unprecedented sixth title in ...