Nishikori confident entering U.S. Open

Aug 29, 2015

Nishikori confident entering U.S. Open

Returning to the site of his best Grand Slam effort to date, world No. 4 Kei Nishikori said Friday he was going into the U.S. Open having achieved the best results of his life. A year ago, Nishikori nearly withdrew from the U.S. Open ...

Djokovic advances to Cincinnati final

Aug 23, 2015

Djokovic advances to Cincinnati final

Novak Djokovic had to rally against a lowly qualifier to get another shot at a title he’s never won. Next in his way: Roger Federer, who has more Cincinnati trophies than anyone else. Djokovic got a little help in the tiebreaker and pulled away ...

Djokovic beats Wawrinka; Serena digs deep to reach semis

Aug 22, 2015

Djokovic beats Wawrinka; Serena digs deep to reach semis

Novak Djokovic played his best match. Serena Williams? Well, she needed to pull a Serena to move on. Taking different approaches, the top seeds at Cincinnati reached the semifinals Friday, moving a step closer to a title that’s been tough for either of them ...

Djokovic survives upset bid; Serena cruises into next round

Aug 21, 2015

Djokovic survives upset bid; Serena cruises into next round

Novak Djokovic smacked his racket on the court after losing serve, seemingly headed for another unexplainable loss at a tournament that has eluded him. In the end, he stopped fuming and started playing like the best. The top-ranked Serb rallied from a 3-0 deficit ...

Serena, Djokovic score straight-set victories

Aug 20, 2015

Serena, Djokovic score straight-set victories

Serena Williams pumped her fist after each important point and screamed as she smacked another emphatic shot. The defending Cincinnati champion wasn’t going to ease into the tournament. Williams put a lot of emotion into her opening match at the Western and Southern Open ...

Bencic stuns Serena in Rogers Cup semifinal

Aug 16, 2015

Bencic stuns Serena in Rogers Cup semifinal

Top-ranked Serena Williams stumbled in the Rogers Cup semifinals Saturday night, falling 6-3, 5-7, 4-6 to Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic. The 18-year-old Bencic became the youngest player to beat Williams in a completed match since Maria Sharapova at 17 in the 2004 WTA Finals. ...

Stosur likes chances against Serena

Aug 6, 2015

Stosur likes chances against Serena

Samantha Stosur, the last woman to beat Serena Williams at the U.S. Open, likes her chances of disrupting the star’s bid for a calendar Grand Slam if she gets the chance. “I’ve always actually quite enjoyed playing Serena. I’ve got a game that disrupts ...

Jul 15, 2015

Venus likes Serena's Slam chances

Venus Williams spoke for everyone in women’s tennis when a young girl asked her, “How is it playing against your sister?” Williams responded: “Never easy, never easy.” Speaking at a news conference before playing for the Washington Kastles in World TeamTennis, the 35-year-old seven-time ...

Serena eyes calendar Slam

Jul 13, 2015

Serena eyes calendar Slam

Serena Williams holds all four major tennis titles after her Wimbledon victory Saturday but she wants more. A victory in New York in September would allow Williams to tie Steffi Graf’s mark for 22 career Grand Slam titles, and give her a calendar Slam, ...

Williams wins Wimbledon to complete 'Serena Slam'

Jul 12, 2015

Williams wins Wimbledon to complete 'Serena Slam'

Serena Williams let herself briefly bask in the joy of a sixth Wimbledon championship, 21st Grand Slam singles trophy overall and fourth consecutive major title Saturday, even balancing the winner’s silver dish atop her head — Look, Ma, no hands! — as she sauntered ...

World Team Tennis celebrates 40th season

Jul 10, 2015

World Team Tennis celebrates 40th season

Billie Jean King and World Team Tennis are serving up their 40th season, a feat accomplished only by the big four leagues in the United States. Co-founder King recalls the early years of the mid-1970s when Robert Kraft owned the Boston Lobsters and Jerry ...