Serena cruises as top competitors stumble at French Open

May 25, 2016

Serena cruises as top competitors stumble at French Open

Even before Serena Williams quickly and easily seized control of her first-round match Tuesday, things were shaping up rather well for her at the French Open. Williams’ bid for her 22nd Grand Slam title, which would equal Steffi Graf’s Open-era record, began with a ...

Nishikori raring to go in Paris

May 21, 2016

Nishikori raring to go in Paris

A string of good results on clay this spring has world No. 6 Kei Nishikori excited about the upcoming French Open. Speaking to reporters after Friday’s draw, Nishikori said he was fit and in peak form after reaching a pair of masters semifinals in ...

Murray sinks Djokovic in Rome final

May 16, 2016

Murray sinks Djokovic in Rome final

Andy Murray celebrated his 29th birthday by beating Novak Djokovic on clay for the first time to win the Italian Open title Sunday in a match that Djokovic argued should have been stopped due to rain. Gaining a measure of revenge for his loss ...

Battling Nishikori falls to Djokovic in Rome semifinals

May 15, 2016

Battling Nishikori falls to Djokovic in Rome semifinals

Kei Nishikori put up a brave fight before succumbing to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the Italian Open on Saturday. The 26-year-old Nishikori took the first set but Djokovic fought back in a three-hour thriller to win 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 ...

Nishikori eases past Gasquet at Italian Open

May 13, 2016

Nishikori eases past Gasquet at Italian Open

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori cruised into the quarterfinals of the Italian Open with a straight-sets win over former nemesis Richard Gasquet of France on Thursday. Nishikori, who beat the 12th-ranked Gasquet for the first time in seven meetings between the two at last ...

Apr 29, 2016

Serena to skip Madrid Open due to flu

World No. 1 Serena Williams has pulled out of the Madrid Open, which begins this weekend, with the flu, organizers announced on Friday. “Unfortunately, I have to withdraw from Madrid because I’ve been battling the flu and I’m not at 100 percent. I look ...

Djokovic, Serena win Laureus awards

Apr 19, 2016

Djokovic, Serena win Laureus awards

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams won the Laureus awards as the top athletes in the world in 2015. Djokovic won for the second straight year and third time overall and Williams picked up her fourth award. Williams did not attend the ceremony. In his ...

Nishikori rolls into 4th round

Mar 29, 2016

Nishikori rolls into 4th round

Sixth seed Kei Nishikori cruised into the fourth round at the Miami Open on Monday by routing Ukraine’s 27th-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-2, 6-2. The 26-year-old Asian No. 1 needed only 72 minutes to advance into a matchup for a quarterfinal berth against Spanish 17th ...

Clinical Nishikori starts Miami Open campaign with win

Mar 27, 2016

Clinical Nishikori starts Miami Open campaign with win

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori got off to winning start at the Miami Open on Saturday, dismissing Frenchman Pierre Hugues-Herbert in straight sets to advance to the third round. Sixth-seeded Nishikori, who was given a bye in the first round, prevailed 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) ...

Djokovic says sorry for women's pay comments

Mar 23, 2016

Djokovic says sorry for women's pay comments

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic backed off comments that men’s tennis players should make more than women on Tuesday as Serena Williams and Andy Murray led a stinging chorus of criticism at the remarks. A furious row over the gender pay gap in tennis ...

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 ...