Muguruza claims Wimbledon title

/ Jul 16, 2017

Muguruza claims Wimbledon title

As a kid, Garbine Muguruza sat in awe in front of the TV as the Williams sisters accumulated Grand Slam titles. They were her role models.Now Muguruza is all grown up, an emerging tennis star in her own right — and, as of Saturday, ...

Vintage Venus storms into final

/ Jul 14, 2017

Vintage Venus storms into final

All these years later, Wimbledon still brings out the best in Venus Williams.With her latest display of gutsy serving and big hitting, Williams beat Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday to reach her ninth title match at the All England Club and first since ...

Venus reaches 10th Wimbledon semifinal of career

/ Jul 12, 2017

Venus reaches 10th Wimbledon semifinal of career

Venus Williams’ mother could not stop smiling and laughing. She had just watched her 37-year-old daughter reach the Wimbledon semifinals for the 10th time and, well, the whole thing was just a bit hard to believe.“She says, ‘I love my job!’ and she means ...

Nishikori ousted in 3rd round

/ Jul 8, 2017

Nishikori ousted in 3rd round

Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the seventh time in his last nine attempts with a shock victory over ninth seed Kei Nishikori on Friday.The 29-year-old proved too solid for a listless Nishikori, winning 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) ...

Nishikori routs Cecchinato, aims to win title

/ Jul 4, 2017

Nishikori routs Cecchinato, aims to win title

Kei Nishikori believes he can win Wimbledon this year after breezing through his first-round clash with Italy’s Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 on Monday.The ninth seed did not disappoint the legion of Japanese fans who gave him a hero’s welcome as he walked on ...

Venus sued by estate of man fatally hurt in crash

/ Jul 1, 2017

Venus sued by estate of man fatally hurt in crash

Tennis star Venus Williams is being sued by the estate of a Florida man who died after a car crash police say she caused.An attorney representing the family of Jerome Barson, 78, filed the lawsuit Friday in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, seeking unspecified ...

Carreno Busta eliminates Daniel in second round

/ Jun 1, 2017

Carreno Busta eliminates Daniel in second round

Taro Daniel bowed out of the French Open after a 7-5, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 defeat Wednesday to Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain in the second round of the men’s singles.The 24-year-old Daniel, currently ranked 102nd in the world, got off to a strong start ...

Nara loses to Williams in second round of French Open

/ May 31, 2017

Nara loses to Williams in second round of French Open

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams advanced to the French Open’s third round for the first time in two years by beating Kurumi Nara on Wednesday.In the day’s first match on Court Philippe Chatrier, the 36-year-old Williams, ranked 11th in the world, knocked out ...

Nishikori turns back Verdasco to advance

/ Mar 27, 2017

Nishikori turns back Verdasco to advance

World No. 4 Kei Nishikori beat Fernando Verdasco of Spain 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (5-7), 6-1 in the men’s singles Sunday to advance to the round of 16 for the sixth straight year at the Miami Open.In the third round of the women’s singles, Risa ...

Serena reflects on triumph

/ Jan 29, 2017

Serena reflects on triumph

Serena Williams says her rise to become perhaps the greatest player of all time is all down to mental strength and never giving up, a trait learned from Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova.The dominant American now holds more Grand Slam titles in the Open ...