Federer back into stride in Cincinnati

Aug 19, 2015

Federer back into stride in Cincinnati

Roger Federer took a first step toward a seventh Cincinnati title on Tuesday night, beating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 in his opening match. The Swiss star won the Western & Southern Open last year for his unprecedented sixth title at the longtime ATP ...

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 beats Venus, moves into Wimbledon quarters

Jul 7, 2015

Serena beats Venus, moves into Wimbledon quarters

Serena Williams extended her mastery over big sister Venus, and kept alive her bid for Grand Slam history. In the 26th career meeting between the siblings, Serena dominated with her steady serve and big hitting from the back of the court to win 6-4, ...

Jul 7, 2015

Serena beats Venus to reach Wimbledon quarterfinals

Serena Williams extended her mastery over big sister Venus, and kept alive her bid for Grand Slam history. In the 26th career meeting between the siblings, Serena dominated with her steady serve and big hitting from the back of the court to win 6-4, ...

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 ...

Sharapova knocked out in second round at Miami Open

Mar 27, 2015

Sharapova knocked out in second round at Miami Open

Maria Sharapova is 0-5 in Key Biscayne finals. This year her loss came at the start. Seeded No. 2, Sharapova was upset in her opening match Thursday night by wild-card Daria Gavrilova, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3. The 21-year-old Gavrilova, who was born in Moscow and ...

Nishikori marches into semifinals

Feb 27, 2015

Nishikori marches into semifinals

Kei Nishikori advanced to the semifinals of the Mexico Open on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-4 quarterfinal victory over Ukraines’s Alexandr Dolgopolov. Nishikori, the top seed, knocked off his fifth-seeded opponent in 1 hour, 41 minutes, fending off four of the break points he ...

Nishikori rolls into quarters

Feb 26, 2015

Nishikori rolls into quarters

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori reached the quarterfinals of the Mexico Open on Wednesday with a comfortable straight-sets win over Taiwan’s Lu Yen-hsun. The top-seeded Nishikori, seeking his second title of the season after triumphing in Memphis two weeks ago, took just under an ...

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 ...

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 ...

Djokovic survives shaky first match against Simon

Aug 13, 2014

Djokovic survives shaky first match against Simon

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic came back to beat Gilles Simon 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in his opening match at the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The Cincinnati tournament is the only Masters series event Djokovic has never won, finishing as the runnerup four times. If ...

Tsonga caps stellar week by beating Federer in final

Aug 11, 2014

Tsonga caps stellar week by beating Federer in final

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Rogers Cup on Sunday, beating second-seeded Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) for his fourth straight victory over a higher-seeded opponent. The 13th-seeded Frenchman won his first ATP Tour title of the season and 11th overall. He beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic ...