Nadal, Venus ousted in first-round upsets; Murray cruises

Jan 19, 2016

Nadal, Venus ousted in first-round upsets; Murray cruises

Rafael Nadal lost in the first round of a major for only the second time in his career, beaten in five sets by Fernando Verdasco at the Australian Open in a reversal of their epic, 5-hour, 14-minute semifinal here seven years ago. On Tuesday, ...

Nov 7, 2015

Venus routs Vinci to book spot in WTA Elite Trophy final

Top seed Venus Williams stormed past U.S. Open finalist Roberta Vinci 6-2, 6-2 in the WTA Elite Trophy semis on Saturday in an ominous display as she seeks her third title of the year. The seven-time Grand Slam-winner did not hang around at the ...

Nadal makes Shanghai semifinals

Oct 17, 2015

Nadal makes Shanghai semifinals

Rafael Nadal is starting to look like his dominant former self, the player who won 14 Grand Slam titles. He’s even beating the top players again. After struggling with his confidence and consistency for much of the season, the Spanish star beat a top-five ...

Venus reaches 77th career final

Oct 2, 2015

Venus reaches 77th career final

Former world No. 1 Venus Williams fought back from a set down to see off Italy’s Roberto Vinci 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) and make the final of the Wuhan Open on Friday. The 35-year-old American, winner of seven Grand Slam singles titles, will face ...

Serena gets past sister Venus in U.S. Open quarterfinals

Sep 9, 2015

Serena gets past sister Venus in U.S. Open quarterfinals

For stretches of the 27th edition of Williams vs. Williams, Venus gave Serena all she could handle. And after Serena took control down the stretch to emerge with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 victory in a well-played U.S. Open quarterfinal, allowing her to continue pursuing ...

Serena rolls; will face Venus

Sep 7, 2015

Serena rolls; will face Venus

No need for any extra practice after this performance by Serena Williams. Plus, it’s not as if she needs to study too hard to figure out how to deal with her next opponent. Playing the best she has in the U.S. Open as she ...

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, ...