Jun 23, 2016

Injured Azarenka withdraws from Wimbledon

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a right knee injury. It was the same knee she hurt at the French Open, forcing her to retire during her first-round match. She hasn’t played since. Azarenka, ranked No. 6, was ...

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 ...

Azarenka beats Kuznetsova to win Miami Open

Apr 3, 2016

Azarenka beats Kuznetsova to win Miami Open

Victoria Azarenka believes she’s the best player in women’s tennis, and recent results support her case. Seeded 13th, Azarenka completed a rare Indian Wells-Key Biscayne double Saturday by beating Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-2 to win the Miami Open. Azarenka, a two-time Grand Slam champion ...

Back spasms don't slow down Djokovic

Mar 31, 2016

Back spasms don't slow down Djokovic

Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic withstood back spasms throughout the second set Wednesday to defeat Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-3 and reach the Miami Open semifinals. Djokovic, trying to match Andre Agassi’s record of six Miami titles with his third in a row, will play ...

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 ...

Murray sinks Ferrer

Jan 27, 2016

Murray sinks Ferrer

Andy Murray and a much lesser-known British player, Johanna Konta, advanced to the Australian Open semifinals Wednesday, when the action on court had to compete with news about the integrity of the sport. Murray, making his 18th trip to a Grand Slam semifinal, beat ...

Murray, Raonic win through at Australian Open

Jan 25, 2016

Murray, Raonic win through at Australian Open

Two nights after his father-in-law was rushed to the hospital, four-time finalist Andy Murray put personal distractions aside for long enough to beat Bernard Tomic and advance to the Australian Open quarterfinals. An agitated Murray yelled and berated himself, and had trouble at times ...

Osaka's run stopped by Azarenka

Jan 23, 2016

Osaka's run stopped by Azarenka

Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka swept past up-and-coming Japanese star Naomi Osaka Saturday to set up an Australian Open fourth-round showdown with Barbora Strycova. The former world No. 1 was in ominous touch as she thrashed the teenage qualifier 6-1, 6-1 in 56 minutes on ...

Djokovic touches perfection in Doha final win over Nadal

Jan 10, 2016

Djokovic touches perfection in Doha final win over Nadal

After being crushed by Novak Djokovic 6-1, 6-2 in the Qatar Open final on Saturday, Rafael Nadal admired the Serb’s handiwork. “I played against a player who did everything perfect,” Nadal said. “I know nobody playing tennis like this ever. Since I know this ...