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 ...

Azarenka triumphs in opening round at Miami Open

Mar 26, 2015

Azarenka triumphs in opening round at Miami Open

Two-time Miami Open champion Victoria Azarenka easily advanced to the second round Wednesday, beating Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-1, 6-3. The 36th-ranked Azarenka, the 2009 and 2011 winner from Belarus, is playing in Miami for the first time since 2012. Azarenka missed the 2013 ...

Azarenka dumps Wozniacki at Australian Open

Jan 22, 2015

Azarenka dumps Wozniacki at Australian Open

Comeback queen Victoria Azarenka won a battle of former number ones against Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday to dance her way into the Australian Open third round. The Belarussian, a two-time Australian Open champion returning from injury, again showed why she is the most dangerous ...

Radwanska ousts Azarenka

Jan 22, 2014

Radwanska ousts Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka’s run as Australian Open champion ended in a yelling, screaming quarterfinal defeat to Agnieszka Radwanska on Wednesday, continuing the flow of stars tumbling out of the season’s first major. The fifth-seeded Radwanska stopped Azarenka’s 18-match winning run at Melbourne Park and her ...

Nadal advances at Madrid Open; Azarenka knocked out

May 10, 2013

Nadal advances at Madrid Open; Azarenka knocked out

Rafael Nadal made a comfortable start to his quest for a third Madrid Open title on Wednesday, but Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka slumped to a shock exit. Nadal eased past Frenchman Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-4 and will next face either compatriot Nicolas Almagro ...