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Sharapova pulls out of U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova withdrew from the U.S. Open for the second time in three years Sunday, citing a lingering injury to her right leg. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the withdrawal via a press release at about the same time Sharapova, who won the title in New York in 2006, posted ...

Aug 27, 2015

Nishikori, Wawrinka scheduled to compete in Japan Open

Two-time champion Kei Nishikori has signed on to defend his Japan Open crown in October, the Japan Tennis Association announced Thursday. In addition to world No. 4 Nishikori, the tournament, which kicks off on Oct. 5 at Tokyo’s Ariake Colosseum, will feature French Open ...

Nadal confident of upturn in form

Aug 26, 2015

Nadal confident of upturn in form

Rafael Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam titles while coached by his uncle. A few difficult months won’t change his loyalty to Toni Nadal. “I have (had) an amazing career with the team that I have today, the same team from the beginning,” the ...

Djokovic advances to Cincinnati final

Aug 23, 2015

Djokovic advances to Cincinnati final

Novak Djokovic had to rally against a lowly qualifier to get another shot at a title he’s never won. Next in his way: Roger Federer, who has more Cincinnati trophies than anyone else. Djokovic got a little help in the tiebreaker and pulled away ...

Djokovic beats Wawrinka; Serena digs deep to reach semis

Aug 22, 2015

Djokovic beats Wawrinka; Serena digs deep to reach semis

Novak Djokovic played his best match. Serena Williams? Well, she needed to pull a Serena to move on. Taking different approaches, the top seeds at Cincinnati reached the semifinals Friday, moving a step closer to a title that’s been tough for either of them ...

Djokovic survives upset bid; Serena cruises into next round

Aug 21, 2015

Djokovic survives upset bid; Serena cruises into next round

Novak Djokovic smacked his racket on the court after losing serve, seemingly headed for another unexplainable loss at a tournament that has eluded him. In the end, he stopped fuming and started playing like the best. The top-ranked Serb rallied from a 3-0 deficit ...

Serena, Djokovic score straight-set victories

Aug 20, 2015

Serena, Djokovic score straight-set victories

Serena Williams pumped her fist after each important point and screamed as she smacked another emphatic shot. The defending Cincinnati champion wasn’t going to ease into the tournament. Williams put a lot of emotion into her opening match at the Western and Southern Open ...

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 ...

Monfils accused of tanking in defeat

Aug 18, 2015

Monfils accused of tanking in defeat

Ohio Gael Monfils was accused by commentators of “tanking” during his first-round match at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati on Monday, with the 14th-seeded Frenchman losing to Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz 6-4, 7-5 in 75 minutes. Monfils served so quickly in the second ...

Nishikori pulls out of Cincinnati Masters

Aug 17, 2015

Nishikori pulls out of Cincinnati Masters

Kei Nishikori withdrew from next week’s Cincinnati Masters on Sunday citing a left hip injury. World No. 4 Nishikori lost to Andy Murray in the semifinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal over the weekend after winning the Citi Open in Washington a week ...

Murray beats Djokovic in Rogers Cup final

Aug 17, 2015

Murray beats Djokovic in Rogers Cup final

Andy Murray beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday in the Rogers Cup for his fourth tournament victory of the year and third title in the Canadian event. The second-seeded Murray also won the tournament in 2009 and 2010. The Scot ended ...

Bencic stuns Serena in Rogers Cup semifinal

Aug 16, 2015

Bencic stuns Serena in Rogers Cup semifinal

Top-ranked Serena Williams stumbled in the Rogers Cup semifinals Saturday night, falling 6-3, 5-7, 4-6 to Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic. The 18-year-old Bencic became the youngest player to beat Williams in a completed match since Maria Sharapova at 17 in the 2004 WTA Finals. ...