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Japan, Britain tied in Fed Cup clash

World No. 22 Naomi Osaka defeated Heather Watson in straight sets Saturday before Kurumi Nara lost her match, giving Japan a 1-1 tie with Britain in their Fed Cup World Group 2 playoff. Osaka beat the 77th-ranked Watson 6-2, 6-3 in Japan's opening rubber at Bourbon Beans Dome. She took advantage of ...

Nadal advances as Djokovic ousted at Monte Carlo Masters

/ Apr 20, 2018

Nadal advances as Djokovic ousted at Monte Carlo Masters

Rafael Nadal remains on course to retain his Monte Carlo Masters title and won't have Novak Djokovic standing in his way. The top-ranked Nadal beat big-hitting Russian Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-2 on Friday to reach the quarterfinals, clinching victory with a clinical smash at the ...

Yuichi Sugita loses in first round at Monte Carlo

/ Apr 18, 2018

Yuichi Sugita loses in first round at Monte Carlo

Yuichi Sugita bowed out in the opening round of the Monte-Carlo Masters on Tuesday with a 6-3, 6-2 loss to Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany. World No. 43 Sugita had won the only previous meeting between the pair on tour, but could only convert a single ...

Kei Nishikori beats Tomas Berdych in Monte Carlo

/ Apr 16, 2018

Kei Nishikori beats Tomas Berdych in Monte Carlo

Kei Nishikori fought back from a set down to see off Czech No. 12 seed Tomas Berdych on Monday and reach the Monte Carlo Masters second round. In a battle of two former Grand Slam finalists, Nishikori raced through the final two sets to progress ...

Rafael Nadal prevails in return

/ Apr 7, 2018

Rafael Nadal prevails in return

Spain's Rafael Nadal returned to action with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 Davis Cup win over Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber on Friday to set a record for the longest winning streak in the competition's history. World No. 1 Nadal had not played since he retired from his ...

Julia Goerges ousts Naomi Osaka at Charleston Open

/ Apr 6, 2018

Julia Goerges ousts Naomi Osaka at Charleston Open

Naomi Osaka fell to No. 5 seed Julia Goerges in straight sets in the third round of the Charleston Open on Thursday. Osaka, the 10th seed and recently crowned Indian Wells champion, lost 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 to Goerges despite holding a comfortable first-set lead over ...

Naomi Osaka advances to third round at Charleston Open

/ Apr 5, 2018

Naomi Osaka advances to third round at Charleston Open

Naomi Osaka booked a spot in the third round of the Charleston Open on Wednesday by beating Germany's Laura Siegemund in straight sets. Tenth seed Osaka defeated the world No. 74 Siegemund 6-3, 7-6 (10-8) at the Family Circle Tennis Center. Osaka played aggressive tennis and ...

Sloane Stephens beats Jelena Ostapenko for Miami Open title

/ Apr 1, 2018

Sloane Stephens beats Jelena Ostapenko for Miami Open title

Half an hour after Sloane Stephens won her hometown tournament, she lingered on the confetti-covered court, posing for photos and signing autographs as if reluctant to leave Key Biscayne. The Miami Open is moving, and Stephens became the final women's champion on the picturesque island ...

Isner, Zverev reach Miami Open final

/ Mar 31, 2018

Isner, Zverev reach Miami Open final

John Isner most prestigious title of his 14-year career by beating a weary Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 7-6 (7-2) in Friday's Miami Open semifinals. Dominating with his serve and aggressive baseline strokes, the 208-cm Isner ended a 15-match winning streak for del Potro, who ...