Nadal admits title run may be tough

More Sports / Tennis Jan 15, 2015

Nadal admits title run may be tough

Rafael Nadal says he's "working as hard as I can" to be ready for Monday's start to the Australian Open following a right wrist injury and appendix surgery which sidelined him for most of the last six months of 2014. Nadal went through a strenuous ...

Wawrinka stuns injured Nadal to win Australian Open

More Sports / Tennis Jan 26, 2014

Wawrinka stuns injured Nadal to win Australian Open

After letting the distraction of Rafael Nadal's painful back problems cost him a set, Stanislas Wawrinka regained his composure to win his first Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory Sunday in the Australian Open final. The 28-year-old Swiss player had never ...

Li claims Australian Open title

More Sports / Tennis Jan 25, 2014

Li claims Australian Open title

Seven months after giving retirement serious thought, Li Na made it third time lucky in an Australian Open final with a 7-6 (7-3), 6-0 win over Dominika Cibulkova to become the oldest women's champion here in the Open era. Li, who turns 32 next month, ...

Wawrinka reaches first Grand Slam final

More Sports / Tennis Jan 23, 2014

Wawrinka reaches first Grand Slam final

Stanislas Wawrinka backed up his upset of four-time champion Novak Djokovic by reaching his first Grand Slam final with a 6-3, 7-6 (7-1), 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-4) win over Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open semifinals on Thursday. Wawrinka ended a 14-match losing streak against ...

Sharapova, Federer advance

More Sports / Tennis Jan 18, 2014

Sharapova, Federer advance

Maria Sharapova recovered from the longest, hottest match of her career to beat Alize Cornet 6-1, 7-6 (8-6) Saturday and reach the fourth round of the Australian Open. Sharapova's boyfriend, Grigor Dimitrov, progressed to the second week at a major for the first time when ...

Nole on target in heat

More Sports / Tennis Jan 15, 2014

Nole on target in heat

Novak Djokovic stayed on track for a fourth consecutive Australian Open singles title with a 6-0, 6-4, 6-4 win Wednesday over Leonardo Mayer of Argentina. Advancing to the third round with his 26th consecutive match win, Djokovic had a brief scare while serving at 3-0 ...

Date-Krumm falls in opener

More Sports / Tennis Jan 13, 2014

Date-Krumm falls in opener

Kimiko Date-Krumm is used to questions about retirement but still has no answer. For now, she's content to continue the "miracle" of playing professional tennis at age 43. She is also used to the distinction of being the oldest women's singles player at Grand Slams. ...