Unseeded teen Ostapenko makes semifinals

/ Jun 7, 2017

Unseeded teen Ostapenko makes semifinals

Suddenly a Grand Slam semifinalist for the first time, Jelena Ostapenko sounded a lot like the carefree teenager she'll be for only a bit longer. Ostapenko, an unseeded 19-year-old from Latvia, displayed unbridled joy after using the go-for-it strokes of someone too bold to know ...

Osaka knocked out of Australian Open in second round

/ Jan 19, 2017

Osaka knocked out of Australian Open in second round

Up-and-coming Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka was knocked out of the Australian Open in the second round on Thursday after losing to Britain's Johanna Konta in straight sets. Konta, the ninth seed, ended Japanese interest in the women's singles competition, taking a little over an hour ...

Osaka rallies to make Pan Pacific Open final

/ Sep 24, 2016

Osaka rallies to make Pan Pacific Open final

Former champion Caroline Wozniacki continued her late-season resurgence by beating second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland on Saturday afternoon to advance to the final of the Pan Pacific Open. Radwanska was close to victory, leading 5-3 in the second set, but Wozniacki seized momentum when she ...

Serena says Sharapova's admission took courage

/ Mar 9, 2016

Serena says Sharapova's admission took courage

Serena Williams says Maria Sharapova "showed a lot of courage" in taking responsibility for her failed drug test. On Monday, the Russian star revealed she tested positive the day she lost to Williams in the Australian Open quarterfinals in January. At a news conference Tuesday ...

Cetkovska stuns 2014 finalist Wozniacki in second round

/ Sep 4, 2015

Cetkovska stuns 2014 finalist Wozniacki in second round

Four times, 2014 U.S. Open runnerup Caroline Wozniacki was one point from winning. Four times, her opponent in the second round, 149th-ranked Petra Cetkovska of the Czech Republic, came up with a winner to extend the match. The fourth-seeded Wozniacki failed to convert any of ...

Serena, Halep showdown set

/ Oct 26, 2014

Serena, Halep showdown set

After Serena Williams' embarrassing defeat to Simona Halep in the WTA Finals group stage, the American narrowed her eyes at the post-match news conference and said she was looking forward to having a chance to avenge the loss. She didn't have to wait long. The ...

Sharapova falls short

/ Oct 25, 2014

Sharapova falls short

Serena Williams made the semifinals of the WTA Finals and earned the yearend No. 1 ranking without hitting a ball on Friday. Williams' fortune was at the expense of Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova. Ivanovic had a shot at reaching the semis, and Sharapova had ...

Williams earns three-peat

/ Sep 8, 2014

Williams earns three-peat

A couple of months before Serena Williams capped her dominant run to a third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major singles title Sunday night, she sat down with coach Patrick Mouratoglou to decipher why the season had been such a struggle by her ...

Williams reaches final

/ Sep 6, 2014

Williams reaches final

Serena Williams overwhelmed 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-1, 6-3 in the semifinals Friday to extend her U.S. Open winning streak to 20 matches. If Williams can make that 21 in a row by beating Caroline Wozniacki in Sunday's final, the 32-year-old American will become ...

Monfils storms into U.S. Open quarters

/ Sep 3, 2014

Monfils storms into U.S. Open quarters

Gael Monfils follows his own rules. The guy does things on a tennis court no one else has — or can. Just search his name on YouTube and watch any of many video clips showcasing his speed and agility; start with the parallel-to-the-ground, a-few-feet-in-the-air dive ...

Wozniacki sends Sharapova packing

/ Sep 1, 2014

Wozniacki sends Sharapova packing

Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. Maria Sharapova, usually the one wearing down opponents in the third set, sure couldn't keep up on a steamy Sunday at the U.S. ...