Sharapova falls short

More Sports / Tennis 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 ...

Serena rolls by Bouchard

More Sports / Tennis Oct 25, 2014

Serena rolls by Bouchard

Serena Williams rebounded from the worst beating of her professional career to rout Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at the WTA Finals on Thursday, yet her title defense remain in the balance. Williams was humbled by Simona Halep the previous day, when the 18-time Grand Slam ...

Halep storms past Serena

More Sports / Tennis Oct 23, 2014

Halep storms past Serena

Serena Williams was routed 6-0, 6-2 by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals on Wednesday in one of the most one-sided losses of the 18-time Grand Slam champion's career. The last time Williams managed to win just two games in a WTA Tour or Grand ...

Halep routs Serena at WTA Finals

More Sports / Tennis Oct 22, 2014

Halep routs Serena at WTA Finals

Serena Williams was routed 6-0, 6-2 by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals on Wednesday in one of the most one-sided losses of the 18-time Grand Slam champion's career. The last time Williams managed to win just two games in a WTA Tour or Grand ...

Serena takes opener at finals

More Sports / Tennis Oct 21, 2014

Serena takes opener at finals

A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official — none of it could stop Serena Williams from extending her winning streak at the WTA Finals. The three-time defending champion made it 16 straight victories at the season-ending championships by beating ...

More Sports / Tennis Oct 18, 2014

Tarpischev gets one-year WTA ban

Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 by the WTA Tour and suspended from tour involvement for a year for questioning Venus and Serena Williams' gender in comments on Russian television. The WTA Tour said Friday that it is seeking Tarpischev's removal ...

Williams earns three-peat

More Sports / Tennis 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

More Sports / Tennis 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 ...

Nishikori reaches third round of U.S. Open

More Sports / Tennis Aug 29, 2014

Nishikori reaches third round of U.S. Open

Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday after Pablo Andujar retired from their match at the year's final Grand Slam event. Tenth seed Nishikori had taken a commanding 6-4, 6-1 lead when Andujar pulled out ahead of the third ...

Federer, Serena claim titles

More Sports / Tennis Aug 18, 2014

Federer, Serena claim titles

By now, everyone knows Roger Federer's itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner's trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the U.S. Open. Might as well rename it the Federer Cup. Federer won his unprecedented sixth title in Cincinnati on ...

Serena, Federer advance to finals

More Sports / Tennis Aug 17, 2014

Serena, Federer advance to finals

Serena Williams came back to advance to the Western & Southern Open final Saturday as Roger Federer moved into position for his sixth title in the tournament. The top-ranked Williams beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, and the second-seeded Roger Federer turned back fifth-seeded Milos ...

Federer, Serena keep rolling

More Sports / Tennis Aug 16, 2014

Federer, Serena keep rolling

Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5 on Friday and advanced to the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open, a tournament he has won an unprecedented five times already. The second-seeded Federer was on the offensive from the first point as he evened their ...