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 ...

Djokovic's struggles continue with loss to Robredo

More Sports / Tennis Aug 15, 2014

Djokovic's struggles continue with loss to Robredo

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic tumbled out of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday, while second-seeded Roger Federer narrowly avoided an upset in the third round. Tommy Robredo beat Djokovic, 7-6 (8-6), 7-5 before Federer escaped with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Gael Monfils in ...

Serena, Venus set up semifinal matchup

More Sports / Tennis Aug 9, 2014

Serena, Venus set up semifinal matchup

Serena and Venus set up an all-Williams semifinal in the Rogers Cup with hard-fought victories on Friday, both coming from a set down. Serena overcame Caroline Wozniacki 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, and Venus rallied to beat Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. It will be the 25th ...

Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return

More Sports / Tennis Jul 29, 2014

Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return

Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed. Williams said she was barely aware of how sick she was as she tried to play through a viral infection that caused her to lose equilibrium during a ...

Serena sent packing in third round

More Sports / Tennis Jun 29, 2014

Serena sent packing in third round

All of a sudden, Serena Williams is failing to stick around for long at Grand Slam tournaments. Betrayed by her backhand and, more surprisingly, her usually dangerous serve, five-time Wimbledon champion Williams lost to 25th-seeded Alize Cornet of France 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 Saturday in the ...

Nishikori advances to third round

More Sports / Tennis Jun 26, 2014

Nishikori advances to third round

Kei Nishikori cruised into the third round at Wimbledon on Thursday after dispatching American qualifier Denis Kudla with ease 6-3, 6-2, 6-1. It was the third consecutive year that Nishikori reached the third round at the All England Club. After a slightly rocky start, Nishikori quickly ...

Djokovic tops Nadal in final

More Sports / Tennis May 19, 2014

Djokovic tops Nadal in final

Novak Djokovic extended his recent dominance over Rafael Nadal by rallying for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory Sunday to win the Italian Open for the third time — then dedicated the title to his flood-hit native Serbia. Having also been beaten in Monte Carlo and ...