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Kei Nishikori off to winning start at French Open

/ May 28, 2018

Kei Nishikori off to winning start at French Open

Kei Nishikori advanced to the second round of the French Open for the fourth straight year on Sunday, beating France's Maxime Janvier in straight sets. The 19th-seeded Nishikori defeated the French wild-card 7-6 (7-0), 6-4, 6-3. Japan's world No. 21 struggled with the serves and ...

Venus Williams advances to WTA Finals semifinals

/ Oct 27, 2017

Venus Williams advances to WTA Finals semifinals

Venus Williams reached the semifinals at the WTA Finals by beating Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday. The 37-year-old Williams advanced from the White Group along with Karolina Pliskova, who lost to French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-1. Both Williams and Pliskova ...

Garbine Muguruza receives top WTA accolade

/ Oct 21, 2017

Garbine Muguruza receives top WTA accolade

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza is the WTA Player of the Year, and U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens has been honored as the Comeback Player of the Year. The WTA announced the annual honors on Friday. The awards are voted on by members of the media. Other ...

Naomi Osaka beats Venus Williams in straight sets

/ Oct 11, 2017

Naomi Osaka beats Venus Williams in straight sets

Naomi Osaka stunned world No. 5 Venus Williams in straight sets in the second round of the Hong Kong Open on Wednesday. Osaka reeled off eight consecutive games at one stage on her way to a 7-5, 6-2 victory that sent her into the quarterfinals. It ...

Serena gives birth to first child, a girl

/ Sep 2, 2017

Serena gives birth to first child, a girl

Serena Williams gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, according to media reports, prompting an outpouring of delight from fellow professionals, celebrities and fans of the sporting icon. Williams, who will turn 36 later this month, was admitted to the St. Mary's Medical Center ...

Muguruza claims Wimbledon title

/ Jul 16, 2017

Muguruza claims Wimbledon title

As a kid, Garbine Muguruza sat in awe in front of the TV as the Williams sisters accumulated Grand Slam titles. They were her role models. Now Muguruza is all grown up, an emerging tennis star in her own right — and, as of Saturday, ...

Nishikori ousted in 3rd round

/ Jul 8, 2017

Nishikori ousted in 3rd round

Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the seventh time in his last nine attempts with a shock victory over ninth seed Kei Nishikori on Friday. The 29-year-old proved too solid for a listless Nishikori, winning 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) ...