Nara loses to Williams in second round of French Open

More Sports / Tennis May 31, 2017

Nara loses to Williams in second round of French Open

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams advanced to the French Open's third round for the first time in two years by beating Kurumi Nara on Wednesday. In the day's first match on Court Philippe Chatrier, the 36-year-old Williams, ranked 11th in the world, knocked out ...

Venus turns back clock, makes semifinals

More Sports / Tennis Jan 24, 2017

Venus turns back clock, makes semifinals

Venus Williams continued her astonishing late-career revival by felling Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) on Tuesday to reach her first Australian Open semifinal in 14 years and become the oldest woman to reach the last four at Melbourne Park in the Open era. The quarterfinal ...

More Sports / Tennis Feb 14, 2016

Doi falls to Venus in Taiwan final

Misaki Doi failed to earn her second title on the WTA tour on Sunday, when she lost the final of the Taiwan Open to former world No. 1 Venus Williams. Williams, currently ranked 12th in the world and the top seed at Kaohsiung's Yang-Ming Center, ...

More Sports / Tennis Feb 13, 2016

Doi, Venus reach Taiwan Open final

Misaki Doi will have a shot at her second WTA title on Sunday, when she faces top seed and former world No. 1 Venus Williams in the Taiwan Open final. Doi, the second seed at the Yang-Ming Tennis Center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, beat the sixth ...

Venus reaches 77th career final

More Sports / Tennis Oct 2, 2015

Venus reaches 77th career final

Former world No. 1 Venus Williams fought back from a set down to see off Italy's Roberto Vinci 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) and make the final of the Wuhan Open on Friday. The 35-year-old American, winner of seven Grand Slam singles titles, will face the ...

Nishikori stays hot in Miami

More Sports / Tennis Mar 31, 2015

Nishikori stays hot in Miami

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Serbia's Viktor Troicki in the third round of the Miami Open on Monday. Nishikori, the tournament's fourth seed, converted five of six break chances against the 39th-ranked Troicki and sealed the win with ...

Nishikori marches into semifinals

More Sports / Tennis Feb 27, 2015

Nishikori marches into semifinals

Kei Nishikori advanced to the semifinals of the Mexico Open on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-4 quarterfinal victory over Ukraines's Alexandr Dolgopolov. Nishikori, the top seed, knocked off his fifth-seeded opponent in 1 hour, 41 minutes, fending off four of the break points he faced. A ...

Nishikori rolls into quarters

More Sports / Tennis Feb 26, 2015

Nishikori rolls into quarters

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori reached the quarterfinals of the Mexico Open on Wednesday with a comfortable straight-sets win over Taiwan's Lu Yen-hsun. The top-seeded Nishikori, seeking his second title of the season after triumphing in Memphis two weeks ago, took just under an hour ...