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Kei Nishikori off to winning start at French Open

More Sports / Tennis 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 ...

Garbine Muguruza receives top WTA accolade

More Sports / Tennis 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

More Sports / Tennis 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

More Sports / Tennis 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

More Sports / Tennis 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

More Sports / Tennis 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) ...

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 ...