Stephens ousts Venus in semis

/ Sep 8, 2017

Stephens ousts Venus in semis

Sloane Stephens was two points from defeat against Venus Williams in one U.S. Open semifinal before pulling out the victory. Madison Keys faced no such test, overwhelming CoCo Vandeweghe in the other semifinal. Now Stephens and Keys, a pair of pals in their early 20s, will ...

Venus carries run into semifinals

/ Sep 6, 2017

Venus carries run into semifinals

When her work was done, her first trip to the U.S. Open semifinals since 2010 secured, if just barely, Venus Williams sat in her sideline chair and beamed. Williams reached her third major semifinal of the season — something she last did 15 years ago ...

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) ...

Nishikori routs Cecchinato, aims to win title

/ Jul 4, 2017

Nishikori routs Cecchinato, aims to win title

Kei Nishikori believes he can win Wimbledon this year after breezing through his first-round clash with Italy's Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 on Monday. The ninth seed did not disappoint the legion of Japanese fans who gave him a hero's welcome as he walked on ...

Carreno Busta eliminates Daniel in second round

/ Jun 1, 2017

Carreno Busta eliminates Daniel in second round

Taro Daniel bowed out of the French Open after a 7-5, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 defeat Wednesday to Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain in the second round of the men's singles. The 24-year-old Daniel, currently ranked 102nd in the world, got off to a strong start ...

Nara loses to Williams in second round of French Open

/ 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 ...

Nishikori turns back Verdasco to advance

/ Mar 27, 2017

Nishikori turns back Verdasco to advance

World No. 4 Kei Nishikori beat Fernando Verdasco of Spain 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (5-7), 6-1 in the men's singles Sunday to advance to the round of 16 for the sixth straight year at the Miami Open. In the third round of the women's singles, Risa ...