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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 ...

Nishikori turns back Verdasco to advance

More Sports / Tennis 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 ...

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 ...

Nishikori cuts down Karlovic, makes quarterfinals

More Sports / Tennis Sep 6, 2016

Nishikori cuts down Karlovic, makes quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori felled the towering Ivo Karlovic of Croatia with surgical precision in a straight-sets win on Monday that lifted the sixth seed to the U.S. Open quarterfinals. Nishikori, the U.S. Open runnerup two years ago, beat Karlovic 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in the final ...

Serena rallies into third round

More Sports / Tennis Jul 2, 2016

Serena rallies into third round

Down a break in the final set and one point away from falling behind 3-0, Serena Williams refused to buckle on Centre Court. Facing the prospect of her earliest ever loss at Wimbledon, the six-time champion summoned her big-match experience — as well as her ...

Serena, Venus advance to next round in Paris

More Sports / Tennis May 27, 2016

Serena, Venus advance to next round in Paris

First it was Serena Williams' turn to overpower an opponent 6-2, 6-1 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Shortly after that was over Thursday, her older sister Venus entered the very same French Open arena and won by the very same score. A bit like old times, n'est-ce ...