Madison Keys caps surprising run with Western & Southern Open title

Tennis Aug 19, 2019

Madison Keys caps surprising run with Western & Southern Open title

Two unexpected champions embraced their first Rookwood championship trophies, concluding a week that brought more questions than clarity to the upcoming U.S. Open. Who's going to be healthy on the women's side? Will stumbles in the men's bracket at the Western & Southern Open carry ...

Naomi Osaka uncertain for U.S. Open after suffering knee injury

Tennis Aug 17, 2019

Naomi Osaka uncertain for U.S. Open after suffering knee injury

Naomi Osaka felt a strange sensation in her left knee, different than anything she'd experienced. The U.S. Open champion left the court worried about whether she'll be in shape to defend her precious title. Osaka retired from her quarterfinal match at the Western & Southern ...

Murray loses singles return in first round

Tennis Aug 13, 2019

Murray loses singles return in first round

Andy Murray moved well in his first singles match since January, but not well enough to move on — even to the U.S. Open. Using a bottomless arsenal of drop shots, Richard Gasquet snapped a five-match losing streak against Murray with a 6-4, 6-4 win ...

Stan Wawrinka ousts Kei Nishikori in second round

More Sports / Tennis Aug 16, 2018

Stan Wawrinka ousts Kei Nishikori in second round

Kei Nishikori made a second-round exit from the Western & Southern Open on Wednesday, losing in straight sets to former world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka. The 2016 U.S. Open champion from Switzerland showed his game is back on track following a prolonged absence with a ...

Nishikori moves into second round

More Sports / Tennis Aug 14, 2018

Nishikori moves into second round

Kei Nishikori advanced to the second round of the Western & Southern Open men's singles after beating Russia's Andrey Rublev in straight sets on Monday. Nishikori, ranked 23rd in the world, claimed a 7-5, 6-3 win over the No. 37 Russian at Lindner Family Tennis ...

Nishikori beats Youzhny in straight sets

More Sports / Tennis Aug 18, 2016

Nishikori beats Youzhny in straight sets

Japan's newly crowned Rio Olympic bronze medalist Kei Nishikori got off to a winning start at the Western & Southern Open with a straight-sets second-round victory over Russia's Mikhail Youzhny on Wednesday. World No. 7 Nishikori eased past his 68th-ranked opponent 6-3, 6-2 in his ...

Federer back into stride in Cincinnati

More Sports / Tennis Aug 19, 2015

Federer back into stride in Cincinnati

Roger Federer took a first step toward a seventh Cincinnati title on Tuesday night, beating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 in his opening match. The Swiss star won the Western & Southern Open last year for his unprecedented sixth title at the longtime ATP Tour ...

Federer, Serena claim titles

More Sports / Tennis Aug 18, 2014

Federer, Serena claim titles

By now, everyone knows Roger Federer's itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner's trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the U.S. Open. Might as well rename it the Federer Cup. Federer won his unprecedented sixth title in Cincinnati on ...

Serena, Federer advance to finals

More Sports / Tennis Aug 17, 2014

Serena, Federer advance to finals

Serena Williams came back to advance to the Western & Southern Open final Saturday as Roger Federer moved into position for his sixth title in the tournament. The top-ranked Williams beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, and the second-seeded Roger Federer turned back fifth-seeded Milos ...