Red-hot Sugita gears up for Wimbledon

More Sports / Tennis Jul 3, 2017

Red-hot Sugita gears up for Wimbledon

Fresh from claiming his first career ATP title at the Antalya Open in southern Turkey, Yuichi Sugita arrived in London on Sunday and said he could not hope to start Wimbledon on a better note. Sugita moved up from 66th to a career-best 44th in ...

Nishikori, Doi exit Wimbledon in fourth round

More Sports / Tennis Jul 4, 2016

Nishikori, Doi exit Wimbledon in fourth round

Kei Nishikori and Misaki Doi both crashed out of Wimbledon in the fourth round on Monday. Taking to No. 2 court following Doi's straight-sets defeat to Australian Open champion and women's fourth seed Angelique Kerber, men's fifth seed Nishikori was sluggish and retired in the ...

Nishikori, Doi advance to fourth round at Wimbledon

More Sports / Tennis Jul 3, 2016

Nishikori, Doi advance to fourth round at Wimbledon

Kei Nishikori and Misaki Doi both reached the fourth round after straight-set third-round victories on Saturday, a day of frequent rain interruptions at Wimbledon. In the only Grand Slam in which he has yet to reach the quarterfinals, Nishikori has begun to look comfortable and ...

More Sports / Tennis Jun 28, 2016

Serena begins title defense by beating Sadikovic

Defending champion Serena Williams stuttered to a low-key and error-strewn 6-2, 6-4 first-round victory over Swiss qualifier Amra Sadikovic on Tuesday. Looking ill-at-ease, as though her quest for an elusive 22nd Grand Slam title was weighing heavily on her shoulders, Williams struggled with her serve ...

Nishikori tops Gasquet in warm-up

More Sports / Tennis Jun 24, 2016

Nishikori tops Gasquet in warm-up

Kei Nishikori defeated Frenchman Richard Gasquet in an exhibition match on Thursday and came through it without any fitness issues ahead of Wimbledon, which gets underway on Monday. Nishikori, who pulled out of the Gerry Weber Open for the second straight season earlier this month ...

Nishikori suffers pre-Wimbledon injury blow

More Sports / Tennis Jun 15, 2016

Nishikori suffers pre-Wimbledon injury blow

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori withdrew from the Gerry Weber Open for the second straight season on Wednesday. Nishikori forfeited his second-round match against Germany's Florian Mayer due to an injury to his oblique muscles. During his first-round match against France's Lucas Pouille on Monday, ...

Serena eyes calendar Slam

More Sports / Tennis Jul 13, 2015

Serena eyes calendar Slam

Serena Williams holds all four major tennis titles after her Wimbledon victory Saturday but she wants more. A victory in New York in September would allow Williams to tie Steffi Graf's mark for 22 career Grand Slam titles, and give her a calendar Slam, matching ...

Australian Kyrgios stunned by criticism at home

More Sports / Tennis Jul 8, 2015

Australian Kyrgios stunned by criticism at home

Nick Kyrgios has been stunned by the ferocity of criticism leveled at him over his behavior at Wimbledon and has called on his fellow Australians to show him respect even if they cannot love him. The 20-year-old said he had contemplated walking away from the ...