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Wozniacki advances to U.S. Open quarters

 September 1, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

New York - Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon.Maria Sharapova, usually the one wearing down opponents in the third set, sure couldn't keep up on a...


Qualifier stuns No. 3 Kvitova

 August 31, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

New York - Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was stunned in the third round of the U.S. Open by a scrambling, moon-balling qualifier ranked No. 145.Aleksandra Krunic, a 21-year-old Serb who until this week had not taken even a set...


Errani knocks off Venus

 August 30, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

New York - A day before facing Venus Williams - and a partisan crowd - at the U.S. Open, Italy's Sara Errani came across a video posted on Twitter that gave her a little extra motivation.It showed a pair of former players and...


While Serena cruises, teen Bellis falls short

 August 29, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

New York - Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open.And, yes, even a 17-time major champion...


Sharapova, Venus Williams make it through at U.S. Open

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 11:46 pm

New York - A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on.


American teen pulls off major upset

 August 27, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

New York - While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal his emotions courtside.Like...


Murray has to grit his way through, as play begins at U.S. Open

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 12:01 am

New York - Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open.


Serena chasing No. 18

 August 25, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

New York - Serena Williams stopped hiding from history and started making more of it.Up until a couple of years ago, she practically plugged her ears at any mention of records or firsts. Now she says it out loud: Coming into the...


Kvitova takes New Haven, will try to win second grand slam of the season

 August 24, 2014; Updated: 12:02 am

New Haven - Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova appears ready to make a run at her second Grand Slam title this summer.


Federer's confidence is soaring headed to N.Y.

 August 24, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

New York - The question made Roger Federer smile.Nothing particularly amusing about asking how he adjusts from playing mostly night matches in the U.S. Open's early rounds to the daytime starts at the end. But the assumption behind...


Kvitova back in Connecticut Open final for third straight year

 August 23, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

New Haven - Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached the finals of the Connecticut Open for the third straight year, beating Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-1 on Friday.She will face a close friend, Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, in...


Kvitova cruises into semis

 August 22, 2014; Updated: 4:55 am

New Haven — Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win Thursday over fellow Czech player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.


Upset city for pair of top seeds in New Haven

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

New Haven - Third-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark both suffered straight-set upsets Wednesday in the second round of the Connecticut Open.


Defending champ Halep upset at Connecticut Open tennis tournament; Kvitova sails through

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Defending champion and top-seeded Simona Halep was upset Tuesday in her opening match at the Connecticut Open, falling 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova.Rybarikova, ranked 68th in the world, broke the serve of the world's...


Wozniacki survives early scare in New Haven

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

New Haven - Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark rallied to defeat Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 Monday night in the first round at the Connecticut Open.Wozniacki got off to a sluggish start. A four-time champion of the New Haven...


Serena, Federer take titles

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Mason, Ohio - 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...


Pennetta wins at Connecticut Open

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

New Haven - Flavia Pennetta of Italy beat Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday in the first round of the Connecticut Open.The sixth-seeded Pennetta used two straight aces to clinch the win."She fights...


Serena advances to women's final at Cincy

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Mason, Ohio - Serena Williams rallied to advance to the Western & Southern Open final, beating Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday.The top-ranked Williams lost a set for the first time in the tournament and committed 41...


Tennis roundup

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 11:59 pm

Venus wins all-Williams semiVenus beat Serena in an all-Williams semifinal in the Rogers Cup at Montreal.


Tennis roundup

 August 4, 2014; Updated: 12:11 am

Serena Williams wins Bank of the West title


Top-seeded Isner wins 2nd straight Atlanta title

 July 28, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Top-seeded John Isner overpowered Dudi Sela on Sunday to successfully defend his Atlanta Open title, blowing serve after serve past the 5-foot-9 Israeli player in a 6-3, 6-4 victory.Serving for the match, the 6-foot-10 Isner fell behind...


Tennis roundup

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 11:49 pm

Wozniacki wins Istanbul Cup title


Hewitt breaks through on third try in Newport

 July 14, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Australian Lleyton Hewitt took advantage of his second chances to win a title on his third try at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.Playing in his third consecutive final on Newport's grass courts, Hewitt, the No. 3 seed, beat...


Davenport inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame

 July 13, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Lindsay Davenport has reached her sport's highest honor, with her induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.Davenport highlighted a five-person class that was enshrined Saturday on Newport's grass courts during a 90-minute...


Isner bounced in Hall of Fame quarters

 July 12, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

John Isner felt the ball hit the line, so he conceded the point. It turned into a big moment for Jack Sock.The seventh-seeded Sock advanced to the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory over No. 1...


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