Tennis

  • Serena says woozy Wimbledon finish due to virus

    Top-ranked Serena Williams, in her first tournament since looking weak in a disturbing Wimbledon exit, said her weariness was caused by a virus that had her bed-ridden for three days. Williams, who will make her return Wednesday in a WTA event at Stanford University, said she is fine now and ready…

    AFP
  • Yevgeny Kafelnikov ignores the first rule of Hall of Fame enshrinement.

    The former Russian tennis star will be among the nominees for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2015. But he wasn't supposed to tell.

    Busted Racquet
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  • Wimbledon semis run angers and motivates Raonic

    Reaching his first Grand Slam semi-final earlier this month at Wimbledon left seventh-ranked Milos Raonic disappointed in his effort and more motivated to capture his first major title. The 23-year-old Canadian begins his push to the US Open, what he calls "a very important Slam for me", this week…

    AFP
  • Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return

    Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed. Williams said she was barely aware of how sick she was as she tried to play through a viral infection that caused her to lose equilibrium during a women's doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon.

    The Associated Press
  • Rafa, Novak back in charge, says number 5 Berdych

    Fifth-ranked Tomas Berdych, hoping to crack the top four in men's tennis for years, says Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have resumed their stranglehold at the top despite Stanislas Wawrinka's shock Australian Open title. The 28-year-old Czech, seeking his 10th career ATP title as the top seed at…

    AFP
  • Cuevas wins Croatia Open final

    UMAG, Croatia (AP) — Uruguayan qualifier Pablo Cuevas beat defending champion Tommy Robredo of Spain 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Croatia Open final after ousting top-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy earlier the same day.

    Associated Press
  • Tiafoe falls in ATP debut

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sixteen-year-old Francis Tiafoe lost his ATP tour debut while fellow Americans Robby Ginepri and Donald Young won their opening-round matches at the Citi Open on Monday.

    The Associated Press
  • Winners and losers from the Canadian and Senior British Opens

    Check out the good and the bad from a busy weekend in golf.

    Devil Ball Golf
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  • Wimbledon semi-finalist Dimitrov pulls out with flu

    Ninth-ranked Grigor Dimitrov, coming off a Wimbledon semi-final run, pulled out of next week's ATP Washington Open after doctors diagnosed him with the flu and a sinus infection. Dimitrov, linked romantically with WTA superstar Maria Sharapova, had been seeded third in the $1.9 million ATP and WTA…

    AFP
  • Isner retains Atlanta title with defeat of Sela

    (Reuters) - Top seed John Isner claimed the Atlanta Open title for the second successive year with a 6-3 6-4 defeat of Israel's Dudi Sela on Sunday. Standing 6-foot-10, Isner towered over the 5-foot-9 Sela and punished him with his serve. "This is my favorite time of year," American Isner told…

    Reuters
  • Svitolina repeats as Baku Cup champion

    Elena Svitolina of Ukraine successfully defended her title at the Baku Cup, defeating 2012 champion Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia in the final Sunday 6-1, 7-6 (2). The second-seeded Svitolina broke Jovanovski twice to capture the opening set in 22 minutes, then saved all three break points she faced…

    The Associated Press
  • Washington Kastles win World TeamTennis title

    Martina Hingis led Washington to its fourth straight World TeamTennis title and fifth in six years Sunday, beating Olga Govortsova 5-2 in singles in the Kastles' 25-13 victory over the Springfield Lasers. You have to keep it sweet!'' Washington swept the five matches. Hingis teamed with Anastasia…

    The Associated Press
  • Stosur bundled out in 1st round at Stanford

    STANFORD, California (AP) — Teenage qualifier Naomi Osaka of Japan defeated Samantha Stosur 4-6, 7-5 (7), 7-5 in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic on Monday, dealing a blow to the former U.S. Open champion's preparations for this year's Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows.

    Associated Press
  • Tennis - Rafa, Novak back in charge says Berdych

    - Fifth-ranked Tomas Berdych, hoping to crack the top four in men's tennis for years, says Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have resumed their stranglehold at the top despite Stanislas Wawrinka's shock Australian Open title. The 28-year-old Czech, top seed at this week's ATP and WTA Washington Open,…

    AFP
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  • Thiem beats Souza in Kitzbuehel opener

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) -- Fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem defeated Joao Souza of Brazil 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5 in a rain-soaked first-round match at the Bet-at-Home Cup on Monday.

    The Associated Press
  • Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

    July 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 9231 2 (2) Li Na(China) 6960 3 (3) Simona Halep(Romania) 6785 4 (4) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 6070 5 (5) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 5130 6 (6) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 4881 7 (7) Eugenie…

    Reuters
  • Singapore win women's team table tennis gold in Glasgow

    Singapore beat Malaysia 3-0 in the women’s table tennis final to secure a fourth straight gold in the event at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday. The strong favourites suffered a mild surprise when they lost their first match since their win in the inaugural tournament in 2002 in their semi-final…

    AFP
  • Tennis-ATP Tour singles standings

    July 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 13130 2 (2) Rafa Nadal(Spain) 12670 3 (3) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 6070 4 (4) Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5770 5 (5) Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 4410 6 (6) David Ferrer(Spain) 4085 7 (7)…

    Reuters
  • Dimitrov out of Washington hard-court tournament

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wimbledon semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov pulled out of the Citi Open hard-court tournament, citing the flu and a sinus infection.

    The Associated Press
  • Isner downs Sela to retain Atlanta ATP crown

    Atlanta (AFP) - Top-seeded John Isner won his second straight Atlanta ATP title on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over unseeded Israeli Dudi Sela.

    AFP
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