• Venus claims inaugural Taiwan Open

    Venus Williams claimed her 49th career title as she took out the inaugural Taiwan Open with a straight-sets win over Misaki Doi.

  • Halep heads pullout-plagued Dubai WTA field

    What had looked to be a strong start to the post-Melbourne season began deteriorating last week as the pullouts due to various aliments and injuries mounted prior to Monday's first day at the Aviation Club. In addition to world number one Williams and Germany's Kerber, other absentees include 2012…

  • Nadal crashes out to Thiem in ATP Argentina Open semi-final

    Defending champion Rafael Nadal suffered another setback Saturday when he squandered a match point before losing 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7/4) to Austria's Dominic Thiem in the Argentina Open semi-finals. Top seed Nadal, playing on his favourite clay surface, finally wilted in the 32-degree heat in Buenos…

  • Tops seeds Williams, Kerber pull out of Dubai Open

    Top seeds Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber have withdrawn from the WTA Tennis Championships, organisers announced on Saturday. "We regret to announce that Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber have withdrawn due to illness and injury," the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships wrote on their…

  • Bencic to meet Vinci in St Petersburg final

    The top two seeds will contest the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy final on Sunday after recording comfortable semi-final victories.

  • American teen Taylor Fritz reaches final in 3rd ATP event

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Teenager Taylor Fritz beat Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the Memphis Open final, extending his amazing run by becoming the youngest American to reach a final since Michael Chang in 1989.

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  • Nadal slips to Thiem loss, Almagro finally beats Ferrer

    Former world number one Rafa Nadal wasted a match point as he slipped to a surprise semi-final loss to Austrian Dominic Thiem on his beloved clay at the Argentina Open on Saturday. The defending champion was one point away from victory at 5-4 in the third on Thiem's serve but the Austrian rallied,…

  • Comeback king Klizan to meet Monfils in Rotterdam final

    Gael Monfils will start as the favourite in Sunday's Rotterdam Open final, but Martin Klizan is unlikely to go down without a fight.

  • Venus Williams bags tough win to reach Taiwan final

    Venus Williams fought a challenging match to defeat Russia's Yulia Putintseva 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday, securing her spot in the Taiwan Open final. The seven-time Grand Slam winner bagged a suspenseful win in the opening set with Putintseva closing in on Williams' early lead after a pep talk from her…

  • Tennis-Venus vanquishes Doi to claim inaugural Taiwan title

    American multiple grand slam champion Venus Williams collected the 49th title of her illustrious career by defeating Japan's Misaki Doi 6-4 6-2 in the final of the inaugural Taiwan Open on Sunday. The 35-year-old Californian, who was beaten in the first rounds of the Auckland Classic and Australian…

  • Banned umpire worked at 2015 U.S. Open due to 'flaw'

    Denis Pitner was suspended by the International Tennis Federation in August after sending information about a player to a coach during a tournament and regularly logging on to a betting account from which bets were placed on tennis matches. "We had a flaw in our system. Denis Pitner did work as a…

  • Tennis-Fritz blitz helps American teenager set Memphis milestone

    Talented teenager Taylor Fritz surpassed Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi and John McEnroe to become the fastest American finalist on the ATP Tour after reaching the title decider in Memphis on Saturday. Fritz, just 18-years and three months, fought back to beat Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis 2-6 6-3 6-4…

  • Fritz continues dream run in Memphis

    Taylor Fritz's stock continues to rise after the 18-year-old booked his spot in the final of the Memphis Open.

  • Nishikori to face US teen in Memphis final

    Three-time defending champion Kei Nishikori advanced to the ATP Memphis final by beating US fourth seed Sam Querrey, setting up a title showdown with history-making teen prodigy Taylor Fritz. Top seed Nishikori rallied to beat Querrey 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 for his 16th consecutive Memphis victory over four…

  • Monfils and Klizan to meet in World Tennis Tournament final

    Fifth-seeded Gael Monfils of France beat Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-3, 6-2 Saturday to set up a World Tennis Tournament final against Martin Klizan of Slovakia, who earlier beat qualifier Nicolas Mahut of France 6-7 (3), 7-6 (7), 6-2. The unseeded Klizan saved five match points in his…

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  • Hot stuff Nadal into Argentina Open semi-finals

    Top seed and defending champion Rafael Nadal reached the Argentina Open semi-finals Friday, braving sweltering temperatures of 33 degrees to clinch a 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 win over Italian journeyman Paolo Lorenzi. Nadal, the world number five, is back on his favourite clay court surface and is playing…

  • Nishikori on track for Memphis Open defence

    Kei Nishikori is still in the hunt for his fourth-straight Memphis Open triumph after defeating Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets.