Tennis

  • John Isner loses tough one in D.C., then complains about court assignment

    The American, seeded No. 5 at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C., thought he should be on the Stadium court Wednesday.

    Busted Racquet
  • No backhanded compliments for Federer from Edberg

    By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - Roger Federer's backhand has been described as a thing of beauty and perhaps the most exquisite stroke the tennis world has seen, but his coach Stefan Edberg feels his was a little better. "A lot of the other strokes I think he does a lot better than I did but…

    Reuters
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  • Serena Williams wins in her return

    Serena Williams looked healthy and played sharp in her first tournament since defaulting during a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon. The top-ranked player stopped worrying and started having fun again, beating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-2 in a second round match at the Bank of the West…

    The Associated Press
  • 2013 champ Granollers reaches Kitzbuehel quarters

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Defending champion Marcel Granollers of Spain defeated Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Kitzbuehel Cup on Thursday, while top-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany lost.

    Associated Press
  • US Open would offer Roddick, Fish '15 doubles spot

    If Andy Roddick is willing to go through the necessary steps to return to competitive tennis, the U.S. Open would offer him and pal Mardy Fish a doubles wild card next year. Roddick complained on his Fox Sports Live podcast this week that he wanted to play doubles with Fish at Flushing Meadows next…

    The Associated Press
  • Nadal out of 2 tournaments because of right wrist

    Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.

    The Associated Press
  • Li Na's knee forces her out of entire U.S. Open series

    The Chinese world No. 2 is resting her chronically ailing knee, won't be back until the Asian swing.

    Busted Racquet
  • Nadal withdraws from Toronto, Cincinnati with injury

    Rafa Nadal will miss two U.S. Open tune-up events due to a wrist injury that has put his status in doubt for a title defense at the year's final grand slam. Nadal, who suffered the injury during practice, will have to wear a cast on his right wrist for two-to-three weeks, forcing him to withdraw…

    Reuters
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  • Do It Tennis to Host "Play Like a Pro" Summer Sweepstakes and Giveaway

    Do It Tennis, a leading tennis gear and accessories retailer located in Southern California, has announced its "Play Like a Pro" Summer Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes launched July 28th on the ...

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  • Tennis - Raonic advances, Isner out in Washington

    - Canadian second seed Milos Raonic advanced on Wednesday in second-round matches at the ATP and WTA Washington Open, while US fifth seed John Isner lost.

    AFP
  • Fitz and The Tantrums headline US Open ceremony

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fitz and The Tantrums and 3 Winans Brothers will be the headlining acts for the opening ceremony at the U.S. Open tennis tournament.

    Associated Press
  • Nishikori, Roanic, Berdych win in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Japan's Kei Nishikori won his opening match on the pre-U.S. Open hard-court circuit, beating Sam Querrey of the United States 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 Wednesday in the second round of the Citi Open.

    Associated Press
  • Safarova loses in 1st round of Citi Open

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic lost to France's Kristina Mladenovic in the first round of the Citi Open on Tuesday.

    The Associated Press
  • Tennis - Lepchenko shocks Radwanska in Stanford

    - Unseeded Varvara Lepchenko toppled second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the WTA hard court tournament at Stanford. Poland's Radwanska, ranked fifth in the world, had never lost to the 59th-ranked American in five prior meetings. With the US…

    AFP
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  • Baghdatis gets US Open spot to replace Haas

    Tommy Haas has officially withdrawn from the U.S. Open because of surgery on his right shoulder, opening up a spot on the main draw for Marcos Baghdatis. The 105th-ranked Baghdatis was the runner-up at the 2006 Australian Open and a semifinalist at Wimbledon that year.

    The Associated Press
  • Li Na to sit out US Open with knee injury

    World number two Li Na of China announced on Thursday that she will miss next month's US Open as she struggles with a knee injury. "I wanted to let all of my great fans know that unfortunately I am going to have to withdraw from the upcoming WTA events in Montreal and Cincinnati, as well as the US…

    AFP
  • Ivanovic lone seeded player to win

    STANFORD, California (AP) — Fifth-seeded seed Ana Ivanovic won her first-round match in the Bank of the West Classic, defeating Sabine Lisicki of Germany 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • Venus advances, Serena set for WTA return at Stanford

    Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams advanced to the second round of the WTA Stanford hardcourt tournament Tuesday by defeating Poland's Paula Kania 6-3, 6-2. Williams booked a second-round match against world number 10 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the US Open tuneup event.…

    AFP
  • Retired Andy Roddick can't play a little fun U.S. Open doubles with Mardy Fish, and he's displeased.

    There's this thing called drug testing procedure in tennis, but Andy Roddick is ignoring it.

    Busted Racquet
  • Nishikori beats Querrey in 3 sets in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Japan's Kei Nishikori won his opening match on the pre-U.S. Open hard-court circuit, beating Sam Querrey of the United States 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 Wednesday in the second round of the Citi Open.

    Associated Press
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