Tennis

  • Four-time champ Wozniacki ousted at Connecticut Open tennis

    Camila Giorgi sprang an upset to defeat four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 and reach the quarter-finals of the WTA Connecticut Open, a final warm-up for the US Open. The Italian saw off the former world number one in 78 minutes on Wednesday to book a last-eight date with Spain's Garbine…

    AFP
  • Serena the singer? Tennis star does karaoke

    Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the U.S. Williams told the crowd before she began: ''I'm really nervous.'' She was joined by fellow tennis player Jack Sock, ''Orange Is the New Black'' stars Laverne Cox and Uzo Aduba, ''Glee'' actor…

    The Associated Press
  • Australian junior banned for 1 year for drug use

    Australia's top-ranked junior player has been banned for a year by a Tennis Australia tribunal for taking the party drug ecstasy. Brad Mousley, 18, is the first Australian tennis player to be sanctioned for drug use in the decision announced Thursday. The Adelaide-based Mousley, ranked the 17th…

    The Associated Press
  • US men braced for more tennis Grand Slam misery

    The 2014 US Open begins on Monday with American men seeking to end a Grand Slam drought now more than a decade long. Andy Roddick's 2003 US Open triumph marks the last time an American man hoisted a Grand Slam trophy. For America's current number one, 15th-ranked John Isner, it's not something to…

    AFP
  • Isner and Querrey advance at Winston-Salem tennis

    Winston-Salem (United States) (AFP) - Two-time champion John Isner made it safely into the quarter-finals of the ATP hardcourt tournament at Winston-Salem, where compatriot Sam Querrey toppled second-seeded Kevin Anderson in straight sets.

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  • Top-seed Simona Halep upset at Connecticut Open.

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — 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.

    Associated Press
  • Leading tennis tournament renamed Miami Open with Brazilian sponsorship

    By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - One of the most popular professional tennis events has a new name - the Miami Open presented by Itaú - following the announcement that the Brazilian bank Itaú Unibanco is taking over as its new title sponsor from Sony. The tournament, nearing its 30th year,…

    Reuters
  • Serena Williams seeded No. 1 at US Open; Halep 2nd

    NEW YORK (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight U.S. Open title.

    Associated Press
  • Bouchard, Wozniacki upset at Connecticut Open

    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. Bouchard lost 6-2, 6-2 to Australian Samantha Stosur. Bouchard said her personal trainer will join her in New York…

    The Associated Press
  • Tuesday's Sports In Brief

    UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- A ''substantial'' minority interest in the New York Islanders was sold, pending approval by the NHL board of governors, with a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor to become full owners in two years.

    The Associated Press
  • Isner wins in straight sets at Winston-Salem Open

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- John Isner admits that he usually has a rough time in his first tournament match. After the way he bounced back in his opener at the Winston-Salem Open, Isner hopes that can give him the confidence to win another title. Isner, the tournament's top seed and two-time…

    The Associated Press
  • Tennis-Winston-Salem Open men's singles round 2 results

    Aug 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Winston-Salem Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Tuesday 1-John Isner (U.S.) beat Bradley Klahn (U.S.) 7-6(5) 6-2 10-Pablo Andujar (Spain) beat Igor Sijsling (Netherlands) 6-4 6-3 7-Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) beat Ryan Harrison (U.S.) 3-6 2-1 (R.…

    Reuters
  • South Africa's Anderson battles through

    Winston-Salem (United States) (AFP) - Second seed Kevin Anderson needed three sets while French grass-court specialist Nicolas Mahut scored the biggest upset at the ATP Tour's Winston-Salem Open on Tuesday, a final US Open tune-up.

    AFP
  • Miami Open new name for Key Biscayne tennis

    It's not uncommon for the top stars in tennis to refer to South Florida's premier tournament simply as Miami, even though that has never been in the event's official title. The annual event on Key Biscayne will be known for the next five years as The Miami Open, with the Latin American bank Itau is…

    The Associated Press
  • Serena Williams named US Open top seed

    New York (AFP) - Two-time defending champion Serena Williams was named the top seed Wednesday for the US Open, the year's final Grand Slam tennis showdown that opens Monday on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts.

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  • Defending champion Serena Williams top seed for U.S. Open

    World number one Serena Williams has been top-seeded for the U.S. Open where she will be seeking to win the women's singles title for a third consecutive year, the United States Tennis Association announced on Wednesday. Williams has emerged triumphant five times in the year's last grand slam…

    Reuters
  • Tennis - Serena Williams named US Open top seed

    - Two-time defending champion Serena Williams was named the top seed for the US Open, the year's final Grand Slam tennis showdown that opens Monday on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts. World number one Williams was also the US Open top seed in 2002 and 2013 and each time went on to win the title.…

    AFP