Tennis

  • Williams, Ivanovic reach Bank of West quarters

    Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals Thursday night, beating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6 (1). After the 10th-ranked Azarenka, who celebrated her 25th birthday, saved three match points to force to tie it 6-6, Williams won the first five points in the…

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  • 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
  • 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.

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  • Pospisil dumps Berdych, Raonic wins in Washington

    Washington (AFP) - Czech top seed Tomas Berdych was ousted from the ATP and WTA Washington Open, falling 6-2, 6-4 to Canada's Vasek Pospisil in a third-round match.

    AFP
  • Tennis star Wozniacki to run NYC Marathon

    Caroline Wozniacki always feels confident she can outrun her opponent on the tennis court. Wozniacki plans to play a full tournament schedule this fall while fitting in time to train for the New York City Marathon. Golfer Rory McIlroy broke off their engagement in late May, less than a month before…

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  • 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 defence 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
  • 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…

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  • Tennis - Venus topples birthday girl Azarenka

    - Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams ousted fourth-seeded birthday girl Victoria Azarenka in straight sets Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the WTA hardcourt tournament at Stanford.

    AFP
  • 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…

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  • 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.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

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  • 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
  • Berdych falls; Johnson, Raonic win at Citi Open

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vasek Pospisil got the best of Tomas Berdych - again.

    The Associated Press
  • 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