NEW YORK - Naomi Osaka's achy left knee didn't let her serve without pain, so she didn't practice that key part of her game leading into the US Open. The knee also prevented her from covering the ...
Sep 3, 2019
PERTH, Australia - Serena Williams and Roger Federer have committed to play the Hopman Cup mixed teams event in late December while former Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev will represent Germany.Frances Tiafoe will be Williams' partner for the ...
Oct 3, 2018
MELBOURNE, Australia - Two days after beating Venus Williams in the first round, Belinda Bencic is out of the Australian Open.Bencic, who defeated Williams, 6-3, 7-5, started out flatly and never recovered in losing to qualifier Luksika Kumkhum, 6-1, ...
Jan 17, 2018
MELBOURNE, Australia - In her first match at the Australian Open since a Williams sister was guaranteed to win the title, Venus Williams lost in the first round to Belinda Bencic and ensured it cannot happen in 2018.Venus lost last year' ...
Jan 15, 2018
PERTH, Australia - Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic advanced Switzerland into the Hopman Cup final with straight-set singles victories over their American opponents on Thursday.Federer beat Jack Sock 7-6 (5), 7-5 before Bencic defeated CoCo Vandeweghe 7-6 (6), ...
Jan 5, 2018
MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams is choosing her moments carefully. Deep contemplation on her recent engagement, she says, can wait until after the Australian Open.Equality? The time to make a statement is now.After starting her quest for a record 23rd Grand ...
Jan 17, 2017
PERTH, Australia - Roger Federer found himself overmatched - just - by a younger and stronger-serving opponent on Wednesday, losing, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), to 19-year-old Alexander Zverev of Germany at the Hopman Cup.The 35-year- ...
Jan 5, 2017
TOP-20 player Belinda Bencic says on Twitter that she is pulling out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, another blow to a Swiss tennis team that lost Roger Federer this week, too.Bencic, who is No. 16 in the WTA rankings, ...
Jul 28, 2016
MELBOURNE, Australia - Maria Sharapova held her end of the bargain, beating Belinda Bencic, 7-5, 7-5, on Sunday to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals and a possible rematch of last year's final with Serena Williams.The fifth-seeded Sharapova ...
Jan 24, 2016
KEY BISCAYNE, Florida - Basking in her latest victory, a beaming Venus Williams stood near her changeover chair launching autographed balls into the stands, steering her shots with body English and applauding the fans who scrambled for the souvenirs.For Williams, tennis is ...
Mar 31, 2015
INDIAN WELLS, California - Maria Sharapova defeated Victoria Azarenka, 6-4, 6-3, on her sixth match point in a third-round pairing of former No. 1-ranked players at the BNP Paribas Open on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).Sharapova hit 23 winners, ...
Mar 17, 2015
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