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05/25/2019

FRENCH OPEN '19: What to watch, from Osaka to Roger's return French Open storylines: Osaka's bid for 3rd straight Slam, Federer's return, Williams' health        ...
21:00, 05/25/2019

Putintseva beats Zidansek at Nuremberg Cup to win 1st title Top-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan defeated Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 to win the Nuremberg Cup final for her first WTA sin...
17:42, 05/25/2019

Paire beats Canadian teenager Auger-Aliassime in Lyon final French veteran Benoit Paire denied Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime his first ATP title with a 6-4, 6-3 victory in the Lyon Open final on Satu...
17:42, 05/25/2019

Top-seeded Zverev to face Jarry in Geneva Open final Alexander Zverev will seek his first title this season against 75th-ranked Nicolas Jarry in the Geneva Open final on Saturday    ...
04:42, 05/25/2019

Auger-Aliassime to meet Paire in Lyon final Felix Auger-Aliassime will seek a first ATP title against local favorite Benoit Paire in the Lyon Open final        ...
04:42, 05/25/2019

Garcia wins all-French matchup to reach Strasbourg semifinal Fourth-seeded Caroline Garcia won an all-French matchup against Chloe Paquet to reach the final of the Internationaux de Strasbourg tournament  ...
04:42, 05/25/2019

Putintseva beats Friedsam after 3-hour match in Nuremberg Top-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan edged Germany's Anna-Lena Friedsam 7-5, 6-7(5), 7-6(2) in their Nuremberg Cup quarterfinal in the long...
02:14, 05/24/2019

Top-seeded Zverev advances to Geneva Open semifinals Top-seeded Alexander Zverev advanced to the Geneva Open semifinals beating Hugo Dellien 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 on Thursday       &#...
02:14, 05/24/2019

Tsonga rallies past qualifier to reach quarterfinals in Lyon Former champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rallied past Canadian qualifier Steven Diez to reach the quarterfinals and extend his perfect record at the Lyon O...
00:28, 05/23/2019

Garcia earns 2 wins to reach Strasbourg quarterfinals Fourth-seeded Caroline Garcia claimed two wins on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Internationaux de Strasbourg clay-court tournament ...
00:28, 05/23/2019

Wild-card entry Tipsarevic advances at Geneva Open Former top-10 player Janko Tipsarevic used his wild-card entry to beat Peter Gojowczyk of Germany 7-5, 7-5 in the Geneva Open first round  ...
19:00, 05/21/2019

Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win ninth Rome Masters Rafael Nadal had to dig deep to beat Novak Djokovic in the final of the Rome Masters and claim his first title of the season, winning 6-0 4-6 6-1 aft...
20:28, 05/19/2019

Back on top: Nadal beats Djokovic for 9th Italian Open title Rafael Nadal is right back where he wants to be after winning Italian Open title with victory over Djokovic        ...
19:56, 05/19/2019

Nadal gets his revenge over Tsitsipas; Djokovic up next After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Rafael Nadal looked more like his old, dominant self when he beat Stefanos T...
04:14, 05/19/2019

Colombia's ex-Davis Cup captain suspended for taking payoffs Colombia's former Davis Cup captain Miguel Tobon has been suspended for a year and fined $20,000 by the Tennis Integrity Unit for accepting payo...
20:14, 05/18/2019

Nadal, Djokovic advance; Federer and Osaka withdraw injured Rafael Nadal is looking more and more like his dominating self with each match he plays on clay this week        ...
03:28, 05/18/2019

John Isner out of US clay championship with injured foot No. 1 seed John Isner won't participate in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship because of an injured foot      ...
01:00, 05/18/2019

Nadal reaches Rome semis; Federer and Osaka withdraw injured Rafael Nadal is looking more and more like his dominating self with each match he plays on clay this week        ...
20:56, 05/17/2019

Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka win opening matches in Miami Eight-time champion Serena Williams wins opening match at new site of Miami Open by beating Rebecca Peterson in 3 sets      ...
03:42, 05/17/2019

Angelique Kerber tells Bianca Andreescu she's a 'drama queen' after loss Indian Wells champion Bianca Andreescu beat Angelique Kerber for the second time in a week, and the result left hard feelings.    ...
03:42, 05/17/2019

Man who stabbed Petra Kvitova gets 8-year prison term A court in the Czech Republic convicted a man of knifing two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in her home and sentenced him to eight years in pr...
03:42, 05/17/2019

Federer wins 101st title, beating Isner in Miami Open final Roger Federer became tennis' first repeat champion of 2019 when he won his 101st career title by beating defending champion John Isner in the Mi...
03:42, 05/17/2019

Sir Andy: Tennis star Andy Murray receives knighthood from Prince Charles Murray was dubbed by the Prince of Wales during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, in recognition of his services to tennis and charity.   &...
03:42, 05/17/2019

Nick Kyrgios Is Disqualified After Tantrum at the Italian Open Kyrgios walked off the court in a fit of rage after throwing a chair onto the red clay and was defaulted from his second-round match against Casper R...
18:28, 05/16/2019

Novak Djokovic crushes Rafael Nadal in straight sets for Australian Open title In a near perfect showing, Novak Djokovic captured a record seventh Australian Open title by dismantling Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.   ...
16:00, 05/16/2019

Nadal keeps heavy Australian loss to Djokovic in perspective Lesser experienced players than Rafael Nadal have felt destroyed by the kind of defeat Novak Djokovic inflicted on him in the Australian Open final, ...
16:00, 05/16/2019

Andy Murray upbeat after hip surgery, hopes to play tennis again Andy Murray says he is pain-free after hip surgery but likely won't play at Wimbledon as his surgeons "couldn't give me any guarantees." &...
16:00, 05/16/2019

Roger Federer still finds joy in tennis life amid record-breaking success Into the 21st year of his storied career, Roger Federer remains dedicated to playing tennis and continuing to rewrite tennis history books.  &#...
16:00, 05/16/2019

Djokovic upset in 4th round at Miami Open Top seed Novak Djokovic was upset by Roberto Bautista Agut 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the fourth round of the Miami Open. The world No. 1 was looking to win hi...
16:00, 05/16/2019

Former Texas men's tennis coach pleads guilty in college admissions scandal Federal authorities said Monday that Michael Center will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.   ...
16:00, 05/16/2019

Federer, Nadal and Osaka win on busy day at Italian Open Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka all advance with routine wins in the first of their two matches on a busy Thursday at the Italian Open &...
16:00, 05/16/2019

Was Serena Williams right or wrong? Three former tennis umpires explain Serena Williams and Carlos Ramos have been at the center of an ongoing debate since Ramos handed her three code violations in the US Open women'...
01:56, 05/16/2019

Australian Open champ Caroline Wozniacki diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis Caroline Wozniacki, WTA's No. 3-ranked player, says rheumatoid arthritis is causing fatigue and joint pain, but she hopes to continue career. &...
01:56, 05/16/2019

Tennis star Venus Williams settles lawsuit over fatal crash Court records show tennis star Venus Williams has settled a wrongful death lawsuit related to a 2017 fatal car crash in Florida.    &...
01:56, 05/16/2019

Daughter's celebrity doll 'Qai Qai' holds special place in Serena Williams' family Serena Williams' daughter's doll has become a minor celebrity in the tennis world, but it also holds special meaning for the star as a mom....
01:56, 05/16/2019

Simona Halep on facing Serena Williams next: She's best player in the world but I'm No. 1 No. 1 seed Simona Halep says despite her record against Serena Williams, she'll go into their Australian Open match with different attitude. &#...
01:56, 05/16/2019

Opinion: Serena Williams doesn't need to pass Margaret Court to be Slam queen Serena Williams is still short of the career Grand Slam record and running out of time. But Margaret Court's 24 majors are not what they seem. ...
01:56, 05/16/2019

Serena Williams withdraws from Miami Open, citing a left knee injury Serena Williams withdraws from the Miami Open, blaming a left knee injury. She retired from a match two weeks ago because of a viral illness.  ...
01:56, 05/16/2019

American Keys overpowers Wozniacki to win Volvo Car Open American Madison Keys overpowers former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 7-6 (5), 6-3 to win Volvo Car Open in Charleston     ...
01:56, 05/16/2019

Maria Sharapova withdraws from French Open, citing right shoulder Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the year's second Grand Slam tournament because of her injured right shoulder. ...
01:56, 05/16/2019

Billie Jean King's early epiphany led to social activism Billie Jean King's early epiphanies led to social activism, fight for equal prize money chronicled in movie "Battle of the Sexes"   &...
20:42, 05/15/2019

WTA signs lucrative 10-year deal to move finals to China The WTA has signed a 10-year deal to move its season-ending WTA Finals to Shenzhen, China, in 2019. The prize money will double from $7 million to $1...
20:42, 05/15/2019

The Latest: French Open play done for day because of rain Play has been suspended for the day at the French Open because of rain with 10-time champion Rafael Nadal in the third set of his match   ...
20:42, 05/15/2019

Serena Williams pulls out of Montreal tournament for personal reasons Serena Williams has pulled out of next week's Rogers Cup hard-court tournament, citing personal reasons        ...
20:42, 05/15/2019

Solid start at US Open for Serena Williams, who couldn't wait to go see her daughter Serena Williams, in her return to the US Open, defeated Magda Linette of Poland 6-4, 6-0. Then she talked about saying goodnight to her daughter. &#...
20:42, 05/15/2019

Williams sisters' showdown at US Open: Don't take it for granted This year's US Open marks the 16th time Serena and Venus Williams will have met in a Grand Slam event.        ...
20:42, 05/15/2019

US Open stars embrace chance to give back through charity work Many top players, including Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Sloane Stephens and others, have their own foundations. &#...
20:42, 05/15/2019

Will Rafael Nadal's latest injury sideline him for good? Don't bet on it The No. 1 ranked tennis player says tendinitis in his knee - a recurring problem - forced him to retire from his US Open semifinal. And vows to retur...
20:42, 05/15/2019

Serena Williams' US Open controversy comes down to these two questions Serena Williams' US Open controversy comes down to two questions: Was she treated differently than a man would have been? And, if so, why? ...
20:42, 05/15/2019

Tennis broadcaster Justin Gimelstob accused of assault in LA Tennis broadcaster and coach Justin Gimelstob faces a felony assault charge following his Halloween night arrest for allegedly attacking a former fri...
20:42, 05/15/2019

Serena Williams takes down No. 1 Simona Halep, reaches Australian Open quarterfinals Serena Williams fights to a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 fourth-round win against top-ranked Simona Halep at the Australian Open.       &...
20:42, 05/15/2019

Serena's coach Patrick Mouratoglou didn't worry about his job security after US Open Patrick Mouratoglou says Serena Williams is "incredibly loyal," another reason he didn't worry about getting fired.     ...
20:42, 05/15/2019

No. 1 Osaka splits with coach 2 weeks after 2nd major title Naomi Osaka splits with coach Sascha Bajin a little more than 2 weeks after winning Australian Open for 2nd consecutive Grand Slam title   ...
20:42, 05/15/2019

No. 1 Naomi Osaka loses 1st match since splitting from coach Naomi Osaka lost her first match since moving up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings _ and first since splitting from her coach     ...
20:42, 05/15/2019

Roger Federer digs into tennis triumphs, big rivalries and future retirement plans The tennis star discusses important achievements, biggest rivalries and what he'll do when he eventually retires.      ...
20:42, 05/15/2019

Lapentti, Evans finalists to replace Gimelstob on ATP board Former top-10 player Nicolas Lapentti, former ATP executive Weller Evans finalists to replace Justin Gimelstob on ATP board     ...
16:00, 05/15/2019

U.S. tennis pro Nicole Gibbs will miss French Open after surgery for salivary gland cancer U.S. tennis player Nicole Gibbs to miss French Open because of surgery for salivary gland cancer, but she hopes to return for Wimbledon qualifying. ...
01:56, 05/14/2019

Serena, Venus set to face off on European clay for first time in nearly 17 years The Williams sisters' last match on red clay came in the 2002 French Open final won by Serena.        ...
01:56, 05/14/2019

In Paris, Tommy Paul of US will seek Slam success like pals When Tommy Paul heads to Paris for his first main-draw appearance at the French Open, he'll be hoping to turn in the kind of performance his pal...
12:42, 05/13/2019

Rafael Nadal says he is taking clay slump 'naturally' Rafael Nadal is enduring an unusual slump on clay but says he is not too concerned with the streak of disappointing results on his favorite surface ...
18:56, 05/12/2019

Madrid Open: An Ascending Tsitsipas Upsets Nadal in Semis; Bertens Wins Women’s Title Stefanos Tsitsipas, 20, will face Novak Djokovic after defeating the most successful clay-court player in history. Kiki Bertens beat Simona Halep, a ...
07:42, 05/12/2019

Madrid Open: Djokovic in final, Bertens wins women's title Novak Djokovic defeated Dominic Thiem in straight sets to reach the Madrid Open final for the third time        ...
23:14, 05/11/2019

Federer loses to Thiem in Madrid Open quarterfinals Roger Federer wastes two match points, loses in three sets to Dominic Thiem in Madrid Open quarterfinals        ...
04:42, 05/11/2019

Roger Federer clinches 1,200th career win at Madrid Open Back on clay and back winning matches, Roger Federer has reached yet another landmark: a 1,200th career victory more than two decades after his first...
12:56, 05/10/2019

David Ferrer's tennis career comes to an end with loss in Madrid Open The 37-year-old Spaniard announced earlier that the Mutua Madrid Open would be his last tournament in his 20-year career.     &...
01:42, 05/09/2019

Nadal overcomes stomach virus to advance in Madrid Open Rafael Nadal has reached the third round of the Madrid Open with a two-set win over Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime     ...
21:28, 05/08/2019

Defending champion Kvitova through to 3rd round in Madrid Defending champion Petra Kvitova has defeated Kristina Mladenovic in two sets to reach the third round of the Madrid Open     &#...
23:56, 05/06/2019

Djokovic sounds open to Gimelstob regaining role in tennis Top-ranked Novak Djokovic sounds open to Justin Gimelstob's eventual return to influential role in tennis following his recent resignation from ...
23:56, 05/06/2019

Osaka wins Madrid opener, Muguruza loses in 1st round Naomi Osaka won her opening match at the Madrid Open, Caroline Wozniacki withdrew due to injury and Garbine Muguruza was upset by Petra Martic in str...
06:00, 05/06/2019

Garin beats Berrettini to win Munich Open final Cristian Garin of Chile defeated Matteo Berrettini 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (1) to win the Munich Open final on Sunday, less than a month after he claimed his f...
20:42, 05/05/2019

Nadal confident arriving in Madrid despite disappointing run Rafael Nadal confident arriving at Madrid Open despite disappointing run to start clay-court season        ...
17:14, 05/05/2019

Chile's Garin upsets Cecchinato to reach Munich Open final Chilean outsider Cristian Garin extended his remarkable run at the Munich Open by reaching the final after beating third-seeded Marco Cecchinato in s...
02:00, 05/05/2019

Egyptian tennis player Taweel found guilty of match-fixing A low-ranked Egyptian tennis player has been found guilty of three charges related to match-fixing after an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Uni...
18:42, 05/04/2019

Tommy Paul earns USTA's wild-card entry for French Open Tommy Paul earned his first berth in the main draw at the French Open by winning the U.S. Tennis Association's wild-card challenge   ...
22:28, 05/03/2019

'Political chaos' envelops tennis as French Open approaches Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka says there has been a 'worrying decline in moral standards' in tennis as 'politics have o...
22:28, 05/03/2019

Garin stuns Zverev in Munich to claim 1st top-10 win Cristian Garin saved two match points before stunning two-time defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the Munich O...
22:28, 05/03/2019

Sharapova withdraws from Rome with lingering shoulder injury Three-time champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the upcoming Italian Open as she continues to recover from a right shoulder injury  ...
20:14, 05/02/2019

Whistleblower gets support weeks after saying he was "used" Marco Trungelliti has received support from the Tennis Integrity Unit more than two weeks after he complained that he'd been used after acting a...
20:14, 05/02/2019

Gimelstob resigns from ATP board, week after case sentencing Justin Gimelstob resigns from ATP board of directors, a little more than a week after pleading no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking former...
20:28, 05/01/2019

Defending champ Zverev off to winning start at Munich Open Two-time defending champion Alexander Zverev stretched his winning streak at the Munich Open to nine matches with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Argentina'...
20:28, 05/01/2019

Unseeded American Kudla upsets 5th-seeded Edmund in Munich Unseeded American player Denis Kudla upset fifth-seeded Kyle Edmund 6-4, 6-3 to reach the second round of the Munich Open Tuesday    ...
21:42, 04/30/2019

Wang, Brady, Siniakova advance at Prague Open, Sevastova out Anastasia Potapova rallied to eliminate second-seeded Anastasija Sevastova 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the second round of the Prague Open on Tuesday...
21:42, 04/30/2019

2017 U.S. Open winner Sloane Stephens and U.S. soccer star Jozy Altidore are engaged 2017 U.S. Open tennis champion Sloane Stephens and U.S. soccer player Jozy Altidore are engaged. The couple announced the news Monday on Twitter. &#...
02:56, 04/30/2019

Daniel, Fucsovics progress from rainy 1st day of Munich Open Rain ended play early on the first day of the Munich Open with just Taro Daniel and the eighth-seeded Marton Fucsovics booking their places in the se...
00:28, 04/30/2019

Kvitova beats Kontaveit for 2nd title this year Third-seeded Petra Kvitova beat No. 8 Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 7-6 (2) to win the Porsche Grand Prix final on Sunday       ...
23:42, 04/28/2019

Hercog beats Swiatek in Lugano final, end 7-year title wait Polona Hercog won her first title since 2012, beating 17-year-old Iga Swiatek 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in a rain-delayed Samsung Open final on Sunday  ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Djokovic eyes French Open final against Nadal as clay begins As Novak Djokovic begins his preparations for a fourth straight Grand Slam title, he likes to imagine beating Rafael Nadal in the French Open final ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Christian Garin wins US Men's Clay Court Championship Christian Garin of Chile won the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship for his first ATP World Tour title, beating Casper Ruud of Norway 7-6 (4), 4...
21:42, 04/28/2019

King of clay Nadal unsure how Monte Carlo return will go Rafael Nadal is unsure how his latest injury return will go this week even though it will be on the clay-court king's favorite surface  &#...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Shapovalov's clay-court campaign begins with 1st-round loss Denis Shapovalov's clay-court campaign got off to a poor start when he lost 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 to Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round of the Monte ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Djokovic labors into Monte Carlo 3rd round with scrappy win Two-time champion Novak Djokovic labored into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters with a scrappy 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 win against Philipp Kohlschreib...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Nadal opens clay season with easy win at Monte Carlo Masters Defending champion Rafael Nadal reached the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters with a 6-1, 6-1 win Wednesday against Roberto Bautista Agut  ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Nadal, Djokovic reach quarterfinals at Monte Carlo Masters Defending champion Rafael Nadal advanced to the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters by beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-1 Thursday   &#...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Serena Williams' greatest rivals Serena Williams has a winning record against everyone who has played her multiple times except for two players. And Venus has been her top rival. &#...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Tennis: Every No. 1 player in ATP Tour history Every man who has held the top spot in singles since the inception of the ATP Tour's rankings on August 23, 1973.      ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Tennis: Every No. 1 player in WTA history Every woman who has held the top spot in singles since the inception of the WTA's computer rankings on November 3, 1975.    ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Fed Cup semifinal: Azarenka to play Ash Barty in singles Samantha Stosur will open against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus when singles play begins in a Fed Cup semifinal Saturday on hard courts at Pat Rafter Ar...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Fed Cup semifinal: Mladenovic vs. Halep in opening singles Kristina Mladenovic of France will face second-ranked Simona Halep of Romania in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semifinal    &#...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Brazilian tennis player Souza provisionally suspended Brazilian tennis player Joao Souza has been provisionally suspended again amid a corruption investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit   &...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Surprised Nadal sees 'super solid' Djokovic exit Monte Carlo Surprised at seeing rival Novak Djokovic go out of the Monte Carlo Masters after an error-strewn performance, defending champion Rafael Nadal acknowl...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Fed Cup semifinal: Australia, Belarus level after 1st day Australian Ashleigh Barty beat Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-6 (2), 6-3 to level their Fed Cup semifinal at 1-1 after the opening day of singles on ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

France and Romania level at 1-1 in Fed Cup semifinal Caroline Garcia beat Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-3, 6-3 to draw France level at 1-1 with Romania after the opening singles matches of their Fed Cup semifina...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Stephens pulls US even with Swiss in FedCup after Keys upset Sloane Stephens beats Timea Bacsinzsky after Viktorija Golubic upsets Madison Keys, pulling US even with Swiss in Fed Cup     &#...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Fognini realizes boyhood dream to win Monte Carlo Masters On the clay courts where he once practiced as a youth with big dreams Fabio Fognini won the biggest title of his erratic career by beating Dusan Lajo...
21:42, 04/28/2019

France beats Romania in doubles to reach Fed Cup final Caroline Garcia held her nerve on serve in the decisive doubles match as France reached the Fed Cup finals with a nail-biting 3-2 win Sunday against ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Australia beats Belarus 3-2 to face France in Fed Cup final Australia has advanced to the Fed Cup final after the doubles team of Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur beat Aryna Sabalenka and Victoria Azarenka o...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Wimbledon finalist Anderson skips French Open, clay circuit Two-time Grand Slam runner-up Kevin Anderson is skipping the clay-court swing this season because of a lingering right elbow injury   ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Nishikori advances, Zverev eliminated early in Barcelona Former champion Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the Barcelona Open by beating Taylor Fritz 7-5, 6-2       ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

US Open tournament director Brewer leaving after '19 edition U.S. Open tournament director David Brewer stepping down after this year's edition of major championship        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Nadal rallies to beat Mayer in 3 sets in Barcelona Open Rafael Nadal recovered from a slow start to defeat Leonard Mayer in three sets and advance to the third round of the Barcelona Open   ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Nadal beats Ferrer to reach Barcelona Open quarterfinals Defending champion Rafael Nadal beat David Ferrer 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open on Thursday     ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Osaka opens clay campaign by beating Hsieh in Stuttgart Top-ranked Naomi Osaka opened her clay-court season by beating Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan 6-4, 6-3, on Thursday to reach the Porsche Grand Prix quarterfi...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Nadal to face Thiem in Barcelona Open semifinals Rafael Nadal brushes off challenge from German Jan-Lennard Struff to earn 7-5, 7-5 win and a place in the Barcelona Open semifinals   ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Osaka battles back to reach Porsche Grand Prix semifinals Top-ranked Osaka comes from 5-1 down in final set to beat Vekic and reach the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Osaka withdraws from Stuttgart semi with ab strain Top-ranked Naomi Osaka withdrew from the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals because of an abdominal injury        ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Thiem upsets Nadal to reach Barcelona Open final Dominic Thiem has defeated Rafael Nadal in two sets in the semifinal of the Barcelona Open, becoming the first player other than Novak Djokovic to de...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Sofia Kenin helps US beat Switzerland 3-1 in Fed Cup Sofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens win matches to give the United States a 3-1 victory over Switzerland in Fed Cup World Group playoff   ...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Former tennis player Justin Gimelstob sentenced after pleading no contest to assault Justin Gimelstob pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking a former friend in Los Angeles on Halloween 2017.     &...
21:42, 04/28/2019

Belinda Bencic Is Bouncing Back, Forcefully After being sidetracked by injury, Bencic, 22, has become one of the more feared players in tennis lately. She beat Karolina Pliskova on Thursday for...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Trying to Change Pro Tennis One Signature at a Time Maria Patrascu, never ranked higher than 600th, has emerged as the spokeswoman for those angry about rules designed to slash the number of pro tennis...
20:28, 04/28/2019

At Indian Wells, It’ll Be Federer vs. Nadal for the 39th Time. Maybe. With straight-set wins on Friday, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal set up a meeting in a BNP Paribas Open semifinal on Saturday. But Nadal’s right knee...
20:28, 04/28/2019

On Tennis: Bianca Andreescu Is Rising in the Tennis Rankings Ahead of Schedule The 18-year-old surprise finalist at Indian Wells is part of a new wave of gifted Canadian teenagers with immigrant families and potential Grand Slam...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Bianca Andreescu Completes a Stunning Run to the Indian Wells Title The 18-year-old Canadian, ranked 60th, is the youngest player to win the tournament since Serena Williams in 1999. Dominic Thiem beat Roger Federer f...
20:28, 04/28/2019

The Osakas’ Brief Sister Act at the Miami Open Mari Osaka, ranked 338th, is the big sister of Naomi, and she got a wild-card entry, playing her first WTA main draw match on Thursday. She acquitted...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Acknowledging Distractions, Novak Djokovic Loses at Miami Open Seemingly on a roll after winning the Australian Open, Djokovic, who has been embroiled in a back-room ATP imbroglio, stumbled for the second time in...
20:28, 04/28/2019

On Tennis: At the Miami Open, It’s Ashleigh Barty’s Turn for a Title The Australian beat Karolina Pliskova for her most significant victory, showing the promise of many more. She also became the 14th different WTA cham...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Roger Federer’s 101 Titles: By the Numbers With a win over John Isner in Sunday's Miami Open final, Roger Federer now has 101 titles. He is eight short of matching Jimmy Connors for the most i...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Winning Tennis Titles Again, Bob Bryan Is Inspiring Athletes With Hip Injuries Last spring, Bryan thought his career was over. But after an operation on his right hip, he has reunited with his twin brother on the tennis court an...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Where Have All the American Tennis Tournaments Gone? The decline in the number of tournaments in the U.S. corresponds with the decline in the number of highly ranked Americans and the growth of tennis i...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Justin Gimelstob Pleads No Contest in Battery Case Gimelstob, the tennis commentator, coach and ATP board member, was sentenced to three years’ probation and 60 days of community service after a felon...
20:28, 04/28/2019

Martina Navratilova criticized over 'transphobic' comments Tennis great Martina Navratilova has been criticized after claiming it is a form of "cheating" for transgender women to be allowed to compete in wome...
19:56, 04/28/2019

Navratilova dropped by LGBT group over trans athletes row An LGBT group has cut ties with tennis great Martina Navratilova after she said it was a form of "cheating" for transgender women to be allowed to co...
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Djere dedicates 1st ATP title to his late parents Laslo Djere entered the Rio Open as an unheralded 23-year-old from Serbia. He left with his first ATP Tour title -- and his victory speech likely had...
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Roger Federer reaches century of career titles Roger Federer claimed the 100th title of his remarkable career with a straight sets victory over Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the Dubai title S...
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Tennis' most successful family affair Venus and Serena Williams have won a combined 29 grand slam singles titles but their beginnings were humble, as their father Richard Williams told CN...
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Jack Sock's tennis sock challenge Jack Sock - winner of the 2017 Paris Masters - is living the dream. But can he live up to his name? Can Sock guess the tennis player from their socks...
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Chris Evert: Tennis stars under more pressure Former world No. 1 Chris Evert tells CNN that today's tennis stars are under more pressure, due to money and the media, to perform compared with her ...
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Roger Federer ponders eventual retirement plans When will Roger Federer retire? It is a question that tennis' all-time great has been asked in recent years, especially after he suffered a freak kne...
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Meet tennis' record unluckiest loser He had an excellent career but Julien Benneteau retired this year having lost a record 10 tennis finals. Still there is, according to the Frenchman, ...
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Federer's tears for former coach: 'Never broke down like this' As Roger Federer prepares to defend his Australian Open title, an emotional interview with CNN Sport reveals just how much the Swiss continues to mou...
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Svitolina wants to inspire Ukrainians during 'very tough' times Ukrainians haven't had much to cheer about in recent years. There has been conflict, misery, uncertainty. But as one of the country's most successful...
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Osaka beats Kvitova at Australian Open to win second straight major Japan's Naomi Osaka won her second straight grand slam title Saturday, beating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (7-2) 5-7 6-4 at the Australia...
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Andy Murray ends GB's 77-year wait for men's Wimbledon champion Andy Murray wins Wimbledon in 2013 to become the first British male winner since Fred Perry in 1936. Republished as part of CNN World Sport's 25th an...
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Serena Williams beats sister Venus for second Wimbledon title Serena Williams on beating sister Venus to clinch her second straight Wimbledon title in 2003. Republished as part of CNN World Sport's 25th annivers...
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Li Na becomes Asia's first grand slam champion China's Li Na wins the 2011 French Open to become the first Asian player to win a grand slam. Republished as part of CNN World Sport's 25th annivers...
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Venus beats Serena to 2008 Wimbledon title Venus Williams talks to CNN after beating sister Serena for her fifth Wimbledon singles title in 2008. Republished as part of 25 years of CNN World ...
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The comeback of Novak Djokovic 15-time grand slam winner Novak Djokovic was on top of the world at the beginning of 2016 when injury caused a slam drought that went nearly two year...
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Martina Navratilova apologizes for transgender 'cheating' comments Martina Navratilova may have apologized for using the term "cheating" when describing transgender athletes but the issue received further attention o...
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'Tennis gave me the ability to be somebody': The trailblazer who defied depression, bipolar and abuse That Julie Heldman feels well enough within herself even to attend the Indian Wells Masters next week should be seen as sufficient victory for one of...
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'You got nothing else to do on a Sunday night?' Kyrgios taunts fan after being heckled Nick Kyrgios is no stranger to sparking drama and controversy on the tennis court, and on Sunday it was a verbal spat with a heckling fan that animat...
19:56, 04/28/2019