Tennis

Djokovic beats Federer to win U.S. Open

Djokovic beats Federer to win U.S. Open

on September 14, 2015, 8:58 AM / in International News, National News, Tennis

Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, on Sunday to win the men’s singles championship at the United States Open at New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium. The victory over the 17-time major-tournament champion gave Djokovic his second U.S. Open title, and capped one of the best grand slam seasons in recent memory. It was Djokovic’s third major championship […]

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Serena Williams moves a step closer to Grand Slam

Serena Williams moves a step closer to Grand Slam

on September 9, 2015, 8:17 AM / in Tennis

Serena Williams defeated her sister Venus on Tuesday to advance to the semifinals in the United States Open. Serena Williams now leads her older sibling 16-11 in their head-to-head matchups. The 6-2, 1-6, 6-3, victory left Serena Williams, 33, two matches away from becoming the first woman to win all four major singles titles in a season since Steffi Graf […]

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Serena Williams advances to U.S. Open quarterfinal match against her sister, Venus

Serena Williams advances to U.S. Open quarterfinal match against her sister, Venus

on September 7, 2015, 10:00 AM / in Tennis

Serena Williams defeated Madison Keys, 6-3, 6-3, on Sunday to advance to a matchup against her sister, Venus Williams, in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open. The Williams sisters have met many times before, with No. 1-seeded Serena Williams usually dominating. Winning Tuesday’s quarterfinal match would put Serena Williams two victories away from her 22nd Grand Slam title.

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Sharapova withdraws from U.S. Open

Sharapova withdraws from U.S. Open

on August 31, 2015, 8:19 AM / in Tennis

Maria Sharapova withdrew Sunday from the United States Open, citing a leg injury. Sharapova, who won the tennis tournament in 2006, has not played since July, when she lost to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon semifinals. Sharapova said the injury was a muscle strain. She first injured the leg training for hardcourt tournaments, then aggravated it before her first hardcourt […]

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Wimbledon 2015: Novak Djokovic ends era of Big Four to stand alone

Wimbledon 2015: Novak Djokovic ends era of Big Four to stand alone

on July 13, 2015, 5:30 AM / in Tennis

By Bryan Armen Graham at Wimbledon For nearly a decade a gang of four dominated the upper reaches of men’s tennis, at one point splitting 34 of 35 major championships among them. No longer. When Novak Djokovic pounded a cross-court winner past Roger Federer on Sunday afternoon to seal his third Wimbledon championship and ninth grand slam title, the four-way […]

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Wimbledon 2015: Serena Williams wins title to complete ‘Serena Slam’

Wimbledon 2015: Serena Williams wins title to complete ‘Serena Slam’

on July 11, 2015, 9:41 PM / in Tennis

Wimbledon, England (CNN)Last year at Wimbledon after exiting to Alize Cornet in the third round, Serena Williams declared: “I know I can do better.” On Saturday at the All England Club came the exclamation point to her turnaround. Williams defeated promising Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 6-4 6-4 in southwest London to complete the “Serena Slam” — winning four straight majors — […]

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Andy Murray’s Wimbledon begins against Mikhail Kukushkin

Andy Murray’s Wimbledon begins against Mikhail Kukushkin

on June 27, 2015, 10:01 AM / in Tennis

Britain’s Andy Murray will begin his Wimbledon campaign against world number 58 Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan. The 2013 champion is in the opposite half to top seed Novak Djokovic, who takes on German Philipp Kohlschreiber – ranked 33rd in the world. Third seed Murray, 28, could face Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals and Roger Federer in the semi-finals should he […]

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Sharapova leaves the French Open

Sharapova leaves the French Open

on June 1, 2015, 7:52 AM / in Tennis

For the first time since 2011, the French Open women’s final won’t feature Maria Sharapova. The champion last year and in 2012, and runner-up to Serena Williams in 2013, lost 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the fourth round to Lucie Safarova, who is into the French quarterfinals for the first time. Safarova broke Sharapova in the second game of the second […]

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The Latest: Federer into French Open quarters for 11th time

The Latest: Federer into French Open quarters for 11th time

on June 1, 2015, 7:46 AM / in Tennis

“Roger forever,” said a sign held up by Federer fans on the French Open center court. That’s surely over-optimistic. But the 2009 champion gets to fight another day, into the quarterfinals for the 11th time. For the fourth time in four matches against Gael Monfils at Roland Garros, Federer triumphed, winning 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. The 17-time Grand Slam champion […]

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Federer Wins All-Swiss SF In Rome

Federer Wins All-Swiss SF In Rome

on May 17, 2015, 8:52 AM / in Tennis

ATP News Roger Federer foiled an early advantage by countryman Stan Wawrinka to book a spot in the Rome title match with a 6-4, 6-2 victory in the Internazionali BNL d’Italia semi-finals. Watch Here Rome is one of just two ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles missing from Federer’s collection (Monte-Carlo). The Swiss is making his 15th appearance in the […]

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Nishikori Retains Barcelona Title

Nishikori Retains Barcelona Title

on April 26, 2015, 8:42 PM / in Tennis

by ATP Staff Kei Nishikori completed his second successful title defence of the season on Sunday at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, defeating home hope Pablo Andujar 6-4, 6-4 at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona. Nishikori, who earned a three-peat at the Memphis Open earlier in the year, joined former World No. 1’s Rafael Nadal, Thomas Muster, Mats Wilander, […]

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Tennis – Kvitova takes Czechs past France to Fed Cup final

Tennis – Kvitova takes Czechs past France to Fed Cup final

on April 20, 2015, 10:29 AM / in Tennis

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova sent holders the Czech Republic into their fourth Fed Cup final in five years after breezing past France’s Caroline Garcia in straight sets. On the hardcourt of the CEZ Arena in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava, the left-handed world number four beat 29th-ranked Garcia 6-4, 6-4 in an hour and 32 minutes. The Czechs, who […]

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Djokovic beats Murray for fifth Australian Open title

Djokovic beats Murray for fifth Australian Open title

on February 1, 2015, 5:06 PM / in Tennis

Nick McCarvel, USA TODAY Sports   MELBOURNE, Australia — Denied this championship twelve months ago for the first time in four years, Novak Djokovic reclaimed the Australian Open title Sunday night, a 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-0 winner over the No. 6 seed Andy Murray. It’s the fifth Australian Open triumph for the 27-year-old Serbian and his eighth Grand Slam overall. Djokovic […]

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Berdych ends Nadal tyranny, Murray charges on

Berdych ends Nadal tyranny, Murray charges on

on January 27, 2015, 7:51 AM / in Tennis

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Iron-willed Czech Tomas Berdych ended eight years of tyranny under nemesis Rafa Nadal to storm into the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday before his next opponent Andy Murray restored British colonial rule to the floodlit center court. Maria Sharapova inflicted another grand slam reality check on Eugenie Bouchard and will play an all-Russian semi-final […]

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Tennis – Aussie teen Kyrgios proud of home slam effort

Tennis – Aussie teen Kyrgios proud of home slam effort

on January 27, 2015, 7:48 AM / in Tennis

  – Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios said he was proud of what he achieved at his home Grand Slam and would learn from the experience after being knocked out by Andy Murray 6-3, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 in the quater-finals. Kyrgios beat far more experienced professionals Ivo Karlovic and Andreas Seppi on the way to the last eight against Murray and […]

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Li Na receives flowers from Nadal, a teary goodbye at China Open

Li Na receives flowers from Nadal, a teary goodbye at China Open

on October 6, 2014, 6:49 AM / in International News, News, Sports, Tennis

It was a fitting goodbye for China’s biggest tennis star, complete with hugs from her former competitors, cheers from Chinese fans, and a bouquet of flowers from Rafael Nadal. There were also tears. Plenty of tears. Li Na received a touching send-off at the China Open on Tuesday, more than a week after she announced her retirement from the sport, […]

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Ninth Wimbledon final for Roger Federer

Ninth Wimbledon final for Roger Federer

on July 5, 2014, 8:58 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

by Ron Atkin Wimbledon history beckons again for Roger Federer. On Sunday the Swiss will contest his ninth final – having won seven of the previous eight – after defeating Canada’s Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in one hour 41 minutes by managing the considerable feat of blunting the principal weapon of one of the game’s most powerful servers. Raonic […]

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Five to follow: Intriguing women’s final headlines Day 12

Five to follow: Intriguing women’s final headlines Day 12

on July 5, 2014, 8:53 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

by Nicholas McCarvel and Matt Trollope It wasn’t even a year ago that Genie Bouchard was a hometown girl in Toronto being buoyed on by the Canadian crowd. She trailed by a set and 2-5 against the much higher-ranked Petra Kvitova when she double faulted for the eighth time, bringing up match points for her opponent. Just 10 and a […]

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Eugenie Bouchard reaches first Wimbledon final

Eugenie Bouchard reaches first Wimbledon final

on July 4, 2014, 3:00 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

Two years after becoming Wimbledon’s junior champion, Eugenie Bouchard of Canada is one match away from taking the giant leap and capturing the grown-up top prize, the Ladies’ Singles crown. Another display of tennis which was as aggressive as it was impressive by the No.13 seed saw off Romania’s Simona Halep – the No.3 seed and runner-up at the recent French […]

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Murray rocked, Federer rolls: Semi-finals set on Day 9

Murray rocked, Federer rolls: Semi-finals set on Day 9

on July 3, 2014, 6:42 AM / in Sports, Tennis

There were no two-sets-to-love-down heroics in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon this year for Andy Murray. A year after the British hope came back in this very round from a major deficit to go on and win the title at SW19, Murray was left wanting on Wednesday, humbled by a 23-year-old Bulgarian who has had his Grand Slam breakthrough. Here, a […]

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