| Oct 6, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Novak Djokovic gained a measure of revenge by defeating Rafael Nadal, the world's newly minted No. 1 tennis player, in the China Open championship match Sunday in Beijing.
Djokovic almost made it look easy with a 6-3, 6-4 victory, although he...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Maria Sharapova, who missed the U.S. Open with the same problem, withdrew from the season-ending WTA Championships on Monday because of a right shoulder injury.
Sharapova, ranked No. 3 in the world, will miss the tournament in Istanbul from Oct. 22-27....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:31 PM
Former Hopman Cup champion John Isner will partner with up-and-coming American Sloane Stephens next January in the Hopman Cup, a warm-up event for the Australian Open.
The 20-year-old Stephens upset No. 1-ranked Serena Williams this year at the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:51 AM
The man who won all four Grand Slam tennis events in a single year -- twice -- Rod Laver, says there is no argument in his mind who is the greatest player of this generation: Roger Federer.
“When I look at Federer, with what he's accomplished,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 11:51 AM
The 2014 PowerShares Series tennis circuit will feature Andy Roddick and James Blake, who will join the 12-city tour and play against such former greats as Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors.
The PowerShares Series will begin Feb....
| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:13 PM
Tennis isn't much of a big deal at South L.A.'s struggling Jefferson High.
The two dozen kids who play on the boys' and girls' teams practice on a pair of beaten courts at a gang-riddled, graffiti-tagged park.
It wasn't long ago that both squads...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Kaley Cuoco knows how to seize an opportunity: "The Big Bang Theory" actress and tennis-player beau Ryan Sweeting are engaged!
Seems like only yesterday she was debuting him on the red carpet. Oh, wait, it was only this past weekend, wasn't it?
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Bob and Mike Bryan, the tennis doubles-playing twins from Camarillo, were named by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as the 2012-13 team of the year for its gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.
After winning Wimbledon in 2013, the Bryans became the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:56 PM
As the old TV series used to say, there are a million stories in the naked city. We'll touch on each in just a few sentences.
• Ben Howland coaches UCLA to a regular season Pac-12 basketball title and gets punked by Bruins brass. Vinny...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Who says art and sports don’t mix?
On Saturday afternoon, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture will host an invitational tennis tournament at which art world and entertainment figures will compete on the newly completed Goldstein Court of the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:22 AM
Surrounded by friends and fraternity brothers, Thayer Holbrook, 19-year-old University of Southern California freshman cools his feet after playing table tennis for 50 hours at Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house....