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  • PASSINGS: Gene Mako, Thomas Penfield Jackson

    PASSINGS: Gene Mako, Thomas Penfield Jackson
    Gene Mako Champion tennis player in 1930s Gene Mako, 97, a champion tennis player who paired with the legendary Don Budge to win four doubles titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in the 1930s, died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
  • Maria Sharapova takes first shot at Wimbledon--at Serena Williams

    Maria Sharapova takes first shot at Wimbledon--at Serena Williams
    Play at Wimbledon doesn’t start until Monday but Maria Sharapova delivered the first stinging forehand Saturday when she pointedly criticized the off-court conduct of one of her chief rivals, top-seeded Serena Williams. Speaking at a pre-...
  • Serena Williams wins Italian Open, taking fourth title in a row

    Serena Williams wins Italian Open, taking fourth title in a row
    Serena Williams extended the best run of her career on Sunday by winning the Italian Open title in a rout of third-seeded Victoria Azarenka on the clay in Rome. The top-ranked American has now won 24 matches in a row and four consecutive tournament...
  • Review: Billie Jean King's story is about much more than tennis

     Review: Billie Jean King's story is about much more than tennis
    Forty years ago, Billie Jean King played Bobby Riggs in the most famous tennis match in American history. Dubbed "The Battle of the Sexes," it was as much a contest of ideologies as athleticism. King represented the fight for women's rights, and Riggs,...
  • Serena Williams reaches U.S. Open final again

    Serena Williams reaches U.S. Open final again
    NEW YORK — From her first massive forehand to her final well-placed service winner, top-seeded and defending champion Serena Williams left no doubt Friday against Li Na. Williams beat the fifth-seeded Li, 6-0, 6-3, to advance to the U.S. Open...
  • U.S. Open: Novak Djokovic holds off Stanislas Wawrinka in five sets

    U.S. Open: Novak Djokovic holds off Stanislas Wawrinka in five sets
    NEW YORK -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic, who had beaten ninth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka all but two times in 14 matches, seemed on the way to a massive upset in the U.S. Open semifinals Saturday on Arthur Ashe Stadium before coming back from two sets down...
  • Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka ready for battle at U.S. Open

    Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka ready for battle at U.S. Open
    NEW YORK — It was the most memorable women's tennis match played in the last year, Serena Williams' comeback from 5-3 down in the final set to beat Victoria Azarenka in the finals of the 2012 U.S. Open and win her 15th major title and fourth Open,...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Stanislas Wawrinka to advance at U.S. Open

    Novak Djokovic beats Stanislas Wawrinka to advance at U.S. Open
    NEW YORK — It was a single tennis game that lasted 21 minutes. Stanislas Wawrinka, a 28-year-old from Switzerland who has always played in the shadow of his countryman Roger Federer, saved five break points in that game in the fifth set. He...
  • India turns to a Californian to regain Davis Cup prestige

    India turns to a Californian to regain Davis Cup prestige
    Here's a twist for tennis fans: The road to Davis Cup glory for India now goes through Calabasas. On Sept. 21, in a country where tennis plays second fiddle only to cricket, India's tennis federation announced a surprising departure from its traditional...
  • Tennis umpire once accused of killing husband returns to U.S. Open

    Tennis umpire once accused of killing husband returns to U.S. Open
    Tennis umpire Lois Goodman, once accused of fatally bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup, told the "Today" show Tuesday that while she is grateful to her attorneys, her life will never be the same. Goodman, who is working as a umpire at...
  • Andy Murray to have back surgery, will miss rest of season

    Andy Murray to have back surgery, will miss rest of season
    Andy Murray, only two months removed from winning Wimbledon for his second Grand Slam tennis championship, will miss the rest of the season after deciding to undergo back surgery. Murray, ranked No. 3 in the world, missed the French Open this spring...