| Jan 12, 2014
| 8:52 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Just as she was starting to show glimpses of returning to form, Venus Williams was let down by her serve and her concentration at crucial times and lost, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, to Ekaterina Makarova on the first day of the...
| Jan 15, 2014
MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams matched one of Margaret Court's records at the Australian Open on Wednesday as she advanced to the third round with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Vesna Dolonc.
Williams improved her record to 60-8 at Melbourne Park,...
| 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 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...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 4:22 PM
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,...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 5:48 PM
NEW YORK -- Top-seeded Serena Williams won her 17th Grand Slam title and her fifth U.S. Open on Sunday with a 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 victory over second-seeded Victoria Azarenka on Arthur Ashe Stadium court.
When Azarenka's final service return went long,...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:15 PM
NEW YORK -- Second-seeded Rafael Nadal, who missed the U.S. Open last year with a knee injury, beat top-seeded Novak Djokovic, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, on Monday night for this 13th Grand Slam title and his second U.S. Open title on the Arthur Ashe Stadium...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:04 AM
Kim Clijsters gave birth to her second child, Jack Leon Lynch, on Wednesday, both the retired Belgian tennis great and husband Brian Lynch announced on Twitter.
Jack Leon Lynch is born! Born at 7.06 pm tonight and we are both doing well... His big...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:10 PM
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...