| Feb 17, 2014
| 9:10 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Serena Williams says she asked for a wild card into the Dubai Championships to combat boredom once she believed her back injury was on the mend.
“My back finally started to feel better but it wasn't better in time...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 3:22 PM
The prestigious Indian Wells tennis tournament, the BNP Paribas Open, announced its list of entries Wednesday and one name jumped out.
While tournament officials were quick to point out that this did not mean definitively that she...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:22 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Li Na has her third and probably best chance to win the Australian Open after advancing Thursday with a 6-2, 6-4 win over 19-year-old Canadian Eugenie Bouchard.
No. 4-seeded Li, the 2011 French Open champion, is the only...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Serena Williams has announced she will not play in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells next month.
Williams, who has not played at Indian Wells since 2001, had left her name on the preliminary entry list last month but withdrew Friday.
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:47 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Victoria Azarenka's 18-match winning streak at the Australian Open ended Wednesday in a 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 quarterfinal loss to Agnieszka Radwanska, continuing the flow of stars tumbling out of the year's first major.
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:36 AM
Sloane Stephens says that despite what everyone assumed, she was not cheering the fact that Serena Williams lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open and complained that the footage shot of her at the end of Williams' match was intrusive.
| Jan 20, 2014
| 9:25 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Eugenie Bouchard has reached the semifinals in her first trip to the Australian Open, beating 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic, 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, on Tuesday to set up a showdown with fourth-seeded Li Na.
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Victoria Azarenka advanced to the quarterfinals and firmed as a favorite to claim a third straight Australian Open title on Monday after Maria Sharapova joined Serena Williams on the fourth-round casualty list.
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:40 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams' long winning streak came to an end in a stunning fourth-round defeat to Ana Ivanovic at the Australian Open on Sunday.
Ivanovic hadn't won a set in her four previous matches against Williams, who had been...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:10 PM
We view the sports world this week from the outback of La Quinta. Rugged duty.
As the tournament, the Humana Challenge, moves from one lush golf course to another, players overcoming the occasional hardship of a shadow in their putting line, we find the...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 9:00 AM
BRISBANE, Australia -- This was one time Serena Williams didn't mind being pushed into the deep end, to use her own description.
The top-ranked Williams carried her winning momentum from 2013 into the new season, beating No. 2-ranked Victoria Azarenka,...