| Jan 5, 2014
| 10:45 AM
BRISBANE, Australia -- With the Fanatics in bright yellow and raucously chanting for Lleyton Hewitt to stay on top of Roger Federer, the Brisbane International final had the surreal feel of a journey back in time.
It wouldn't have seemed out of...
| 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 11, 2014
| 3:06 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer witnessed Andy Murray's drought-breaking successes after he hired Ivan Lendl as coach, and decided they were due for an overhaul of a major kind.
Both took on past Grand Slam champions...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Serena Williams nearly owned women's tennis in 2013, and the Associated Press took notice by selecting her the female athlete of the year for the third time in her storied career.
Williams has won the award three times, tying golfer Annika Sorenstam and...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Superstar athletes Peyton Manning, LeBron James and Serena Williams led their colleagues with endorsements of food and beverages that are calorie-dense and unhealthful – sending mixed messages about diet and health, researchers said.
Of 512 brands...
| 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...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:46 PM
NEW YORK — It took Serena Williams 19 minutes to win the first set of her U.S. Open quarterfinal match against 18th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro on the Spaniard's 25th birthday.
The second set wasn't much better for Suarez Navarro, who received...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:38 PM
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...
| 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,...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:43 PM
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Most people know Venus Williams for her ferocious backhand and overall power on the tennis court, but the 33-year-old athlete has also been an effective activist, specifically when it comes to the...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Maria Sharapova didn't take long in hiring a new coach, announcing on Saturday that Jimmy Connors will replace Thomas Hogstedt, who oversaw her training for the last three years and helped her return to the No. 1 ranking in women's tennis.