| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:43 PM
CARLSBAD — Carla Suarez Navarro used a strong return game for a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Sachie Ishizu in the first round of the Southern California Open on Tuesday.
The eighth-seeded Spaniard took advantage of her Japanese opponent's serve by...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 12:28 PM
First Andy Murray hired former multiple major tournament winner Ivan Lendl to his coaching team and won the Olympics, U.S. Open and Wimbledon. Then Novak Djokovic announced that he would work with Boris Becker.
Now Roger Federer, fading at the age of...
| 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,...
| 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 11, 2014
| 7:11 PM
More than two decades after his futile attempt to draw Penn State's attention as a player, James Franklin was hired Saturday by the university as its football coach.
Franklin, 41, replaces Bill O'Brien, who left for the NFL's Houston Texans coaching job...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 6:05 PM
WIMBLEDON, England — Surely, someone made a mistake.
The intended order of play for the round of 16 at Wimbledon on Monday omitted seven-time champion Roger Federer and two-time champion Rafael Nadal. World No. 3 Maria Sharapova and two-time...
| May 19, 2013
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 2:00 PM
WIMBLEDON, England -- As an adoring nation watched and roared, Andy Murray ended 77 years of frustration at Wimbledon by defeating No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4, on Sunday to become the first British man to win the singles championship...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 9:33 AM
WIMBLEDON, England -- Rising American star Sloane Stephens and 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova learned Saturday that patience can pay off.
Stephens, seeded No. 17, had to wait overnight because her third-round match against Petra Cetkovska was...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:03 PM
WIMBLEDON, Britain -- Second-seeded Andy Murray came back from down two sets in the quarterfinals and kept alive his quest to become the first British man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.
With the crowd at Center Court roaring in support,...
| Oct 30, 2012
Tennis champion Margaret Osborne duPont, the winner of 37 Grand Slam singles and doubles titles from the 1940s into the 1960s, has died in Texas. She was 94.
DuPont died Wednesday in El Paso while in hospice care, Mary Skinner of VNA Hospice said. 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.