| May 10, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal persevered past countryman Roberto Bautista Agut for a 6-4, 6-4 win that returned him to the Madrid Open final on Saturday.
Nadal, who reached his first clay final since winning in Rio de Janeiro in February, broke Bautista Agut'...
| May 11, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Maria Sharapova bounced back from a poor start to defeat Simona Halep, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3, on Sunday and win the Madrid Open title.
Sharapova, who lost to Serena Williams in last year's final, crumbled in the opening set when she held her serve just once....
| Apr 27, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Maria Sharapova won her third straight Porsche Grand Prix tennis title on Sunday in Stuttgart, Germany, by coming from behind to defeat Ana Ivanovic, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Sharapova won her first tournament of the year and clinched the 30th title of her...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Louise Brough Clapp
Top-ranked tennis player of the 1940s, '50s
Louise Brough Clapp, 90, a former top-ranked tennis player who learned the game on Beverly Hills' Roxbury Park courts and went on to win 35 major tournament titles in the 1940s and '50s,...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 6:26 PM
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- It proved tough to be a top seed at the Family Circle Cup this week.
Second-seeded Jelena Jankovic and No. 3-seeded Sara Errani were both upset Friday in the quarterfinals, leaving sixth-seeded Eugenie Bouchard as the lone top-10...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 1:00 PM
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Andrea Petkovic ended a surprising week at the Family Circle Cup by winning her first WTA tournament in three years, outlasting Jana Cepelova for a 7-5, 6-2 victory Sunday.
Petkovic was once ranked ninth in the world before several...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 9:30 AM
MONACO-- Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time Sunday, rallying to beat Roger Federer, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, in a rare all-Swiss final.
The Australian Open champion had lost his previous two Masters finals and looked like losing...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Lindsay Davenport has been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Knowing her, when word got out, she probably asked for a recount, just to make sure she hadn't bumped out somebody else more deserving.
She is 37 now, lives in Orange County,...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:59 PM
The Swiss are represented in men's tennis at this year's BNP Paribas Open by Stanislas Wawrinka and that other guy.
Wawrinka won the recent Australian Open and is now No. 3 in the world rankings. The other guy becomes Mr. Avis in Switzerland now, and as...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:11 PM
Simona Halep and Agnieszka Radwanska made it to the semifinals Wednesday in the women's draw of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at Indian Wells.
Halep's journey was much shorter.
The 22-year-old Romanian, already winner of $711,430 this...
| 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,...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:22 PM
NEW YORK — Venus Williams was dressed as if going to a garden party, her outfit covered in flowers that could only come from imagination and not reality. And some of her hair was dyed pink to match the flowers.
But Williams came to Arthur Ashe...