| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:32 PM
"Obviously, the goal is always to shoot for top spot and that's always where you want to be and stay. It's one thing to reach the No. 1 ranking, another to keep it," Maria Sharapova says....
| 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 7, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Marion Bartoli, a French tennis veteran with the IQ of a genius and recently crowned Wimbledon women's champion, had little to say in the wake of a sexist remark about her looks by way of comparison to Maria Sharapova, a lanky blond from Russia.
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:10 AM
When Parris Todd was not quite 6 years old, she asked her parents for a tennis racquet.
Charles and Angela Todd were surprised. The request seemed odd. Neither of them played tennis.
Yet there they were less than two years later, taking Parris to the...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 11:07 PM
9 a.m. Talk: Sports Highlights (d.; on Cox cable channel 47 and Verizon FiOs 17 in Newport News).--NNPS
10:30 a.m. Motorsports: NASCAR Sprint Cup: Pennsylvania 400 qualifying (at Pocono).--ESPN2
10:30 a.m. Softball: May 1993: Bethel vs. Great...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 5:48 PM
BURBANK — What was supposed to be a showcase of tennis products and services mixed in with a little instruction proved to be much more at Saturday's Cecil Mamiit demonstration day at the Burbank Tennis Center.
The formerly-ranked tennis pro and...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:05 AM
WIMBLEDON, Britain -- Sabine Lisicki of Germany proved on Tuesday that she’s more than a one-upset wonder.
Lisicki, who eliminated defending Wimbledon champion and world No. 1 Serena Williams in the round of 16 on Monday, became the first woman to...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:58 AM
A wave of injuries and upsets hit the second round of Wimbledon on Wednesday, taking No. 2 seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and No. 3 seed Maria Sharapova of Russia out of the women’s competition.
Sharapova, hobbled by a hip injury, slipped...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:40 AM
The injuries just kept coming Wednesday at Wimbledon, increasing to seven the number of withdrawals or retirements by players during matches.
In addition to injury-related withdrawals by No. 2 women’s seed Victoria Azarenka and No. 10 men’...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:45 AM
A semblance of order was restored at Wimbledon on Thursday, a contrast to Wednesday’s wild upsets and withdrawals.
No. 1 seed Serena Williams eased past Caroline Garcia of France, 6-3, 6-2, in 67 minutes in her second-round match Williams’...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal of Spain became the victim of the first major upset of this year’s tournament, losing on Monday, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (10-8), 6-4 to unseeded Steve Darcis of Belgium on Court No. 1.
Nadal, seeded fifth, took a...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:57 AM
The controversial decision to seed two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal at No. 5 in this year’s tournament means that he could face seven-time winner Roger Federer in the quarterfinals, a possibility that arose Friday when the tournament draw...