| 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,...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Forty years ago, Billie Jean King played Bobby Riggs in the most famous tennis match in American history. Dubbed "The Battle of the Sexes," it was as much a contest of ideologies as athleticism.
King represented the fight for women's rights, and Riggs,...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Viewers are thrilled to have the NFL back.
Consider how well "Sunday Night Football" performed for NBC. The game averaged 25.4 million viewers, according to updated ratings. It was the No. 1 show for the week. "Football Night in America," NBC's pregame,...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
When tennis star Serena Williams won her fifth U.S. Open title on Sunday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, she received $3.6 million — the same amount that Rafael Nadal would receive the next night for winning the men's singles...
| 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.
| Jun 29, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Serena Williams advanced to the fourth round of Wimbledon with a 61-minute victory over Kimiko Date-Krumm on Saturday.
The top-seeded Williams overwhelmed her 42-year-old opponent, 6-1, 6-0, on Center Court for her 600th career win.
| Jun 22, 2013
| 7:10 PM
Play at Wimbledon doesn’t start until Monday but Maria Sharapova delivered the first stinging forehand Saturday when she pointedly criticized the off-court conduct of one of her chief rivals, top-seeded Serena Williams.
Speaking at a pre-...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Top-seeded Serena Williams, who will begin pursuit of her 17th Grand Slam title on Tuesday when she faces Mandy Minella of Luxembourg on Wimbledon’s famed Center Court, on Sunday apologized for comments about a teenage rape victim in Steubenville,...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 1:03 PM
No. 2 seed Andy Murray, who is trying to become the first British man to win the Wimbledon singles title since Fred Perry triumphed in 1936, easily won his first-round match on Monday with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Benjamin Becker of Germany.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:16 PM
WIMBLEDON, England — Andy Murray feels the heavy burden of expectations now that he's safely into the fourth round and has avoided the stumbles that sent Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal home shockingly early.
"I think there's a lot more pressure on...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:20 PM
WIMBLEDON, England — While Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys and Laura Robson offered tantalizing glimpses into tennis' future, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams reinforced their current dominance.
Top-ranked Djokovic and Williams glided into the...