| 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...
| 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 5, 2013
| 12:03 PM
WIMBLEDON -- It’s something of a cliché to discuss the obstacles that athletes have overcome to reach the pinnacle of their respective sports. Yet, if not for encountering difficulty along the way they might not have developed the determination that...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:34 PM
WIMBLEDON, England — There's nothing conventional about Marion Bartoli on a tennis court.
Her serve is anything but smooth. She pounds the ball with two hands from both sides, styled after Monica Seles. She can't stand still between points,...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 9:50 PM
NEW YORK — Alison Riske, an unseeded 23-year-old from Pittsburgh, showed no nerves and had plenty of big ground strokes in upsetting seventh-seeded and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, 6-3, 6-0, in a third-round match at the U.S. Open on...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 11:11 PM
NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens did her part.
She took all the space away from fellow American Jamie Hampton, commanded the court with her ferocious forehand and never let down for a moment.
Stephens needed only 63 minutes to beat the 23rd-seeded...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 8:22 PM
NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens probably will be able to beat Serena Williams again someday.
Just not Sunday.
Williams, defending U.S. Open champion and the top-ranked player in the world, appears well on her way to winning a 17th Grand Slam title...
| 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...
| 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 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 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...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:47 PM
WIMBLEDON, England — Serena Williams insisted her round-of-16 loss to Germany's Sabine Lisicki wasn't a shock, because Lisicki is a good grass-court player with a "massive, massive serve" and was vastly underrated as the 23rd seed. In many ways,...