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  • Sports briefs: Serena WIlliams falls in Australia

    Moments before she started pounding the first of her many winners past Serena Williams at the Australian Open, Ana Ivanovic listened intently to the announcer on Rod Laver Arena outlining the extraordinary accomplishments of the woman soon to be across...
  • Novak Djokovic says Roger Federer is slowing down

    When a long-time opponent says you're slowing down, it is either time to get re-energized or realize a brilliant tennis career is on the downswing. At the ATP World Finals in London this week, Novak Djokovic took note that Federer's ranking has...
  • Indian Wells again hosts world's best tennis players for two weeks

    Indian Wells again hosts world's best tennis players for two weeks
    If you are heading to the desert for some tennis viewing over the next 12 days, get ready for more of the same. In the case of the prestigious BNP Paribas Open, that's not a bad thing. There will be some radical differences in the physical plant,...
  • BNP Paribas Open: Time is relative to Roger Federer

    BNP Paribas Open: Time is relative to Roger Federer
    The old guy, Father Time, will triumph in the end. He always does. But for the moment Roger Federer is holding serve against him, which in a sport primarily of the young is no small achievement. Federer has come to terms with reality. "If I can't play...
  • The No. 1 Swiss tennis player? It's not who you think

    The No. 1 Swiss tennis player? It's not who you think
    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...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka continues to roll at Indian Wells

    Stanislas Wawrinka continues to roll at Indian Wells
    Bagel served. In tennis, a bagel is defined as any set won by the score of six games to zip. It ain’t easy, winning a set that way, 6-0, not in high school JV, not at your local park against the retiree with the arthritic knees. Imagine how...
  • Upstart shows he can run with the big boys at Indian Wells

    The big boys came out to play Monday at Indian Wells. In a shocking development, the biggest left early. Rafael Nadal, ranked No.1, seeded No. 1, winner here last year, usually close to unbeatable on the slower hard courts of this BNP Paribas Open...
  • Roger Federer's game doesn't look old at Indian Wells

    Roger Federer's game doesn't look old at Indian Wells
    When most of the smoke had cleared Wednesday in the men's singles at Indian Wells, the coolest dude still standing was the guy in the purple shirt and orange shoes who has two kids and another on the way. Oh, yes, and he's 32 years old. Roger...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka defeats Tomas Berdych to reach Australian Open final

    Stanislas Wawrinka defeats Tomas Berdych to reach Australian Open final
    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Stanislas Wawrinka backed up his upset of four-time champion Novak Djokovic by reaching his first Grand Slam final with a 6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4) win over Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open semifinals on...
  • No.1 Serena Williams serves a 'double-bagel' in U.S. Open quarterfinal

    No.1 Serena Williams serves a 'double-bagel' in U.S. Open quarterfinal
    NEW YORK — It took Serena Williams 19 minutes to win the first set of her U.S. Open quarterfinal match against 18th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro on the Spaniard's 25th birthday. The second set wasn't much better for Suarez Navarro, who received...
  • U.S. Open: Novak Djokovic holds off Stanislas Wawrinka in five sets

    U.S. Open: Novak Djokovic holds off Stanislas Wawrinka in five sets
    NEW YORK -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic, who had beaten ninth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka all but two times in 14 matches, seemed on the way to a massive upset in the U.S. Open semifinals Saturday on Arthur Ashe Stadium before coming back from two sets down...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Stanislas Wawrinka to advance at U.S. Open

    NEW YORK — It was a single tennis game that lasted 21 minutes. Stanislas Wawrinka, a 28-year-old from Switzerland who has always played in the shadow of his countryman Roger Federer, saved five break points in that game in the fifth set. He...