| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:28 AM
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...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 11:16 PM
Maria Malerba, who grew up in Hampton, recently begun her 38th and final season as James Madison University's women's coach.
It's hard to imagine the Dukes without her.
Counting a 6-1 loss at William and Mary to open the season, Malerba is 427-283 with...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:39 PM
NEW YORK — Roger Federer, owner of 17 Grand Slam titles, the most in history, opened his U.S. Open on Tuesday with a sloppy win over Grega Zemlja 6-3, 6-2, 7-5. Federer had originally been scheduled to play Monday night but rain postponed the match....
| Sep 2, 2013
| 10:17 PM
NEW YORK — Roger Federer moved as if the tennis court were an unfamiliar place, a place where he needed guidance, where he needed advice on how to hit a forehand or when to unleash that one-handed backhand that had earned him five U.S. Open...
| 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...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
She plays a warm-weather sport, but Maria Sharapova will be part of NBC's Winter Olympics coverage in Sochi, Russia in February.
Sharapova, who carried the flag for her Russia at the 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony in London, will be a...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Novak Djokovic announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic on Wednesday.
Of course, the top-ranked tennis player in the world did it in the most modern way, taking to Twitter.
A photo was included of Ristic giving Djokovic a kiss...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 3:06 PM
After almost 3˝ years together, Roger Federer has split with coach Paul Annacone according to Federer's website.
Federer, 32, failed to win a major tournament this year and saw his ranking drop from No. 1 to No. 7.
Annacone had also been the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Andy Murray, only two months removed from winning Wimbledon for his second Grand Slam tennis championship, will miss the rest of the season after deciding to undergo back surgery.
Murray, ranked No. 3 in the world, missed the French Open this spring...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 4:32 PM
US Open tennis 2013 TV coverage: ESPN2, ESPN, Tennis Channel and CBS air the tournament from USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y., for the last Grand Slam tournament of the year Aug. 26-Sept. 9. The US Open returns to the USTA...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 2:53 PM
NEW YORK -- Rafael Nadal has won 12 Grand Slam singles titles, an enviable record. But eight of those have come on the soft red clay at the French Open.
So after Nadal lost in the first round at Wimbledon to unheralded Steve Darcis two months ago, few...