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  • Local tennis notes: Bethel, W&M graduate to retire after this season as JMU's women's coach

    Local tennis notes: Bethel, W&M graduate to retire after this season as JMU's women's coach
    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...
  • Simon Fuller Doubles Down in Sports Management

    British hyphenate Simon Fuller might be best known for creating the "Pop Idol"/"American Idol" franchises, but his entry into sports is also helping build his $573 million fortune. Fuller has added Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and Formula 1 racer Lewis...
  • Roger Federer acts his age in earliest U.S. Open exit since 2003

    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...
  • A confident Alison Riske upsets ailing Petra Kvitova at U.S. Open

    A confident Alison Riske upsets ailing Petra Kvitova at U.S. Open
    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...
  • Sloane Stephens, Serena Williams arrange a rematch at U.S. Open

    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...
  • US Open tennis 2013 TV coverage

     
    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...
  • Rafael Nadal a hard-court master heading into U.S. Open

    Rafael Nadal a hard-court master heading into U.S. Open
    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...
  • Alison Riske is latest young American to pull off U.S. Open upset

    NEW YORK -- Alison Riske, an unseeded 23-year-old from Pittsburgh, showed no nerves but 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 Saturday....
  • Bryan brothers survive scare at U.S. Open

    Bryan brothers survive scare at U.S. Open
    NEW YORK -- Bob and Mike Bryan, the twin brothers from Camarillo and the top-ranked doubles team, survived a third-round match against Canadians Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil on Sunday at the U.S. Open. The Bryans came away with a 6-7 (1), 7-5, 6-2...
  • Andy Murray to have back surgery, will miss rest of season

    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...
  • Novak Djokovic engaged to longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic

    Novak Djokovic engaged to longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic
    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...
  • Greg Schwem: Mark your calendar; a sports scandal is coming soon

    I am a fervent March Madness viewer but am dreading this year's NCAA basketball tournament for I fear the spectacle will be stained with controversy. I'm making my prediction based on the fact that the first two months of this year saw major scandals...