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Serena Williams battles back to deny Caroline Wozniacki in Cincinnati updated 3 days ago

Serena Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki for the second time in just over a week to move into the final of the Cincinnati Masters Saturday.

Williams moves serenely into Cincinnati semis updated 5 days ago

Serena Williams is through to the semifinals of the Cincinnati Masters after a convincing straight sets win over Jelena Jankovic.

Novak Djokovic suffers new setback with defeat in Cincinnati updated 5 days ago

Novak Djokovic will go into the U.S. Open without the match practice he was seeking after suffering his second straight third round defeat in a Masters 1000 tournament.

Cincinnati Masters: Can Novak break his duck? updated 8 days ago

Time waits for no man nor the players of the ATP and WTA tours as tennis' top men and women cross the border from Canada and head to Cincinnati, Ohio to compete in their second Masters tournament in consecutive weeks.

Agnieszka Radwanska and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga win Rogers Cup titles updated 9 days ago

Venus Williams could not find the energy and inspiration which had seen her defeat sister Serena in the last four as she slipped to a straight sets defeat to Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska in the final of the Rogers Cup in Montreal Sunday.

Venus Williams overcomes sister Serena in Rogers Cup semifinal updated 10 days ago

Venus Williams rolled back the clock at the Rogers Cup in Montreal Saturday to claim victory over her younger sister and World No 1. Serena Williams for the first time in five years.

Serena and Venus Williams to meet in Montreal semifinals updated 11 days ago

Serena Williams maintained her dominance of Denmark's former world number one Caroline Wozniacki with a typical fightback in the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Djokovic shocked in Toronto updated 12 days ago

World number one Novak Djokovic came back down to earth with a bump Thursday after being demolished 6-2, 6-2 by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the third round of the Toronto Masters.

Rogers Cup: Novak Djokovic takes positives from scare updated 13 days ago

Some players might not have wanted too much court time in their first match back after a layoff, but Novak Djokovic didn't appear to mind being pushed to the limits by Gael Monfils at the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

Eugenie Bouchard suffers shock defeat in front of home crowd updated 14 days ago

It was supposed to be something of a homecoming for Eugenie Bouchard, but the 20-year-old's return to Montreal for the WTA Rogers Cup only ended in disappointment.

Aussie teen sensation Nick Kyrgios on the march in Toronto updated 15 days ago

Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios won his first appearance at a Masters 1000 tournament in Montreal Tuesday.

Tennis: Serena Williams joins 200 club updated 16 days ago

After the highs of 2013, it hasn't been a great year for Serena Williams.

Knee injury forces Li Na out of U.S. Open updated 20 days ago

World No. 2 Li Na has pulled out of next month's U.S. Open with a knee injury.

Wrist injury puts Rafael Nadal's U.S. Open title defense in doubt updated 21 days ago

Rafael Nadal's hopes of successfully defending his U.S. Open title have been dealt a serious blow after the Spaniard revealed he has sustained a wrist injury during a practice session.

Serena Williams fighting fit after Wimbledon illness scare updated 22 days ago

It was one of the most disturbing sights Wimbledon has witnessed.

Courting couple seal perfect love match updated 26 days ago

On a small tennis court in the Netherlands, love took center-stage.

IMG and Bernard Tomic end partnership updated 34 days ago

IMG, the behemoth sports management agency that represents three of tennis' biggest stars in Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic and Li Na, is no longer working with controversial Australian Bernard Tomic.

Viktor Troicki returns after doping purgatory updated 34 days ago

Languishing in the tennis equivalent of purgatory, the road to redemption for Viktor Troicki is likely to be a long one.

U.S. Open prize money triples in a decade updated 41 days ago

Traveling the world playing professional tennis isn't as lucrative as it appears. If you're outside the top 100, the consensus is that making a profit is difficult.

Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in classic Wimbledon final updated 44 days ago

Roger Federer and Eugenie Bouchard, one experienced and the other almost a rookie, started as clear crowd favorites in the men's and women's finals at Wimbledon this weekend.

Wimbledon: Petra Kvitova thrashes Eugenie Bouchard to take 2014 crown updated 45 days ago

Petra Kvitova defeated Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to claim her second Wimbledon title Saturday.

Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer reach men's final updated 47 days ago

If Novak Djokovic wants to win a second Wimbledon title, he'll have to perform better in the final against Roger Federer than in his semifinal Friday.

Eugenie Bouchard reaches first grand slam final; Petra Kvitova awaits updated 47 days ago

Petra Kvitova reaches the Wimbledon final with a straight sets victory over fellow Czech Lucie Safarova.

Teen who took down Rafael Nadal brought back to earth updated 48 days ago

The teen who stunned the world of tennis Tuesday from Wimbledon's Centre Court, beating Rafael Nadal in an audacious, four-set victory laced with fun and brazen moves, has had his fairytale first Wimbledon brought to an close.

Wimbledon: Andy Murray dumped out by Grigor Dimitrov updated 49 days ago

This was not how it was supposed to end.

Wimbledon: Eugenie Bouchard makes semifinals updated 49 days ago

Eugenie Bouchard has already established herself as the new face of women's tennis -- and now she's just two wins away from claiming her maiden grand slam title.

'Dazed, disorientated' Serena Williams drops out at Wimbledon updated 49 days ago

Serena Williams withdraws from her doubles match with sister Venus Williams at Wimbledon on Tuesday due to a viral illness.

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal succumbs to Australian teenager Krygios updated 49 days ago

To the list of names that contains Lukas Rosol and Steve Darcis, Nick Kyrgios can be added.

Wimbledon: Andy Murray through to quarterfinals updated 51 days ago

Andy Murray's impressive defense of his Wimbledon title continued Monday as he dispatched 20th seed Kevin Anderson in straight sets in their fourth round match on Centre Court.

What's in a handshake? In tennis, a lot updated 51 days ago

It was a classic match on tennis' grandest stage -- Sabine Lisicki upended Agnieszka Radwanska 9-7 in the third set at Wimbledon last year to reach her first grand slam final.

Wimbledon: Serena Williams suffers another early exit updated 52 days ago

Serena Williams continued her miserable run at grand slam tournaments in 2014 crashing to defeat against France's Alize Cornet in the third round at Wimbledon on Saturday.

Wimbledon 2014: Li Na exits to Czech; Novak Djokovic brushes off injury scare updated 54 days ago

Australian Open champion Li Na bowed meekly out of Wimbledon 2014 Friday to extend her miserable record at the grass court grand slam.

Wimbledon 2014: Williams - 'I'm favorite' ; Nadal survives scare updated 55 days ago

World No.1 Serena Williams declares herself favorite for the Wimbledon title as Rafael Nadal survives a scare.

Wimbledon: Andy Murray avoids 'Wacky Wednesday' repeat updated 56 days ago

Defending champion Andy Murray races into the third round as tennis top dogs are out to avoid another "Wacky Wednesday" at Wimbledon.

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer off to winning starts updated 57 days ago

He may have fallen at the first hurdle at the All England Club last year, but Rafael Nadal managed to avoid another shock first-round defeat 12 months on.

Andy Murray off and running at Wimbledon, Sloane Stephens crashes out updated 57 days ago

For the first time in 78 years, a British man took to the grass courts of the All England Club as reigning Wimbledon champion.

Wimbledon: Andy Murray defends new coach Amelie Mauresmo updated 58 days ago

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has dismissed criticism of his decision to hire Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach from British tennis legend Virginia Wade.

Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams get tough Wimbledon draws updated 58 days ago

Rafael Nadal has been upset early at Wimbledon the past two seasons. His opponents in the opening rounds this year aren't easy, either.

In numbers: Wimbledon, the oldest, most prestigious tennis grand slam updated 58 days ago

The Wimbledon Championships begin Monday and with the games will come crowds of players, spectators and staff.

Maria Sharapova: Baby-faced teen who conquered Wimbledon updated 58 days ago

It is 10 years since Maria Sharapova became the darling of Wimbledon's hallowed Center Court.

Fancy sampling Andy Murray's silver service? updated 63 days ago

Tennis star Andy Murray is used to serving on a daily basis -- but he's taken it in a whole new direction with his latest venture.

Federer claims seventh Halle title; Dimitrov reigns at Queens updated 66 days ago

Roger Federer tuned up in perfect style ahead of Wimbledon with a straight sets victory over Alejandro Falla to claim his seventh title at Halle.

Ninth Halle final for Roger Federer; Grigor Dimitrov stuns Stanislas Wawrinka updated 66 days ago

Roger Federer warmed up for another tilt at Wimbledon by reaching the final of the grass court warmup tournament at Halle for the ninth time with a straight sets victory over Japan's Kei Nishikori Saturday.

Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray falter on bad day for big stars updated 69 days ago

Rafael Nadal, the man who stood on top of the tennis world after winning his ninth French Open title last weekend, was brought back to earth with a bump Thursday.

Amelie Mauresmo hired as Andy Murray's new coach updated 72 days ago

Women coaches in men's sport are suddenly all the rage.

Rafael Nadal clinches record ninth French Open title updated 72 days ago

No matter whatever else happens in tennis' clay-court season, Rafael Nadal is almost an automatic at the French Open.

French Open: Maria Sharapova wins 2014 crown with victory over Simona Halep updated 73 days ago

Maria Sharapova unleashes some of her best tennis to defeat Simona Halep and win a second French Open crown.

French Open: Novak Djokovic to face Rafael Nadal in final updated 75 days ago

The top ranking is at stake in the men's game when Rafael Nadal meets Novak Djokovic in Sunday's French Open final after both win semifinals.

Maria Sharapova to face Simona Halep in French Open final of contrasts updated 75 days ago

Maria Sharapova continued her run of tough three-set victories Thursday while Simona Halep maintained her flawless record of not dropping a set as the contrasting pair made it through to the title match at the French Open.

French Open: Rafael Nadal to face Andy Murray in semifinals updated 76 days ago

If there is one man who knows how to spoil a Parisian party then it's Andy Murray.

The French Open's painter to the stars updated 77 days ago

They were a Parisian group of artists that gave birth to the Impressionism art movement, so it is perhaps fitting that one of their devotees records the French Open with those broad brushstrokes.

French Open: Maria Sharapova survives scare to make semifinal updated 78 days ago

Maria Sharapova was forced to call on all her resilience to ensure her place in the semifinals of the French Open Tuesday.

French Open: Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray through to quarterfinals updated 79 days ago

King Carlos might be ready to give up his throne but Spain's "King of Clay" shows no signs of abdicating any time soon.

Rafael Nadal untroubled but Andy Murray on the brink of third round exit in Paris updated 81 days ago

Rafael Nadal took another big step towards a ninth French Open title Saturday while one of his chief rivals in his half of the draw Andy Murray is in trouble.

Gulbis: Female tennis stars "need to think about kids" updated 81 days ago

Ernests Gulbis says female tennis players need to think about kids when considering a professional career in the sport.

Rafa's still the man says beaten young hopeful Dominic Thiem updated 83 days ago

Rafael Nadal's beaten second round opponent, Austria's Dominic Thiem -- believes the eight-time champion is still the man to beat at this year's French Open.

Serena Williams crashes out of French Open, Venus defeated updated 84 days ago

It was deja vu for the Williams sisters at the French Open -- but not in a good way.

French Open: Li Na stunned by unseeded Kristina Mladenovic updated 85 days ago

Australian Open champion Li Na fell at the first hurdle of the French Open Tuesday as she was defeated by the unseeded Kristina Mladenovic of France.

Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka falls at the first hurdle in Paris updated 85 days ago

Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka slumped to a tame defeat in the fading gloom of a rain-hit opening Monday at Roland Garros to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

Nadal in 'bizarre' French Open snub updated 87 days ago

There were no shocks in the first round of the French Open Sunday, except for one: eight time champion Rafael Nadal will begin the defense of his title in the secondary Suzanne Lenglen court, a move dubbed as "bizarre" by one player.

French Open: Yannick Noah - Tennis icon, rock star, celebrity dad updated 89 days ago

He's regularly voted France's favorite famous person, but many of the nation's youth have "no idea" about his glorious sporting past.

Djokovic stuns Nadal in Rome updated 94 days ago

An emotional Novak Djokovic came back from a set down to beat Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the final of the Rome Masters.

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic reach Rome Masters final updated 94 days ago

Defending champion Rafael Nadal is through to the final of the Rome Masters after comfortably seeing off Grigor Dimitrov in the semifinals.

Rafael Nadal survives scare against Andy Murray in Rome updated 95 days ago

Rafael Nadal's "King of Clay" crown may have slipped a little this year, but the world No. 1 is not giving up his reign without a fight.

Sharapova out of Rome as Murray sets up Nadal meeting updated 97 days ago

It was a bad day on the clay for Maria Sharapova as she loses in Rome Masters to Ana Ivanovic while Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal set up quarterfinal date.

New dad Roger Federer loses first match back in Rome after birth of boys updated 97 days ago

It's back to nappy changing for Roger Federer as crashes out of the Rome Masters eight days after birth of twins.

Djokovic makes winning return as Federer leaves home for Rome updated 98 days ago

Novak Djokovic made a winning return from a wrist injury when beating Radek Stepanek at the Rome Masters but the Serb described the conditions as some of the most testing he's faced.

Rafael Nadal wins in Madrid as injury forces Kei Nishikori to retire updated 100 days ago

Rafael Nadal won his first European clay title of the season and 27th Masters tournament victory of his career at the Madrid Open after his opponent Kei Nishikori was forced to retire through injury.

Novak Djokovic back for Rome as arch-rival Rafael Nadal dominates in Madrid updated 102 days ago

Injury doubt Novak Djokovic has confirmed his participation in the Rome Masters next week.

Novak Djokovic hit by recurrence of right arm injury updated 102 days ago

Novak Djokovic's preparations for the French Open later this month have suffered a worrying setback as the world number two was forced to withdraw from this week's Madrid Open.

Madrid misery for Andy Murray after defending champions go through updated 102 days ago

World number one's Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams continued their successful title defenses in Madrid Thursday but Andy Murray crashed out.

Serena Williams forced to withdraw from Madrid Open with thigh injury updated 102 days ago

Serena Williams was forced to pull out of the Madrid Open with a thigh injury ahead of her quarter final tie with Petra Kvitova Friday.

It's twins...again! Roger Federer 'incredibly happy' over new arrivals updated 106 days ago

He's done it once -- and now he's done it again.

Elena Baltacha: Tennis star dies aged 30 updated 106 days ago

The tennis world is in mourning after Elena Baltacha died at the age of 30 after losing her battle with liver cancer.

Martina Hingis follows mom's example with new coaching academy updated 113 days ago

Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis is following in her Mom's coaching footsteps by helping to nurture the next generation of tennis stars.

Maria Sharapova completes Stuttgart hat-trick: Kei Nishikori on top in Barcelona updated 114 days ago

Maria Sharapova drove away a top of the range Porsche sports car for the third straight year in Stuttgart after battling back to beat Ana Ivanovic in the final Sunday.

Rafael Nadal's winning streak in Barcelona is ended by Nicolas Almagro updated 116 days ago

World No.1 Rafael Nadal's 11-year winning streak at the Barcelona Open is over as he loses in the quarter-finals to Nicolas Almagro.

Novak Djokovic to become a father for the first time updated 117 days ago

Novak Djokovic's fiancee Jelena Ristic is pregnant with their first child, the tennis superstar announced on social media Thursday.

Title holders Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova into quarterfinals updated 118 days ago

Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova moved into quarterfinals of their respective tournaments in Barcelona and Stuttgart Thursday.

Stanislas Wawrinka stuns friend Roger Federer in Monte Carlo final updated 122 days ago

Stanislas Wawrinka used to refer to himself as "the Swiss tennis player who loses."

Federer beats injured Djokovic to set up all-Swiss Monte Carlo final updated 123 days ago

Roger Federer set up an all Swiss final at the Monte Carlo Masters after beating an injured Novak Djokovic in the semifinal on Saturday.

Nadal suffers shock Monte Carlo defeat to countryman David Ferrer updated 124 days ago

Rafael Nadal suffered only his third defeat in 11 years at the Monte Carlo Masters Friday losing in straight sets to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer.

Roger Federer to put new baby ahead of French Open updated 125 days ago

Roger Federer is prepared to miss next month's French Open to be at the birth of his new baby.

Rafael Nadal delights record crowd at Monte Carlo Masters updated 126 days ago

On a record attendance day at the Monte Carlo Masters tennis event, the king of clay held court.

Belinda Bencic ready to embrace greatness updated 126 days ago

It's no easy matter becoming a world class tennis player. It's even harder when everyone (really -- everyone) is calling you the "new Martina Hingis".

Rafael Nadal 'at home' on the sea ahead of Monte-Carlo challenge updated 127 days ago

Rafael Nadal may be most at home on a clay tennis court, but he has always found comfort on the sea.

Davis Cup: Roger Federer puts Switzerland in semifinals updated 135 days ago

He's won virtually everything on offer in the world of tennis, and Roger Federer took a step closer to a complete collection as he saved Switzerland from an embarrassing defeat in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Sunday.

Davis Cup: Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka crash to doubles defeat updated 136 days ago

They are former Olympic doubles champions, but Switzerland's "dream team" of Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka suffered another Davis Cup disaster on Saturday.

Wawrinka stunned by Golubev in Davis Cup quarterfinals updated 137 days ago

Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka suffered a shock defeat against Andrey Golubev in Switzerland's David Cup quarterfinal tie with Kazakhstan in Geneva on Friday.

French tennis: Depth, yes, but numbers don't add up to grand slam champion updated 140 days ago

At the 2009 Australian Open, French men were the talk of the tennis town. But five years on, the so-called "New Musketeers" haven't lived up to the hype.

Superb Djokovic claims 4th Miami Masters title updated 142 days ago

Novak Djokovic has claimed a fourth Miami Masters title after an emphatic straight sets win over his old rival Rafael Nadal at Crandon Park.

Serena Williams wins record seventh Miami title updated 143 days ago

Serena Williams is almost unstoppable in Miami. She showed that again Saturday.

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal get free passes into Miami Masters final updated 144 days ago

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic had luck on their side Friday at the Miami Masters. The fans there were less fortunate.

Williams slays Sharapova to reach ninth Miami Masters final updated 145 days ago

Serena Williams is through to her ninth Miami Masters final after beating Maria Sharapova at Crandon Park on Thursday.

Roger Federer upset by Kei Nishikori at Miami Masters updated 146 days ago

Kei Nishikori won a bruising three-hour contest against David Ferrer at the Miami Masters on Tuesday. He had plenty left in the tank when he faced a surging Roger Federer.

Djokovic edges controversial encounter with Andy Murray updated 146 days ago

It might not make up for losing the Wimbledon final but in his first meeting with Andy Murray since last July, Novak Djokovic got a slice of revenge.

Andy Murray sets up quarterfinal clash with Novak Djokovic at Miami Masters updated 147 days ago

Andy Murray will play Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the Miami Masters after both men sailed through their last 16 matches.

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