Federer wins to put Switzerland in Hopman Cup final

Tennis 01/03/19, 07:40

Roger Federer relied on his trusted serve to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) Thursday and give defending champion Switzerland a spot in the Hopman Cup final.Unbeaten Switzerland assured its place in Saturday's final ahead of the women's singles ...

Nadal withdraws from Brisbane because of thigh strain

Tennis 01/02/19, 05:16

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Brisbane International on the eve of his first scheduled competitive match of the season because of a strained left thigh.The second-ranked Nadal had a bye in the first round and arrived in Australia after ...

Nishikori, Dimitrov set to meet in Brisbane quarterfinals

Tennis 01/01/19, 23:44

Kei Nishikori and Grigor Dimitrov had straight-sets wins Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals at the Brisbane International, where they'll meet in a rematch of the 2017 final.Second-seeded Nishikori broke at love in the 11th game to seize momentum in a ...

Sharapova beats Bacsinszky in 1st round of Shenzhen Open

Tennis 12/31/18, 07:13

Maria Sharapova returned to competitive tennis with a 6-2, 7-6 (3) win against Timea Bacsinszky in the first round of Shenzhen Open on Monday.Sharapova cut short her campaign in September to recover from shoulder complaint. The fifth-seeded Russian, a semifinalist ...

Ode to Sports: Bosox, Bama rise; gymnasts stand tall

Tennis 12/29/18, 11:18

No more timeouts, see off the year,Offer a toast and close the showWith champagne flutes or cans of beer —2018 ... time to let go.___FIRST QUARTERWho wrote this law? By whose decreeCollege football means SEC?Bama turns from Hurts to Tua,Saban's ...

Britain beats Greece 2-1 in opening Hopman Cup match

Tennis 12/29/18, 03:07

Cameron Norrie and Katie Boulter beat Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari 4-3, 3-4, 4-3, including 5-4 in a tiebreaker in the deciding mixed doubles set in the Fast4 format, to give Britain a 2-1 win over Greece in the opening ...

Tennis broadcaster Justin Gimelstob accused of assault in LA

Tennis 12/11/18, 18:29

Tennis broadcaster and coach Justin Gimelstob faces a felony assault charge following his Halloween night arrest for allegedly attacking a former friend in Los Angeles.The 41-year-old former pro player is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.Gimelstob's attorney, Shawn Holley, didn't ...

All top players set for Australian Open in January

Tennis 12/04/18, 20:31

Australian Open officials say the world's top 102 women and top 101 men have confirmed they will compete at the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2019.World No. 1 Simona Halep heads up the women's field and Novak Djokovic, seeking ...