Tennis


Mihaela Buzarnescu, of Romania, gestures to the crowd after defeating Elise Mertens, of Belgium, during the semifinals of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic tennis tournament in San Jose, Califonia
August 6, 2018 10:23:10 am

Mihaela Buzarnescu, who just a year ago was No. 142 in the world, will rise to 20th when the updated rankings are released on Monday.

Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, poses with the trophy after she defeated Donna Vekic, of Croatia, in the women's finals at the Citi Open tennis tournament
August 6, 2018 9:49:19 am

It took a remarkable comeback by the 2014 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova to win an 11th consecutive match in the US capital and secure her 18th career title.

Alexander Zverev poses with the trophy after he defeated Alex de Minaur in the men's finals in the Citi Open tennis tournament
August 6, 2018 2:57:59 pm

Alexander Zverev became the first man in nearly a decade to win consecutive titles at Washington's hard-court tuneup for the US Open.

August 4, 2018 10:32:29 pm

Serena Williams has pulled out of next week's Rogers Cup hard-court tournament, citing personal reasons.

August 5, 2018 12:22:16 am

The International Tennis Federation is confident the new plans will deliver long-term benefits to players, nations and sponsors.

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August 4, 2018 3:55:13 pm

Unseeded German Andrea Petkovic reached the Citi Open semi-finals for the second consecutive year, beating sixth seed Belinda Bencic 6-3 2-6 7-6(8) on Friday.

Venus Williams
August 4, 2018 2:19:47 pm

Venus Williams has not advanced past the third round of a tournament since March and has yet to find the form that helped her reach two Grand Slam finals in 2017.

Karen Khachanov
August 4, 2018 7:58:50 am

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) had been hoping its proposal to transform the 118-year-old men's competition into an 18-team season finale would be given the green light at its Aug. 13 to 16 AGM in Orlando, Florida.

August 4, 2018 10:45:34 am

Alexander Zverev bounced back after dropping the opening set to overhaul the seventh-seeded Japanese 3-6 6-1 6-4, eliminating him from the tournament for the second consecutive year.

August 4, 2018 7:40:32 am

Andy Murray also announced his withdrawal from next week's Rogers Cup in Toronto. He was to have met Australian Alex de Minaur in the Washington quarter-finals on Friday.

andy murray
August 3, 2018 3:16:53 pm

Andy Murray dug-deep to beat 93rd-ranked Marius Copil of Romania 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (4) to reach Citi Open quarters.

venus williams
August 3, 2018 2:45:25 pm

Venus Williams found her winning form late and charged to a 6-4 4-6 6-0 win over Britain's Heather Watson at the Silicon Valley Classic.

Alexander Zverev, of Germany, smiles as he hugs his brother Mischa Zverev, of Germany, foreground, after defeating him 6-3, 7-5, during the Citi Open tennis tournament in Washington
August 3, 2018 11:33:56 am

Alexander and Mishca had met twice before in qualifying matches, most recently in 2014, but never during the main rounds of a tournament.

Benoit Paire of France smashes his tennis racket after losing to Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus during the first round of the Citi Open tennis tournament
August 2, 2018 2:45:55 pm

Frenchman Benoit Paire was fined for smashing three rackets, worth at least £200, in his first round defeat against Marcos Baghdatis in Washington.

Mirka Federer (R), wife of Roger Federer of Switzerland, sits with their twin girls Myla Rose and Charlene Riva as they watch Federer arrive on court for his men's singles match against Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia at the Australian Open 2014 tennis tournament in Melbourne
August 2, 2018 2:17:13 pm

Roger Federer returns to court in Cincinnati after taking a long break. His last appearance on court was in the quarters of Wimbledon where he lost to Kevin Anderson.

August 2, 2018 12:55:49 pm

Andy Murray is a three-time major champion and former No. 1 who was sidelined for 11 months because of his right hip.

August 1, 2018 10:14:40 am

The 29-year-old Donald Young went through the match without losing serve and will next face Japan's Kei Nishikori.

August 1, 2018 10:09:57 am

Officer James Frascatore was part of an undercover operation targeting credit card fraud and mistakenly thought Blake was one of the suspects.

August 1, 2018 10:06:08 am

Andy Murray, who played three matches in late June but withdrew from Wimbledon as it came too early in his recovery process, made his return to hardcourt tennis on Monday.

Serena Williams
August 1, 2018 10:02:58 am

Serena Williams fell 6-1 6-0 to Britain's Johanna Konta in the first round of the Silicon Valley Classic.