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Women's Tennis

Murray prepares for his first major title defense

NEW YORK | Andy Murray chuckled as he explained the very best part about owning a pair of Grand Slam titles, one from the U.S. Open last year, the other from Wimbledon last month.

August 24, 2013 6:00 pm

Doing it her way, France's Bartoli wins first major

LONDON | Ever since she was a kid, practicing until midnight with her father, Marion Bartoli went about playing tennis her own way.

July 06, 2013 2:17 pm
No. 1 Djokovic, No. 2 Murray building Slam rivalry

No. 1 Djokovic, No. 2 Murray building Slam rivalry

Andy Murray of Britain reacts after winning against Jerzy Janowicz of Poland during their Men's singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London on Friday.

July 06, 2013 10:34 am
No. 1 Djokovic, No. 2 Murray building Slam rivalry

No. 1 Djokovic, No. 2 Murray building Slam rivalry

LONDON | Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are building their own Grand Slam rivalry, one that perhaps someday will merit mention alongside Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal, or Djokovic vs. Nadal.

July 06, 2013 10:34 am
No. 15 Bartoli, No. 23 Lisicki in Wimbledon final

No. 15 Bartoli, No. 23 Lisicki in Wimbledon final

LONDON | Whether in a match, a set, a game — or even within a single point — Sabine Lisicki simply cannot be counted out.

July 04, 2013 5:30 pm
No. 15 Bartoli, No. 23 Lisicki in Wimbledon final

No. 15 Bartoli, No. 23 Lisicki in Wimbledon final

Sabine Lisicki of Germany plays a return to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their singles semifinal match Thursday at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.

July 04, 2013 5:22 pm
Back on court, Williams stretches winning streak

Back on court, Williams stretches winning streak

LONDON | After a week filled by a headline-grabbing, off-court tiff with Maria Sharapova and a series of apologies stemming from a magazine profile, Serena Williams got back to doing what she does best.

June 25, 2013 5:21 pm
Williams, Djokovic sail in Wimbledon openers

Williams, Djokovic sail in Wimbledon openers

Serena Williams returns a shot during her first-round singles match against Mandy Minella on Tuesday at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.

June 25, 2013 2:32 pm
WIMBLEDON 2013: Serena Williams eyes 17th major

WIMBLEDON 2013: Serena Williams eyes 17th major

Serena Williams celebrates with the trophy after defeating Agnieszka Radwansk to win the women's final at Wimbledon last year.

June 22, 2013 3:14 pm
Serena Williams eyes 17th major

Serena Williams eyes 17th major

LONDON | Nothing drives Serena Williams the way disappointment does.

June 22, 2013 3:14 pm
Federer could face Nadal in quarters at Wimbledon

Federer could face Nadal in quarters at Wimbledon

LONDON | Seven-time champion Roger Federer could face Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon — their earliest meeting in any Grand Slam.

June 21, 2013 6:30 pm
Federer could face Nadal in quarters at Wimbledon

Federer could face Nadal in quarters at Wimbledon

Roger Federer reacts as he wins the men's singles final against Andy Murray last July at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England. Federer will be defending his title at Wimbledon. The tournament begins Monday.

June 21, 2013 8:25 am

Serena Williams thinks her peak is yet to come

PARIS | Serena Williams thinks her best years may still be ahead of her at the age of 31.

June 09, 2013 4:30 pm
Mattek-Sands tops Li, reaches 3rd round of French

Mattek-Sands tops Li, reaches 3rd round of French

Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States celebrates after defeating China's Li Na in their second round match Thursday at the French Open at Roland Garros stadium in Paris.

May 30, 2013 4:14 pm
Mattek-Sands tops Li, reaches third round

Mattek-Sands tops Li, reaches third round

PARIS | There were moments, as recently as last year, when a body that would not stay healthy and on-court results prompted Bethanie Mattek-Sands to wonder whether it was simply time to call it a career after more than a decade as a professional tennis player.

May 30, 2013 4:14 pm
After waiting out rain, Djokovic starts French bid

After waiting out rain, Djokovic starts French bid

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns against David Goffin of Belgium during their first round match at the French Open at Roland Garros stadium in Paris on Tuesday.

May 28, 2013 4:52 pm
After waiting out rain, Djokovic starts French bid

After waiting out rain, Djokovic starts French bid

PARIS | Novak Djokovic spent the better part of a rainy Tuesday at the French Open wondering when — and even whether — he would wind up playing his first-round match at the only Grand Slam tournament he's yet to win.

May 28, 2013 4:52 pm
Par 3 Contest: A chance to unwind at the Masters

Par 3 Contest: A chance to unwind at the Masters

Condoleezza Rice, left, former Secretary of State and Augusta National member, laughs with Rory McIlroy, center, and his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki on the sixth tee box during the par-three contest before the Masters on Wednesday in Augusta, Ga. Wozniacki caddied for McIlroy.

April 10, 2013 6:48 pm
Par 3 Contest: A chance to unwind at the Masters

Par 3 Contest: A chance to unwind at the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. | Lee Westwood's mum walked away from the ninth hole, waving her hand in front of her face on a balmy spring day.

April 10, 2013 6:48 pm
Sharapova reaches Key Biscayne final for 5th time

Sharapova reaches Key Biscayne final for 5th time

Maria Sharapova returns to Jelena Jankovic during Thursday's semifinals of the Sony Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla.

March 28, 2013 6:13 pm
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