Stories by Howard Fendrich

Friday, Aug 29, 2014

Errani eliminates Venus Williams

NEW YORK - 19th-seeded Venus Williams, a two-time U.S. Open champion, came within two points of victory four times before succumbing to 13th-seeded Sara Errani 6-0, 0-6, 7-6 (5).
By Howard Fendrich

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Serena Williams rolls after rough start

NEW YORK - Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open.
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Sharapova digs deep to win

NEW YORK - Maria Sharapova came through the way she so often does in the crucible of a third set, beating 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the U.S. Open.
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Bellis, 15, wins a U.S. Open match

NEW YORK - CiCi Bellis, 15, beat Dominika Cibulkova on Tuesday to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Injury to keep Nadal from defending U.S. Open title

Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the men to beat at the year's ...
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Nadal withdraws from US Open tuneups

Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, July 7, 2014

Djokovic's pep talk got rid of 'demons'

LONDON - Novak Djo­kovic knew all along that his game was good enough to win more Grand Slam titles. It was his mind that was the problem.
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Kvitova dominant en route to title

LONDON - In one of the most dominant performances in a women's final at Wimbledon, the sixth-seeded Kvitova overpowered and overwhelmed 13th-seeded Eugenie Bouchard on Saturday to add to her 2011 ...
By Howard Fendrich

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Canada finally has first Grand Slam finalist

LONDON - Eugenie Bouchard defeated French Open runner-up Simona Halep 7-6 (5), 6-2 Thursday in the semifinals at Wimbledon to become the first Canadian to advance to a Grand Slam tournament final.
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Murray ousted at Wimbledon

Defending champion Andy Murray is out of Wimbledon, beaten in straight sets by Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Serena weakened by 'bug' at Wimbledon

LONDON - It was clear something was wrong with Serena Williams from the moment she began trying to warm up for her Wimbledon doubles match Tuesday.
By Howard Fendrich

Nadal, Sharapova ousted

For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal made an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or worse. On the women's side, Maria Sharapova was also upset.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, June 30, 2014

Djokovic, Murray inching closer to rematch

With back-to-back, straight-set victories, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic moved closer to a semifinal showdown that would be a rematch of the final last year.
By Howard Fendrich

Last of US entrants ousted from Wimbledon

LONDON - For the first time in more than a century, no American singles players reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon.
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Williams loses in third round

LONDON - Five-time champion Serena Williams lost to 25th-seeded Alize Cornet of France 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturday.
By Howard Fendrich

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Nadal rallies to reach third round

LONDON - Rafael Nadal was falling behind before rallying to beat Lukas Rosol, the Czech player beat him at Wimbledon in the same round, on the same court, two years ago. 
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Venus Williams rallies at Wimbledon

LONDON - Let others wonder when or whether Venus Williams might move on from tennis. She's not ready to contemplate going anywhere yet.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, June 23, 2014

Defending champ Murray wins

LONDON - It had been, famously, more than 75 years since a British man arrived at Wimbledon as the defending champion. Murray won against David Goffin.
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Murray 'excited' to return to Wimbledon as champion

LONDON - Andy Murray gets the defending champion's honor of playing the first match at Wimbledon on the most famous tennis court in the world.
By Howard Fendrich

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Nadal rolls to French Open title

Rafael Nadal won the French Open on Sunday, defeating Novak Djokovic in four sets.
By Howard Fendrich
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