Sharapova survives scare at US Open

2011-08-30 09:40:18

Former champion Maria Sharapova survived a first-round scare before roaring back to beat British teenager Heather Watson 3-6 7-5 6-3 at the US Open on Monday.

Li Na dumped, Wozniacki crowned in US Open warm-up

2011-08-29 14:44:58

French Open champion Li Na was upset 6-2 5-7 7-6 by Czech qualifier Petra Cetkovska in the semi-finals of the New Haven Open on Friday.

US Open to start on schedule after hurricane escape

2011-08-29 10:56:03

The US Open will start on Monday as planned after the National Tennis Center escaped serious damage from Hurricane Irene, officials said on Sunday.

Open on hold as Hurricane Irene threatens NY

2011-08-29 07:51:35

The usual last-minute preparations for the US Open were aborted Saturday as Flushing Meadows was shut down in anticipation of Hurricane Irene, which hit New York this weekend.

Serena seeded 28th for US Open; Wozniacki on top

2011-08-24 10:17:35

Serena Williams was seeded a lowly 28th for the Aug. 29-Sept. 11 US Open as tournament organisers opted to rigidly follow the current rankings rather than reward her for outstanding past performances.

Weary Djokovic says he will be ready for US Open

2011-08-23 08:03:22

Novak Djokovic was paying the price for sustained excellence on Sunday, but after retiring injured from the Cincinnati Masters final the weary and aching world No 1 vowed to bounce back at the US Open.

Shanghai Masters to tee off in October

2011-08-23 08:03:22

The Lake Malaren Shanghai Masters will swing away with 30 of the world's top golfers competing for $5 million in prize money, between Oct 27-30.

Stosur happy to be flying solo ahead of U.S. Open

2011-08-19 11:30:24

Australian Samantha Stosur has bucked the trend of on-court coaching and the world number 10 believes she benefits from managing matches on her own.

Grand slam winners go out as Sharapova advances

2011-08-19 10:46:44

Grand slam title holders Li Na and Petra Kvitova were knocked out of the Cincinnati Open on Thursday while Russia's Maria Sharapova and Vera Zvonareva moved into the quarter-finals.

Djokovic still human but game is out of this world

2011-08-15 14:35:45

Novak Djokovic has been out of this world this season but the world number one says he is still just flesh and blood.

Federer at peace with age and ranking

2011-08-05 08:01:18

Roger Federer is relaxed about turning 30 on Monday, despite having slid to third in the world rankings and the chance that this will be the first year since 2002 in which he does not win a Grand Slam title.

Hingis voices doubts over 2012 Olympics

2011-08-05 08:01:18

Former world No 1 Martina Hingis expressed doubts on Monday on any surprise participation at the 2012 London Olympics, the five-time Grand Slam winner content with her life after tennis.