TENNIS NEWS

Donald Young wins second-round match in Memphis Open

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Third-seeded Donald Young beat Marcel Granollers 6-1, 7-6 (2) in the second round of the Memphis Open on Thursday. Young was the only seeded player to win in the afternoon matches as seventh-seeded John Millman of Australia lost to Germany's Benjamin Becker, while Ricardes Berankis of Lithuania ousted No. 8 seed Damir Dzumhur of Boznia and Herzegovina. Berankis...
Via AP on Fox
35 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Ferrer, Cuevas advance to quarterfinals in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) David Ferrer of Spain and Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas have reached the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open. Second-seeded Ferrer defeated Argentina's Renzo Olivo 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday, and Cuevas beat Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-4, 6-2. Four players reached the quarterfinals on Wednesday: Dusan Lajovic of Serbia, Dominic Thiem of Austria, Nicolas Almagro...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wozniacki beaten by Cibulkova in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Caroline Wozniacki was knocked out of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy by Dominika Cibulkova 6-4, 7-5 after a heated dispute with the umpire over a mistaken call. Wozniacki was 5-3 down in the second set when a Cibulkova shot was wrongly called out. Umpire Emmanuel Joseph overruled the call and awarded the point to Cibulkova instead of replaying the...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer must confront his tennis mortality

You always sort of assumed he'd play forever. Sure, you knew Roger Federer actually couldn't do that -- he'd have to retire from tennis at some point -- but when he'd talk about his career and say, before the London Olympics, that he'd like to play until the Rio Olympics, that milestone felt like a lifetime away. By then Federer would be on the cusp of turning 35 and probably ready...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Troicki, Mahut to meet in Rotterdam quarterfinals

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) Eighth-seeded Viktor Troicki made the quarterfinals of the World Tennis Tournament by defeating Hyeon Chung of South Korea 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Thursday. Troicki, runner-up in Sofia last weekend, will take on French qualifier Nicolas Mahut for a place in the semifinals. Mahut saved all seven break points he faced, and broke big-serving Jeremy Chardy once...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Venus beats Radwanska to reach quarterfinals in Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) Top-seeded Venus Williams overpowered Urszula Radwanska of Poland 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the Taiwan Open quarterfinals on Thursday. Williams converted five of seven break-point chances against the unseeded Radwanska. ''My opponent started so strong,'' Williams said. ''She went 4-1, but I was hoping to still win that set. After that, things went almost perfectly...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tennis legend King praises women's rights icon at NY event

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) Tennis legend Billie Jean King has treated the audience at a Rochester speaking event to a few souvenirs. The 72-year-old Hall of Famer was the keynote speaker Wednesday at an annual luncheon honoring the birthday of suffragist Susan B. Anthony, who was born on Feb. 15, 1820. Anthony lived in Rochester for more than 50 years and is buried in a cemetery in...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Williams beats Radwanska to reach quarterfinals in Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) Top-seeded Venus Williams overpowered Urszula Radwanska of Poland, 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Taiwan Open on Thursday. Williams won converted five of seven breakpoint chances against the unseeded Radwanska and set up a quarterfinal against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia. Williams was a surprise first-round loser at the Australian Open...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nishikori opens Memphis title defense with win

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Top-seeded Kei Nishikori opened his bid for a fourth straight Memphis Open title with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over American Ryan Harrison on Wednesday night. Nishikori was cruising through the second set up a break at 5-3. Harrison held serve, then broke the Japanese player in the lengthy 10th game. The American saved four match points before Nishikori hit a backhand...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kukushkin upsets 5th-seeded Denis Kudla in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Top-seeded Kei Nishikori opened his big for a fourth straight Memphis Open title with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over American Ryan Harrison on Wednesday night. Nishikori was cruising through the second set up a break at 5-3. Harrison held serve, then broke the Japanese player in the lengthy 10th game. The American saved four match points before Nishikori hit a backhand...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thiem, Almagro into quarterfinals in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria reached his second quarterfinals of the young season when he defeated qualifier Gastao Elias of Portugal 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-3 in the Argentina Open on Wednesday. Thiem, the youngest player in the top 20 at age 22, prevented Elias from making his first career ATP quarters. In another second-round match in the clay...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vinci downs Wickmayer to reach St. Petersburg quarterfinals

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Roberta Vinci secured her place in the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy by beating Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer 6-2, 7-6 (2) on Wednesday. Vinci, seeded second, served for the match at 6-5 in the second set but was broken by Wickmayer, who proved unable to put up the same resistance in the following tiebreak. The Italian's quarterfinal...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ivanovic beats Gasparyan to reach St. Petersburg quarters

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Ana Ivanovic powered into the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy as her Russian opponent Margarita Gasparyan crumbled on Wednesday. Ivanovic, seeded fourth, was 2-0 down in the second set before winning the next six games to take the match 7-5, 6-2. Gasparyan had three break points on Ivanovic's serve at 2-2 but failed to take advantage...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2nd-seeded Cilic beats Muller to reach last 8 in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) Second-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia reached the World Tennis Tournament quarterfinals on Wednesday with a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (7) second-round win against Gilles Muller of Luxembourg. Neither player faced a break-point in the first set, but Muller saved five in the second. Cilic had two match points at 6-4 in the tiebreak, but then saved a set point at 7...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Williams coasts in 1st round of Taiwan Open

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) Top-seeded Venus Williams had a 6-3, 6-2 win over Taiwanese wildcard Lee Pei-chi in her opening match at the Taiwan Open on Wednesday. ''It was exciting to compete against a local player - the crowd were super involved and made things exciting,'' Williams said. ''The first round is never easy so I'm really happy to now be advancing and hopefully play better...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Williams coasts to 6-3, 6-2 win over Lee at Taiwan Open

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) Top-seeded Venus Williams had a a 6-3, 6-2 win over Lee Pei-chi in her opening match at the Taiwan Open on Wednesday. Williams broke the Taiwanese wildcard entry's serve three times in the match that lasted just 57 minutes. The seven-time major winner, a surprise first-round loser at the Australian Open last month, next faces Urszula Radwanska of Poland...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tennis umpires secretly banned over gambling issues

The world of professional tennis just can’t stay out of the negative headlines these days, specifically of the gambling kind. After allegations over previous match fixing surfaced during the Australian Open, more matches at the 2016 Aussie Open were under scrutiny for potential match fixing as well. What could be worse than players cheating to earn an extra buck or two from gambling...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

It's a girl! Andy Murray, wife Kim Sears welcome first child

Tennis pro Andy Murray can now add father to his list of accomplishments. The 2013 Wimbledom champion and his wife, Kim Sears, celebrated the birth of their first child this weekend. And it's a girl!"Andy and Kim had a daughter in the early hours of Sunday morning and the family are doing well," Murray's agent told BBC in a statement.Murray, 28, married longtime girlfriend Sears...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Delbonis upsets Fognini to reach 2nd round in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Federico Delbonis of Argentina upset sixth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the Argentina Open on Tuesday. But eighth-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay had better luck, beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 7-5, 6-2 to reach the second round. In other matches, Renzo Olivo of Argentina defeated countryman Facundo Bagnis...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pavlyuchenkova reaches round 2 in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was made to fight for a place in the second round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Tuesday, beating Czech veteran Klara Koukalova in three sets. World No. 26 Pavlyuchenkova, who is seeded fifth in St. Petersburg, needed 2 hours, 14 minutes to beat qualifier Koukalova 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Her reward is a second-round...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Muller into 2nd round in Rotterdam, Gasquet withdraws

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) Gilles Muller set up a second-round match with former U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic at the World Tennis Tournament after coming from a set down to beat Andreas Seppi Tuesday. Muller, the world No. 40, hit 19 aces on his way to a 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 win over Seppi, his first win over the Italian in four meetings. Top-seeded Richard Gasquet - winner in...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray becomes first-time father with birth of girl

LONDON (AP) Andy Murray has become a father for the first time after his wife, Kim Sears, gave birth to a girl. Murray's management company says Sears gave birth on Sunday, a week after the 28-year-old Scot lost the Australian Open final. No further details were provided. It means all top four players in the men's game are fathers with Murray now joining Novak Djokovic, Roger...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Romania's Niculescu advances at St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Monica Niculescu of Romania, the world No. 37, moved into the second round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Russia's Natalia Vikhlyantseva. Niculescu, seeded ninth, broke the 265th-ranked Russian teenager in the eighth game of the second set to go up 5-3, then held serve for the win in the Sibur Arena in St. Petersburg. ...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Almagro defeats Montanes to reach second round in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Nicolas Almagro of Spain advanced to the second round of the clay-court Argentina Open after defeating countryman Albert Montanes 6-3, 6-3. Almagro won this tournament in 2011, but has not won an ATP singles tournament in the last three seasons. In another first-round match on Monday between unseeded players, Santiago Giraldo of Colombia defeated...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2nd-seeded Cilic and Dodig advance to 2nd round in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) Second-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia had 10 aces in a 7-6 (5), 6-4 win against Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in the first round of the World Tennis Tournament on Monday. Istomin saved six break-point chances in the second set, but conceded the only break as Cilic got on top. Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion, did not face a single break-point in the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss
Tennis News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Fantasy booking WrestleMania 32

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

QUIZ: Name the winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

The NCAAB power rankings

Report: Kings to keep coach George Karl

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Report: Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

The best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 50

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker