Grand Slam

Venus Williams returns a shot to Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens during the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, in New York. Williams defeated Flipkens. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Venus Williams upsets Flipkens at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) — Venus Williams had been 14-0 in the first round of the U.S. Open, though she never had to face an opponent ranked in the top 30 at that stage. Williams was […]


Blake says US Open will be his last tournament

NEW YORK (AP) — Former top-five player James Blake says he will retire from tennis after the U.S. Open. The 33-year-old Blake announced his decision at a news conference at Flushing Meadows on Monday, the […]


Tennis player Roger Federer of Switzerland  after winning the final against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia at the Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament  in Halle  Westphalia, Germany, June 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Balancing family with tennis makes Federer shine

NEW YORK (AP) — Since Roger Federer and his wife, Mirka, had their twin daughters four years ago, the girls have become fixtures on the tennis circuit, traveling with Federer from tournament to tournament. But […]


Phil Mickelson of the United States gestures as he holds up the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield, Scotland, Sunday July 21, 2013.  (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

A career round gives Mickelson a claret jug

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — One of the greatest final rounds in a major. Two of the best shots he ever struck with a 3-wood. The third leg of the Grand Slam. Phil Mickelson never imagined […]


Roger Federer (AP Photo)

How tweet it is: Federer gets around to Twitter

PARIS (AP) — Yes, tennis fans, Roger Federer is finally on Twitter. The owner of a record 17 Grand Slam titles says Friday he waited to join the social media site until after seeing how […]


Federer beats Murray for record-tying 7th Wimbledon, 17th Slam

(AP) — A Grand Slam title drought did indeed end in Sunday’s historic and riveting Wimbledon final, only it was Roger Federer’s lengthy-for-him gap between trophies that came to a close, rather than Britain’s 76-year […]



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