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Kvitova back in Connecticut Open final for third straight year

 August 23, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

New Haven - Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached the finals of the Connecticut Open for the third straight year, beating Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-1 on Friday.She will face a close friend, Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, in...


Kvitova cruises into semis

 August 22, 2014; Updated: 4:55 am

New Haven — Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win Thursday over fellow Czech player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.


Upset city for pair of top seeds in New Haven

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

New Haven - Third-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark both suffered straight-set upsets Wednesday in the second round of the Connecticut Open.


Defending champ Halep upset at Connecticut Open tennis tournament; Kvitova sails through

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Defending champion and top-seeded Simona Halep was upset Tuesday in her opening match at the Connecticut Open, falling 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova.Rybarikova, ranked 68th in the world, broke the serve of the world's...


Wozniacki survives early scare in New Haven

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

New Haven - Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark rallied to defeat Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 Monday night in the first round at the Connecticut Open.Wozniacki got off to a sluggish start. A four-time champion of the New Haven...


Serena, Federer take titles

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Mason, Ohio - By now, everyone knows Roger Federer's itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner's trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the U.S. Open.Might as well rename it the Federer...


Pennetta wins at Connecticut Open

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

New Haven - Flavia Pennetta of Italy beat Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday in the first round of the Connecticut Open.The sixth-seeded Pennetta used two straight aces to clinch the win."She fights...


Serena advances to women's final at Cincy

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Mason, Ohio - Serena Williams rallied to advance to the Western & Southern Open final, beating Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday.The top-ranked Williams lost a set for the first time in the tournament and committed 41...


Tennis roundup

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 11:59 pm

Venus wins all-Williams semiVenus beat Serena in an all-Williams semifinal in the Rogers Cup at Montreal.


Tennis roundup

 August 4, 2014; Updated: 12:11 am

Serena Williams wins Bank of the West title


Top-seeded Isner wins 2nd straight Atlanta title

 July 28, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Top-seeded John Isner overpowered Dudi Sela on Sunday to successfully defend his Atlanta Open title, blowing serve after serve past the 5-foot-9 Israeli player in a 6-3, 6-4 victory.Serving for the match, the 6-foot-10 Isner fell behind...


Tennis roundup

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 11:49 pm

Wozniacki wins Istanbul Cup title


Hewitt breaks through on third try in Newport

 July 14, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Australian Lleyton Hewitt took advantage of his second chances to win a title on his third try at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.Playing in his third consecutive final on Newport's grass courts, Hewitt, the No. 3 seed, beat...


Davenport inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame

 July 13, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Lindsay Davenport has reached her sport's highest honor, with her induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.Davenport highlighted a five-person class that was enshrined Saturday on Newport's grass courts during a 90-minute...


Isner bounced in Hall of Fame quarters

 July 12, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

John Isner felt the ball hit the line, so he conceded the point. It turned into a big moment for Jack Sock.The seventh-seeded Sock advanced to the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory over No. 1...


France's Mahut ousted in Newport

 July 11, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Newport, R.I. - Second-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia and Samuel Groth of Australia advanced to the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Thursday.The 153rd-ranked Groth defeated defending champion Nicolas Mahut of...


Kvitova headlines New Haven Open tennis field

 July 9, 2014; Updated: 12:01 am

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, fresh off winning her second Wimbledon women's singles championship, headlines a strong field for the 2014 Connecticut Open, tournament director Anne Worcester announced Tuesday.


Isner wins opener at Newport

 July 9, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

John Isner rode his fierce serve to another victory on Newport's grass courts, defeating Wayne Odesnik 6-3, 7-6 (6) Tuesday to reach the second round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I.The 6-foot-10 Isner had 19 aces...


Djokovic's pep talk swept aside 'fear,' 'demons'

 July 8, 2014; Updated: 4:03 am

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.


Djokovic wins an instant classic

 July 7, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

London - Novak Djokovic's large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer's regal presence and resurgent play.No man has won tennis' oldest major tournament more often than...


Might as well be royalty: Kvitova captures second Wimbledon title

 July 6, 2014; Updated: 2:20 am

London — Petra Kvitova plays so much better at the All England Club than anywhere else, and now she owns two championships to prove it.


Federer shows he's still got something left

 July 5, 2014; Updated: 1:54 am

London — Roger Federer was on the decline — or so the thinking went.


Canada claims a finalist at Wimbledon

 July 4, 2014; Updated: 4:35 am

London — Eugenie Bouchard could have lost her focus after the fourth game of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, when play was delayed for five minutes during Simona Halep's medical timeout for a left ankle...


Dimitrov ends Murray's reign as Wimbledon champion

 July 3, 2014; Updated: 1:59 am

London — The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray's time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close.


Nadal, Sharapova fall at Wimbledon

 July 2, 2014; Updated: 2:38 am

London — Rafael Nadal ran out of comebacks at Wimbledon, losing to a brash, big-serving, between-the-legs-hitting 19-year-old kid who might just be a future star.


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