Nick Kyrgios defeats No. 4 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in wild, outburst-filled Wimbledon match

WIMBLEDON, England — Stefanos Tsitsipas called Nick Kyrgios a “thug” after the Australian defeated him in a volatile “circus” of a third-round match at Wimbledon on Saturday. Kyrgios won 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(7) to reach the fourth round at the All England Club for the first time since 2016, not without three code violations being … Read more

Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas advance to third round at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal reached the Wimbledon third round for the 11th time after beating Ricardas Berankis 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 on Thursday. Second-seeded Nadal looked far from his best at times, but won on Center Court in a match that ended indoors after a rain delay in the fourth set. It was Nadal’s 307th Grand Slam … Read more

Wimbledon 2022 – ‘A very millennial shot’

LONDON — It was late Monday night on Center Court when Andy Murray tried something for the second time in his professional career. The first round match was set for a single set – he was serving after breaking James Duckworth in the third and leading 2-1. Murray, already 0-15 for good, looked up to … Read more

Wimbledon 2022 – Where is Ash Barty in the world?

LONDON — Much of Wimbledon is synonymous with tradition. There are the usual sounds of popping champagne corks, dress codes, sunburned customers, strawberries and cream, and excessive amounts of Pimm’s No. 1 being consumed. Then there are other traditions: The defending men’s champion opens the game on Center Court on Monday, while the reigning women’s … Read more

Serena Williams shows characteristic intensity in first match in nearly a year

The Eastbourne crowd was on its feet as Serena Williams made her entrance from the tunnel onto Center Court with “What a Feeling” from “Flashdance” blasting from the sound system. She flashed a wry smile and waved as all her eyes were fixed on her every move. As her first-round doubles match with Ons Jabeur … Read more

Rafael Nadal wins 14th French Open title, 22nd Grand Slam, becomes oldest champion in tournament history

Rafael Nadal defeated Casper Ruud in straight sets on Sunday to win his 14th French Open championship and 22nd Grand Slam title. Nadal outclassed Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0, his victory coming two days after his 36th birthday and making him the oldest title winner in the tournament’s history on clay. The oldest champion in the … Read more

Rafael Nadal reaches the French Open final to face Casper Ruud after Alexander Zverev withdrew with an ankle injury

PARIS — Rafael Nadal was locked in a tight, convincing and long French Open semi-final on Friday when his opponent, third-seeded Alexander Zverev, ran to chase a shot and twisted his right ankle. Zverev collapsed to the ground, groaning in pain and clutching his lower leg. In his black outfit, arms and legs covered in … Read more

With functional changes to his game, Karman Kaur Thandi looks to put injury-plagued days behind him.

Karman Kaur Thandi was poised to be the next big star in Indian women’s tennis. In August 2018, she reached a career-high rank of 196 when she was just 20 years old, only the sixth Indian woman to have cracked the WTA top 200. But a cruel combination of injuries and the sports break due … Read more

Coco Gauff, Leylah Fernandez, Carlos Alcaraz, Holger Rune

Limited experience? Veteran opponents? The most unlikely of odds? None of these were a problem for a group of teenagers who were unfazed by French Open quarterfinal bids on the line. On Monday, Holger Rune pulled off one of the biggest tournament upsets so far with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over 2021 finalist … Read more