Week in Preview: Dimitrov, Sock in action as tours continue transition
Rather than take a break, Dimitrov is getting right back on the court at a red-clay 250 in Morocco. (AP) It’s still transition time on tour. Step by step, slide by slide, the players are making their way from hard courts to clay, and from the U.S. to Europe.... Read more
Each day on TENNIS.com, we’ll feature Tennis Channel’s Court Report, a rundown of the day that was in the sport—along with our thoughts on what’s happening on the courts around the world. It wasn’t the final that we expected to see when the week began, but that didn’t make... Read more
Teenager Daria Kasatkina wins the Volvo Car Open with composed tennis
Daria Kasatkina's tactical playing was a big asset in her victory in Charleston. (AP Photo) It was billed as a battle of youth for the Volvo Car Open final, and Russia’s Daria Kasatkina defeated Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-1 to capture her first WTA title. The talented duo exhibited... Read more
Former U.S. Open finalist Roberta Vinci out early at new Swiss event
The fourth-seeded Italian lost to 58th-ranked Kristyna Pliskova, 6-4, 6-4. (AP) BIEL, Switzerland (AP) — Former U.S. Open runner-up Roberta Vinci lost on the opening day of the first Biel Ladies Open on Monday. The fourth-seeded Italian, now ranked No. 35, lost to 58th-ranked Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-4,... Read more
Jamie Murray criticizes planned Davis Cup changes
One of the changes being considered is going from best-of-five sets to best-of-three. (AP Photo) The ITF’s planned changes to Davis Cup are drawing protests from traditionalists. During the quarterfinal round, French Davis Cup captain Yannick Noah championed the importance of the team event, while Britain’s Jamie Murray said... Read more
The Memphis Open may be moving to Long Island, New York
The tournament has not found a title sponsor for the event in the Tennessee city. Read more
Davis Cup: Australia clinches 3-1 quarterfinal win over US
None BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia advanced to the Davis Cup semifinals after Nick Kyrgios beat late substitute Sam Querrey of the United States 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-4 in the first reverse singles match on Sunday, clinching the quarterfinal 3-1 with a match to spare. On a hard court... Read more
Surging Federer, struggling Murray join up for The Match for Africa 3
Roger Federer and Andy Murray, who got together to promote the Dubai tournament earlier this year, will both come away winners at the Swiss’ latest charitable endeavor. (Screenshot from ATP World Tour Youtube) It’s hard to imagine 35-year-old Roger Federer winning more, and world No. 1 Andy Murray losing... Read more
At 46, Kimiko Date is returning to the pro tour following knee surgery
Kimiko Date is scheduled to play at an ITF event in Japan in a few weeks. (AP Photo) Kimiko Date says she wants to play WTA tournaments again, returning to the pro tour at 46 years old following knee surgery. She is scheduled to come back at an ITF... Read more
Serbia into Davis Cup semis after doubles win vs. Spain
None BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia wrapped up a Davis Cup quarterfinal victory against Spain by winning a five-set doubles on Saturday. Viktor Troicki and Nenad Zimonjic beat Pablo Carreno Busta and Marc Lopez 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-0, 4-6, 6-2 in three hours. Serbia has an unassailable 3-0 lead,... Read more