France’s Jeremy Chardy beats Kyle Edmund for 4-1 Davis Cup victory
None ROUEN, France (AP) — Jeremy Chardy beat Kyle Edmund 6-4, 6-4 in reverse singles to give France a comprehensive 4-1 win against Britain in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Sunday. Both players had seven aces on indoor clay at the Kindarea in Rouen. Chardy dropped his serve once... Read more
Italy barely clings on in Davis Cup quarterfinals against Belgium
None CHARLEROI, Belgium (AP) — Italy staved off losing to Belgium in the Davis Cup quarterfinals by winning the doubles on Saturday. Simone Bolelli and Andreas Seppi defeated Ruben Bemelmans and Jons De Loore 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6) in nearly four hours. Belgium won both singles on... Read more
Russian teen Daria Kasatkina wins first WTA event in Charleston
In her first final appearance, Daria Kasatkina handled the pressure, winning in straight sets. (AP Photo) CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Teenager Daria Kasatkina doesn’t just upset the top-ranked player in the world. She also can win a tournament. The 19-year-old Russian showed patience and poise Sunday to beat fellow... Read more
Who was Norman? Federer has much in common with his trophy’s namesake
Behind Roger Federer’s Australian Open trophy is an Aussie tennis hero. (AP, Wikimedia Commons)  “I call it Norman,” Roger Federer told The New York Times. “I’ve had dinner with Norman, spent a lot of time with Norman.” Who is Federer’s new friend? “Norman,” in reality, is the replica of... Read more
Female athletes get a trio of wins in equality fight
Years of tense negotiations have led to final agreements for comparable compensation. (AP Photo) In a matter of days, female athletes around the globe scored a trio of wins in their fight for equality after decades of work. The U.S. women’s national soccer team struck a new collective bargaining... Read more
Court Report: All teenage rumble in Charleston
Each day on, 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 will be an all teenage rumble in South Carolina as 19-year-olds Jelena Ostapenko and Daria Kasatkina... Read more
Youth reigns in Charleston as Ostapenko and Kastakina reach the finals
Jelena Ostapenko celebrates after defeating Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. (AP Photo) If you take a look at the Volvo Car Open draw, there are two Grand Slam singles winners, four Olympic gold medalists, three former world No.1-ranked players and a veteran lefty who has reached a major singles final. Saying that... Read more
France into Davis Cup semis after doubles win versus Britain
None ROUEN, France (AP) — France advanced to the Davis Cup semifinals after veterans Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut won a tight doubles to beat Britain 3-0 on Saturday. Benneteau and Mahut edged Dominic Inglot and Jamie Murray 7-6 (7), 5-7, 7-5, 7-5. France will host Serbia in September.... Read more
Court Report: Wozniacki gets ousted; Lucic-Baroni makes the semis
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni ended the run of American Shelby Rogers to reach the semis in Charleston. (AP Photo) Each day on, 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. The semifinals... Read more
Jack Sock and Steve Johnson keep the U.S. alive in Davis Cup quarters
The win over Sam Groth and John Peers reduced Australia's lead to 2-1. (AP Photo) BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Late substitute Jack Sock and partner Steve Johnson kept the United States alive in its Davis Cup quarterfinal with Australia, beating Sam Groth and John Peers 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 2-6,... Read more