Federer calls for ‘zero tolerance’ following news of Sharapova’s two-year ban
"Whether it's intentional or not, I don't see too much difference," the 17-time Grand Slam champion said. (AP) Roger Federer firmly believes that there should be strict measures for anti-doping violations. Read more
Nadal on missing Wimbledon: ‘It’s a very tough decision’
It's unclear whether the 14-time Grand Slam champion will be able to play at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August. (AP) LONDON (AP) Rafael Nadal pulled out of Wimbledon on Thursday, citing the left wrist injury that forced him out of the French Open. Read more
Bencic enjoying pain-free comeback in ‘s-Hertogenbosch
In the Round of 16 on Thursday, the teenager came from behind to edge Lepchenko, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. (AP) Belinda Bencic is enjoying a pain-free comeback in ‘s-Hertogenbosch after a back injury sidelined her during the clay season. Read more
Nadal, still nursing left wrist injury, pulls out of Wimbledon
A two-time champion and three-time runner-up at the All England Club, he hasn't been past the fourth round since 2011. (AP) Rafael Nadal has pulled out of Wimbledon with a left wrist injury, he announced on social media on Thursday. Read more
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Second-seeded Johanna Konta of Britain bowed out in the second round of the Nottingham Open when she lost to Saisai Zheng of China 6-4, 7-5 on Thursday. Konta, at a career-high world ranking of No. 18, hurt her hip and needed on-court treatment twice in the... Read more
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Second-seeded Johanna Konta of Britain bowed out in the second round of the Nottingham Open when she lost to Saisai Zheng of China 6-4, 7-5 on Thursday. Konta, at a career-high world ranking of No. 18, hurt her hip and needed on-court treatment twice in the... Read more
Tsonga pulls out of Queen’s Club tournament with injury
The 12th-ranked Frenchman retired from his third-round match against Gulbis at the French Open. (AP) LONDON (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has pulled out of next week’s Wimbledon warmup tournament at Queen’s Club because of an adductor injury. Read more
Tsonga pulls out of Queen’s Club tournament with injury
The 12th-ranked Frenchman retired from his third-round match against Gulbis at the French Open. (AP) LONDON (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has pulled out of next week’s Wimbledon warmup tournament at Queen’s Club because of an adductor injury. Read more
Federer tops up-and-comer Fritz in three sets to reach quarterfinals at Mercedes Cup
Federer struggled to hold serve early in the third but broke for 5-4 and clinched the match with a backhand winner. Read more
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) South Africa’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by former Grand Slam tennis champion Bob Hewitt, ruling that he must serve a six-year jail sentence after being convicted of the rape and sexual assault of young girls he coached decades ago. Read more