Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic on Nick Kyrgios: He’s got a lot to learn
However, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic still believe that Nick Kyrgios' future is very bright. (AP) Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic believe that Nick Kyrgios has a lot to learn, but the top two players in the world acknowledged that he’s still gaining experience. Coming off a title in Tokyo,... Read more
China’s Peng Shuai captures 1st title at Tianjin Open
TENNIS.com TIANJIN, China (AP) Chinese veteran Peng Shuai captured the first title of her career at the Tianjin Open on Sunday, beating Alison Riske in the final 7-6 (3), 6-2. Peng, a former U.S. Open semifinalist, was winless in six previous finals on the WTA Tour. She saved 10... Read more
Latest Nick Kyrgios outburst has Aussie critics, commentators divided
Nick Kyrgios was fined a total of $16,500 for tanking. (AP) BRISBANE, Australia (AP) That latest outburst from Nick Kyrgios has commentators and critics in Australia divided over whether the tennis prodigy’s career would be better served by a harsher punishment or a reassuring hug. The 21-year-old Australian was fined... Read more
Wozniacki, Mladenovic to play for Hong Kong Open title
TENNIS.com HONG KONG (AP) Caroline Wozniacki reached her second final in the past month, defeating Jelena Jankovic 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday to advance to the title match at the Hong Kong Open. Wozniacki’s late-season resurgence has seen her reach the semifinals of the U.S. Open, win the Pan Pacific... Read more
Rain washes out Tianjin Open semifinals
TENNIS.com TIANJIN, China (AP) Peng Shuai and Danka Kovinic were level at one set apiece in the semifinals of the Tianjin Open on Saturday when play was suspended for the rest of the day due to rain. The match was scheduled to be completed on Sunday with the score... Read more
Golubic into Linz final after Madison Keys pulls out with illness
Tournament organizers say Madison Keys has a cold. (AP) LINZ, Austria (AP) Third-seeded Madison Keys pulled out of the Generali Ladies due to illness on Saturday, hours before her semifinal against Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland. Tournament organizers say the seventh-ranked American has a cold. Golubic is advancing to her second... Read more
In effort to qualify for WTA Finals, Kuznetsova takes Moscow wild card
There are still three open spots in the coveted Singapore field. (AP) Svetlana Kuznetsova has taken a wild card into the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, as the chase for the final spots in the WTA Finals will extend into next week. Kuznetsova is currently No. 11 in the standings, but she moved into the... Read more
Djokovic rallies from dismal first set to reach Shanghai semifinals
The top-ranked Novak Djokovic defeated Misha Zverev, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3. (AP) SHANGHAI (AP) Novak Djokovic certainly appears to be a different player on court these days: Smiling after shanking balls instead of screaming, humming songs instead of hurling rackets. And that’s when he’s having an off day. Djokovic was... Read more
Liking La Goff: Tennis could use more players like David Goffin
David Goffin isn't big or flashy, but there's something about his game that's wonderful. (AP) You probably know that Gael Monfils’ nickname is “La Monf.” But were you aware that his opponent on Thursday in Shanghai, David Goffin, is known in some quarters of the tennis world as “La Goff?”... Read more
Rafael Nadal unsure how much—or if—he’ll play the rest of the season
Rafael Nadal appears to be weighing whether to stick to his schedule or call it a season. (AP) Rafael Nadal is unsure of his schedule for the rest of the season following a second-round defeat to Viktor Troicki in Shanghai. The world No. 5 has not been in top form since experiencing... Read more