MVPs Nicole Gibbs, Ryan Harrison face off in final of World TeamTennis
Gibbs helped the Breakers (8-4) reach their second consecutive final. (Wikimedia Commons) NEW YORK (AP) Americans Nicole Gibbs and Ryan Harrison are the MVPs of World Team Tennis. Gibbs of the Orange County Breakers and Harrison of the San Diego Aviators led their teams to the WTT Final. They... Read more
After practice session, Serena Williams withdraws from Cincinnati with shoulder injury
The world No. 1 took a wild card into the event after losing in the third round of the Olympics. (AP) CINCINNATI (AP) Top-seeded Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Western & Southern Open with a shoulder injury, the tournament announced on Monday. Williams, the tournament’s two-time defending champion,... Read more
Grigor Dimitrov upsets second-seeded Stan Wawrinka in Cincinnati
Tied 3-3 in the second set, Wawrinka committed two unforced forehand errors and Dimitrov got the break he needed to take command. (AP) MASON, Ohio (AP) Grigor Dimitrov upset second-seeded Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday to earn his first berth in the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern... Read more
Cincinnati ATP Preview: Olympians Kei Nishikori, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray right back at it
  Bronze medalist Kei Nishikori could meet gold-medal winner Andy Murray in the quarterfinals. (AP) From Rio to Ohio the tours go. If that sounds like a comedown, well, pretty much anything would be after the Olympics. The Games had it all, except for one thing: ranking points. They... Read more
Former champion Juan Martin del Potro gets wild card into U.S. Open
His ranking was too low to gain direct entry into the field at Flushing Meadows this year. He is 141st this week. Read more
Red hot Andy Murray being ‘smart’ about scheduling as exhaustion mounts
Murray, the top seed in Cincinnati, has won 29 of his last 30 matches. (AP) Andy Murray is relying on strategic scheduling to allow him to stay eager and fit despite a busy stretch of tournaments. The world No. 2 has won, or reached the final, at every tournament he has played since the Madrid... Read more
No longer with Goran Ivanisevic, Marin Cilic hires Jonas Bjorkman to be coach
Cilic is playing this week's Masters event in Cincinnati. Read more
Juan Martin del Potro warred, Andy Murray won and Olympic tennis ended in fittingly epic style
Great Britain’s greatest player delivered once again. (AP) Four hours and four minutes after they began, Andy Murray and Juan Martin del Potro walked slowly to the net and leaned toward each other. It was less a hug than it was a moment of mutual physical support; they needed... Read more
Simona Halep, Kei Nishikori cruise into third round in Cincinnati
Rio Olympics bronze medalist Kei Nishikori reached the third round with a 6-3, 6-2 win over qualifier Mikhail Youzhny. (AP) MASON, Ohio (AP) Third-seeded Simona Halep advanced to third round of the Western & Southern Open with a 6-3, 6-1 win over qualifier Annika Beck on Wednesday. Halep, a... Read more
Tomas Berdych: New coach Goran Ivanisevic could be ‘the guy I was looking for’
"These days, I think 30 is not an old age for tennis players," Berdych said. (Wikimedia Commons) Tomas Berdych, who is playing his first tournament with new coach Goran Ivanisevic, says he is excited to have the Croat courtside. The two agreed to start working together a couple of weeks... Read more