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November 13, 2018 5:08 PM Anderson thrashes Nishikori to be on verge of ATP semis

Anderson and Nishikori split their last two meetings and the Japanese player held a 5-3 career head-to-head, so a close match appeared to be on the cards. However, just as he did in his tournament-opening victory over Thiem on Sunday, Anderson started fast as an aggressive forehand into the corner earned him a 2-0 lead. As an increasingly frustrated 5

November 11, 2018 1:49 AM Lucie Safarova sets Australian Open as her retirement tournament

She won seven WTA singles titles and 15 doubles titles, including five Grand Slams with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Safarova reached her highest singles ranking, No. 5, in 2015, and was top-ranked in the doubles in 2017. Safarova reached the French Open final in 2015 — losing to Serena Williams — and the Wimbledon semifinals in 2014. She teamed with Barbora 11

November 4, 2018 9:03 PM Karen Khachanov upsets Novak Djokovic to capture Paris Masters title

After both players held to love, Khachanov showed no nerves — even though he was in his first Masters final — and served out the match. He secured victory on his first match point when Djokovic chopped a backhand return wide. The imposing Khachanov thrust both his arms in the air and, moments later, knelt down to kiss the court. “It’s a breakthrough 11

October 31, 2018 5:19 PM Milos Raonic pulls out of Paris Masters match against Roger Federer with elbow injury

Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., was coming off a tough 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) first-round win over France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Tuesday. This tennis season has been hard on Raonic, who is ranked 21st in the world. He withdrew from the Monte Carlo Masters with a right-knee injury in April and missed most of the clay-court season, including the French 12

October 19, 2018 11:56 AM Wimbledon to introduce final-set tiebreakers in 2019

LONDON—That epic 70-68 fifth set at Wimbledon will never be matched or surpassed, or even challenged. The All England Club said Friday it will introduce final-set tiebreakers next year, starting when the score reaches 12-12 in the decider. The grass-court Grand Slam tournament is the second of the four majors to use a final-set tiebreaker to determine 13

September 4, 2018 9:27 PM Milos Raonic, Denis Shapovalov give Canada strong 1-2 against Netherlands

The Netherlands’ top player is No. 49 Robin Haase. The visitors also are bringing Thiemo de Bakker, Scott Griekspoor, Jean-Julien Rojer and Matwe Middelkoop. Raonic, 16-6 in Davis Cup play, is scheduled to play his first tie since 2015. He lost in the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Sunday against American John Isner. Shapovalov, 19, is playing his fifth 31

August 23, 2018 8:53 PM Williams sisters on early collision course after U.S. Open draw

NEW YORK—Serena and Venus Williams could be headed toward their earliest Grand Slam meeting in 20 years, facing a potential third-round matchup at the U.S. Open. If the sisters do play each other, the winner might face No. 1-ranked Simona Halep in the fourth round. That section of the women’s bracket, and a possible Roger Federer-Novak Djokovic quarterfinal 19

August 16, 2018 3:53 PM A new era for international tennis as Davis Cup gets extreme makeover

Grand Slam federations were split on the vote: France and the United States voted for it, while Australia and Britain voted against it. Those countries held the most power, with 12 votes each in the ITF’s weighted system. Many countries did not make their final decisions until the days and even hours before Thursday’s vote. The Lawn Tennis Association 20

August 8, 2018 7:48 PM Unseeded Cornet upsets Wimbledon champion Kerber at women’s Rogers Cup

MONTREAL—Maria Sharapova continued her bid to climb back to the top of women’s tennis with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over 12th-seeded Daria Kasatkina in the second round of the women’s Rogers Cup on Wednesday. Sharapova, the former world No. 1 who was ranked 149th a year ago after serving a 15-month doping ban, posted a second one-sided win in a row after a 6-1, 6-2 defeat 18

August 1, 2018 3:14 PM Serena Williams loses to Johanna Konta in most lopsided defeat of career

She pumped her left arm and yelled “yes!” after winning the first point of the second game in the second. Williams then outlasted Konta for a long third point but was unable to hold serve. “It’s difficult, I guess. It’s not I guess, for sure,” she said of trying to find that consistency again. Williams, wearing a long-sleeved red dress and headband and cheered 22