June 20, 2011
Tuesday's featured matches Seedings in parentheses Centre Court (Play begins 5 a.m. PDT) Defending champion Serena Williams (7) vs. Aravane Rezai; six-time champion Roger Federer (3) against Mikhail Kukushkin; Novak Djokovic (2) against Jeremy Chardy of France. Court 1 (Play begins 5 a.m. PDT) Andy Roddick (8) vs. Andreas Beck; Caroline Wozniacki (1) vs. Arantxa Parra Santonja. Court 2 (Play begins 4 a.m. PDT) French Open champion Li Na (3)
June 28, 2009 |
TODAY'S FEATURED MATCHES None. BURDEN OF ROOF Clouds menaced. Skies darkened. Excitement buzzed. Architectural history beckoned. As Andy Murray began to play Viktor Troicki at just after 6 Saturday evening, rain seemed imminent. Clearly the lucky retractable-roof aficionados in attendance finally would see Centre Court's $140-million roof in action.
June 27, 2009
TODAY'S FEATURED MATCHES All third round World rankings in parentheses Venus Williams (2) vs. Carla Suarez Navarro (34), Spain Suarez Navarro's 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 win over Williams in a splendid match at the Australian Open constituted an upset. Any repetition of that outcome would constitute rudeness toward the queen. Andy Roddick (6) vs.
January 29, 2009 |
To some American golf fans, he's the dour Scot who bristles at fans who move or even dare whisper while he's trying to play a shot, but to the Europeans, he's the quick-witted icon who now holds their international golf aspirations in his hands. Colin Montgomerie, sometimes referred to derisively as Mrs. Doubtfire and heckled extensively during the boisterous 1999 Ryder Cup in Brookline, Mass., on Wednesday was named captain of the European team for the 2010 Ryder Cup, to be played in Wales.
November 6, 2010 |
It's never been done before, a team coming from 0-2 down to win a Fed Cup championship. So U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez needs to conjure up a special pep talk. After Fed Cup rookie CoCo Vandeweghe was too late in penetrating the coolly multilayered game of 30-year-old Francesca Schiavone and Bethanie Mattek-Sands wasted a rousing comeback Saturday with a slew of unforced errors against Flavia Pennetta, the United States needs to win three matches Sunday against defending champion Italy to win its first championship since 2000.
May 21, 2011 |
Andy Roddick has already pulled out of the French Open tennis tournament. He has a sore shoulder and with a fourth-round finish as his best ever on the red clay of Roland Garros, really, what was the point of jeopardizing a late-career run at Wimbledon? John Isner, famous for his three-day marathon match at Wimbledon last year? He's drawn the top-seeded defending champion Rafael Nadal in the first round. Melanie Oudin, who burst onto the women's scene when she made it to a quarterfinal of the U.S. Open in 2009?
February 14, 2010 |
The Dallas Mavericks traded Josh Howard , Drew Gooden, James Singleton and Quinton Ross to the Washington Wizards on Saturday in exchange for Caron Butler , Brendan Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson . Howard was in his seventh season with Dallas, a span filled with promise and disappointment since he was the 29th overall pick in 2003. Gooden, signed by Dallas last summer, will be going to his eighth team in eight NBA seasons. It is a significant move for the Southwest Division-leading Mavericks (32-20)
September 12, 2009 |
There's a great story waiting to happen at the U.S. Open. It would be bigger than Melanie Oudin, bigger than a trimmed-down, fired-up, invincible-looking Serena Williams winning again. Bigger than anything John McEnroe might say. OK, maybe not that big. On Friday, out of the depressing, drenching mist that hovered over the U.S. Open and washed out play, came the thought that, from adversity comes opportunity. And that opportunity is Rafael Nadal's. Presented with his circumstances, others would be sulking and scoffing.
September 5, 2009 |
Last time Kim Clijsters and Venus Williams played tennis against each other, Clijsters won, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1, in the 2005 U.S. Open women's final, still Clijsters' only major championship. The third-seeded Williams and Clijsters will play again Sunday in the fourth round, a meeting set up Friday when Williams beat 46th-ranked Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, 6-2, 7-5. Williams was down a service break in the second set and limped during the last couple of games. Clijsters, back only a month after a two-year retirement, routed fellow Belgian Kirsten Flipkens, 6-0, 6-2. The day's most compelling match, though, was 28-year-old Taylor Dent's 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (1)
November 8, 2009 |
David Haye backed up weeks' worth of boasting, winning the World Boxing Assn. heavyweight title with a majority decision over Nikolai Valuev on Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany. The brash British boxer used his superior quickness over the huge Russian, who came close to being knocked down for the first time in his 16-year pro career in the final round. Haye won his third fight since moving up from cruiserweight. He fought Valuev (50-2), the tallest and heaviest champion in history, after antagonizing the other heavyweight titleholders, brothers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko . Haye (23-1)