Tennis

Serena Williams returns, Fed Cup 'start of a long…

Serena Williams returns, Fed Cup 'start of a long process'

New York Open tennis tournament arrives on Long Island

New York no longer has to wait for the U.S. Open for top-level tennis; men's players compete in Long Island next week

Nastase tennis bans reduced 8 months on appeal…

Ilie Nastase has two tennis bans reduced 8 months and his fine doubled to $20,000 following his appeal against ITF sanctions for foul-mouthed comments and misconduct as Romania's Fed Cup captain last year

Australian Open finalist Halep signs new sponsorship deal

Australian Open finalist Simona Halep signs new sponsorship deal with Nike after playing without a sponsor in Melbourne

Top-seeded Anderson wins 1st match at New York Open

Top-seeded Kevin Anderson needed a third-set tiebreaker to beat American Ernesto Escobedo 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the second round of the New York Open

Verdasco, Monfils advance in Argentina Open

Fernando Verdasco and Gael Monfils won their first-round matches in the Argentina Open and Australian Open semifinalist Kyle Edmund withdrew from the tournament due to illness

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Wozniacki stays No 1 after edging Kerber in Qatar quarters

Caroline Wozniacki has outlasted former No. 1 Angelique Kerber 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-3 in the Qatar Open quarterfinals and ensured she retains the top ranking from Simona Halep

Worth the wait: Federer will be world No. 1 at 36

Roger Federer has added another highlight to his age-defying career resurgence by returning to the top of the world rankings after more than five years and becoming the oldest No. 1 at 36

The Latest: Hanyu, Yarnold, Ledeska win gold at…

Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu won gold on Day 8 of the Pyeongchang Games to become the first man to repeat as Olympic champion since Dick Button

Anderson beats Querrey to win New York Open title

Top-seeded Kevin Anderson won the first New York Open, beating No. 2 seed Sam Querrey 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) for his fourth career ATP Tour title

Goffin to face Gasquet in Open Sud de France semis

Top seed David Goffin did not face a break point as he beat qualifier Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the Open Sud de France

Fed Cup: 2017 finalist Belarus set for rookie Germans

Aryna Sabalenka will try to get Belarus off to a good start against Tatjana Maria, who will play her first Fed Cup tie for Germany in seven years on Saturday

Fed Cup World Group II: Ukraine 1, Australia 1 after 1st day

Fifteen-year-old Marta Kostyuk evened Ukraine's Fed Cup World Group II match with Australia at 1-1, beating Daria Gavrilova 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Saturday

Fed Cup: Mladenovic levels for France against Belgium

Kristina Mladenovic beat Kirsten Flipkens 6-2, 6-4 to draw France level with Belgium at 1-1 in their Fed Cup first-round match

Fed Cup: US, Czechs up 2-0 after Day 1

The defending champion United States and Czech Republic are one more win away from making the Fed Cup semifinals

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Russia's Elistratov gives nation reason to cheer at Olympics

Russia's Semen Elistratov won the first medal for his disgraced nation at the Pyeongchang Olympics, claiming a bronze medal in men's 1,500-meter short-track speedskating

Venus Williams, Vandeweghe give US 2-0 lead in…

Venus Williams, Vandeweghe give US 2-0 lead over Netherlands in Fed Cup.

Kvitova, Strycova win, Czechs lead Swiss 2-0 in Fed Cup

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and Barbora Strycova won the opening singles matches to give the Czech Republic a commanding 2-0 lead over Switzerland in the Fed Cup first round

Gasquet sets up all-French final vs Pouille in Montpellier

Richard Gasquet has overcome a second-set meltdown to beat top-seeded David Goffin 6-4, 0-6, 6-3 and set up an all-French tennis final against Lucas Pouille at the Open Sud de France in Montpellier

Fed Cup: Belarus and Germany 1-1

Belarus and Germany have finished 1-1 after the opening singles of their Fed Cup World Group tie in Minsk

Fed Cup World Group II: Australia 3, Ukraine 2

Fed Cup World Group II: Barty wins both singles, doubles to lead Australia to 3-2 win over Ukraine

Kvitova sends Czechs into Fed Cup semis

The Czech Republic advanced to the Fed Cup semifinals after double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-4

Pouille beats Gasquet again to win Open Sud de France

Second-seeded Lucas Pouille of France continued his hold over Richard Gasquet, beating him 7-6 (2), 6-4 to win the Open Sud de France for his fifth career ATP title

Fed Cup: 10th straight SFs for Czechs; Serena…

Czech Republic beat Switzerland 3-1 to advance to its 10th straight Fed Cup semifinal on Sunday, and Serena Williams played her first competitive match in more than a year as defending champion United States defeated the Netherlands 3-1

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France wins doubles to beat Belgium 3-2 in Fed Cup

Two-time champion France advances to the Fed Cup semifinals after beating Belgium 3-2 on Sunday

Fed Cup: Germany upsets Belarus 3-2 in Minsk to make semis

Tatjana Maria won two points in her first Fed Cup tie in seven years and led Germany past 2017 finalist Belarus and into the semifinals in Minsk

Simona Halep to miss Romania's Fed Cup series against Canada

Simona Halep says she will miss Romania's Fed Cup tie with Canada this weekend after due to an injury sustained at the Australian Open