Tennis

Even modest Nadal impressed by record 31st…

Usually modest about his achievements, Rafael Nadal allowed himself a moment to appreciate his record 31st Masters title on Sunday

Keys sends US into second straight Fed Cup final

Defending champion United States will play in a second consecutive Fed Cup final after defeating France 3-2

Fed Cup: France and US 1-1 in semifinals

Kristina Mladenovic has rallied to beat CoCo Vandeweghe 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 and draw France level with defending champion United States in their Fed Cup semifinal in Aix-en-Provence

Kvitova beats Kerber to send Czechs back into Fed Cup final

Petra Kvitova defeated Angelique Kerber 6-2, 6-2 in under an hour to send the Czech Republic to the Fed Cup final with what proved to be a 4-1 win over Germany

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Fed Cup: Belgium leads Italy 2-0 in World Group playoffs

Belgium is firmly in control of its Fed Cup World Group playoff against Italy after Elise Mertens and Alison van Uytvanck gave it a 2-0 lead in Genoa

Venus, Serena Williams join Billie Jean King…

Venus and Serena Williams are adding their names and voices to the push for equal pay championed by the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative

Fed Cup: Kvitova, Pliskova give Czechs 2-0 lead over Germany

Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova have given the Czech Republic a 2-0 lead over Germany in the Fed Cup semifinals with dominant displays in their opening rubbers

Johnson, Sandgren set up all-American final

Defending champion Steve Johnson wore down Taylor Fritz 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-2, breaking his 20-year-old countryman twice in the third set after letting two match points slip away in the second in the U.S. Men's Clay Court semifinals

Nadal wary of saying he's fully recovered from…

Rafael Nadal is wary of saying he's fully recovered from a troublesome right thigh injury as he defends his Monte Carlo Masters title

Steve Johnson wins US Men's Clay Court _ again

Steve Johnson shrugged off numerous missed opportunities to beat first-time ATP Tour finalist Tennys Sandgren 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-4 to become the first player to successfully defend the U.S. Men's Clay Court title in 16 years

Nadal doesn't see himself skipping tournaments like Federer

For now, Rafael Nadal doesn't see himself skipping Wimbledon the way Roger Federer has the French Open

Fed Cup: Stephens to open for US against France…

US Open champion Sloane Stephens will open play for the U.S. Fed Cup team against 122nd-ranked Pauline Parmentier of France in the Fed Cup semifinals

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US Open champ Stephens, runner-up Keys on US Fed Cup team

U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens, runner-up Madison Keys and semifinalist CoCo Vandeweghe will join former No. 1 doubles player Bethanie Mattek-Sands on the Americans' roster for a Fed Cup semifinal against host France

Pliskova, Kvitova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup semifinals

The Czech Republic will have two top-10 players available for next weekend's Fed Cup semifinals against Germany

Nadal wants extra practice after reaching Monte…

Rafael Nadal's priority after reaching his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final was to whip out his phone and frantically text coach Carlos Moya

Bertens powers past Goerges to win Charleston…

Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands overpowered Germany's Julia Goerges to cap a long Sunday in Charleston with her fourth career WTA title

Frenchmen Simon and Gasquet reach 2nd round at Hassan II

Gilles Simon beat Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (5) in an erratic all-French match featuring 12 breaks of serve to reach the Grand Prix Hassan II second round Monday

Top-100 tennis pro sues WTA, ITF on blood testing procedure

American professional tennis player Madison Brengle has filed a lawsuit in Florida state court against the WTA and International Tennis Federation

Top-seeded Ramos-Vinolas reaches 2nd round in Marrakech

Top-seeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas is near-perfect on his first serve to dispatch Moroccan wild card Amine Ahouda 6-1, 6-2 in just over an hour to reach the second round of the Grand Prix Hassan II

Top seed Mladenovic injured at Samsung Open

Top seed Kristina Mladenovic retired with a back injury in the first round of the weather-affected Samsung Open

Maria Sharapova commits to play in new Bay Area tour event

Maria Sharapova has committed to play in the Bay Area this summer as the former Stanford WTA stop moves to San Jose State University

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Zverev, Dimitrov, Thiem rusty, reach Monte Carlo 3rd round

Grigor Dimitrov and Dominic Thiem looked a little rusty winning their second-round matches at the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday

Khachanov, Zverev and Medvedev reach Monte Carlo 2nd round

Karen Khachanov was clinical on his serve in a 7-5, 6-4 win against Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Sunday

Djokovic relieved to reach Monte Carlo 2nd round

After easing into the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters, a relieved Novak Djokovic says his troublesome right elbow no longer bothers him