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ROME (AP) – After all these years, Rafael Nadal still knows how to dominate Roger Federer.
In the 30th meeting between the two tennis greats, Nadal controlled the final from start to finish to win 6-1, 6-3 Sunday for his seventh Italian Open title.
“Rafa was just too good today,” Federer said.
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ROME (AP) – Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will renew their rivalry in the Italian Open final Sunday – exactly a week before the French Open starts.
In Saturday’s semifinals at the Foro Italico, Federer held off a stiff challenge afrom rising Frenchman Benoit Paire 7-6 (5), 6-4, and six-time Rome champion Nadal defeated sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4 – a day after Berdych...
MADRID (AFP) – Rafael Nadal made a comfortable start to his quest for a third Madrid Masters title on Wednesday but Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka slumped to a shock exit.
Nadal eased past Frenchman Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-4 and will next face either compatriot Nicolas Almagro or Mikhail Youzhny of Russia for a place in the quarterfinals.
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MIAMI (AFP) - Five-time champion Serena Williams wasted no time booking her berth in the WTA Miami final by steamrolling Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-3 to set up a title clash with third seed Maria Sharapova.
Russia’s Sharapova, a four-time runner up in Miami, was equally dominant as the newly crowned Indian Wells winner hammered Jelena Jankovic 6-2, 6-1 in the other semi-final on...
INDIAN WELLS, California (AFP) – Maria Sharapova, her first title of 2013 safely under her belt, looks poised to join the battle for the world number one spot in women’s tennis, but her real appetite is for Grand Slam glory.
The Russian completed a career Grand Slam with her French Open triumph last year, when she also briefly returned to the top of the rankings for the first time...
INDIAN WELLS, California (AP) – Top-ranked Novak Djokovic defeated Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (4), 6-1 to reach the fourth round at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday with his 20th consecutive victory.
Defending women’s champion Victoria Azarenka extended her own streak despite a nagging ankle problem, defeating Urszula Radwanska 6-3, 6-1 for her 17th straight win.
INDIAN WELLS, California, (AFP) – Victoria Azarenka woke up just in time on Monday, rallying for a 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory over Belgian Kirsten Flipkens that kept her Indian Wells WTA title defence on track.
Azarenka remained unbeaten in 2013, having successfully defended her Australian Open title and her WTA Doha crown.
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INDIAN WELLS, California (AFP) - Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone defeated fellow Italian Flavia Pennetta 7-5, 6-1 on Wednesday to book a clash with second-seeded Maria Sharapova at the BNP Paribas Open.
Schiavone, the 2010 Roland Garros winner, improved to 5-2 against Pennetta, who has only recently returned from wrist surgery.
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With $1,000,000 on the line, 32 of the best tennis players in the world will battle it out in the PNB Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California.
The tournament – part of the 2013 WTA Premier tour – will feature some of the most known women tennis players such as Maria Sharapova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Li Na, and defending Paribas Open champion Victoria Azarenka.
NEW YORK (AP) – Rafael Nadal plans to test his fragile knee on the hard courts at Indian Wells to determine his playing schedule for the rest of the spring after playing an exhibition match on the surface Monday.
The 11-time Grand Slam champion wasn’t too worried about playing on a hard court against Juan Martin del Potro on Monday night, his first chance to compete at Madison...