Latest Tennis News

Changeover: Miami Open tennis moves to Dolphins' home

Mar. 18, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — At the main entrance to the Miami Dolphins' stadium stands a statue of Dan Marino as a witness to a game-changing completion. A remarkable transformation is done, and the complex is ready for tennis. The Miami Open has moved 18 miles north from its location since 1987, the...

Swedish tennis player suspended, fined for bets on matches

Mar. 18, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Swedish tennis player who is a sophomore at the University of San Diego has been suspended and fined after admitting to having bet on tennis matches. The Tennis Integrity Unit said Monday that David Norfeldt has been suspended for eight months and fined $6,000 after he acknowledged placing...

Thiem edges Federer in 3 sets to win Indian Wells title

Mar. 17, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Roger Federer came out playing like his legendary self. Dominic Thiem needed a set to adjust to what he was seeing across the net. Thiem went on to beat Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 and win the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, denying Federer a record sixth title in the desert. "It just...

Oh, Canada! Teen Andreescu upsets Kerber to win Indian Wells

Mar. 17, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Bianca Andreescu had thought herself a champion many times. Now it's true. The 18-year-old Canadian, who practices visualization every morning, upset three-time major champion Angelique Kerber 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, becoming the first wild-card...

Federer reaches Indian Wells final after Nadal's withdrawal

Mar. 16, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Dominic Thiem outlasted Milos Raonic 7-6 (3), 6-7 (3), 6-4 on Saturday to reach the BNP Paribas Open final after Roger Federer advanced when Rafael Nadal withdrew because of a knee injury. A somber Nadal announced his withdrawal a couple hours before he was scheduled to take the...

Scandal lays bare stress of elite college admissions process

Mar. 16, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With dreams of UCLA for her daughter, single mother Donna Balancia chose a high-rent apartment to get her into Beverly Hills High School, which she hoped would give her the best shot at the college of her choice. Once there, she'd bring her daughter to the UCLA tennis court to...

Federer, Nadal on collision course in semis at Indian Wells

Mar. 16, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — It's Federer vs. Nadal again, only this time it'll be in the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open. Roger Federer beat Hubert Hurkacz 6-4, 6-4 and Rafael Nadal got by Karen Khachanov 7-6 (2), 7-6 (2) on Friday to set up the old rivals' 39th career meeting and first in 16 months....

Chilean tennis player banned for life for bribery

Mar. 15, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Chilean tennis player has been banned for life for trying to bribe an opponent. The Tennis Integrity Unit says 31-year-old Mauricio Alvarez-Guzman offered his opponent 1,000 euros ($1,130) to lose a set during a 2016 tournament in Germany. Alvarez-Guzman was also found guilty of bribing his...

Raonic ends lucky loser's run, Venus out at Indian Wells

Mar. 15, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Milos Raonic made sure Miomir Kecmanovic's good luck finally ran out at the BNP Paribas Open. Raonic beat the 19-year-old Serb 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the semifinals and improve to 19-4 at Indian Wells since 2014. Raonic fired 13 aces against no double faults in putting...

Former British Davis Cup captain Paul Hutchins dies at 73

Mar. 14, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Paul Hutchins, the former British Davis Cup captain who led the team to the final in 1978, has died. He was 73. The Lawn Tennis Association and Hutchins' family announced the death on Thursday. The family said in a statement to Britain's Press Association that Hutchins, who had suffered from...