Defending champion the Czech Republic and the U.S. won in the opening round of tennis’s Davis Cup, while 2012 runner-up Spain was ousted by Canada.
Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak to 17 matches yesterday at the Australian Open, where Maria Sharapova routed Venus Williams 6-1, 6-3 to tie the record for fewest games lost in the first three rounds.
Spain’s Marcel Granollers beat his compatriot Fernando Verdasco in three sets to win the final of tennis’s Swiss Open in Gstaad today.
Rafael Nadal moved one step closer to a showdown with Roger Federer in the U.S. Open final, advancing to the semifinals with a straight-set victory over fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco .
Rafael Nadal reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a straight-set victory, while defending champion Kim Clijsters set up a meeting with Venus Williams for a spot in the women’s final.
Novak Djokovic beat Juan Martin del Potro at the French Open to extend his unbeaten run since the start of the season to 40 consecutive matches.
Third-seeded Andy Murray won three tiebreakers and needed almost four hours to defeat Feliciano Lopez and join men’s top seed Roger Federer in the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament.
Five-time winner Roger Federer of Switzerland is the top men’s seed for the U.S. Open ahead of defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia.
Venus Williams limped to a three-set comeback victory, overcoming a groin injury to defeat Sandra Zahlavova in the second round of the Australian Open.
Milos Raonic beat top seed Fernando Verdasco in the SAP Open final to become the first Canadian in 16 years to win a title on the men’s tennis circuit.