Venus drops opener to Pliskova at WTA Finals
Venus Williams, the only player of the eight in the WTA Finals not to win a title this year, dropped her opening match to Karolina Pliskova on Sunday.
Serena absence ushers in new era at WTA Finals
As the top eight WTA players of 2017 gather for the season finale in Singapore, it is the most famous female tennis player of all -- Serena Williams -- who has been central to all their aspirations.
New fuzzy friends keeping Elina Svitolina's mind at ease
Elina Svitolina wants to win the WTA Finals, but even if she doesn't, she can at least walk away from Singapore with an experience she'll never forget.
Pliskova eases past Venus Williams in Singapore.
Karolina Pliskova brushed aside Venus WIlliams winning 6-2, 6-2 in the BNP Paribas WTA finals in Singapore.
Muguruza edges past Ostapenko in Singapore.
Garbine Muguruza came through a nervy encounter beating Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-4 in the round robin stage of the WTA Finals.
Fast and furious: Federer's winning approach vs. Nadal
Who is this chump Roger Federer keeps beating this season? His name happens to be Rafael Nadal, and the lopsided results answer a few key questions.
Federer bests Nadal for fifth straight in rivalry
Roger Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadal this year to four matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday.
Nadal out of Swiss Indoors with knee injury
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Swiss Indoors next week, denying fans a possible final against Roger Federer, because of a knee injury.
WATCH: Federer, Nadal speak Chinese.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal showed their Chinese speaking skills at the Shanghai Masters in China.
Federer: Can't win them all against Rafa.
Roger Federer speaks after beating Rafael Nadal in the final of the Shanghai Masters.
Nadal: Federer played too good.
Rafael Nadal believes he's had a successful tour of Asia despite losing to Roger Federer at the Shanghai Masters.
Why the Fabio Fognini punishment could ring hollow
After one of the more outrageous outbursts in recent memory, Fabio Fognini was handed what was essentially a slap on the wrist. So what, exactly, does a player need to do to get suspended?
Kyrgios fined for walking off after losing 1st set
Nick Kyrgios was docked $31,085 by the ATP after walking off the court during his first-round match in Shanghai against Steve Johnson following several arguments with the chair umpire.
Not even Federer can revive aggressive tennis
There are many reasons the serve-and-volley game has faded from tennis, and Roger Federer's embrace of attacking, aggressive play is unlikely to reverse the trend.
WATCH: Federer and Mickey Mouse hit it off.
Roger Federer showed he may have a future outside tennis following this dance with Mickey Mouse, in Shanghai.
Federer links up with Warriors in Shanghai.
Tennis champion Roger Federer visits Golden State's locker room prior to tipoff against the Timberwolves in China.
I feel 'no pressure' - Nadal.
Rafael Nadal talks about how important his health is going forward and how that takes priority over being world number one.
Future No. 1 Halep falls to Garcia in China final
Caroline Garcia of France won her second consecutive WTA title by defeating soon-to-be-No. 1 Simona Halep 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the China Open final in Beijing on Sunday.
Shortening the tennis season not the answer to preventing injuries
Milos Raonic called for a shorter tennis season, but that alone won't solve the number of injuries that have sidelined so many of the top players.
Raonic calls for schedule reform after Japan win
After returning to the ATP Tour in style with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Viktor Troicki at the Japan Open on Tuesday, Milos Raonic called for a review of how the sport is run.
Sharapova, Kyrgios join Puig's relief efforts for Puerto Rico
Determined to help her beloved Puerto Rico after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, Monica Puig started a relief fund -- and Maria Sharapova and Nick Kyrgios were quick to lend a hand.
Race for No. 1 WTA ranking making fall swing must-see TV
Muruguza? Halep? Venus, perhaps? All we can do is shrug our shoulders when trying to figure out who will end the WTA season as the world No. 1 player.
Muguruza retires at China Open; Stephens falls
Garbine Muguruza retired from the China Open on Monday with a cold. She was trailing 6-2, 2-0 against Barbora Strycova when she decided to stop.
Garcia wins Wuhan Open for first title of year
Unseeded Caroline Garcia of France won her first title of the year Saturday, beating Ashleigh Barty 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the Wuhan Open final.
Search for the next Li Na: More difficult than you think
She's more than a former Slam winner. Li Na is an icon in China, which is making it almost impossible for any young Chinese player to come up and live up to her standards.
Venus Williams just needs a little more luck on her side
So close, yet ... you know the rest. That was Venus Williams in a nutshell this season. But if just a couple more points fall her way, she can end the year on a high note and set herself up for a stellar 2018.
Serena can't stop posting about her daughter
New mom Serena Williams has given us a window into her life raising Alexis Olympia.
On this day in Latinx history: Monica Puig, Puerto Rico's first Olympic gold medalist, is born
She upset three Grand Slam champions en route to tennis gold in 2016.
Behind Roger Federer, inaugural Laver Cup a big success
While it was Roger Federer's brainchild, it was the collective spirit and competitiveness from both teams that truly made the inaugural Laver Cup a success.
Billie Jean King and Emma Stone on tennis imitating life in 'Battle of the Sexes'
In Battle of the Sexes, Emma Stone re-creates Billie Jean King's epic 1973 showdown against Bobby Riggs. But first she had to get a few tennis lessons from the legend herself. No pressure.
In 'Battle of the Sexes,' Billie Jean King was undefeated
The 1970s tennis star was a trailblazer in more ways than one.
On this date: King defeats Riggs in 'Battle of the Sexes.'
On September 20, 1973, Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in just three sets in what become known as the "Battle of the Sexes." King's victory is considered a milestone in women's tennis as the public began accepting women in the sport.
Nadal, Federer race for No. 1 makes this fall much-watch tennis
Typically, the fall tennis season is as exciting as watching television reruns. But a certain pair of icons are giving the rest of the year some serious punch.
Tsonga leads France to Davis Cup final
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wrapped up a Davis Cup semifinal victory for France, defeating Dusan Lajovic 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-2 and clinching the series versus Serbia on Sunday.
Belgium ousts Australia, will face France in Davis Cup final
Steve Darcis has proved to be Australia's Davis Cup nemesis yet again as Belgium sealed a place in November's final against France with a 3-2 win in Brussels.
On this day in Latinx history: The Maria Bueno Slam
Brazilian becomes the first woman to win four Grand Slam doubles titles in a calendar year.
Sharapova quiets critics, claims she's moved on
Maria Sharapova has dismissed the more outspoken critics of her drug suspension, saying they 'don't have the facts' and that she doesn't 'take them into consideration'.
Maria Sharapova on 'The Daily Show'
Maria Sharapova describes her grunting as "consistently loud" and stands by the way she characterized Serena Williams in "Unstoppable."
Maria Sharapova explains why 'Unstoppable' is the right title for her memoir
She admits that Serena Williams has "owned" her, but Sharapova says her journey to the United States as a kid and her return from a failed drug test prove her fortitude. And wait until you hear how she went to great lengths to grow to 6-2.
Serena Williams debuts happy healthy baby on Instagram.
Proud new mother, Serena Williams shows off baby girl Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. to the world.
Judge in J. Blake case briefly closes courtroom
A judge closed the courtroom for about 10 minutes to hear testimony from a defense witness Wednesday in the misconduct case against an officer who wrongly arrested tennis star James Blake.
Stephens: 'I think everyone's just still in shock.'
Sloane Stephens describes her journey to becoming U.S. Open champion after missing the tournament with an injured foot last year.
Stephens has shown she has what it takes
As a Grand Slam winner, Sloane Stephens will face pressure like she's never seen before. But the cool she showed while winning the US Open -- and afterward -- should serve her well now that she's climbed into the ranks of the WTA's elite.
Meet the chef who helped fuel Sloane Stephens' comeback
Chef Jennifer Nickle helped Sloane Stephens return to peak shape by educating her on how best to fuel her body, imparting lessons about nutrition to the US Open champion that can work for anybody.
Why this is the most fulfilling season of Rafael Nadal's career
Let's get this straight: Rafael Nadal, the oft-injured, shaken superstar from the past couple of years, won two majors and is the No. 1 player in the world in 2017? This season couldn't be any sweeter.
Rafa's resurgence couldn't have come at a worse time
Well-done, Rafael Nadal. You have 16 Slams, and counting. The only problem is that you are no further along in catching Roger Federer for the all-time lead than you were at the end of last season.
Kevin Anderson's US Open loss a minor setback in the greater picture
Kevin Anderson suffered a lopsided loss in the US Open final, but given everything he has been through, this is only a minor setback by comparison.
ICYMI at US Open: Rafa tastes sweet 16th Slam
While Americans were still celebrating the resurgence of women's tennis in the U.S., world No. 1 Rafael Nadal of Spain dispatched South African Kevin Anderson in straight sets for the men's title.
Role model? Best friend? Daughter of the year? Stephens all of the above
We won't soon forget Sloane Stephens' run to US Open glory these past two weeks. What we truly won't forget: the genuine emotion of Sunday's post-match celebration.
Sloane Stephens joins elite company with her US Open victory
She is only the fourth African-American woman to win a Grand Slam singles title.
Sloane Stephens always had the game; it was her heart we worried for
The newest US Open champion came roaring back from a horrific physical injury, and maybe an emotional one, as well.
Jozy learns Sloane won US Open while playing
Jozy Altidore couldn't watch his girlfriend, Sloane Stephens, win the U.S. Open, but an MLS game wasn't going to stop him from finding out the result.
Sloane Stephens' title just the beginning of U.S. renaissance
Watch out, tennis world, because Sloane Stephens is only one of the reasons to be excited about the future of American tennis.
ICYMI at US Open: Sloane Stephens wins it all
Sloane Stephens captured her first Grand Slam with her US Open win, and she and Madison Keys captured everyone's hearts with their postmatch demonstration of friendship.
Hingis, J. Murray secure second Slam as team
Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray beat Michael Venus and Chan Hao-Ching 6-1, 4-6, 10-8 on Saturday for the US Open mixed doubles championship.
US Open masseur rubs shoulders with American tennis greats
He's chatted about comic books with Serena Williams and had Andy Roddick pick up his dinner. Longtime USTA massage therapist Keith Murray has developed tight personal relationships with the American tennis players he's helped stay loose.
Only in New York: Taking the 7 train to US Open
Of all the ways to get to a major sporting event, there's nothing like taking the subway to the US Open. From Manhattan to Queens, the world unfolds, as diverse and urban as you could imagine.
Serve it up: A food guide to the US Open
From clothesline bacon to chef David Chang's first burger, Flushing Meadows features sports' best dining scene.
World's best wheelchair tennis players converge for US Open
This week's US Open Wheelchair Competition is a showcase for dedicated athletes from around the world who have risen to the upper echelon of their sport. Here are the stories of some of the event's top players.