Top seed Garbine Muguruza is out of the Brisbane International after being forced to retire from her epic second-round clash with Serbia’s Aleksandra Krunic on Tuesday. World No. 2 Muguruza of Spain — ranked 51 spots higher than her opponent — led 7-5 6-7 (3-7) 2-1 before succumbing to suspected chronic leg cramps at a
Kei Nishikori is pulling out of the Australian Open because his right wrist is not fully recovered enough from a torn tendon to withstand the rigor of best-of-five-set matches at a Grand Slam tournament. Nishikori’s agent, Olivier van Lindonk, announced the 2014 US Open runner-up’s withdrawal in an email Wednesday. The Australian Open, the first
BRISBANE, Australia — Top-seeded Garbine Muguruza fell to the court behind the baseline in the third set before retiring from her opening match at the Brisbane International because of leg cramps. The Wimbledon champion was up a set and a break Tuesday against Aleksandra Krunic but couldn’t close it out in straight sets. Krunic rallied
BRISBANE, Australia — Nick Kyrgios overcame a knee problem to outlast fellow Australian Matthew Ebden 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Wednesday and move into the quarterfinals at the Brisbane International. Third-seeded Kyrgios called for a medical timeout after nine games and had further treatment two games later to have his left knee taped. His
5:13 PM ET ESPN staff It was a day of upsets at the Qatar Open in Doha as four of the top six seeds were knocked out in the opening round Tuesday. Second seed Pablo Carreno Busta was the biggest casualty as he suffered a 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (8) defeat to Borna Coric before No.
SHENZHEN, China — Maria Sharapova had 11 aces and saved seven of 10 break points to beat Alison Riske 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Tuesday and advance to the Shenzhen Open quarterfinals. The five-time major winner will next face Zarina Diyas, who upset third-seeded Zhang Shuai 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4. “Although I would’ve wanted a quick
Andy Murray has pulled out of the Brisbane International due to a hip injury and has announced on social media that he is considering surgery. The 30-year-old had been set to return to competitive action this week having been sidelined since Wimbledon due to hip problems. But a statement on the tournament’s website on Tuesday
PERTH, Australia — Angelique Kerber won both of her matches as Germany beat Belgium 2-1 in their opener at the mixed-team Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on Monday. David Goffin kept Belgium in the Group A encounter with a 6-3, 6-3 win over fourth-ranked Alexander Zverev, after Kerber had beaten Elise Mertens 7-6 (6), 7-6
SHENZHEN, China — Maria Sharapova and top-ranked Simona Halep opened their 2018 seasons with straight-sets wins on Monday at the Shenzhen Open. Sharapova finished off a 6-3, 6-0 win over Mihaela Buzarnescu with a powerful forehand winner, and Halep started her bid for a second Shenzhen title with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Nicole Gibbs.
BRISBANE — Australian Open title contenders Elina Svitolina and Johanna Konta both impressed with first-round Brisbane International wins on Monday. Petra Kvitova‘s Grand Slam preparation has been disrupted though, the two-time Wimbledon champion withdrawing hours before her opening-round match citing a virus. Third seed Svitolina powered past Carla Suarez Navarro in a high-quality tussle, the