May 28, 2014 8:27 PM Early Upsets Open Up the Draw at the French Open
That was 18-year-old American Taylor Townsend speaking after a wild day at the French Open. Yes, Serena lost in the second round, 6-2, 6-2—the most lopsided Grand Slam defeat of her career—to Garbine Muguruza, a 20-year-old from Spain. Her sister, Venus, lost too. Earlier in the tournament, Li Na, the No. 2 seed, stumbled in the first round. And so halfway 84
May 27, 2014 11:27 AM Simona Halep advances to 2nd round at French Open
Best news photos of the week Halep won 11 straight games at the start and beat Alisa Kleybanova of Russia 6-0, 6-2. The 22-year-old Romanian has never been past the second round at Roland Garros, but she entered the clay-court major as one of the favorites following a run to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open. Playing on Court Philippe Chatrier 59
March 21, 2014 4:04 PM Miami Masters: China's Li Na advances to third round as Alisa Kleybanova withdraws
The walkover sends second seed Li Na into a contest against the winner from Daniela Hantuchova and American Madison Keys. Miami, USA: China's Li Na reached the third round of the Miami Masters on Friday after her intended opponent Alisa Kleybanova withdrew with illness before their match. The walkover sends the second seed into a contest against the winner 61
January 24, 2014 7:31 AM Tennis: Aussie Open sizzles with China's hottie vs the 'Pocket rocket'
Tiny Dominikia Cibulkova, known as the 'Pocket rocket' aims for a maiden Grand Slam at the Australian Open, if she can overcome the Great Wall of China, three-time Open finalist and top-seeded Li Na, of China. MELBOURNE: The wise-cracking Chinese tennis star has brought tennis to a huge potential new audience including 1.3 billion of her compatriots 53