Nick Kyrgios complains of marijuana smell during US Open second round win

The Australian, who battled past France’s Benjamin Bonzi 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 4-6 6-4, was his vocal self during the match, including when he complained to the chair umpire about the smell emanating from the stands of the Louis Armstrong Arena. “People don’t know that I’m a heavy asthmatic so when I’m running side to side … Read more

Polish tennis star Iga Swiatek’s winning streak ends in defeat by France’s Alizé Cornet at Wimbledon

Swiatek, who lost to Cornet, 6-4 6-2, in the third round match, started slow in the opening set dropping the first three games before battling back and taking the next two. The two would split the next four games, but Cornet would eventually win the set. In the second set, momentum seemed to have shifted … Read more

Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas defeat American big hitters to reach Cincinnati Open semifinals

Medvedev, champion in Cincinnati in 2019, sharpened his game for his upcoming US Open title defense with a 7-6, 6-3 win over 11th seeded Fritz, while Tsitsipas could manage only a single break chance in a three set slugfest with Isner but it was enough to clinch a 7-6, 5-7, 6-3 victory. Medvedev’s win was … Read more

Rafael Nadal loses against Borna Ćorić in Cincinnati on return from injury

Having withdrawn from Wimbledon with an abdominal strain last month, Nadal returned to action on Wednesday and lost 7-6 4-6 6-3 against Croatia’s Borna Ćorić in a match that lasted close to three hours. He will now look ahead to the US Open at the end of the month, where he will aim to win … Read more

Coco Gauff reaches the top of the women’s doubles rankings with Canadian Open victory

The pair defeated Nicole Melichar-Martinez and Ellen Perez 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 10-5 in Sunday’s final, which was decided by a match tie-break. At 18 years and 154 days old, Gauff is the second-youngest player in WTA history to reach the top of the doubles rankings after Switzerland’s Martina Hingis, who was 17 years and 251 … Read more

Carreno Busta halts Hurkacz’s streak | The Express Tribune

MONTREAL: Pablo Carreno Busta seized his first ATP Masters title Sunday, spoiling Hubert Hurkacz’s perfect record in ATP finals with a Montreal Masters triumph. The 23rd-ranked Spaniard beat eighth-seeded Hurkacz 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to become the first unseeded winner in Canada in two decades. Carreno Busta notched his seventh ATP title, but his first in … Read more

Tearful Serena Williams begins farewell tour as she loses at the Canadian Open

The 23-time grand slam champion was defeated 6-2 6-4 by Belinda Bencic in the second round of the Canadian Open in Toronto — her first match since penning an article in Vogue explaining that “the countdown has begun” and that she will “evolve away from tennis.” “As I said in the article, I’m terrible at … Read more

Swiatek sails through as Gauff survives | The Express Tribune

TORONTO: Coco Gauff overcame 13 double-faults on Wednesday as she battled past Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina and into the third round of the WTA Toronto Masters, where top-ranked Iga Swiatek sailed through. Gauff, the US teenager who fell to Swiatek in the French Open final this year, held on to beat Rybakina 6-4, 6-7 (8/10), … Read more

Naomi Osaka pulls out of Canadian Open with back injury

While trailing Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi 7-6 (4) 3-0, the four-time grand slam champion received treatment on the court but eventually retired and left the court in tears. “I felt my back from the start of the match, and despite trying my best to push through it, I just wasn’t able to today,” Osaka said afterwards, … Read more