Angelique Kerber - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Angelique Kerber Federer on 'dream start' after winning Indian Wells title INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Forget the comeback talk. Roger Federer is back. He defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 to win a record-tying fifth BNP Paribas Open title in an all-Swiss final Sunday to go with his record 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January after missing most of last year with various injuries. "For me, the ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:25:00 GMT 2017-03-20T13:25:00Z Kerber survives 3-set marathon at hot Indian Wells INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Poised to return to the top spot in next week's world rankings, Angelique Kerber narrowly avoided an upset at the BNP Paribas Open on Monday. Kerber outlasted Pauline Parmentier of France 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 in the third round when temperatures soared to the upper 90s (36 C) under cloudless skies in the Southern California desert. That'... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:52:00 GMT 2017-03-14T05:52:00Z Serena Williams withdraws from Indian Wells with knee injury INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams withdrew from the BNP Paribas Open that begins Wednesday because of a left knee injury, leaving the desert tournament without the world's top-ranked women's player. The withdrawal also cost Williams a chance to retain her top ranking. Angelique Kerber, a two-time semifinalist and now the highest-seeded woman in ... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 23:24:00 GMT 2017-03-07T23:24:00Z Krystyna Pliskova upsets Vinci to reach 2nd round in Dubai DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Krystyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic came from a set down to upset 16th-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Sunday. The 58th-ranked Pliskova, who played under the watchful eye of her twin sister, second-seeded Karolina Pliskova, was facing defeat as Vinci served for the match at 6-3, 5-4. ... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:55:00 GMT 2017-02-19T19:55:00Z Federer savors unexpected title over long-time rival Nadal MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer always believed he had more Grand Slam titles left in him. He just didn't think it would happen like this, playing in his first tournament following a six-month injury layoff. Or against his biggest rival in the game, Rafael Nadal. "I said that also before the finals: if I were to win against Ra... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:45:00 GMT 2017-01-30T06:45:00Z Serena, Venus say all-Williams Aussie final is a win-win MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — When a euphoric Venus Williams picked up the pace of her celebratory pirouette and the crowd responded with thunderous applause, Serena Williams waited quietly in the adjacent corridor for the buzz to subside. She was thrilled that her older sister beat CoCo Vandeweghe and was returning to a Grand Slam final for the first time ... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:39:00 GMT 2017-01-27T09:39:00Z Vandeweghe exceeds expectations in maiden slam semifinal MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — CoCo Vandeweghe set two goals for herself at the start of the season: to make the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and then, at some point in the year, go one step further and reach her first Grand Slam semifinal. It's time to set some new goals. The 25-year-old American exceeded even her own expectations at the year's firs... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:46:00 GMT 2017-01-26T08:46:00Z Federer, Williams sisters _ 30s in vogue in Australian semis MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer certainly knows what to expect in his Australian Open semifinal. And so does his opponent Stan Wawrinka. There'll be no secrets in the all-Swiss showdown for a place in Sunday's final. "I think him and Rafa (Nadal) best know my game. I've played him so much. Stan and I practiced so much together... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:30:00 GMT 2017-01-25T21:30:00Z The Latest: Nadal beats Raonic, returns Grand Slam semis MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Rafael Nadal has beaten Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (7), 6-4 to reach the Australian Open semifinals, returning to the last four at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since winning the 2014 French Open.Nadal's return ensures there'll be three 30-somethings in the men'... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:23:00 GMT 2017-01-25T11:23:00Z Venus Williams, Federer back in the thick of a Grand Slam MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For all their Grand Slam successes, Venus Williams and Roger Federer still find themselves surprised to be in the semifinals at the Australian Open. Injuries, illness and advancing age can do that to the best of athletes, even 17-time major champion Federer and seven-time Grand Slam singles winner Williams, who has overcome an energy-sapping illne... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:46:00 GMT 2017-01-24T13:46:00Z The Latest: Federer races into Australian Open semifinals MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 9 p.m. Roger Federer has advanced to the Australian Open semifinals with a 6-1, 7-5, 6-2 win over Mischa Zverev, the player who upset top-seeded Andy Murray two nights earlier. Federer was overpowering at the start, taking a ... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:03:00 GMT 2017-01-24T10:03:00Z The rules of engagement: Williams reaches QFs, then speaks MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For three rounds and more than a week, Serena Williams wanted to keep all the focus on her primary objective in Australia. She hasn't worn an engagement ring at the Australian Open, and hasn't really wanted to elaborate much on the marriage proposal from Alexis Ohanian — which she made public late last month by posting a poem on news website Reddi... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:42:00 GMT 2017-01-23T15:42:00Z Quarterfinal time at the Australian Open: Federer vs Zverev MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It's the start of quarterfinals at the Australian Open on Tuesday, and none of the other three will likely be as compelling as the one between Roger Federer and Mischa Zverev. Federer has 17 Grand Slam singles titles but is playing in his first official tournament in six months after a left knee injury layoff. The 50th-ranked ... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:17:00 GMT 2017-01-23T07:17:00Z Tough at the top: Murray, Kerber make 4th-round exits in Oz MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber had much in common heading into the first Grand Slam of the season as the No. 1 seeds. They shared an unwanted link on Sunday, though, when both were upset in the fourth round of the Australian Open. By the end of a chaotic first week at Melbourne Park, five-time finalist Murr... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:41:00 GMT 2017-01-22T19:41:00Z Feeling the pressure, Kerber loses to composed Vandeweghe MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Angelique Kerber said before the Australian Open that she wasn't putting too much pressure on herself as the top-seeded player at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. Clearly, she is still getting used to being No. 1. The German player ended Serena Williams' reign atop the rankings after picking up her second Grand Slam ... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:25:00 GMT 2017-01-22T15:25:00Z Serena Williams, Barbora Strycova renew Grand Slam rivalry MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams and Barbora Strycova meet for the third time on Monday, and once again it's on one of the grandest stages in tennis. Williams, seeking her Open era-record 23rd major title, has beaten the Czech player both previous times. Both were in 2012 and in straight sets at majors — in the second round at the Australian Open, and in the first... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:06:00 GMT 2017-01-22T15:06:00Z The Latest: You snooze, you lose: Dimitrov OK with timing MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local): 3 a.m. Grigor Dimitrov had his first win on the main court at Melbourne Park, so he didn't mind that the match started two minutes before midnight. "We had matches in the past finishing 4, 5 in the morning. Whatever it is, it's in the game," he said. "I just had to deal with whatev... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:16:00 GMT 2017-01-21T16:16:00Z Federer gracious in praise of Sunday opponent at Aussie Open MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As befitting his status as a 17-time Grand Slam champion and as an astute judge of the sport, Roger Federer's reply to a simple question about his next opponent was handled with the same aplomb as one of his stylish groundstrokes. The player in question was Kei Nishikori, who plays Federer in a fourth-round night match Sunday a... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:12:00 GMT 2017-01-21T10:12:00Z 'Crazy' good: Federer into 4th round at Australian Open MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer relaxed into the chair, his arms folded across his chest in a casual, confident way, and just savored a vintage Australian Open performance. The 17-time Grand Slam champion, seeded a lowly-by-his-standards 17th after spending six months on the sidelines to let his left knee heal, only needed 90 minutes to beat Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4,... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:52:00 GMT 2017-01-20T14:52:00Z Andy's ankle, Federer's biggest test highlight Friday action MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One big question ahead of the start of the third round Friday at the Australian Open is the state of Andy Murray's injured right ankle. And nearly as important, how Roger Federer will perform in his first major test — against Tomas Berdych — since returning from a six-month injury layoff. The top-seeded Murray tumbled to the co... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:16:00 GMT 2017-01-19T10:16:00Z The Latest: Novak Djokovic is out of the Australian Open MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Defending champion Novak Djokovic is out of the Australian Open, beaten 7-6 (8), 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 by wild-card entry Denis Istomin in a second-round match on Thursday. Istomin made the vital break in the fift... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:21:00 GMT 2017-01-19T08:21:00Z Murray, Federer advance to 3rd round at Australian Open MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An hour after his win, Andy Murray still hadn't been able to get any video to see how he twisted his ankle and tumbled to the ground. There's a good chance the most-viewed clip by that stage at the Australian Open was of the between-the-legs shot by enigmatic local hope Nick Kyrgios late Wednesday in his surprising loss to Andreas Seppi in the sec... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:48:00 GMT 2017-01-18T14:48:00Z The Latest: Murray turns ankle during win, appears to be OK MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Top-seeded Andy Murray tumbled to the ground and hurt his right ankle early in the third set of his second-round win over Andrey Rublev at the Australian Open on Wednesday night. He spoke to the trainer after tha... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:54:00 GMT 2017-01-18T11:54:00Z Federer returns with a win, joins Murray in 2nd round MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer shanked a few shots and was unsettled by how nervous he felt after six months on the sidelines, despite the familiar surroundings at the Australian Open. No other man on tour knows the way around a Grand Slam tournament better than Federer, who is playing in his 69th major and has won a record 17. ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:47:00 GMT 2017-01-16T15:47:00Z Danger matches Tuesday for Djokovic, Williams at Aussie Open MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Not much room for error: six-time Australian Open champions Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic face tougher-than expected first-round matches on Tuesday. Both are chasing records at Melbourne Park, where Williams is hoping to set an Open-era record by winning her 23rd Grand Slam title and Djokovic is striving to be the first man to win the Austral... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:33:00 GMT 2017-01-16T12:33:00Z The Latest: Olympic gold medalist Puig wins opening match MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest from the Australian Open on Monday (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig didn't waste any time on the opening day of the Australian Open. The Puerto Rican player, seeded 29th, was the first player to win a match at Melbourne Park this year, defeating Rom... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:47:00 GMT 2017-01-16T01:47:00Z Let's play tennis: Australian Open begins in Melbourne MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Let the tennis begin. The opening Grand Slam tournament of the year gets under way Monday at Melbourne Park, with top-seeded Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber set to play their first-round matches at the Australian Open. The sun was shining with temperatures of 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit) when the gates... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:47:00 GMT 2017-01-15T23:47:00Z New look: Murray, Kerber start Australian Open as top seeds MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It's new and exciting for Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber, entering a Grand Slam tournament with the No. 1 in front of their names. Both reached the top of the rankings for the first time near the end of 2016, ending long reigns by Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams. And so they'll open their Australian Open... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:57:00 GMT 2017-01-15T05:57:00Z Djokovic to open v Verdasco; Federer, Murray in same quarter MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic drew a difficult first-round opponent in Fernando Verdasco, and Roger Federer's fall in the rankings complicated his chances at Melbourne Park after he ended up in same quarter as top-ranked Andy Murray, No. 5 Kei Nishikori and No. 10 Tomas Berdych. The official draw for the seas... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:55:00 GMT 2017-01-13T07:55:00Z Australian Open Women's Capsules Women to watch at the Australian Open, which begins Monday at Melbourne Park: ANGELIQUE KERBER Seeded: 1 Age: 28 (29 on Jan. 18) Country: Germany 2016 Match Record: 63-18 2016 Singles Titles: 3 Career Singles Titles: 10 Majo... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:40:00 GMT 2017-01-13T05:40:00Z