Tennis http://au.rd.yahoo.com/news/rss/top_stories/*http://au.news.yahoo.com/top/ en-au Copyright (c) 2014 Yahoo New Zealand. All rights reserved. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:45:20 +1200 Yahoo New Zealand Sport https://s.yimg.com/ao/i/hp/nz2/test/ynz.gif 144 36 Best and worst sporting comebacks (Reuters) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news/article/-/22891254 (Reuters) - For as long as sport has been played, athletes have been retiring and making comebacks. Some do it for the money, some to complete unfinished business and others for the pure love of sport... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:52:24 +1200 Nadal wins but Ferrer crashes out in Barcelona (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news/article/-/22890688 Barcelona (AFP) - Rafael Nadal began his bid for a record ninth title at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday with a 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 defeat of journeyman Albert Ramos with his chances also boosted as four-time finalist David Ferrer crashed out. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:58:00 +1200 Sharapova pleased despite early Stuttgart scare (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news/article/-/22889745 Stuttgart (Germany) (AFP) - Defending champion Maria Sharapova admits she had a tough opening in her bid to win a third straight Stuttgart WTA tournament title after her three-sets win over Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:46:22 +1200 Ferrer suffers early defeat in Barcelona (Reuters) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news/article/-/22886506 By Tim Hanlon
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Four-time finalist David Ferrer crashed out in the second round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, producing a rusty performance to lose 6-4 6-2 to ...
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Sharapova pleased despite early Stuttgart scare (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news/article/-/22884736 Stuttgart (Germany) (AFP) - Defending champion Maria Sharapova admits she had a tough opening in her bid to win a third straight Stuttgart WTA tournament title after her three-sets win over Lucie Safarova. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:22:00 +1200 Scares for top women at Stuttgart tennis (AP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news/article/-/22870021 Maria Sharapova has scraped into the Stuttgart tennis second round with a 7-6 6-7 7-6 win over Lucie Safarova, while Jelena Jankovic has also had a scare. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:52:08 +1200 Djokovic plans to play in French Open (AP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news/article/-/22865703 Novak Djokovic says his wrist injury isn't as bad as first thought and won't keep him out of the French Open. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:37:11 +1200 Djokovic plays down injury fears, back for Madrid (Reuters) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news/article/-/22857696 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic has played down fears he will miss this year's French Open, saying the wrist injury he sustained at the Monte Carlo Masters last week is not as serious as first feared.
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Nishikori makes winning return in Barcelona (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news/article/-/22856617 Barcelona (AFP) - Japan's Kei Nishikori won his first clay match of the season returning from a three week absence due to a groin injury with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the third-round of the Barcelona Open on Tuesday. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:48:26 +1200 Nadal makes no excuse for Monte Carlo loss (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news/article/-/22826821 Barcelona (AFP) - World number one Rafael Nadal on Monday refused to blame his shock defeat in the Australian Open final in January to Stanislas Wawrinka as an excuse for his loss in Monaco last week. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:45:27 +1200