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Draw for U.S. Open announced

NEW YORK— Serena Williams could face Maria Sharapova for her second straight major semifinal as she seeks to complete the Grand Slam at the U.S. Open.Thursday’s draw filled the top-ranked Williams’ quarter of the bracket with Americans, nine in all.

Date: 08/27/2015 | Sports

Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic are U.S. Open top seeds

NEW YORK — Top-ranked Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open.

Date: 08/25/2015 | Sports

Federer, Serena Williams win Western & Southern Open titles

MASON, Ohio — Roger Federer jutted his right index finger toward the summer-blue sky to celebrate his latest Cincinnati title. He would have needed both hands to count all of them.

Date: 08/23/2015 | Sports

Bencic beats Halep to win Rogers Cup women's title

TORONTO — Swiss teen Belinda Bencic won the Rogers Cup on Sunday, following her upset of Serena Williams with a 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 3-0 victory over an ailing Simona Halep.

Date: 08/16/2015 | Sports

Murray beats Djokovic to win Rogers Cup men's title

MONTREAL — Andy Murray beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday in the Rogers Cup for his fourth tournament victory of the year and third title in the Canadian event.

Date: 08/16/2015 | Sports

Serena falls to 18-year-old in Rogers Cup semis

TORONTO — Top-ranked Serena Williams stumbled in the Rogers Cup semifinals Saturday night, falling 6-3, 5-7, 4-6 to Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic.

Date: 08/15/2015 | Sports

Djokovic reaches Montreal final

MONTREAL — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic advanced to the Rogers Cup final, beating France’s Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday.Djokovic will face second-seeded Andy Murray, a 6-3, 6-0 winner over fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan in the night semifinal.

Date: 08/15/2015 | Sports

Kyrgios falls, day after insulting Wawrinka during match

MONTREAL — Nick Kyrgios tumbled out of the Rogers Cup on Thursday night, falling to John Isner a day after insulting French Open champion Stan Wawrinka during a match.The 16th-seeded Isner beat Kyrgios 7-5, 6-3 in the third-round match marred by Kyrgios’ shouting match with a fan.

Date: 08/13/2015 | Sports

Nishikori beats Cilic in Citi Open semifinal

WASHINGTON — Kei Nishikori beating Marin Cilic at the Citi Open doesn’t offset losing the same matchup in the 2014 U.S. Open final. Regardless, payback was sweet for the Japanese star.

Date: 08/08/2015 | Sports

Minnesota AD resigns after colleagues say he groped them

MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota’s athletic director resigned on Friday after being accused by two female co-workers of drunkenly groping them and sending them lewd and graphic text messages during a recent gathering.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Sports

When it comes to sports, foster healthy competition for kids

Vickie’s parents were jumping up and down while they watched their powerful 10-year-old daughter slam the softball into left field. “Go for it Vickie,” they shrieked. Vickie was flying toward third base when the leftfielder made a great throw to the third baseman. Vickie went down for the long...

Date: 08/02/2015 | Life

Isner rallies to reach Atlanta Open final

ATLANTA — Two-time defending champion John Isner rallied to reach his 19th ATP Tour final and fifth in the Atlanta Open, beating friend Denis Kudla 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 on Saturday.

Date: 08/01/2015 | Sports

Federer withdraws from Montreal tournament

MONTREAL — Roger Federer pulled out of next month’s Rogers Cup hard-court tournament on Wednesday.

Date: 07/29/2015 | Sports

Summer Smash

Snohomish tennis tourney gives kids a chance to compete

Date: 07/24/2015 | High Schools

U.S. Open singles champs to earn record $3.3 million

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — This year’s U.S. Open men’s and women’s singles champions will each earn a record $3.3 million, up 10 percent from 2014.

Date: 07/14/2015 | Sports

Djokovic beats Federer

For the second year in a row, Djokovic wins Wimbledon title

Date: 07/12/2015 | Sports

'Serena Slam'

Williams wins Wimbledon for 4th straight Grand Slam title

Date: 07/11/2015 | Sports

Djokovic back in Wimbledon final after beating Gasquet

LONDON — Defending champion Novak Djokovic is back in the Wimbledon final for the fourth time in five years after subduing Richard Gasquet in straight sets.

Date: 07/10/2015 | Sports

Federer beats Murray to reach his 10th Wimbledon final

LONDON — Playing the kind of untouchable tennis that has brought him 17 Grand Slam titles, Roger Federer beat Andy Murray in straight sets Friday to reach his 10th Wimbledon final and put him within one victory of a record eighth championship at the All England Club.

Date: 07/10/2015 | Sports

Williams beats Sharapova to reach Wimbledon final

LONDON — Serena Williams is just one win away from another Grand Slam milestone.The top-ranked Williams maintained her 11-year dominance over Maria Sharapova, beating the Russian 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday to reach her eighth Wimbledon championship match and 25th career Grand Slam final.

Date: 07/09/2015 | Sports

Muguruza beats Radwanska to reach Wimbledon final

LONDON — Garbine Muguruza took control early, lost the momentum and then held on at the end to beat Agnieszka Radwanska and reach her first Grand Slam final.

Date: 07/09/2015 | Sports

Federer, Murray set for semifinal matchup at Wimbledon

LONDON — Roger Federer is back in familiar territory, closing in on another Wimbledon title. He’ll face a familiar opponent — Andy Murray — for a place in the final.

Date: 07/08/2015 | Sports

Williams gets past Azarenka at Wimbledon; Sharapova next

LONDON — Even as Serena Williams piled up aces and groundstroke winners from all angles, even as she stormed through seven games in a row and 10 of the last 13 in yet another comeback, her Wimbledon quarterfinal against Victoria Azarenka never felt like a runaway.

Date: 07/07/2015 | Sports

Djokovic beats Anderson to reach Wimbledon quarterfinals

LONDON — Novak Djokovic survived a one-set shootout with big-serving Kevin Anderson on Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinals and keep up his bid for a third Wimbledon title.

Date: 07/07/2015 | Sports

Serena beats Venus in two sets at Wimbledon

LONDON — Serena Williams watched her opponent’s shot land beyond the baseline on match point.She did not let out a shout, pump a fist or even crack a smile. This was no time to celebrate — not with older sister Venus at the other end of the court.

Date: 07/06/2015 | Sports

Djokovic must wait to try to reach Wimbledon quarterfinals

LONDON — For two sets in Wimbledon’s fourth round on Monday, defending champion Novak Djokovic was in serious trouble, unable to solve 6-foot-8 (2.03-meter) Kevin Anderson’s big serve.

Date: 07/06/2015 | Sports

Keys and Vandeweghe join Serena in Wimbledon quarterfinals

LONDON — While most eyes were on the Williams sisters, CoCo Vandeweghe and Madison Keys quietly showed there are more American players to pay attention to at Wimbledon.

Date: 07/06/2015 | Sports

All-Williams matchup headlines Monday's action at Wimbledon

LONDON — One five-time Wimbledon champion is guaranteed to reach the quarterfinals. Another is assured of elimination.

Date: 07/05/2015 | Sports

Jankovic tops 2-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova

LONDON — About an hour after flopping on her back and kicking her feet overhead to celebrate a stunning comeback against defending Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Jelena Jankovic still was giddy.

Date: 07/04/2015 | Sports

First-annual Snohomish Summer Smash tennis tournament starts July 24

The first-annual Snohomish Summer Smash tennis tournament will be held July 24 and 25 at Snohomish High School. The tournament is open to high-school players ages 14-18 and includes two divisions for boys and girls singles players and one division each for boys and girls doubles.

Date: 07/03/2015 | Prep Zone

Serena hangs on at Wimbledon, faces Venus next

LONDON — Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd.

Date: 07/03/2015 | Sports

For fourth year in row, Rafael Nadal loses early at Wimbledon

LONDON — On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand — and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket.It was a painful, embarrassing mistake, symbolic of the sort of day this was.

Date: 07/02/2015 | Sports

Top-ranked Djokovic, Williams win on Wimbledon’s hottest day

LONDON — Down 3-1 in the first set, defending champion Novak Djokovic kept his cool on the hottest day in Wimbledon history.

Date: 07/01/2015 | Sports

Wilting at Wimbledon

Record heat causing issues at tennis tournament

Date: 07/01/2015 | Sports

Djokovic reaches third round at Wimbledon after early scare

LONDON — Down a break at 3-1 in the first set, defending champion Novak Djokovic came to life and reasserted his dominance on a sweltering day at Wimbledon.

Date: 07/01/2015 | Sports

Nishikori pulls out of Wimbledon with injury

LONDON — After fighting through a calf injury in the first round at Wimbledon, Kei Nishikori couldn’t even step onto Centre Court for his second match.

Date: 07/01/2015 | Sports

Federer, Nadal win Wimbledon openers

LONDON — A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis’ up-and-coming stars.

Date: 06/30/2015 | Sports

Murray plays through heat, reaches second round at Wimbledon

LONDON — It’s not necessarily the heat, and it’s not necessarily the humidity.When it comes to playing through high temperatures at Wimbledon, a tournament known more for its rain delays than its sunny disposition, it’s about keeping the points short.

Date: 06/30/2015 | Sports

Williams sisters pull out of doubles at Wimbledon

LONDON — Serena and Venus Williams have pulled out of women’s doubles at Wimbledon.The tournament referee’s office announced the withdrawal Tuesday, but did not give a reason.The Williams sisters have won 13 Grand Slam doubles titles as a pair, most recently at Wimbledon in 2012.

Date: 06/30/2015 | Sports

Serena Williams off to slow start at Wimbledon

LONDON— As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start.In her first-round match at Wimbledon on Monday, Williams dropped three of the first four games. She slipped and nearly did the splits, tumbling to the turf. She was warned for using foul language.

Date: 06/29/2015 | Sports

Two-time winner Rafael Nadal seeded No. 10 for Wimbledon

LONDON — Two-time champion Rafael Nadal was seeded No. 10 for Wimbledon on Wednesday, his lowest seeding ever at the All England Club.The seeding means Nadal could face top contenders as early as the fourth round, and one of the top four seeded players in the quarterfinals.

Date: 06/24/2015 | Sports

Boys Prep Athlete of the Year Podcast

Herald Writers Aaron Lommers and David Krueger are joined by Steve Willits of the Sound Live Sports Network to announce the top six finalists for The Herald's annual Boys Athlete of the Year and select the winner.

Date: 06/15/2015 | Prep Zone

Loss to Wawrinka in French final denies Djokovic career slam

PARIS — Moments before his third French Open final in four years, Novak Djokovic jogged in a stadium hallway, near a poster of the Coupe des Mousquetaires, the silver trophy awarded to the men’s champion at the only major tournament he has never won.

Date: 06/07/2015 | Sports

Serena wins French Open for 20th major title

PARIS — What started out as a stroll became quite a struggle for Serena Williams.After going up by a set and two breaks in the French Open final Saturday, she double-faulted away that lead. Then, suddenly, she trailed in the third set.

Date: 06/06/2015 | Sports

Djokovic-Murray French semifinal suspended; winner faces Wawrinka

PARIS — Novak Djokovic has waited and waited to win his first French Open title and complete a career Grand Slam, worrying about when — or perhaps even whether — he would get another chance after coming close in recent years.

Date: 06/05/2015 | Sports

Best of preps

Cast your vote for boys athlete of the year

Date: 06/05/2015 | Prep Zone

Best of preps

Cast your vote for girls athlete of the year

Date: 06/05/2015 | Prep Zone

Williams rallies to ean a spot in French Open final

PARIS — Ill and sluggish, Serena Williams overcame a big deficit to reach the French Open final by beating 23rd-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 on Thursday.

Date: 06/04/2015 | Sports

Safarova advances to French Open final

PARIS — Lucie Safarova advanced to her first Grand Slam final with a 7-5, 7-5 win over former champion Ana Ivanovic at the French Open on Thursday.The 13th-seeded Czech player, who upset defending champion Maria Sharapova in the fourth round, has not dropped a set in the tournament.

Date: 06/04/2015 | Sports

Djokovic beats 9-time French Open champ Nadal

PARIS — There was no trophy, and no title, on offer for Novak Djokovic at Court Philippe Chatrier.Perhaps there should have been, considering what he accomplished.

Date: 06/03/2015 | Sports

Serena Williams advances to French Open semifinals

PARIS — In stark contrast to her previous three matches, top-ranked Serena Williams overpowered Sara Errani on Wednesday to reach the French Open semifinals with a 6-1, 6-3 win.

Date: 06/03/2015 | Sports

All-Wesco girls tennis

WESCO 4AFIRST TEAMSingles Elizabeth Norris, sr., KamiakEmily Sandquist, jr., JacksonNicole Castro, sr., JacksonMonica Pilchard, jr., Lake StevensDoubles

Date: 06/03/2015 | High Schools

Federer loses to pal Wawrinka at French Open

PARIS — Stumbling on his way to the net, Roger Federer dropped his racket and fell to his knees on the red clay. Hardly the sort of grace and precision the world has come to expect from the 17-time Grand Slam champion.

Date: 06/02/2015 | Sports

Prep Athletes of the Week 5/24-5/30

Ricky MuzzySouth Whidbey | BaseballMuzzy scored South Whidbey’s first run and picked up the save in Friday’s 1A state semifinal victory over Cashmere. Muzzy also had a double in Saturday’s state-championship loss to Hoquiam.Sydney TaggartEverett | Softball

Date: 06/01/2015 | High Schools

No. 1 Williams edges Stephens at French Open; Sharapova out

PARIS — For the third match in a row at the French Open, Serena Williams was oddly out of sorts at the start and dropped the opening set.And for the third match in a row, almost as though this was the plan all along, Williams righted herself to pull out a victory.

Date: 06/01/2015 | Sports

French Open: Nishikori reaches quarterfinals

PARIS — Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese man in more than 80 years to reach the quarterfinals at the French Open tennis tournament, breezing past Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 as rain played havoc with other matches at Roland Garros on Sunday.

Date: 05/31/2015 | Sports

Kamiak doubles tandem to semis

KENNEWICK — Kamiak doubles Joseph Lee and Garrett Peterson advanced to the semifinals of the boys 4A state tournament at Kamiakin with a 6-1, 6-7, 7-5 win over a team from Lewis & Clark.

Date: 05/29/2015 | High Schools

French Open challenges await Williams, Djokovic, Murray

 PARIS — For Serena Williams, it was a bad right elbow that led to some shaky serving and a dropped set.

Date: 05/28/2015 | Sports

Last year’s women’s runner-up Halep exits French Open

PARIS — Simona Halep became the highest seeded player to exit the French Open so far as last year’s runner-up lost 7-5, 6-1 to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the second round on Wednesday.

Date: 05/27/2015 | Sports

Djokovic, Nadal advance at French Open

PARIS — If anyone at the French Open needed a reminder, Novak Djokovic was on court to show what champions are made of.

Date: 05/26/2015 | Sports

Prep Athletes of the Week 5/17-5/23

Ian Oxnevad & Cole McKissonShorewood | Baseball

Date: 05/25/2015 | High Schools

Venus Williams knocked out of French Open by American Stephens

PARIS — A loss by Venus Williams in the first round at a Grand Slam is no longer the rarity it once was.

Date: 05/25/2015 | Sports

Federer angry about selfie-seeking fan at French Open

PARIS — Roger Federer was not amused.

Date: 05/24/2015 | Sports

Prep girls tennis: 3A District Championships

ARLINGTON — Lynnwood senior Monica Kwong became the District 1 singles champion after she defeated Glacier Peak sophomore Madeline Mahler 6-4, 6-1 in the 3A Girls District Tennis Tournament on Wednesday. Along with Kwong, Mahler and Marysville Getchell junior Marina Ciferri qualified to play in the...

Date: 05/20/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: 2A District Tournament

At Sehome H.S.Top three to stateSingles

Date: 05/19/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: 3A District Championships

At Arlington H.S. Singles

Date: 05/19/2015 | High Schools

Prep Athletes of the Week 5/10-5/16

Lucas JungmannLynnwood | Baseball

Date: 05/18/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: Wesco 4A Tournament

At Snohomish H.S.SinglesSemifinals: Emily Sandquist (J) def. katie Peterson (S) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2; Elizabeth Norris (K) def. Nicole Castro (J) 6-0, 6-1.Championship: Norris def. Sandquist 6-0, 6-3. Doubles:

Date: 05/18/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: Wesco 3A South Tournament

Wesco 3A South TournamentAt Glacier Peak H.S.FINALSSinglesChampionship: Monica Kwong (Lynnwood) def. Madeline Mahler (Glacier Peak) 6-1, 6-2.Third/fourth: Alisha Chand (Meadowdale) def. Michelle Baldini (Glacier Peak), score not reported

Date: 05/15/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: 2A Sub-District Tournament

2A Sub-District TournamentAt Granite Falls H.S.SINGLES

Date: 05/14/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: Wesco 3A South Tournament

Wesco 3A South TournamentAt Glacier Peak H.S.SINGLESFirst round: Leona Aklipi (EW) def. Amy Buswell (SW) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2; Alisha Chand (M) def. Ayana Traylor 6-0, 6-1 (MT); Nicole Ung (EW) def. Kristina Shalatova (MT) 6-1, 6-2; Simran Rai (M) def. Kiya Ingram (L) 6-2, 7-5.

Date: 05/14/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: 4A District Tournament

4A District TournamentAt Snohomish H.S.SINGLES

Date: 05/14/2015 | High Schools

Girls prep tennis: 3A Wesco North Tournament

3A Wesco North TournamentAt Arlington H.S.Singles

Date: 05/12/2015 | High Schools

Athletes of the Week 5/3-5/9

Justin BrownLake Stevens | BaseballBrown batted 4-for-4 in Saturday's 6-5 extra-inning victory over Jackson in the first round of the 4A District 1 Tournament. Brown's walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning gave Lake Stevens the win and ended...

Date: 05/11/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: Jackson 6, Kamiak 1

At Jackson H.S.

Date: 05/07/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: Snohomish 7, Cascade 0

At Cascade H.S.

Date: 05/07/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: Lake Stevens 6, Mount Vernon 1

At Mount Vernon H.S.

Date: 05/05/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: Arlington 5, Marysville Pilchuck 2

At Marysville Pilchuck H.S.

Date: 05/05/2015 | High Schools

Prep Athletes of the Week — April 26 - May 2

The athletes of the week are selected by The Herald staff with input from local head coaches.Jake MulhollandSnohomish | Baseball

Date: 05/04/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: Arlington 4, Oak Harbor 3

At Arlington H.S.

Date: 05/04/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: Lake Stevens 5, Cascade 2

At Lake Stevens H.S.

Date: 05/04/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: Edmonds-Woodway 6, Lynnwood 1

At Edmonds-Woodway H.S.

Date: 05/04/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: Snohomish 7, Mariner 0

At Snohomish H.S.

Date: 05/04/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: Jackson 7, Monroe 0

At Jackson H.S.

Date: 05/04/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: Jackson 5, Cascade 2

At Jackson H.S.

Date: 05/02/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: Meadowdale 4 Mountlake Terrace 3

At Mountlake Terrace H.S.

Date: 05/01/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: Marysville Getchell 4, Everett 3

At Marysville Getchell H.S.

Date: 05/01/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: Cascade 4, Mariner 3

At Mariner H.S.

Date: 05/01/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: Snohomish 6, Kamiak 1

At Kamiak H.S.

Date: 05/01/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: Lynnwood 6, Shorecrest 1

At Lynnwood H.S.

Date: 05/01/2015 | High Schools

Prep girls tennis: Stanwood 5, Oak Harbor 2

At Oak Harbor H.S.

Date: 04/30/2015 | High Schools

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