TENNIS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TENNIS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Sports briefs: Venus Williams advances in Bank of West tennis tournament http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58248177-77/williams-season-aubin-azarenka.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58248177-77/williams-season-aubin-azarenka.html.csp">Sports briefs: Venus Williams advances in Bank of West tennis tournament</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T23:17:48.28-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tennis • Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals Thursday night in Stanford, Calif., beating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6 (1). After the 10th-ranked Azarenka, who celebrated her 25th birthday, saved three match points to tie it 6-6, Williams won the first five points in the tiebreaker. Azarenka’s second serve was the biggest difference between the two hard-hitting players. She won just 32 percent of her second serves, handing Williams a significant advantage. W...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58248177@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:17:48 MDT Tennis: China’s Li Na pulls out of U.S. Open because of knee http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58246101-77/open-knee-tennis-china.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58246101-77/open-knee-tennis-china.html.csp">Tennis: China’s Li Na pulls out of U.S. Open because of knee</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T23:17:49.341-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Two-time major champion Li Na pulled out of the U.S. Open on Thursday because of a knee injury she said has bothered her for several months. The only tennis player from China to win a Grand Slam singles title also withdrew from hard-court tournaments in Montreal and Cincinnati over the next two weeks. The second-ranked Li wrote in a posting on Facebook that she has “been struggling” with her knee since March “and it is just not where I need it to be in order to play at the highest lev...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582461012014-07-31T23:17:49.341-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T23:17:49.341-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58246101@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:17:49 MDT Tennis: U.S. Open singles champs to get record $3 million http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58165572-77/million-open-singles-increase.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58165572-77/million-open-singles-increase.html.csp">Tennis: U.S. Open singles champs to get record $3 million</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T23:28:15.102-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">White Plains, N.Y. • The 2014 U.S. Open men’s and women’s singles champions will earn a record $3 million apiece this year. The U.S. Tennis Association also announced Wednesday that the total purse for the tournament will be $38.3 million, an increase of 11.7 percent from $34.3 million last year. The previous winners of the final Grand Slam tournament of the season — Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams — earned $2.6 million in 2013. Runners-up will get $1.45 million, an increase from $1.3 million. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581655722014-07-09T23:28:15.102-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T23:28:15.102-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58165572@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:28:15 MDT Sports briefs: John Isner advances in Hall of Fame tennis tournament http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58162964-77/star-game-host-isner.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58162964-77/star-game-host-isner.html.csp">Sports briefs: John Isner advances in Hall of Fame tennis tournament</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T17:36:27.457-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tennis • Top-seeded John Isner advanced to the second round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Boston with a 6-3, 7-6 (6) victory Tuesday over fellow American Wayne Odesnik. The 6-foot-10 Isner rode his powerful serve, at one point topping 137 mph. He had 19 aces and only two double-faults. The highest-ranked American at No. 12 this week, he was a two-time champion on Newport’s grass courts in 2011 and 2012. Defending champion Nicolas Mahut of France, the No. 4 seed, defeated Facundo A...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58162964@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:36:27 MDT Tennis: Djokovic’s pep talk swept aside ‘demons’ in Wimbledon final http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58158008-77/djokovic-wimbledon-major-tennis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58158008-77/djokovic-wimbledon-major-tennis.html.csp">Tennis: Djokovic’s pep talk swept aside ‘demons’ in Wimbledon final</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HOWARD FENDRICH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T23:15:45.026-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Novak Djokovic knew all along that his game was good enough to win more Grand Slam titles. It was his mind that was the problem. And so after failing to convert a match point against Roger Federer in the fourth set of the Wimbledon final, and after losing five games in a row to get pushed to a fifth set, Djokovic left the court for a bathroom break so he could give himself a pep talk. What Djokovic needed right then, he explained Monday, was “positive encouragement,” a way to confront t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581580082014-07-07T23:15:45.026-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-07T23:15:45.026-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58158008@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:15:45 MDT Djokovic beats Federer to win second Wimbledon title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58154000-77/djokovic-federer-wimbledon-win.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58154000-77/djokovic-federer-wimbledon-win.html.csp">Djokovic beats Federer to win second Wimbledon title</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DENNIS PASSA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T22:31:40.767-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 10:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Novak Djokovic’s large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer’s regal presence and resurgent play. No man has won tennis’ oldest major tournament more often than Federer, and he was not about to let it go easily. Djokovic went from being a point from victory in the fourth set to suddenly caught in the crucible of a fifth, and knew all too well that he had come up short in recent Grand Slam title matches. Steeling himself when he s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581540002014-07-06T22:31:40.767-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-06T22:31:40.767-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58154000@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:31:40 MDT Tennis: Brighton junior learns to adapt his game after tearing his biceps http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58147987-77/mansell-tennis-game-biceps.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58147987-77/mansell-tennis-game-biceps.html.csp">Tennis: Brighton junior learns to adapt his game after tearing his biceps</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tierra Smith </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T19:22:40.303-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 07:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For a “skinny” kid, football may not be the best sport to choose. That is the one of the reasons 16-year-old Mitchell Mansell found exuberance in the game of tennis. Although he loved football, he wanted to avoid injuries and play at a competitive level. Ironically, he couldn’t avoid the injury bug while playing tennis. In the last year, he was hurt three times, each stopping him from playing for months. In February, Mansell participated in the Bloomington Presidents Day tennis tournament in...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58147987@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 19:22:40 MDT Youth sports: Robin Wise imparting wisdom on Utah’s junior tennis players http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58138018-77/wise-tennis-robin-players.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58138018-77/wise-tennis-robin-players.html.csp">Youth sports: Robin Wise imparting wisdom on Utah’s junior tennis players</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tierra Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T17:19:05.763-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ever since she was 3 years old, Robin Wise was being prepped for a tennis career by her father. That much exposure that early either drives a person away from a sport or drives it deep into their heart. So, which was it for Wise? During her freshman year at Manti High School, she was two weeks away from the state high school tennis championships when her legs were run over by a bus. Wise worked hard to get back into playing condition. She didn’t “necessarily have to win,” but she did have to com...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58138018@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:19:05 MDT Pac-12: Three Skyline grads among 24 honorees http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58133997-89/soccer-cross-field-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58133997-89/soccer-cross-field-football.html.csp">Pac-12: Three Skyline grads among 24 honorees</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T14:34:02.598-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 02:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Pac-12 Networks will showcase an outstanding male and female senior student-athlete from each school in a special program Tuesday at 8 p.m. MDT. The 24 Tom Hansen Conference Medal Winners come from a cross-section of sports and include three athletes from Skyline High School - Colorado runner Shalaya Kipp, Utah gymnast Mary Beth Lofgren and Utah tennis player Ben Tasevac.Here's the rest of the list:Arizona - Lawi Lalang, cross country/track and field; Margo Geer, swimming and diving.Arizona...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58133997@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:34:02 MDT Photos of the day June 27, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58124063-68/ap-news-sports-politics.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58124063-68/ap-news-sports-politics.html.csp">Photos of the day June 27, 2014</a></h4> The Associated Press <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T17:42:56.702-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 05:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A collection of some of the day's best photos, from around the world.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581240632014-06-28T17:42:56.702-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-28T17:42:56.702-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58124063@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 17:42:56 MDT Pac-12: SEC finishes second to Pac-12 in NCAA titles http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58119016-89/titles-pac-women-conference.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58119016-89/titles-pac-women-conference.html.csp">Pac-12: SEC finishes second to Pac-12 in NCAA titles</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-26T12:21:01.423-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 12:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Pac-12's strength in Olympic sports surfaced again in 2013-14. The conference claimed 10 NCAA championships, nearly twice as many as any other league. Vanderbilt's baseball title Wednesday gave the Southeastern Conference a sixth championship, as the SEC moved ahead of the Big Ten for second place to conlude the academic year. Then came the Atlantic Coast with four titles, the American with three and the Big 12 with two. Oregon led the way for the Pac-12 with three track & field titles - men...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58119016@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:21:01 MDT