TENNIS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TENNIS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Prep sports: Desert Hills teams bring the Thunder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58276022-190/track-desert-hills-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58276022-190/track-desert-hills-state.html.csp">Prep sports: Desert Hills teams bring the Thunder</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-07T00:11:59.15-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 12:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">St. George • Since Desert Hills opened its doors in 2008 in the suburbs of this booming community, the Thunder have won 16 state championships, including five last season (six, if you count cheerleading). Few schools in Utah, much less a relatively new one, can match that kind of athletic success. It helps that the school features state-of-the-art facilities and is located in a relatively affluent area where the year-round weather is mostly sunny. Desert Hills is also among the larger schools i...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58276022@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:11:59 MDT Cilic tops Nishikori at U.S. Open for 1st Slam title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58390851-77/cilic-open-nishikori-slam.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58390851-77/cilic-open-nishikori-slam.html.csp">Cilic tops Nishikori at U.S. Open for 1st Slam title</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="2014-09-08T23:13:02.608-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 11:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Unable to play in the U.S. Open a year ago because of a doping suspension, Marin Cilic is now the tournament’s champion. Croatia’s Cilic won his first Grand Slam title by beating Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on Monday at Flushing Meadows, using 17 aces — including four in one game — and the same powerful groundstrokes that helped him eliminate Roger Federer in the semifinals. “This is [from] all the hard work in these last several years — and especially this last year,” Cilic ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583908512014-09-08T23:13:02.608-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T23:13:02.608-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58390851@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:13:02 MDT Nishikori mania hit Japan as tennis star advanced http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58388558-79/nishikori-tennis-company-japan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58388558-79/nishikori-tennis-company-japan.html.csp">Nishikori mania hit Japan as tennis star advanced</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARI YAMAGUCHI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T09:21:01.855-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 09:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tokyo • Surging tennis star Kei Nishikori is all the rage in Japan after becoming the first Asian player to reach the U.S. Open men’s final. His Uniqlo-brand tennis shirts have sold out, as have the Wilson rackets he uses. Thousands of people have signed up for the satellite TV channel showing the U.S. Open. Many Japanese plan to wake up early Tuesday Japan time to see if Nishikori can make history again when he faces Marin Cilic from Croatia in the finals. ——— TENNIS GEAR Tennis players have sn...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583885582014-09-08T09:21:01.855-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T09:21:01.855-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58388558@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:21:01 MDT Tennis: Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki to play for U.S. Open championship Sunday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58383053-77/williams-open-wozniacki-final.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58383053-77/williams-open-wozniacki-final.html.csp">Tennis: Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki to play for U.S. Open championship Sunday</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="2014-09-07T00:11:57.535-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 12:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Back in May, in the aftermath of early losses for both at the French Open, good friends Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki — who also was about a week removed from the end of her engagement to golf’s Rory McIlroy — flew from Paris to Miami and hung out. They went to the beach, to a basketball playoff game — and put photos of the good times on social media. “Serena is a fun girl. She’s so nice to hang out with. Always makes me laugh and makes everyone around her laugh,” Wozniacki s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583830532014-09-07T00:11:57.535-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-07T00:11:57.535-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58383053@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:11:57 MDT Japanese fans celebrate Nishikori’s U.S. Open win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58373689-77/nishikori-open-japanese-win.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58373689-77/nishikori-open-japanese-win.html.csp">Japanese fans celebrate Nishikori’s U.S. Open win</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM ARMSTRONG </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T23:15:53.562-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tokyo • Kei Nishikori’s run to the semifinals of the U.S. Open was hailed as a “win for all of Japan” back home. Nishikori became the first Japanese man to reach the U.S. Open semifinals in 96 years by outlasting third-seeded Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7), 6-7 (5), 6-4 on Wednesday. Japanese tennis fans had woken up at dawn to watch the quarterfinal and were rewarded. “It was a spectacular win for all of Japan,” said office worker Toru Miura. “We haven’t had a lot of success in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583736892014-09-04T23:15:53.562-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T23:15:53.562-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58373689@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:15:53 MDT Actor Alec Baldwin snags stray ball at U.S. Open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58338701-77/baldwin-ball-actor-alec.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58338701-77/baldwin-ball-actor-alec.html.csp">Actor Alec Baldwin snags stray ball at U.S. Open</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T22:19:48.385-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 10:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Alec Baldwin took on a new role at the U.S. Open — the actor played a star athlete, snagging a stray ball that flew into the stands. Baldwin was sitting in the front row behind the baseline Monday night when an out-of-bounds shot from Maria Kirilenko sailed over Maria Sharapova and bounced into the seats. He flawlessly fielded the ball on one hop. “I don’t play tennis well, but I can catch a slow-moving tennis ball,” Baldwin told former star Pam Shriver of ESPN. Rather than keep the t...</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> 58338701@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:19:48 MDT Aggies to host tennis clinic in SLC http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58313444-55/tennis-clinic-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58313444-55/tennis-clinic-lake-salt.html.csp">Aggies to host tennis clinic in SLC</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="2014-08-19T12:32:02.054-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 12:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On Thursday, the Aggies' tennis team will host a clinic Salt Lake City starting at 5:45 p.m. at the Salt Lake Tennis Club. The clinic is open to all ages and skill levels for a cost of $20. For more information, contact women's coach Sean McInerney at sean.mcinerney@usu.edu or men's coach Clancy Shields at clancy.shields@usu.edu. The men's tennis team returns the top four players in singles wins from last year while the women's team returns all of its top players, including McKenzie Davis who se...</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> 58313444@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:32:02 MDT 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