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Serena receives Tarpischev apology

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Serena Williams says she has received a written apology from Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev for offensive comments in which he called her and sister Venus the "Williams brothers."

Williams beats Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at WTA Finals

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Serena Williams rebounded from the worst beating of her professional career to rout Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at the WTA Finals on Thursday, yet her title defense remain in the balance.

Indian Wells tourney generates higher econ impact

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The BNP Paribas Open that combines the ATP and WTA tennis tours in a two-week tournament had an estimated gross economic impact on the Coachella Valley of nearly $374 million.

Federer, Raonic move into Basel quarters

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Five-time champion and Basel native Roger Federer notched an opening-round victory, while French Open king Rafael Nadal was an easy second-round winner Wednesday at the $1.87 Swiss Indoors Basel tennis tournament.

Ferrer, Murray land in Valencia QFs

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Top seed and three-time champion David Ferrer and former titlist Andy Murray notched opening-round wins, while second seed Tomas Berdych was an upset victim Wednesday at the $1.9 million Valencia Open tennis event.

At the Net: Promising Puig

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Puerto Rico's Monica Puig was not one of this week's eight combatants at the prestigious WTA Finals, but that didn't keep her from coming away from Singapore as one of the big winners at the season-ending extravaganza.

Ferrer beats Seppi to advance at Valencia Open

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Top-seeded David Ferrer powered his way past Andreas Seppi 6-3, 7-5 to reach the second round of the Valencia Open on Wednesday.

Nadal into quarterfinals; Federer into 2nd round

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

After Rafael Nadal reached the Swiss Open quarterfinals in 57 minutes with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, top-seeded Roger Federer crushed Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-2, 6-1 in just 46 minutes to reach the second round on Wednesday.

Federer to play Dimitrov in MSG exhibition

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Former world No. 1 great Roger Federer will play "Baby Fed" in an exhibition tennis match at Madison Square Garden in March.

Halep routs Serena Williams at WTA Finals

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Serena Williams did not hesitate when asked to describe her performance Wednesday, when she took her heaviest defeat since she was 16 years old.