Hurley leads in Malaysia

...it, and you learn a little bit from that."Also in the group of players three strokes back was the field's top-ranked player, Sergio Garcia (68), and former top-ranked Lee Westwood, who recorded a hole-in-one en route to a 65...

Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia get their wish to play together

...will take on Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson in the final fourballs match on Friday. McIlroy is the world's top-ranked player and Garcia is No. 3."It was quite clear not just on the golf course but off the golf course, there's a real...

Billy Horschel surges into lead at BMW Championship

...McIlory's first triple-bogey or worse since the first hole of last year's BMW Championship.The world's top-ranked player shot 2-over 72 and goes into Sunday nine shots off the lead.And second-round leader Sergio Garcia also struggled...

Serena Williams learns to embrace Grand Slam record chase

...seeded No. 1 in New York for just the third time, a surprisingly low number for someone who has been the world's top-ranked player for 204 weeks in her career. The two previous times, she won the championship.Williams' five titles in 2014...

Williams, Harkleroad win in Family Circle

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The world's top-ranked player, Serena Williams, kept on winning Thursday in the...in four career matches, had to face the world's top-ranked player just hours after defeating Tathiana Garbin 6-2...

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Pierce, Graf, Hingis win Chase matches

...red-hot Steffi Graf. Lindsay Davenport, the world's top-ranked player and seeded No. 1 in this elite, 16-player field...double-faulted. But after that, Seles, a former top-ranked player who is in the midst of a comeback, was locked in...

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Rios upset, Rafter advances in Hamlet Cup

...Hamlet Cup. Rios, the tournament's top seed, lost his second match in as many days. He lost his ranking as the top-ranked player in the world on Monday. Rios has lost three of his last four matches since parting with Larry Stefanki, his coach...

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...openerIn Mason, Ohio, Novak Djokovic had a ragged start in the one tournament that has always eluded him.The top-ranked player beat Gilles Simon 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in his opening match at the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday night. It's...


...eighth-seeded Andrea Petkovic ended Venus Williams' run in the Bank of the West Classic, beating the former top-ranked player 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals.After a shaky start, the 25th-ranked Williams picked up her game...


...Wozniacki said.The two players are 2-2 in head-to-heads with Vinci beating the Dane when she was the top-ranked player in 2011.The 24-year-old Wozniacki, now ranked 15th, has won at least one WTA title every year since 2008...