OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Camila Giorgi dropped just three games to upset third-seeded Sloane Stephens 6-0, 6-3 in the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Thursday.
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Former finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova needed less than an hour to beat Dayana Yastremska 6-3, 6-1 on Monday in the first round of the Toray Pan Pacific...
NEW YORK (AP) — Magda Linette won her first WTA title Saturday, outlasting Camila Giorgi 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 in the final of the Bronx Open.
NEW YORK (AP) — Camila Giorgi fought off three match points in a third-set tiebreaker and rallied to beat top-seeded Wang Qiang 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6) on Friday and reach the final of the Bronx...
NEW YORK (AP) — Top-seeded Wang Qiang rallied from a dismal start to beat Anna Blinkova 0-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Thursday and reach the semifinals of the Bronx Open.
NEW YORK (AP) — Wimbledon semifinalist Barbora Strycova was knocked out of the Bronx Open on Tuesday with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 loss to Bernarda Pera.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jessica Pegula's parents are used to seeing the athletes they root for come up short: Mom and Dad own the NFL's Buffalo Bills and the NHL's Buffalo Sabres. On Sunday, their...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Coco Gauff reached the Citi Open women's doubles final Friday with fellow teenager Caty McNally, who also is into the singles semifinals in her first appearance in the main draw...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Teenage qualifier Caty McNally has reached the quarterfinals of the Citi Open.
The 17-year-old beat fellow American Christina McHale 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 on Thursday. McNally...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top-seeded Sloane Stephens was upset in the first round of the Citi Open on Tuesday, and Coco Gauff also lost in the tune-up for the U.S. Open.
SYDNEY (AP) — Defending champion Angelique Kerber moved into the Sydney International quarterfinals after beating Camila Giorgi 7-6 (3), 6-2 on Tuesday.
The second-ranked Kerber was under serious pressure in the first set before holding firm in the tiebreaker, then went down an early break before winning the last six games.
After a first-round bye, the Wimbledon champion is on a 5-0 roll to start the season after winning all of her singles matches at the Hopman Cup last week.
SYDNEY (AP) — Former Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza earned a 6-3, 6-4 win over Carla Suarez Navarro on Monday after a day interrupted by rain at the Sydney International.
Sam Stosur, the 2011 U.S. Open champion, had a rare win on Australian soil when she rallied to beat Dominika Cibulkova 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, a confidence-boosting result for the local hope ahead of the Australian Open, which starts next week.
LINZ, Austria (AP) — Ekaterina Alexandrova recovered from a disastrous first set against Andrea Petkovic at the Ladies Linz tournament on Saturday to reach her first final.
The Russian qualifier beat Petkovic 0-6, 6-4, 6-0 in their topsy-turvy semifinal.
Alexandrova plays Camila Giorgi in Sunday's final at the Austrian indoor event.
TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka relied on a dominant serve to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open on Saturday with a comfortable 6-2, 6-3 win over Camila Giorgi.
The U.S. Open champion, who upset Serena Williams in the final in New York, overpowered her unseeded opponent and will face fourth-seeded Karolina Pliskova in Sunday's final.
Third-seeded Osaka fired nine aces and dropped just eight points in eight service games.
TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka raised her game when she needed to, and it landed her a spot in the semifinals of the Pan Pacific Open.
The U.S. Open champion, who upset Serena Williams in the final in New York this month, won her ninth straight match Friday, beating Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-4.
"This was my third time playing her, and each time it was very close, so I knew she was very good," said the third-seeded Osaka, the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam singles title.
TOKYO (AP) — Unseeded Camila Giorgi rallied from a break point down in the final set to beat two-time defending champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 and advance to the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals on Thursday.
Trailing 2-0 in the final set, Giorgi broke back immediately and won six of the last eight games.
The Italian finished with 45 winners to Wozniacki's 14.
It was Giorgi's third win over Wozniacki, all on hard courts, but her first win over a top-10 players in four years.
NEW YORK (AP) — Get ready for the latest Grand Slam installment of Williams vs. Williams. One big difference this time: The superstar siblings will be meeting in the third round at the U.S. Open, their earliest showdown at a major tournament in 20 years.
LONDON (AP) — There are moments in which nothing at all seems different about Serena Williams, moments such as when she unleashed a 109 mph service winner to even her Wimbledon quarterfinal at a set apiece, leaned forward and yelled, loudly as can be, "Cooome ooon!"
Or when, about 10 minutes later, she stretched for a lunging backhand winner to break at love and take control of the third set, then raised a fist, figuring a berth in her 11th semifinal at the All England Club was close at hand.
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Danielle Collins is through to the second round of the Eastbourne International after beating British wild card Katie Swan on Sunday.
The 24-year-old American held off a comeback from the teenager to win 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
Collins will play 16th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in the second round. The two have met once before, with Suarez Navarro winning in straight sets in the round of 16 at Indian Wells in March.
PRAGUE (AP) — Second-seeded Petra Kvitova advanced to the final of the Prague Open by beating Shuai Zhang 7-6 (6), 6-0 Friday.
Trailing 5-1, the two-time Wimbledon champion rallied before dominating the second set on the way to her 30th career final. Kvitova has not yet dropped a set in her debut in the tournament.
The Czech player will next face seventh-seeded Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania, who rallied to defeat Camila Giorgi of Italy 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.
PRAGUE (AP) — Second-seeded Petra Kvitova cruised into the quarterfinals of the Prague Open with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over unseeded Russian Natalia Vikhlyantseva on Wednesday.
Kvitova will face fellow Czech Katerina Siniakova, who prevailed 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 over another Russian, Ekaterina Alexandrova.
Sixth-seeded Shuai Zhang of China eliminated Romanian qualifier Elena-Gabriela Ruse 6-4, 6-4, wile seventh-seeded Mihaela Buzarnescu dispatched another qualifier, Antonia Lottner of Germany, 6-0, 7-6 (7).
PRAGUE (AP) — Second-seeded Petra Kvitova eased past fellow Czech Tereza Smitkova 6-1, 6-3 Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Prague Open.
The 10th-ranked Kvitova, who is playing the Prague Open for the first time, will next face unseeded Russian Natalia Vikhlyantseva.
SYDNEY (AP) — Angelique Kerber won her first title since the 2016 U.S. Open and extended her winning streak to nine matches with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Ashleigh Barty in the Sydney International final on Saturday.
The 2016 Australian Open champion and former No. 1-ranked Kerber won four singles matches at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Western Australia last week, helping Germany reach the final against Switzerland, and followed up with five wins in Sydney.
SYDNEY (AP) — Angelique Kerber won her eighth consecutive match of the new season, coming from 3-1 down in the final set to beat qualifier Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-3 to reach the Sydney International final on Friday.
Kerber, a former No. 1 and the 2016 Australian Open champion, won all four singles at the Hopman Cup and now all four in Sydney en route to the final.
She will face Ashleigh Barty, who beat Australian compatriot Daria Gavrilova 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the other semifinal.
SYDNEY (AP) — Former world No.1 Angelique Kerber continued her strong start to the season by advancing to the Sydney International semifinals with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Dominika Cibulkova on Thursday.
Kerber, who began last year at the top of the rankings before finishing at No. 22, won her seventh straight match of 2018, including four singles at the Hopman Cup last week.
SYDNEY (AP) — Former No. 1-ranked Angelique Kerber needed to save two match points before fending off Lucie Safarova 6-7 (3), 7-6 (8), 6-2 on Monday to set up a second-round match against Venus Williams.
Kerber, coming off a run to the Hopman Cup final in Perth, overcame two rain delays and a tricky second-set tiebreaker to extend her streak to five straight singles wins. Second-seeded Venus Williams had a bye in the first round.
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Defending champion Karolina Pliskova pulled off a doubleheader sweep Friday at the Western & Southern Open, reaching the semifinals by winning a pair of matches with little rest in-between. Rafael Nadal couldn't do the same.
Pliskova completed a match that was suspended overnight because of rain, beating qualifier Camila Giorgi in three sets. After a quick turnaround, she needed only 67 minutes to beat a rested Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-4 for a sweep into the semis.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Elina Svitolina suggested she might withdraw from Wimbledon after a surprise second-round loss at the Aegon Classic on Thursday.
Svitolina, ranked fifth and the Classic's leading seed after a host of withdrawals, was beaten by Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. Giorgi has played three matches on the lush grass and attacked with imagination and flair.
PRAGUE (AP) — Defending champion Lucie Safarova withdrew from the Prague Open on Wednesday ahead of her second-round match against Kristyna Pliskova because of illness.
Organizers said she was ill before the tournament and her condition worsened after her 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Kristina Kucova on Tuesday.
In the quarterfinals, Pliskova will face 144th-ranked Beatriz Haddad Maia. The Brazilian qualifier beat fourth-seeded Sam Stosur 6-3, 6-2.
PRAGUE (AP) — Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova was eliminated from the Prague Open on Monday, losing to unseeded Camila Giorgi 7-6 (6), 6-2 in the first round.
It was the first victory for the 90th-ranked Italian over the world No. 3 in four matchups, and a blow to Czech chances in their home event.
It was the earliest loss for Pliskova, the U.S. Open finalist, since June.
BIEL, Switzerland (AP) — Top-seeded Barbora Strykova saved two set points to beat Carina Witthoeft of Germany 6-2, 7-6 (6) in the Biel Ladies Open second round on Thursday.
The 18th-ranked Czech let slip a 5-3 lead in the second set, then twice faced set point against the 69th-ranked Witthoeft before forcing the tiebreaker.
Strykova's 17-year-old compatriot, Marketa Vondrousova, also advanced to a first career quarterfinal at a tournament debuting on the WTA Tour.
ROME (AP) — Camila Giorgi has been banned for nine months by the Italian Tennis Federation for refusing a Fed Cup callup.
The 74th-ranked Giorgi was also fined 30,000 euros ($32,000) for turning down a request to take part in Italy's tie against Spain in April.
The ban prevents Giorgi from Fed Cup play, training at federation facilities, and from receiving a wild card for the Italian Open in May.
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Alison Riske advanced to the Shenzhen Open final for the second straight year by beating Camila Giorgi 6-3, 6-3 Friday in the semifinals.
The eighth-seeded American will try to win her second career title against Katerina Siniakova. The Czech defeated third-seeded Johanna Konta 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Riske avenged her loss to Agnieszka Radwanska in last year's final by beating the top-seeded Pole in Thursday's quarterfinals.
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska lost in the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen Open on Thursday, falling to Alison Riske 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 a year after beating the American in the final.
The third-seeded Radwanska was broken three times in both the first and third sets, winning less than a third of the points on her first serve.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lara Arruabarrena of Spain advanced to the semifinals of the Korea Open by beating second-seeded Johanna Larsson of Sweden 6-4, 6-0 Friday.
Arruabarrena won six of eight break points. She will next face Patricia Maria Tig, who beat Sara Sorribes Tormo 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-3.
Third-seeded Zhang Shuai of China also advanced, defeating Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-2, 6-4. Giorgi had eight double-faults.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Louisa Chirico of the United States advanced to the second round of the Korea Open with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Duan Ying-ying on Monday.
The eighth-seeded Chirico had eight aces to offset seven double faults and broke her Chinese opponent six times in the win.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Madison Keys has withdrawn from the Connecticut Open after injuring her neck during a practice session.
Keys says she was hitting a forehand return on Sunday when she felt pain on the right side of her neck. She says she does not know the exact diagnosis and will seek medical treatment in New York.
Keys, who is ranked No. 9 in the world and seeded third in the tournament, says she is disappointed to be forced out by the injury.