DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus won the sixth title of her career with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Petra Kvitova in the Qatar Open final on Saturday.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Kim Clijsters has been given a wild card into next month's BNP Paribas Open, another step in her tennis comeback at age 36.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Top-seeded Simona Halep came from a set down for the second day in a row to beat Aryna Sabalenka 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 Thursday and reach the semifinals at the Dubai...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Top-seeded Simona Halep's first match since losing to Garbine Muguruza in the Australian Open semifinals was a tough 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7) win over Ons Jabeur at the...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kim Clijsters' first WTA Tour match since 2012 ended with a 6-2, 7-6 (6) loss to Garbine Muguruza at the Dubai Championships on Monday.
HOBART, Australia (AP) — Two-time major winner Garbine Muguruza withdrew from her quarterfinal at the Hobart International with a viral illness on Thursday.
HOBART, Australia (AP) — Indian tennis player Sania Mirza has won her first doubles match since returning to the WTA Tour following the birth of her son.
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Former world No. 1 and two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza had a 6-1, 7-6 (2) win over American Shelby Rogers to advance to the quarterfinals of Shenzhen Open on...
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Sixth-seeded Garbine Muguruza won all six games in the final set and beat Chinese wild-card entry Xinyu Wang 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 Monday in the first round of the Shenzhen...
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Fifth-seeded Madison Keys improved her overall record against Daria Kasatkina to 6-0 by beating the Russian 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday in the first round of the Pan Pacific...
LONDON (AP) — The International Tennis Federation says Brazilian tennis player Beatriz Haddad Maia has been provisionally suspended for failing a doping test.
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams will try again for a record-equaling 24th major title as one of 13 Grand Slam women's champions who gained direct entry into the U.S. Open.
PARIS (AP) — Tennis and tropical plants: The stunning new court at the French Open is, quite literally, wild.
Surrounded on all four sides by greenhouses filed with exotic plants, the Court...
ROME (AP) — Serena Williams withdrew from the Italian Open on Tuesday ahead of her second-round match against sister Venus because of a previously injured left knee.
MADRID (AP) — Naomi Osaka won her opening match at the Madrid Open, Caroline Wozniacki withdrew due to injury and Garbine Muguruza was upset by Petra Martic in straight sets on...
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — A couple of teenagers are shaking things up at the BNP Paribas Open.
Bianca Andreescu, an 18-year-old Canadian, routed two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza...
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams' return to tennis after a five-week break ended early with her retiring from the BNP Paribas Open because of a viral illness Sunday.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Johanna Konta and Americans Amanda Anisimova and Lauren Davis won first-round matches as women's play began at the BNP Paribas Open.
HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) — Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska advanced to the semifinals at the Thailand Open by beating two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza 7-6 (5), 6-1 Friday.
The 18-year-old Yastremska also beat Muguruza last year in Luxembourg.
"I forgot about what happened last year as this is a different match," Yastremska said. "I watched highlights (of Muguruza's matches) to see how she played. Although I'm confident, but it was last year. I had to concentrate."
HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) — Garbine Muguruza rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the second set to beat Mona Barthel 6-3, 7-5 Wednesday in the second round of the Thailand Open.
The two-time Grand Slam champion said it was a "difficult match."
"She had a lot of advantages but I'm happy that I kept fighting and ended up winning," said Muguruza, who won the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon a year later.
Muguruza will next face eighth-seeded Dayana Yastremska, who beat wild-card entry Peng Shuai 6-1, 6-4.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — The BNP Paribas Open will include all of the top 75 ranked men's and women's players in the world, including defending champions Juan Martin del Potro and Naomi Osaka.
The tournament runs March 4-17 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in the Southern California desert.
Del Potro skipped the Australian Open while recovering from a knee injury, but he is on the entry list for Indian Wells.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Better late than never, right?
Garbine Muguruza finally won what is believed to be the latest-starting match in Australian Open history, edging Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-7 (3), 7-5 in an after-midnight marathon that began at 12:30 a.m. and concluded at 3:12 a.m. on Friday.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local):
An Australian Open match that began after midnight is finally over — and didn't end until past 3 a.m.
In what is believed to be the latest start in tournament history, Garbine Muguruza and Johanna Konta got going at 12:30 a.m. because of lengthy matches earlier. They then played three sets across more than 2½ hours, concluding at 3:12 a.m.
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.
ZHUHAI, China (AP) — Ashleigh Barty rallied from a set down to beat defending champion Julia Goerges 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the semifinals of the WTA Elite Trophy on Saturday.
The Australian faces Wang Qiang, who beat Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-0, in Sunday's final.
Barty served one more ace than her opponent — 8-7 — but also had six double faults, compared to just two for Goerges.
Barty won her only previous match against Wang in Strasbourg earlier this year.
ZHUHAI, China (AP) — Garbine Muguruza saved three match points before beating Anastasija Sevastova 6-7 (4), 6-2, 7-6 (1) and advancing to the semifinals of the WTA Elite Trophy on Friday.
The Spaniard, a two-time Grand Slam champion, also saved eight of 12 break points against her second-seeded opponent.
"These matches are the ones that really count," Muguruza said. "It's long, it's difficult, you have match points against you, you don't lose your courage, you don't lose your enthusiasm."
HONG KONG (AP) — Wang Qiang, the best Chinese women's player in tennis with a ranking of No. 24, will play Ukrainian teen Dayana Yastremska for a third career title at the Hong Kong Open on Sunday.
Wang posted two upset victories on Saturday by first finishing her rain-postponed quarterfinal against top-seeded Elina Svitolina and winning 6-2, 6-4. The victory over the fifth-ranked Svitolina marked Wang's first career win over a top-five player.
HONG KONG (AP) — Top-seeded Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine was close to bowing out of the Hong Kong Open when rain disrupted the quarterfinals on Friday.
Sixth-seeded Wang Qiang of China was leading Svitolina 6-2, 5-2, and serving at 15-30, when their match was suspended until Saturday.
Svitolina entered this week as one of five players still in contention to earn a place in the eight-player WTA Finals in Singapore.
HONG KONG (AP) — Eighth-seeded Alize Cornet lost to 105th-ranked Lusksika Kumkhum of Thailand at the rain-affected Hong Kong Open on Wednesday, while No. 4 Garbine Muguruza easily advanced to the quarterfinals.
After rain delayed play for four hours, Cornet came from 4-1 down in the final set to force a tiebreaker but lost 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) against Kumkhum.
HONG KONG (AP) — Top-seeded Elina Svitolina kept alive her chances of reaching the WTA Finals in Singapore by beating Australian wild card Priscilla Hon 6-2, 6-3 at the Hong Kong Open on Tuesday.
Fourth-seeded Garbine Muguruza gave herself a belated birthday present by defeated Spanish compatriot Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-3, 6-1.
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka and second-ranked Caroline Wozniacki both advanced to the second round of the China Open on Monday.
The eighth-seeded Osaka beat Zarina Diyas 6-4, 6-3, while Wozniacki defeated Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-3.
Osaka will next face Danielle Collins, who advanced on Sunday.
TOKYO (AP) — Garbine Muguruza advanced to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday, beating Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-4.
Muguruza is seeded No. 6 in the Tokyo tournament.
Also, Daria Gavrilova defeated Kristyna Pliskova 7-6 (2), 3-6, 7-6 (8), and Anett Kontaveit beat Kristina Mladenovic 6-3. 7-6 (5).
NEW YORK (AP) — All it took was two rounds at the U.S. Open for the top two seeded women to leave the draw, with No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki following No. 1 Simona Halep on the way out.
For Wozniacki, a two-time finalist at Flushing Meadows and the reigning Australian Open champion, her 6-4, 6-2 loss to 36th-ranked Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine on Thursday night was a second consecutive second-round Grand Slam exit.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):
Two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza let a lead slip away and was stunned in the second round of the U.S. Open by 202nd-ranked Czech qualifier Karolina Muchova 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
The 12th-seeded Muguruza was up a set and a break in the second but faltered.
Muchova is playing in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Two-time grand slam champion Garbine Muguruza will team with veteran David Ferrer in a strong Spanish pairing at the Hopman Cup mixed teams tennis tournament in Perth from Dec. 29.
Ninth-ranked Muguruza and former World No. 3 Ferrer are among players making their debuts at the tournament, a major lead-up event for the first grand slam of the season, the Australian Open.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Venus Williams beat Heather Watson 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 on Thursday night in the second round of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic.
The third-seeded Williams is the highest-seeded player remaining in the event after defending champion Madison Keys joined top-seed Garbine Muguruza, a Wednesday scratch, on the sideline due to a right wrist injury.
Keys, an American, was slated to play Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic, a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 winner over lucky-loser Magdalena Frech of Poland.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Victoria Azarenka, a former world No. 1, eased past lucky-loser Anna Blinkova 6-1, 6-0 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic.
Azarenka broke the Russian teenager's serve six times to advance to face American qualifier Danielle Collins, a 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 winner over Vera Lapko of Belarus.
Blinkova replaced Garbine Muguruza in the draw after the top-seeded Spaniard withdrew because of a right arm injury.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Winning the Australian Open final gave Caroline Wozniacki her first major title, and a bonus prize.
Wozniacki beat Simona Halep in three sets in the championship match on the weekend, meaning she'll replace the Romanian player atop the WTA rankings released on Monday.
"I think being a new Grand Slam champion and world No. 1 sounds pretty good," Wozniacki said. "I'm very excited for that. It's a dream come true."
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams is returning to tournament play for the first time since giving birth in September.
Williams was among the entries released Wednesday for the BNP Paribas Open, which runs March 5-18 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
It will be the two-time champion's first tournament in 14 months, since winning the 2017 Australian Open. She lost an exhibition to Jelena Ostapenko in United Arab Emirates on Dec. 30.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local):
Hsieh Su-wei, who beat Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza in the second round, added another seeded player to her Australian Open victory collection with a 6-2, 7-5 win over No. 26 Agnieszka Radwanska.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local):
Defending champion Roger Federer had an easy run in his first-round match at the Australian Open, beating Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 as he began his quest here for his 20th Grand Slam singles title.
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) — Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza has withdrawn with an injury from her second consecutive tournament to start the new year.
Muguruza, who retired in the third set from her first match at the Brisbane International last week with leg cramps, beat Kiki Bertens 6-3, 7-6 (6) on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals.
SYDNEY (AP) — Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza has been given a wildcard entry to play in the Sydney International next week after being forced to retire from her first match of the season in Brisbane because of leg cramps.
Sydney International organizers said the addition of No. 2-ranked Muguruza brings a seventh major winner to the tournament, held in the week before the Australian Open.
Muguruza retired from her Brisbane International opener with leg cramps while leading in the third set.