Top-ranked Osaka loses in 2nd round in Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Naomi Osaka lost in straight sets at the Birmingham Classic grass-court tournament on Thursday — and could soon lose her No. 1 ranking, too.
Garcia outlasts Vekic to win Nottingham Open
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Caroline Garcia of France defeated former champion Donna Vekic 2-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) to win her first title of the year at the Nottingham Open on...
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Former champion Donna Vekic finally got to play on grass at the Nottingham Open on Friday but had to overcome multiple rain delays and another switch indoors before...
PRAGUE (AP) — Anastasia Potapova rallied to beat second-seeded Anastasija Sevastova 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 Tuesday to reach the second round of the Prague Open.
Stephens, Keys to lead US against Switzerland in Fed Cup
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys will lead the United States against Switzerland in the Fed Cup World Group playoffs at San Antonio.
Kvitova, Halep advance at Dubai Championships
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former champions Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep overcame windy conditions to reach the quarterfinals of the Dubai Championships on Wednesday.
US qualifier Brady upsets 2nd seed Garcia in Thailand Open
HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) — American qualifier Jennifer Brady achieved her second career top-20 win when she upset Caroline Garcia of France 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the first round of the Thailand Open on Tuesday.
Brady, ranked 117th, used aggressive and consistent groundstrokes to upset Garcia, ranked 19th, in two hours for her first win against the Frenchwoman in three attempts.
"I knew what to expect," Brady said. "From the first point of the match, I knew my intensity was up."
The Latest: Stosur, Zhang to meet champs in doubles final
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local):
Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai set up a women's doubles final against defending champions Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic at the Australian Open.
Stosur, who won the 2011 U.S. Open singles title, and Zhang beat Czech pair Barbora Strycova and Marketa Vondrousova 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 in the last match of the day on Rod Laver Arena.
Top seed Cornet out of Guangzhou Open in 1st round
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Top-seeded Alize Cornet lost a rain-interrupted match to Jennifer Brady 6-0, 6-3 to exit the Guangzhou Open in the first round.
Cornet, who was incorrectly admonished by a chair umpire for changing her shirt during a match at the U.S. Open, was trailing 6-0, 2-1 when play was suspended because of rain in southern China on Monday. The 2014 Guangzhou Open finalist won only two more games on Tuesday, and Brady advanced to a second-round match against Kozlova Kateryna.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Naomi Osaka of Japan and Daria Gavrilova of Australia were among the seeded players to advance in the opening round of the WTA's Volvo Car Open on Monday.
Osaka, seeded No. 10, topped Jennifer Brady of the United States, 6-4, 6-4. Gavrilova defeated Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Other seeds who moved on at the Daniel Island Tennis Center were No. 12 Kiki Bertens of Netherlands, No. 14 Alize Cornet of France and No. 15 Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania.
Maria Sharapova withdraws from Miami with forearm injury
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Miami Open that begins next week because of a left forearm injury.
Sharapova announced the decision on Friday. She'll be replaced in the main draw by American Jennifer Brady.
Sharapova lost in the first round at Indian Wells last week and in the third round of the Australian Open in January. She returned to the tour last year after a 15-month doping ban.
Pavlyuchenkova faces Gavrilova in Hong Kong Open final
HONG KONG (AP) — Playing in windy conditions, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated Wang Qiang 6-3, 6-4 Saturday to advance to the final of the Hong Kong Open.
The 21st-ranked Russian needed only 1 hour, 14 minutes to overcome Wang, who had been feeling sick all week.
"(It was) very tough as a lot of wind and it was not easy to serve," said Pavlyuchenkova. "But I'm really happy with the way I handled the pressure and the weather."
US Open glance: Quarterfinals to be set after Labor Day play
A quick look at the U.S. Open :
Sharapova wins first WTA match in US since 2015
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Maria Sharapova played her first WTA match in the United States since 2015 and beat Jennifer Brady 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 on Monday night in the opening round of the Bank of the West Classic.
Sharapova, a wild-card entrant and five-time Grand Slam champion, won the opening four games of the match, lost the first three of the second set and cruised in the third.
PARIS (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic played through pain to hold off Jennifer Brady of the United States and reach the second round of the French Open on Monday.
Mladenovic, seeded 13th, struggled to hold back tears after prevailing 3-6, 6-3, 9-7 in just under three hours, all the while encouraged passionately by her home crowd on Court Philippe Chartrier.
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Former French Open runner-up Sara Errani edged Belinda Bencic 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the Miami Open's first round Tuesday to win a match between former top-10 players.
Errani was once as high as No. 5 and a finalist at Roland Garros in 2012, but she has won only two Grand Slam matches since the start of 2016 and is now ranked 102nd. Bencic has been ranked No. 7 and is now 135th.
They combined for 14 service breaks in 28 games Tuesday.
Lucic-Baroni, Brady take different paths to success at slams
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For both the veteran, Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, and the newcomer, Jennifer Brady, it's a completely unexpected position to be in: Playing for a spot in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
How they ended up here, however, couldn't be more dramatically different.
Jankovic marches into Guangzhou Open semifinals
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Defending champion Jelena Jankovic moved into the semifinals of Guangzhou Open after defeating Sabine Lisicki 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
The second-seeded Serb will take on Croatia's Ana Konjuh, who beat Jennifer Brady 6-4, 7-5 in the other quarterfinal.
Golubic reaches quarterfinals at Guangzhou Open
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Viktorija Golubic advanced to the quarterfinals at the Guangzhou Open by beating top-seeded Sara Errani 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-4 Wednesday.
The 23-year-old Swiss will next face Anett Kontaveit of Estonia, who beat Zhu Lin of China 6-1, 3-6, 6-0.
Defending champion Jelena Jankovic, third-seeded Ana Konjuh, fifth-seeded Alison Riske, Jennifer Brady, Lesia Tsurenko and 2013 Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki also advanced.