Svitolina reaches semis with boyfriend Monfils in attendance
NEW YORK (AP) — Elina Svitolina booked her spot in the U.S. Open semifinals, and then it was Gaël Monfils' turn.
The No. 5-seeded Svitolina reached her second consecutive major semifinal...
Konta bristles at reporter after Wimbledon loss
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Johanna Konta didn't appreciate having her performance questioned after losing in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — A quick look at Wimbledon:
LOOKAHEAD TO TUESDAY
Serena Williams tries to move a step closer to an eighth Wimbledon title when she takes on fellow American...
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — A quick look at Wimbledon:
LOOKAHEAD TO MONDAY
There is no play on the middle Sunday at Wimbledon. Play will resume Monday with all men's and women's...
Kerber sets up Eastbourne clash with Halep
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber will meet Simona Halep in the quarterfinals at Eastbourne after they won their third-round matches Wednesday.
Konta makes seamless transition from clay to grass
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Johanna Konta made a seamless transition from clay to grass on Monday, beating Anett Kontaveit 6-4, 6-2 at the Nature Valley Classic in her first match since the French...
PARIS (AP) — All four French Open singles semifinals are scheduled on the same day and the most-anticipated matchup features Rafael Nadal against Roger Federer.
PARIS (AP) — Sloane Stephens never stood a chance.
Johanna Konta produced a remarkably dominant performance against last year's runner-up, winning 6-1, 6-4 Tuesday to become the first...
PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer has a chance to take a measure of revenge against friend and fellow Swiss player Stan Wawrinka in the French Open quarterfinals.
PARIS (AP) — Sloane Stephens has no other Grand Slam winners — or even finalists — left in her side of the draw at the French Open after beating 2016 champion Garbiñe Muguruza 6-4, 6-3 on...
PARIS (AP) — The next in a long line of talented left-handed players from the Czech Republic is making a run at the French Open.
Teenager Marketa Vondrousova reached her first Grand Slam...
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.
Midnight run: Muguruza edges Konta at 3 a.m. in Australia
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.
The Latest: Muguruza wins match after 3 a.m. in Australia
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.
Konta beats Mertens at Kremlin Cup
MOSCOW (AP) — Johanna Konta of Britain upset seventh-seeded Belgian Elise Mertens in the first round of the Kremlin Cup on Tuesday.
Making up a 30-place rankings gap to the 14th-ranked Mertens, Konta took full advantage of Mertens' wayward serving to win 6-3, 7-5.
Krunic wins Beijing opener after losing first nine games
BEIJING (AP) — Unseeded Aleksandra Krunic made a remarkable comeback to oust sixth-seeded Elina Svitolina in the first round of the China Open on Saturday.
Krunic dropped the first nine games of the match and was down 4-1 in the second set before prevailing 0-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4).
In another stunner, fifth-seeded Petra Kvitova was upset by unseeded Daria Gavrilova of Australia 6-2, 6-1.
Gavrilova saved six of seven break points and broke serve six times to oust the two-time Wimbledon champion.
Sloane Stephens loses early at Pan Pacific Open
TOKYO (AP) — Fifth-seeded Sloane Stephens was eliminated from the first round of the Pan Pacific Open by Donna Vekic 6-4, 6-4 Tuesday.
The 2017 U.S. Open champion also lost to the unseeded Croat in the first round at Wimbledon.
Also, seventh-seeded Ashleigh Barty reached the second round by beating CoCo Vandeweghe 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, while No. 8 Barbora Strycova defeated Zarina Diyas 6-4, 6-4.
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Suarez Navarro, Sabalenka reach Connecticut Open final
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Carla Suarez Navarro will play for the Connecticut Open championship, despite completing just one full match this week and playing less than four sets.
The 29-year-old Spaniard advanced Friday when Monica Puig of Puerto Rico retired during their first set of their semifinal with an abdominal injury.
Suarez Navarro will face Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, who upset fifth-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the first semifinal.
Williams wins Cincinnati opener; Murray first-round victim
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Serena Williams bounced back from the most lopsided loss of her career, cruising past Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 at the Western & Southern Open on Monday.
Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner who returned to the tour this year after the birth of her first child, needed just 65 minutes to dispatch Gavrilova. She'll face eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova in Tuesday's second round.
Serena Williams says she's been struggling with postpartum emotions and wants other new moms to know they are "totally normal."
The 23-time Grand Slam champion suffered the most lopsided defeat of her career, a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Johanna Konta in San Jose, California, last Tuesday. She then withdrew from this week's Rogers Cup in Montreal, citing personal reasons.
MONTREAL (AP) — Serena Williams has pulled out of next week's Rogers Cup hard-court tournament, citing personal reasons.
The tournament announced Williams' withdrawal on Saturday.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion is coming off the most lopsided defeat of her career, a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Johanna Konta in San Jose, California, on Tuesday.
Azarenka eases into quarterfinals; Muguruza withdraws
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.
Serena Williams loses in most lopsided defeat of career
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams walked off the court offering waves to a supportive Bay Area crowd that certainly didn't expect to see the 23-time Grand Slam champion's early exit.
In the most lopsided defeat of her career, Williams' disappointing night ended in less than an hour as she lost her opening match of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic on Tuesday night to Johanna Konta, 6-1, 6-0.
Konta snubs umpire as Barty wins Nottingham final
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Johanna Konta failed to shake the umpire's hand on Sunday after a bad-tempered end to the Nottingham Open final, with Ashleigh Barty winning 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.
After the first two sets were shared, Konta recovered from 4-1 down in the decider to level at 4-4 but got angry with umpire Paula Vieira Souza for not overruling a Barty shot that looked long as the top-seeded Australian held for 5-4. Neither the line judge nor Souza called it out.
Barty, Konta, Vekic reach Nottingham Open semis
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Johanna Konta reached her first semifinals since Wimbledon last year after beating Dalila Jakupovic of Slovenia 6-4, 6-2 at the Nottingham Open on Friday.
Konta has hit form on grass after a poor season to date, and next faces Donna Vekic of Croatia, who beat her in the final 12 months ago. Vekic beat Mona Barthel of Germany 7-5, 6-1.
Jakupovic earned early breaks in each set but Konta did not panic and was quickly back on even terms.
Fed Cup: Japan wins decisive doubles to beat Britain 3-2
MIKI, Japan (AP) — Miyu Kato and Makoto Ninomiya beat Johanna Konta and Heather Watson 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in doubles on Sunday to give Japan a 3-2 win over Britain in their Fed Cup World Group playoff.
Konta beat Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-3 in the first reverse singles to give Britain a 2-1 lead after the two countries split the opening singles matches on Saturday.
Fed Cup: Japan and Britain 1-1 after opening day
MIKI, Japan (AP) — Johanna Konta has leveled Britain's Fed Cup World Group playoff against Japan with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Kurumi Nara on Saturday.
After taking a 3-0 lead in the second set, Konta broke Nara to lead 5-2 and then served for the win to level the playoff at 1-1.
Naomi Osaka, who claimed her first WTA title at Indian Wells in March, hit 11 aces to beat Heather Watson 6-2, 6-3 in the opening singles.
No comeback for Kasatkina as Svitolina wins again in Dubai
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Top-seeded Elina Svitolina retained her Dubai Championships title on Saturday with a 6-4, 6-0 win over unseeded Daria Kasatkina, who was finally unable to make a comeback.
It was the 11th singles title for the 23-year-old Svitolina, who had won a tour-high five titles in 2017, and added Brisbane to that list earlier this year. The fourth-ranked Ukrainian improved to 14-2 for the year.
Kasatkina edges Muguruza to line up Svitolina in Dubai final
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Daria Kasatkina saved three match points before knocking out second-seeded Garbine Muguruza 3-6, 7-6 (11), 6-1 to reach the Dubai Championships final on Friday.
The unseeded Kasatkina beat the world No. 3 from Spain for the first time in a 2 1/2-hour thriller.
She will meet top seed and defending champion Elina Svitolina in the final, after the Ukrainian beat Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-3.
Kasatkina slows Radwanska comeback in Dubai first round
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former champion Agnieszka Radwanska lost in the first round of the Dubai Championships for the first time in nine years on Monday.
Daria Kasatkina of Russia beat Radwanska 7-5, 6-4 in two hours.
Radwanska, who reached No. 2 in the rankings in 2012 after winning in Dubai and finishing runner-up at the Wimbledon, endured a frustrating 2017 after a foot injury and a virus scare. Not until the end of the year did she feel healthy.
Nastase tennis bans reduced 8 months on appeal, fine doubled
LONDON (AP) — Ilie Nastase had two tennis bans reduced by eight months and his fine doubled to $20,000 on Wednesday following his appeal of International Tennis Federation sanctions for foul-mouthed comments and misconduct as the Romanian Fed Cup captain.