Barty rallies against Garcia to reach 3rd round in Wuhan
WUHAN, China (AP) — Top-ranked Ash Barty came from a set down to beat Caroline Garcia of France 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 Tuesday in the second round of the Wuhan Open.
Pliskova overcomes rain and Martic to win Zhengzhou Open
ZHENGZHOU, China (AP) — Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova overcame rain delays and an early deficit to beat Petra Martic 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the Zhengzhou Open on Sunday.
Pliskova takes on Martic at Zhengzhou Open final
ZHENGZHOU, China (AP) — Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova advanced to the Zhengzhou Open final with a clinical 6-3, 6-2 victory over Ajla Tomljanovic on Saturday.
Pliskova wins twice in a day to reach semifinals
ZHENGZHOU, China (AP) — Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova won two hard-fought matches to reach the Zhengzhou Open semifinals on Friday.
Pliskova had to wait 1 ½ days to complete her second round...
Kenin opens WTA’s Asian swing with win over Paquet
ZHENGZHOU, China (AP) — Sixth-seeded Sofia Kenin started the WTA's Asian swing with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Chloe Paquet at the inaugural Zhengzhou Open on Monday.
Serena turns ankle in US Open win; Djokovic quits his match
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams was in pain — "acceptable" pain, her coach called it — after rolling her right ankle during the second set of a U.S. Open victory.
Defending champs Osaka, Djokovic are No. 1 seeds for US Open
NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champions Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic are the No. 1 seeds for singles play in the U.S. Open.
Osaka, who beat Serena Williams in last year's final for her first...
MONTREAL (AP) — Rafael Nadal is the top seed for the upcoming men's Rogers Cup in Montreal, while Ash Barty is the top seed for the women's event in Toronto.
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...
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Karolina Pliskova beat Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-4 in the Eastbourne final on Saturday, two days before the grass-court Grand Slam starts in southwest...
Kerber to play Pliskova in Eastbourne final
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber will face Karolina Pliskova for the Eastbourne title after semifinal opponent Ons Jabeur withdrew with a right ankle injury...
Kerber beats Halep at Eastbourne; Pliskova advances
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Defending Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber beat Simona Halep for the first time since 2016, winning their quarterfinal at Eastbourne 6-4, 6-3 on...
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.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Defending champion Petra Kvitova has withdrawn from next week's Birmingham Classic because of an arm injury that ruled her out of the French Open, but is still hopeful...
Teen Vondrousova into French quarters without losing a set
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...
Sloane Stephens’ strategy on wasted match points: Forget ’em
PARIS (AP) — Mulling over what might have been is never a great tactic in tennis.
Just ask Sloane Stephens, who managed to regroup from four wasted match points in the second set of a 6-3,...
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.
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Australian Barty beats Pliskova for Miami Open title
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Amid the unpredictable swirl of this year's tennis results, with 33 different champions in 33 tournaments, Ashleigh Barty provides a change of pace.
Roger Federer shines on soggy day at the Miami Open
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ashleigh Barty waited six hours to get her spot in the Miami Open women's final. Denis Shapovalov needed to pull off yet another comeback to earn his berth into the...
Serena Williams back in top 10 after giving birth
LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams has returned to the top 10 in the tennis rankings for the first time since taking a break to have her first child.
Williams dropped as low as 491st upon her return to competition in March 2018 but is up to No. 10 after reaching two Grand Slam finals since, losing to Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon and Naomi Osaka at the U.S. Open.
Romania upsets Czechs in Fed Cup, Australia beats US
Romania upset defending champion Czech Republic 3-2 to advance to the semifinals of the Fed Cup on Sunday, along with France, Belarus and Australia.
Romania reached the semifinals for the first time after its first victory against the Czechs, who won six titles in the last eight years.
Irina-Camelia Begu and Monica Niculescu teamed up to clinch the best-of-five contest with a 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4 win over Czech pair Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova in the doubles.
Fed Cup: France and Belarus lead 2-0; Czechs and US tied
France and Belarus were in command of their Fed Cup first-round ties while 2018 finalists the Czech Republic and the United States were level in their ties on Saturday.
Australian Open semifinalist Karolina Pliskova won the first point for the Czechs against Romania after easing past Mihaela Burzanescu 6-1, 6-4 on an indoor hard-court in Ostrava.
But Simona Halep won the second singles by routing Katerina Siniakova, the star of last year's final victory against the United States, 6-4, 6-0.
Pliskova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup after Kvitova pulls out
PRAGUE (AP) — Karolina Pliskova will be the top player for defending Fed Cup champion Czech Republic in its first-round meeting with Romania, after Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova pulled out.
Pliskova lost in the Australian Open semifinals this month to Naomi Osaka, who then defeated Kvitova in the final.
Nissin drops Osaka ad after complaints, star focused on game
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka says she hopes her sponsors will consult with her about how they portray her, but her focus is on her game as she heads into the final at the Australian Open.
Osaka was asked about criticism over one of her main sponsors, Nissin Foods Holdings, after they took down an online ad campaign that depicted her with pale skin after it was criticized as insensitive. Critics said the depiction does not reflect Osaka's biracial background
Osaka vs. Kvitova for Australian Open title, No. 1 ranking
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka never made it past the fourth round at any of the first 10 Grand Slam tournaments of her career. Now, still just 21, she's suddenly on the verge of a second consecutive major championship.
Column: Don’t write off Serena or Federer just yet
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tempting as it might be, don't write off Serena Williams or Roger Federer just yet.
1 point away, Serena stunned by Pliskova at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Four times, Serena Williams was only one point — a single point — from closing out a victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals.
On the first such chance, at 5-1, 40-30 in the third set, she turned her left ankle awkwardly. The owner of the best serve in the sport would lose every point she served the rest of the way.
Australian Open Glance: A look at semifinals on Day 11
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open:
Australian Open Glance: A look at quarterfinals on Day 10
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open:
Serena Williams ousts No. 1 Simona Halep at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As Serena Williams made her way out to the Australian Open's main court during pre-match introductions, the voice booming over the stadium's speakers implored spectators to welcome "the world's No. 1 player — from Romania, Simona Halep."
Nishikori, Pliskova win Brisbane International titles
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Kei Nishikori won his first ATP title since Memphis in 2016 with a dominating final set to beat Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in the Brisbane International final on Sunday.
The 2014 U.S. Open finalist served for the match at 5-1 in the third set, but Medvedev earned a temporary reprieve when he broke the Japanese player's serve to extend the match.
Medvedev beats Raonic to reach semifinals in Brisbane
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Fourth-seeded Daniil Medvedev reached the semifinals at the Brisbane International by beating Milos Raonic 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4 on Friday.
The score was level at 4-4 in the third when Medvedev got the decisive break on a succession of unforced errors from the 2016 Brisbane champion.
Medvedev will next play 2008 Australian Open finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who beat Alex de Minaur 6-4, 7-6 (2).
Kenin to open Fed Cup final for US against Strycova
PRAGUE (AP) — America's chances of retaining the Fed Cup this weekend improved on Friday when two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was ruled out of the opening singles for the Czech Republic due to illness.
Kvitovsa was the second top-10 player lost to the Czechs, after Karolina Pliskova was ruled out last Saturday by calf and wrist injuries.