The on-court coaching debate trending in Singapore
SINGAPORE (AP) — Monica Seles isn't a fan of on-court coaching. Lindsay Davenport can see the benefits. Jennifer Capriati is right in the middle.
The three tennis greats took part in a news conference Monday at the WTA Finals to discuss the topic, which made plenty of headlines after Serena Williams was penalized for on-court coaching during the U.S. Open final.
Pliskova beats Vandeweghe 7-6, 6-4 to win Stuttgart Open
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Karolina Pliskova ended CoCo Vandeweghe's brilliant week with a 7-6 (2), 6-4 win in the Stuttgart Open final on Sunday.
The sixth-seeded Czech held her nerve at key times to win her first title of the season and her 10th overall in just under two hours. Pliskova, who fired 41 aces over four matches on her way to the final, added another 11 against Vandeweghe.
Vandeweghe reaches Stuttgart final, Pliskova awaits
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — CoCo Vandeweghe defeated Caroline Garcia 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday to become the first American to reach the Stuttgart Open final since Lindsay Davenport in 2005.
She will face the fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova in Sunday's final.
Pliskova hit six aces and converted three of her eight break opportunities to beat Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-4, 6-2 in the other semifinal.
Keys is finding joy on court and winning again in Australia
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Madison Keys says she's playing carefree tennis again and doesn't feel any pressure at her first Grand Slam tournament since her emotional loss to Sloane Stephens in the U.S. Open final five months ago.
Perhaps even more importantly, her coach, Lindsay Davenport, says the 22-year-old American has put an injury-plagued year behind her and is healthier than she's been in a long time.
Ex-tennis star Jelena Dokic: Father beat and spit at her
SYDNEY (AP) — Former tennis star Jelena Dokic says from a young age her father regularly beat and kicked her. He would pull her hair, spit in her face and belittle her with vile insults.
Dokic, once ranked No. 4 in the world and a Wimbledon semifinalist, writes of her ordeal with Damir Dokic, also her coach, in an autobiography to be released this week.
US Open finalists knocked out in first round at Wuhan Open
WUHAN, China (AP) — U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens and runner-up Madison Keys were knocked out of the Wuhan Open in the first round on Monday.
In their first matches since the final at Flushing Meadows, the 17th-ranked Stephens lost to Wang Qiang of China 6-2, 6-2, while the 12th-ranked Keys was beaten by fellow American Varvara Lepchenko 6-2, 7-6 (4).
The last time Grand Slam finalists lost their next match was after 2005 Wimbledon, where Venus Williams beat Lindsay Davenport.
And then there were 4: Keys gives US half of Open QF spots
NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, Madison Keys was excited to give the United States four women in the U.S Open quarterfinals for the first time in 15 years.
Ace! Lindsay Davenport among female coaches in pro tennis
NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsay Davenport sat on the edge of her seat in the coaching box at Arthur Ashe Stadium, watching her player, 15th-seeded Madison Keys, compete in the U.S. Open.
Davenport is a former No. 1 and winner of three Grand Slam singles titles who is among a handful of female coaches in professional tennis. Keys is one of three players ranked in the WTA's top 20 with a female coach, joining French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko and 20th-ranked Daria Gavrilova.
Davenport thinks Sharapova, Azarenka could make WTA Finals
LONDON (AP) — Maria Sharapova has only played three tournaments since returning from her doping ban, but Hall of Famer Lindsay Davenport still won't rule out the possibility of the Russian star qualifying for the WTA Finals.
And Wimbledon is only the second event for Victoria Azarenka since returning from having a baby — yet Davenport gives her a chance to be in Singapore for the season-ending championships from Oct. 22-29, too.
Keys 1st American in WTA Finals since Williams sisters
SINGAPORE (AP) — Madison Keys is the first American other than Serena and Venus Williams to earn a berth at the year-end WTA Finals in more than a decade.
The last American outside of a Williams at the finals was Lindsay Davenport, a former coach to Keys, in 2005.
Keys' debut in the WTA Finals, starting on Sunday, came courtesy of her winning a second career title in Birmingham, England, and reaching finals at Rome and Montreal.