INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Playing just her seventh match of the year, Venus Williams rallied to beat Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 0-6, 6-3 in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open on...
Bouchard wins in 1st round at ASB Classic
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Former world No. 5 Eugenie Bouchard launched a new season Monday with a commanding 6-3, 6-3 win over America Madison Brengle in the first round of the WTA's ASB Classic.
Thai tennis player out of US Open because of travel woes
NEW YORK (AP) — We've all been there: A delayed flight or traffic jam or some other transportation issue prevents us from getting to work on time. In the case of a professional tennis player from Thailand ranked in the top 100, a too-long trip meant skipping the U.S. Open.
Luksika Kumkhum pulled out of the year's last Grand Slam tournament on Sunday, a day before she was scheduled to face Sofia Kinen of the United States in a first-round match.
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Yulia Putintseva came from a set down to defeat top-seeded Sloane Stephens 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (3) in a match played over two days in the first round of the Nuremberg Cup.
Their match has been suspended due to darkness at 3-3 in the final set on Tuesday, and Putintseva went on to win the tiebreaker after both traded breaks.
The Kazakh player was due to face another American, Alison Riske, in the second round later Wednesday.
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Sorana Cirstea rallied to defeat home favorite Andrea Petkovic 2-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) in the first round of the Nuremberg Cup on Tuesday.
Petkovic was 2-0 up in the second set, but the sixth-seeded Romanian fought back and won the last four points in the tiebreaker to clinch the victory after 2 hours, 45 minutes.
Cirstea next faces American Madison Brengle, who defeated compatriot Varvara Lepchenko 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday.
American professional tennis player Madison Brengle sued the WTA and International Tennis Federation in Florida state court on Monday, seeking unspecified damages for "physical and emotional consequences" related to anti-doping blood tests that involve inserting a needle into a vein.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Top-seeded Caroline Garcia of France defeated Varvara Lepchenko of the United States 6-2, 6-3 in her first match at the WTA's Volvo Car Open on Tuesday.
Garcia broke Lepchenko three times in the opening set to take control in her first clay-court match of the season.
Top-seeded Wozniacki advances at ASB Classic
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the quarterfinals of the ASB Tennis Classic on Wednesday, beating Petra Martic of Croatia 6-2, 6-2.
After taking 58 minutes to beat American Madison Brengle in her first-round match Tuesday, Wozniacki needed only 53 minutes to beat unseeded Martic, despite dropping her serve in the first game of the second set.
Top-seeded Wozniacki advances, defending champ Davis ousted
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki needed only 57 minutes for a 6-3, 6-0 win over America Madison Brengle at the ASB Classic on Tuesday, when defending champion Lauren Davis was beaten in the first round.
The fifth-seeded Davis lost 6-1, 6-2 to fellow American Sachia Vickery, who who had the chance to hone her game in three qualifying matches in Auckland.
Kerber ousts local favorite Osaka at Pan-Pacific Open
TOKYO (AP) — Seventh-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany got a measure of revenge for a U.S. Open loss by beating Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-4 on Monday to advance to the second round of the Pan-Pacific Open.
Last month, Kerber was knocked out of the U.S. Open by the Japanese teenager in straight sets.
LONDON (AP) — Madison Brengle knew, of course, that her opponent, Petra Kvitova, was a two-time Wimbledon champion and a popular pick to win the title again this year.
Brengle also was aware, of course, that she herself never had won so much as one main-draw match at the All England Club until this week.
Ana Konjuh, Lauren Davis to meet in Auckland WTA final
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Eighth-seeded Ana Konjuh prevented a complete rout of seeded players at the ASB Tennis Classic when she beat 2016 runner-up Julia Goerges 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 on Friday to join American Lauren Davis in the final.
Seven seeds had fallen by the time Konjuh took the court for her semifinal against Goerges, who was in hot form after eliminating former world No. 1 and third seed Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinals.
Wozniacki beaten in ASB Classic quarterfinals
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — The ASB Tennis Classic was shorn of the last of its big-name contenders on Thursday when former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki wasted a match-winning position and lost 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinals to Germany's Julia Goerges.
Frustrated Serena Williams loses in 2nd round at Auckland
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Serena Williams lost her second-round match at the ASB Classic and the 22-time Grand Slam singles champion, frustrated by swirling winds, didn't leave quietly.
"At least I can get out of these conditions," No. 2-ranked Williams said after her 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-4 loss Wednesday to fellow American Madison Brengle.
Zhang Shuai advances to 2nd round at Japan Open
TOKYO (AP) — Sixth-seeded Zhang Shuai of China advanced to the second round of the Japan Open by beating Eri Hozumi 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-3 Monday.
Hozumi, a wild-card entry from Japan, broke in the fifth and seventh games to lead 5-2 in the first set but Zhang fought back with two breaks to push the set to a tiebreak.