ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Aurora Games will feature the top-ranked women's beach volleyball team on the U.S. tour, led by April Ross and Alix Klineman.
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.
PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep needed strong French Open showings to hold onto their top rankings. They did just that, becoming the first pair of ATP and WTA No. 1s to both win the title at Roland Garros since Jim Courier and Monica Seles in 1992.
Nadal sits barely ahead of No. 2 Roger Federer on Monday, with a 100-point lead of 8,770 to 8,670.
They would have switched places if the Spaniard had failed to win his record-extending 11th championship Sunday.
Billionaire wins $50K in lawsuit over yacht decorating tab
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A jury has awarded billionaire Thomas Golisano $50,000 in his lawsuit accusing an interior decorator of overcharging him by more than $300,000 when she renovated his yacht.
Golisano said he was pleased the jury agreed Wednesday that the decorator broke an oral agreement to sell furnishings to him at wholesale cost. He said the money will go to Rochester's new Golisano Autism Center.
Billionaire’s lawsuit for yacht decorating tab goes to trial
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Billionaire Thomas Golisano says an interior decorator overcharged him by more than $300,000 when she renovated his yacht.
Date retires after straight-set loss in Japan Women’s Open
TOKYO (AP) — Kimiko Date played her last competitive match on Tuesday, losing to Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia 6-0, 6-0 in the first round of the Japan Women's Open.
The 46-year-old Date, who retired in 1996 and came back in 2008, announced last week that this would be her final tournament. She said in a blog that she has been hampered recently by pain in her knee and shoulders. She had a second surgery on her left knee in April 2016.
NEW HAVEN — There was a time in the late 1990s and early 2000s when women’s tennis was bursting with American talent and compelling personalities. Anne Worcester, the longtime tournament director of the Connecticut Open, could simply rely on the player field selling a lion’s share of the tickets.
Steffi Graf won the first women’s championship here in 1998. Venus Williams and Lindsey Davenport were regulars. Monica Seles came a few times. Jennifer Capriati won an unlikely championship in 2003.
Kerber savoring her rise to the top of women’s tennis
SINGAPORE (AP) — While Angelique Kerber was winning her third straight match at the WTA Finals, she glanced courtside and noticed three famous spectators in the crowd — Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and Monica Seles.
Kerber, ranked No. 1 in the world and a two-time Grand Slam champion, took it as a sign that she has really arrived.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Marat Safin enjoyed life as a tennis player, calling it like living in a rock n' roll band.
That fun-filled journey brought him to the pinnacle of his sport — induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Safin and Justine Henin were inducted on Saturday during a center-court ceremony on Newport's grass courts.
They were presented by Hall of Famers Jimmy Connors and Monica Seles.