Gibbs, who beat cancer this year, loses to Halep at US Open
NEW YORK (AP) — Nicole Gibbs was all even with the Wimbledon champion, a set away from a triumphant return to Grand Slam tennis.
American tennis player Nicole Gibbs says she will miss the French Open because of surgery for salivary gland cancer.
The 26-year-old Gibbs wrote on Twitter that the procedure is scheduled...
Top seed Cornet out of Guangzhou Open in 1st round
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Top-seeded Alize Cornet lost a rain-interrupted match to Jennifer Brady 6-0, 6-3 to exit the Guangzhou Open in the first round.
Cornet, who was incorrectly admonished by a chair umpire for changing her shirt during a match at the U.S. Open, was trailing 6-0, 2-1 when play was suspended because of rain in southern China on Monday. The 2014 Guangzhou Open finalist won only two more games on Tuesday, and Brady advanced to a second-round match against Kozlova Kateryna.
The Latest: Falconi loses, ends forgettable day for US women
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open (all times local):
Irina Falconi lost to Daria Gavrilova in the last match on Rod Laver Arena, ending a very forgettable opening day for American women at the Australian Open.
Sharapova, Halep advance at Shenzhen Open
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Maria Sharapova and top-ranked Simona Halep opened their 2018 seasons with straight sets wins on Monday at the Shenzhen Open.
Sharapova finished off a 6-3, 6-0 win over Mihaela Buzarnescu with a powerful forehand winner, and Halep started her bid for a second Shenzhen title with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Nicole Gibbs.
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Rohingya Muslims who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, including many children, waited on line to collect food aid near the Kutupalong refugee camp. Over the last month, an estimated 430,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh as their homes and villages were set on fire by mobs of soldiers and Buddhist monks. They have brought with them accounts of soldiers spraying their villages with gunfire.
Kvitova dominates in her Bank of the West Classic debut
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova eased into the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Kateryna Bondarenko in her Bank of the West Classic debut on Thursday.
Kvitova, a No. 2 seed, will take on eighth-seeded American CiCi Bellis, a 7-6 (3), 6-2 winner over Veronica Cepede Royg.
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Former French Open runner-up Sara Errani edged Belinda Bencic 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the Miami Open's first round Tuesday to win a match between former top-10 players.
Errani was once as high as No. 5 and a finalist at Roland Garros in 2012, but she has won only two Grand Slam matches since the start of 2016 and is now ranked 102nd. Bencic has been ranked No. 7 and is now 135th.
They combined for 14 service breaks in 28 games Tuesday.
Heather Watson advances in BNP Paribas Open
Indian Wells, Calif. (AP) — Britain's Heather Watson beat American Nicole Gibbs 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open.
Watson will face No. 11 Johanna Konta in the second round.
Former No. 1 Martina Hingis and double partner Yung-Jan Chan beat Raquel Atawo and Yifan Xu 6-1, 6-4.
Rain delays Serena Williams 1st-round match in Auckland
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Serena Williams will have to wait a little longer for her first match of 2017 after rain curtailed play Monday on the opening day of the ASB Classic.
Williams was due to play in evening session against unseeded Pauline Parmentier of France but steady rain made play impossible at the open-air stadium and the first-round match was postponed to Tuesday.
Venus Williams, a former champion in Auckland, is due to play New Zealand wildcard entry Jade Lewis on Tuesday.
MVPs Gibbs, Harrison face off in final of World Team Tennis
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans Nicole Gibbs and Ryan Harrison are the MVPs of World Team Tennis.
Gibbs of the Orange County Breakers and Harrison of the San Diego Aviators led their teams to the WTT Final. They will face off in the championship on Aug. 26 at the West Side Tennis Club, home of the New York Empire.
Gibbs helped the Breakers (8-4) reach their second consecutive final. Harrison played in his first WTT season.