Ajla Tomljanovic
Ajla Tomljanovic has withdrawn from the U.S. Open. That sent No. 4 seed Elena Rybakina into the third round and forced the U.S.
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Top-ranked Iga Swiatek advanced to the quarterfinals of the Agel Open after Ajla Tomljanovic retired with an injury during the second set of their second-round match on Wednesday.
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakova came from a set down to defeat Madison Keys 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Agel Open on Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):

12:20 a.m.

Ons Jabeur extended her career-best run at Flushing Meadows by beating Veronika Kudermetova 7-6 (1), 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals.
Ajla Tomljanovic had been hoping to beat Serena Williams, of course. Tomljanovic wanted to seize the chance for a big victory, wanted to add to her career highlights, wanted to reach the fourth round of the U.S.
Reaction to Serena Williams’ loss in the third round of the U.S. Open. Williams said before the tournament she was preparing for the end of her tennis career.
Serena Williams’ loss in the third round of the U.S. Open brings an end to her tennis career. She turns 41 this month and wants to focus on having a second child and pursuing her business interests.

Serena Williams will try to stretch her potential farewell into the last 16, facing Ajla Tomljanovic in a third-round matchup at the U.S.
The next woman who must deal with the daunting task of playing Serena Williams at the U.S. Open, Ajla Tomljanovic, considers herself an admirer of the 23-time Grand Slam champion.

The women will take center stage at Wimbledon all on their own Thursday with both semifinal matches on Centre Court.

Four more quarterfinal matches are scheduled Wednesday, when two Americans will play on Centre Court.

The traditional day of rest on the middle Sunday at Wimbledon is a thing of the past, and a British player will be first on Centre Court to mark the occasion.
ISTANBUL (AP) — Defending champion Sorana Cirstea advanced to the semifinals at the clay-court Istanbul Championship by defeating Julia Grabher of Austria 7-5, 6-1 on Friday.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia beat American Hailey Baptiste 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 in opening-round play at the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday.
PRAGUE (AP) — Switzerland won the decisive doubles to clinch the last spot in the semifinals of the Billie Jean King Cup with a 2-1 comeback victory over the Czech Republic on Thursday.
CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania (AP) — Simona Halep won a battle of generations in Romanian tennis on Wednesday by defeating Elena-Gabriela Ruse 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round of the Transylvania Open.
CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania (AP) — Anastasia Gasanova of Russia saved two match points before outlasting fourth-seeded Jil Teichmann 4-5, 6-0, 7-5 Monday in the first round of the Transylvania Open.
MOSCOW (AP) — Aryna Sabalenka’s first tournament since testing positive for the coronavirus ended after only two matches.
MOSCOW (AP) — In her first match since reaching the U.S. Open semifinals and subsequently testing positive for COVID-19, Aryna Sabalenka beat Ajla Tomljanovic 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):

8:25 p.m.

Coco Gauff lost on Wimbledon’s Centre Court for the second day in a row.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Former tennis star John McEnroe’s reaction on the BBC’s broadcast to British teenager Emma Raducanu’s mid-match retirement at Wimbledon has put him in the spotlight.
The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):

11:30 p.m.

The All England Club says British teenager Emma Raducanu retired from her fourth-round match against Ajla Tomljanovic because of difficulty breathing.
Former top 10 player CoCo Vandeweghe rallied to defeat Australian Ajla Tomljanovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 at the Birmingham grass-court tournament.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia outlasted top-seeded and 17th-ranked Elise Mertens of Belgium 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4) in a marathon match on Tuesday at the Birmingham grass-court tournament.
TOKYO (AP) — Top-seeded Shuai Zhang beat Zariya Dinas 6-4, 7-5 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Japan Women’s Open.