Top women to watch at the Australian Open, which begins at Melbourne Park on Monday morning (Sunday night EST):
Two-time Grand Slam finalist Karolina Pliskova is reuniting with coach Sascha Bajin ahead of the 2023 tennis season.
MUNICH (AP) — Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer revealed Wednesday that he was previously treated for skin cancer and had to undergo surgery.
Neuer said he has a scar near his nose and that “I had to be operated on three times and I had skin cancer there," in a video launching a new skincare line with former top-ranked tennis player Angelique Kerber.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A look at the eight women who are in the singles field for the season-ending WTA Finals, which begin Monday:
NEW YORK (AP) — Three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber withdrew from the U.S. Open on Wednesday because she is pregnant, announcing the news via social media by joking that “two against one just isn’t a fair competition” and posting a string of emojis that included a baby bottle.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO SATURDAY
Coco Gauff and Rafael Nadal will be back on Centre Court on Day 6 at Wimbledon. Gauff will face another American, Amanda Anisimova, in the third round at the All England Club.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
Venus Williams made a winning return to the court in a mixed doubles victory with partner Jamie Murray.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO FRIDAY
Six-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic will make his way back to Centre Court on Day 5 at the All England Club. The top-seeded Djokovic will face another Serbian player, Miomir Kecmanovic, for a spot in the fourth round.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY
With Novak Djokovic, Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray scheduled to play on Centre Court, Day 3 at Wimbledon looks a lot like Day 1. All three players won their opening matches in the main stadium at the All England Club on Monday.
BAD HOMBURG, Germany (AP) — Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep booked their places in the quarterfinals of the Bad Homburg Open on Wednesday while Sabine Lisicki continued her winning comeback.
Defending champion Kerber, seeded third, beat Lucia Bronzetti 6-2, 6-3 to set up a meeting with Alizé Cornet, who won 7-6 (4), 6-4 against Tatjana Maria.
BAD HOMBURG, Germany (AP) — Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep were among the first-round winners Tuesday at the Bad Homburg Open as Sabine Lisicki won a main-draw WTA Tour match for the first time since 2018 after long injury setbacks.
BAD HOMBURG, Germany (AP) — Alizé Cornet won a rematch with a player who beat her last week as rain interrupted play at the Bad Homburg Open on Monday, leaving Angelique Kerber waiting overnight to complete her match.
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Former No. 1 Angelique Kerber outlasted first-time WTA finalist Kaja Juvan 7-6 (5), 6-7 (0), 7-6 (5) over more than three hours in the Strasbourg International final on Saturday.
LONDON (AP) — U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu has parted ways with coach Torben Beltz six months after hiring him.
The 19-year-old British player said Tuesday she's seeking “a new training model” despite rising to a career-high ranking of No.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Two days, two wins and making it look easy.
Naomi Osaka sure seems like herself again.
The former world No. 1 is through to the third round at the Miami Open, easily handling 13th-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Karolina Pliskova has withdrawn from next month's Australian Open and two warm-up tournaments because of a right hand injury sustained in training.
Australian Open officials on Thursday confirmed the world fourth-ranked player's withdrawal, and said in a tweet: “wishing you a speedy recovery."
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Top-seeded Daniil Medvedev beat Filip Krajinovic 6-2, 7-6 (1) to reach the round of 16 on a gusty Monday night at the BNP Paribas Open. Karolina Plisova, the women's top seed, was upset by Beatriz Haddad Maia.
LONDON (AP) — Grand Slam champions Garbiñe Muguruza, Sloane Stephens, Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber and Barbora Krejcikova and U.S. Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez are among the players named Monday for the 12 teams at next month’s Billie Jean King Cup Finals.
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Unseeded Jil Teichmann of Switzerland upset sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Ostrava Open on Tuesday.
Three-time Grand Slam champion Kerber struggled with her serve, dropping it three times in each set in the first meeting between the two players on the circuit.
NEW YORK (AP) — When Leylah Fernandez wins a pivotal point at the U.S. Open — and she's won enough of them to become the tournament's youngest semifinalist since Maria Sharapova in 2005 — the teenager with the exciting game and enthusiasm to match raises her right fist or windmills her arms, firing up herself and the crowd.
NEW YORK (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO TUESDAY
Two teenagers can earn semifinal spots at the U.S. Open, as both Leylah Fernandez and Carlos Alcaraz are in action. Another spot can be filled by a qualifier, if Botic Van de Zandschulp of the Netherlands upsets No.
NEW YORK (AP) — Leylah Fernandez is a self-described “happy-go-lucky girl” having the time of her life at Flushing Meadows, raising her fists, pumping her arms and riling up crowds while beating two past U.S.
NEW YORK (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAY
Leylah Fernandez hits the court for the first time since the 18-year-old Canadian defeated defending champion Naomi Osaka. Fernandez’s knee-to-the-ground, quick-redirect style at the baseline is reminiscent of another lefty, Angelique Kerber, a three-time Grand Slam champion who won the 2016 U.S.
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Top-ranked Ash Barty beat Barbora Krejcikova 6-2, 6-4 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open.
Barty will face two-time Cincinnati finalist Angelique Kerber, who won her quarterfinal when two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova retired during the second set because of a stomach problem.
U.S. tennis player Coco Gauff has tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing her to pull out of the Tokyo Olympics.
“I am so disappointed to share the news that I have tested positive for COVID and won’t be able to play in the Olympic Games in Tokyo,” Gauff tweeted on Sunday.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — It was difficult for Ash Barty to imagine that a trip to her first Wimbledon final was just around the corner when she stopped playing at last month's French Open with a hip injury.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO THURSDAY
Of the four women's semifinalists at Wimbledon, only 25th-seeded Angelique Kerber has been at this stage before at the All England Club. And now she faces the only other remaining woman with a Grand Slam title to her name, top-seeded Ash Barty.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):
Coco Gauff lost on Wimbledon’s Centre Court for the second day in a row.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — When Angelique Kerber grabbed the opening set of her Wimbledon quarterfinal Tuesday, the full-capacity crowd saluted the accomplishment with cheers that bounced off the closed roof at No.
Coco Gauff’s second Wimbledon ended much like her first – with a fourth-round loss to one of the tournament favorites.
The difference this time is that the 17-year-old American felt she's on the verge of going much further in a major.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Wimbledon's traditional Middle Sunday of rest will disappear in 2022, as will the Manic Monday that follows it.
For one last time, the oldest Grand Slam tournament was quiet as Week 1 of this year's edition ended.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: Andy Murray began the 2016 Summer Games by carrying Britain’s flag in the opening ceremony and ended them with a Union Jack draped over a shoulder while celebrating his history-making gold medal: He was the first man or woman to win two tennis singles gold medals at an Olympics — and he did it consecutively, too.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):
Four weeks ago, Taylor Fritz was in a wheelchair at the French Open. Now he’s in the third round at Wimbledon.
BAD HOMBURG, Germany (AP) — Angelique Kerber upset top-seeded Petra Kvitova as she won two three-set matches in a day to reach the final of the Bad Homburg Open on Friday.
Seeded fourth, Kerber will bid to win her first title since Wimbledon in 2018 after she beat Kvitova 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3).
BERLIN (AP) — Victoria Azarenka reached the quarterfinals of the German Open by defeating home favorite Angelique Kerber 6-3, 7-5 on Thursday.
The seventh-seeded Azarenka was down 4-1 in the second set before beating the German for the 10th time in 11 matches.
BERLIN (AP) — Former Grand Slam champions Garbine Muguruza, Victoria Azarenka and Angelique Kerber were among the winners in the first round of the German Open on Tuesday.
Muguruza saved both of the break points she faced in a 6-3, 6-2 win over Sorana Cirstea.
MADRID (AP) — Garbiñe Muguruza pulled out of the Madrid Open on Thursday after failing to recover from a leg injury...
With no way out, tennis players in lockdown are figuring out ways to keep themselves fit within the confines of their Melbourne hotel rooms as they prepare for the Australian Open...
PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local):
A women’s doubles player has been removed from the main draw after she was declared a contact case following her coach’s positive coronavirus test...
NEW YORK (AP) — For all of the obvious concessions to the coronavirus at the no-fans-allowed U.S. Open — near-empty arenas; silence pierced by the occasional clap, sneaker squeak or roaring jet; a lack of line judges — the aftereffects of one player's positive test caused the biggest stir on Day 1...
NEW YORK (AP) — In her first match at the U.S. Open since last year's loss in a chaotic, controversial final, Serena Williams stretched her winning streak against Maria Sharapova to 19 matches with a nearly flawless performance that produced a 6-1, 6-1 victory.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Milos Raonic made sure Miomir Kecmanovic's good luck finally ran out at the BNP Paribas Open.
Raonic beat the 19-year-old Serb 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the semifinals and improve to 19-4 at Indian Wells since 2014.
LONDON (AP) — Angelique Kerber was not about to be overwhelmed by the setting or the stakes in this Wimbledon final...
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
The Wimbledon semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will resume at 1 p...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For the second time in the tournament, Simona Halep faced match points and knew one mistake would mean an exit from the Australian Open and the likely loss of her No...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Angelique Kerber is on her own in an elite club at the Australian Open.
The 2016 champion routed Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 in a third-round win that showcased her credentials as a title contender and ensured she'll be the only Grand Slam champion still playing in the second week in the women's draw...
PARIS (AP) — A French Open already missing Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova is now without No. 1-ranked Angelique Kerber, too, lending even more of a feeling that the women's championship is anyone's to win...
LINZ, Austria (AP) — Top-seeded Angelique Kerber and No. 2 Sloane Stephens reached the quarterfinals of the Generali Ladies in contrasting styles on Thursday.
Kerber downed Alexandra Cadantu of Romania 6-1, 6-0 in just 50 minutes, while Stephens needed 2 ½ hours to defeat Andrea Petkovic of Germany 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-3.
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Li Na advanced to the second round at Eastbourne on Tuesday, beating Alize Cornet of France 6-2, 6-4.
She'll next play 2011 champion Marion Bartoli. Play was suspended at 3-2 in the second set when a spectator collapsed in the stands.