Giorgi hits 14 double-faults at Miami Open, hangs on to winMarch 21, 2023 GMT
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Camila Giorgi hit 14 double-faults, blew a 5-0 lead in the final set and needed four match points before finally pulling out a 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4) victory against Kaia Kanepi in the first round of the Miami Open on Tuesday.
Australian Open offers reminders that sports reflect societyJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic is back at the Australian Open, which is newsworthy, yes, mainly because of the reason he was not in the tournament a year ago: He is not vaccinated against COVID-19.
Tennis player denies using fake COVID-19 travel certificateJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Italian tennis player Camila Giorgi has denied allegations that she obtained a false COVID-19 vaccine certificate to allow her to travel.
A doctor is under investigation in Italy for supplying false certificates and fake vaccines and Giorgi’s name was revealed in a long list of people implicated by an Italian newspaper.
Osaka wins at San Jose in 1st match since MayAugust 3, 2022 GMT
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Four-time major champion Naomi Osaka won the first match she’s played since May, beating Zheng Qinwen 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 on Tuesday night at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic.
Osaka hit 11 aces and saved 7 of 8 break points in the hard-court tournament that serves as a tuneup for the U.S.
Kvitova advances at Eastbourne, sets up final vs OstapenkoJune 24, 2022 GMT
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to her first grass-court final in four years by beating Beatriz Haddad Maia 7-6 (5), 6-4 at Eastbourne on Friday.
Kvitova will face defending champion Jelena Ostapenko in the final.
Haddad Maia into Eastbourne semis, eyeing 3rd title in a rowJune 23, 2022 GMT
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Beatriz Haddad Maia was given a helping hand in her bid for a third straight grass-court title ahead of Wimbledon.
The Brazilian advanced to the semifinals at Eastbourne without hitting a ball Thursday after her opponent, Lesia Tsurenko, withdrew because of a right elbow injury.
Evans reaches quarterfinals in bid for 2nd Nottingham titleJune 8, 2022 GMT
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Top-seeded Dan Evans maintained his bid for a second title at the Nottingham Open by reaching the quarterfinals of the grass-court event with a 7-5, 6-0 win against Thomas Fabbiano of Italy on Wednesday.
French Open lookahead: Swiatek’s 31-match win streak on lineMay 29, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO MONDAY
Top-seeded Iga Swiatek has won 31 matches in a row, and 48 of her past 49 sets, heading into a fourth-round matchup at Roland Garros against 19-year-old Zheng Qinwen of China.
French Open lookahead: Swiatek, Medvedev, Tsitsipas on courtMay 27, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO SATURDAY
No. 1 Iga Swiatek tries to extend her 30-match winning streak as third-round matches continue on Day 7 at the French Open. Swiatek faces 95th-ranked Danka Kovinic at Court Philippe Chatrier.
BJK Cup: Swiatek powers Poland to finals, Czechs top BritainApril 16, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — New No. 1 Iga Swiatek powered Poland into the Billie Jean King Cup Finals for the first time and they were joined by other newcomers Italy and Kazakhstan on Saturday.
Other winners included old hands the Czech Republic — six-time winners since 2011 — Spain, Canada and the United States.
Kontaveit, Bencic, Mertens progress in St. PetersburgFebruary 7, 2022 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Seeded players Anett Kontaveit, Belinda Bencic and Elise Mertens all got through tough three-set matches to reach the second round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Monday.
Australian Open Lookahead: Osaka, Barty in action on night 5January 20, 2022 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO FRIDAY
Friday night under lights will feature two big third-round matches in the women’s draw, with defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka facing Amanda Anisimova on Margaret Court Arena and top-ranked Ash Barty on Rod Laver Arena against Camila Giorgi.
Muguruza, Jabeur advance at ChicagoSeptember 29, 2021 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Garbiñe Muguruza and Ons Jabeur won in straight sets in the second round of the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic on Tuesday.
Muguruza said the breezy conditions were challenging during her 6-4 6-4 win over 21-year-old American Ann Li.
Giorgi knocks out Pliskova to win title at MontrealAugust 15, 2021 GMT
MONTREAL (AP) — Camila Giorgi completed a stunning run at the National Bank Open, beating Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to win the title in her first WTA 1000 final.
Giorgi, who was unseeded and came in ranked 71st, used a strong service game to best the sixth-ranked and fourth-seeded Pliskova, winning 71% of her first-serve points and finishing with seven aces.
Sabalenka stops compatriot Azarenka to reach Montreal semisAugust 14, 2021 GMT
MONTREAL (AP) — Top-seeded Aryna Sabalenka beat Victoria Azarenka, 6-2, 6-4 on Friday in a quarterfinal between players from Belarus at the National Bank Open.
Sabalenka, ranked No. 3, trailed 4-2 in the second set before winning four games in a row.
Gauff, Swiatek, Sabalenka win at Eastbourne, Pliskova oustedJune 22, 2021 GMT
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Fourth-seeded Iga Swiatek battled back to defeat home favorite Heather Watson in three sets and earn her first career main draw win on grass Tuesday at the Viking International in Eastbourne.
CoCo Vandeweghe advances at Birmingham grass tournamentJune 16, 2021 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Former top 10 player CoCo Vandeweghe continued her resurgence on Wednesday, rallying to defeat Australian Ajla Tomljanovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 at the Birmingham grass-court tournament.
Kontaveit and Ferro to meet in Palermo Open finalAugust 8, 2020 GMT
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Fourth-seeded Anett Kontaveit will play 53rd-ranked Fiona Ferro on Sunday for the first tour-level tennis title in five months at the Palermo Ladies Open...
Martić and Kontaveit reach Palermo Open semifinalsAugust 8, 2020 GMT
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Top-seeded Petra Martić and fourth-seeded Anett Kontaveit advanced to the semifinals of NEW YORK (AP) — Get ready for the latest Grand Slam installment of Williams vs. Williams. One big difference this time: The superstar siblings will be meeting in the third round at the U...
Serena, Venus set up Williams vs. Williams match at US OpenAugust 30, 2018 GMT
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Cibulkova beats Suarez Navarro to reach quarters in TokyoSeptember 24, 2015 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Defending champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia came from a break down in both sets to defeat Camila Giorgi of Italy 7-5, 6-2 Thursday and reach the quarterfinals of the Toray Pan-Pacific Open.