ROME (AP) — Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone revealed on Friday she's beaten cancer.
“They diagnosed me with a malign tumor. It was the toughest fight that I’ve ever faced,”...
NEW YORK (AP) — There's a part of 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone that would love to continue competing.
After several months of debating it, she knew her place in her sport is now as a coach.
PARIS (AP) — A year after stunning the tennis world by winning the French Open for her initial tour-level title, Jelena Ostapenko is again in rare company: a first-round loser as the defending champion at a Grand Slam tournament.
Something even more unusual happened at Roland Garros, too: Venus Williams was beaten in her opening match at a second consecutive major, the only time in her lengthy, distinguished career she's had such early back-to-back exits.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — New WTA No. 1 Karolina Pliskova and top-ranked man Andy Murray headline the direct entry lists for the U.S. Open.
Pliskova, the 2016 runner-up at Flushing Meadows, is joined by four past U.S. Open champions: Angelique Kerber, Venus Williams, Sam Stosur and Svetlana Kuznetsova. Other past Grand Slam champions in the field: Garbine Muguruza, Petra Kvitova, Francesca Schiavone, Victoria Azarenka and Jelena Ostapenko.
PARIS (AP) — There were moments during what might — or might not, depending on the day and her mood — have been 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone's last French Open match that she got rather emotional at Court Philippe Chatrier.
"Definitely, when I played beautiful points, I looked around and saw the fans' enthusiasm. That certainly was bellissima and took me back," said the Italian, who also was the runner-up at Roland Garros in 2011. "But I was more focused on the present than the past."
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone captured her eighth career title with a 6-4, 7-5 win over fourth-seeded Lara Arruabarrena at the Claro Open Colsanitas on Saturday, showing she still has plenty of good tennis left in her as she winds down her career.
The 36-year-old Schiavone hadn't won a main-draw WTA match all year before stunning 2016 French Open semifinalist Kiki Bertens and three other seeded players to win her first title since last year's Rio Open.
ROME (AP) — Roberta Vinci, the 2015 U.S. Open runner-up, has decided to play at least one more year of professional tennis.
Contemplating retirement after losing both of her matches in straight sets at the Elite Trophy tournament this month, the 33-year-old Vinci issued a statement Monday revealing her decision.
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Second-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium saved 12 of 14 break points and beat Ana Bodgan of Romania 7-6 (7), 6-3 on Tuesday in the first round of the Tashkent Open.
Flipkens is the highest ranked player in the tournament after top-seeded Johanna Larsson withdrew with an illness before main-draw play began.
The Belgian will face Greece's Maria Sakkari in the second round.