THE governing bodies of tennis plan to announce as soon as this week they are launching a fund of more than $6 million aimed at lessening the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic for about 800 singles and doubles players.According to ...
May 5, 2020
List of sports events affected by the coronavirusISSF International Solidarity Championships in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Feb. 22-28 postponed.World Cup in Shanghai from May 4-10 canceled.World indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021.World ...
Mar 10, 2020
NEW YORK - Coco Gauff pumping her fists and screaming "Come on!" to celebrate a Grand Slam victory is already becoming a regular occurrence. At 15, she's now the youngest player to reach the US Open's third round since ...
Aug 30, 2019
NEW YORK - In the latest example of a player fined thousands of dollars at a Grand Slam tournament for what tennis officials deem a lack of effort, 28th-seeded Carla Suárez Navarro of Spain was docked $40,000 at the US ...
Aug 30, 2019
NEW YORK - Second seed Ash Barty barely avoided getting pushed to a third set and got past Lauren Davis of the United States, 6-2, 7-6 (2), on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) to reach the third round at Flushing Meadows.Barty ...
Aug 29, 2019
WASHINGTON - American teens Coco Gauff and Caty McNally won their first pro tournament as a doubles team by beating the fourth-seeded duo of Maria Sanchez and Fanny Stollar, 6-2, 6-2, in the Citi Open final on Saturday (Sunday, Manila ...
Aug 4, 2019
STUTTGART, Germany - Top-ranked Naomi Osaka came from behind in the final set to beat Donna Vekic, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (4), on Friday and reach the semifinals of the Porsche Grand Prix.Osaka easily won the first set before ...
Apr 27, 2019
MIAMI GARDENS, Florida - The new site for the Miami Open suddenly is missing a lot of star power.Serena Williams withdrew on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time), blaming a previously undisclosed left knee injury. Less than two hours later, top-ranked Naomi Osaka ...
Mar 24, 2019
MIAMI - Maria Sharapova says she has undergone a "small procedure" on her right shoulder that will need a few weeks to heal, requiring her to pull out of next month's Miami Open.Sharapova said she's struggled since last ...
Feb 28, 2019
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Naomi Osaka lost her first match since moving up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings - and first since splitting from her coach.The two-time major champion had trouble with her serve and was beaten 6-3, ...
Feb 20, 2019
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Maria Sharapova earned her first WTA win in her native Russia for 13 years after beating Daria Gavrilova, 6-0, 6-4, in the first round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).In a ...
Jan 29, 2019
TOKYO - Japanese fans celebrated Naomi Osaka's Australian Open title on Saturday, saying her win will serve as an inspiration to future generations.Osaka beat Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 to claim a second consecutive Grand Slam ...
Jan 27, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - Two years ago, Petra Kvitova missed the Australian Open, just weeks after her racket-holding left hand was stabbed by an intruder at her home in the Czech Republic.Two days from now, back at her best during what she ...
Jan 24, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - Li Na is the first player from Asia elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.She joins Mary Pierce and Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the Class of 2019, which was announced on Monday at the Australian Open.All three players ...
Jan 21, 2019
PERTH, Australia - Roger Federer won the bragging rights over fellow tennis great Serena Williams as they faced each other on court for the first time on Tuesday, with Federer spearheading Switzerland's 4-2, 4-3 (3) victory over the United ...
Jan 2, 2019
NEW YORK - The WTA is calling for equal treatment of all tennis players and coaching to be allowed across the sport in the aftermath of the U.S. Open final.Serena Williams was given three code violations by chair umpire Carlos Ramos ...
Sep 10, 2018
INDIAN WELLS, California - Venus Williams defeated younger sister Serena, 6-3, 6-4, in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time), her first win in the sibling rivalry since 2014.It was the sisters' ...
Mar 13, 2018
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Serena Williams is returning to competition with an exhibition match on Saturday in Abu Dhabi against French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.Williams has not competed since winning the Australian Open last January while she was pregnant. She ...
Dec 25, 2017
TIANJIN, China - Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title since returning from a doping ban after defeating Aryna Sabalenka to win the Tianjin Open on Sunday.The Russian, a tournament wild card, overcame Belarusian teenager Sabalenka, 7-5, 7-6 (8), despite ...
Oct 16, 2017
SIMONA Halep will take over the top ranking after reaching the China Open final on Saturday, and Rafael Nadal will play Nick Kyrgios for the men's title.Halep beat French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, 6-2, 6-4, ensuring that ...
Oct 8, 2017
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