EASTBOURNE, England - Karolina Pliskova beats Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber, 6-1, 6-4, in the Eastbourne final on Saturday, two days before the grass-court Grand Slam starts in southwest London.The No. 3-ranked Pliskova took the first set in just ...
Jun 30, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - It was like a party at Rod Laver Arena. A partisan crowd backed Ash Barty, booed Maria Sharapova and celebrated wildly when the first Australian woman in a decade reached the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park.Rod Laver was there watching, ...
Jan 20, 2019
PERTH, Australia - Angelique Kerber and Alexandar Zverev sent Germany into the Hopman Cup final with straight-sets victories over Ash Barty and Matt Ebden of Australia on Friday.Kerber defeated Barty, 6-4, 6-4, to give Germany the lead and Zverev ...
Jan 5, 2019
LONDON - Serena Williams climbed 153 spots in the WTA rankings after her runner-up finish at Wimbledon, putting her back in the top 30.Williams is ranked 28th in the list published on Monday. At Wimbledon, the former No. 1 was playing ...
Jul 17, 2018
LONDON - Angelique Kerber was so steady, so patient, so accurate throughout the Wimbledon final. She never really gave Serena Williams much of a chance.Kerber won her first championship at the All England Club and third major overall by playing cleanly as ...
Jul 15, 2018
LONDON - Serena Williams has been saying it over and over and over: Wimbledon is only her fourth tournament since returning to the tour after having a baby."Every time I go out there, I want to, I guess, take a giant step ...
Jul 13, 2018
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - Simona Halep knows being ranked No. 1 doesn't make it any easier to win matches.Halep, of Romania, struggled to post a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 second-round win over French lucky loser Oceane Dodin ...
Mar 23, 2018
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Second-seeded Garbine Muguruza overcame Caroline Garcia 7-5, 6-2 Thursday (Friday, Manila time) to seal her place in the semifinals of the Dubai Championships.Muguruza defeated the fifth-seeded Frenchwoman in their second quarterfinal in ...
Feb 23, 2018
DOHA, Qatar - Caroline Wozniacki outlasted former No. 1 Angelique Kerber, 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-3, in the Qatar Open quarterfinals and ensured she retained the top ranking from Simona Halep on Friday.No. 2-ranked Halep reached the semifinals with ...
Feb 17, 2018
MELBOURNE, Australia - Caroline Wozniacki has reached the Australian Open final for the first time with a 6-3, 7-6 (2) win Thursday over Elise Mertens, moving within one win of a Grand Slam breakthrough.It's her first Grand Slam ...
Jan 25, 2018
MELBOURNE, Australia - Angelique Kerber remains the only Grand Slam singles winner in the Australian Open women's draw after surviving a frustrating fourth-round match.For a while, though, it appeared the former No. 1-ranked Kerber's progress may ...
Jan 22, 2018
MELBOURNE, Australia - Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza struggled with the heat in an upset second-round loss that left just three major winners in the Australian Open women's draw on Day 4.Two of them will meet in the third round. ...
Jan 18, 2018
MELBOURNE, Australia - Maria Sharapova barely missed a beat in her first match back at the Australian Open since a failed doping test in 2016 resulted in a 15-month ban from tennis.One of just two former champions in the women' ...
Jan 16, 2018
SYDNEY - Angelique Kerber won her ninth consecutive match to start the season, beating Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-4 to clinch the Sydney International title on Saturday.Kerber, the 2016 Australian Open champion, won four consecutive singles matches at the Hopman Cup, ...
Jan 13, 2018
SYDNEY - Former world No. 1 Angelique Kerber won her sixth consecutive match of the new season, beating second-seeded Venus Williams 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 on Tuesday in a Sydney International match delayed for two hours by a thunderstorm.Kerber, ...
Jan 10, 2018
PERTH, Australia - Angelique Kerber won both of her matches as Germany beat Belgium, 2-1, in their opener at the mixed-team Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on Monday.David Goffin kept Belgium in the Group A encounter with a 6-3, ...
Jan 2, 2018
NEW YORK - The question was rather simple after Angelique Kerber became only the second defending US Open champion in the professional era to lose in the first round.The surprisingly lopsided, 6-3, 6-1, loss to 45th-ranked Naomi Osaka of ...
Aug 30, 2017
TORONTO - Eugenie Bouchard was eliminated in the first round of the Rogers Cup on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time), losing to Donna Vekic in straight sets.The 23-year-old Bouchard, who made a name for herself when she reached the Wimbledon final ...
Aug 9, 2017
LONDON - Four of the remaining 16 women at Wimbledon have played in a final at the All England Club. One of them is certain to be eliminated in the fourth round.Angelique Kerber and Garbine Muguzura, who have won titles at other ...
Jul 9, 2017
EASTBOURNE, England - Novak Djokovic converted his fourth match point to beat Donald Young, 6-2, 7-6 (9), Thursday and advance to the semifinals at the Eastbourne International, a warmup event for Wimbledon.The top-seeded Djokovic saved two set points, on ...
Jun 30, 2017
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