MELBOURNE, Australia - Sofia Kenin of the United States has reached her first Grand Slam final by upsetting No. 1 Ash Barty on Thursday at the Australian Open.Kenin saved two set points in each set en route to a 7-6 (6), ...
Jan 30, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Simona Halep spent her off-season away from home for the first time so she could focus fully on 2020 and her quest for a third major title.She's within two wins of achieving that goal already after ...
Jan 29, 2020
SHENZHEN, China - Simona Halep saved a match point before beating Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3 on Monday at the WTA Finals.Halep, a former No. 1 who won the Wimbledon title in July, saved the match ...
Oct 29, 2019
NEW YORK - Nicole Gibbs was all even with the Wimbledon champion, a set away from a triumphant return to Grand Slam tennis.She couldn't pull it off.Nor could she be too upset.Beating cancer was already the most important ...
Aug 28, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - Simona Halep's Wimbledon championship lifted her from No. 7 to No. 4 in the WTA rankings on Monday, while runner-up Serena Williams moved up one spot to No. 9, her best placing since returning to the tour ...
Jul 16, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - Clutching her trophy 20 minutes after becoming Wimbledon's champion, Simona Halep checked out the board inside Centre Court that lists tournament winners. Below all of the mentions of Serena Williams, her opponent in Saturday's final, there ...
Jul 13, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - There are, of course, many reasons why Serena Williams has been as successful as she's been, for as long as she's been.The serve. The returns. The groundstrokes. The court coverage. And more.A little insight ...
Jul 13, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - Hours before her Wimbledon semifinal, Serena Williams spent some time deep in thought and arrived at a couple of conclusions.For one thing, she shouldn't focus too much on trying to raise her Grand Slam title total to ...
Jul 12, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - Out of escapes, out of surprises, Coco Gauff knew her captivating Wimbledon ride at age 15 was nearing its conclusion.The thousands of spectators at Court No. 1 on Monday realized it, too, so they made sure to show their ...
Jul 9, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - Mom and racket-holding Dad joined two coaches and a hitting partner at Coco Gauff's practice session on a cloudy Sunday afternoon at the All England Club as the 15-year-old American prepared for what could be ...
Jul 8, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - It was easy to forget that Coco Gauff is still just 15 as she stood on the grass of Centre Court, pounding her chest and shouting, "Let's go! Come on!" to celebrate a 32-stroke point that forced ...
Jul 6, 2019
PARIS - Amanda Anisimova smacked one last backhand winner to complete her upset of defending champion Simona Halep in the French Open quarterfinals, flung her racket and covered her mouth with both hands.Eyes wide, Anisimova then spread her arms with palms up ...
Jun 7, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep, as expected, were given the No. 1 seedings on Thursday when the Australian Open announced its singles seedings list.Defending champion Roger Federer is seeded No. 3 after Rafael Nadal, while women' ...
Jan 10, 2019
LONDON - Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were named the 2018 World Champions by the International Tennis Federation on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) after each won Grand Slam titles and finished the year atop the world rankings.Djokovic, recognized by the ITF for ...
Dec 14, 2018
NEW YORK - Some players, like top-ranked Simona Halep, freely acknowledge they don't deal well with the hustle-and-bustle of the U.S. Open and all it entails.Others, like 44th-ranked Kaia Kanepi, take to the Big Apple ...
Aug 28, 2018
PARIS - Maybe all of those losses in Grand Slam finals helped Simona Halep actually win one.She'd gone 0-3 in matches with a major trophy on the line before facing Sloane Stephens for the French Open title Saturday, so ...
Jun 10, 2018
PARIS - When the French Open final was played a year ago, Sloane Stephens was nowhere near Roland Garros. She was in Chicago with coach Kamau Murray, working her way back from a foot injury that required surgery and sidelined her for 11 ...
Jun 8, 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
MELBOURNE, Australia - Caroline Wozniacki won her first career Grand Slam singles title in her 43rd major with a 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4 win over Simona Halep in the Australian Open final on Saturday.Wozniacki, 7 ½ years after appearing in ...
Jan 27, 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
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