SERENA Williams dominated the decade, on the court and in conversation.There were, to begin with, the dozen Grand Slam single titles - no other woman had more than three over the past 10 seasons - and the 3 1/2 years in a ...
Dec 29, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - The Australian Open says prize money for the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of next year will be increased by 13.6 percent to 71 million Australian dollars (US$49.1 million).Tournament organizers said in a statement on Tuesday ...
Dec 24, 2019
AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Long-time friends Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki will play doubles together for the first time at the WTA Tour's ASB Classic in Auckland beginning on Jan. 6.Former No. 1 Wozniacki has started her season in ...
Dec 24, 2019
TWO-time major champion Naomi Osaka moved on to her fourth coach in less than a year, hiring Wim Fissette, who has worked with several Grand Slam winners in the past.Osaka's agent confirmed the move on Sunday.The former ...
Dec 16, 2019
ROME - 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," the retired Italian player said in a video on ...
Dec 14, 2019
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Add another accolade to Ash Barty's breakthrough 2019: WTA Player of the Year.The Australian was announced on Wednesday as the winner of the top year-end award for the women's professional tennis tour, following ...
Dec 12, 2019
MASON, Ohio - Ashleigh Barty's chance to move back to No. 1 was only one victory away. At the end of an up-and-down week, she didn't have another comeback left.Neither did Novak Djokovic, who came away ...
Aug 18, 2019
TORONTO - Current and former players are praising teenager Bianca Andreescu of Canada - not only for winning her third title of the year and first on home soil, but for the gracious way she handled a surprise retirement by Serena Williams.Andreescu won ...
Aug 13, 2019
TORONTO - Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup semifinals, beating soon-to-be-top-ranked Naomi Osaka of Japan, 6-3, 6-4, on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time) in a rematch of their US Open final.Williams faced Osaka for the ...
Aug 10, 2019
WASHINGTON - Coco Gauff reached the Citi Open women's doubles final Friday with fellow teenager Caty McNally, who also is into the singles semifinals in her first appearance in the main draw of a WTA tournament.Gauff and McNally routed the ...
Aug 3, 2019
BIRMINGHAM, England - The first meeting of identical twins in WTA Tour history ended with an upset as Kristyna Pliskova overcame a ranking gap of more than 100 places to beat Karolina at the grass-court Birmingham Classic on Wednesday.Kristyna, ranked No. ...
Jun 20, 2019
ROME - Three-time champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the upcoming Italian Open as she continues to recover from a right shoulder injury.Rome organizers announced on Wednesday that Sharapova's spot in the draw for the May 13 to 19 ...
May 2, 2019
NAOMI Osaka surprisingly split from coach Sascha Bajin, a little more than two weeks after she won the Australian Open for a second consecutive Grand Slam title and moved to No. 1 in the WTA rankings."Hey everyone, I will no longer ...
Feb 12, 2019
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova struggled with her serve and was eliminated from the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy after losing to eighth-seeded Donna Vekic, 6-4, 6-1, in the quarterfinals on Friday.The second-ranked Kvitova landed ...
Feb 2, 2019
ROME - Serena Williams' coach says she will play the French Open beginning in two weeks.The tournament will mark the 23-time Grand Slam champion's first major since returning to the tour from maternity leave.Coach Patrick Mouratoglou tells ...
May 15, 2018
MELBOURNE, Australia - In her first match at the Australian Open since a Williams sister was guaranteed to win the title, Venus Williams lost in the first round to Belinda Bencic and ensured it cannot happen in 2018.Venus lost last year' ...
Jan 15, 2018
BRISBANE, Australia - Australian Samantha Stosur's year ended on a sour note after she was bundled out of her home state tournament by Brisbane International seventh seed Anastasija Sevastova on Sunday.The former US Open champion and French open finalist had ...
Dec 31, 2017
PRAGUE - Former world No. 1 Karolina Pliskova says she's parted with coach David Kotyza.Pliskova hired Kotyza, the former coach of her fellow Czech Petra Kvitova, in December.With Kotyza, Pliskova won three WTA tournaments. She reached the semifinals at ...
Sep 16, 2017
MASON, Ohio - Rafael Nadal and Karolina Pliskova - the No. 1 seeds in the Western & Southern Open - advanced with straight-set wins Wednesday, while the rest of their brackets suffered more top losses.Nadal sat out an hour-long rain delay and beat ...
Aug 18, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Tennis star Venus Williams caused a car crash earlier this month that led to the death of a passenger in another vehicle, according to a police report released on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).Palm Beach Gardens police say witnesses ...
Jun 30, 2017
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