MADISON Keys, the 2017 US Open runner-up, has not played a real tennis match since January, so she was thrilled when a partial schedule was released for the sport's true return after its coronavirus-forced hiatus."Halfway through the ...
Jun 20, 2020
NAOMI Osaka has been a Grand Slam champion and No. 1 in the WTA rankings - and now she's No. 1 on another list: top-earning female athlete.According to a story posted on Forbes.com on Friday (Saturday, Manila time), ...
May 23, 2020
SO here's a dose of realism - or surrealism - for the first video game tournament of the coronavirus pandemic involving professional tennis players: A match supposedly was postponed on Monday because of Rafael Nadal's balky back, except the tournament ...
Apr 28, 2020
ROGER Federer used a string of tweets on Wednesday to call for the merger of the governing bodies for the men's and women's professional tennis tours, sparking a conversation among players and fans.The 20-time Grand Slam ...
Apr 23, 2020
THE ATP and WTA professional tennis tours suspended all competition through at least June 7 because of the new coronavirus pandemic and froze their rankings Wednesday "until further notice."In a rare joint statement by the men's and women' ...
Mar 19, 2020
THE postponement of the BNP Paribas Open in Southern California because of the coronavirus has done more than temporarily idle the men's and women's pro tennis tours. It has jolted the Coachella Valley's economy during peak ...
Mar 10, 2020
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Kim Clijsters' first WTA Tour match since 2012 ended with a 6-2, 7-6 (6) loss to Garbine Muguruza at the Dubai Championships on Monday.The 36-year-old Clijsters is making a second comeback - this ...
Feb 18, 2020
BRISBANE, Australia - Ash Barty was flying home across Australia following the Fed Cup final when she saw the early signs of devastation from the wildfires that are still raging in large parts of the vast island continent.So the problem hasn' ...
Jan 5, 2020
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 11, 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
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