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Whistleblower spurned by players for exposing tennis crooks

A tennis whistleblower says he is paying a heavy price for exposing wrong-doing in the sport. Marco Trungelliti tells The Associated Press that other players have ostracized him since he …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 3:50 p.m.

Caroline Wozniacki, Madison Keys to play clay-court final in Charleston

Caroline Wozniacki and Madison Keys will play for the title in Charleston after posting straight-set wins. The fifth-seeded Wozniacki advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 16 seed Petra …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 6:34 p.m.

Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka win opening matches in Miami

Eight-time champion Serena Williams won her opening match at the new site of the Miami Open by beating Rebecca Peterson in three sets. Six-time men’s champion Novak Djokovic won his …


Petra Kvitova testifies at trial of suspect in knife attack

Petra Kvitova has followed her Australian Open final appearance by returning home to the Czech Republic to testify at the trial of the man who allegedly knifed her in her …


No. 1 Novak Djokovic to face No. 2 Rafael Nadal for Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic moved closer to a record seventh Australian Open title by beating No. 28 Lucas Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 with a nearly perfect performance in the semifinals. Now No. …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

Naomi Osaka vs. Petra Kvitova for Australian Open title, No. 1 ranking

Naomi Osaka reached the Australian Open final by beating Karolina Pliskova 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 with the help of 15 aces. Osaka will face Petra Kvitova for the title, and the …


50 years past last men’s Slam, Rod Laver says it’ll happen again

Rod Laver thinks there will be another true Grand Slam in men’s tennis one day. It’s been 50 years since the Australian left-hander became the last man to win all …


Lucas Pouille’s drought-breaking Australian run reaches semifinals

Having an Australian Open champion in his corner has helped Lucas Pouille overcome a drought at Melbourne Park and reach the semifinals. Working with 2006 Australian Open women’s singles titlist …


Howard Fendrich: Don’t write off Serena or Federer just yet

Tempting as it might be, don’t write off Serena Williams or Roger Federer just yet. Sure, both are 37, and they’re showing their age.


1 point away, Serena Williams stunned by Karolina Pliskova at Australian Open

Serena Williams turned her left ankle and wasted four match points on the way to a startling 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 loss to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the …


Petra Kvitova back in Grand Slam semis, a 1st in ‘second career’

Petra Kvitova knew the question was coming after she beat Ash Barty at the Australian Open to reach a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time since she won Wimbledon …


Stefanos Tsitsipas reaches 1st Slam semi, plugs YouTube; Danielle Collins wins

Stefanos Tsitsipas followed up his upset of Roger Federer at the Australian Open by beating Roberto Bautista Agut to become the youngest man to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since …


‘Don’t cry’: Serena Williams consoles Australian Open foe; Simona Halep next

No one has challenged Serena Williams at the Australian Open so far: She has ceded 9 games through 3 matches. A test could be coming in the fourth round, though, …


All of 17, Amanda Anisimova of U.S. scores upset at Australian Open

Amanda Anisimova is making quite a first impression at the Australian Open. The 17-year-old American had never won a Grand Slam match until this week. Anisimova showed precisely why there …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 8:43 a.m.

Simona Halep edges American in Australia; Venus next; Serena wins

Top-seeded Simona Halep was pushed to the brink at the Australian Open again but came through with a victory by taking the last four games against 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin. …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 9:01 a.m.

Big flex: Young Americans Frances Tiafoe, Taylor Fritz stun seeds in Australia

20-something Americans Frances Tiafoe and Taylor Fritz upset seeded players at the Australian Open to get to the third round in Melbourne for the first time. Tiafoe eliminated two-time Grand …


Serena Williams wins Australian Open return; Venus gets by

Serena Williams easily beat Tatjana Maria 6-0, 6-2 in her first match at the Australian Open since winning the 2017 title while pregnant and first official match anywhere since a …


Karolina Pliskova reaches WTA Finals semifinals with win over Kvitova

Karolina Pliskova won the first set to eliminate Petra Kvitova and then won the second set to advance to the semifinals at the WTA Finals. Pliskova beat Kvitova 6-3, 6-4 …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 11:36 a.m.

Angelique Kerber, Sloane Stephens win in 3 sets at WTA Finals

Sloane Stephens and Angelique Kerber both earned three-set victories at the WTA Finals on Wednesday to leave their group wide open ahead of the last round. Stephens beat Kiki Bertens …


Caroline Wozniacki gets 1st win at this year’s WTA Finals

Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki earned her first victory at this year’s WTA Finals. She beat Petra Kvitova 7-5, 3-6, 6-2. Wozniacki is now 1-1 in her group while Kvitova is …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 11:51 a.m.

Serena Williams’ coach says in-match coaching would boost tennis

Serena Williams’ coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport’s popularity. Patrick Mouratoglou, who admitted he used banned hand signals to try to help Williams …


Top-ranked Simona Halep withdraws from WTA Finals

The Women’s Tennis Association says No. 1-ranked Simona Halep has withdrawn from the WTA Finals because of a lower back injury. Halep’s withdrawal means Kiki Bertens qualifies for the final …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

Net gain: Serena Williams reaches her 9th U.S. Open final, will face Naomi Osaka

Serena Williams dropped the first two games of her U.S. Open semifinal before taking 12 of the next 13 and easily beating Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-3, 6-0. Williams won …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Novak Djokovic tops Roger Federer’s conqueror for 11th U.S. Open semifinal in row

Novak Djokovic moved a step closer to a third championship at Flushing Meadows and 14th Grand Slam title overall by eliminating John Millman 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to get to the …


U.S. Open umpire’s visit with Nick Kyrgios scrutinized; No. 2 seed Caroline Wozniacki loses

Nick Kyrgios was losing big at the U.S. Open and barely even trying. So the chair umpire decided to get involved, climbing down from his seat to have a conversation. …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Novak Djokovic in ‘survival mode’ at steamy U.S. Open; Roger Federer wins

Novak Djokovic said he went into ‘survival mode’ to get through his first-round match at the U.S. Open in extreme heat and humidity. He won, but other players wound up …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 1:23 p.m.

Serena, Venus Williams could meet in U.S. Open 3rd round

Serena and Venus Williams have been drawn into a potential third-round matchup at the U.S. Open. It would be their earliest Grand Slam meeting in 20 years. If the sisters …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

Serena Williams seeded 17 at U.S. Open, 9 spots above ranking

Serena Williams was seeded No. 17 for the U.S. Open. That is nine spots higher than her current ranking of No. 26. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the seedings for …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Novak Djokovic into Cincinnati final, Roger Federer in his way again

Novak Djokovic closed in on the one title that has eluded him, reaching the final of the Western & Southern Open with a three-set victory over Marin Cilic. He’s one …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

Racket-smashing Novak Djokovic reaches Cincinnati semifinals

Novak Djokovic destroyed a racket to get on track, and took another step toward the title that has eluded him. He rallied for a three-set victory over Milos Raonic to …