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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 6:22 p.m.

Simona Halep, weary and aching, reaches Montreal final

A weary Simona Halep, upset over how her matches are scheduled, beat Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1 to reach the final Rogers Cup final. The top-ranked Romanian will play for the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Sloane Stephens reaches Rogers Cup semifinals

U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens romped into the Rogers Cup semifinals, beating Anastasija Sevastova 6-2, 6-2.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 7:38 p.m.

U.S. Open champ Sloane Stephens advances in Montreal

U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals, beating Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 7-5. U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals, beating Carla …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Maria Sharapova advances at Rogers Cup

Maria Sharapova advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over qualifier Sesil Karatantcheva of Bulgaria. Play resumed under the afternoon sun with Sharapova …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Defending champion Alexander Zverev reaches Citi Open final

Defending champion Alexander Zverev has reached the final at the Citi Open. The No. 1-seeded Zverev beat 10th-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals. Sixteenth-seeded Andrey Rublev beat unseeded …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Defending champ Alexander Zverev edges Kei Nishikori in D.C. quarterfinal; Andy Murray out

Defending champion Alexander Zverev beat Kei Nishikori in 3 sets to return the semifinals at the hard-court Citi Open in Washington. Andy Murray withdrew from the tournament, citing fatigue. He …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Sibling rivalry: Alexander Zverev beats brother Mischa in D.C.

Defending champion Alexander Zverev beat his older brother Mischa 6-3, 7-5 to reach the Citi Open quarterfinals. It was the siblings’ first ATP main-draw match. When it ended, they met …


Barbora Krejcikova dedicates Wimbledon doubles title to Jana Novotna

Creating records wasn’t the most special part of winning the Wimbledon women’s doubles title for Barbora Krejcikova. The Czech duo of Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova, both 22, won its second …


Mike Bryan wins Wimbledon for 17th Slam, 1st without brother

Mike Bryan teamed with Jack Sock to win Wimbledon for his record-tying 17th Grand Slam men’s doubles title – and first without his twin brother. The American duo beat Raven …


Serena Williams set to ‘be a contender to win Grand Slams’

Serena Williams is ready to look ahead to the U.S. Open after her loss to Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final. Williams says she can “be a contender” to win …


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Angelique Kerber tops Serena Williams at Wimbledon for 3rd Grand Slam title

Angelique Kerber beat Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3 to win Wimbledon for the first time. It is the third career major championship for Kerber. She is the first German to earn …


He’s back: Novak Djokovic tops Rafael Nadal to reach 5th Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic sent the strongest signal yet he is back at full strength by reaching his fifth Wimbledon final with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 3-6, 10-8 victory over rival …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

Kevin Anderson tops John Isner 26-24 at Wimbledon; other semifinal suspended

Kevin Anderson edged John Isner 26-24 in the fifth set of the second-longest match in Wimbledon history to reach the final. Anderson will have to wait to find out who …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 10:56 a.m.

Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall

Serena Williams has reached her 10th Wimbledon final by beating Julia Goerges on Germany 6-2, 6-4. Williams has won seven of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at Wimbledon. She …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 1:33 p.m.

Roger Federer stunned in Wimbledon quarterfinals; Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, John Isner win

Roger Federer wasted a match point and a big lead and lost in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic won to set up a semifinal showdown. Federer was …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 12:21 p.m.

No. 1 Simona Halep calls self ‘unprofessional’ after Wimbledon loss

Simona Halep was ready for a vacation. It’s going to start a week earlier than she wanted after she gave away a big lead, wasted a match point and lost …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 3:03 p.m.

Hey, Serena Williams, you’ve won 7 Wimbledon titles; could 8 be next?

It’s hard to blame Serena Williams for having some trouble keeping track of all of her many titles at the All England Club. She wasn’t sure whether she’s won Wimbledon …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

’17 champ Muguruza, finalist Cilic out in Wimbledon upsets

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza and 2017 runner-up Marin Cilic both were upset in the second round at Wimbledon. That is keeping with the theme this year at the All England …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 2:26 p.m.

Bugs, ‘lucky’ foe send No. 2 seed Caroline Wozniacki out of Wimbledon

Caroline Wozniacki complained about the flying insects at Wimbledon, demanding that bug spray be brought to the court. She wondered aloud whether play should be halted because of a brief …


Caroline Wozniacki beats Aryna Sabalenka for 2nd Eastbourne title

Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki won the Eastbourne International for the second time by beating Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in straight sets for her 29th career WTA title. Wozniacki, who was runner-up …


Wimbledon women: 7-time champ Serena Williams back as mom

The AP takes a look at some of the top women at Wimbledon, including top-ranked Simona Halep and 7-time champion Serena Williams, who is entered in the tournament for the …


7-time champ Serena Williams gets smooth draw at Wimbledon

Serena Williams avoided any early matchups against opponents with success to speak of at Wimbledon in a draw that could put her against No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina in the …


Serena Williams at No. 25 in post-pregnancy Wimbledon return

Serena Williams was seeded No. 25 for her return to Wimbledon after having a baby. The decision by the All England Club elevates the tournament’s seven-time champion above her ranking …


Sloane Stephens’ 1st loss in any final comes at French Open

Sloane Stephens was 6-0 in tournament finals until letting a lead slip away and finishing as the runner-up to Simona Halep at the French Open. A year ago at this …


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 11:54 a.m.

4th time’s the charm: Simona Halep tops Sloane Stephens to win French Open

Simona Halep now has a Grand Slam title to go with her No. 1 ranking. She came back to beat No. 10 Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the French …


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 12:36 p.m.

Sloane Stephens eyes 2nd Slam title, Simona Halep 1st in French Open final

No. 1 Simona Halep of Romania will face No. 10 Sloane Stephens of the US in the French Open women’s final after each won in straight sets to get there. …


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

Garbine Muguruza, Simona Halep set up French Open semifinal; Rafael Nadal in limbo

Garbine Muguruza overwhelmed Maria Sharapova in the French Open quarterfinals and won 6-2, 6-1. Simona Halep needed to work a lot harder for her three-set comeback victory over Angelique Kerber. …


Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys to reprise U.S. Open final in French Open semis

Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys moved into the first all-American women’s semifinal at the French Open since 2002 with straight-set victories. The good friends’ meeting in Paris will be a …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 1:22 p.m.

Novak Djokovic stunned by 72nd-ranked Marco Cecchinato at French Open

Novak Djokovic was stunned in the French Open quarterfinals by a man who never won a Grand Slam match until last week and once was handed a match-fixing suspension later …


UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 2:15 p.m.

Get ready for Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova in Paris

If the upcoming French Open showdown between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova provides any of the sort of animus and back-and-forth they manage to stir up away from the court, …