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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, …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 12:35 p.m.

Pondering lunch, Sascha Zverev saves match point in Paris

Second-seeded Alexander Zverev faced a match point in the French Open’s third round but he stayed steady and did not worry about his past Grand Slam failures. He won a …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 2:23 p.m.

Call it a comeback: Serena Williams to 3rd round at French Open

Serena Williams produced quite a comeback at the French Open. After trailing by a set and a break, the 23-time Grand Slam champion erased the deficit and beat 17th-seeded Ashleigh …


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 12:15 p.m.

Novak Djokovic discusses lack of confidence after French Open win

Novak Djokovic has won 12 major championships and the career Grand Slam and has been ranked No. 1. Yet he still finds himself searching for self-confidence these days despite all …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

Williams sisters to team up in doubles at French Open

Two-time champions Serena and Venus Williams will compete in doubles at the French Open. The American sisters were handed a wild-card entry on Thursday into the tournament they won together …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 1:53 p.m.

Denis Shapovalov shoots up the rankings with win over Tomas Berdych

Rapidly rising Canadian Denis Shapovalov pulled off another big win, overcoming a slow start in a 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over 15th-seeded Tomas Berdych in the first round of …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Rafael Nadal loses to Dominic Thiem in Madrid, first loss on clay in 1 year

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has lost to Dominic Thiem 7-5, 6-3 in the Madrid Open quarterfinals. It’s Nadal’s first loss on clay after 21 straight wins. Nadal hadn’t lost a single …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe’s mark of straight sets won on surface

Rafael Nadal has broken John McEnroe’s record of 49 straight sets won on the same surface after beating Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of the Madrid Open …


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 2:31 p.m.

Novak Djokovic loses to Kyle Edmund in Madrid Open; Rafael Nadal advances

Novak Djokovic has added another early elimination to his disappointing season. The 12-time Grand Slam champion lost to Kyle Edmund 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 in the second round of the Madrid …


2nd-seeded Petra Kvitova makes 2nd round of Prague Open

Second-seeded Petra Kvitova eased past fellow Czech Tereza Smitkova 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Prague Open on Tuesday. The 10th-ranked Kvitova who plays the Prague …


U.S. Open champ Sloane Stephens, runner-up Madison Keys on U.S. Fed Cup team

U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens, runner-up Madison Keys and semifinalist CoCo Vandeweghe will join former No. 1 doubles player Bethanie Mattek-Sands on the Americans’ roster for a Fed Cup semifinal …


Rain postpones Volvo Car Open semifinals

Rain has delayed the Volvo Car Open semifinals, so the WTA’s first clay-court event of the season will have a very busy finish Sunday. Organizers say the semi between American …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

Top-seeded Caroline Garcia falls to Alize Cornet at Volvo Car Open

Top-seeded Caroline Garcia lost in three sets to French countrywoman Alize Cornet in the third round of the Volvo Car Open on Thursday night. Garcia is seeded seventh in the …


No. 2 seed Petra Kvitova loses opening match at Charleston

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova lost to Czech Republic countrywoman Kristyna Pliskova in her opening match at the Volvo Car Open on Wednesday. Kvitova won six of the first seven …


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Top seed Caroline Garcia wins in straight sets in Charleston

Top-seeded Caroline Garcia advanced in straight sets to start the WTA’s Volvo Car Open. Garcia defeated Varvara Lepchenko of the United States 6-2, 6-3. Other seeded players winning were defending …


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 2:20 p.m.

American Sloane Stephens beats Jelena Ostapenko for Miami Open title

Sloane Stephens won her hometown tournament, a title that nicely complements her U.S. Open championship, by beating Jelena Ostapenko 7-6 (5), 6-1 in the final at the Miami Open. Stephens, …


On verge of his biggest title, John Isner to face Alexander Zverev in Miami

John Isner moved one step closer to the biggest title of his 14-year career by beating a weary Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 7-6 (2) in the semifinals of the …


Comeback kid: Sloane Stephens rallies for spot in Miami Open final

Sloane Stephens is heading to the Miami Open final, after rallying to beat Victoria Azarenka 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the semifinals. The 13th-seeded Stephens will play sixth-seeded Jelena Ostapenko in …


A shocker: Danielle Collins tops her idol, Venus Williams, in Miami

Danielle Collins’ favorite player, for as long as she can remember, has been Venus Williams. She wasn’t star-struck when facing her idol. Collins got the biggest win of her pro …


John Isner upsets Marin Cilic to reach Miami Open quarterfinals

American John Isner has upset second-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia 7-6 (0), 6-3 to reach the Miami Open quarterfinals. Cilic was the 2014 U.S. Open champion. His ouster leaves fourth-seeded …