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UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 6:51 p.m.

Roger Federer loses match and No. 1 ranking at Miami Open

Roger Federer lost his second consecutive match and the No. 1 ranking. Big-serving Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis, a qualifier ranked 175th, rallied to upset Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) at the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

6-time champ Novak Djokovic loses at Miami Open to Benoit Paire

Six-time champion Novak Djokovic lost his opening match at the Miami Open to Benoit Paire, 6-3, 6-4. Djokovic’s 16-match Key Biscayne winning streak ended, and his struggles to overcome a …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

Serena Williams loses in 1st round at Miami Open to Naomi Osaka

Serena Williams lost in the first round of the Miami Open, still rusty in her comeback from pregnancy and unable to overcome a tough draw against Naomi Osaka, who won …


Serena Williams wins 1st match in comeback at Indian Wells

Serena Williams has won her first match in her comeback at the BNP Paribas Open after a 14-month layoff for the birth of her first child. The 23-time major winner …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Maria Sharapova upset by Osaka in 1st round at Indian Wells

Maria Sharapova’s return to the BNP Paribas Open for the first time in three years ended in a 6-4, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka of Japan. Sharapova’s ranking of No. …


Serena Williams set for 1st-round match at Indian Wells

Serena Williams makes her return to the pro tour after a 14-month absence at the BNP Paribas Open. She will play Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan on Thursday night in Indian …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep to win 1st major at Australian Open

For all her success in tennis, from holding the No. 1 ranking for more than a year to winning 27 titles, one question had plagued Caroline Wozniacki’s career. Did she …


Roger Federer in record 7th Aussie Open final after Hyeon Chung retires

Roger Federer has moved to within one win of a 20th Grand Slam singles title after securing his spot in the Australian Open decider when Hyeon Chung retired from their …


Caroline Wozniacki beats Elise Mertens, reaches 1st Australian Open final

Caroline Wozniacki has reached the Australian Open final for the first time with a 6-3, 7-6 (2) win over Elise Mertens, moving within one win of a Grand Slam breakthrough. …


Long haul: No. 1 Simona Halep fends off American Lauren Davis in 3:45 marathon

Top-ranked Simona Halep saved three match points and finally finished off a 4-6, 6-4, 15-13 victory after a 3-hour, 45-minute marathon against American Lauren Davis to reach the fourth round …


Upsets continue as heat rises: Garbine Muguruza, Johanna Konta out

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza struggled with the heat and against Hsieh Su-wei’s game, losing 7-6 (1), 6-4 on Day 4 as the upsets intensified at the Australian Open. No. 3-ranked …


After one for the ages, Australian Open now a fitness test

With Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic among the walking wounded and Serena Williams already deciding not to defend her title, injuries and absentees have been the focus of attention ahead …


Milos Raonic upset by Alex De Minaur in 2nd round at Brisbane

Former champion Milos Raonic lost in straight sets to 18-year-old Alex De Minaur in a second-round upset at the Brisbane International. Raonic struggled to find rhythm with his usually booming …


Sloane Stephens provides boost for U.S. in Fed Cup final at Belarus

Sloane Stephens is back in the United States team for the Fed Cup final, and Victoria Azarenka is missing for Belarus. That alone gives the early advantage to the Americans.


CoCo Vandeweghe, Ashleigh Barty, Anastasija Sevastova advance at WTA Elite Trophy

CoCo Vandeweghe, Ashleigh Barty and Anastasija Sevastova all advanced to the semifinals at the WTA Elite Trophy. The second-seeded Vandeweghe had 11 aces and saved all four break points she …


Magdalena Rybarikova upsets top-seeded Kristina Mladenovic at WTA Elite Trophy

Magdalena Rybarikova overcame seven service breaks to beat top-seeded Kristina Mladenovic 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (5) at the WTA Elite Trophy. The 10th-seeded Rybarikova had lost her opening match to Julia …


CoCo Vandeweghe opens WTA Elite Trophy with win over Peng Shuai

Second-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe has opened the WTA Elite Trophy by beating Chinese wild-card entry Peng Shuai 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Seventh-seeded Julia Goerges has beaten No. 10 Magdalena Rybarakova 6-1, 7-6 …


Martina Hingis to retire again after WTA Finals

Martina Hingis will retire from tennis for the third time in her career at the end of the ongoing WTA Finals. The Swiss initially confirmed the news on Twitter and …


Venus Williams reaches semifinals at WTA Finals

Venus Williams reached the semifinals at the WTA Finals by beating Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza 7-5, 6-4. The 37-year-old Williams advanced from the White Group along with Karolina Pliskova.


Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep, reaches semifinals at WTA Finals

Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the semifinals at the WTA Finals by beating top-ranked Simona Halep 6-0, 6-2. The former No. 1 from Denmark made only seven unforced errors in the …


Venus Williams beats Jelena Ostapenko, Karolina Pliskova reaches semis at WTA Finals

Venus Williams needed three match points and more than three hours to defeat Jelena Ostapenko 7-5, 6-7 (3), 7-5 at the WTA Finals. The 37-year-old Williams is among the top …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

Sloane Stephens tops Venus Williams; faces Madison Keys in all-American U.S. Open final

Unseeded Sloane Stephens was two points from defeat before coming back to beat Venus Williams 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 in the U.S. Open semifinals. No. 15 Madison Keys overwhelmed No. 20 …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:13 p.m.

No Rafa vs. Roger at U.S. Open: del Potro beats Federer in QF

Roger Federer was unable to set up his first U.S. Open match against Rafael Nadal. Federer lost in the quarterfinals to Juan Martin del Potro in four sets. The U.S. …


Venus Williams edges Petra Kvitova for 1st U.S. Open semifinal since 2010

Venus Williams continued her remarkable renaissance by returning to the U.S. Open semifinals for the first time since 2010. Williams reached her third major semifinal of the season – something …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

At 18, Denis Shapovalov’s game, personality in U.S. Open spotlight

Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov became the youngest man in nearly three decades to reach the fourth round of the U.S. Open. Shapovalov is 18. He advanced when Kyle Edmund retired …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

Roger Federer edges Mikhail Youzhny in 5 sets at U.S. Open; Rafael Nadal needs 4

Roger Federer set aside an uncharacteristic 68 unforced errors and pulled out his second five-set victory in a row at the U.S. Open. Federer came back to edge Mikhail Youzhny …


U.S. Open ’17: Which American players could make some noise?

Andy Roddick was the last American man to win a Grand Slam title, all the way back at the 2003 U.S. Open. The last American woman other than Serena Williams …


Daria Gavrilova upsets Agnieszka Radwanska in Connecticut Open semifinals

Australia’s Daria Gavrilova upset top-seeded defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-4, 6-4 to reach the Connecticut Open final. The demonstrative 23-year-old will face Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia on Saturday …


Simona Halep in line for No. 1 after Cincinnati semifinal win

Simona Halep moved within a victory of the No. 1 ranking. The second-ranked Halep needed just 54 minutes to cruise past Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-1 in the Western & Southern …


Injuries, upsets for men in Cincinnati; Simona Halep, Johanna Konta advance

Injuries and upsets are wrecking the men’s side of the Western & Southern Open. Milos Raonic became the seventh player ranked in the top 10 to withdraw from the tournament, …