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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, …


UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

Into 11th Wimbledon final, Roger Federer faces Marin Cilic for 8th title

Roger Federer moved within one victory of his record eighth men’s singles championship at Wimbledon by beating Tomas Berdych in the semifinals. Federer’s 11th final at the All England Club …


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:14 a.m.

Venus Williams gains 9th Wimbledon final, awaits Garbine Muguruza

Venus Williams reached her ninth Wimbledon final and first since 2009 by beating Britain’s Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2. Williams will be trying to win her sixth title at the All …


UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 1:26 p.m.

Former Wimbledon finalists Angelique Kerber, Garbine Muguruza set to meet

Four of the remaining 16 women at Wimbledon have played in a final at the All England Club. One of them is certain to be eliminated in the fourth round. …


UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands needs surgery after agonizing knee injury

Top-ranked women’s doubles player Bethanie Mattek-Sands needs surgery after dislocating her right kneecap and rupturing her patellar tendon during a singles match at Wimbledon. The 32-year-old American called it one …


Injured Maria Sharapova pulls out of Wimbledon, grass circuit

Five-time major champion Maria Sharapova has pulled out of Wimbledon qualifying because of an injured left thigh. Sharapova says the muscle tear she got at the Italian Open last month …


Simona Halep misses another chance to win Grand Slam title

Simona Halep looked to be on the verge of claiming her first Grand Slam title as well as the No. 1 spot. Then it all fell apart.


UPDATED: Sat., June 10, 2017, 11:17 a.m.

Unseeded, just 20, Jelena Ostapenko wins French Open for 1st title

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia used bold strokes and an unbending will to come back and stun No. 3 Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in an enthralling French Open final …


UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 6:33 p.m.

‘Stan the Man’ vs. 9-time champ Nadal in French Open final

Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal will face 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka in the final. Wawrinka came back to beat No. 1-ranked Andy Murray 6-7 (6), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3), …


UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 1:14 p.m.

Out-of-nowhere Jelena Ostapenko to face Simona Halep for French Open title

Jelena Ostapenko is the first unseeded woman since 1983 to reach the French Open final. She used big and bold groundstrokes to end points quickly on the way to beating …


Big comeback puts Simona Halep in French Open semi against Karolina Pliskova

Simona Halep was down by a set and two breaks before coming all the way back to beat Elina Svitolina to reach the French Open semifinals for the second time. …


UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 2:07 p.m.

Unseeded Latvian teen Ostapenko into 1st Slam semi at French

Unseeded 19-year-old Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia beat former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 at the French Open to reach her first Grand Slam semifinal. Ostapenko will face No. …