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Caroline Wozniacki reaches 2nd round at Prague Open

Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the second round of the Prague Open by beating Misaki Doi of Japan 6-0, 7-5. The former No. 1 from Denmark will next face Jelena …


Maria Sharapova’s return ends in semifinal defeat to Mladenovic

Maria Sharapova’s first tournament since her controversial return to tennis is over after losing to Kristina Mladenovic of France in the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals. Mladenovic beat former top-ranked Sharapova …


Maria Sharapova wins again, reaches semifinals at Porsche GP

Maria Sharapova advanced to the semifinals of the Porsche Grand Prix by beating Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-3, 6-4. It was Sharapova’s third match following a 15-month doping ban. She …


Eugenie Bouchard: ‘Cheater’ Maria Sharapova should be banned for life

If Eugenie Bouchard had her way, Maria Sharapova would have been banned from tennis for life. The 2014 Wimbledon finalist from Canada called Sharapova a cheater upon the Russian’s return …


Maria Sharapova wins 1st match on return from 15-month doping ban

Maria Sharapova has won her first match on return from a 15-month doping ban, beating Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of the Porsche Grand Prix. The five-time …


Decision on Maria Sharapova’s French Open wild card set for May 16

Maria Sharapova will find out next month if she can compete at the French Open. French tennis federation president Bernard Giudicelli says the announcement will be made on Facebook on …


Simona Halep, Alize Cornet give Maria Sharapova wild-card debate new impetus

The debate about Maria Sharapova’s wild-card entry for the Porsche Grand Prix continued with Simona Halep and Alize Cornet joining the growing legion of players criticizing tournament organizers for offering …


Ilie Nastase will be the ‘bad boy’ if he says more about Serena Williams

Ilie Nastase says he would be considered the “bad boy” if he says anything more about Serena Williams. The captain of Romania’s Fed Cup team last week speculated about the …


Maria Sharapova told week of May 15 if she can play at French Open

Maria Sharapova is going to find out the week starting May 15 if she can compete at the French Open two weeks later. The French Tennis Federation says the decision …


Love game for Serena: Spox says Williams is pregnant

A spokeswoman for Serena Williams confirms that the tennis player is pregnant. Williams posted a selfie on Snapchat with the caption ‘20 weeks.’ Williams is 35 and announced her engagement …


Jack Sock wins another 3-setter to gain Indian Wells semifinals

Jack Sock defeated Kei Nishikori 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 for the biggest singles victory of his career in the BNP Paribas Open quarterfinals on Friday. The 24-year-old American finally broke through …


Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic loses at Indian Wells

Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-3 at the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday in a fourth-round match that saw the longtime rivals meeting much earlier in a tournament than …


Heather Watson advances in BNP Paribas Open

Heather Watson beat Nicole Gibbs 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open.


Rafael Nadal advances to the Mexican Open final

Rafael Nadal routed Croatia’s Marin Cilic 6-1, 6-2 on Friday night to advance to the Mexican Open final. Seeking his first title this season and 70th overall, the 30 year-old …


Rafael Nadal advances to Acapulco semifinals

Rafael Nadal ran his Mexican Open winning streak to 13 matches, beating Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 7-6 (2), 6-3 to reach the semifinals. Nadal won the tournament in 2005 and 2013.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 8:29 p.m.

Feet of Clay: Tennis in Latin America may flee the surface

The days of clay-court tennis in Latin America are numbered. The clay-court circuit lost a major event several years ago when this week’s Mexican Open in Acapulco switched to hardcourts. …


Elina Svitolina beats Angelique Kerber and will face Caroline Wozniacki in the final

Top-seeded Angelique Kerber struggled with a knee injury during a 6-3, 7-6 (3) loss to seventh seed Elina Svitolina in the semifinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Friday. Kerber …


American teen CiCi Bellis upsets Agnieszka Radwanska in Dubai

American teen Catherine Bellis captured her first career top 10 win when she upset sixth-ranked Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 at the Dubai Tennis Championship. Angelique Kerber reached the tournament’s …


Caroline Wozniacki to face Karolina Pliskova in rain-delayed Qatar Open final

Former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki will face second-seeded Karolina Pliskova in the final of the Qatar Open after both were forced to play back-to-back matches in the quarterfinals and semifinals …


Venus Williams loses first match since Australian Open final

Venus Williams lost her first match since the Australian Open to Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 6-1 in the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Thursday. Seeded fourth, Williams showed none of the …


Camila Giorgi issued 9-month Fed Cup ban by Italian federation

Camila Giorgi has been banned for nine months by the Italian Tennis Federation for refusing a Fed Cup callup. The 74th-ranked Giorgi was also fined 30,000 euros ($32,000) for turning …


Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Lucie Safarova win 2nd Aussie Open doubles title

Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova enhanced their reputation as the dominant duo by winning the Australian Open women’s doubles final 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-3 over Andrea Hlavackova and China’s Peng …


Williams sisters, Roger Federer advance to Australian Open finals

It was one, two and three for the ages as Venus and Serena Williams set up another all-sisters Australian Open final and Roger Federer ensured he’ll contend for another Grand …


Bryan Brothers reach Australian Open doubles final

Bob and Mike Bryan earned a shot at a seventh Australian Open doubles title after a rain-interrupted 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 semifinal win Friday over Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.


Rafael Nadal holds off Alexander Zverev to reach 4th round at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal had a good, hard look at the future before pulling a few tricks from his past to hold it back – for now. The 14-time Grand Slam winner, …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

‘Crazy’ good: Roger Federer into 4th round at Australian Open

Roger Federer showed that his first two wins against qualifiers at the Australian Open really were warmups. The 17-time Grand Slam champion, seeded a lowly-by-his-standards 17th after spending six months …


Denis Istomin credits coach (and mother) for upset over Novak Djokovic

When Denis Istomin walked off court the after upsetting Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open – without a doubt the biggest win of his career – his mother had just …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

Novak Djokovic out in 2nd round, loses to Denis Istomin in Melbourne

Novak Djokovic won’t be setting the Australian Open record for most men’s titles this year, losing to wild-card entry Denis Istomin in the second round. It was the earliest loss …


Karolina Pliskova, Johanna Konta continues winning runs in Australia

U.S. Open finalist Karolina Pliskova has carried her title-winning form in the warmup tournament into the season’s first major, dropping just four games en route to the third round at …


Australian Open draw: Novak Djokovic to open against Fernando Verdasco; Roger Federer, Andy Murray in same quarter

Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic drew a difficult first round against Fernando Verdasco, and Roger Federer’s fall in the rankings complicated his chances at Melbourne Park when he ended …