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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

Maria Sharapova retires from tennis at age 32 with 5 Slam titles

Maria Sharapova is retiring as a professional tennis player at age 32 after a career that includes five Grand Slam titles and 21 weeks at No. 1 in the rankings.


Roger Federer to miss French Open, other events after knee surgery

Roger Federer will miss the French Open and no fewer than three other tournaments while he is sidelined for at least four months after having arthroscopic surgery on his right …


U.S. beats Latvia to advance to Fed Cup Finals

Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands combined for a 6-4, 6-0 doubles victory over the duo of Jelena Ostapekno and Anastasija Sevastova to give the U.S. a 3-2 …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Matt Calkins: America is an empire again in women’s tennis, and the Seattle area gets to witness that this weekend

There was Billie Jean King before any of them. Then Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. The reigns of Monica Seles, Jennifer Capriati and Lindsay Davenport followed, and then, of course, …


Novak Djokovic edges Dominic Thiem for 8th Austrailian Open title

Novak Djokovic was looking weary and worn down. He felt dizzy and trailed Dominic Thiem in the Australian Open final – miscues mounting, deficit growing. Djokovic did what he does, …


Novak Djokovic adds to Slam streak vs. Roger Federer at Australian Open

Novak Djokovic was wondering, right along with everyone else, what sort of shape Roger Federer would be in for their Australian Open semifinal.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Sofia Kenin of U.S. ousts No. 1 Ash Barty to reach Australian Open final

Sofia Kenin of the United States has reached her first Grand Slam final by upsetting No. 1 Ash Barty at the Australian Open


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Alexander Zverev ousts Stan Wawrinka at Australian Open; into 1st Slam semi

Alexander Zverev has reached the first Grand Slam semifinal of his career by eliminating three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka in four sets at Melbourne Park.


Aussie Ash Barty advances to women’s semifinals at Australian Open

Top-ranked Ash Barty is a step closer to ending a long drought for Aussies at the national championship. Barty saved set points in the 11th game and another in the …


Dominic Thiem advances to Australian Open quarterfinals for first time

Two-time French Open finalist Dominic Thiem is into the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, which is an all-new experience for him.


Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber avoid 3rd-round chaos at Australian Open

Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber have held Grand Slam trophies aloft, and so have learned to keep their heads down when clusters of highly-ranked players start losing in the first …


15-year-old Coco Gauff upsets ‘19 champ Naomi Osaka at Australian Open

Coco Gauff plays nothing like what her age – still just 15 – or her ranking – 67th and rapidly rising – would suggest.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Serena Williams stunned by Wang Qiang at Australian Open

Down to what sure felt like her last chance, Serena Williams came through with a cross-court forehand winner to close a 24-stroke point, then raised her arms, held that celebratory …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Red dust, rain hit weather-plagued Australian Open

Red dust and rain combined to give some of the blue courts at the Australian Open a more Roland Garros hue, adding yet another element to the freakish conditions that …


Maria Sharapova makes quick exit at Australian Open

Maria Sharapova hasn’t won a tournament since 2017, and her ranking slipped to 136th by the end of last year. After a 6-3, 6-4 loss to 19th-seeded Donna Vekic at …


Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka win first-round matches at Australian Open

Naomi Osaka won the tournament opening match for her dad at the Australian Open. Serena Williams won hers for her daughter. The first two matches on center court at the …


Rafael Nadal urges tennis organizers to compromise on one World Cup

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has urged the men’s tennis tour and the sport’s international governing body to form one major team tournament.


Novak Djokovic leads Serbia to win over Spain in ATP Cup final

Novak Djokovic led Serbia to the inaugural ATP Cup title when he followed up his win over top-ranked Rafael Nadal with a victory in the deciding doubles encounter in Sunday’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

Serena Williams aces Associated Press Female Athlete of the Decade honors

Serena Williams dominated the decade, on the court and in conversation.


Rafael Nadal leads Spain to Davis Cup title

Rafael Nadal has beaten Denis Shapovalov in straight sets to give Spain its sixth Davis Cup title with a 2-0 win over first-time finalist Canada


Players give mixed reviews halfway through new Davis Cup

At the halfway point, the revamped Davis Cup Finals are drawing praise and criticism. On the one hand, matches have excited and the crowds thrilled. On the other, late night …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Canada beats Australia to reach Davis Cup semifinals

Canada became the first team to reach the semifinals of the new Davis Cup Finals, winning the decisive doubles match to beat Australia 2-1 on Thursday.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Injury blights Rafael Nadal at Paris Masters; Novak Djokovic into final

Injury blighted Rafael Nadal again as he pulled out of his Paris Masters semifinal on Saturday, meaning top-ranked Novak Djokovic will go for his fifth title at the indoor tournament …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Ash Barty, Elina Svitolina advance at WTA Finals

Top-ranked Ash Barty advanced Saturday to the final of the WTA Finals where she faces defending champion Elina Svitolina, a player she has never beaten in five previous attempts.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Ashleigh Barty upset by alternate Kiki Bertens at WTA Finals

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty was upset by late substitute Kiki Bertens 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the WTA Finals on Tuesday.


Naomi Osaka out of WTA Finals with injured right shoulder

Naomi Osaka withdrew from the WTA Finals on Tuesday with a right shoulder injury.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Roger Federer eases past Albot into Swiss Indoors quarterfinals

Roger Federer eased to a 6-0, 6-3 win over 49th-ranked Radu Albot in the second round of the Swiss Indoors on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Second-seeded Alexander Zverev loses to Taylor Fritz at Swiss Indoors

Second-seeded Alexander Zverev was eliminated in the first round of the Swiss Indoors on Tuesday, losing 7-6 (7), 6-4 to Taylor Fritz.


Nick Kyrgios to play Davis Cup for Australia, despite probation

Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt said he’s willing to overlook Nick Kyrgios’s recent outbursts on the ATP Tour, selecting the talented but wayward star for the revamped Davis Cup finals.


Naomi Osaka, Dominic Thiem win China Open finals

A surging Naomi Osaka won her second consecutive final with a three-set victory over top-seeded Ash Barty at the China Open in Beijing on Sunday