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UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 11:47 a.m.

Fabio Fognini stuns Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-2 to reach Monte Carlo final

Fabio Fognini ended Rafael Nadal’s winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters, stunning the defending champion 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final for the first time and hand Nadal …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 12:23 p.m.

Surprised Rafael Nadal sees ‘super solid’ Novak Djokovic exit Monte Carlo

Surprised at seeing rival Novak Djokovic go out of the Monte Carlo Masters after an error-strewn performance, defending champion Rafael Nadal acknowledged he enjoyed some luck in reaching the semifinals …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 10:22 a.m.

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic reach quarterfinals at Monte Carlo Masters

Defending champion Rafael Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic eased into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals on Thursday. They remain on course to meet in the final of the clay-court tournament. …


Whistleblower spurned by players for exposing tennis crooks

A tennis whistleblower says he is paying a heavy price for exposing wrong-doing in the sport. Marco Trungelliti tells The Associated Press that other players have ostracized him since he …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 10:20 a.m.

Rafael Nadal opens clay season with easy win at Monte Carlo Masters

Back on his favorite surface, Rafael Nadal showed no lingering effects of a recent injury as he breezed into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday with …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 11:43 a.m.

Novak Djokovic labors into Monte Carlo 3rd round with scrappy win

Two-time champion Novak Djokovic labored into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters with a scrappy 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 win against Philipp Kohlschreiber on Tuesday. Kohlschreiber lost eight of …


American Madison Keys overpowers Caroline Wozniacki to win Volvo Car Open

American Madison Keys overpowered former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 7-6 (5), 6-3 to win the Volvo Car Open in Charleston. It was the eighth-seeded Keys’ fourth career WTA title. …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 3:50 p.m.

Caroline Wozniacki, Madison Keys to play clay-court final in Charleston

Caroline Wozniacki and Madison Keys will play for the title in Charleston after posting straight-set wins. The fifth-seeded Wozniacki advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 16 seed Petra …


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 11:15 p.m.

Roger Federer wins 101st title, beating John Isner in Miami Open final

Roger Federer became tennis’ first repeat champion of 2019 when he won his 101st career title Sunday, beating a hobbled John Isner in the Miami Open final, 6-1, 6-4.


Ashleigh Barty wins Miami Open

Amid the unpredictable swirl of this year’s tennis results, with 33 different champions in 33 tournaments, Ashleigh Barty provides a change of pace. The crafty 5-foot-5 Australian mixes backhand slices …


Ashleigh Barty endures delays to reach Miami final, Roger Federer rolls

Ashleigh Barty is finally through to her first Miami Open final. The 12th-seeded Australian endured three rain delays – one before the match, two more during play – to beat …


Roger Federer reaches quarters in Miami, Simona Halep eyes No. 1 ranking

Roger Federer is finally through to the quarterfinals of the Miami Open. The fourth-seeded Federer had little trouble defeating 13th-seeded Daniil Medvedev, earning the three-time Miami champion a spot in …


Top-ranked Novak Djokovic advances to fourth round at Miami Open

Novak Djokovic pulled a spare ball from his pocket, angrily whacked it against the backstop and then pounded his uncooperative racket into the concrete. He lost his temper, but not …


Serena Williams withdraws, No. 1 Osaka loses, Federer wins at Miami

Top-ranked Osaka loses in 3 sets at Miami Open; Serena Williams withdraws with knee injury; Federer wins


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 6:34 p.m.

Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka win opening matches in Miami

Eight-time champion Serena Williams won her opening match at the new site of the Miami Open by beating Rebecca Peterson in three sets. Six-time men’s champion Novak Djokovic won his …


3-time champ Venus Williams wins opening match at Miami Open

Three-time tournament champion Venus Williams won her opening match at the new site of the Miami Open by beating Dalila Jakupovic 7-5, 6-3. Williams won the tournament in 1998, 1999 …


Dominic Thiem edges Roger Federer in 3 sets to win Indian Wells title

Dominic Thiem edged error-prone Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to win the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, denying Federer a record sixth title at the desert tournament in Indian Wells, …


Teen Bianca Andreescu upsets Agnelique Kerber to win Indian Wells

Bianca Andreescu upset three-time major champion Angelique Kerber 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open, becoming at age 18 the first wild-card winner in tournament history.


Milos Raonic ends lucky loser’s run at Indian Wells

Milos Raonic made sure Miomir Kecmanovic’s good luck finally ran out at the BNP Paribas Open. Raonic beat the 19-year-old Serb 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semifinals and improve to …


Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori, Simona Halep ousted at Indian Wells

It was a tough day for seeded players at the BNP Paribas Open, with top-ranked Novak Djokovic the biggest name ushered out in the desert. Unseeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany …


Andy Murray upbeat after hip surgery, hopes to play again

Andy Murray says he is pain-free after hip surgery but likely won’t play at Wimbledon. Murray tells the BBC in an interview he wants to continue playing but the surgeons …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga’s Sophie Whittle works even harder now that she’s at the top of the collegiate tennis world

The news, as is increasingly the case these days, was delivered via text – two of them, in fact, from her coaches. Though not so much news as congratulations, so …


Petra Kvitova testifies at trial of suspect in knife attack

Petra Kvitova has followed her Australian Open final appearance by returning home to the Czech Republic to testify at the trial of the man who allegedly knifed her in her …


3-time major champion Andy Murray says he had hip operation

Andy Murray says he had hip resurfacing surgery and had a metal joint implanted. The three-time major champion posted a message on Instagram saying he had the operation in London. …


Novak Djokovic routs Rafael Nadal for record seventh Australian Open title

In a breathtakingly mistake-free performance that yielded a remarkably lopsided result, No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic overwhelmed Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday to win a record seventh Australian Open …


Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open for 2nd major, top ranking

Naomi Osaka recovered after wasting three championship points and won the Australian Open for a second consecutive Grand Slam title by edging Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4. The victory …


No. 1 Novak Djokovic to face No. 2 Rafael Nadal for Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic moved closer to a record seventh Australian Open title by beating No. 28 Lucas Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 with a nearly perfect performance in the semifinals. Now No. …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

Naomi Osaka vs. Petra Kvitova for Australian Open title, No. 1 ranking

Naomi Osaka reached the Australian Open final by beating Karolina Pliskova 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 with the help of 15 aces. Osaka will face Petra Kvitova for the title, and the …


50 years past last men’s Slam, Rod Laver says it’ll happen again

Rod Laver thinks there will be another true Grand Slam in men’s tennis one day. It’s been 50 years since the Australian left-hander became the last man to win all …


Lucas Pouille’s drought-breaking Australian run reaches semifinals

Having an Australian Open champion in his corner has helped Lucas Pouille overcome a drought at Melbourne Park and reach the semifinals. Working with 2006 Australian Open women’s singles titlist …