Update: Play begins at French Open under sunny skies

Sports 05/26/19, 04:21

The Latest on the French Open (all times local):___11:15 a.m.Switzerland's Roger Federer returns the ball during his match against Portugal's Joao Sousa at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Thursday, May, 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)The year's second Grand Slam is underway.Under sunny skies, former No. 1 Angelique Kerber ...

Wozniacki, Keys to play clay-court final in Charleston

Sports 04/06/19, 17:49

Caroline Wozniacki and Madison Keys will play for the title in Charleston after posting straight-set wins on Saturday.The fifth-seeded Wozniacki advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 16 seed Petra Martic of Croatia. The eighth-seeded Keys outlasted Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 6-4, 6-0, winning eight of the final ...

‘Drama queen?’ Teen Andreescu beats Kerber again at Miami

Tennis 03/24/19, 08:30

Indian Wells champion Bianca Andreescu beat Angelique Kerber for the second time in a week, and the result left hard feelings.Andreescu reached the fourth round of the Miami Open, winning 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in a match that ended early Sunday.Andreescu took a medical timeout after seven games to receive treatment ...

Oh Canada! Teen Andreescu upsets Kerber to win Indian Wells

Sports 03/17/19, 18:31

Bianca Andreescu upset three-time major champion Angelique Kerber 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, becoming at age 18 the first wild-card winner in tournament history.The Canadian overcame nerves, arm and leg issues in the final set to earn the first title of her fledgling career.Roger ...

Federer reaches Indian Wells semis in pursuit of 6th title

Tennis 03/15/19, 14:41

Roger Federer defeated Hubert Hurkacz 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open in pursuit of a record sixth title.Federer hasn't dropped a set in four matches in the desert and has been broken just once. He fought off two break points in the second set, including ...

Bencic wins at Indian Wells semis, ensuring return to top 20

Tennis 03/14/19, 15:47

Belinda Bencic has beaten Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the BNP Paribas Open semifinals, ensuring her return to the top 20 in the rankings.Bencic was pushed to three sets Thursday for the first time in four matches at this tournament. She was coming off a straight-set upset of ...

Indian Wells tennis to feature all top 75 men and women

Tennis 01/24/19, 22:51

The BNP Paribas Open will include all of the top 75 ranked men's and women's players in the world, including defending champions Juan Martin del Potro and Naomi Osaka.The tournament runs March 4-17 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in the Southern California desert.Del Potro skipped the Australian Open while ...

‘Feisty’ Collins stuns 2016 champ Kerber at Australian Open

Sports 01/20/19, 04:25

Anyone unfamiliar with Danielle Collins — and that could be forgiven, really, considering her 0-5 mark at majors until this Australian Open — got a sense of what she's all about during her surprisingly easy upset of former No. 1 Angelique Kerber.Not just the 6-0, 6-2 scoreline Sunday that eliminated ...

Update: Keys, Pliskova advance at Australian Open

Tennis 01/14/19, 20:37

The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local):12:25 p.m.Former U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys beat Australian wild-card entry Destanee Aiava 6-2, 6-2 to open play at Rod Laver Arena on Day 2 of the Australian Open.Keys broke Aiava's serve in the third game of the second set ...

AUSTRALIAN OPEN ’19: A quiz about the year’s 1st tennis Slam

Sports 01/10/19, 10:54

How well do you know the Australian Open? Give this quiz a try before play begins at the year's first Grand Slam tennis tournament:___1st Round: Which of the following players did not win a junior title at the Australian Open?a.) Andy Roddickb.) Alexander Zverevc.) Roger Federerd.) Bernard Tomice.) Stefan Edberg___2nd ...

Sasnovich, Barty through to Sydney International semifinals

Tennis 01/10/19, 01:58

Aliaksandra Sasnovich's impressive start to the season continued on Thursday with a straight-sets win over Timea Bacsinszky to advance to the Sydney International semifinals.The No. 33-ranked Sasnovich, who made it to the quarterfinals last week in Brisbane, was in control most of the way to beat the Swiss 6-3, 6-3.Sasnovich ...

Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep top seeds for Australian Open

Tennis 01/09/19, 22:10

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep, as expected, were given the No. 1 seedings on Thursday when the Australian Open announced its singles seedings list.Defending champion Roger Federer is seeded No. 3 after Rafael Nadal, while women's defending singles champion Caroline Wozniacki, who beat Halep in last year's final at ...

Federer wins Hopman Cup with Switzerland for record 3rd time

Tennis 01/05/19, 09:03

Roger Federer won the Hopman Cup for a record third time after defending champion Switzerland beat Germany 2-1 on Saturday.Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber 4-0, 1-4, 4-3 (4) in the Fast4 format with Germany wasting a championship point in the mixed doubles decider.Switzerland won the ...

Osaka retires with injury, Bertens reaches WTA semifinals

Tennis 10/26/18, 08:58

U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka finished her debut appearance at the WTA Finals on Friday with an injury and an 0-3 record. Osaka was trailing Kiki Bertens 6-3 when she retired from the match with an upper left leg injury. Naomi Osaka of Japan plays a return shot while competing against Kiki ...

Kerber beats Osaka in 3 sets at WTA Finals

Tennis 10/24/18, 11:07

Angelique Kerber held her nerve and held her serve, a combination that helped the Wimbledon champion beat Naomi Osaka 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 on Wednesday at the WTA Finals.Kerber saved 13 of the 18 break points she faced, including five in the final game of the first set, to improve to ...

Osaka drawn with 2 other Grand Slam champions at WTA Finals

Tennis 10/20/18, 02:38

U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka was drawn in the same group as Angelique Kerber, Sloane Stephens and Kiki Bertens for her debut appearance at the WTA Finals in Singapore.Karolina Pliskova, defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitova and Elina Svitolina are in the other group for the end-of-season tournament starting on ...

Osaka into China Open quarters, Zhang upsets Kerber

Tennis 10/04/18, 04:37

Naomi Osaka maintained her strong form since winning the U.S. Open by reaching the China Open quarterfinals by crushing Julia Goerges 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday.Osaka made a slow start, saving a break point and enduring five deuces in the eight-minute first game. But she broke Goerges' serve in the next ...

Halep retires from China Open 1st round with back injury

Tennis 09/30/18, 12:23

Top-ranked Simona Halep retired Sunday from her first-round match at the China Open.Halep lost the first set 6-1 to Tunisia's Ons Jabeur before retiring with a back injury that she also had problems with at last week's Wuhan Open.It's the fourth straight loss for the defending French Open champion.Third-seeded Angelique ...

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