Fed Cup semifinal: Mladenovic vs. Halep in opening singles

Tennis 04/19/19, 07:59

Kristina Mladenovic of France will face second-ranked Simona Halep of Romania in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semifinal Saturday.No. 21 Caroline Garcia meets Mihaela Buzarnescu in the second singles at the clay-court Kindarena in Rouen, northwest France.Following the reverse singles on Sunday, Garcia and Mladenovic will take on ...

Petra Kvitova advances to quarterfinals of Miami Open

Tennis 03/25/19, 14:48

Petra Kvitova faced only one break point and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Miami Open by beating Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-3 on Monday.Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion, is ranked a career-high No. 2 and will rise to No. 1 if she wins the title. No. 1 Naomi Osaka lost ...

Update: Stephens through to Australian Open 3rd round

Tennis 01/15/19, 20:58

The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local):12:55 p.m.Sloane Stephens has advanced to the third round at Melbourne Park with a 6-3, 6-1 win over her former junior doubles partner Timea Babos.Babos faced 23 break points and managed to save 18 of them, otherwise the match would ...

American Sofia Kenin wins first WTA title at Hobart

Sports 01/12/19, 01:42

American Sofia Kenin won her first WTA title at the Hobart International on Saturday after beating Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-4, 6-0.Playing her first top-level singles final, the 20-year-old Kenin took the first set with a break before running away with the match in 71 minutes.Kenin, ranked 56th, didn't drop a ...

Sharapova beats Bacsinszky in 1st round of Shenzhen Open

Tennis 12/31/18, 07:13

Maria Sharapova returned to competitive tennis with a 6-2, 7-6 (3) win against Timea Bacsinszky in the first round of Shenzhen Open on Monday.Sharapova cut short her campaign in September to recover from shoulder complaint. The fifth-seeded Russian, a semifinalist here last year, hit 23 winners against the unseeded Swiss ...

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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