Federer and Nadal face German qualifiers at French Open

Sports 05/29/19, 02:17

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal play German qualifiers in second-round matches at the French Open.Federer faces 144th-ranked Oscar Otte in the main stadium, Court Philippe Chatrier.Nadal meets 114th-ranked Yannick Maden on Court Suzanne Lenglen.Spain's Rafael Nadal plays a shot against ...

Konta beats Bertens to reach Italian Open semifinals

Sports 05/18/19, 08:31

Johanna Konta rallied past sixth-seeded Kiki Bertens 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 in nearly three hours on Saturday to reach the Italian Open final for the biggest clay-court result of her career.Konta's only previous final on clay came recently in Rabat, Morocco, ...

Pliskova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup after Kvitova pulls out

Tennis 01/30/19, 11:30

Karolina Pliskova will be the top player for defending Fed Cup champion Czech Republic in its first-round meeting with Romania, after Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova pulled out.Pliskova lost in the Australian Open semifinals this month to Naomi Osaka, who ...

Column: Don’t write off Serena or Federer just yet

Sports 01/23/19, 09:34

Tempting as it might be, don't write off Serena Williams or Roger Federer just yet.Sure, both are 37, and they're showing their age.Yes, both are gone from the Australian Open, each with a loss to a far-younger opponent. Williams exited ...

Osaka tops Svitolina for 1st Australian semi; Serena next?

Sports 01/22/19, 21:19

Naomi Osaka reached the Australian Open semifinals for the first time by stretching her Grand Slam winning streak to 12 matches.The 21-year-old from Japan moved closer to a second consecutive major championship by parlaying her aggressive and powerful style into ...

Update: Naomi Osaka into 1st Australian Open semifinal

Sports 01/22/19, 20:33

The Latest at the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local):12:28 p.m.Naomi Osaka has reached her first semifinal at the Australian Open with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Elina Svitolina.Osaka used her aggressive style and big hitting to compile a ...

Update: Elina Svitolina advances at Australian Open

Tennis 01/16/19, 20:39

The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local):12:35 p.m.Sixth-seeded Elina Svitolina has advanced to the third round at Melbourne Park and kicked off proceedings at Rod Laver Arena with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Viktoria Kuzmova.Svitolina will ...

Karolina Pliskova wins second Brisbane International title

Sports 01/06/19, 04:57

Karolina Pliskova has won her second Brisbane International title, beating Lesia Tsurenko 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 after being just two points from defeat.Serving for the title at 5-4 Sunday, Tsurenko lost 13 straight points. It came after Tsurenko rolled her ankle ...

Svitolina beats Bertens at WTA Finals

Tennis 10/27/18, 07:53

Last year Elina Svitolina became the first Ukrainian woman to play singles at the WTA Finals. This year Svitolina became the first woman from her country to reach the season-ending final after beating Kiki Bertens 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-4 Saturday."It ...

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 ...

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