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, where she lost the title match to Maria Sakkari.This result ...

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

Tennis 03/21/19, 17:36

Three-time tournament champion Venus Williams won her opening match Thursday at the new site of the Miami Open by beating Dalila Jakupovic 7-5, 6-3.Williams won the tournament in 1998, 1999 and 2001 when it was played on Key Biscayne. The event moved this year to the Miami Dolphins' complex, and ...

Azarenka to play Kvitova after beating Gasparyan

Sports 01/29/19, 12:29

Victoria Azarenka set up a meeting with Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova at the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Tuesday after a sometimes-shaky 6-4, 6-1 win over Russian qualifier Margarita Gasparyan.Azarenka, herself a two-time Australian Open champion, struggled on serve at times and gave up three breaks to Gasparyan. However, ...

Zvonareva beats Makarova in straight sets in St. Petersburg

Tennis 01/28/19, 08:35

Russian veteran Vera Zvonareva advanced to the second round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy by beating Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-4 Monday.The 34-year-old Zvonareva returned to the top 100 in the rankings this month after a six-year absence.Zvonareva will next play either Julia Goerges of Germany or Maria Sakkari of ...

Update: Greek stars in early action at Australian Open

Tennis 01/17/19, 20:33

The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local):12:20 p.m.Greek stars Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari featured on two of the three main show courts at Melbourne Park as rain delayed the start of play on outside courts.It's the first time a Greek man and woman have advanced ...

Federer wins to put Switzerland in Hopman Cup final

Tennis 01/03/19, 07:40

Roger Federer relied on his trusted serve to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) Thursday and give defending champion Switzerland a spot in the Hopman Cup final.Unbeaten Switzerland assured its place in Saturday's final ahead of the women's singles match between Belinda Bencic and Greek opponent Maria Sakkari."There was ...

Britain beats Greece 2-1 in opening Hopman Cup match

Tennis 12/29/18, 03:07

Cameron Norrie and Katie Boulter beat Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari 4-3, 3-4, 4-3, including 5-4 in a tiebreaker in the deciding mixed doubles set in the Fast4 format, to give Britain a 2-1 win over Greece in the opening match of the eight-team Hopman Cup tennis tournament on Saturday.Norrie ...

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