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 ...

Unfamiliar, but nice: Halep back in Paris to defend title

Tennis 05/24/19, 07:08

Simona Halep is experiencing something new at the French Open this year.The Romanian player is back in Paris to defend her title, a situation she's never been in before.And she likes it.Defending champion Romania's Simona Halep smiles as she poses ...

Matchmaking: Tennis’s Stephens, soccer’s Altidore engaged

Soccer 04/29/19, 16:22

Talk about matchmaking: 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens and soccer player Jozy Altidore are engaged.Both tweeted the news Monday, posting a photo and brief message. Hers said: "Forever yes." His said: "Forever starts now."Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore (17) celebrates ...

Sofia Kenin helps US beat Switzerland 3-1 in Fed Cup

Sports 04/22/19, 08:42

Sofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens won matches to give the United States a 3-1 victory over Switzerland on Sunday in a Fed Cup World Group playoff.Kenin, a late replacement for Madison Keys, beat Timea Bacsinszky 6-3, 7-6 (4) to wrap ...

Stephens, Keys to lead US against Switzerland in Fed Cup

Tennis 04/10/19, 10:42

Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys will lead the United States against Switzerland in the Fed Cup World Group playoffs at San Antonio.Captain Kathy Rinaldi's roster released Wednesday also includes Sofia Kenin, Jessica Pegula and Jennifer Brady.The matches are April 20-21.Madison ...

Nadal tumbles out of Mexican Open, falling to Kyrgios

Sports 02/28/19, 12:17

Rafael Nadal tumbled out of the Mexican Open on Wednesday night, squandering three match points in a 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (6) loss to Australia's Nick Kyrgios.Playing his first event since losing to Novak Djokovic in late January in the ...

Stephens wins battle of ‘Frenemies’ at Australian Open

Sports 01/15/19, 21:28

Sloane Stephens advanced at the Australian Open at the expense of her former doubles partner Timea Babos in a second-round match the women's tour billed as a battle of the so-called "frenemies."Fifth-seeded Stephens, the 2017 U.S. Open champion, dominated the ...

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 ...

Svitolina beats Stephens to win season-ending WTA Finals

Sports 10/28/18, 10:55

Elina Svitolina secured the biggest title of her career on Sunday, becoming the first Ukrainian player to win the season-ending WTA Finals trophy.The No. 6-seeded Svitolina rebounded from a one-set deficit for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over fifth-seeded Sloane ...

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 ...

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 ...

Stephens beats Osaka in 3 sets at WTA Finals

Tennis 10/22/18, 11:02

In a match between the last two U.S. Open champions, Sloane Stephens came out on top.The 2017 champion beat Naomi Osaka 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 Monday at the WTA Finals, the season-ending tournament for the top eight players in the world.Naomi ...

Osaka set for showdown against Stephens at WTA Finals

Tennis 10/20/18, 03:25

Naomi Osaka and Sloane Stephens, the last two U.S. Open champions, will make their career debuts at the WTA Finals by playing each other in their first match in Singapore on Monday.The initial stage of the eight-player WTA Finals field ...

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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