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 Germany's Yannick Hanfmann during their first round match of the ...

Federer returns to play at French Open after 4-year absence

Sports 05/26/19, 01:45

Roger Federer is in action on the opening day of the French Open.Returning to play at Roland Garros for the first time since 2015, Federer opens against 73rd-ranked Lorenzo Sonego in the third match on Court Philippe Chatrier.Also Sunday, 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza faces 96th-ranked American Taylor Townsend in the ...

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 next to the cup during the draw of the French ...

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 after Toronto FC forward Jordan Hamilton (7) scores in second-half ...

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 up the match at Freeman Coliseum. The Americans advanced to ...

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 Keys, of the United States, hits a return to countrywoman ...

Defending champion Isner advances to 4th round at Miami Open

Tennis 03/24/19, 13:29

John Isner was broken in the first game but held thereafter and hit 16 aces to beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-5, 7-6 (6) Sunday in the third round of the Miami Open.Isner, now 33, won the biggest title of his career in the tournament a year ago. He is seeded seventh ...

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 Australian Open final, the top-seeded Nadal dropped the first two ...

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 ...

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 Rod Laver Arena opener 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday but Babos ...

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 ...

Pliskova out of Fed Cup final, Krejcikova in for Czechs

Tennis 11/03/18, 17:05

World No. 8 Karolina Pliskova has been ruled out of the Czech Republic team in the Fed Cup final against the defending champion United States next weekend due to calf muscle and wrist injuries.The Czech team says Pliskova was injured last week during the WTA Finals in Singapore, where she ...

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 Stephens, the 2017 U.S. Open champion.Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine ...

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 feels amazing and it was such a tough battle today," ...

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 ...

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 of Japan returns a shot to Sloane Stephens of ...

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 is a round-robin competition with two teams of four players. ...

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 ...

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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