Tennis


  • Tennis Roundup: Muguruza, Dimitrov get their 1st Cincinnati titles FILE - In this July 3, 2017, file photo, Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka reacts during his men's singles match against Russia's Daniil Medvedev on the opening day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London. Defending champion Stan Wawrinka has pulled out of the U.S. Open with an injured knee. Wawrinka announced Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, he would sit out the rest of 2017 because of the knee. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)(Photo: The Associated Press)MASON, Ohio (AP) — Garbine Muguruza cradled her smiling face in both hands and closed her eyes, taking it all in. The Wimbledon champion had added another title to her breakthrough summer — this one at the expense of a player who can’t quite get to No. 1. Muguruza defeated Simona Halep 6-1, 6-0 for her ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Simona Halep cruises in semifinal in Cincinnati; now a win from world No. 1 ranking wta-TENNIS-CITI-OPEN-92855347MASON, Ohio (AP) — Simona Halep moved within a victory of the No. 1 ranking. The second-ranked Halep needed just 54 minutes to cruise past Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday in the Western & Southern Open semifinals, and can displace Karolina Pliskova as the top of the ranking with a victory over Garbine Muguruza on ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Pliskova sweeps into Cincinnati semis, Nadal falls short Nadal 043016MASON, Ohio (AP) — Defending champion Karolina Pliskova pulled off a doubleheader sweep Friday at the Western & Southern Open, reaching the semifinals by winning a pair of matches with little rest in-between. Rafael Nadal couldn’t do the same. Pliskova completed a match that was suspended overnight because of rain, beating qualifier Camila Giorgi in three ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Wimbledon champ Garbine Muguruza advances at Western & Southern Open CinncyOpen-USATSI-10224056MASON, Ohio (AP) — Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza overcame a long rain delay in the third set and fought off three match points Thursday before advancing to the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open. The tournament’s No. 4 seed beat American Madison Keys 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3) to extend her successful summer. Since beating Venus ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Rafael Nadal, Karolina Pliskova survive day of upsets at Western & Southern Open NADAL-USATSI-10222435MASON, Ohio (AP) — Rafael Nadal and Karolina Pliskova — the No. 1 seeds in the Western & Southern Open — advanced with straight-set wins Wednesday, while the rest of their brackets suffered more top losses. Nadal sat out an hour-long rain delay and beat Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday night, finishing it off with ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Injuries, upsets for men in Cincinnati; Simona Halep, Johanna Konta advance -Tennis--Western-Southern-OpenMASON, Ohio (AP) — Injuries and upsets are wrecking the men’s side of the Western & Southern Open. On Tuesday, Milos Raonic became the seventh player ranked in the top 10 to withdraw from the tournament, right before fellow seeded players David Goffin, Tomas Berdych and Jack Sock were knocked out in first-round matches. Juan Martin del ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Maria Sharapova granted wild-card entry into US Open Roger Federer, of Switzerland, right, shakes hands with Rafael Nadal, of Spain, after their match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. Federer won 6-2, 6-3. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NEW YORK (AP) — Maria Sharapova has been granted a wild-card invitation for the U.S. Open’s main draw. Sharapova is among eight women who were given entry into the 128-player field by the U.S. Tennis Association on Tuesday — and by far the most noteworthy. The former No. 1-ranked player and owner of five major titles, including ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Alexander Zverev stuns Roger Federer to win Rogers Cup CANADA-TENNIS-ROGERS-CUP-93057243MONTREAL (AP) — Alexander Zverev kept his winning streak alive with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Swiss ace Roger Federer in the Rogers Cup final on Sunday. The 20-year-old Zverev, the winner last week in Washington, D.C., posted a 10th straight match victory and ended the 36-year-old Federer’s winning streak at 16. The German also tied ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Federer reaches Rogers Cup final / Wozniacki advances to Rogers Cup final Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns the ball to Robin Haase, of the Netherlands, during Rogers Cup tennis action in Montreal on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)MONTREAL (AP) — Roger Federer continued his longest winning streak in five years by reaching the Rogers Cup final. The second-seeded Federer used a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over unseeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands on Saturday to reach his sixth final of the year and win his 16th consecutive match. He had considering skipping the event, ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Federer, Canadian teen Shapovalov reach semis in Montreal Roger Federer, of Switzerland, celebrates his victory over Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, during quarterfinal play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, Friday Aug. 11, 2017, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)MONTREAL (AP) — Roger Federer advanced to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup and was joined later Friday by Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov, who followed his upset of Rafael Nadal with another three-set victory. The 18-year-old left-hander from Richmond Hill, Ontario beat France’s Adrian Mannarino 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 and will face fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Andy Murray out of Western & Southern Open because of hip injury Nadal 043016LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray has pulled out of next week’s Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati because of an ongoing hip injury. The top-ranked Murray has not played since his Wimbledon quarterfinal loss to Sam Querrey on July 12. Murray said in a post on his Facebook page Wednesday that he is working hard to be ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Errani insists she is not a cheat after 2-month doping ban FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, Italy's Sara Errani makes a return to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. International Tennis Federation said Monday Aug. 7, 2017, Errani must serve a two-month doping ban after testing positive for the banned substance letrozole in a test taken in February 2017, while Errani's defense blamed contamination from her mother's breast cancer medication, "I never took, in my life and during my career, any prohibited substance," Errani said in a statement. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, FILE)(Photo: The Associated Press)MILAN (AP) — Former French Open finalist Sara Errani struggled to hold back the tears on Wednesday as she insisted she is not a cheat after being handed a two-month doping ban. The International Tennis Federation announced the suspension on Monday after Errani tested positive for the banned substance letrozole in a test taken in February. At ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Italian tennis player Sara Errani fails doping test -TENNIS-CITI-OPEN-92757941(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-    Italian tennis player Sara Errani has failed a doping test, according to the International Tennis Federation. Errani, 30, who has won nine WTA Tour titles, tested positive for the prohibited substance letrozole, according to a ITF news release. Letrozole is a drug prescribed to treat cancer. In testimony before an independent tribunal, ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Keys, Vandeweghe advance to finals at Stanford Classic wta-TENNIS-CITI-OPEN-92855347STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Madison Keys and Coco Vandeweghe each won in straight sets on Saturday to advance to the finals of the Stanford Bank of the West Classic. Sunday’s championship match will be the first meeting between Keys and Vandeweghe, the runner-up to Serena Williams at the 2012 Stanford Classic. Vandeweghe beat CiCi Bellis 6-3, 6-1 ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Ailing knee knocks defending champ Wawrinka out of US Open FILE - In this July 3, 2017, file photo, Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka reacts during his men's singles match against Russia's Daniil Medvedev on the opening day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London. Defending champion Stan Wawrinka has pulled out of the U.S. Open with an injured knee. Wawrinka announced Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, he would sit out the rest of 2017 because of the knee. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)(Photo: The Associated Press)NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champion Stan Wawrinka pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injured knee. He will have a medical procedure and sit out the rest of 2017. “This was the only solution to make sure I will be able to compete at the top level for many more years,” Wawrinka said ...
  • Tennis Roundup: 2012 finalist Vandeweghe advances in Bank of the West Spain's Fernando Verdasco celebrates winning his first round match against Germany's Alexander Zverev in four sets 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Tuesday, May 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)(Photo: The Associated Press)STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — American Coco Vandeweghe advanced to the second round of the Bank of the West Classic after a 31-minute match on Tuesday. Vandeweghe, a 2012 finalist, won the first set 6-2 and Ajla Tomljanovic retired from the match in the second due to an injury. “It was disappointing to have a retirement today, but ...
  • Tennis Roundup:Sharapova wins first WTA match in US since 2015 Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a shot to Italy's Roberta Vinci during the Grand Prix tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Sharapova was given a lukewarm welcome by 4,500 spectators upon her return to professional tennis on Wednesday after a 15-month doping ban. (Daniel Maurer/dpa via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Maria Sharapova played her first WTA match in the United States since 2015 and beat Jennifer Brady 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 on Monday night in the opening round of the Bank of the West Classic. Sharapova, a wild-card entrant and five-time Grand Slam champion, won the opening four games of the match, lost ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Katerina Siniakova beats Caroline Wozniacki to take Swedish Open title -AP-Sweden-Tennis-OpenBASTAD, Sweden (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki struggled with injury Sunday as she lost the Swedish Open final to Katerina Siniakova. The 56th-ranked Siniakova, who had injury problems of her own, took advantage of Wozniacki’s inconsistent serving to win 6-3, 6-4 for her second career title. Meanwhile, Wozniacki has now played five finals in 2017 and lost them ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Novak Djokovic to miss rest of 2017, including US Open FILE - This is a Tuesday, July 11, 2017 file photo of Serbia's Novak Djokovic as he receives treatment from a trainer during a break in his Men's Singles Match against Adrian Mannarino of France on day eight at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Novak Djokovic will miss the rest of this season because of an injured right elbow. The 12-time major champion will skip the U.S. Open. That ends his streak of playing in 51 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant/File)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —-    Novak Djokovic will sit out the rest of this season because of an injured right elbow, meaning he will miss the U.S. Open and end his streak of participating in 51 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments. “It is the most important for me to recover, to be able to play injury free ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Qualifier Paul rallies to oust Chung at Atlanta Open Switzerland's Roger Federer pats the ball back to a ballboy after holding serve as he plays his Men's Singles semifinal match against Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych on day eleven at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Friday, July 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —-    Qualifier Tommy Paul rallied from a set down to defeat seventh-seeded Hyeon Chung 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the opening round of the Atlanta Open on Monday. The win is the second on the ATP Tour for the 20-year-old Paul, an American ranked 291st in the world, and it came at the ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Top-seeded John Isner wins 3rd Hall of Fame title Jerzey Janowicz of Poland returns the ball to Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their match at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Germany,(Photo: Daniel Maurer/dpa via AP)NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Top-seeded John Isner beat Australian qualifier Matthew Ebden 6-3, 7-6 (4) on Sunday for his third Hall of Fame Open title. The hard-serving American also won the grass-court event in 2011 and 2012. He has 11th career titles, all at the ATP World Tour 250 level. “It’s hard to win a tournament,” Isner ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Tearful Bertens beats Kontaveit to win Gstaad Ladies title Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands returns a shot during the final match against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia, at the WTA Ladies Championship tennis tournament in Gstaad, Switzerland, July 23, 2017. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — A tearful Kiki Bertens used an emotional change of ends in the deciding set of the Gstaad Ladies Championship final to beat Anett Kontaveit 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 on Sunday. Leading 2-1 in the third set, the second-seeded Bertens sobbed tears in her chair as she talked with her coach, Raemon Sluiter. Bertens then ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Roddick, Clijsters among Tennis Hall of Fame inductees Tennis stars Kim Clijsters of Belgium and Andy Roddick of the USA chat as they look at a display containing their trophies at the International Hall of Fame Tennis Museum, Friday, July 21, 2017, in Newport, R.I. They will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during enshrinement ceremonies on Saturday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)(Photo: The Associated Press)NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Andy Roddick says jokingly he can now keep Roger Federer from a unanimous selection for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. As a new inductee, Roddick gets to vote on future candidates. He jested ahead of his enshrinement on Saturday that he’ll use it to get back at Federer, who stood in ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Gojowczyk upsets defending champion Karlovic in Hall of Fame US tennis player Donald Young plays a return to Serbia's Viktor Troicki to during day three of the The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London. Wednesday June 21, 2017. Young won the match .(Steven Paston/PA via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Peter Gojowczyk upset defending champion Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (5), 6-7 (1), 7-6 (4) on Thursday to reach Hall of Fame Tennis Championships semifinals. Gojowczyk, a 28-year-old German, overcame 30 aces from the second-seeded Croatian. Gojowczyk was 3 for 3 on break points. “In the end, it didn’t go my way,” Karlovic said. “That’s ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Seeds 5, 7 upset in 1st round of Hall of Fame tournament Croatia's Marin Cilic returns a ball to Spain's Feliciano Lopez during their final match at The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Sunday June 25, 2017. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Konstantin Kravchuk and Frank Dancevic each upset a ranked opponent on Tuesday in the first round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. Kravchuk beat No. 5 seed Victor Estrella Burgos 6-4, 6-4 and Dancevic eliminated No. 7 Tennys Sandgren 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-2. Sandgren and top-ranked John Isner were the only seeded ...

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