Women's tennis

Alize Cornet of France in action during the singles match against Ons Jabeur of Tunisia during day five of the Eastbourne Open tennis tournament at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, England, Thursday June 27, 2019. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
June 27, 2019 - 11:28 am
LONDON (AP) — The Fed Cup is following the Davis Cup with a new tournament format. Starting next year, the women's tennis event will be a six-day final tournament in April with 12 teams playing for an $18 million prize on clay courts in Budapest, Hungary, the International Tennis Federation said...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2017, file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates with the trophy after defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic in the men's singles final match on day thirteen at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. As the start of play at the All England Club approaches, nothing captures the completely disparate states of men's and women's tennis at the moment than these two recent trends: The Big 3 of Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have combined to win the past 10 Grand Slam tournaments, while nine women have collected major trophies in that span, including a half-dozen first-time champions. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
June 27, 2019 - 10:25 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — As the start of Wimbledon approaches, two recent trends capture the completely disparate states of men's and women's tennis at the moment. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have combined to win the past 10 Grand Slam tournaments, while nine women collected...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017, file photo, Ben Sidgwick wrings out his mop on Center Court at the All England Club at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Wimbledon was first played in 1877 and is the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
June 26, 2019 - 7:39 am
How well do you know Wimbledon, where play begins Monday? Give this quiz a try: ___ 1st Round: How many women won at least one of the first 18 WTA tournaments this season? a.) 8 b.) 12 c.) 16 d.) 18 ___ 2nd Round: Tiebreakers will be played at the All England Club in the third sets of women's...
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Swiss Roger Federer hits a backhand in the tennis ATP final against Belgium David Goffin in Halle, Germany, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 5:48 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Eight-time champion Roger Federer was seeded No. 2 for Wimbledon, one spot ahead of Rafael Nadal, reversing their positions in the ATP rankings and creating a debate about whether the All England Club's seeding system should be changed. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic, the...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2014, file photo, Petra Kvitova, of Czech Republic, holds the trophy after winning the women's singles final against Eugenie Bouchard at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said on Tuesday June 25, 2019, that she has resumed training and will decide later this week whether she's fit enough to play at the All England Club this year. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
June 25, 2019 - 7:01 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says she will decide later this week if she's ready to play at the All England Club. The 29-year-old Czech player injured her left forearm during training in Paris ahead of the French Open and has not played since. The injury prevented her...
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June 24, 2019 - 2:26 pm
LONDON (AP) — Bianca Andreescu won't play at Wimbledon because she needs more time to recover from a shoulder injury. In a Twitter post Monday, Tennis Canada said "Unfortunately due to ongoing shoulder rehab and recovery, Bianca Andreescu has withdrawn from Wimbledon." The 19-year-old Andreescu is...
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Australia's Ashley Barty poses with the trophy after beating Germany's Julia Goerges during the final match of the Nature Valley Classic at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, England, Sunday June 23, 2019. (Tim Goode/PA via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 1:55 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's greatest female tennis players, Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong Cawley, have joined in celebrating the rise of compatriot Ashleigh Barty to the No. 1 world ranking which they both held. Barty became the first Australian woman in more than 40 years to take the top...
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty holds the trophy as she celebrates winning her women's final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in two sets 6-1, 6-3, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
June 17, 2019 - 1:44 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Perth has beaten out bids from Melbourne and Brisbane to host the Fed Cup tennis final between Australia and France in November. Newly crowned French Open champion Ashleigh Barty is expected to lead Australia in the tie at the RAC Arena on Nov. 9 and 10. Perth last hosted...
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Panelist, from left, Catt Sadler, formerly of E!, hockey player Hilary Knight, retired soccer player and ESPN commentator Julie Foudy and tennis star Venus Williams discuss gender pay inequity Saturday, June 15, 2019, at a forum hosted by lUNA Bar at the Salon Gustave in the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France. (AP Photo/Ronald Blum)
June 15, 2019 - 2:19 pm
PARIS (AP) — Venus Williams joined retired soccer star Julie Foudy and ice hockey player Hilary Knight in the Eiffel Tower to highlight the push for pay equality for women athletes. The trio gathered Saturday night for a forum sponsored by LUNA bar and moderated by Catt Sadler, who quit E! in...
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June 12, 2019 - 2:29 pm
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Defending champion Petra Kvitova has withdrawn from next week's Birmingham Classic because of an arm injury that ruled her out of the French Open, but is still hopeful of playing at Wimbledon. Kvitova said on Twitter on Wednesday that "unfortunately Birmingham is too soon...
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