Women's tennis

Australia's Ashleigh Barty poses with the trophy during a photo call at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Barty won the French Open tennis tournament women's final on Saturday June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 11, 2019 - 7:26 pm
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty's father had a pretty good idea when his daughter had made the decision to return to tennis after nearly two years playing professional cricket. "One day I came home and found about four boxes of new tennis balls at the front door," Rob Barty told Australian...
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June 10, 2019 - 3:34 am
MADRID (AP) — Maria Sharapova will return to tennis at next week's Mallorca Open after being sidelined with a right shoulder injury since January. The Mallorca Open says the former No. 1 has accepted a wild-card invitation. The 32-year-old Sharapova hasn't played since her ailing shoulder forced...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal grimaces after scoring against Switzerland's Roger Federer during their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 08, 2019 - 11:02 pm
PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal aims for a 12th French Open title against Dominic Thiem in a rematch of last year's final. Nadal should be more rested for Sunday's match, because Thiem needed two days to complete his five-set, four-hour semifinal victory over Novak Djokovic. Nadal beat Thiem in straight...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019, file photo, Australian tennis legends Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Rod Laver hold the women's and men's trophies, the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup and the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup at the official start of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Goolagong Cawley says fellow indigenous athlete Ashleigh Barty’s first Grand Slam singles title at the French Open was “a joy to watch.” (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
June 08, 2019 - 8:08 pm
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Evonne Goolagong Cawley says fellow indigenous athlete Ash Barty's first Grand Slam singles title at the French Open was "a joy to watch." Goolagong Cawley won the French Open in 1971, the first of her seven Grand Slam singles tennis titles. "What a wonderful result for...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic gestures after missing a shot against Austria's Dominic Thiem during the men's semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
June 08, 2019 - 7:19 am
PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic's 26-match Grand Slam winning streak ended with a dramatic 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 loss Saturday to Dominic Thiem in a rain-interrupted French Open semifinal that spanned more than four hours over two days. Thiem wasted two match points with quick unforced errors when...
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Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic screams after scoring a point against Britain's Johanna Konta during their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. Vondrousova won the match in toe sets 7-5, 7-6 (7-2). (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
June 07, 2019 - 11:05 am
PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer was among those puzzled by the decisions to relegate the French Open women's semifinals to lesser courts and a morning start Friday, moves the WTA head called "unfair and inappropriate." The conversation about gender inequality was supposed to be taking place across the...
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Workers cover center court as rain forced the interruption of the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament between Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Austria's Dominic Thiem at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
June 07, 2019 - 9:41 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 6:35 p.m. The semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem has been suspended for the day because of rain in the third set. The players split the first two sets — Thiem took the opener 6-2, then Djokovic grabbed the second 6-3...
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning her semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. in three sets 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-3, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 07, 2019 - 7:39 am
PARIS (AP) — Ash Barty won 17 of the initial 18 points in her French Open semifinal against 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova to lead 5-0 after 12 minutes — and yet somehow lost that set. Barty then lost the initial 12 points of the second set to trail 3-0 — and yet somehow won it. So it was fitting,...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal plays a shot against Japan's Kei Nishikori during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 06, 2019 - 10:51 pm
PARIS (AP) — All four French Open singles semifinals are scheduled on the same day and the most-anticipated matchup features Rafael Nadal against Roger Federer. The other men's semifinal Friday is Novak Djokovic against Dominic Thiem. It is the first time since 2011 that the four men seeded 1-4 all...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic plays a shot against Germany's Alexander Zverev during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, June 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 06, 2019 - 8:17 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 5 p.m. Novak Djokovic has reached the French Open semifinals after beating Alexander Zverev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. The top-ranked Serb converted his second match point when the fifth-seeded Zverev put a backhand long. Djokovic next plays No...
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