Women's tennis

August 21, 2019 - 6:40 am
LONDON (AP) — The United States will face Latvia for a place in next year's Fed Cup finals, the first time the "World Cup of Tennis" tournament system will be used. The draw for February's qualifying matches pits the Americans against a Latvian team that could include former French Open champion...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, Amanda Anisimova plays a shot against Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu during their third round match at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris. American teenager Amanda Anisimova’s representatives say she will not play at the U.S. Open because of the recent death of her father. A statement from her family issued Tuesday, Aug. 20, 29019, says they are “shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of our father.” Anisimova was coached by her father, Konstantin.(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
August 20, 2019 - 11:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — American teenager Amanda Anisimova withdrew from the U.S. Open on Tuesday because of the recent death of her father and coach, Konstantin. A statement from family members, released by Anisimova's representatives, said: "We are shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of our father...
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August 20, 2019 - 9:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — American teenager Amanda Anisimova's representatives say she will not play at the U.S. Open because of the recent death of her father. A statement from her family members issued Tuesday says they are "shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of our father." Anisimova was coached...
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Canada's Bianca Andreescu, left, consoles Serena Williams, of the United States, after Williams had to retire from the final of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 19, 2019 - 6:37 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Serena Williams is set to begin her 2020 season at the WTA's ASB Classic in Auckland in January. Organizers of the ASB Classic announced the entry of the 23-time major winner on Tuesday. The 37-year-old Williams has played the hard court tournament once before, losing...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2019, file photo, Coco Gauff celebrates after beating Slovakia's Magdalena Rybaikova in a women's singles match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Gauff will get a chance to try for an encore: The 15-year-old from Florida received a wild-card entry Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, for the U.S. Open's main draw. It will be Gauff's second Grand Slam tournament. She made a magical run to the fourth round at Wimbledon last month after getting a wild card into the qualifying rounds there.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
August 13, 2019 - 2:14 pm
Coco Gauff will get a chance to try for an encore: The 15-year-old from Florida received a wild-card entry Tuesday for the U.S. Open's main draw. It will be Gauff's second Grand Slam tournament. She made a magical run to the fourth round at Wimbledon last month after getting a wild card into the...
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Canada's Bianca Andreescu holds the winner's trophy as Serena Williams of the USA looks on after Williams had to retire from the final of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 12, 2019 - 3:45 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Current and former players are praising teenager Bianca Andreescu of Canada — not only for winning her third title of the year and first on home soil, but for the gracious way she handled a surprise retirement by Serena Williams. Andreescu won the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Sunday...
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August 12, 2019 - 12:35 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Marin Cilic became the first seed to lose in the Western & Southern Open when 39th-ranked Radu Albot beat him 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the opening round Monday. Unseeded Venus Williams won the last four games of her match against qualifier Lauren Davis for a 7-5, 6-2 victory, earning...
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August 12, 2019 - 10:02 am
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Two-time major champion Svetlanta Kuznetosva has moved into the main draw of the U.S. Open after Dominika Cibulkova withdrew because of an injured left foot. Mackenzie McDonald also has pulled out of the year's last Grand Slam tournament, citing ongoing recovery from a...
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July 29, 2019 - 9:34 am
MONTREAL (AP) — Rafael Nadal is the top seed for the upcoming men's Rogers Cup in Montreal, while Ash Barty is the top seed for the women's event in Toronto. Nadal is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 2 and will be only member of the men's Big Three to play in Toronto. Top-ranked Novak...
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Tennis player Venus Williams walks onto the stage for a discussion at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Friday, July 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
July 27, 2019 - 12:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Venus Williams was just a kid at a World TeamTennis clinic the first time she tried to impress Billie Jean King. Years before she hit No. 1 in the world, Williams tried to show off in front of her tennis idol. "When it was my turn to hit, I was just like confident and strong,"...
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