Women's tennis

July 25, 2019 - 10:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova has pulled out of the Citi Open because of visa issues. The 34-year-old Russian announced the problem on Twitter on Thursday and apologized to fans for not being able to make it to the U.S. Open tuneup. Kuznetsova won the U.S. Open in 2004...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2015, file photo, Britain's Andy Murray, right, and his brother Jamie Murray clench fists during their doubles Davis Cup final tennis match against Belgium's Steve Darcis and David Goffin at the Flanders Expo in Ghent, Belgium. Andy Murray will team up with brother Jamie to play doubles at the Citi Open in Washington as he continues his comeback from hip surgery. Murray posted a video on Twitter confirming he will partner with Jamie in the tournament, which starts Saturday, July 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
July 24, 2019 - 7:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray will team up with brother Jamie to play doubles at the Citi Open in Washington as he continues his comeback from hip surgery. Murray posted a video on Twitter confirming he will partner with Jamie in the tournament, which starts Saturday. The former No. 1-ranked singles...
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Two-time Grand Slam champion Li Na smiles while talking to the media at the Sutton East Tennis Club Thursday, July 18, 2019, in New York. Li Na will be inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 20. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
July 18, 2019 - 10:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Li Na remembers first watching a tennis match on TV, drawn to the unforgettable style of one of the players. Andre Agassi had long hair, an earring and wore denim shorts, and made an instant fan in China. "Andre Agassi is my role model," Li said. Li went on to become one herself...
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July 18, 2019 - 12:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Open total purse this year is more than $57 million, the richest in tennis history. The men's and women's singles champion will each receive $3.85 million, and the men's and women's doubles champion teams will get $740,000. Those are both the highest payouts in U.S. Open...
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July 17, 2019 - 9:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams will try again for a record-equaling 24th major title as one of 13 Grand Slam women's champions who gained direct entry into the U.S. Open. The top 98 men and 102 women based on this week's world rankings were automatically entered Wednesday into the field for the...
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United States's Frances Tiafoe, left, and Venus Williams laugh during their Mixed Doubles match during day five of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Friday, July 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 16, 2019 - 9:06 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Venus Williams has committed to play in San Jose later this month, her second straight appearance in the event. She will play her opening match of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in the night session July 30 after reaching the 2018 quarterfinals. The seven-time Grand...
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Winner Romania's Simona Halep and second placed United States' Serena Williams, right, pose with their trophies after the women's singles final match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 15, 2019 - 8:45 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Simona Halep's Wimbledon championship lifted her from No. 7 to No. 4 in the WTA rankings on Monday, while runner-up Serena Williams moved up one spot to No. 9, her best placing since returning to the tour last season after having a baby. Halep beat Williams in Saturday's...
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Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova, right, and Taiwan's Su-Wei Hsieh celebrate defeating Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski and China's Yifan Xu in the women's doubles final match of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
July 14, 2019 - 1:37 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Three days after losing in her first major semifinal in singles, Barbora Strycova won her first major title in doubles. Strycova and Hsieh Su-wei won the women's doubles at Wimbledon on Sunday by beating Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Xu Yifan of China 6-2, 6-4 on Centre...
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Romania's Simona Halep celebrates defeating United States' Serena Williams in the women's singles final match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 13, 2019.(Laurence Griffiths/Pool Photo via AP)
July 14, 2019 - 5:15 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The newest champion at Wimbledon is a big fan of the All England Club's oldest traditions. The tennis whites, the strict rules, even the green grass. And the flowers. Don't forget the thousands of blooming petals dotted around the grounds in the very Wimbledon shades of...
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Romania's Simona Halep hugs United States' Serena Williams after defeating her in the women's singles final match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 13, 2019.(Laurence Griffiths/Pool Photo via AP)
July 13, 2019 - 2:38 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Simona Halep figures her past problems in Grand Slam finals allowed her to come through against Serena Williams at Wimbledon. Halep lost the first three times she appeared in a major final, twice at the French Open and...
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