• Iga Swiatek claims title in Rome, extends win streak to 28

    World No. 1 and top-seeded Iga Swiatek continued her winning ways on Sunday, defeating No. 9 seed Ons Jabeur 6-2, 6-2 in the final of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. The 20-year-old from Poland captured her fifth straight WTA Tour final in winning her 28th consecutive match overall. Swiatek joined Serena Williams in becoming […]

  • ATP roundup: Novak Djokovic wins Rome title, continues to make history

    Top seed Novak Djokovic continued to rewrite the history books on Sunday, defeating fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-0, 7-6 (5) at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome for his 38th ATP Masters 1000 crown to extend his record. Djokovic, who turns 35 next Sunday, defeated Casper Ruud in the semifinals for his 1,000 career match […]

  • Iga Swiatek blasts Aryna Sabalenka in Rome for 27th straight win

    World No. 1 and top-seeded Iga Swiatek won her 27th consecutive match on Saturday, defeating No. 3 seed Aryna Sabalenka 6-2, 6-1 in the semifinals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. The 20-year-old from Poland advanced to her fifth straight WTA Tour final — all of which she has won so far. She will […]

  • Matteo Berrettini (hand) withdraws from French Open

    World No. 8 Matteo Berrettini announced Saturday that he withdrew from the upcoming French Open as he continues his recovery from right hand surgery. Berrettini underwent the procedure in March. Play at Roland Garros begins May 22. “Following a very positive update from my medical team, I am now back on-court training at a high […]

  • Novak Djokovic reaches Rome final, 1,000-win mark

    Top-seeded Novak Djokovic became just the fifth men’s player to win 1,000 matches in the Open Era on Saturday, when he handled fifth-seeded Norwegian Casper Ruud, 6-4, 6-3, in the semifinals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. Djokovic, who turns 35 next week, joined Jimmy Connors (1,274), Roger Federer (1,251), Ivan Lendl (1,068) and […]

  • Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka to meet in Rome semis

    No. 1 seed Iga Swiatek and third seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus won their respective quarterfinal matches Friday at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia and are set to square off in the semifinals in Rome. Swiatek, the world No. 1, stretched her winning streak to 26 matches by beating Canadian Bianca Andreescu 7-6 (2), 6-0. Sabalenka […]

  • Novak Djokovic reaches Rome semis, seeks 1,000th win

    Top-seeded Novak Djokovic is on the doorstep of his 1,000th career ATP victory after ousting Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-5, 7-6 (1) in Friday’s quarterfinals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. Djokovic also moved into the No. 1 spot in the world rankings with the victory, supplanting Russia’s Daniil Medvedev. Djokovic converted 73.7 percent of his […]

  • Daria Kasatkina upsets Paula Badosa to reach Rome quarterfinals

    Daria Kasatkina reached the quarterfinals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia for the first time by recording a 6-4, 6-4 victory over second-seeded Paula Badosa of Spain on Thursday night in Rome. Kasatkina had cracked the Round of 16 four previous times without success before delivering the breakthrough victory against Badosa in one hour, 46 minutes. […]

  • Denis Shapovalov stuns ailing Rafael Nadal to reach Rome quarters

    Canadian Denis Shapovalov cranked out 35 winners while rallying for a 1-6, 7-5, 6-2 victory over ailing Spaniard Rafael Nadal on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. The 13th-seeded Shapovalov won the final four games after the third-seeded Nadal began having movement issues in his surgically repaired left foot. […]

  • Danielle Collins downs Simona Halep in straight sets at Rome

    Danielle Collins knocked off former World No. 1 Simona Halep, while Petra Martic and Jil Teichmann notched big upsets and top-seeded Iga Swiatek stretched her winning streak to 24 matches on Wednesday during second-round play at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia at Rome. The seventh-seeded Collins continued her strong season with 38 winners during a 7-6 […]

  • Report: Naomi Osaka opening agency to build her business

    Former World No. 1 tennis player Naomi Osaka has split with her agency, IMG, and will start her own, Sportico reported Wednesday. The agency will be called Evolve. Joining Osaka at Evolve is Stuart Duguid, who was a senior vice president at IMG. Sportico said both Duguid and Osaka will hold equity stakes in Evolve […]

  • Rafael Nadal cruises past John Isner to advance in Rome

    Rafael Nadal breezed past John Isner 6-3, 6-1 to move to the third round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia on Wednesday. Nadal, the No. 3 seed, has won the tournament 10 times. He now has a 69-7 match record in Rome. The match turned at 3-3 in the first set when Isner couldn’t convert two […]

  • Madrid champion Ons Jabeur takes winning ways to Rome

    No. 9 seed Ons Jabeur of Tunisia defeated Sorana Cirstea of Romania 6-0, 7-6 (1) in an hour and 15 minutes Tuesday in her first-round match at Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. It marked the seventh straight match win for Jabeur, who entered Rome off her first WTA 1000 title last week in Madrid. Jabeur […]

  • Filip Krajinovic stuns Andrey Rublev in Rome

    Filip Krajinovic needed just 69 minutes Tuesday to post a 6-2, 6-4 victory over sixth-seeded Russian Andrey Rublev in the second round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. Krajinovic recorded 25 winners and made just three unforced errors in the crisp victory. The Serbian saved all three of his break points. Rublev registered 16 […]

  • Leylah Fernandez rallies to win opener in Rome

    Canada’s Leylah Fernandez recovered from losing seven straight games Monday to win 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 over No. 14 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. The 19-year-old Fernandez won the opening game and dropped the next seven before rallying to win 12 of the last 15 games, putting […]

  • Naomi Osaka out of Italian Open with Achilles injury

    Naomi Osaka is out of the Italian Open to rest a sore left Achilles. Osaka was injured at the Madrid Open during a first-round victory and said Monday morning she hasn’t healed. Osaka lost her second-round match in Madrid to Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo, who was slated to be Osaka’s first-round opponent in Rome. Nuria […]

  • Stan Wawrinka wins in Rome for first victory in 15 months

    Former world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka, on the comeback trail after battling a foot injury for more than a year, defeated 14th-seeded Reilly Opelka 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the opening round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome on Monday. The victory gave the Swiss native his first ATP Tour victory since February 2021. It […]

  • Madrid champ Carlos Alcaraz opts for rest over Rome

    Carlos Alcaraz cruised to the singles title in Madrid but plans to rest his ailing ankle this week instead of playing in the Italian Open. Alcaraz, 19, said his right ankle was injured during a quarterfinal win over Rafael Nadal in the Madrid Open. He beat Novak Djokovic and then cruised past Alexander Zverev for […]

  • ATP roundup: Carlos Alcaraz cruises to Madrid title

    Completing a dream week in his home country, Carlos Alcaraz cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 victory against World No. 3 Alexander Zverev to win the Mutua Madrid Open on Sunday in the Spanish capital. It is the second ATP Masters 1000 title and ATP Tour-leading fourth title overall this season for the 19-year-old, who improved […]

  • Gilles Simon to retire from tennis at year’s end

    Gilles Simon, who reached No. 6 in the world tennis rankings, is retiring at the end of the season. “It was a magical, wonderful and extraordinary adventure,” Simon posted to social media on Saturday. “It will stop at the end of the year. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who made it possible. There is […]

  • Ons Jabeur gets past Jessica Pegula to win Madrid title

    Despite not winning a point in the second set, Ons Jabeur of Tunisia rebounded to take the Madrid Open title with a 7-5, 0-6, 6-2 victory over Jessica Pegula to win her second career title. The No. 8-seed Jabeur, who also won at Birmingham last year, also fought off a set point in the opener […]

  • Teen Carlos Alcaraz tops Novak Djokovic to reach Madrid final

    A magical season for teenager Carlos Alcaraz continued Saturday as he defeated World No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-7 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (5) in the semifinals of the Mutua Madrid Open. The 19-year-old Spaniard toppled another legend, Rafael Nadal, on Friday in the quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals of the Masters 1000 event against the […]

  • Carlos Alcaraz edges Rafael Nadal in Madrid quarterfinals

    Rising teen Carlos Alcaraz upset one tennis legend on Friday and earned the right to face another on Saturday. Alcaraz, seeded seventh, topped third-seeded Rafael Nadal 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 in an all-Spanish quarterfinal at the Mutua Madrid on Friday. Next up for Alcaraz, who turned 19 on Thursday, is a semifinal against top-seeded Novak Djokovic. […]

  • Daniil Medvedev returning to play after hernia surgery

    World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev will compete at the Geneva Open following a layoff from hernia surgery. Tournament organizers said Friday they extended a wild-card entry to Medvedev, who hasn’t played since losing in the quarterfinals of the ATP 1000 Masters event in Miami in late March. The clay-court Geneva Open runs from May 14-21 […]

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