• WTA WTA roundup: Venus Williams loses in singles return

    Venus Williams returned to singles action for the first time in nearly a year on Monday, but she immediately fell at the Citi Open in Washington. Canadian qualifier Rebecca Marino rallied past Williams 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 in first-round action. Marino, 31, is ranked 111th in the world, while Williams, 42, is currently unranked due to […]

  • ATP ATP roundup: Andy Murray loses in Washington opener

    Former world No. 1 Andy Murray of Great Britain lost in the first round of the Citi Open in Washington on Monday, falling 7-6 (8), 4-6, 6-1 to Sweden’s Mikael Ymer. The even match saw Murray put 63 percent of his first serves in play while Ymer was at 62 percent, and Murray converted 5 […]

  • WTA WTA roundup: Marie Bouzkova breezes to Prague Open title

    Eighth-seeded Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic won her first career WTA Tour title in a convincing 6-0, 6-3 triumph over seventh-seeded Anastasia Potapova on Sunday in the final of the Prague Open. Bouzkova, 24, didn’t drop a set in the tournament to join countrywomen Karolina Pliskova, Lucie Safarova, Petra Kvitova and Barbora Krejcikova as […]

  • ATP ATP roundup: Jannik Sinner beats Carlos Alcaraz to win Umag crown

    Second-seeded Jannik Sinner had six aces and converted 77.4 percent of his first-serve points while producing a 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-1 victory over top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz on Sunday to win the Croatia Open Umag title. The Italian recovered from losing a first-set tiebreaker by dominating the final two sets to notch his sixth career victory. […]

  • ATP ATP roundup: Jenson Brooksby upsets Frances Tiafoe, moves to Atlanta final

    Sixth-seeded Jenson Brooksby pulled off the upset of fellow American and No. 4 seed Frances Tiafoe to advance to the final round of the Atlanta Open. Brooksby took down Tiafoe 6-1, 6-4 and is set to play third-seeded Alex de Minaur of Australia. de Minaur came back to defeat Belarusian Ilya Ivashka 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 […]

  • WTA WTA roundup: Ana Bogdan reaches first final in Poland

    Unseeded Ana Bogdan of Romania and No. 5 Caroline Garcia of France advanced to the Poland Open finals with straight-sets semifinal wins on Saturday in Warsaw. Bogdan reached her first career singles final on the WTA Tour with a 7-5, 7-5 defeat of Ukraine’s Kateryna Baindl, who hurt her cause with eight double faults. The […]

  • ATP ATP roundup: Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner to battle in Umag

    Top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz and second-seeded Jannik Sinner will face off in the Croatia Open Umag title match after winning their respective semifinal matches on Saturday in Umag, Croatia. Alcaraz saved 9 of 13 break points during his 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Italy’s Giulio Zeppieri. The Spaniard injured his right ankle during the second set […]

  • ATP Novak Djokovic awaits U.S. Open ruling, says he’ll be ready

    Novak Djokovic said he remains hopeful he will be allowed to play at the U.S. Open when it begins in late August, despite not being vaccinated against COVID-19. Current rules require non-U.S. citizens to show proof of being fully vaccinated before entering the country by air from a foreign nation. He would need an exemption […]

  • ATP ATP roundup: Jenson Brooksby upsets John Isner in Atlanta

    Sixth-seeded Jenson Brooksby upset defending champion and second-seeded John Isner 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Friday in an all-U.S. matchup to reach the semifinals of the Atlanta Open. Isner, a six-time winner of the event, saved four match points in the next-to-last game before Brooksby closed out his victory. Up next for Brooksby is a showdown […]

  • WTA WTA roundup: Top seeds fall in Prague and Warsaw

    No. 5 seed Caroline Garcia of France scored her first career knockout of a No. 1-ranked player Friday with a 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 quarterfinal upset of top-seeded Iga Swiatek of Poland at the Poland Open in Warsaw. Swiatek, the French Open champion, had only dropped two sets while compiling an 18-0 record on clay courts […]

  • ATP ATP roundup: Alex de Minaur reaches semifinals in Atlanta

    Third-seeded Australian Alex de Minaur posted six aces while rallying for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory over France’s Adrian Mannarino on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Atlanta Open. The 23-year-old de Minaur, who won the event in 2019, will face Ilya Ivashka of Belarus in the semis. Ivashka, 28, upset fifth-seeded Tommy Paul […]

  • WTA WTA roundup: Nao Hibino upsets defending champ in Prague

    Japan’s Nao Hibino upset No. 2 seed and defending champion Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic, rallying for a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 second-round win on Thursday at the Prague Open. Ranked No. 251 in the world, Hibino saved 15 of 22 break points and converted six of her 12 break chances against the home […]

  • ATP ATP roundup: Carlos Alcaraz begins title defense in Croatia

    No. 1 seed Carlos Alcaraz of Spain made quick work of Slovakia’s Norbert Gombos, winning 6-2, 6-3 in the second round of the Croatia Open Umag on Thursday in Umag, Croatia. The 19-year-old won his maiden ATP title at Umag last year. Earlier this week, he became the youngest player to earn a top-five ATP […]

  • WTA WTA roundup: No. 1 Iga Swiatek wins Warsaw opener

    World No. 1 and hometown favorite Iga Swiatek continued her dominance on clay with a 6-1, 6-2 win against compatriot Magdalena Frech on Wednesday in the first round of the Poland Open in Warsaw. Swiatek won 86 percent (19 of 22) of her first-service points and never faced a break point in the 74-minute match. […]

  • ATP ATP roundup: Trio of seeded Americans roll in Atlanta

    Three seeded Americans recorded straight-set victories to easily advance at the Atlanta Open on Wednesday in Georgia. Fourth-seeded Frances Tiafoe cruised past Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel 7-5, 6-4, No. 5 Tommy Paul easily dispatched Soonwoo Kwon of South Korea 6-3, 6-3, and No. 8 Brandon Nakashima ousted Australian John Millman 7-6 (8), 6-4. A fourth, […]

  • ATP ATP roundup: Nick Kyrgios (knee) withdraws from Atlanta Open

    Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios withdrew from the Atlanta Open before his scheduled first-round singles match on Tuesday. Kyrgios, who won an opening-round doubles match with fellow Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis on Monday, sustained a knee injury that caused him to exit the singles draw. Kyrgios went on the court Tuesday to address the Atlanta crowd, saying, […]

  • WTA WTA roundup: Five Czechs in final 16 in Prague

    Defending champion Barbora Krejcikova and four other players from the Czech Republic have advanced to the final 16 at the Prague Open. Krejcikova, the No. 2 seed, cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 win Tuesday against Russia’s Anna Blinkova to join No. 8 Marie Bouzkova and three young compatriots in the second round: 18-year-old qualifier Dominika […]

  • ATP ATP roundup: Fabio Fognini bows out in Croatia

    Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia took down seventh seed Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in the first round of the Croatia Open in Umag on Monday. Fognini was the only seeded player in action Monday and could not outlast the 99th-ranked Galan in the two-hour, 43-minute match. Galan saved 11 of 16 break […]

  • WTA WTA roundup: Magda Linette upsets Elise Mertens in Prague

    Magda Linette of Poland upset No. 3 seed Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 in the first round of the Prague Open on Monday in the Czech Republic. Mertens struggled with her service game, posting seven double faults as Linette converted five of 13 break points. Two other seeded players were in action Monday. […]

  • ATP Carlos Alcaraz is youngest in Top 5 since Rafael Nadal

    Carlos Alcaraz is the youngest player to crack the top 5 in the ATP Tour rankings since fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal. Alcaraz, 19, climbed to No. 5 on Monday following Sunday’s runner-up finish at the Hamburg European Open. Nadal was 18 when he reached the mark in May 2005. The only other teenager since 2000 […]

  • WTA Irina-Camelia Begu wins in Palermo for fifth career title

    Sixth-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu notched her fifth career title with a dominating 6-2, 6-2 victory on Sunday over Lucia Bronzetti in the championship match of the Palermo Ladies Open in Italy. Begu, a 31-year-old Romanian, picked up her first title since winning the Bucharest Open in 2017 in her homeland. Begu converted 6 of 12 break […]

  • ATP ATP roundup: Casper Ruud defends title at Swiss Open

    Top seed Casper Ruud rallied from a set down to defeat Italian Matteo Berrettini 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 and defend his title at the Swiss Open in Gstaad, Switzerland, on Sunday. Berrettini, the second seed, had three break chances in the second set, and Ruud fought them all off. The set then was decided by […]

  • WTA WTA roundup: Bernarda Pera nabs second straight title with Hamburg win

    American Bernarda Pera won her first WTA career title last weekend in Budapest. On Saturday, she doubled her trophy total with a 6-2, 6-4 defeat of top seed Anett Kontaveit at the Hamburg European Open. Her victory over World No. 2 Kontaveit gave Pera just her second win over a top 10 player. She previously […]

  • WTA Bernarda Pera nabs second straight title with Hamburg win

    American Bernarda Pera won her first WTA career title last weekend in Budapest. On Saturday, she doubled her trophy total with a 6-2, 6-4 defeat of top seed Anett Kontaveit at the Hamburg European Open. Her victory over World No. 2 Kontaveit gave Pera just her second win over a top 10 player. She previously […]

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