• 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 […]

  • ATP ATP roundup: Casper Ruud to defend Gstaad title

    Defending champion and No. 1 seed Casper Ruud will meet 2018 champion and No. 2 seed Matteo Berrettini in the Swiss Open final in Gstaad, Switzerland. Ruud breezed to a 6-2, 6-0 victory in 62 minutes against No. 4 seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain in the semifinals of the ATP 250 clay-court event on Saturday. […]

  • WTA WTA roundup: Bernarda Pera, Anett Kontaveit reach Hamburg final

    Unseeded American Bernarda Pera will face top-seeded Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in the final of the Hamburg European Open after the women each won their semifinal matches Friday in Germany. Pera was a 6-2, 6-4 winner over seventh-seeded Belgian Maryna Zanevska, her 11th win in a row when counting qualifying matches. Though Zanevska saved seven […]

  • ATP Novak Djokovic joins Europe dream team for Laver Cup

    Novak Djokovic confirmed Friday that he will join Team Europe at the Laver Cup, completing a “Big Four” dream team with Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray. The European lineup, coached by Bjorn Borg, will face John McEnroe’s Team World in the fifth edition of the event from Sept. 23-25 at London’s 02 Arena. […]

  • ATP ATP roundup: Dominic Thiem reaches Gstaad semifinals

    Unseeded Austrian Dominic Thiem continued his comeback and reached the Swiss Open semifinals with a 6-4, 6-3 victory against Peruvian qualifier Juan Pablo Varillas on Friday in Gstaad, Switzerland. The former World No. 3 and 2020 U.S. Open champ missed the second half of 2021 and the first half of this season with a wrist […]

  • WTA WTA roundup: No. 3 seed Barbora Krejcikova ousted in Hamburg

    Anastasia Potapova of Russia cruised past third seed Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-3 Thursday to advance to the semifinals of the Hamburg European Open in Germany. Potapova will have another tall task in the next round in the form of No. 1 seed Anett Kontaveit of Estonia. Kontaveit led her quarterfinal match […]

  • ATP ATP roundup: Carlos Alcaraz reaches Hamburg quarterfinals

    No. 1 seed Carlos Alcaraz of Spain advanced to the quarterfinals of the Hamburg European Open with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory against Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic on Thursday. Trailing 5-4 in the opening set, Alcaraz fought off four set points to break Krajinovic’s serve. He also reeled off five straight points after falling behind 4-2 […]

  • WTA WTA roundup: Anett Kontaveit cruises into Hamburg quarterfinals

    Top-seeded Anett Kontaveit notched a 6-3, 6-2 win over Rebecca Peterson of Sweden on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Hamburg European Open in Germany. Kontaveit, of Estonia, broke Peterson’s service five times during her victory. She will face Germany’s Andrea Petkovic on Thursday. Fourth-seeded Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus posted a 6-3, 6-2 victory […]

  • WTA Venus Wiliams to make singles return at Toronto

    Seven-time Grand Slam winner and former World No. 1 Venus Williams will play her first singles match in nearly a year at Toronto’s National Bank Open next month. The 42-year-old Williams accepted a wild-card entry into the main draw of the Aug. 8-14 WTA 1000 tournament, organizers said Wednesday. Williams last competed in Toronto in […]

  • ATP ATP roundup: Alex Molcan upsets Pablo Carreno Busta at Hamburg

    Alex Molcan rallied in the third set on Wednesday to post a 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (5) victory over fourth-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain to reach the quarterfinals of the Hamburg European Open. The Slovakian trailed 3-1 in the third set before recovering to win the match. Carreno Busta, the defending champion, had 13 aces […]

  • ATP Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams on U.S. Open entry list

    Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are on the official U.S. Open entry list revealed Wednesday, but Djokovic’s chances of playing are still remote. Djokovic is unvaccinated and reiterated after winning Wimbledon earlier this month that he doesn’t intend to get the vaccine. Current United States restrictions would prevent him from entering the country. The U.S. […]

  • WTA WTA roundup: Yulia Putintseva cruises at Palermo

    No. 2 seed Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan breezed to a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Australian Jaimee Fourlis on Tuesday in the first round of the Palermo Ladies Open in Italy. Putintseva won 61.5 percent of her points on first return to win the match in 75 minutes. She is the top remaining seed after No. […]

  • WTA Naomi Osaka to make return at San Jose next month

    Naomi Osaka committed next month’s tournament in San Jose, Calif., her first appearance since a first-round loss at the French Open on May 23. The four-time Grand Slam winner accepted a wild-card entry into the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic on Monday. Osaka, 24, withdrew from Wimbledon due to a nagging injury to her left Achilles. […]

  • ATP ATP roundup: Top seed Carlos Alcaraz battles back in Hamburg

    No. 1 seed Carlos Alcaraz dropped his first set but bounced back to defeat German wild card Nicola Kuhn 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3) Tuesday during the first round of the Hamburg European Open in Germany. The Spanish teen, ranked sixth in the world, won 47 of 63 first-service points (74.6 percent) to advance, even as […]

  • WTA WTA roundup: Sara Sorribes Tormo wins in three sets at Palermo

    No. 4 seed Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain dropped the first set before charging back to defeat Ana Bogdan of Romania 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 Monday in the first round of the Palermo Ladies Open in Italy. Sorribes Tormo converted five of nine break-point opportunities to win the three-hour, 19-minute match despite not serving a single […]

  • ATP ATP roundup: Fifth seed falls in Hamburg opener

    Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain defeated fifth-seeded Botic van de Zandschulp of the Netherlands 6-4, 6-4, to open the main draw of the Hamburg European Open Monday in Hamburg, Germany. The 25th-ranked player in the world, van de Zandschulp encountered six double faults in the match in falling to world No. 35 Fokina, who moves […]

  • WTA WTA roundup: Petra Martic, Bernarda Pera capture titles

    Croatia’s Petra Martic captured her second WTA Tour singles title with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Serbia’s Olga Danilovic on Sunday in the final of the Ladies Open Lausanne in Switzerland. The unseeded Martic won nine of the last 11 games to record her first championship since winning her maiden WTA Tour title at the […]

  • ATP ATP roundup: Maxime Cressy wins in Newport for first career title

    Fourth-seeded Maxime Cressy racked up 14 aces and won his first career ATP title with a 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) victory over third-seeded Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan in the championship match of the Infosys Hall of Fame Open at Newport, R.I. Cressy, 25, lost the first set and then dropped the first three games of […]

  • ATP Lleyton Hewitt inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame

    Two-time Grand Slam champion Lleyton Hewitt was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Hewitt remains the youngest No. 1 player in men’s tennis history, hitting the mark at 20 years, 8 months and 23 days in November 2001. He won 30 career singles titles and was named ATP Player of […]

  • WTA WTA roundup: Petra Martic, Olga Danilovic reach Lausanne final

    Serbia’s Olga Danilovic and Croatia’s Petra Martic will both attempt to end long title droughts when they meet in Sunday’s final of the Ladies Open Lausanne in Switzerland. The unseeded Danilovic saved five of six break points and defeated Russia’s Anastasia Potapova 6-3, 6-2 in just 71 minutes in Saturday’s first semifinal. Danilovic hasn’t lifted […]

  • ATP ATP roundup: Maxime Cressy defeats John Isner to reach Newport final

    Fourth-seeded Maxime Cressy recorded 22 aces on Saturday to notch a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory over second-seeded John Isner to reach the championship match of the Infosys Hall of Fame Open at Newport, R.I. Cressy won 86.5 percent of his first-serve points in the battle between two Americans. Isner had 13 aces. Cressy will face […]

  • WTA WTA roundup: Anna Bondar advances to semis in Budapest

    Ninth-seeded Anna Bondar posted a 6-4, 6-1 win over second-seeded Martina Trevisan of Italy on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest. Bondar, of Hungary, won 71.4 percent of her first serves and benefited from four double faults to defeat Trevisan. No. 3 seed Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan followed […]

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