• Defending champ Barbora Krejcikova falls at French Open

    Defending women’s singles champion and No. 2 seed Barbora Krejcikova lost in the first round of the French Open on Monday to 97th-ranked Diane Parry, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 in two hours, eight minutes. Krejcikova and Naomi Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam champion, were both eliminated in a surprising opening round at Roland Garros. Both women […]

  • French Open over for Naomi Osaka, Wimbledon in doubt

    Naomi Osaka lost her first-round match to Amanda Anisimova 7-5, 6-4 at Roland Garros on Monday and might opt out of Wimbledon. Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam winner, is dealing with an Achilles injury and withdrew from the Italian Open tuneup before deciding to stick with the French Open in Paris. Monday’s match lasted just […]

  • Magda Linette, Kaia Kanepi score big French Open upsets

    Magda Linette of Poland and Kaia Kanepi of Estonia recorded impressive comeback victories over top-10 seeds Sunday on the first day of the French Open in Paris. Linette notched a 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 victory over sixth-seeded Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, while Kanepi registered a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over 10th-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain. […]

  • WTA roundup: Martina Trevisan wins first title in Rabat

    Unseeded Italian Martina Trevisan crushed Claire Liu 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday to capture her maiden WTA Tour title at the Morocco Open in Rabat. Trevisan, 28, saved nine of 10 break points during a 92-minute match that pitted the world’s No. 85-ranked player against Liu, an American who is ranked No. 92. The clay-court WTA […]

  • Naomi Osaka returns to Roland Garros

    Four-time Gland Slam champion Naomi Osaka is back in Paris a year after withdrawing from the French Open to deal with her mental well-being and stepping away from tennis. A year ago, the former world No. 1 declined to talk to the media after her first-round victory, citing “huge waves of anxiety” talking to the […]

  • WTA roundup: Kaja Juvan reaches first final in Strasbourg

    Unseeded Slovenian Kaja Juvan upset No. 1 seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic on Friday to advance to her first WTA final at the Internationaux de Strasbourg in France. Juvan, ranked No. 81 in the world, converted all four of her break chances in a 6-2, 7-5 victory against her eighth-ranked opponent. Juvan won […]

  • Iga Swiatek, defending champ Barbora Krejcikova draw top seeds at French Open

    World No. 1 Iga Swiatek of Poland is the top seed at the French Open, which begins Sunday. She has won 28 straight matches and is coming off consecutive victories at Rome, Stuttgart, Miami, Indian Wells and Doha. Defending champion Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic was revealed as the No. 2 seed in the […]

  • WTA roundup: Angelique Kerber reaches first clay semi since ’16

    No. 2 seed Angelique Kerber of Germany advanced to her first semifinal on clay since 2016 with a three-set win against No. 8 Magda Linette of Poland on Thursday at the Internationaux de Strasbourg in France. Kerber converted four of nine break points in a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 victory in two hours and 11 minutes. […]

  • WTA roundup: Martina Trevisan upsets Garbine Muguruza

    Martina Trevisan of Italy converted six of nine break points en route to a solid 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory over top-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza in second-round play at the Morocco Open at Rabat, Morocco. Trevisan lost nine of the first 12 games before beginning a sterling turnaround that saw her win 11 of the final […]

  • WTA roundup: Ekaterina Makarova notches upset in Strasbourg

    Ekaterina Makarova of Russia recovered from a tough opening set to produce a 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Romania’s Sorana Cirstea on Tuesday in the first round of the Internationaux de Strasbourg in France. The third-seeded Cirstea saved five of 10 break points but was outplayed over the last two sets. Makarova won despite five […]

  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (knee) will miss rest of season

    Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, a 2021 French Open finalist, said Tuesday that she will miss this year’s tournament at Roland Garros and the rest of the 2022 season due to a knee injury. Pavlyuchenkova, who turns 31 in July, said she has been bothered by knee pain all season. She missed more than two months after the […]

  • WTA roundup: Sloane Stephens bounced in France

    Sixth-seeded Sloane Stephens was upset Monday in the first round of the Internationaux de Strasbourg by the 306th-ranked player in the world. Nefisa Berberovic of Bosnia-Herzegovina lost the first set but rallied to defeat Stephens 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 in one hour, 54 minutes in Strasbourg, France. Stephens is ranked No. 53 in the world. Top-seeded […]

  • WTA roundup: Iga Swiatek claims title in Rome, extends 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 […]

  • Elina Svitolina, Gael Monfils announce they’re expecting baby

    Tennis players Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils are expecting their first child together. The couple, married since July, shared the same announcement to their individual social media accounts on Sunday. “With a heart full of love and happiness, we are delighted to announce that we are expecting a baby girl in October,” they wrote. With […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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