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Alize Cornet upsets Garbine Muguruza to reach Berlin semis

France’s Alize Cornet rallied to upset No. 6 seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) in the quarterfinals of the Bett1Open on Friday in Berlin. Cornet saved a match point in the deciding set to reach her 25th career semifinal, her first on grass. It was also her third win of the year […]

  • ATP roundup: Andrey Rublev reaches Halle semifinals

    No. 4 seed Andrey Rublev of Russia defeated former champion Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in 81 minutes on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Noventi Open in Halle, Germany. With a 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory against the 2011 champ, Rublev improved to 28-2 at ATP 500 tournaments since the tour resumed from a COVID-19 […]

  • WTA roundup: Jessica Pegula wins an upset in Berlin

    Jessica Pegula advanced to the quarterfinals of the Bett1Open in Berlin by defeating No. 4 seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-5, 6-2 on Thursday. Pegula converted six of her nine break-point opportunities and won 24 of 38 first-serve points to take care of her higher-ranked opponent in one hour and 15 minutes. She […]

  • Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon, will play in Olympics

    Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from Wimbledon but plans to represent Japan in the Tokyo Olympics next month. “She is taking some personal time with friends and family. She will be ready for the Olympics and is excited to play in front of her home fans,” her team said in a statement issued Thursday afternoon. The […]

  • ATP roundup: Matteo Berrettini ousts Andy Murray

    Top-seeded Matteo Berrettini of Italy defeated five-time former champion Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday to move into the quarterfinals at the cinch Championships in London. Berrettini, who hasn’t lost a set in his debut at the grass-court event at Queen’s Club, fired 14 aces and saved all three break points he faced against the […]

  • U.S. Open to welcome fans at 100 percent capacity

    The U.S. Open will welcome back fans at 100 percent capacity this summer, the United States Tennis Association announced Thursday. Tickets will go on sale to the public on July 15 for the Aug. 30-Sept. 12 grand slam event at Flushing Meadows in New York. Last year’s tournament was held without spectators due to the […]

  • Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon odds shorten with Rafael Nadal out

    Novak Djokovic became the odds-on favorite to win his sixth Wimbledon title with Rafael Nadal announcing Thursday that he will skip the event to recover from a grueling clay-court season. Djokovic was being offered at -109 by DraftKings and -110 by BetMGM and PointsBet shortly after Nadal’s announcement on social media. It was a significant […]

  • All England Club consulting Naomi Osaka on media sessions

    Naomi Osaka has been consulted by Wimbledon officials about media operations, All England Club chief executive Sally Bolton said Thursday. Osaka, the No. 2-ranked player in the WTA, bowed out of the French Open before the second round and directly cited challenging media sessions as the reason she wouldn’t play. The 23-year-old was fined for […]

  • Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon, Olympics

    Rafael Nadal will not play in Wimbledon or the Tokyo Olympics, opting for a physical and mental break instead. Nadal, 35, said in successive social media posts Thursday that he was listening to his body in opting for rest. Wimbledon immediately responded via Twitter: “We hope to see you next year, Rafael Nadal.” We hope […]

  • WTA roundup: Madison Keys upsets top-seeded Aryna Sabalenka in Berlin

    American Madison Keys recorded 31 winners against 17 unforced errors while notching a 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 upset of top-seeded Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus on Tuesday in the second round of the Bett1Open in Berlin. Keys served eight aces while beating a Top 5 player for the eighth time in her career. Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova and […]

  • Former World No. 4 Kiki Bertens announces retirement

    Former World No. 4 Kiki Bertens announced Wednesday that she will retire at the end of the 2021 season. The 10-time winner from the Netherlands underwent Achilles surgery last October. “I want to share with all of you that I have decided this year will be the last season of my tennis career,” Bertens said […]

  • ATP roundup: Roger Federer falls in second round in Halle

    Felix Auger-Aliassime rallied Wednesday to defeat fifth-seeded Roger Federer 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Noventi Open in Halle, Germany. The 20-year-old Canadian struck 13 aces and 37 total winners and only lost his serve once against the Swiss star, a 10-time champion of the grass-court tournament. Auger-Aliassime will next face […]

  • WTA roundup: Garbine Muguruza, Victoria Azarenka win in Berlin

    Sixth-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain won 80 percent of her first-serve points en route to taking down Sorana Cîrstea of Romania 6-3, 6-2, in the first round of the Bett1Open in Berlin on Tuesday. No. 7 seed Victoria Azarenka, a former World No. 1 like Muguruza, also advanced Tuesday with a 6-4, 7-6 (2) victory […]

  • ATP roundup: Jan-Lennard Struff scores big upset in Halle

    Jan-Lennard Struff upset top-seeded and World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev of Russia 7-6 (6), 6-3 in the opening round of the Noventi Open on Tuesday in Halle, Germany. The unseeded German trailed 2-5 in the first set before rallying for one of the biggest wins of his career, striking nine aces and saving four of […]

  • Wimbledon to allow full capacity at men’s and women’s finals

    Wimbledon will feature full-capacity crowds of 15,000 at Centre Court for next month’s men’s and women’s finals. The grass-court Grand Slam tournament, canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will begin on June 28 at 50 percent capacity for all matches. The level will build to full capacity in time for the July 10-11 […]

  • WTA roundup: Belinda Bencic survives test in Berlin

    Fifth-seeded and world No. 12 Belinda Bencic survived a test from Germany’s Jule Niemeier 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 Monday at the Bett1Open in Berlin, Germany. Bencic, of Switzerland, needed two hours, 12 minutes to dispatch the big serve of Niemeier, who recorded 12 aces but also 11 double faults in the Round of 32 match. In […]

  • ATP roundup: Roger Federer wins opener in Halle

    No. 5 seed Roger Federer began his grass-court season with a 7-6 (4), 7-5 win against Ilya Ivashka of Belarus in first-round action Monday at the Noventi Open in Halle, Germany. The 39-year-old Swiss star did not lose his serve, picking up the only service break of the match in the final game of the […]

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas pulls out of Wimbledon tuneup

    French Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece pulled out of the Noventi Open in Halle, Germany, this week to mourn the passing of his grandmother. The 22-year-old wrote that he learned of her passing just before taking the court against Novak Djokovic in the Paris finale on Sunday, which he lost in five sets. “Five […]

  • Novak Djokovic consensus Wimbledon favorite

    Novak Djokovic said he has no plans to stop after claiming his 19th Grand Slam title at the French Open, and oddsmakers believe he’ll continue his march on history at Wimbledon later this month. Djokovic, 34, is the consensus favorite two weeks ahead of Wimbledon. He is being offered at +110 by BetMGM and +125 […]

  • ATP roundup: Novak Djokovic rallies to win French Open

    Top-ranked Novak Djokovic rallied after losing the first two sets to beat No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday for his second French Open men’s singles title. Djokovic withstood 14 aces and converted five of his 16 break opportunities to win the marathon match. Djokovic, 34, came from […]

  • Johanna Konta cruises to title win at Nottingham

    Johanna Konta of Great Britain captured her fourth career WTA singles title on Sunday after posting a 6-2, 6-1 victory over fourth-seeded Shuai Zhang of China in the final of the Viking Open Nottingham. The top-seeded Konta avenged runner-up finishes at the tournament in 2017 and 2018 en route to claiming her first title since […]

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