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Paula Badosa among 1st-round winners at J&T Banka Ostrava Open

Paula Badosa was among five straight-sets winners in the first round of the J&T Banka Ostrava Open on Monday in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The ninth-seeded Badosa cruised over Varvara Gracheva of Russia, 6-2, 6-2, in the quickest match of the day. The Spaniard needed only one hour, 13 minutes to exact revenge for a second-round […]

  • ATP roundup: Lorenzo Sonego cruises to 1st-round win in Moselle Open

    Fifth-seeded Italian Lorenzo Sonego needed just 73 minutes to record a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Marton Fucsovics of Hungary on Monday in first-round play at the Moselle Open in Metz, France. Eighth-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili also advanced with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) win over Italy’s Gianluca Mager. Canada’s Vasek Pospisil moved on with a 6-3, 6-4 […]

  • WTA roundup: Clara Tauson, 18, wins Luxembourg title

    Unseeded Danish teen Clara Tauson upset No. 3 seed and defending champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to win the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open on Sunday. The 18-year-old Tauson claimed her second title, having won in Lyon as a qualifier in March in just her second Tour-level main draw appearance. She also defeated U.S. […]

  • WTA roundup: Finals set in Luxembourg, Portoroz

    Defending champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia, the third seed, beat seventh-seeded Liudmila Samsonova of Russia 6-1, 7-6 (4) to reach the final of the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open on Saturday. Ostapenko led 6-1, 5-1 before Samsonova mounted a rally that fell short of taking the match to a third set. It’s the 10th career […]

  • WTA roundup: Semifinals set in Luxembourg, Portoroz

    Seventh-seeded Liudmila Samsonova of Russia rolled into the semifinals of the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open with a 6-1, 6-4 upset of No. 1 seed Belinda Bencic of Switzerland on Friday. Samsonova won 81 percent of her first-service points and saved both break points she faced. She will meet third-seeded Jelena Ostapenko following the Latvian’s […]

  • WTA roundup: Top seeds advance in Luxembourg

    No. 1 seed Belinda Bencic of Switzerland and No. 2 seed Elise Mertens of Belgium took different paths Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open. Bencic needed one hour flat to cruise to a 6-1, 6-3 win over Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan, despite Diyas saving 8 of 13 break points. […]

  • Former No. 1 Simona Halep marries in Romania

    Former world No. 1 Simona Halep is taking a break in her WTA schedule: She married boyfriend Toni Iuruc Wednesday in her hometown of Constanta, Romania. Halep posted photos on social media, showing the party that followed the civil ceremony. Her coach Darren Cahill sent well wishes from afar. “The official signing today of marriage […]

  • WTA roundup: Alison Riske rallies to reach Portoroz quarters

    No. 3 seed Alison Riske reached the quarterfinals of the Zavarovalnica Sava Portoroz by rallying for a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory against Slovakia’s Viktoria Kuzmova on Wednesday in Portoroz, Slovenia. Riske saved nine of 12 break points and won the last three games, including two service breaks, to finish the match in two hours and […]

  • WTA roundup: No. 1 seed Petra Martic falls in Portoroz

    Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan pulled off an early upset for her home crowd Tuesday, defeating top-seeded Petra Martic of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the Zavarovalnica Sava Portoroz in Portoroz, Slovenia. Juvan saved seven of eight break points and won 22 of her 31 second-serve points (71 percent). Second seed Yulia Putintseva of […]

  • Ekaterina Alexandrova defeats Stefanie Voegele in Luxembourg

    Fourth-seeded Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova served six aces while outlasting Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in the first round of the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open on Monday. Seventh-seeded Russian Liudmilla Samsonova also recorded six aces while registering a 6-2, 6-3 triumph over Japan’s Misaki Doi. Eighth-seeded Alize Cornet of France also advanced with […]

  • Casper Ruud becomes first Norwegian in ATP top 10

    Casper Ruud became the first player from Norway to reach the top 10 of the ATP rankings. The 22-year-old hit No. 10 when the new rankings were released Monday. He also is the youngest occupant of the top 10 list. “I am very excited and happy of course to reach this milestone,” Ruud told […]

  • Daniil Medvedev torpedoes Novak Djokovic to win U.S. Open

    Daniil Medvedev recorded 16 aces and ended Novak Djokovic’s pursuit of a calendar grand slam with a dominating 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 victory in the U.S. Open final on Sunday in New York. The 25-year-old Medvedev won his first Grand Slam title while preventing Djokovic from joining legendary Rod Laver (1969) as men who won all […]

  • Emma Raducanu beats Leylah Fernandez to win U.S. Open crown

    Emma Raducanu became the first qualifier to win the U.S. Open when she rolled to a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Canada’s Leylah Fernandez in Saturday’s championship match at New York. Raducanu, an 18-year-old from Great Britain, recorded 22 winners against 25 unforced errors while winning the final in one hour, 51 minutes. Raducanu concluded a […]

  • Rafael Nadal undergoes procedure on injured foot

    Tennis legend Rafael Nadal underwent treatment on his left foot as he continues to try to recover from an injury that forced him to end his season after the French Open. “I was in Barcelona with my team and the medical team to receive a treatment on my foot that will give me a few […]

  • Novak Djokovic reaches U.S. Open final, one win from Grand Slam

    Novak Djokovic is one win away from two momentous achievements. The top-seeded Serbian beat fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 on Friday to advance to the U.S. Open final in New York. If Djokovic can beat second-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia for the title on Sunday, he would become the first […]

  • Daniil Medvedev powers way into second U.S. Open final

    Second-seeded Daniil Medvedev reached his second career U.S. Open final with a dominating 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 victory over 12th-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime on Friday at New York. Medvedev racked up 12 aces in the semifinal match and also staged a second-set rally while dispatching the 21-year-old Canadian in two hours and four minutes. Medvedev will face […]

  • Teens Leylah Fernandez, Emma Raducanu reach U.S. Open final

    Two unseeded players, both teenagers, will face each other in a U.S. Open final for the first time. Leylah Fernandez and Emma Raducanu both advanced Thursday night in New York and will face each other in the final Saturday in what will be the first Grand Slam final between unseeded players since the Open Era […]

  • Novak Djokovic favored, but tough tests remain at U.S. Open

    Novak Djokovic is heavily favored ahead of the semifinals of the U.S. Open to become the first male player to complete a calendar-year sweep of the four Grand Slam events since Australia’s Rod Laver in 1969. But his quest for history still includes two major obstacles. The first comes in the form of Germany’s Alexander […]

  • After another slow start, Novak Djokovic rolls into U.S. Open semis

    For the third consecutive match at the U.S. Open, top-seeded Novak Djokovic lost his opening set Wednesday in New York. And for the third consecutive match, the Serbian star was barely challenged thereafter. A 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 win over sixth-seeded Matteo Berrettini of Italy sends Djokovic to the semifinals. Djokovic is two wins away […]

  • Qualifier Emma Raducanu advances to U.S. Open semifinals

    British teen Emma Raducanu became the first qualifier in the Open Era to reach the semifinals of the U.S. Open with her 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 11 seed Belinda Bencic on Wednesday in New York. The 18-year-old, ranked No. 150 in the world, also reached the Round of 16 at Wimbledon this summer after […]

  • Alexander Zverev rolls into U.S. Open semis in straight sets

    Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany defeated South African Lloyd Harris in straight sets Wednesday to cruise into the semifinals of the U.S. Open in New York. Zverev eliminated the unseeded Harris 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-4 in two hours, six minutes at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Zverev broke Harris’ serve four times, three of those coming at […]

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