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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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Canadian teen Leylah Fernandez soars into U.S. Open semis

    Canadian teen Leylah Fernandez continued her scintillating run through the draw with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5) victory over fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina on Tuesday in New York to reach the U.S. Open semifinals. Fernandez, who turned 19 on Monday, is the youngest woman to reach the U.S. Open semifinals since 18-year-old Maria Sharapova in 2005. […]

  • Teen Emma Raducanu continues run with rout of Shelby Rogers

    British teen Emma Raducanu continued her stunning run through the U.S. Open with a 6-2, 6-1 dismantling of Shelby Rogers on Monday in New York to become only the third qualifier to reach the women’s quarterfinals at the prestigious event. Raducanu, 18, needed only 65 minutes to defeat Rogers, the final American woman left in […]

  • Teenager Leylah Fernandez notches another upset to reach U.S. Open quarters

    Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez ousted a former U.S. Open champion for the second straight match to land a spot in the quarterfinals as she rallied for a stunning 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 victory over Germany’s Angelique Kerber on Sunday at New York. Fernandez smacked 45 winners against 34 unforced errors while dispatching the 16th-seeded Kerber […]

  • Shelby Rogers stuns No. 1 seed Ashleigh Barty at U.S. Open

    American Shelby Rogers rallied from down 5-2 in the final set to stun top-seeded Ashleigh Barty of Australia on Saturday night at the U.S. Open in New York. Rogers, ranked No. 43 in the world, shocked Barty with a 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (5) victory to reach the round of 16. The match was the fifth […]

  • Maria Sakkari, Bianca Andreescu advance to U.S. Open round of 16

    No. 17 seed Maria Sakkari of Greece recorded nine aces while posting a 6-4, 6-3 upset victory over 10th-seeded Petra Kvitova on Saturday in New York to reach the round of 16 at the U.S. Open. Sakkari had 19 winners against 16 unforced errors while playing a cleaner game than two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova. The […]

  • Sloane Stephens shares social-media abuse after loss

    Sloane Stephens shared Saturday some of the abusive messages she received following her third-round U.S. Open loss, notes filled with sexist, racist and vile language. “I am human, after last night’s match I got 2k + messages of abuse/anger from people upset by yesterday’s result,” she started her Instagram story. “It’s so hard to read […]

  • Naomi Osaka ponders break from tennis after U.S. Open loss

    Reigning U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka experienced another down moment in a difficult summer, losing her third-round match on Friday night in New York and then saying she was unsure when she would step back on the court. The third-seeded Japanese player fell 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-4 to Canadian teen Leylah Fernandez. “Basically I feel […]

  • Garbine Muguruza ousts Victoria Azarenka at U.S. Open

    Ninth-seeded Garbine Muguruza delivered seven aces on Friday while dispatching three-time event finalist Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 to reach the round of 16 at the U.S. Open in New York. Muguruza had 34 winners against 24 unforced errors in the two-hour, 17-minute match while advancing to the round of 16 for the second time […]

  • Top-seeded Ashleigh Barty advances to third round of U.S. Open

    Top-seeded Ashleigh Barty of Australia delivered 11 aces while posting a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Clara Tauson of Denmark on Thursday in the second round of the U.S. Open at New York. Barty had 33 winners and 26 unforced errors en route to defeating the 18-year-old Tauson in 92 minutes. Her third-round opponent will be […]

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