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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 […]

  • 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    Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from Wimbledon but plans to represent Japan in the Tokyo Olympics next month.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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Barbora Krejcikova caps French Open sweep with doubles title

    French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova completed a rare championship sweep at Roland Garros on Sunday after joining fellow Czech Katerina Siniakova to capture the doubles title. Krejcikova, 25, followed up winning her first singles Grand Slam title on Saturday by becoming the first woman since Mary Pierce in 2000 to win both championships at the […]

  • French officials defend Naomi Osaka treatment

    As the French Open came to a close on Sunday, French tennis officials defended their treatment of Naomi Osaka. Osaka, 23, withdrew after the first round, one day after she was threatened with potential expulsion from the tournament if she continued to boycott post-match press conferences. Osaka announced prior to the tournament that she would […]

  • With stars toiling, women’s Wimbledon odds jumbled

    Unseeded Barbora Krejcikova charged to her first Grand Slam title at the French Open on Saturday, and similar opportunity appears to be awaiting the women’s draw when Wimbledon begins in two weeks. Upsets, injuries and off-court issues laid waste to the top seeds at Roland Garros. Top-ranked Ash Barty retired from her second-round match with […]

  • WTA roundup: Barbora Krejcikova wins French Open singles final

    Unseeded Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic spoiled a potential storybook ending for Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, beating the Russian 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 in Saturday’s final in Paris. Krejcikova dominated the opening set, but struggled in the second. The third set stayed close until Krejcikova broke it open at 3-3. She converted six of 14 break opportunities […]

  • Barbora Krejcikova vying for rare French Open singles/doubles sweep

    Barbora Krejcikova is in position to become the first woman to sweep the French Open singles and doubles titles since American Mary Pierce pulled off the feat in 2000. Krejcikova and Czech Republic countrymate Katerina Siniakova reached the doubles final with Friday’s 6-1, 6-2 victory over Poland’s Magda Linette and American Bernarda Pera. The pair […]

  • Top seed Johanna Konta reaches Nottingham semifinals

    Top seed Johanna Konta of Great Britain advanced to the Viking Open Nottingham semifinals with a 6-3, 7-6 (6) win Friday against No. 8 Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium. Her opponent in the England grass-court event will be No. 15 seed Nina Stojanovic of Serbia, a 6-2, 6-4 winner against No. 17 Tereza Martincova of […]

  • Unseeded Barbora Krejcikova favored to win French Open

    When unseeded Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic takes the court Saturday in search of her first Grand Slam singles title, she’ll do so as the favorite. Previously known as a doubles specialist, Krejcikova has also reached Sunday’s women’s doubles final with partner Katerina Siniakova, and they’ll attempt to back up their 2018 title at […]

  • WTA roundup: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Barbora Krejcikova to meet in French final

    Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Barbora Krejcikova will be matching off in an unlikely French Open final after posting semifinal victories on Thursday in Paris. The 31st-seeded Pavlyuchenkova swept Tamara Zidansek 7-5, 6-3 to reach the Roland Garros final, while Krejcikova outlasted No. 17 Maria Sakkari 7-5, 4-6, 9-7 in a marathon match that lasted three hours, […]

  • French Open Odds: Maria Sakkari favored to win first Grand Slam

    The women’s draw at the French Open features four players who have already reached their first Grand Slam semifinal, and only one seeded player. That would be No. 17 Maria Sakkari of Greece. She is the +125 favorite at BetMGM to win the title after knocking off reigning champion Iga Swiatek in straight sets. Sakkari’s […]

  • WTA roundup: Coco Gauff falls in French quarterfinals

    Quarterfinal action Wednesday at the French Open saw the eliminations of American teenager Coco Gauff and defending champion Iga Swiatek. Unseeded Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic defeated No. 24 Gauff 7-6 (6), 6-3 to reach her first Grand Slam singles semifinal. Krejcikova, a doubles champion at Roland Garros in 2018, took advantage of 41 […]

  • No. 7 Bianca Andreescu parts ways with tennis coach

    Seventh-ranked Bianca Andreescu has parted ways with longtime tennis coach Sylvain Bruneau, one week after losing in the first round of the French Open. The 20-year-old Canadian star announced the decision over social media on Tuesday. “It is with a heavy heart that I would like to inform my fans that my long time coach, […]

  • WTA roundup: Tamara Zidansek advances at French Open

    Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Tamara Zidansek advanced to the semifinals of the French Open after posting overtime victories Tuesday in Paris. Pavlyuchenkova of Russia rallied to defeat Kazakhstani — and doubles partner — Elena Rybakina 6-7 (2), 6-2, 9-7 in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros. The unseeded and 85th-ranked Zidansek reached her first-ever Grand Slam semifinal […]

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