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WTA roundup: Madison Keys coasts to title win in Adelaide

Madison Keys claimed her sixth WTA singles title in short order on Saturday, breezing to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over fellow American Alison Riske in the final of the Adelaide International 2 in Adelaide, Australia. Keys, 26, dispatched Riske in 66 minutes after needing three-set victories over No. 2 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, No. 8 […]

  • Tennis legend Chris Evert announces she has cancer

    Tennis legend Chris Evert announced Friday that she has Stage 1C ovarian cancer. Evert, 67, posted on Twitter a link to an ESPN story she co-wrote with Chris McKendry, in which Evert said: “I feel very lucky that they caught it early and expect positive results from chemo plan. … thanks to all of you […]

  • WTA roundup: Madison Keys, Alison Riske to meet in Adelaide final

    Madison Keys scored a come-from-behind victory over third-seeded Coco Gauff on Friday to advance to her first tournament final in two years at the Adelaide International 2 in Adelaide, Australia. In a matchup of Americans, Keys, 26, beat the 17-year-old Gauff 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 to set up a final against another American, Alison Riske. Serving […]

  • WTA roundup: Coco Gauff leads U.S. contingent into Adelaide semifinals

    The semifinals of the Adelaide International 2 will have an American flair, with three U.S. women advancing Thursday in Adelaide, Australia. Third-seeded Coco Gauff defeated Ana Konjuh of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 to move into a semifinal match against Madison Keys. Keys struck 12 aces en route to her upset victory over Liudmilla Samsonova of Russia, […]

  • WTA roundup: Garbine Muguruza reaches Sydney quarters

    No. 2 seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-1, 7-6 (4) victory against Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia on Wednesday at the Sydney Tennis Classic. Muguruza saved six of the seven break points she faced and converted all three of her break chances in the one-hour, 26-minute match. Next up is […]

  • WTA roundup: Elena Rybakina, Coco Gauff cruise in openers in Australia

    No. 9 seed Elena Rybakina cruised past reigning U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu of Great Britain 6-0, 6-1 in opening-round play at the Sydney Tennis Classic on Tuesday. Rybakina, of Kazakhstan, continued her hot start to the season. She was runner-up at last week’s Adelaide International, losing to world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, but needed […]

  • WTA roundup: Daria Kasatkina routs Sofia Kenin in Sydney

    Russia’s Daria Kasatkina saved all seven of her break points on Monday while posting a 6-4, 6-0 first-round upset of eighth-seeded American Sofia Kenin at the Sydney Tennis Classic in Australia. Kasatkina needed just 63 minutes to polish off the upset of Kenin, the 2020 Australian Open champion. Kenin won just eight points in the […]

  • WTA roundup: Ashleigh Barty rolls to Adelaide title

    No. 1 seed Ashleigh Barty breezed to a 6-3, 6-2 win over No. 7 seeded Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan on Sunday in the final of the Adelaide International in Adelaide, Australia. The home country favorite, Barty used a dominating service game to capture the title for the second time in the past three years. She […]

  • WTA roundup: Ashleigh Barty advances, Naomi Osaka withdraws in Australia

    No.1 seed Ashleigh Barty defeated No. 5 seed Iga Swiatek of Poland 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday to move into the final of the Adelaide International in Adelaide, Australia. The home country favorite, Barty will meet No. 7 seed Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan in Sunday’s final. Rybakina eliminated unseeked Misaki Doi of Japan 6-4, 6-3 to […]

  • Naomi Osaka (abdomen) pulls out of Melbourne semifinal

    Japan’s Naomi Osaka saw her run at the Melbourne Summer Set 1 in Australia end when she withdrew from her scheduled Saturday semifinal match due to an abdomen injury. The withdrawal allowed Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova to advance to the final with a walkover win. Osaka, the former world No. 1, was playing in her first […]

  • WTA roundup: No. 1 Ash Barty reaches Adelaide semifinals

    World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty fired a career-high 17 aces in a 6-3, 6-4 victory Friday against Sofia Kenin in the quarterfinals of the Adelaide International in Australia. The top-seeded Australian won 31 of 32 points on her first serve and tallied more than twice as many winners (30) as unforced errors (14). The sixth-seeded […]

  • WTA roundup: Sofia Kenin comes from behind in Adelaide

    No. 6 seed Sofia Kenin rallied from a set down to oust Australian Ajla Tomljanovic 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the second round of the Adelaide International on Thursday. The 23-year-old American went 5-for-9 in converting break-point opportunities and saved 10 of 16 break points while absorbing Tomljanovic’s 10 aces. The victory sets her up […]

  • WTA roundup: No. 1 Ash Barty defeats Coco Gauff at Adelaide

    World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty of Australia kicked off her 2022 season with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory over American Coco Gauff at the Adelaide International on Wednesday. The top-seeded Barty, 25, had not played the since the U.S. Open in early September. The two-time Grand Slam winner lost in the second round here in […]

  • WTA roundup: Victoria Azarenka downs Paula Badosa in Adelaide

    Victoria Azarenka of Belarus smacked 24 winners while producing a 6-3, 6-2 victory over fourth-seeded Paula Badosa of Spain on Tuesday in the Adelaide International 1 in Australia. It was the first match for former world No. 1 Azarenka since she lost a marathon three-setter to Bodosa in the Indian Wells final in mid-October. Badosa […]

  • Coco Gauff wins 2022 debut, sets up match with Ash Barty in Adelaide

    Coco Gauff opened her 2022 season with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Ulrikke Eikeri of Norway in just 63 minutes Monday at the Adelaide International 1 in Australia. The victory set her up for a Round of 16 showdown with world No. 1 and home-crowd favorite Ash Barty. Gauff, the 17-year-old American, saved all three […]

  • Emma Raducanu pulls out of Australian Open warm-up

    U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu withdrew from the season-opening tournament in Melbourne, Australia, BBC reported Saturday. Raducanu, a 19-year-old Brit, recently came out of isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 at a tournament in Abu Dhabi. She was scheduled to play in the Melbourne Summer Set, which starts Tuesday and is a warm-up event for […]

  • Karolina Pliskova (hand) withdraws from Australian Open

    World No. 4 Karolina Pliskova will not compete in next month’s Australian Open due to an injured right hand. The 29-year-old Czech Republic native also withdrew from two warm-up tournaments in Adelaide and Sydney. “Some days are worse than others,” Pliskova posted Thursday on Twitter. “Unfortunately I will be out for a while and will […]

  • Bianca Andreescu won’t play in Australian Open

    World No. 46 Bianca Andreescu announced Monday that she won’t play in the upcoming Australian Open to give herself “extra time” to recover mentally and physically. Andreescu, 21, cited time spent in quarantine and her grandmother’s bout with COVID-19 that landed her in the intensive care unit as her reasons. “A lot of days, I […]

  • WTA suspends tournaments in China due to Peng Shuai crisis

    The WTA said Wednesday that it is suspending all tournaments in China over concerns about the safety of Chinese player Peng Shuai. WTA Chief Executive Officer Steve Simon said he couldn’t ask players to compete in China during the current climate. Peng’s safety has been of great concern since she recently spoke out and made […]

  • Brit star Johanna Konta announces her retirement

    Former World No. 4 Johanna Konta announced her retirement on Wednesday after a rough 2021 season. The 30-year-old Konta pulled out of Wimbledon (COVID-19 protocols), the Olympics (positive COVID-19 test) and U.S. Open (thigh) in her final campaign. She also won at Nottingham, the fourth singles title of her career. The highly popular Brit reached […]

  • Ashleigh Barty is year-end No. 1 for third straight season

    Australia’s Ashleigh Barty finished the year atop the WTA singles rankings, marking the third straight season in which she has earned the year-end No. 1 ranking. Barty is the fifth woman to finish No. 1 in three straight years, joining legends Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams. Barty went 42-8 in 2021 […]

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