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Serena Williams signs programming deal with Amazon Studios

Apr. 13, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

Serena Williams has signed a deal with Amazon Studios under which she will create scripted and non-scripted programming, including a docuseries that follows her exploits on and off the court, the tennis star said Tuesday. Williams made the announcement during a...

Fognini, Sinner advance in straight sets at Monte Carlo

Apr. 13, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Fabio Fognini opened the defense of his Monte Carlo Masters title with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Miomir Kecmanovic Tuesday as second-ranked Daniil Medvedev withdrew from the clay-court tournament after testing positive for COVID-19. The 15th-seeded Fognini...

Innsbruck and Turin to co-host Davis Cup Finals with Madrid

Apr. 12, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The cities of Innsbruck in Austria and Turin in Italy will co-host the Davis Cup Finals along with the Spanish capital of Madrid this year, the International Tennis Federation said Monday. Madrid was the sole host of the inaugural edition of the revamped...

Kudermetova wins her 1st WTA title on clay in Charleston

Apr. 11, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Veronika Kudermetova of Russia won her first WTA title, coming up strong on the big points to beat Danka Kovinic 6-4, 6-2 at the Volvo Car Open on Sunday. The 23-year-old Kudermetova did not drop a set in six matches on the way to the...

Goffin and Thompson reach 2nd round at Monte Carlo Masters

Apr. 11, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — David Goffin beat an erratic Marin Cilic 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 to reach the second round of the clay-court Monte Carlo Masters on Sunday. Although the 2014 U.S. Open champion Cilic had 10 aces and led the match 3-0, he made 52 unforced errors and also dropped...

No. 15 seed Kudermetova, Kovinic set for Volvo Car final

Apr. 10, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Veronikia Kudermetova of Russia and Danka Kovinic of Montenegro will play for their first WTA title Sunday in the Volvo Car Open championship. Kudermetova, the 15th seed, rolled past Spain's Paula Badosa 6-3, 6-3, continuing a run at the year's...

Spain's Badosa ousts world No. 1 Barty at Volvo Car Open

Apr. 09, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Paula Badosa beat top-ranked Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-3 at the Volvo Car Open on Friday. The Spaniard reached the tournament semifinals in her first time at the season's opening clay-court tournament. And she was rarely pressured by Barty on the...

World No. 1 Barty continues quest for 2nd straight title

Apr. 08, 2021 21:56 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty continued her quest for a second straight title, rallying past Shelby Rogers to reach the quarterfinals at the Volvo Car Open on Thursday night. The top-seeded Barty hadn't played in an 11-month stretch from Feb. 2020...

French Open postponed by 1 week because of pandemic

Apr. 08, 2021 05:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — For the second year in a row, the traditional French Open schedule is being disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The clay-court Grand Slam tennis tournament said Thursday it will push back the start of this season’s event by one week because of surging...

Top-ranked Barty cruises in 1st clay event since 2019

Apr. 07, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Top-ranked Ashleigh Barty easily won her first clay-court match in two years, cruising past Japan's Misaki Doi 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday in the WTA's Volvo Car Open. Barty, fresh off a championship run at the Miami Open the past two weeks, had little...