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Just 15, Coco Gauff tops Ostapenko for 1st WTA singles title

Oct. 14, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

LINZ, Austria (AP) — Coco Gauff is still just 15. She also is already the owner of a WTA singles title. The American beat 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in the final of the Upper Austria Ladies tournament Sunday, making Gauff the youngest winner of a singles trophy on the WTA tour...

'No human is limited': Kipchoge runs sub-2 hour marathon

Oct. 12, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Roger Bannister, 1954. Eliud Kipchoge, 2019? Like the sub-four minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible — until Saturday. But this time there's an asterisk: Olympic champion Kipchoge performed his feat under conditions so tightly controlled to...

American teenager Coco Gauff reaches WTA final for 1st time

Oct. 12, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

LINZ, Austria (AP) — American teenager Coco Gauff advanced to her first WTA final by beating Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday at the Upper Austria Ladies. The 15-year-old Gauff saved nine of 10 break points against her German opponent. Gauff, who reached the fourth round at Wimbledon and third round at...

American teenager Coco Gauff reaches semifinals for 1st time

Oct. 11, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

LINZ, Austria (AP) — American teenager Coco Gauff advanced to her first WTA semifinal match by beating top-seeded Kiki Bertens 7-6 (1), 6-4 Friday at the Upper Austria Ladies. The 15-year-old Gauff, who reached the fourth round at Wimbledon and third round at the U.S. Open, earned her first win over a...

2 Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe's fault lines

Oct. 10, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe's social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country's conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes. The rare double...

The Latest: Group want Handke award revoked

Oct. 10, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local): 10:48 p.m. The Mothers of Srebrenica group that gathers relatives of the victims of the 1995 massacre in the Bosnian enclave is demanding that the Nobel committee revoke Peter Handke's prize for literature. The...

Bertens sets up quarterfinal against Gauff in Linz

Oct. 10, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

LINZ, Austria (AP) — Top-seeded Kiki Bertens overcame a slow start to beat Alison Van Uytvanck 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 Thursday and set up a quarterfinal against American teenager Coco Gauff at the Upper Austria Ladies. Bertens saved five of the six break points she faced to close out the win in just under two...

Coco Gauff reaches 1st WTA quarterfinal in Linz

Oct. 9, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

LINZ, Austria (AP) — Coco Gauff reached her first WTA quarterfinal when Kateryna Kozlova retired during the third set of their second-round match at the Upper Austria Ladies. Gauff trailed by a set and a break but was on the verge of a comeback when Kozlova retired with the American teenager leading 4-6,...

Kipchoge chases sub 2-hour marathon in Vienna

Oct. 9, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — When Eliud Kipchoge's family finally gets to see him at a marathon, it will likely be the fastest one the Olympic champion has ever run. The 34-year-old Kenyan's attempt to run a sub two-hour marathon has been set for Saturday in Prater park, a landmark part of the Vienna City Marathon. Event...

Gauff reaches 2nd round in Linz thanks to lucky loser spot

Oct. 8, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

LINZ, Austria (AP) — Coco Gauff took full advantage of a "lucky loser" spot at the Upper Austria Ladies, beating Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele, 6-3, 7-6 (3) Tuesday to reach the second round at the indoor tournament. The American teenager lost in qualifying for the tournament — her first event...