Latest Tennis News

Roger Federer seeded above Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon

Jun. 26, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer has been seeded above Rafael Nadal for Wimbledon, despite the Spaniard being higher in the rankings. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1, with Federer second and Nadal third — a reverse of their rankings. Kevin Anderson, a Wimbledon finalist last year, is fourth...

Murray loses doubles match at Eastbourne

Jun. 25, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Andy Murray has lost in men's doubles for the first time since returning from hip surgery in January. Murray and his Brazilian partner Marcelo Melo were defeated 6-2, 6-4 in the first round at Eastbourne by top-seeded Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah on Tuesday. Murray, who...

Kvitova to decide this week whether to play at Wimbledon

Jun. 25, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says she will decide later this week if she's ready to play at the All England Club. The 29-year-old Czech player injured her left forearm during training in Paris ahead of the French Open and has not played since. The injury prevented her from...

Andreescu withdraws from Wimbledon

Jun. 24, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Bianca Andreescu won't play at Wimbledon because she needs more time to recover from a shoulder injury. In a Twitter post Monday, Tennis Canada said "Unfortunately due to ongoing shoulder rehab and recovery, Bianca Andreescu has withdrawn from Wimbledon." The 19-year-old Andreescu is Canada's...

Analysis: New No. 1 Barty's rapid rise could be just a start

Jun. 24, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

Ash Barty never had been ranked inside the WTA's top 10 until April. As of Monday, she is No. 1. The 23-year-old Australian never had been as far as the quarterfinals at any Grand Slam tournament until January. As of this month, she is the French Open champion — and as of next week, she'll be among the...

Tennis greats applaud Barty's rise to No. 1

Jun. 24, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's greatest female tennis players, Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong Cawley, have joined in celebrating the rise of compatriot Ashleigh Barty to the No. 1 world ranking which they both held. Barty became the first Australian woman in more than 40 years to take the top ranking by...

Murray completes fairytale return, Lopez claims 2 titles

Jun. 23, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray completed a fairytale return from hip surgery by winning the Queen's Club doubles title with Feliciano Lopez, who ended Sunday with two titles after earlier winning the singles title as well. The Spaniard is the first man to win both titles at the grass-court tournament in London...

Barty beats Goerges in Birmingham final to take No. 1 spot

Jun. 23, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Ashleigh Barty defeated Julia Goerges 6-3, 7-5 to win the Birmingham Classic title on Sunday, a victory that ensures the Australian will be No. 1 in the rankings on Monday. The 23-year-old Barty, who lost the final to Petra Kvitova in 2017, did not drop a set all week at the...

Federer wins record 10th Halle Open title, 102nd overall

Jun. 23, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer set another benchmark in his remarkable career by winning his 10th Halle Open title on Sunday. The Swiss great defeated David Goffin 7-6 (2), 6-1 to extend his record of wins at the grass-court tournament and claim his 10th at an individual event for the first time. Only...

Richmond celebrates formal renaming of Arthur Ashe Boulevard

Jun. 22, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Groundbreaking black tennis player Arthur Ashe Jr.'s hometown of Richmond, Virginia has renamed a major thoroughfare after him, after years of effort. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that thousands of people attended Saturday's ceremony to celebrate the formal renaming of Arthur...