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Strycova upset in first match at WTA's Bronx Open

Aug. 20, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wimbledon semifinalist Barbora Strycova was knocked out of the Bronx Open on Tuesday with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 loss to Bernarda Pera. Strycova was the No. 3 seed and was playing her opening match in the new WTA tournament after receiving a first-round bye. But the 33-year-old Czech, the oldest...

No. 4 Simona Halep rallies to avoid upset in Ohio

Aug. 14, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Simona Halep wasn't sure how her left foot would feel. After dropping her first set but feeling no pain, she dug in and advanced at the Western & Southern Open. The fourth-seeded Halep had no problems with her left Achilles as she rallied to beat Ekaterina Alexandrova 3-6, 7-5, 6-4...

Murray loses in first round at Cincinnati in singles return

Aug. 12, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Andy Murray moved well in his first singles match since January, but not well enough to move on — even to the U.S. Open. Using a bottomless arsenal of drop shots, Richard Gasquet snapped a five-match losing streak against Murray with a 6-4, 6-4 win in the first round of the...

Serena Williams reaches Rogers Cup quarters in Toronto

Aug. 8, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams won for the second straight night at the Rogers Cup, beating Russia's Ekaterina Alexandrova 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals. Playing her first event since losing the Wimbledon final, Williams opened with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Elise Mertens of Belgium on...

Nadal, Federer joining Djokovic on ATP leadership board

Aug. 8, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are joining Novak Djokovic on the ATP Player Council, bringing the Big Three together to reshape a board that has been roiled by conflict. The governing body of men's tennis announced Thursday that Federer and Nadal were elected along with doubles specialist...

Serena Williams advances in Rogers Cup

Aug. 7, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams won her first match since losing the Wimbledon final, beating Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Rogers Cup. The 37-year-old Williams has won the event three times, all in Toronto, and has a 31-4 match record. "I feel like my...

Peterson upsets top seed Stephens in 1st round at Citi Open

Jul. 30, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top-seeded Sloane Stephens was upset in the first round of the Citi Open on Tuesday, and Coco Gauff also lost in the tune-up for the U.S. Open. Rebecca Peterson beat Stephens 6-2, 7-5 at the hard-court tournament. Stephens was coming off a third-round loss at Wimbledon. Gauff, the...

Nadal is men's top seed for Rogers Cup; Barty tops women

Jul. 29, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Rafael Nadal is the top seed for the upcoming men's Rogers Cup in Montreal, while Ash Barty is the top seed for the women's event in Toronto. Nadal is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 2 and will be only member of the men's Big Three to play in Toronto. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic...

Gauff advances in qualifying at Citi Open

Jul. 27, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Coco Gauff has moved on in qualifying for the Citi Open. Gauff beat Maegan Manasse 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the qualification tournament Saturday. She must beat Hiroko Kuwata of Japan on Sunday to qualify for the main draw of the tournament. Kuwata, ranked 265th in the world,...

King proud Venus Williams carries on fight for equal rights

Jul. 27, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Venus Williams was just a kid at a World TeamTennis clinic the first time she tried to impress Billie Jean King. Years before she hit No. 1 in the world, Williams tried to show off in front of her tennis idol. "When it was my turn to hit, I was just like confident and strong," Williams...