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Former No. 1 Wozniacki to retire after Australian Open

Dec. 6, 2019 9:46 AM EST

Former No. 1 and 2018 Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki will retire from professional tennis after competing in Melbourne next year. The 29-year-old from Denmark wrote in an Instagram post on Friday that she wants to start a family with her husband, former NBA player David Lee, and work to raise...

Tennis Australia to honor Court’s Grand Slam anniversary

Nov. 30, 2019 1:11 AM EST

Tennis Australia has confirmed it plans to honor Margaret Court’s 50th anniversary of her 1970 Grand Slam during January’s Australian Open, but stressed her controversial anti-gay views “do not align with our values of equality, diversity and inclusion.” Court won 24 Grand Slam singles...

Tennis investigation unit suspends 2 women players

Nov. 25, 2019 10:46 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Tennis Integrity Unit says women players from Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have been provisionally suspended while under investigation. The TIU says Ksenia Palkina and Albina Khabibulina cannot compete in or attend recognized tennis events during the investigations. Details of their...

World No.2 Karolina Pliskova hires Daniel Vallverdu as coach

Nov. 25, 2019 8:27 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — World No. 2 Karolina Pliskova has hired Daniel Vallverdu as coach to replace Conchita Martinez. Vallverdu, who previously was part of the coaching teams of Andy Murray, Stanislas Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin Del Potro, will aim to help Pliskova succeed at Grand Slams. Her best so...

Former Australian Open finalist Cibulkova retires at 30

Nov. 12, 2019 11:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Dominika Cibulkova says she has retired from tennis. The 30-year-old Slovak, who reached the 2014 Australian Open final and won the WTA Finals in 2016, announced her retirement on Tuesday. WTA president Micky Lawler praised Cibulkova's "extraordinary finesse, speed and feel of the court."...

France clinches Fed Cup with epic 3-2 win over Australia

Nov. 10, 2019 6:46 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic inspired France to a drought-breaking Fed Cup triumph after a nail-biting 3-2 win in the final against Australia on Sunday. Mladenovic combined with Caroline Garcia to beat Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur 6-4, 6-3 in the decisive doubles match at Perth Arena....

Top-ranked Ash Barty defeats Garcia to even Fed Cup final

Nov. 9, 2019 9:53 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australian Ash Barty continued her season-long extraordinary form to beat France's Caroline Garcia 6-0, 6-0 and level the Fed Cup final at 1-1 on Saturday. The world No.1-ranked Barty beat Garcia in just 56 minutes on an outdoor hard court at Perth Arena to get Australia back on...

Australia vs France: Barty to face Garcia in Fed Cup final

Nov. 8, 2019 1:03 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — World No. 1 Ash Barty will attempt to cap an extraordinarily successful season by leading Australia to its first Fed Cup victory in 45 years. Barty, who won the French Open for her first major, and last week's WTA Finals in China, will play Caroline Garcia of France. Ajla...

Barty beats Svitolina to win maiden WTA Finals title

Nov. 3, 2019 10:26 AM EST

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Ashleigh Barty added to a career year by winning her first WTA Finals title in her first appearance at the season-ending event with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over defending champion Elina Svitolina of Ukraine on Sunday. The title adds to the 23-year-old Australian's lengthy list of...

Barty, Svitolina advance at WTA Finals

Nov. 2, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Top-ranked Ash Barty advanced Saturday to the final of the WTA Finals where she faces defending champion Elina Svitolina, a player she has never beaten in five previous attempts. Barty, like Svitolina, dropped the opening set of her semifinal before beating second-ranked Karolina...