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Collins fights back to beat Venus Williams at Wuhan Open

Sep. 22, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

WUHAN, China (AP) — American Danielle Collins beat seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams 7-5, 7-6 (5) in the opening round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday. Williams controlled the match early, going up 5-3 in the first set before dropping nine games in a row. A major turning point occurred when...

American Sofia Kenin wins Guangzhou WTA title over Stosur

Sep. 21, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

American Sofia Kenin beat former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Guangzhou International on Saturday for her third WTA singles title of the year. Kenin won her first singles title of 2019 on the hardcourts of Hobart, Australia in January, and added her second on grass in...

Kerber through to Pan Pacific Open semifinals

Sep. 20, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Fourth-seeded Angelique Kerber advanced to the semifinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Friday after Madison Keys retired injured in the deciding set. Kerber led 6-4, 4-6, 2-1 when the fifth-seeded Keys retired. "It was a really good match in the first two sets, and this is never the...

Osaka reaches quarterfinals at Pan Pacific Open

Sep. 18, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Top-seeded Naomi Osaka reached the quarterfinals at the Pan Pacific Open by beating qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday. Osaka, who was broken twice early in the match, is looking to win her first title in her hometown after finishing runner-up in 2016 and 2018. She will...

Pavlyuchenkova eases into 2nd round at Pan Pacific Open

Sep. 16, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Former finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova needed less than an hour to beat Dayana Yastremska 6-3, 6-1 on Monday in the first round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open. Pavlyuchenkova, who lost the 2017 final to Caroline Wozniacki, went on a roll early in the second set to win 11 of the first...

Biden's 'record player' just 1 of his vintage references

Sep. 14, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

Joe Biden's suggestion that parents leave a record player on to teach their babies better vocabulary was a head-scratching (needle-scratching?) moment in Thursday's debate. But it was hardly the first time the 76-year-old Biden has busted out a vintage reference that reveals his age and leaves some in the...

Doi, Hibino set up rare all-Japanese WTA final

Sep. 14, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Misaki Doi upset second-seeded Veronika Kudermetova 6-4, 6-3 Saturday to set up a rare all-Japanese final at the Japan Women's Open. Nao Hibino moved into her fifth career WTA singles final after rallying to beat Mihaela Buzarnescu 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 in the other semifinal. It's the...

Hong Kong festival marked with pro-democracy messages

Sep. 13, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong people carried lanterns with pro-democracy messages and formed human chains on two of the city's peaks during mid-autumn festival celebrations Friday night, sustaining months-long protests for democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Activists and...

Organizers postpone Hong Kong WTA event due to protests

Sep. 13, 2019 5:33 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong Open tennis tournament was postponed indefinitely Friday because of widespread protests in the region. The tournament had been scheduled to be held from Oct. 5-13 on outdoor hard courts at Victoria Park. Tournament organizers said the event would be put back "in light of the...

7 years after 2nd 'retirement,' Clijsters returns to tennis

Sep. 12, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

Seven years after retiring from tennis a second time, Kim Clijsters is attempting another comeback at age 36. The former No. 1 and four-time major champion, who already is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, announced Thursday she is planning to return to the pro tour in 2020, although she's not...