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No 1 Ash Barty advances to Adelaide International semifinals

Jan. 16, 2020 5:58 AM EST

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — French Open final opponents Ash Barty and Marketa Vondrousova delivered the same outcome at the Adelaide International on Thursday: A dominating victory for the No. 1 player in the world. The Australian beat Vondrousova 6-3, 6-3 at Memorial Drive to advance to the semifinals. ...

Madison Keys of the United States reacts after winning a point during her match against Samantha Stosur of Australia at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

Madison Keys beats Sam Stosur at Brisbane International

Jan. 8, 2020 3:19 AM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Madison Keys beat Samantha Stosur 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday to be among three Americans with second-round wins at the Brisbane International. Stosur had beaten former world No.1 Angelique Kerber to progress beyond the first round at the tournament for just the second time in seven...

File-This Jan. 26, 2019, file photo shows Japan's Naomi Osaka holding her trophy after defeating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Osaka sure looks here to stay. Australia makes her resume. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

Ash Barty gets tough draw in her home Brisbane tournament

Jan. 4, 2020 1:40 AM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — No. 1-ranked Ashleigh Barty will begin the new year with a tough draw at the Brisbane International. She's one of six Grand Slam champions in her half of the draw. There are three others her quarter at her home tournament. Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka, who is on...

File-This Aug. 4, 2017, file photo shows Kanoa Igarashi, of Huntington Beach, Calif., surfing in his heat at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif. His father grew up surfing in Japan before moving to Huntington Beach, to be in the heart of surf country. The 22-year-old Igarashi has dual citizenship and elected to compete for Japan where's already a household name and been featured in a reality TV show. (Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register via AP)

Name dropping: A few up-and-comers who may make mark in '20

Dec. 30, 2019 5:26 PM EST

Some are already on the ascent (rock climber Brooke Raboutou). Others are currently making waves (surfer Kanoa Igarashi) or shooting for the stars (skateboarder Poppy Starr Olsen). The names of Raboutou, Igarashi and Olsen may not ring a bell now. That could change in a few months when their sports make Olympic...