Latest Belinda Bencic News

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts during his match against Italy's Salvatore Caruso, at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)

Djokovic behaves better in 1st match since US Open default

Sep. 16, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic behaved better Wednesday in his first match since being defaulted from the U.S. Open. The top-ranked Serb was mostly courteous with the chair umpire and had no interaction with the line judges during a 6-3, 6-2 win over local wild-card entry Salvatore Caruso in his opening match...

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Simona Halep, of Romania, returns a shot to Taylor Townsend during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York. Halep says she will skip the U.S. Open. She says she wants to put her health first and prefers to stay in Europe amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)

Wimbledon champ Simona Halep skipping US Open due to virus

Aug. 17, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wimbledon champion Simona Halep will skip the U.S. Open, saying Monday she is putting her health first and prefers to stay in Europe during the coronavirus pandemic. Halep, a former top-ranked player who is currently No. 2, won the title in Prague on Sunday. “After weighing up all...

Bencic out of US Open; 3 of 4 '19 semifinalists won't play

Aug. 15, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Belinda Bencic became the latest top tennis player to pull out of the U.S. Open, meaning three of the four female semifinalists in 2019 will not be at the Grand Slam tournament this year. Bencic wrote on social media on Saturday that she “made the difficult decision to skip the US...