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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...

Top-ranked Barty advances to semifinals at WTA Finals

Oct. 31, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Top-ranked Ash Barty reached the semifinals in her debut appearance at the WTA Finals, beating Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-2 Thursday to finish with a 2-1 record in the Red Group. Barty, the first Australian woman to earn year-end No. 1 ranking, won her first Grand Slam trophy at the French...

Barty upset by alternate Bertens at WTA Finals

Oct. 29, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty was upset by late substitute Kiki Bertens 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the WTA Finals on Tuesday. Bertens arrived at the elite tournament as an alternate, and has suddenly jumped into title contention with the other seven players in the draw. She took the place of...

Osaka out of WTA Finals with injured right shoulder

Oct. 29, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Naomi Osaka withdrew from the WTA Finals on Tuesday with a right shoulder injury. The two-time Grand Slam champion had been scheduled to play top-ranked Ash Barty at the season-ending tournament. "I'm disappointed to have to withdraw from the finals," Osaka said in a statement. "This...

No American players at WTA Finals for 1st time in 49 years

Oct. 27, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — For the first time in the 49-year history of the WTA Finals no American player has qualified in either singles or doubles for the year-end tournament. Although there were four editions of the event that featured singles draws without Americans, the doubles in those years —...

Osaka, Barty open WTA Finals campaigns with victories

Oct. 27, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Top-ranked Ashleigh Barty of Australia rebounded from a set down to win her debut match 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 over Belinda Bencic of Switzerland at the WTA Finals on Sunday. Barty's victory is her 53rd of the season, second most this season after Kiki Bertens with 54. The 5-foot-5 Barty is a...