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FRENCH OPEN: No. 1 Swiatek enters on 28-match winning streak

May. 21, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Here's one measure of just how dominant Iga Swiatek has been as the French Open begins Sunday: The 28-match winning streak accumulated by the new No. 1 in the WTA rankings has been surpassed by only three women since 2000 — Venus Williams (35 in 2000), Serena...

FRENCH OPEN 2022: No. 1 Swiatek, Osaka among top players

May. 20, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Some of the women to watch at the French Open, which begins Sunday at Roland Garros: ___ IGA SWIATEK Ranked: 1 Country: Poland Age: 20 (Turns 21 on May 31) 2022...

FRENCH OPEN: More buzz about Alcaraz than Nadal, Djokovic

May. 20, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — For the first time in a year, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are both entered in a major tournament — and, somehow, most of the buzz heading into the French Open is about Carlos Alcaraz, a teenager without one Grand Slam title to his name. There’s plenty of...

She's No. 1: Swiatek downs Osaka 6-4, 6-0 to win Miami Open

Apr. 02, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Iga Swiatek ended her journey to the women’s No. 1 ranking in fitting fashion. Swiatek continued her searing start to 2022 on Saturday, beating Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-0 to win the women’s title at the Miami Open and extend her winning streak to 17...

Osaka rallies, tops Bencic to make Miami Open women's final

Apr. 01, 2022 01:30 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Naomi Osaka's eyes welled with tears when her match ended, an all-too-familiar scene for her in recent years. These were of the happy variety. For the former world No. 1, that's major progress. The unseeded Osaka defeated...

Naomi Osaka tops Angie Kerber in Miami as 11 seeds fall

Mar. 25, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Two days, two wins and making it look easy. Naomi Osaka sure seems like herself again. The former world No. 1 is through to the third round at the Miami Open, easily handling 13th-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday. It...

Osaka has little trouble, tops Sharma at Miami Open

Mar. 23, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Naomi Osaka was greeted by some cheers when she walked onto the court, then got significantly louder ones when her work for the day was done. Maybe the comforts of home helped. Flashing the level of play that vaulted her to No. 1 in the...

Analysis: Ash Barty’s retirement not really hard to fathom

Mar. 23, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

At first glance, Ash Barty’s retirement from tennis might be hard to fathom. She is still only 25, after all. And she's been thriving with a racket in her hands lately: No. 1 in the WTA rankings for 114 consecutive weeks (a streak surpassed only by Steffi Graf, Serena Williams and...

New this week: 'Bridgerton,' 'Atlanta' return, Maren Morris

Mar. 21, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Just in time for the Academy Awards, the Will Smith tennis drama “King Richard” arrives...

Rattled by spectator's outburst, Osaka loses at Indian Wells

Mar. 13, 2022 03:49 AM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Rattled by a derogatory shout from a spectator, Naomi Osaka went on to lose 6-0, 6-4 to Veronika Kudermetova of Russia in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday night. Osaka trailed in the first set when a woman in the stands shouted,...