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Opelka edges top-seeded Isner to reach New York Open final

Feb. 17, 2019 12:41 AM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Reilly Opelka edged top-seeded John Isner the same way he knocked his fellow American out of the Australian Open, winning a match full of tiebreakers Saturday night in a New York Open semifinal that set a record for combined aces in a three-set match. Opelka fought off six match...

Isner gets another shot at Opelka in New York Open semis

Feb. 15, 2019 9:02 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — John Isner advanced to the semifinals of the New York Open, where he will face the player who knocked him out of the Australian Open. The top-seeded Isner beat No. 7 seed Jordan Thompson of Australia, 6-4, 6-1 on Friday night. He will play fellow American Reilly Opelka, a 6-3, 6-4...

Tiafoe upset in first match since Australian Open run

Feb. 14, 2019 9:33 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Frances Tiafoe lost his first match since the Australian Open quarterfinals, falling to Jason Jung of Taiwan 6-3, 7-5 on Thursday night in the second round of the New York Open. Tiafoe was the No. 2 seed after accepting a wild card into the field and had a first-round bye. The...

No. 1 Osaka splits with coach 2 weeks after 2nd major title

Feb. 11, 2019 5:13 PM EST

Naomi Osaka surprisingly split from coach Sascha Bajin, a little more than two weeks after she won the Australian Open for a second consecutive Grand Slam title and moved to No. 1 in the WTA rankings. "Hey everyone, I will no longer be working together with Sascha," Osaka posted on Twitter on Monday. "I thank him...

Baghdatis beats top-seeded Pouille at Open Sud de France

Feb. 7, 2019 6:31 PM EST

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Veteran Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus beat top-seeded Frenchman Lucas Pouille 7-6 (2), 6-7 (3), 6-4 on Thursday to reach the Open Sud de France quarterfinals. Baghdatis, a 2006 Australian Open finalist, served for the match at 5-3 in the second set. But Pouille, who lost in the...

Defending champ Anderson out of New York Open with injury

Feb. 7, 2019 4:51 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Defending champion Kevin Anderson has withdrawn from the New York Open because of a right elbow injury. Frances Tiafoe, the American who reached the Australian Open quarterfinals before falling to runner-up Rafael Nadal, was added to the field Thursday. The tournament begins Sunday....

Kvitova testifies at trial of suspect in knife attack

Feb. 5, 2019 11:33 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova testified in the Czech Republic on Tuesday at the trial of the man who allegedly knifed her in her home. After the December 2016 attack in her home in Prostejov, Kvitova had surgery on injuries to her playing left hand. It took the tennis star more than...

Kvitova loses to Vekic in St Petersburg quarters

Feb. 1, 2019 3:54 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova struggled with her serve and was eliminated from the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy after losing to eighth-seeded Donna Vekic 6-4, 6-1 in the quarterfinals on Friday. The second-ranked Kvitova landed only 48 percent of her first serves,...

Bertens beats Bonaventure in St. Petersburg opener

Jan. 31, 2019 3:51 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Kiki Bertens and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova are set for a rematch of their Australian Open encounter after both reached the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy quarterfinals Thursday. Bertens easily saw off Belgian qualifier Ysaline Bonaventure 6-4, 6-2 in their second-round match,...

Zhang retires dizzy in steamy Thailand; Wang, Linette go on

Jan. 31, 2019 9:21 AM EST

HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) — Australian Open doubles champion Zhang Shuai retired from her second-round singles against Chinese countrywoman Wang Yafan citing dizziness at the Thailand Open on Thursday. The fifth-seeded Zhang was trailing 4-1 when she retired against Wang in hot and humid conditions. "I'm not...