Latest Women's tennis News

Serena withdraws, No. 1 Osaka loses, Federer wins at Miami

Mar. 23, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The new site for the Miami Open suddenly is missing a lot of star power. Serena Williams withdrew Saturday, blaming a previously undisclosed left knee injury. Less than two hours later, top-ranked Naomi Osaka lost in the third round to tour veteran Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan, 4-6,...

Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka win opening matches in Miami

Mar. 22, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Facing the setting sun, Serena Williams tried to shield her eyes with her left hand as she hit a shot, lost the point and then waved in frustration at the bothersome glare. Later, after a seesaw victory in her first match at the Miami Open's new site, she was able to joke about...

After complaining about fans, Wozniacki returns to Miami

Mar. 22, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki is back at the Miami Open after complaining last year about crowd behavior. Wozniacki said she decided to return partly because the tournament moved from Key Biscayne to the Miami Dolphins' stadium complex. "It feels like a new tournament," she...

3-time champ Venus Williams wins opening match at Miami Open

Mar. 21, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Three-time tournament champion Venus Williams won her opening match Thursday at the new site of the Miami Open by beating Dalila Jakupovic 7-5, 6-3. Williams, making her 20th appearance in the tournament, won the title in 1998, 1999 and 2001 when the event was played on Key...

Nadal to return from knee injury on Monte Carlo Masters clay

Mar. 21, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal is expected to make his return from a knee injury at the Monte Carlo Masters, after being included in the official list of players on Thursday. Tournament organizers announced the line-up for the clay-court tournament in Paris. Nadal has won it a record 11 times and held a...

French Open prize money increases by 8 percent from 2018

Mar. 21, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French Open prize money will increase by 8 percent at this year's tournament to 42.661 million euros ($48.6 million). The French Tennis Federation says the men's and women's champions will receive 2.3 million euros ($2.62 million), an increase of 4.55 percent from last year. Runners-up will...

Column: Tennis's 'new week, new champ' 2019 is unprecedented

Mar. 20, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer has won one trophy so far in 2019, which puts him in a tie for the ATP lead — with 18 other players. That same type of unprecedented parity is happening in the WTA, too, with 13 different champions from 13 tournaments. No tennis season in the Open era's 50...

Former champ Azarenka wins 1st match at new Miami Open site

Mar. 20, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Victoria Azarenka won the first match on the stadium court at the new site of the Miami Open by beating Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. The unseeded Azarenka is a three-time Miami Open champion. After a one-day delay because of rain, the tournament started Wednesday at the...

Changeover: Miami Open tennis moves to Dolphins' home

Mar. 18, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — At the main entrance to the Miami Dolphins' stadium stands a statue of Dan Marino as a witness to a game-changing completion. A remarkable transformation is done, and the complex is ready for tennis. The Miami Open has moved 18 miles north from its location since 1987, the...

Thiem edges Federer in 3 sets to win Indian Wells title

Mar. 17, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Roger Federer came out playing like his legendary self. Dominic Thiem needed a set to adjust to what he was seeing across the net. Thiem went on to beat Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 and win the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, denying Federer a record sixth title in the desert. "It just...