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Badosa beats Coco Gauff to reach 4th semifinal of year

Aug. 06, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Second-seeded Paula Badosa beat Coco Gauff 7-6(4), 6-2 on Friday at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic to reach her fourth semifinal of the year. Badosa won nine straight points while Gauff struggled with her serve, and led 2-0 in the second set before...

Coco Gauff beats former No. 1 Naomi Osaka in straight sets

Aug. 05, 2022 07:41 AM EDT

SAN JOSE (AP) — Coco Gauff held off four-time major champion Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday night to advance to the quarterfinals at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic. Gauff, the No. 6 seed, held all of her serves in the opening set and finished the 45-minute session with three...

None of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic in ATP top 2; 1st since '03

Jun. 13, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

None of the so-called Big Three of men's tennis — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic — was in the No. 1 or No. 2 spots in the ATP rankings on Monday, the first time that's been the case in nearly 20 years. Daniil Medvedev rose one place to return to No. 1, where he...

French Open updates | Rune, 19, rare Danish man in 4th Rd

May. 28, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 11 p.m. Teenager Holger Rune has given a Denmark a man in the fourth round at Roland Garros for the first time in 63 years. The 19-year-old...

French Open updates | Cornet beats former champion Ostapenko

May. 26, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local): 11 p.m. Alizé Cornet beat 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-0, 1-6, 6-3 to advance to the third round at the French Open. The 32-year-old French player had...

At surprise-filled French Open, tennis prodigy makes good

May. 26, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Grand Slam losses by high-ranked, well-known and accomplished players to, well, lower-ranked, lesser-known and less-accomplished opponents offer a rare opportunity for those unheralded winners to enjoy the spotlight. And for the first time in nearly a half-century,...

Adieu, Jo: Fans hail injured, retiring Tsonga at French Open

May. 24, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Much as he wanted to avoid tears, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga simply could not. And, he said later, he knew he would not. So they flowed freely during the final moments of his final match at the French Open, the final singles match of his professional tennis career, and he wiped them away...

EXPLAINER: Why will Russia's Ukraine war affect Wimbledon?

May. 21, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

The usual trophies and prize money will be on the line for Novak Djokovic, Iga Swiatek and other top players at Wimbledon, but there is a significant change there this year: No one will earn ranking points, a valuable currency in tennis, when play begins June 27. The women’s and...

Wimbledon's Russia ban prompts tours to cut ranking points

May. 20, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The women's and men’s professional tennis tours will not award ranking points for Wimbledon this year because of the All England Club’s ban on players from Russia and Belarus over the invasion of Ukraine, an unprecedented move that stands as a significant rebuke of the sport's...

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...