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Simona Halep wins 3rd National Bank title, needs 3 sets

Aug. 14, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Simona Halep of Romania won her third National Bank Open title Sunday, beating Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. The 30-year-old Halep, also the 2016 and 2018 winner in Montreal, won her 24th WTA Tour and first since switching to Patrick Mouratoglou as her...

2-time champ Simona Halep advances to Toronto final

Aug. 13, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Two-time champion Simona Halep of Romania advanced to the National Bank Open’s final, beating Jessica Pegula of the United States 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday. Halep will face Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia, a 6-4, 7-6 (7) winner over 14th-seeded Karolina Pliskova of...

Halep beats Gauff 6-4, 7-6 (2) to reach Toronto semifinals

Aug. 13, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Two-time champion Simona Halep beat Coco Gauff 6-4, 7-6 (2) on Friday to reach the National Bank Open semifinals. Halep, the 30-year-old from Romania, won the event in Montreal in 2016 and 2018. She will face seventh-seeded Jessica Pegula, a 6-3, 6-3 winner over...

Defending champion, top-seeded Pegula upset at Citi Open

Aug. 03, 2022 23:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top-seeded Jessica Pegula is out of the Citi Open after getting upset in straight sets Wednesday by Australian Daria Saville. Pegula, the defending champion of the tournament that serves as a hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open, lost 7-5, 6-4, with a spot in the...

Venus Williams loses return to singles play in Washington

Aug. 01, 2022 22:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Venus Williams lost to Canadian Rebecca Marino on Monday in her return to singles play after more than a year away, a defeat the seven-time Grand Slam champion chalked up to being rusty Williams lost 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the first round of the Citi Open in Washington...

Let coaches coach? After Wimbledon, men's tennis will try it

Jul. 07, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — As in many sports, tennis has its share of well-known coaches. Unlike in other sports, tennis does not always allow them to coach. Indeed, at Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic can’t get any sort of instructions from Goran Ivanisevic at Centre Court during the...

Wimbledon's all-white clothing bothers some, delights others

Jul. 05, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Before being interviewed on Centre Court about his return to the Wimbledon quarterfinals, Nick Kyrgios traded in his all-white grass-court shoes for a red-and-white pair of basketball sneakers, and swapped out his white hat for a red one. Big deal? Not to...

Wimbledon updates | Kyrgios ousts Tsitsipas in 3rd round

Jul. 02, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 9:15 p.m. Nick Kyrgios beat fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas in a wild third-round match at Wimbledon. The Australian won 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7) on No. 1...

COVID-19 at Wimbledon: 3 top-20 men out after positive tests

Jun. 30, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic famously decided not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 — which prevented him from playing at the Australian Open in January following a legal saga that ended with his deportation from that country, and, as things currently...

Most American men reach Wimbledon's 3rd round since 1995

Jun. 30, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Brandon Nakashima’s victory over 2021 Wimbledon semifinalist Denis Shapovalov at Court 12 on Thursday at the All England Club? Martin Blackman was there. That came after Taylor Fritz used a full-on, headfirst dive to reach an unreachable shot on the way...