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Former No. 1 Wozniacki to retire after Australian Open

Dec. 6, 2019 9:46 AM EST

Former No. 1 and 2018 Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki will retire from professional tennis after competing in Melbourne next year. The 29-year-old from Denmark wrote in an Instagram post on Friday that she wants to start a family with her husband, former NBA player David Lee, and work to raise...

Roger Federer’s face to be minted on Swiss coin

Dec. 2, 2019 5:47 AM EST

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — The Swiss government says it will produce a 20 franc silver coin with Roger Federer’s image on it. The government says it’s the first time it has dedicated a commemorative coin to a living person. A 50 franc gold coin with Federer’s image on it will be minted...

Tennis Australia to honor Court’s Grand Slam anniversary

Nov. 30, 2019 1:11 AM EST

Tennis Australia has confirmed it plans to honor Margaret Court’s 50th anniversary of her 1970 Grand Slam during January’s Australian Open, but stressed her controversial anti-gay views “do not align with our values of equality, diversity and inclusion.” Court won 24 Grand Slam singles...

Tennis investigation unit suspends 2 women players

Nov. 25, 2019 10:46 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Tennis Integrity Unit says women players from Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have been provisionally suspended while under investigation. The TIU says Ksenia Palkina and Albina Khabibulina cannot compete in or attend recognized tennis events during the investigations. Details of their...

World No.2 Karolina Pliskova hires Daniel Vallverdu as coach

Nov. 25, 2019 8:27 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — World No. 2 Karolina Pliskova has hired Daniel Vallverdu as coach to replace Conchita Martinez. Vallverdu, who previously was part of the coaching teams of Andy Murray, Stanislas Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin Del Potro, will aim to help Pliskova succeed at Grand Slams. Her best so...

Nadal, grieving Bautista Agut lead Spain to Davis Cup title

Nov. 24, 2019 10:23 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal gave all he had on the Caja Mágica center court in Madrid. The top-ranked Spanish star even admitted he risked getting injured by playing eight matches — five singles, three doubles — in six days at the Davis Cup Finals, the new World Cup of men’s team...

Spain wins Davis Cup

Nov. 24, 2019 3:18 PM EST
MADRID (AP) — Spain wins Davis Cup.

Piqué, ITF praise new Davis Cup but admit ‘tweaks’ needed

Nov. 24, 2019 11:01 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The revamped Davis Cup comes to an end with organizers calling the new event a success but admitting “tweaks” are needed to improve the competition going forward. Barcelona star Gerard Piqué, co-founder of the Kosmos group behind the new competition, said Sunday adjustments...

US to face Uzbekistan in qualifier for 2020 Davis Cup Finals

Nov. 24, 2019 9:30 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The United States will face Uzbekistan in qualifiers for the 2020 Davis Cup Finals. The Americans, the Davis Cup’s most successful team with 32 titles, will have choice of venues for the tie in March. Sunday’s draw also determined that 2019 champion Croatia will face the winner...

Spain beats Britain to face Canada in Davis Cup final

Nov. 23, 2019 8:21 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The revamped Davis Cup will reach its climax on Sunday, with Canada celebrating a historic first title or Spain lifting the trophy for the sixth time in front of its fans. After two thrilling semifinals decided in tiebreakers of the doubles matches on Saturday, Spain outlasted Britain and...