Latest Women's tennis News

Swiatek on streak entering French Open, with Ukraine on mind

May. 16, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — If there’s been one point during Iga Swiatek’s three-month unbeaten run that encapsulates why the top-ranked player has become nearly impossible to beat, it's surely a 19-shot rally that she won against Ons Jabeur in the Italian Open final. The point showed off all...

Djokovic responds to Alcaraz loss ahead of French Open

May. 15, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — That loss to Carlos Alcaraz seems to have motivated Novak Djokovic to step up his game. Just in time, too. A week after his defeat to the 19-year-old Alcaraz in Madrid, Djokovic won the Italian Open without dropping a set on Sunday for his first title of...

Nadal bounces back from loss to Alcaraz, beats Isner in Rome

May. 11, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Once is enough when it comes to beating Rafael Nadal on a clay court. Throughout his career, Nadal has never lost consecutive matches on his favorite surface and the Spaniard extended that perfect record on Wednesday by beating John Isner 6-3, 6-1 to reach the third...

Red-hot Alcaraz beats Djokovic to reach Madrid Open final

May. 07, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal one day. Novak Djokovic the next. The list of victims of Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz keeps growing. And so does the hype over tennis’ newest sensation. After defeating his idol Nadal in the quarterfinals on Friday,...

Wimbledon defends 'agonizing decision' to ban Russians

Apr. 26, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

Two All England Club officials defended during a news conference Tuesday the “intensely tough and agonizing decision” to bar players from Russia and Belarus from Wimbledon this year because of the invasion of Ukraine. Citing the club’s “responsibility to play our part in...

Live updates | US set to send more military aid to Ukraine

Apr. 21, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to announce plans Thursday to send additional military aid to help Ukraine fight back against the Russian invasion, according to a U.S. official. The official, who was not authorized to comment publicly and spoke on the condition of...

Ex-tennis pro Shriver: 'damaging' relationship with coach

Apr. 21, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former professional tennis player Pam Shriver, now a television commentator for ESPN and the BBC, says she “had an inappropriate and damaging relationship with my much older coach” that began when she was 17 and he was 50. In a first-person account published...

Wimbledon bans players from Russia, Belarus over Ukraine war

Apr. 20, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tennis players from Russia and Belarus will not be allowed to play at Wimbledon this year because of the war in Ukraine, the All England Club announced Wednesday. Among the prominent men's players affected by the ban are reigning U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev,...

5-time Grand Slam champ Maria Sharapova says she is pregnant

Apr. 19, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

Maria Sharapova says she is pregnant. The five-time Grand Slam tennis champion, who retired from the sport in February 2020, delivered the news via a social media post on Tuesday — her 35th birthday. “Precious beginnings!!!” Sharapova wrote, adding: “Eating...

WVa art exhibit celebrating Black women ending this week

Apr. 15, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — An art exhibit at Shepherd University featuring acrylic canvas paintings of Black women who have made significant contributions to history is ending Saturday. “Physical and Spiritual Bodies” pays tribute to nine women who have excelled in history,...