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Top-seeded Svitolina loses opening match at Kremlin Cup

Oct. 17, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Top-seeded Elina Svitolina lost her opening match at the Kremlin Cup on Thursday after having been a break up in the deciding set. Veronika Kudermetova beat the fourth-ranked Svitolina, who had a first-round bye, 6-2, 1-6, 7-5 in their second-round match to set up a quarterfinal with either...

Goerges rallies to reach Luxembourg quarters; Mertens loses

Oct. 17, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Defending champion Julia Goerges of Germany came from a set down to beat Sorana Cirstea 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Thursday in the second round of the Luxembourg Open. The second-seeded Goerges double-faulted to be broken in the final game of the first set but then broke for a 4-3 lead in the second...

Bencic beats Herzog to keep WTA Finals bid on track

Oct. 16, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Belinda Bencic won six of the last seven games and beat Polona Hercog 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals at the Kremlin Cup. The 10th-ranked Bencic needs to reach the final in Moscow to overtake Serena Williams and Kiki Bertens for the last WTA Finals spot. Bencic will next...

Clemson's dominance provides lift for struggling ACC

Oct. 16, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson is once again sitting atop the Atlantic Coast Conference — and the third-ranked Tigers are putting the struggling league on their back and bringing the ACC along for the championship ride. The ACC hasn't had much to hang its hat on this football season with Clemson the...

Tired Medvedev out of Kremlin Cup after Shanghai win

Oct. 15, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Daniil Medvedev has withdrawn from the Kremlin Cup because of fatigue, two days after winning the Shanghai Masters. The fourth-ranked Russian was coming into the Moscow tournament as the No. 1 seed after beating Alexander Zverev in the Shanghai final on Sunday. He's reached the final of his...

Seppi beats Garin at Kremlin Cup, Mannarino wins

Oct. 14, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Italian veteran Andreas Seppi saved two match points before beating Christian Garin 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) Monday to reach the second round of the Kremlin Cup. The 35-year-old Seppi faced the match points when trailing 6-5 in the second set against the fifth-seeded Chilean. In the decider,...

Just 15, Coco Gauff tops Ostapenko for 1st WTA singles title

Oct. 14, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

LINZ, Austria (AP) — Coco Gauff is still just 15. She also is already the owner of a WTA singles title. The American beat 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in the final of the Upper Austria Ladies tournament Sunday, making Gauff the youngest winner of a singles trophy on the WTA tour...

American teenager Coco Gauff reaches WTA final for 1st time

Oct. 12, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

LINZ, Austria (AP) — American teenager Coco Gauff advanced to her first WTA final by beating Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday at the Upper Austria Ladies. The 15-year-old Gauff saved nine of 10 break points against her German opponent. Gauff, who reached the fourth round at Wimbledon and third round at...

American teenager Coco Gauff reaches semifinals for 1st time

Oct. 11, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

LINZ, Austria (AP) — American teenager Coco Gauff advanced to her first WTA semifinal match by beating top-seeded Kiki Bertens 7-6 (1), 6-4 Friday at the Upper Austria Ladies. The 15-year-old Gauff, who reached the fourth round at Wimbledon and third round at the U.S. Open, earned her first win over a...

Gauff reaches 2nd round in Linz thanks to lucky loser spot

Oct. 8, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

LINZ, Austria (AP) — Coco Gauff took full advantage of a "lucky loser" spot at the Upper Austria Ladies, beating Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele, 6-3, 7-6 (3) Tuesday to reach the second round at the indoor tournament. The American teenager lost in qualifying for the tournament — her first event...