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Garcia beats Pliskova to win Tianjin Open title

Oct. 14, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

TIANJIN, China (AP) — Second-seeded Caroline Garcia won her first tournament of the year with a 7-6 (7), 6-3 win over top-seeded Karolina Pliskova in the Tianjin Open on Sunday. It was the 16th-ranked Garcia's first title since she won back-to-back trophies at the Wuhan and Beijing tournaments in Asia just...

Del Potro qualifies for ATP Finals, reaches Beijing quarters

Oct. 3, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Juan Martin del Potro qualified for the ATP Finals for the fifth time by beating Karen Khachanov 6-4, 7-6 (4) Wednesday at the China Open. Del Potro, who reached the U.S. Open final this year, last qualified for the season-ending tournament for the top eight players in the world in 2013. Del...

Kerber, Osaka, Garcia march into China Open 3rd round

Oct. 2, 2018 10:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber came back from a break down twice in the first set to beat Carla Suarez Navarro 7-6 (4), 6-1 in the second round of the China Open on Tuesday. "The conditions with the shadow on court were not so easy to play in the first set," the third-ranked Kerber...

Halep retires from China Open 1st round with back injury

Sep. 30, 2018 11:56 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Top-ranked Simona Halep retired Sunday from her first-round match at the China Open. Halep lost the first set 6-1 to Tunisia's Ons Jabeur before retiring with a back injury that she also had problems with at last week's Wuhan Open. It's the fourth straight loss for the defending French Open...

Sloane Stephens loses early at Pan Pacific Open

Sep. 18, 2018 6:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Fifth-seeded Sloane Stephens was eliminated from the first round of the Pan Pacific Open by Donna Vekic 6-4, 6-4 Tuesday. The 2017 U.S. Open champion also lost to the unseeded Croat in the first round at Wimbledon. Also, seventh-seeded Ashleigh Barty reached the second round by beating CoCo...

Big 3 back to Nos. 1-2-3; Osaka at No. 7 after US Open title

Sep. 10, 2018 11:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Big 3 is once again 1-2-3. Novak Djokovic's U.S. Open title moved him up three spots to No. 3 in the ATP rankings Monday, behind Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, making that trio the top three for the first time in 3½ years. Naomi Osaka jumped 12 places to a career-high No. 7 in the...

Today in History

Sep. 9, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2018. There are 113 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 9, 1850, California became the 31st state of the union. On this date: In 1543, Mary Stuart was crowned Queen of Scots at Stirling Castle, nine months after she was born. In...

The Latest: Vandeweghe, Barty knock out top seeds in doubles

Sep. 6, 2018 11:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11 p.m. The 13th-seeded pair of CoCo Vandeweghe and Ashleigh Barty upset the top-seeded duo of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova 6-4, 7-6 (6) to reach the U.S. Open women's doubles final. Krejcikova and Siniakova won...

Net gain: Williams into 9th US Open final, will face Osaka

Sep. 6, 2018 10:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams was a bit shaky at the start of her U.S. Open semifinal. For all of six minutes. That's how long it took her to drop the opening two games Thursday night. Williams spent the next hour playing flawlessly, particularly up at the net, grabbing 12 of 13 games to beat No. 19 seed...

Djokovic tops Federer's conqueror for 11th US Open SF in row

Sep. 6, 2018 9:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Novak Djokovic put aside all of it, from his opponent's unheard-of, middle-of-a-set chance to change out of sweat-soaked clothes and shoes, to consecutive time violations because he let the serve clock expire, to the 16 break points he wasted. All that mattered, really, was that Djokovic...