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Simona Halep earns 2nd straight year-end No. 1 ranking

Oct. 15, 2018 6:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Simona Halep is back as the year-end No. 1 for the second year in a row, despite a back injury that doctors say could lead to a long-term problem. Halep, who won her first major title at this year's French Open, clinched the year-end top tennis ranking on Monday but may be forced to pull out...

Del Potro calls knee fracture a 'hard blow'

Oct. 14, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Juan Martin del Potro has fractured his right patella bone in what the Argentine called "a hard blow that leaves me without strength." Del Potro retired Thursday against Borna Coric at the Shanghai Masters after injuring his knee. Third-seeded Del Potro fell near the end of...

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...

Giorgi beats Alexandrova in Linz for 2nd career WTA title

Oct. 14, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

LINZ, Austria (AP) — Camila Giorgi won her second career WTA title by defeating Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-3, 6-1 at the Upper Austria Ladies Linz on Sunday. The fifth-seeded Italian, who also reached the final here in 2014, won her only previous title in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, two years ago. Playing...

Djokovic wins a record fourth Shanghai Masters title

Oct. 14, 2018 8:23 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Novak Djokovic won a record fourth Shanghai Masters title with a 6-3, 6-4 win over 13th-seeded Borna Coric on Sunday. The second-seeded Djokovic has won all four Shanghai finals he's contested in his career (2012, 2013, 2015 and 2018). He previously shared the record of winning three...

Yastremska wins maiden WTA Title In Hong Kong

Oct. 14, 2018 6:25 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Ukrainian teen Dayana Yastremska won her maiden WTA title by upsetting sixth-seeded Wang Qiang of China 6-2, 6-1 in 65 minutes at the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. The 18-year-old was playing in her first career WTA final in only her 11th career appearance in the WTA tournament main draw....

Alexandrova reaches her 1st final, faces Giorgi at Linz

Oct. 13, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

LINZ, Austria (AP) — Ekaterina Alexandrova recovered from a disastrous first set against Andrea Petkovic at the Ladies Linz tournament on Saturday to reach her first final. The Russian qualifier beat Petkovic 0-6, 6-4, 6-0 in their topsy-turvy semifinal. Alexandrova plays Camila Giorgi in Sunday's final at...

Coric upsets Federer, facing Djokovic in Shanghai final

Oct. 13, 2018 10:42 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Borna Coric upset defending champion Roger Federer to face Novak Djokovic in the Shanghai Masters final on Sunday. Coric earned passage to the final by taking down the top-seeded Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals on Saturday. "It was one of the best matches of my life," Coric said. Coric...

China's best to play Ukrainian teen for Hong Kong WTA title

Oct. 13, 2018 8:47 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Wang Qiang, the best Chinese women's player in tennis with a ranking of No. 24, will play Ukrainian teen Dayana Yastremska for a third career title at the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. Wang posted two upset victories on Saturday by first finishing her rain-postponed quarterfinal against...

Pliskova, Garcia in Tianjin Open final

Oct. 13, 2018 3:55 AM EDT

TIANJIN, China (AP) — Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova will be looking for her second title of the WTA's Asian swing when she plays second-seeded Caroline Garcia of France in the Tianjin Open final on Sunday. Pliskova, playing on a wild card, needed only an hour to beat Timea Bascinszky 6-2, 6-1 in one of...