Latest Tennis News

Rafael Nadal is in the French Open field and will face Alexander Zverev in the first round

May. 23, 2024 11:39 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal is in the French Open field, after all, and Thursday's draw set up the 14-time champion for a challenging first-round matchup against No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev. “That’s going to be hard, but he is a warrior," tournament director Amélie Mauresmo...

Barbie will make dolls to honor Venus Williams and other star athletes

May. 22, 2024 11:01 AM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Barbie dolls will honor tennis champion Venus Williams and eight other athletes as part of a project announced by Mattel on Wednesday. The others being depicted as dolls are gymnasts Rebeca Andrade and Alexa Moreno, soccer players Mary Fowler and Christine...

If this is Rafael Nadal’s last French Open, it should be similar to Serena Williams’ last US Open

May. 22, 2024 09:41 AM EDT

If this is, as expected, Rafael Nadal's final French Open, it will be one that everyone — the 37-year-old Spaniard included — surely will remember vividly. No matter how healthy the guy everyone calls “Rafa” might be. No matter how long his stay in the bracket lasts. No...

Andre Agassi will replace John McEnroe as the captain of Team World at the Laver Cup in 2025

May. 22, 2024 08:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Andre Agassi will take over from John McEnroe as the captain for Team World at the Laver Cup next year, when the event will be held in San Francisco. Laver Cup organizers announced Agassi's selection on Wednesday and said Bjorn Borg's successor as captain of Team...

US Open champ Coco Gauff calls on young Americans to get out and vote. 'Use the power that we have'

May. 21, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — She’s the U.S. Open champion. The highest paid female athlete in the world. And a frustrated Floridian. American tennis player Coco Gauff has never been afraid to use her voice. Not when she delivered an impromptu speech at a Black Lives Matter rally at...

Saudi Arabia is going to sponsor the WTA women's tennis rankings under a new partnership

May. 20, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Saudi Arabia's move into tennis will now include a multiyear deal to sponsor the WTA women's rankings. The WTA released word of its partnership agreement with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) on Monday, a move that follows last month's news that the...

Zverev's stock is rising for the French Open amid questions over Djokovic, Nadal, Sinner and Alcaraz

May. 20, 2024 11:27 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic hasn’t won a tournament all year. Record 14-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal has been far from his best. Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz have been out injured. And Daniil Medvedev has won only one clay-court title in his career. ...

The Italian Open was where Zverev's career took off. Another title in Rome signals a career revival

May. 19, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Italian Open was where it all began for Alexander Zverev with his first Masters Series title seven years ago. On Sunday, another Rome trophy signaled a career revival. Zverev put on a serving clinic to beat 24th-ranked Nicolas Jarry 6-4, 7-5 and earn...

Top tennis players say they're playing too much because the tournaments are too long

May. 16, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — More competition days, more tickets sold, more TV time, more money. For tennis organizers, the long-sought upgrade of tournaments in Madrid and Rome — expanding them from eight days to nearly two weeks — has been a bonanza. For the players? Well, they...

The US Open men's final is shifting to ABC this year. The women's final will stay on ESPN

May. 15, 2024 15:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Open men’s final will shift to ABC from ESPN this year — but the women’s title match will remain on the cable outlet a year after Coco Gauff won the Grand Slam tennis tournament. This will be the first time ABC airs the men's final, ESPN said...