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Barty, Svitolina advance at WTA Finals

Nov. 2, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Top-ranked Ash Barty advanced Saturday to the final of the WTA Finals where she faces defending champion Elina Svitolina, a player she has never beaten in five previous attempts. Barty, like Svitolina, dropped the opening set of her semifinal before beating second-ranked Karolina...

Pliskova advances, Svitolina wins again at WTA Finals

Nov. 1, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Karolina Pliskova advanced to the semifinals of the WTA Finals for the third straight year, beating Simona Halep 6-0, 2-6, 6-4 Friday shortly after defending champion Elina Svitolina completed a near-perfect group stage. Pliskova benefited from a bit of luck on match point, hitting a...

Top-ranked Barty advances to semifinals at WTA Finals

Oct. 31, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Top-ranked Ash Barty reached the semifinals in her debut appearance at the WTA Finals, beating Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-2 Thursday to finish with a 2-1 record in the Red Group. Barty, the first Australian woman to earn year-end No. 1 ranking, won her first Grand Slam trophy at the French...

Elina Svitolina qualifies for semifinals at WTA Finals

Oct. 30, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Defending champion Elina Svitolina qualified for the semifinals of the season-ending WTA Finals by beating Simona Halep 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday. Svitolina, the only competitor in the eight-player field not to win a title this season, last won a tournament at last year's WTA Finals. The...

Halep, defending champion Svitolina win at WTA Finals

Oct. 28, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Simona Halep saved a match point before beating Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3 Monday at the WTA Finals. Halep, a former No. 1 who won the Wimbledon title in July, saved the match point in the 12th game of the second set. "Today was a challenge because she's almost...

Osaka, Barty open WTA Finals campaigns with victories

Oct. 27, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Top-ranked Ashleigh Barty of Australia rebounded from a set down to win her debut match 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 over Belinda Bencic of Switzerland at the WTA Finals on Sunday. Barty's victory is her 53rd of the season, second most this season after Kiki Bertens with 54. The 5-foot-5 Barty is a...

Ashleigh Barty set for 1st WTA Finals appearance in China

Oct. 26, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Ashleigh Barty of Australia is ready to cap off the most successful season of her career with a first appearance in the year-end WTA Finals. Barty achieved a number of career firsts this season, winning a Grand Slam title at the French Open, earning the No. 1 ranking and leading...

WTA Finals: US Open champ Andreescu faces Halep for 1st time

Oct. 25, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu and Wimbledon winner Simona Halep will meet for the first time at the season-ending WTA Finals at Shenzhen. In the draw on Friday, the fourth-seeded Andreescu will play No. 5 Halep on Monday in the Purple Group. The group includes No. 2 Karolina...

Raines recalls Montreal, roots for Nats; others, maybe not

Oct. 20, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Tim Raines started wearing the tricolor cap as a teen and proudly sported the Montreal Expos logo for years, all the way onto his Hall of Fame plaque. So no wonder who he'll cheer for when his old team — albeit now in Washington — plays in its first World Series, a...

Andy Murray loses to Dominic Thiem at China Open

Oct. 4, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Andy Murray's run at the China Open is over. The former No. 1, who had won consecutive singles matches for the first time since undergoing hip surgery in January, lost to top-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-2, 7-6 (3) Friday in the quarterfinals. Thiem broke the 32-year-old Murray in the first game...