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Former Wimbledon finalist Radwanska retires from tennis

Nov. 14, 2018 2:41 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska announced Wednesday she is retiring from tennis after a 13-year career. The 29-year-old Pole, who reached a career-high ranking of No. 2, says she is "no longer able to train and play the way I used to." Radwanska won 20 WTA titles in her...

Czechs beat defending champion US 3-0 in Fed Cup final

Nov. 11, 2018 5:01 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Six finals, six victories. The Czech Republic kept its perfect record in the Fed Cup finals by capturing the trophy for the sixth time in eight years by defeating defending champion United States. Katerina Siniakova saved two match points before defeating Sofia Kenin 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 in the...

Czechs lead defending champ US 2-0 in Fed Cup final

Nov. 10, 2018 2:21 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Barbora Strycova and Katerina Siniakova won their singles for the Czech Republic to take a commanding 2-0 over the defending champion United States in the Fed Cup final on Saturday. Strycova rallied from a set down to defeat Sofia Kenin 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4. Siniakova stretched the advantage by...

Czech star Safarova retiring after Australian Open

Nov. 10, 2018 12:24 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Former French Open finalist Lucie Safarova will retire after the Australian Open in January due to health concerns and will not play in any tournaments before then. The 31-year-old Safarova announced her decision on Saturday in Prague before the Fed Cup final between the Czech Republic and...

Kenin to open Fed Cup final for US against Strycova

Nov. 9, 2018 10:08 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — America's chances of retaining the Fed Cup this weekend improved on Friday when two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was ruled out of the opening singles for the Czech Republic due to illness. Kvitovsa was the second top-10 player lost to the Czechs, after Karolina Pliskova was ruled out...

Naomi Osaka headed for big money with Japan, global appeal

Nov. 9, 2018 9:20 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka used a powerful forehand and a matching serve to win the U.S. Open against Serena Williams. Off the court — on the marketing front — experts say she could have the same potential as Williams, and maybe more. "It's very, very rare to find a Japanese-born female athlete...

Inexperienced US faces weakened Czechs in Fed Cup final

Nov. 7, 2018 10:48 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — United States captain Kathy Rinaldi has had a winning formula since taking over the Fed Cup team, and she's not expected to change anything in this year's final against the Czech Republic. Under her charge since 2017, the U.S. has won five straight matches, including last year's final against...

Pliskova out of Fed Cup final, Krejcikova in for Czechs

Nov. 3, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — World No. 8 Karolina Pliskova has been ruled out of the Czech Republic team in the Fed Cup final against the defending champion United States next weekend due to calf muscle and wrist injuries. The Czech team says Pliskova was injured last week during the WTA Finals in Singapore, where she...

Ashleigh Barty, Wang Qiang in WTA Elite Trophy final

Nov. 3, 2018 11:05 AM EDT

ZHUHAI, China (AP) — Ashleigh Barty rallied from a set down to beat defending champion Julia Goerges 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the semifinals of the WTA Elite Trophy on Saturday. The Australian faces Wang Qiang, who beat Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-0, in Sunday's final. Barty served one more ace than her opponent...

Garbine Muguruza reaches semifinals at WTA Elite Trophy

Nov. 2, 2018 11:10 AM EDT

ZHUHAI, China (AP) — Garbine Muguruza saved three match points before beating Anastasija Sevastova 6-7 (4), 6-2, 7-6 (1) and advancing to the semifinals of the WTA Elite Trophy on Friday. The Spaniard, a two-time Grand Slam champion, also saved eight of 12 break points against her second-seeded opponent....