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Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick rule at pre-Grammy gala hosted by Clive Davis

Feb. 04, 2024 12:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The night began with a rare sight: tennis champion Serena Williams was flustered. “I'm a little nervous... I can't breathe,” she said through an exasperated smile. “I'm usually really good at this.” The overwhelming task was not opening the famed Clive...

Zheng Qinwen gives China an Australian Open finalist a decade after Li Na. Aryna Sabalenka awaits

Jan. 25, 2024 17:26 PM EST

Zheng Qinwen earned a spot in her first championship match at any Grand Slam tournament — she'll face Aryna Sabalenka for the Australian Open title on Saturday — by winning a semifinal at Melbourne Park that came 10 years to the day after another Chinese woman, Li Na, claimed the trophy there....

Defending champion Sabalenka beats Coco Gauff, will meet Zheng in Australian Open final

Jan. 25, 2024 10:26 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Aryna Sabalenka avenged a U.S. Open final loss to Coco Gauff and will defend her Australian Open title as the overwhelming favorite against first-time finalist Zheng Qinwen. Sabalenka attacked Gauff’s serve with her powerful returns and unloaded 33...

Australian Open: Swiatek, Sabalenka, Gauff and Osaka are among the women to watch in 2024

Jan. 11, 2024 09:50 AM EST

Here are some of the women to watch at the Australian Open, which is scheduled to start at Melbourne Park on Sunday morning (Saturday night ET): IGA SWIATEK Seeding: 1 Career-Best Ranking: 1 Country: Poland ...

Australian Open 2024: How well do you know Grand Slam tennis? Try the AP’s quiz

Jan. 10, 2024 04:04 AM EST

How well do you know the Australian Open, which begins at Melbourne Park on Sunday morning (Saturday night ET)? Try this AP quiz: 1st Round: Sunday Start The 2024 Australian Open will start on a Sunday — instead of a Monday — and is now a 15-day tournament. In what...

A new league for a new mom as Kendall Coyne Schofield relishes her return to hockey with PWHL launch

Dec. 28, 2023 07:21 AM EST

Years from now, once her six-month-old son is mature enough to appreciate his upbringing, Kendall Coyne Schofield looks forward to sharing pictures and video of road trips the two will have enjoyed together during the Professional Women’s Hockey League’s inaugural season. Coyne...

Iga Swiatek is the first woman since Serena Williams to win WTA Player of the Year twice in a row

Dec. 11, 2023 14:35 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Iga Swiatek’s second consecutive season-ending No. 1 ranking helped her collect a second consecutive WTA Player of the Year award on Monday, making her the first woman since Serena Williams to claim that honor twice in a row. Williams, who retired last...