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American Sofia Kenin wins Guangzhou WTA title over Stosur

Sep. 21, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

American Sofia Kenin beat former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Guangzhou International on Saturday for her third WTA singles title of the year. Kenin won her first singles title of 2019 on the hardcourts of Hobart, Australia in January, and added her second on grass in...

Kerber through to Pan Pacific Open semifinals

Sep. 20, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Fourth-seeded Angelique Kerber advanced to the semifinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Friday after Madison Keys retired injured in the deciding set. Kerber led 6-4, 4-6, 2-1 when the fifth-seeded Keys retired. "It was a really good match in the first two sets, and this is never the...

Osaka reaches quarterfinals at Pan Pacific Open

Sep. 18, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Top-seeded Naomi Osaka reached the quarterfinals at the Pan Pacific Open by beating qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday. Osaka, who was broken twice early in the match, is looking to win her first title in her hometown after finishing runner-up in 2016 and 2018. She will...

Angelique Kerber loses in 3 sets at Zhengzhou Open

Sep. 10, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

ZHENGZHOU, China (AP) — Three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber lost in the opening round of the Zhengzhou Open on Tuesday, falling to Alison Riske of the United States 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (6). Unseeded Kristina Mladenovic advanced, beating local wildcard Ying-Ying Duan 6-2, 6-3. Mladenovic finished with...

Kenin opens WTA's Asian swing with win over Paquet

Sep. 9, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

ZHENGZHOU, China (AP) — Sixth-seeded Sofia Kenin started the WTA's Asian swing with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Chloe Paquet at the inaugural Zhengzhou Open on Monday. The 20-year-old American rallied from a break down in the second set to clinch the first-round win and advance to a possible match against another...

Serena Williams again comes up short in Grand Slam final

Sep. 7, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe someday, in the distant future, Serena Williams will look back and be proud of herself for making it to the final at four of the first seven Grand Slam tournaments she played in after having a baby. Not right now, though. On Saturday night, Williams, as fierce a competitor as tennis...

Serena Williams faces 19-year-old Andreescu in US Open final

Sep. 6, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Getting to Grand Slam finals has not been the hard part for Serena Williams since returning to tennis after having a baby. It's what comes next that's been the problem. Despite repeated injuries, despite a lack of proper preparation, Williams keeps putting herself in position to earn a 24th...

1 more for 24: Serena to face 19-year-old in US Open final

Sep. 6, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — By no means was Serena Williams perfect at the start of her U.S. Open semifinal. She faced three break points in the opening game and managed to pull it out. She trailed 40-love in the second, then came through again. Another trio of break points arrived later in that initial set. Once...

Coco's comeback: Gauff erases deficits to win US Open debut

Aug. 28, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Here's how new all of this is to Coco Gauff: She didn't quite realize she only has to play every other day at the U.S. Open. "I'm still used to playing juniors," the American said with a chuckle, "so I forgot about the day off." She's still just 15. She's competing in just her second Grand...

The Latest: Kyrgios calls ATP "corrupt" for $100K fine

Aug. 28, 2019 2:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 1:50 a.m. Nick Kyrgios says the ATP is "corrupt" for fining him more than $100,000 this month for his behavior during a match. Asked if that recent punishment from the men's tour — only the latest in a long series that...