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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...

Giorgi upsets Stephens at Pan Pacific Open

Sep. 19, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Camila Giorgi dropped just three games to upset third-seeded Sloane Stephens 6-0, 6-3 in the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Thursday. The unseeded Italian, who reached the semifinals last year, beat the 2017 U.S. Open champion to set up a quarterfinal match against...

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...

Pavlyuchenkova eases into 2nd round at Pan Pacific Open

Sep. 16, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Former finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova needed less than an hour to beat Dayana Yastremska 6-3, 6-1 on Monday in the first round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open. Pavlyuchenkova, who lost the 2017 final to Caroline Wozniacki, went on a roll early in the second set to win 11 of the first...

Mertens, Sabalenka win US Open women's doubles title

Sep. 8, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka are both focused on their promising singles careers. But if they're going to play doubles, they may as well win a Grand Slam tournament. Mertens and Sabalenka defeated Victoria Azarenka and Ash Barty 7-5, 7-5 on Sunday at Arthur Ashe Stadium to win the U.S....

The Latest: Nadal edges Medvedev at US Open for 19th major

Sep. 8, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Rafael Nadal has edged Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 to win his fourth U.S. Open title and 19th Grand Slam trophy overall. The second-seeded Nadal's victory Sunday moves him within one major championship of...

The Latest: Nadal beats Berrettini to reach US Open final

Sep. 6, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 10:05 p.m. Rafael Nadal moved closer to his fourth U.S. Open title and 19th from all Grand Slam tournaments by pulling away for a 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-1 semifinal victory over 24th-seeded Matteo Berrettini of Italy. Nadal trailed...

Dimitrov's stunning run in New York ends with semifinal loss

Sep. 6, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grigor Dimitrov saved two match points in the third set, a fleeting sign that perhaps the lowest-ranked semifinalist at the U.S. Open since 1991 could somehow scrap to one more set. Then maybe, an astounding comeback. For the Bulgarian who knocked Roger Federer out of Flushing Meadows,...

Andreescu ready to take 6-month streak to US Open final

Sep. 6, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was way back in March, before Bianca Andreescu had ever won a WTA title, when she lost in the semifinals of a tournament in Acapulco, Mexico. That's the last time the Canadian finished a match on the wrong side. Six months and two titles later, that's the way 15th-seeded Andreescu rolls...

The Latest: 19-year-old Canadian Andreescu in US Open final

Sep. 5, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu has reached the final in her U.S. Open debut by beating No. 13 seed Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 7-6 (3), 7-5. The 19-year-old Andreescu is appearing in only her fourth Grand Slam...