Latest Kiki Bertens News

Top 10 players Bertens, Sabalenka lose at Volvo Car Open

Apr. 4, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Defending champion Kiki Bertens and third-seeded Aryna Sabalenka, both among the top 10 players in the world, lost Thursday at the Volvo Car Open. Top-seeded American Sloane Stephens, ranked eighth in the world, needed three sets to advance over 14th-seeded Ajla Tomljanovic of...

Top-seeded American Stephens moves on in Volvo Car Open

Apr. 2, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Top-seeded American Sloane Stephens outlasted Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) to advance Tuesday at the WTA's Volvo Car Open. Stephens, the 2017 U.S. Open champion, needed almost 2 hours, 40 minutes to put away Tormo in the season's first clay-court tournament. The 2016...

Federer finishes with flurry of aces in 3rd round at Miami

Mar. 25, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer knew he had things going his way at the Miami Open when he hit three shots off his frame during a wild 17-stroke exchange and still won the point because Filip Krajinovic dumped a half volley into the net. Krajinovic quickly grabbed the ball and flipped it over the...

Bad day for No. 1s: Djokovic, Osaka upset at Indian Wells

Mar. 13, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — It was a tough day for seeded players at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, with Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka, the world's top-ranked players, ushered out in the desert. Djokovic and Philipp Kohlschreiber resumed their third-round match that was suspended because of rain a night...

Ailing Serena out at Indian Wells, Federer, Nadal move on

Mar. 10, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams' return to tennis after a five-week break ended early with her retiring from the BNP Paribas Open because of a viral illness Sunday. Williams raced to a 3-0 lead over two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza in their third-round match before dropping six straight...

Serena tops Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-3 at Indian Wells

Mar. 9, 2019 11:28 AM EST

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams met Victoria Azarenka in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open, but it seemed more like a final. Each a two-time winner at the event, Williams edged her friend and rival 7-5, 6-3 on Friday night in a display of fierce forehands and shot-making. Both returned...

No. 1 Naomi Osaka loses 1st match since splitting from coach

Feb. 19, 2019 3:45 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Naomi Osaka lost her first match since moving up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings — and first since splitting from her coach. The two-time major champion had trouble with her serve and was beaten 6-3, 6-3 by 67th-ranked Kristina Mladenovic at the Dubai Championships in...