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Zidansek wins opening match of Palermo Open's return

Jul. 22, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Fourth-seeded Tamara Zidansek beat Lara Arruabarrena 6-2, 6-3 in Monday's opening match of the Palermo Ladies Open, which is marking its return after a five-year absence. The clay-court event was previously on the WTA calendar from 1990-2013. The 56th-ranked Zidansek saved 10 of the...

Chardy beats Paire in all-French battle in Hamburg

Jul. 22, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Jeremy Chardy needed five match points to beat fellow Frenchman Benoit Paire and reach the second round of the Hamburg European Open on Monday. Chardy finally converted match point to win 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-3 against Paire, who at 28th in the world is ranked 49 places higher. The...

3-time Grand Slam doubles winner Peter McNamara dies at 64

Jul. 21, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Peter McNamara, who won three Grand Slam doubles titles with fellow Australian Paul McNamee and reached a career-high No. 7 in singles, has died. He was 64. His death at his home in Germany from prostate cancer was confirmed by David Law, a family friend and tennis commentator,...

Isner wins Hall of Fame tourney on Newport's hot grass

Jul. 21, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — John Isner lumbered toward the net and didn't get to see his match-ending forehand winner down the line as he fell forward onto the extremely hot grass court. The top seed used his blistering serve and a good passing shot after his opponent's unconventional serve on match point to...

Ferro beats club teammate Cornet to win Lausanne final

Jul. 21, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Fiona Ferro beat her friend and French club teammate Alizé Cornet 6-1, 2-6, 6-1 in the Ladies Open Lausanne final on Sunday to win her first WTA singles title. The 98th-ranked Ferro plays for the same club in Nice as No. 48 Cornet, who described her as "like my little...

Li Na sets new mark: first Asian-born player in Tennis Hall

Jul. 21, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Li Na has broken new ground at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The 37-year-old former Chinese star on Saturday became the first Asian-born player to be inducted. She was enshrined along with Mary Pierce of France and Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov during a lengthy on-court ceremony...

Isner advances to final on Newport's hot grass courts

Jul. 20, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Top-seeded John Isner overcame extremely hot conditions and a first-set tiebreaker loss to beat fourth-seeded Ugo Humbert of France 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Saturday and advance to the Hall of Fame Open final. The 34-year-old American will face Alexander Bublik, a 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4...

US tennis player Tatishvili wins appeal of French Open fine

Jul. 19, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. tennis player Anna Tatishvili will be awarded her French Open prize money. The Grand Slam Board reversed its decision to fine her under its first-round performance rule. Tatishvili lost to 29th-seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece 6-0, 6-1 in Paris. Her earnings of about $50,000 were docked...

Li Na's tennis journey to stretch from China to Hall of Fame

Jul. 19, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Li Na remembers first watching a tennis match on TV, drawn to the unforgettable style of one of the players. Andre Agassi had long hair, an earring and wore denim shorts, and made an instant fan in China. "Andre Agassi is my role model," Li said. Li went on to become one herself. The first...

US Open purse to surpass $57 million, richest in tennis

Jul. 18, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Open total purse this year is more than $57 million, the richest in tennis history. The men's and women's singles champion will each receive $3.85 million, and the men's and women's doubles champion teams will get $740,000. Those are both the highest payouts in U.S. Open history....