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Serena Williams back in top 10 after giving birth

Feb. 18, 2019 9:53 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams has returned to the top 10 in the tennis rankings for the first time since taking a break to have her first child. Williams dropped as low as 491st upon her return to competition in March 2018 but is up to No. 10 after reaching two Grand Slam finals since, losing to Angelique...

Opelka wins New York Open for first ATP Tour title

Feb. 17, 2019 9:57 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Reilly Opelka had climbed out of trouble all week, though this time his big serve alone couldn't save him. Technology did first. Moments after an electronic review overturned what appeared to give his opponent a match point, Opelka pounded his 43rd ace to win his first ATP Tour title...

Wawrinka loses his 1st final since comeback from knee injury

Feb. 17, 2019 2:59 PM EST

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka's rebuilt knee couldn't quite carry him to the title in Rotterdam on Sunday. Wawrinka lost his first final since his comeback a year ago from left knee surgeries, succumbing 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to Gael Monfils of France at the ABN AMRO World...

Cecchinato beats Schwartzman in Argentina Open final

Feb. 17, 2019 1:56 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Third-seeded Marco Cecchinato of Italy won the Argentina Open final on Sunday, taking his third career title and disappointing home crowd favorite Diego Schwartzman. The 26-year-old Cecchinato easily beat fourth-seeded Schwartzman 6-1, 6-2 on the outdoor clay. Schwartzman had...

Wawrinka loses his 1st final since comeback from knee injury

Feb. 17, 2019 11:57 AM EST

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka has lost his first final since his comeback a year ago from left knee surgeries. Gael Monfils of France beat the unseeded Swiss 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 Sunday at the ABN AMRO World Tournament to win his eighth career title. The final was...

Nelly Korda clinches genuine family Grand Slam in Australia

Feb. 17, 2019 3:21 AM EST

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Nelly Korda added to her family's impressive sports pedigree Down Under with a win Sunday in the Women's Australian Open. Korda led by three strokes after the third round, increased it to four with a tap-in birdie on the 10th and added a 25-foot birdie on the 11th to make it a...

Opelka edges top-seeded Isner to reach New York Open final

Feb. 17, 2019 12:41 AM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Reilly Opelka edged top-seeded John Isner the same way he knocked his fellow American out of the Australian Open, winning a match full of tiebreakers Saturday night in a New York Open semifinal that set a record for combined aces in a three-set match. Opelka fought off six match...

Schwartzman overcomes Thiem to reach Buenos Aires final

Feb. 16, 2019 5:26 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Home crowd favorite Diego Schwartzman saved a match point to knock out defending champion Dominic Thiem and reach the Argentina Open final on Saturday. Schwartzman, down 4-2 in the second and third sets, saved the match point at 6-5 in the third with a forehand winner,...

Wawrinka reaches first final in nearly 2 years in Rotterdam

Feb. 16, 2019 4:46 PM EST

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka reached his first final on Saturday since his comeback a year ago from left knee surgeries. The unseeded Wawrinka beat top-seeded Kei Nishikori 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in the ABN AMRO World Tournament semifinals to face Gael Monfils for the title...

Mertens upsets Halep in Qatar Open final for biggest title

Feb. 16, 2019 1:58 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Unseeded Elise Mertens came from a set and a break down to beat recent No. 1 Simona Halep 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the Qatar Open final and capture the biggest title of her career on Saturday. Halep led 6-3, 2-0, then lost a service game for a third time to see the second set back on serve....