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Nick Bollettieri, coach to many tennis stars, dead at age 91

Dec. 05, 2022 13:56 PM EST

Nick Bollettieri, the Hall of Fame tennis coach who worked with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Andre Agassi and Monica Seles, and founded an academy that revolutionized the development of young athletes, has died. He was 91. Bollettieri died Sunday night at home in...

Sabalenka stuns Swiatek, faces Garcia for WTA Finals title

Nov. 07, 2022 02:00 AM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Aryna Sabalenka stood stoically ever so briefly, before crouching for an emphatic fist pump to go with a scream. Yeah, the seventh-ranked woman in the eight-player WTA Finals couldn't hide the emotion, because she knew exactly what she had done. ...

Coco Gauff, Jessica Pegula in sync with tennis, not TikTok

Nov. 01, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula were born a decade apart, which does not matter so much when it comes to playing tennis together but definitely creates a barrier when the subject is TikTok. “We don’t really notice the age difference until certain...

Coco Gauff is 1 of 4 first-timers at WTA Finals; Pegula, too

Oct. 29, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Coco Gauff is hardly an unknown quantity at this point, even though she is still just 18. The Floridian has proven herself by rising steadily through the rankings, up to a career-best No. 4 currently, and progressing steadily through Grand Slam brackets,...

Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff drawn into same group at WTA Finals

Oct. 28, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A season ago, Iga Swiatek only qualified for the WTA Finals with a couple of weeks to spare. She was the fifth of eight players to get into the season-ending event for women’s tennis, a situation she found stressful. What about in 2022? Swiatek was so...

Swiatek, Jabeur, Pegula, Gauff headline WTA Finals field

Oct. 28, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A look at the eight women who are in the singles field for the season-ending WTA Finals, which begin Monday: ___ IGA SWIATEK Ranked: 1 Country: Poland Age: 21 ...

Pegula, Gauff 1st 2 US women in Top 4 since Serena, Venus

Oct. 24, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff are the first pair of U.S. women both in the top four spots of the WTA rankings since sisters Serena and Venus Williams were up there a dozen years ago. Pegula rose two places to a career-best No. 3 on Monday, a day after winning the biggest title of her...