Latest Women's tennis News

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...

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...

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....

Nelly Korda has 3-shot lead into Australian Open's 4th round

Feb. 16, 2019 2:47 AM EST

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Nelly Korda made up for an early bogey on the back nine with three consecutive birdies and four on her final six holes to shoot a 5-under 67 Saturday and take a three-stroke lead after three rounds of the LPGA's Women's Australian Open. Korda, tied for third after the second...

Shiffrin 1, Vlhova 1: Slalom to decide queen of ski worlds

Feb. 14, 2019 4:44 PM EST

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin 1, Petra Vlhova 1: Over to the slalom to determine who is the queen of the skiing world championships. Vlhova won the latest episode of what is rapidly emerging as the biggest female rivalry in the sport by capturing gold in the giant slalom on Thursday to become...

Shiffrin, the new face of skiing, cites Osaka as inspiration

Feb. 12, 2019 12:24 PM EST

ARE, Sweden (AP) — During her inexorable rise to someday becoming the most successful Alpine skier in history, Mikaela Shiffrin has been shooting some admiring glances at another young female athlete excelling at her chosen sport. And she, too, is emerging from the shadow of an all-time great. "Somebody...

No. 1 Osaka splits with coach 2 weeks after 2nd major title

Feb. 11, 2019 5:13 PM EST

Naomi Osaka surprisingly split from coach Sascha Bajin, a little more than two weeks after she won the Australian Open for a second consecutive Grand Slam title and moved to No. 1 in the WTA rankings. "Hey everyone, I will no longer be working together with Sascha," Osaka posted on Twitter on Monday. "I thank him...

Romania upsets Czechs in Fed Cup, Australia beats US

Feb. 10, 2019 7:43 PM EST

Romania upset defending champion Czech Republic 3-2 to advance to the semifinals of the Fed Cup on Sunday, along with France, Belarus and Australia. Romania reached the semifinals for the first time after its first victory against the Czechs, who won six titles in the last eight years. Irina-Camelia Begu and...

Cold feat: Vonn's legacy not solely defined by wins, crashes

Feb. 10, 2019 12:53 PM EST

The temperature: absolutely freezing. The time: barely after sunrise. The place: the bottom of a training hill in Vail, Colorado, waiting for Lindsey Vonn to finish a few runs to test her surgically repaired knee just before the 2014 Sochi Games — an Olympics she ended up missing because of that...

Fed Cup: France and Belarus lead 2-0; Czechs and US tied

Feb. 9, 2019 4:28 PM EST

France and Belarus were in command of their Fed Cup first-round ties while 2018 finalists the Czech Republic and the United States were level in their ties on Saturday. Australian Open semifinalist Karolina Pliskova won the first point for the Czechs against Romania after easing past Mihaela Burzanescu 6-1, 6-4...