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Unseeded Karolina Muchova to face No. 1 Iga Swiatek in French Open women's final

Jun. 08, 2023 16:55 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — As it is, Karolina Muchova was the unseeded, unexpected participant in the French Open semifinals. And then, dealing with cramping legs nearly three hours into the match, she was just one point from losing to No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka, who entered Thursday with a 12-0...

Coco Gauff is 0-7 against No. 1 Iga Swiatek after losing to her in the French Open quarterfinals

Jun. 07, 2023 17:26 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — This felt like a game Coco Gauff simply needed to claim if she intended to finally win a set, let alone a match, against No. 1 Iga Swiatek. With shouts of “Go, Coco!” and “Allez, Coco!” emanating from the Court Philippe Chatrier stands, Gauff frittered away two...

Novak Djokovic perfect in key tiebreaker at French Open and faces No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz next

Jun. 06, 2023 18:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic, in his words, felt “quite sluggish, quite slow” for nearly two full sets against Karen Khachanov in the the French Open quarterfinals Tuesday. Afterward, Djokovic called it his worst stretch of the tournament, a fair assessment. He dropped the...

Ukraine's Kostyuk booed at French Open after no handshake with Belarus' Sabalenka because of war

May. 28, 2023 15:09 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Unable to sleep the night before her first-round match at the French Open against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, the Grand Slam tournament's No. 2 seed, Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine checked her phone at 5 a.m. Sunday and saw disturbing news back home in Kyiv. At least one...

Djokovic can return to US Open; vaccine mandate ends May 11

May. 02, 2023 11:41 AM EDT

Novak Djokovic can return to the U.S. Open this year after missing the tournament in 2022, because the federal government's COVID-19 vaccination mandate for foreign air travelers ends next week. “Novak Djokovic is a great champion, a fan favorite, and now that the federal...

Djokovic to miss Madrid Open along with Nadal

Apr. 22, 2023 09:18 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic will miss the Madrid Open, apparently due to a fitness issue, the Spanish event said Saturday. The Madrid Open said on Twitter: “Wishing you a speedy recovery, we hope to see you back on court as soon as possible, Nole.” ...

Keys beats Navarro at Charleston Open; Kenin finishes win

Apr. 04, 2023 23:08 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Madison Keys grabbed an early lead and breezed into the second round of the Charleston Open with a 6-4, 6-3 victory Tuesday over wild-card entry Emma Navarro, the 2021 NCAA singles champion whose father owns the green-clay tournament. With the temperature...

Nadal, Alcaraz pull out of clay-court Monte Carlo Masters

Apr. 04, 2023 07:40 AM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Rafael Nadal pulled out of the clay-court Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday, saying he is not yet able to compete at the highest level. The 22-time Grand Slam champion has been sidelined with a left hip flexor injury since the Australian Open. The Monte Carlo Masters...

Alcaraz turns away Fritz in Miami; Rybakina to women's final

Mar. 31, 2023 00:02 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The hopes of American men’s tennis rest largely on the talented rackets of Taylor Fritz and Tommy Paul. But a Spanish roadblock named Carlos Alcaraz is in the way – never more illustrated by the last few days at the Miami Open. Two days...

Elena Rybakina hits 10 aces in Miami for 12th straight win

Mar. 29, 2023 02:05 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Reigning Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina extended her winning streak to 12 matches by delivering 10 aces — her fourth consecutive outing with at least that many — in a 6-3, 6-0 victory over 25th-seeded Martina Trevisan on Tuesday in the Miami Open quarterfinals. ...