Latest Billie Jean King News

Young British players boost local hopes at Wimbledon for another homegrown champion

Jul. 03, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The mini-Union Jack flags were flying high as Emma Raducanu closed out a dominant victory on the grass courts of Wimbledon. “You're going all the way Emma!” was the assessment of one fan who broke the silence at No. 1 Court while Raducanu awaited an interview...

Yannick Noah to succeed Bjorn Borg as the captain of Team Europe in the Laver Cup

May. 29, 2024 04:11 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Yannick Noah, the 1983 French Open champion, will become captain of Team Europe in the Laver Cup in 2025, taking over for Bjorn Borg. The event announced Noah's position Wednesday. Last week, Andre Agassi was named captain of Team World, also beginning next year....

Rinaldi, Bryan, Rydberg and Devorss will coach U.S. tennis teams at the Olympics and Paralympics

May. 27, 2024 17:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Billie Jean King Cup captain Kathy Rinaldi and current Davis Cup captain Bob Bryan will coach the U.S. tennis players at the Paris Olympics. Jon Rydberg and John Devorss will coach the country's teams for the sport at the Paralympics. The U.S....

Saudi Arabia is going to sponsor the WTA women's tennis rankings under a new partnership

May. 20, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Saudi Arabia's move into tennis will now include a multiyear deal to sponsor the WTA women's rankings. The WTA released word of its partnership agreement with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) on Monday, a move that follows last month's news that the...

Miniature poodle named Sage wins Westminster Kennel Club dog show

May. 15, 2024 04:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For a last hurrah, it was a Sage decision. A miniature poodle named Sage won the top prize Tuesday night at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, in what veteran handler Kaz Hosaka said would be his final time at the United States' most prestigious canine event....

Today in History: May 13, Pope John Paul II is shot and wounded

May. 13, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 13, the 134th day of 2024. There are 232 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter’s Square by Turkish assailant Mehmet...

Billie Jean King is getting the Breakfast of Champions treatment. She'll appear on a Wheaties box

May. 02, 2024 14:05 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Billie Jean King is a 39-time Grand Slam champion and an equal rights champion — and now she's getting the Breakfast of Champions treatment. The twice-inducted tennis Hall of Famer will appear on a limited-edition box of Wheaties. The cereal maker announced...

Emma Raducanu leads Britain into the Billie Jean King Cup Finals. US, Poland, Japan also advance

Apr. 13, 2024 20:54 PM EDT

LE PORTEL, France (AP) — Emma Raducanu wrapped up Britain's berth in the Billie Jean King Cup Finals by taking the last six points of a 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (1) victory over Diane Parry of France on Saturday for an insurmountable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five-match qualifying round. Poland...