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Tomic fined for not meeting 'professional standards' in loss

Jul. 4, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic was fined his full prize money of 45,000 pounds ($56,500) at Wimbledon on Thursday for not meeting "the required professional standards" in his first-round loss. Tomic, a quarterfinalist in 2011, lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 on...

US player Anna Tatishvili appeals $50,000 French Open fine

Jun. 21, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — American tennis player Anna Tatishvili has appealed her fine of about $50,000 for what the Grand Slam Board ruled was a violation of its first-round performance rule at the French Open last month. Tatishvili was docked a first-round loser's full prize money after losing to 29th-seeded Maria...

Top-ranked Osaka gets 1st-round win in Birmingham on grass

Jun. 18, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — A day after saying she was "not really that comfortable" playing on grass, top-ranked Naomi Osaka needed three sets to get past her first-round opponent at the Birmingham Classic on Tuesday. Osaka lost the second set to Maria Sakkari of Greece before recovering to win 6-1, 4-6,...

Konta makes seamless transition from clay to grass

Jun. 17, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Johanna Konta made a seamless transition from clay to grass on Monday, beating Anett Kontaveit 6-4, 6-2 at the Nature Valley Classic in her first match since the French Open semifinals. Konta is only ranked two places higher than No. 20 Kontaveit, but played at a high level...

Playing on 2 surfaces, Vekic reaches Nottingham semis

Jun. 14, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Former champion Donna Vekic finally got to play on grass at the Nottingham Open on Friday but had to overcome multiple rain delays and another switch indoors before reaching the semifinals. The second-seeded Vekic defeated Kristina Mladenovic 7-5, 6-4 in a match played on two...

Vekic eases into Nottingham Open quarterfinals

Jun. 13, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Former champion Donna Vekic eased past Chloe Paquet 6-1, 6-2 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Nottingham Open, which played its matches indoors for the second straight day. The second-seeded Vekic, who won the tournament in 2017, wrapped up the win in just 54 minutes....

Vekic advances at rain-ravaged Nottingham Open

Jun. 12, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Former champion Donna Vekic defeated Dalila Jakupovic of Slovenia 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-0 on Wednesday as the Nottingham Open finally got underway after two days were completely washed out by rain. The players attempted their warm-up outdoors during a brief break in the rain at the...