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Tennis stars Sabalenka and Jabeur rule out Paris Olympics to avoid risking health

Jun. 17, 2024 18:07 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka and two-time Wimbledon finalist Ons Jabeur ruled themselves out of the Olympic Games in Paris on Monday. Both top-10 players said they didn't want to switch from grass at Wimbledon back to clay at Roland Garros for the Olympic...

Mirra Andreeva reaches the French Open semifinals at age 17, and will face Jasmine Paolini, 28

Jun. 05, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With the insouciance of a 17-year-old having the time of her life in Paris, Mirra Andreeva says she and her coach work out a game plan before a tennis match — and then she forgets all about that, preferring to just wing it. Seems to be working out fine so far: The...

Sabalenka and Rybakina reach French Open fourth round while Medvedev and Zverev also advance

Jun. 01, 2024 21:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Grand Slam winners Elena Rybakina and Aryna Sabalenka reached the fourth round of the French Open in straight sets on Saturday. Former Wimbledon champion Rybakina, seeded fourth, beat Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-4, 6-2. Two-time Australian Open champion Sabalenka,...

Novak Djokovic begins his bid for a 25th Grand Slam title with a first-round French Open win

May. 28, 2024 18:05 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Ignore the straight-set score: Novak Djokovic was not quite at his impervious best in the first round of the French Open on Tuesday night, and his 6-4, 7-6 (3), 6-4 win over Pierre-Hugues Herbert was not enough to alter the defending champion's “low expectations” at this...

French Open: Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka and Coco Gauff are among the women to watch in 2024

May. 23, 2024 12:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Here are some of the women to watch at the French Open, which starts at Roland Garros on Sunday: Iga Swiatek Seeding: 1 Career-Best Ranking: 1 Country: Poland Age: 22 (Turns 23 on May 31) 2024...

Swiatek saves 3 match points to beat Sabalenka in Madrid Open final

May. 04, 2024 18:01 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Iga Swiatek avenged her loss in last year's final to Aryna Sabalenka and won the Madrid Open on Saturday after a third-set tiebreaker. The top-ranked Swiatek beat No. 2 Sabalenka 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7) for her third title of the season. The 22-year-old Polish player became...

Swiatek returns to Madrid Open final by beating Keys. Medvedev retires in quarterfinal with injury

May. 02, 2024 20:00 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Iga Swiatek cruised to a straight-sets semifinal win over Madison Keys on Thursday to reach the Madrid Open final and a rematch against No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka. Top-ranked Swiatek beat No. 20 Keys 6-1, 6-3 and will next face the defending champion Sabalenka, who...

Alcaraz loses to Rublev in Madrid Open quarterfinals. Sinner withdraws with hip injury

May. 01, 2024 17:56 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Carlos Alcaraz's bid to win a third straight Madrid Open title ended with a three-set loss to Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. The second-seeded Spaniard got off to a good start but then was outplayed by the seventh-seeded Rublev, losing 4-6, 6-3, 6-2...

Saudi Arabia will host the women's tennis WTA Finals for the next three years

Apr. 04, 2024 08:17 AM EDT

Saudi Arabia will host the WTA Finals as part of a three-year deal announced Thursday by the women’s professional tennis tour that will increase the prize money for this November’s season-ending championship to a record $15.25 million, a 70% increase from 2023. The event for the...

Katie Volynets wins the longest women's tennis match of the year at the Charleston Open

Apr. 01, 2024 21:22 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Katie Volynets barely got past Arantxa Rus 6-2, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (6) at the Charleston Open on Monday in 3 hours, 43 minutes, making it the longest match of the year on the WTA Tour. Volynets is a 22-year-old from California who is currently ranked 110th and...