Latest Maria Sakkari News

Carlos Alcaraz youngest year-end No. 1 in ATP rankings

Dec. 05, 2022 12:24 PM EST

Teenager Carlos Alcaraz is the youngest year-end No. 1 in the history of the ATP computerized rankings and joins fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal as the first players from the same country to claim the top two spots at the close of a season since Americans Pete Sampras and Michael Chang in 1996. ...

Sabalenka stuns Swiatek, faces Garcia for WTA Finals title

Nov. 07, 2022 02:00 AM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Aryna Sabalenka stood stoically ever so briefly, before crouching for an emphatic fist pump to go with a scream. Yeah, the seventh-ranked woman in the eight-player WTA Finals couldn't hide the emotion, because she knew exactly what she had done. ...

Garcia tops Kasatkina for final spot in semis of WTA Finals

Nov. 06, 2022 08:47 AM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Caroline Garcia spiked a banana on her bench while a first-set lead was slipping away, and Daria Kasatkina later whacked a couple of balls hard into the court with her racket after losing on serve. All that was before a tense third set filled with brilliant...

Winless Pegula tries to see bright side of WTA Finals debut

Nov. 04, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jessica Pegula dropped her head to the table in front of the microphone, smiling while hoping there might be just one victory awaiting the American in her WTA Finals debut. She couldn't even get a consolation prize. The Buffalo native was New...

Jabeur rallies past Pegula, Sakkari wins again at WTA Finals

Nov. 03, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Ons Jabeur wasn't used to the idea of playing so soon after a loss in her WTA Finals debut. Took her a bit to adjust as well. The Tunisian rallied for a three-set victory over Jessica Pegula on Wednesday night, keeping alive the U.S. Open...

Sakkari edges Pegula, Sabalenka beats Jabeur at WTA Finals

Nov. 01, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Maria Sakkari couldn't help but smile a wide smile after taking a pair of tiebreakers to edge Jessica Pegula across more than two hours of big-hitting baseline action in front of a sparse crowd Monday as round-robin singles play began at the WTA Finals. ...

Coco Gauff, Jessica Pegula in sync with tennis, not TikTok

Nov. 01, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula were born a decade apart, which does not matter so much when it comes to playing tennis together but definitely creates a barrier when the subject is TikTok. “We don’t really notice the age difference until certain...

Iga Swiatek is elite of elite at season-ending WTA Finals

Oct. 30, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Iga Swiatek’s body of work in 2022 speaks for itself. She’s been No. 1 in the rankings since April. She owns a tour-leading eight titles, including two at Grand Slam tournaments. She’s collected a year’s-best 64 victories heading into the WTA...

Coco Gauff is 1 of 4 first-timers at WTA Finals; Pegula, too

Oct. 29, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Coco Gauff is hardly an unknown quantity at this point, even though she is still just 18. The Floridian has proven herself by rising steadily through the rankings, up to a career-best No. 4 currently, and progressing steadily through Grand Slam brackets,...

Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff drawn into same group at WTA Finals

Oct. 28, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A season ago, Iga Swiatek only qualified for the WTA Finals with a couple of weeks to spare. She was the fifth of eight players to get into the season-ending event for women’s tennis, a situation she found stressful. What about in 2022? Swiatek was so...