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Cowboy Up: Garcia wins WTA Finals over Sabalenka in Texas

Nov. 08, 2022 00:57 AM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Caroline Garcia plopped on a cowboy hat to go with the trophy she was holding after telling fans she had enjoyed her first trip to Texas. There was plenty for the Frenchwoman to like in Cowtown. Garcia took a tight first set and went on to a...

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...

Swiatek, Jabeur, Pegula, Gauff headline WTA Finals field

Oct. 28, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A look at the eight women who are in the singles field for the season-ending WTA Finals, which begin Monday: ___ IGA SWIATEK Ranked: 1 Country: Poland Age: 21 ...

Pegula, Gauff 1st 2 US women in Top 4 since Serena, Venus

Oct. 24, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff are the first pair of U.S. women both in the top four spots of the WTA rankings since sisters Serena and Venus Williams were up there a dozen years ago. Pegula rose two places to a career-best No. 3 on Monday, a day after winning the biggest title of her...

Simona Halep, 2-time major champ, gets provisional drug ban

Oct. 21, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep was provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Integrity Agency after failing a drug test during the U.S. Open in August. The ITIA announced the punishment Friday for Halep, a former No. 1 player who is currently No. 9 in the WTA...

Gauff defeats Montgomery in rain-delayed match in San Diego

Oct. 12, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sixth-seeded Coco Gauff turned back an inspired effort from 294th-ranked Robin Montgomery, 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday in the resumption of a match that was postponed due to rain a night earlier in the San Diego Open WTA 500. Gauff, who earlier this year reached her...

Analysis: Think of Federer's Laver Cup as an All-Star affair

Sep. 25, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer is, by his own admission, a jokester. A couple of his Laver Cup teammates would agree. Stefanos Tsitsipas, the 2021 French Open runner-up, described the 20-time Grand Slam champion as “goofy and giggling” in the locker room during the three-day...

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic set new bar for next generations

Sep. 24, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Here is one way to look at what Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and the now-retired Roger Federer accomplished: The group known as the Big Three of men’s tennis accumulated so many Grand Slam titles — 63 in all — that it seems unlikely anyone will reach the standards they set. ...

Roger Federer retires after teaming with Nadal in last match

Sep. 23, 2022 21:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — This day, this match, had to come, of course, for Roger Federer, and for tennis, just as it inevitably must for every athlete in every sport. Federer bid adieu Friday night with one last contest before he heads into retirement at age 41 after a superlative career that...

Federer to AP: Tennis will withstand big-name retirements

Sep. 22, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer was paying attention right along with everybody else when Serena Williams played what is expected to be her last match three weeks ago at the U.S. Open. “Not surprised. Just very similar to me, in many ways. We were expecting it to come at some...