Women's tennis

United States' Sofia Kenin carries the flag around the arena after winning a tie breaker against Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky, after their playoff-round Fed Cup tennis match, Sunday, April 21, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
April 22, 2019 - 8:42 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens won matches to give the United States a 3-1 victory over Switzerland on Sunday in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. Kenin, a late replacement for Madison Keys, beat Timea Bacsinszky 6-3, 7-6 (4) to wrap up the match at Freeman Coliseum. The Americans...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, reacts after defeating John Isner in the singles final of the Miami Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 31, 2019 - 3:57 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Orange streamers rained down while Roger Federer held another championship trophy aloft, his familiar grin as wide as ever. For the ageless Federer, winning never gets old. Now 37, Federer became tennis' first repeat champion of 2019 when he won his 101st career title...
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Ashleigh Barty, of Australia, poses with the trophy after defeating Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, in the singles final of the Miami Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Barty won 7-6 (1), 6-3. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 30, 2019 - 6:25 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Amid the unpredictable swirl of this year's tennis results, with 33 different champions in 33 tournaments, Ashleigh Barty provides a change of pace. The crafty 5-foot-5 Australian mixes backhand slices and drop shots with a deceptively strong serve and a knack for...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns to Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, during a quarterfinal in the Miami Open tennis tournament Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)
March 29, 2019 - 8:42 am
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ashleigh Barty waited six hours to get her spot in the Miami Open women's final. Denis Shapovalov needed to pull off yet another comeback to earn his berth into the semifinals. Roger Federer, meanwhile, made winning seem relatively easy. And Simona Halep's chance to...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, warms up for his match against Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
March 27, 2019 - 10:34 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer will face a hectic few days if he's going to win another Miami Open. He's off to a good start. Federer is through to the quarterfinals, having little trouble on the way to a 6-4, 6-2 victory over 13th-seeded Daniil Medvedev on Wednesday — needing only 61...
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Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, returns a volley to Caroline Garcia, of France, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 25, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
March 27, 2019 - 12:39 am
PRAGUE (AP) — A man who stabbed two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in her home was sentenced to eight years in prison on Tuesday. Radim Zondra, 33, was convicted of causing Kvitova serious bodily harm by a regional court in Brno. The state prosecutor requested 12 years for Zondra, who...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns to Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. John (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 27, 2019 - 12:35 am
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Novak Djokovic has had a rough couple of weeks on the court. The top-seeded Djokovic was upset by Roberto Bautista Agut 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the fourth round of the Miami Open Tuesday. He also made an early exit from Indian Wells earlier in the month. Djokovic was looking to...
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Bianca Andreescu, left, of Canada, receives medical treatment from Lisa Pataky, of the WTA, during her match against Anett Kontaveit, of Estonia, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 25, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Andreescu retired from the match. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 25, 2019 - 3:36 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Indian Wells champion Bianca Andreescu retired from her fourth-round match at the Miami Open while trailing Anett Kontaveit 6-1, 2-0 Monday. Andreescu called a medical timeout after the first set to receive treatment on her right shoulder. She received similar treatment...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, kneels on the court during her match against Hsieh Su-Wei, of Taiwan, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 23, 2019 - 10:21 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The new site for the Miami Open suddenly is missing a lot of star power. Serena Williams withdrew Saturday, blaming a previously undisclosed left knee injury. Less than two hours later, top-ranked Naomi Osaka lost in the third round to tour veteran Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan...
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Serena Williams reacts as a ball hit by Rebecca Peterson, of Sweden, is out of bounds during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 22, 2019 - 8:32 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Facing the setting sun, Serena Williams tried to shield her eyes with her left hand as she hit a shot, lost the point and then waved in frustration at the bothersome glare. Later, after a seesaw victory in her first match at the Miami Open's new site, she was able to joke...
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