Women's tennis

Serena Williams, of the United States, returns a shot to Elise Mertens, of Belgium, during the Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Toronto. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 07, 2019 - 10:14 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams won her first match since losing the Wimbledon final, beating Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Rogers Cup. The 37-year-old Williams has won the event three times, all in Toronto, and has a 31-4 match record. "I feel like...
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Jessica Pegula , left,greets her dog Maddie during a victory ceremony after defeating Camila Giorgi, of Italy, in a final match at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 04, 2019 - 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jessica Pegula's parents are used to seeing the athletes they root for come up short: Mom and Dad own the NFL's Buffalo Bills and the NHL's Buffalo Sabres. On Sunday, their daughter was the one holding a trophy after winning her first WTA title. Pegula, a 25-year-old American...
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Cori "Coco" Gauff, right, slaps hands with Catherine McNally, left, during a doubles match against Anna Kalinskaya, of Russia, and Miyu Kato, of Japan, in the Citi Open tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
August 03, 2019 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Coco Gauff reached the Citi Open women's doubles final Friday with fellow teenager Caty McNally, who also is into the singles semifinals in her first appearance in the main draw of a WTA tournament. Gauff and McNally routed the third-seeded team of Russian Anna Kalinskaya and Miyu...
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August 02, 2019 - 12:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Teenage qualifier Caty McNally has reached the quarterfinals of the Citi Open. The 17-year-old beat fellow American Christina McHale 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 on Thursday. McNally hadn't won a main draw WTA match until this week. The women's field has opened up after top-seeded Sloane...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2015, file photo, Britain's Andy Murray, right, and his brother Jamie Murray clench fists during their doubles Davis Cup final tennis match against Belgium's Steve Darcis and David Goffin at the Flanders Expo in Ghent, Belgium. Andy Murray will team up with brother Jamie to play doubles at the Citi Open in Washington as he continues his comeback from hip surgery. Murray posted a video on Twitter confirming he will partner with Jamie in the tournament, which starts Saturday, July 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
July 24, 2019 - 10:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray will team up with brother Jamie to play doubles at the Citi Open in Washington as he continues his comeback from hip surgery. Murray posted a video on Twitter confirming he will partner with Jamie in the tournament, which starts Saturday. The former No. 1-ranked singles...
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Two-time Grand Slam champion Li Na smiles while talking to the media at the Sutton East Tennis Club Thursday, July 18, 2019, in New York. Li Na will be inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 20. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
July 19, 2019 - 1:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Li Na remembers first watching a tennis match on TV, drawn to the unforgettable style of one of the players. Andre Agassi had long hair, an earring and wore denim shorts, and made an instant fan in China. "Andre Agassi is my role model," Li said. Li went on to become one herself...
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Winner Romania's Simona Halep and second placed United States' Serena Williams, right, pose with their trophies after the women's singles final match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 15, 2019 - 11:45 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Simona Halep's Wimbledon championship lifted her from No. 7 to No. 4 in the WTA rankings on Monday, while runner-up Serena Williams moved up one spot to No. 9, her best placing since returning to the tour last season after having a baby. Halep beat Williams in Saturday's...
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Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova, right, and Taiwan's Su-Wei Hsieh celebrate defeating Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski and China's Yifan Xu in the women's doubles final match of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
July 14, 2019 - 4:37 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Three days after losing in her first major semifinal in singles, Barbora Strycova won her first major title in doubles. Strycova and Hsieh Su-wei won the women's doubles at Wimbledon on Sunday by beating Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Xu Yifan of China 6-2, 6-4 on Centre...
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Romania's Simona Halep celebrates defeating United States' Serena Williams in the women's singles final match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 13, 2019.(Laurence Griffiths/Pool Photo via AP)
July 14, 2019 - 8:15 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The newest champion at Wimbledon is a big fan of the All England Club's oldest traditions. The tennis whites, the strict rules, even the green grass. And the flowers. Don't forget the thousands of blooming petals dotted around the grounds in the very Wimbledon shades of...
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Romania's Simona Halep hugs United States' Serena Williams after defeating her in the women's singles final match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 13, 2019.(Laurence Griffiths/Pool Photo via AP)
July 13, 2019 - 4:16 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Simona Halep figures her past problems in Grand Slam finals allowed her to come through against Serena Williams at Wimbledon. Halep lost the first three times she appeared in a major final, twice at the French Open and...
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