Tennis

3:51 AM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Fernando Verdasco enjoyed a comfortable start at the Moselle Open with a straight sets victory over Steve Darcis. The No. 5 seed only needed 69 minutes to secure a 6-2, 6-2 win over the Belgian to reach the second round of the tournament. The
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1:34 PM ET Associated Press ZHENGZHOU, China — Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova overcame rain delays and an early deficit to beat Petra Martic 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the Zhengzhou Open on Sunday. Rain halted play in the first set after seventh-seeded Martic went 2-0 ahead. When play resumed, Pliskova won the next three games
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2:59 AM ET Associated Press HIROSHIMA, Japan — Nao Hibino beat compatriot Misaki Doi 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Japan Women’s Open. In the first all-Japanese WTA final in 22 years, Doi made the better start and twice broke Hibino’s serve in the first set. But Hibino ran off nine straight games to
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11:39 AM ET Associated Press SYDNEY — The ATP says all top 10-ranked players, including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, have committed to play in the inaugural ATP Cup in Australia in January. The organization said Saturday that the top 18-ranked countries and Australia, as the host-country wild card, will be among the
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3:43 AM ET Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has sacked her second coach in seven months, splitting with Jermaine Jenkins in the wake of her disappointing US Open title defence. Jenkins, a long-time hitting partner of Venus Williams, replaced Sascha Bajin in February, weeks after Osaka’s Australian Open triumph. “I’m super grateful for the
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11:12 PM ET Associated Press HONG KONG — Local organizers and the Women’s Tennis Association say the Hong Kong Open has been postponed indefinitely due to widespread protests in recent months. It was scheduled to be played Oct. 5-13 on outdoor hard courts at Victoria Park. In a statement Friday, tournament organizers said it would
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12:30 PM ET ESPN News Services Two-time major champion Simona Halep says she is reuniting with coach Darren Cahill after a year apart. Halep said in a video posted Thursday on Twitter that “Darren will be back by my side next season” and that she “can’t wait to finish what we started.” Even though you’ve
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8:51 AM ET ESPN News Services Four-time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters is planning another comeback. A mother of three, the Belgian who retired after the 2012 US Open wants a new challenge, she told the WTA in an interview on its website Thursday. She plans to compete on the professional tour again in 2020.
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12:45 AM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Talk about a quick recovery. Only three days after her shocking loss in the U.S. Open final, Serena Williams went from the court to the runway to present the latest collection of her fashion label, S by Serena Williams. And she brought her baby daughter along for
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5:03 PM ET Associated Press JOHANNESBURG — Two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson will take the rest of the 2019 season off as he continues to recover from a right knee injury, he said Tuesday on social media. The hard-serving South African hasn’t played in a tournament since losing in the third round of Wimbledon
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6:57 AM ET Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England — The chief executive of Wimbledon says he will step down after eight years in the role. Richard Lewis will leave after next year’s grass-court Grand Slam event at the All England Club. The departure of Lewis, who joined as CEO in 2012, coincides with the handover of
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5:50 AM ET Associated Press Brazilian player Diego Matos was banned for life from professional tennis Monday after being found guilty of match-fixing. Matos, 31, was also fined $125,000 and ordered to repay illicit winnings of $12,000 by the Tennis Integrity Unit. The TIU said he contrived the outcome of 10 matches in 2018 at
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Sep 10, 2019 ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print US Open mixed doubles champion Bethanie Mattek-Sands and former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki have enrolled at the Harvard Business School. Matteck-Sands, 34, announced via Twitter on Monday that she had enrolled at the Harvard Business School, just days after successfully defending her US
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11:06 AM ET Australia’s Ashleigh Barty has reclaimed her world No. 1 status in the WTA rankings less than a month after losing it, while US Open champion Bianca Andreescu moved up to a career-high fifth after her maiden Grand Slam win in New York. Andreescu beat Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 in Saturday’s final to
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