11:19 AM ET John Isner was defeated in the semifinals of the Stockholm Open as No. 1 seed Ernests Gulbis fought back from a set down to win 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. Isner won the opening five games of the match as he secured the opening set 6-1, but was pegged back as Gulbis broke his
9:29 PM ET John Isner is into the semifinals of the Stockholm Open after defeating compatriot Tennys Sandgren in Sweden. In the all-American contest, No. 1 seed Isner came out on top in a game of tiebreakers, 7-6 (8), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2), and will now face Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis on Saturday. Gulbis was
5:46 PM ET Top seed Julia Goerges is into the final of the Luxembourg Open after she overcame Eugenie Bouchard at the Kockelscheuer Sport Centre. The German world No. 9 — bidding for her fourth WTA Tour win in the last 12 months — defeated her Canadian opponent 6-7(3), 7-5, 6-1 to end Bouchard’s fine
10:31 AM ET Associated Press SINGAPORE — US Open champion Naomi Osaka was drawn in the same group as Angelique Kerber, Sloane Stephens and Kiki Bertens for her debut appearance at the WTA Finals in Singapore. White GroupKarolina PliskovaCaroline WozniackiPetra KvitovaElina Svitolina Red GroupKiki BertensNaomi OsakaAngelique KerberSloane Stephens Karolina Pliskova, defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, Petra
5:02 AM ET Kyle Edmund eased into the quarterfinals of the European Open with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Albert Ramos-Vinolas in Antwerp Thursday. No. 1 seed and world No. 15 Edmund won the opening 10 games to take a commanding lead, and the British player went on to win the match in 56 minutes.
11:00 PM ET Associated Press STOCKHOLM — John Isner was taken all the way by fellow American Bradley Klahn before winning his first match of the week at the Stockholm Open on Thursday. The top-seeded Isner, who can still qualify for the end-of-season ATP Finals in London, toughed out a 7-6 (2), 6-7 (5), 7-6
1:22 PM ET Three major appearances, two Grand Slam finals and one memorable controversy. That was Serena Williams‘ return to tennis in a nutshell, but her 2018 season was far more than that. The 23-time Grand Slam winner came back after a 14-month maternity leave and at times appeared like she’d never missed a day.
3:37 AM ET Associated Press SINGAPORE — The Women’s Tennis Association said Thursday that No. 1-ranked Simona Halep has withdrawn from the WTA Finals because of a lower back injury. Halep’s withdrawal means Kiki Bertens has qualified for the final spot, joining Angelique Kerber, Naomi Osaka, Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki, Sloane Stephens, Karolina Pliskova and
6:10 PM ET Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see Naomi Osaka experience the unadulterated joy she was denied at the US Open last month? It’s a moment she deserved, one that every young player dreams about. But for Osaka, the controversial ending during her championship run turned a celebration into conflicting emotions and tears. One
8:28 AM ET Associated Press MOSCOW — Sloane Stephens was eliminated from the Kremlin Cup on Wednesday, losing to Tunisian qualifier Ons Jabeur 6-3, 6-2. Sloane Stephens was eliminated from the Kremlin Cup on Wednesday, losing to Tunisian qualifier Ons Jabeur 6-3, 6-2. The third-seeded Stephens, who had a first-round bye, lost her opening service
5:51 PM ET Garbine Muguruza has made a winning start to her campaign at the Luxembourg Open by defeating Stefanie Voegele in straight sets. The No. 2 seed made the perfect start, breaking Voegele in the very first game, and from there her service game was untouchable. The 2017 Wimbledon champion won eight service games
5:50 PM ET Associated Press American Tennys Sandgren upset fifth-seeded Lucas Pouille of France 6-4, 6-4 Tuesday to reach the second round of the Stockholm Open. Sandgren hit 14 aces and won 90 percent of points on his first serve, breaking once in each set to wrap up the win in 1 hour, 16 minutes.
9:33 AM ET World No. 1 Simona Halep has withdrawn from the Kremlin Cup after failing to fully recover from a back injury, casting further doubt on her participation in next week’s WTA Finals. Simona Halep is back as the year-end No. 1 for the second year in a row, despite a back injury that
4:49 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — Ukrainian twin brothers Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko have been banned from tennis for life and each fined $250,000 for multiple match-fixing and corrupt betting. Independent anti-corruption hearing officer Richard McLaren found the brothers guilty on Monday based on an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit. The 35-year-old brothers
11:51 AM ET Novak Djokovic recently spent a long and stressful period reshaping his life and game. Now his rivals are paying the price because the reinvented champion is dominating once again. “I think you’re seeing the new Novak,” Djokovic told reporters Sunday after winning the Shanghai Masters 1000 without dropping a service game, much
7:53 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — Simona Halep is back as the year-end No. 1 for the second year in a row, despite a back injury that doctors say could lead to a long-term problem. Halep, who won her first major title at this year’s French Open, clinched the year-end top tennis ranking on
3:42 PM ET Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Juan Martin del Potro has fractured his right patella bone in what the Argentine called “a hard blow that leaves me without strength.” Del Potro retired Thursday against Borna Coric at the Shanghai Masters after injuring his knee. Third-seeded Del Potro fell near the end of
9:57 AM ET Associated Press SHANGHAI — Novak Djokovic won a record fourth Shanghai Masters title with a 6-3, 6-4 win over 13th-seeded Borna Coric on Sunday. The second-seeded Djokovic has won all four Shanghai finals he’s contested in his career (2012, 2013, 2015 and 2018). He previously shared the record of winning three Shanghai