Tennis

April 21, 2019 - 3:32 pm
ROUEN, France (AP) — Caroline Garcia held her nerve on serve in the decisive doubles match as France reached the Fed Cup final with a nail-biting 3-2 win Sunday against a Simona Halep-inspired Romania. Teaming up with Kristina Mladenovic for the first time in two years in the Fed Cup, Garcia sealed...
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Italy's Fabio Fognini kisses the trophy after defeating Serbia's Dusan Lajovic in the men's singles final match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Sunday, April, 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
April 21, 2019 - 1:43 pm
MONACO (AP) — On the clay courts where he once practiced as a youth with big dreams, Fabio Fognini won the biggest title of his erratic career by beating Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 Sunday in the Monte Carlo Masters final. The local lad from nearby San Remo, a 40-minute drive away along the...
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Italy's Fabio Fognini returns the ball to Spain's Rafael Nadal during their semifinal match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Saturday, April, 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
April 20, 2019 - 1:46 pm
MONACO (AP) — Fabio Fognini ended Rafael Nadal's winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters, stunning the defending champion 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final for the first time and hand Nadal his first defeat here since a loss to Novak Djokovic in the 2015 semifinals. Fognini had beaten Nadal...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal grimaces as he defeats Argentina's Guido Pella during their quarterfinal match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Friday, April 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
April 19, 2019 - 2:22 pm
MONACO (AP) — Surprised at seeing rival Novak Djokovic go out of the Monte Carlo Masters after an error-strewn performance, defending champion Rafael Nadal acknowledged he enjoyed some luck in reaching the semifinals on Friday. Quite an admission from the best player in clay-court history, who has...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2018 file photo, Argentina's Marco Trungelliti riases his fist after defeating Australia's Bernard Tomic during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Blowing the whistle on betting-related corruption that is eating at tennis' credibility has come at a cost for the Argentine whose mad-dash road trip to Roland Garros last year caused a sensation. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
April 17, 2019 - 4:58 am
ORDINO, Andorra (AP) — As a brave whistleblower, Marco Trungelliti should be feeling good about himself. The Argentine player exposed match-fixing crooks in tennis, helped the fight against the criminal gambling syndicates that are corroding his sport from within and testified about dishonest...
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Nelly Korda hits her tee shot on the 11th hole during the pro-am round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
April 03, 2019 - 6:04 pm
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Nelly Korda is ready to take a major step at the ANA Inspiration. She's also trying not to get too far ahead of herself, barely letting herself think about the traditional victory leap into Poppy's Pond. "I'm not going to think about it too much," Korda said Wednesday...
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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, acknowledges the fans after his 6-2, 6-4 win over Denis Shapovalov, of Canada, during the semifinals of the Miami Open tennis tournament Friday, March 29, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Jim Rassol)
March 29, 2019 - 8:37 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — For an NFL stadium, it will be a different kind of Sunday showdown: Roger Federer against John Isner. Both won Friday and advanced to the final of the Miami Open, which moved this year to the Dolphins' complex from its longtime Key Biscayne home. Federer dominated a...
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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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