Women's tennis

FILE - In this Monday, May 1, 2017 file photo, Serena Williams, left, and Alexis Ohanian attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition in New York. The game is love for tennis star Williams and her new husband, Reddit co-founder Ohanian. The couple got married at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, according to a story and photos posted on Vogue's website on Friday night, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
November 18, 2017 - 12:09 am
The game is love for tennis star Serena Williams and her new husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. The couple got married at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, according to a story and photos posted on Vogue's website on Friday night. Vogue said the celebrity guests at Thursday's...
Read More
United States' team celebrates during the awarding ceremony after winning the Fed Cup final match between Belarus and USA, in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Nov.12, 2017. United States defeated Belarus 3-2 and gained the Fed Cup title. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
November 12, 2017 - 4:40 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A 17-year championship drought came to an end Sunday for the United States when it beat Belarus 3-2 to take its 18th Fed Cup title. CoCo Vandeweghe and Shelby Rogers defeated Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the deciding doubles of the 2017 final. It...
Read More
United States Fed Cup team members captain Kathy Rinaldi, CoCo Vandeweghe, Sloane Stephens, Shelby Rogers, Alison Riske, from left to right, pose for photo after drawing ceremony, in Minsk, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. The Fed Cup final matches between Belarus and USA will take place Nov. 11 - 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
November 10, 2017 - 4:36 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — CoCo Vandeweghe will play in the opening match of the Fed Cup final on Saturday when the United States takes on Belarus, with the Americans looking to break a 17-year championship drought. Vandeweghe was drawn to face Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the first singles match. U.S. Open...
Read More
Venus Williams of the United States celebrates after beating Caroline Garcia of France during their semifinal match at the WTA tennis tournament in Singapore, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
October 28, 2017 - 11:17 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Venus Williams rallied at the WTA Finals to beat Caroline Garcia of France 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3 Sunday and become the oldest women's finalist at the year-end tournament. In the other semifinal, Caroline Wozniacki beat Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic 7-6 (9), 6-3 to set up a...
Read More
October 22, 2017 - 8:20 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Third-seeded Karolina Pliskova cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win over fifth-seeded Venus Williams at the WTA Finals on Sunday. "I felt really good," Pliskova said. "I think everything was fine with my game today. I think I was just a little bit better, even from the baseline, even on my...
Read More
FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017 photo, Venus Williams, of the United States, returns a shot from compatriot Sloane Stephens during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Williams returns to the year-end WTA Finals for the first time since reaching the 2009 final, and the fifth time overall, starting on Sunday, Oct. 22 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
October 21, 2017 - 11:53 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Venus Williams returns to the year-end WTA Finals for the first time since 2009 and will face Karolina Pliskova on Sunday. The top eight players in the world will play in the round-robin event, which features No. 1 Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza, Pliskova, Elina Svitolina, Caroline...
Read More
Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates with her fans after defeating Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in their women's singles final at the Tianjin Open tennis tournament in north China's Tianjin Municipality, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (Chinatopix Via AP)
October 15, 2017 - 2:25 pm
TIANJIN, China (AP) — Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title since returning from a doping ban after defeating Aryna Sabalenka to win the Tianjin Open on Sunday. The Russian, a tournament wild card, overcame Belarusian teenager Sabalenka 7-5, 7-6 (8) despite trailing heavily in both sets...
Read More
Simona Halep of Romania celebrates defeating Jelena Ostapenko of Lativa to secure her world number one ranking after the women's singles semi-final match in the China Open tennis tournament at the Diamond Court in Beijing, China, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 07, 2017 - 11:54 am
Simona Halep will take over the top ranking after reaching the China Open final on Saturday, and Rafael Nadal will play Nick Kyrgios for the men's title. Halep beat French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-2, 6-4, ensuring that when the WTA rankings are updated on Monday she will be the first women'...
Read More
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating John Isner of the United States during a men's singles quarterfinal match of the China Open tennis tournament held at the Diamond Court in Beijing, China, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 06, 2017 - 1:37 pm
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal moved into the semifinals of the China Open by beating sixth-seeded John Isner 6-4, 7-6 (0) on Friday. The French Open and U.S. Open champion has won five titles this season and is closing in on the year-end No. 1 ranking. "I don't remember a lot of mistakes," Nadal said. "I...
Read More
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, left, and Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, pose for a photo before playing the men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 10, 2017 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year (all times local): ___ 4:25 p.m. Rafael Nadal and Kevin Anderson have started their U.S. Open final, with the No. 1 seed owning a huge advantage in experience. Nadal is playing in his 23rd Grand Slam...
Read More