Women's tennis

United States' Madison Keys returns a ball to France's Pauline Parmentier during her Fed Cup semifinal singles tennis match, in Aix-en-Provence, southern France, Sunday, April 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
April 22, 2018 - 10:37 am
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) — Madison Keys beat Pauline Parmentier of France 7-6 (4), 6-4 to send the United States into a second straight Fed Cup final on Sunday. Keys' victory gave the defending champions an unassailable 3-1 lead over France. The 13th-ranked Keys, a late replacement for CoCo...
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Sloane Stephens of USA celebrates after defeating Pauline Parmentier of France during the Fed Cup semifinal singles tennis match in Aix-en-Provence, southern France, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
April 21, 2018 - 11:54 am
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) — Sloane Stephens fought hard to beat Pauline Parmentier 7-6 (3), 7-5 and give defending champion United States a 1-0 lead against France in the Fed Cup semifinals on Saturday. The U.S. Open champion saved five set points serving at 5-4 down in the first set and rallied...
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From left, France's Team members Amandine Hesse, Pauline Parmentier, Kristina Mladenovic, captain Yannick Noah and United States' Fed Cup team members, captain Kathy Rinaldi, Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys, Coco Vandeweghe, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, pose for photo after the draw ceremony in Aix-en-Provence, Friday, April 20, 2018. The Fed Cup semifinal matches between France and USA will take place Saturday and next Sunday. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
April 20, 2018 - 12:38 pm
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) — U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens will open play for the U.S. against Pauline Parmentier of France in the Fed Cup semifinals. France No. 1 Kristina Mladenovic and CoCo Vandeweghe will follow on Saturday in the second singles at the new 6,700-capacity Arena Pays d'Aix...
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John Isner celebrates after defeating Alexander Zverev, of Russia, during the final at the Miami Open tennis tournament Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Key Biscayne, Fla. John Isner won the biggest title of his 14-year career on Sunday, holding every service game and rallying past Zverev in the Miami Open final, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
April 01, 2018 - 5:17 pm
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — John Isner punctuated his unexpected run to the Miami Open title with a surprising display of agility, dancing across the court while basking in a breakthrough. The 6-foot-10 Isner looked twice as tall skipping about with a grin brighter than the Florida sunshine. He had...
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Sloane Stephens serves to Jelena Ostapenko, of Latvia, during the final at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 31, 2018 - 3:08 pm
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens won her hometown tournament, beating Jelena Ostapenko 7-6 (5), 6-1 in Saturday's final at the Miami Open. Stephens, a South Florida native who lives in Fort Lauderdale, won the last women's final on Key Biscayne. The tournament will move...
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Sloane Stephens, left, shakes hands with Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, after Stephens' 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 win in their semifinal match in the Miami Open tennis tournament, Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)
March 30, 2018 - 12:08 am
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Sloane Stephens has a simple approach to her game these days. "Keep fighting," she said. That was Stephens' mantra when her U.S. Open championship last year was followed by eight consecutive losses, a staggering, frustrating and almost inexplicable freefall. And those...
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Danielle Collins, of the United States, celebrates after defeating Venus Williams, of the United States, 6-2, 6-3 at the Miami Open tennis tournament Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 29, 2018 - 12:18 am
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Danielle Collins' favorite player, for as long as she can remember, has been Venus Williams. Clearly, she wasn't star-struck when facing her idol. Collins got the biggest win of her pro career Wednesday night, shocking the eighth-seeded Williams 6-2, 6-3 in the Miami Open...
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Venus Williams reacts after defeating Johanna Konta of Germany 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)
March 27, 2018 - 9:28 am
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Sloane Stephens' loudest fan kept shouting advice and encouragement from the upper deck Monday, perhaps providing the nudge she needed to shake a post-U.S. Open slump. Stephens earned her biggest victory since winning last year's Open, beating No. 3-ranked Garbine Muguruza...
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March 24, 2018 - 7:13 pm
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer lost his second consecutive match and the No. 1 ranking Saturday. Big-serving Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis, a qualifier ranked 175th, rallied to upset Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4). The 36-year-old Federer had been the oldest No. 1 man ever, but he'll lose that...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, celebrates after defeating Chung Hyeon, of South Korea, during the quarterfinals at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 16, 2018 - 1:18 am
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — The seniors are rolling into the semifinals at the BNP Paribas Open. Roger Federer and Venus Williams won in straight sets on Thursday, extending the 36-year-old Swiss superstar's bid for a record sixth title in the desert and the 37-year-old American's attempt to win...
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