Women's tennis

FILE - In this Saturday June 9, 2012 file photo, Maria Sharapova of Russia holds the trophy after winning the women's final match against Sara Errani of Italy at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the year’s second Grand Slam tournament because of her injured right shoulder. Sharapova announced her withdrawal on Instagram, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
May 15, 2019 - 1:30 pm
Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova pulled out of the year's second Grand Slam tournament on Tuesday because of her surgically repaired right shoulder. Sharapova announced her withdrawal on Instagram. "Sometimes the right decisions aren't always the easiest ones," she wrote. She said she...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, gestures as she meets the journalists after winning her match against Sweden's Rebecca Peterson at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Monday, May, 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 14, 2019 - 9:05 am
ROME (AP) — Serena Williams withdrew from the Italian Open on Tuesday ahead of her second-round match against sister Venus because of a previously injured left knee. Tournament organizers made the announcement a day after Serena opened her clay-court season with a straight-sets win over Swedish...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, serves the ball to Sweden's Rebecca Peterson during their match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Monday, May, 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 13, 2019 - 6:29 am
ROME (AP) — Serena Williams opened her clay-court season with a routine 6-4, 6-2 win over Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson on Monday in the first round of the Italian Open. Williams fell behind 3-1 in the first set but then began to take control with her baseline power on a windy day at the Foro...
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Rafael Nadal, from Spain, celebrates after winning Felix Auger-Aliassime, from Canada, during the Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
May 08, 2019 - 3:13 pm
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal was concerned going into his first match at the Madrid Open. He lost practice time ahead of the tournament because of a stomach virus and didn't know exactly how his body would react when he stepped onto the "Magic Box" center court on Wednesday. But despite the lack of...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Cromwell High School transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, right, braids the hair of teammate Taylor Santos, left, during a break at a track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. Yearwood, a 17-year-old junior at Cromwell High School, is one of two transgender high school sprinters in Connecticut, transitioning to female. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
May 02, 2019 - 7:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A court ruling requiring Olympic running sensation Caster Semenya to lower her testosterone levels goes to the heart of a dilemma facing the sports world: How to avoid discrimination against intersex or transgender athletes while ensuring that competitions are fair. The challenges...
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United States' Sofia Kenin carries the flag around the arena after winning a tie breaker against Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky, after their playoff-round Fed Cup tennis match, Sunday, April 21, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
April 22, 2019 - 6:42 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens won matches to give the United States a 3-1 victory over Switzerland on Sunday in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. Kenin, a late replacement for Madison Keys, beat Timea Bacsinszky 6-3, 7-6 (4) to wrap up the match at Freeman Coliseum. The Americans...
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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 - 1:57 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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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 - 6:42 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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Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, returns a volley to Caroline Garcia, of France, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 25, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
March 26, 2019 - 10:39 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — A man who stabbed two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in her home was sentenced to eight years in prison on Tuesday. Radim Zondra, 33, was convicted of causing Kvitova serious bodily harm by a regional court in Brno. The state prosecutor requested 12 years for Zondra, who...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns to Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. John (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 26, 2019 - 10:35 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Novak Djokovic has had a rough couple of weeks on the court. The top-seeded Djokovic was upset by Roberto Bautista Agut 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the fourth round of the Miami Open Tuesday. He also made an early exit from Indian Wells earlier in the month. Djokovic was looking to...
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