Women's tennis

November 12, 2019 - 11:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Dominika Cibulkova says she has retired from tennis. The 30-year-old Slovak, who reached the 2014 Australian Open final and won the WTA Finals in 2016, announced her retirement on Tuesday. WTA president Micky Lawler praised Cibulkova's "extraordinary finesse, speed and feel of the...
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates defeating France's Caroline Garcia in their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
November 09, 2019 - 9:53 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australian Ash Barty continued her season-long extraordinary form to beat France's Caroline Garcia 6-0, 6-0 and level the Fed Cup final at 1-1 on Saturday. The world No.1-ranked Barty beat Garcia in just 56 minutes on an outdoor hard court at Perth Arena to get Australia...
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Ashleigh Barty of Australia holds her winning trophy on stage after defeating Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in the WTA Finals Tennis Tournament at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 08, 2019 - 1:03 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — World No. 1 Ash Barty will attempt to cap an extraordinarily successful season by leading Australia to its first Fed Cup victory in 45 years. Barty, who won the French Open for her first major, and last week's WTA Finals in China, will play Caroline Garcia of France. Ajla...
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Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrates after winning the first set against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during the WTA Finals Tennis Tournament at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 03, 2019 - 10:26 am
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Ashleigh Barty added to a career year by winning her first WTA Finals title in her first appearance at the season-ending event with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over defending champion Elina Svitolina of Ukraine on Sunday. The title adds to the 23-year-old Australian's lengthy list of...
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Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands hits a return shot to Ashleigh Barty of Australia during their WTA Finals Tennis Tournament in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 29, 2019 - 11:43 am
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty was upset by late substitute Kiki Bertens 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the WTA Finals on Tuesday. Bertens arrived at the elite tournament as an alternate, and has suddenly jumped into title contention with the other seven players in the draw. She took the place...
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Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts as she plays against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during their WTA Finals Tennis Tournament in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 29, 2019 - 6:28 am
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Naomi Osaka withdrew from the WTA Finals on Tuesday with a right shoulder injury. The two-time Grand Slam champion had been scheduled to play top-ranked Ash Barty at the season-ending tournament. "I'm disappointed to have to withdraw from the finals," Osaka said in a...
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October 27, 2019 - 12:22 pm
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — For the first time in the 49-year history of the WTA Finals no American player has qualified in either singles or doubles for the year-end tournament. Although there were four editions of the event that featured singles draws without Americans, the doubles in those years —...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2019, file photo, Australia's Ashleigh Barty holds the trophy as she celebrates after defeating Marketa Vondrousova, of the Czech Republic, in the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Barty is ready to cap off the most successful season of her career with a first appearance in the year-end WTA Finals. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
October 26, 2019 - 2:39 pm
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Ashleigh Barty of Australia is ready to cap off the most successful season of her career with a first appearance in the year-end WTA Finals. Barty achieved a number of career firsts this season, winning a Grand Slam title at the French Open, earning the No. 1 ranking and...
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Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu waves to the crowd after dropping the ceremonial puck before an NHL hockey game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins in Toronto, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 25, 2019 - 2:02 pm
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu and Wimbledon winner Simona Halep will meet for the first time at the season-ending WTA Finals at Shenzhen. In the draw on Friday, the fourth-seeded Andreescu will play No. 5 Halep on Monday in the Purple Group. The group includes No. 2...
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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) reacts after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
October 16, 2019 - 12:43 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson is once again sitting atop the Atlantic Coast Conference — and the third-ranked Tigers are putting the struggling league on their back and bringing the ACC along for the championship ride. The ACC hasn't had much to hang its hat on this football season with Clemson the...
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