Women's tennis

Germany's Laura Siegemund returns the ball to Kristina Mladenovic of France during the final match of the Porsche tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday, April 30, 2017. (Bernd Weissbrod/dpa via AP)
April 30, 2017 - 12:57 pm
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Laura Siegemund defeated Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (5) to win the Porsche Grand Prix in her hometown on Sunday. The German wild card entrant, who lost to compatriot Angelique Kerber in last year's final in Stuttgart, held on to win her second career title after...
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Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova returns the ball to Kristina Mladenovic from France during the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (Bernd Weissbrod/dpa via AP)
April 29, 2017 - 1:33 pm
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Maria Sharapova's first tournament since her controversial return to tennis is over after losing to Kristina Mladenovic of France in the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals. Mladenovic beat former top-ranked Sharapova 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 Saturday. In her fourth match following a 15-...
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Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates her victory against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit during their quarterfinal match at the WTA tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Friday, April 28, 2017. (Bernd Weissbrod/dpa via AP)
April 28, 2017 - 5:26 pm
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Maria Sharapova won again to move into the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals after beating Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-3, 6-4 on Friday. In her third match following a 15-month doping ban, Sharapova converted five of her six break points. "I'm really enjoying myself," she...
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Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates her victory against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit during their quarterfinal match at the WTA tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Friday, April 28, 2017. (Bernd Weissbrod/dpa via AP)
April 28, 2017 - 4:39 pm
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Maria Sharapova won again to move into the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals after beating Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-3, 6-4 on Friday. In her third match following a 15-month doping ban, Sharapova converted five of her six break points. "I'm really enjoying myself," she...
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Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates her victory against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit during their quarterfinal match at the WTA tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Friday, April 28, 2017. (Bernd Weissbrod/dpa via AP)
April 28, 2017 - 12:47 pm
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Maria Sharapova won again to move into the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals after beating Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-3, 6-4 on Friday. In her third match following a 15-month doping ban, Sharapova converted five of her six break points. "I'm really enjoying myself," she...
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Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates her victory against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit during their quarterfinal match at the WTA tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Friday, April 28, 2017. (Bernd Weissbrod/dpa via AP)
April 28, 2017 - 10:24 am
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Maria Sharapova advanced to the semifinals of the Porsche Grand Prix by beating Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-3, 6-4 Friday. In her third match following a 15-month doping ban, Sharapova converted five of her six break points. The Russian, who tested positive for meldonium...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 23, 2016, file photo, former Romanian tennis player Ilie Nastase watches a match at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, France. Nastase made an attempt at apologizing for his comments about Serena Williams and his outburst during a Fed Cup match. The 70-year-old tennis great posted a statement on Facebook a week after he speculated about the skin color of the baby the pregnant Williams is expecting. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
April 28, 2017 - 9:54 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Ilie Nastase responded to the backlash from his comments about Serena Williams and his Fed Cup outburst, saying his remarks about the pregnant tennis great were "spontaneous" and his tirade inexcusable. The 70-year-old tennis Nastase posted a statement on Facebook a week...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, Serena Williams reacts after defeating her sister Venus during their women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Williams said on April 25, 2017, at the TED2017 Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, that she was taking a personal photo of her progressing pregnancy on Snapchat when she accidentally pressed the wrong button and made the post public last week. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
April 28, 2017 - 7:10 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Ilie Nastase made an attempt at apologizing for his comments about Serena Williams and his outburst during a Fed Cup match. The 70-year-old tennis great posted a statement on Facebook a week after he speculated about the skin color of the baby the pregnant Williams is...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2015, file photo, Maria Sharapova, of Russia right, is congratulated by Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada, after winning their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. If Bouchard had her way, Sharapova would have been banned from tennis for life. The 2014 Wimbledon finalist from Canada, who has been ranked as high as fifth in the world, called Sharapova a cheater upon the Russian's return from a 15-month doping suspension for using the banned substance meldonium. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
April 27, 2017 - 3:18 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — If Eugenie Bouchard had her way, Maria Sharapova would have been banned from tennis for life. The 2014 Wimbledon finalist from Canada, called Sharapova a cheater upon the Russian's return from a 15-month doping suspension. Sharapova has already been slammed by other players who are...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2015, file photo, Maria Sharapova, of Russia right, is congratulated by Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada, after winning their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. If Bouchard had her way, Sharapova would have been banned from tennis for life. The 2014 Wimbledon finalist from Canada, who has been ranked as high as fifth in the world, called Sharapova a cheater upon the Russian's return from a 15-month doping suspension for using the banned substance meldonium. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
April 27, 2017 - 11:25 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — If Eugenie Bouchard had her way, Maria Sharapova would have been banned from tennis for life. The 2014 Wimbledon finalist from Canada, who has been ranked as high as fifth in the world, called Sharapova a cheater upon the Russian's return from a 15-month doping suspension for using...
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