Women's tennis

United States' Bethanie Mattek-Sands leaps toward Sofia Kenin after they defeated Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova during the doubles match in a Fed Cup tennis qualifying tie to advance the U.S. team Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 09, 2020 - 1:46 am
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin was hoping not to have to take the court again after falling short in her singles match. After Serena Williams was defeated for the first time in a Fed Cup singles match, it was left to Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands to get the United...
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United States' Serena Williams reacts after winning a decisive point late in her match against Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko during a Fed Cup qualifying tennis match Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Everett, Wash. Williams won 2-0. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 08, 2020 - 2:46 am
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Nearly five years passed since Serena Williams last played singles in a Fed Cup competition. Even though she struggled for stretches on Friday night, Williams remained perfect. Williams improved to 14-0 in Fed Cup singles matches, defeating Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets to...
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Sofia Kenin of the U.S. holds the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup aloft after defeating Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
February 01, 2020 - 7:39 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — This, essentially, was where Sofia Kenin was going to win or lose the Australian Open final: She was down love-40 while serving at 2-all in the third set against two-time major champion Garbiñe Muguruza. Kenin sensed this was the moment that would matter. Up in the...
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Barbora Krejcikova, left, of the Czech Republic and Croatia's Nikola Mektic talk during their match against Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. and partner Britain's Jamie Murray in the mixed doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 01, 2020 - 7:11 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Barbora Krejcikova successfully defended her Australian Open mixed doubles title by partnering with Nikola Mektic to beat Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands 5-7, 6-4 (10-1) in a fluctuating final under...
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Austria's Dominic Thiem sits on the court after a fall during his semifinal against Germany's Alexander Zverev at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 31, 2020 - 5:37 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Dominic Thiem leads the Australian Open semifinal 2 sets to 1 against Alexander Zverev. The fifth-seeded Thiem saved two sets points with powerful ground strokes in the 10th game of the third, and then...
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Romania's Simona Halep reacts during her semifinal loss to Spain's Garbine Muguruza at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 30, 2020 - 7:02 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The temperature topped 100 degrees F (38 degrees Celsius) in the first of the Australian Open women’s semifinals and got slightly warmer in the second, when Garbiñe Muguruza and Simona Halep were going shot-for-shot in the hot-hot sun. The sudden burst of heat got very,...
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Sofia Kenin of the U.S. reacts as she is interviewed on court after defeating Australia's Ashleigh Barty in their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 30, 2020 - 6:47 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Sofia Kenin never flinched. Not when she was twice a point from dropping the opening set of her first Grand Slam semifinal at the Australian Open. Not when she was twice a point from dropping the second set, either. And the American is into her first major final at age...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic wipes the sweat from his face during his semifinal against Switzerland's Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 30, 2020 - 3:57 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Novak Djokovic dropped serve twice before recovering to win the first set in a tiebreaker against Roger Federer in the Australian Open semifinals. Djokovic has won seven Australian titles and has never lost a...
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Sofia Kenin of the U.S. reacts as she is interviewed on court after defeating Australia's Ashleigh Barty in their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 30, 2020 - 1:59 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Sofia Kenin never flinched. Not when she was twice a point from dropping the opening set of her first Grand Slam semifinal at the Australian Open. Not when she was twice a point from dropping the second set, either. And the American is into her first major final at age...
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty laughs during a post match interview following her win over Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 28, 2020 - 4:50 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — There's a Barty going on Down Under. It's already bigger than the Barty party that took over Melbourne Park last year. That ended with Ash Barty's loss to Petra Kvitova in the Australian Open quarterfinals. This one picked up with Barty's 7-6 (6), 6-2 quarterfinal win...
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