Women's tennis

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 file photo, Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, returns a shot to Danielle Collins during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Wozniacki has announced on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 she will retire after the Australian Open. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, file)
December 06, 2019 - 9:45 am
Former No. 1 and 2018 Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki will retire from professional tennis after competing in Melbourne next year. The 29-year-old from Denmark wrote in an Instagram post on Friday that she wants to start a family with her husband, former NBA player David Lee, and work...
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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 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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Belinda Bencic of Switzerland reacts 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, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 02, 2019 - 9:12 am
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Belinda Bencic retired in the third set as defending champion Elina Svitolina outlasted the injured Swiss to win 5-7, 6-3, 4-1 and reach her second straight final at the WTA Finals on Saturday. Bencic was already struggling in the semifinal match with a right leg problem...
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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 - 10:35 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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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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Belinda Bencic of Switzerland holds her trophy after victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in the final match of the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
October 26, 2019 - 1:30 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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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Coco Gauff, of the United States, celebrates after defeating Timea Babos, of Hungary, in the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. The American teenager advanced to her first WTA final by beating Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at the Upper Austria Ladies in Linz, Austria. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
October 14, 2019 - 8:36 am
LINZ, Austria (AP) — Coco Gauff is still just 15. She also is already the owner of a WTA singles title. The American beat 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in the final of the Upper Austria Ladies tournament Sunday, making Gauff the youngest winner of a singles trophy on the...
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September 22, 2019 - 11:37 am
WUHAN, China (AP) — American Danielle Collins beat seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams 7-5, 7-6 (5) in the opening round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday. Williams controlled the match early, going up 5-3 in the first set before dropping nine games in a row. A major turning point occurred when...
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Pro-China protesters wave a Chinese national flag at a shopping mall in Hong Kong, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Protest-related activities are expected to continue Friday, when Chinese celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with lanterns and mooncakes. Police banned a planned major march in central Hong Kong on Sunday, but many protesters have said they will turn up anyway. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 13, 2019 - 8:19 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A tennis tournament and a London musical are the latest events postponed in Hong Kong out of concerns over safety and disruptions from pro-democracy protests. K-pop concerts, Chanel fashion shows and international conferences have been canceled, postponed or moved out of the semi-...
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