Women's tennis

March 08, 2020 - 10:53 pm
The BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, set to begin this week, has been postponed after a case of coronavirus was confirmed in the Coachella Valley. The Riverside County Public Health Department declared a public health emergency for the desert cities 110 miles east of Los Angeles, including...
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March 08, 2020 - 10:26 pm
The BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, set to begin this week, has been postponed after a case of coronavirus was confirmed in the Coachella Valley. The Riverside County Public Health Department declared a public health emergency Sunday for the desert cities 110 miles east of Los Angeles,...
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FILE - In this Jule 7, 2014, file photo, Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts after defeating Romania's Simona Halep during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Sharapova is retiring from professional tennis at the age of 32 after five Grand Slam titles and time ranked No. 1. She has been dealing with shoulder problems for years. In an essay written for Vanity Fair and Vogue about her decision to walk away from the sport, posted online Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, Sharapova asks: “How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known?” (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
February 26, 2020 - 2:19 pm
Maria Sharapova was a transcendent star in tennis from the time she was a teenager, someone whose grit and groundstrokes earned her a career Grand Slam and whose off-court success included millions of dollars more in endorsement deals than prize money. And yet, Sharapova walked away from her sport...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2020, file photo, Maria Sharapova makes a forehand return to Donna Vekic during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Sharapova is retiring from professional tennis at the age of 32 after five Grand Slam titles and time ranked No. 1. She has been dealing with shoulder problems for years. In an essay written for Vanity Fair and Vogue about her decision to walk away from the sport, posted online Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, Sharapova asks: “How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known?”(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
February 26, 2020 - 10:37 am
Maria Sharapova quietly walked away from tennis at the age of 32 on Wednesday, ending a career that featured five Grand Slam titles, time at No. 1 in the WTA rankings and a 15-month doping ban. She has been dealing with problems in her right shoulder for years and lost the last four matches she...
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Russia's Maria Sharapova makes a backhand return to Croatia's Donna Vekic during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 26, 2020 - 9:08 am
Maria Sharapova quietly walked away from tennis at the age of 32 on Wednesday, ending a career that featured five Grand Slam titles, time at No. 1 in the WTA rankings and a 15-month doping ban. She has been dealing with problems in her right shoulder for years and lost the last four matches she...
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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 - 2:46 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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Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko reacts after winning a crucial point against United States' Sofia Kenin during a Fed Cup qualifying tennis match Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 09, 2020 - 2:16 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, right, talks with coach Kathy Rinaldi during a Fed Cup qualifying tennis match against Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 08, 2020 - 10:10 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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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 - 3:46 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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United States' Sofia Kenin hits a forehand to Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova during a Fed Cup qualifying tennis match Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 08, 2020 - 2:29 am
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Serena Williams remained unbeaten in Fed Cup singles matches, defeating Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets on Friday night to give the United States a 2-0 lead over Latvia. Williams outlasted Ostapenko 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3) to put the U.S. on the cusp of advancing to the Fed Cup...
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