Women's tennis

January 05, 2018 - 10:51 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Angelique Kerber won her singles and contributed heavily in the deciding mixed doubles victory that gave Germany a 2-1 win over Australia and a spot in the Hopman Cup final against Switzerland. Kerber beat Australia's Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 on Friday to put Germany within...
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Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot during her women's singles semifinal match against Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic in the Shenzhen Open tennis tournament in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 05, 2018 - 8:13 am
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Defending champion Katerina Siniakova defeated Maria Sharapova 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 on Friday in her first meeting with the five-time major winner to reach the final of the Shenzhen Open. The sixth-seeded Siniakova hit 10 aces to set up a final on Saturday with top-ranked Simona...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017 file photo, United States' Serena Williams gestures as she holds her trophy after defeating her sister Venus in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Williams, defending champion has withdrawn from the 2018 Australian Open, saying she is not ready to return to tournament tennis.(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
January 05, 2018 - 2:23 am
Serena Williams' decision not to defend her Australian Open title four months after giving birth to her first child had nothing to do with merely being able to play at Melbourne Park. The seven-time Australian Open champion confirmed Friday she wouldn't attempt to defend the title she won here last...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017 file photo, United States' Serena Williams gestures as she holds her trophy after defeating her sister Venus in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Williams, defending champion has withdrawn from the 2018 Australian Open, saying she is not ready to return to tournament tennis.(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
January 05, 2018 - 2:08 am
Serena Williams' decision not to defend her Australian Open title four months after giving birth to her first child had nothing to do with merely being able to play at Melbourne Park. The seven-time Australian Open champion confirmed Friday she wouldn't attempt to defend the title she won here last...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017 file photo, United States' Serena Williams gestures as she holds her trophy after defeating her sister Venus in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Williams, defending champion has withdrawn from the 2018 Australian Open, saying she is not ready to return to tournament tennis.(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
January 05, 2018 - 12:30 am
Serena Williams' decision whether to defend her Australian Open title four months after giving birth to her first child was never about merely being able to play at Melbourne Park. The seven-time Australian Open champion confirmed Friday she wouldn't attempt to defend the title she won here last...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017 file photo, United States' Serena Williams gestures as she holds her trophy after defeating her sister Venus in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Williams, defending champion has withdrawn from the 2018 Australian Open, saying she is not ready to return to tournament tennis.(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
January 04, 2018 - 10:27 pm
Serena Williams' decision on whether or not to defend her Australian Open title four months after giving birth to her first child was never about merely being able to play at Melbourne Park. The seven-time Australian Open champion confirmed Friday she wouldn't attempt to defend the title she won...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017 file photo, United States' Serena Williams gestures as she holds her trophy after defeating her sister Venus in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Williams, defending champion has withdrawn from the 2018 Australian Open, saying she is not ready to return to tournament tennis.(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
January 04, 2018 - 8:58 pm
Defending champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open, saying she is not ready to return to tournament tennis. The season's first major starts on Jan. 15 at Melbourne Park and seven-time Australian Open champion Williams will be missing it for the first time since 2011. Williams...
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January 04, 2018 - 8:19 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open, saying she is not ready to return to tournament tennis. Williams was pregnant with her first child when she won last year's tournament at Melbourne Park, the 23rd Grand Slam singles title of her...
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January 04, 2018 - 8:14 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open, saying she is not ready to return to tournament tennis. Williams was pregnant with her first child when she won last year's tournament at Melbourne Park, the 23rd Grand Slam singles title of her...
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January 02, 2018 - 8:22 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer continued preparation for his Australian Open title defense with a 6-3, 7-6 (8) win over Karen Khachanov at the Hopman Cup, helping give Switzerland a 2-0 win over Russia. Federer's playing partner Belinda Bencic beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a...
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