Tennis

5:36 PM ET Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. — Veronika Kudermetova of Russia and Danka Kovinic of Montenegro will play for their first WTA title Sunday in the Volvo Car Open championship. The 15th seed, Kudermetova rolled past Spain’s Paula Badosa 6-3, 6-3, continuing a run at the year’s opening clay-court tournament where she hadn’t lost
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4:15 PM ET Associated Press CAGLIARI, Sardinia (AP) – Lorenzo Sonego is one step away from becoming the first Italian for 15 years to capture an ATP tour clay-court title on home soil after beating second-seeded Taylor Fritz of the United States on Saturday to reach the final of the Sardegna Open. Third-seeded Sonego held
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7:52 PM ET Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. — Paula Badosa beat top-ranked Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-3 at the Volvo Car Open on Friday. The Spaniard reached the tournament semifinals in her first time at the season’s opening clay-court tournament. And she was rarely pressured by Barty on the way to her first victory over a
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4:08 PM ET Associated Press CAGLIARI, Sardinia (AP) -Third-seeded Lorenzo Sonego rallied past Yannick Hanfmann 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3 for a spot in the Sardegna Open semifinals on Friday. Sonego trailed by a set and a break before coming back to beat the 105th-ranked Hanfmann. “I like a battle and to win when suffering,” Sonego
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6:39 PM ET Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. — Former US Open champion Sloane Stephens reached the quarterfinals of the Volvo Car Open on Thursday, her first time advancing this far in a tournament since the French Open in 2019. Stephens, the American who won her Grand Slam title in 2017, ousted Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic 6-3,
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4:31 PM ET Associated Press Italian teenager Lorenzo Musetti saved four match points before beating top-seeded Daniel Evans 6-1, 1-6, 7-6 (8) Thursday to reach the Sardegna Open quarterfinals. The 19-year-old Musetti closed the match out with a drop-shot winner then slammed his racket to the clay in celebration. Musetti, who won the boys title
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11:11 AM ET Associated Press Second-seeded Taylor Fritz of the United States beat Andrej Martin 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Sardegna Open. Fritz will next face Aljaz Bedene after the Slovenian overcame Egor Gerasimov of Belarus 6-4, 7-6 (5). Fifth-seeded Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany eased past British qualifier Liam
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4:46 AM ET This year’s French Open has been postponed by a week due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will begin on May 30, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) announced on Thursday. The claycourt Grand Slam, which was postponed by four months last year and took place in front of limited crowds, will finish on
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8:05 PM ET Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. — Top-ranked Ash Barty easily won her first clay-court match in two years, cruising past Japan’s Misaki Doi 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday in the WTA’s Volvo Car Open. Barty, fresh off a championship run at the Miami Open the past two weeks, had little trouble moving from hard
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3:35 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI — Hubert Hurkacz of Poland won the biggest title of his career Sunday by beating 19-year-old Jannik Sinner of Italy 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the Miami Open final. Hurkacz, 24, improved to 10-0 in Florida this year, including the Delray Beach title in January. Ranked 37th, he beat two
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2:56 PM ET ESPN News Services MIAMI — No. 1-ranked Ash Barty won her second successive Miami Open championship Saturday by beating No. 8-seeded Bianca Andreescu, who was injured when she fell and retired trailing in the second set. Andreescu, crying and shaking her head, conceded while behind 6-3, 4-0. She stumbled and went sprawling
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4:44 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI — Italian 19-year-old Jannik Sinner, playing in only his third top-level ATP tennis event, advanced to the Miami Open final by beating Roberto Bautista Agut 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 on Friday. Sinner became the fourth teenager to reach the Miami men’s final, joining Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andre Agassi.
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4:25 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI — Hubert Hurkacz of Poland earned his first semifinal berth in a top-level ATP event by rallying past No. 2-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 Thursday at the Miami Open. Hurkacz, seeded 26th, has won three in a row when facing a top-five opponent, but he beat Tsitsipas for
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6:02 PM ET ESPN News Services MIAMI — Defending champion Ash Barty returned to the final of the Miami Open by beating No. 5-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday. On Saturday, Barty will play the winner of the second semifinal between No. 8 Bianca Andreescu and No. 23 Maria Sakkari. Barty is assured of
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2:15 PM ET Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — This year’s Rio Open tennis tournament was canceled Thursday because of the spike in COVID-19 cases in Brazil, organizers said. The ATP tournament had already been postponed from its original February dates, and organizers said the continued uncertainty around the pandemic meant it would not be
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3:10 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI — No. 2 Naomi Osaka‘s 23-match winning streak ended Wednesday when she lost to Maria Sakkari of Greece in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open, 6-0, 6-4. The defeat was Osaka’s first since February 2020, and it ended any chance of reclaiming the No. 1 ranking this week from
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