Tennis

5:48 PM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — Fourth-seeded Casper Ruud of Norway routed hometown favorite Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-1, 6-2 on Friday in the National Bank Open quarterfinals. “It was one of those days where everything goes in one favor and luckily it was in my favor,” Ruud said after reaching his third Masters 1000 semifinal
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6:46 PM ET Jerry Humphrey III Twenty-three-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams begins her farewell tour after announcing her retirement from tennis after the US Open. Since making her professional debut in 1995, Williams has won 73 singles titles, 14 Grand Slam doubles titles alongside older sister Venus Williams, four Olympic gold medals and
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5:52 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — Coco Gauff outlasted sixth-seeded Aryna Sabalenka 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (4) in windy conditions Thursday to reach the National Bank Open quarterfinals. Sabalenka tossed her racket in frustration after surrendering the deciding point in the match that took 3 hours, 11 minutes. Both players struggled with the wind at
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6:25 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — Naomi Osaka retired from her opening match at the National Bank Open due to a back injury Tuesday. Osaka was trailing Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi 7-6 (4), 3-0 when she withdrew. Entering the tournament, Osaka had been eliminated from her past three competitions in the first or second round,
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3:08 PM ET Three-time winner Serena Williams moved into the Toronto Open second round with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Spain’s Nuria Parrizas Diaz on Monday while Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina and Simona Halep also advanced. Williams, in only her second singles match since returning to action at Wimbledon in June after a yearlong absence
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5:04 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Liudmila Samsonova hit 10 aces and won her second career WTA title by coming back to beat sixth-seeded Kaia Kanepi 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 at the Citi Open on Sunday. Samsonova is a 23-year-old Russian currently ranked 60th after needing to sit out part of the season, including Wimbledon,
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12:55 AM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — Second-seeded Paula Badosa beat Coco Gauff 7-6(4), 6-2 on Friday at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic to reach her fourth semifinal of the year. Badosa won nine straight points while Gauff struggled with her serve, and led 2-0 in the second set before easing to a
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4:35 PM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — Novak Djokovic withdrew from the upcoming hard-court tournament in Montreal on Thursday because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and is therefore not allowed to enter Canada. By the same reason, as things stand now, he also will not be able to compete in the US Open later
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11:54 AM ET Associated Press WARSAW, Poland — Fifth-seeded Caroline Garcia defeated Ana Bogdan 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday to win the Poland Open for her ninth WTA title. It’s the second trophy of the year for Garcia, along with one at the grass-court Bad Homburg Open, which was her first title in three years. The
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1:09 PM ET Associated Press Seventh-seeded Anastasia Potapova marched to her second WTA final of the season at the Prague Open after defeating Qiang Wang 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday. The Russian who eliminated top-seeded Anett Kontaveit in the quarterfinals seeks her second WTA title after she won Istanbul in April. In the final, Potapova will
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2:33 PM ET Associated Press WARSAW, Poland — Fifth-seeded Caroline Garcia advanced Friday to the semifinals of the Poland Open after ending the clay-court winning streak of top-ranked Iga Swiatek at 18 matches. Garcia won 6-1, 1-6, 6-4, breaking Swiatek in the 10th game of the deciding set for her first win over the Pole.
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