Tennis

10:28 AM ET World No. 1 Ash Barty was named WTA Player of the Year for the second time, while U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu took the Newcomer of the Year title, the governing body of the women’s game said on Tuesday. Barty, who won the title in 2019, claimed a tour-leading five titles this
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2:33 PM ET Associated Press Bianca Andreescu, the 2019 US Open champion, will take a mental break from tennis and sit out the start of next season, including the Australian Open, saying Monday she wants to “re-set, recover, and grow” after a “challenging” two years that included getting COVID-19. The 21-year-old from Canada wrote in
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1:49 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — Russia’s 15-year wait for a Davis Cup title ended Sunday after another clutch performance by Daniil Medvedev. Medvedev beat Marin Cilic 7-6 (7), 6-2 in the second singles match to give Russia an insurmountable 2-0 lead over Croatia in the final. It is Russia’s third Davis Cup title
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12:43 PM ET Associated Press WARSAW, Poland — Iga Swiatek, the 2020 French Open champion, announced Saturday that she is splitting from coach Piotr Sierzputowski after nearly six years working together. “This change is really challenging for me and this decision wasn’t easy, either,” Swiatek wrote in a post on Instagram that was accompanied by
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4:09 AM ET The governing body of men’s tennis has been criticised for not joining the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) in suspending tournaments in China over the treatment of former doubles world number one Peng Shuai. The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), in a statement released a day after the WTA opted to take decisive
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2:41 PM ET Associated Press The head of the women’s professional tennis tour announced Wednesday that all WTA tournaments would be suspended in China because of concerns about the safety of Peng Shuai, a Grand Slam doubles champion who accused a former high-ranking government official in that country of sexual assault. Peng dropped out of
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4:17 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — Novak Djokovic kept Serbia alive in the Davis Cup Finals by beating Alexander Bublik in straight sets to even the quarterfinal against Kazakhstan on Wednesday. The top-ranked Djokovic had to win his match after Mikhail Kukushkin defeated Miomir Kecmanovic in the opening singles match. The decisive doubles match
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9:44 AM ET Associated Press BRUSSELS — The European Union said Tuesday that it wants China to release “verifiable proof” that tennis player Peng Shuai is safe and to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into her sexual assault allegations. Peng, a three-time Olympian and former top-ranked doubles player, dropped out of public view after
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7:40 PM ET Associated Press U.S. captain Mardy Fish hinted at a lack of passion within his team after the record 32-time champion Americans were eliminated from the Davis Cup Finals by following up a lopsided loss to host Italy with a humbling defeat to Colombia on Sunday. The Americans left Turin 0-2 when Reilly
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9:46 AM ET Connor O’Halloran LONDON — US Open champion Emma Raducanu capped her remarkable debut season with a 6-3, 7-6(3) victory over Romania’s Elena-Gabriela Ruse in a light-hearted exhibition match at the Champions Tennis event at the famed Royal Albert Hall on Sunday. Britain’s Raducanu, who turned 19 years old earlier this month, was
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3:34 PM ET Associated Press Top-ranked Novak Djokovic secured a victory for Serbia, 40-year-old Feliciano Lopez got defending champion Spain off to a solid start, and a young Italian team rolled past the 32-time champion United States in the Davis Cup finals on Friday. Djokovic beat Dennis Novak 6-3, 6-2 to give Serbia a 2-0
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4:50 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — Before any matches were played, Elias Ymer didn’t hesitate to say Sweden could succeed at the Davis Cup Finals despite being one of the lowest-ranked nations in the competition. He backed up his words with a great opening win on Thursday, then cheered on his brother Mikael in
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3:02 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — A member of Spain’s Davis Cup team has tested positive for the coronavirus and was put in isolation a day before its first match, the International Tennis Federation said Thursday. The ITF did not say who tested positive in the Spanish squad, which is made up of Carlos
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5:13 AM ET Wheelchair tennis player Alfie Hewett, who completed the doubles calendar slam this year said he has been cleared to continue his career after a change in International Tennis Federation (ITF) classification rules. Britain’s 18-time Grand Slam champion Hewett has Perthes disease, which affects hip movement. Under initial changes to the ITF’s regulations
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12:43 PM ET Associated Press TURIN, Italy — If Alexander Zverev‘s performance this weekend is any indication, a lot can be expected from the third-ranked German in 2022. Zverev beat the top two players in consecutive matches to earn his second title at the ATP Finals. After eliminating No. 1 Novak Djokovic over three sets
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12:52 PM ET Associated Press LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai took part in a 30-minute video call from Beijing with IOC officials and told them she was safe and well, the Olympic body said Sunday. The call came amid growing global alarm over Peng. Her appearance at a youth tennis event Sunday
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6:14 AM ET Associated Press BEIJING — An employee of Chinese state TV has posted photos of missing tennis star Peng Shuai online in a new effort to dispel concern about her disappearance after she accused a senior leader of sexual assault. The photos appeared Friday on Twitter, which cannot be seen by most internet
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10:20 AM ET Associated Press TURIN, Italy — U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev is one win away from another big trophy. The second-ranked Russian beat first-time qualifier Casper Ruud 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday to advance to the championship match at the ATP Finals. Medvedev, who won the season-ending event for the top eight players last
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