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Nadal and Murray reach quarterfinals in Barcelona Open

April 27, 2017 • AP TennisComments (0)

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Kevin Anderson of South Africa during the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Defending champion Rafael Nadal defeated Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open while Andy Murray struggled...

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Sharapova reaches quarterfinals after 2nd win since return

April 27, 2017 • AP TennisComments (0)

Maria Sharapova reacts during her match against fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova, at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Thursday April 27, 2017. This is the first professional tennis tournament for Sharapova following a 15-month...

Bouchard: ‘Cheater’ Sharapova should be banned for life

April 27, 2017 • AP TennisComments (0)

In this Jan. 27, 2015, file photo, Maria Sharapova, of Russia right, is congratulated by Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada, after winning their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. If Bouchard had her way, Sharapova...

Nadal and Murray advance to 3rd round in Barcelona Open

April 26, 2017 • AP TennisComments (0)

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot to Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil during the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Defending champion Rafael Nadal cruised past...

Sharapova wins 1st match on return from 15-month doping ban

April 26, 2017 • AP TennisComments (0)

Russia’s Maria Sharapova blows a kiss after winning 7-5, 6-3 against Italy’s Roberta Vinci at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. It was Sharapova’s first match after a 15 months lasting doping...

Amelie Mauresmo announces birth of 2nd child

April 26, 2017 • AP TennisComments (0)

PARIS (AP) — Former top-ranked tennis player Amelie Mauresmo has given birth to a second child. Mauresmo, who stepped down as France’s Fed Cup captain last year when she announced her pregnancy, posted a picture of her children’s hands with the...

Halep, Cornet give Sharapova wild-card debate new impetus

April 25, 2017 • AP TennisComments (0)

Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova gets into a car in Stuttgart, Germany, Monday, April 24, 2017. After the end of her 15-month doping suspension Sharapova will play at the Porsche Grand Prix tennis tournament in Stuttgart this week. (Bernd Weissbrod/dpa...

Thiem beats Edmund to reach 3rd round in Barcelona

April 25, 2017 • AP TennisComments (0)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Fourth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria cruised to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Kyle Edmund of Britain to advance to the third round of the Barcelona Open on Tuesday. Thiem saved all six break points he faced against Edmund to earn his...

Gullikson retires as full-time USTA player development coach

April 25, 2017 • AP TennisComments (0)

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Tennis Association lead national coach Tom Gullikson is retiring from full-time coaching with the group’s development program. The USTA announced Tuesday that Gullikson, a former professional player and U.S. Davis Cup...

Siniakova, Vandeweghe win; Czechs tie US in Fed Cup semis

April 22, 2017 • AP TennisComments (0)

Czech Republic’s Katerina Siniakova returns a shot to United States’ Shelby Rogers during a Fed Cup semifinal tennis match, Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Wesley Chapel, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Katerina Siniakova beat...