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Aug 14, 2020 21:29
Halep needed three sets to knock out her first- and second-round opponents, Polona Hercog and Barbora Krejcikova.
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  • Coco Gauff, 16, beats No. 2 seed to reach Lexington quarters

    It was a topsy-turvy match that lasted nearly three hours and featured a bit of confusion when Gauff and her father, Cori, got into a discussion with the chair umpire about what sort of coaching is allowed under adjusted rules the WTA put in place recently.

    Aug 13, 2020 10:34
  • Serena sets up Venus clash on return after Covid-19 hiatus

    Serena was five points from falling to the American left-hander in the second set but suddenly showcased her fighting spirit and pulled away to set up a second-round showdown with older sister Venus, a 6-3 6-2 winner over Victoria Azarenka.

    Aug 12, 2020 09:50
  • Top-seeded Simona Halep makes 2nd round of Prague Open

    The Romanian dropped her serve six times and double-faulted eight times before prevailing in a tiebreaker. She will face next Czech wild card Barbora Krejcikova.

    Aug 11, 2020 23:52
  • Sabalenka advances in Lexington as WTA Tour returns to US

    Rounding out the day’s action at the outdoor, hardcourt tournament, Czech Republic’s Marie Bouzkova upset world number 15 Johanna Konta 6-4 6-4.

    Aug 11, 2020 07:38
  • WTA players adjust to new normal in first event since March

    Added to the schedule in late July, the world’s top players such as Serena and Venus Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Sloane Stephens aim to hone their hard-court skills for the U.S. Open later this month. The Williams sisters are slated to start playing Tuesday.

    Aug 11, 2020 07:21
  • 2004 champ Kuznetsova opts out of US Open

    Kuznetsova wrote Monday on Instagram that she was pulling out of the US Open and the tournament preceding it at the same site in New York.

    Aug 10, 2020 23:49
  • Fiona Ferro upsets Kontaveit to win Palermo Open

    It was Ferro’s second WTA title and the 23-year-old sealed it on her second championship point when Kontaveit hit a return long.

    Aug 10, 2020 10:11
  • ‘I have like 50 masks that I travel with’: Serena Williams turned into bit of a recluse during COVID-19

    The 23-times Grand Slam champion, who has a history of blood clots and pulmonary embolisms, said she has not taken the virus situation lightly and that her health has been her top priority ahead of her return to competition.

    Aug 09, 2020 10:07
  • US Open loses 2 more top-10 women: Elina Svitolina, Kiki Bertens

    The fifth-ranked Svitolina, a Ukrainian who was a semifinalist at Flushing Meadows a year ago, posted Friday on social media that she doesn’t “feel comfortable to travel to US without putting my team and myself at high risk.”

    Aug 08, 2020 10:08
  • No set guidelines for calling off US Open if COVID outbreak

    According to a 10½-page “Player Q&A Update” sent out this week by the USTA, “There are no guidelines available to determine what number (of positive tests) will compel” the cancellation of the U.S.Open or the tournament that will precede it at Flushing Meadows this month amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    Aug 08, 2020 09:39
  • Martić and Kontaveit reach Palermo Open semifinals

    Ferro eliminated two-time Palermo champion Sara Errani 6-4, 6-1; and Giorgi saved two match points in the second set before rallying past seventh-seeded Dayana Yastremska 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 after nearly three hours.

    Aug 08, 2020 08:13
  • US Open loses 2 more top-10 women: Svitolina, Bertens

    The fifth-ranked Svitolina, a Ukrainian who was a semifinalist at Flushing Meadows a year ago, posted Friday on social media that she doesn’t “feel comfortable to travel to US without putting my team and myself at high risk.”

    Aug 08, 2020 00:01
  • Nick Kyrgios says ‘slim to no chance’ of playing French Open

    Kyrgios, who on Sunday announced his withdrawal from the U.S. Open, told Australian television he planned to wait until it was safer to return to the tour.

    Aug 06, 2020 14:31
  • Pavlyuchenkova opts out of U.S. Open due to Covid-19 ‘insecurity’

    Pavlyuchenkova, 29, joins the likes of men’s defending champion Rafa Nadal and women’s world number one Ash Barty who pulled out of the Grand Slam out of fear of contracting the novel coronavirus during their stay in the country.

    Aug 06, 2020 07:15
  • US Open singles champs to get $850K less prize money in 2020

    The US Open women’s and men’s singles champions will each earn $3 million, down $850,000 — or 22% — from the top prizes at the Grand Slam tennis tournament last year, part of a decrease of nearly $4 million in total player compensation in 2020.

    Aug 05, 2020 21:47