Tennis

4:49 PM ET Associated Press BERLIN — Americans Jessica Pegula and Madison Keys lost to Victoria Azarenka and Liudmila Samsonova in the quarterfinals of the German Open on Friday. Pegula, who beat the fourth-seeded Karolína Plíšková for the fourth time this year on Thursday, was unable to follow up against the seventh-seeded Azarenka, losing 6-2,
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2:04 PM ET Associated Press HALLE, Germany — Andrey Rublev and Felix Auger-Aliassime showed good form ahead of Wimbledon as they reached the semifinals of the grass-court Halle Open on Friday. Rublev beat 37-year-old German Philipp Kohlschreiber, the 2011 winner, 7-6 (4) 6-2 after losing in his last two tour quarterfinals on the Barcelona and
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11:59 AM ET Associated Press The four quarterfinals at the Birmingham grass court tournament were cancelled for the day due to rain on Friday. Two Czech players are scheduled to compete, with eighth-seeded Marie Bouzkova facing Coco Vandeweghe of the United States, and Tereza Martincova taking on fourth-seeded Daria Kasatkina of Russia. 1 Related Second-seeded
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2:53 PM ET Naomi Osaka, ranked No. 2 in the world in women’s tennis, has withdrawn from Wimbledon, according to a statement released by her agent on Thursday. “Naomi won’t be playing Wimbledon this year,” the statement read. “She is taking some personal time with friends and family. She will be ready for the Olympics
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3:49 PM ET Associated Press BERLIN — Madison Keys of the United States upset the top-seeded Aryna Sabalenka 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 to reach the quarterfinals of the German Open on Wednesday. Keys, who is ranked 28th, hit eight aces and outlasted the world No. 4 to win in just under two hours. It’s her eighth
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1:58 PM ET British teenager Jack Draper continued his impressive run at the Queen’s Club championships as he beat Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik 7-6(5) 7-6(0) on Wednesday. Draper, who knocked out Italian world number 19 Jannik Sinner in his opening match, used his powerful forehand to great effect against the tricky Bublik. 2 Related The 19-year-old
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8:43 AM ET The Reuters News Agency LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) – Prize money for this year’s Wimbledon will be a little over $49.4 million, a 5.2% reduction from 2019 when the grass court Grand Slam was last held, organizers said on Wednesday. Wimbledon was the only major to be cancelled in 2020 due to
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1:13 PM ET Former world No. 1 Andy Murray won in straight sets on his singles return on Tuesday ahead of this year’s Wimbledon Championships. The two-time Wimbledon champion won in an emotional comeback in his cinch Championship tournament opener against France’ Benoit Paire at the Queen’s Club in London. 1 Related Murray beat Paire
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1:33 PM ET Associated Press BERLIN — Former Grand Slam champions Garbine Muguruza, Victoria Azarenka and Angelique Kerber were among the winners in the first round of the German Open on Tuesday. Muguruza saved both of the break points she faced in a 6-3, 6-2 win over Sorana Cirstea. That sets up a second-round meeting
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9:15 AM ET Associated Press HALLE, Germany — Daniil Medvedev‘s grass-court season got off to a bad start after the top-seeded Russian lost his first-round match at the Halle Open to Jan-Lennard Struff on Tuesday. Medvedev was broken three times in a 7-6 (6), 6-3 loss. He was coming off reaching the French Open quarterfinals
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4:33 PM ET Associated Press BERLIN — Madison Keys started her German Open campaign with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Polish qualifier Magdalena Frech on Monday. Keys, who is ranked 28th, hit three aces and saved four of the six break points she faced. She will next face the top-seeded Aryna Sabalenka in the second
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3:10 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — Wimbledon will be allowed to have a full crowd of 15,000 at Centre Court for the men’s and women’s finals next month, a year after the tournament was canceled entirely because of the coronavirus pandemic, the British government said Monday. The grass-court Grand Slam tournament, which begins June
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10:39 AM ET D’Arcy MaineESPN.com Novak Djokovic won his 19th major title and second at Roland Garros following back-to-back comeback wins over Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Barbora Krejcikova proved she wasn’t just a doubles specialist with her first major singles title. Of course, she won in doubles too alongside her partner Katerina Siniakova
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