Tennis

10:00 AM ET Associated Press MOSCOW — Aryna Sabalenka played her first match since reaching the US Open semifinals and subsequently testing positive for COVID-19, beating Ajla Tomljanovic 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup. The second-ranked Belarusian, who had a bye in the first round, had 10
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5:28 PM ET Andy Murray produced heroics on Tuesday at the European Open as he battled past Frances Tiafoe 7-6(2), 6-7(7), 7-6(8) in a three-hour, 45-minute marathon to reach the second round in Antwerp. Murray showed incredible fight as he came up against a fierce competitor in Tiafoe, who was in control for much of
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4:24 PM ET Associated Press MOSCOW — Simona Halep started her campaign at the Kremlin Cup with a straight-sets win on Tuesday, but Ons Jabeur retired from her first-round match. Halep won 6-1, 6-4 against Anastasia Potapova despite losing her serve three times and next plays Veronika Kudermetova in the second round after the Russian
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10:35 PM ET Unvaccinated tennis players are unlikely to get a visa to travel to Australia and play in the Australian Open Grand Slam, a government official said on Tuesday. “I don’t think an unvaccinated tennis player is going to get a visa to come into this country and if they did get a visa
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8:03 PM ET Associated Press INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Paula Badosa edged Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (5), 2-6, 7-6 (2) on Sunday to win the BNP Paribas Open in her debut in the Southern California desert, where the tournament returned after a 2 1/2-year absence because of the coronavirus. She joined Bianca Andreescu in 2019 and
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5:17 PM ET Associated Press INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Nikoloz Basilashvili outlasted No. 2 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 Friday to move into the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open with the biggest win of his career. Basilashvili next plays either No. 3 Alexander Zverev or American Taylor Fritz, who met in a later
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4:54 AM ET U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu has pulled out of next week’s Kremlin Cup in Moscow following her second-round loss at the Indian Wells tournament. No immediate reason was given for the withdrawal. 1 Related “Unfortunately, I’ve had to make a tournament schedule change and won’t be able to play Moscow this year
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6:45 PM ET Associated Press INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Cameron Norrie routed 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman 6-0, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open and extend the best season of his young career. Norrie needed just 73 minutes to dismantle Schwartzman, who finally held serve to open the second set, drawing
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12:34 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Olympians Allyson Felix and Jordan Larson were honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation. Felix won two medals at the Tokyo Games — giving her 11 in her career — to surpass Carl Lewis as the most decorated American in Olympic track and
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8:52 AM ET Associated Press NEWPORT, R.I. — Grand Slam title winners Ana Ivanovic, Flavia Pennetta, Carlos Moya and Cara Black are the new nominees on the International Tennis Hall of Fame ballot for the class of 2022, joining holdovers Lisa Raymond and Juan Carlos Ferrero. The Hall announced the candidates Thursday. The half-dozen nominees
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9:14 PM ET Associated Press INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Grigor Dimitrov outlasted top-seeded Daniil Medvedev 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 Wednesday in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open, extending the parade of upsets that has knocked out several top players. Medvedev’s loss left the combined ATP and WTA tournament without its top two men’s and
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7:17 AM ET Andy Murray has said he expects unvaccinated players to compete at the Australian Open but would support moves by local authorities to impose stricter conditions on them at Melbourne Park than those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Victoria sports minister Martin Pakula said on Tuesday that players planning to compete
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1:43 AM ET Associated Press INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Upsets dominated the fourth round at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, with four top-five seeds getting dismissed in straight sets. Andy Murray and US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez were knocked out, too. No. 2 Iga Swiatek, the highest remaining women’s seed, lost to No. 24
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2:28 AM ET Associated Press INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Top-seeded Daniil Medvedev beat Filip Krajinovic 6-2, 7-6 (1) to reach the round of 16 on a gusty Monday night at the BNP Paribas Open. Karolina Pliskova, the women’s top seed, was upset by Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-3, 7-5. Medvedev, the US Open champion, connected on
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8:03 PM ET International tennis stars have been urged to get vaccinated if they are serious about playing in next year’s Australian Open. “If I was an ATP or WTA player, I’d be getting vaccinated,” Victoria’s sports minister Martin Pakula told Melbourne radio station SEN on Monday. “That will give them the best opportunity to
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