Tennis

Associated Press Mar 1, 2024, 12:48 AM ET Open Extended Reactions SAN DIEGO — Emma Navarro beat Katerina Siniakova 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 Thursday night, her 14th win of the year, to advance to the quarterfinals of the Cymbiotika San Diego Open. It marked the No. 3 seed’s second win over the Czech in a matter
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Associated Press Feb 29, 2024, 12:24 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev stayed on course toward a potential rematch for the title at the Dubai Championships after the Russians won their quarterfinal matches Thursday. Medvedev, the defending champion and No. 1 seed, defeated eighth-seeded Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-2, 6-3 to set
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Associated Press Feb 29, 2024, 01:49 AM ET Open Extended Reactions SAN DIEGO — Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine, Daria Saville of Australia and Katie Boulter of England advanced to the quarterfinals of the Cymbiotika San Diego Open on Wednesday. Kostyuk continues to build on the form that saw her reach her first major quarterfinal last
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Associated Press Feb 28, 2024, 11:43 PM ET Open Extended Reactions ACAPULCO, México — Defending champion Alex De Minaur beat Sebastian Ofner 6-1, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals at the Mexican Open. The third-seeded de Minaur will face fifth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas, who advanced to the quarters of the ATP 500 event with a
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Feb 28, 2024, 11:22 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Andy Murray has said he is unlikely to play professional tennis beyond this summer after losing in the second round of the Dubai Championships. Murray, 36, has yet to win back-to-back matches in 2024, and already this week said he was probably in the final months
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Associated Press Feb 28, 2024, 09:11 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and the men’s professional tennis tour have agreed to a five-year partnership that includes naming rights for the ATP rankings, the latest move by the kingdom into that sport and others. The ATP already had a deal that placed
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Associated Press Feb 28, 2024, 02:10 AM ET Open Extended Reactions SAN DIEGO — Croatia’s Donna Vekic and Ukraine’s Dayana Yastremska were among those moving into the second round of the Cymbiotika San Diego Open on Tuesday. Vekic, a finalist here in 2022, beat local wildcard Katherine Hui, 7-5, 6-2, in her WTA Tour singles
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Associated Press Feb 27, 2024, 01:49 PM ET Open Extended Reactions LONDON — A low-ranked American tennis player who competed for the University of North Carolina has been suspended for two years after testing positive for marijuana during an ATP Challenger tournament, the International Tennis Integrity Agency announced Tuesday. The ITIA said Casey Kania’s in-competition
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Associated Press Feb 26, 2024, 10:45 PM ET Open Extended Reactions SAN DIEGO — Katie Boulter of Britain and Daria Saville of Australia scored decisive wins Monday in the rain-interrupted opening round of the Cymbiotika San Diego Open. Boulter earned her first win over Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko in four career matchups, 6-3, 6-1, in one
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Associated Press Feb 25, 2024, 06:46 PM ET Open Extended Reactions RIO DE JANEIRO — Sebastian Baez won his fifth and biggest title Sunday with a 6-2, 6-1 victory against his Argentine compatriot Mariano Navone at the Rio Open. The fifth-seeded Baez wasn’t seriously challenged by the 22-year-old Navone, a qualifier, in the final of
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Associated Press Feb 24, 2024, 05:15 PM ET Open Extended Reactions RIO DE JANEIRO — Fifth-seeded Sebastián Báez beat his Argentine compatriot Francisco Cerundolo in straight sets on Saturday to reach the final of the Rio Open. The 30th-ranked Báez won 7-5, 6-0 in Rio de Janeiro. He will face either defending champion Cameron Norrie
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Associated Press Feb 24, 2024, 01:02 PM ET Open Extended Reactions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Jasmine Paolini earned the biggest victory of her career by defeating qualifier Anna Kalinskaya 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 to win the Dubai Championships title on Saturday. The 26th-ranked Paolini fought back from a break down in both the second and
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Associated Press Feb 23, 2024, 08:12 PM ET Open Extended Reactions RIO DE JANEIRO — Defending champion Cameron Norrie of Great Britain beat Brazil’s Thiago Seyboth Wild 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Rio Open. Norrie, the tournament’s No. 2 seed and the 23rd-ranked player in the world, will take
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Associated Press Feb 23, 2024, 11:15 AM ET Open Extended Reactions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Jasmine Paolini of Italy held off Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 7-6 (6) to advance to the final of the Dubai Championships on Friday. Paolini saved six set points in the second set to reach her first WTA 1000 final, where
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Associated Press Feb 23, 2024, 01:03 PM ET Open Extended Reactions LONDON — Italian tennis player Andrea Rita has been suspended for 15 months as part of a corruption investigation, the International Tennis Integrity Agency said Friday. The ITIA said Rita, 23, admitted to four breaches of anti-corruption rules “including wagering on tennis matches and
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